You’re hired – Security systems providers Clarion take on 5 new apprentices

CLARION Security Systems have announced they have created five new Apprenticeships for field-based installation engineers and an office-based administrator.

With the help of Skills for Security, the skills body for the security industry and MANCAT, Clarion were able to successfully recruit the five Apprentices to join the project, installation and administration teams.

This comes as part of the company’s plan for growth and expansion over the next few years and the need to have a specialised and technically minded workforce in a rapidly changing security industry.

The Apprentice Engineers will join Clarion’s current installation engineers on the road to be given the opportunity to work directly within industry and client installations. Administration Apprentice, Simon Penney, will be based in house alongside Nicky Aspray, Office Manager, dealing directly with incoming customer queries and contracts.

Chris Billinge, Managing Director of the security systems firm, based in Audenshaw, Manchester said “Clarion’s future growth and success is heavily biased towards the development of our apprentices & new training facilities, it is vital that the knowledge & skills of our experienced engineers are shared with the apprentices in order to maintain the exceptionally high levels of workmanship, customer care & dedication that Clarion has built its reputation on over many years.”

Gary Temple, speaking on behalf of the Apprentices said “I think it is good for us all to be part of the whole installation process on-site as it helps us learn quicker and the more we are part of these installations the better understanding we can grasp of the systems. I also think we gain more experience of working on-site directly with customers and in different industry environments and we are all looking forward to our future with Clarion”.

As part of the Apprenticeship program, Clarion will be developing an in house academy to deliver specialised training courses from staff members with over 20 years of experience in the security industry. Passing down knowledge and experience will be key to the Apprentices’ development during their progression and future career with Clarion.

Sophie Billinge, Head of Finance at Clarion said “Apprentices keep the business flexible, relevant and their motivation has a positive impact on the team’s dynamics. The combination of careful recruitment at the beginning and devoted mentoring thereafter has proven to be an incredible recipe for success and I would recommend to any small business to give even just one apprentice a chance as the return is undoubtedly there. We are looking forward to the future with the Apprentices and everything has been put in place to make it a success”.

We are currently looking to recruit another Apprentice Engineer – find out more and apply here

Richard is Clarion's marketing executive and has over 15 years of experience in marketing for local, national and international brands. Please feel free to connect with him on LinkedIn.

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