Free courses are being run to support people trying to get into the security sector in Barrow.

Skills and employability specialist, Inspira, is supporting Securitas to secure local employment.

The Security Industry Authority (SIA) employment programme offers training in conflict management, physical intervention, and customer service.

This training aims to equip individuals with the skills and qualifications necessary for roles in the security industry.

The programme offers a guaranteed interview with Securitas, offering participants an opportunity to demonstrate their new skills.

Support from Inspira throughout the recruitment process ensures all individuals are fully prepared for the interview stage.

The employment programmes are aimed at those currently not in work but keen to begin a new career locally.

Securitas provides security services to clients such as BAE Systems.

Jamie Curtis, account manager at Securitas, said: "Securitas is working with Inspira to support our recruitment needs in the Barrow area.

"We have been involved in a few similar schemes to this previously however Inspira's SIA pre-employment course in Barrow is by far the best standard.

"The candidates that attended our recent interviews were all very well informed and had obviously taken on all they learned during the course."

The upcoming SIA course is scheduled for Barrow from March 4 to March 22, 9am to 5pm at Inspira Barrow.

Enrolment is on February 21, 2024, at 1pm in Barrow JCP.

Andy Slattery, head of security, fire and resilience at BAE Systems, said: "We are delighted to be working with Inspira to provide a range of employment opportunities, both in core BAE Systems roles but also with partners like Securitas who provide vital support services to the submarine building programmes."

Julia Winder, area operations manager, Inspira, added said: "The team at Barrow are thrilled to be working in partnership with Securitas to support in their recruitment needs.

"Our tailored employment programs serve as an excellent resource to help job seekers land the right job, while also providing the necessary support they need to be successful throughout the recruitment process."