Some very exciting news this month – MAN Commercial Protection have recruited our very own Company Trainer, who will be heading-up our brand-new Training department! It is important here at MAN Commercial that we are always ahead of the game when it comes to being a fantastic company to work for, and with recent changes to SIA licencing requirements, we felt that now was the right time to move forward with this project. Being able to offer First Aid and SIA top-up training is a strong incentive to help us drive recruitment, while also boosting officer retention.
Our Company Trainer will also support with induction training and toolbox talks, as well as conducting a range of valuable training programmes as required: SIA Courses/Top-Up Courses, Site Inductions, First Aid at Work, Fire Warden, ACT Counter-Terrorism Training, IOSH, Manual Handling, Equality and Diversity, and more. The Company Trainer will also liaise directly with our clients where required to create tailored training programmes or focuses, that can be delivered one-to-one or for the whole team as required to address any gaps in training or areas of difficulty.
So, who have we appointed to help us kick-start such an exciting project?
We are pleased to welcome our first-ever company trainer to the team, Dene! In this new role, Dene will be responsible for the planning, administration and implementation of all of our training courses.
Dene brings with him more than 30 years of experience in the security industry; having started his career on the doors with a Door Supervision Licence, and then spending over 14 years specialising in accredited training courses. He has also held a Close Protection License for over 20 years! Dene will be integral for MAN Commercial to build on our training foundation, ensuring we become a bespoke academy suiting our clients’ needs and requirements.
“We’re extremely lucky to have Dene on our team,” said CEO, Iain McCallister. “We’ve been looking for someone to reinvigorate our security training programmes, and Dene brings the experience and vision necessary to create a high-quality training scheme.”
When the opportunity arose to join MAN, Dene expressed that it was an easy decision. “MAN Commercial Protection is an extremely well-respected company within the security industry, and I’m really proud to be here. The growth MAN has experienced over the last few years is incredible and I want to be part of its future growth.”
Already hitting the ground running, Dene has shared plans to build up MAN’s Commercial Training Academy that will help guide the next generation, giving them the best possible start. “My long-term goal for the Training Academy is for MAN to be recognised on a national scale for high-quality training alongside the excellent security services we provide.”
Discussing both short-term and long-term goals for the training academy, Dene added: “In 5 years’ time I anticipate we will have a full team of qualified instructors that will enable us to be more versatile to suit our client’s training needs.”
Dene joins us with great enthusiasm, we’ll be sharing regular updates on MAN’s Training Academy via our social media channels and website!