Nationwide security integrators PMT Security are actively progressing a campaign to identify and nurture talent in the security industry by creating a pathway program for apprenticeships across the company.
With the aim of educating school-leavers and individuals looking at a career change about the broad range of opportunities that lie within the security industry, the program puts in place structures allowing apprentices to learn skills on the job while earning a salary, as well as augmenting their on-site knowledge and skills with theory-based and practical learning at TAFE.
Managing Director at PMT, Darren Taylor, said of the program: “There is a very wide range of jobs available within the security industry, from installing cameras through to integrating software systems. We feel there is a lack of awareness about the industry in some sectors and want to help people discover what a diverse and fulfilling area security is these days.”
PMT Security has on-boarded four apprentices in recent times, in the role of security technician. Working through TAFE NSW and TAFE Queensland, the apprentices will each graduate as a fully qualified technician. The skills they acquire cover installation, maintenance, and integration of a wide range of security products including cameras, alarms, access control solutions and security equipment.
Many security technicians decide to further their careers by doing further education, and can become accredited in a wide range of scenarios and technologies including video data analytics, Facial Recognition, and network infrastructure.
“The days are gone when working in security meant you were an electrician who simply decided to focus their business on wiring up CCTV cameras. There big, thriving companies with all manner of jobs available to the right people these days, working with some of the most cutting-edge technology in the world. We want to provide knowledge about these jobs to a broader section of society and open a few doors for young people with the right attitude and mindset,” concludes Taylor.