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Security engineers in the making?

Students join the team for one week only!

Last week we had 3 students from Wakefield City Academy working with us on their work experience placement. Pavel and Nafisa expressed an interest in the installation and maintenance of security systems, and therefore accompanied our engineers out on their calls, and Ryan was interested in business administration and spent his week in the office.

Nafisa and Pavel shadowed 2 different engineers, going into customers’ homes and observing servicing and fault fixing calls. Ryan spent time with the contracts manager, sales manager and marketing manager learning about the different aspects of running a business and working on tasks set.

Ryan, pictured here with contracts manager, Arran Barton, spoke about his expectations of his week with us:

“During my work experience placement at Calder Security I hope to get a solid picture of an efficient company and what it is like to work as part of one. I think that Calder Security is a great place to achieve this as everyone here strives to complete their work on time and to a very high standard. I want to learn what the working environment in such a place is like and how everybody, from the office staff to the engineers, work together as a team to provide the best service possible to their clients.”

On completion of his week he said that he had enjoyed his time here and was definitely interested in pursuing further learning in business administration after his GCSEs.

Simon Cook, MD of Calder Security explained why it was important to give students the opportunity to conduct this kind of work experience:

“It’s really encouraging that students are interested in security engineering and want to find out more about it. Women are definitely underrepresented in this industry so it’s good to see a female student wanting to spend her work experience going out with the engineers. We believe in taking people straight from school and training them up through an apprenticeship so it’s important to be able to give the apprentices of the future a taste of what it’s like to work in a security firm.”

We’d like to thank Ryan, Pavel and Nafisa for their hard work and enthusiasm last week and hope that they might consider a career in security when the time comes.