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SPG Security train local under 25s to help begin their careers

A group of 10 young people took on a SIA Security Training Course with SPG Security as a major pathway to begin their career.

Ten young people were given the chance to gain qualifications and receive a job interview for a role in door security after taking part in a successful training course with Palace for Life Foundation and SPG Security.

The five-day course was made up of participants from the Palace for Life Foundation Talent Match and DIVERT programmes, where those who successfully complete the course will become a Level 2 Qualified Door Supervisor.

These two programmes aim to help local under 25s to receive work specific training and help them to begin their careers. DIVERT is a Metropolitan Police custody intervention programme which aims to direct 18 to 25-year-olds who have been arrested into employment, development and education opportunities. Talent Match aims to tackle the high levels of youth unemployment in Croydon by working closely with young people for whom previous employment programmes have failed, or who struggle to access statutory services.

Palace for Life Community Development Officer, James Harrison-Sears said: “The Training Course is made up of three training modules all followed by exams, where our participants took their final exams last week. We are confident that they have passed, and once their results return SGP Security will offer job interviews to them all.

“It has been an enjoyable five days watching these young men learn about the private security industry and it is great to see their excitement about potential work and the pathways that lead off of this course.”

Due to the large success of the course this year, we hope to be able to run further courses in the future.

Find out more about the Talent Match programme, here.

Find out more about the DIVERT programme, here.

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