Apprenticeships

Talking To Potential Apprentices about Apprenticeships

This week, CIA attended a careers evening at Cirencester Deer Park School. The evening gave us the opportunity to promote the benefits our apprenticeships to potential apprentices.

The event was a great success and we enjoyed talking to students who were interested in moving to the workplace after they finish school.

CIA has been offering apprenticeships since 2000 and have expanded their apprenticeship programme to include Business Administration Apprentices in 2012.

Managing Director, Colin Harrison, began his career as an apprentice and is now running our extremely successful company.

Colin said: “Apprenticeships benefit our company by instilling the basic skills required in our staff, ensuring that their confidence grows at the same rate as their abilities. They provide essential support to qualified staff by carrying out basic tasks.

“We enjoy watching our apprentices grow into confident young people in a relatively short space of time.”

For more information about our apprenticeships, please visit our Careers page.

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CIA Apprentices at IFSEC 2015

On Tuesday 16th June 2015, two CIA apprentices competed in the Engineers of Tomorrow Challenge at IFSEC 2015.

Leo Draper and Jack Johnson competed as a team against other apprentices from all over the United Kingdom. The national competition offers young engineers the exclusive opportunity to show the industry what they’re made of.

The Engineers of Tomorrow Challenge tests the apprentices’ knowledge of regulations within the security industry and culminates in a 60-minute skills-based task. The task tests the apprentices’ ability to problem solve whilst under pressure.

Colin Harrison, Founder and Managing Director of CIA, said: “We are incredibly proud of our apprentices, Leo and Jack. They are very hard working individuals and they have proved they can work effectively in a high-stress environment.”

Winners will be announced at IFSEC’s Security & Fire Excellence Awards 2015 which will take place on Wednesday 25th November 2015, Hilton Hotel, Park Lane, London. In 2013 and 2014, CIA apprentices were awarded 2nd overall.

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CIA’s Apprentices at Security Excellence Awards

On Thursday 27th November 2014, apprentices from Gloucestershire-based Fire and Security companies CIA and Micro-Vision managed to fend off hundreds of competitors to come second in the Engineers of Tomorrow, at IFSEC’s Security & Fire Excellence Awards 2014.

The challenge pits industry apprentices against each other with a standards-based exam followed by a 90 minute practical installation exercise.

Josh Griggs-Burton of CIA and Dan Winearls of Micro-Vision, won their heat on the day but had an agonising six month wait until they found out how they fared overall.

The awards, hosted at Hilton Park Lane, were attended by over a thousand prominent industry leaders.

Colin Harrison, Managing Director of CIA Fire and Security Group, said, “We are incredibly proud of what Dan and Josh have achieved and they follow in a long line of successful apprentices at CIA. We are especially pleased with this year’s result as it is the first time since CIA purchased Micro-Vision that we have been able to show our skills as a team.”

Apprenticeships form a large part in the success of CIA and give young people the opportunity to gain a career whilst earning money at the same time. Over the last couple of years the company has expanded this programme to include Business Administration Apprentices.

CIA Fire and Security Ltd is a leading, security specialist based in the ‘Capital of the Cotswolds’, Cirencester. The company prides itself on its ability to design, install and maintain quality, fit for purpose security and fire protection solutions for domestic and commercial customers.

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CIA Apprentices win at IFSEC 2014

In June 2014 two apprentices from CIA Fire and Security Group, Gloucestershire’s leading security service provider, won their heat in the Engineers of Tomorrow Challenge at IFSEC 2014.

Josh Griggs-Burton, from CIA Fire and Security Ltd, and Dan Winearls, from Micro-Vision Fire & Security, competed as a team bringing the two companies together for the first time. The national competition offers young engineers, from all over the country, the exclusive opportunity to show the industry what they’re made of.

The challenge tests the apprentices’ knowledge of regulations within the security industry and culminates in a 60 minute skills-based task.

Colin Harrison, Founder and Managing Director of CIA Fire and Security Group, said “We are incredibly proud of what Josh and Dan have achieved. Our apprentices are a real asset to businesses such as ourselves. This competition has helped unite the two companies.”

The overall winners will be announced at IFSEC’s Security & Fire Excellence Awards 2014 which will take place on Thursday 27 November 2014, Hilton Hotel, Park Lane, London. In 2012, CIA apprentices finished 2nd and 3rd overall, and last year the apprentices from were awarded second place.

In 2013, CIA Fire and Security completed the purchase of Gloucester-based Micro-Vision Fire and Security.

CIA Fire and Security Ltd is a family run business based in Cirencester, Gloucestershire. The company prides itself on its ability to design, install and maintain quality, fit for purpose security and fire protection solutions for domestic and commercial customers in the south west of England.

For more information about CIA Fire and Security Ltd please visit www.ciafireandsecurity.co.uk or www.micro-vision.co.uk

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