A new apprenticeship framework for Locksmithing has been announced by Skills for Security, the Standards Setting Organisation for the private security business sector.
The framework sets out the skills, knowledge and understanding that employees require to work within the Locksmith sector. It is designed to support locksmith companies looking to take on a new apprentice and to encourage current employees to develop their skills.
The framework was produced in partnership with the Master Locksmiths Association (MLA) and leading employers. Dr Steffan George, Development Director at the MLA commented:
“The launch of the apprenticeship framework is a very positive moment for the MLA and the industry as a whole. This is the culmination of years of research and collaborative effort. The framework is an important step after the development of a nationally recognised locksmithing qualification, which we hope will have a significant impact on the regulation of the industry as well as providing locksmith companies with the pathway and funding to take on and develop new talent.”
The apprenticeship framework aims to assist business efficiency by creating a positive customer experience and ensuring that all new entrants to the sector are competent.