Mitre Group have been awarded AEB funding by the West Midlands Combined Authority to deliver funded spectator safety training across the West Midlands.
The founded programmes’ aim is to support local residents to develop in their careers in stewarding and security as a legacy from the Birmingham Commonwealth Games 2022.
Mitre Group have been delivering Safety and Security qualifications for 14 years, predominantly working with Football clubs and Sports venues but have more recently trained the UK Football Policing Unit and are due to train the Met Police later this year.
To be Eligible for the funded spectator safety trainings, candidates must be:
Aged 19 or over,
Be resident in a WMCA Postcode,
Be unemployed, currently in receipt of benefits or employed earning less than £18,525 per annum,
Not in full-time education, including University studies.
Mitre Group said: “If you are earning more than £18,525 per annum, speak to us about co-funding options.”
Women’s Security Society shared the news commenting: “This is a great opportunity for our membership to gain a qualification and explore a new career opportunity within the field of security.
“A perfect chance to upskill and move towards the next step of your career!”
Free work ready programmes
Upcoming courses include Security Gateway, which includes 3 free work ready programmes between now and the end of July 2023.
As part of the course the applicants will complete Emergency First Aid at Work (level 3), Door Supervisors in the Private Security Industry (level 2), Health & Safety Awareness (level 1).
Mitre stated that they also have funding to pay for SIA licences of the candidates.
You can go here to get more information and apply.
(Source: Mitre Group)