Partnership between Servo Group and PQMS
Our companies will be supporting unemployed candidates and putting them through Personal Track Safety and Security Industry Association qualifications. The training will be fully funded, with further funding in place to support 100 candidates, around the country by 2020
PQMS will also be providing all rail and security training for Servo’s operatives across the UK.
The PTS qualification gives workers the necessary accreditation to work on railway lines – it is mandatory to work on or near any line owned or managed by Network rail. The SIA qualification is the mandatory certification needed to work in any role within the private security industry from manned guarding to event security.Bedworth-based PQMS is an independent training provider which specialises in security, rail and construction training and is approved under the Government’s apprenticeship scheme.
This partnership is great news in terms of providing jobs and finding skilled workers who wouldn’t otherwise have been able to find money for their own training to boost their employment chances.
We will be supporting 24 candidates through training this year, and then hopefully 100 next year so they have the accredited skills they need to progress in two fast growing industries.
The rail sector, which already accounts for 225,000 UK jobs, is predicted to see a surge of job creation in the next few years due to ongoing Government commitments to improve the state of the industry. Private and public sector investment in rail is expected to boost the UK economy by nearly £85 billion.
The SIA – licensed security sector is also growing incredibly fast, with Intersecmag predicting it will be worth £4.3 billion by 2020.