Wilson James launches new development programmes in Security division

4th June 2018

In April Wilson James launched two new development programmes in the Security division. Piloting in the Southern region, over 40 Managers attended the People Development Roadshow where Wilson James introduced the two programmes in collaboration with our selected training provider, Jigsaw Training.

The two programmes are bespoke to the Security sector, to Wilson James, and to our staff. Both programmes are designed to identify and develop talented individuals within the organisation.

Level 50 is a cutting-edge security development programme designed to develop the essential skills and knowledge of our Security professionals, to lead the way in the Security sector. Level 50 ensures that the skills and knowledge of our security professionals are best in class in protecting assets, people and reputations through the provision of our bespoke training solutions. The programme brings together customer service skills and security knowledge to create highly knowledgeable security professionals who provide exceptional service.

LEAD – The WJ Way, is an innovative leadership programme designed to develop essential skills and knowledge in leadership and management, through both learning theory and putting it into practice. LEAD supports individuals seeking a strong foundation of leadership skills that can help enhance confidence and competence as a manager. Ultimately the programme leads to professional recognition with the Chartered Management Institute and a management qualification through to Degree level.

Participants are nominated by managers and require endorsement by a Wilson James Director. The process is designed to identify and encourage individuals who constantly display the Wilson James behaviours, and who are committed to their own personal development.

Nominees for the pilot Level 50 programme attended a launch event in late May, and will commence the curriculum immediately. Nominations for LEAD will open in June, with the first cohort starting in July.

Barry Dawson, Operations Director Southern Region says, “These programmes are designed to raise and set the Wilson James standard of our Security professionals. It is a fantastic opportunity to professionalise our workforce, to attract and retain our talent, and for individuals to embark on an exciting and rewarding journey of self-development.”

Rosa Osman, People Development Manager says, “After meeting with a number of training providers, Jigsaw Training were selected due to their specialism in the security sector and their reputation for their quality of teaching and learning. They have a workforce of credible and knowledgeable security professionals, who have worked closely with us in understanding our business. We held an induction day for their staff where they learnt about our vision, our values, our culture in addition to getting a flavour into some of our sites including Google and the Museums Consortium. We are very excited to be working with Jigsaw Training, and believe we have created two programmes that are unique and innovative within the Security sector.”

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For further press information please contact:

Cadence Woodland

Head of Marketing, Wilson James

Tel:  020 7353 4171

Email: communications@wilsonjames.co.uk