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Protector secures 2014 Commonwealth Games contract

Following the invitation last November to sign up to the Commonwealth Games Framework Agreement, Protector is delighted to announce it has been successful in being awarded part of the contract to support Scotland’s staffing commitment for the upcoming 2014 games. The contract will align with the existing safety and security processes for the Games to provide security and stewarding personnel as part of the overall safety and security operation.

Protector Group are currently recruiting in excess of 200 part-time roles with a particular emphasis on stewards and security officers for Glasgow 2014. To cope with this massive recruitment drive, Protector have trained 6 members of the team for certification to perform vetting in accordance with BS7858:2012. In addition, the group has also recruited 5 new operational staff to cope with the expected organic growth which has been generated from an increase in business activity throughout the UK market.

Protector recruits two further apprentices

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During the three-week installation process of the Walker High School & Technology College project, two of the schools pupils became interested in the work The Protector Group install team were doing and came to enquire about how to apply at the company.

The two students of the Walker high School: Ryan Richardson and Dylan Bowness applied for apprenticeships at The Protector Group, and were successful with their application. Both young men were subsequently engaged and are now in the second year of their apprenticeships, both are working well within The Protector Group.

Protector interacts with the Local Community for jobs

The Protector Group were recently successful in winning the temporary security contract for the demolition and construction works at Walker High School & Technology College, in Newcastle Upon Tyne.

The remit was not only to provide a security system designed and installed to British Standard with the ability to secure the entire perimeter of the project but to also be used by the client as a project tool for health & safety and production.

The install consisted of thirteen of our BASTION columns and had with the addition of a security gate officer to control access and egress for both vehicles and pedestrians, which took only three weeks to install.

The Protector Group had the resource to supply an in house security officer, who had experienced previous projects with the contractor, however the decision was taken to engage with the local community to find a recruit.

After advertising the post and having over 60 applicants, the successful candidate, an unemployed person from the surrounding area was recruited and trained, vetted, uniformed and put to work.

Sir Robert McAlpine of Walker Technology College was delighted with the security officer that was appointed and once the project was complete, transferred the new recruit to another local project, before employing him directly for an internal role.

New Arrivals at Protector

Protector has recently taken on two University students to add to it’s ongoing commitment to developing young talent within the company. The students were approached through Newcastle University’s ‘Work Experience’ programme which presents SMEs in the North East with the fantastic opportunity to utilise the skills of one of the university’s talented under & postgraduate students within a project based work placement.

As part of the Newcastle Work Experience’ programme, students can undertake one hundred hours work experience over a flexible period of three to four month period. The two students will contribute to different types of activity, with one focusing on  Marketing and Social Media and the other Electrical Engineering.

Joint Managing Director of Protector, Ken Slater said “these are exciting times at Protector for anyone joining the business, we are delighted to have found two top class students from one of the regions top universities. I am sure they will prove a great success and bring new thinking and ideas to the Protector Group”

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