Apprentices secure futures with leading security firm 

The Source Skills Academy is helping one of the UK’s largest and most respected independent security firms to strengthen its future team via apprenticeships.

Award-winning Constant Security Services, based in Mexborough since 1984, employs 750 members of staff across Northern England and the Midlands.

According to managing director Sarah Hill the firm believes recruiting new talent via apprenticeships is important to future success.

Our assets are our people and our reputation is dependent on choosing the right employees, then developing and retaining their talent. We are very proud to have many staff who have stayed with us on our journey and we are keen to find more who can help us drive the business to the next level. We hope applicants will see our apprenticeships as their stepping stone to a future with us.

Three were set on this year – in business support and HR, payroll and accounts – and the company is currently seeking two more. Constant Security Services tailors security solutions for blue chip companies, manufacturers and education providers.

Its faith in apprentices goes back over a number of years. Nicole Medlock was 27 and a stay-at-home mum of two when she joined. She went on to a full-time role, gained a higher qualification and is now fleet manager.

Sarah added: “The calibre of applicants from The Source is really high; many are clearly capable of going to university but want to get a foot in the door with a business and grow within it and they are exactly the people we want.”

Contact The Source about apprenticeships on 0114 2635650.


We’re proud to be a re-source for good

The Source Skills Academy is sharing its knowledge with The Recycling Revolution in Sheffield, helping the not-for-profit to find new business in the pandemic.

The Carbrook social enterprise launched in 2014 to manage waste for local businesses and give work experience to people with learning disabilities or in drug and alcohol rehab.

“We have survived COVID-19 and are determined to continue providing valuable placements to the vulnerable,” said founder Mark McCann, who employs three people and has five volunteers.

“But the pandemic has brought changes. Many who signed up to our in-office collection of confidential waste and recycling have not yet re-opened their premises, while food sector clients such as Regather, Beanies and Zeds Wholefoods have diversified and grown.

“We are working to understand what customers need as we live with COVID-19.

“We are very excited that The Source is onboard to help us forge new business links and teach us more PR, marketing and social media skills.”

The Source has reached out via a recently-launched Sheffield Chamber initiative.

Working with Sheffield Business Together, Voluntary Action Sheffield and Business in the Community, the Chamber has created a city-wide network linking organisations needing support with Chamber members with relevant expertise.