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Wednesday 12 June 2024

Training 2000 and Chubb Fire and Security Celebrate Success of Accelerated Development Programme

Recognising the growing skills shortage within the fire and security sector, with many experienced engineers coming to the end of their careers, Chubb Fire and Security (Chubb) and Training 2000 worked together to develop an Accelerated Development Programme (ADP) to fill the skills gaps identified within the industry.

This programme was set up by both Chubb and Training 2000, advertising full-time positions across the country for individuals to become technicians within the fire and security sector. These positions required no prior experience, as the ADP provided the necessary technical training, supported by training to pass the EAL Level 3 Award.

An impressive 94% of Chubb students who completed the EAL Level 3 Award in the Requirements of Fire Detection and Fire Alarm Systems for Buildings passed the ADP on their first attempt.

The programme included doubling up with timed served engineers to help with their development and on completing the course, these are skilled men and women working as individual service engineers. The programme consisted of online and face-to-face delivery covering crucial learning such as health & safety, safe isolation and circuits. This programme has proven to be an effective strategy for recruiting and retaining talent for Chubb, who aspires to become a people-first organisation and the number one in performance in the industry. Additionally, the programme has uncovered exceptional hidden talent, including individuals who are traditionally underrepresented in the industry.

Early Careers Manager at Chubb, Jim McSharry, said ‘Completion of the Accelerated Development Programme was a fantastic achievement by our Fire Detection and Alarm teammates, showing that Chubb continues to develop its main asset, its people, so that we continue to excel our customer commitments.

Many thanks to the delivery team at Training 2000. The Chubb Accelerated Development Programme has brought a welcome influx of new talent into our business that will serve us well, we look forward to seeing them progress into more senior positions as their careers grow’.

Deputy Delivery Manager for Engineering at Training 2000, Louis Bonage, commented ‘This was the first time we delivered this course, to fall in line with supporting our customer Chubb with its Accelerated Development Program.

Hours of work went into preparing this course, and again, adapting to customer needs, by being able to perform the delivery online.

It was vital to ensure that all learners got the best possible experience and because of that, a huge thanks needs to go to everyone who played a part’.

Training 2000 and Chubb are proud of the programme's success and remain committed to addressing the skills shortage in the fire and security sector.

If you or your organisation are looking to gain the EAL Level 3 Award in the Requirements of Fire Detection and Fire Alarm Systems qualification, either face-to-face or with remote options available, please contact

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