NEWS BLOG

News and commentary by Managing Director Gaven Wicks

Merry Christmas!

| Gaven Wicks Managing Director

From the trainers and staff at Strike Training and Consulting we would like to wish you and your families a wonderful Christmas and a very happy, healthy and prosperous New Year to come. We would also like to sincerely thank our students for their support - you have all made 2018 a wonderful and successful year. We look forward to staying in touch with you and introducing exciting new plans for 2019! Strike Training and Consulting will be closed from Saturday 22nd December 2018 and will re-open on Monday 7th January 2019. We will still have staff available to answer emails...

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Employment Opportunities

| Gaven Wicks Managing Director

  Strike Training and Consulting have again been approached to recruit Strike trained students for positions available through Serco.  Please take note of the below upcoming job opportunities at Yongah Hill (detainee service officer roles) and Acacia Prison (Custodial Officers) working for a pre-eminent International security company.   If you are interested in applying, please identify yourself in your application to Serco as “Strike” trained, as Serco have requested.     Yongah Hill – Detainee service officer roles – permanent and casual  (6 weeks full time training – fully paid) start date will be 14/1/19 and we will hold an...

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New Streamlined Assessing

| Gaven Wicks Managing Director

You have spoken….and we are listening…..   Strike Training and Consulting is pleased to announce we have streamlined our assessing procedures making it possible for our students to receive your qualification now faster than before!   We understand your urgency.  Once you have been comprehensively trained at Strike, you want your certification ASAP to get on and get into your new security career.  We pride ourselves on the incredibly high standard of our training and getting our students holy prepared for their new security careers.   As with our training, behind the scenes at Strike, we MUST ensure all of...

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Belmont and Western Australian Small Business Awards…FINALISTS!

| Gaven Wicks Managing Director

WOW – we were beyond excited to receive the news we are finalists in the Belmont Small Business Awards 2018! Such a fantastic surpise. Its been a very long road to get here….so much hard work by so many people who work with us, for which we are incredibly grateful. We are also grateful to our loyal clients and students for helping to us to achieve this. Thank you.   We don’t care who wins – just getting this news has been the biggest thrill!!      

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Strike Training and Consulting – Channel 9 News Interview

| Gaven Wicks Managing Director

Thank you to Channel 9 News for the opportunity to come in and discuss personal safety and protecting your valuables with Tracey Vo on Wednesday evening.  The interview was in response to a spate of bag snatching which has been occurring in Perth and particularly in shopping centres.   Awareness is key, these low life people are opportunistic and will go for an easy win.  Switch on, keep your bags close and be mindful of where you are and who is around – don’t be a sitting duck for these criminals.    

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New and Improved Training Facility!

| Gaven Wicks Managing Director

The signs have gone up and the countdown is on!   We are thrilled to announce Strike Training and Consulting will commence all classes from our new location at Unit 2, 17 Brennan Way, Belmont from Monday 27th August 2018.   With our students always at the forefront of our mind, we will enjoy a larger premises with purpose built training rooms all aimed to enhance your learning experience.  With plenty of public transport options available, ample free parking and a quick 10 minutes from the CBD we are easy to access from any location in Perth.   If you’re...

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Strike Students

| Gaven Wicks Managing Director

  Our students continue to kick goals and we couldn’t be happier for them!   A recently trained ex-student was employed to be one of the guards for Katy Perry during her recent visit to Perth.  We are so proud of our student and feel thrilled that her security career is off to such a successful start.   Hard working, professional, well trained security guards and crowd controllers will always be in demand.   Congratulations M!    

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I’m trained in Investigations….now what?

| Gaven Wicks Managing Director

We have just completed another Certificate III in Investigative Services and as with our last Certificate III in Security (Bodyguard/Cash In Transit) group, we have had our largest class to date!   Now that we have a wonderful group of trained Investigators hitting the streets….they may ask….where can I put my new skills to use?   Rest assured…there is no lack of work for a good Investigator!  Within Perth, Australia and internationally, there are many different types of investigators who work in many different and specialised fields.  From Workers compensation claims to infidelity to child custody investigations to gambling and/or...

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Bodyguards and Cash in Transit

| Gaven Wicks Managing Director

Another class of Certificate III in Security Operations (Bodyguards) have been trained.  Great news for the City of Perth!  We have been so lucky to have wonderful groups of trainees come through over the past few years learning about Body Guard and Cash in Transit work.  We know they’ll do a fantastic job on the ground and make Strike proud.  Our recent class was our largest and one of our best.  A diverse group of trainees with different experiences and views which added to the richness of the ideas and planning.   Preparation and protection of their principal was great...

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Benefits of First Aid Training

| Gaven Wicks Managing Director

From a personal standpoint, learning first aid and keeping your qualifications current is not only important….it is essential.  This cannot be overstated.   Coming from my background as a police officer there were many times across my career that I found myself in a position being first person at an accident, where I needed to give first aid assistance and apply my cardiopulmonary (CPR) training.   However the instance that stands out the most was shortly after beginning our Strike Training and Consulting business.  One of our early students in Security Operations came through and completed her Provide First Aid...

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