Growth for Gateshead security firm

Growth for Gateshead security firm

Gateshead security company, CJ Electratech, has seen an increase in demand thanks to several new contract wins following investment in its fibre optic service.

CJ Electratech, set up in 2005, specialises in CCTV, fibre optic termination and access control systems, and has contracts with Her Majesty’s Revenue & Customs, Her Majesty’s Prisons, Her Majesty’s Court Service and has recently won a contract with St James Park to service their CCTV system.

The firm has also recently partnered with Gateshead-based Access Training to recruit two apprentices to help them service the new business.

The latest apprentice to join the business is Callum Callender, 18, from Gateshead. He follows in the footsteps of another apprentice trained by Access Training on behalf of Electratech - Joe Hood

The firm has struggled to recruit engineers in the past because many specialise in one aspect of security and CJ Electratech require its technicians that work across all their


Access Training, based on the Team Valley, works with many companies in the North East security sector to supply and train their apprentices.

Director, Chris Finn, said: "New opportunities have been coming in thick and fast so we knew it was time to grow the team. Investing in apprentices is a good option for us because we can mould them to fit our business exactly.

“Apprentices also tend to stay where they trained for a long time which is a big advantage for us.

"Through on-the-job training and support from Access' training programme, Joe and Callum are proving to be great employees; they are learning fast and delivering great results for us." 


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