CSL DualCom work hard and invest carefully to remain successful and sustainable for the benefit of our employees and shareholders as well as the wider community and the environment.
100 in 100 Apprentices
CSL DualCom is a founding partner of 100 in 100 Apprentices, a security industry initiative that aims to place 100 apprentices into careers in the industry in 100 days.
Launched at IFSEC in 2011, 100 in 100 Apprentices runs each year with the results announced at the prestigious Security Excellence Awards 100 days after the launch. In the three years since its conception 100 in 100 Apprentices has provided a career for over 1300 young people in the security industry including installers, engineers, technicians, customer service personnel and locksmiths.
In its inaugural year 100 in 100 caught the eye of the national press and was endorsed by The Daily Telegraph who cited the Security Sector as a “booming marketplace with bright prospects, excellent retention rates and good prospects”. The initiative captured the attention of the British Government which led to a roundtable at Westminster with Skills Minister Matthew Hancock. The 100 in 100 stakeholders continue to work with the government and education providers to overcome the remaining barriers to employment in the security industry. Matthew Hancock commented on 100 in 100 saying:
“This Government is on the side of employers that invest in the skills of their people - and we're working with businesses to ensure that the Apprenticeships programme is rigorous, responsive and delivers the high quality training which employers really value. By conducting its own campaign to deliver more Apprenticeships, the security industry is giving ambitious young people the opportunity to build rewarding careers in the sector, and laying a firm foundation for sustained growth.”
Apprentices are versatile, encompassing a range of roles and Government funding for training costs is available, together with potential e-learning options for those without a nearby college. Simon Banks, CSL DualCom's Group Managing Director and a co–founder of 100 in 100 commented:
“We are extremely proud of our continuing support in developing the next generation of professionals for the broader security industry through the 100 in 100 Initiative. Our investment in this initiative runs alongside our own training, graduate and intern programmes and not only underlines our commitment to the sector but also to ensuring continuity of high quality staff in our own company.”
Diversity & Inclusion
Diversity and inclusion is central to our working culture. We believe everyone should have an equal opportunity to be able to work with us and advance their careers in our company. As a relatively young company we were able to recognize from the outset that employing a diverse range of people is beneficial to the customers we serve and delivers real social and economic value to our business.
At CSL DualCom we recognise that today more than ever, we must all work together to look after the environment. As a group of companies, we are committed to taking active steps to reduce the use of consumable natural resources and minimise any potential negative environmental impact from our business activities and products.
CSL DualCom products are manufactured in accordance with environmental legislations including RoHS and WEEE directives. All products are designed to minimise waste, operate at a low level of power consumption and offer remote access capabilities to reducing the carbon footprint of ourselves and our customers.
CSL DualCom employees are encouraged to be aware of their own environmental impact at work and given advice on how they can make a difference. From recycling to switching off equipment and lighting, everyone has a role to play.
As a business we understand that face to face meetings are important but also recognise that utilising teleconferencing and other remote communication methods can reduce our carbon foot print.