Octavian Security recruits ex-detective to bolster training provision

Pictured above: Tom Buckmaster


Ex-detective Tom Buckmaster has been hired by the globally-operating Octavian Security to further strengthen its industry-leading training provision.

Mr Buckmaster, who spent 30 years in the force, latterly as a detective sergeant with the Nottinghamshire Constabulary, has been appointed as a co-ordinator in the training and development department of Octavian.

The department delivers tailor-made courses, and site-specific training, to a range of clients, with subjects covered including conflict management, first aid, drug and alcohol awareness, risk assessment, event safety, team building and time management.

Open to Octavian personnel, to companies in the public and private sector who directly employ security staff and to any individual wishing to obtain a security qualification, the courses also include NVQ Level 2 Awards in Providing Security and Spectator Safety.

Operations and Training Director Jot Engelbrecht commented: “Tom’s experience of developing and managing security-related training packages will further enhance the group’s first class reputation in the sector.

“Once again Octavian is delighted to be able to prove that the security industry can have highly-trained, professional and dedicated security personnel, an ethos that is the cornerstone of our business.”

Tom’s appointment comes just weeks after it was announced that former Nottinghamshire Constabulary Chief Constable Steve Green had joined the board of Octavian as a non-executive director.


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