The ABI, as the key professional body for investigators, provides training to serve two main functions.
- To provide industry-relevant training by means of seminars and workshops, click here.
- To deliver sector-specific UK GDPR compliance training, which will demonstrate a capacity and dedication to working in a competent and lawful manner and will also be accepted as the entry level for ABI membership.
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Private Sector Growth
Professional Investigators in private practice are seeing more and more enquiries that would once have been tackled by their counterparts in the public sector law enforcement fields.
Cutbacks and growing demands have taken their toll on licensing authorities, police, trading standards, regulators, health and safety executive and local authorities.
The investigative services provided by such bodies are still in demand from the public who often turn to the private sector and the civil courts as an alternative.
That demand is accompanied by a need for better knowledge in the investigation sector. It has created an appetite for training.
New and Second Careers
Traditional career paths are changing.
Manufacturing industry, military jobs, public sector service occupations have all changed and reduced in the past decade while the legal sector has expanded.
Voids have appeared and the ever-changing career landscape has begun to attract people into the private sector investigation sphere, which has, itself, grown and become far more sophisticated.
At one time, investigators in the private sector may have been scoffed at in some quarters. The reputation of the industry was such that it was often an amateurish, part time job carried out by chancers.
Gradually, the profession has evolved and it is still maturing now.
Those amateurs are being left behind thanks to the work carried out by The Association of British Investigators over the years.
Those entering the profession today want a slice of that.
The bar has been raised significantly and to reach it, practitioners need to learn from credible teachers.
If you are truly serious about being a professional investigator, about learning, about running a proper business, about compliance and continual development then, luckily for you, you have arrived at the right place.