The AKE International team is drawn from a variety of disciplines, including former military, law enforcement, commerce, academia and intelligence. Ranging from non-government organisations to multinational corporations, our expertise covers the full spectrum of business risks from conception and planning to delivery.

Please note we do not accept speculative applications

Training Manager

AKE International is currently seeking applications from suitably qualified and experienced individuals for the position of full-time Training Manager.  Based in our Hereford offices with regular overseas travel, successful candidate will be expected to design, develop, and deliver programmes that drive performance in order to achieve strategic business objectives.

They should have significant experience across a number of value added disciplines that include;

  • Security & Crisis Management
  • Protective Security
  • Business Development
  • Client Engagement
  • Training
  • Project Management

Essential Requirements:

  • Excellent written and verbal communications skills.
  • Fluent in English.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills.
  • Exceptional delivery and presentations skills.
  • Excellent planning & organisational skills.
  • Ability to create course content, lesson plans, multi-media content, handouts and learning aids.
  • Good working knowledge of Microsoft office applications.
  • Ability to work to strict deadlines in a fast paced and diverse environment.
  • Conscientious, motivated, innovative, flexible, enthusiastic and proactive.
  • Ability to maintain a flexible work schedule based on operational tempo.
  • Minimum of 7 years Military, security services or commercial experience in hostile environments, 3 years of which were in a management role.
  • Level 3 Award in Education and Training.
  • Experience of delivering, co-ordinating, maintaining and developing new training material.

Preferred Requirements:

  • Previous experience of managing complex tasks and operational deployments in challenging and hostile environments.
  • Experience working with Media, NGOs, Oil and Gas, Mining or Insurance industries in a risk management capacity
  • A working knowledge of the risk management process, including the information cycle.
  • Project management experience.
  • Degree or equivalent in one of the following, security, business management or health & safety.
  • Working knowledge of ISO 27001 and 31000.

Applicants should email a CV, short cover letter to referencing Training Manager'.

*Please note AKE will only contact successful candidates*

AKE Remote Internship Scheme

AKE Group is looking to recruit interns for its four-month remote internship scheme, running from 5 August to 29 November . Applicants should have an excellent command of written English, a demonstrable background in international politics or security and preferably be working towards a master’s degree or equivalent experience. As this is a remote programme, applicants must have reliable internet access.

Please note that while this is an unpaid (voluntary) scheme, we aim to provide applicants with feedback and training as well as help and advice with future careers. In some cases remote interns will be able to interact with other departments in the wider AKE Group. While the scheme is remote, successful candidates are encouraged to meet with analysts in London where possible.

Applicants should have a specialist interest in one of the below regions or areas, and should specify in the subject line of their application which desk they are applying for. Each applicant may only apply for one desk.

  • Latin America (specialism in Mexico or Brazil preferred)
  • Eurasia/Former Soviet Union
  • Middle East and North Africa
  • Iraq
  • Sub-Saharan Africa
  • Asia-Pacific

Duties and responsibilities may include:

  • Contributing to AKE’s Daily Risk Updates;
  • Provision of analytical intelligence for a range of public and private sector clients;
  • Provision of internal company reports and briefings;
  • Assistance in updating AKE’s online country intelligence services;
  • Assistance in political risk consulting projects.


  • Candidates should be specialists in one of the aforementioned regions or areas and specify this regional/area interest in the subject line of their emailed application.
  • Candidates should only apply if they have sufficient spare time to contribute to the internship programme, usually around 10 hours per week. Although the tasks candidates are requested to do vary, most interns are asked to contribute to AKE’s Daily Risk Updates, which will require a commitment of around two hours each weekday.
  • Candidates should have a familiarity with political, economic and security trends in the relevant region/area and must be able to produce clear and concise analysis of pertinent events.
  • Candidates will at the very least be working toward a bachelor’s degree (but preferably educated to post-graduate level) in a relevant discipline. It would be advantageous to have some experience of the business sectors within which AKE works.
  • Knowledge of one or more relevant regional languages is preferable.

Applicants should email a CV, short cover letter and relevant writing sample of no more than 350 words to You may then be tasked with a writing exercise to assess your suitability for the scheme. The deadline for applications is 17.00 (5pm) on 17 July. 

*Please note AKE will only contact successful candidates*

Recruitment fraud notice

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