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*

Researcher (Asia Pacific)

AKE International is recruiting for the position of London-based Contracted Researcher (Asia Pacific).

The position will involve providing research and analytical support to the Asia Pacific desk. Applicants should have a knowledge of political, economic and security issues affecting the Asia Pacific region, and should be able to commit to 2-4 days per week, for a minimum period of 3 months. Contracts will be extended beyond the initial three-month period where suitable to both parties.

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 platform.
  • Assistance in political risk consulting projects.
  • Writing incident reports on political violence in the Asia Pacific region.


  • Good knowledge of political, economic and security issues in the Asia Pacific region. Expertise in Southeast Asia is preferred.
  • Hold or be currently studying for a Masters degree in a relevant subject (e.g international relations, international security, international development).
  • Proficiency in at least one regional language.
  • Excellent English skills and ability to write in a clear and concise manner.
  • Be able to commit to at least 2 days per week, 7 hours per day.
  • This is a London-based position and applicants must have the right to work in the UK.

Candidates should email a CV, short cover letter and relevant unedited writing sample of no more than 350 words to clearly stating the position they are applying for in the email subject line. The deadline for the applications is 17.00 on 9 December for the position to start in January 2020.

**Please note AKE will only contact successful candidates**


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