Part of Stuart’s remit sees him head up the GTSkills department with its suite of online courses .

A key focus at the moment is driving the delivery of the company’s free cybersecurity training course which covers a range of topics including computer architecture and ethical hacking.

Offered in conjunction with Skills Development Scotland, it is free to anyone who meets certain criteria and is the first such course to be delivered in Scotland.

“These are unprecedented times and it’s fair to say I have barely had time to catch my breath since taking on the role,” said Stuart (pictured), who arrives at GTS Solutions having been a freelance training instructor within the security industry for the past six years.

“The free HNC cyber security course is proving very popular, which probably reflects the changes in circumstances which a lot of people have experienced since lockdown.”

Stuart added: “Another part of the role which is exciting me is the internal compliance aspect of the company. My job to make sure the company’s front line staff are performing to the best of their ability and that the company is hitting all the right standards with regards to our statutory obligations.

“This is a great opportunity for me. GTS Solutions is a progressive social enterprise that focuses on people. And being someone who is always striving to make people the best they can be, it seemed a great fit.

“I like the fact they are investing in people and are not all about making as much money as they can.”

Other courses currently available online include a short course on infection prevention and control, with an added Covid-19 module. This is designed to help individuals and businesses understand how to prevent and control infection, and why it is important to do so.

GTS Solutions is also offering an online training platform for both corporate and individuals which will help broaden knowledge during this uncertain time.

These short online courses are designed for quick access and completion, with some of them taking just 30 minutes to complete. The courses range from Equality and Diversity Training, to Data Protection, Health and Safety and Communication.

The range of courses can be accessed here.

To register for any of the courses mentioned, or to discuss corporate availability, please email

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