26 April 2018
Keith Appleyard

Please Engage Brain

Keith Appleyard - available for hire

60Posts 304,544Views 107Comments
Whatever...

Whatever...

A place to share stuff that isn't at all fintec related but is amusing, absurd or scary.

National Border Targeting Centre - staff training delays

10 December 2009  |  4613 views  |  0

The opening of the operations centre at the heart of a new £1.2bn computer system - planned to monitor every person who enters or leaves the UK - has been delayed by staff training.

The National Border Targeting Centre (NBTC), the Manchester-based  clearing house for the e-Borders program, was scheduled to open this month, but to allow for staff training it will not be operational until the first quarter of 2010.

The centre will employ 250 "match analysts" who will judge the strength of computer-generated alerts when a traveller is flagged as suspicious against a domestic or international watch list. They will also decide which law enforcement or intelligence agency each alert should be passed on to.

The minimum educational requirement for a match analyst is two GCSEs, 1 of which must be English Language, but there is no requirement to have GCSE in Mathematics. Default starting salary is £14,000 for a 42 hour week (plus shift allowance). The interviews included a 5-minute duration, 150-question test to "assess ability to compare and check accuracy of data, attention to detail".

Over 12 million visitors per annum are subject to Immigration Control, so maybe they're having difficulty getting through the worklists? 

TagsSecurityRisk & regulation

Comments: (0)

Comment on this story (membership required)

Latest posts from Keith

Barclays On-line Banking deserves better error messages

02 January 2014  |  14317 views  |  1 comments | recomends Recommends 0 TagsMobile & onlinePaymentsGroupWhatever...

RBS does have robust procedures

01 October 2013  |  3623 views  |  0 comments | recomends Recommends 0 TagsMobile & onlinePaymentsGroupWhatever...

National Savings and Investments are rather too lethargic

17 April 2013  |  13993 views  |  0 comments | recomends Recommends 1 TagsSecurityMobile & onlineGroupWhatever...

RBS Internet Banking is not for the English

28 January 2013  |  5705 views  |  0 comments | recomends Recommends 0 TagsMobile & onlineGroupWhatever...

RBS don't seem to understand basic book-keeping rules

26 June 2012  |  6465 views  |  5 comments | recomends Recommends 2 TagsPaymentsGroupWhatever...

Keith's profile

job title IT Consultant
location Bromley
member since 2008
Summary profile See full profile »
Focussing on IT Strategy and Systems Architecture issues, primarily in the Payment Card Industry - scope is Global. SME on topics such as Data Protection and Encryption.

Keith's expertise

Member since 2007
60 posts107 comments
What Keith reads

Who's commenting on Keith's posts