OJAST Ltd was founded in 2013 with one straightforward aim: to provide high-quality training in key areas of security, first aid and health & safety. Having seen some of the training provided in the industry, we knew that we could do better, and at a reasonable price.
Working with carefully selected partners, founder Owen Smorthit has used his expertise to fulfil that aim.
About Owen Smorthit BEM
Owen has worked within the security and training sectors for over 45 years. His varied career has allowed him to acquire a broad range of experience, which he draws upon in running OJAST Ltd.
Owen spent 11 years with Wiltshire Constabulary, where he was responsible for assessing the force’s training needs. In response to their needs, he initiated their Self-Defence Training Department.
Owen was also proud to serve in the Royal Army Physical Training Corps with the Royal Artillery, The BAOR Army School of Physical and Recreational Training and with the 36 Royal Engineers. Whilst serving with them in 1999 he was awarded the British Empire Medal for his services to sports, charities, the local community of Maidstone and the Armed Forces.
Owen’s degree in Education has stood him in good stead in planning, writing and delivering training services. He works with institutions and individuals throughout the UK and has recently Trained Security Staff in Kuwait, for 10 months, creating a 9 month training programme from a distance learning course for Level 5 Security Management. Success followed with 23 distinctions from 33 trainees.
For further information about OJAST Ltd or to enquire about our courses, please get in touch.