Published: 23 May 2021 in

Becoming a security officer is a lifestyle choice, not just a career move. With extensive training, shift patterns and incredible responsibility, it isn't the easiest job by far, but in our opinion, it's certainly one of the most rewarding. There are several reasons to consider a career in security, that we've highlighted for you below.

1. Enjoy an active career where no day is the same

If months of lockdown has you wanting to be more active, then a role in security is a great place to start. A far cry away from an office job, a security officer can easily be on their feet throughout their shift, whether that's as a door supervisor, mobile patrol or manned guarding position. Being physically fit will therefore be a great starting point, but you need to be mentally active too. Our manned guarding and mobile patrol service rely on security officers to be vigilant -- ready to respond to disturbances or unusual behaviour to keep the client's assets secure.

2. Don't shy away from a challenge

With Carter Security Solutions, you will need a valid SIA license before applying. From there we can build on your knowledge and experience with training opportunities and support. We fully support the development of our staff, and staying at the forefront of security isn't easy. For example, with the hospitality industry, not only do we have to conduct our duties as a security presence, but also support businesses in the ever-changing government COVID-19 guidelines.

The challenges that being a security officer presents makes it an incredibly rewarding career choice.

3. A fair salary and career progression

Finally, there's your salary. We never subcontract, believing that it will affect the quality of the security we provide, potentially affecting the reputation we've worked hard to build and maintain. We, therefore, pay our security officers above minimum wage, rewarding them for their dedication. We also encourage our security officers to reach their full potential, offering career progression and additional training wherever necessary.

If you're looking to further your career within the security industry, please check the careers section on our website or email us an up to date copy of your C.V. We never subcontract, we invest in training and we work hard to support our staff. We look forward to meeting you.

For more information on how we can support your business, please don't hesitate to get in touch with a member of our team.

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