With the government taking steps to try and boost the economy, it’s unfortunately inevitable that people are going to be made redundant as more and more businesses struggle to recover. This is going to cause many people to reassess their careers and look for more opportunities. If you’re a trustworthy, hardworking individual who enjoys working outdoors and meeting new people, then a career in security could be the right move for you.
Gaining a SIA License
The first step would be gaining a SIA license, and this would give you the minimum requirement to be able to apply for a role with us. This gives you a comprehensive level of basic training, so you know what being a security officer really entails.
The duration of the training should take around 28 hours and the course may be delivered over four days or during weekends and/or evening sessions. We’ve set out the modules below so you can see the details of the course
The below information is taken from the Security Industry Authority website.
Common Security Industry Knowledge
- Session 1: Awareness of the Law in the Private Security Industry
- Session 2: Health and Safety for the Private Security Operative
- Session 3: Fire Safety Awareness
- Session 4: Emergency Procedures
- Session 5: The Private Security Industry
- Session 6: Communication Skills and Customer Care
Security Guarding Specialist Module
- Session 1: Introduction to the Roles and Responsibilities of Security Officers
- Session 2: Patrolling
- Session 3: Access and Egress Control
- Session 4: Searching
- Session 5: Technology and Systems in the Security Enviroment
- Session 6: The Security Officer and The Law
- Session 7: Communicating, Reporting and Record Keeping
Conflict Management Module
- Session 1: Avoiding Conflict and Reducing Personal Risk
- Session 2: Defusing Conflict
- Session 3: Resolving and Learning from Conflict
- Session 4: Application of Communication Skills and Conflict Management for Security Guarding and Close Protection
Flexible working hours
Before embarking on a career in security, it’s important to consider the change in lifestyle that becoming a security officer will demand. Evening and weekend hours are often a given and this means making sure that you have the time and lifestyle that can work within these constraints. You may also be required to cover sickness and holiday, as teamwork is a huge part of being a security officer.
However, the training and sacrifices you make are well made up for when you consider the benefits of the role. Knowing you are making a difference and meeting new and interesting people on every shift, makes for a satisfying and rewarding career.
So, 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 are currently recruiting for Security Officers, Gate House Officers, Mobile Patrol Officers and Manned Guard-Reception Officers - for full-time and part-time positions. We never subcontract our staff, we invest in their training and we work hard to support our staff. If you could picture yourself as working for one of the leading security companies in the UK, please get in touch. We look forward to meeting you.
For more information on how we can work with you to provide a quality security service at your business during these unusual times, please don’t hesitate to get in touch a member of our team.
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