Published: 17 Dec 2021 in

This week saw a record number of COVID cases in one day – the largest since the start of the pandemic back in March 2020. For many of us, these figures are concerning, and they may be affecting your ability to do your job. If you’re keen to leave your current occupation in favour of a role that supports lone working and working anti-social hours when it’s much less crowded, perhaps a career in security is calling for you!

We currently have vacancies, so your new career could be much closer than you think. So, what does a career in security entail, and are you the right candidate for us to consider joining the Carter Security family?

You must hold an SIA license.

Firstly, there’s the small issue of holding an SIA license. This qualification can be applied for on the government website, and you must hold this before applying. The qualification takes you through the basics of what becoming a security officer entails and as well as ensuring you’ve covered everything you need to do the role competently; it will also provide a detailed insight into the job itself. This will help you in deciding whether a career in security is for you.

You must have the right attitude.

Whilst incredibly rewarding, being a security officer isn’t for the faint-hearted. Training will include de-escalation techniques so you must be prepared for a certain level of confrontation. If you’re working on a contract that involved lone working, you must be confident in your abilities to manage your workload as well as manage whatever may arise during your shift.

With COVID still very much in the population, you must be able to relay the importance of the current government guidelines regarding whatever venue you’re working in.

To represent Carter Security you must be trustworthy, a great communicator, and professional always, both in your attitude and your general appearance.

You must be physically capable.

The importance of physical capability will be dependant on the contract assigned to you. For example, a security officer responsible for CCTV monitoring will require a different set of physical skills to a door supervisor at a licensed gaming venue. If you have any concerns about your physical ability, please just ask us directly and we’ll be able to discuss this with you at the interview.

So, if you’re looking to further your career within the security industry, please check 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. You will need to hold a valid SIA license before applying.

For more information on how we can work advise you on security at your business this winter, please don’t hesitate to get in touch with a member of our team. We look forward to hearing from you.