The surprising benefits of being a security officer.

When it comes to a career in security, there’s perhaps a few aspects of the job that might be a little surprising. Yes, you’ll be making a difference to a business, whether that’s being a mobile patrol officer throughout the night at an industrial estate or being a door supervisor at a licensed gaming venue, but there’s a lot more to it than that.

Carter Solutions and Services Limited are particularly careful when it comes to recruitment. As a growing company, offering quality security on a national scale, it might come as a surprise to hear that we never subcontract staff. Instead we choose to recruit individuals that we know we can trust. People who can represent our company and embrace the culture that we have here. We aim to maintain a strong relationship with each and every member of the team, investing in their personal development and supporting them with their ambitions.

This close relationship and the extensive experience our management team have enables us to gain a unique understanding of the security industry, and there are a number of surprising benefits of being a security officer.

Meet people from all walks of life

This is particularly prevalent for door supervisors, but not exclusive to this service. In short, a career in security will enable you to meet people from all walks of life. This might be in regard to the men and woman you’re working alongside, but also with members of the public.

Door supervisors who work late night shifts at licensed gaming venues, night clubs, or pubs are often faced with members of the public who all too willing to engage in conversation.  Who knows who you’ll meet next! Perhaps it’s a hen do, a stag party or a work’s night out. Maybe you’ll be talking to a celebrity or politely declining entry to a group of underage teenagers. No shift is ever the same, and the British public will no doubt never fail to deliver when it comes to entertainment! This gives security officers the chance to meet people from all walks of life.

Test yourself

Perhaps this isn’t something that you’d automatically think about when it comes to pursuing a career in security, but testing yourself is something that our team do regularly. We train thoroughly in de-escalation and ensure that each and every member of our team is prepared to handle and diffuse conflict. However, it goes without saying that generally speaking people don’t test themselves in confrontational circumstances. Our security officers do this regularly, and it’s this ability to test themselves and succeed that leads to their personal development and success.


For more information on how we can work with you to provide a quality security service at your business, please don’t hesitate to get in touch with a member of our team.

Alternatively, if you’re looking to further your career within the security industry, please check the careers section on our website. We never subcontract our staff, we invest in their training and we work hard to support our staff. We look forward to meeting you.


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Emma Evans

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