Could You Work In Security?

Working within the security industry is a challenging yet rewarding job – is it a sector you could work in?There are many different sectors in the security industry. Jobs include:Door SupervisorsSecurity officers (guarding)Security officers (key holding)Cash and valuables in transit operativesCCTV operatorsClose protection operatives Ask your Job Centre advisor about edudo’s available courses. What qualities do you need to have to succeed in a career in security?There are many qualities security staff need, including:ProfessionalismHonestyReliabilityFair-mindedObservanceApproachabilityTactfulnessBeing effective problem solversBeing good communicators The SIA have their own Code of Behaviour with staff must work to, as well as following their own organisation’s values and standards. You can find out more about the SIA here.Keywords and phrases you may hear in the security industry:Civil laws – rules that help govern our daily livesBreach of peace – any disorder or disruption to the peace in public or in private that results in violence, threat of violence, or provokes violence from anotherIndictable offences – offences that can be tried in the Crown CourtContact and cover – a system of working as a pair with another security operativeExit strategy – a pre-planned reason or excuse given to someone to get you away from a dangerous situationSwitching – a method of swapping positions with a colleague during difficult situations If security sounds like the career for you, ask your Job Centre advisor about a course with edudo to progress.

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