Security Officer

There has never been a better time to build your future in the security industry. The industry and the people who work within it play a vital role in protecting people and property in an uncertain world.

There are many roles available to you, from CCTV operator to security guard, from community warden to alarm installer or even a close protection operative for important business people or the rich and famous.

This modern industry has lot to offer people who have the right qualities: competitive pay, job satisfaction and flexible hours to name but a few perks.

Security Qualifications

Can you deal with difficult situations in a calm, confident and safe manner? Do you enjoy nightlife but are always alert to any potential problems? Ever thought about working as a door supervisor? Then this could be for you.

Do you think you've got what it takes to keep people, buildings and valuable goods safe? Have you thought about working as a security guard?

You can also learn while you earn with a Security apprenticeship.

For more information, browse for a qualification using the qualifications finder.

Where to study

Search for a centre that offers your chosen qualification by using the Find a Centre search box (on the top right of each page).

KEY INFO

Type of work:
Door supervisor, Security Guard, CCTV operative, Close Protection operative, Maritime Security Officer. 

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Who you could work for:
Large companies, in office buildings, bars and hotels. A career in close protection or maritime security could also see you travelling around the world.

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Likely hours:
Shift work is likely.

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Starting salary*:
A trainee security guard can expect to earn £20,000. When qualified, this can rise to around £22,000. The head of a security firm could take home a salary of around £35,000.

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Perfect for you if you are:
Confident, a good communicator, physically fit or previously worked in the Armed Forces.

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You could even go on to:
Start your own company or be a bodyguard to the stars.

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*Remember

Salaries are only a guide. We've quoted average figures and there will be some variation around the country and from employer to employer.

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