The security industry offers a wealth of interesting, worthwhile career opportunities and Skills for Security can help you find the right career and security training courses to enhance your skills and can advise you on appropriate and available security qualifications.

Contribution to UK economy

Employed in Security Roles

The UK security profession is exciting, expanding and effective and there are a variety of careers to be had.

Security is high on the UK and business agenda and there is virtually no organisation without a team of dedicated to managing some issues of security.

  • Biometrics & Access Control
  • Cash & Valuables in Transit Cash Processors
  • CCTV Operators
  • Close Protection Officers / Nanny Guards
  • Door Supervisors & Event Security Staff
  • Locksmiths 
  • Private Investigators & Security Consultants
  • Security Dog Handlers 
  • Security Officers/Security Managers
  • Security and Fire Systems Installers 
  • Technical Security Countermeasures operatives.
  • Information Security Management

The private security sector encompasses a wide variety of security occupations, ranging from the traditional uniformed security officer to highly skilled technicians installing security systems alarms.

Security companies range in size from multi-national corporations operating across the world to small local service providers and a large proportion, though not all, of the workforce is regulated by the Security Industry Authority (SIA), which draws its powers from the Private Security Industry Act 2001.

National Occupational Standards are in place for all security roles, and all security personnel receive security training, some of which is linked to formal security qualifications and although a male dominated industry women are represented at all levels from operational roles to Chief Executives and Board level Directors, with more and women interested in security roles.


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