Providing security services

Providing security services

“Security personnel secure premises and people through an active presence or technology and equipment”

Security personnel are generally responsible for protecting people and property from injury, loss or damage caused through theft, vandalism, fire or flooding. They are employed by private companies or by large organisations, which run their own in-house teams. They are usually uniformed and can work in a wide variety of environments including shops, office buildings and outdoor sites. As an apprentice door supervisor, you’ll maintain the security of customers, staff and property at licensed venues. If you opt for a CCTV operator role, you’ll monitor areas using CCTV systems, as well as preserve evidence. Security officers monitor and maintain security of property and premises, control entry to and access from premises, and carry out searches.

Duration: 12 months

Relevant school subjects: ICT

Entry requirements: Aged 18 or over and subject to a Disclosure and Barring Service check

Achievement upon completion: Level 2 (Intermediate)—equivalent to GCSEs at grades A* to C

Potential salary upon completion: £18,000 per annum