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Skills and Experience You Can Gain in Security Work

April 13, 2020

It’s fair to say COVID-19 has allowed many of us to reflect on our daily routines as well as life and career choices. Restrictions on being out and either having to work from home or claim universal credit whilst we aren’t working has prompted people to build up on skills or find other means of work which is currently available.

Whether you work in security, or are currently seeking employment, the team here at QCS thought it would be great to showcase some of the skills you can gain from the industry. Like all industries, security work has its fair share of strengths and challenges but can help you flourish in future roles whether you stay in the industry or build your career path elsewhere.

Flexibility and time management
The hours in security work can vary but depending on where you’re working, some places may have set hours whilst others are able to work around your commitments. Security work generally allows you to have a work/life balance as roles can vary between day and nights. This type of role is useful if you’re self-employed and want to learn to manage your time better.

Leadership and working in a team
Bigger premises tend to have more than one security member on site, working as a team is crucial to ensure there are no risks to the general public and safety measures are carried out. In some cases, you will be required to lead operations and provide orders for your colleagues. This is ideal for building skills required for managerial positions and for those who would like to start their own businesses and projects.

Physical fitness and strength
Majority of security roles will require long hours on foot, walking around premises, assisting members with physical impairments and escorting people off premises. All of which require physical strength, this is a plus for jobs linked to coaching, personal training, fitness and manual handling.

Verbal and written communication
Security roles will require you to liaise with colleagues, members of the public as well as police and armed forces. In some cases, you will be required to write down reports and record any incidents or observations. Whether English is a second language, or you are looking to improve on your verbal or written skills, security roles will provide a platform for you to gain confidence in communication.

These are just some of the skills that can help build your character and experience for future endeavours. The industry has challenges and circumstances you might not see in other job sectors but if you can work in a security role, you’re pretty much equipped for anything!

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