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What factors are important when taking on a security job role?

May 27, 2020

The start of lockdown has impacted roles and the demand for employees from the security sector. With more individuals needed in cybersecurity to help talk fraud and hacking as well as corporate and retail security working in establishments which have remained open during lockdown.

The team at QCS thought it was important to get our readers to have a say in what they feel are important factors in shaping their decision in applying and taking on a job role within the security sector. e thought it might be useful to outline just some of the things to consider.

Hours

We know for many people in security, life needs to have a balance with family and social commitments. For some roles, hours can vary and are flexible whereas other jobs might have a set routine or pattern which means there is less flexibility. Depending on other commitments, the hours set on the role can play out as an important factor.

Salary

Numerous studies have shown in some security roles, the pay can be quite low. Since lockdown, the demand for security roles increasing has allowed some employers to increase the pay to encourage people with SIA licences to work during lockdown. With some roles paying hourly whilst other roles have a salary, it is fair to say that a salary is a big factor when considering job roles. Particularly for those living in cities where the cost of living is substantially more.

Ability to progress

Many people now choose to stay with a company for longer periods of time. Individuals who opt to do this usually have a better chance of progressing and working their way up in the company hierarchy. If companies show that employees are able to progress within their environment, this will attract many who perhaps want to improve on employability skills and advance their job roles.

Company name

Many of you will now hear ‘it’s not what you know but who you know’ and this is applicable to the companies in which you choose to work for. Within the security industry big contractors who operate in security installation, events, retail and corporate usually attract more candidates wanting to work for them. Having the big names on our applications and CVs enable us to get more recognition, for many who want to progress in the security industry working for a recognised establishment can help boost employability and reliability.

These are just some of the main factors people consider particularly from the security industry.

We would love to hear from you about what you value as most important so we can improve our services here at QCS. Please answer this quick poll!

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