Why Work in Security

The security industry is a varied, rewarding and exciting place to work. Whether you’re thinking of starting a career in the security industry, or you’ve never even considered it, we’re here to break down the top reasons why you should…


A rewarding role 

The main shared goal of everyone working within the security industry is to protect people and their property. In this sense, working within the security industry is a more meaningful vocation than many other jobs on the market. 

Knowing that you are helping to keep people safe on a daily basis, protecting the property and belongings of hard working people, and providing a sense of comfort and reassurance to your clients is an extremely rewarding feeling. 


No two days are the same

The varied nature of the security industry means that you will encounter a wide range of people, places and situations. Some shifts will require you to man a specific spot for a period of time, while other shifts will see you patrolling large areas. 

Similarly, the nature of the locations you will work in will vary too, you might find yourself on a quiet, overnight shift patrolling a workplace, industrial site or shopping district one day, while the next you’ll be in the midst of the hustle and bustle of a sporting event or concert! 


A variety of shift patterns

Security is a round-the-clock service, meaning that there will always be a variety of shift patterns on offer. So, if you have family responsibilities or studies that you wish to work around, a role within the security industry could be a great option. 

Similarly, if you’re a bit of a night owl, or just don’t enjoy the rigidity of standard daytime working hours, you might find that you thrive on a mainly night shift schedule, or a flexible schedule. 

Choosing a career in the security industry can provide the flexibility to better balance your work and home life, and choose a work schedule that suits you. 


Train for emergency situations 

Due to the nature of security work, it’s important that anyone working within the security industry has a good level of training and understanding in how to react to a range of emergency situations. 

This sort of training can be invaluable, not only for any incidents that arise during a shift, but also in everyday life. In addition, should you decide to move on from the security industry in future, the qualifications and skills that you will have collected are highly applicable to many other related industries, including work in the emergency services. 


Gain a range of experiences 

In addition to equipping you with the skills needed to deal with emergency situations, working in the security industry will also give you the opportunity to work with a range of different people, in many different and sometimes challenging situations. 

This experience can be invaluable, and provide you with the opportunity to really hone your skills in dealing with the public, and improve general skills that can assist in many aspects of life!


A secure industry 

As the working landscape continues to evolve and modernise, the security industry offers a level of security and longevity that other industries simply cannot promise. 

There will always be a need for well-trained security professionals, so, while the security industry might change and evolve in the future, it’s a profession that will always be in demand. 


Careers with Alpha Omega Securities Ltd

If you’re considering a career in the security industry, we want to hear from you! Since our establishment in 1997, we’ve been striving to provide reliable personnel and superior customer service, with a commitment to technological innovation. 

People are at the heart of everything we do, and we know that it would not be possible to provide a first class service, without first class staff. So, in return we offer competitive rates of pay, ongoing training, career progression, strong management and more!

You can find out more about working for us here, and explore our current vacancies here


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