Working in security with A levels (or similar)
Employers are more interested in experience than qualifications, especially for customer service roles.
With some experience working with the public, you could take on a job with more responsibility. For example, you could work as a team leader or handling cash.
We are encouraged to talk to customers and shop staff as we go round to maintain a friendly presence. It’s important to be on the alert for incidents...
Kian Evans, security guard at a security firm
Approximate pay levels
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