Working in security with GCSEs (or similar)
You could work for an organisation that provides security for businesses or members of the public.
This could be in a shop or retail park, in a prison or at an indoor or outdoor event. You will work as part of a team or under supervision, particularly while you learn the job. You could enter the security industry through an apprenticeship.
Security system installer
Installing and maintaining security, fire and emergency systems.
Dealing with the public at large sports events.
Prison Service operational support
Patrolling prison grounds, checking prisoners in and out, escorting prisoners.
The job has given me confidence. I am completely different from how I was when I first started...
Kian Evans, security guard at a security firm
Approximate pay levels
Figures supplied as a guide only
Entry level jobs are likely to be paid at the minimum wage.
Find out about careers in prisons
British Security Industry Association
BSIA – Guide to careers in the private security industry
Security Industry Association
SIA - Licensing for those working in the private security industry