Finding Security Jobs in Glasgow

Whether you're a newcomer to the field of security, or you're a seasoned professional, it's always handy to keep up to date with the latest job opportunities and developments in the employment marketplace. Whatever part of Scotland you're from, if you're looking for security jobs Glasgow is certainly the place to go.

Despite the growing reliance on high tech solutions to security, companies are always on the lookout for talented security personnel. It doesn't matter how much electronic surveillance equipment or automated door locks you have, there is nothing quite as important to the security process as having physical bodies on site, and most companies recognise this fact.

In Scotland the average wage for security staff can range from £6 to £10, with higher wages on offer for more specialised applicants. In many cases, an SIA (Security Industry Authority, a government body who oversee the private security sector) license will be an essential requirement for all applicants. If you don't have one, you can find the details on how to apply at www.sia.homeoffice.gov.uk. The Authority offers a wide range of licenses, depending on the type of work involved, so it's worth checking whether your license will be applicable to the job in question before you apply.

In almost all cases, prospective employees must be over the age of 18, due to the hours involved and the potentially dangerous nature of the work.

The role of security officer is often quite varied, so be prepared to put in stints patrolling your designated area, ensuring that health and safety protocol is followed, interacting with patrons of the premises (where applicable) and monitoring entrances and exits via installed security camera monitoring facilities. In many cases it is desirable for the applicant to possess basic computer literacy, as some of these monitoring systems require a certain level of human control.

A background check is standard practice in the security industry, as is the checking of character references and previous employment references, so make sure that these are up to date on your application, and best of luck!

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