Assessing security jobs in London

Security jobs in London are available to security guards, CCTV operators, private investigators, door supervisors and security consultants, among others.

To work in the industry you must have the relevant Security Industry Authority (SIA) licence. There are numerous organisations offering accredited training courses in London.

There is a large business and financial sector in London and most office blocks require security. There is also thriving retail sector and security is a major asset to these businesses.

One of the easiset ways to get a start in the industry is by applying to security companies in the city. Some of the major firms include MKL Security, Lapase Security, G4S Security, Shield Guarding and Kingdom Security.

Jobseekers can apply speculatively with a CV and cover letter expressing their interest, qualifications and experience. Alternatively you can check out their websites for vacancies and apply via there careers page.

Many jobsites such as jobisjob.co.uk, totaljobs.com and indeed.co.uk advertise vacancies in the security industry. Job hunters can search for jobs and apply online, submit a CV and register for job email alerts.

Websites dedicated to the industry are always worth checking out. Security-jobs.biz, securityvacancies.com and retailsecurityjobs.com have up to date listings of vacancies.

Recruitment agencies can be a big help to jobseekers. Their knowledge, experience and client bases can be invaluable in finding security jobs in London. Some of the better known  agencies with specialist divisions catering for the security industry include:

  • SSR Personnel - 5 Blackhorse Lane, London.
  • Hunter & Chase Recruitment - 2 Admiral's Way, Canary Wharf, London.
  • Regard Recruitment Ltd. - Kingsbury House, 468 Church Lane, London.


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