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Olu – “I enjoy saving people’s lives.”

“I enjoy saving people’s lives.” – Olu In our latest edition of Behind the Licence, Get Licensed speaks with bodyguard to the stars Olu ‘Henchy’ Johnson. In this candid interview, Close Protection Operative Olu lets us know his thoughts on the security industry and what it’s like being an international bodyguard. What made you decide to […]

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Carl – “I continued performing CPR as there was no way I was going to let him die.”

“There was no way I was going to let him die” – Carl Our Behind the Licence series takes a look at the men and women who have trained to hold a licence and work in their chosen field, whether that be having an SIA Licence as a Door Supervisor, or a Bar Manager with […]

Licenced-Linked Qualifications & Top-up Training shaking up the security industry in 2021

Wendy – “When I turned 50 I vowed to enjoy life and that’s what I do.”

I’ve not found it difficult as a female in this Industry” – Wendy Standing at a petite 5 ft, Wendy is probably the least likely contender to work in the security sector. However, don’t let the height fool you, as this 52-year-old mum has been around the security sector for much of her life, raising […]

Licenced-Linked Qualifications & Top-up Training shaking up the security industry in 2021

Dean – “I had the awkward task of seizing the very people I trusted.”

“The time I fell into security, also happened to coincide with the hardest period of my life” – Dean     Back when I started out, this game was all about catching people; restraining them, getting them arrested or banned from a store. It was about playing the hero. Now – in the retail industry […]

Licenced-Linked Qualifications & Top-up Training shaking up the security industry in 2021

Anthony – “I had a knife pulled out on me once.”

“If I sense things are escalating, I’ll ask my colleague to come back me up.” – Anthony https://youtu.be/tygQJX6Lg6M   I’ve been doing security for 26 years, not just in London, but Essex, Kent – everywhere. I fell into it through my brother in-law. He asked if I wanted to earn a little bit of extra […]

Licenced-Linked Qualifications & Top-up Training shaking up the security industry in 2021

Nicholas – “I would recommend a job like this to anyone.”

I would recommend this job to anyone – Nicholas https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UArGxAkI9_E I always greet people and can tell instantly by the way they talk, whether they’ve had too much to drink. I’ve been doing this work since November last year. I used to work for the trains, at the gate lines. I’d get abuse of customers […]

Licenced-Linked Qualifications & Top-up Training shaking up the security industry in 2021

Felix – “How to handle yourself in a job like this? The key is to not give in”

Felix – “How to handle yourself in a job like this? The key is to not give in” https://youtu.be/iTw-FBzJVm0 “Manners don’t hurt. If a person gives you negativity, always show politeness. I had a man here once who was seriously drunk. I didn’t want to let him in. He insulted me, physically poked me, did […]

Licenced-Linked Qualifications & Top-up Training shaking up the security industry in 2021

Jack – “security is one of the few professions that offers great flexibility”​

“Security is one of the few professions that offers great flexibility” – Jack “I spend a lot of my time searching people’s bags, checking for alcohol, especially in a place like this, where it’s widely sold on the premises. Sometimes I’m met with resistance and I’ll be like: ‘can I search your bag?’ and they’ll […]

Licenced-Linked Qualifications & Top-up Training shaking up the security industry in 2021

Ali – “Maybe on a subconscious level I just wanted to play the hero”

“Maybe on a subconscious level I just wanted to play the hero” – Ali “I like to slowly take everything in. I observe how people dress, listen to the pitch and tone of their voice. If they’re too loud, I’ll ask myself: are they a threat? Likewise, if a person walks past me in suspicion, […]

Licenced-Linked Qualifications & Top-up Training shaking up the security industry in 2021

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