Retail security is one of the most popular sectors in the security industry. Starting a career in retail can be easy if you know the basic requirements. Well, to help guide you through the process, we created this article to inform you of the process involved.
First and foremost, you need to complete an SIA training course to get your licence. This is a legal requirement for working in security. To work in retail security, you need either a Security Guard or Door supervisor licence. We always recommend starting with a DS licence over SG as it does give you more career options.
The responsibilities of a Retail Security Officer can vary slightly depending on your seniority and the company that you are working for. The primary responsibility of a Retail Security Officer is to prevent theft by identifying any shoplifting activity as well as offering good customer service. Retail Security Officers are expected to act as part of a team, so be prepared to help out your co-workers when necessary. In this role, you can expect an hourly rate of up to £15 an hour.
Both licences cost £190 and are valid for 3 years.
Once you have received your licence, you can start applying for jobs in your local area. To do this, simply, download the Get Licensed app available on Apple App Store and Google Play store or use our online jobs board to find security jobs in your area.
We wish you all the best for your future career as a retail security officer
Latest security jobs
|Job role||Location||Pay per hour||Job Details|
|Retail Security Officer||Dalkeith||£9.50||RSO Dalkeith|
|Retail Security Officer||London||£10.50||RSO London|
|SIA Door Supervisor||Oxford||£12||SIA DS Oxford|
|SIA Door Supervisor||Thetford||£15||DS Thetford|
|Festival SIA Door Supervisor||London||£15||Festival DS|
|Security Services Manager||Dartford||£20||SSM Dartford|
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