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How to get a job in UK’s security industry

How to get a job in UK’s security industry


Are you interested in a job in the security industry, but don’t know how to get started? Well, to help guide you through the process, we created this article to inform you of the process involved. 


Essentially, you need an SIA licence to work in the security industry. You will need to enrol in a training course to get your SIA licence. This is a legal requirement for working in the security industry. Now depending on your preferred sector within security, it will depend on the course and licence you need to apply for.

Door Supervisor Career

If you are looking to work as a door supervisor at a pub and club, you MUST have a door supervisor licence

Security Guard Career

If you are looking to work in retail or within corporate security at an office for example, then a security guard licence is usually preferred, but you can also use your door supervisor licence. This is why we always recommend starting with a DS licence over SG as it does give you more career options.

CCTV Controller Career

 If you’re looking to work in a CCTV surveillance room, then a CCTV licence is what you need.

Fast Employment with Get Licensed App

We wish you all the best for your career in the security industry. 

Latest security jobs 

If you have an SIA Door Supervisor licence, and you are looking for work, here are a few of the latest job opportunities available on the Get Licensed app  that you can explore:

Job roleLocationPay per hourJob Details
Night Security OfficerStaton-upon-Thames£9.50NSO London 
Alarm response and Patrol OfficerHigh Combe£10Alarm response and PO  
Security OfficerHigh Combe£11.85SO High Combe 
Door Security GuardDagenham£12DSG Dagenham 
SIA Door SupervisorBolton£12SIA DS Bolton  
SIA Door SupervisorNottingham£12SIA DS Nottingham 
Security SupervisorBirmingham£14SS Birmingham 
Festival SIA Door SupervisorLondon£15SIA London  
SIA Area ManagerHuddersfield£15SIA Huddersfield 
SIA Door SupervisorAshby-de-la-Zouch, Birmingham£20SIA DS 


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