Are you a new SIA Licence Holder in Manchester? Are you an SIA Licence Holder planning to relocate to Manchester? If so, here are some of our best tips.
SIA Licence Basics
First thing’s first; it’s important to understand the limitations of your SIA Licence, as this will ultimately help you find potential work that you are eligible for.
For example, in some cases, a Security Guard will not be eligible to work in a role that a Door Supervisor is working in due to SIA Licence limitations.
TIP: If you think you may be eligible for a position that you see online but aren’t quite sure, it is best to contact the employer, as some companies may assist you in career development if you are not yet qualified.
The SIA Individual Licencing page has a ton of useful information available for any of you that may have queries about your SIA Licence.
Finding Work in Manchester
Manchester is a bustling city with an abundance of public transportation, bars, clubs and more. If you are an SIA Licence Holder, this is amazing news for you, as it means there should be no shortage of potential work.
Some locations you may end up working at or may want to consider working at could include;
Old Trafford Stadium
Sir Matt Busby Way, Old Trafford, Stretford, Manchester M16 0RA, United Kingdom
Manchester Arndale Shopping Centre
New Cannon Street Mall, Manchester M4 3AQ, United Kingdom
Quayside MediaCityUK Shopping Centre
The Quays, Salford M50 3AH, United Kingdom
Manchester Science and Industry Museum
Liverpool Rd, Manchester M3 4FP, United Kingdom
Manchester Central Convention Complex
Windmill St, Manchester M2 3GX, United Kingdom
The list goes on…
“But, how do you find the work?” you may be wondering…
The best places to check for recent SIA Licence jobs are websites such as reed.co.uk and indeed.co.uk – you can sort the job listings by location, position and date so that you aren’t wasting your time sifting through listings.
Another great place to check are Facebook Groups. There is a variety that you can join and most jobs listings that are posted will be directly from employers or employees of the company.
Or, if you have a specific location or venue in mind, such as the ones we have listed above, it may be best to check out their websites to see what positions they have available.
Cost of Living in Manchester
So, you applied for SIA Licence job listings in Manchester and managed to land a position (congrats!) but, is it enough to cover your living expenses?
With Manchester located in the Northern part of England, it makes for it is much more affordable than places such as London. Upon doing some research, some have said that Manchester is an estimated 30% cheaper than in the capital.
Here are some living expense comparisons that we found using the Numbeo Tool for Manchester and London;
London £13.00 – Manchester £8.00
Average One bedroom flat
London £1700 – Manchester; £900
Bottle of water
London £1.15 – Manchester £0.99
Having an SIA Licence in Manchester; The Verdict
Having an SIA Licence in Manchester is a great opportunity. Thousands of locations to work, comparably more affordable living expenses, and lots of potential for developing within your career.
TIP: We offer SIA Training for CCTV, Security Guards and Door Supervisors in Manchester. This is good to know if you are ever looking to pick up some additional qualifications to improve your employability.
Manchester is a great place to be for any SIA Licence Holders.