Arguments for a future in the security industry
The security sector is booming! With the right training in the security industry, it is not difficult to find a job. Especially in larger cities, there is a constant demand for qualified security personnel. In addition, more and more public bodies are contracting out security or security and control activities to private security companies. This is often already the case, for example, with “city patrols”, “parking lot surveillance” or the “protection of local and district courts” in the justice sector. With recognised training, you significantly increase your career opportunities and increasingly get jobs with better pay.
In addition, the security industry offers a variety of extremely different fields of activity, from A for alarm tracking in intervention services to Z for access control in property protection, variety is guaranteed. So you can work in different areas and find your dream job in the private security industry. Among them are often well-paid jobs, e.g. in escort/personal protection, in money and valuables transport or in high-level plant security — possibly also as a shift leader or property manager. Of course, further or additional qualifications and the necessary professional experience are sometimes necessary. With the qualification examination, you take the first important step!
How you benefit…
In addition to financial incentives, you benefit above all through “more knowledge” from training and further education in the security sector. You gain confidence in your daily work and also in your private life. The well-founded knowledge increases your professional competence and you can be increasingly employed in more responsible activities in the security industry. In addition to in-depth knowledge of criminal law, the code of criminal procedure and civil law, you will also acquire a lot of detailed knowledge in the field of security technology and accident prevention as well as numerous tips on dealing with people and the right behaviour in special situations. This knowledge can also be of great help to you in your private life.
After the expertise, the journey continues!
By passing the examination, you have taken a first, successful step into the future. But the “end of the line” does not have to be reached by a long shot. If you have the ambition to also take on management and leadership positions, you can further qualify yourself up to the “Master for Protection and Security (IHK)”. In addition, there are several other recognised specialisation options. For example, qualified employees for “emergency call and service control centres (NSL)”, “fire protection assistants”, “company paramedics” or “safety officers (occupational safety)” are in demand on the market. We have an overview of others for you, Recognised qualifications in the security industry created.