- Calls in civil police and gives evidence in court where necessary.
- Receives duty sheet, time-clock and keys for premises to be visited, checks locks, doors, windows, etc. and reports any suspicious circumstances to security headquarters.
- Checks persons and vehicles entering and leaving premises, establishes their credentials and arranges for escorts for visitors.
- Monitors and patrols hotels, factories, offices and other premises, forests, parks, and public or private estates to prevent theft and unauthorised entry.
- Walks or rides near person requiring protection, watches for suspicious occurrences and defends guarded person from attack.
- Investigates crimes, trading practices and the private affairs of individuals.
Typical Education Level
Level 2 NVQ; GCSE at grades A*-C
Will retirement created job openings
In the UK, 27% in this profession are aged 55 or above.* They will likely retire in the next 10 years, creating a demand for new workers
*This is based on national data
£20,682 Average wage
Average annual earnings
The current average wage for security guard or related occupation is £20,682
The number of jobs in the career for the current year is 4,078. Job counts include both employed and self-employed persons, and do not distinguish between full- and part-time jobs.
Over the past year, jobs have been posted for security guard or related occupation roles.
How well does it pay?
Normal pay for this occupation is £20,682 per year. That is about £1,724 per month or £10.61 per hour. New workers generally start on £10,204, while highly experienced workers can earn as much as £31,645
Is it growing or declining?
This career has remained the same over the last 2 years, and is expected to remain the same over the next 4 years. Currently, 4,078 people are employed in the region.
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Security Guard or Related Occupation