sercurity jobs

#1
hi there after doing a couple of years service i wouldn't mind going into overseas security services protecting diplomats does any1 no of a web site i can have a look at so i can look into it a bit more many thanks dean
 
#3
I don't know of any particular websites other than doing a google search, which you are more than capable of doing yourself.

When you leave the mob you will do resettlement courses and there will be opportunities for you to get in touch with such companies at employment fairs. Also get hold of copies of QUEST & PATHFINDER magazines which regularly advertise such companies. They have their own websites if you can't get a hard copy.
 
#4
I would suggest that doing 'a couple of years service' is going to be of no use whatsoever in getting a job overseas protecting Diplomats.
The chaps doing that kind of thing have done far more than a couple of years.
 
#6
Lamri said:
Had a quick look for "sercurity" jobs but not much out there at the moment.

Found this site though - Looks rite up yor strete.
;)

To be honest thats where most ex-forces who want to work in security end up - particularly if they have only done a couple of years in the Forces!!

The role that your talking about is mostly reserved for ex-UKSF lads, who work the "circuit" of London based security firms. Unless thats your chosen profession, your unlikely to get into that area of work.

Obviously at one stage there was a lot of focus in Iraq and it wasnt too difficult to get PSC work out there (although there were some right dodgy companies operating) but even this is now drying up.

I would firstly suggest sorting out your quals and making yourself more attractive to potential employers. Look HERE for residential courses in Executive Protection & VIP Security.......... its a good place to start and they do sometimes find people employment, particularly if you very well on the course.

Alternatively try thinking outside the box. I have worked as a Professional Investigator which involves a lot of surveillance work and a bit of security/CP now and then. I have also worked as a Security Manager for a major financial institution, where I was responsible for the physical security of its Global HQ and the Executives based within. With that you get heavily involved in the planning and preperation stages and the CP side of things - you also get a chance to travel.

Dont get your hopes up too much though........... there are a lot of ex-forces who want to do this type of work, but not many who actually can or do.
 
#7
there is the old school boys where they will take anybody on but you may end up doing dodgy stuff... but good money! or like already said you may need to require SF roles before you can do certain stuff, take the close protection course and get your SIA badge and you could start earning £2k P.W in the middle east
 
#11
watch_and_shoot said:
Dont get your hopes up too much though........... there are a lot of ex-forces who want to do this type of work, but not many who actually can or do.


Very true mate.

Its not just about looking pretty in shades with a shooter on your lap.
 
#12
mattbea said:
there is the old school boys where they will take anybody on but you may end up doing dodgy stuff... but good money! or like already said you may need to require SF roles before you can do certain stuff, take the close protection course and get your SIA badge and you could start earning £2k P.W in the middle east
I dont want to sound mean BUT what the fcuk do you know about it? :hockey:
 
#14
quite alot, Ive done Door supervisor and All security course.
not just that I know a fair few people who own their own security companies
 
#18
As someone who's done this kind of thing I will say this;
The money was very good, £1500pw back in 1995.
It was boring.
Staying with another vehicle whilst driving around London was a right pain.
And, on occasion, it is you who has to have the courage to get between an assailant and the guy you are looking after.
If it still sounds good to you then fair enough, go for it.
By the way, how good are your Martial Arts?
 
#19
well I dont know who youre asking on that but my martial arts are BJJ, ju-jitsu (japanese) Muay Thai, boxing and aikido, and it does help... especially when doing a job like security, close protection is a certain for martial arts but anybody can learn as long as you put effort in
 

Similar threads

Latest Threads