Thinking of a career with Profile Security? Here’s where the journey starts.

We see security as a lasting career opportunity for our staff, a philosophy we encourage in the care we take to train our people. Far from attracting stop-gap jobbers, our practice is to recruit those looking further ahead. We open doors to new opportunities and challenges, and we reward commitment and initiative.

The rewards can be measured in a number of ways:

  • For the individual, a career at Profile amounts to a better package, in terms of pay, pensions, prospects and promotion.
  • For our clients, it means reassurance and consistency of service, professionalism and peace of mind. Plus the benefits of building a solid team around you.

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We often have managerial and supervisory roles available at Profile. If you wish to be considered for any of these, please send your CV to [email protected].

For Security Officer roles, please contact your nearest Profile office.

Security Training

Profile adheres to training Code of Practice BS7499, standards which we regard as a minimum. As well as achieving widely recognised Scottish and National Vocational Qualifications (S/NVQ) and beyond, our stepped, co-ordinated programme seeks to build on the broad-based learning we foster.

As well as Induction Training for New Recruits, Profile provides Site-Specific Training and Continuation Training. Our Security Officers enrol on widely recognised BTech courses that range from First Aid to Crisis Management, Close Surveillance to Remote Electronic Monitoring.

Getting ready, staying ready

At Profile, we start as we mean to go on. Every Security Officer’s career begins with a three-part induction.

Part 1 – Induction Training For New Recruits

All new recruits (including those who transferred under TUPE) complete a four-day off-site security induction training course to BS7499 standard, as approved by the Security Industry Authority (SIA). Exact course content is tailored and agreed with each client. Typically, the course covers the following topics:

  • Duties and responsibilities of a Security Officer
  • Patrolling
  • Access control
  • Searching
  • Security and emergency systems
  • Fire awareness and dealing with emergencies
  • Health and safety at work
  • The law, crime scene preservation and evidence
  • Customer care skills
  • Communication skills and reporting
  • Equal opportunities, discrimination (racial, sexual, disability, harassment)
  • Avoiding conflict and reducing risk (role play scenario)
  • Defusing conflict (role play scenario)
  • Resolving conflict
  • Post-incident considerations and learning from conflict

Trainees will sit two examinations as part of the four-day course.

Part 2 – Site Specific Training

Once assigned to a contract, Security Officers undergo specific training. Tailored to the needs of the contract and the client’s Assignment Instructions, training covers areas such as:

  • Customer care
  • Assignment security duties
  • Appearance, attitude and conduct
  • Legal restriction on arrest, search and seizure
  • Detection, control and reporting of fires
  • Use of portable firefighting equipment
  • Basic report writing and verbal communications
  • Procedures to be used to notify the police of criminal activity or emergency
  • Control Room Operations
  • Safe Child (lost child procedure)

This training is normally carried out on site, at the end of which Security Officers will be tested. The Operations Manager will ensure that all Security Officers have passed the Site Specific Training Programme.

Part 3 – Continuation Training

A significant percentage of Profile’s Security Management Team have been promoted from within the business. Profile’s ongoing development programme ensures that staff maintain the highest standards and keep abreast of technological advances, industry best practice and any changes to regulatory or contract requirements.

When designing development programmes, input is encouraged from the client by Profile’s Operational Managers. Continuation Training will include:

  • Assignment Training to prepare personnel for specific duties. Client and site requirements will determine the subject matter and the duration of training.
  • Specialist Training to match a client’s requirements, such as First Aid, Fire, Lift and Plant Training.
  • Site Refresher Training carried out by the Operational Supervisors or by the Customer Service Manager as necessary to ensure compliance with client and site requirements.

A personal training file is maintained on all Security Officers and these are available to our clients at any time.

Got a question about training and prospects? Get in touch with our Training Team – whether you already work for Profile or you’re thinking about joining!

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