9 reasons to start a career in security


Our Security and Loss Prevention course enables you to learn what it takes to get a job in the security sector. If you are currently looking for a new prospect in your career, this is an opportunity you should definitely consider. Here’s why.


Kick-start a career in a growing market

Security is high on the UK agenda and now there is no major public or private organisation without a team dedicated to managing security issues. The market is strong, and rapidly expanding. At the moment, around 143,800 people are employed in the investigation and security-related industry in the UK and 26,500 in London alone.


A variety of positions in security

Security offers a variety of positions such as CCTV operative, door supervisor or security officer. And the in-house security team within a business is just one part of the industry. There’s also other interesting options, from business-to-business security solutions to crime awareness advice, monitoring behavior on the streets or protecting buildings.


Your attitude is everything

Lack of academic qualifications has never been a barrier to entry this industry. Skills, attributes and attitudes are the primary criteria. Employers are looking for applicants with determination and enthusiasm and of course, the necessary SIA license which you will get for free in our course.


There is room for diverse people

The sector is truly diverse in its employment practices. People from all ages, European and Non-EU applicants are equally welcome. The sector is also increasingly being well represented by women in all levels.


You will be doing good

Security and loss prevention is a service that seeks for a safer community. In this kind of job, you will be able to help others in any inconvenience that might come up. Your responsibility is to guarantee safety and people will come to you for help and advice. They will also look up to you.


Get skills for future possibilities

During our course and during your work experience, you will gain a variety of skills which will help you not only to find a job in the security sector but also to utilise these skills for many other future possibilities. You will learn customer service and loss prevention skills for retail, how to effectively lead and encourage a team, and also gain knowledge in personal development and employability.


Become a leader

Working as a security officer demands an attitude. This is a great opportunity for your professional development: be a leader, act as a counsellor, trainer and advisor.


Attend awesome events

There is lots of opportunities to work in music festivals or sports events. Even though you will not always be able to join the party, it is always nice to be part of a festive community event.


You can get ready with us, for free.

Free2Learn will cover the £220 cost of acquiring the SIA license as well as granting you additional skills to succeed, such as fire safety, manual handling, and health and safety. This course guarantees the knowledge and resources that you will need to become a proficient employee in an expanding industry!

Our courses run in London, Manchester and Doncaster. If you are claiming State Benefits and are over 19 years old, sign-up now for the course and kick-start your career!


The Warehousing boom effect in Doncaster, York

Logistics and Warehousing Sector Increasing in Doncaster

Doncaster houses some of the UK’s best logistic centres. With the opening of iPort, six million square feet of Grade A warehousing, thousands of new job opportunities have emerged and Doncaster has become a hub for the logistics and warehousing industry. The iPort already has funding and consent to expand its already large warehousing space of two million square feet into up to six million square feet of logistics space and has direct access to the motorway and UK rail network.

It is not enough to stay that this centre has large facilities and good links, because the future could be uncertain. However, iPort has implemented a plan of sustainability to ensure security and longevity of this location. They have applied energy saving features such as solar power and have reduced carbon emissions through lower HGV movements. This sustainable practice means that the location will be able to thrive and survive for long and it can guarantee job security.

More exciting plans have been discussed- a new development of more than 150 acres will join Doncaster and give way for some big businesses to develop. The area in which this will take place, West Moor Park, is already known for creating 2,500 jobs. This development means that it will offer opportunities to accommodate some of the biggest operators in logistics. Due to such high-reaching proposals, the Doncaster area is set for a high level of confidence in the logistics and warehousing sector.

The opening of a new Amazon centre in Doncaster is set to create over 500 new jobs. Amazon has a released a statement claiming that these new jobs will be full time, will offer competitive pay, and will also offer comprehensive benefits. This new centre will be based at the iPort site and will be the third fulfilment centre in Doncaster for Amazon, denoting that there is certainty of jobs, which is rare in such uncertain times. All these new opportunities in Doncaster create the perfect opening for individuals looking to enter an important and secure industry.

Located in Doncaster, Free2Learn’s Logistics and Warehousing course offers the required skills to succeed in a prominent hub for the Logistics and Warehousing industry. Taking this course will not only grant you all the qualifications to make you an outstanding employee, but it will also help you to create links with various significant companies emerging in this area. You will become skilled in customer services, learn how to effectively lead and encourage a team, acquire warehousing principles, learn to stock control, and gain knowledge in personal development and employability. Taking this course in a city with so much to offer and even more underway, you will be on a perfect path for success in this sector!