You see them everywhere, from the country’s largest sporting events and concerts to your favourite bars and pubs. They also work behind the scenes, working in security communications centres or setting up electronic security systems.
Security professionals have a vital role in protecting the public and making sure everyone has a good time.
Security is an incredibly diverse industry, offering a range of careers you can explore. You may be working as a guard, protecting a variety of environments. Others in the industry work in communications centres at security firms, or get trained in electronics to set up security systems.
Get the support you need during your training, and finish without a massive student loan hanging over your head.
You’ll be out and about working at different places, instead of being stuck in the same office all day. As your career grows, you’ll have the flexibility to juggle your work and life commitments.
No two days are the same! You’ll get the chance to work on a range of jobs throughout your career.
It only takes between 1 to 2 years to complete your training.
• Security officers with more than three years’ experience can earn between $17 and $20 an hour
• Experienced electricians working in specialist fields (such as electronic security technicians) can earn $80,000 to $100,000, or more, a year
• Communications centre staff usually earn between $39,000 and $52,000 a year, depending on their experience and positionSource: Careers.govt.nz
The number of employed security professionals increased from 2006 to 2013. This trend is expected to continue, and growth of 3% is projected until 2025.Source: Ministry of Business, Innovation & Employment
With a nationally recognised qualification, your staff will have the confidence to do the job right the first time, boosting your business’s reputation in the market.
A fresh pair of eyes can really help any business. Your trainees’ unique attitudes and skills will help expand your business’s ways of thinking and working.
As you train your staff up, you’ll stay on top of the latest standards, keeping your business up-to-date with an evolving, highly regulated industry