You may view the security profession as a boring and unrewarding job. However, there is much more to this role and it is more dynamic than you perceive it to be. Here are the top 3 reasons you should consider a career in the security industry!
Make an impact on others
The safety of others is in your hands and it is up to you to protect them. Being a security officer allows you to see the impact and difference you are making on others, through keeping them safe and having meaningful interactions. Simon Ng, our founder, who served as Bodyguard and Personal Aide to late Minister Mentor Mr Lee Kuan Yew for 26 years, enjoyed his role as he saw the importance of how security planning and training can save lives and protect properties.
It is a dynamic role
There are many types of roles available in the security industry. Especially with the advent of technology, being a security officer is no longer solely about safeguarding the gate and checking belongings. The roles now require more high-level skills. The Ministry of Manpower (MOM), government agency Workforce Singapore (WSG) and the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) have stated that the security sectors have shifted from contract management to more technology-focused or specialised roles, such as security surveillance management and threat research. They have also launched the industry transformation map in 2018, which aimed to increase productivity and efficiency in the security industry.
Thus, on top of traditional security guard roles, you can expect to have a lot of opportunities to learn and acquire new skills, in technological roles such as business analysts who come up with digital solutions to enhance the security of a company. Here at Leacov, we leverage technology to train our clients, such as Ten Learn, which is an e-learning services platform, that includes tutorials, assessments, and data analytics on the student’s learning.
High in demand and opportunities for career advancement
There is always demand for security officers as new buildings are always being created, and especially with the ongoing pandemic, more security officers are needed for safe management measures.
The introduction of the Progressive Wage Model (PWM) in 2016 has raised the wages of about 36,000 workers in the sector. It ensures that security officers are paid wages that correspond with their skills and productivity. This means that one can potentially climb up the ranks through upskilling. Security officers can also expect to see annual wages rise by 6.6% on average from 2022 to 2028.
At Leacov, our Security WSQ maps out the skills needed for a career in the private security industry and help you to progress within this industry through our courses.
We hope you are excited to kickstart your career in security after reading this article! Sign up for our courses now and start training with us today!