Stumbling into Success: My Journey of Walking into a Security Career Without Knowing It
As a licensed security professional, I take great pride in my work as a security guard in London’s security services industry. I’ve always had a passion for security, even from a young age. It wasn’t until I turned 17 or 18 that I realized I could turn that passion into a career. From there, I never looked back.
One of the things that excites me the most about my work is representing women in the industry, especially in managerial roles. The security industry has traditionally been male-dominated, but I’ve seen that improve immensely over the years. I’m proud to be a woman in a position of authority, and I hope to inspire other women to join me.
As someone who identifies as a member of the LGBTQ+ community, I also appreciate the opportunity to show that there is no limit to who you are in terms of sexuality, religion, or culture. We all have something unique to offer, and it’s important to embrace and celebrate that diversity.
Working in security is not just about “standing around,” as some might assume. In fact, there are many opportunities in a wide range of events and venues, with all types of clientele and customers. Whether it’s a high-end hotel, a music festival, or a corporate event, there is always a need for licensed security professionals.
My time in the industry has helped me go from a shy person to a confident one
It has given me the opportunity to expand my skills and qualifications, from basic security guarding to more specialized roles, such as event security management. I’ve learned how to interact with people from all walks of life, diffuse potentially volatile situations, and think on my feet in high-pressure environments.
But even with all of this experience, I know that my career is only just beginning. There is always more to learn and new challenges to tackle. That hunger for growth and development is what keeps me motivated and excited about my work.
One of the things that I appreciate about London’s security services industry is its commitment to ongoing training and development. As a licensed security professional, I have access to a wealth of resources, from online courses to in-person workshops and seminars. This allows me to stay up-to-date on the latest industry trends and best practices, as well as to continually expand my skillset.
Another aspect of my work that I find rewarding is the opportunity to build relationships with clients and customers. Whether it’s a regular patron at a nightclub or a corporate executive hosting a conference, there is always the potential to make a positive impact on someone’s experience. By providing a safe and secure environment, I can help people relax and enjoy themselves, knowing that they are in good hands.
Of course, the security industry also comes with its fair share of challenges
One of the biggest is the need to constantly adapt to changing circumstances. Whether it’s a sudden change in the weather, a last-minute change in the event schedule, or an unexpected security threat, we must be prepared to adjust our plans and protocols at a moment’s notice.
But even with these challenges, I wouldn’t trade my career in security for anything else. It has allowed me to grow both personally and professionally, to represent women and the LGBTQ+ community in a positive light, and to make a real difference in people’s lives. I look forward to seeing where this journey takes me next, and to continuing to learn and grow as a licensed security professional in London’s security services industry.
To find out how my team and I can help with your security needs, please contact Kingfisher SEC on 020 8899 6959 or contact us here.
Amy, Recruitment and Operations, Kingfisher SEC