Case Study

Get into Security - Tommy

Background

Tommy from Barrhead had been out of work for the last few years and was on Job Seekers Allowance. He had been applying for jobs but was getting nowhere with them and felt like he was really struggling to get into permanent employment. The team at the Job Centre told him about the Get into Security course and Tommy thought that it would give him the skills and qualifications to get a new job.

This course has opened up lots of new opportunities for me.

The Course

The Get into Security course run by Work EastRen gives candidates the training, experience and qualifications to start a career in the security industry. The course includes door supervision, security guard training and physical intervention and following a final exam provides candidates with an SIA (Security Industry Authority) license, which is crucial for anyone wanting to work in the industry.

The Outcome

Now that Tommy has gained his SIA badge he can apply for lots of jobs that he wouldn’t have been qualified for prior to completing this course, so it has opened up many new opportunities for him. He has since secured employment in Glasgow, with one of the UK’s leading security companies.