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Becoming A (Close Protection)

Posted: 01/06/2017
The UK’s private security industry is made up of many different jobs and at Sjc123.co.uk we can help you with make a start in your next security career or find your next job. One of the most sort after jobs in the UK private security industry is close protection.
Now you may not have heard of the term close protection or close protection officer before, but I’m guessing you’ve likely heard the other name this profession goes by. Close protection is a term used to the describe the duties bodyguards do.
Bodyguards are desirable jobs for a wide range of people and you could be in charge of protecting a wide variety of people. From celebrities and athletes to business figures, politicians and much more, there’s limitless possibilities when it comes to private security and close protection.

Becoming A Bodyguard
Close protection officers come from a variety of different backgrounds with police work and the military being the most common. However, you don’t need a career in the armed forces of even a background in security to work in close protection, although it will often be beneficial and give you an advantage when it comes to the application process.
Bodyguards can be men or woman and there will likely be a lot of training involved, you’ll also be expected to work long shifts and both local and international travel will often be part of the job. You may also need to transport who you’re protecting as well.

Within the UK close protection officers are regulated by the Security Industry Authority (SIA) and licensing and certificates will almost always be required for you to take up work. At Sjc123.co.uk we can help you find your next career in close protection and offer advice and guidance if you’re looking for extra training as well. 

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