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Do you need an SIA licence to be a supermarket security guard?

Do you need an SIA licence to be a supermarket security guard?

SIA licences are required for most job roles throughout the security sector -this includes working as a security guard for supermarkets and shops. An SIA licence will not only ensure you are working legally, but training will aid the job role and better prepare you for the industry.

How to check the progress of your SIA licence application

How to check the progress of your SIA licence application

It can be frustrating after you’ve submitted your SIA licence application and not heard back from them for a while. Here, we outline what the SIA are checking after they receive your application, how long you can expect to wait and how you can get hold of them if you’d like to check on the progress.

What do you need to do after you pass your SIA training?

What do you need to do after you pass your SIA training?

Completing SIA training opens the doors for numerous employment opportunities. You now have the skillset to work legally as a security guard or door supervisor or CCTV operative in a thriving industry, allowing you many possibilities and different directions you can go in. But you need to make sure you take the right steps after your training to ensure you get the best results.

Do I always need my SIA Licence with me when I work?

Do I always need my SIA Licence with me when I work?

It’s really important to hold a valid SIA licence if you work in the security industry, whatever your profession in the sector. Working without one means you are working illegally and can face numerous penalties which range from a hefty fine to a prison sentence. But what if you have a valid licence and don’t have it with you when you’re at work?

Is an Irish Security Licence the same as a SIA Licence?

Is an Irish Security Licence the same as a SIA Licence?

Security licences vary slightly from country to country so, when moving, it’s important you check that your licence is still valid before you start any employment that requires it. If you’re coming over to England from Ireland, your Irish Security Licence will not be usable and vice versa. Here are the main similarities and differences between the two and what you can do about it.