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Getting Started In Close Protection

Getting Licensed To Work In Close Protection - What You Need To Know

Getting Licensed To Work In Close Protection - What You Need To Know

Do I need a license to work as a Bodyguard/Close Protection Officer? Anyone who wants to become a bodyguard or…
Can I Get a License With a Criminal Record?

Can I Get a License With a Criminal Record?

Firstly, it should be stated that the SIA conducts criminal record checks on all SIA licence applicants. Having a criminal…
How do I Apply for a Front Line Licence?

How do I Apply for a Front Line Licence?

Anyone who wants to apply for an SIA licence needs to complete their application online. If there are no complications the…
What Type of Licence do I Need?

What Type of Licence do I Need?

Who Needs a Licence? If you want to work in any of the following roles for a private security company…
Do I need a license to work as a Bodyguard/Close Protection Officer?

Do I need a license to work as a Bodyguard/Close Protection Officer?

Anyone who wants to become a bodyguard or close protection officer (CPO) in the UK will need to get a licence…

Getting Work in Close Protection

9 Ways To Be More Effective In The Job Application Process

9 Ways To Be More Effective In The Job Application Process

The close protection industry can be a difficult industry to establish yourself in, especially if you have limited commercial security…
Improve Your Prospects With a Confident Face-to-Face

Improve Your Prospects With a Confident Face-to-Face

If your face-to-face meeting is with a view to gaining business or getting a new job then you mustn’t go…
Working In Protection Without Military Experience

Working In Protection Without Military Experience

There is probably one question we get asked more than all other questions… “CAN I WORK IN CLOSE PROTECTION WITHOUT…
9 Ways To Improve Your Job Search In Close Protection?

9 Ways To Improve Your Job Search In Close Protection?

With over 14,000 CP licences in the UK, why should any employer pick you from a large and growing pile?…
6 Guaranteed Ways to Make a Positive and Lasting Impression

6 Guaranteed Ways to Make a Positive and Lasting Impression

It is crucial to make a lasting impression when you're looking to land that sought after job. This article will provide…

Professional Development

Insurance for Providing Personal Protection - Do We Need It?

Insurance for Providing Personal Protection - Do We Need It?

Operators home & abroad, land or sea, insurance is a subject that can bring much uncertainty. We aim to simplify…
Which Training Course? - 7 Questions For Training Providers

Which Training Course? - 7 Questions For Training Providers

Avoid the pitfalls that come with selecting a training course, and learn what strategies to employ so that you can…
Why Training is Important for Career Success

Why Training is Important for Career Success

Training is a familiar concept and one that should embraced by everyone. However, the value of training is often underestimated.…
Tips for Professional Development via Academia

Tips for Professional Development via Academia

Undertaking professional development via academia can be daunting but these tips and useful advice will be helpful in overcoming any…
Development Framework: 6 Step Actionable Plan

Development Framework: 6 Step Actionable Plan

CPD should be a constant on-going commitment throughout your career. Creating a development framework that is actionable and accountable will…

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