Working as a security guard is highly versatile; it may be a full-time endeavour, a great way to supplement your income, or a part -time venture to make money while studying.
NPB Security created their Security Start Program to assist those wishing to enter the field. The program offers trainees financial support to secure a Security Officer Licence and, upon completion, guaranteed employment with NPB Security. This is a common barrier for those wanting to enter the industry.
Mother of four Alisha Samuel is one of the latest participants to complete the program and commence work as a guard in areas of crowd control and retail. A fulltime stay-at-home mum for a few years, Alisha was ready to get back into the workforce. Specifically, she wanted to give back to society through her love and passion for protecting others.
“I’ve always been one to put myself in the firing line when it comes to protecting others. Hence why I wanted to make a career out of it,” Alisha said.
“Thanks to my husband, who also works for NPB Security, I was eager to throw myself into the deep end to follow my passion.”
Faced with distressing situations growing up, Alisha has taken these negative experiences and turned them into a positive one. She uses her history as a strength to make a difference in an industry that supports and challenges her.
At NPB Security, Alisha has the opportunity to pursue her passion. Director David Barrett said Alisha made an immediate impact at NPB Security and he noted her admirable strength and determination.
“Alisha has been with us for a month and a half, she is a natural for the job. She is confident and friendly but strong and decisive when she has to be,” he said.
“There is a perception that security work is only for large, muscley men. However, this couldn’t be further from truth and Alisha is the epitome of a fantastic security guard.
Alisha is proud to be a female in the security industry and encourages those who are interested, to go for it.
“Women are an asset to the security industry, and we need more women to get involved. A female’s touch can go a very long way,” she said.
“NPB Security offers inductions and training which have supported me immensely with my confidence and knowledge of the industry. It’s a rewarding industry that needs more women.”
Alisha highlighted NPB Security’s supportive and welcoming culture, making it hard not to love her job.
“Everybody at NPB Security have been incredibly helpful. We are like one big family who look out for, protect and support each other to reach personal goals.”
NPB Security is committed to making meaningful changes to the industry, ensuring the best available service for their clients.
Security work is a great option for those looking for a flexible career. If you know someone who might be interested more information about our Security Start Program is available here.