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Growth and jobs investment in the security sector

Category: security sector

The security industry in the UK is currently growing at an average of 15% per year. The sector supports 29,000 research and development (R&D), design and engineering jobs.

Many security companies are planning to invest in R&D in the next twelve months to address a gap in skills and meet the industry’s need for innovation.

To make sure they gain direct access to a new generation of skilled workers, one in four UK security companies are also investing in apprenticeships and training. With investment and growth in the sector, the possibilities for finding high-skilled, high-wage careers are expanding. Search our database for available vacancies here.

Current growth in the security sector is driven primarily by exports. A focus on equipping the security industry and its workforce with strong skills in R&D, engineering and design will mean the UK can continue to export innovative security solutions in:

  • cyber security
  • critical national infrastructure
  • security services
  • policing and counter terrorism
  • offender management
  • major events

Innovation is key in the security sector, and top international security companies are constantly looking to expand horizons when it comes to designing products and services to keep individuals and businesses secure.

Key attributes for a job in security R&D are:

  • Always asking questions – someone who sets and meets new challenges
  • The ability to produce accurate information and sometimes to re-evaluate data
  • Flexibility to change course when an opportunity arises
  • Specialist knowledge to work outside the limits of software prototypes
  • Patience and understanding to focus energy into small, complicated component parts of a system

VERCIDA works with employers who are looking to invest in their people and who offer great career development packages for candidates with creative potential. Search our database for available vacancies here.

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