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Security in the United Kingdom encompasses a range of different jobs; however, the basis of all is to protect the property, client or asset. Depending on the nature of the job, the profession can prove dangerous at times, although it is illegal for a security guard in the UK to be armed.
Security does not necessarily mean bodyguard as these positions are often reserved for ex-military. It is normally used as a deterrent so is often more of a figure.
In many job roles, such as a doorman or immigration officer, employees will have to admit people to a club or across the border of a country. This will require sharp focus and a fair attitude.
Careers in security will often involve anti-social hours and will be physically and emotionally demanding. Employees will be required to deal with difficult situations quickly and responsibly so as not to create a scene.
Levels of difficulty depend upon the location and nature of the job