Firm Promotes Security Careers to Avoid Unemployment

Mercury Associates

A Yorkshire firm, Mercury Associates, is encouraging people to take up careers in the security industry as a means of insuring against forecast future unemployment increases.

A Yorkshire firm, Mercury Associates, is encouraging people to take up careers in the security industry as a means of insuring against forecast future unemployment increases.

The company is promoting security training courses for "any individuals who perhaps have been made redundant; do not have a stable job; or those simply looking to change to a more challenging and rewarding career".

It points to the British Chamber of Commerce's prediction that the current economic slump could force unemployment to increase by 300,000 over the next three years, rising to a potential total of nearly 2 million out of work.

Security Careers

The Mercury promotion claims that "the security industry has been noted as one of the few industries which will continue to grow despite the rumoured recession. Security remains at the forefront of business priorities, especially given the plethora of security breaches frequenting the news; the security budget is one which will not be compromised".

Sterotypes Revised

Mercury Associates founder Andrew Iles said: "Stereotypes of security professionals as well-built male bodyguards with dark shades are long overdue revision. Anyone can train with Mercury, regardless of background, qualifications, physical build, sex, or level of experience. Training teams are purposely small so that each individual may receive full and personalised attention."

Courses available include Close Protection (Edexcel BTEC Level 3), Diver and Ski courses for Close Protection, Firearms Training, and Door Supervisor Training (Edexcel BTEC Level 2). Upon completion of courses, Mercury awards learners with a recognised industry qualification.

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