After serving Kent Police for 14 years, I wasn't sure which industry would suit me best. After I learned about SIA qualifications, I enrolled for a CCTV course in Central London.
I was keen to use my frontline experience working as a surveillance officer. By August 2020, I had started the CCTV course; my career in the police enabled me to relate easily to the content being delivered.
I was approached by the trainer at the end of my first day, asking me if I’d be interested in becoming an approved trainer. My skills matched the job perfectly.
Then I was introduced to the Head of Centre, who requested my CV. Within a day, I was interviewed.
During the job transition, I was continuously supported. I had plenty of training and felt like this was the start of my new journey. Now I’m sharing my experience with the people at my security courses – it’s so rewarding, and my financial gains are huge.