Secure & Recruit Blog

What do you need to look for in a Specialist Fire and Security Recruitment agency? Where is the Fire and Security job market heading? 

Our blog keeps you up to date with the latest UK Fire and Security Recruitment news. 

The reality of the recruitment environment

Working in recruitment can be highly satisfying and can come with a lot of personal and professional development opportunities. The reward when you match a candidate and a client is a great feeling. In fact, it is a feeling that is second to none. Recruitment is...

How to be successful in recruitment

Whether you're supporting people to get their careers off the ground or helping someone move up the career ladder into their dream role, working in recruitment can be extremely rewarding. Working in fire and safety recruitment also provides an excellent opportunity to...

Top Tips for Post-Pandemic Recruitment

The past two years have been one of the toughest times in history for companies looking to hire new employees. After going through a period where individuals were desperate for work, we’ve now entered into a new era where people are looking for jobs that fit around...

Flexible Recruiting Solutions

During this difficult time for fire and security companies when it comes to recruitment, you’ll find that flexible recruiting solutions are the way forward. Many people are looking for more flexible working setups, particularly as far as hybrid or remote working is...

How to Attract Passive Candidates

The recruitment market has shifted dramatically as a result of the recent pandemic. Following on from last year’s mass resignations, we now see people reconsidering how they want to work and live their lives in the future. For many companies, this has resulted in...

Successful Recruiting Techniques

Recruitment is more competitive than ever before as we enter 2022. In order to stay ahead of the competition, Secure and Recruit Ltd encourages you to look at successful recruiting strategies when hiring for your business this year. You’ll find that by following our...

Effective employee retention strategies

A significant area of focus in recruitment is finding and securing the best talent. However, retaining your top talent is just as important.  Having a successful retention strategy in place can be a key differentiator for your business. And, in today's candidate...

2022 hiring trends

2021 was a year that saw a dramatic shift in the jobs market. A shift that will continue as we move into 2022. With an increase in hiring, a reduction in resources, and significant changes in candidate expectations - recruiters and HR teams must be more agile than...

Hiring the best talent in the industry

In today’s employment market, there is almost always competition for candidates. And not just any candidate. The top candidates with the best skillset and the right fit for the company.  However, we know from experience that good talent doesn’t stay on the market for...

interview tips – Job interview mistakes to avoid

Interviews are one of the most daunting tasks any adult has to face, but they are a necessary part of our everyday lives. When it comes to preparing for your next interview, you’ll want to learn more about the common job interview mistakes that candidates make. By...
Interview Tips – Questions You Should Ask In An Interview

Interview Tips – Questions You Should Ask In An Interview

The final stage of any interview usually requires you to ask questions of the interviewer. Even if you don’t have any questions you really want to ask, it’s always good to have a few prepared to show your interest in the fire and security job you are applying for. If...

Interview Tips – Common Interview Questions And Help

Interview Tips – Common Interview Questions And Help

When it comes to preparing for an interview this year, you want to make yourself aware of some of the most common questions you might be asked. While no two interviews for fire and security jobs are exactly the same, there are some questions that pop up over and over...

Interview Tips – Competency Based Interviews

Interview Tips – Competency Based Interviews

If you are in the process of applying for fire and security jobs, you might find that you have to take some competency-based interviews to land your dream job. These interviews can sometimes throw you off a little, so you’ll want to know what to expect in order to do...

The Role of a Fire and Security Engineer

The Role of a Fire and Security Engineer

A fire and security engineer is a position that more companies across the UK are recruiting to assist with their daily work. They offer a wide variety of services to a business while providing you with the support you need for your organisation. Working with a fire...

Series 2 – CV Tips – How to get your CV past AI

Series 2 – CV Tips – How to get your CV past AI

Artificial intelligence is growing. Spanning industries, various sectors, businesses, applications, and more.  In recruitment especially, AI is growing in popularity as employers look to use AI systems at the initial stages of applicants submitting their CV or...

Series 1: CV Writing Tips

Series 1: CV Writing Tips

Your CV is a way to sell yourself. To put yourself forward and show why you’re the best person for a specific job role.  However, employers and recruiters can receive hundreds of CVs and applications relating to just one job posting, making it vital that your CV and...

Women and fire and security roles

Women and fire and security roles

As we navigate through 2021 and continually remind ourselves that it is the 21st century, it’s fantastic to see just how far we have come in realigning gender inequality in the workplace.  From pay to promotions, there has been a significant culture shift, and...

The importance of fire safety and prevention

The importance of fire safety and prevention

No work environment or property is 100% safe from a fire breaking out; hence we can not underestimate or stress the importance of fire safety and prevention in the workplace.  Statistics show that fire and rescue services attended a reported 528,601 in the year 2020,...

Are you thinking about a career in fire and security?

Are you thinking about a career in fire and security?

Are you thinking about your next career move?  Or maybe you're looking at what further qualifications to go on and study to gain those vital skills needed to become a trained fire and security engineer?  Then you're in the right place.  At Secure and Recruit, we...

What to look for in a good fire and security recruitment agency

What to look for in a good fire and security recruitment agency

Keeping you and your employees safe and secure is the job of your experienced and specialist fire and safety personnel.  Ensuring that everything is compliant with all legislation and guidance and ensuring your responsibility as a manager is upheld. FIND OUT MORE...

Sector sees a rise in Security Engineering jobs

Sector sees a rise in Security Engineering jobs

Reports and research continue to show that fire and security engineering roles continue to increase despite a current downturn in vacancies across other various sectors in the UK.  In fact, recent reports go on to state that the demand for skilled workers in the fire...