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

Navigating the 2024 Holiday Pay Reforms in the UK: Essential Tips for Employers

As of January 1st, 2024, significant reforms have been introduced in the UK regarding holiday pay entitlements. These reforms aim to ensure that certain workers are not financially disadvantaged when taking time off for holidays. Understanding and implementing these changes is crucial for Fire and Security employers to remain compliant with the law while effectively managing their workforce. So how can you ensure you’re effectively navigating the 2024 holiday pay reforms in the UK?

Fire & Security Engineer 
Hiring Outlook 2024

Check out our brand new guide in partnership with Uptick: Fire & Security Engineer Hiring Outlook 2024. In January, we collaborated with Uptick - Fire & Security Software, the leading software provider to Fire, Security, and HVAC maintenance companies. We...

Become a Fire & Security Engineer: Your Guide to a Rewarding Career

The UK’s fire and security industry is booming, driven by increasing demand for skilled professionals who can design, install, and maintain crucial fire and security systems. This translates to exciting opportunities for aspiring individuals.

Fire and Security Engineer UK Salary Guide 2024

Check out our brand new UK Salary Guide for 2024, covering regional Fire and Security Engineer salaries and package information.

Navigating the Lonely Road: Mental Health Support for Fire and Security Engineers

Fire & Security Engineers play a pivotal role in safeguarding our homes, businesses, and communities.

Their expertise and dedication ensure the safety of countless lives, but behind every successful installation or maintenance check lies a demanding and often solitary journey. Working across vast distances, travelling between remote sites, and facing the unpredictable nature of emergencies can take a toll on even the most resilient individuals.

Success Stories: Marlowe X Secure & Recruit

Marlowe were Secure & Recruit’s first national client, and we’ve worked with them ever since. We were quickly able to demonstrate our expertise and market reach within the fire and security sector.

Looking for a new Fire & Security role? It’s time to stop ghosting your recruiter!

Here’s our guide to effective communication with your consultant.  At Secure & Recruit, we're passionate about matchmaking in the Fire and Security industry. Communication is the backbone of this process, and we want to stress just how vital it is to maintain...

Luton Airport Fire: A costly lesson in fire safety investment

The recent Luton Airport fire serves as a stark reminder of the critical importance of investing in a robust fire safety strategy.

Secure & Recruit: Celebrating 5 Years

It feels like just yesterday that we took that leap into the world of recruitment, armed with a vision and a passion for doing things right. Little did we know that this journey would shape into what Secure & Recruit is today.  In those early days, we were no...

Reflecting on 5 Years of Ethical Recruitment: Our Journey at Secure and Recruit

Looking back on the past five years, it’s truly remarkable to see how far we’ve come since we founded Secure and Recruit in 2018.

Secure & Recruit Joins Elevation Training Academy to Tackle Fire and Security Skills Shortage

We are proud to announce our partnership with Elevation Training Academy, a leading apprenticeship training specialist in the fire and security industry. This collaboration aims to address the skills shortage and bring in new talent to shape the next generation of...

Top Employment Benefits for Fire and Security Engineers

In a recent LinkedIn poll, we asked our network: Engineers, When looking for a new role, what is the top benefit you look for in addition to base salary? The responses have given us a real insight into what matters most to our Fire and Security candidates. We...
Why recruiting is harder now

Why recruiting is harder now

For anyone who's looking to fill in any type of vacancy, even security vacancies, the recruitment field has got a lot more complicated. The challenges in recruitment primarily stem from the levels of complexity that have been added to the overall recruitment process....

Specialised recruitment done right

Specialised recruitment done right

Finding specialised candidates can be a difficult task for even the most veteran recruitment firms. The pool of candidates is atypical to other candidate pools as there are certain requirements that are needed from the get-go that end up eliminating many possible...

The reality of the recruitment environment

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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...