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

The Fire Safety Event 2024: a roaring success!

Last week, we had the pleasure of exhibiting at the Fire Safety Event at the NEC in Birmingham. It was an incredibly busy time, and it’s only now that I’ve had a chance to sit and reflect on how successful the event was for us during those non-stop 3 days!

CELEBRATING WOMEN IN FIRE & SECURITY ENGINEERING

Meet Faye, a Regional Service Manager with over 15 years’ engineering experience in the fire and security industry.

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...
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...

CV Tips – How to Stand Out From the Crowd

CV Tips – How to Stand Out From the Crowd

There’s no denying that applying for jobs right now can be incredibly challenging. With the difficulties of the past year, you’ll find that more people than ever before are looking to change careers. While there are many positions available right now within the fire...

Interview Tips – Psychometric Tests

Interview Tips – Psychometric Tests

When it comes to screening candidates for further interviews, you’ll find that many companies in the fire and security industry use psychometric tests. These tests are a great way to filter out the hundreds of applications that were received. However, for many...

CV Tips – How to Get a Recruiter’s Attention

CV Tips – How to Get a Recruiter’s Attention

When working to secure your dream job, it’s critical that you get the recruiter’s attention. When they are sitting down to read hundreds of CVs, you need to apply the top tricks of the trade to get their attention within seconds. When you focus on following these...

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...