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. 

8 Dos and Don’ts of Interviews

Some of these interview tips may seem obvious, but we still hear of far too many occasions where people make easily avoidable mistakes during interviews – and unfortunately it often costs them their place in the recruitment process.So, make sure you are interview ready with our top tips of do’s and dont’s to help you secure that ideal fire and security role!

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...
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...

Are you thinking about a job in the security industry?

Are you thinking about a job in the security industry?

Fire and security recruitment continues to expand, with more skilled and varied roles emerging as businesses look at how they can keep their premises and staff safe and secure at all times.  If you’re looking to potentially start your career in the fire and security...

Is your talent acquisition strategy working for you?

Is your talent acquisition strategy working for you?

Every business wants the best people working for it. Of course, they do! Having the strongest teams only benefits you and your business, helping it to succeed and grow.  That's why the need to find the right talent and the best talent is at the top of everyone's...

Keeping sites safe with the right Fire and Security Engineers 

Keeping sites safe with the right Fire and Security Engineers 

When installing effective fire detection and robust fire alarm systems, we can help recruit some of the most experienced and knowledgeable fire alarm engineers around.    Continually keeping your client's sites safe and protected is essential - safe in the knowledge...

What’s best for you? Contract or Permanent employment?

What’s best for you? Contract or Permanent employment?

If you’re looking for your next career move, then it’s always helpful to weigh up the advantages and disadvantages of permanent employment compared with that of a contract role.  Understanding the differences and knowing the benefits will help you in your future...

Skills Shortages Within the Fire and Security Industry

Skills Shortages Within the Fire and Security Industry

For the past few years, the growing skills shortage within the security and fire sector has received much attention. With many experienced engineers taking their retirement or transferring industries, employers have struggled to find suitable replacements. There are...