How to become a store detective
You can get into this job through:
- an apprenticeship
- applying directly
Apprenticeships relevant to this role include:
- Level 3 Security first line manager
You'll usually need:
- 5 GCSEs at grades 9 to 4 (A* to C), or equivalent, including English and maths, for an advanced apprenticeship
You could apply directly for jobs if you've got relevant experience in retail security, or from working in the police, armed forces or a security company.
You'll find more details about security training and licensing through the Security Industry Authority.