Security staffing post Brexit
The UK security profession has a broad reliance on EU nationals. We now need to attract applicants, technically qualified to UK standards, from countries outside the EU. The UK economy has been super fuelled by giving opportunities to barista, hospitality staff and receptionists on zero hours contracts.
This gig or sharing economy developed by Airbnb and the platform economy in the shape of Uber, Deliveroo and home cleaners, will continue in the UK. Such flexibility is possible in non-technical security service sector roles.
On leaving the EU, companies will attract skilled people from a multiplicity of countries as long as the UK visa rules are clear and uncomplicated. We could attract more multi linguists, important for global business and for removing ourselves from the drug of creating mainly low-paid jobs.
Peter J French MBE CPP Fsyi Managing Director, SSR Personnel