Tuesday, 23 May 2017

1st JUNE 2017


Your Crash Course in Personal Protection 

This is not Martial Arts or Combat Sports. This is a life skill very much in the same frame as learning First Aid or learning to Swim.   

Date:  1st June 2017

Time:  6pm

Venue:  Magpie Security Ltd Training Academy. Unit 3. Queens Road. Nottingham. NG2 3AS

To Book Call 0115 9866 000 or email

*Maximum 12 Spaces Available


“We don't teach a style we teach a skill”

Tuesday, 2 May 2017

Magpie Security Ltd Newsletter May 2017


Hear the word 'security' and you may automatically associate it with a big, burly bouncer – but a Nottingham company is trying to change that perception.
Magpie Security wants to train the next generation of door supervisors, who it says don't have to just be "hard men" working outside nightclubs and bars.
Instead, they can keep watch in calmer environments such as student accommodation, building sites, railways, festivals – or even work as a dog handler.
Business Development Manager Steve Drake said: "We're trying to re-educate people about what security jobs involve.
"Today, door supervisors are trained in conflict management, physical intervention, body language and effective communication skills, and are a far cry from the pre-requisite of being a hard man from the old bouncer days.
"We have more than 75 guards working in security but hardly any work in licenced premises. Some are at schools, outside flats or at hospitals.
"That perception of what being a door supervisor involves is a big hurdle to get over for us, and it's very frustrating
"But it's a good time to be in security, especially if someone is looking for a new career.
"We'd also like to have more female operators because there's some jobs where we think a woman would be much better fit than a man."
Its courses vary in length, with a 20-day version costing £650, and jobs await people who complete them.
Magpie Security has rebranded the training as being for "security practitioners" in a bid to widen its audience, with trainees learning about first aid, manual handling, personal awareness and self-defence.
Mr Drake added: "We're offering the complete package. When a person leaves, us they have to be trained to write a CV, have interview skills and the right qualifications.
"It means they're a good bet for the job. We don't like someone going away and applying for a position but then finding out that they need to be fire trained, so we try to provide everything they could need.
For further information on the training services available, please click on the following link:

Congratulations to LEONIE MOORE Our Employee of the Month

Magpie Security Ltd would like to congratulate Leonie on her Employee of the Month Award.

Leonie has been part of the site security team at the Nottingham Tetri Bluu project since 2016 and has received exceptional reports from the client.
“Fantastic work Leonie… very well done” – Mr. Richard Bailey. Managing Director


Wednesday, 15 February 2017

Security Practitioner Course at Magpie Security Ltd Head Office #NewYearNewCareerNewAmbition

The Security Practitioner Course at Magpie Security Ltd HQ

 Who is this qualification for?
This qualification is aimed at individuals wishing to earn extra income or start a new career in the Private Security Industry. You then have a choice of sectors you may be able to work in, such as a Concierge, Construction Sites, Event Steward, Door Supervisor, Dog Handler, Mobile Response, Railway Industry to name but a few.

How long will it take?
To complete this qualification learners should expect to undertake approximately 45 hours of learning. The SIA stipulates a minimum of 32.5 contact hours if supported distance learning is undertaken over a minimum of 4 training days.

Next Security Practitioner Course:
Dates:   April, May, June 2017 (Courses Full).  Register Your Interest for the Next Course Today

Next Course Dates:  17-20 July 2017
Start Time: 08:00 - 17:30
Cost: £210 inc vat.  £50.00 deposit required to secure your place on the course

Venue:  Magpie Security Ltd Head Office.  Unit 3.  Queens Road.  Nottingham.  NG2 3AS

For Further information please contact Magpie Security Ltd on 01159 866 000 or Email training@magpie-security.co.uk

HABC Level 2 Award for Working as a Door Supervisor within the Private Security Industry (QCF)

Introducing The Magpie Security Ltd Mobile CCTV Vehicles

“An Innovative Solution Combining Technology & Security”  

Magpie Security Ltd would like to take this opportunity and introduce you and your business to the Magpie Security Ltd Mobile CCTV Vehicle.  Using the latest technology that the industry has to offer, we have been able to create x2 vehicles that acts as a high visual deterrent when placed in strategic locations to protect your home or business premises.

CCTV is now recognised throughout the private security industry for the prevention and detection of crime, it may also be used to monitor events and public meetings, maintaining a safe and secure environment having the capabilities to record images throughout the duration of the monitoring process. These images may be used by the Local Authority/Police to identify personnel out to cause disruption or criminal activity.

CCTV cameras can serve as a dual purpose.  Firstly, they have a deterrent effect, as wrong-doers are likely to avoid areas where they may be caught on camera.  Secondly, film footage of a crime being committed can help to ensure that the criminal is convicted.

-Infer Red PTZ (Pan Tilt Zoom)

-X4 Infer Red 360 Dome Cameras enabling all round vision.

-X1 40 inch Monitor with split screen viewing option.

-X1 Joy-stick allowing the opportunity to operate the PTZ (CCTV License Required)

-X1 DVR for internal storage and playback/recording facility.

-Solar panel, allowing 72 hours of remote viewing without the need of the engine allowing total silence in built up areas.

-Fully sign written making it identifiable and that CCTV is in operation.

-Full remote viewing and operation with IP option to view from anywhere in the UK

-Save money by reducing the number of security staff required thanks to a wider scope of CCTV coverage

-Video records available for future event planning

-Fast time CCTV evidence recovery if something does go wrong and footage is required by the police

-Ability to obtain clear images of offences being committed resulting in the appropriate action being able to be taken effectively

-We are able to provide an additional peace of mind, provide a safer environment and deter and prevent crime from occurring at your event. This mobile CCTV van is available to hire for a number of situations including music festivals, football matches, anti-ticket touting, race meetings, crime prevention in local areas and many, many more.

So if you’re looking to hire a mobile CCTV unit, please feel free to contact us today on 0115 9866 000.   We’ll assess your need and propose the most effective course of action for your requirements.

Wednesday, 11 January 2017



With thousands of career choices available how do you know what career path is best for you. If you are keen on safety and security, then read on because this could be a perfect career choice for you. A career in security is a highly responsible position where you are required to keep any premises and people safe and secure.

Some enjoy a career in security as there are various challenges faced every day, others may choose this career as they can achieve a sense of duty and responsibility.

There’s always a demand for security in every populated area in the country, from event security to bodyguard jobs. If you are considering beginning your career in security, read on to find out more about the role and if it matches your expectations and career aspirations.

How Do I Get a Job in Security?

Like any career, the first thing you need to do before applying for a job is to get the appropriate training and licenses. In many places, it is illegal for you to do security work without meeting a set list of requirements, this being certification, security checks and medical checks to ensure you are of a good physical fitness for what can sometimes be a physical job.

In order to work in the security industry, you are required to be:

· Honest, mature and responsible with a positive attitude to work
· Polite and helpful
· A reasonable level of physical fitness
· A good level of written communication skills to write reports
· The confidence to challenge people when necessary
· The ability to remain calm and controlled in stressful situations
· Use your initiative and be able to make quick decisions
· SIA Licenced

If you can say yes to the first 7 headings we can help you achieve the last requirement on the list. In fact, we almost guarantee that if you can without any doubt say yes to the first 7 requirements you will already have most of skills it takes to obtain your security licence.

Under the Private Security Industry Authority Act 2001, all individuals wishing to work in the private security industry must undertake a recognised qualification before applying for a licence. We can help you obtain the licence you need to get you started.

“We are the Security Training Specialist” 

The courses offered focus on different domains within the security sector and will give delegates the necessary understanding to work in a variety of different scenarios.

The approved Home Office / SIA training we deliver addresses the different techniques used in day-to-day experiences of those working in security positions.

“We understand that examinations can be a little daunting but don't worry. “Our security training specialist makes the course entertaining and easy to understand, and above all takes pride in his high percentage pass rate. So, if you are looking for a new career in the early part of this new year we have a variety of security jobs available in the East Midlands.” – Magpie Security Ltd

For further information on our Training Courses and to Pre-Register, simply click on the link below: