Training and Development

The Training and Development Department has been an integral part of Showsec from its inception, providing a pathway for staff from entry-level training through to degree level.

Pioneering personal development, Showsec trains Stewards, licenced staff and Supervisors in the knowledge and skills they require to deliver excellence in their duties.


Free induction training is provided to all Stewards before they begin working with us. Candidates are invited to an online or classroom-based session where they are coached on their role, responsibilities and work through operational scenarios with an experienced trainer. Exploring the Showsec brand and ethics, and discovering information regarding the Private Security Industry, relevant legislation and safety awareness, customer service and health and safety: the training session provides a solid understanding for the role ahead. Stewards will also be required to complete a series of online eLearning courses.

SIA Door Supervisor

Showsec is dedicated to growing staff and providing a clear development pathway for those wanting to progress in the field. To work as a Door Supervisor, staff need to complete the relevant training and hold a valid SIA Door Supervisor licence.

Courses are organised for those wanting to make the step from Steward to SIA Door Supervisor. Find out more about the training HERE.

Alongside additional pay, there are more opportunities to work a variety of roles and the chance to develop further and become an Event Supervisor.

To work as a door supervisor staff will need to have completed the relevant training and hold a valid SIA Door Supervisor licence. An SIA Door Supervisor Induction will also need to be completed plus other mandatory eLearning courses.

Similar to Stewards, Door Supervisors also can complete optional training which will be organised and highlighted by the Training Department.

Event Supervisor

For those looking to progress – the learning pathway continues from SIA Door Supervisor to Event Supervisor. When applying to become an Event Supervisor, a competency framework will be completed for the current roles the applicant is undertaking, interviews are conducted and if successful, the training process will begin. This will involve online learning modules, 2-days of online or classroom-based training session and on-the-job mentoring and coaching.

Aiding to develop the learner’s leadership and decision-making skills, Event Supervisors look after a team of Stewards and/or SIA Door Supervisors on shift and can further choose to undertake a 1-day online or classroom-based course to progress to a Head of Security role. To be offered the opportunity to become a Head of Security, candidates must again have a competency framework completed and pass an interview with their Area’s Operations Manager.

Further Development

Showsec aims to develop staff to the highest standards with the most up-to-date information. For those wanting to make a career out of event security, staff can undertake the Showsec Management Development Programme.

Showsec’s Management Development Program (MDP) takes staff on a full-time programme for a 9-month period, undertaking a mixture of classroom-based learning as well as on-the-job mentoring and operational work.

For more information regarding our Management Development Program please click here.

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