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Security jobs in Switzerland

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Currently I'm working as Aviation Security Officer at Chopin Airport in Poland. Yeah, that guy who's about to confiscate your precious 150ml Calvin Klein . I've got couple years of experience in the whole security industry, also got some firearms training.

And here is my question - does anyone have experience in working as security officer in Switzerland? Or anything related with security? Is it possible to get a fair job in this branch as a foreigner with B permission? I heard that some cantons are recruiting foreigners(though with C permission) for Police. That get my hopes up.

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Old 17.01.2016, 12:26
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Re: Security jobs in Switzerland

Do you speak one or more Swiss languages fluently?

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Old 17.01.2016, 12:35
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Re: Security jobs in Switzerland

Ah, one of "those" are you? Well welcome to a forum where most members are frequent flyers….!


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Re: Security jobs in Switzerland

Although your question appears directed at obtaining employment in the Swiss police, there are many private security companies in Switzerland. The largest are Securitas (a Swiss company) and Protectus (owned by Securitas of Sweden). A list of Swiss security companies that are members of a national association are at this link:

http://www.vssu.org/portals/0/vipu/Mitgliederliste.pdf

Some embassies contract their security to these firms and require English as a working language. However, as an opinion, it will be most difficult to get a security job without speaking one of the three national languages.
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Old 17.01.2016, 12:57
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Re: Security jobs in Switzerland

The security companies here do not pay exceptionally well, but there is work here.

http://www.securitas.ch/

https://www.jobs.ch/de/firma/Protectas-SA/19583
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Re: Security jobs in Switzerland

A Swiss language will be a must. English as a bonus language will help, but fluency in German, French or Italian, depending on which part of the country you're looking to move to will be a requirement. From Securitas' website:


3. General requirements:
  • minimum age 18,
  • school leaving certificate or completed apprenticeship,
  • impeccable record (no criminal charges),
  • good knowledge of the language being spoken in the working area,
  • knowledge of foreign languages,
  • physical and psychological stability,
  • you are mobile
  • you are in financially sound circumstances (no collection procedures).
If you don't have that, you can pretty much forget it.
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Re: Security jobs in Switzerland

Well, I'd rate my german proficiency at something between B1 and B2. Still learning, of course. Also got some basic French and spoken Japanese(two years as security officer in Japanese Embassy)

Mostly I'm afraid that potential employers would not recognize my experience and it will be start from beggining :/
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Well, I'd rate my german proficiency at something between B1 and B2. Still learning, of course. Also got some basic French and spoken Japanese(two years as security officer in Japanese Embassy)

Mostly I'm afraid that potential employers would not recognize my experience and it will be start from beggining :/
Just show them few aikido tricks at the interview and you are in
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Re: Security jobs in Switzerland

Yeah, sure knocking down someone would be helpful in recrutation

Well, I don't even know aikido. Just some krav maga and big size. And bionic x ray eyes. That's top secret, but every security officer have them, so better don't lie to us .
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Re: Security jobs in Switzerland

There are currently openings for the same job at zurich airport
http://www.jobs.ch/de/job/Bewachung-...733453/141/1/0

but you have to be swiss(no foreigners are allowed).

I work sometimes as a security , mainly when there are openairs or the streetparade. The money is ok, but sometimes it is rough.

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Re: Security jobs in Switzerland

Thank you all for the answers.

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There are cuurently openings for the same job at zurich airport
http://www.jobs.ch/de/job/Bewachung-...733453/141/1/0

but you have to be swiss(no foreigners are allowed).

I work sometimes as a security , mainly when are openairs or the streetparade. The money is ok, but sometimes it is rough.

It sucks. There's no problem with nationality in EU countries, I even had an offer from Dublin Airport.
Could you tell me please, if there are any foreigners working with you at those events?
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Re: Security jobs in Switzerland

Yes, one is dutch and there are germans as well.
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Re: Security jobs in Switzerland

Thank you all, these answers were really helpful. I'm still researching anyway, so if anyone know something about security branch in Switzerland - please let me know, I would be really grateful.
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Re: Security jobs in Switzerland

Most openings in the secruity business require now a permit C , as i
checked the vancancies at jobs.ch

Payment in the security business is about the same as in the hospitality business,
if you have more knowledge and competencies, you will be paid suitable.
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Re: Security jobs in Switzerland

You might want to start your research here:

http://www.securitas.ch/en/jobs/how-...securitas.html

http://www.protectas.com/en-GB/careers/

Whether they both require a C permit first I don't know. If so, then you'll not get one of those for at least 5 years as an EU national so you'd have to find other work to do while you wait.
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Re: Security jobs in Switzerland

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Currently I'm working as Aviation Security Officer at Chopin Airport in Poland. Yeah, that guy who's about to confiscate your precious 150ml Calvin Klein . I've got couple years of experience in the whole security industry, also got some firearms training.

And here is my question - does anyone have experience in working as security officer in Switzerland? Or anything related with security? Is it possible to get a fair job in this branch as a foreigner with B permission? I heard that some cantons are recruiting foreigners(though with C permission) for Police. That get my hopes up.

Sincerely
Matt
Sorry but your post contains a reference to 150ml container. The rules are clear, you cannot mention anything above 100ml. I'm afraid we have to confiscate it.


PS: What's the situation in "dual countries" airports? (Basel, Geneva)... They must hire Europeans without any problem, no? have you tried?
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Re: Security jobs in Switzerland

Another thread where I am wondering what the OP is offering Switzerland rather than the other way round
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