Working in security

Find out about working in security and how you can get a job in this area.

New Zealand's security industry is growing fast with lots of job and career opportunities.


Employers are now looking for people to fill security roles.

Types of security jobs

Some jobs are permanent and others are seasonal.

You can also earn while you learn with apprenticeships and other qualifications.

  • What you need

    You'll need to be fit and willing to work at different times of the day.

    You'll also need to:

    • be at least 18 years old
    • complete a Ministry of Justice police check
    • be able to deal with different and sometimes difficult circumstances
    • be good at communicating
    • have good attention to detail
    • be reliable
    • be able to keep information confidential.

    It's not essential but it would be good if you have your driver's licence.

  • How much you'll earn

    This depends on your employer and the job. You will at least get the minimum wage.

  • How to apply

    You can either:

    • apply for a job using our online database Find a Job
    • call us on 0800 779 009 or
    • visit your nearest Work and Income office.