The security industry in Kenya has experienced robust changes where people no longer hire individuals to guard their property.
The current trend has seen most people prefer to hire a security company which in turn provides the security guards.
This system is more reliable because any liability on the guard’s part is handled by their employer.
Consequently, companies dealing with security are forced to hire highly qualified and competent personnel.
One such company in Kenya is BM Security, founded by Bob Morgan, a senior assistant commissioner of police in 1984.
The company’s main clientele is the corporate, banking, diplomatic, and residential sectors.
Boasting over 30 years of experience, BM Security offers a range of security services.
There is, therefore, a variety of jobs one can be employed to do at the firm.
Vacancies at BM Security
Currently, the following job opportunities are available as advertised on the company website:
- Security Officers, Security Ladies, and Dog handlers are recruited on a daily basis
- Training Supervisor
- Day and Night Supervisors
- Sniffer In-Charge
- Maternity In-Charge
- Internal Auditing Officers
- Sales Executives
- Investigations Officers
- Legal and Admin officers
Salary Scale at BM Security
In terms of remuneration, BM Security is a well-paying company where each employee is paid according to the position they hold at the company.
The salaries range from Ksh. 20,000 for the low-tier jobs while those in management positions earn up to Ksh. 75,000.
Security guards who are the majority of the employees at the company earn a starting salary of Ksh. 20,000, which increases gradually to Ksh. 35,000 based on performance and experience.
Additionally, security personnel are paid Ksh. 3,000 housing allowance and Ksh. 1500 for medical cover.
Female guards have a three months paid maternity leave where they are paid 75% of their monthly earnings.
Security Job Requirements
The basic requirements for one to be considered for a security job at BM Security are:
- Must be a Kenyan Citizen with a valid National ID.
- The age limit for men is between 24 and 38 years while for the ladies it is between 22 and 28 years.
- A minimum of a D plain in the K.C.S.E examinations.
- A valid certificate of Good Conduct. (Must be less than a year old)
- Physically and mentally fit.
- Proficiency in both written and spoken English and Kiswahili.
- Height requirements are at least 5’8 feet for men and 5’7 feet for ladies.
- In case a person was previously employed, they should have a perfect employment record.
The applicants who qualify for the advertised positions are trained at the company’s various state-of-the-art facilities throughout the country.
The training is handled by highly qualified training officers under the supervision of Senior Training officers and Training managers.
This process usually takes a period of roughly three weeks.
Only those who pass the training are retained by the company as full-time employees.
One of BM Security’s core values is the employment of the best available people. To ensure continued success, the company constantly strives to improve employee competence by inspiring them and providing them with chances for career growth and development.
This is achieved through continued advanced training and job promotions which come with an increase in salary.
How to Apply
Once jobs are advertised, prospective applicants can submit their applications through the various methods provided by the company:
The company has an online portal that contains a form that can be filled with the provision to attach required documents (Curriculum Vitae and relevant academic certificates). The website can be accessed via any internet browser at www.bmsecurity/cv-form/.
Alternatively, the applications can be dropped at their head office at:
- CMS-Africa, 13th floor along Chania Avenue in Nairobi.
- Polo Cottage, Jamhuri Road, Nairobi
Being part of the solution is something every person strives for.
With massive unemployment in Kenya leading to increased criminal activities, BM Security is a perfect solution for both the aforementioned problems.
The security firm offers equal employment opportunities to all along with attractive salary packages and should be considered by all those seeking employment.
If the many rave reviews on popular social media platforms are anything to go by, working at BM Security is an amazing and rewarding opportunity.