Physical Security Trainer

Security Trainer

Minimum 12th 

Certified training for Personal Security Officer (programme aligned to SSS/Q 0801 released by Security Sector Skill Development Council)

Not Applicable

The tasks a Physical Security Trainer is expected to perform include:

Providing training to a batch of trainees within a stipulated period of time and according to a certified syllabus

Training armed security guards in the safe and proficient handling and use of licensed firearms

Imparting knowledge, refining understanding of the subject and honing the skills of pupils

Teaching and training freshers as well as those who are already working 

Proficient in the handling and use of licensed firearms

Well-versed with inclusive teaching methods for men and women, freshers and adult learners like audio-visual, e-learning, etc. 

Knowledge of methods to promote teamwork and enhance class participation

Well-versed with the use of training aids and outdoor training

Proficient in using computers for training

Knowledge of basic testing and functionality checks for available security equipment

Well-versed with various communication and security equipments

Knowledge of firearms safety aspects

Proficient in using CCTV footage to reconstruct events

Well-versed with the process of organizing an immediate search to recover lost property

Knowledge of threats/risks associated with vehicle escort duty

Proficient in physical intervention techniques

Well-versed with necessary weapons and ammunition, safety gear, equipment/aids and their methods of use

Knowledge of the types and characteristics of ammunition

Well-versed with the safety procedure for firearms

Physically fit

As per PSARA-2005 requirements

Good moral character

Mentally alert



Innovative thinking

Good communication skills

Safety conscious


Aptitude for training and teaching

Calm composure

It needs one to be on their toes

Need to handle a team

Local travelling is not a part of this job

Part-time work and contractual jobs are available in some cities

Work from home option is not available

Working hours
Working hours are 8/10 hours everyday for 5/6 days a week. This may vary from institution to institution

Shift system maybe available

Is the job suitable for a candidate with special needs?

The job is not considered to be hazardous or dangerous 

Health hazards include exposure to arms and ammunition, physical exertion, etc.

Occupational hazards include risk of injuries, etc.

Will be updated

Overview of the Private Security Sector

According to FICCI the private security industry in India is estimated to be worth 22,000 crores and is likely to cross 40,000 crores by 2015. The industry?s most notable growth has been in the past 6-7 years, with a CAGR of over 25%. The number of companies operational is approximately 15, 000 including both unorganized and organized sectors. There are over 5 million private security guards available, as compared to 3.2 million police officers, which is one of the major factors in boosting the demand in the industry.

The domestic private security services industry aims at registering over 20 per cent growth in the next few years and expects to double its market size to 80,000 crores by 2020. The 40,000 crores private security sector in India, which has over 15,000 security services firms, operates across 600 districts and directly employs about 70 lakh individuals, and plans to achieve robust growth on the back of rising demand for manned guarding and cash services business. The private security services sector has a workforce of 7 million guard-men and women engaged in providing private security cover to the nation. The cash services business is still a small category of the private security industry, which currently contributes 10 per cent to the industry. This segment is expected to grow at a rate of 20-25 per cent over the next few years, which has to do with the growth of ATMs across the country.

This sector employs about 50,000 individuals and caters to approximately 1 lakh ATMs pan-India for cash replenishment services. Apart from man guarding and cash services, several security service companies provide allied services such as installation, operations and maintenance of electronic security products such as CCTVs. All these factors put together is only going to increase the job opportunities for a Physical Security Trainer across towns and cities in India.

Security companies/agencies across India

Towns and cities across India

Will be updated

All commerce, science and arts colleges across India

Frontline Group

Scientific Security Management Services Pvt. Ltd.