Become a Security Risk Assessor
Alwinco is looking for highly talented persons who wish to gain a deeper understanding of Security Risk Assessments.
Experience in Security Risk Assessments is not necessary, however, experience in the security industry will be to your advantage. PR, Marketing and Project skills is beneficial.
This is a unique opportunity to increase and develop your skills which will unlock a plethora of doors for you.
The Learnership Program is for individuals who want to advance their career in the challenging and diverse world of security assessments and consulting.
The learnership program offers a ‘Spotter’ position which will provide the necessary skills and knowledge to become a Security Risk Assessor. A ‘Spotter’s’ responsibility is to ‘spot’ which companies require Independent Security Risk Assessments.
This position is ideal for anyone looking to earn an additional income. It is also the first step to becoming a Security Risk Assessor.
Understanding the concept
Many individuals do not understand the concept of a Security Risk Assessment. During the Learnership Program, we will teach you the definitions and concepts and we will point out certain aspects that need to be looked at when identifying risks and providing solutions. Conveying the findings without fully understanding the concept, it will be very difficult, if not impossible.
The success of an Independent Security Risk Assessment lies in the understanding thereof and a vital part of the process is to ensure that your client fully understands this concept.
Not being able to clearly communicate the purpose of the assessment as well as the findings and solutions will create distrust and will certainly result in failure. While the ability to communicate cannot be taught, we will provide you with the tools to equip yourself with to optimize your chances of success.
To assist in the process of understanding what an Independent Security Risk Assessment is, and to encourage people to learn new communication skills, we believe that the ‘Spotter’ program will be the perfect learning tool.
The ‘Spotter’ program is low-cost to everyone involved and works on a commission basis. If you successfully ‘spot’ a company that requires our service, you will receive a commission. Alwinco is a virtual company which makes working from any location a possibility.
The next step
The Spotter Program was developed due to the need for Security Risk Assessors. People tend to follow the mainstream approach in assessing risk and this is not the right way.
The main problem is that most Assessors think from the ‘what’ perspective, meaning they look at the sale of a product rather than the identification of the security risk.
What makes the Spotter Program unique is that it forces the ‘spotter’ focus on the ‘Risk Assessment’ concept and not on the solution aspect of the assessment.
Changing a person’s perception and way of thinking about this concept is not as simple as it sounds. The general approach is to make the solution fit the risk; however, this does not work as can be seen in the crime statistics. If this approach worked over the last 50 years, we would not have the crime that we are dealing with now.
A Security Risk Assessor needs to look at the risk first and then find a solution to fit the risk. This is what most Security Risk Assessors lack.
This program also teaches and forces the individual to understand the Risk Assessment concept as well as to speak to people about this concept.
A Risk Assessor must be able to communicate the findings and information to their clients. This forms part of being a Risk Assessor. We can give you the information you need to compile a Risk Assessment, we can give you a writer, but we cannot speak on your behalf. A Risk Assessor has to be able to call people, relay information, arrange meetings and so on in order to be able to fully understand the scope of the Assessment as well as the people. This is also a crucial part of service delivery. You need to know how to handle being told ‘no’, and you should be able to handle resistance from your clients in the sense that they might not always like what you are going to share with them in the Assessment document.
Further to this, you need to really understand the concept of a Security Risk Assessment so well that you will be able to answer any type of security and risk-related question that the Board of Directors, the Management team, an angry homeowner and so on, might throw at you.
There are many facets to becoming a Security Risk Assessor and this is the type of knowledge and experience you will gain during the Spotter Program. The Spotter Program will teach you everything you need to know about the concept of a Security Risk Assessment, communication, the ins and outs of an assessment without focusing on the solution, but only focusing on finding the security risks that will inevitably lead to crime.
Alwinco wants to get more truly Independent Security Risk Assessors in the field, however, it is not the easiest thing to do if people do not understand the concept. Further to this, I do not think it is fair to employ someone and teaching them everything about Security Risk Assessments just to lose that person in three months.
Most Spotters are scattered throughout South Africa which makes controlling and monitoring their movements very difficult, hence the decision to pay them a commission. Yes, you can sit at home every day and earn nothing, and you can also be a Spotter and earn nothing if you do nothing. If you work hard and you put effort into the Spotter Program, I assure you that the fruit you will reap will be sweet. The added bonus is that you will learn something new every day.
Nowadays we need to think out of the box if we want to survive. I believe that COVID-19 has shown us that we need to be prepared for anything and we can no longer rely on a fixed salary. Many people have moved over to a commission-based income in order to survive.
People interested in the Spotter Program should be interested in ‘risk’ they must want to understand it, learn more about it, practice it and so on. Also, becoming a Security Risk Assessor is not a stepping-stone. It is a career. If you think of taking on the Spotter Program until you find something else, I urge you to reconsider.
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Written by Andre Mundell