Posted on 18th January 2022

Vespasian’s Funded Training and Licencing Schemes

Beginning in November of 2021, Vespasian have since launched two fully funded SIA (Security Industry Authority) Door Supervision training and licensing schemes. The course and licensing package we offer, usually costing over £500, has been given completely free of charge to 24 selected applicants so far.

Oliver, the Managing Director, assessed feedback regarding the industry and considered possible deterrents, and settled on the decision to pioneer a pilot scheme to encourage people into the business by slashing the initial training costs.

Gardiner said; ‘Vespasian have a strong history of investing in our teams, the equipment they use and the level of support that we give them. For decades, the initial part of their training and the process of team members gaining their Security Industry Authority licence with the Home Office, has been left to personal drive and investment. Times have changed, and we see many new recruits struggling to fund the initial investment required to step up into licensed security roles. As a result, I’ve decided that Vespasian is going to support new recruits earlier in the process than ever before’.

We had also funded an apprentice to complete a Level 3 First Aid and SIA qualification at Broadside Training in May. Ruby, who is currently studying a Level 3 Apprenticeship in Junior Content Producing, said: ‘I’m lucky to have landed a position at a business that genuinely wants me to succeed in both the media and security industries, I didn’t expect to be trained as a Door Supervisor when I started, but after working at live events and festivals, it’s something I’m grateful for. It taught me the skills I used behind the scenes’.

The positions after the schemes have been both part time or full time, as we operate at over 200 sites, we ensured that work is never scarce for the newly qualified Door Supervisors. The successful candidates were required to fulfil a minimum of 350 hours of SIA licensed deployments in the first 12 months, equating to 6.5 hours a week.

We hope to run similar schemes in the future, so be sure to keep an eye out for any updates!

Back to List


  • Andy Denny

    We have never worked with a contractor from ANY area of the festival who is so dedicated to providing a first class service.


  • Nick Byrne

    Glad to see some friendly faces. When security greet you with a smile and a friendly hello, it’s hard not to give back and treat them with respect. Starting exchanges on the right foot makes a difference. Glad to see a security team that give the impression that they’re on ‘our’ side.

    Festival Customer

  • Ben Miles

    Vespasian has been with us from the start and we work well together as a team. We meet regularly to discuss service provision and they are flexible enough to meet our changing needs. Their expertise and experience of the industry have been invaluable to us and to the success of our venue.

    Little Johnny Russells

Find Out More


  • The Great South Run!

    The Great South Run!

    In October 2021, our Great South Run team took on the 10 mile run in Portsmouth! Vespasian are so proud of the runners, who raising over £1,400 for the Portsmouth…

    Read More

Approved Contractor

Vespasian Security Ltd. holds SIA approved Contractor Status for the provision of Door Supervision and Security Guarding services.