Careers at Maritime Protection Solutions Careers at Maritime Protection Solutions


You may never have considered a career in security but if you ask any security operative you may find they have worked in the industry most of their working life.

What appears to be mundane can be very interesting. Every day is different - you are meeting different people every day of the week and the job is very customer focused. If you like interfacing with the wider community, you will enjoy the challenges.


Basically, the job is about ‘Access Control’, whereby you are responsible for ensuring persons do not enter areas where they do not have reason to be in.

Working for Maritime Protection Solutions, adds another dimension - all our staff must be licenced to the Security Industry authority industry standards and in addition must have knowledge in the International Ship and Port Facility Security (ISPS) Code.

We have a variety of positions from full time, part time and casual, so if you are interested with what we are about, look at the variety of positions below:

What would you like to do?

  • Offshore Maritime Protection Officer - Sailing on board a ferry on a fourteen (14) days on and fourteen (14) days off shift basis.

  • Onshore MPO - Shore Side - Duties to include Access control, car marshalling, patrols, screening and searching on a seven (7) days on and seven (7) days off basis.

  • Relief / Casual / Holiday cover - Summer seasonal, covering holidays, sickness and any other cover required.

Do you have the following qualifications?

  • Current SIA, Frontline Licence - Required for all roles;
  • Current STCW95 Certification - All offshore roles;
  • Current ENG1 Medical certificate - All offshore roles.

If not, we may be able to assist you obtaining them.

Where are we based?

  • Aberdeen;
  • Caithness;
  • Orkney Islands;
  • Shetland Islands, and
  • The whole of Scotland!

What can we offer you?

If you are offered employment with MPS, in addition to your hourly rate, you will be entitled to the following conditions:

  • Opportunity to enrol in our matched pension scheme.
  • Provision of your uniform and any necessary PPI.
  • Annual holiday of 22 days' holiday plus 6 public holidays a year. If you happen to work a fixed public holiday as part of your rota, you will be given a day off in lieu plus double time.
  • We also offer local staff discounts at shopping centres, and a goodwill voucher scheme.

MPS offer a professional, friendly, 'small team' atmosphere at each site, on the job training and further opportunities to develop your career whilst expanding your job knowledge.

How do I apply?

Please find our application form. This should be emailed or posted to the address below with a passport sized photo, a copy of your SIA Security Guarding Frontline License and any relevant certification. You will be notified should a suitable position arise. If you have any further queries, please do let us know.

Attn: HR Department
11 Bon Accord Crescent
AB11 6DE