Glen Fraser - ASDA Security Guard

Glen Fraser - ASDA Security Guard

Name, Age and Hometown.

Glen Fraser, Age 46, Forres

Job title (list all job titles for the duration of employment).

Security Guard – Asda, Elgin. I have been working for Asda for 3 years.

What attracted you to the industry you are in?

Flexibility was what attracted me to this industry.

Describe your day-to-day role.

Making sure the store, my colleagues and customers are safe, reviewing CCTV, walking the shop floor.

What kind of training have you done?

Internal training – use of a computer system and CCTV system.

What skills have you learned?

Better communication skills and how to be patient.

Do you like living and working in Moray? Explain why/ why not.

Yes – it is home.

What skills are the most important for you to do your job well?

Communication, being vigilant, and how to deal when conflict arises.

Was there anything about the job that surprised you?

It’s not just standing at the front door. There is much more that goes on behind the scenes!

What’s your favourite part of the job?

Stopping shoplifters and interacting with customers.

Did you always want to pursue a career in this industry?

No, I didn’t always pursue going into this industry.

What is your advice for young school leavers looking to start an apprenticeship?

Just go for it!

What is your career goal?

I am happy where I am.

How does it feel to be a KeyWorker on the frontline, supporting the Country’s fight against Covid-19?

I don’t feel that I am a keyworker, I am just doing my job. Helping the public during this time makes me proud of being a keyworker.

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