Employee Testimonials

Be part of the family

It would be easy for us to tell you what working with Provincial is like and why you would love being a part of our family, but we thought it would be better to let some our valued staff tell you for themselves.

Tess Pearson

“Knowing that no two days on site will be the same.”

- Tess

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Jessica Deane

“I enjoy the fact that I can use my customer service skills. I am actively encouraged to be friendly to the employees we look after and it is a great pleasure to me to see everybody smiling because of our great service.”

- Jessica Deane

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Aedeena Connolly

“All staff and bosses, both in Provincial and my other sites, have been very supportive and helpful throughout my working career. Love working for Provincial.”

- Aedeena Connolly

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Stefan Popescu

“The most challenging but also one of the most enjoyable parts of my job come from dealing with new situations daily, but performing the job to the best of my abilities and with the support of a dedicated team, we always respond to all of the customers’ requests and all the unforeseen events in a professional manner.”

- Stefan Popescu

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Diane Quinn

“Every day is different, no 2 days are ever the same. The variety of my job makes it exciting. You could be dealing with an employee about a badge to then dealing with 100+ external guests that are onsite for an event. These guests could be from new born to 90+ of age.”

- Diane Quinn

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Ashlea Addison

“The chance is always there to always progress and take on new challenges. Meeting new people on a daily basis is great and also feeling part of such a brilliant team.”

- Ashlea

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Ellen O’Shea

“So far my main highlight has been how open Provincial has been to any feedback you give, and how they have actually taken on-board suggestions made by myself and my colleague who started in the role as Brand Ambassador. “


-Ellen O’Shea

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Rachel Stowe

“Interacting with new people every day would be the best part about my job. I love the hundreds of good mornings I get every day with a smile – the employees here are amazing. Also I completed a secretarial course last year and being able to use what I learnt on a daily basis though all of Microsoft Office has been amazing!”

- Rachel Stowe

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Colin Lynch

“Provincial have a rich reputation for being very good to their staff i.e. industry leading wage package, training opportunities and most importantly, opportunities for career development – this made Provincial an attractive option for me.”


- Colin Lynch

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Daniel Copaciu

“Working with Provincial gave me the opportunity to learn something new every day. When I was promoted to TL the role brought its challenges that I am happy to say I have overcome with the management support available.”

- Daniel Copaciu

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Eddie Pollard

“My highlights with Provincial was the progression in the company I went from a Security Officer to stand in Supervisor and then becoming a full time Supervisor with one of our biggest Sites and clients.”

- Eddie Pollard

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Sinisa Popovic

“In Provincial there are lots of opportunities for learning and growth, also as opportunities to move forward in the career.”

- Sinisa Popovic

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How long have you been with Provincial?

Started in April 1998

What made you join?

Long story…just to say that my family and I have thrived thanks to Provincial.

What have been your highlights while at Provincial?

In the past working with a great team of career driven and helpful men and women, some still with us, some not. R.I.P.

What do you enjoy most about your job?

Knowing that no two days on site will be the same.

What is the most challenging part of your job?

Oh sorry can’t answer that one, might get my P45 in the post if I did (ha ha).

What training have you done?

All the on-site training that has been provided.

What opportunities do you see in the future?

I have enjoyed my days and nights here, thanks Provincial!

Would you recommend Provincial to your friends?

Yes

How long have you been with Provincial?

I started last November, so I’ve been with the company for 7 months.

What made you join?

I saw the company as a very progressive security company. The contracts they manage are all constantly developing, which I thought would be a great opportunity to develop my own skills. Since starting I found the large team I work with to be a great support and have turned into very good friends. There is great team spirit.

What have been your highlights while at Provincial?

The management have been very flexible and understanding whenever I needed time off and regularly check-in to see how everyone is.

What do you enjoy most about your job?

I enjoy the fact that I can use my customer service skills. I am actively encouraged to be friendly to the employees we look after and it is a great pleasure to me to see everybody smiling because of our great service.

What is the most challenging part of your job?

As the company and contracts continue to grow and expand, there is constant changes in our working environment. Therefore it is very important that we adapt ourselves and change along with the needs of the client.

What training have you done?

Since starting only 7 months ago, I have been trained to the highest of standards in every aspect of my job. I have also received extra training in areas such as customer service and constantly refreshed on our clients SOP’s.

What opportunities do you see in the future?

In the future I see myself staying within Provincial but moving across into a role that is more customer-service based, rather than security.

Would you recommend Provincial to your friends?

I would definitely recommend Provincial to friends because of how often I see new opportunities, promotions and training provided to their staff.

How long have you been with Provincial?

I have been with Provincial since November 2015

What made you join?

It was an opportunity I couldn’t miss out on - and perfect timing. I had just finished an Administrative course.

What have been your highlights while at Provincial?

Meeting amazing people throughout all the sites I’ve worked on. But especially when I became full-time. All staff and bosses, both in Provincial and my other sites, have been very supportive and helpful throughout my working career. Love working for Provincial.

What do you enjoy most about your job?

Helping people around me and cheering people up, even if its just listening to them. I enjoy working with my team - they’re brilliant.

What is the most challenging part of your job?

I find when our lenel system is acting up, it does get difficult but me and the team work together to figure things out.

What training have you done?

I have completed the Griffith training for Anti terrorism. I’ve also done a conflict management course.

What opportunities do you see in the future?

I wish to complete my PSA licence, but would also like to do a supervisor course. Overall I do see growth in the company and its future and 100% want to be part of it.

Would you recommend Provincial to your friends?

I have done and will continue to recommend Provincial to both friends and Family.

How long have you been with Provincial?

I Started my employment with Provincial Security on 08.05.2017, so a little over 1 year

What made you join?

I needed a change from my previous site and also, I heard great feedback about the company.

What have been your highlights while at Provincial?

Regarding the site I am currently deployed in I would have to say that the most important thing would have to be seeing this project materialize. Regarding my employment with Provincial, the highlights would be the opportunity I’ve been given, to be part of this great team, and also the opportunities that the company has given me regarding my career.

What do you enjoy most about your job?

The everchanging site, and the challenges that arise every day.

What is the most challenging part of your job?

The most challenging but also one of the most enjoyable parts of my job come from dealing with new situations daily, but performing the job to the best of my abilities and with the support of a dedicated team, we always respond to all of the customers’ requests and all the unforeseen events in a professional manner while always keeping a smile on our faces.

What training have you done?

Since I started my employment with the company, I have been trained on all posts on site, including the more challenging posts such as Gate 2 and SOC. Apart from the post specific training, Provincial Security have provided me with the Aid Response Training which was delivered in such a professional and also enjoyable manner by the trainer. While on site I have also completed the MACE H&S Supervisory Training

What opportunities do you see in the future?

Based on my evolution so far within the company, I can state that Provincial is the type of company that recognises, and rewards had work and commitment. It’s a company that invests in it’s staff. I hope that by performing the tasks given to me the same way I have been doing so far, with improving and constant learning, I see my role growing in the future.

Would you recommend Provincial to your friends?

I have already done so, some of my friends already successfully applied and are employed now with Provincial. I will continue to recommend the company 100%.

How long have you been with Provincial?

1 year.

What made you join?

New career change and exciting opportunities.;

What have been your highlights while at Provincial?

The friends I have made that turned into a Family.

What do you enjoy most about your job?

Every day is different, no 2 days are ever the same. The variety of my job makes it exciting. You could be dealing with an employee about a badge to then dealing with 100+ external guests that are onsite for an event. These guests could be from new born to 90+ of age.

What is the most challenging part of your job?

As the company expands and different protocols happen all the time, I need to make sure I am aware of new procedures and protocols. This can be challenging as you may need to adapt to a new way of doing old jobs.

What training have you done?

I have done reception training onsite from NHO to being retrained on all onsite SOP’s.

What opportunities do you see in the future?

Opportunities arise all the time in this job and the company love to see people move up so I can see myself getting a higher position and working within the Managment team.

Would you recommend Provincial to your friends?

100%. Best company I have ever worked for.

How long have you been with Provincial?

I have worked with Provincial since December 2016, so about a year and a half.

What made you join?

I wanted a career change and to move to a growing and expanding company where I could progress. I started to look at job opportunities and knew I wanted to be a part of Provincial from the start. The training provided and opportunities available are second to none with Provincial.

What have been your highlights while at Provincial?

We have made the transition from a construction site to a newly built building and we did so as a team and without flaw so that was great to be a part of. I have also completed a lot of new training with the company which it brilliant. I also meet a lot of new people on a dailybasis which I love.

What do you enjoy most about your job?

The chance is always there to always progress and take on new challenges. Meeting new people on a daily basis is great and also feeling part of such a brilliant team.

What is the most challenging part of your job?

To be honest I love my job here and don’t see it as challenging to myself, I like to take on new tasks and get a successful completion on them.

What training have you done?

I have completed:

  • My PSA Licence
  • The Art Of Service
  • Occupational First Aid
  • Manual Handling
  • Project Griffin

What opportunities do you see in the future?

I would love to progress further with the company and maybe complete the Management Training Course.

Would you recommend Provincial to your friends?

Without a doubt and I have done so on two occasions where the candidates were also successful in getting a job offer.

How long have you been with Provincial?

I have been working with Provincial for almost four months now.

What made you join?

The role sounded very interesting and was something I thought I would enjoy. I was also impressed with everyone I met during my interview process, they were all very friendly and professional.

What have been your highlights while at Provincial?

So far my main highlight has been how open Provincial has been to any feedback you give, and how they have actually taken on-board suggestions made by myself and my colleague who started in the role as Brand Ambassador.

What do you enjoy most about your job?

I love how no two days are the same, I get to meet so many different people every day and that really keeps things interesting. It feels like there is so much potential for growth and career progression, which is always something that was important to me.

What is the most challenging part of your job?

Probably the uncertainty, you can be pulled in any different direction at any time of the day. You never really know what is coming next, so you are kept on your toes all the times! Ironically this is also what I love about it, challenge is what helps us grow and I feel this role is doing that for me.

What training have you done?

I completed NHO security training in my first week. I received training in the role from my manager and also cross team training from reception and front of house.

What opportunities do you see in the future?

I see many different avenues and opportunities in the future. Many of my colleagues have moved or have been promoted into other roles quite quickly after commencing employment with Provincial.

Would you recommend Provincial to your friends?

Yes I definitely would, they are a great company to work for. They are always willing to listen and help you in any way they possibly can.

- Ellen O’Shea

How long have you been with Provincial?

I have been with Provincial 6 nearly 7 months now.

What made you join?

It was recommended by another member of the company so I applied for the Receptionist role that was advertised – I am so glad I did!

What have been your highlights while at Provincial?

Meeting the amazing team I am working with on a daily basis. Working with a brilliant manager that takes time for his team and is constantly teaching me new things. Being in a company that genuinely cares about their employees.

What do you enjoy most about your job?

Interacting with new people every day would be the best part about my job. I love the hundreds of good mornings I get every day with a smile – the employees here are amazing. Also I completed a secretarial course last year and being able to use what I learnt on a daily basis though all of Microsoft Office has been amazing!

What is the most challenging part of your job?

Possibly the 5:30am wake up call, but my hours are brilliant so I wouldn’t have it any other way! I face new challenges every day in here but when you have a brilliant team behind you and a manager that is always there for you these are easily overcome.

What training have you done?

I have done a three day First Aid Course which was brilliant. We are going on a Conflict Management course next week which I am very excited about. I also do weekly training with my manager on Dry Drills, Report Writing and training on our systems.

What opportunities do you see in the future?

At the moment I am really enjoying my role and everything I am learning, I do have my own dreams for my future and I am sure Provincial will help me achieve these. I have heard plenty of stories since I started about all the different opportunities different employees have received since starting with Provincial. A lot of these employees received these opportunities only after a year of employment which I was quite shocked about. I am very excited to see what the future holds.

Would you recommend Provincial to your friends?

A million percent. I always thought work was work and it was just a part of life that has to be done but the saying is so true, once you find a job you love you will never work again. Thanks to Provincial that’s how I feel in my life now.

- Rachel Stowe

How long have you been with Provincial?

I have been in full time employment with Provincial for two and a half years.

What made you join?

Provincial have a rich reputation for being very good to their staff i.e. industry leading wage package, training opportunities and most importantly, opportunities for career development – this made Provincial an attractive option for me.

What have been your highlights while at Provincial?

Last year my colleagues and I won Health & Safety contractor of the month on one of our premium sites. The team put in a fantastic effort in monitoring PPE compliance, participating in monthly KPI’S and actively promoting Health and Safety daily. As Health & Safety manager at the time, I was very proud of the team’s effort. This has been my career highlight to date.

What do you enjoy most about your job?

I enjoy meeting new people and sharing life experiences.

What is the most challenging part of your job?

My job, in its entirety, is a challenge, but it’s a challenge that I embrace and always try to improve upon. My team mates are a huge help and together we get things done.

What training have you done?

Since joining Provincial I have completed a variety of training courses such as; The First Aid Responder course (FAR) Anti – Terrorism training and finally last year I completed a QQI level 5 course in Health & Safety in the workplace. The training that Provincial have made available for me has been great as it has really improved my skills. I look forward to even more training in the near future.

What opportunities do you see in the future?

Since commencing my employment with Provincial in 2016, I have been fortunate to see plenty of progression within the company and I look forward to a bring future.

Would you recommend Provincial to your friends?

Absolutely, without a shadow of a doubt!!!

- Colin Lynch

How long have you been with Provincial?

I have been with Provincial for two and half years.

What made you join?

PSS has a reputation of being one of the leading security companies on the market, treating employees with respect and consideration.

What have been your highlights while at Provincial?

Working with PSS gave me the opportunity to learn something new every day. When I was promoted to TL the role brought its challenges that I am happy to say I have overcome with the management support available.

What do you enjoy most about your job?

Being part of a multicultural ever-expanding team giving me the opportunity to learn and develop myself both on professional and personal level.

What is the most challenging part of your job?

Dealing with the public, colleagues and staff alike its challenging and rewarding at the same time. No two people are the same and you really must engage and see the other persons point of view.

What training have you done?

Besides the initial NHO training and all the refreshers that I have completed on location, PSS trained me on Management development ( Coaching Fundamentals) , First AID and there is few other training programs on the way.

What opportunities do you see in the future?

With the team constantly expanding and more varied roles coming on board I can see myself progressing my career further in to a leadership or possibly a management role.

Would you recommend Provincial to your friends?

I have already recommended PSS as a possible employer to various friends and I am happy to say that some of them are already happily working with the company.

- Daniel Copaciu

How long have you been with Provincial?

I am with Provincial 1 Year and 4 Months.

What made you join?

The reason I joined Provincial was on the recommendation from a good friend of mine who is with company 2 half years, he spoke highly of Provincial from Management right down to the officers on the ground and how everyone works together to form a great team. After a career in the Irish Defence Forces I thought this would be a great move and I have not look back since.

What have been your highlights while at Provincial?

My highlights with Provincial was the progression in the company I went from a Security Officer to stand in Supervisor and then becoming a full time Supervisor with one of our biggest Sites and clients.

What do you most enjoy about your job?

The most thing I enjoy about my job is the professionalism and the great atmosphere our team generate and the way everyone pulls together to give our client the best possible service.

What is the most challenging part of your job?

The most challenging part of my job is the different situations and tasks you may face daily and knowing that it is me that must solve these situations to have a team that is running smoothly and knowing that the client is happy.

What training have you done?

Since I came to Provincial I have completed a First Aid Responders course, Fire Wardens course and a foundation Management course.

What opportunities do you see in the future?

These courses have given me more confidence for dealing with different situations that can occur daily and there are plenty of more opportunities in the future for lots more training.

With the company expanding at a fast pace and the training you receive I can see numerous opportunities to progress in a number of different roles in the future.

Would you recommend Provincial to your friends?

I would highly recommend Provincial to any of my friends who are looking for great career in this industry. There are great opportunities to develop yourself and progress in the different roles that are available.

- Eddie Pollard

How long have you been with Provincial?

I am seven months with Provincial.

What made you join?

I had a friend who encouraged me to get into it, and I found that I like it a lot.

What have been your highlights while at Provincial?

In Provincial there are lots of opportunities for learning and growth, also as opportunities to move forward in the career.

What do you enjoy most about your job?

The most enjoyable thing about my job is working with great people.

What is the most challenging part of your job?

Trying to be updated on the fast-changing environment and to acquire new knowledge through training.

What training have you done?

We have constant training regarding on the work we do and one of the best trainings for me was my first aid training because not only that is handy at work but also outside of work.

What opportunities do you see in the future?

Provincial is constantly expanding and there is a lot of space for advancement in the company.


Would you recommend Provincial to your friends?

Yes, Provincial is the great place to work.

- Sinisa Popovic

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