Mitie has secured a three-year contract to supply security services to the Home Office from 1st April.
The company will operate both manned guarding and mobile patrol services at 27 sites across the UK, ranging from Dover to Belfast.
It is the latest Crown Commercial Services contract won by Mitie following its appointment to the government's framework last year.
The manned guarding service will operate on an intelligence-led model, driven by Mitie's Global Security Operation Centre (GSOC), based in Northampton.
Real-time information generated by the GSOC will guide decisions made by security officers on the ground to mitigate risk across the Home Office's estate. As part of added vigilance at public-facing buildings, Mitie's security officers will also search and scan all visitors to guarantee public and staff safety round the clock.
All employees will receive at least the real living wage, plus access to a range of Mitie rewards including staff discounts. Employees will also benefit from apprenticeship opportunities and a new skills development scheme, which will focus on career progression and managerial and leadership training.
As part of both company's commitment to supporting local charities, staff transferring over to Mitie under the contract will be encouraged to undertake a day's paid volunteering with charities nominated by the Home Office.