Meet Business Protection Superhero Prezemyslaw Sicinski
Jaguar Land Rover
The Corporate Security and Business Protection team does a vital job protecting and safeguarding Jaguar Land Rover and its people everyday.
In this series we will be looking at some of the superheroes within the team. In the final part of the series, we meet Przemyslaw Sicinski who is based at Gaydon.
Przemyslaw Sicinski – Business Protection at Gaydon
I finished my secondary engineering qualification at school
when I was 21, before joining the army. We still have National Service in
Poland so I served for two years in the armed forces – the compulsory one year
on duty and then one year on a contract.
Between 1996 and 1998, I worked in Warsaw for a fast
transport team where we provided security for convoyed money and conducted
response work. Later in 2001, I returned to my home town of Wloclawek and
joined the local police force. I was in the police for six years where I worked
on the streets in uniform before moving into intelligence and working
I have always been athletic as I used to play handball from
a young age. I got my first dumbbells when I was 15 and joined a gym. I’ve
essentially trained for 30 years, mainly as a hobby rather than for shows, and
I only started competing in bodybuilding in January this year. Before that I
was a strongman and entered many competitions both in Poland and the UK. I made
the decision to switch to bodybuilding as it is better for my body at my age.
When I was a policeman I was bigger than I am now. I was 20 stones so I was
very big indeed, and as I worked undercover all the people I infiltrated
trusted me based on the way I looked.
I rose through the ranks to become a sergeant, when my
friend offered me some work in the UK and I jumped at the chance. I worked for
a few companies including Laurence Automotive Interiors at Browns Lane as a
quality technician, using my engineering skills to good effect. Coming to the
UK with skills in engineering and security, there were plenty of job
opportunities open for me. I then went on to become a Corporate Security and
Business Protection Officer during my six years at Browns Lane, as I was also
trained as a fire marshal.
Since then I moved over to Jaguar Land Rover and have been
based at Gaydon for the past 18 months. I have been trained in so many things
from security, to fire-fighting, First Response Emergency Care 3 (FREC) all of
which helps me to protect the employees and the company better.
I was still competing every year in the strongman
competitions and I was having a lot of success but I am a little too short for
these events. I won the Body Power Expo in my category in my first competition
this year as it’s all about proportions.
On 24 November 2018, I competed against 400 athletes in the
Mr Universe competition in Portugal. It’s the biggest show for 40 years, and I
do it all without the support of a crew such as coaches, chefs, and trainers. I
have to apply this level of discipline to my whole life. If you focus on a goal
you can achieve it and I have the ambition to win.
I work 12-hour shifts and attend so many different calls at
Gaydon, then I have my family, my dieting and shift work. Twenty-four hours can
sometimes feel like it is not long enough, but I’m 100 percent focused on
achieving my goals.
In my professional career, all of the jobs I’ve done
have been helping people and that’s always been the core theme for me. Even in
security, the army and as a police officer, it’s all geared to helping people
and that’s what makes me happy. I love working for Jaguar Land Rover and I love
protecting the future of our company by protecting its people, its assets and
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