No experience is necessary as you will be put through a 3 day course to qualify for a government licence that is required for this position. There is nothing particularly hard about the course but it is full on and will require your total attention. It is mainly common sense. Criminal and financial checks are compulsory requirements for this licence, so if you have any recent problems in either of these areas, this is NOT for you. Age and gender are no barrier, in fact maturity and life skills can be a valuable asset to these positions.