If you want to make a real difference with your career, then public services is a great sector to explore a range of possible roles, including those in the police service, fire service and armed forces. They are essential to our society and an integral part of our community, so those with the relevant skills and knowledge are always in demand.
As well as uniformed professions like prison officers, firefighters and ambulance staff, you could also enjoy a rewarding and successful career providing essential services in local government, civil enforcement, or county courts. Whichever career you choose in public services, you’ll be supporting your community and town!
Top Career Opportunities
|Top Job (By Salary)||Number of Jobs in 2016||Number of Job in 2020||Average Salary|
|Senior police officers||1,273||1,288||£51,896|
|Senior officers in fire, ambulance, prison and related services||729||735||£38,605|
|Police officers (Sergeant and below)||13,220||13,326||£36,587|
|Business and related research professionals||3,636||3,722||£34,237|
|Fire service officers||2,986||3,012||£32,926|
|Elected officers and representatives||862||866||£31,075|
|Public services associate professionals||9,836||9,887||£28,933|
|Police community support officers||1,726||1,744||£28,517|
|Local government administrative occupations||13,370||13,492||£27,040|
|Prison service officers (below principal officer)||3,828||3,857||£26,915|
|National government administrative occupations||23,670||23,825||£21,653|
|Ambulance staff (excluding paramedics)||2,034||2,074||£21,486|
|Records clerks and assistants||15,815||15,928||£20,987|
|Parking and civil enforcement occupations||1,894||1,903||£18,907|
There are predicted to be 845 new jobs with an estimated 4,033 annual openings.
The current average wage for public service related occupations is £26,547 per year.