Public Services

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) Average Salary
Elected officers and representatives £64,200
Senior police officers £52,800
Senior officers in fire, ambulance, prison and related services £49,500
Police officers (Sergeant and below) £39,700
Fire service officers £34,200
Probation officers £34,100
Business and related research professionals £32,100
Public services associate professionals £31,400
Prison service officers (below principal officer) £29,600
Police community support officers £27,900
Ambulance staff (excluding paramedics) £24,400
National government administrative occupations £22,700
Local government administrative occupations £22,100
Records clerks and assistants £21,300
Parking and civil enforcement occupations £20,700

Job Figures

There are predicted to be 940 new jobs with an estimated 6,646 annual openings.

Average Salaries

The current average wage for public service related occupations is £34,763 per year.

Public Services & Criminology

If you want to make a real difference in the local community and the wider world, then a career in public services could be perfect for you.

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