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
Police officers (Sergeant and below)
Average Salary £47,320
Fire service officers
Average Salary £39,520
Average Salary £33,280
Prison service officers (below principal officer)
Average Salary £34,320
Explore Public Services Career Opportunities
Please take a moment to interact with the Labour Market Information (LMI) card to explore the different job opportunities available.
The Labour Market Information will give you an insight into the skills you will need for future employment and details such as:
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Explore the jobs you can apply for, once you complete different course levels.
HM Forces Serviceperson
Professional Security Operative
Border & Immigration Officer
Business Fire Safety Advisor
Community Safety Officer
Custody & Detention Officer
Health, Safety & Environment Technician
Probation Services Practitioner
Anti-Social Behaviour & Community Safety Officer
Counter Fraud Investigator
Emergency Service Manager
Police Community Support Officer
Specialist Rescue Operative
Trading Standards Officer
Youth Justice Practitioner
Occupational Health & Safety Specialist
Serious & Complex Crime Investigator
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.