If you’re interested in a career in the armed forces, as a fire-fighter, coastguard, police officer or as private security this is the job sector for you. These jobs are often demanding and tend to follow shift patterns. You need to be dedicated and highly disciplined as well as being physically fit.
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As an army officer, you’re in charge of a team of soldiers.
Army soldiers work in a variety of different roles in conflict zones.
Bodyguards protect people from risk of violence, kidnapping or any other harmful situation.
A bomb disposal technician identifies explosive devices and defuses them to make them safe.
A coastguard supports search and rescue services to prevent loss of life on the coast and at sea.
Customs officers stop banned items from entering or leaving the country, and collect taxes & duties.
Firefighters control and put out fires.
Immigration officers check and monitor people who are arriving and leaving the country.
Learning disability nurses provide healthcare and education to differently-abled patients.
Merchant navy deck officers are responsible for navigation, communications, crew and cargo onboard.
Merchant navy engineering officers maintain the mechanical and electrical machinery and instruments
Paramedics treat medical emergencies.
Police community support officers work with the police, dealing with minor incidents and offences.
Police officers investigate and prevent crime.
Prison officers supervise inmates in prisons, remand centres and young offenders' institutions.
RAF airmen or airwomen fly on board fixed-wing aircraft or helicopters.
RAF non-commissioned aircrew fly aircraft and helicopters to carry out air patrols over UK.
Officers lead a team of airmen and airwomen, as well as flying or specialist ground duties.
Royal marine commandos take part in front line combat, on land and at sea.
Royal Marines officers lead teams of commandos in combat situations, at sea and on land.
Royal Navy officers serve on board ships and submarines, managing the day-to-day operations.
Royal Navy ratings work onboard ships and submarines.
Security officers make sure that buildings, valuables or people are safe and secure.
Store detectives are employed to prevent shoplifting.