Saving lives as the first call of response, protecting others from any type of threat or danger, and generally keeping the country safe is as important as any job.
You could be working on the front line for one of the country’s emergency services, to serve and protect for:
It’s not for everyone, but if it’s for you our uniformed public services study programmes will make a whole range of careers available to you.
We’ve profiled just four of the careers that you could have by successfully completing one of our public services programmes:
An officer in the Army, commands, motivates and manages teams of soldiers.
You’ll need to have excellent leadership skills, come up with effective solutions to problems in stressful situations and have a determination to succeed.
There are hundreds of different roles as an Army officer. You could be working in combat, medicine and health, or with teams of engineers, military police or in intelligence.
You could work in a combat role as:
Security officers are crucial in ensuring that buildings, valuables and people are safe and secure.
You’ll need to have a good knowledge of security and safety policies, excellent communication skills that are firm but fair, and also be very thorough and attentive.
Security officers work in a number of settings, including retail stores, nightclubs and large-scale events. On a daily basis, their jobs will include:
Paramedics respond to emergency call-outs and give people life-saving medical help.
As a paramedic, you will need to have an in-depth knowledge about healthcare and medicine, be sensitive with your patients and work quickly in high pressure situations.
Paramedics are often the first on the scene of emergencies, so it is highly likely that you will travel around a lot on shift. Alternatively, you might be stationed for the day at sports matches or other high-profile events.
Your day-to-day jobs might include:
Police officers keep law and order, investigate crime, and support crime prevention.
To be a police officer, you will need good legal knowledge including court procedures and government regulations, knowledge of public safety and security, and negotiation skills for keeping people safe.
A day as a police officer could include: