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Protective Services Jobs

Protective services jobs… did you know?

Who is sworn to protect us? The firefighters, the ambulance services, the police, army and navy… that’s who. Their job is to keep us all safe, and if you care about your community, you could join them. With plenty of opportunity for promotion, you’ll never be bored and you’ll see life in a different way as you learn something new every day. You don’t always need to be physically fit, either. If you want a job that’s tough but rewarding, working in the protective services is a safe bet.

HOT RIGHT NOW: Protective services jobs to get you started

Here are just a few ways to take your first or next step into a career with the emergency and protective services. People with all kinds of interests and backgrounds are needed to make our communities safer for everyone.

Protective services job trends

Explore jobs in the protective services

What are the top protective service job types in the UK?

  • Police officers (sergeant and below)
  • Protective service associate professionals
  • Health and safety officers
  • Prison service officers (below principal officer)
  • Fire service officers (watch manager and below)
  • Police community support officers
  • NCOs and other ranks

Protective service jobs and career routes

Each protective service job listed tells you what qualifications, experience and skills you might need. You’ll also get to know about helpful employers offering jobs like these to young job seekers around the UK.

Think you haven’t got the right qualifications, skills or experience? There are lots of alternative career routes on offer and we’re here to help you find them.

Job search advice and opinion

Are you looking for advice that could help you get a job in the protective services? You’ll find lots of honest advice and how-tos on Youth Employment UK.

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