Security – Armed Services – Emergency and Uniformed Services

Are you looking for a way of life rather than a job?

These jobs include working for the Police, Fire Service, Security Guards, and the Armed Forces. Many of these employers, such as the Army or Police, have their own cadet schemes that can help prepare you for these jobs. Being trustworthy and a good communicator is really important for these roles.
Are you looking for a way of life rather than a job? Are you keen on being part of a team and enjoy working under pressure? Are you adventurous, looking to see the world, enjoy variety and want to develop new skills and gain further qualifications – then a career in the Armed Forces could be for you. The Royal Air Force, the Royal Navy and the British Army, the military are responsible for the defence of the United Kingdom and its overseas territories. They also promote the UK’s wider interests, support international peacekeeping efforts and provide humanitarian aid. There are also many opportunities in the emergency services. If you’re passionate about making a difference to society, then a role in the emergency services may be for you.
Communication skills, management and customer service skills are the top 3 common skills employers request in job adverts in this sector.

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What you'll need

You’ll need physical fitness and endurance, concentration skills and fast reactions, active listening skills and the ability to follow instructions quickly, the ability to work well with others in a team, the ability to remain calm in stressful situations and work well under pressure.

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Security - Armed Services - Emergency and Uniformed Services Jobs

Red – Formal qualifications required – GCSEs Grades 4-9, Level 3 Qualifications, A levels or Degree

Amber – Some formal qualifications may be required at Level 2 depending on the employer this will vary depending on the organisation and position

Green – No formal qualification required