Emergency and uniform services

  • Army officer

    Professionally qualified officer (PQO), army reserve

    Army officers command, manage and motivate teams of soldiers.

  • Bodyguard

    Close protection officer (CPO)

    Bodyguards protect individuals or groups from the risk of violence, kidnapping and other harmful situations.

  • Bomb disposal technician

    Bomb disposal technicians identify, defuse and destroy explosive devices.

  • Border Force officer

    Border Force officers protect UK border entry points like ports and airports, by enforcing immigration and customs regulations.

  • Chief inspector

    Detective chief inspector, DCI

    Chief inspectors manage operational teams in their districts like CID or neighbourhood policing, co-ordinating responses to major incidents.

  • Civil enforcement officer

    Parking enforcement officer, parking warden, traffic warden

    Civil enforcement officers make sure drivers follow parking regulations on public streets and in car parks.

  • Coastguard

    Coastguards help prevent the loss of life at sea by supporting search and rescue operations.

  • Customs officer

    Customs officers stop banned items coming in or out of the country, and collect taxes and duties.

  • Diver

    Divers work underwater at sea, or in rivers, lakes, canals and reservoirs.

  • Dog handler

    Dog handlers work with specially trained dogs to help prevent and detect crime, find lost or missing people and protect property.

  • Door supervisor

    Bouncer, doorman, doorwoman

    Door supervisors enforce the entry policy in venues like pubs, bars and nightclubs and look after the safety of the people inside.

  • Fingerprint officer

    Fingerprint officers check and compare fingerprints taken from crime scenes.

  • Firefighter

    Fireman, firewoman

    Firefighters help to protect people from fire and other dangers, and give advice on fire prevention.

  • Immigration officer

    Immigration officers make decisions on whether people have the right to visit or stay in the UK.

  • Merchant Navy deck officer

    Navigation officer

    Merchant Navy deck officers look after the day-to-day running and navigation of ships, and take care of passengers and cargo.

  • Merchant Navy engineering officer

    Merchant Navy engineering officers maintain the mechanical and electrical machinery and instruments on board a ship.

  • Merchant Navy rating

    Merchant Navy ratings carry out a wide range of jobs to help the day-to-day running of a ship.

  • Neighbourhood warden

    Street warden, community warden, city warden, safety warden

    Neighbourhood wardens work in local communities to reduce anti-social behaviour.

  • Paramedic

    Ambulance paramedic

    Paramedics deal with emergencies, giving people life-saving medical help.

  • Police community support officer

    PCSO, community support officer, CSO

    Police community support officers (PCSOs) work in a neighbourhood policing team dealing with minor offences and crime prevention.

  • Police officer

    Policeman, policewoman, police constable

    Police officers keep law and order, investigate crime, and support crime prevention.

  • Prison governor

    Prison operational manager

    Prison governors manage prisons, remand centres and young offenders' institutions.

  • Prison instructor

    Instructional officer

    Prison instructors help prisoners gain skills to help them find employment after their release.

  • Prison officer

    Prison officers supervise inmates in prisons, remand centres and young offenders' institutions.

  • Private investigator

    PI

    Private investigators carry out enquiries for their clients to find out information and check facts.

  • RAF airman or airwoman

    Royal Air Force (RAF) airmen and airwomen use specialist skills for support roles in defence and peacekeeping missions.

  • RAF non-commissioned aircrew

    Weapons systems operator

    RAF non-commissioned aircrew carry out air patrols over UK airspace and take part in NATO operations.

  • RAF officer

    RAF officers lead and manage teams of airmen and airwomen. They also carry out flying duties or work in specialist ground support.

  • Road traffic accident investigator

    Collision investigator

    Road traffic accident investigators carry out examinations to work out why an accident happened.

  • Royal Marines commando

    Green beret

    Royal Marines commandos take part in frontline combat, and are sent at short notice to deal with emergency situations.

  • Royal Marines officer

    Commando officer

    Royal Marines officers lead teams of commandos in combat situations, at sea and on land.

  • Royal Navy officer

    Royal Navy officers manage ships and submarine operations and are responsible for all personnel in their command.

  • Royal Navy rating

    Seaman, seawoman, sailor

    Royal Navy ratings work in a variety of job roles on board ships or submarines at sea, or onshore at a naval base.

  • Scenes of crime officer

    SOCO

    Scenes of crime officers (SOCOs) find, record and recover evidence from crime scenes.

  • Security Service personnel

    Security Service personnel protect the UK against threats to national security.

  • Security officer

    Security officers make sure that buildings, valuables and people are safe and secure.

  • Soldier

    Army soldier, army NCO, army reserve

    Soldiers take part in peacekeeping missions, supporting humanitarian efforts or fighting in combat zones around the world.

  • Store detective

    Store detectives prevent shoplifting in retail outlets and shopping centres.