Emergency and uniform services

  • Aid worker

    Development worker, humanitarian aid worker, relief worker

    Aid workers help people in overseas countries affected by human-made and natural disasters like wars, outbreaks of disease and earthquakes.

  • Army officer

    Professionally qualified officer, officer reserve, commissioned officer

    Army officers command, manage and motivate teams of soldiers.

  • Bodyguard

    Close protection officer, CPO, personal bodyguard

    Bodyguards protect individuals and groups from potential threats to their safety at events, when travelling and during everyday activities.

  • 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 along the coast and at sea by co-ordinating and supporting search and rescue operations.

  • Diver

    Commercial diver

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

  • Dog handler

    Police dog handler, detection dog handler, security dog handler

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

  • Door supervisor

    Door supervisors guard licensed premises like pubs, bars and nightclubs against damage, theft, unauthorised access or disorderly behaviour.

  • Fingerprint officer

    Fingerprint examiner

    Fingerprint officers work to identify fingerprints taken from crime scenes.

  • Firefighter

    Fireman, firewoman

    Firefighters respond to emergency call outs, search and rescue incidents and road traffic accidents. They also give advice on fire safety.

  • Forensic collision investigator

    Accident investigator, collision investigator

    Forensic collision investigators use science and engineering to investigate the causes of road traffic and vehicle related incidents.

  • 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, safety warden

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

  • Paramedic

    Ambulance paramedic

    Paramedics respond to emergency call-outs and give 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 to help deal with and prevent crime.

  • Police officer

    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 teach prisoners new skills to help them find work after their release.

  • Prison officer

    Prison officers supervise people who are in prisons, remand centres and young offenders' institutions.

  • RAF aviator

    Enlisted aviator

    RAF aviators make up the majority of RAF personnel and maintain its ability to fight and fly.

  • RAF officer

    RAF officers work in a number of roles and are responsible for the welfare and discipline of personnel under their command.

  • RAF regiment gunner

    RAF regiment gunners specialise in combat tactics, weaponry and fieldcraft to defend RAF bases and overseas air operations.

  • 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 commando teams on security, combat and relief operations.

  • Royal Navy officer

    Royal Navy officers manage ship and submarine operations and are responsible for all personnel under their command.

  • Royal Navy rating

    Seaman, seawoman, sailor

    Royal Navy ratings work in a variety of roles on board ships and submarines, and at naval bases.

  • Scenes of crime officer

    SOCO, crime scene investigator, CSI officer

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

  • Security manager

    Security operations manager

    Security managers supervise the security workforce that protects an organisation's buildings and keeps staff and visitors safe.

  • Security officer

    Security guard

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

  • Security Service personnel

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

  • Soldier

    Army soldier, army non-commissioned officer (NCO), army reserve

    Soldiers take part in peacekeeping missions, support disaster relief operations and fight in combat zones around the world.

  • Store detective

    Retail security guard

    Store detectives prevent shoplifting in retail outlets and shopping centres.