Government services

  • Air accident investigator

    Air accident engineering inspector, air accident operations inspector

    Air accident investigators search for the causes of accidents and serious incidents, involving civilian aircraft.

  • Army officer

    Professionally qualified officer, officer reserve, commissioned officer

    Army officers command, manage and motivate teams of soldiers.

  • Assistant immigration officer

    Assistant immigration enforcement officer

    Assistant immigration officers check that people have the right to visit or stay in the UK.

  • Bodyguard

    Close protection officer, CPO

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

  • Border Force officer

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

  • Careers adviser

    Career consultant, career coach

    Careers advisers help people make decisions about their education, training and work options.

  • Cemetery worker


    Cemetery workers prepare and maintain graves, memorial sites and gardens.

  • 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.

  • Child protection officer

    Safeguarding officer

    Child protection officers promote children's wellbeing and protect them from harm or abuse.

  • Civil Service administrative officer

    Civil Service administrative officers work in government departments, carrying out policies and running services for the public.

  • Civil Service executive officer

    Civil Service executive officers work in government departments that develop policies and provide services to the public.

  • Civil Service manager

    Programme manager, senior executive officer

    Civil Service managers work in government departments, managing teams that establish policies and provide public services.

  • 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.

  • Criminologist

    Social science researcher

    Criminologists look at the reasons why people commit crimes and find ways to reduce re-offending.

  • Diplomatic Service officer

    Diplomatic Service officers help to promote and protect British interests, businesses and citizens overseas.

  • Diver

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

  • Dog handler

    Police dog handler

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

  • Environmental health officer

    Environmental health practitioner

    Environmental health officers make sure people's surroundings are safe, healthy and hygienic.

  • Fingerprint officer

    Fingerprint examiner

    Fingerprint officers work to identify fingerprints taken from crime scenes.

  • Food manufacturing inspector

    Food quality control inspector, food safety officer

    Food manufacturing inspectors make sure companies meet hygiene and safety standards, and that products are safe to eat.

  • Heritage officer

    Historic buildings officer, listings officer

    Heritage officers support teams to take care of buildings, monuments and places valued for their cultural and historical importance.

  • Housing policy officer

    Housing policy officers research and develop policies for local authorities and housing associations.

  • Immigration officer

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

  • Intelligence analyst

    Criminal intelligence analyst

    Intelligence analysts use data to detect and prevent crime and to protect UK security and the economy..

  • MP

    Member of Parliament, elected representative, constituency representative, politician

    MPs represent people's concerns and interests in the House of Commons.

  • 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.

  • Museum assistant

    Visitor experience assistant

    Museum assistants take care of customers and security in museums and galleries.

  • Neighbourhood warden

    Street warden, community warden, city warden, safety warden

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

  • Ofsted inspector

    Her Majesty's Inspector, HMI, regulatory inspector

    Ofsted inspectors visit, inspect and report on the quality of places of education and learning, and children's social care services.

  • 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

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

  • Probation officer

    Probation officers supervise people serving community and prison sentences and help them to stay away from crime.

  • Probation services officer

    Probation services officers (PSOs) supervise people serving community and prison sentences who are considered to be 'low-risk'.

  • 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

    Royal Air Force (RAF) non-commissioned aircrew fly patrols over UK airspace and take part in NATO operations.

  • RAF officer

    Royal Air Force (RAF) officers manage teams of airmen and airwomen. They also carry out flying duties or work in specialist ground support.

  • Recycling operative

    Kerbside collector

    Recycling operatives collect recyclables like glass, paper and plastics from homes and businesses for sorting at waste collection sites.

  • Registrar of births, deaths, marriages and civil partnerships

    Registrars collect and record details of all births, deaths, marriages and civil partnerships.

  • 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, crime scene investigator, CSI officer

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

  • School crossing patrol

    Lollipop person

    School crossing patrols help children and adults cross the road safely on their way to and from school.

  • 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, supporting humanitarian efforts or fighting in combat zones around the world.