Government services

  • Air accident investigator

    Air accident engineering inspector, air accident operations inspector, Inspector of air accidents

    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, 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.

  • Careers adviser

    Career consultant, career coach, career development practitioner

    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, planning and monitoring policing operations, including responses to major incidents.

  • Child protection officer

    Safeguarding officer

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

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Data scientist

    Data engineer, machine learning engineer, AI data scientist

    Data scientists use software, artificial intelligence and machine learning to analyse and interpret large amounts of data.

  • Diplomatic Service officer

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

  • 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.

  • Environmental health practitioner

    Environmental health officer

    Environmental health practitioners 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.

  • 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.

  • 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 officer

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

  • Merchant Navy engineering officer

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

  • MP

    Member of Parliament, elected representative, constituency representative, politician

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

  • Museum attendant

    Visitor experience assistant, museum assistant

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

  • Neighbourhood warden

    Street warden, community warden, safety warden

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

  • Ofsted inspector

    His 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

    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 and medium risk.

  • 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.

  • Recycling operative

    Waste resources recycling operative, recycling centre operative

    Recycling operatives collect, sort and recycle materials like glass, paper and plastics from homes and businesses.

  • Registrar of births, deaths, marriages and civil partnerships

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

  • 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.

  • 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, support disaster relief operations and fight in combat zones around the world.