Uniformed Services, Fire and Rescue and Policing

In your Uniformed Services/ Fire and Rescue/ Policing degree you will have developed a wide range of skills that will be useful in a number of work settings. The information below gives some suggestions to help you identify a career direction.

Popular career options

If you have studied for a Uniformed Services, Fire and Rescue or Policing degree you are likely to be interested in careers related to public protection, the emergency services or law enforcement.

Examples of where you could work include:

  • The armed forces: Army, Navy or Royal Airforce
  • The emergency services: Police, Fire or Ambulance Service
  • Goverment departments (eg Ministry of Justice, Ministry of Defence)  
  • Offender Management Service: Prisons and Probation
  • Private security
  • Immigration, revenue and customs

Roles include:

  • Customs Officer
  • Credit Controller  
  • Fire Fighter
  • Immigration Officer
  • Insurance Claims Inspector
  • Intelligence Officer  
  • Health and Safety Inspector
  • Loss Adjustor
  • Police Officer
  • Prison Officer
  • Private Investigator
  • Tax Inspector
  • Trading Standards Officer
  • Probation Officer

For further details see our guides to:

Other options

The transferable skills you have developed through your degree make you employable for a range of careers outside of public protection, the emergency services or law enforcement. Because of this, Uniformed Services, Fire and Rescue or Policing  graduates are able to forge careers in a range of other fields, for example: social welfare, advice and guidance; sales; teaching; law. 

What past students have done 

Some of the jobs that Uniformed Services, Fire and Rescue and Policing graduates from this university were in, 6 months after graduating, include:

  • Prison Officer
  • Production Instructor in a prison
  • Firefighter
  • Call Handler for the police
  • Recruitment Consultant
  • Detainment Trainee Officer for an airport
  • Residential Support Worker
  • Special Constable
  • Superviser within the NHS' catering and logistics service
  • Police Traffic Officer
  • Criminal Intelligence Officer at a local police station
  • Police Officer
  • Communication Officer for the British Transport Police
  • Prison Custody Officer
  • Customer Service Adviser

More information about career options

You may find our downloadable guides useful which provide information about where you could work, roles, improving your employability and job hunting.

Also see the occupational profiles on Prospects or the National Careers Service for more options and information.

Mapping out a career direction

You will need to analyse carefully your own skills, values and interests and compare these with job options to identify career areas that might suit you.

You will also need to think about how you will convey your skills and abilities to employers in the career areas you identify and consider what else you need to do to boost your employability. This might mean undertaking further study, work experience or voluntary work.

Further help with career choices

Check our career planning pages for quizzes and useful links to help you generate career options and identify your skills, interests, values and motivations.