Public Uniformed Services
The Public Services sector offers a range of career options, all working at the heart of our community, to help aid and protect the public. Options range from prison officer to highways agency, however the majority choose the armed forces, fire brigade, police or nursing. Positions often hold great responsibility and job security is generally high, with the potential to advance further within your field.
Our action-packed Level 2 and Level 3 Diplomas, offer a mix of academic and physical skills to develop the confidence and technical skills which enable students to go straight into one of the services or a university course. The courses include work experience opportunities, residential trips and outdoor activities including camping, canoeing, orienteering, abseiling and climbing. You will also have access to our fully equipped fitness suite and brand new 3G sports pitch.
If you’re looking for a job within the Public Services, or thinking of progressing to university, then this course will give you a good insight as to what you can expect.
Our level 2 students have, for the last three years, assisted Shrewsbury Town Council’s Countryside Ranger service. One of this year’s students who joined the College on the Level 2 course and progressed onto Level 3, is now joining the Royal Navy, achieving his ambition of serving in the HM armed forces.
Students who have studied at College have progressed to a variety of related careers including the Army, Navy, RAF, Royal Marines, Police, HM Customs & Excise, the Prison Service and Paramedic/Ambulance Service and Fire Service. These fields can take you all over the world and provide a rewarding career with above average salaries. Progression can also include degree courses such as criminology, psychology, probation and forensic work.
Career options and national starting averages include:
- Scenes of Crime Officer £16,000 - £35,000
- Firefighter £22,000 - £42,000
You could move on to be an:
- RAF Officer £26,000 - £105,250
- Prison Governor £39,500 - £75,500
Source: National Careers Service
I really enjoy interacting with students and love passing on my experiences in the public service to future generations. I want to make sure they complete the course as a well-rounded individual with a host of skills and qualities to ensure they succeed at whatever they decide to do.