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Public Services

“I have met new friends and enjoy doing a variety of activities, including football and rounders.”

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Abigail Whittaker Level 3 Public Services Former student at Wickersley School
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We make every effort to ensure information within our online course directory is accurate and a true representation of the courses we are offering in 2021-22 or 2022-23. However, we do reserve the right to make changes if necessary.

Start an exciting career in Public Services

The Public Service sector is ideal for those who want to work in a fast-paced environment, have an interest working frontline supporting the public and have a passion for fitness.

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Police Officer

Average salary - £42,500*

Police Officers keep law and order, investigate crime and support crime prevention.

Day-to-day tasks:

Patrolling public areas, responding to calls from the public, investigating crimes, interviewing suspects and making arrests, giving evidence in court, controlling traffic and crowds at large public events and gatherings and advising the public on personal safety and crime prevention. **

Working environments:

Police stations, on patrol in public areas and at events.

*EMSI 2021 **nationalcareers.service.gov.uk

Firefighter

Average salary - £34,400*

Firefighters provide emergency services in the event of accidents, help protect people from fire and other dangers and give advice on fire prevention.

Day-to-day tasks:

Inspecting and maintaining equipment, carrying out practice drills, responding to emergency call-outs, rescuing people and animals, controlling and putting out fires, giving presentations to schools and community groups and inspecting buildings to make sure they meet fire safety regulations.**

Working environments:

Fire stations and within the community.

*EMSI 2021 **nationalcareers.service.gov.uk

In-demand skills that commonly appear in job descriptions for roles within the public services sector include*:

  • Management
  • Communication
  • Planning
  • Leadership
  • Innovation

What our students say

“I have met new friends and enjoy doing a variety of activities, including football and rounders.”

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Abigail Whittaker Level 3 Public Services Former student at Wickersley School

Public Services