Protective services are all about keeping things safe - people, businesses and communities.
Which means fire services, waste management, police and all those other things which help make our society a better place.
It also includes HM Armed Services. The UK Armed Forces are one of the biggest providers of apprenticeships in the country, training apprentices in a large range of different roles and professions. Members of the Armed Forces can learn engineering on a aircraft carrier, qualify in logistics while sending humanitarian aid to disaster-stricken nations, or become a communications specialist monitoring cyber space.
- Protective services includes:
- HM Forces serviceperson (public services)
- Business Fire Safety Advisor
- Custody & Detention Officer
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Operational firefighter at staffordshire fire and rescue service
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I had applied for another brigade prior to obtaining my position in Staffordshire, so I had spoken to local firefighters and taken part in several have-a-go days for different brigades. I had been very disappointed on not getting through the process before, so I was very keen to find another one.
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I came across Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service online. It was an apprenticeship and would still guarantee full-time service after the training, which was refreshing and something I became very interested in. I researched the brigade and was very keen to adopt the morals they stand by.
Develop skills for the future
The thing I enjoy most about the apprenticeship is the variety of work every day. With regular assessments and development days, my apprenticeship will give me the best stepping-stone to become a highly trained firefighter.