Protective services are all about keeping things safe - people, businesses and communities.
This means fire services, police, the armed forces, paramedics, waste management, and all those other roles which help make our society a better and safer place.
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.
- HM forces service person
- Operational firefighter
- Custody and detention officer
- Ordnance munitions explosives technician
Staffordshire Fire and Rescue
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 at not getting through the process before, so I was very keen to find another one.
Choose from hundreds of apprenticeships
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 becoming a highly trained firefighter.