Careers and Employability Service
Services for current students

Defence and public protection

 This sector covers a wide range of occupations, such as:

  • police officers
  • paramedics
  • firefighters
  • armed forces
Click on each career below for links to publications and websites that provide further information on each career area. 

Your next steps

If you have questions about your plans, talk to a member of our team.


Armed forces


Emergency services

  • BlueLineJobs - jobsite for the police and criminal justice community, including a useful careers overview section
  • Could you? Police - provides an insight into police officer, special constable and police community support officer careers, including the application process and salary expectations
  • Fire and Rescue Recruitment - find out about the recruitment process for the UK Fire and Rescue Service
  • NHS Careers - information about the different roles available in the ambulance service, including entry requirements, real life stories and a leaflet to download
  • Police Now -  a two-year graduate programme. After initial training, graduates become a Ward Officer forging close relationships between the Metropolitan Police Service and theirpartners in the local authority, NHS, housing associations and the local community
  • Prospects - for a professional insight into the careers in this industry
  • TARGETjobs - graduate career information and vacancies

Security services


Resources covering all of the careers above



Careers and Employability Service

University of Nottingham
Portland Building, Level D
University Park
Nottingham, NG7 2RD

telephone: +44 (0) 115 951 3680
fax: +44 (0) 115 951 3679