As of 1st January 2015 the armed forces (army, air force and navy) had a recorded personnel of 156,940 full time and 30,000 volunteer reserve staff. Defence also includes the police force, coastguard, fire service, ambulance and prison service. (www.gov.uk)
|Armed forces logistics/support officer||Armed forces operational officer|
|Armed forces technical officer||Armed forces training and education officer|
|Information Securtiy Specialist||Intelligence Analyst|
Public Health and Consumer Protection:
|Environmental Health Practitioner||Health and Safety Adviser|
|Health and Safety Inspector||Occupational Hygienist|
|Trading Standards Officer|
Specialist skills areas include Army musicians, intelligence linguists, liaison officers, military police roles and animal handlers.
Ability to communicate with people from all walks of life, often in times of distress, able to stay calm under pressure, courage, decisiveness, leadership, collaboration with other services, medical and fitness requirements.
University Officer Training Corps (UOTCs) introduce students to the Army and develop skills through exercises, training and community projects.
You can serve with the Army Reserve while you are at university –training is evenings and weekends, and is a paid position.
Graduate Schemes and Internships
UK and Global
On Campus resources:
Northern Ireland Civil Service (NICS) employs over 27,000 permanent staff across a wide range of disciplines and is the main gateway employer for Defence and Public Protection related roles, including the Department of Health, Social Services and Public Safety, Department of the Environment and the Department for Justice.
Future areas of growth:
Private investigators or in-house investigative officers - an increase in fraud cases has led to security sector growth, with PI’s employed by retail, financial and telecoms companies.
Cyber Security Sector - currently 40,000 jobs and boosted by the government's £860million National Cyber Security Programme. Recognition of the need to prepare for major incidents like flooding and terrorism has led to growth in emergency planning.
Northern Ireland Specific (organisations with paid and volunteering opportunities):
Job search websites specific to Northern Ireland include:
On Campus resources:
Employment opportunities are also advertised on specialist websites, including:
We have a number of reference materials available in the Student Guidance Centre as well as some online resources listed below.
Prospects industry insights and Gradireland sector career guides will help you to search for employment in this employment sector.
Prospects Job Sectors:
Gradireland Career Sector Guides:
Further information resources are available at the Student Guidance Centre Hub (Opening hours: Mon- Fri 09:00- 17:00), including free copies of Gradireland, TargetJobs and Prospects guides plus self-help guides and employer brochures. The Student Guidance Centre Hub has free wifi, tea and coffee.
This information is obtained from a variety of sources, including the Association of Graduate Careers Advisory Services (AGCAS), Association of Higher Education Careers Services (AHECS), Prospects, Gradireland and relevant professional organisations and other appropriate resources, as available.
We endeavour to ensure that our online resources are current and contain relevant information. However, we cannot accept responsibility for the contents of external websites.
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