A common feature of the jobs in this sector is ensuring safety: of individuals, the general public, communities and the country. Several of these jobs involve risk and physical challenge for the people who do them - and this is often what attracts graduates to this field.
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- Use related experience in the widest sense - dealing with the public, with vulnerable people, taking part in team activities through sport, student societies or cadet forcest, participating in activities that involve challenge or responsibility.
- When applying for jobs in the MOD and Security Services it is important to be able to verify where you have been and what you have been doing in the years prior to your application. For the Security Services (GCHQ, MI5 and MI6) you must be able to be very discreet and should not discuss your application.
Employers include: the uniformed services - Police and Armed Forces, the Emergency Services; government departments; law enforcement and consumer protection organisations.
The Armed Forces recruit graduates direct and you are welcome to talk to the recruiting officer of each force when they come to visit Warwick.
- Check Employer events to find out when the recruiting officer is due to visit
- Government Communications Headquarters (GCHQ) - an intelligence and security organisation involved in combating terrorism and crime
- The Security Service (MI5) - responsible for protecting the UK against threats to national security
- The Secret Intelligence Service (MI6) - works overseas collecting foreign intelligence to protect the UK.