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Protective service associate professionals n.e.c.

Average National Salaries (2020)

Age 20

£22,880 pile of coins

Age 35

£45,760 pile of coins

Age 50

£54,080 pile of coins
Average salary in the East Midlands: £40,040

What does this career do?

Workers in this unit group inspect goods to ensure compliance with regulations concerning payment of duty, establish that persons entering and leaving the UK have necessary authorisation for crossing national borders, monitor maritime conditions, undertake search and rescue operations, plan and coordinate services of private detection agencies and security measures for individuals, establishments or organisations, and perform other security and protective service occupations not elsewhere classified in MINOR GROUP 331: Protective Service Occupations.

Typical tasks

  • examines, weighs and counts goods imported by ship or aircraft, ensures that the declared value of goods is satisfactory and that duties and taxes have been paid
  • examines passports, visas, work permits and other immigration documents, and allows or refuses entry into the UK
  • maintains revenue control at breweries, tobacco factories and other premises where dutiable goods are manufactured, processed or stored
  • visits racecourses, greyhound stadiums and betting shops to ensure compliance with legal requirements
  • broadcasts information on weather and maritime conditions, monitors shipping and provides instruction to navigators
  • receives distress messages, alerts other appropriate rescue services and participates in search and rescue operations
  • photographs, fingerprints and undertakes other forms of forensic examination at the scene of a crime
  • analyses security requirements, advises clients, and develops, monitors and improves security measures
  • supervises and assigns duties to security and detection staff.

Current entry requirements

These posts have varying entry requirements. Some posts require no academic qualifications whereas others require GCSEs/S grades and/or relevant practical experience. Entry to some occupations is followed by periods of assessed probationary training and professional examinations.

Percentage in work

  • Employed

  • Unemployed


Due to insufficient sample sizes, some data was excised.

Predicted employment status in 2022

  • Part-time

  • Self Employed

  • Full-time

Predicted employment levels in the East Midlands

Career related courses available at West Notts

About the statistics

Data is powered by LMI for All and is sourced from labour market statistics from the Office for National Statistics (ONS), the Institute for Employment Research, the Department for Works and Pensions, and the UK Commission for Employment and Skills.

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