What's it all about?

Public services is a huge employment sector and includes ambulance service, police, fire and rescue, armed forces and the prison service. There’s no better job satisfaction than working with the public to protect them and make a real difference nationally and in local communities.

Who is it for?

Dedication, discipline, teamwork and communication are essential for working in the public services sector. In addition to being physically fit, you will need the ability to remain calm in challenging situations, be quick to react, have excellent communication skills and able to lead and motivate others.

Who we work with

We work with the following employers to helpyou get career ready and gain real work skills:Northumbria Police, HMP Durham, RNLI Lifeboats, Royal Air Force, Royal Navy, Tyne and Wear Fire and Rescue Authority, North East Ambulance Service, Army, Navy, Marines.


of our public services students progressed to employment or further study.*

*Destination data, academic year 2016/17 (FT FE 16-18 students)

Have you seen our excellent facilities?

We have some of the best facilities for public and uniformed services students including:

  • Access to specialist outdoor adventure facilities for kayaking, surfing, rockclimbing, mountain biking, orienteering and navigation.

  • Ambulance simulation ward and crime scene.

  • Sports science lab, massage and therapy clinic.

Expert & friendly support