Public Services Courses in Guildford, Surrey
Become a…member of the Armed Services, Emergency Services or the Prison Service!
Fitness training, scrambling through our woodland assault course, learning how to rescue casualties from cars, an overnight combat survival exercise…just some of the things you’ll be doing on our Public Services courses.
If you’re fairly fit, up for a challenge and considering a career in the uniformed services then these are the courses for you. Essential qualities of physical fitness, determination, leadership and teamwork are put to the test. You will also learn explore topics such as citizenship, land navigation, law and the legal system and expedition skills. Regular visits are made to local Police, Fire and Military services to get practical hands-on experience and you’ll also have the opportunity to go on residential trips.
Why choose Merrist Wood?
Use of the extensive 400-acre estate
Obstacle course in the woods
Mountain bikes, mountaineering equipment, radio devices and sports kit
Guest speakers from a variety of public services, including the Royal Navy, Army, Police Force and Royal Marines
Residential field trips, for instance to Snowdonia and the Lake District
Trips to the Royal Navy Base in Portsmouth, Submarine Museum and Imperial War Museum, Fire Station and many others
Take part in local and national competitions
Day to day
Duties would depend on the service you work in and the area of work but typically would include:
Training yourself and others
Addressing challenging conditions and people
Protecting the public
Responding to calls for help
Inspecting and maintaining equipment
Solider wages start at around £15,000, rising to £25,000 for graduates and beyond for those in more senior positions. RAF officers can earn between £25,000- £30,000 more as they rise through the ranks. Firefighters can earn between £20-30,000, rising to £36,000 for station managers. Police Officers start at around £20,000 and can reach £36,000 after several years experience.
You could undertake degrees in public services, the uniformed services, public and emergency service management. You could also immediately embark on a career in the Armed Services, the Emergency Services or the Prison Service. Many of our students have begun their careers in this way.
www.army.mod.uk - The official website of the British Army includes information on careers, the equipment and role of the Army, current operations and regimental histories.
www.royalnavy.mod.uk - The official website of the Royal Navy and Royal Marines includes information about the Naval Service, a history of the Royal Navy and profiles of each of the Navy's ships.
www.raf.mod.uk - Official site of the junior military service including aircraft, stations, history and current news.
www.police.uk - The official police forces and services website with related organisations.
www.fireservice.co.uk - The official website for the UK Fire Service includes information from recruitment to fire safety.
http://www.justice.gov.uk/about/hmps - The HM Prison Service website provides information about Prisons in England and Wales, prison life, family support and advice, job vacancies and resources.
www.surrey.police.uk - The Surrey Police web site is focused at the Surrey Community and beyond, with current issues, reference and advisory material.
www.secamb.nhs.uk - The South East Coast Ambulance Service NHS Trust is part of the National Health Service (NHS). The Trust responds to 999 calls from the public, urgent calls from health professionals and non-emergency patient transport services.