£22,880 Average salary at age 20
£46,800 Average Salary
34 Average hours per week


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.

Main 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.


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.

What Protective service associate professionals n.e.c. studied in higher education

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What Protective service associate professionals n.e.c. studied in higher education
Occupation Percentage Value
(L4) Social policy2
(L7) Human & social geography1
(W2) Design studies1
(L3) Sociology9
(C1) Biology1
(H3) Mechanical engineering1
(F1) Chemistry1
(C8) Psychology6
(R2) German studies1
(W1) Fine art1
(F7) Science of aquatic & terrestrial environments1
(R9) Others in European languages, literature & related subjects3
(Q3) English studies1
(L2) Politics8
(R4) Spanish studies1
(R1) French studies1
(W4) Drama2
(M1) Law by area4
(M2) Law by topic6
(J9) Others in technology1
(N8) Hospitality, leisure, sport, tourism & transport1
(F4) Forensic & archaeological sciences4
(L1) Economics2
(N1) Business studies6
(X3) Academic studies in education1
(L5) Social work1
(V6) Theology & religious studies1
(N4) Accounting4
(C6) Sport & exercise science1
(N2) Management studies2
(V1) History by period4
(N3) Finance2
(Q8) Classical studies1
(L6) Anthropology1
(I1) Computer science6

UK Prospects

89300 Workforce Size
0.22% Predicted decline 2024 - 2027
3288 Predicted Replacement 2024 - 2027

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