Border Force Officer and Apprenticeship Opportunities

We’re the front-line when it comes to protecting the UK. The job we do every day can directly impact everyone, every day. 

Asking the questions that uncover modern-day slavery, doing the search that stops firearms at the border or running the scan that prevents drug smuggling, the work our Border Force Officers and Apprentices do protects lives and communities right across the UK.

These are critically important jobs, and we need people with exceptional interpersonal skills, the ability to resolve challenging situations and a strong sense of personal integrity. There is no specific experience required; everyone here brings their own insights, background and experience to the role. It’s this diversity of thinking that is transforming the way we work – and the work we do.

We offer a competitive starting salary, a Civil Service Pension with employer contribution rates of at least 26.6%, as well as a range of other brilliant benefits – including shift allowances and 25 days annual leave on appointment, rising with service.

About the roles

Once trained, your work could include:

  • operating primary control points and making decisions whether or not to admit passengers to the UK;
  • detecting and investigating offences arising from the movement of prohibited and restricted goods;
  • supporting aviation, maritime and international rail operations;
  • arresting people and searching premises or vehicles. 

This is a fantastic opportunity to be part of a team that both protects and enhances the UK economy. Our work is varied, fast-paced and rewarding, attracting people from all backgrounds and walks of life.

Joining the Home Office, and Border Force in particular, will give you access to high quality training as well as opportunities to build your skills and knowledge through on the job learning.

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Are you ready to play your part in protecting the country and our people? Take a look at our officer and apprentice opportunities here: