Coastguard | Average UK Salary & Outlook

Coastguards help prevent the loss of life at sea by supporting search and rescue operations.

  • Examine injured persons and administer first aid or cardiopulmonary resuscitation, if necessary, using training and medical supplies and equipment.  
  • Contact emergency medical personnel in case of serious injury.  
  • Rescue distressed persons, using rescue techniques and equipment.  
  • Instruct participants in skiing, swimming, or other recreational activities and
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Coastguards typically work around 41 to 43 hours per week.

As a Coastguard you will typically work evenings / weekends / bank holidays.

This occupation tends to be:

  • Realistic — Realistic occupations frequently involve work activities that include practical, hands-on problems and solutions. They often deal with plants, animals, and real-world materials like wood, tools, and machinery. Many of the occupations require working outside, and do not involve a lot of paperwork or working closely
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    Coastguard - Your future job?

    Which qualifications do I need?

    Find out what you need to know in order to become a Coastguard and the highest average level of education for people in this role.
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    You can apply directly to employers if you have some of the relevant skills and knowledge needed for this role.

    You'll need a good standard of literacy and numeracy, good hearing and eyesight to become a watch officer.

    Employers will often ask for seagoing experience. You can get this from:

    • the Royal Navy, the Royal Air Force or the Merchant Navy
    • other activities involving boat work and navigation
    • experience as a coastguard rescue officer volunteer

    Get the right qualification to begin your journey to becoming a Coastguard

    Public Safety & Security

    What soft skills do I need?

    Rise above the competition by brushing up on the 5 most important soft skills you need to become a Coastguard.
    Monitoring Monitoring/Assessing performance of yourself, other individuals, or organizations to make improvements or take corrective action
    Speaking Talking to others to convey information effectively
    Active Listening Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times
    Judgment and Decision Making Considering the relative costs and benefits of potential actions to choose the most appropriate one
    Service Orientation Actively looking for ways to help people

    Things to highlight for your Coastguard interview

    Dependability Job requires being reliable, responsible, and dependable, and fulfilling obligations. Concern for Others Job requires being sensitive to others' needs and feelings and being understanding and helpful on the job. Cooperation Job requires being pleasant with others on the job and displaying a good-natured, cooperative attitude. Integrity Job requires being honest and ethical. Self Control Job requires maintaining composure, keeping emotions in check, controlling anger, and avoiding aggressive behavior, even in very difficult situations.

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