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Border Force Officer

Border Force officers patrolling on a boat

Border Force Officers work for Border Force, a department of the Home Office, which replaced some of the functions of the UK Border Agency. They manage UK border controls, enforcing immigration and customs regulations.

The Work

You could be:

Pay

A Border Force Officer earns £28,000 a year (salaries are higher if based at Gatwick and London). There are extra allowances for working shifts and unsocial hours.

Conditions

Workforce Employment Status

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Getting In

Workforce Education Levels (UK)

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Job Outlook Scotland

Employment

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Job Outlook Scotland and UK

  Scotland
2023
5170
0.7 %
RISE
2028
5208
  United Kingdom
2023
62483
3 %
RISE
2028
64353

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What Does it Take?

You should be able to:

You should have:

Training

Getting On

More Information

There are approximately 8,000 Border Force officers working at 140 ports and airports across the UK and overseas.

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Contacts

The following organisations may be able to provide further information.

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