Parking jobs are not merely about putting tickets on car windscreens and trying to find as many illegally parked cars as possible. Firstly, the role of on-street parking enforcement is not one merely about penalising those who park in the wrong places, but instead it can involve everything from monitoring traffic to simply being seen as a presence which will put people off from parking illegally and in turn potentially disrupting the flow of traffic.
Whilst it may seem like a thankless role, it is actually one that can be extremely important for many reasons. Without people enforcing parking regulations, not only could traffic be severely effected, slowing down travel for many people but, in the case of emergencies, it is not uncommon for illegally parked cars to cause an obstruction that leaves ambulances or fire engines unable to pass and in turn potential emergencies can become a great deal more serious.
Therefore, the job in itself can be extremely rewarding but, furthermore, there are also many other potential roles for those looking at parking enforcement jobs. Not only is there off-street parking and private parking that can be monitored, but there are also plenty of jobs in administration, management and even in monitoring traffic and parking from remote CCTV locations.
From customer service to simply being a great deterrent against illegal parking and the many serious problems that such a thing can lead to, not only is there a great deal of reward in the many different roles available, but also plenty of opportunity to progress to senior roles and in turn forge a great career out of something that is actually an extremely important job.
The parking industry is a surprisingly vast one and has many opportunities for those looking for work in both the long and short term. And with more cars on the road every day, it is a job with a great deal of security too.