If you enjoy checking information and using logical thinking, this job could be perfect for you. Private investigators carry out secret enquiries for their clients to find out information and check facts. Their clients include the legal profession, councils and insurance companies. They can also include private companies and individuals.
You may not need any qualifications to start as a trainee investigator. Experience in a security-related sector would be useful.
A private investigator needs to have excellent observational skills. Honesty and knowledge of the law are very important. A private investigator often has to work on their own.