Make a Difference
A career in the Civil Service offers youthe opportunity to make a difference to people’s lives in the UK and access to good career development opportunities.
Alumni success story
Leah Scott, Government Communication Service
“Employers recognise that you are fresh out of uni, so you are not going to know everything; they really encourage you to ask questions. No question is a stupid question and it shows you are interested and trying hard to get your grasp around a job.”
“My graduate job was my first exposure to the working world, so I made sure to ask lots of questions.”
The different routes into the Civil Service include:
Civil Service Administrator
Contribute to the delivery of services through duties such as research, compiling reports, frontline work with the public, working on policy documents.
Civil Service Fast Streamer
Working with and for central government, graduates are exposed to a range of contrasting placements or postings in government departments and agencies. Civil Service Fast Stream information and applications available for all disciplines.
Organise and manage the administration, support systems and activities that keep an educational institution running smoothly.
Government Social Research Officer
Provide research input for the analysis required to develop, implement, review and evaluate new and existing government policies
Involved in the acquisition, evaluation, analysis and assessment of secret intelligence. Intelligence analysts work primarily for the UK's three intelligence and security agencies and are also employed by the armed forces and the police. Employed in a variety of operational roles by the Government Communications Headquarters (GCHQ), Secret Intelligence Service (MI6), Security Service (MI5).
Local Government Officer
Responsible for the development and execution of council policies and procedures, as well as ensuring that local services are delivered effectively.
Provide administrative support to elected politicians. They help with secretarial tasks, research and publicity.