Government Actuary’s Department
The Government Actuary’s Department provides an actuarial consultancy service to the public sector.To apply to the department’s Graduate trainee actuaries specialist scheme you need a 2:1 ideally in mathematics, statistics or economics. If your degree is not mathematics-based, you must have a good
A-level in mathematics. More information Government Actuary’s Department.
Government Economic Service
The Government Economic Service (GES) is the UK’s largest recruiter of economists with over 1000 professionals in more than 30 departments and agencies. The GES can therefore give you
access to a wide variety of economist career options.
Government Finance Service
The Finance Professionalism Team in HM Treasury supports Jon Thompson, Head of the Government Finance Profession, in embedding the professional finance culture across government. The work of the Government Finance Profession (GFP) is varied and covers areas ranging from accounts production to system development, competition regulation in BERR, investigating tax evasion in the HM Revenue and Customs, to providing advice on departments’ spending in the Treasury. The GFP has over 8,500 Finance Professionals, split equally between trainee and fully qualified accountants, and is the largest professional grouping in central government and it is growing all the time.
There are various opportunities for graduates to work and train as a Finance Professional with different government departments. More information about graduate recruitment to the GFP.
Government Legal Service
GLS lawyers advise the Government on complex, novel and politically sensitive issues, often concerned with the most high profile events of the day.
The quality and variety of legal work is unique to Government practice. The career opportunities are diverse; and the range of benefits includes training and professional development; flexible working arrangements and much more!
The GLS recruits legal trainees through its legal trainee scheme and qualified lawyers at any stage of their career.
For further information, visit the GLS website: www.gls.gov.uk
Government Social Research Service
Government social researchers are responsible for research that informs the development, implementation and evaluation of a wide range of government policies. Members of the Government Social Research Service (GSR) are based in 20 government departments and the devolved administrations in Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland. Collectively, they form the membership of the GSR. Career opportunities are diverse within the service, with plenty of scope for moving between departments and to work on different policy areas within departments.
To find out more visit the section Government Social Research Service (GSR)
Government Statistical Service
The Government Statistical Service (GSS) is the UK’s largest provider of statisticians, with over 1200 professionals in more than 30 different departments and agencies, making valued input to every major government activity. The statistics they create – and often publish – are used to monitor, formulate and amend government policy. These statisticians also collect and analyse data, and then interpret it before explaining their findings to ministers and administrators.
For details of how to apply to GSS Fast Stream and Main stream.
Government IT Profession
The Government IT Profession is the largest profession in Government and brings together IT professionals working across the public sector.
Our goal is to drive excellence in IT through the pursuit of professionalism, by focusing on developing the capability of individuals and by deploying such capability effectively across the public sector. This pursuit aims to ensure the highest standards in the delivery of Government IT, that will ultimately enable both citizens and businesses to get what they need, when they need it, how they want it.
The Technology in Business Faststream is a graduate entry route for senior Civil Service careers. It will provide us with our next generation of leaders: women and men fully capable of bringing about positive, large–scale business change in the public sector.
For more information go to: Technology in Business section.
Government Operational Research Service
Government demands an increased use of analysis and modelling to support its Modernising Government initiative, and GORS is key to this by assisting in developing policies.
The GORS scheme is open to graduates with a 2:1; however, those with a 2:2 can also apply if they have a postgraduate degree or substantial relevant experience.
To find out more about GORS, visit their website: www.operational-research.gov.uk
Government Procurement Service (GPS)
Government procurement is seriously big business. From the everyday to the extraordinary, ergonomic seats to tilting trains, we buy a staggering range of goods and services. And we go into every deal, every transaction, every negotiation with one thing in mind: getting the best value for the UK taxpayer. So our graduate scheme won’t just give you a far-reaching insight into the commercial world and a CIPS qualification. It will also prepare you for an immensely varied and challenging business career at the heart of government.
Find out more at www.bigprocurement.co.uk
Defence Engineering and Science Group Student and Graduate Schemes
The MOD recruits engineering and science graduates into the Defence Engineering and Science Group (DESG). The DESG is a community of 9,000 professional civilian engineers and scientists working within MOD Civil Service to equip and support UK Armed Forces with state of the art technology. The prestigious DESG Graduate Scheme has been held in high regard throughout industry for almost thirty years. The Scheme is accredited by the Institute of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE), Institute of Electrical Engineers (IEE) and the Royal institute of Naval Architects (RINA) and offers an accelerated route to professional registration as a Chartered Engineer.
The DESG Schemes include opportunities for students and graduates:
- The DESG Graduate Scheme – This scheme is open to final year students. The graduate scheme consists of up to two years of structured training, leading to the first professional post.
- The DESG student sponsorship scheme – This scheme sponsors student engineers and scientists enrolled on a relevant accredited degree course for the duration of their degree. A bursary is paid annually and the students are required to undertake paid placements during the summer vacation relevant to their professional development. Sponsorship can be obtained during the first year at university or mid-course.
- The Defence Technical Undergraduate Scheme (DTUS) – This Scheme offers sponsorship to a limited number of students commencing or part way through an approved science or engineering degree at Aston, Loughborough, Newcastle, Northumbria or Southampton universities. DTUS is similar to the student sponsorship scheme, but is designed to develop leadership and team working skills alongside the British Armed Forces and a deeper understanding of the military environment.
- The Defence Sixth Form College, Welbeck – The College has become one of the UK’s top sixth form colleges with an outstanding academic reputation. Welbeck teaches a science and technology based A-level curriculum designed to prepare students for a technical degree at a leading UK university, providing a head start into training for a career as an Officer within the Armed Forces or MOD Civil Service.
If you are interested in any of the DESG Schemes, please visit the DESG website: www.desg.mod.uk