As an undergraduate you have a wealth of options open to you. Now’s the time to start thinking seriously about which direction you want your future to take. The Civil Service is one of the largest employers, and therefore has a variety of career opportunities both here and overseas.
You can gain experience/placements before graduating through sandwich courses, vacation visits, and work experience.
From overseas aid and the Arts to education and the environment – we’re sure to have something that will appeal. Whichever department you join, you’ll be helping to make a real difference to people’s lives on all kinds of levels.
Some government departments offer their own graduate recruitment schemes, such as HM Revenue & Customs, Defence Engineering and Science Group, HM Treasury and Highways Agency. Details are available on department websites.
There are a number of specific schemes open to new and experienced graduates looking for a career change. If you’re successful, you could be posted to a number of government departments.
We hope that the information on this website is comprehensive and helpful. Should students feel somewhat overwhelmed by the amount of information, the best approach is to gauge their interests and direct them to the most suitable departments.
It’s also worth pointing students towards the sections on vacation visits, work experience, and the Fast Stream.