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Careers In Government, Vacancies In The Civil Service
Welcome to our civil service jobs feature. Its aim is to provide help and resources for anyone considering a career in the civil service and add value by using our own knowledge and experience to share relevant user feedback. If you've worked for the civil service or have experience of it's recruitment process we'd welcome your comments.
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Careers In The UK Civil Service
The UK Civil Service employs hundreds of thousands of people in literally thousands of different jobs spread over 150 departments. The work underpins every aspect of our society, it's essential and important work. In then current economic climate public spending is being monitored very closely and the public sector is facing new challenges alongside some of its traditional tasks. However the government employs so many people that there are always some vacancies for appropriately qualified and experienced individuals.
Civil Service Recruitment
If you are looking for a Civil Service vacancy try one of these three portals in the first instance.
The Recruitment Gateway - This website will give you an overview of working in the Civil Service as well as details of current job opportunities across the UK. The website has recently been improved and includes features like Job Alerts and Jobs In Europe as well as regional position. The website is divided between public job seekers and existing civil servants.
Fast Stream - Is a Leadership Programme (what we used to call a Graduate Development Scheme in the old days). It's a fast track designed to cultivate the potential of exceptional employees to a point where they can make a full contribution.
The European Fast Stream - The European Fast Stream (EFS) website is an indispensable port of call for anyone wanting to join the European Civil Service and build a long term career for one of its institutions. To take part in the scheme you will have to meet it's requirements. European language skills are a must (typically French and German to A level).
The Civil Service is one of the largest employers in the UK, 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
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.
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've published some links to some civil service departments below, this will allow job seekers to gain more information about the scope of the work undertaken in the civil service and find different channels to identify current and potential job opportunities.
Feedback & Disclaimer
Our content is checked regularly but if you find that any links are broken or content out of date let us know. This is a page under constant improvement. We welcome submission of other civil service resource for free listings.
If you have some feedback about working in this sector you can send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. We take care over our content but we're happy to correct any factual errors, please see our disclaimer.
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