There's a vast number of opportunities for bright graduates looking to get into the public sector. We've pulled together some of the leading graduate employers in the public sector and government.
Civil Service Fast Stream
Designed to help give graduates the skills they need to play their part in the running of the country, they recruit the brightest graduates into the Civil Service and help them become the best leaders.
Department for International Development
By unlocking others’ potential, DFID seeks to combat poverty and humanitarian disaster by creating jobs and limiting the need for aid. Apply for opportunities through the Civil Service to see where you can make a difference.
If you want to get involved with the politics of Europe, the European Commission is for you. Primarily concerned with drafting legislation, trade negotiations and overseeing the implementation of policy, you can play your part in uniting Europe.
Foreign & Commonwealth Office
The FCO is a government body supported by 11 other organisations, designed to protect and develop the UK’s international relationships. Graduates can expect a fast-paced and challenging experience dealing with the country’s affairs overseas.
Frontline works to help graduates make a difference through social work, helping the children of this country find their potential. Highly rewarding work awaits those who want to develop their leadership skills and change lives.
HM Revenue and Customs
Making sure that everyone plays their part in funding the country while ensuring measures are enforced fairly, HMRC offers you the chance to keep the country solvent and secure.
HM Treasury is part of the Civil Service but runs a graduate programme separate to the Civil Service Fast Stream. Revel in your responsibility and the contribution you can make at the centre of government.
Key areas of action for the Home Office include immigration, drug control, crime and counter-terrorism. An interesting option for graduates looking for a career in a very present and complex organisation.
Our national security organisation, MI5 is primarily concerned with intercepting and stopping threats to the UK. Main areas include anti-terrorism, intelligence, cybercrime and espionage, with plenty of opportunities for you to make a difference.
National Health Service
You don’t have to be a doctor to make a difference with a career in health. The NHS is looking for bright graduates like you to join teams across their organisation.
Regulating the communications sector across TV, direct phone lines and other mediums, Ofcom provides an essential service. With the advent of new media landscapes, it’s an exciting time to work at the heart of this sector.
Interested in getting into the public sector? Browse graduate jobs in the public sector and government and take the next steps to starting your career.