What experience do you need to become a civil servant?
Civil servants are employed by the government to impartially implement their policies and laws. This spreads into almost every space of our public and private lives. From teaching, to water i our taps, trains at the station, social work, and health and disease. Civil Service jobs can cover a range of different skills and qualifications.
Ministers are assisted by over half a million of civil servants working in 24 ministerial departments and executive agencies. These jobs have good training opportunities and it’s easy for staff to transfer between departments. This is useful when there are changes to the way we run our country. Civil Service jobs are mostly not dependent on the current government. If that changes most people’s jobs remain the same.
moving directly into a Civil Service job (permanent or fixed-term contracts, full or part time
a 2-year Civil Service Fast Track apprenticeship programme
the graduate Civil Service Fast Stream scheme
the Summer Diversity Internship programme for under-represented groups such as those from ethnic minorities or persons with disabilities
the Movement to Work scheme offering work experience for unemployed young people
This means that you don’t necessarily need a degree to qualify for government jobs. That said, you do usually have to have at least two good-quality GCSE grades and some useful experience. This could be in any related area, like administration, or customer service. The current application process means you’ll need to show you can:
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