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From buying ships and vehicles for the armed forces, to using your language skills to gain intelligence which protects national security, to writing press releases for a government department. 

The Civil Service has over 400,000 people working in 46 government departments across the UK and overseas in British embassies. 

The Civil Service helps the government in power to develop and implement its policies as effectively as possible. It also provides services directly to people all over the country, including collecting taxes, paying benefits and pensions, running prisons and issuing driving licences. 

There are 28 different professional roles you can work in including; finance, data management, engineer, legal and communications. This means whatever you are interested in, there is likely to be a job for you. 

There are jobs at all levels from an apprenticeship route for school leavers through to the fast track civil service scheme for graduates. 

You could also work in local government. This offers a broad range of careers, both generalist administration roles and specialist roles such as finance, education and human resources.

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