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The Civil Service - an independent view
4 young people were invited to give an independent view on the Civil Service - this is what they made of it.
The Civil Service is divided into departments, which deal with areas such as education, health and defence. Most departments have their own agencies dealing with specialist subjects.
Whatever your passion – from the environment to promoting the UK's interests overseas, welfare & the economy to keeping our country safe, there’s a department or agency to match.
In 2020 I rejoined the Civil Service working on a part-time basis at the Department for Digital, Culture, Media & Sport. I began my Level 5 Apprenticeship (Foundation Degree) a few months from starting in post. I knew I'd come back when I left the Civil Service 3 years ago and I'm so glad I did.
Every Civil Service job is also part of a profession – everything from front line work to human resources.
Your profession offers career development pathways & frameworks, training and development programmes and networking opportunities – plus the chance to work on major cross-government projects.
Our interactive map shows live Civil Service job vacancies near you!
You’ll find job vacancies across the UK – in fact, over 80% of our jobs are based outside London. The job opportunities displayed represent the vacancies available in the majority of our ministerial departments and larger agencies. We want the Civil Service to be a brilliant place to work, wherever you're based.
An apprenticeship puts you in a paid position whilst allowing you to study for professional accreditation. Once you complete your apprenticeship you will have all the relevant knowledge to progress in your chosen field.