Public Services

There are many careers and opportunities for talented people with a desire to help make society a better place.  Use the links below to find out more about working for the Armed Forces, the Civil Service or the Police.

Civil Service

The Civil Service provides services directly to people all over the country, including:

  • paying benefits and pensions

  • running employment services

  • running prisons

  • issuing driving licences

There are also jobs working on policy development and implementation, including analysts, project managers, lawyers and economists.

www.civilservice.gov.uk/jobs - find out about the various routes into the Civil Service, including the Fast Track scheme

Police

www.college.police.uk

www.nationalvpc.org – Volunteer Police Cadets

www.justice.gov.uk/about/hmps - for information about working for the Prison Service

www.csofs.org – Forensic Science Society

Armed Forces

The armed forces each provide excellent careers services, with the opportunity to meet people who have enjoyed careers in each service and who can provide guidance about opportunities that may be suitable for you to consider.  Each region of the UK has dedicated personnel available to answer your questions.  If you are thinking of a career in the Armed Forces, make contact with your local recruitment representative who can discuss the opportunities in more detail.

www.raf.mod.uk

www.royalnavy.mod.uk

www.army.mod.uk

www.gov.uk/government/organisations/ministry-of-defence