CAREERS IN… Public Services

Public Services The links below are relevant to Public Services and will list careers information, employers in your field and job/work experience opportunities.

You may want to look at other areas closely aligned to your subject area. Also bear in mind that there are a range of careers open to you which may not directly relate to the subject you have studied. Take a look at Things you can do with your degree to discover more careers options.

To access a comprehensive listing of occupations visit Prospects Explore Types of Jobs

Prospects – Graduate Careers Website with information covering all career areas.

  • Industry Insights – Explore career profiles, entry & progression, typical employers and future trends. Includes public services and administration, charities & voluntary work, law enforcement and security.
  • Types of Jobs – Search career profiles in the public services sector includes administration, charity and voluntary work, education, health care and social care.

Target Jobs – Public Service & Government – Everything you need to know about graduate jobs in public service and government.

Health Careers – Provides an overview of the opportunities found within the health sector.

Register for Unilife Connect  - Access graduate job vacancies, work experience, part-time jobs and careers events Search Public Services jobs on Unilife Connect – Access graduate job vacancies, work experience, part-time jobs, careers events and set up job alerts from your chosen sector.

Civil Service Fast Stream – Home page of the Civil Service Fast Stream website.

Civil Service Jobs – Civil Service vacancies including HMRC, Government Statistical Services, Office of National Statistics

Jobs Go Public – public and not-for-profit sector jobs.

Jobs in the Justice System – Search for academic, research, professional and support jobs in universities in the UK & abroad.

Metropolitan Police – working for a safer London.

National Assembly for Wales – Search for current jobs in the National Assembly for Wales.

National Audit Office – Recruitment – Overview of the NAO, information about working for the NAO and where offices are located

National graduate development programme – local government´s management development programme.

NHS Jobs – Search for jobs within the NHS throughout England and Wales.

Parliament.UK – Search vacancies at Parliament.

Princes Trust – Princes Trust website includes current vacancies.

Prospects Graduate Jobs – Search for graduate jobs in your area of interest.

Public Affairs Links – Public Affairs Links is a directory for information on the lobbying industry – in the UK, Europe and the US.

Targetjobs – Graduate Jobs, Recruitment and Careers.

VitaeJobs – a new dedicated jobs website, based in Swansea, that specialise in public sector and charity jobs including parliamentary/political jobs, civil service jobs, and public affairs/policy opportunities.

UK Charity Jobs – A wide range of charity jobs and third sector jobs.

Welsh Ambulance Service – Search for jobs in the Welsh Ambulance Service.

Welsh Audit Office – Search for current vacancies with the WAO

Welsh Government – Recruitment and Career Opportunities with the Welsh Government.

Working for an MP – A resource for anyone working for a British Member of Parliament or with an interest in how Parliament works.

Voluntary Organisations – paid and volunteering opportunities

Catch 22 – Charity helping young people who find themselves in difficult situations. View ‘Work for Us’ to find jobs and volunteering opportunities.

Interlink – Voluntary bureau for the Rhondda Cynon Taff area. Contact them to find out about a range of voluntary opportunities in the local community.

NACRO – Nacro, the crime reduction charity – view ‘Work For Us’ to find jobs.

Red Cross – Find out about voluntary and job opportunities linked to the emergency services (eg Fire & Emergency Support Service Volunteer).

SOVASOVA is a national charity which champions social inclusion and provides jobs and volunteer roles.

VCS CymruVCS Cymru is the operating name of Voluntary Community Service (Cymru) – a registered charity which runs the Cardiff Volunteer Centre and has been working to match potential volunteers with opportunities to help in Cardiff since 1964.

Victim Support – View ‘Get Involved’ to find out about jobs and voluntary opportunities.

Volunteering Wales – Search volunteering opportunities in Wales by type of opportunity and location.

Wales Council for Voluntary Action – The WCVA offer a number of volunteering opportunities.

Youth Offending Teams – Find out about volunteering opportunities with regional Youth Offending Teams.

For general work experience & volunteering opportunities visit the Work Experience section of the Careers Website.

Register for Unilife Connect  - Access graduate job vacancies, work experience, part-time jobs and careers events Search Public Services employers on Unilife Connect – Access graduate job vacancies, work experience, part-time jobs, careers events and set up job alerts from your chosen sector.

A-Z of Central Government – Search to find organisations within central government

Direct Gov – Local councils directory – Find jobs with local councils throughout the UK. Browse the A to Z lists, or search by county, region or country – look for jobs/vacancies or careers tabs. – List of UK police forces.

Stand out and be counted – A guide to maximising your prospects for students studying social sciences and humanities subjects.

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The content of these sites is subject to change and not subject to the editorial control of the Careers Service and Unilife. If you come across a link which takes you to a poor quality or dysfunctional site, please contact the Careers Service and let us know, so the link can be removed.

Updated: July 2018

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