The public sector is the catch all term for a vast range of careers and jobs in central and local government and frontline services, such as nurse or in a jobcentre.
The scale and range of careers in public service are broad. You may be aware of many such as nursing, being a doctor, paramedic or working in adult social care, through to being a police officer, a teacher or a social worker.
But, did you know that you could work as a border force worker at airports or ports, planning officer, health and safety inspector or even an air traffic controller within the public sector? There are also a range of professions within the Civil Service and a wide variety of roles within government departments.
Benefits of working in the public sector
- It’s a rewarding career where you can contribute to society.
- You can make a positive difference to people’s lives and communities. It’s needed every day, not just in emergencies.
- A public sector career offers reasonable pay, stability, and benefits.
- You can continually develop throughout your career, and take a variety of career paths or professions. The scale and range of careers on offer is unmatched.
- You get to work with talented colleagues who bring energy, go the extra mile and deliver for the public good.
- It’s dynamic, fast paced and innovative. It requires people who can think and act fast, and deliver public services in new ways.
- You’ll get the chance to work on major projects right across the country.
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