The Civil Service in the UK are defined by anyone who is “a servant of the Crown working in a civil capacity who is not the holder of a political (or judicial) office.” In other words it does not include those in the army, the police force, NHS or MPs.
The Civil Service are heavily involved in defense, transport, energy, education, health, justice, employment, climate change and foreign affairs. These are all areas that have a heavy influence on the government within the UK.
The Civil Service choose to recruit graduates through their Fast Stream and Graduate Fast Trackers will be taken on board to become the future leaders within the Civil Service and will be a large part of shaping the future of the country.
Successful graduates will work on policy development, corporate services, commercial awareness and operational delivery among other things.
Graduates are stretched and tested right from the off and need to be confident, innovative, self aware and a strong leader and will have the opportunity to make a real difference in the way the country moves forward.
The TV shoe "The Thick of It" is based on the relationship between the civil service and government.
Benefits of working for Civil Service
Sports and social facilities
Opportunity to work overseas
Financial assistance to study for a relevant educational or professional qualification
Excellent pension schemes