The Civil Services is a group of government departments that support the delivery of government policies. The Civil service is politically impartial and will work alongside whichever party is in power. As a branch of government, the Civil Services impacts every aspect of daily life from transport to defence, environment to education. The role of the organisation is in delivering policy change across every aspect of life, meaning that there’s endless opportunity for varying roles within the Civil Service. As well as working in front line roles such as veterinary services, web developer, marine biologist or customer service advisor, your role may also include advising ministers and developing future policy based on research and experience.
“Offering access to roles in just about every government department, the Fast Stream opens up a huge range of opportunities for you to explore. And because we look at your talent, not your background, age or degree subject, there’s nothing to stand in your way.”
Keep your eye out for the Fast Track scheme opening during your graduate year and check out this video for more information about working for the Civil Service.
Management Development Services deliver a unique graduate scheme to develop future leaders in the environment and agriculture industry. The graduate scheme is made up of a partnership of businesses around the country, all united in the common goal to equip young people with the necessary skills and experience needed to quickly climb the ladder to senior leadership within the industry. The programme provides graduates with the opportunity to work in four distinct roles split amongst four different businesses, which allows you to diversify your skillset and knowledge of the industry. This experience, combined with obtaining a Level 5 Leadership and Management apprenticeship qualification through the programme, enables you to be well equipped for your future career. This qualification is accredited by the Chartered Management Institute and is developed with the industry in mind, making it the perfect route for graduates motivated to succeed in the AgriFood environment. On top of this, you can also take advantage of an employee assistance programme, as well as several financial benefits to support you in your placements such as a relocation allowance.On the programme, you could be working with:
• British Sugar
• Birds Eye
• And many more…
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Formed in Lincoln and now with offices across the county, Bridge McFarland is an all-encompassing law firm offering a range of award-winning law services – including fields you might not expect, such as sports law. The business has a lot to offer for anyone looking to make their first steps into this competitive industry. The company contribute generously to employee pensions, offers enticing starting salaries, and provides discountedgal services. Bridge McFarland also invest in its people, with employees able to receive financial aid to support the costs of professional qualifications. The business has a strong ‘grown from within’ culture, ensuring that you can progress through the organisation as you grow in your role. Whether you’re interested in becoming a solicitor, or fancy working behind the scenes to support the business, Bridge McFarland would make a fantastic employer for graduates with the drive, energy and enthusiasm to join its already successful and ambitious team.
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Chattertons is a top 200 law firm providing wealth management services in a range of award-winning areas from personal to business law. Practicing law for over 150 years, the company holds several industry-leading accreditations, making them one of the most decorated and well-respected law firms across the country. With 11 offices across the county and surrounding areas, including one in London, Chattertons Solicitors are a perfect graduate employer for anyone interested in working for a firm leading the way. To achieve this success, Chattertons Solicitors prioritise growth and ambition with their employees, enabling a strong focus on professional development within a range of roles across the organisation. A key part of this is their annual Trainee Solicitors Programme which allows graduates to work alongside solicitors to develop their skills and gain vital experience in a variety of law services. Chattertons Solicitors strive to help their staff develop throughout their careers, making them a fantastic organisation to begin a graduate career within the law industry.
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As one of 46 similar Wildlife trusts across the UK, Lincolnshire Wildlife Trust is one of the oldest trusts in the country. Since 1948 Lincolnshire Wildlife Trust have been working to preserve the natural environment of the county by restoring natural habitats and promoting these values to the people of Lincolnshire. As part of this, Lincolnshire Wildlife trust runs a range of events and activities across the county, from art exhibitions to educational talks and workshops. The charity offers a variety of positions, including roles orchestrating their exciting projects or more hands-on roles on their nature reserves. On top of this, Lincolnshire Wildlife Trust also offers a range of volunteering programmes that can give you some valuable experience working in conservation and events. If you’re looking for a career in an environmentally focused charity that works to promote their values to others, then Lincolnshire Wildlife Trust would be a brilliant organisation to work for.
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We Are With You is a licensed charity that offers free confidential support to people experiencing issues with drugs, alcohol or mental health and has been offering services for over 50 years. Often shortened to ‘With You’, the charity has seen exceptional growth since its founding, now with 80 bases across England and Scotland – enabling them to reach over 100,000 people per year. With You’s services are delivered through various methods to ensure they effectively meet their clients’ needs, and they also deliver workshops in schools and prisons to support addiction awareness. On top of the enormous job satisfaction from working at With You, there are a variety of benefits employees can take advantage of. The charity offers flexible working, as well as protected time each week to learn and develop. Employees also have access to a 24/7 assistance programme and 2 days of paid volunteering leave each year – demonstrating We Are With You’s commitment to their community. Operating from centres across Lincolnshire including Skegness, Grantham, and Lincoln, We Are With You showcase a drive to recruit graduates from Psychology disciplines as they look to support the community using contemporary and innovative approaches.
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Children’s Links is a national charity providing support for children, young people, and their communities by delivering high-quality childcare, training & consultancy, and a range of other services. Founded in Lincolnshire and based in Horncastle, Children’s Links have a multitude of roles available for anyone with a passion for bettering the lives of young people in areas including education, business development or human resources. The organisation ensures that everyone has an equal opportunity to reach their full potential by delivering a host of training sessions and support workshops. Children’s Links also offer a series of voluntary roles that can give you the experience of working with a charity and the opportunity to develop your skills. Children’s Links make a real, positive difference to the lives of young people – and you could be a vital part of it.
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The Department for Work & Pensions (DWP) is the government body responsible for welfare, pensions, and child maintenance policy. As the UK’s largest public service department, the DWP employs over 96,000 people across the country. The responsibilities of the DWP include administering state pension, disability benefits, and other state benefits to over 20 million customers. The department is headquartered in central London but has offices up and down the country, including Lincolnshire. Working for the DWP provides a rewarding range of opportunities, all of which focus on aiding and assisting others. With a huge scope of mandates, projects, and job roles, you’re sure to find an active and engaging role that will utilise your skills and allow you to help others with their financial situations.
Fact: The department is committed to understanding and creating new strategies to combat poverty at its source and you could be part of that effort!
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Lincolnshire County Council is the governing body for the non-metropolitan county of Lincolnshire. This doesn’t include North Lincolnshire and North East Lincolnshire, which are run by their own unitary authorities. The council is responsible for a variety of public services such as education, transport and waste management. As such, careers within local government are extremely dynamic, with opportunities across a range of departments and roles often arising. As part of the global effort to tackle climate change, Lincolnshire County Council aims to be net carbon zero by 2050 across all public sectors. All levels of local government ensure the economic, social and environmental wellbeing of their area, making working for the region’s county council rewarding as you make large scale changes to people’s lives. Lincolnshire County Council is a people-focused organisation, providing a sense of community within their roles. You can earn a competitive salary, as well as benefit from a range of flexible working options and a host of training and development opportunities, on top of making a difference to your community.
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Based in East Lindsey and operating throughout the county, Linkage is a charity focused on providing high standard care, education and employment services to people with learning disabilities. Employing over 700 people, the charity supports clients with varying degrees of learning disabilities to reach their full potential. Linkage is a values-focused organisation that prioritises independence, respect, honesty, and teamwork so actively seek employees that share these values. The charity has the vision to allow those with learning disabilities to achieve their aspirations by providing opportunities, choices, and support. If you’re interested in working for a charity, Linkage Community Trust offers fantastic benefits to ensure a healthy work/life balance. The business also offers ongoing qualifications throughout employment to ensure you’re constantly developing your skills and making the most of your career development.
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