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:
• GreenYard
• Branston
• British Sugar
• Birds Eye
• Morrisons
• And many more…

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Pepperells Solicitors are a dynamic law firm with a modern approach to their practice, enabling them to deliver the best possible legal services to clients across the country. The business has a strong presence in Lincolnshire with branches in Scunthorpe, Grimsby, and Lincoln, allowing them to work with a range of high-profile clients, such as Barclays and PwC. Pepperells are well known for their commitment to the community and support charitable causes including the NSPCC, British Red Cross, and Cancer Research UK. Having recently launched a drive for recruitment across Lincolnshire, Pepperells have a variety of law specific and general office roles available such as IT Analysts, Administration Assistants and Financial Assistants. Pepperells’ employees have outlined a strong sense of career development, highlighting how the company can support its staff to reach their full potential – namely in its trainee solicitor roles, aimed at law graduates.

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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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Tracing its roots back over 100 years, Solenis is a leading global manufacturer of speciality chemicals. Solenis support a range of markets including chemical processing, biorefining, and power. Headquartered in Delaware, USA, the organisation boasts 39 manufacturing facilities worldwide, employing over 5,000 professionals in 120 countries. As such, Solenis would make an excellent choice for anyone wanting to stay local but with a drive to work for an industry-leading international organisation. Sustainability is a priority for Solenis who strive to reduce water, energy, and raw material waste to improve efficiency in their operations. The organisation offers full-time, paid internships to qualified students and flexible employment opportunities to graduates in various business disciplines. Solenis drive a culture of personal growth, investing in professional and personal development and committing to annual culture surveys. FACT: Solenis was recognised as a 2021 US Best Managed Company for excellent Management Skills and Practices.

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Nutra-Pharma conducts research in pharmaceutical, nutritional, cosmetics and Agri-Tech fields to provide health products that support everyone. Located in the Boole Technology Centre in Lincoln’s Science and Innovation Park, Nutra-Pharma has a vision to make the science and healthcare economy more transparent, providing actionable scientific discoveries, data and insight. Forming networks with clients and universities to tackle a range of challenges, the business’ current projects include investigating Nano Iron in plants in collaboration with Nottingham Trent University, working with the University of West Indies on carbon capture, and teaming up with De Montford University on a project focusing on the analysis of miniature tablet coating. The diverse nature of their industry-leading research makes them an exciting potential graduate employer offering the ability to create contacts and work collaboratively to solve important, real-world, issues. If you have a passion for science and want to make a difference to the lives of others, Nutra-Pharma would provide an exciting start to your graduate career.

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Handling around one-quarter of the nation’s seaborne trade and contributing over £7 billion to the economy every year, Associated British Ports (ABP) is the UK’s leading port operator. With a network of 21 ports across the country, ABP supports around 120,000 jobs in all areas of Logistics. With an impressive Graduate Scheme held annually, ABP understands the value of university talent in all areas of their business. The two-year scheme allows you to work in a business area to suit your specialism, whether this is in a logistics specific discipline, such as Port or Property Management, or more general positions, like Finance or HR. Associated British Ports also invest and support local events and activities, allowing their staff to make a difference in their communities. Associated British Ports have more than just competitive salaries to offer their employees, with private health insurance, a great pension scheme, and a variety of discounts to ensure employee satisfaction across all areas.

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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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With the main campus located in the heart of Grimsby and 12 branch sites spanning Greater Lincolnshire, The Grimsby Institute is a further and higher education University Centre in North East Lincolnshire. Incorporating the University Centre Grimsby, the Grimsby Institute is one of the highest Ofsted rated colleges in the county. The Grimsby Institute has an abundance of staff benefits, including attractive holiday allowances (including a minimum of 3 days off over Christmas) and an impressive pension scheme. Additionally, staff can also benefit from a range of salary sacrifice schemes, various staff discounts on and off-campus, flexible working, and a commitment to staff training and development. At the Grimsby institute, you can have a sense of reward through working at an award-winning educational institution.

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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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