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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Tillots Pharma is a fast-growing international pharmaceuticals company headquartered in Basel, Switzerland and employs over 300 people worldwide. Focusing on the field of gastroenterology, Tillotts Pharma develop and market innovative pharmaceutical products that are licensed both internally and externally in over 65 countries. Serving the UK from their base in Lincoln, Tillotts is dedicated to developing their employees’ skills and supporting their professional development, encouraging entrepreneurship and rewarding outstanding performance. With competitive salaries and support for a healthy work/life balance, Tillotts strives to provide a workplace that promotes personal development and recognition of extraordinary performance among a host of other benefits. Tillotts could make a superb employer as you make your steps into the pharmaceuticals industry.

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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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With over 35 years of residential childcare experience, Esland Care delivers trauma-informed therapeutic services to children and young people, helping them to develop resilience and improve their wellbeing. With a clear mission of providing high quality, bespoke and specialist care and associated services to Local Authorities, Esland Care operates 31 sites across the East Midlands, providing a plethora of opportunities for health and social care graduates across the region. The business aims to provide the best quality care within a homely and nurturing environment where young people are encouraged and assisted to develop the skills and confidence to realise their full potential. This provides the opportunity to work in an altruistic and supportive field. Furthermore, Esland Care is a Gold Standard Investor in People, showcasing its commitment to ongoing training and development. Offering a competitive salary, dynamic roles supporting young people from a variety of backgrounds, and ongoing support for qualifications, a career at Esland Care can be rewarding in more ways than one.

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Pilgrim’s UK is Britain’s largest provider of low cost, sustainably produced, high welfare pork. The organisation is part of Pilgrim’s Pride, which is the second-largest food company in the world. The organisation is involved in all processes of pork production, from farming to delivery. Operating in more than 100 countries, Pilgrim’s UK has a workforce of over 5,500 across 14 sites in the UK. Pilgrim’s UK is committed to its people, with safety, sustainability and quality as the foundations of their forward-looking business. Pilgrim’s UK is committed to supporting their staff to reach their full potential by offering extensive development opportunities and resources to support staff success. Pilgrim’s UK are also committed to the wellbeing of their staff and offer an impressive wellbeing platform that can be accessed at any time, on top of more common benefits such as an impressive discount platform and a generous pension programme.

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With a dedication to excellence and innovation, Branston is a major producer of fresh and prepared potatoes, and vegetables. The company focuses heavily on consumer research and data analysis to provide innovative solutions for consumer demands. To strive for quality at all levels, Branston is one of the members of Management Development Services’ graduate programme, giving you the opportunity to work with Branston as part of the scheme. (button here for Management Development Services synopsis) Branston has plenty to offer for graduates on the programme, and outside of it by investing in their people – supporting those with the drive to improve with nationally recognised courses and accreditations. Employees have expressed a great level of satisfaction working at Branston, thanks to their ‘no-day-is-the-same’ ethos, and the strong investment into career development. Fact: Branston handle around 350,000 tonnes of potatoes per year, making them one of the biggest distributors in the UK!

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Petaurum solutions are an award-winning human resources (HR) firm that works alongside businesses of all sizes to provide specialist HR support across the country. The Petaurum Solutions team strive to provide a jargon-free support approach to ensure client satisfaction. The company provides an all-encompassing service to businesses of various sizes, offering support with all aspects of HR, from strategy and benefits to their resource hub – a collection of webinars and talks to ensure clients receive the best possible service. Petaurum Solutions have won several awards since their inception, including being named the HR Consultants of the Year in 2021 by the SME News. The business is committed to supporting its community by sponsoring several local causes, from the Lincoln Imp Trail to multiple local football teams. By championing their ethos of experience and resource sharing, the business ensures that every employee can thrive in their roles. As such, a career with Petaurum Solutions would see you joining a friendly team, always seeking to support each other and their clients.

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With a net income of over £3 billion and nearly 300,000 employees worldwide, Siemens are a world-leading engineering and technology company with bases across the UK. Siemens offer plenty of graduate schemes in fields ranging from business and finance to engineering and computer science. Their large number of schemes ensures that there is plenty of opportunities for graduates to develop within the organisation in any number of specialisms. The Siemens Graduate Programmes provides graduates with the opportunity to upskill in a range of business disciplines, build their networks, and benefit from being part of a community of highly skilled graduates. There is also a host of benefits offered to employees at Siemens, including a suite of discount schemes, a regularly reviewed salary, bonuses, and a commission scheme. On top of this, there are several affordable programs to become a Siemens shareholder, allowing you to benefit further from the company’s success. With excellent wellbeing programmes and a corporate social responsibility scheme that allows every employee two paid volunteering days to support charitable causes, Siemens are a company that can help you develop as a graduate whilst supporting their community.

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