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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North Lindsey College is a training and education provider in Scunthorpe. For over 60 years, the institution has offered a range of educational programmes to students across the region. The college is part of the DN colleges group, which employs 1200 staff and deliver dynamic and inspirational teaching to 13,000 students across the north of the county and surrounding areas. The college’s size means there are a variety of roles on offer to ensure the delivery of a high-quality curriculum and improve the day-to-date running of the organisation. If you’re interested in working for North Lindsey College, you could find yourself in roles from Lecturing to Recruitment. Staff have access to a range of economic and wellbeing benefits, such as pension schemes, gym access and cycle to work programmes, along with a sense of pride in supporting people in education.
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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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Doubletree by Hilton is an American hotel chain and part of Hilton Worldwide, with over 580 hotels in more than 47 countries. As a leading global hospitality company offering a range of luxury hotels, Doubletree by Hilton boasts 2 main locations in Lincolnshire – a hotel in the centre of Lincoln, and a Spa and Golf Resort in Brigg. Employees often express that; meaningful and enjoyable work, opportunities to grow their careers, and pride in the brand are key drivers of satisfaction in their jobs. Some of the unique benefits at Hilton include an enticing Travel Discount Program and the ‘Lead@Hilton’ holistic leadership development framework, giving employees the opportunity to reach their full potential from entry level to senior leadership positions. These benefits, alongside a range of wellbeing schemes make DoubleTree by Hilton an ideal graduate employer for anyone interested in working within the Hospitality sector. Fact: Doubletree by Hilton is famous for their warm cookies served to guests, which were originally only for VIPs in the 1980s. In 2019, Doubletree Cookie became the first cookie baked in space as ISS Commander Luca Parmitano baked the brand’s famous cookie dough.
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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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Humberside Police is the police force responsible for covering North & North East Lincolnshire, Hull, and the East Ridings of Yorkshire. The force is headquartered in central Hull, a short journey over the Humber Bridge from North Lincolnshire. Humberside Police cover over 1300 square miles and protect just shy of 1 million people. Working for the police is a rewarding career suited to anyone who wants to make a difference. Whether you’re working as a frontline officer or in support roles such as administration or communications, you will have the pride to know you’re supporting the safety of the local community. Humberside Police employ over 3000 members of staff in a range of disciplines meaning there’s so much more involved in policing than just being an officer. If you have the desire to make a difference, there will be a role suited to you – no matter what your dream career path!
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Solutions 4 Plastic is a Lincolnshire based eco-friendly manufacturing company that produce water-soluble, biodegradable and compostable plastics. Solutions 4 Plastic work with a range of materials and utilise their technical expertise to offer a range of sustainable products to their customers. The diversity of their product range means there are many areas of the company that you could work within, from production to marketing and beyond. For people looking to take their first steps into renewable and eco-friendly manufacturing, Solutions 4 Plastic offers Production Assistant roles as part of the KickStart scheme. Solutions 4 Plastic would make an excellent, forward-thinking employer for those wanting to take their first steps into an eco-friendly manufacturing career.
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