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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Lincolnshire Football Association is the not-for-profit governing body responsible for overseeing football in the county of Lincolnshire since their formation in 1881. As part of the national Football Association, working at Lincolnshire FA provides the personal feel of working within a close-knit team whilst providing the benefits and pathways of a national organisation. Headquartered just outside of the city of Lincoln, Lincolnshire FA utilises football development and business partnership teams to support their work, now overseeing over 1,600 football teams in the county. Lincolnshire FA utilises partnerships with key external organisations, including schools and leisure centres, to provide recreational football, affiliated football, and coach education services to all corners of the county. This gives employees the opportunity to network with external stakeholders and develop a diverse skill set within their roles. Lincolnshire FA offers competitive salaries, a strong commitment to empowered personal and professional development, and a goal to diversify the volunteer workforce to support a more inclusive community in the county. Lincolnshire Football Association is a forward-thinking, progressive sports organisation that can provide a platform for you to make a difference in the region using the power of football.
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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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Founded in 2015, DrumBEAT Marketing is a Lincolnshire-based marketing agency with an extensive technical background in professional advertising. Starting as a duo of experienced digital marketers, the business has rapidly evolved into an award-winning agency with ongoing expansion across the East Midlands region. DrumBEAT offers a comprehensive online marketing service to clients across the county with specialisms ranging from search engine optimisation to website design. A career with drumBEAT marketing allows you to work on versatile projects, ensuring your work never gets boring. Alongside this, every project would enable you to develop skills in various digital areas of the industry and hone your expertise. With their range of customers and the variety of work offered, drumBEAT would make an exciting employer for graduates looking to explore a career in marketing.
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LK2 is an award-winning architectural consultancy firm based in Nettleham – just 5 miles outside the centre of Lincoln! As specialists in mixed-use buildings, retail spaces, sports facilities, and town centres, you’ll have no doubt seen one of their projects in person somewhere, from the Waterside Shopping Centre in Lincoln to facilities at Bishop Grosseteste University. LK2 work to be flexible throughout their project work and is dedicated to delivering the best possible results. LK2 is a forward-thinking architecture firm that rewards its employees, not only with the exciting projects they undertake, but also with their employee benefits. The benefits range from Friday afternoons off, to free on-site parking and regular social events – meaning that employees at LK2 are highly satisfied in their roles.
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Coveris is a global packaging company, with several bases across Lincolnshire, that specialises in sustainable solutions for world-renowned brands. Coveris uses a high level of expertise to produce quality packaging for their customers with a focus on ensuring that their products remain sustainable. You’ve no doubt picked up one of their products before as Coveris has developed the award-winning packaging for many retailers such as Sainsbury’s, M&S and Tesco. With their dedication to sustainability, Coveris would make an excellent opportunity for graduates who wish to join a leading company that works alongside respected brands and companies to build towards a greener future.
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