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.

Meta Mission Data is an innovative solutions-based organisation providing technological support for the defence sector. Put simply, the company provide cybersecurity to some of the leading defence organisations to prevent data threats and keep operations secure. Operating in Lincolnshire from their office in the city of Lincoln, Meta Mission Data is a subsidiary of the Internationally recognised Meta Aerospace, headquartered in London and Washington DC. The organisation has seen exceptional success since its inception and is trusted by the likes of Leonardo and the Ministry of Defence. To achieve this trust and success, Meta Mission Data offer a broad range of support to clients challenged by complex, multi-stakeholder projects, where evolving technology poses dynamic problems. With specialised offers worldwide, the business has a wealth of opportunities available for Computer Science and Engineering graduates and is a challenging employer for anyone looking to start their career in an innovative sector.

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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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Lincolnshire Police is the territorial police force covering the non-metropolitan county of Lincolnshire. At the heart of this service are Lincolnshire police’s ‘PRIDE’ values which stand for Professionalism, Respect, Integrity, Dedication, and Empathy. The force is one of the largest in England and Wales, covering 2,284 square miles and a population of around 736,700, employing over 2,500 people. A career in the police force can be dynamic and exciting – offering a host of development opportunities and a variety of career paths to suit everyone. You are also eligible for a ‘blue light card’, offering fantastic exclusive discounts at a range of shops and restaurants, as well as access to ‘Police Mutual’ – who offer financial and wellbeing advice and a range of exclusive products designed especially for the police.

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BAE Systems is a British multinational arms, security, and aerospace company. Headquartered in London and with operations worldwide, BAE Systems use advanced defence technology to protect people and national security by keeping critical information and infrastructure secure. Employing a skilled workforce of over 89,000 people in more than 40 countries, BAE Systems work closely with local partners to support economic development by transferring knowledge, skills, and technology. With a presence in Lincolnshire at both RAF Coningsby and RAF Waddington, BAE Systems invest over £90 million per year into skill development and education and offer a range of graduate programmes including business, engineering and IT amongst many others, giving graduates the opportunity to upskill and specialise in areas of the industry that interests them the most.

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The Royal Air Force work across the UK and internationally to mitigate risks and respond to conflicts and threats. The RAF has 2 Quick Reaction Alert (QRA) stations based in Lincolnshire, at Coningsby and Waddington. The Waddington station is the UK hub of ISTAR (Intelligence, Surveillance, Target Acquisition and Reconnaissance) which provides vital communications with other military divisions surrounding security support. The Royal Air Force offers a wide variety of graduate roles at enticing starting salaries for many different specialisms, from Engineering to Personnel Support that can act as a perfect first step for graduates wanting to work in the RAF. Lincolnshire is also home to the RAF College Cranwell, a training academy for enthusiastic trainee aircrew and officers, as well as being the base of various RAF support teams including the RAF Flying School.

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Leonardo is one of the world’s leading Aerospace, Defence and Security companies. With a worldwide workforce of over 49,000 employees, Leonardo delivers innovative technologies to ensure the security and protection of people. The company provides solutions that meets both military and civilian needs on a large scale to a variety of divisions including land, air, sea, and cyber networks. Leonardo has multiple facilities across the UK, one of which is based just on the outskirts of Lincoln city, specialising in Electronic Warfare Operational Support (EWOS) as well as having strong connections with the RAF in Lincolnshire. The Lincoln site is also home to the Leonardo Academy, providing expertly delivered academic and operational training on Electronic Warfare systems alongside their award-winning graduate training programme.

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SRC UK is an innovative solutions-based company that works to solve electronic warfare (EW) challenges in the areas of defence, environment, and intelligence. In 2019, the company formed as part of the SRC Inc. Enterprise and now acts as a not-for-profit defence organisation providing solutions for difficult-to-solve challenges in areas such as ‘mission planning support’. These solutions serve to support Her Majesty’s Armed Forces through forward-thinking research and development strategies to tackle the most important demands presented to the UK and its allies. The company advocates the value of STEM education (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Maths) as a core method of producing the research-driven and forward-thinking minds of the future and as such has an attractive Graduate Programme that provides a gateway into the Intelligent Defence sector.

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