Public Administration and Defence
If you’re passionate about making a difference to society, then a role in the public sector could be for you.
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A public service is a service that is provided by government. Public Services include:
Civil Service – for example DfE (the Department of Education)
Local government – Leicester City and Leicestershire County Councils (alongside the District and Parish Councils e.g. Blaby).
There are more than 21,500 people employed in a public service across Leicester and Leicestershire. This is an essential sector delivering services for local people and can be very rewarding. Leicester City Council and Leicestershire County Council feature in the top 10 employers with the most advertised jobs across the area.
If you’re passionate about making a difference to society, then a role in the public sector could be for you. The Government is responsible for deciding how the country is run and for managing things day to day. They set taxes and choose what to spend public money on. Governments employ people in many different roles to support the smooth running of the country. The Civil Service has over 400,000 people working in 46 government departments across the UK and overseas in British embassies. You could also work in local government. This offers a broad range of careers, both generalist administration roles and specialist roles such as finance, education and human resources.
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What you'll need
You’ll need administration skills, to be thorough and pay attention to detail, the ability to work well with others, the ability to accept criticism and work well under pressure, customer service skills, excellent verbal communication skills and to be able to use a computer and the main software packages competently.
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Red – Formal qualifications required – GCSEs Grades 4-9, Level 3 qualifications, A levels or Degree
Amber – Some formal qualifications may be required at Level 2 depending on the employer this will vary depending on the organisation and position
Green – No formal qualification required