Jobs in the UK

Public sector jobs are some of the most rewarding communities as what you are working on directly impacts the lives of others. There are many different jobs, whether in a civil servant role or something more specific like teaching. The most important part of the process is to read the job description and personal specifications. From there, you can pull on areas of your life and career history to give you the best chance of meeting the requirements of your chosen position.  Tailoring your CV to reflect your willingness to enhance the lives of others can help secure a position in these fields. Remember, your CV is the first impression an employer gets of you, so make yourself stand out and don’t be tripped up by spelling mistakes. An interview... Read More »

What are Civil Service jobs?

The civil service sector comprises jobs that enforce local and national laws and help implement government policies.  These include police and fire services, DVLA, tax and immigration control.  A job within the civil service allows you to help make a difference in people’s lives. When considering a role in the civil service, you need to research all the different departments, specialisms and agencies that make up the different sectors, which includes roles right at the heart of government.  There are roles available within business, sport, education, energy and health and social care to name just a few.  It does depend on what interests you.  The Civil Service offers a graduate scheme called The Fast Stream and is for those looking for a graduate entry-level position.  These positions are designed to... Read More »

Why You Would Want to be in the Civil Service

Working for the Civil Service has several incredible benefits, but the most important one is the opportunity for you to make a difference in the lives of UK citizens. Civil Service jobs often can offer flexibility to help give you a comfortable work-life balance. You also will have advancement opportunities and an above-average salary. There is also a pension for long-term service. Additionally, there are often many remote working opportunities or even job sharing. Though currently suspended, there is also the possibility of the fast-track apprenticeship reopening in the future, to give more opportunity for entering a new career field in either policy, business, commercial, digital, data and technology, finance and project deliver sectors. If you have been considering a job as a civil servant, you should definitely start looking... Read More »

Ten Tips for Writing or Improving Your CV

The presentation and content of your CV is usually the biggest determinant as to whether you even get as far as the job interview! Your CV needs to efficiently and professionally present your skills and attributes in the appropriate language and formatting. Ten Top CV Writing Tips 1. Do Your Research- research the positions you are seeking on job boards and pick out the most relevant, sought after requirements. 2. Break Text Up- large chunks of text are off-putting and unwieldy for recruiters. 3. Have a Powerful Profile- ensure your profile is prominently at the top with a short and sharp summarisation of your most valuable skills. 4. Utilise the Core Skills Section- be sure to list your top qualifications, skills or knowledge in bullet points. 5. Use a Professional... Read More »

2020 Public Sector Pay Rise

This year has proven to be a very difficult year for many with the onset of a pandemic, especially affecting the Public Sector. In light of this, the HM Treasury tributes this year’s pay rise to the ‘enormous effort’ made by the public sector staff during the coronavirus outbreak. Nearly 900,000 public sector workers including teachers, military, doctors, police and prison officers will see a pay increase of up to 3.1%. • School teachers will be seeing the largest salary increase of 3.1% • Doctors and dentists will see a 2.8% increase • Police and prison officers will be getting 2.5% pay increase • Armed forces personnel, senior military, senior civil servants and members of the Judiciary will be receiving a 2% pay rise The pay awards to the armed... Read More »