Get the Inside Buzz on the Public Service (Civil Service, IGEES & Local Government)


7.3 / 10 Overall Satisfaction
(based on 133 ratings in 2015)
"I work for a large, organised and dynamic organisation."
  • The culture in all areas is friendly and hard work is noted and appreciated
  • Working hours for graduates are very manageable and can be flexible when necessary
  • All roles offer lots of opportunities for personal development and up-skilling
  • Managers are supportive and there are good performance review systems in place
  • As with many public sector roles, graduates may face a certain amount of bureaucracy
  • Workloads can be especially heavy during busy periods
  • Graduates don't always get to know exactly what their job will entail before they join
  • There can be a few negative stereotypes associated with the Civil Service
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Offices & Dress
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