List of Public Sector & Government Employers

The following is a list of national, regional and local public sector & government employers who hire graduates. Many of them receive only a small number of graduate applications as they are less well known amongst candidates, although they are no less eligible to apply to.

National Public Sector & Government Services

  • Audit Commission
  • AWE (Atomic Weapons Establishment)
  • The Cabinet Office
  • The Child Support Agency
  • Civil Service Fast Stream
  • CPS (Crown Prosecution Service)
  • Department for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform (BERR)
  • Department for Children Schools and Families (DCSF)
  • DCLG (Department of Communities and Local Government)
  • Department for Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS)
  • DEFRA (Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs)
  • DIUS (Department for Innovation, Universities & Skills)
  • DfT (Department for Transport)
  • DSTI (Defence Science and Technology Laboratory)
  • DWP (Department for Work and Pensions)
  • Environment Agency
  • Export Credits Guarantee Department
  • The Financial Services Authority (FSA)
  • Foreign and Commonwealth Office
  • The Forestry Commission
  • GCHQ (Government Communications Headquarters)
  • The Government Actuary's Department
  • The Government Economic Service
  • The Government Legal Service
  • The Government Operational Research Service
  • The Government Statistical Service
  • The Graduate Procurement Service
  • The Highways Agency
  • HMGCC (Her Majesty's Government Communications Centre)
  • HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC)
  • HM Treasury
  • The Home Office
  • MI5 (Security Service)
  • MI6 (Secret Intelligence Service)
  • The Ministry of Defence
  • MoJ (Ministry of Justice)
  • National Audit Office
  • NHS (National Health Service)
  • Office for National Statistics
  • Office of Government Commerce
  • Teach First
  • The Police
  • The Treasury
  • TSOL (Treasury Solicitor's Department)
  • UKAEA (UK Atomic Energy Authority)

National Cross-Departmental Government Graduate Schemes (Graduate schemes for specific job roles that may lead to employment at one of several government departments)

  • Financial Management Development Scheme (DWP, DfT, HO)

Regional Public Sector & Government Services

  • Welsh Assembly Government
  • Welsh Audit Office

Local Public Sector & Government Services

  • Cambridge City Council
  • Camden County Council
  • Essex County Council
  • GLA (Greater London Authority)
  • Ipswich Borough Council
  • Islington Council
  • Kent County Council
  • Rochdale County Council
  • Surrey County Council
  • Transport for London (TfL)
  • Westminster Council

Local/Regional Cross-Organisational Government Graduate Schemes (Graduate schemes for specific job roles that may lead to employment at one of several regional organisations)

  • London Treasurers' Graduate Finance Scheme (London boroughs)