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Public Services and Policy Work

Around 1.25 million people are employed in public sector administration work, with opportunities in national and local government, and the health sector. Most roles are open to graduates from any discipline, and many provide the opportunity to gain professional qualifications.

There is also a wide variety of roles for policy workers, in a range of settings across the public, private and voluntary sectors. Most roles will require a relevant degree in politics or social policy, for example.

Reference books

We stock a number of reference books in our information centre.

Professional bodies

Institute of Administration Management (IAM) - is a professional body for both practising and aspiring administrative managers. The website has lots of information on relevant qualifications.

Institute of Administration Management (IAM)

Institute of Professional Administrator (IPA) - is the leading institute for all administration and office professionals, providing information on qualifications, careers and continuing professional development.

Institute of Professional Administrator (IPA)

Useful resources

National Careers Service - sector information from the government's careers information service, including profiles of jobs in administration.

National Careers Service

Prospects public sector - a specialist website from Prospects which provides information on working in the public sector and advertises public sector vacancies.

Prospects public sector

Twitter List: Administration - Are you on Twitter? Look at our Twitter List for Administration to receive updates on news, vacancies and advice from relevant professional bodies, employers and useful organisations. Please note the Careers Service cannot accept responsibility for the content of external sites.

Twitter @uofedcareers/Administration

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