Legal Political and Government

If you’re passionate about making a difference to society, then a role in the public sector could be for you

Warrington Borough Council, Cheshire West and Chester, and Cheshire East are the local authorities that help to make sure vital services in our local communities run smoothly, and there are lots of jobs with them. From helping businesses grow and making sure bins are emptied on time, to being a councillor and helping create the best ways to help your local area, there are so many opportunities. Linked to this, there are also lots of opportunities working in the legal industry, helping solicitors prepare documents and court cases, through to keeping all the records up to date.
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.
Communication skills, management and typing skills are the top 3 common skills employers request in job adverts in this sector.

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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