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

There are a range of career opportunities in the sector in Dorset, that can see you working as a lawyer, security officer, legal secretary, paralegal, conveyancer, prison officer and many more. The organisations that will advertise for these roles will include the local authorities, BCP and Dorset Council, the magistrate courts in Poole and Weymouth, the Ministry of Justice, the Prison Service, as well as local legal firms such as Lester Aldridge.
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