Government, Politics & EU

Government, Politics & EU

This is where your taxes go, to keeping the roads maintained, laws enforced and all the other functions of government that keep society functioning. Politicians create laws and represent the people, the civil and public services then carries out government policy. The European Union operates on a similar basis across Europe. This is a complex sector, which includes independent bodies such as regulators who ensure that products, occupations or the government itself is acting properly and to the correct standard.

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This sector attracts people who want to contribute to, and work to improve society locally, nationally or internationally. While politicians are in the public eye, there are several supporting roles, such as advisors, personal assistants, researchers and speechwriters. Other occupations include a range of roles in civil and public services, such as clerical officers, executive officers, management staff, as well as technical and specialist roles. There are also a broad range of opportunities available in the EU, both in administration and in specialist roles which require applicants to be proficient in a number of EU languages.

In this section you will discover the range of career opportunities available in the Government, Politics & EU sector. Our Career Explorer tool will give you insights into roles across the sector, including average salaries, typical entry routes and much much more...


  • critical thinking
  • active listening
  • data analysis & statistics
  • decision making
  • developing relationships
  • enforcing laws and regulations
  • adaptability
  • initiative
  • leadership
  • managing resources
  • negotiation
  • people management
  • persuasion
  • prioritising work
  • problem solving
  • public speaking
  • recording information
  • social media
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