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Interested in a career in politics?

Check out these insights into different roles in the world of politics... never know, there might be an exciting option for you!

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Public Affairs (agency)

Public Affairs agencies advise a range of clients across a whole range of policy areas including health, education, to financial services. This interview by Fatima Yusuf with Yashshri Soman has some top tips for those interested in a career in public affairs.

Civil Service

We interviewed two civil servants - Kelly & Victoria - about the role of the civil service and what it is like to work for the government. They have both worked in multiple government departments from Education to Defence. You can watch it here.

Working on sustainability

Olatz Bulso interviewed Emily Auckland about her work on the UN's Sustainable Development Goals and the importance of engaging business leaders with the sustainability agenda. Emily discusses the importance of networks and collaboration.

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Work experience

Our Ambassadors have gained valuable insight through work experience placements and paid internships at GK Strategy - a public affairs agency. You can read about Annabelle's internship in our blog.

Mentoring Scheme 

Every year we pair young people who are interested in learning more about how they can get involved in politics with professionals in campaigning, lobbying and policy influencing. If you'd like to find out more about becoming a mentor or mentee get in touch :)

Lobbying in the Music Industry

Tom Kiehl is the Director of Public Affairs at UKMusic, combining his love of politics and music. Jessica's interview covers Tom's career including his work on the Live Music Bill and the All-Party Parliamentary Group for Music.

Where can I find jobs in this sector?

Keep updated with the latest news within the industry. Has a dedicated Graduate Jobs Board for entry-level roles and internships!

Smart Thinking

Interested in more research based roles? Smart Thinking displays roles within think tanks and other policy-related opportunities!

Working for an MP started as a place for MPs to advertise jobs. The website has grown well beyond its original remit, but they still on share jobs that help people obtain the sort of experience they would need to get a job in Parliament, and/or help those already working in Parliament to progress their career in Parliament or elsewhere.

Guardian Policy Jobs

Advertises entry-level roles and internships within London and beyond. Also has a useful section on career advice!

Charity Job

Considering working in the charity and not-for-profit sector? Charity Jobs has an extentsive search application that covers the whole of the UK!

Live opportunity: Apply for our 2024 Training & Internship Scheme  

Live opportunity: External Affairs Assistant, 12-month
placement in London  

Live opportunity: Corporate Partners for our 2024 Training & Internship Scheme  

Live opportunity: 8 week Summer internship in London at the Association of British Insurers

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