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  • UCL Careers in Government and Policy Themed Week – Coming Soon!

    By UCL Careers, on 10 October 2017

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    In a couple of weeks time we see the start of UCL Careers Government & Policy Themed Week. You will fine below a run through of the range of events organised to inspire and engage those who are interested in a career within the public sector, as well as those who are yet undecided. This is your chance to meet with organisations in this sector – to hear from and network with a range of guests from recent graduates to senior officials.

    The following events are open to students and recent graduates from all degree disciplines and all of the events below are now bookable through your ‘My UCL Careers’ account.

    Industry Spotlight Talk: Working in policy – what are my options?
    Monday 23rd October – 13.00-14.00
    Interested in discovering more about the Policy sector? Come along to hear Bryony Wills, Career Consultant at UCL Careers, explain more about the career paths open to new graduates. This event includes a Q&A opportunity.

    Panel Discussion: Influencing policy
    Monday 23rd October – 17.30-19.30
    Hear from representatives of some of the leading shapers
    of public policy. This event will include Q&A and a networking opportunity.

    Confirmed speakers include Chatham House, Conciliation Resources, UNITE, Office of National Statistics, and New Local Government Network.

    Panel Discussion: Careers at the heart of government
    Tuesday 24th October – 18.00-20.00
    Hear from speakers working at the heart of government.
    Speakers from HM Treasury, Department for Transport, Government Legal Services, Department of Education and the Foreign and Commonwealth Office will talk about their careers to date. This event will include Q&A and a networking opportunity.

    Workshop: Civil service group exercise
    Wednesday 25th October – 14.15-16.00
    If you expect to attend an employer’s assessment centre this year, for either Fast Track Civil Service or any other job or internship, then come along to practice the group exercise with staff from the Civil Service. The session will include feedback on how you have performed. Booking is essential for this workshop as spaces are limited.

    Panel Discussion: Careers in the public sector
    Thursday 26th October – 12.30-14.00
    Meet representatives from a range of public sector employers about jobs and graduate schemes open to enthusiastic candidates. This event is in the format of a panel and Q&A on their roles. Confirmed speakers include Police Now, Frontline and Regeneration at London Borough of Lambeth.


    The above events are on a first come, first served basis so please book early to guarantee a place. Events are bookable through ‘My UCL Careers’.

    We look forward to welcoming as many of you as possible for Government  Policy Week. In the meantime, check out resources on Careers Tagged by searching terms such as ‘politics’, ‘government’, ‘lobbying’, ‘civil service’ and so on.