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Opportunities for specific jobs in the Civil Service and central government organisations can be found on Civil Service Jobs, including in departments with large communities of geographers (e.g. Ministry of Defence has nearly 200 geographers).
Individual organisations in the wider public sector advertise opportunities on their websites:
Ordnance Survey (over 90 geographers)
Environment Agency (over 200 geographers)
Scottish Government (over 40 geographers)
Scottish Environment Protection Agency
Welsh Government (over 30 geographers)
Natural Resources Wales
National Audit Office
You can also find opportunities on individual local authority websites.
In addition to applying for specific roles, it is also possible to enter the Civil Service through an apprenticeship, graduate entry programme or profession specific recruitment.
Fast stream, including some internships and apprenticeships opportunities for all professions.
Government Statistical Service
Government Economic Service
Government Social Research
Government Operational Research Service
Government Science and Engineering
Digital, Data and Technology Profession
Government Actuaries Department
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