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Public Services

Roles in the public sector

The public sector is made up of local government and government agencies. Unlike civil servants, who are employees of the state, public sector employees work for independent government organisations eg. police, fire service, health, education, transport, infrastructure etc. The roles in this sector are diverse and wide-ranging.

See the Related sectors box for careers in the Civil Service and guides on teaching, law enforcement and security, and social work for extensive information about these sectors.

Schemes to increase diversity in the public sector