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Public Sector: Insider Views

Local government, hospital management, police, and other public bodies

Public Sector

Insider Views

See what former students have done and get insights into working in the sector


The page contains information abour people who work in this sector, their views on it, and some of the ways you could get more information from them

What do graduates do?

Students from Sussex have gone on to do these jobs in this sector:

  • Phone Line Staff at the NHS, studied Applied Social Psychology
  • Administration Officer at Caerphilly County Borough Council, studied Art History
  • Arts Officer at Brighton and Hove Town Council, studied English
  • Community Development Worker at Crawley Borough Council, studied Community Development
  • Local Authority Administrator at East Sussex County Council, studied Film Studies
  • Welfare Officer in the Navy, studied Anthropology of Conflict

Conferences, Unconferences and Networking

Training events, called "unconferences", or "camps" are unstructured work training events that often run at weekends or evenings

For someone trying to get into the sector, they can be a good way to meet people and learn more

These are organised by attendees so you can get involved in organising them and gain extra experience

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  • Good opportunities for professional development
  • Traditionally has good job security and holidays
  • Often people feel that their work is important
  • Strong sense of the value of service


  • It can take a long time to get things approved
  • Government cuts mean that pay and working conditions are not improving
  • Changes in legislation and government can mean quick changes in working patterns

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