Most graduates who go on to work in this sector start out in entry-level roles as it can take many years to develop substantial political experience.
Graduate schemes are rare in this sector and you may need to build up your work experience before landing yourself a graduate job.
These graduate schemes can be a good way of gaining experience in research:
Networking and the ability to make contacts are vitally important in this sector. Attending a party conference is an excellent way to network and build your commercial awareness.