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Discover – What can I do with my degree?

You may want to begin by researching a career directly related to your degree such as a government social research officer, a public affairs consultant or a political assistant. However many politics students consider other career paths such as marketing, the legal sector or working in public relations. Remember, you can also explore careers that don’t directly relate to your degree. Did you know that over 80% of graduate employers will recruit from any degree discipline?

Develop – Developing skills and experience

If you already have some career ideas, the next step will be to develop your skills and gain some experience to build your confidence and increase your knowledge. You may want to consider volunteering, part-time work or undertaking a placement to increase your chances of gaining graduate employment after completing your degree. It’s also a great way to try-out career paths to see what you enjoy and it’s a good fit for you.

The Politics Lab

The Politics Lab takes on and completes practical projects for clients in the world of politics, such as Select Committee Inquiries. Find out more about The Politics Lab and the types of projects you could get involved in.

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Compete – Getting ready to apply for work or postgraduate study

When you know what you want to do and you’re ready to apply, we have all the tools, tips and advice right here. You can also use this information to help you if you’re at an earlier stage of your career thinking and are applying for part-time work or work placements.

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Think Tanks

A range of resources, blogs and interviews to help those both wanting to start a career in think tanks or policy or who are already working in the sector but would like to develop their knowledge and expertise.

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How to decide if postgraduate study is right for you, what you should consider and how to apply.

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Live opportunities

Take a look at the latest part-time jobs, placements, volunteering opportunities and graduate vacancies that may be of interest to Politics students. Select any of the following opportunities to find out more and apply, or search for other opportunities on our vacancy portal.

  • Closing Date: 09/06/2024Location: England – Greater London.Kids are seeking enthusiastic and adaptable Seasonal Workers to join our summer program, which is filled with fun and excitement. You’ll be part of our summer play schemes, assisting disabled children and young people aged 6 – 24 in playing, having fun, and experiencing an amazing […]
  • Closing Date: 31/05/2024Location: England – South East.The biggest team you’ll ever join, the most important work you’ll ever do. Becoming an Army Reserve Soldier is more than a hobby. It’s adventure, with purpose. It’s action, with responsibility. It’s a great challenge, with exceptional rewards. It’s a chance for you to do what […]
  • Closing Date: 31/05/2024Location: England – South East.Be part of something bigger. As a HR Officer – Detachment Commander, you are given significant responsibility from day 1. You'll command, lead and manage 18 highly motivated and bright soldiers in the delivery of personnel administration. Joining our Staff and Personnel Support (SPS) Branch, you’ll […]
  • Closing Date: 15/03/2026Location: England – North West.Help your peers to get their dream roles. Become a Brand Ambassador today!  At On-Campus Promotions, we have cultivated a great reputation, and successfully partner with the best graduate employers every year. We would love to bring you on-board one of our Brand Ambassador campaigns.  We […]
  • Closing Date: 31/05/2024Location: England – North West.Higgs Newton Kenyon Solicitors are a Lexcel accredited, leading law firm in the area of civil actions against the police and public authorities, data protection and victims of crime/abuse cases. We are looking for 2 paralegals to join our expanding civil actions against the police team. […]
  • Closing Date: 31/07/2024Location: England – North West.County Grants Team:  We are looking for people who are great communicators, organised and can work to deadlines. We are building a team of volunteers people who can contribute to applying for grants to help us realise our strategic ambitions to grow, deliver a broad range […]
  • Closing Date: 31/07/2024Location: England – North West.County Administration Team:  We are looking for well-organised individuals, with great communication skills who can support the smooth running of some of our committees. This will involve coordinating agendas and paper deadlines, managing an action log, and writing and distributing minutes. As a student volunteer you […]
  • Closing Date: 31/07/2024Location: England – North West.County Fundraising Team:  We are looking for well-organised individuals, with great communication skills who can support us realise our ambitions through developing a fundraising strategy which will help us achieve great things (including the development of new accommodation at Waddecar) The role will involve organising county-wide […]
  • Closing Date: 31/07/2024Location: England – North West.County Marketing and Communications Team:  We are looking for passionate, creative and organised individuals who can help us strengthen our internal and external communications – promoting the incredible things that happen in West Lancs Scouts and reaching new audiences. As a student volunteer you may be […]
  • Closing Date: 31/07/2024Location: England – North West.County Inclusion Team:  We are looking for people who are passionate about equity, diversity and inclusion to join our County Inclusion Team. This team will work to help us make West Lancs Scouts more inclusive by improving access to events, enhancing support to volunteers, raising the […]
  • Closing Date: 31/07/2024Location: England – North West.Waddecar Support Team:  We are looking for people to support Waddecar and The Little Gem Museum in two specific ways. Firstly, we are looking for people to join our Duty Warden team at Waddecar- meeting and greeting our guests and supporting them to have a wonderful […]
  • Closing Date: 26/09/2025Location: Hybrid.We are seeking dedicated individuals to join our team as Volunteer Befrienders. As a Befriender, you will have the opportunity to make a positive impact in the lives of others by providing support and assistance in various areas. Duties: Communicate and interact with service users in a compassionate and […]
  • Closing Date: 31/05/2024Location: England – South East.Provide general and specialist nursing care to soldiers and civilians while working in a range of locations. This role allows you to join either as a soldier or an officer, when you're fully trained or while you're a student nurse. Army Nurses can find themselves working […]
  • Closing Date: 31/05/2024Location: England – South East.You make sure the military’s working animals are fit, well and ready to be deployed. Give expert advice, get qualifications and build a rewarding career. From horses to dogs, the Army has hundreds of animals in its ranks. As a Veterinary Officer, you manage our Military […]
  • Closing Date: 31/05/2024Location: England – South East.The biggest team you’ll ever join, the most important work you’ll ever do. Becoming an Army Reserve Officer is more than a hobby. It’s adventure, with purpose. It’s action, with responsibility. It’s a great challenge, with exceptional rewards. It’s a chance for you to do what […]
  • Closing Date: 08/02/2027Location: England – North West. Are you passionate about procurement and developing your career as a consultant?   Barkers is an award-winning procurement consultancy delivering a range of outstanding procurement solutions and expertise across a wide range of industry sectors with organisations typically from the FTSE 250. Our consultancy is […]
  • Closing Date: 13/05/2025Location: England – Yorkshire and the Humber.Hours: 9.00am – 5.30pm Mon-Fri Location: LS28 (Leeds) Core Telecom is a market leading and fast-moving Telecoms Network based in Leeds. Our MISSION is to support Charities and charitable causes, we are now looking for a dedicated head-office based Charity Digital Marketing Executive to […]
  • Closing Date: 24/07/2024Location: England – North West.Ready to step into the legal world?   Express Solicitors are currently ranked 80 out of more than 10,000 law firms in the UK and ranked in the top ten for the Best Law Firm to work for in the UK by Best Companies. We have […]
  • Closing Date: 31/07/2024Location: England – North West.The role We litigate a number of debt recovery claims within the firm. As a Litigation Assistant within our debt team, you will assist our Lawyers in both pre-litigated and post litigated work in relation to breach of contract debt claims. You will also be working […]
  • Closing Date: 31/05/2024Location: England – South East.Be the one others turn to. Be responsible. Be trusted with the safety of the nation. Become a Communications Troop Officer in the British Army, and you’ll be doing something that really matters. Leading a troop of key military players in our national defence. Helping to […]

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