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Do you want to make a positive impact on communities?

The Public Sector covers a wide and diverse range of organisations (such as councils, police, and NHS) who are responsible for providing all public services, including education, social care, emergency services such as police, ambulance and fire, healthcare, housing, and refuse collection.

There are lots of different career opportunities to choose from, which can have a real impact on the lives of individuals and communities in Norfolk and Suffolk. The public sector offers a diverse range of career opportunities, job security, continuing professional development, good working conditions, and a good pension.

There is something to suit almost everybody, some careers will require a higher level of education than others depending on which area you are interested in.

Have a look at the different areas below which will provide you with further information and what steps you need to take for a career in the Public Sector!

  • 870,100 people live in Norfolk, using our public services
  • The Norfolk Fire and Rescue Service was called to deal with 788 building fires in 2021/22
  • In 2021/22 there were 563,831 FTE teachers in total across the UK
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English • Maths • Science • Biology • Psychology • Sociology • ICT • Business

Jobs ideas for this industry:

Care WorkerPolice OfficerTeacher • Teaching Assistant • Environmental Health OfficerNurseFire FighterTown PlannerTrading Standards OfficerAdministratorSocial Worker • Project Officer • Housing Officer (For more, check out the Job Areas below!)

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More than five million people in the UK are employed in the public sector.

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Apprentice Business and Finance Administrator - Suffolk County Council
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14th May 2024
Ipswich, Suffolk
Employer description Suffolk County Council is the administrative authority for the county of Suffolk, England. It is run by 75 elected county councillors representing 63 divisions. It is a member of the East of England Local Government Association. We are see...
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An introduction to Apprenticeships Suffolk
We work with aspiring apprentices (anyone 16+) who are ready to take their next step and explore the apprenticeship route whist supporting both the employer and apprentice throughout their journey. We support employers in Suffolk who want to find out more and...
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Did you know? (Small Change Grant)
The Mason Trust's 'Small Change' Grant provides small sums of money to help young people in Norfolk and Suffolk take that next step through education, training, work or along their chosen career path. This limited fund is designed to quickly make a differenc...
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The Mason Trust has moved!
We're excited to now be working from our new offices on Sawmills Road in Diss.
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Christmas opening hours
The icanbea... team will be available until 17:00 on Friday the 22nd of December this year before the Christmas break. You can catch us again on Tuesday the 2nd of January. Thank you to everyone who has supported and worked with us this year. We look forward...
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Sustainable Careers
Sustainable careers are on the rise, providing individuals with opportunities to make a positive impact on the environment while recognising the importance of preserving our planet for future generations.
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