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Between 2006 and 2009, 0.7% of doctoral graduates or 100 doctoral graduates in total are known to have been working as civil servants six months after graduation.
Job description and background
Civil servants are classified in the ‘other common occupations' cluster of doctoral employment.
There are 23 main Whitehall departments and over 60 executive agencies that make up the civil service in the United Kingdom (UK). In addition there are also a large number of related posts within local and regional government. The function of individual departments and agencies of the civil service varies greatly and the role of civil servants varies within them.
Important sub-divisions exist within the civil service. Many doctoral graduates are recruited into the civil service fast stream. The precise nature of the job changes from placement to placement but generally roles include the following:
- Policy adviser
- Project leader