Discover | Public sector and policy

If you’re considering a career in the public sector or would like to find out more about different types of policy and political work, our Discover | Public sector and policy programme can help you understand the wide range of opportunities available. 

Whether you're curious about what a career in this space could offer and want to learn more about the types or roles or organisations out there, or you're confident that this is the sector for you, getting involved with this programme is a great way to inspire your next steps.

As well as a range of resources and useful information, the programme features a series of alumni and employer events where you can build your network, ask questions about recruitment, and get advice from those already working in the sector.

Read on for more information about how LSE Careers can support you in a career in public sector and policy.

What's on: Browse the full timetable of events for LSE students

This year’s Discover I Public sector and policy events will primarily take place in Autumn Term. 

View upcoming Discover | Public sector and policy events on CareerHub.

Organisations: Check out which organisations have previously attended these events

Examples of organisations that have attended our Discover | Public sector and policy events in the past include…

• Civil Service Fast Stream

• Local Government Association

• Institute for Fiscal Studies

• Bank of England

• NHS Leadership Academy

Prepare: Browse our top tips for making the most of the events

Joining our Discover | Public sector and policy events? Make the most of your time by following the tips below..

  1. Do your research
  2. Know what's on offer
  3. Ask questions
  4. Plan your environment and dress appropriately
  5. Take notes - they might be useful in future applications
  6. Update your CV
  7. Follow up after the events - follow speakers on Linkedin

Online tools, resources, and job opportunities

Check out other LSE Careers resources relevant to working in the public sector

Found our Discover | Public sector and policy sessions insightful and wondering what's next? Or waiting for next year's events?

Here are some related LSE Careers resources you might like to check out:

Talk to one of our careers consultants

Get confidential one-to-one guidance from one of our professional and dedicated team of careers consultants.

Our consultants can help with:

  • careers advice and planning;
  • CV, cover letter and application form feedback;
  • practice interviews;
  • specialist careers support for disabled students and PhD students.

Read about different types of careers appointments online

Book a careers appointment on CareerHub

Gain new skills at our career skills workshops

Throughout the year we provide a range of events to equip you with the skills to succeed including:

  • CV, cover letter and application workshops;
  • mock assessment centres;
  • sector insights;
  • seminars on case studies and psychometric tests.

Browse all of our events on CareerHub

Browse jobs and opportunities in public sector and policy