As an entrant to the sector you can expect to be involved in research, monitoring and responding to requests, report writing and quickly being involved in the client facing aspect of the work. Most public affairs consultancies will recruit graduates each year and will offer good career progression within the business.
Another career path includes being placed with the in-house public affairs team through a company’s wider graduate recruitment scheme. Think tanks, charities, MPs and campaign groups will often take on graduates in research and policy roles which provide an excellent first step up the public affairs career ladder.
The following links provide descriptions of the job roles within public affairs and include job searching tips, salary, entry requirements, training, working conditions and job hunting information.