Careers Resources

Careers Resources

Politics and Government

Prospects Profile: Government Social Research Officer

Detailed information on a specific job role from the Prospects website. Information is available on the activities of the role, salary, conditions, entry requirements, training, career development, typical employers/vacancy sources, case studies, contacts and resources.

Prospects Profile: Policy Officer

Detailed information on a specific job role from the Prospects website. Information is available on the activities of the role, salary, conditions, entry requirements, training, career development, typical employers/vacancy sources, case studies, contacts and resources.

Prospects Profile: Politician's Assistant

Detailed information on a specific job role from the Prospects website. Information is available on the activities of the role, salary, conditions, entry requirements, training, career development, typical employers/vacancy sources, case studies, contacts and resources.

Prospects Profile: Political Risk Analyst

Detailed information on a specific job role from the Prospects website. Information is available on the activities of the role, salary, conditions, entry requirements, training, career development, typical employers/vacancy sources, case studies, contacts and resources.

Prospects Profile: Public Affairs Consultant

Detailed information on a specific job role from the Prospects website. Information is available on the activities of the role, salary, conditions, entry requirements, training, career development, typical employers/vacancy sources, case studies, contacts and resources.

Careers in Local Government

The link below will take you to a list of recommended resources for finding out about careers in Local Government.

Careers in the Civil Service

Resources about career roles within the Civil Service and information on the Fast Stream Graduate Programme.

Careers in the European Union

The link below will take you to a list of recommended resources for finding out about careers in the EU.

Work for Scotland - Scottish Government website

Website with information on various jobs within the Scottish Government.

Chatham House Internships

Leading organisation for the analysis of international issues. Chatham House runs internships details of which are published on their website.

Smart Thinking - careers in think tanks and policy

This website has an extensive careers resources section which will help you to explore career options in think tanks and policy. There are case studies of professionals working in these areas and advice on making applications and skills required. The website also lists current jobs and internships.

Public Affairs Networking

The network for public affairs practitioners. Website includes job profiles, job opportunities and careers advice.

Institute for Public Policy Research

Leading think tank, developing new routes to social justice. Includes information about internship programme.

Connect Public Affairs

An independently owned company offering expertise, experience and understanding of the people, policies and processes involved in political decision making.

Directory of UN System Organisations

Portal to websites of the UN, its funds and programmes, and specialised agencies.

Social Market Foundation internships

Independent UK think tank for social and economic policy - offers a programme of internships to highly motivated individuals seeking a career in domestic public policy analysis and research. Internships at the SMF are unpaid positions (travel expenses only), normally lasting for between six weeks and three months, and would be best suited for those who have just completed university or post-graduate studies, though they do consider applications from all backgrounds.

W4MP (Work for MP)

Website aimed at those working for an MP. Includes job adverts, information on staff salaries and training opportunities.

National Centre for Social Research

Largest Social research institute in Britain. Sources of information, job opportunities.

Social Research Association

Open to social research practitioners and trainees from all sectors. Website contains careers information.

Association for Qualitative Research

Excellent reference section, business directory, useful contacts, training and jobs.

National Institute of Economic and Social Research

The National Institute of Economic and Social Research is Britain's longest established independent economic research institute with over sixty years experience of applying academic excellence to the needs of business and policy makers. The Institute is independent of all party political interests. Visit the website to out more about this organisation and see if there are any vacancies.

Research Live

The world's leading source of industry news, opinion, special reports and feature articles for market and social researchers, data analysts and consumer insight professionals. Covering the latest trends and techniques from behavioural economics to big data analytics, as well as hot topics like polling and privacy.

"From Aberdeen to..." alumni story - Hailey Lernihan (Presidential Stenographer)

The University of Aberdeen boasts a fantastic array of alumni working in diverse industries across the globe. In this article Politics and International Relations graduate, Hailey Lernihan, talks about her experience studying at Aberdeen and career path to date.

"From Aberdeen to..."alumni story - Lotte Hajema (Senior Policy Officer)

The University of Aberdeen boasts a fantastic array of alumni working in diverse industries across the globe. In this article Philosophy and Politics graduate, Lotte Hajema, talks about her experience studying at Aberdeen and career path to date.

"From Aberdeen to..." alumni story - Prince Hamid Armah (Executive Secretary, Ministry of Education, Ghana)

The University of Aberdeen boasts a fantastic array of alumni working in diverse industries across the globe. In this article Mathematics Education graduate, Prince Hamid Armah, talks about his experience studying at Aberdeen and career path to date.

Class of 2008 case study: Alan Deans (Teaching Qualification: Adult Literacies)

Alan explains how the 2008 financial crash affected his career journey and offers advice to students graduating in tough economic conditions.