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About the Policy Profession

As a Policy Apprentice, you will advise the government of the day to support them to make decisions in the interests of the public we serve. All Civil Servants are expected to carry out their role with dedication and make a commitment to uphold the Civil Service Code and its core values: integrity, honesty, objectivity and impartiality.

The Civil Service is an integral and key part of the government of the United Kingdom. Your role will be varied and you will experience, first hand, the policy making process. One day you might analyse data, the next you could support the briefing of a Minister on a parliamentary debate. You can expect to work with various government departments, external organisations and individuals to debate and shape policy.

Each apprentice will be allocated to a specific policy area and will be supported through the apprenticeship through formal learning and by their line managers and team to develop the required skills, knowledge and behaviours to excel in the policy profession in HM Government.

With guidance and support of their manager and wider team, previous Policy Apprentices have worked on:

  • the Energy Taxation, Carbon Pricing and Emissions Trading policy
  • the Covid-19 Job Retention Scheme
  • Public sector pay awards
  • EU Exit financial stability
  • The Biodiversity Review

Working in HM Treasury is unlike anywhere else. We don’t think you’ll find responsibility, challenge or fulfilment quite like it.

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