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This section of the website is devoted to live Q&A sessions with our own advisers or external employers. We will promote the Live Q&A’s in advance and you can also access session archives below.

Data Analysis, Intelligence and Research

Firstly, MI5 runs an Intelligence Officer Development Programme.

If you enjoy working with statistics, analysing data, or are interested in a data science role, take a look at StatsJobs for ideas on roles.   

The MOD, RAF and other armed forces regularly recruit Intelligence Officers. One route is via the RAF Officer recruitment process and another is via the Government employment route which includes the Joint Forces Intelligence Group.


Interested in a career in social research?

Take a look at the Economic and Social Research Council website for ideas and information on careers as well as the Gov.UK Government Social Research page and the Social Research Association website.


Considering a role in supporting research within higher education? 

Here are two great places to undertake some role research - and ​

Interested in working in the public sector?

Here are a couple of places you might like to explore:​.Use the Gov.UK Civil Service job search site to discover opportunities in areas such as psychology, conflict advice, intelligence, knowledge and information management, governance, human resources, project delivery, risk management and social research.

Here are a handful of links to some graduate schemes you will want to check out:

GCHQ Future Leaders Scheme -  

The NHS Graduate Management Scheme -  

The Frontline Leadership Programme is a Leadership Development Programme aimed at graduates who do not have a qualification in Social Work and who are interested in a career in Children’s Social Work. It is a two-year programme which offers outstanding graduates and career changers an alternative route into Children’s Social Work. The focus is to prioritise hands-on experience through practice-based learning, alongside intensive practical and academic training.

Top Tip: Our colleagues from The Frontline will be on Campus soon, keep an eye on our events pages to make sure you book your place.

The Civil Service Fast Stream programme offers 15 different schemes, each offering structured learning with a government profession. You can select up to four scheme preferences when you apply.   

Top Tip: Make use of the opportunity offered through the programme to register your interest in applying by emailing . Our colleagues from Fast Stream will be on Campus soon to share insights into their application process. Keep an eye on our events pages to make sure you book your place.

National Graduate Development Programme is a two-year programme which develops the next generation of managers within local government to lead on critical projects and services that have tangible, everyday outcomes for people’s lives. 

Interested in a career in the Probation Service?

Take a look at the following link to find out more - .

Top Tip: Our colleagues from the National Probation Service will be on Campus to share some insights into their recruitment and development processes. Be sure to book your place through our events page.

Interested in a career in the armed forces?

A regular graduate employer on Campus are our colleagues from the RAF recruitment office in Lincoln. They run regular workshops and drop ins for students and graduates to attend, including providing insights into their recruitment process (for general recruitment as well as specialist routes such as intelligence, policing, personal training, human resources and finance). Additionally they host groups of students on Career Spotlight visits to Stations across Lincolnshire to hear from different professionals working within the RAF – providing a great insight into the different opportunities and career pathways they have taken up within the RAF.

For an overview of graduate careers within the RAF have a look at this web page: . 

Top Tip: If you would like to book onto one of the RAF Campus workshops, book your place through our events page.If you would like to have a chat with our contacts at the Lincoln Recruitment Office, please get in touch with  Lyn and she will make an introduction for you. It’s also worth exploring opportunities to join our local Universities Air Squadron during your time here at Lincoln.

Want to change the world for a living?

As a Charityworks Graduate Trainee you will deliver a full time job in a partner charity or housing association, and take part in an acclaimed leadership programme which will introduce you to what you need to work and lead in the non-profit sector. Placement organisations range from national charities such as AgeUK and NSPCC to award-winning local housing associations like Poplar HARCA in the East End of London, to national organisations like the National Housing Federation.  Applications for the Charityworks Graduate Trainee programme generally open at the beginning of October each year and close at the end of the following February. Placements begin in September of the following year. Click here to find out more and apply: .

Top Tip - Register your interest outside of their recruitment season – you’ll receive updates on their programme as well as finding out about what’s current in their world.

Unlocked is a two-year Leadership Development Programme aimed at training graduates to become inspirational and supportive leaders. Serving as a prison officer, participants build their skills through a bespoke training programme, alongside working with prisoners to identify and implement actions and strategies that will help them break the cycle of reoffending. Participants work towards a fully funded Master’s in Leadership and Custodial Environments and have the opportunity to contribute to and influence policy on prison reform.

Here are a few links to places you’ll find information on lots more graduate schemes: