Job types within Public Services
Public services jobs are to be found in Scotland's public sector, which comprises central government, local government and public corporations. At the end of 2007, 575,700 people were employed in public services jobs in Scotland, including professionals in the NHS, emergency, state and higher education. Public services jobs account for 22.6% of employment in Scotland.
Traditionally, the main attraction of public services jobs was the desire to ‘make a difference'. Recent improvements in public services jobs pay and working conditions, limits on working hours and better pensions, has meant that rewards in public services jobs now parallel, or exceed, the private sector. The traditional gap between average starting salaries in public services jobs and the private sector is eroding.
The advantage of working in public services jobs is that there are many entry points, into many professions and occupations. Public services jobs cover almost every job type. The structure, and service delivery, of local authorities is being modernised. Public services jobs tend to offer many career changing opportunities so that employees in public services jobs no longer stay in the same job for life.
Public services jobs encourage study for career development qualifications. Recent shortfalls of applicants for public services jobs in trading standards, IT, environmental health and social services, has led to the release of additional funding to encourage interest in these public services jobs. Whichever career path you're considering, public services jobs have something to offer.
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