Public Sector

Owned and operated by the government and there for the individuals that make up our community. From the Police to NHS staff and everything in between.

Buckinghamshire Council is the Public Sector’s biggest employer in Buckinghamshire, made up of a variety of job roles and careers responsible for the regulation of public activities such as education, welfare, healthcare, public order and safety activities and a great deal more.

Public Service roles rely on dedicated and selfless individuals that put the needs of the community at the forefront of their own careers. This includes Police Officers, Fire Service Workers, Town Planners, NHS staff and others that we greatly rely on to keep order and safety within our communities.


  • Demand for teaching skills went to number one in the most sought-after specialist skills list in Quarter 2 of 2020. 
  • Buckinghamshire Council was the second largest employer in the county in April to June 2020. 
  • In 2018, there were 317,000 visits to Buckinghamshire - an increase from 306,000 in 2017.
  • There are over 3,500 people employed in general public administration roles in Buckinghamshire and a further 1,000 in public order and safety roles.
  • Currently, around 300 people are employed within Buckinghamshire Fire and Rescue.


Some of the key employers within the Public Sector are Buckinghamshire Council, RAF Halton, RAF High Wycombe, HM Aylesbury Prison, and Buckinghamshire Fire and Rescue.

Why not visit their websites and see if your skills and qualifications match the roles they are looking to hire for? If you are keen to get into this workforce and need to up-skill or study further, see below for what routes you can take into one of these careers.


Use the list below as a starting point for what you could study in order to work within the Public sector in Buckinghamshire. 



Public Sector Resources


Careers in Buckinghamshire – WOW Show special

See for yourself the amazing sectors we have on our own doorstep in Buckinghamshire in this short film!

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Careers in Buckinghamshire Information Guide

Take a look at our new Careers in Buckinghamshire Information Guide - full of local Labour Market Information to help with your future caree...

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Parents’ guide to Workplace and Facilities Management as a future career

What is a workplace and what is facilities management? Take a look at the huge range of buildings and places where people work, stay and vis...

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Looking for an apprenticeship?

We’ve highlighted just a few of the latest school/college leaver apprenticeships at local and national employers

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Now’s the time for Virtual WEX!

Getting work experience is tricky at the moment – but there are some inspiring virtual (VWEx) opportunities around which perhaps let young...

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ICould Career Videos

From carpenters to city traders, care workers to celebrities, ICould’s real-life storytellers offer an inside view of their current job an...

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