Benefits of working in a government post

When it comes to applying for a job, there are always a variety of factors that influence which companies you apply to and which positions you apply for. You usually have your career goals in mind when you take the first steps into a starting position and, if you’re lucky enough, those first steps pretty much set you up for the rest of your career.

There’s always the option of working in a government post and it’s as simple as searching for Western Cape government vacancies for 2018. Despite what the public may think of government-owned and run institutions, there are benefits to working in a government post. And when it comes to your future, you need to think about what you require in order to achieve your goals and take care of yourself and your family.

Wherever you have the opportunity to set yourself up for whatever the future may bring, you should do so. Here are some of the popular government posts and some benefits of working in a government post that may help you decide on where to send your applications.

Popular government posts

Before we look at the benefits, we’ll look at the popular government posts that attract plenty of applications. This will give you a clear idea of whether what you’ve studied is in line with posts offered by the government. Keep in mind that the following list isn’t comprehensive and there are a variety of positions within these sectors.  

Public health workers such as nurses, radiologists, doctors, paramedics and other practitioners are popular for those with relevant qualifications. Teaching at government schools are also popular positions, as well as traffic, police and firefighting officers.

Social responsibility

Working for your provincial government means that you are giving back to your community. It’s true that all businesses have a social responsibility to their community and businesses thrive on being a service provider to the people to make their lives easier and better.

The difference comes in where the the private sector is focussed on profit generation and boosting (in some cases) quantity over quality in demanding business environments. But regardless, every industry has its pros and cons.

Working in a government post means you are providing a public service for the benefit of the community at large and making a difference in the lives of your fellow South Africans and how they perceive the efficiency of their country. Start looking for Western Cape government careers if you want to make a difference in your community or hope to change something for the better. It pays to work and see the difference in your home province.