People choose to work in law in government for many different reasons. We spoke to some of our recruitment consultants about the reasons people give—here are their answers.
“I’ve found that people really appreciate the training they get in the government, and the many opportunities for career development. The government has to respond quickly to the needs of the people, so the work is rarely static or dull, especially when you work with people who people who are focussed in the policy-making areas of government. “
– Heather Haines, Recruitment Consultant
“Many of the government employees I know have young families. They really appreciate the benefits their government employers offer them—like child care and flexible hours. Some organisations also provide subsidised health care, which certainly come in handy!”
– Campbell Hepburn, General Manager
“The money’s great! But I think that for most people it’s a lot more than that—the people I work with really want to contribute to New Zealand. They know that their skills can actually make a difference, whether they’re working in policy or research areas. That’s what drives them to succeed.”
– Kirsty Bidwell, Contract Consultant