I don't have one, but am slightly concerned in that if I join the civil service down the line, will the lack of one limit me. I don't want to be stuck on 25k~ forever as a CO.
You could do a degree in the civil service to be fair. I think you could probably get to HEO but it would be very tough to get to AP level, but there could be some departments where you could.
FFS Boards. Tidy up a duplicate post and both get deleted
Anyhoo, I've seen people refused interviews based on not having degrees as public servants so stands to reason that similar criteria can be applied in civil.
People who were in roles one grade down and actually doing similar roles
Civil service will pay for your degree (studied on your own time) and give you paid study leave and exam leave
Lack of one shouldn't limit you but it can help to have one.
As said, you can get a degree while in the service and they will cover the cost
And in you get into the service, you won't be stuck on 25k forever. Incrementd every year eventually cap out at 40k, so not disastrous