Our Departments

The Civil Service is divided into departments, which deal with areas such as education, health and defence. Most departments have their own agencies dealing with specialist subjects.

Whatever your passion – from the environment to international development, there’s a department or agency to match.

Discover our departments

A Portrait Of Chris Murray At Dwp

I'm really passionate about staff wellbeing and the importance of creating a culture where you can be yourself. As a mental health patient and a Mental Health First Aider, I share my story and deliver training and support to civil servants on a daily basis.

Chris MurrayMental Health First Aid Instructor

Our Professions

Every Civil Service job is also part of a profession – everything from front line work to human resources.

Your profession offers networking opportunities, training and development programmes – plus the chance to work on major cross-government projects.

Discover our professions

Three Dcms Team Members

Chances are there's a Civil Service opportunity near you

You’ll find opportunities across the UK – in fact, over 80% of our jobs are based outside London. Our locations include Belfast, Blackpool, East Kilbride and Swansea. We want the Civil Service to be a brilliant place to work, wherever you're based.


Fast Stream application window now open!

The Fast Stream application window is now open from 12 noon 26 September to 12 noon 24 October. We are also welcoming applications to our Summer Diversity and Early Diversity Internship Programmes. Our award winning programmes could be your first step towards a rewarding and fulfilling career. Join us and you'll have the opportunity to deliver work that touches the lives of everyone in the UK.

Two Team Members From Hmrc

HMRC Tax Specialist Programme Roles

We need people with the potential to tackle the most challenging aspects of tax work in HMRC. The programme is structured to identify and develop your potential, ensuring you're ready to take up a senior tax position when you complete the programme, which takes around 3 years. You'll learn to deal with complex tax cases, confidently negotiate with customers and their professional advisers, and lead and influence teams.