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Working for the
Department for Business
and Trade

Help shape the future of trade and investment.

By promoting and financing international trade and investment and championing free trade, DBT secures and improves the economic wellbeing and stability of the UK and enhances global prosperity, whilst helping to create tens of thousands of jobs every year.

DBT – What we do

Our Purpose

To help business grow and flourish, to create jobs and opportunities around the UK.

We do this by:

  • reforming regulation, protecting consumers and promoting competition at home.
  • opening up markets, removing barriers and promoting free trade abroad.
  • providing advice, finance, promotion and support to businesses.

We’re recruiting for roles right across the UK.

Our Values

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Our work matters. It makes a difference to people’s lives across the country. We combine excellence with pace to maximise the impact we have.

What we do has a positive impact on the lives of everyone in the UK, including businesses, consumers and citizens​

We look for ways to continuously improve our processes, systems and products, to ensure we are always making a difference​

We are known as the department that focuses on getting things done for all  regions of the UK, delivering high quality work at pace.

We actively partner with businesses across the UK and across the world. We are accessible and we help them navigate Government, using our strong relationships to get things done.

We actively partner with businesses in the UK and around the world to help them grow and flourish​​ We build strong relationships across Government to deliver policy which makes a difference  ​​ We use our unique experience, expertise and insights to build global partnerships​

We have a distinctive perspective, informed by our work with business. We make a compelling case for what we want to do, and don’t let obstacles get in the way. We are entrepreneurial, flexible and creative, striving to make a difference​.

We value each other’s skills and expertise and will build our capability to drive sustainable change and deliver at pace for our customers and stakeholders​ We are willing to take risks and hold ourselves accountable to learn from our mistakes​

We are one department, bringing together teams from across the UK and across the world. We ensure that everyone is valued, supported and listened to, and knows that their work makes a difference.

We are at our best when we work together, across boundaries, being inclusive and supportive of all colleagues We treat each other with kindness, empathy and respect, recognising contributions and rewarding success  ​​.

We value each other’s skills and expertise and will work to build our capability to deliver for our customers and stakeholders​.

“I was attracted to the trade because I wanted to make a difference for the people of the UK, and I am fascinated by the nexus of business, politics, and economics this role involves.”

Marian Sudbury

Director, UK Regions, Department for Business & Trade

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“I chose DBT to help contribute to the UK’s trade agenda whilst developing my own professional expertise. DBT offers a fantastic inclusive platform to a diverse and talented group of staff dealing with an unprecedented range of issues and I’m excited to be part of the journey.”

Rafi Mannon

Senior Sanctions Policy Adviser

Benefits of working for DBT

Whether you join as an apprentice or senior leader, our diverse and inclusive professional environment will help you to grow and progress your career.

A culture of learning

Our Learning Hub has a range of courses, information and training opportunities

Apprenticeships – we have a successful, growing scheme and are looking to expand this further

Inclusivity is a priority

We are ‘One DBT’ – a shared culture across our diverse, global organisation.

We respect each other’s views regardless of background, and we do not discriminate.

Parental leave

Maternity, adoption or shared parental leave of up to 26 weeks full pay followed by 13 weeks of statutory pay and a further 13 weeks unpaid, and paternity leave of 2 weeks full pay

Innovative digital infrastructure

We are revolutionising how staff communicate and collaborate with cutting-edge tools, systems and equipment.

Civil Service Benefits

When you work for the Civil Service, we offer a wide range of benefits with you, your family, and your future in mind.

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We’re recruiting exciting roles right across the UK.

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