Working for the Department for Transport

We work to support the transport network that helps UK businesses, our people and goods travelling around the country. We plan and invest in transport infrastructure to keep the UK moving.

Whatever your journey, we will support you

Transport is a high profile area. Everyone relies on the transport network in one way or another, whether it is to get to work or school, visit friends and relatives or moving freight so there is food in the shops. Our staff know how important their work is and how they fit in.

We rely on the skills and capabilities of our people to achieve our objectives and serve our customers. That’s why we’re committed to developing, training and helping you be the best that you can be. You’ll get at least 5 days learning and development every year.

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Whether you join through one of our Fast-Track Schemes, Commercial Development Programmes, or as an experienced member of staff, you’ll have the opportunity to be involved in contributing to maintaining high standards of safety and security in transport.

A Portrait of Heidi Catlin at DfT

I love my job – its variety; from briefing ministers to organising events. There are so many opportunities.

Heidi CatlinAssistant Private Secretary, DfT
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Our examiners run more than 2 million driving tests a year


We developed Crossrail, Europe’s largest infrastructure construction project


We investigate all air accidents in the UK

A Portrait of Lucy Walker a Marine Apprentice at DfT

I was always treated the same as everyone else, especially when it came time to pulling ships’ mooring lines in the rain at 3am.

Lucy WalkerMarine apprentice, Department for Transport

Our people are at the heart of everything we do. We're proud to be a great place to work, and that's why we're working to become one of the most diverse and inclusive in the Civil Service and the transport sector.

From flexible working to tailored wellbeing support, our award-winning staff networks understand what makes a difference, and have the power to achieve change. Our benefits include 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.


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Keeping Britain moving

Transport matters. Join us and make a difference to people’s lives in the UK. Together we're creating a legacy for future generations. From policy to administration, law to HR and economics to communications, we work to deliver a safer, more secure and sustainable transport network that works for everyone.

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Department for Transport on Smart Working

My first pre-joining discussions with my soon-to-be line manager was about how we could make a flexible/smart working pattern work.

Bernadette Kelly

Working for the Department for Transport

Hear from our Permanent Secretary, Bernadette Kelly, on what makes the Department for Transport a great place to build your career.