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.
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.
I love my job – its variety; from briefing ministers to organising events. There are so many opportunities.
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
I was always treated the same as everyone else, especially when it came time to pulling ships’ mooring lines in the rain at 3am.
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.
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.
My first pre-joining discussions with my soon-to-be line manager was about how we could make a flexible/smart working pattern work.