Working for the Department for Work and Pensions

We're responsible for welfare, pensions and child maintenance policy. We deliver the State Pension and a range of disability and ill health benefits to around 20 million people.

What we deliver every day changes the lives of millions of people

Almost everyone in the UK will be our customer at some point in their lives, so it’s only right that our workforce represents the people we’re serving. Diversity helps us thrive by bringing together the richest possible variety of perspectives, ideas and talents. We're looking for people who will take pride in delivering a service which changes people’s lives for the better.

We value work-life balance and offer flexibility in how you work. You’ll be encouraged to develop your skills in an organisation of more than 80,000 people, with many opportunities to develop, learn and progress in a fast-paced and exciting organisation.

Two Team Members at the Department for Work and Pensions

There are opportunities to work across the length and breadth of the UK – with larger offices in many cities and local JobCentre Plus in most towns. For more information on working for DWP follow us on: Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, YouTube.

A Portrait of Chris Evans at the Department for Work and Pensions in Swansea

I like working for the DWP because it’s not one job for one kind of person, it’s a thousand different jobs, for a thousand different people and we rely on our diversity to deliver.

Andrew WardWorkforce Planning and Resourcing
A Consultation at the Department for Work and Pensions

We support over 400,000 disabled children and 800,000 disabled adults by providing financial support


Our 'My Way In' campaign offers support and advice for people looking for employment


32.4 million people currently in work with employment at 75.6% - the highest since records began

Lesley Ann Lang Change And Learning Delivery Officer

I’ve worked in DWP for 28 years. I’ve enjoyed a varied career. No two days are ever the same and I love working in such a big, supportive team.

Annette JosephSenior Information Officer

We will encourage and enable you to build a long and fulfilling career.

In DWP, we offer:

  • professional and leadership training and qualifications
  • apprenticeships
  • National Vocational Qualifications
  • mentoring, coaching and shadowing opportunities
  • voluntary work with external organisations
  • 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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How can I add value?

In DWP, we recognise that our people are our biggest asset and strive to build an inclusive environment. Join our team where you can make a difference to the lives of so many whilst still being valued for being you.

A Team Member at the Department for Work and Pensions

DWP - I can be me

The ‘I Can Be Me’ campaign promotes our inclusive workplace where everyone should feel that they can be themselves.

Department for Work and Pensions Health and Wellbeing Support

Health and Wellbeing Commitment

We will create a safe and healthy environment where you can flourish and achieve your potential by giving you the confidence to lead on your own health and support others.