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.

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This is a fantastic opportunity to work in a department that touches the lives of citizens the length and breadth of the UK.

Debbie AlderPeople & Capability, Director General
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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


The UK jobs market has grown with 457,00 more people in work in February 2019 than the previous year

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 you to build a long and fulfilling career. We offer professional qualifications and NVQs to support your career aspirations. We have developed schemes that promote diversity as well as offering mentoring and coaching opportunities. We support our local communities by encouraging voluntary work through our Community 10,000 scheme.

We offer flexible working and family friendly policies such as 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 two 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.



An apprenticeship is a real job, with hands on experience, a salary and the chance to train while you work.

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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.