Working for the Serious Fraud Office

We lead the UK's fight against serious and complex fraud, bribery and corruption. We work to deliver justice, protect the economy, reduce the harm caused by economic crime and guard the UK's reputation as an international financial centre.

Protecting our economy by fighting serious economic crime

We protect the security, reputation and integrity of the UK economy. We work across the criminal justice sector to combat the growing global threat of economic crime and secure justice and compensation for its victims.

What we do matters. Our cases involve multi-million pound losses and thousands of victims. With investigations that cross international borders and often probe into high profile companies, the Serious Fraud Office is regularly at the heart of major breaking news.

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Whatever your skillset, whether you're just starting out on your career path, looking for a new direction or joining as an experienced professional, the SFO offers an unparalleled variety of work across a whole case, from initial referral and investigation, all the way to trial and verdict.

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There is a real feeling of being part of a team and that everyone at the SFO is working towards the same goal. It's really rewarding to be around people who are so dedicated and believe in what they're doing.

Phillippa SFO Case Controller
Team Members Working Collaboratively At The Serious Fraud Office

Between 2016 and 2018, we returned more than £652m to taxpayers, just over £1.25m per employee


In 2018, 86% of our trainee investigators successfully graduated our programme and were promoted


SFO cases cross international borders. Last year we worked with a third of the world's countries

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The Serious Fraud Office provides the best of both worlds. I get to tackle the largest, most complex, most important cases in a flexible work schedule that fits in around my children.

David Principal Investigator

Nothing is more vital to our mission than our staff, that's why we offer bespoke training and courses to build on your skills. From basic methods of investigation right through to leading complex cases. All our courses are delivered by certified police trainers and in-house experts to ensure you'll have the tools and knowledge to effectively pursue and prosecute serious economic crime.

Work that makes a difference

Find out more about what we do and the unique opportunities we have on offer.

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Women in law: towards equality

Hear from Claire Morris, a lawyer at the Serious Fraud Office (SFO), on the value of diversity in the workplace.

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Career opportunities at the Serious Fraud Office

Learn more here about the benefits and opportunities available to you with a career at the SFO.