Working for UK Export Finance

We provide government-backed guarantees, export finance and insurance.

Helping the UK export to the world

We're a small and dynamic government department with operations spanning the globe. We work with a diverse range of clients, from small UK businesses needing help with their first export contract, to foreign governments and large multinationals needing financing for infrastructure projects.

Working with us offers invaluable experience in the world of international trade and finance. Our skilled and diverse workforce provides a large selection of export-focussed financial services. Our team members work in a wide range of areas including risk management, underwriting, project delivery, finance, and policy.

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The department's mission ensures that you will always feel like you are making a positive, tangible difference to the UK's economy. We have the capacity to support up to £50 billion of exports to over 200 countries. In 2017 to 2018, we directly supported 191 UK-based companies.

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UK Export Finance is strongly committed to helping staff develop in their roles and I feel fortunate to play a major part in that process, leading on day-to-day activities of learning and development to deliver a quality service.

Naomi SageLearning and Talent Development Adviser
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UK Export Finance was established in the wake of World War I to promote British exports


We work alongside the Department for International Trade in support of their overall strategy


We work with 70 private credit insurers and lenders to help UK companies access export finance

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UK Export Finance really is a great place to work. I feel lucky to work in an organisation that recognises hard work and offers staff opportunities for personal development and career progression.

Neeka Ghiassi Project Manager

UK Export Finance is a fantastic place to gain experience in central government; the department has a commercially-focussed mindset and our staff work across a wide range of disciplines. Our offer to you includes:

  • the opportunity to work as the interface between the public and private sector
  • a wide range of tailored learning and development opportunities
  • flexible working patterns including part-time, compressed hours and job-shares
  • access to the Civil Service pension scheme with a substantial employer contribution
  • 25 days annual leave on entry, rising to 30 days after 10 years' service.

Giving British exports a boost

As a civil servant working for UKEF, you will be directly contributing to the country's prosperity. Many of the export contracts UKEF has supported have enabled British businesses to expand their operations.

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UK healthcare exports to get a boost thanks to UK Export Finance

UKEF and VAMED Engineering have signed an agreement to increase VAMED's use of UK suppliers of healthcare equipment and services.

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UK firms to improve healthcare and power provision in Angola

UKEF has announced €450 million of backing for British firms supporting the construction of three new hospitals, and an upgrade of two power stations in Angola.