What it’s like to work at GDS

When you join GDS, you'll solve some of the nation’s highest-priority digital challenges, helping millions of people access services they need.

Working at GDS

Hear what our CEO Tom Read thinks about working at GDS.

Where you can work

We have offices in:

  • Bristol Hub – 3 Glass Wharf, Avon Street, Temple Quarter, Bristol, BS2 0PS
  • London Hub – The Whitechapel Building, 10 Whitechapel High Street, London E1 8QS
  • Manchester Hub – Level 1A, City Tower, Piccadilly, Manchester, M1 4BT


Join GDS, and you’ll be part of rewarding work with impact on a national scale. You’ll come in every day to deliver exceptional digital initiatives at pace, right from the centre of government. You’ll come out able to feel really proud of the difference your work has made.


Our lives outside our jobs are important. 

An inclusive, kind workplace helps you succeed while you’re working, and switch off when you’re not. At GDS, you get to be flexible in where and when you work. You choose the package that works for you.

GDS offers hybrid working for all employees. This means that everyone can spend some time working from home, as well as some time in their local office. You’ll agree your hybrid working arrangement with your line manager, considering what works for you and for the role.

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You’ll leave GDS more expert than when you arrived. From world-class learning and development provision, to ongoing career opportunities, GDS is where you can shape yourself for the career success you want, building a portfolio of impactful, door-opening digital work.

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My work/life balance has allowed me to meet my work responsibilities and progress in my career and still have time for my family, friends and hobbies.

Anna SherringtonHead of Delivery, GOV.UK

You can be yourself here

In GDS we have a culture of openness and honesty, and our people are encouraged to be themselves. That’s reflected in our work attire - you’re welcome to wear what makes you happy and comfortable.

Our people

GDS is full of bright and committed people doing incredible work.
From your first day, you’ll be working with some of the world’s most highly-skilled digital professionals, all contributing their knowledge to make change on a national scale.

Find out what we’re doing to make sure we have a diverse workforce and an inclusive working environment.

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Our mission at GDS

To find out more about what we do, read about our strategy for 2021 to 2024.

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Work with us

Check our current vacancies at GDS on Civil Service Jobs.