Building the government of tomorrow

The UK government is recognised as a leader in digital transformation, with governments around the world modelling their approach on ours.

Cross-government specialists from the Digital, Data and Technology Profession build and manage services that positively affect the lives of millions of people.

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With an unprecedented number of digital transformation projects underway, the potential to help solve complex problems and shape our society's future is enormous.

What we offer:

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As a digital, data and technology specialist you will be working at the forefront of how people interact with government.

You will work in collaborative teams on a range of projects and services that focus on user needs and deliver real value. You will be part of a cross-government profession that is grouped into 6 specialisms with clearly defined career paths, support, and learning and development.    

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The data science community within government is amazing, with some really talented people who are always willing to help.

Joanna LeeData Scientist, FCO

Routes into the profession

The DDaT Profession has technical specialists of all levels and backgrounds. They share a commitment to put users first and deliver world-leading government products and services. The job roles within the profession range from trainee to expert level. But you don't need to be a technical specialist, there are two development schemes for people looking to start a career in digital, data and technology.

  • DDaT Fast Stream: This 4-year graduate scheme provides the technical and managerial expertise needed for leadership positions within the Civil Service. DDaT Fast Streamers work on a range of projects over 6 placements.
  • DDaT Fast Track Apprenticeship: This Level 4 apprenticeship is an alternative to university. It provides technical training and the opportunity to work alongside digital experts, and could lead to a Civil Service career in software development, network engineering, data analysis, or software engineering.

You could work in:

  • data science
  • IT operations management and engineering
  • product and delivery management
  • QAT analysis and testing
  • technical development
  • user centered design
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