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Working for the
for Transport

We work to support the transport network that helps UK businesses, our people and goods travelling around the country. We plan and invest in transport infrastructure to keep the UK moving.

Whatever your journey, we will support you

Transport is a high profile area. Everyone relies on the transport network in one way or another, whether it is to get to work or school, visit friends and relatives or moving freight so there is food in the shops. Our staff know how important their work is and how they fit in.

We rely on the skills and capabilities of our people to achieve our objectives and serve our customers. That’s why we’re committed to developing, training and helping you be the best that you can be. You’ll get at least five days’ learning and development every year.

Whether you’ve joined us after applying for one of our job adverts or through one of our Apprenticeship, Fast-Track Schemes or Commercial Development Programmes, you’ll have the opportunity to be involved in delivering a safer, more secure and sustainable transport network that works for everyone.

Working for the Department for Transport

Different people, one team

Our people are at the heart of everything we do. We’re proud to be a great place to work, and that’s why we’re working to become one of the most diverse and inclusive in the Civil Service and the transport sector.

From flexible working to tailored well-being support, our award-winning staff networks understand what makes a difference, and have the power to achieve change.

Supporting diversity and inclusion in the workplace is the responsibility of everyone in DfT and we have champions at board level that meet with our staff networks to drive change and encourage everyone to make a difference. Inclusion is about everyone and we are all part of making it happen.

A photo of Heidi Catlin from DfT. She has reddish blonde hair in a side parting and red lipstick.

“I love my job – its variety; from briefing ministers to organising events. There are so many opportunities.”

Heidi Catlin

Assistant Private Secretary, DfT

Did you know…

  • our examiners run more than 2 million driving tests a year
  • we developed Crossrail, Europe’s largest infrastructure construction project
  • all air accidents in the UK are investigated by the Department for Transport
A photo of Lucy Walker a Marine Apprentice at DfT, she is wearing fluorescent orange coveralls, and a hardhat.

“I was always treated the same as everyone else, especially when it came time to pulling ships’ mooring lines in the rain at 3am.”

Lucy Walker

Marine apprentice, Department for Transport

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Flexible working – no barrier to success

Flexible working helps us become the organisation we need to be. Many of our jobs are offered as part-time or job share, and flexible working arrangements can be considered.

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It’s everyone’s journey

Championing equal access on public transport, ‘it’s everyone’s journey’ brings together those who to want improve public transport for disabled people and deliver real change.