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The Civil Service is changing. Together we’re finding new ways to serve the public, work more efficiently, and make government more transparent. We’re making the Civil Service a truly brilliant place to work.

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Our Departments

The Civil Service is divided into departments, which deal with areas such as education, health and defence. Most departments have their own agencies dealing with specialist subjects.

Whatever your passion – from the environment to promoting the UK's interests overseas, welfare & the economy to keeping our country safe, there’s a department or agency to match.

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In 2020 I rejoined the Civil Service working on a part-time basis at the Department for Digital, Culture, Media & Sport. I began my Level 5 Apprenticeship (Foundation Degree) a few months from starting in post. I knew I'd come back when I left the Civil Service 3 years ago and I'm so glad I did.

Cylina AddaiResourcing Business Partner, DCMS

Our Professions

Every Civil Service job is also part of a profession – everything from front line work to human resources.

Your profession offers career development pathways & frameworks, training and development programmes and networking opportunities – plus the chance to work on major cross-government projects.

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This map shows some of the job vacancies across the UK right now.

Over 80% of our jobs are based outside of London, see what’s available near you!

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Civil Service Fast Stream

We are seeking talented people of all ages, cultures and backgrounds to join the Civil Service Fast Stream, our award-winning graduate leadership development programme. The Fast Stream offers a choice of 15 schemes, and the opportunity to contribute to a breadth of work that impacts our nation; whilst equipping you with the skills, knowledge and networks to become a confident, inspiring and empowering future leader and manager.

Find out about the Civil Service Fast Stream, the different schemes and how to apply