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the Civil Service

We’re always looking for brilliant people to join the Civil Service

Our roles are varied and all contribute to delivering vital services to the public.

Our work touches all aspects of life in the UK, from education and the environment, to transport and defence.

You could make a real difference to people’s lives with a career in the Civil Service.

Find out which profession could be your perfect fit using our Career Matcher.

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A work-life balance is key for us all. We offer flexible working as well as health, well-being and discount schemes. The annual leave package usually starts at 25 days per year and increases to 30 days with long service. Our pension scheme is one of the best workplace pension schemes in the UK public sector, with an average employer contribution of 27%.

Everyone has the potential to make a difference. To equip all staff with the knowledge and skills to do so, we offer 5 days dedicated to learning and development per year. To get you where you want to go, there is access to coaching and mentoring, work-based qualifications, job shadowing and talent programmes.

Civil servants are united by shared values and a strong sense of community. Whatever the role, we look for individuals who share our values: integrity, honesty, objectivity and impartiality. Together we work hard to meet the high standards that the public expects.

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The Civil Service is divided into departments. Whatever your passion – from the environment to welfare – there’s a department to match.

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Every civil servant is part of a profession. Your profession is linked to the type of job you do. Find the one that matches your talents.

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The Civil Service has locations all across the UK. Explore the range of career opportunities available closer to home.

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!

For a full list of jobs in your area, or overseas, head over to Civil Service Jobs

Where will a Career in the Civil Service take you?

Civil servants are recruited on merit, on the basis of fair and open competition. Regardless of who you are or where you’re from there will be a Civil Service career for you.
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Application Guidance

How to apply for a role and best showcase your strengths and experience.

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Learn while you earn. Explore the range of apprenticeships on offer.