Civil Service profile

About the Civil Service

The Civil Service helps the government of the day develop and carry out its policies. We also deliver vital services which help people across the country and from all walks of life.

Civil servants work on things you just don’t get to do anywhere else; from education, health and public safety to border control and cyber security, we do it all.

Some of the areas where civil servants are doing important work include:
- shaping healthcare so that people can live better for longer
- collecting the money that pays for the UK’s public services
- making sure the UK has secure, clean, affordable energy
- leading global work to end poverty and saving lives when communities are hit by humanitarian emergencies

In a nutshell, we’re working to make everyone in Britain happier, healthier and safer.

Who we are

There’s no such thing as a typical civil servant. We work in just about every town and city in Britain, and we come from every background you can think of. In fact, the things that make you unique are exactly what we like to see in our workforce. We want the Civil Service to reflect the society it serves.

Careers with us

We offer a wide range of career paths, across five different areas: Business, Digital and Technology, Finance, Project Delivery and Commercial. No matter what your interests are, you will find a role to suit you.

Our Fast Track Apprenticeship Scheme is a two-year Level 4 apprenticeship. It not only brings you into the Civil Service - without the need for a degree - but also gives you the tools to keep progressing in your career.


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