What we do

The Civil Service helps the government of the day develop and implement its policies as effectively as possible.

Read more about what we do

Work for us

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Jobs website

The Civil Service helps the government of the day develop and deliver its policies as effectively as possible. Becoming a civil servant could be as simple as applying for one of the many jobs advertised on our jobs website.

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Join the Fast Stream

The Fast Stream is ranked among the top five of The Times Top 100 Graduate Employers. Whichever way you lead, when you take up a place you’ll begin to build the kind of career that will have a real impact on the way the country is run.

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Join the Fast Track Apprenticeship Scheme

Apprenticeships are at the heart of the Government’s drive to equip people of all ages with the skills employers need to compete in a global market.

Civil Service Functions

To create a more skilled and unified organisation to transform services and achieve significant savings for the taxpayer, we are developing 10 specialist areas of expertise. These cross-government functions provide professional services and support to departments.

They are commercial, communications, corporate finance, digital, finance, HR, internal audit, legal, project delivery and property.

Forging ahead with the Functions

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John Manzoni, chief executive of the Civil Service, sets out what functions are and why they are so important in making the Civil Service better at what it does.

Talent Action Plan

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Find out how we are aiming to ensure the best people progress regardless of gender, ethnicity, sexuality or disability.


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Civil Service

The Civil Service blog publishes news and features about Civil Service reform. It also showcases the work and highlights examples of good practice by civil servants across government.

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Civil Service Quarterly

Quarterly showcases examples of excellent open policy work being done by civil servants in collaboration with each other, other departments and external experts.

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Civil Service Local

Civil Service Local trials new ways of working together, and offers regional learning opportunities and local community projects.

Civil Service Reform

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Diversity & Inclusion

The Civil Service is a modern and diverse workplace, committed to promoting and ensuring equality and valuing diversity. Read more about our work on our blog.

Civil Service Learning

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Civil Service Learning provides courses and resources for developing skills common to all UK civil servants in all Civil Service roles.

Civil Service Pensions

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This is for current and prospective members of the Civil Service pension arrangements. It also contains links to information for past members who are not yet receiving their pension.

There are also links for pensioners who are already receiving their Civil Service pension.

Contact the Civil Service

Media enquiries

General enquiries

Communications team
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