Working for the Civil Service

Where will a career in the Civil Service take you?

A career in the Civil Service offers you:

  • the opportunity to make a difference to people’s lives in the UK
  • learning on the job and good career development opportunities
  • flexible working hours and comprehensive benefits

You can now explore careers across the Civil Service on the Civil Service Careers website.

Apply to join the Civil Service

The different routes into the Civil Service include:

Diversity and inclusion

The Civil Service is committed to improving the delivery of public services for everyone in society. Respecting and valuing differences will help to ensure that our policies and services reflect the needs and experiences of the people we serve.

The Civil Service needs a workforce with the very best possible mix of existing and future talent.

Civil Service - Diversity and inclusion

Graduate entry

The Civil Service Fast Stream is our graduate entry scheme.

It offers talented graduates an accelerated route to leadership in the Civil Service. This short video gives more information about the Civil Service and the type of applicants the Fast Stream is looking for.

Civil Service Fast Stream - Make a difference!

You can find out more about the sort of work you’ll be doing on the scheme on the Fast Stream blog, including interviews with some of our current Fast Streamers.

Our values

The Civil Service Code sets out our core values and the standards of behaviour expected of all civil servants.

Civil Service talent management

Information on the talent management schemes for civil servants is also available.