Working for DVLA

Find out what it’s like working at the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency.

We employ around 6,000 full-time and part-time staff at the DVLA. Keeping our employees happy and healthy is a priority of ours and there are many benefits and rewards on offer.

We have a variety of roles in many different business areas including:

  • Operational and customer services
  • Digital and Technology
  • Human Resources
  • Finance
  • Communications
  • Commercial
  • Policy
  • Drivers medical group

Read more about what we do.

Pay and benefits

We provide:

  • a competitive salary with a special performance bonus scheme
  • excellent pension scheme options
  • access to the staff discount portal
  • childcare voucher options
  • long-service awards for 25, 35 and 45 years of working in the agency
  • help with buying public transport season tickets to help you travel to and from work
  • on-site childcare
  • 25 days of annual leave (excluding bank holidays), increasing by one day each year up to 30 days pro rata
  • parental leave - employees are entitled to 26 weeks of maternity, adoption or shared parental leave on full pay followed by 13 weeks at statutory pay and a further 13 weeks unpaid; parents can share any remaining balance of maternity leave or adoption leave as shared parental leave up to a maximum of 50 weeks; and individuals are entitled to 2 weeks of paternity leave or partner support leave on full pay
  • paid special leave


We encourage a work-life balance and in most areas offer flexible working hours to our full-time and part-time staff (subject to business needs).

Opportunities to develop and progress

We promote a learning culture and provide opportunities to all staff to learn new skills and develop. We encourage:

  • 5 days of learning a year
  • online learning through Civil Service Learning
  • classroom training courses
  • mentoring and coaching networks
  • use of our own Open Resource Centre (library)

Health and wellbeing

We offer:

  • 24 hour on-site gym
  • 24 hour Employee Assistance Programme providing confidential help and advice on personal or work-related issues
  • occupational health service
  • free eyesight tests and glasses (where this applies to the role)
  • an advance in salary to help purchase a bicycle for use between home and the office


We are an equal opportunities employer and are proud to have a diverse workforce.

We offer a range of staff groups to support colleagues from BAME (Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic) and LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender) communities, as well as groups which support staff with disabilities, military service veterans, a Christian group, a carers network and a group looking at gender issues.

Corporate social responsibility

Our employees vote for a charity of choice each year, and are able to get involved in different activities throughout the year to raise money for the chosen charity.

For more information on benefits:

DVLA reward booklet

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