Working for UKCES

How to apply for a job at the UK Commission for Employment and Skills.

View our job vacancies.

Follow the instructions with the vacancy to apply. Usually this will be to complete the UKCES application form (MS Word Document, 107KB) and sending any additional specified documents.

If you’re interested in Apprenticeships with government, you can use the apprenticeship vacancies tool through the National Apprenticeship Service. For more information you can contact

Graduate internship programme

There are currently no vacancies for graduate interns at UKCES.

You may be interested in our blog post, Five tips for an internship at UKCES.


UKCES is accredited with Investors In People Gold status. In addition to the 8 public holidays, UKCES offers all full time employees a minimum of 25 days holiday each year plus 2.5 discretionary days between Christmas and New Year.

We recognise that flexible working arrangements are important for current and prospective employees. We have a range of work-life balance policies to support this, including:

  • flexible working policy
  • maternity leave
  • ante-natal care
  • paternity leave
  • adoption leave
  • parental leave
  • career breaks
  • paid compassionate leave
  • domestic emergency
  • time off for public duties (unpaid)

Recognition awards

In addition to salary, UKCES is keen to reward staff for going the extra mile and to recognise their achievements and hard work. Staff can nominate colleagues for a ‘spot award’ (£25) or a ‘thank you award’ (£125).

Other benefits

Other benefits include:

  • civil service pension scheme
  • occupational health support
  • cycle to work scheme
  • childcare vouchers
  • employee assistance programme (EAP)
  • flu vaccinations
  • free fruit
  • free tea, coffee and water
  • subsidised sport facilities and civil service sports club