Everything we do is focused on connecting people and places.

The rail industry is constantly evolving and we’re always on the lookout for innovative and ambitious individuals to help keep our industry on the right track. At the core of DfT Rail are our values, standards and principles that we share, representing what is most important to us and guiding us towards this vision. They reflect the best of what we are now and what we aspire to be in the future.

With constantly evolving technology, you will never be at a loss for something new to tackle. Whether you have a passion for project delivery, are a finance specialist, a budding apprentice, a recent graduate or an experienced professional, we have a place for you on our team.

You can make a difference in DfT Rail!

From starting your career journey, changing careers or looking for that next challenge, there are plenty of opportunities for you in DfT’s Rail division. The types of roles we regularly recruit for include:

  • Commercial and Contract Specialists
  • Project Managers
  • Accountants and Finance Professionals
  • Data Analysts
  • Administrative
  • Personal Assistant

Within DfT Rail there are vacancies to suit a range of working patterns. Whether you’re looking for full-time, part-time or job share opportunities, flexible and hybrid working roles are available on Civil Service Jobs.

Visit the Civil Service Jobs website and search “DfT Rail“.

Benefits of working with us

We look after our people! You’ve got lots to offer us – and we’ve got lots to offer you in return. Whether you want to try something new or meet people with shared interests and experiences, there’s something for everyone in DfT Rail. Keep reading for a peek into the benefits of working in DfT Rail.

You may think that the rail industry has traditionally been a male-dominated field, but we are committed to changing that. We believe that having a diverse workforce is essential to our success, as it brings together a wealth of perspectives and ideas, which leads to better decision-making, problem-solving, and innovation. We continuously promote a culture where all employees feel valued, respected, and supported, regardless of their background or identity.

  • Learning and Development

    DfT Rail offers a wide range of training courses, development programmes, eLearning, and personal growth opportunities to supercharge your career.

  • Buddy Scheme

    When joining, you will be allocated a ‘buddy’ to support you and ensure you feel empowered to succeed, answering any and every query you might have.

  • Generous Annual Leave

    25 days of annual leave (excluding bank holidays), increasing by one day each year up to 30 days pro rata, and generous parental leave option.

  • Employee Savings

    Our benefits package includes access to a range of offers on on gym memberships, dental insurance, dining, shopping, eye tests, cycle to work, and so much more.

  • Staff Networking Groups

    Our 20 different staff networks are there to support our staff! They range from the Ability Network, LGBT+ Network, to Mental Health First Aiders and more.

  • Healthcare and Wellbeing

    We support employee wellbeing and offer trailblazing wellbeing events and initiatives, including a comprehensive occupational health and employee assistance provision.

  • Work/Life Balance

    Achieving work-life balance is important for the well-being of our staff and most DfT roles will allow an excellent degree of flexibility around working patterns and locations.

Bring your whole self to work!

At DfT Rail, you can bring your whole self to work. We value equality and diversity in our workforce, and we’re committed to the Civil Service Diversity and Inclusion Strategy. We aim to be an organisation where fairness and equal opportunity is central to our culture.

Different people, one team

As well as being a DCS employer, we are proud to be participants of the Race at Work Charter within Business in the Community, members of the Business Disability Forum, The Prince’s Responsible Business Network, ENEI and Employers for Carers.

DfT Rail is proud to be a member of EIDA (Employers Initiative on Domestic Abuse) and to work collaboratively with a wide variety of sectors in tackling the issue of domestic abuse, by raising awareness and supporting those experiencing and perpetrating Domestic Abuse.

What people have to say about working in DfT Rail

Tina Odedra, HS2 Sponsorship Manager

“Rail has something for everyone. The variety of roles and professions cover everything from project delivery to people, and you can make a lasting legacy. It may not look ‘sexy’ from the outside, but it has so much to offer.”

Jennifer Dickson, Commercial Manager

“Opportunities to work flexibly are numerous. Following maternity leave, and with my line manager’s support, I was able to move to a flexible working arrangement. This enables me to maintain a good work-life balance.”

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