At the Department for Transport, we are always on the look out to bring new and diverse talent into the organisation so that we can continue to strive towards being representative of the society we serve, and bring a range of the skills and perspectives we need to deliver effectively against organisational priorities.

Whether you’re at the beginning of your career journey or looking for something different to your current role, we have some amazing opportunities that will give you the skills and experience you need to succeed in your chosen profession. 

In addition to the continuous professional development you will experience as a member of DfT, a number of our talent programmes offer the additional benefit of studying towards a recognised professional qualification alongside your day job.  This means that you can ‘earn while you learn,’ building the knowledge, tools and techniques to strengthen your professional credibility and accelerate your career progression.

Participating in a recognised talent programme also means that you will join DfT as part of a cohort or community, so that you can develop a professional network from day one; benefiting from the support, knowledge and shared experience of your peers.  The department can also support you to identify a suitable mentor to work with you to plan your career and realise your potential.

We publish opportunities to apply for our talent programme on Civil Service Jobs, so check-in regularly to find the right opportunity for you and register your interest!

Civil Service Talent Programmes

DfT also supports cross-government talent programmes such as the Civil Service Fast Stream. We regularly offer placements to Fast Streamers who are keen to experience a range of roles in multiple government departments. If, whilst on the Fast Stream, you were offered an opportunity to undertake a placement in DfT we would be confident that we could provide you with a stretching and positive experience, and would hope to welcome you back alongside other alumni upon graduation from the Fast Stream programme!

Civil Service Work Experience

If you are still unsure whether a career in DfT or the Civil Service is right for you, we also participate in a range of work experience and internship programmes offered centrally to give you a real feel for what a career in DfT and the wider Civil Service could be like.

Commercial Apprenticeship Route

The Commercial Apprenticeship Route offers you the opportunity to achieve a nationally recognised professional qualification whilst working in a stretching role within the Department; gaining exposure to substantial infrastructure projects to build your commercial capability, and learn the vital skills you need to become a credible commercial professional.

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Civil Service Fast Stream

Civil Service Fast Stream offers you the opportunity to work across the Civil Service, gaining experience in different government departments – including DfT – and learning the vital skills you need to become a future leader.

Summer Diversity Internship Programme

SDIP provides people from diverse backgrounds the opportunity to see what a career in the Civil Service is like. It puts talented undergraduates and graduates on a work placement in a government department.

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