Getting the best of you
We strive to be a learning organisation. We’re creating a culture where everyone sees the benefit of continuously learning and developing, and being in control of your own growth and development.
Within the department there are a huge range of learning opportunities on offer to help us to be the best that we can be – whether that is as a civil servant; a member of a specific directorate or team; a member of a profession; a member of a network or interest group; or as an individual.
At DfT we ensure that everyone has the skills, knowledge and experience needed to meet our objectives now and in the future. No matter how skilled or experienced we are, there is always more that we can learn and develop.
A supportive environment to grow and develop
At DfT we recognise that most of our development comes from doing our role, and we seek to create an environment where everyone understands what they need to do and feels challenged and supported to thrive.
We also understand that our learning comes from our interactions with others, whether formally or informally, and we encourage everyone to develop and nurture a range of diverse relationships across the department, with our stakeholders, and the wider civil service to share, learn and collaborate.
Civil Service Learning
As civil servants we are privileged to have access to a wealth of different learning courses and programmes via Civil Service Learning, as well as a raft of professional qualifications. Civil Service Learning provides e-learning, online resources and classroom courses to support your Civil Service career.
At just the simple click of a button, you’ll have access to learning materials on everything from leadership and management advice to personal effectiveness and getting the best out of you. There are courses available to your specific profession, as well as the opportunity of coaching and mentoring to support and advance your career.
Courses are available in various formats to suit your learning style and can be structured to best fit in your work / life balance.
Learning on the job
There are many great opportunities across DfT to develop your career through our apprenticeship programmes. Each of DfT’s five executive agencies have different responsibilities in helping us achieve our goal of creating a world-leading transport system.
The apprenticeship programmes on offer at each of the agencies reflect the specialist work each department does. Apprenticeships can span everything from Digital and IT roles to Engineering to Human Resources, and so much more! Apprenticeship opportunities are open to members of the public as well as current Civil Servants.
So, whether you’re still looking for the career path to a job you love, or whether you’re looking for a new challenge and change in career, across our agencies we have opportunities to learn and grow on the job while getting paid!
So whatever stage of your career you are in, we look forward to welcoming you and supporting you with your development to ensure the department achieves its objectives and delivers an excellent transport system for all.