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Department for Transport

About Department for Transport

Company HQ location: London

Industry: Public Sector

No of employees: 2500

Our company in a nutshell

Transport is a high profile area. Everyone relies on the transport network in one way or another, whether it is to get to work or school, visit friends and relatives or moving freight so there is food in the shops. Our staff know how important their work is and how they fit in.



We rely on the skills and capabilities of our people to achieve our objectives and serve our customers. That’s why we’re committed to developing, training and helping you be the best that you can be. You’ll get at least 5 days learning and development every year.



The Department for Transport (DfT) is a great place to work, and our ‘one team’ approach really makes a difference. We value our staff and that’s why we’re committed to nurturing an inclusive environment across the Department.

Life at Department for Transport for graduates

The Department for Transport (DfT) is a great place to work, and our ‘one team’ approach really makes a difference. We value our staff and that’s why we’re committed to nurturing an inclusive environment across the Department.

Company Values

Self-motivation


Excellent communication skills, so we can negotiate with, and influence, our partners effectively


being able to work in a team - we don’t run transport services directly ourselves, we work with our delivery partners like train and bus companies, local authorities etc


Benefits

Flexible working patterns

Our full time staff based both in and outside London work 37 hours a week, excluding lunch breaks. Wherever possible, we offer flexible and variable working hours to help our staff have a healthy work/life balance. Many of the jobs are offered as part-time or job share, and working hours can often be varied to suit personal circumstances, or home working can be considered.

Maternity, paternity, adoption and parental leave

The department offers maternity, adoption and shared parental leave of up to 26 weeks full pay followed by 13 weeks statutory pay and a further 13 weeks unpaid. We offer paternity leave of 2 weeks full pay.

Equal opportunities

At DfT you have the right to a working environment free from discrimination, harassment, bullying and victimisation regardless of race, ethnic or national origin, age, religion, sex, gender identity, marital status, disability, sexual orientation, working hours, union membership, union office or union activity.

Holiday and travel

All new staff get 25 days annual leave plus 8 days of public holidays. You may be able to ‘buy’ additional holiday days. Staff can also apply for interest free season ticket loans.

Sport and recreation

We have a very active sport and recreation club affiliated to the Civil Service Sports Council and it hosts many events and activities like language classes, golf, tennis, football, photography and more. Staff networks There are a range of staff networks in DfT, providing support in a number of ways such as, the: • LGBT+ Network • Positive Support Group – the DfT’s award-winning Black, Asian Minority Ethnic (BAME) staff network • Gender Equality Network • The Ability Network • Carers Network • Muslim Network • Young People’s Network • Christians in Government as well as the range of further networks and groups across government.

Important dates

The Commercial Development Programme is currently open for applications and will close on the 30th November.