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Apprenticeships With department for transport

Apprenticeships With Department for Transport

The Department for Transport (DfT) work with their agencies and partners to support the transport network that helps the UK’s businesses and gets people and goods travelling around the country. They plan and invest in transport infrastructure to keep the UK on the move.

Our mission at the Department for Transport is ‘connecting people and places’. Everything we do to achieve this is reinforced by our values:

  • Confidence: to challenge, to take action, to innovate
  • Excellence: in our professionalism, in our delivery, in our learning
  • Teamwork: we are inclusive, we collaborate, we support each other

These values define the kind of organisation we want to be – delivering for today whilst being ambitious for tomorrow.

We embrace diversity and celebrate our differences. Everyone is involved in making DfT an inclusive and great place to work. We actively promote a flexible approach to working whilst giving our staff opportunities to maximise their skills and achieve their full potential.

We are different people, one team.

DfT are committed to supporting you to successfully complete your apprenticeship and ensure you get the best possible experience and gain substantial new skills in your area of work; allowing you to be the best that you possibly can be.

Kick start your career by joining the Department for Transport

Would you like the opportunity to gain a nationally recognised qualification whilst undertaking a stretching role, so you can earn whilst you learn?

Do you have the drive and ambition to apply that learning in a real business context so you can continue to develop and work towards your career goals?

If so, we have a unique and exciting opportunity for several apprentices to join the Department for Transport (DfT) and undertake a Level 3 Business Administration apprenticeship, and we’d love to hear from you! If successful you will be part of an apprentice community which will provide you with the opportunity to support, network and share knowledge and experiences as a cohort, as you embark on your apprenticeship journey together.

Why choose the Department for Transport?

  • Earn a competitive salary: Alongside gaining a nationally recognised qualification and expanding your knowledge in a permanent job role, you will earn a highly competitive salary (National - starting at £20,530, London – starting at £23,710. You will also receive a 20% salary uplift following satisfactory completion of 12-months service). 
  • No tuition / student fees: An apprenticeship at DfT will allow you to secure a qualification with no tuition / student fees, as the programme is fully funded by the department.
  • Learn ‘on-the-job’: You will be supported in spending 20% of your contracted hours dedicated to your apprenticeship. This will allow you to put your knowledge into practice ‘on-the-job’ and to gain new skills, experience and confidence in your daily job role. 
  • Career Progression: DfT are committed to suppprting you to successfully complete your apprenticeship by working with you, your line manager and Talent Coach to ensure you get the best possible experience and gain substantial new skills in your area of work; allowing you to be the best that you possibly can be.
  • Excellent Working Environment: DfT are passionate about creating a working environment for all employees that is welcoming, respectful, engaging and enriched with opportunities for personal and professional development.
  • Discounts and employee benefits: As a Civil Service employee, you will be entitled to a range of benefits including a generous annual leave allowance, flexible working arrangements, a rental deposit scheme, cycle to work scheme and employee discounts in popular retail stores.

DfT are passionate about creating a working environment for all employees that is welcoming, respectful, engaging and enriched with opportunities for personal and professional development.

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