Join the Civil Service

At the Ministry of Defence we offer engaging jobs in work that really matters; jobs which have a direct impact on the quality of services we provide. Roles can offer great job satisfaction and there are many opportunities to develop and progress both within MOD and across the wider Civil Service. Certain posts, notably those concerned with security and intelligence, might be reserved for British citizens, but this will not normally prevent access to a wide range of developmental opportunities across a very wide number of professions.

We employ people in so many different roles and in many locations across the UK and abroad. We have jobs in policy, finance, HR, IT commercial and project management and all the types of jobs you would expect to find in a government department. We also employ doctors, dentists, teachers, police, fire service, quantity surveyors, engineers to name a few. We have many opportunities to become an apprentice in the Ministry of Defence. So think of any type of job and you may find it in the MOD.

We value diversity and are committed to being an equal opportunities employer. We aim to develop all our staff to enable them to make a full contribution to meeting MOD objectives, and to fulfil their own potential on merit. We offer flexible working patterns to enable our employees to balance home and work responsibilities; and we treat people fairly irrespective of their working arrangements.

The Ministry of Defence is committed to attracting and retaining people from across the full range of backgrounds and enabling flexible ways of working as the norm. We offer maternity, adoption or shared parental leave of up to 26 weeks full pay followed by 13 weeks of statutory pay and a further 13 weeks unpaid, and paternity leave of 2 weeks full pay.

Find out a bit more about what it’s like working for the MOD

For details of current vacancies and how to apply for civilian jobs in the Ministry of Defence, visit the Civil Service Jobs website.

We also have employment opportunities in the wider Ministry of Defence such as in our Trading Funds and Executive Agencies.

For information about opportunities in Defence Equipment and Support (DE&S) visit Working for (DE&S).

For information about opportunities with the Defence Science and Technology Laboratory (Dstl), visit Working for Dstl.

For information about opportunities with The Defence Electronic & Components Agency (DECA) visit Working for DECA

For information about opportunities with the United Kingdom Hydrographic Office (UKHO) visit Working for UKHO

For information about opportunities with the Submarine Delivery Agency (SDA) visit Working for SDA

For information about opportunities with Defence Business Services (DBS) visit Working for Defence Business Services and Business areas within Defence Business Services

Non-civil service jobs are advertised on our departmental pages, please see Defence Engineering and Science Group (DESG) for more information.

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