“Since joining the DWP in September 2016 I have been provided with opportunities to step out of my comfort zone, in order to gain experience and confidence. This has helped me to move into a leadership role and pushed me to reach my potential.
Working for the DWP also gives you the opportunity to give something back to our society. Whilst it can be challenging, working to support some of the most vulnerable people in our society is incredibly rewarding.
It’s a wonderful opportunity to make a positive impact with your career.”
PIP Operations Manager
"Working for a customer-focused employer for many years, I feel valued and face many challenges in this role. I enjoy helping and supporting individuals to make a difference in their lives.
I embrace the abundance of developmental opportunities, allowing me the skills to deal with a wide range of diverse customers with varying needs."
Service Delivery Team Member
"In my 27years of being a Civil Servant, I have been privilege enough to have had various career opportunities in DWP, from processing benefits in a local job to providing expert HR advice and coaching to the Department’s managers on complex HR queries to now as a HR Business Partner.
I have also had the opportunity to go on loan to two other Government departments and on secondment to a ‘not for profit organisation’ where I gained invaluable knowledge and experience. I was commissioned to project manage the business’s website (something I had never done before).
Working for the Civil service has allowed me to develop my career whilst having a family as well as enjoy all the benefits it has to offer."
HR Business Partner
"I have now worked at DWP for 11 months after joining from the private sector and have found working here to be a great experience. There is always a great variety of challenging and interesting work, that combined with a great culture of collaboration and flexibility has really helped me to develop some great initiatives and strike a great work life balance."
Head of Capability, Capacity and Communications
“I joined the Civil Service and DWP just under two years ago – the best decision I ever made! It has been incredibly rewarding to work in an environment where you are truly valued for who you are and your contributions recognised. DWP is an exciting hub of fantastic learning and developing opportunities – it has definitely shown me how committed DWP is to making a difference to both colleagues and customers!”
Specialist Talent Acquisition & Recruitment Manager
Social Mobility -Leadership of the Year Award 2019
DWP has been recognised for its great work in Social Mobility (SOMO), and has won the prestigious Leadership of the Year Award 2019 DWP changes the lives of people every day through the amazing work we do, and the UK Social Mobility (SOMO) Awards have recognised the achievements and impact DWP’s Movement to Work programme is having – both for our young benefit claimants, and also for DWP as an inclusive employer . The Movement to Work programme is our flagship work experience programme, which seeks to solve the problem of youth unemployment in the UK, and in turn improve social mobility in society, breaking the cycle of where a person is born dictating where a person ends
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