About the Civil Service
The Civil Service delivers public services and supports the government of the day to develop and implement its policies.
The work civil servants do touches all aspects of life in the UK, from education and the environment, to transport and defence.
Civil servants are politically impartial. Together, we ensure the effective running of government and provide the best possible services to the public.
What civil servants do
The scale, complexity and impact of the work civil servants do is unrivalled.
We employ 450,000 people across the country and overseas. Our work is everything from advising ministers on policy, to delivering front line services to the public.
You could be working as a vet, a customer service adviser, a weapons engineer, a marine biologist or a web developer, to name a few.
Whatever you do, and wherever you work, a job in the Civil Service is an opportunity to make a difference.