The Home Office’s mission is to deliver a safe, fair and prosperous UK. We achieve this through our work on counter-terrorism, policing and fire, crime, drugs policy, immigration and passports. We rely on talented people with a range of skills to help us achieve this.
We're growing the Home Office Digital, Data and Technology (DDaT) profession substantially over the next few years, recruiting to our main locations in London, Manchester and Sheffield. We want skilled people to join us and make a real difference to the lives of millions of people across the UK and overseas. This event has been arranged for anyone who wants to better understand our application process and learn about our Software Engineering roles, working at the forefront of public sector technology. You’ll meet some of the teams designing, building and maintaining the technology behind the services we provide for our users, and will have the opportunity to put your questions to them.
What you will learn
We’ll talk to you about some of the amazing benefits we offer, what it’s like working as a software engineer in the Home Office, some of our current projects and the journey our delivery teams are on. But, to give you a quick flavour of our digital impact, each year our systems support up to 3 million visa applications, checks on 100 million border crossings, up to 7 million passport applications and deliver 140 million police checks on people, vehicles and property. The scale of our projects is matched only by the opportunities for our people.
Home Office Digital, Data and Technology is committed to representing modern Britain in all its diversity, creating a welcoming, inclusive workforce where people can bring their whole selves to work. We’re proud to be one of the most ethnically diverse departments in the Civil Service, a Stonewall Top 100 Workplace Equality Employer and a Social Mobility Foundation Top 75 employer. We also work to recruit and retain disabled staff and are a Disability Confident Leader.
So…this is your chance to see what’s it’s really like to work in modern government and to find out how agile development, user-centred design, open source and multidisciplinary teams are changing the way we deliver services to users.
-What we do
-Software Engineering at Home Office
-Our hiring process