5 Reasons to start your career with the Department for Digital, Culture, Media & Sport
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The Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport are lucky enough to work on some of the most exciting, positive and important policies impacting the future of the UK - so why not join them?
Here are 5 of the many reasons why you should apply for opportunities at DCMS:
1. Their work makes a difference.
The work at DCMS drives growth and enriches the lives of the nation.
Providing the digital infrastructure to boost productivity and harness the power of digital and data across the economy, helping to make the UK a scientific and tech superpower. DCMS supports the fastest growing and most innovative sectors of the UK’s economy such as digital and tech, media and creative. Helping sustain and promote the valuable jobs created in areas like culture, tourism and broadband.
Much of their work involves the things that people up and down the country love, that bring happiness. They also help strengthen communities, and ‘level up’ access to opportunity from supporting the voluntary and community sector to greater participation in sport, culture and creativity.
2. They have a diverse and inclusive workforce.
DCMS recognises the importance and value of having a diverse workforce.
Recruiting on a national basis from London to Edinburgh, Bristol to Belfast enables them to hire a diverse range of skill sets, and better represent the country, with teams recruited from the widest possible range of backgrounds.
They take diversity seriously - with an annual deep dive and review of their D&I strategy.
3. They invest in people.
The opportunities to develop and progress in your career at DCMS are plentiful. They have grown significantly as a department in the past two years and with that creates many opportunities.
The learning and development opportunities at DCMS are excellent. There are opportunities to participate in leadership development training, no matter what grade you are. Training sessions on developing your presentation skills, building resilience and masterclasses on an array of topics.
There are also chances to partake in apprenticeships, sponsored by the department, this can be coupled with study leave to enable you to balance work and study.
4. DCMS reward people and understand the importance of work/life balance.
DCMS offers a generous and competitive benefits package. Their pension scheme is one of the best in the UK. They offer 26.5 days annual leave upon joining, increasing by a day each year to 31.5 days, after 5 years service. They also offer generous paid maternity, adoption and shared parental leave. These are just a few of the many benefits DCMS offers.
They also understand the importance of work-life balance. With opportunities to work flexibly depending on your needs. Nearly all of the roles at DCMS offer full-time, part time or job-share options. We have also implemented a hybrid working model to facilitate a blend of home and office working.
5. A supportive and collaborative culture.
DCMS have a variety of supportive staff networks where you can forge relationships with like minded colleagues and participate in activities outside of your day-to-day working norm. Examples include their BAME Network, Parental Network and Mental Health and Wellbeing network. They also have the netball and football groups, film and bake clubs - there is something for everyone at DCMS.
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