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Department For Transport

Department For Transport

We work with our agencies and partners to support the transport network that helps UK businesses and gets people and goods travelling around the country. We plan and invest in transport infrastructure to keep the UK on the move.

We’re responsible for:

  • providing policy, guidance, funding to English local authorities to help them run and maintain their road networks, improve passenger and freight travel, and develop new major transport schemes
  • investing in, maintaining and operating the motorway and trunk road network in England
  • setting the strategic direction for the rail industry in England and Wales – funding investment in infrastructure through Network Rail, awarding and managing rail franchises, and regulating rail fares
  • improving English bus services through funding and regulation
  • working to make our roads less congested & polluted by promoting lower carbon transport, including cycling and walking
  • encouraging the use of new technology e.g. smart ticketing and low carbon vehicles
  • maintaining high standards of safety and security in transport
  • supporting the maritime sector by producing the overall strategy and planning policy for ports in England and Wales
  • setting national aviation policy, working with airlines, airports, the Civil Aviation Authority and NATS (the UK’s air traffic service)

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Life at Department for Transport

The Department for Transport and our agencies employ around 18,245 staff and 354 non-payroll staff, who work in locations across the country.

Above all we are looking for people who are enthusiastic and motivated about improving transport.

Diversity

At DfT you have the right to a working environment free from discrimination, harassment, bullying and victimisation regardless of race, ethnic or national origin, age, religion, sex, gender identity, marital status, disability, sexual orientation, working hours, union membership, union office or union activity.

Benefits at Department For Transport

List of all the benefits that Department For Transport are offering their employees. Benefits may vary depending on role, location and length of service.

  • Season Ticket Loans
  • Buy/Sell holiday 
  • Various Health Screenings
  • Bonus Scheme
  • Discount Scheme
  • Sports and Social Activities

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