Department for International Trade

Department for International Trade
United Kingdom


What we do

In short, we open up a whole world of opportunity for Britain and British Business. This means we become more prosperous through wealth and job creation. It means we’re more competitive on a global stage and able to make the most of the lucrative opportunities it offers.

For you, it means a career that will help you grow as part of an organisation that operates as one team drawing on wide-ranging expertise from business and finance to policy and economics. It means you’ll get an international perspective on business as you focus on connecting the best of British commercial thinking with the needs of businesses around the globe. It means shaping our trade and investment policy with a future guaranteed to make history.

Find out more about DIT and what we do on our site or follow us on Twitter and LinkedIn.

How we work

What you do matters. We’ve crafted a culture and work environment designed to help you do it well.

From the tools and technologies that make your working day easier that means you can have the right work life balance; our award-winning workplace has everything you need to prosper. We will support your development through targeted talent programmes which will allow you to start, continue and grow your career here.

Diversity & Inclusion

Our inclusive culture means we value diversity and a working environment where everyone can thrive and be themselves at work. It’s this breadth of experience and perspective that makes Britain what it is. It’s what will help us sell Britain to the world.

To reflect this, we have a rich variety of networks which include: Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic Network, Cross Diversity, and Inclusion Network, DIT Gender Network, Disability Network, EU Nationals Network, Facilitators Network, Mentoring Network, LGBT+ Network, Health and Wellbeing advocates, Social Mobility Network, Generation Network, Social Networks, Parent Group, Faith Group and Neurodiversity Network.

We are also a signatory of the Business in the Community Race at Work Charter, an initiative designed to improve outcomes for black, Asian and minority ethnic (BAME) employees in the UK.

Our commitment to social mobility was reflected by our recent ranking in the top 75 employers on the Social Mobility Index. We are an employer of choice with different entry pathways, including apprenticeships and life chances schemes.

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Case studies

Harry Jenkins - recently completed the Business Administration Apprenticeship and achieved a Distinction

I thoroughly enjoyed my level 3 Business Administration Apprenticeship, and I would recommend taking on an apprenticeship. The course enabled me to carry out my normal day to day role whilst studying for a qualification, which allowed me to gather... Read more

Ceri Martin – Joined the Cabinet Office through the Fast-track apprenticeships and is now employed as an SEO in Trade in Services and Digital | Trade Policy Group

Growing up I always had a strong interest in the workings of government and politics, so when I had the opportunity to join the Civil Service as an apprentice at 18, I jumped at the opportunity. ... Read more

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