A career in the Welsh Civil Service offers you:
- the opportunity to make a difference to people’s lives in Wales
- learning on the job and good career development opportunities
- flexible working hours and comprehensive benefits.
There are a number of different ways to join the Welsh civil service.
Search for jobs
For permanent or fixed-term contracts, full-time or part-time, start a search for jobs.
Be an apprentice
As an apprentice you’ll earn as you train. Find out more about a Welsh Government apprenticeship.
The training and development scheme for graduates is Civil Service Fast Stream.
The Junior Barrister Public Law Scheme is an opportunity to gain non-advocacy legal experience in a range of public and administrative law matters. Contact: LegalServices-CentralAdminTeamRequests@gov.wales
If you are a 2nd (or 3rd) six pupil barrister, or a junior member of the bar not currently appointed to a government panel of junior counsel, you can apply to be registered for the scheme. Previous experience in public administrative law is not required.
Special advisers are civil servants appointed under terms and conditions that allow them to add a political dimension to advice and assistance available to ministers. This reinforces the political impartiality of the permanent Civil Service by distinguishing the source of political advice and support.
It is our policy to promote and integrate equality of opportunity into all aspects of our business including appointments.
We welcome applications from individuals regardless of age, marriage (including equal/same sex marriage) and civil partnership, sexual orientation, sex, gender identity, disability, race, religion or belief or pregnancy/maternity.
We welcome and encourage applications from everyone, including groups currently underrepresented in our workforce such as people from a Black or Minority Ethnic background and disabled people.
We pride ourselves as being an employer of choice, an organisation in which people want to work and are proud to work. For this reason, we have put the principles of human rights, equality, fairness, dignity and respect at the heart of our values.
Our staff diversity networks support underrepresented groups within the Welsh Government.
- Disability Awareness and Support
- Minority Ethnic Staff Network
- PRISM (LGBT+)
- Women Together