Think beyond your expectations.

Welcome to the Darlington Economic Campus. We’re thinking beyond the old ways of doing things. Bringing six government departments together, and working closer to the communities we serve. Where people from all over the UK can play an active role in shaping the future of the country. It’s central government, made more accessible to you.


DEC highlights/overview

Campus at a glance

  • Pioneering new cross-government hub
  • Be at the heart of the big decisions, on the doorstep of the Yorkshire Dales
  • All the benefits and opportunities of the civil service
  • 6 departments working as one
  • At least 750 roles will be based on campus
  • Opportunity to develop an exciting career across multiple departments
  • Well-connected Darlington ranked one of the best places to live in the UK

About the roles & career paths at DEC

Think beyond your current career path.

You don’t need experience in government or the civil service to join us. Our departments rely on people from all backgrounds, with transferable skills.

Our roles range from apprenticeships to senior leaders. Office support and analytics, to project management and policy-making. Plus many more besides. Whichever role you choose, you’ll be right at the heart of government. Helping us shape the nation, now and into the future.

About career development at DEC

Think beyond the usual development.

Develop further, faster. You’ll not only have access to career opportunities across a variety of different departments. You’ll benefit from talent programmes and networks that will keep you learning, growing and enjoying life to the full. With 6 departments on campus, and many more in the North East, there’s no end to your potential.

Department overviews

Where could I work?

HM Treasury

As the government’s economic and finance ministry, we allocate public spending, devise the yearly budget, set the UK’s economic policy, support jobs and growth and more. Led by the Chancellor of the Exchequer, we welcome people from all walks of life. So come and help us improve opportunities for everyone in the UK while enjoying a varied and fulfilling career.

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Department for International Trade

We’re here to promote British trade around the world. To create a healthier UK economy and improve global prosperity. With a collaborative, enterprising culture, it’s the perfect place to develop.

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Department for Education

If you’re looking to grow in your career, what better place? You’ll help us deliver education, training and social care for everyone in the UK. You don’t need an academic background. And we’ll keep you developing, too.

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Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

From tackling climate change to creating jobs. Encouraging investment and turning the UK into a science superpower. Our work is incredibly diverse. Just like our roles, our people and the career path you’ll enjoy.

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Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities

Providing better, greener housing. Reducing homelessness. And helping communities level up across the UK. This is your chance to improve life for others, while accessing an exciting new future for yourself.

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The Office for National Statistics

In this data-driven world, we deliver the insights that shape policy for the public good. Our statistics make the news daily. So if you’re passionate about analytics, this could be your natural home.

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