Think beyond barriers and borders.

At the Department of International Trade, we’ll encourage you to think beyond your current horizons. Both in your work and your career.

Whether it’s negotiating free trade agreements or preparing for the G7 Summit, our mission is to promote British trade across the globe.

In doing so, we can nurture a healthier UK economy for everyone. Create tens of thousands of jobs. And help to enhance global prosperity around the world. So, if you’d like to make a bigger impact, there are few better ways than joining our diverse team.

Who we are

More about us

Here to create a prosperous future for all, our top priorities include securing free trade agreements and reducing barriers to markets. We’re also growing the UK economy by attracting investment from abroad. Not to mention helping British business export their products around the world. Plus, we champion rules-based international trading, run the UK’s own new trading system and protect our businesses from unfair practices.

We deliver all this through teams spread around the world. That’s a network of 108 countries and a structure made up of the Trade Negotiations Group, Trading Systems Group, Strategy and Investment, Exports and UK Trade, UK Export Finance (UKEF) and Corporate Services. Collaborating right across government and Parliament, it’s a fast-moving, global operation, with Darlington right at the heart.

Vision, values & culture

Our vision, values and culture

Our vision is to create a fair and open global trading environment. One that supports growth, jobs and higher wages. All so we can help to raise living standards and reduce world poverty. If that sounds like a mission you can get behind, then you’ll love our inclusive, encouraging culture. It’s based on our spirit of ‘One DIT’. A motto designed to help you thrive at work and realise your full potential, whatever your background.

Central to this are our values. To be expert, enterprising, inclusive and engaged. We think they sum us up nicely as people. And if they sum you up too, we’d love to welcome you aboard.

Opportunities & Salary information

What roles can I apply for?

Contrary to what you might think, you don’t need to be a politician, civil servant or trade expert to join us. Thanks to our move to Darlington Economic Campus, you don’t have to work far from home, either.

We offer a wide variety of opportunities across all kinds of professions, at all levels. The typical roles we recruit for include: 

  • Policy making and delivery
  • Contract management
  • Finance
  • Marketing and communications
  • Human resources (HR)
  • Digital
  • Project management
  • Event delivery

How much could I earn?

Our annual salaries start from £22,511 for entry level to £58,130 for senior management roles Grade 6 and above. Senior Civil Service (SCS) roles start from £71,000 for Deputy Director roles. Starting salaries are indicated on each vacancy.

If you’re ready to help us think beyond, then take a look at our current vacancies and apply today.

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Benefits & flexible working

Think beyond your current benefits.

With a collaborative culture and truly international environment, the Department of International Trade is the perfect place to develop and grow. Once you’re here, you’ll enjoy an excellent range of benefits, too.

Learning & technology

  • Opportunities to travel and work overseas
  • Learning Hub with a broad range of courses, education and training
  • Innovative digital and technology with cutting-edge tools for collaboration

Flexible working

  • Hybrid working patterns, split between office and home
  • Flexitime with the chance to take up to 2 extra days off each month
  • Part-time, term-time, job-share and condensed hours all available

Excellent benefits

  • Generous annual leave and bank holiday allowance
  • Family friendly policies including maternity, adoption or shared parental leave
  • Market-leading Civil Service pension scheme
  • Season ticket loans
  • Cycle-to-work scheme
  • Plus many more…

How to apply

Ready to help us think beyond? Why not take a look at our current vacancies? You’ll find full details on all our roles. Who we’re looking for. What’s involved. The exact salary you’ll earn. Plus all the help you need to apply.

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