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If you are looking for a new career then a job in the Welsh Government is a great place to start.

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.

Senior appointments

You can find senior Welsh Government jobs on the Civil Service Jobs website.

Be an apprentice

As an apprentice you’ll earn as you train. Find out more about a Welsh Government apprenticeship.

Graduate Faststream

The training and development scheme for graduates is Civil Service Fast Stream.


The Windsor Fellowship Leadership Programme offers paid one-year Welsh Government internships for recent graduates from a Black or Asian background.

Barristers Public Law Scheme

The Welsh Government’s Barristers Public Law Scheme is an opportunity to gain non-advocacy legal experience in a range of public and administrative law matters. Contact:


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.


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 and expression; disability (whether they have an impairment or health condition); whether they are neurodivergent or use British Sign Language; race, religion or belief or pregnancy/maternity.

We welcome and encourage applications from everyone, including groups currently underrepresented in our workforce such as Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic people, LGBTI+ people and disabled people.

The Welsh Government is a Disability Confident Leader. We guarantee to interview any candidate with an impairment, health condition, who is neurodivergent or who uses British Sign Language if they meet the minimum criteria for the post.

In 2021 we were the first public sector organisation to sign Changing Faces’ Pledge to be Seen to ensure equal representation for people with visible differences and disfigurement across Wales.

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
  • Women Together
  • Mind Matters (Mental Health)


Logos: The Prince's Responsible Business Network, Hate Crime Charter Trustmark, Disability confident leader
Logos: Civil Service Commissioners, Investors in People Silver, Healthy Working Wales Corporate Health Standard Silver
Logos: Stonewall LGBTQ+ Inclusive Employer Gold Award 2023, Stonewall LGBTQ+ Inclusive Employer Top 100 2023, Stonewall Diversity Champion

Social partnership

In Welsh Government, the relationship between the employer and trade unions is based on social partnership. We believe our goals can best be achieved by management and trade unions working together.

Our 3 recognised trade unions are:

  • PCS
  • Prospect
  • FDA

This relationship is underpinned by a partnership agreement. This sets out how our unions work with Welsh Government on issues such as:

  • pay
  • terms and conditions
  • policies and procedures
  • organisational change

Our Welsh Government trade union colleagues work together to give their members a real say in the workplace. They make sure that the interests of their members are promoted and protected. They also help reduce inequalities and improve terms and conditions.

The Welsh Government has an excellent track record of working in partnership with its trade unions. We encourage staff to get involved. We support you to join a recognised trade union, to ensure your voice is heard in the workplace. and to learn more about trade unions and partnership working.