Coronavirus update

Coronavirus and recruitment at DWP Digital

Last updated: 19/05/20

DWP plays a huge role in getting money to support citizens and safeguarding vulnerable people. Our digital services are now more important than ever, so it’s essential that we continue to recruit the right people to support our work.

We’re starting to advertise new digital jobs for DWP Digital, and over the coming weeks you’ll see these on our jobs page and Civil Service Jobs. We want talented, enthusiastic people who can put their skills to the test in our teams, and help drive forward the important work we’re doing.

We’re also progressing recruitment for vacancies that were previously paused because of Covid-19, so if you applied for one of those, you should hear from us soon about what happens next.
In order to maintain social distancing, we’re using video interviewing instead of face-to-face interviews. We’ll give you full details on how we’re doing that if you’re invited to interview.

For more information about how we’re adapting recruitment to support DWP service delivery, you can subscribe to our DWP Digital newsletter. We’ll occasionally send you relevant news and job alerts.


What is happening with digital recruitment?

We’ve started to advertise new vacancies for DWP Digital, which can be found on our jobs page and the Civil Service Jobs website.

I have applied for a job with DWP Digital but haven’t heard anything yet

We’re working through all applications to our digital jobs, but due to the pause there will be a slight delay in responses. We’re committed to replying as soon as possible, and we appreciate your patience during this time.

What’s happening with recruitment interviews?

Due to social distancing, we’ve suspended face-to-face interviews and are using video interviews as an alternative. If you’re invited to this stage of the application process, we’ll send further details to you.

Check out our tips on how to prepare for a video interview.