Exciting times in our IT Services (ITS) department – we’ve recently launched the first in a series of recruitment campaigns for IT jobs which will see DVLA becoming a ‘Centre of Digital Excellence’.
The theory explained…
So why are we striving to become a centre of excellence for all things digital?
We became one of the first government departments to have a fully operational in-house IT function on such a large scale. We want to continue building on this by attracting great people to work with us and growing our own wealth of in-house capability (we committed to this in our ITS strategy).
We also want people to think of us as the leading organisation in South Wales for beginning or enhancing their career in digital and technology. Being seen as a Centre for Digital Excellence is a major milestone in us achieving these goals.
We’re already on our way
Last month, we kicked off our first recruitment campaign for 20 software engineering placements – successful candidates will work towards a master’s degree (MSc) in software engineering and benefit from practical onsite training here in DVLA. We’ve been working with local colleges and universities to ensure the academic learning meets DVLA’s needs and can’t wait to see the results!
Speaking of local colleges and unis, we’ve also been working with multiple universities on the excellent ‘Year in industry scheme’. The scheme offers computer science students a 12 month placement at the end of their second year to work within DVLA’s technical areas. It’s a fantastic deal for everyone – our students gain technical working experience in a large government department, and we learn from their newer skills in the latest technologies and different perspectives on IT. Placements are due to start in September, so not long to go…
We’ve got lots roles to choose from
There are lots of exciting roles for the digital demons out there – around 65 in total, ranging from Level 3 entry apprenticeships to masters degrees. These will be in areas like software engineering, cloud, quality engineering, and more.
We’ll be advertising these roles as soon as they’re finalised, so keep an eye on our DVLA Careers Twitter account and the DfT Careers account for the latest. You can also subscribe to our email alerts.
So if you’d like to further your education and build a career in IT, as well as help us provide the best possible IT services...