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.

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.

The Summer Diversity Internship Programme offers Welsh Government work placements for undergraduates or graduates from diverse backgrounds.

Junior barristers

The Junior Barrister Public Law Scheme is an opportunity to gain non-advocacy legal experience in a range of public and administrative law matters. Contact: LegalServices-CentralAdminTeamRequests@gov.wales


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.

The Welsh Civil Service is committed to improving the delivery of public services for everyone in Wales. Respecting and valuing differences will help to ensure that our policies and services reflect the needs and experiences of the people we serve.

The Welsh Civil Service needs a workforce with the very best possible mix of existing and future talent.

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