Department for Business and Trade (DBT)

Join the Department for International Trade’s (DIT) talented and diverse workforce. With offices in 163 countries and across the UK, we celebrate our differences. Our staff come from a broad range of backgrounds, places and experiences to deliver the best for Britain, our markets and our customers.

As an employer, we’re collaborative in how we work both in the UK and overseas, supporting one another and sharing our successes and challenges. All staff are encouraged to embody our DIT values: being expert, enterprising, engaged and inclusive.


At DIT there are more than thirty networks which support equality and showcase inclusivity across the organisation. Our active Race, Ethnicity and Cultural Heritage (REACH) Network focuses on supporting ethnic minority staff to enjoy career progression and thrive as an empowered community, and on improving inclusion at all levels of the department. REACH also seeks to raise awareness about the challenges and opportunities facing ethnic minority-owned businesses, improve their access to export support, and increase the representation of ethnic minority-owned businesses in DIT’s activities.

Whether you join as an apprentice or senior leader, our diverse and inclusive professional environment will help you to grow and progress your career. We have various training opportunities and flexible working arrangements to enable you to thrive.

“DIT really cares about the people that work here and allows us to bring our full selves to work. As co-chairs of DIT’s Race, Ethnicity and Cultural Heritage (REACH) Network, we’ve organised fantastic events to celebrate and commemorate Black History Month, and we’re passionate about supporting UK ethnic minority businesses to succeed. It’s been great to see staff across all backgrounds so actively involved in our work, showing us that DIT is committed to improving diversity and inclusion.”

As a government department, we champion open and fair global trading that drives growth, creates better jobs and higher wages, and improves living standards in this country and around the world. We help British businesses unleash their potential and create new investment opportunities. This brings prosperity and helps level up every region of the UK.

DIT is a confident and dynamic department. We have a unique global scale, breadth of specialist expertise, and entrepreneurial spirit. We are vital to the UK’s success as an independent trading nation and our ambition for a Global Britain. Our work is central to the government’s plans to boost the economy, make our businesses more dynamic and create a green industrial revolution.