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About HM Treasury

HM Treasury is the government’s economic and finance ministry. We influence every policy across government; our work makes headlines on a daily basis and shapes our nation’s future. This has never been clearer than in recent months. Our policy teams have worked at pace to create an unprecedented package of support for people, jobs and businesses across the United Kingdom during coronavirus.

Our specific priorities are:

  • ensuring sustainable public finances and rebalancing the economy
  • spending taxpayers’ money responsibly and ensuring value for money
  • creating a simpler, fairer tax system – alongside a well-functioning welfare system
  • creating stronger and safer banks
  • making corporate taxes more competitive
  • making it easier for people to access and use financial services
  • improving regulation of the financial sector to protect customers and the economy

If you’re interested in making a difference to people’s lives across the country, the Treasury is the department for you!  We sit at the centre of everything that the Government does and have provided advice on economic policy and decisions that affect the public finances throughout the country’s history. A Treasury career continues to offer an exciting opportunity to be part of the decision making that affects the whole of the UK.

Working at the heart of government, we collaborate with other departments to ensure public money is spent well and to drive strong and sustainable economic growth. Our work ranges from protecting customers through to the regulation of the financial sector, helping to reduce carbon emissions and creating a greener economy, supporting people across the country through the COVID 19 furlough scheme and Plan for Jobs as well as helping first time buyers buy their first home.

HM Treasury is proud of a diverse and inclusive work environment, committed to fairness and the promotion of equality of opportunity for all. We’re proud to be a Disability Confident Leader. We know that having a range of experiences, ways of working and thinking makes us a stronger organisation, better at developing policy that is reflective of the communities we serve. We embrace different views and experiences and value the fresh perspective that people from a variety of circumstances bring to the work we do.


At HM Treasury we have an incredibly broad remit; our work touches every citizen of the country. So, it’s important our employees come from the widest possible range of backgrounds, bringing us the widest possible range of perspectives and ways of thinking. We are committed to ensuring that all staff can realise their potential and achieve a healthy work-life balance.

To make sure we treat people fairly, irrespective of their background, we ask all applicants to complete a short diversity questionnaire. This information is kept securely and anonymously. It will only be used for monitoring purposes. It will not be available to those making selection decisions.

The apprenticeship community and staff networks

HM Treasury has an active Apprentice Network. We also have many other social networks available for all staff to join, including networks based on shared interests such as sports or music, and our diversity networks such as the Ethnic Minority Network and Women in the Treasury. Our teams are small and friendly and we make an effort to include our new joiners through social activities (both virtually and in person). You would be joining our fifth cohort of policy apprentices in the department. We who would be able to offer support and advice to new joiners.

Career Progression

This is a permanent role, provided you successfully complete your apprenticeship. On completion of your apprenticeship, you will remain in a permanent job role at Treasury but will have the opportunity to pursue higher-level qualifications, to support your continuous professional development and longer-term career aspirations, should you wish.

HM Treasury’s work is diverse and so are the career paths of our policy apprentices. We are proud of our high retention rates for apprentices. The large majority of our policy apprentices have stayed with us after completing their apprenticeship and several have gained promotion. Others have moved to other departments in the wider Civil Service to share the knowledge and skills they’ve gained for the benefit of the UK population.

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