I had been working in various research roles in academia and wanted to progress my career with an organisation that had job security. After speaking to a close friend who worked in the Home Office, I was convinced to apply. I’ve been here nearly 8 years now and never looked back.
My current role is working in the Migration Statistics team dealing with the European Settlement Scheme. I respond to queries from our stakeholders and data users, brief senior colleagues on the progress of the scheme and regularly publish monthly and quarterly statistics.
What I enjoy most about my job is helping people. Our statistics shape the decisions and policies that are made. I enjoy the fast pace of the work and it’s also nice when the stats we produce are mentioned in the media.
What I really like about the Home Office is the flexibility, the career progression and the ability to work in varied areas. Being a mother of two children, I have been able to work flexibly and balance family life whilst also still ensuring that I am able to progress. I have been supported in my development as a researcher and loved working with colleagues across various teams.
If you were considering a career in the Home Office, I would say give it a go!