Chris - Home Office Careers

I joined the Home Office 4½ years ago when I was looking for a steady and stable role, which would allow me to get more family time as well as grow both my career and the reach goals I wanted to achieve.

My day-to-day work is fast paced and active; there’s always something different to challenge yourself with. If I am not dealing with applications from all over the world, I will be involved in upcoming projects, helping train new team members and working on ways to improve the service we already offer to our claimants.

What I enjoy doing most about the job is the challenge of getting claimants their visas so they can travel to the UK to do what they need to do. It is great to be able to offer a service that makes a major contribution to helping the UK’s economy grow, which also helps people. It is also really interesting finding out about people from all over the world who want to visit the UK.

Having previously been self-employed in a rewarding but very busy services sector role, it was great to come into a job where I could have weekends and Bank Holidays off and overtime is an option rather than a way of life! There’s also a pension plan, reward and recognition schemes and access to training courses that will help you in your day-to-day role as well as develop your career going forward.

So, if you want a good work-life balance then it’s worth considering a role in the Home Office. It’s a great place to make friends, push yourself and allow you to work with drive and happiness once you find your role.