We create digital services, data tools and technology for businesses to prosper around the world.
Our Digital, Data and Technology team develops and operates tools, services and platforms such as great.gov.uk that enable the UK government to provide world‑leading support to businesses in the UK and overseas.
You’ll get to constantly push boundaries in an environment free of heavy legacy, driven by curiosity, social purpose, diversity of thought, entrepreneurship and the aspiration to offer an incredible experience to all our users. Find out more on our blog, Digital Trade.
Not many technology jobs out there can have such an impact on the economic wellbeing of a country. We truly believe in our people and their passion to deliver for the greater good using creative methodologies and digital tools.
Andrej, Chief Technology Officer
The team is highly collaborative yet values autonomy, ownership and trust - we
can get on with the work, try and learn new things fast.
Jenny, User Researcher
We get the chance to solve new and complex problems using high quality data and the latest technology through continuous integration.
We come as we are and value our differences - we need this diversity to come
up with good products and services.
Jobvite is an online platform built, hosted and controlled by a third party supplier, Jobvite, and used by the Department for International Trade (DIT). It allows people to apply for a job in the Digital, Data and Technology (DDaT) Directorate within DIT.
DIT wants the third party online services that it uses to comply with Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.1 AA as a minimum so all users are able to use this platform.
This means you should be able to:
change colours, contrast levels and font sizes
zoom up to 200% without the text spilling off the screen
navigate most of the website using just a keyboard
navigate most of the website using speech recognition software
listen to most of the website using a screen reader (including the most recent versions of JAWS, NVDA and VoiceOver)
The platform will:
use words that are clear and simple to understand throughout the website
ensure all images have accessible descriptions where necessary
AbilityNet has tips on how to make your device easier to use if you have a disability.
How accessible this platform is
Recent testing showed that parts of the platform are not fully accessible, including:
Some options (including drop down menus) cannot be accessed with just a keyboard
The focus is not always visible when moving through some pages with the tab key
Some small parts of the platform are CSS dependent
Some pages contain titles that are not sufficiently descriptive
On mobile devices, the pages cannot be resized using pinch or spread gestures
We are actively working with the supplier to improve the accessibility of this platform and for the supplier to fix these issues during regular service updates. We aim for all the third party services we use to be fully compliant by September 2020.
What to do if you cannot access parts of this website
If you need information on this platform in a different format, email the DDaT recruitment team at [email protected].uk
Reporting accessibility problems with this website
If you find any problems that are not listed on this page, please tell us by using the above email address.
How we tested this website
This website was manually tested on 24 April 2020. This statement was prepared on 26 May 2020. It was last updated on 26 May 2020.
The website is continuously tested using automated software and manually by both parties.