Work with us

It takes an extensive team of people to deliver our work, all playing a key role to realise our mission and goals. If you share our values, in an organisation you will be valued and make a real difference, we could have the role for you.

Begin your journey with us

It couldn’t be easier to join us with direct entry to a range of careers. Our versatile work offers opportunities for a broad spectrum of talented individuals to become a member of our team.

We have offices located in the UK and overseas, and customers and stakeholders across the globe. You will be a firm part of our diverse workforce, sharing the same mission to make a real difference in automotive safety and environmental compliance.

Anyone who has the skills, experience and drive needed to achieve their best at the VCA are welcome to apply. Whether you are starting out, looking for that next step or something new; we could have the role for you.

Feel empowered to reach your goals with regular learning and development opportunities, local recognition awards, Civil Service benefits and our team spirit.

Apply today and find out what a great place the VCA is to work for yourself.

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The work we do is interesting and varied. It keeps me on my toes and I love the challenges that come with it.

Jo –
Audit Administration Manager

Team Focus –
Statutory Operations

Statutory Operations covers two key departments within VCA, namely the Type Approval Certification department and the Conformity of Production (CoP) department.
Learn more about one area of the VCA and find out what its like to work for our Statutory Operations Team.
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Current Opportunities

Visit Civil Service Jobs

Please visit the Civil Service Jobs website to view the latest roles available at the Vehicle Certification Agency.

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If you are interested in joining the VCA, sign up to be the first to hear when new opportunities emerge.

Create a job alert

All VCA jobs are listed on the Civil Service Jobs website. Once you have created an account, click on the link below to create a job alert. Remember to choose ‘Vehicle Certification Agency’ in the Department filter.

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Benefits of working for the VCA

Competitive salary

A competitive salary and a range of potential allowances.


Up to 30 days annual leave (with a minimum of 25 days). An opportunity to buy and sell annual leave.

A Civil Service Pension

Read more about Civil Service Pensions.

Flexible working

Including flexi-time and home working (subject to operational requirements).

Family friendly policies

Family friendly policies to support maternity, paternity and shared parental leave.

Skills allowance

Earn more with our range of additional annual allowances (Subject to role) including our Engineering Skills Allowance.

Employee discount scheme

Discounts on a range of products and service through our employee discount scheme.

Health and wellbeing support

Access to an Employee Assistance Programme, supporting a range of well-being needs.

Staff recognition

Local Recognition Award payments for individuals or teams.

Free Parking

Free onsite parking and reduced rates for vehicle charging at our larger sites.

Cycle to work scheme

Save money on a new bike and spread the cost over monthly tax-free instalments.

Corporate Clothing

Annual corporate clothing allowance.

Learning and Development

Structured development plans and time for learning and development.

External Training

Opportunities to attend external training courses.

Volunteering time

Up to 3 days per year volunteering time.

Networking Groups

Access to a range of Civil Service and Department for Transport network groups.

Application Process

How to apply


Application submission and sift

As part of the application process, you will be asked to supply your Curriculum Vitae (CV) and provide a personal statement. For the personal statement, you will be asked to provide examples against the criteria listed in the “How to Apply” section of the advert.

If you pass the initial application sift, you’ll be invited to attend an in-person assessment.


In-person assessment

We will assess your suitability using success profiles to evaluate your behaviours, experience and strengths.

Click here to find out more about Success Profiles on the GOV.UK website.



If you are successful at interview, you will be sent a provisional offer. Once you have accepted this, the onboarding process for you joining the agency will begin. Once complete, you will be sent a formal offer and a member of the HR team will arrange a phone conversation to discuss the terms and conditions of your employment.

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Applying to the VCA

Help, guidance and tips on what to do when applying as well as further information about life and careers within the civil service.

Next Steps

If you are interested in applying for one of our roles, we’d love to hear from you. Please keep an eye on this page and Civil Service Jobs for opportunities at the VCA.