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About the Met Office

About us

Like millions you probably know us best for the weather that you hear on the news or read on your phone. But did you know that our forecasts reach as far as space? We own one of the largest Super Computers in the world? Or that organisations across the world – from governments and the military, to the NHS and utility companies, rely on our expertise to operate safely and efficiently? We even provide forecasting services for sporting events, such as Wimbledon. Through world-leading science and cutting-edge technology, through idea generation and enthusiasm, we collaborate to challenge the ordinary every day because we believe in the best. The best for our customers, the best for your career.

One area of the Met Office cannot function without the others. Our engineers keep data flowing; our science and scientific software engineers make data meaningful; and our sales, marketing, consultancy and communications professionals ensure that our forecasts and meteorological products and services reach our customers. The breadth and depth of our work is incredibly varied but whatever area you work in, you’ll be challenged, developed and fascinated in a career where whatever you do, your work will make a valuable contribution to the bigger picture. A career to be proud of. 

Our values

To help us achieve our aim ‘to be the global partner of choice for weather and climate services’, we have a set of values: 

Visionary                                  Drive                            United

    Integrity                                   Clear                            Inspiring

These values are at the heart of the Met Office and help us to create the culture we need to achieve our vision. They inform how we work, our behaviours, how we engage with our customers and how we recruit talented people to help us achieve our aims for the future.

Visionary – we are innovative, forward looking and see the wider picture. We challenge the status quo when it’s not effective and we constantly seek improvement.

Drive – we deliver ‘on time in full’, are focused and concentrate on getting results. We are a proactive, adaptable, motivated and enthusiastic workforce.

United – we are joined up, collaborative and work as a team to achieve our goals. We value synergy and supportiveness and show mutual understanding to colleagues and customers.

Integrity – we are honest, respectful and accountable in everything we do. We value fairness, robustness and reliability.

Clear – we express ourselves by communicating clearly to ensure understanding.

Inspiring – we behave in an inspiring manner, engaging others to make things happen.

 

 Behind the scenes at the Met Office