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Welcome to your career with the Met Office

Will we be welcoming you to the Met Office in 2018? 

Last year we recruited new colleagues into a wide range of jobs, from Marine Electronics Engineer to National Air Traffic Advisor. This year we have already launched our Summer Placements, Industrial Placements and Work Experience opportunities. If you’re interested, you can apply for any of these schemes on our vacancies page.

We employ people in a number of specialist areas and our people are world class. This makes for an exciting and stimulating environment.  There aren’t many organisations where you can have a cup of coffee with a scientist who is the leading global authority in their field.  If you are fortunate enough to work in IT, you will have access to cutting edge technology (including our £97 million super computer) and have a genuine opportunity to climb the IT career ladder. If you join us as an Operational Meteorologist, you may gain the opportunity to work at frontline stations across the world. We believe in succession planning across our organisation and like to employ people who show a drive, willingness and ability to progress.

No matter which area of the Met Office you work in, you will make a difference to what we do as an organisation and how we convey our message to the public. There is more information available in the ‘Your Career’ section about specific areas.

A few tips for first time users of our careers site:

  • You can set up a Job Alert (in vacancies section) for instant notifications
  • Look at our values in the About Us section to understand our culture and the kind of people we are looking for
  • Always address the essential criteria when applying for a job


Good luck with your application!