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UCAS is the perfect place to further your career whilst empowering others.

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UCAS is made up of the following business units, each with their own areas of expertise. We're a highly collaborative organisation with heart and innovation.

  • Chief Executive Office – shapes internal and external UK policy, and underpins UCAS’ Corporate Strategy and measurement of success against our strategic objectives.   
  • Customer Operations – driving business change and championing customer voices, you’ll be part of creating and growing products and services that meet the needs of our markets now and in the future.
  • Digital Services play an integral part in the way we understand customers and meet their needs across tech platforms.
  • Finance & Corporate Services from digits to data, we offer people opportunities to make a difference every day in finance and corporate services.
  • People and Change  at UCAS, empowering others starts with all of us. You’ll be central to our collective mindset.
  • Communications and Marketing – we’re here to help you thrive in your future. You can help do the same for others. Channel your creativity with UCAS.

Want to find out more? Read our Corporate Strategy.

Why work at UCAS?

We define futures

We’re a LOT more than just a form – we empower others to make the right choices for their future. As well as ensuring the best for all our external stakeholders, we take care of our people. We hold regular wellbeing events, have a team of fully-trained mental health first aiders, a staff consultation group, and have some great savings available through our benefits platform, Perkbox. We’re a social bunch, and you’ll enjoy our annual all-staff events and Christmas parties, plus the summer BBQ we throw with our colleagues and families.

Open doors

We’re here to guide and inspire, and this starts with our people. We value every single idea, so UCAS is a place for you to write a new narrative, challenge convention, and continuously grow. We run regular development academies covering anything from wellbeing and resilience to consultancy and leadership skills. For budding leaders, we have progression and leadership programmes, and a dedicated budget for external opportunities.

People with purpose

Tomorrow hinges on what we do today – work with teams who are driven to do better for others, whilst shaping futures, one clear choice at a time. We challenge ourselves and push the envelope every single day, and there’s no greater responsibility. UCAS is a place where people flourish, perform, and achieve and we love to celebrate this – from quarterly Celebrating U awards (where we celebrate performance as nominated by colleagues), to our annual pay award scheme, and long service awards.

Flex is best

We know everyone has different needs. We want you to thrive, so lean into your strengths and find a rhythm that works best. Flexibility isn’t some pseudo-perk at UCAS, it’s essential to top-notch work, so our hybrid offering means you’re in control when it comes to your working preferences. As well as 30 days’ annual leave, we offer the chance to take volunteer days and be part of a mentoring scheme.

Big tech ambition

Put yourself at the heart of our digital prowess. We build and develop truly useful platforms to inform and inspire a diverse audience. Help us pave the way. Whatever your specialism, this is a space to explore solutions, and build compelling user experiences. We’re problem-solvers and path-finders, with all teams are geared towards making tomorrow an absolute winner.

Your space

We have the latest collaborative tools to support hybrid working, and a true culture of contribution – both online and in person. When you want to work side-by-side with your colleagues, we’ve got a beautiful office in the south-west of England with everything you’d want from a workspace: a subsidised restaurant, onsite gym, plenty of parking, vast greenspace, and free tea and coffee. We put our heart into where we work because we want everyone to feel comfortable and inspired by their surroundings.

As part of our EDI (Equality, Diversity & Inclusion) programme, along with feedback from out wellbeing group, we've included the following into our recent refurbishment of the Rosehill (UCAS HQ) office:

  • The office space has been designed to enable everyone to access as many work settings as possible, including an accessible kitchen counter.
  • A third of all our desks are electric sit/stand, enabling wheelchair access and adjustability for people with different posture requirements.
  • The desks on the remaining floors have been configured to ensure that the sit/stand desks are easiest to access.
  • Our new toilets/shower rooms are gender neutral and we've included a quiet working zone and a quiet room to support people who may need time for quiet reflection or prayer.
  • To improve access, we have a number of electric powered doors and have included swipe access on the reception accessible entrance/exit.
  • We've provided a number of USB desk fans to assist those people who require additional cooling.
  • We've implemented a new signage solution which improves visibility of signage and also includes braille.
  • UCAS has moved to a hybrid working model which provides more flexibility and personal choice for its people, which helps support an improved work/life balance. 


Our values are what set us apart, and we live them every day:

  • Be Ambitious – aspirational, focused, optimistic
  • Be Smart – knowledgeable, informative, connected, succinct, flexible
  • Be Inclusive representative, holistic, open-minded, collaborative
  • Be Trusted – honest, transparent, evidence-based, unbiased


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Be yourself

We're fully committed to creating an inclusive and diverse community at work, where you can be yourself, flourish, perform, and achieve! We celebrate differences, as we know the benefits this has for our people, our products, and the customers we serve. 

If there are any adjustments you would need to feel part of the team, please let us know.

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