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Want to work at UCAS? If you've got the right experience and a positive attitude, we'd love to hear from you.

Who we are

UCAS stands for the ‘Universities and Colleges Admissions Service’.

We’re here to connect people to higher education in the UK. We’re a people-focused business and everything we do is designed to help applicants reach their potential. It’s a great feeling.

Why work for us?

Once here, people tend to stay a while. We have an open and friendly work environment – there’s a relaxed dress code, and regular staff social events are held on and off-site. We're also a leading-edge, digital business, encouraging innovation and change to give our customers the best experience.

Join us and you'll be part of a highly successful business with a strong brand and an excellent reputation. To work here, you need to care about what you’re doing as much as we do. You’ll need to be committed, agile, and keen to make a difference. The rewards are generous for high performers and there are lots of opportunities to progress.



We offer stacks of great benefits, which are available to all our staff:

  • leadership and talent programmes
  • bonus and recognition schemes
  • professional memberships
  • qualifications/higher education opportunities
  • volunteering group/volunteer days
  • on-site gym
  • free parking
  • charity days and events
  • allotments
  • sports teams

Rosehill Nursery and Pre-school

We have an on-site nursery and pre-school to support our working mums and dads with childcare. The Rosehill Nursery and Pre-school is primarily for the benefit of UCAS employees, and offers care and education for children aged three months to five years. It is operated by Bright Horizons, one of the leading nursery providers in the UK. As a UCAS employee you can benefit from competitive nursery fees, as well as some tax and National Insurance savings. For more information about the nursery, please contact Bright Horizons  or call 0800 085 4074.

Life at UCAS

You won’t find us crammed in a grey, city centre office block. Our location is deliberately outstanding to encourage your best work.

The majority of us – 400+ and counting – are based in our spacious building on the edge of Cheltenham, in Gloucestershire. It’s a great place to be; an upmarket metropolitan university town, nestled on the edge of the picturesque Cotswolds. It’s both beautiful and lively at the same time!

We take pride in what we do and there’s a real sense of being part of something with a greater purpose. This is why we’re one of the biggest employers in the area, and we continue to attract talented individuals ­both locally and nationally.

Find your place

Think you have what it takes to be part of our team? See if we've got a current vacancy that suits.

If there isn't a vacancy that suits you, use this form to send us your details and CV.

If you've got the right experience, a positive attitude, and are keen to use your skills to help people achieve their ambitions, then we'd love to hear from you!

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