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About the Home Office

The first duty of the government is to keep citizens safe and the country secure. The Home Office has been at the front line of this endeavour since 1782. As such, the Home Office plays a fundamental role in the security and economic prosperity of the United Kingdom.

The Home Office is the lead government department for immigration and passports, drugs policy, crime, fire, counter-terrorism and police.


We are responsible for:

  • working on the problems caused by illegal drug use
  • shaping the alcohol strategy, policy and licensing conditions
  • keeping the United Kingdom safe from the threat of terrorism
  • reducing and preventing crime, and ensuring people feel safe in their homes and communities
  • securing the UK border and controlling immigration
  • securing the UK border and controlling immigration
  • issuing passports and visas
  • supporting visible, responsible and accountable policing by empowering the public and freeing up the police to fight crime
  • fire prevention and rescue


Our goals are to:

  • cut crime and the harm it causes, including cyber-crime and serious and organised crime
  • manage civil emergencies within the remit of the Home Office
  • protect vulnerable people and communities
  • reduce terrorism
  • control migration
  • provide world-class public services and contribute to prosperity
  • maximise the benefits of the United Kingdom leaving the European Union

Who we are

Our main offices are based in London, but we also have staff based around the country.

We are supported by a number of agencies and public bodies including:

The Offer

The Home Office is an exciting and rewarding department to work for, if you are successful in securing a place on one of our Digital Apprenticeships you will:

  • Undertake work that makes a difference to people’s lives
  • Be recognised and valued or your contribution
  • Receive support from experienced seniors
  • Explore interesting and diverse problems and help deliver the solutions
  • Work towards a Level 4 Qualification in your chosen field
  • Be part of an Apprenticeship community. We aim to create a supportive environment where you can share experience and knowledge openly with your peers.

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