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Life at Ordnance Survey

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Here at Ordnance Survey (OS) we’re busy building the UK’s data economy and investing in the people that will help build it.

We believe people do their best work when they’re happy. So we have flexible working, the chance to travel and lots of social activities you can get involved with, including sports and arts clubs.

We’re individually talented and collectively powerful — and we give you the space to take your career in whichever direction you want.

As well as training you’ll also learn on the job — challenging the norm, sharing knowledge and bouncing ideas off each other is part of our fabric. Here at OS we embrace diversity.

We’re fully committed to equal opportunities in all aspects of our work and encourage applications from people of all backgrounds: Find out about the work we are doing to tackle the gender pay gap (PDF). We also work as part of our local community and raise money for charity.

Build the future

Every team works hard to bring cutting-edge ideas to life. From our software engineers, designers, developers and customer experience experts to project managers, marketers, data scientists and researchers. We're always looking to the future.

We’re passionate about leading the way with location – check out our geospatial innovation hub in London.

Be part of something bigger at OS. We advise governments across the world to help them build a stronger economy. Join us in making a difference to millions of people.

Leadership and management

The role of leadership and management is an important one, so we offer lots of learning and development opportunities for our managers. Fast-track development schemes, academic qualifications, and professional accreditations are all development options available to our talented leaders.

There are lots of opportunities for you to get involved in our social scene and activities to develop your skills. 

  • Experiment with new technologies; help shape a growing industry.
  • Get involved in social clubs including running, volleyball, yoga, photography and our choir.
  • Enjoy working in our purpose-built, open plan, eco-friendly building on the South Coast.
  • Refuel in our on-site restaurant, cafe and shop.
  • Work with friendly, supportive, encouraging people.