DfI - Our People

We want all staff to feel able to know that they are valued, respected and safe.

  • DfI - Our people image We welcome applications from people regardless of their religious belief, race, ethnicity, gender, age, disability or sexual orientation.
  • We value and welcome diversity and are committed to creating a truly inclusive workplace. Being inclusive means acknowledging and respecting that each of us is unique - bringing differnet experiences and insights which enrich our organisation.
  • We see diversity in the workplace as an asset, for both our organisation as a public service provider, and for our colleagues. We recognise that there is strength in difference.
  • We aim to have an inclusive workplace in which diversity is valued, where we develop colleagues to enable them to make a full contribution to meeting the Civil Service objectives in improving the lives of people in NI, and to fulfil their own potential on merit.
  • We want all staff to feel able to know that they are valued, respected and safe. Everyone has a right to equality of opportunity and to a good and harmonious working environment and atmosphere where they are treated with dignity an respect. 
  • We all have an important role to play in achieving this - our behaviours directly infuence and shape the working environment we create for ourselves and our colleagues.

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People Stories

Hear from DfI staff about what it is like to work here, their career journey, how their work has made a positive impact and what they have achieved.

Meet Corinne Gorman – she started with DfI in autumn 2023 through the Belfast Met apprenticeship scheme. She has only been with the department for a few months, but is already putting everything she is learning in the classroom and office, into practice on site visits. 

Kieran Travers joined the Department for Infrastructure in 1995. During his career he has worked in roads maintenance, gained a civil engineer qualification, and now works in Active Travel. He explains that there are lots of different roles within the department where you can really make a difference.

Holly Graham currently works in DfI Rivers managing flood risk. Starting out as a trainee, she has been with the department for 15 years. Her experiences have involved working in laboratories testing materials and carrying out traffic surveys and she has enjoyed every aspect of her DfI career to date. 

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