Hundreds of jobs are up for grabs in Swindon after the government launched a major recruitment drive.

The Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) is recruiting new Universal Credit review agents, with 300 roles available in Swindon.

Review agents will be responsible for checking claims and ensuring people receive the payments they are entitled to.

DWP says the role is suitable for candidates from all backgrounds including those with neurodiverse conditions.

Chloe, a Universal Credit review agent with ADHD, said: “Everything has been considered with my neurodivergence in mind.

“I feel comfortable working in the DWP, and most importantly do not feel like I need to mask who I am.”

Secretary of State for Work and Pensions Mel Stride added: “This investment in Swindon is part of our wider drive to help get thousands more into jobs and grow the economy as the government puts more money into hardworking people’s pockets by cutting taxes and more than halving inflation.

"I’d encourage anyone who wants a fulfilling career at DWP to join Universal Credit review agents who play a crucial part in our mission to tackle fraud and error, ensuring the taxpayer gets value for money from our welfare system.”

Applications for the roles close on Thursday, February 1.

Those interested in applying should search “DWP EO jobs” online.