Civil Service Fast Track Apprenticeships : Policy
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What is the Civil Service Fast Track Apprenticeship?
The Civil Service Fast Track is a 2-year, level 4 apprenticeship. It offers you a permanent job in the Civil Service. You can choose one of 6 apprenticeships, each within a Civil Service profession, so whatever your interests there’s a career that’s right for you.
Civil Service Fast Track actively encourages applicants of all ages and backgrounds to apply.
The Civil Service supports the government to implement its policies and to deliver public services across the UK. Civil servants are working to make everyone healthier, safer and more prosperous.
What is the Fast Track Policy Apprenticeship?
Introduced this year, the Policy Fast Track is the newest of our Fast Track Apprenticeships.
Policy Apprentices will work within teams to support the key phases of policy development, implementation and evaluation. The policy that you help to shape will influence the way people live their everyday lives. Alongside your exciting and challenging day job, you will be learning how policy is made and develop crucial skills and behaviours that will make you an excellent policy professional.
Salary and other benefits
Working for the Civil Service you will enjoy:
? a starting salary of £19,500 to £27,000
? a great network of apprentices of all ages
? access to a range of sports and social clubs
? flexible working arrangements
? a competitive pension.
What are we looking for?
We would like you to have:
? good written communication skills
? the ability to see the long-term and wider impact of your work
? confidence in working with senior stakeholders and as part of a team
? an interest in government, how policy is shaped and why this matters in everyday life
? commitment to your own development and willingness to reflect on and improve your performance.
What qualifications do you need to apply?
You’ll need 5 GCSEs, at grade C and above, or the new grade 4 and above, including English Language and Maths, or equivalent, or expect to have these qualifications by 31 August 2018.
You’ll also need an additional level 3 qualification, which should include at least one of the below:
2 x A-levels at grades D and above; or BTEC Extended Diploma grade PPP or above; or
Level 3 apprenticeship; or Equivalent level 3 qualifications of at least 48 UCAS points.
You’ll also need to check you meet the general entry requirements, such as age, nationality and residency.
How to apply
Apply with your details and complete 4 short online tests. If you successful at the online stage, we will invite you to join us at one of our centres in Newcastle or London for a half-day assessment. Your reasonable travel costs will be reimbursed.
We are proud to be a Disability Confident Leader, working with applicants with specific needs to ensure everyone performs at their best.