Britain needs leaders – people who are prepared to commit themselves to solving the big issues. Are you one of them?
We need talented people to lead the future Civil Service. Whoever you are, whatever your background, the Fast Stream is the fastest route to real leadership.
What is the Civil Service?
The UK Civil Service employs over 420,000 people from across the country. There are a wide range of roles and opportunities within services such as Finance, Diplomacy, Health, Science and Technology.
What we do helps to keep the UK prosperous and secure, supporting the governments we serve in implementing their commitments and delivering high quality services for the public.
Why choose the Fast Stream?
On the Fast Stream there’s an accelerated career path to leadership and supported development with a graduate employer that consistently ranks in the top five of The Times Top 100.
Here’s what you can expect if you join us: Responsibility and permanent employment contracts from the start. Intellectually challenging work. Excellent training and long-term prospects. An opportunity to make a difference. A good work-life balance, playing a crucial part in major national events.
Besides day-to-day development, you’ll enjoy courses, e-learning, posting-specific learning and action learning sets. An Activity Manager will ensure you’re challenged in your day-to-day role, while your Cohort Leader will monitor your progress and support your overall development on the scheme.
When you apply to the Fast Stream it’s your skills, attitude and outlook that matter in the selection process. The Civil Service Competency Framework has more details about what is expected of civil servants.
You can take a look HERE at what the Civil Service looks for in its graduates.
The Fast Stream is a corporate programme, designed to develop leaders for the whole Civil Service. The department you are assigned to will depend on where there are vacancies and on where the scheme managers believe you’ll fit in best. You might be surprised how many different departments can fulfil your interests.
Award-winning graduate scheme
We think the Fast Stream is great, obviously, but the scheme has been recognised as one of the best graduate schemes in the country. We were awarded The Times 2016 Graduate Recruitment Award for Public Sector Graduate Employer of Choice. What are you waiting for?