The Civil Service Fast Stream is open for applications until 12 noon 25 October (UK time)
The Civil Service is delighted to announce that applications to our award winning graduate programme are now open!
What we offer:
Three things we want you to know about the Fast Stream:
You can ‘Be Yourself’ on the FastStream: Whoever you are, whatever your age, background or the degree subject you studied, we value who you are when you join us and offer flexible working to ensure that you can achieve good work-life balance, once on board.
You can ‘Be a Leader’ on the Fast Stream: Our programme will help you to reach your full potential; progress to the highest levels of the Civil Service and reach the top of your profession.
You can have fun on the Fast Stream: Fast Streamers enjoy unique access to professional and social networks. They form lasting lifelong friendships on the programme whilst working in modern workplaces and contributing to solving some of the greatest challenges facing society today.
If you want to be part of it, please don’t leave your application to the last minute! Applications to the Fast Stream close on Thursday 25 October at noon.
The Civil Service Fast Stream
It’s what you make it
The Civil Service
Summer Diversity Internship Programme
We are looking for people from all backgrounds to become our future senior leaders. Our award-winning graduate leadership development programme, The Fast Stream offers structured development with a choice of 15 government professions.
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.
The Fast Stream is an accelerated career path to leadership with supported development. We are a graduate employer that is consistently ranked in the top five of The Times Top 100.
Join us if you’re interested in:
Our work impacts every aspect of society and our organisation is built on a culture where people genuinely matter. Our 420,000 staff work across the UK, contributing to professions as diverse as: Finance, Diplomacy, Health, Human Resources, Communications, Digital, Science and Technology.
Civil servants are united by a strong sense of purpose. And our enduring values – integrity, honesty, impartiality and objectivity – run through everything we do.
The Civil Service helps the government of the day to implement their commitments and deliver high quality services to the public. Our work impacts every aspect of society and our organisation is built on a culture where people genuinely matter.
Use the scheme selector to give you an idea of which schemes you are eligible for.
I am who
In 2017 we introduced the 'Fast Pass' initiative to those who attend the SDIP internship. If you receive a positive appraisal, 'Fast Pass' allows you to be fast-tracked through to the assessment stage of Fast Stream, bypassing earlier stages and increasing your chance of success.
Your work on the Fast Stream will have unique intellectual appeal, and bring you unrivalled career scope and variety. In an environment of integrity, honesty, objectivity and political impartiality, all you have to do is be yourself, show enthusiasm and enjoy.
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.
We are committed to recruiting people from a range of different backgrounds, and our programmes have won multiple awards for diversity and inclusivity.
We’re changing along with British society to reflect the communities we serve. Our record of diversity and inclusion puts us head and shoulders above most organisations. We are proud of our award-winning diversity internships, EDIP and SDIP. We actively support those with additional requirements both during selection and in the workforce.
The Fast Stream scheme is recognised as one of the best graduate schemes in the country.
We were awarded The Times 2017 Graduate Recruitment Award for Public Sector Graduate Employer of Choice.
Careers Fair - Newcastle University, Newcastle Civic Centre, Barras Bridge
10:30 - 15:00
Working in the heart of Government, UCL, Room E28, 25 Gordon Street, London WC1H 0AY
17:45 - 19:45
Public Sector and Policy Fair, LSE
17:30 - 20:00