Fast Stream, SDIP and EDIP applications are now closed.
The EDIP application window is now closed
The window for applying to the Early Diversity Internship Programme (EDIP) has now closed.
Applications to the Fast Stream and the Summer Diversity Internship Programme (SDIP) closed on 25 October.
To all who applied this year to EDIP, SDIP and/or the Fast Stream, thank-you for choosing the Civil Service as a potential future employer.
We wish you every success with your applications and hope to be welcoming you to our organisation in the future.
For those who are continuing to progress through our assessment process over the next few weeks our advice remains:
Even if you don’t succeed with your application this year, please don’t be discouraged. If this happens to you we’d encourage you to apply again in future years.
Wishing you each the very best,
The Fast Stream Team
The Civil Service
Early 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.
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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.
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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.
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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.