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The Civil Service
Early Diversity Internship Programme
The Civil Service Fast Stream is our award-winning leadership development programme. It develops people from a wide range of backgrounds who have the potential to become our future senior leaders.
We offer a choice of 15 schemes, each within a profession, and the opportunity to contribute to fast-paced work that makes a difference to the whole of society.
There is no typical Fast Streamer. We are seeking people from all backgrounds to become our future leaders.
Each Fast Streamer’s journey is based on an agreed and unique personal development plan that equips them with the skills, knowledge and experience to become a confident, inspiring and empowering future leader.
The Fast Stream offers competitive minimum starting salaries of £27,000 or £28,000, salary progression on the scheme and earning potential on completion, of £45-£55,000.
We value who you are as you join us and provide flexible working arrangements, ensuring that you have the space to achieve work-life balance. We provide a working culture that enables you to be yourself as we develop you to become a future senior leader.
Whether you’re a final year undergraduate, an existing graduate or a degree apprentice, you’ll find you qualify for many of our schemes. Most are open to graduates with 2:2, as well as 2:1 and first degrees.
Regardless of the degree subject you studied, there’s scheme that’s right for you. Many of our schemes also offer the chance to study for a professional qualification.
The Civil Service is committed to creating a diverse and inclusive workforce and we know that our award-winning diversity internship programmes, EDIP and SDIP play a vital role in helping us to achieve this.
These programmes provide undergraduates with a disability and those from BAME and lower socio- economic backgrounds the opportunity to gain experience of working for the Civil Service and life on the Fast Stream.
Hear more about what life is like on the SDIP, EDIP and Fast Stream programmes by joining our Facebook Live sessions, visiting our stands at the national and regional careers shows we will be attending and reading our Fast Stream Ambassador blogs.
Use the scheme selector to give you an idea of which schemes you are eligible for.
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