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All Schemes

There are 15 different schemes on the Fast Stream, each with high-quality, structured learning and a career path within a government profession. You can choose up to 4 scheme preferences when you apply.

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The Schemes

Different schemes provide options to fit a range of circumstances. Several offer the opportunity to study for a professional qualification. Most provide a series of postings with different government departments, at rotating locations. Some provide a more immersive experience with greater flexibility about postings and rotations.

The diagram below shows the proportion of the total roles offered last year by scheme and highlights that some of the most popular schemes had the smallest volumes of available roles. Find out more about the different schemes from the list below.

Commercial

Duration:
3 years
Degree Level:
2:2 or above
Degree subject:
Any
Professional Qualification/Accreditation:
Yes

Digital, Data & Technology

Duration:
4 years
Degree Level:
2:2 or above
Degree subject:
Any
Professional Qualification/Accreditation:
No

Diplomatic Service

Duration:
2 years
Degree Level:
2:2 or above
Degree subject:
Any
Professional Qualification/Accreditation:
No

Diplomatic Service Economics

Duration:
2 years
Degree Level:
2:1 or above
Degree subject:
Specific
Professional Qualification/Accreditation:
No

Finance

Duration:
4 years
Degree Level:
2:1 or above
Degree subject:
Any
Professional Qualification/Accreditation:
Yes

Generalist

Duration:
3 years
Degree Level:
2:2 or above
Degree subject:
Any
Professional Qualification/Accreditation:
No

Government Communication Service

Duration:
4 years
Degree Level:
2:1 or above
Degree subject:
Any
Professional Qualification/Accreditation:
Yes

Government Economics Service

Duration:
3 years
Degree Level:
2:1 or above
Degree subject:
Specific
Professional Qualification/Accreditation:
No

Government Operational Research

Duration:
3 years
Degree Level:
2:1 or above OR higher degree 2:2 or above
Degree subject:
Specific
Professional Qualification/Accreditation:
No

Government Social Research

Duration:
3 years
Degree Level:
2:1 or above OR higher degree 2:2 or above
Degree subject:
Specific
Professional Qualification/Accreditation:
No

Government Statistical Service

Duration:
4 years
Degree Level:
2:1 or above OR higher degree 2:2 or above
Degree subject:
Specific
Professional Qualification/Accreditation:
No

Houses of Parliament

Duration:
4 years
Degree Level:
2:2 or above
Degree subject:
Any
Professional Qualification/Accreditation:
No

Human Resources

Duration:
3 years
Degree Level:
2:2 or above
Degree subject:
Any
Professional Qualification/Accreditation:
Yes

Project Delivery

Duration:
Up to 4 years
Degree Level:
2:2 or above
Degree subject:
Any
Professional Qualification/Accreditation:
Yes

Science & Engineering

Duration:
3 - 4 years
Degree Level:
2:1 or above AND a higher degree OR Chartered
Degree subject:
Specific
Professional Qualification/Accreditation:
No