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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.

If you are an undergraduate, to find out about our Summer Internship Programme.

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.

Other Graduate Opportunity

The Houses of Parliament Graduate Scheme is not part of the Civil Service Fast Stream, but you can apply for it alongside the Fast Stream as one of your four preferences.

On this scheme, you'll be based in either the House of Commons or the House of Lords. You can express a preference at final interview if you'd like and we'll do our best to take it into account. You'll be employed directly by whichever House you work for, rather than the Civil Service.