Design, build and run government digital services, transforming the lives of millions of people
We design, build and run services, which are transforming the lives of millions. We make government services easy to use and relevant to the evolving needs of our users. This is your chance to be involved in some of the most innovative e-government projects in the world.
You’ll do six placements over four years, working in up to six government departments nationally. You may be:
You’ll do two six-month placements. Projects will include creating tools which make it easier and faster for people to access government services. You’ll also help transform government technology so our users get the best services possible.
You’ll do two further six month placements equipping you with digital, data and technology skills to help you progress your career. You may be working on GOV.UK Verify or be based in the Office for Security and Counter-Terrorism (OSCT).
In your first 12 month placement, you’ll be challenged to carry out a full range of duties while keeping up with your career development. An expert team will offer support and guidance to develop your talent.
In year four, you’ll continue to use the latest technology. By the end of your final 12 month placement, you will be equipped with some of the most highly sought after digital, data and technology skills and have gained solid leadership credentials.
I was drawn to the scheme as it seemed a great opportunity to get involved with diverse projects and sample different working environments. It’s certainly lived up to that so far!
I then moved to the Home Office to work as a delivery manager, implementing “KanBan” with three live service teams. This was challenging but also extremely rewarding.
I had to work hard to earn a place at the Fast Stream table – being an “in-service candidate” meant that I didn’t need a degree but I still had to go through the exact same recruitment process that university graduates must go through.
I get so many opportunities I do feel like I’m making a real contribution – it's what I’ve always been looking for from my job.
As a fast streamer you will enjoy specialist learning and development activities covering technical and leadership training. These may include agile working, user research and software development, among others.
Throughout your placements, you will have access to a range of online and face to face learning activities that will increase your knowledge of the profession and develop your management and leadership skills.
Up to £55k
If you successfully complete the scheme and are promoted, you could earn around £45k to £55k
You’ll have a unique chance to work on issues that really matter, and to gain experience internally and externally. It’s the best foundation for promotion and long-term progression.
Promotion and successful completion of the scheme will see you earn around £45k to £55k, while other benefits include the Civil Service pension scheme, professional qualifications, flexible working, season ticket loans, sports and social activities, childcare assistance and more.
If you pass the online tests, you'll be invited to complete an Application Form. Once this is submitted then you will be eligible to be invited to attend a half-day assessment at one of our assessment centres in either London or Newcastle.
We'll ask you to take part in a series of exercises. This includes a leadership exercise, a group exercise and an analysis exercise.
If you are successful at the assessment centre, you’ll be invited to take part in a final selection process at Parliament.
This specialist assessment will look at your capability and motivation to be part of this programme. You’ll be sent detailed guidance before the assessment to explain what is involved.