digital, data & technology


Digital, Data & Technology

Design, build and run government digital services, transforming the lives of millions of people


4 years






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 need to be eligible to work in the UK
  • you need, or expect to have, a 2:1 or post-graduate degree in any subject
  • existing civil servants can apply without a degree

What will you experience?

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You’ll do six placements over four years, working in up to six government departments nationally. You may be:

  • project managing a new feature, product or IT system upgrade
  • gathering and analysing data, including user research
  • building web services and creating content for websites
  • advising ministers on digital, data and technology policies

What do they say

Your progression through the programme

What you’ll learn

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

What benefits will you enjoy?


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.

Application process


Online tests

The online tests consist of 2 questionnaires, an e-tray exercise and a video interview. We recommend you do some practice questions: Situational judgement questions.

You'll only move on to the next test, if you've successfully passed the previous one.


Assessment centre

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.


Final selection

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.

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