digital, data & technology


Digital, Data & Technology

On the Digital, Data and Technology Fast Stream you will be a key member of teams that design, build and run government digital services, transforming the lives of millions of people.


4 years






As a Digital, Data and Technology Fast Streamer you will work with experts to design, build and run services which are used by millions of people every day. Services such as register to vote, apply for a driving licence or apply for a UK passport.

You may be:


  • Eligible to work in the UK
  • You need, or expect to have, a 2:2, a degree apprenticeship or post-graduate degree in any subject
  • Existing civil servants can apply without a degree

What will you experience?

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You will 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.

Promotion and successful completion of the scheme will see you earn around £45k to £55k in your first role after the Fast Stream.

What do they say

Your progression through the programme

Supporting your learning

As a Fast Streamer you will get a blend of specialist learning and development (L&D) activities covering technical and leadership training including:

  • agile working
  • data analysis
  • design principles
  • product management
  • user research
  • online and face to face learning activities
  • mentoring and work shadowing opportunities
  • access to talent managers who will provide specialist and leadership development advice

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 improve public services, often highly politically sensitive, which really matter. As well as great roles, working with experts and access to specialist L&D, you will also gain experience of working inside and outside of government. It’s the best foundation for promotion and long-term progression.

Other benefits include the Civil Service pension scheme, professional qualifications, flexible working, season ticket loans, sports and social activities, child care assistance and more.

Application process


Online tests

The online tests consist of Work Style Questionnaires and multimedia Situational Judgement Questionnaires, Work Based Scenarios and a video interview.

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 attend a half day assessment centre in either London or Newcastle. The Fast Stream Assessment Centre (FSAC) reflects some of the key elements of a Fast Stream role and will consist of a leadership exercise, a group exercise and a written analysis exercise. Information is presented via an iPad tablet; alternative formats are available.

You can take a virtual tour of the assessment centres at the following links:



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