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Digital, Data & Technology

You will be a key member of digital, data, technology and cyber teams that design, build, run and assure government digital services and manage and reduce security risks, transforming the lives of millions of people.


3 years






You will work with digital, data, technology and cyber 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.

Following a thorough introduction to digital, data,technology and cyber you will start to understand which specialism sparks your interest. You might undertake technology, data, and digital policy-focused or cyber-focused roles during your 12-month placements and experience, working in various government departments nationally.

You may be:

  • gathering and analysing data, including user research
  • product managing a new feature or improvements to an existing government service
  • project managing an IT system upgrade
  • building web services and creating content for websites
  • advising ministers and senior management on digital, data and technology strategy and policies
  • performing detailed reviews of digital services in order to provide security assurance
  • setting direction & leading teams responsible for the detection and response to cyber incidents and the technology and processes required to keep pace with the evolving cyber threat


  • 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?

You will make government services even more secure, easy to use, increasingly relevant and optimised for the evolving needs of our users and protect the systems and citizens’ data. This is your chance to be involved in some of the most innovative e-government projects in the world and to make a difference.

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

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 critical situation management, business resource planning, and implementation of strategy:

  • 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 and which affect many people at a national level. 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

Step 1 - Online Assessments

Online assessments

The online assessments 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.

Step 2 - Assessment centre

Assessment centre

If you pass the online assessments, you’ll be invited to undertake a half day assessment centre. This will be conducted virtually on line. 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 exercise. Information will be presented via an app that you will be able to access remotely.

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