Make your mark on some of the most important economic and financial issues facing the country
Strong financial management is vitally important in the Civil Service. You'll help shape the government's financial policy and make sure that public services are delivered effectively and efficiently - and gain a professional accountancy qualification in the process.
You’ll get the opportunity to engage with senior stakeholders both inside and outside of government from day one. You’ll build relationships and help to put finance at the heart of the decision-making process.
As a Finance Fast Streamer, you'll work in some of the most fascinating environments in government and will be part of a 10,000-strong finance community.
There are 5 placements in total; in your first year you’ll start the first of four 1 year placements.
Enjoy a variety of experience across the Government Finance function to equip you with a broad range of technical skills.
After 2 years, and a successful assessment, Fast Streamers will receive a salary uplift to £32,000.
Make the best of opportunities to do high-profile work, including cross-government projects.
You'll work in different departments to give you the opportunity to gain experience in numerous areas of the finance function.
In your final year of the scheme, you will spend 6 months on a secondment working in finance outside of central government, and 6 months in a complimentary function outside of finance.
Once you finish the scheme, you'll be a fully qualified accountant and can expect a salary of £40,000 upwards.
The Finance Fast Stream has presented a fantastic opportunity for me to develop a valuable and rounded set of skills - and I've still enjoyed a great work-life balance at the same time.
I think the most important characteristic of the programme is the feel-good factor that comes with doing a job that can have a positive impact on the lives of others.
Every day there's something in the news related to something I'm working on and that makes me realise the value of my work - I wanted the opportunity to be involved in issues that affect the whole country.
The Fast Stream offers comprehensive and bespoke training, excellent progression and a wide array of available career paths.
You’ll get support to become a Civil Service finance professional, including:
You’ll also be supported to gain a full professional qualification. You’ll get help to choose which qualification is most suitable for your career interest and direction. You’ll meet members of the professional bodies, including their current students and recently qualified accountants.
The Fast Stream will also:
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 initial online selection stages, you'll be invited to complete a further online Numerical test. If successful at this stage, then you will 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.