Work across government on issues of national importance


4 years






As a Generalist Fast Streamer you’ll have the opportunity to undertake a wide variety of roles to gain new skills. Establishing your strengths, and driving forward polices that change society for the better.


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

What will you experience?

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You’ll have the opportunity work across different department, from the Cabinet Office to the Department for Work and Pensions. You will also be exposed to different professions such as Corporate Services, Operational Delivery or Policy.


Each role you take will require different skills to succeed, it will offer you the opportunity for continual learning.


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Your progression through the programme

What you’ll learn

Besides day-to-day development, you’ll enjoy courses, e-learning, posting-specific learning and action learning sets. An Activity Manager will ensure you’re challenged in your day-to-day role, while your Cohort Leader will monitor your progress and support your overall development on the scheme.

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 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.

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