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On the Property Fast Stream be part of building a modern, sustainable public estate that benefits the whole of the UK


4 years






Government Property Professionals work on the UK's largest and most varied estate. Across government we occupy around 2% of the land area of the UK, worth half a trillion pounds and it costs over £20 billion each year to run the estate alone.

The numbers are huge...and so are the opportunities. As a Property Fast Streamer, you will be at the heart of making our properties more sustainable, better suited to the needs of the whole UK population and adaptable to reflect the way people want to work in the future.

As you can see, property is not just about bricks and mortar; it's about people too. And we want to invest in you, to give you the broad property knowledge and the essential leadership skills to be a future Property Leader in Government.


  • 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 including degree apprenticeships
  • existing civil servants can apply without a degree

What will you experience?

Civil Service Fast Stream

Property fast streamers will work across a broad range of central government departments and agencies throughout the UK. You will be involved with developing strategy, planning and delivering projects that will build a better, more sustainable estate for delivering public services. Not only that, but you'll gain vast property experience working with teams of experts in a variety of different specialisms.

Here is a flavour of the exciting work you could get involved with during the 4-year programme:

  • Experiencing how government values, acquires, sells, and lets buildings
  • Understanding how important workplace is to delivering a modern Civil Service
  • Procuring or Managing contracts and services to ensure buildings are safe and fit for purpose
  • Delivering huge projects ranging from building new prisons, to refurbishing historic buildings to improving the delivery of essential services
  • Being part of a sustainability drive that will see the UK achieving carbon net zero by 2050

All of this plus we'll support you on your journey to accreditation with either the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) or the Institute of Workplace and Facilities Management (IWFM). Promotion and successful completion of the scheme will see you earn up to £55k.

Your progression through the programme

Supporting your learning

Training will be tailored to your circumstances and existing qualifications. For example;

  • Property degree holders will be supported in gaining membership of IWFM or RICS via the Assessment of Professional Competence (APC)
  • Non-property degree holders will have the opportunity to obtain a property qualification, via a post-graduate surveying or Workplace qualification, and start their journey towards professional accreditation. Which qualification/accreditation route you take will depend on departmental need/business capacity.
  • Civil Servants without a degree will have the opportunity to undertake a Workplace qualification and work towards associate membership of IWFM

In addition, throughout the four years we will support your development and network-building through leadership training, mentorship and community events

Up to £55k

  • Starting Salary - £31,186
  • Capability assessed salary increases throughout the scheme
  • Towards the end of Year 4, you will complete your End of Scheme Assessment. If successful, you will be promoted off the scheme, either into a role you have identified or into a priority permanent role allocated by the scheme. In your role on graduation from the scheme, you could earn between £45k and £55k.

What benefits will you enjoy?

Civil Service Fast Stream

You'll have a unique chance to work on issues that really matter, whilst at the same time gaining a qualification and professional accreditation. It's the best foundation for promotion and long-term progression, and will set you up for a varied and exciting career in Government Property.

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

Learning and Development on the Property Scheme

Alongside the scheme-specific learning offer, you will complete the universal training which provides core foundation skills and leadership & management skills.

Application process

Step 1 - Online assessments

Online assessments

The online assessments consist of Work Style Questionnaires, a multimedia Situational Judgement Questionnaire, Numerical Test and Work Based Scenarios.

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 a leadership scenario, a team scenario and a written scenario. Information will be presented via an app that you will be able to access remotely.

Step 3 - Final selection

Final selection

If you are successful at the assessment centre, you'll be invited to take part in a final selection process.

The specialist assessments will assess your broad capabilities and motivation to be part of the profession you've chosen. You'll be sent detailed guidance before the assessment to explain what is involved.

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