About Civil Service Fast Stream
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Be a Fast Streamer
The Civil Service is one of the largest employers in the UK. We support the government of the day to implement their policies and deliver high quality services to the public.
Our work impacts every aspect of society and our organisation is built on a culture where people genuinely matter. Over 400,000 staff work across the UK, contributing to professions as diverse as: Finance, Diplomacy, Health, Human Resources, Communications, Digital, Science and Technology.
Civil servants are united by a strong sense of purpose. And our enduring values – integrity, honesty, impartiality and objectivity – run through everything we do.
The Civil Service is looking for people from all backgrounds to become our future senior leaders. The Fast Stream is an award-winning graduate leadership development programme. We offer structured development, with a choice of 15 schemes, each within a profession and the opportunity to experience multiple government departments.
Each Fast Streamer’s journey is based on an agreed a unique personal development plan that will equip you with the skills, knowledge and experience to be a confident, inspiring and engaging future leader.
Fast Streamers benefit from flexible working that enables work-life balance and a competitive salary. The minimum starting salary is £27,000 - £28,000 with salary progression on the scheme and earnings potential on completion, of £45,000-£55,000.
Vibrant face-to-face and virtual networks create social opportunities around work, such a sporting activities, special interest groups and events. The community actively supports one another and life-long friendships are frequently formed.
There is no typical Fast Streamer. People from all ages, cultures and backgrounds thrive on the programme. So whether you are looking for your first graduate role, seeking to return to work, or change profession, the Fast Stream is the ideal place to progress a meaningful, fulfilling career.
We are very proud to be voted No 1 Graduate Employer of Choice in the Times Top 100 Graduate Employers. We are also Graduate Employer of Choice for the Public Sector and our HR scheme.