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Civil Service named top graduate employer

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Beth, a Fast Streamer in the Government Communication Service
Beth, a Fast Streamer in the Government Communication Service

The Civil Service Fast Stream is an award-winning leadership programme that develops the highest potential graduates to become future leaders of the Civil Service. 

Recently named Graduate Employer of the Year in the Times Top 100, the Civil Service reclaimed the No. 1 spot it last held 15 years ago, after holding the No. 2 position in each of the last two years. The Civil Service was also awarded Graduate Employer of Choice for the Public Sector and our Human Resources scheme. 

There’s no such thing as a typical Fast Streamer. People of all ages, cultures and backgrounds thrive on the programme. With 15 schemes and roles across the UK, whatever the degree subject you studied, the Fast Stream offers a career path that’s right for you. You can choose up to four of the 15 available schemes when you apply: 

  • Government Economics Service 
  • Commercial 
  • Digital, Data and Technology 
  • Houses of Parliament 
  • Finance 
  • Project Delivery 
  • Government Communication Service 
  • Generalist 
  • Human Resources 
  • Diplomatic Service 
  • Government Operational Research Service 
  • Diplomatic Economics Service 
  • Government Statistical Service 
  • Government Social Research Service 
  • Science and Engineering 

Each Fast Streamer’s journey is based on an agreed and unique personal development plan that will equip them with the skills, knowledge and experience to become a confident, inspiring and empowering future leader.

We asked Beth, a Government Communication Service Fast Streamer, to describe the Fast Stream programme. She said:

I was attracted to working in government, as it would be motivating work that made a difference to people’s lives.

The experiences that await you are unique compared to the other graduate schemes available. Working in central government is fast-moving, and there are so many exciting briefs to work on.

There are only two days left to apply! Applications to the Fast Stream close at 12 noon (British Summer Time) on Thursday 24 October. Apply now, and make a difference.

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