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Join our Digital, Data and Technology Fast Stream

You will make government services easy to use and relevant to the evolving needs of our users. This is your chance to be involved in some of the most innovative e-government projects in the world.

Location: Nationwide

What you will be doing

The award-winning Fast Stream is the leadership development programme that develops the highest potential graduates to become the future leaders of the Civil Service. Joining the Fast Stream offers the unique opportunity to make a difference to the whole of society. The Civil Service supports the government of the day to implement its policies effectively. Fast Streamers help to shape the decisions that will affect everyone’s lives and to deliver the public services that we all rely on.

As a Digital, Data and Technology Fast Streamer you will work with experts to design, build and run services which are used by millions of people every day. Services such as register to vote, apply for a driving licence or apply for a UK passport.

You may also undertake technology, data or digital policy focused roles during your six placements and experience working in up to six government departments nationally.

As a Fast Streamer you will also get a blend of specialist learning and development (L&D) activities covering technical and leadership training including:

• agile working

• data analysis

• design principles

• product management

• user research

• online and face to face learning activities

• mentoring and work shadowing opportunities

• access to talent managers who will provide specialist and leadership development advice

On the Digital, Data and Technology Fast Stream:

  • You might gather and analyse data, including user research.
  • You might product manage a new feature or improvements to an existing Government service
  • You might project manage an IT system upgrade
  • You might build web services and create content for websites
  • You might advise ministers and senior management on digital, data and technology strategy and policies

What you will have

You can choose up to 4 scheme preferences when you apply to the Fast Stream. 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 support applicants with health conditions, learning difficulties and disabilities, with their applications and through their Civil Service careers. We operate a Guaranteed Interview Scheme. If you have a disability and meet the minimum qualifying criteria for your chosen scheme, you may choose to skip part of the first stage of the assessment process.

  • You have or expect to have, a 2:2, a degree apprenticeship or post-graduate degree in any subject.  Existing civil servants can apply without a degree
  • You have eligibility to work in the UK.

Company benefits: Minimum starting salary of £28,000. Promotion and successful completion of the scheme salary of £45,000 to £55,000. Civil Service pension scheme, professional qualifications, flexible working, season ticket loans, sports and social activities, child care vouchers and more

Onwards to our company and culture…

We are Civil Service Fast Stream

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.

  

What we do

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.

What is it like to work in the Civil Service?

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.

Fast Streamers benefit from flexible working that enables work-life balance and a competitive salary. The minimum starting salary is between £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.

What type of person do we look for?

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.

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

  

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