Looking for a graduate job?
Join our Summer Diversity Internship Programme
The multi-award winning Summer Diversity Internship Programme (SDIP) gives people from diverse backgrounds the opportunity to see what a career in the Civil Service is like.
What you will be doing
The SDIP is a great way to prepare for a place on one of our Fast Stream graduate programmes, which could lead to many different career paths at the heart of the UK Government. Two months on the SDIP could change your life! It puts talented undergraduates and graduates on a work placement in a government department. As a successful applicant, you’ll get an insight into the broad range of opportunities available across the Civil Service
You’ll also be invited to undertake Fast Pass, which is a quicker route to Fast Stream selection. The Fast Pass means if you receive a positive appraisal during the 2020 SDIP internship, and then apply for Fast Stream that year, you’ll be fast-tracked past the initial online selection stages. You’ll also have the option to defer your Fast Pass to the following year. As part of the programme you will receive coaching to support. This gives you an excellent chance to succeed on the Fast Stream.
On the internship you’ll do challenging project-related work. You could be:
• Conducting research
• Providing project support
• Assisting with the creation of policy documents
• Shadowing senior civil servants
• Attending meetings with senior advisers on major issues
What you will have
For this programme applications are invited from people who are from a Black, Asian or Minority Ethnic background, people with a disability and those from a lower socio economic background. You also need to be in your final two years at University with a 2:2 or higher in any degree subject (expected or awarded).
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.