Civil Service Fast Stream, Graduate Programmes


Realise your potential in a place where talented people do brilliant things.

The Civil Service supports the government of the day to implement its policies and deliver the public services that we all rely on. Our Fast Stream graduate programme develops people from all kinds of backgrounds, to be our leaders of the future.

We’re looking for visionaries. People with the imagination to see things not just as they are, but how they could be. Creative thinkers who can flex and adapt to a limitless range of situations. Innovative people who want to be challenged. Those with the intellect and the emotional intelligence to motivate and inspire. People who want to make a real difference to the world.

Whatever your talent, Fast Stream offers a dynamic career path, with a variety of opportunities in 15 schemes across the UK. Wherever you join us, you’ll thrive in a supportive environment, with excellent training, flexible working arrangements to ensure work/life balance and real responsibility from day one. Whoever you are, whatever your background, you’ll help to shape the decisions that touch everyone’s lives.

We’re changing along with British society, to reflect the communities we serve. In the Fast Stream, talented individuals living with a disability or health condition are supported during our assessment process, and throughout their Civil Service career.

In addition, 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.

Where will you lead?

Closing date: 26 October 2017.

EmployAbility can assist you with your application, give advice on adjustments and support you through the process. Please contact us as soon as you start the application process. Please email us for confidential advice on We look forward to hearing from you!


This programme is now closed for applications.


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