Government Communication Service Graduate Scheme - Civil Service Fast Stream
- South East, South West, London, The East, East Midlands, West Midlands, Wales, North West, North East, Scotland, Northern Ireland, Yorkshire, Nationwide
- 23rd October 2019
- Start date:
- Job type:
- Graduate job
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.
The Government Communication Service Fast Stream launched in 2015 to recruit and develop the profession’s next generation of leaders. On this scheme you’ll reach out to our audiences, supporting awareness and engagement with some of the most important issues in our society.
Working with senior leaders and Ministers in a fast-paced environment, you’ll learn about leading world-class communications. Communications that support Ministers’ priorities, improve people’s lives and enable the effective operation of our public services.
The minimum starting salary is £28,000. Promotion and successful completion of the scheme will see you earn around £45,000 to £55,000. When you’ve finished the programme, you could be leading a communications team or even a directorate.
You’ll work across a range of departments and communications disciplines. You might be working in a busy press office, an innovative internal communications team or on campaigns and marketing, using public relations and low cost media.
You’ll have the opportunity to work with senior leaders and ministers in a fast-paced environment.
You receive support and training throughout your time on the scheme, including:
- Work towards the Level 6 Strategic Communication Management Diploma with the Chartered Institute of Marketing
- Mentoring from senior leaders within the profession Support from your activity manager who will support you in day-to-day activities.
- A Talent Development Manager who will work with you to ensure you are getting the wider learning and development opportunities that you’ll need.
- Attend Fast Stream learning events for you to develop your leadership skills.
- Access to a communications specific Learning and Development curriculum
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 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.
Civil Service Fast Stream
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Civil Service Fast Stream Interview Reviews
14 February 2018
The INTERVIEW itself was one on one and competency-based. It lasted 40 minutes. Questions included one on my present employment, one on what attracted me to a civil service...
22 February 2017
The video interview took place after successful online tests. The interview was based around the civil service key competencies asking for evidence of leadership, collaborating...
30 July 2015
After applying online I completed several psychometric tests, including verbal and numeracy. Following this I completed an E-tray exercise where you given a fake email account...
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