Science & Engineering Graduate Programme - Civil Service Fast Stream
- South East, South West, London, The East, West Midlands, Wales, North West, North East, Scotland, Northern Ireland, Yorkshire, Nationwide, Republic of Ireland
- 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.
Society faces many challenges where science can provide solutions. As a Science and Engineering Fast Streamer you could be working on issues as diverse as climate change, health science, defence and security, energy technology, and transport innovation. You'll be responsible for making sure that the best science and engineering advice is applied to the government’s work.
Whatever your scientific or engineering background, you’ll apply your skills and knowledge to the development and application of policies, translating often complex scientific evidence into justifiable, clear recommendations for senior-level decision makers.
Most importantly, the training and opportunities you will be offered will shape you to become future government leaders in science or engineering. You will exit the programme as confident science advisors, advocating for the value that science and engineering brings to the government’s work.
By the time you complete the scheme, you’ll be as comfortable in a policy or operational delivery role as you are in a technical environment. This will give you a wide choice of career options within the Civil Service, and the flexibility to switch between different types of roles
The minimum starting salary is £28,000. Promotion and successful completion of the scheme will see you earn around £45,000 to £55,000. Not only that, your work across postings will have made a real difference to people’s lives.
You’ll receive the same core training as Generalist Fast Streamers alongside specialist training unique to the Science and Engineering Fast Stream. This specialist learning is linked to the Government Science & Engineering Profession’s emerging career framework, and includes:
- A mixture of face-to-face training courses and e-learning packages.
- Excellent links with external industry partners and academia.
- Bespoke training opportunities aimed at addressing your specific
learning needs, enabling you to broaden your understanding of science
and engineering in the Civil Service.
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.
Click below to apply today!
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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