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.
You may be:
- gathering and analysing data, including user research
- product managing a new feature or improvements to an existing government service
- project managing an IT system upgrade
- building web services and creating content for websites
- advising ministers and senior management on digital, data and technology strategy and policies
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.
The minimum starting salary is £28,000. Promotion and successful completion of the scheme will see you earn around £45,000 to £55,000 in your first role after the Fast Stream.
As a Fast Streamer you will 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
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.