Evolving Civil Service, Evolving Fast Stream
As of 31 March 2016, 54.2% of all Civil Service employees were women, which makes up more than half of the workforce. This 0.4 percentage increase from March 2015 demonstrates the real developments taking place in the Civil Service!
The proportion of women working at Senior Civil Service level on 31 March 2016 was 40.1%, an increase of 1.2% from March 2015 and 8.2% increase from 2008. The proportion of females in senior management has steadily increased and is a powerful manifestation of active and positive change.
See what inspiring female Civil Servants and interns have to say about their time working in the Civil Service:
Hayat Mohamed’s story ‘From Early Diversity Internship Programme to Summer Diversity Internship Programme’ - https://faststream.blog.gov.uk/2016/12/19/from-edip-to-sdip/
Rosie Melville’s story ‘Don’t let doubt hold you back’ - https://faststream.blog.gov.uk/2016/11/30/dont-let-doubt-hold-you-back/
Indra Morris’ story ‘Fast Stream in 1995: How it changed my life’- https://faststream.blog.gov.uk/2016/11/04/fast-stream-in-1995-how-it-changed-my-life/
Marina’s story ‘Internship to Fast Stream’ -
Zoe Mackie’s story ‘Is Commercial Fast Stream right for me?’ -
Claire Kelvin’s story ‘Teach first and the transition to Civil Service Fast Stream’ -
Kate Stuhlberg’s story ‘An unconventional route to join the Fast Stream’ -
Diversity, inclusion and equality are values that are regarded highly by the Civil Service and it’s recognised that staff who can be open about their sexuality at work are more likely to enjoy going to work. They can be themselves, form honest relationships with their colleagues and be more productive. Equality at work makes good business sense irrespective of how people identify or express their sexual orientation.
See what Civil Servants have shared about the LGBT, Gender and Gender identity developments that have taken place in the Civil Service by visiting pages 19 and 20 in the new revamped diversity brochure: