Civil Service: An Array of Streams On Offer!

Civil Service: An Array of Streams On Offer!

Monday, 24th of July

Civil Service: An Array of Streams On Offer!

Many train endlessly to attain that summer body everyone dreams of.  The real question is, are you training yourself to attain that successful career you’ve always dreamed of?

Do you have the drive to compete for a position on the Fast Stream? Discover your potential this summer and create a range of opportunities for yourself!

Are you in your first year of University? Are you in your penultimate year at University? Or have you graduated already? If you can answer yes to any of these questions, you are in the position to consider one of our talent programmes…

Back again with the Fast Stream, Early and Summer Diversity Internship Programmes, the Civil Service Fast Stream will be opening applications for these talent programmes in September 2017.

The Fast Stream graduate programme is amongst the top 5 Times top 100 graduate employers. This programme offers a range of different and exciting schemes to choose from:

·       Generalist

·       Government Economic Service

·       Government Statistical Service

·       Government Operational Research Service

·       Government Research Service

·       Digital and Technology

·       Commercial

·       Finance

·       Project Delivery

·       Government Communication Service

·       Human Resources

·       European

·       Houses of Parliament

The Fast Stream applications will open in Autumn 2017!

Internship Programmes

The EDIP and SDIP are diversity internships giving bright undergraduates the opportunity to experience what it’s really like working in the Civil Service. You might want to consider starting your application which could lead to obtaining invaluable work experience and building a network of professional relationships!

Early Diversity Internship Programme will open in Autumn 2017:

Summer Diversity Internship Programme will open in Autumn 2017:

Application Tips

Have you already thought about applying for any of the Fast Stream schemes or internship programmes? Are you feeling nervous? Well, you can ease those nerves by knowing that the verbal and numerical online tests have been scrapped (except for statistical roles), so no need to get that dusty GCSE Maths textbook out of the attic! Not only this, but you can practice for the initial online stages of the application process by clicking on the hyperlinks found under the ‘Application Process’ > ‘Online Tests’ sections of each scheme page on the Fast Stream website.

Secondly, gone are the days of waiting half a year to find out whether you’re on the Fast Stream – this year we’re switching up our application process so that from the moment of registration, you will find out within 12-16 weeks whether you’ll be on the Fast Stream.

Use this summer to build on the Civil Service competencies – and this might just be the e-zine edition you need to give your Civil Service applications an extra push!

The Civil Service is looking for really motivated individuals, who want to make a difference and are passionate about contributing to all areas of its work.

  1. Changing and innovating

People who take initiative, are innovative and seek out opportunities to create effective change. It’s about learning from what has worked as well as what has not, being open to change and improvement, and working in ‘smarter’, more focused ways.

        2. Leading and Communicating

This is about showing pride and passion for public service, communicating purpose and direction with clarity, integrity, and enthusiasm. It’s about championing difference and external experience, and supporting principles of fairness of opportunity for all.

       3. Learning and developing

This area is about having a strong focus on continuous learning for oneself, others and the organisation. It’s being open to learning, about keeping one’s own knowledge and skill set current and evolving.

       4. Deciding and advising

This area is about using sound judgement, evidence and knowledge to arrive at accurate, expert and professional decisions and advice. It’s being careful and thoughtful about the use and protection of government and public information to ensure it is handled securely and with care.

       5. Working with others

People skilled in this area are team players. It requires working collaboratively, sharing information appropriately and building supportive, trusting and professional relationships with colleagues and a wide range of people within and outside the Civil Service, whilst having the confidence to challenge assumptions.

       6. Delivering outcomes

Effectiveness in this area means focusing on delivering timely performance with energy and taking responsibility and accountability for quality outcomes. For all staff, it’s about working to agreed goals and activities and dealing with challenges in a responsive and constructive way.

Visit the Fast Stream website to see any upcoming Fast Stream insight events. These may be an opportunity for you to speak directly with current Fast Streamers!

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