Helping you reach your full potential on the Fast Stream Scheme
As an accredited ‘Two Ticks’/’Disability Confident’ employer, the Fast Stream provides reasonable adjustments and a positively conducive support system for candidates who require such support.
Fast Stream, Early Diversity and Summer Diversity Internship candidates are provided with the following disability support inpost (when successfully completing the application process):
• All Fast Streamers on joining the programme will receive a ‘Disability Fact Sheet’ which sets out what support is available and how to access it. For example, the ‘Welfare Officer’ contact and the reasonable adjustments passport and how it
• Activity Manager conferences will include upskilling Activity Managers on working with Disabled Fast Streamers.
• The Civil Service Fast Stream has conducted a review of the reasonable adjustments passport process and are working on new guidance to ensure it works as effectively as possible.
Fast Stream, Early Diversity and Summer Diversity Internship candidates are provided with the following disability support during the sifting stages of the application processes:
• Candidates can state on-line that they have a disability and that they want to apply under the Guaranteed Interview Scheme.
• Candidates are given the opportunity to offer details of their disability and the adjustments they require on the Fast Stream website.
• Disabled candidates have the option to bypass the Behavioural (Competency) Questionnaire it is, however, mandatory for them to undertake the Situational Judgment Questionnaire and e-Tray.
Fast Stream, Early Diversity and Summer Diversity Internship candidates are provided with the following disability support during the assessment centre stage of the application processes:
• If candidates are successful at the initial stages, they are invited to an ‘Orientation Session’ at the FSAC a few weeks before they attend their assessment centre – providing a chance to visit the facility, ask questions and discuss reasonable
• Disabled candidates are looked after by a reasonable adjustments support officer as they carry out their tests in a different room from the mainstream candidates due to their adjustments.
• Support provided by the Fast Stream has proven fruitful as the success rates for Fast Stream candidates with a disability are positive – exceeding non-disabled candidates.
Insight into a current Senior Civil Servant’s journey:
Read CSHR’s Chief People Officer Rupert McNeil’s blog entry on mental illness and despite this how he’s been able to excel in his career in the Civil Service.