Ahead of our Graduate Job & Placement Fair on 2nd November, we’ve been chatting to some of the employers attending to find out more about them and help you prepare for the day. Interested in a career with Civil Service Fast Stream? Read on to find out more!

Tell us about your company

The Civil Service affects all parts of daily life, from education, health, and transport to employment, media and local communities.

We help the government of the day to develop and implement its policies as effectively as possible. We span across the whole of the UK and provide a range of services direct to the public.

There are over 420,000 civil servants across a huge range of departments in an array of roles including those in: Policy, Communications, Digital, Project Management, Commercial, and Operational Delivery, to name just a few of the Civil Service professions.

The Fast Stream is a graduate programme that develops the future leaders of the Civil Service. The work is varied, interesting and intellectually-challenging.

On the Fast Stream we recognise the genuine value of diversity. The more diverse a Civil Service we have, the better equipped we will be to represent the needs of all people in the United Kingdom.

Join us if you’re interested in:

  • Responsibility and permanent employment contracts from the start.
  • Intellectually challenging work.
  • Excellent training and long-term prospects.
  • An opportunity to make a difference.
  • Good work-life balance.
  • Playing a crucial part in major national events.
  • Being valued for the work you do.

Download our brochure (PDF)

What roles do you have on offer for students and graduates?

There are 15 Fast Stream programmes open to graduates. Candidates can select 5 Schemes in order of preference, or select the option of choosing any scheme.

  • Generalist
  • Diplomatic Service
  • Houses of Parliament
  • Science and Engineering
  • Commercial
  • Finance
  • Human Resources
  • Government Communication
  • Digital and Technology
  • Project Delivery
  • European
  • Economic
  • Statistical
  • Operational Research
  • Social Research

More details on each of the streams can be found in the brochure (Download our brochure (PDF) and on the Fast Stream website

How should students prepare for the fair?

We would really recommend that you take a look at the Fast Stream website, which includes information about the application process and entry requirements, and come with any questions you have about the scheme. Fast Streamers will be on hand next Wednesday to answer questions about their personal experiences applying for and working on the scheme.

Find out more about all of the employers attending the Fair and register here.