Civil Service Fast Stream

The Civil Service Fast Stream helps graduates to make an impact on people’s lives in the UK and the world. You could work in areas including education, the economy, foreign affairs, defence policy, health, the environment and many more.

You’ll need to meet the following conditions to apply:

  • meet nationality and immigration requirements
  • have a second-class degree in any subject for most Fast Stream schemes

You can find out more on the Civil Service Fast Stream blog.

How to apply

All Fast Stream schemes will open for applications on 1 September 2015.

Read about how to apply for a Civil Service Fast Stream scheme.

You can also practice for the Fast Stream tests.

Pay and benefits

You’ll get a starting salary between £25,000 and £27,000 a year.

Pay increases are based on performance. If you’re promoted, you may earn over £45,000 after 4 to 5 years.

Your benefits will include:

  • a permanent employment contract from the start, provided you meet our performance and development standards
  • flexible working hours in most departments
  • the civil service pension scheme
  • around 22 days’ holiday per year plus 9 days’ public and additional holidays

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