Civil Service Fast Stream: Analytical

Information for people who want jobs providing first-rate analysis so that government services are as effective as possible.


Each scheme requires different skills and backgrounds. Analytical Fast Streams are for people who want to become:

  • economists in the Government Economic Service
  • operational research analysts in the Government Operational Research Service
  • social researchers in the Government Social Research Service
  • statisticians in the Government Statistical Service

You can’t apply for any other Fast Stream scheme in the same recruitment year once you apply to the Analytical Fast Stream. You can only apply once a year. So if you apply unsuccessfully in Round 1, you can’t apply again in Round 2 a few months later.