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Civil Service Fast Track Apprenticeship schemes

Fast Track schemes available, a summary of each scheme, and the qualifications you'll need.

Fast Track scheme Scheme summary and the qualifications you’ll need
Business As a Business Fast Track Apprentice you’ll bring people together and support teams to achieve their very best. You’ll manage communications, coordinate activities and improve processes. Roles have a strong customer focus and there is a lot of variety in the tasks you’ll do.

5 GCSEs, at grade C and above, or the new grade 4 and above, including English Language and Maths, (or equivalent)
Commercial As a Commercial Fast Track Apprentice you’ll support the government to deliver value for money through its numerous commercial contracts. You could be helping departments to source and purchase new I.T. systems, assisting with rail and other infrastructure projects and improving value for money through effective contract management and negotiation.

5 GCSEs, at grade C and above, or the new grade 4 and above, including English Language and Maths, (or equivalent)
Finance As a Finance Fast Track Apprentice you’ll work with Finance professionals to contribute to the strong financial management of government. You’ll be working to deliver good value for money to the taxpayer. You could be producing management reports, compiling finance instructions for budgets, supplying financial guidance, and helping to control costs.

5 GCSEs, at grade C and above, or the new grade 4 and above, including English Language and Maths, (or equivalent)
Digital, Data and Technology As a Digital, Data and Technology Fast Track Apprentice you’ll join existing members of the Government Digital Service (GDS) to expand and improve the government’s delivery of digital services. You could be working on anything from website development, data gathering and interpretation, to coding and network engineering.

2 A levels, at grade C and above, and 5 GCSEs, at grade C and above, or the new grade 4 and above, including English Language and Maths, (or equivalent)
Project delivery As a Project Delivery Fast Track Apprentice you’ll work alongside experienced Project Delivery professionals, learning on the job. You’ll work across a range of roles building skills in project reporting, project risk and project finance.

2 A levels, at grade D and above, and 5 GCSEs, at grade C and above, or the new grade 4 and above, including English Language and Maths, (or equivalent)
Policy As a Policy Fast Track Apprentice you’ll make recommendations based on evidence, consideration of political context and an understanding of the potential impacts. The recommendations you make will give decision makers a clearer picture of how best to deliver government priorities.

2 A levels, at grade D and above, and 5 GCSEs, at grade C and above, or the new grade 4 and above, including English Language and Maths, (or equivalence)
Published 11 January 2016
Last updated 20 February 2017 + show all updates
  1. Link to application process now live.
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