What is the Fast Track Apprenticeship?

An overview of the Fast Track Apprenticeship and the Civil Service.

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The Fast Track Apprenticeship programme is now closed.

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The Civil Service Fast Track Apprenticeship is a two-year Level 4 higher apprenticeship. Applicants can choose from 6 schemes, each a genuine alternative to university. It is a permanent position within a government department.

As part of the Civil Service, apprentices are working in our many professions to make Britain healthier, safer and more prosperous.

You can find out more information on on what the Civil Service does here.

Published 15 December 2016
Last updated 20 February 2017 + show all updates
  1. Link to application process now live.

  2. Updated with 2017 brochure

  3. First published.