To prepare graduates for careers at the highest levels of the Civil Service there is an accelerated development programme known as the Civil Service Fast Stream.
It allows graduates to gain a wide range of experience in a very short time. Working with and for central government, Civil Service Fast Streamers are exposed to a range of contrasting placements or postings in government departments and agencies.
This provides the opportunity to build up a portfolio of experience by moving between areas of work and projects. Fast Streamers usually work in more than one government department and in more than one part of the UK.
Opportunities for secondment into the private sector, charities, Europe or other public sector organisations are also available.