Civil service graduate scheme seeks 60 budding technologists

Written by Richard Johnstone on 28 September 2020 in News

Digital, data and technology profession has one of the biggest allowances

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Government is seeking 60 new digital, data and technology professionals via the latest recruitment round of the Civil Service Fast Stream programme.

The graduate training scheme, which places fast streamers at a host of different departments throughout the programme dependent on the scheme they are part of, opened for applications with the announcement that it has been named the top graduate employer in The Times Top 100 Graduate Employers listing for the second year in row.

The options, which are available on the Civil Service Jobs site, indicate that fast streamers could this year apply across 14 schemes for 843 posts.

The 59 positions available on the DDaT Fast Stream programme make the profession one of the most highly sought. The number of posts is exceeded only by the project delivery profession, which is seeking 70 fast streamers, and the Government Economic Service which will be welcoming 100 new recruits.

This year, the DDaT will also work alongside colleagues from the government security profession to offer cybersecurity roles as part of the digital and data intake.

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The Fast Stream is typically very popular, and receives in excess of 30,000 applications a year. For most schemes, the selection process includes six assessment phases: online tests, work-based scenarios, a video Interview, a Fast Stream assessment centre, and a final selection board interview.

Although professions or organisations with available positions include: property (20 posts); finance (35); HR (56); social research (59); commercial (46); the Diplomatic Service (15 – including five dedicated economics posts); statistics (40); science and engineering (40); operational research (59); Houses of Parliament (5).

A total of 244 generalist positions are also available.


About the author

Richard Johnstone is deputy and online editor of PublicTechnology sister publication Civil Service World where this story first appeared. He tweets as @CSW_DepEdSam Trendall is editor of PublicTechnology


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