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WHERE WILL YOUR IDEAS END UP?. Oliver A. Ferrari Home Office 12/03/09 Warwick University. WHY A CAREER IN THE CIVIL SERVICE. Challenging work that often makes a difference to people’s lives Experience a great variety of work Very early responsibility Excellent training and development

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Where will your ideas end up

WHEREWILL YOUR IDEAS END UP?

  • Oliver A. Ferrari

  • Home Office

  • 12/03/09

  • Warwick University


Why a career in the civil service

WHY A CAREER IN THE CIVIL SERVICE

  • Challenging work that often makes a difference to people’s lives

  • Experience a great variety of work

  • Very early responsibility

  • Excellent training and development

  • Work/life balance


Affect lives work with government

AFFECT LIVESWORK WITH GOVERNMENT

  • The Fast Stream - a demanding graduate entry point into the Civil Service, part of our succession planning

  • Accelerated training and development

  • An opportunity to work directly with members of the public and government ministers

  • Could you make a difference to national life, turn policy into reality?


Graduate faststream www faststream gov uk

GRADUATE FASTSTREAMwww.faststream.gov.uk

FIVE OPTIONS

  • Central Departments

  • Science & Engineering

  • Diplomatic Service

  • Houses of Parliament


Other fast stream programmes

OTHER FAST STREAM PROGRAMMES

  • Economists

  • Statisticians

  • Technology in Business


Seven jobs in one

SEVEN JOBS IN ONE

  • The Consultant

  • The Speech Writer

  • The Investigator

  • The Hub

  • The Project Manager

  • The Expert

  • The Nomad


What makes a fast streamer

WHAT MAKES A FAST STREAMER?

  • The ability to challenge and get things done

  • Decisiveness

  • Lucidity

  • Robustness

  • A collaborative attitude

  • An inquisitive, analytical mind

  • Adaptability

  • Impartiality


Where will your ideas end up

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PRIDE

PACE

PASSION

PROFESSIONALISM


Training and career development

TRAINING AND CAREER DEVELOPMENT

  • A personal training programme

  • One-day induction course to introduce you to the Civil Service and the role and responsibilities of a Fast Streamer

  • Mentoring and pairing

  • On-the-job training

  • Self study

  • National School of Government


Benefits

BENEFITS

  • Starting salary from around £25000 - £27000

  • Choice of pension

  • 25 days holiday, plus 10.5 public holidays

  • Flexible working widely available

  • Opportunities to work in the regions/internationally


Entry requirements

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

  • A 2:2 degree in any discipline

  • Most Fast Stream posts open to EAA and Commonwealth citizens

  • UK nationals only in FCO and small number of other posts


How the scheme works

HOW THE SCHEME WORKS

  • September and November annually

    • includes online verbal and numeric self-assessment with feedback provided

  • Online cognitive and non-cognitive tests

  • Invigilated ½ day e-Tray exercise

  • One-day Assessment Centre


Assessment centre

ASSESSMENT CENTRE

If you are successful in the on-line tests you’ll be invited to our assessment centre in London for a day:

  • Group exercise

  • Briefing exercise

  • Policy Recommendation exercise

  • Interview

    It will be a stimulating experience and feedback is provided!


What is being assessed

WHAT IS BEING ASSESSED

Our assessment process is wholly competency based and tests:

  • Drive for results

  • Learning and Improving

  • Decision-making

  • Constructive thinking

  • Building productive relationships

  • Communicating with impact


Building a professional civil service

BUILDING A PROFESSIONAL CIVIL SERVICE

Your career will be developed within three broad professional areas:

  • Corporate Services

  • Operational Delivery

  • Policy Delivery


Where will your ideas end up

  • Corporate servicesdelivery – provides key services to departments that are fundamental to the successful conduct of their business, such as human resources, finance, IT and communications. 

  • Operational delivery – focuses on the provision of top quality services direct to the public, ensuring excellence in projects and processes, and has significant management responsibilities. 

  • Policydelivery – research, analysis and the development of government policy.


Promotion on merit

PROMOTION ON MERIT

Whilst on the Fast Stream you are looking to develop skills in:

  • Analysis and use of evidence

  • Financial management

  • People management

  • Programme and project management


Open to all

OPEN TO ALL

  • Fast Streamers are recruited and promoted solely on ability and performance.

  • Regardless of gender, ethnic origin, disability, sexuality, age or marital status, if you have what it takes to join the Fast Stream, we look forward to your application.

  • We want the Civil Service to represent the society it serves.


Www faststream gov uk

www.faststream.gov.uk

  • Please visit our web site - we hope it will interest you

  • There are profiles of current Fast Streamers to read that will give you a flavour of the work we do

  • Remember, application is online - and it’s not a good idea to go to the wire on the closing date!


Main stream recruitment

MAIN STREAM RECRUITMENT

  • There is a vast range of other career opportunities within the Civil Service in addition to the Fast Stream

  • Several departments and agencies run their own graduate recruitment schemes, see www.civilservice.gov.uk for more information.


What sort of work

What sort of work?

You could find yourself working

  • in a team responsible for millions of pounds of public spending

  • on something that has never been attempted before like creating a revolutionary computer system

  • on a project that could be crucial to saving lives like planning for a major disaster

  • providing a service directly helping the most vulnerable people in society.


Main stream recruitment1

MAIN STREAM RECRUITMENT

Other graduate recruitment schemes:

  • Government Actuary’s Department

  • Government Economic Service

  • Government Communication Centre

  • Government Legal Service

  • Government Operational Research Service

  • Government Social Research

  • Government Statistical Service

  • HM Revenue & Customs


Www civilservice gov uk

www.civilservice.gov.uk

  • Information on other graduate schemes are available on the web at this address

  • There's opportunity to apply to join the Fast Stream as an internal applicant via the In-Service Nomination Scheme; applicants are judged on their on-the-job ability in lieu of the qualifying tests


Interested in science and engineering

INTERESTED IN SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING?

  • Central Science Laboratory

  • Fisheries Research Services

  • Forensic Science Service

  • HM Government Communication Centre

  • Maritime and Coastguard Agency

  • Medical Devices Agency

  • Medical Research Council

  • Medicine Control Agency

  • MOD

  • National Weights and Measures

  • Pesticides Safety Directorate

  • Scottish Agricultural Science Agency

  • Veterinary Laboratories Agency

  • Veterinary Medicines Directorate


Www civilservice gov uk1

www.civilservice.gov.uk

  • Individual government departments and agencies recruit independently as and when vacancies arise

  • All Civil Service vacancies will appear on the Civil Service website and in the national, local and regional press and in specialist and professional journals

  • Vacancies are listed at this web address and there is a job notification service


Try before you buy

“TRY BEFORE YOU BUY”!

Visit our website for details of

  • Sandwich placements

  • Work experience

    • contact HR offices in government departments or visit www.civilservice.gov.uk

      Opportunities dependent on business need.


Where will your ideas end up

Where will your ideas end up?

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