Civil Service Administrator - Fast Stream

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Civil Service administrators (Fast Stream) work for the government, preparing and carrying through government policies. They deal with some of the most important and complicated matters. Fast Stream entrants are all graduates. They gain rapid promotion to management posts.

The Work

You could be:

As a policy officer in the Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office (FCDO) (see Diplomatic Service Operational Officer) you might be:


The figures below are only a guide. Actual pay rates may vary, depending on:

The current salary for Civil Service Fast Stream is £31,186 a year (October 2023). After training, you may earn £45,000 to £55,000 a year or more. There is a good pension scheme.


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Getting In

Workforce Education Levels (UK)

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Job Outlook Scotland


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Job Outlook Scotland and UK

2.5 %
  United Kingdom
3.5 %

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What Does it Take?

You should be:

You should have:


Getting On

More Information

There are 15 different schemes on the Fast Stream, each with high-quality, structured learning and a career path within a government profession. You can choose up to 4 scheme preferences when you apply. Go to the Civil Service Fast Stream website to register your interest.

Full details of the Fast Stream and all relevant contact details can be found on the Civil Service Fast Stream website. The Civil Service Fast Stream is ranked among the top five Times Top 100 Graduate Employers.

The Civil Service operates a Fast Stream Summer Diversity Internship Programme for candidates from diverse backgrounds; ethnic minorities, socially or economically disadvantaged, and those with a disability. Interns spend between six and nine weeks in a government department doing project related work. Interns usually start in June and are paid a weekly training allowance. You must have, or expect to get, at least a 2:2 degree in any discipline, and be in your final two years at university. You would normally apply in October - December of the year before you hope to start an internship.

Also get more information from the Civil Service Careers website.


Courtesy of University of Sheffield Careers Service


The following organisations may be able to provide further information.


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