Civil Service Fast Stream
graduate scheme
Expires4 days

Commercial Leadership Development Programme

Job description

The award-winning Fast Stream is the leadership development programme that develops the highest potential graduates to become the future leaders of the Civil Service. Joining the Fast Stream offers the unique opportunity to make a difference to the whole of society. The Civil Service supports the government of the day to implement its policies effectively. Fast Streamers help to shape the decisions that will affect everyone’s lives and to deliver the public services that we all rely on.

As a Commercial Fast Streamer, you’ll be making sure the Civil Service achieves value for money for the taxpayer.

Every year we spend £160 billion of taxpayers' money with suppliers to provide public services. Central government spends over £49 billion each year on goods and services, so effective management of our commercial activities is incredibly important.

We have been through turbulent economic times and now more than ever, we are committed to improving the quality of services we provide to the public for less money through the decisions made by commercial professionals.

Negotiating contracts worth billions of pounds, you will ensure that government is in tune with markets and manage our relationships with some of the biggest companies in the world. This means commercial activity attracts a huge amount of press and political attention. Applying sound judgement in commercial matters is vital in protecting the government's reputation.

Commercial Fast Streamers work across a broad range of departments and agencies such as the Home Office and the Department for International Trade. Through this essential cross-government work you’ll build the necessary networks and skills to become a successful commercial professional.

You will be working with senior stakeholders within weeks of joining. Commercial is very much a sector where doors are there to be opened and performance, more than seniority, drives career progression.

Commercial capability is increasingly recognised as the top skill sought by employers in all sectors and building commercial expertise and skills is one of the civil service’s top 3 priorities. The minimum starting salary is £28,000-£32,000. Promotion and successful completion of the scheme will see you earn around £45,000 to £55,000.

We support applicants with health conditions, learning difficulties and disabilities, with their applications and through their Civil Service careers. We operate a Guaranteed Interview Scheme. If you have a disability and meet the minimum qualifying criteria for your chosen scheme, you may choose to skip part of the first stage of the assessment process.

You can choose up to four scheme preferences when you apply to the Fast Stream. So, whether you are looking for your first graduate role, seeking to return to work, or change profession, the Fast Stream is the ideal place to progress a meaningful, fulfilling career.

What we are looking for

Accepted degree subjects


Additional job details

UK wide
£28,000 - £32,000

How to apply

Click Apply to start your application now. This job will be available on Prospects until 23 October 2019

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Closing date:  23 October 2019

Expires4 days

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