Civil Service Fast Stream


What is the Civil Service Fast Track Apprenticeship?

The Civil Service Fast Track is a 2-year, level 4 apprenticeship. It offers you a permanent job in the Civil Service. You can choose one of 6 apprenticeships, each within a Civil Service profession, so whatever your interests there’s a career that’s right for you.

Civil Service Fast Track actively encourages applicants of all ages and backgrounds to apply.

The Civil Service supports the government to implement its policies and to deliver public services across the UK. Civil servants are working to make everyone healthier, safer and more prosperous.

What is the Fast Track Finance Apprenticeship?

As a Finance Fast Track Apprentice, you will join Government Finance, a community of around 10,000 finance professionals. It’s an exciting time to join us as we;

  • build an expert finance function in government
  • share our expertise – working together through centres of excellence and knowledge networks
  • continuously improve the way we work.

On this challenging and rewarding programme you will work with finance specialists to achieve strong financial management, ensuring value for money for the taxpayer.

You will ‘earn and learn’, studying for a level 4 Finance qualification, gaining valuable experience and skills to set you up for the rest of your finance career.

Salary and other benefits

Working for the Civil Service you will enjoy:

  • a starting salary of £19,500 to £27,000
  • a great network of apprentices of all ages
  • access to a range of sports and social clubs
  • flexible working arrangements
  • a competitive pension.

What are we looking for?

We would like you to have:

  • a curiosity about how things work and a willingness to ask questions
  • an ability to work with different types of information sources and apply attention to detail
  • good organisational skills and a strong commitment to your career and development
  • strong team working skills
  • self-motivation, drive and determination.

What qualifications do you need to apply?

You’ll need 5 GCSEs, at grades C and above, or the new grade 4 and above, including English Language and Maths, or equivalent. (Or expect to have these qualifications by 31 August 2018.)

Please check you meet the general entry requirements, such as age, nationality and residency.

How to apply

Applications are now open.

Apply with your details and complete 4 short online tests. If you successful at the online stage, we will invite you to join us at one of our centres in Newcastle or London for a half-day assessment. Your reasonable travel costs will be reimbursed.

We are proud to be a Disability Confident Leader, working with applicants with specific needs to ensure everyone performs at their best.

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