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It’s application time for the Science and Engineering Fast Stream

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The Science and Engineering Fast Stream is part of The Civil Service Fast Stream award-winning leadership development programme. Join up for the opportunity to help you develop into a confident and inspiring future senior leader in the Civil Service­ - supporting our ambition to put science and engineering at the heart of government policy.

Society faces many challenges which science can help solve. The government needs a pipeline of highly talented, versatile, and numerate scientists and engineers; one that is representative of the population in its diversity, to deliver on exciting and challenging work that will make a difference to the lives of people across the UK. The Covid-19 crisis has highlighted the essential role of scientists and engineers in improving the quality of government decisions: to ensure not only that scientific evidence underpins policy but also that it is effectively communicated.

You may be a science or engineering graduate straight out of university, an experienced postgraduate academic, a seasoned industry professional or a current civil servant with scientific experience. Join us and you will become part of a modern, vibrant, and active community of science and engineering professionals, who have one goal in common: to give back to the communities they serve. Whatever your disciplinary background, you will have a unique set of technical skills that make you stand out from the wider Fast Stream.

Over three years, you will experience a wide range of stretching but rewarding postings while being supported to grow through a tailored personal development programme and mentoring. Your unique set of postings will be across different government departments, and may also include local government, charity, or private sector roles. Together, these will further hone your ability to apply your scientific mindset while building on your leadership potential.

So, if you are passionate about science and engineering, why not apply today?

For more information, please visit the Science and Engineering Fast Stream pages within the Civil Service Fast Stream site.


Applications are open from midday 24th September until midday 21st October 2020.

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