|Politics, Economics and Philosophy|
|Philosophy, Politics and Economics|
|Civil Service Fast Streamer|
|Government and civil service|
|Large business (250+ employees)|
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A day in the life of a Civil Service Fast Streamer in the United Kingdom
Fast Stream has given me the chance to try out a variety of roles in different departments
What I do
I am on the Generalist stream on the Civil Service Fast Stream which gives me the opportunity to try out a variety of roles in different departments. I have been a policy adviser at both HMRC and DWP and now working on a regeneration project for Haringey Council.
Skills I use and how I developed them
I have developed a range of skills through the variety of different postings
- Writing skills - developing policy documents and written briefings for Ministers
- Communication skills - Ministerial briefings and the delivery of presentations
- Leadership skills - taking responsibility for specific projects
- Collaboration skills - working with internal and external stakeholders to develop and deliver legislation
What I like most
The chance to have a real influence over government policies and the opportunity to get a breadth of experience across different departments.
What surprised me most
The positive focus on development across the civil service and the vast amount of training opportunities
My career history
I joined the Civil Service straight from university. Prior to this I had worked part time in a supermarket and had some work experience in the financial sector.
Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions regarding the Civil Service Fast Stream or graduate opportunities for PPE students.
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