DDaT Fast Stream initiative opening soon


The GDS has announced that applications will open for its digital, data and technology (DDaT) Fast Stream scheme 2018 on 14 September 2017.

The scheme is aimed at graduates and existing civil servants and consists of six placements over four years. Fast streamers will work in up to six government departments, in various UK locations.

Writing in a blog post, Kevin Cunnington, Director General of the Government Digital Service, said: “Our colleagues across departments can be very proud of the steps they have taken to transform and build services that meet the needs of their users.

“But we know there is a lot more to do, and to enable that we must continue to build a diverse, innovative workforce. With the challenges of Brexit, security, and improving how we use data, there’s never been a more exciting time to join the Civil Service. Nor more of a crucial time to ensure we recruit the best people possible. The DDaT Fast Stream has an important role to play in this.

“With its unique learning and developmental package, as well as its career-enhancing potential, the Fast Stream scheme is very popular among new graduates. In 2016, The Times ranked the Fast Stream fourth out of its top 100 graduate employers.”


Not just for graduates and tech experts

Cunnington continued: “We’re not just interested in people fresh from university. We also welcome applications from people well established in their careers in the Civil Service.

“Everyone has something unique to bring to the Fast Stream, and to get the kind of innovative, driven talent that we’re seeking, we look far and wide. For this reason, we don’t require you to have a technical background; you’ll learn everything you need on the job. And you’ll learn fast.”

You can learn more about the scheme on the DDaT Fast Stream site.

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