Civil Service Fast Stream: Assessment Centre Skills

Wednesday 22 February KLT6 4-5pm
Civil Service Fast Stream: Assessment Centre Skills

Looking to apply to the Civil Service Fast Stream? The Careers and Employability Service are holding an interactive session, which provides an insight into the Civil Service Fast Stream assessment centre, covering skills such as navigating the group exercise and showing your leadership potential. This session will be relevant to many graduate scheme assessment centres and interviews, and so is open to all students.

EP rewards with the Civil Service!

Through the Employability Points scheme, you have the opportunity to win some fantastic and valuable rewards with the Civil Service for 2016/17!

The Civil Service is a politically independent organisation made up of 440,000 civil servants across a huge range of departments and agencies, working to formulate central government policy and implement this by providing services directly to the public. On the Fast Stream you will experience a range of roles and government departments, doing varied, interesting and intellectually challenging work that really makes a difference to the lives of UK citizens. If you are interested in government policy, and you would like to experience what it would be like to work within the Civil Service, take a look at the following!

Civil Service rewards include:

  • The organisation will be offering a work shadowing opportunity, where a student will gain the chance to shadow a senior official in central government. The student can meet current Fast Streamers and see first-hand the inner workings of government. (100 points)
  • A small group of students will also have the chance to undertake an exclusive reward – a tour of Whitehall led by current Fast Streamers and a look inside central government departments. (75 points)
  • Finally, they are offering a Highest Points Prize of £150 Amazon Vouchers to the ‘Highest Scoring Student Studying a Fiance Related Degree.’

To find out about the EP scheme, and how you can get involved, visit: https://www.kent.ac.uk/employabilitypoints/index.html 

Win an Insight Day at Whitehall on Wednesday 7 December – deadline has been extended!

Civil Service Fast Stream are excited to offer selected students the opportunity to visit Whitehall on Wednesday 7th December. You will gain an insight into working at the heart of Government and the variety of work carried out by over 420,000 Civil Servants, whose aim it is to make this country run as efficiently as possible. The day will consist of presentations, workshops and networking opportunities that will give you an opportunity to meet with and speak to current Fast Streamers about their experiences of the application process and being on the Fast Stream programme.

The Civil Service is a modern and diverse workplace, which is truly reflective of this country. Our core values are something that set us apart from other employers; we are accountable to the tax paying public and to the Government of the day, and our values underpin everything we do to fulfil that responsibility.

This prize is just for Kent Students and places are limited to 10 so if you would like to be in with a chance to attend please submit a 250 word application telling us about a time when have you taken the initiative and made a decision that resolved a problem?

Please email your application to placements@kent.ac.uk by 5pm on Friday 25 November!

Transport will be free and leave from the University of Kent at Canterbury at 9am, returning at 5pm on the 7th December.

Civil Service Fast Track Introduction Session

An introductory session for current penultimate-year students who are interested in applying to the UK Civil Service Fast Track Scheme next September, will be running this term.

The session will introduce the scheme, the application process and the competencies against which all candidates are tested, and will provide an opportunity for interested students to ask questions and to take part in a few activities designed to see whether they might enjoy a career in the UK Civil Service.

Details of the session are below. No booking required.

Civil Service Fast Track Introduction

Thursday 11th June, 10am – 12pm

Grimond Seminar Room 6