The British Civil Service has taken great strides to improve its diversity and reaching out to underrepresented groups like Black & Ethnic Minorities for all of its youth recruitment activity this year….reports Asian Lite News
There are several opportunities for candidates from BAME communities to join the British Civil Service. The fast stream is the largest public sector graduate recruitment programme offering permanent contracts and employs over 800 people each year.
Through 16 separate specialisms it enables graduates to start a wide range of careers in government.
The Fast Stream gives successful applicants an opportunity to be involved in solving the big issues that face the country. These include improving people’s employment prospects, widening access to public services and defending the country against natural disasters.
Civil service graduate recruitment has become more diverse, as report shows successful Fast Stream recruitment from last year. The Civil Service fast stream report shows that the proportion of successful applicants from ethnic minority groups is the highest we’ve ever achieved, rising to 14.2% from 13.6% in 2013 and 65% of successful applicants were educated in state schools.
The Fast Stream programme offers talented graduates a quicker route to leadership and the opportunity to make a difference to people’s lives. Graduates get a starting salary between £25,000 and £27,000 a year and could earn over £45,000 after 4 to 5 years.
Minister for the Cabinet Office, Matthew Hancock, said: “We are building a One Nation Civil Service, that is more reflective of those we serve. We are calling on young people from all backgrounds, from every corner of the UK and those who might not have thought the civil service was for them to apply for our graduate programme.
“Nobody should be defined by the circumstances of their birth and a One Nation Civil Service will help every young person who joins the chance to reach their full potential.”
Cabinet Secretary, Sir Jeremy Heywood, said: “The civil service needs leaders at all levels. Whoever you are and whatever your background, the Fast Stream will give you the skills you need to become a senior leader. If you think you have the talent and commitment to succeed, this is an unmissable opportunity to be involved at the heart of government in tackling the big issues facing our country and society.”
To apply visit www.gov.uk/faststream