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Anyone alllying for the Civil Service Fast Stream?

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RangeTesKopeks Wed 25-Oct-17 21:33:09

AIBU to ask if anyone has applied forthright Civil Service Fast Stream this year?

Thanks smile

RangeTesKopeks Wed 25-Oct-17 21:33:30

Ugh so many typos - sorry!!
*applied
*for the

Trailedanderror Wed 25-Oct-17 21:34:57

Is that you DD?

Trailedanderror Wed 25-Oct-17 21:36:05

wink
There's been a confusing email today, I know that, but I'm not entirely certain of the time frames.

BareBum Wed 25-Oct-17 21:48:35

No way.

RangeTesKopeks Wed 25-Oct-17 21:52:26

Why Bare?

RangeTesKopeks Wed 25-Oct-17 21:52:57

Ooh what is in the email Trailed? I haven't received anything.

Trailedanderror Wed 25-Oct-17 21:57:25

Maybe Bare is my DD!

toffee1000 Wed 25-Oct-17 22:02:23

I did but didn’t get past the situational judgement questions. I probably didn’t prepare enough. Thinking about it, I don’t think it’s the role for me anyway.

Bombardier25966 Wed 25-Oct-17 22:04:01

I have a deferred offer. The only part of the application I dislike is the video interview, completely unnatural and there's no clarity as to how they are marked (difficult to believe they watch all of them the whole way through).

Intrigued about the email, what did it say?

RangeTesKopeks Wed 25-Oct-17 22:14:43

Congratulations Bombardier smile

Seniorcitizen1 Wed 25-Oct-17 22:16:17

I passed it almos 40 years ago and had a great varied career both in UK and other parts of the world. Retire next year with huge lump sum and very healthy annual pension. So well worth going for it even though, from memory, it is quite a daunting and lengthy process. Enjoyed almost every day of the job.

Bombardier25966 Wed 25-Oct-17 22:19:02

Thank you. Have you seen the thread on the Student Room? It's worth looking back on the one from last year too.

Be aware that, unless you have caring responsibilities or a disability, they will expect you to be mobile. The Generalist scheme move every six months, I'm too old for all that hassle!

TicklishSpider Thu 26-Oct-17 08:40:23

I started on the scheme a few years ago. It’s great smile Good luck all applying!

(To clear up the relocation thing: yes they do expect you to be mobile unless you’ve got reasons otherwise, but it’s the post you move every six months, not your location. Most of my friends who’ve moved have been based in eg London for most of the scheme and done one 6-month posting elsewhere.)

BareBum Thu 26-Oct-17 10:09:25

I've been a civil servant and found it to be nightmarish round of impossible targets and people trying to run it like a business when it's nothing of the sort.

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