For those interested in what is known as the Analytical Fast Stream (for economists, statisticians, social researchers or analysts) Round 2 of applications will open on 16 Feb 2015 and close on 7 April 2015.
There are 2 diversity opportunities on offer (diversity here means being from an economically disadvantaged background or being a disabled person or ethnic minority) . I have written about these opportunities on the Careers Blog before at City, but again just want to promote them as a brilliant opportunity that would give you an edge with your applications for the Fast Stream in the future. I CANNOT RECOMMEND THESE OPPORTUNITIES ENOUGH. Applications for the Early Diversity Internship Programme close on 17 Nov 2014 and applications for the Summer Diversity Internship Programmes close on the 5 Jan 2014.
https://www.gov.uk/faststream – Read more about the different departments and roles. The Fast Stream is the graduate scheme for the Civil Service. It is an extremely competitive scheme that attracts high performers. It will especially appeal to those who also have an interest in politics. https://www.gov.uk/civil-service-fast-stream-how-to-apply
https://www.facebook.com/faststream – use this to keep up to date