The range of jobs within the Civil Service is very broad, with the sector employing people across many functions, including business administration, finance, personal management, technology, communications, and research and development.
In the expansive landscape of government and policy careers, there are many potential entry points and many ways to find and monitor job opportunities. In our Michaelmas term sessions, we will expand on The Fast Stream and share tips for making successful applications in the sector.
Applications are now open, so follow the links below to book your place in CareerConnect.
Working as a Civil Service Fast Streamer and Other Public Service Careers
Week 1: Monday, 11 October 2021. 15:30-16:45
Join us to hear directly from our panel of Oxford alumni currently working as Civil Servants, who will share insights into their current roles and experiences, and offer ideas and tips on how you can prepare for the assessment processes you are likely to face. There will be plenty of time to ask questions, so sign up for this online session whether you are simply curious to learn more about the role and the work of our civil servants or you are planning to apply this autumn.
We run this session so early in term because the application window for 2022 entry to the Civil Service Fast Stream is expected to close at noon on 21 October 2020 (Week 2).
Public Sector Assessment Centres: Group Discussion Workshop
Week 5: Thursday, 11 November 2021. 15:00-16:30
Week 6: Wednesday, 17 November 2021. 15:00-16:30
Many public sector recruitment processes will involve a Group Discussion exercise as part of an assessment centre or later stage evaluation.
This workshop, run in 5th week and again in 6th week of Michaelmas, is designed to be an immersive experience for students who have been successful in the early stages of a public sector recruitment process, and who are preparing for a Group Discussion exercise, perhaps within the Civil Service Fast Stream Assessment Centre or a similar stage with another organisation.
Fast Stream Assessment Centre / Interview Preparation
Week 7: Friday, 26 November 2021. 09:30-14:45
Week 8: Thursday, 2 December 2021. 09:30-14:45
Two days of one-to-one 45-minute sessions available to help students prepare for interviews or assessments within the Civil Service Fast Stream recruitment process offered by Richard Jackson, Oxford alumnus and a retired Senior Civil Servant with extensive experience in both recruitment and training of fast streamers.
You must book your interview time on CareerConnect. Go to the 'Appointments' menu, select 'Find Appointments' and then 'Mock interviews for Civil Service Fast Stream'.
For more careers and employability events between October and December, browse the Oxford Careers Service Michaelmas Term Planner >>