(Original post by Lee1)
I've been away for a few days and see that there have been many comments regarding pay and pass marks.
Congrats to all those that pass and sorry for those that didn't.
I had my meeting with the Fast Stream Grade Manager and can say boy this scheme is going to be very very exciting. I am already a civil servant and know the system and the structure through relationships with present fast streamers.
With regards to pay - this has all been harmonised and there is I believe to be two standard rates for salaries for those based in London and those outside.
Regional salary - £25,000
London (with weighting) - £27,000
The salaries are banded - at this rate you are banded a C2 and that salary goes up to £36,500 which allows for bonus's etc...
After two years most should be regraded to C1 which is the £36,500/£37,000 for regional and approximately £40,000 for London, so I wouldn't panic about scrounging through.
Every fast streamer also has to spend a placement outside their nominated region. I am with the MoD so if i were to be based in London I would have to spend 12 months in another station maybe Bristol, High Wycombe or Portsmouth. You will move around.
Once your through it doesn't matter what score you get - there is no pecking order. Everyone is afforded the same opportunities - regardless of which department you are in. Some less known departments may regrade their fast streamers early; it has been known.
The FSAC scores are used to place candidates in their chosen preferences based on a ranking system.