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    Hey there guys,

    I'm considering a career as a fast track civil servant. I was just wondering what experience you think or know would be desirable?

    Is there any tips people could give about degree's and such-like that would aid me in becoming a top civil servant?

    Thanks for any help.
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    (Original post by Franz Ferdinand)
    Hey there guys,

    I'm considering a career as a fast track civil servant. I was just wondering what experience you think or know would be desirable?

    Is there any tips people could give about degree's and such-like that would aid me in becoming a top civil servant?

    Thanks for any help.
    did the 'band' not work out?


    and to actually answer your question, i have no idea
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    (Original post by Franz Ferdinand)
    Hey there guys,

    I'm considering a career as a fast track civil servant. I was just wondering what experience you think or know would be desirable?

    Is there any tips people could give about degree's and such-like that would aid me in becoming a top civil servant?

    Thanks for any help.
    Don't laugh, but this is what I know from watching old British political comedies so you have to take it with a pinch of salt. I think you would need, more or less, at least an upper second class degree from a good university in a relevant subject like PPE. Top positions like the private secretary to the minister of a particular department may require a particular personality and socialising skills to fit into the upper class culture I believe.

    EDIT: Also, the bureaucracy operates in a hierarchy with well-defined roles and functions. You may have to work your way up from the bottom by promotion to higher ranks as seniority and experience may take precedence over merit.
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    You can get into the fast track with a 2.1 I did recruitment ages ago but didn't get through. You had to fill in an application form, and then go to a centre and do some tests, then you had a group assessment day and an interview and i don't know what happened after that because thats as far as I got. I think I was lucky to get that far though because everyone else I spoke to there seemed to havea degree from a really top uni, speak a couple of languages and have done tons of relevant work experience.
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    I am considering a career in the civil service, preferably the Government Legal Services.
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    (Original post by Chiron)
    I am considering a career in the civil service, preferably the Government Legal Services.
    In which case try and get GLS work experience as soon as you can because its very competitive.
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