Civil Service Fast Stream 2016/2017

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    Apply here (Deadline has now passed):

    https://www.gov.uk/government/organisations/civil-service-fast-stream


    LATEST (4th December)
    E-tray results are in, lots have completed their video interviews already and a small few are still waiting for them to unlock.

    Video interview results should start coming out from mid December and get released incrementally from there.


    Helpful info

    http://www.faststream.gov.uk/contact-us/


    Contact:
    Check the FAQ first!: http://www.faststream.gov.uk/faqs/
    Email: [email protected]
    Fast Stream Help Desk number: 01276 400 333
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    Hi guys I will also be applying for the fast stream in September for the first time! Any tips would be lovely
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    Hi guys,

    This will be my first time applying as well and hopefully be graduating next year. I have bought several books on numerical, verbal and logical reasoning test. Hopefully this should prepare me for the online test. I'm also considering to invest some money on the online practice test. What programmes you guys applying for ?Historicity ZonnyJammer I'm applying for digital and technology.
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    (Original post by Historicity)
    Am I too early?


    Ah well, anybody ready to apply this year? I've been rejected two years in a row, this year is gonna be my year at 22 years old!


    Anybody recommend any books? I'm gonna buy some civil service/ aptitude test books and start doing them now til September
    I've used www.assessmentday.co.uk and it really helped they have practice tests including e-tray tests, which are obviously really helpful when applying for the Fast Stream !
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    What has everyone done to put on their application form/talk about in interviews? I'm not sure whether to wait till next year to apply as I haven't got much work experience yet.
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    Anyone know when it opens for applications this year? Is it just the beginning of september?
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    (Original post by Durgs)
    Anyone know when it opens for applications this year? Is it just the beginning of september?
    It depends. Most of the Analytical streams open in February while the Corporate streams typically open on the 1st of September.

    Take a look at last years dates here - https://www.gov.uk/guidance/civil-se...aduate-schemes
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    Will also be applying this year.
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    (Original post by Eboracum7)
    It depends. Most of the Analytical streams open in February while the Corporate streams typically open on the 1st of September.

    Take a look at last years dates here - https://www.gov.uk/guidance/civil-se...aduate-schemes
    Cheers!
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    Been a long time since I was on the Student Room... Originally had it applying for university. Back again hoping to join some people here in a quest to get into the civil service next year! Jumping on the thread early - will be watching.
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    Same as you! I used TSR for applying and then never really came back, until now!

    Thanks for starting this thread OP :-)

    I got some verbal reasoning/numerical practice books, and am taking some online. I want to take the tests basically as soon as they open because once my third year starts I'll have less time!

    Applying for generalist - House of Commons! Although after practicing these tests, I'm slowly losing faith....
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    (Original post by No1Lion)
    Hi guys,

    This will be my first time applying as well and hopefully be graduating next year. I have bought several books on numerical, verbal and logical reasoning test. Hopefully this should prepare me for the online test. I'm also considering to invest some money on the online practice test. What programmes you guys applying for ?Historicity ZonnyJammer I'm applying for digital and technology.
    Hi sorry for getting back to you so late! I'm applying for the generalist programme


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    Um does anyone else suck at verbal reasoning?
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    (Original post by whyamianadult)
    Um does anyone else suck at verbal reasoning?
    Haven't got on to that section yet, hard to practice for all of this whilst working full time -.- Which book do you have? Mine is by Richard McMunn
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    (Original post by ZonnyJammer)
    Haven't got on to that section yet, hard to practice for all of this whilst working full time -.- Which book do you have? Mine is by Richard McMunn
    Ive got the practice & pass one by Alan Redman, thought I was getting better then took a practice one online and just can't seem to think the way they want me to. Freaking out a little haha.
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    (Original post by whyamianadult)
    Ive got the practice & pass one by Alan Redman, thought I was getting better then took a practice one online and just can't seem to think the way they want me to. Freaking out a little haha.
    Oh god interested to see how I'll get on then...


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    (Original post by ZonnyJammer)
    Hi sorry for getting back to you so late! I'm applying for the generalist programme


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    No Worries We got plenty of time . Thanks Lillybingo for the link. I bought the bundle pack for £35 which is decent compared to the others.
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    Anyone applying for the Diplomatic Stream this year? I'm literally reading through all the previous Fast Stream threads on TSR to find out as much as I can lol.

    Going to research the scheme and the application process until August, then going to start practicing as many tests as possible until the applications open in September. Kind of apprehensive about buying online tests and books, will probably head down to my local library soon.
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    Just as a little sub-discussion, I'm interested to know everyone's back up plans if they aren't accepted on to the fast stream this year

    I'm a third year history undergrad


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