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Khalid1996
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I was rejected from all the graduate schemes I applied to during my third year. I was particularly interested in the civil service fast stream, but I failed the video interview. I recently applied to a job at HM Treasury and was interviewed last week. The job title is personal assistant, so heavily admin related. I was expecting the role to be economics related, but it is a standard PA role. The salary is between £28,000 to £32,000. I am now contemplating on whether to accept this job offer or not. My aim is to become an economist, ideally through the fast stream. Do you think I should reapply or accept this job offer?.

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Personally, I think you should accept. I think you're getting paid more than a fast streamer.
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I would accept the job and apply for the GES/CSFS for 2018 entry.

The experience of working in a major central department like HMT will undoubedtly help you prepare for the recruitment process for any of the grad programmes. If for any reason you don't get a grad programme, then there is potential to move with other internal roles.
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In this current job market, take what you can get. The extra experience could help you in the future to land a role you want. Don't turn down offers because it's not what you immediately want. Turn this down and you may be waiting a long while yet until you get something else.
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What @J-SP said
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Agree with you on this
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(Original post by Khalid1996)
I was rejected from all the graduate schemes I applied to during my third year. I was particularly interested in the civil service fast stream, but I failed the video interview. I recently applied to a job at HM Treasury and was interviewed last week. The job title is personal assistant, so heavily admin related. I was expecting the role to be economics related, but it is a standard PA role. The salary is between £28,000 to £32,000. I am now contemplating on whether to accept this job offer or not. My aim is to become an economist, ideally through the fast stream. Do you think I should reapply or accept this job offer?.

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Just to clarify have you been offered the job yet? If so do take it, the experience will be valuable even if its not exactly what you want to do long term.
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I'd go for the job. You'll work your way up and then apply next year for whatever you want to get.
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Accept it. Often jobs in the civil service are advertised internally first, so you will get a leg up, esp if you are good
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Accept it, you will get access to internal vacancies across all government departments.
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Did you go for it?
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