I left the fast steam, AMAWatch
Thought it might be useful to share my experiences and answer any questions people might have.
I was on the fast stream for a year, really enjoyed my first posting, and left for an SEO role within the same group.
So it’s a promotion formally, but in practice it’s more of a level transfer, just with much better pay!
Do you think your career trajectory will be impacted by leaving the fast stream?
Also if I’d stayed I would have been a generalist and probably flitted around departments for pay rises and interesting work. Now I’m hoping to specialise in the policy area I’m in and don’t plan to take jobs in anything else.