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I think the fb group is a really good idea! This will be my first time applying so I would appreciate any help that I could get 😊
Hey,

I don't have Facebook but if it's a public group, would you mind posting the link on here please? No problem if not

Thanks
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hey guys im set on applying for the commercial stream, and how does everyone plan to practice on the situational judgement tests and other tests etc?? Is job test prep or assessmentday ideal? Thank you ☺
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I think it's definitely worth a shot! What've you got to lose?
Very little to lose but it was quite a weird kind of stressful experience last year. I also don’t want to be placed in London but I might consider applying this year when it opens
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3rd year student at University here, so it's my first time applying! Will be applying for Diplomatic Service.
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Going into my 3rd year of University and have just finished the Summer Diversity Internship Programme. Looking to apply for Generalist, HOP, and GSR. Feeling nervous already but hopefully it'll be a positive experience, even if it is known to be a long one.
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Couldn't find a thread for the upcoming application cycle anywhere, so thought I would start it. Anyone else on TSR applying? For which scheme?

I'm planning to apply for Gov Social Research as my top choice, would be great to get to know others in the same boat!
I am hopefully! I’m thinking general or houses of parliament ... not too sure.
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Going into my 3rd year of University and have just finished the Summer Diversity Internship Programme. Looking to apply for Generalist, HOP, and GSR. Feeling nervous already but hopefully it'll be a positive experience, even if it is known to be a long one.
How was your internship? Good luck for 3rd year, I’m going to 3rd year as well!
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How was your internship? Good luck for 3rd year, I’m going to 3rd year as well!
It was a really great experience thanks, we had to work from home as that is what my department is currently doing but I felt like I really got to experiecne what it was like to work oin the Civil Service. I feel like it is definitely worth applying for if anyone is still in their 2nd or 3rd year and fits the criteria. Good luck for your 3rd year too, I'm studing Psychology, what is/has everyone else studied?
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My friend pointed this one out to me who is applying this year which I think will be valuable knowledge for everyone here;



For those with immediate travel barriers and such, seems like great news.

source: https://www.faststream.gov.uk/how-to-apply/index.html
They mentioned this during my internship, and told us we will get more information about how to go about accessing the app if we get to the AC section. Seems much better for those of us who can't or don't want to travel for one day.
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(Original post by 22001581)
It was a really great experience thanks, we had to work from home as that is what my department is currently doing but I felt like I really got to experiecne what it was like to work oin the Civil Service. I feel like it is definitely worth applying for if anyone is still in their 2nd or 3rd year and fits the criteria. Good luck for your 3rd year too, I'm studing Psychology, what is/has everyone else studied?
Glad to hear. Was working from home hard? And thank you! I’m studying Politics and International Relations
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Glad to hear. Was working from home hard? And thank you! I’m studying Politics and International Relations
I did politics in my first year as a minor subject, really interesting, especially for the Civil Service. I actually found it okay working from home. It took a bit of getting used to at first, especially trying to sort out the technology, but all of my department were also working from home so it felt relatively normal. Hoping it means that I am a bit more confident if I get to the AC than I was before in terms of video calls.
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I'll be applying again to Diplomatic and Generalist. Didn't get to FSAC last year, due to 'low engagement' from video interviews. Discovered this essentially means you need so show enthusiasm through body language and how you speak (which is quite unnatural on the video interview!). Up until then, I'd got through on all schemes. This is my 3rd year out of uni, so hopefully the extra experience will help with the application.
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Hey everyone! Just noticed on the website it now says applications open 24th September - but I can't see the Government Communications stream anymore :eek: Has this been replaced by the new Property scheme?
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Hey everyone! Just noticed on the website it now says applications open 24th September - but I can't see the Government Communications stream anymore :eek: Has this been replaced by the new Property scheme?
Hi, yes, I was told on my internship that the commercial scheme isn't running, instead they are running the property scheme.
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Hi, yes, I was told on my internship that the commercial scheme isn't running, instead they are running the property scheme.
Ah that's a shame! Though I was very much torn between that and HR so I suppose it makes that decision a little easier on the plus side
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Ah that's a shame! Though I was very much torn between that and HR so I suppose it makes that decision a little easier on the plus side
Yeah, at least you know which one to go with now. They didn't mention why they were getting rid of it, would have been interesting to know the reason.
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Hi everyone! This will be my first time applying as I'm currently a third year, think Generalist will be my first choice. Does anyone have any SJT practice websites they found useful to prepare for the assessments?
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Looking at the FAQs on the Fast Stream website it looks like the AC process will be slightly delayed this year, with ACs running from mid-November until early February rather than mid-October until early January. Was kind of hoping it'd be similar to last year as I know that the wait between stages is awful from what I have heard.
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Hi everyone, this will also be my first time applying as I'm in final year.


I'm going for only one, DDat since I already know I want to do user research as a future career. I'm hoping this will be helpful for that. I'm a bit anxious even though I do have backups planned if I don't get in 😬.
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Hi everyone, this will also be my first time applying as I'm in final year.


I'm going for only one, DDat since I already know I want to do user research as a future career. I'm hoping this will be helpful for that. I'm a bit anxious even though I do have backups planned if I don't get in 😬.
You definitely should not only apply for just one.

There were folk last year who did this and they never had high enough scores for their chosen scheme but they had very high scores that would have allowed them on another scheme.

They ended up with nothing.

Use your 4 selections or as many as possible 🙂
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