Parliament Fast Stream - work at the heart of democracyWatch
Today we're opening the UK Parliament Fast Stream programme for 2021.
Apply now, and in a year you could start your placement in the House of Commons or House of Lords.
As you might know, Parliament and Government are not the same – but the Fast Stream application process is similar.
As a Fast Streamer, you’ll work with politicians from all parties to scrutinise Government policy and support the UK’s democratic process. You might manage evidence sessions for a select committee inquiry, or work in Commons or Lords Chamber assisting in the passage of legislation.
We'll keep an eye on this thread, so if you have questions about being a Parliament Fast Streamer, the applications process, or what it's like working in Parliament - just let us know
Are applications as competitive as the regular Civil Service fast stream scheme as well? And are there are any tips regarding the application process? Thank you!
Don’t be put off – one of the benefits of the Fast Stream process is that you can choose four scheme options as preferences, so it’s worth choosing the HoP scheme if you think you’d enjoy working in Parliament!
Why is the Parliament Fast Stream the most competitive in terms of applicants to places available?
The House of Lords and House of Commons are both relatively small employers, so we take on a relatively small cohort of Fast Streamers.
Hi,Last year we could also apply directly to the UK Parliament Graduate Development Programme through Bright Network. Is this being run this year too? If so, when will applications open?Thanks!
If you’re interested in working in Parliament and you’re not successful through the Fast Stream, we recommend you keep an eye on the jobs webpages of both Houses, where there are lots of other opportunities to work for us.