Events will vary somewhat from year to year, but usually include the following:
Careers fairs tend to be held in spring and summer between April and July, and in the autumn between October and December. There are a lot of them, and we can’t get to them all, but if we do attend one at your university or in your area you have an ideal opportunity to speak directly to us about working in the Civil Service, applying to the Fast Stream and the selection process.
Dunchester’s Millions (role-play policy game)
Dunchester’s Millions is a half-day policy game that illustrates some important aspects of a career in the Civil Service. Participants learn something of how government operates and in particular the role that civil servants play. The game is also a great opportunity to practise a range of skills including effectiveness in meetings, persuasion and negotiation, interpersonal sensitivity, analysis, judgement, decision-making and innovation.
Dunchester is a fictitious town that has just received £20 million from the government for regeneration and participants have to work out how to spend the money, facing a few surprises on the way! Some participants are civil servants; some are Ministers, MPs and their advisers. Others represent organisations that influence the development of policy in government, particularly pressure groups, local authorities and the private sector.
We promote the Fast Stream at as many universities as possible, and we find that one of the most effective ways of doing so is by presentations given by serving Fast Streamers. These tend to be alumni, who are keen to share their experience with undergraduates following in their footsteps. This is the ideal way of hearing at first hand about the Fast Stream and the opportunities it offers.
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