The work of the Northern Ireland Civil Service impacts on every aspect of life in Northern Ireland. The Service supports the Northern Ireland Executive to serve the people of Northern Ireland by delivering the priority commitments set out in its Programme for Government and economic and investment strategies.

What could I do?

The NI Fast Stream is an accelerated training and development programme for people who have the potential to become senior managers within the NI Civil Service. It’s a demanding programme which offers you the opportunity to join the Service at middle manager level and undertake any of a wide variety of interesting job opportunities. So you could find yourself working on policy, operations, finance or in direct support of Ministers, covering issues and policies that make a real difference to the people of Northern Ireland.

Training and development

We are committed to the continuous training and development of our people to meet our challenging business needs and to help you to realise your full potential. Given the size and scope of the NI Civil Service, the prospects for your long-term professional career are excellent.

The majority of NI Fast Stream positions will be based in the Greater Belfast area although you are expected to be mobile and work wherever your Department needs you. Throughout your career in the NI Civil Service you may be required to work in various departments and locations.

Who are we looking for?

You’ll need to have or be predicted at least a 2:2 degree by 2014, along with a strong interest in working in Northern Ireland to make a positive contribution to both its present and its future. And of course, you’ll need to demonstrate the key competencies we expect from all our Fast Streamers.

The Northern Ireland Fast Stream is a separate programme, so if you apply for this scheme you cannot apply for any other Fast Stream scheme in the same recruitment year.