Timeline:

4th April 2018
' Nominations Open '
9th May 2018
' Nominations Close '
26th July 2018
' Shortlist Announced '
5th October 2018
' Awards Ceremony '

Fast Stream and Early Talent

Fast Stream & Early Talent

Headlines include:

• Increased application rates for lower socio-economic applicants for both the Fast Stream graduate programme and the Fast Track apprenticeship scheme, between 2017 and 2018
• Doubling the success rate for lower socio-economic Fast Stream candidates in 2017, compared to 2016 – which was maintained in 2018
• Added to this is a high success rate for lower socio-economic background candidates for the Fast Track programme in 2017 (full figures embargoed)
• We have increased awareness of Fast Stream amongst lower socio-economic undergraduates by 11% between 2017 and 2018 (High Fliers data)
• We were recognised as the top public sector agency in the 2017 UK Social Mobility Index (overseen by the Social Mobility Commission and Social Mobility Foundation)
• Fast Stream were ‘Highly Commended’ in the 2017 UK Social Mobility Awards for Organisation of the Year and the Civil Service Diversity and Inclusion Championing Social Mobility Award. We also won other associated diversity strategy awards (including for Target Jobs, FIRM and National Undergraduate Employability Awards)
• Evaluation metrics for diversity interns – including lower socio-economic
students - indicated 100% would consider and recommend the Fast Stream graduate programme as a result of the internship. The 2018 diversity internship programmes will have a record number of participants (c.540)
• Delivering a three fold improvement on the previous year in terms of conversion of diversity internships to permanent Fast Stream roles in 2017 and 2018
• We have successfully piloted an ambitious positive action programme with lower socio-economic, and other diversity category, students at Queen Mary University, supported by the Head of the Civil Service and CS Commission – anticipating it will be extended to other universities
• We have presented at high profile events on our social mobility work and achievements, including seminars for Bridge Group (May 2018), Social Mobility Commission, Association of Graduate Recruiters and Association for Business Psychology