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Civil Service Fast Stream

Assistant Economist, Education at Civil Service Fast Stream

Application Advice: Go for it, very interesting. Fast-stream assessment can be a bit of a faff.

Interview Advice: Be relaxed, try to find out as much as you can in advance.

Industry: Economist (Civil Service)

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Bank of England

Economist, Prudential Policy at Bank of England

Application Advice: Identify the key areas of interest within the Bank.

Interview Advice: Read through the material available only, such as the Inflation Report, Quarterly Bulletin, and MPC minutes.

Industry: Charity, Education & Public Sector, Economist (Civil Service)

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Civil Service Fast Stream

Economist, Office of Rail Regulation at Civil Service Fast Stream

Application Advice: A good foundation in intermediate micro and macroeconomics are pre-requisites for a role with the Government Economic Service. However you must also be ably to apply these concepts to real-world issues and understand how the government might design intervention to address certain market failures.

Interview Advice: Try to get plenty or rest beforehand - the assessment centers for the Fast Stream schemes are an exhausting experience. Also, make sure you have examples to hand to demonstrate the required competencies (as outlined in the interview pack you will received). Structured, clear answers will get you a long way.

Industry: Charity, Education & Public Sector, Economist (Civil Service)

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Civil Service Fast Stream

Assistant Economist, Transport at Civil Service Fast Stream

Application Advice: Prepare: research online, go to the talks available.

Interview Advice: Research the competency framework and prepare a couple of examples for each and be prepared to elaborate and have follow up questions.

Industry: Charity, Education & Public Sector, Economist (Civil Service)

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Civil Service Fast Stream

Assistant Economist, Home Office at Civil Service Fast Stream

Application Advice: Know the fast stream competencies well and make sure you demonstrate them at the assessment centre. For economists - revise 1st year economics and practice explaining concepts in layman's terms.

Industry: Charity, Education & Public Sector, Economist (Civil Service)

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Civil Service Fast Stream

Assistant Economist, Intellectual Property Office at Civil Service Fast Stream

Application Advice: Read up on the civil service competencies and do the practice tests online

Interview Advice: look at the Fast Stream application guide, learn the competencies, and practise interviewing where you give examples of how you demonstrate the competencies

Industry: Charity, Education & Public Sector, Economist (Civil Service)

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Civil Service Fast Stream

Civil Service Fast Stream

Application Advice: Speak to people who have done it before and look online for tips.

Interview Advice: Prepare, the assessments are very tricky.

Industry: Charity, Education & Public Sector, Economist (Civil Service)

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Civil Service Fast Stream

Economist, at Civil Service Fast Stream

Application Advice: Prepare for competency-based challenges at assessment centres and collabaration and communication skills. Think about the Fast Stream role and be able to explain how it fits them and how they see themselves in it.

Interview Advice: Prepare multiple examples of strong performance in difficult environments (e.g. working against a deadline, working with a difficult colleague) and tailor them to the Civil Service Competency Framework which you can find online.

Industry: Charity, Education & Public Sector, Economist (Civil Service)

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Civil Service Fast Stream

Senior Economist, at Civil Service Fast Stream

Application Advice: Make sure you address the competencies of the Civil Service in your examples. These are freely available on the website.

Interview Advice: Difficult to prepare, as its competency base, but you can think about what the examiners are looking for in the different exercises.

Industry: Charity, Education & Public Sector, Economist (Civil Service)

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Civil Service Fast Stream

Assistant Economist, Department for Transport at Civil Service Fast Stream

Application Advice: Read the latest civil service competencies and ensure you demonstrate these in your responses to questions.

Interview Advice: Make sure you fully understand all the fundamental economic principles and theories and learn to apply this into everyday life. Also learn how to be able to communicate these economic principles into layman's terms.

Industry: Charity, Education & Public Sector, Economist (Civil Service)

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