Civil Service Fast Stream: Houses of Parliament scheme

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Interested in working in Parliament? Want to be a future Leader?

The Houses of Parliament Fast Stream is a fascinating opportunity to work at the heart of the parliamentary process while remaining outside the cut and thrust of politics.

Graduate Recruitment Programme
In Autumn 2016 the House of Commons will launch a graduate recruitment exercise alongside the Civil Service Fast Stream (CSFS). If you wish to apply for the CSFS you can also choose the Houses of Parliament as an option. If you would like to be provided with further details or would like to register an interest, please email [email protected]
Full details of the application process will be available at:

The 4-year Graduate Development programme offers you the chance to be part of a dynamic and evolving institution at the heart of UK democracy. You will be placed in either the House of Commons or the House of Lords and be given the opportunity to work in a variety of roles and departments.

You’re likely to begin your career working for:

Select Committees
Managing committee inquiries, including: providing oral and written briefing material for committee members, liaising with and briefing committee witnesses, accompanying committees on visits and drafting committee reports.

Outreach and Engagement
Working to improve public engagement with an understanding of Parliament.

The Strategic Estates Team
Working as part of the Restoration and Renewal Programme Team to help plan for the refurbishment and renovation of Parliament’s buildings.

Corporate Services
Supporting the Finance, Audit and HR functions of the organisation.

The House of Commons Library
Providing research services and briefings to MPs and staff.

Throughout the programme you will receive extensive training from external and internal providers, based on your own development needs. Each year you will build on your experience and skills, deepening your understanding of the House as an institution and the challenges it faces, and helping it to become more efficient, effective and better understood by the public.

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Further information

The Workplace Equality Networks

The four WENs

ParliAble: in support of disabled people in Parliament. It is open to both those who consider themselves to have a disability and those who have an interest in supporting disabled people.

Parliagender: in support for gender equality. Our aim is to achieve gender equality across Parliament.

ParliREACH: in support of increasing awareness and appreciation of race, ethnicity and cultural heritage issues in Parliament.

ParliOUT:  in support of LGBTIQ (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, intersexual, and questioning) people in Parliament

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