Civil Service Fast Stream and Early Talent
Title: Transforming Fast Stream disability inclusion
•The Fast Stream and Early Talent (FSET) team oversees the flagship Fast Stream programme for graduates who have the potential to become Civil Service future leaders - standing at number 1 in The Times Top 100 graduate employers listing, as well as being The Times Employer of Choice for HR and the Public sector in 2020, in addition to the 2019 Personnel Today Awards Graduate Employer of the Year. This is alongside other D&I award winning achievements in 2019-20, including the Recruitment Industry Disability Initiative, the Institute of Student Employers, Business Culture, and National Undergraduate Employability awards. This recognition provides evidence of going beyond normal commitment.
•Our new FSET D&I Strategy vision (in draft) is to “be the most inclusive graduate and early talent programme in the UK” – reflecting attraction, representation and inclusion - with disability and neurodiversity an essential priority.
•We are a Disability Confident Leader and aim to maximise disability attraction and representation within our recruitment approach. We are passionate about proactive improvement to support disabled young people. And we are passionate also in respect to inclusion – creating the environment and culture for post holders with disabilities to flourish.
•The team delivers its disability strategy through a fully integrated set of functions that addresses:
oMarketing and attraction.
oDiversity & Inclusion interventions.
•Core also are FSET’s multi-award winning positive action diversity internships for first year undergraduates (Early Diversity Internship Programme), penultimate and final year undergraduates (Summer Diversity Internship Programme) and young people on the autism spectrum (Autism Exchange Internship Programme). All programmes encompass disability participants – wholly in terms of the autism programme - along with other diversity categories.