The graduate entry schemes are the Fast Stream for central government and the National Graduate Development Programme (NGDP) for local government.
They aim to select the top managers of the future. During the two-year programmes you do three or four different jobs, combined with training courses. You will become a junior manager very quickly.
National Graduate Development Programme
A two-year programme run by the Local Government Association
Civil Service Fast Stream
Fast track careers in the civil service
Read a job profile for a civil service administrator