Government doubles intake of Civil Service apprentices

On 28th January, the Civil Service Fast Track Apprenticeship Scheme is due to open with 200 places available.

Apprenticeships offer 18 to 21-year-olds the opportunity to work at the heart of government in roles with real responsibility, such as advising ministers in Whitehall.

The apprentices will start work in September 2014 and benefit from a 2 year structured training programme. They will be expected to develop a range of skills and at the end of the scheme will have the opportunity to apply for other civil service career opportunities.

Minister for the Cabinet Office Francis Maude said: “As part of our long-term plan to get Britain on the rise, we are working to ensure that we have the very best people working in the civil service. That’s why we have introduced a new Fast Track Apprenticeship scheme for talented school leavers, which we have now doubled to offer 200 places in seven spots across the country. The apprenticeship scheme will sit alongside our popular graduate scheme, ensuring we draw the widest pool of talent into the civil service to help Britain win the global race.”

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