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QInsight: Civil Service Fast Stream

Information sessions, interactive workshops and mock assessments led by the Civil Service.

QInsight is a Careers & Enterprise scheme that partners with a prestigious graduate recruiter to develop a series of sessions that allow you to increase your commercial awareness of the host organisation, get tips and practice their rigorous graduate recruitment processes and network with both recent graduates and senior members of staff. The over-arching goal of QInsight is to increase your success in graduate application processes, whatever the role and sector. We are pleased to confirm that the Civil Service will be hosting QInsight again in 2018-19.

Due to funder objectives QInsight is only open to current QMUL undergraduate students.

QInsight: Civil Service Fast Stream

This is your opportunity to develop a deep insight into the Civil Service, its culture, its diversity internship programmes, career paths and its application and recruitment methods. You will attend information sessions, interactive workshops and mock assessments led by the Civil Service as well as visit their offices, where networking is facilitated. Students who complete the scheme will increase their knowledge of the Civil Service and experience of common graduate selection methods, professional networking and commercial awareness.

What have past student participants said?

“The highlight was the trips to places as it makes it more interesting and realistic as you can imagine the setting and types of people you'd meet. Meeting the actual people from the civil service and asking for their honest insight into the roles ahead.” – QInsight: Civil Service Fast Stream participant

“The module was very well run and the opportunity to listen to speakers who are currently working within the Civil Service was very interesting. There was a good amount of feedback given and the presentations were very clear.” – QInsight: Civil Service Fast Stream participant

“The breakdown of the assessment centre helped me become more confident to attend assessment centres now.” – QInsight: Civil Service Fast Stream participant

Read Dan's QInsight story to find out how he got a place on the Civil Service Fast Stream. 

What is the commitment?

QInsight will take place in both Semester A and B during 4-6 Wednesday afternoons (between 1:30 – 5pm).

How will QInsight benefit me?

You will increase your commercial awareness of the Civil Service and your knowledge and experience of its rigorous graduate recruitment methods. You’ll also get the chance to network with both senior Civil Servants as well as current Fast Streamers.

QInsight will appear on your HEAR (Higher Education Achievement Record) after successful completion of the programme. You’ll benefit from face-to-face coaching from professional experts who will help you apply what you’ve learnt so that you can get ahead.

How can I apply?

Applications are currently closed. Please get in touch if you have any questions.


Placement: Voluntary Location: On campus / Off campus
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