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The Civil Service Fast Track Apprenticeship application process includes a few different steps. Prepare for your upcoming assessment with this pack and get ahead of the field. Read on for how JobTestPrep can help you get a Fast Track Apprenticeship in the following schemes: business, commercial, finance, digital and technology, and project delivery.


Fast Track Apprenticeship Schemes

The following are the different types of apprenticeship schemes available in the Civil Service field:

  • Business
  • Commercial 
  • Finance
  • Digital and technology
  • Project delivery

Fast Track Apprenticeship Eligibility

To apply for a Civil Service Fast Track Apprenticeship, your qualifications must meet the following criteria:

  • at least 16 years old by 31 August
  • at least five GCSEs at grade C or above, or the new grade four and above, including English Language and Maths
  • eligible according to the Civil Service nationality rules
  • a resident of the UK for at least two of the past 10 years, including an entire continuous year
  • eligible to work in the UK
  • no degree
  • available to start working in September

How to Apply for a Fast Track Apprenticeship

You will need to apply online for a Fast Track Apprenticeship. There is an application form that you must complete and a diversity questionnaire that is optional.


Fast Track Apprenticeship Online Tests

There are several online tests that you are required to sit if you want to get a Fast Track Apprenticeship Scheme. Tests can only be administered using a laptop or desktop computer, and not a mobile phone or tablet. 

Fast Track Verbal and Numerical Reasoning Tests

These tests assess your ability to answer different verbal questions and solve math problems under time constraints. The numerical exercise contains 24 questions, and the verbal exercise contains 36 questions, to be completed in six minutes per exercise. 

Situational Judgement Questionnaire

This questionnaire assesses your ability to effectively make judgements when you are presented with scenarios you may face whilst working as a Fast Track apprentice. The situational judgement questionnaire contains 20 scenarios and is not timed, but you should give yourself approximately 20-30 minutes to complete it.

Competency Questionnaire

This questionnaire assesses the qualities that are most relevant to the Fast Track Apprenticeship scheme. It contains 54 questions and is not timed, but like the situational judgement questionnaire, you should make sure you have approximately 20-30 minutes to complete it.

If you applying under the Guaranteed Interview Scheme (GIS) you will not have to sit the verbal and numerical reasoning tests.


Fast Track Assessment Centre (FTAC)

After you have completed the online tests, and if your scores are high enough, you will be invited to the Fast Track assessment centre. This assessment centre offers you the opportunity to shine and prove that you have the skills and personality to earn a Fast Track Apprenticeship. At the assessment centre, you will complete various tasks: a group task, a written task, and a strengths-based interview. You may be asked to complete an additional assessment as well.


Prepare for the Civil Service Apprenticeship Scheme

Applying for a Civil Service Fast Track Apprenticeship Scheme requires some organization and preparation. Let JobTestPrep help you get ready for the process. 

This PrepPack contains verbal, numerical practice drills and tests that give you the skills and abilities to ensure your success. We look forward to having you on board.


What's Included

  • 18 Numerical Tests
  • 13 Verbal Reasoning Tests
  • Practice drills and tests
  • Full explanations and solving tips
  • Timed tests with score reports