Ladder to the top

26th January 2001 at 00:00
It will be some years before the impact of the Fast Track project can be measured. But a parallel scheme in the Civil Service has a good record. Fast Stream has been recruiting top graduates since the Seventies, with around 200 graduates selected from 12,000 applicants every year.

"If you are going to attract the best you have to address issues of promotion and pay," said Dave Penman fro the First Division Association, which represents top civil servants.

"In the past there were concerns about diversity. The scheme was too Oxbridge-dominated, but it has achieved its aims. Most senior civil servants in post came through the Fast Stream route." And that includes the most senior public official in the country - Sir Richard Wilson, head of the Home Civil Service.

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