https://fasttrack.blog.gov.uk/2015/08/24/why-i-chose-the-fast-track-sean-nolan/

Why I joined the Fast Track: Sean Nolan

"I work in the Cabinet Office within the Efficiency Reform Group, so my role in the Cabinet Office is providing programme management support, so that’s basically working between different government departments to improve their back office functions.

I chose the Fast Track Apprenticeship Scheme because it offered a really good alternative to university. I wasn’t really sure what I wanted to study at university so I thought the scheme provided a real opportunity to earn and learn at the same time and it also provided me with the opportunity to work in the civil service, which has a broad number of different government departments that you can get involved in.

I’d say the best thing that I’ve probably done is working on a programme called the Engaging Our Schools Programme. This involves going to a school in north London helping Year 11 students that have learning difficulties to improve their CVs, their application skills, interview skills, that type of thing.

If you’re in a situation like I was and you’re not too sure what you want to do at university - maybe you’ve got a choice of subjects and you’re not sure of which one to pick - I think it’s a fantastic opportunity.

I love my job, I think it’s fantastic. You see some of the key senior civil servants on a day-to-day basis and you’re just learning from loads of different people around you."

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