Coaching

WHAT WE DO

Firstly, we are not showing you ways to cheat the system. We give you a better understanding and coaching to become a high-level Fast Streamer and supply the Civil Service with better candidates.

We have deconstructed the Civil Service Behaviours and Strengths and Fast Stream assessments and broken them down. We make the process simple to digest and understand, showing you what you need to do to operate well and successfully demonstrate your strengths and applicability to the Fast Stream.

We will both instruct you and give you suitable mock exercises. This will help you understand what you need to do and what the assessors are looking for (we will show you the same level of detail they use to mark you) in each of the assessments you will face in each stage, especially the Fast Stream Assessment Centre (FSAC).

NICHE SERVICES

We have a niche tool to aid and promote creative thinking in a mechanical way – whether you are naturally creative or not, we can give you a tool to produce innovative answers that the FSAC assessors are looking for.

This is especially pertinent for the 2021 FSAC where the Written Exercise has changed from an analysis one to a creative-idea-development one. There is now a specific and full exercise dedicated to ideas and their development.

We also have a mock Leadership Brief that is not in the public domain (and we consider other coaching services and forums do not have something like it either). We also show you which Behaviours are being tested in the Leadership brief and each exercise.

Our preparation for the Situational Judgement Tests (SJTs) and Work-Based Scenarios (WBSs) stage, Video Interview and FSAC (also a virtual experience this year) is comprehensive, so you know exactly what to expect on the day, you will have experienced the exercises and you will be confident going in.

WHAT WE CHARGE

In line with normal academic tutoring, yet cheap for corporate services, we feel we offer good value-for-money at £50 per hour (which has not risen over the last few years, despite inflation).

Please note, the sessions below cover the aspects comprehensively for most clients. But we can spend longer with some clients who want to ask more detailed questions and we can also cover aspects more quickly if you want to spend less. Below is the typical time we take that most candidates are happy with, and what we feel you need to best prepare for the various assessment stages.

Situational Judgement Test & Work-Based Scenarios £75 [or £50 option]

We cover the initial multiple-choice stages of the SJTs and WBSs in a 90-minute session, costing £75. The Civil Service Behaviours are in the public domain and we show you how this is exactly the kind of person the Fast Stream is looking for and how to focus on yourself and the Behaviours and not extrapolating the scenarios into something else, wondering or second-guessing what the assessors are looking for.

Video Interview £75 [or £50 option]

At the Video Interview stage, we can spend an hour, going over your prepared examples with you and get them up to speed, ready for the assessment. This would be £50.

Alternatively, if you require more theory of what the interview stage is about, what you’ll be asked and want to know the crux of what the assessors are after, we spend a 30-minute session covering the theory and what you need to do to prepare your answers. Then you spend some time to prepare you answers.

We then have another 60-minute session on another day and give you a mock interview so you can experience the assessment and debrief after to make sure your answers are at the required standard.

Fast Stream Assessment Centre (FSAC) £250

For the FSAC, we can either discuss a tailored package to suit your needs (if you only want to focus on a particular exercise which you scored poorly on last year) and matching that with a suitable cost.

Mostly though, people want that comprehensive approach where we cover all aspects of the FSAC stage for a flat rate of £250.

A typical coaching program for the FSAC stage looks like this:

SESSION 1 (1 hour)

30 mins leadership brief & self-assessment theory

30 mins written exercise and niche creative thinking/ideas tool

(set you a written exercise)

SESSION 2 (2 hours)

60 minutes mock leadership brief exercise

30 minutes feedback and debrief/lessons moving forward

30 mins written exercise feedback

(set the second written exercise)

SESSION 3 (1 hour 30 mins)

60 minutes Group Exercise coaching

30 minutes written exercise feedback

(set you the third written exercise)

SESSION 4 (15-20 mins)

Telephone review of the third written exercise

+ additional 1 hr for exercise marking

Satisfaction Guaranteed

The coaching covers everything from academic approaches to handling nerves, to psychological tips on being personally successful in all walks of life.

We are friendly, capable and professional. We obviously can’t promise you will pass FSAC, as some factors are out of our control; it mostly involves how hard you are willing to work and prepare – we can not make you learn everything we give you to learn.

We have a high pass rate after the coaching, and most people who put the effort in and actively listen, do pass. In addition, 100% of people using the service found it extremely helpful, adding significant value to their capability and found it a compelling experience.

Please get in touch if you would like our help, or require more information. We’re happy to discuss our own careers, background and credence in more detail with yourselves or parents over the phone.