Personal Skills Award employer support

The Personal Skills Award (PSA) is supported by a range of private and public sector organisations.

This gives you, as a PSA student, access to network with graduate recruiters.

Benefits of employer engagement

Employer engagement is important for students because: 

  • It gives you a direct insight into what employers are looking for in graduates
  • It keeps you updated with the current graduate recruitment market
  • It gives you access to current job opportunities
  • You can build your employability skills by attending workshops and skills sessions

PSA supporters

Our current PSA Supporters are:



Reed LogoAt Reed, our purpose is improving lives through work. We believe in building businesses for the benefit of society and we’re proud to make a positive different to people’s lives.

Every five minutes, someone in Britain starts a new job through Reed, and every month 12,000 people improve their skills and prospects by enrolling on a course through Reed. Our employment support services have helped over 150,000 unemployed jobseekers to start work. Reed is 18% owned by a charitable foundation, enabling us to support thousands of good causes and raise over £100million in the past decade.

 We’re one of the largest recruitment networks in the UK and our mission is simple: to help the world Love Mondays. We believe everyone should be able to find meaningful, fulfilling work – so we’re here to help people do just that!

Reed is always on the lookout for talented graduates to join our scheme and be part of our purpose.

Find out more about the Reed Graduate Training Scheme.

 Civil Service Fast Stream


Why the Fast Stream?

The Fast Stream is an accelerated career path to leadership with supported development. We are a graduate employer that is currently ranked number one in The Times Top 100. We recruit talented people to lead the Civil Service. We develop leaders who embody the highest levels of professionalism, integrity and impartiality.

Join us if you’re interested in:

  • Responsibility and permanent employment contracts from the start
  • Intellectually challenging work
  • Excellent training and long-term prospects
  • An opportunity to make a difference
  • Good work-life balance
  • Playing a crucial part in major national events

Our Schemes

There are 15 different Fast Stream options:

  • Commercial
  • Data, Digital and Technology
  • Diplomatic Service
  • Diplomatic Service Economics
  • Finance
  • Generalist
  • Government Economics Service
  • Government Operational Research
  • Government Social Research
  • Government Statistical Service
  • Houses of Parliament
  • Human Resources
  • Project Delivery
  • Property
  • Science and Engineering

What's the Civil Service?

The Civil Service helps to keep the UK prosperous and secure, supporting the governments we serve in implementing their commitments and delivering high-quality services for the public.

We employ over 420,000 people from across the UK. There are a wide range of roles and opportunities within services such as Finance, Diplomacy, Health, Science and Technology.


Professional Services