Advanced Search Advanced Search Close Panel All of these words This exact phrase Any of these words Without these words Search within: PSDWhole of Government Expand All Collapse All Careers@GovCareer Progression 1. Is there any difference in career progression for scholars or non-scholars? Career progression in the Public Service is based on the individual's performance on the job, his potential to take on greater responsibilities, and his character attributes (such as integrity, leadership and commitment).Being a scholar does not guarantee a faster career progression. Once he is on the job, the officer has to prove himself through his work performance. If you are unable to find an answer to your query, please submit your Feedback to let us know how we can help you.