Civil Service United Kingdom

Civil Service United Kingdom Reviews

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Civil Service United Kingdom Cabinet Secretary Sir Jeremy Heywood
Sir Jeremy Heywood
6 Ratings

    Interesting and challenging work with responsibility, in flexible conditions

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Statistician in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Statistician in London, England (UK)

    I have been working at Civil Service United Kingdom full-time (more than an year)


    Good balance of interesting, varied work. Sensible working conditions. Recognition of skills over grade always staff to use own initiative.

    Nice atmosphere at the office, with plenty of down to earth support.


    Bad organisation and a lot of inconsistencies and changes make delivering on long term projects difficult. More time spent talking than doing. Sometimes it's hard to tell whether the work done is good or otherwise. Not enough evidence used.

    Some people do not do enough, some do too much.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Speak more often, outside of big meetings, to junior members of staff working on the details of projects if you want to understand the problems.

    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

Civil Service United Kingdom Interviews

Updated Oct 21, 2014
Updated Oct 21, 2014

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    Assistant Government Communicator Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in London, England (UK)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in London, England (UK)
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 7+ weeksinterviewed at Civil Service United Kingdom in October 2014.

    Interview Details

    The whole process was very well organised, recruiters were friendly and approachable. Make sure you do your research (all the information can be located on the relevant department's website). Focus on the competencies. Ensure you know your story, have examples ready to show the recruiters that you have the skills for the position. Remember that you're not being ranked against the other participants but in relation to the competency framework. Take time to talk to other participants and find out their reasons for applying and their backgrounds.

    At the end of the interview you will have the opportunity to ask questions. Take this opportunity to see why the person sat in front of you joined the Civil Service - what was their career path? What do they enjoy about their job? These answers could well help you in the panel or 1:1 interview. It also allows you an opportunity to see if you are a good fit for the organisation. Do the employees that you meet share your values? Did they join for similar reasons to you? These are all things that can help you in choosing the best position for you.

    Interview Questions
    • Why should the government have campaigns to help people get their tax affairs in order?   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

Civil Service United Kingdom Awards & Accolades

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Britain's Top 100 Graduate Employers (#8), The Sunday Times (UK), 2012

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Headquarters London, United Kingdom
Size 5000+ Employees
Founded Unknown
Type Government
Industry Government
Revenue Unknown / Non-Applicable per year
Competitors Unknown

The civil service helps the government of the day develop and deliver its policies as effectively as possible.

We work in three types of organisations – departments, agencies, and non-departmental government bodies (NDPBs). We cover a wide range of areas touching on everyone’s day-to-day lives, such as education, health and policing.

Because our organisations deal with so many different aspects of government, civil servants work in an enormous variety of roles. We’re politically impartial. Our workforce includes people who deliver crucial services direct to the... More

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