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I have been working at Civil Service United Kingdom full-time (More than 5 years)Doesn't RecommendPositive OutlookNo opinion of CEODoesn't RecommendPositive OutlookNo opinion of CEO
Been in civil service for almost 6 years. In that time I have delivered well. Some flexibility, good working conditions. Varied project work.
Removel of spine points big mistake as it has lead to demotivated work force. Box 2 means some just stay above improving box and many people just tick along. Staff development and very very limited promotion as people don't move on.
Advice to Management
Develop people and help them follo a path. Bring back spine points and encourage all to have mentors to help forge a career. I like what I do but can see me leaving as salary freeze is unfair and limited promotion. People stay in jobs too long for any new people coming in
Getting an Interview
Getting an Interview
- Accepted OfferPositive ExperienceEasy Interview
I applied online. The process took 5+ months – interviewed at Civil Service United Kingdom (London, England (UK)).
So far I have only done the first interview (the economic assessment centre); I have the FSAC still to go. It involved writing a technical report and policy brief on the electricity and gas industry and then answering short-format economics questions. Then I: presented on my policy brief, answered questions on my technical report, and discussed the economics questions. It was really fun, actually.
- The asked me about the short format exam style questions. I had done a MSc. and found that the stuff I couldn't answer were 'A-level' style questions: what is the difference b/w Keynesian and Neoclassical Long Run Aggregate Supply curves and what are supernatural profits. There was nothing about competency or my experience. Answer Question
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 ...