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The Department for Education (UK) Interview Questions in London, UK

Updated Mar 17, 2017
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    Executive Officer Interview

    Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 3+ months. I interviewed at The Department for Education (UK) (London, England (UK)).

    Interview

    Very structured and basic competency interview by three people. Literally asked me to spell out the examples required from the Civil Service handbook. Quite short - 40 minutes. Not too taxing. If you prepare well from the handbook and follow the STAR structure, this is not a difficult interview. Although the interview itself was short, the entire process was very long. Job advertised in November, interview was almost two months later, final decision made four weeks after that.

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    Campaigns Operations Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in London, England (UK)
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 3 days. I interviewed at The Department for Education (UK) (London, England (UK)) in June 2016.

    Interview

    3 sperate interviews where met different staff - line manager, colleagues and head of department. Pretty standard first interview followed by, presentation in the 2nd conducted over the phone. Nothing difficult and pretty standard questioning throughout. 3RD stage interview more with he'd of dept - more troublesome - was asked the same questions as before but this time the answers where not seemed to have been liked. Also seemed to want agency experience which is a bit late in the day to pick up on. Strange arbitrary process.

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    • Examples where you had used particular skills   1 Answer
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    Executive Officer Interview

    Anonymous Employee in City of Westminster, England (UK)
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2+ months. I interviewed at The Department for Education (UK) (City of Westminster, England (UK)) in May 2016.

    Interview

    Standard civil service process - online tests including verbal and numerical, situational judgement etc.
    Then comes the interview with 2 or more people alternating between taking notes and writing as you speak. Be prepared for a long wait on results as this is not uncommon.

    Interview Questions

    • Describe a time when you (insert sub-competency)   1 Answer
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    VB.NET Developer (Contract) Interview

    Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at The Department for Education (UK) (London, England (UK)) in March 2013.

    Interview

    Applied through Jobserve, a week later got a reply from recruiter. Was asked to fill a questionnaire like why I'm suitable for this position, my desired rate etc. Another week later I had the face-to-face interview.

    Interview Questions

    • It was typical competency-based interview with very few and rather simple technical questions thrown in.   1 Answer
    • Give us an example of a situation where you worked under pressure?   1 Answer
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