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London, England (UK)
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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 ... Read more

Civil Service United Kingdom Reviews

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Civil Service United Kingdom Cabinet Secretary Sir Jeremy Heywood
Sir Jeremy Heywood
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    "Fulfilling role at the Ministry of Defence"

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    Current Employee - Investigating Accountant in Callington, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Investigating Accountant in Callington, England (UK)
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    I have been working at Civil Service United Kingdom full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Knowing that one has a real contribution to make to the nation. The work involves analysis and investigation to ensure, for the tax payer, value for money.

    Cons

    Constant change in structure without genuine reason. Transformation, the latest trend in business is often misapplied to organisations for which the scheme is not suitable.

    Advice to Management

    Select a strategy and stay the course of development giving certainty to staff. Recruitment is only half the battle. Retention is the other half and indicates success or otherwise of the employment terms and conditions.

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Civil Service United Kingdom Interviews

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    Anonymous Employee in Telephone, TX
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    Application

    I applied online. The process took 3 weeks. I interviewed at Civil Service United Kingdom (Telephone, TX) in December 2014.

    Interview

    Online tests (verbal, numerical, situational judgement), competency questionnaire, telephone interview.

    The latter two look for the core Civil Service competencies as listed on the website.

    Mostly quite basic - nothing too unexpected or difficult. Practice tests are provided before taking the actual tests, competency questionnaire is quite clear and easily answered, and interview topics are given before hand.

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Civil Service United Kingdom Awards & Accolades

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

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