I have been working at Civil Service United Kingdom full-time (More than 10 years)
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.
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.
I applied online. The process took 3 weeks. I interviewed at Civil Service United Kingdom (Telephone, TX) in December 2014.
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.