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Newport, South East England, England (UK)
501 to 1000 employees
$25 to $50 million (USD) per year
The Crown Prosecution Service is the Government Department responsible for prosecuting criminal cases investigated by the police and other investigating bodies in England and Wales.

As the principal prosecuting authority in England and Wales, we are ... Read more

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)
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    I worked at Crown Prosecution Service full-time (More than 3 years)


    The are some people at the CPS that really care about what they do and take their role in the criminal justice system very seriously.


    One of the main problems with the CPS is the split between legal and non-legal grades. This creates quite a two tier organisation where the two members aren't equal. As such, I have experienced quite a bit of division between the two career families (though a number of really strong working partnerships do exist at local levels).

    A large number of unnecessary change and transformation projects which have little positive impact on the end service are initiated but not fully thought through or delivered resulting in disruption.

    Limited career opportunities - especially for non-legal grades and for those looking to move into one of the the Government's professions.

    Advice to Management

    Focus on what the service is there for - to fairly and independently prosecute those accused of crimes - and direct all your limited resources to this.

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Crown Prosecution Service photo of: High Street, Kingston upon Hull (Photo thanks to Geograph user Bernard Sharp, Some Rights Reserved)
Crown Prosecution Service photo of: Warwickshire Justice Centre (Photo thanks to Geograph user Robin Stott, Some Rights Reserved)
Crown Prosecution Service photo of: Liberty Lane, Kingston upon Hull (Photo thanks to Geograph user Bernard Sharp, Some Rights Reserved)
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    Paralegal Assistant Interview

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


    I applied online. The process took 2+ months. I interviewed at Crown Prosecution Service (London, England (UK)) in December 2016.


    Online application on civil service website with 4/5 competency based questions. Followed by interview that was completely compentency based. Around 4-5 questions asked. After I was successful at the interview (found out a month later), had to complete security checks, DBS, pre employment checks and Heath declaration etc.

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