I worked at DFID full-time (More than 3 years)
Varied experiences, committed people, trying to put good policies in place,flexi-time, not too much pressure
Political, still some old-fashioned practices, some bullying and unpleasant behaviour
Advice to Management
Get the bullying under control
I applied online. The process took 6 weeks. I interviewed at DFID (London, England (UK)) in June 2015.
Before I got to the interview stage there was an online application and two tests. One was a a straightforward numerical reasoning test and the other was a situational judgement test. On successfully completing the online tests I was invited to attend an assessment centre. Here I had a group interview and an individual interview. The group interview required a group of us (6 in total) coming to an agreement over a common set of criteria for a certain project. The individual interview involved technical and competency based questions. The technical questions were in fact quite broad, and seemed to be focused on assessing your broader knowledge of the area you were applying for rather than specific technical expertise.