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www.gov.uk
London, England (UK)
1001 to 5000 employees
2015
Government
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HM Treasury is the government’s economic and finance ministry, maintaining control over public spending, setting the direction of the UK’s economic policy and working to achieve strong and sustainable economic growth.

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HM Treasury Chancellor George Osborne
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  • "Graduate Development Programme - Variable quality of teams and low chance of promotion"

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    I have been working at HM Treasury full-time

    Pros

    - GDP can be excellent but do your research before on what team you will be placed into

    - Also think about what skills you want. If you want more transferable skills (e.g. excel, powerpoint) then avoid pure policy teams

    Cons

    - No long term plan for graduates. After the first two rotations you'll be on your own.

    - 18 month rotations can be very long if you are placed in bad and boring team

    - Work is seasonable in most policy team. Be prepared for long slump periods

    - Slow promotion. Don't expect to be a managerial position after the end of the programme

    Advice to Management

    Reduce the length of rotations for the GDP to reduce churn.

    Promote ambitious and energetic staff faster or you will lose them

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HM Treasury Interviews

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    Anonymous Interview Candidate in London, England (UK)
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    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2+ months. I interviewed at HM Treasury (London, England (UK)) in November 2017.

    Interview

    First there was a quantitative test for 20 min, simple stuff like calculating percentage differences from tables and interpreting graphs. Then there was a writing test for 40 min consisting of three questions. First was to summarise a 2 page report into 4 sentences. The second and third one was to briefly explain two economic concepts, to an economist and to a layman.
    Then there were the interview where they mostly asked me to explain economics concepts and possible effects of economic policy. It was not as much focus on personal questions and soft skills.

    Interview Questions

    • What is the advantages and disadvantages of having a flexible exhange rate?   Answer Question
    • Name one time when you changed your mind about something?   Answer Question
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