I worked at HM Treasury full-time (More than a year)
Great exposure to the Government and how politics is involved with policy decision.
Experiences such as going into Number 10, meeting with chief economist at IMF, and talks by famous economists.
Very bureaucratic, understand now why nothing in the government ever gets done someone always has to get clearance from the person above.
I applied online. The process took 4+ months. I interviewed at HM Treasury (London, England (UK)) in January 2017.
Application process: online form -> online tests -> sift based on your long-form answers to the online form -> assessment centre -> offer/rejection + feedback.
The assessment centre consisted of a written assessment (1), competency-based interview (2), and presentation (3).
1) You are given an information pack containing information from a range of sources, and instructions from a senior civil servant detailing what they want to know. Based on that, you write up a 1,000 word report. No need to have any prior knowledge, here: emphasis is on good command of the material and concise structure.
2) Read the civil service competency framework and then deliver the goods with plenty of examples from your experience.
3) This is where you need to prepare. You'll be told in advance of the assessment centre what you're topic will be. On the day, the question will relate to that topic. You then deliver an oral briefing to two interviewers and then take questions.
It's a very friendly process throughout and really nothing to worry about. Do lots of preparation and don't seize up on the day. Good luck!
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