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Interviews at UK Ministry of Defence

Here’s what others thought about the interview process at UK Ministry of Defence.
Interview experience
Based on 61 interviews
Favourable
Interview difficulty
Based on 61 interviews
Medium
Interview process length
Based on 57 interviews
More than one month

Interview process at UK Ministry of Defence

Overview experience
Poor
Excellent
Easy
Difficult
Interview process length
More than one month
53%
About a month
18%
About a week
14%
About two weeks
11%
About a day or two
5%
Most reported steps
On-site interview
84%
Background check
64%
Written test
40%
Problem solving exercises
38%
Phone call/screening
24%
Least reported steps
Other
11%
Take-home/sample work
2%
They have no interview
0%

What candidates say about the interview process at UK Ministry of Defence

  • Tough alot of clearance required
    Shared on 27 October 2019 - Operator - Donnington
  • Standard competency based police interview
    Shared on 1 December 2018 - Officer - East of England
  • Quite relaxed and at the time very informal
    Shared on 21 September 2018 - Authorised Firearms Officer/Armed Response Officer - Helensburgh

Interview questions at UK Ministry of Defence

Commonly asked questions, as reported by candidates

  • Questions asked at interview now are generic as the organisation has a matrix resourcing structure. When I joined I was asked role specific questions that would no longer be asked.
    Shared on 6 January 2020 - Forecast & Resource Planning Stategy Lead & various other roles - Bristol
  • Civil Service Competency questions
    Shared on 13 December 2017 - Civilian Security Officer - Ministry of Defence Police HQ Wethersfield
Interview tips at UK Ministry of Defence
Dress code for the interview
  • Formal (business suit)55%
  • Business casual (e.g. dress slacks)30%
  • They didn’t have a dress code14%
  • Special outfit (e.g. protective gear)1%
  • Casual (t-shirt and jeans)0%
What advice do candidates give for interviewing at UK Ministry of Defence
  • Be polite, be truthful and answer questions as best as you can okay.
    Shared on 30 July 2020 - Ex-Civil Servant, Motor Transport Driver. - DFT & DC Manston Nr Ramsgate Kent.
The first interview at UK Ministry of Defence
How candidates got an interview
  • Other28%
  • Other online job site18%
  • Recruiter contacted me18%
  • Paper application18%
  • Through Indeed9%
How candidates received their first interview at UK Ministry of Defence
  • I applied after seeing a job vacancy.
    Shared on 3 July 2019 - Administrative Officer - Portsmouth Naval Base
  • I applied after seeing a job vacancy.
    Shared on 3 July 2019 - Administrative Officer - Portsmouth Naval Base
  • I applied after seeing a job vacancy.
    Shared on 3 July 2019 - Administrative Officer - Portsmouth Naval Base