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Interviews at Ministry of Defence

Here’s what others thought about the interview process at Ministry of Defence.

Interview experience

Based on 230 interviews
Favourable

Interview difficulty

Based on 225 interviews
Medium

Interview process length

Based on 197 interviews
More than one month

Interview process at Ministry of Defence

Overall experience

On a scale of 1-10 where 1 is Poor and 10 is Excellent, their rating is 6.

On a scale of 1-10 where 1 is Easy and 10 is Difficult, their rating is 5.

Interview process length
More than one month
48%
About a month
17%
About a week
15%
About two weeks
13%
About a day or two
8%
Most reported steps
On-site interview
79%
Background check
62%
Written test
34%
Problem solving exercises
32%
Phone call/screening
23%
Least reported steps
Other
12%
They have no interview
2%
Take-home/sample work
2%

What candidates say about the interview process at Ministry of Defence

  • Fairly easy, lots of steps
    Shared on 28 October 2020 - Army work experience - Harrogate
  • Long winded as you WILL have to go through security clearance which will take quite a while to complete.
    Shared on 11 September 2018 - Tornado Aircraft Deactivation Team member - Marham
  • Panels of three
    Shared on 7 August 2018 - Specialist institutional officer - Leconfield near Beverley
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Interview questions at Ministry of Defence

Commonly asked questions, as reported by candidates

  • Again this depends solely on the discipline you are seeking to be employed in
    Shared on 27 September 2021 - Site Estate Representative - Kenya

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Interview tips at Ministry of Defence

Dress code for the interview
  • Formal (business suit)65%
  • Business casual (e.g. dress slacks)24%
  • They didn’t have a dress code9%
  • Casual (t-shirt and jeans)1%
  • Special outfit (e.g. protective gear)1%

What advice do candidates give for interviewing at Ministry of Defence

  • Appear smart and respectful. Stress commitment to 'team'.
    Shared on 13 June 2020 - Admin Officer - South East
  • Don't go!! Apply to MoD main and not DE&S
    Shared on 21 August 2019 - Operations Manager - Bristol, Bristol

The first interview at Ministry of Defence

How candidates got an interview
  • Other online job site23%
  • Paper application22%
  • Other17%
  • Recruiter contacted me13%
  • Employee referral10%

How candidates received their first interview at Ministry of Defence

  • Applied through civil service website.
    Shared on 16 October 2019 - E2 / AA - Norwich
  • I was contacted by an agency.
    Shared on 15 November 2018 - Customer Service Advisor (BT contract) - London
  • Army careers office in London.
    Shared on 13 November 2018 - Private Soldier - Wales
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