Ministry of Justice UK
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Interviews at Ministry of Justice UK

Here’s what others thought about the interview process at Ministry of Justice UK.
Interview experience
Based on 212 interviews
Average
Interview difficulty
Based on 212 interviews
Medium
Interview process length
Based on 210 interviews
More than one month

Interview process at Ministry of Justice UK

Overall experience

On a scale of 1-10 where 1 is Poor and 10 is Excellent, their rating is 4.

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
60%
About a month
12%
About two weeks
11%
About a week
10%
About a day or two
8%
Most reported steps
On-site interview
66%
Background check
60%
Written test
49%
Problem solving exercises
46%
Phone call/screening
21%
Least reported steps
Drug test
9%
They have no interview
6%
Take-home/sample work
2%

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

  • Having worked in prisons previously will be smartly dressed and Honest during interview
    Shared on 5 April 2020
  • The new method is success profiles, these have replaced the core competency framework, a little fairer as previous experience is now explored.
    Shared on 18 November 2019
  • Poor assessment process with a video game what happened to a old fashioned interview on skills
    Shared on 29 July 2019

Interview questions at Ministry of Justice UK

Commonly asked questions, as reported by candidates

  • What do you uniquely bring to the job
    Shared on 22 August 2019 - Tutor - HMP Pentonville, HMP Downview
  • How to be a good prison officer
    Shared on 26 April 2018
  • Generally to see if you have common sense, that you can count, be assertive when you need to.
    Shared on 11 February 2018 - Prison Officer - Sutton, Greater London

Interview tips at Ministry of Justice UK

Dress code for the interview
  • Formal (business suit)51%
  • Business casual (e.g. dress slacks)31%
  • They didn’t have a dress code10%
  • Casual (t-shirt and jeans)4%
  • Special outfit (e.g. protective gear)4%

What advice do candidates give for interviewing at Ministry of Justice UK

  • Have a game plan and an end date in mind.
    Shared on 24 March 2021 - Learning and Skills manager - Bedford

The first interview at Ministry of Justice UK

How candidates got an interview
  • Other30%
  • Other online job site23%
  • Through Indeed20%
  • Paper application15%
  • Recruiter contacted me5%

How candidates received their first interview at Ministry of Justice UK

  • Advert in National paper
    Shared on 6 July 2021 - Administrator - London SW1
  • There is no interview it is written tests , scenario tests Jsac and medical and fitness tests
    Shared on 18 October 2020 - Prison officer - Nottinghamshire