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 230 interviews
Average
Interview difficulty
Based on 230 interviews
Medium
Interview process length
Based on 228 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
13%
About two weeks
11%
About a week
9%
About a day or two
7%
Most reported steps
On-site interview
63%
Background check
60%
Written test
50%
Problem solving exercises
48%
Phone call/screening
22%
Least reported steps
Drug test
8%
They have no interview
6%
Take-home/sample work
2%

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)32%
  • They didn’t have a dress code10%
  • Casual (t-shirt and jeans)4%
  • Special outfit (e.g. protective gear)3%

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
  • Other28%
  • Other online job site24%
  • Through Indeed18%
  • Paper application15%
  • I called them7%

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