UK Ministry of Defence
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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 74 interviews
Favourable
Interview difficulty
Based on 74 interviews
Medium
Interview process length
Based on 70 interviews
More than one month

Interview process at UK 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 6.

Interview process length
More than one month
50%
About a month
19%
About a week
14%
About two weeks
11%
About a day or two
6%
Most reported steps
On-site interview
81%
Background check
66%
Written test
42%
Problem solving exercises
39%
Phone call/screening
24%
Least reported steps
Other
10%
Take-home/sample work
1%
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)29%
  • They didn’t have a dress code13%
  • Special outfit (e.g. protective gear)2%
  • Casual (t-shirt and jeans)1%

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
  • Other online job site23%
  • Recruiter contacted me23%
  • Other23%
  • Paper application15%
  • Through Indeed8%

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