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What is the annual salary for this role?
Starting salary: £21,000 - £23,000
Current salary: £25,000 - £27,000
What hours do you actually work, on average?
What advice would you give to someone applying to this role?
As with any job, take the time to make your CV look tidy and legible. This is the first time anyone knows of you and it creates an initial impression.
Don't be put off because you think some of your grades aren't good enough.
Be sure to include hobbies and interests.
You may be asked to give a technical presentation at the interview. Start thinking now on what you would want to do it on. In most cases, it this will likely be your final year project at university.
If you have had previous SC or DV clearance, mention it.
Do you have any interview tips?
Research the defence industry and current events, particularily those in your field of choice. You will be asked.
Know your CV, you may be asked about what is on it. Particularily any hobbies and interests.
When it comes to classic "competency" questions, try, where possible, to have examples that are beyond "my project at university".
Ensure you have a good understanding of your chosen field, it is highly likely you will be asked a number of questions to gauge your knowhow (whether this is technical or process related depends on the job you're trying to get)
Do not try any "bull", the folk here are experienced and wil see right through it. It's better to say that you don't know.
Ask the folk here about what they think of Dstl and what its like to work for them.
At the end of the interview, ask them about what they feel you were weak on. This shows that you care and want to improve. Dstl are very big on personal development.
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