What are the Best and Worst things about your job?
The rewards and recognition you receive when you do well and have had a good period. The benefits and rewards are great including end of period awards/nominations, free cinema tickets when you start hitting personal bests, social drinks as a floor when we hit target and the training you also get is the best in the industry no doubt.
The job can sometimes be a bit of a rollercoaster and there can be bad days when nothing goes your way, but you just have to stay motivated.
What is the annual salary for this role?
Starting salary: £19,000 - £21,000
Current salary: £21,000 - £23,000
What hours do you actually work, on average?
What advice would you give to someone applying to this role?
If you have a friend to get referred through then definitely go that way or through a consultant. If not then apply direct but be prepared for a telephone interview quickly.
Do you have any interview tips?
Lots of stages so be prepared to commit to the process, the internal team are really informative and really quick moving, always be on top of your game and ready to answer any questions they throw at you. The assessment centre is quite fast paced and very reactive so just go with it and if something goes wrong don't let it affect the rest of the tasks. Director interviews always seem the most daunting but now I work for them it's silly to think why I was nervous, they are all sociable people so just be yourself and keep the conversation flowing.
Graduate Scientist, CIS at DSTL