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The following is a Graduate Review for DSTL.

DSTL scores 3.2/5 based on 330 reviews.

All reviews are based exclusively on results of feedback from employees from DSTL. Employees are asked to rate DSTL on a wide range of work place topics, which is broken down through star ratings on the right hand side.

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What is the annual salary for this role?

Starting salary: £21,000 - £23,000

Current salary: £21,000 - £23,000

What hours do you actually work, on average?

Start: 8:45

Finish: 16:45

What advice would you give to someone applying to this role?

Be specific about skills/training you have. Know why you want to apply to DSTL and research as much as you can about the company so you have an idea of your preferred department to be in. Look at the Civil Service Competency framework and tailor your application to cover the competencies relevant to the job advert.

Do you have any interview tips?

Interviews are split into competency and technical aspects. Have answers prepared which cover all the competencies in the job advert, e.g. how have you demonstrated teamwork? Be specific about what you personally did within team etc.
Make sure you know any project/dissertation inside out. Be able to justify the way you conducted the project/research, plus anything you think could have been done differently.

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