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Buckinghamshire County Council

Project Support Officer, Transport, Economy, Environment at Buckinghamshire County Council

Application Advice: Demonstrate enthusiasm and research the organisation/local government issues prior to applying. Above all, be authentic -- be honest about both strengths and weaknesses and for the latter try to show positive ways you are trying to improve/manage them.

Industry: Policy Delivery (Civil Service)

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Change Agents UK

Project Funding Officer, at Change Agents UK

Application Advice: Always be clear and concise and try to make sure you stand out from the crowd.

Interview Advice: Always speak clearly and do not ramble and it's ok to ask for clarification if you are unsure of what they are asking,

Industry: Charity, Education & Public Sector, Policy Delivery (Civil Service)

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Civil Service Fast Stream

Policy Consultant, Large Department at Civil Service Fast Stream

Application Advice: Applying for the HR scheme doesn't require a specific degree, and suprisingly a lot of people who apply for the job don't know much about politics. I'd advise you to do less research on who you're MP is, and familarise yourself with the civil service competencies, as these are what you are judged on.

Interview Advice: You're tested on some many diffrent things in the assessment centre (the interview is only a small part) that all you can really do is try and hone all your skills. This includes writing, numerical, interview and group work.

Industry: Charity, Education & Public Sector, Policy Delivery (Civil Service)

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Civil Service Fast Stream

Policy Adviser, HM Treasury at Civil Service Fast Stream

Application Advice: Communication skills are probably the most sought after. Knowledge and expertise are of little use if you can't share them with others.

Interview Advice: The Fast Stream assessment centre is a long day filled with time-pressured exercises. It's important to be well rested beforehand and to have enough to eat and drink.

Industry: Charity, Education & Public Sector, Policy Delivery (Civil Service)

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National Graduate Development Programme

National Management Trainee, Planning at National Graduate Development Programme

Application Advice: Find a part of the sector which interests you and focus on that - but apply it to situations holistically.

Interview Advice: Bring a fresh perspective. Know the locality.

Industry: Charity, Education & Public Sector, Policy Delivery (Civil Service)

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