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    I've never been asked that question on either of the times I've attended the FSAC, I guess I've always opened the interview with the fact I've lived abroad though, so it's a given that I've encountered diversity. Based on that you could spend hours and hours gaining experience and the interviewers brushing it over like they did with me
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    Ok, got an hour to shower, walk there and hopefully turn some paperclips into cuff links... Typically I left mine at home despite checking my bag umpteen times. So lesson learnt, write a packing list well in advance...
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    Good luck!
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    (Original post by rach2012)
    I agree with your general meaning that diversity comes in many shapes and forms but I think if you answered the interviewers question by saying that you have experience with lots of people who are left handed he/she may not be too impressed
    Gotcha.
    Or even "some of my best friends have tongue studs".

    But for those people who may struggle with the diversity/equal opps area of interviews, I'd say:

    Because the point is to show you are aware of the differences that exist among individuals, even the lefthanded example may impress if you show that you are conscious that in your environment, where all the eqpt is for right handed people that you made adaptations such as rearranging the phone and pc mouse to their convenince. Or for someone with a stutter, that you allowed for submissions to be in writing as well as orally, in xxx type of situation.
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    (Original post by Stomm)
    Ok, got an hour to shower, walk there and hopefully turn some paperclips into cuff links... Typically I left mine at home despite checking my bag umpteen times. So lesson learnt, write a packing list well in advance...
    Good luck! Least you shouldn't have to wait long for results either!
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    (Original post by Stomm)
    Ok, got an hour to shower, walk there and hopefully turn some paperclips into cuff links... Typically I left mine at home despite checking my bag umpteen times. So lesson learnt, write a packing list well in advance...
    Good Luck hope it goes well today!!
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    Just found out I've been placed in the Department of Transport already! Very surprised at how quick that has been

    Everything's successful apart from Current Employment Reference, having to chase that up...
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    (Original post by Stomm)
    Ok, got an hour to shower, walk there and hopefully turn some paperclips into cuff links... Typically I left mine at home despite checking my bag umpteen times. So lesson learnt, write a packing list well in advance...
    Hope it goes well for you mate
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    (Original post by TomDixie)
    Just found out I've been placed in the Department of Transport already! Very surprised at how quick that has been

    Everything's successful apart from Current Employment Reference, having to chase that up...
    wow that IS quick. did they give an indication of when you'll be starting?
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    (Original post by lm222)
    wow that IS quick. did they give an indication of when you'll be starting?
    Yeah, very surprised. I was settling myself in for a long wait.

    They've just said that their HR person will shortly be in touch to discuss possible postings within the department and to arrange a meeting
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    Personally, I think I'd be more anxious to know where I was going to be living than whom I was going to be working for, are you looking to live in London or stay up here?
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    (Original post by TomDixie)
    Just found out I've been placed in the Department of Transport already! Very surprised at how quick that has been

    Everything's successful apart from Current Employment Reference, having to chase that up...
    What scheme are you successful for? I have been assigned to DWP for HR i was surprised to find out so soon. Hopefully looking for a North West posting.
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    (Original post by richardp2020)
    Personally, I think I'd be more anxious to know where I was going to be living than whom I was going to be working for, are you looking to live in London or stay up here?
    London, 99% I'll be heading down there too

    (Original post by shellybean01)
    What scheme are you successful for? I have been assigned to DWP for HR i was surprised to find out so soon. Hopefully looking for a North West posting.
    Graduate Scheme
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    A big good luck to everyone still waiting to find out if they are through! I guess it won't be too much longer now!

    Is anyone still waiting on NI fast stream results? I'm still awaiting results having attended FSAC in early March. Not quite sure what that means but not holding out much hope given the small number of places for this stream!
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    (Original post by TomDixie)
    Just found out I've been placed in the Department of Transport already! Very surprised at how quick that has been

    Everything's successful apart from Current Employment Reference, having to chase that up...
    Congrats! Must be very exciting for you all who know your department :)
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    (Original post by TomDixie)
    London, 99% I'll be heading down there too
    Leaving the North East would be a pain for me, but I'm leaning the same way if I get through. Especially with the National Pay Scheme proposed to be ending, it's going to be financially equivalent wherever you work, so I'd rather go to the place with the best career prospects and least chance of having to move again.
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    (Original post by TomDixie)
    Just found out I've been placed in the Department of Transport already! Very surprised at how quick that has been

    Everything's successful apart from Current Employment Reference, having to chase that up...
    Congratz, I was wondering what your FSAC score is?

    Cheers,
    JL
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    (Original post by Johnny Luk)
    Congratz, I was wondering what your FSAC score is?

    Cheers,
    JL
    17.36

    I found out I'd passed on the 6th March
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    (Original post by richardp2020)
    Leaving the North East would be a pain for me, but I'm leaning the same way if I get through. Especially with the National Pay Scheme proposed to be ending, it's going to be financially equivalent wherever you work, so I'd rather go to the place with the best career prospects and least chance of having to move again.
    Where abouts in north east are you? I'm in ne and hoping to stay really if I'm lucky enough to get through that is! Too many ties here to go too far away (kids etc). I'd look at Yorkshire, but there's no way I could do humberside!!! Just hoping it won't prove troublesome should I get the chance of a position
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    (Original post by TomDixie)
    Hope it goes well for you mate
    Cheers, and had a damn good drink afterwards, so much so that I decided to get a cab home... £70 lighter in the wallet and stopping off for another pint locally with a mate I can confidently say its been a good day regardless of whatever the end result of the assessment centre itself may be.

    Strange as it may seem, I really enjoyed myself today. If anything I actually look forward to repeating it next year, or if I have passed then maybe every Friday at least...

    And if I have to try for the third time, I'd be happy to tell my stories of 'my week of five' or the time I reversed over a tree in a Warrior APC to anyone that will listen in the pub afterwards...

    Time to join the ranks of the perpetual refreshers, albeit for hopefully just a day or two...

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