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    (Original post by Superunknown17)
    Offered Cardiff, over the moon.
    Hello, sorry I know this post was quite a long time ago but my partner has also received a offer in Cardiff, but since the provisional offer nothing seems to have happened since. Was just wondering if you were having similar troubles?
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    Hi guys

    I also recieved a provisional offer recently , the same one as many of you have mentioned in recent posts on this thread. My application is currently in its provisonal checks and i just wanted to know , does anyone have a good idea of how long this will take and also our possible start date. Im realy excited to start and the wait is killing me lol

    Also the 8 to 8 timing they gave on the email, i am pretty sure it will work in a way that you can pick your hours on the day so if you come in late you finish later (flexi-time). You just need to complete the 37hours each week.*

    Also what qualification are we going to be studying towards on this programme ?

    Thank you team , well done again everyone !*
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    I don't think you study ant qualification if you've just been offered an officer level role.
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    (Original post by gingerwizard)
    I don't think you study ant qualification if you've just been offered an officer level role.
    Hi the email we recieved states that we will need to pass modules and exams , what exams would they be ?

    Also as a Band O caseworker, does anyone know what the progession is like??*
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    (Original post by shakel)
    Hi the email we recieved states that we will need to pass modules and exams , what exams would they be ?

    Also as a Band O caseworker, does anyone know what the progession is like??*
    You'd be expected to pass mandatory modules from the AAT qualification. If you don't pass then they do however allow you to resist.

    In terms of natural progression it's non-existent. You could be performing an officer role for 10 years without being promoted no matter how good you are at your job. You apply for promotions if and when they arise, which I imagine is quite often looking at the frequency of recent recruitment campaigns.
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    (Original post by Norris2016)
    In terms of natural progression it's non-existent. You could be performing an officer role for 10 years without being promoted no matter how good you are at your job. You apply for promotions if and when they arise, which I imagine is quite often looking at the frequency of recent recruitment campaigns.
    I think this gives a somewhat more negative impression than you perhaps intended.
    It's correct that there is no 'automatic' promotion for O roles - however once you've passed probation you're free to apply for any roles within HMRC and also within the wider Civil Service that you wish. In an organisation of ~54,000, new roles are being advertised all the time.

    While you're starting off as a tax professional, you're free to move up/sideways into other roles like policy, comms, private offices etc at will. And from there, it's perfectly possible to move into other Departments should you wish.

    One of the great strengths about the Civil Service, is that it is one of the few places where you can genuinely experience that level of internal movement, between completely different roles.
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    And I think perhaps your example is giving a more positive impression than the reality would suggest.
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    (Original post by Jayloo)
    Hello, sorry I know this post was quite a long time ago but my partner has also received a offer in Cardiff, but since the provisional offer nothing seems to have happened since. Was just wondering if you were having similar troubles?
    Well having read your post above, I luckily did receive the email for the DBS checks and the health declaration so I completed these a couple of weeks ago.

    About a week or two ago I received an email confirmation to say my pre-employment checks have been completed and that HMRC should be in touch shortly to agree a start date with me. Hope you can manage to sort it out.
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    Anyone who received a O grade role know how long pre employment checks take place after confirming your details, references and signing the declaration?
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    TSP: I'm assuming everyone is wearing formal clothes to the team welcome meeting? Is there anything we will need to bring?
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    (Original post by Kneale)
    Hello again! We might very well be starting in the same place!
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    potentially. I'll keep you updated- I'm currently under going pre employment checks. How about you?*
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    (Original post by rebecca_:))
    potentially. I'll keep you updated- I'm currently under going pre employment checks. How about you?*
    Same, submitted the 'next steps' info last week. **
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    Does any body know if start dates can be deferred for a month or so?
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    Is It just me or have others not received a health declaration form for the o band role?
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    (Original post by Superunknown17)
    Well having read your post above, I luckily did receive the email for the DBS checks and the health declaration so I completed these a couple of weeks ago.

    About a week or two ago I received an email confirmation to say my pre-employment checks have been completed and that HMRC should be in touch shortly to agree a start date with me. Hope you can manage to sort it out.
    Hi,

    Roughly how long did it take for your pre-employment checks to be completed?
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    (Original post by Superunknown17)
    Well having read your post above, I luckily did receive the email for the DBS checks and the health declaration so I completed these a couple of weeks ago.

    About a week or two ago I received an email confirmation to say my pre-employment checks have been completed and that HMRC should be in touch shortly to agree a start date with me. Hope you can manage to sort it out.
    Hey Super....doesn't sound like it took long at all between provisional offer and pre-employment checks being completed? Assuming you are one of the many who passed stage two but not enough for Assesment Centre? Seems strange to me that HMRC seem about to issue formal offers without having spoken to many of us at all face to face? Fingers crossed I hear back from DBS checks as quickly as you do.....
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    (Original post by Kneale)
    Applied for the graduate scheme late last year, passed the stage 2 tests but didn't score highly enough to pass through to stage 3. Received an email offering me an O grade position in Liverpool, absolutely made up! Anyone know where it is in the city centre if it'll be 8am-8pm 7 days a week or mon-fri with flexitime, etc?
    Provisional or formal offer?
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    (Original post by Unemployed)
    TSP: I'm assuming everyone is wearing formal clothes to the team welcome meeting? Is there anything we will need to bring?
    Team welcome meetings? You mean the one in the office you work in? A lot of people at mine did.
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    Hi everyone,

    Congrats to all of you who have received job offers. I have also been offered a Band O Position last week in London. I have filled out the next stage information stratight away. Does anyone know how long the checks going to take? Do we need to wait for any further paper or they will be in touch?

    Thank you.
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    What is the office dress code?
 
 
 
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