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    (Original post by pinkjellyfish)
    What has everyone done to put on their application form/talk about in interviews? I'm not sure whether to wait till next year to apply as I haven't got much work experience yet.
    Maybe you have gained relevent experience from other sources such as volunteering or your degree. Maybe even university societies. All employers are looking for is that you have some kind of evidence of the skills you have. It doesn't matter where it comes from. Hope this helps!
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    (Original post by ali23260)
    Any one else here think that being tested by an online test before even submitting a CV is daft?
    The scheme isn't looking for the final, polished product. They admit they have up to now been getting too much polish. They're now seem to be more concerned about potential.
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    (Original post by Caravan_Palace)
    Oh, my bad my bad. I was reading while running so misread that terribly. It is unfortunate that they don't consider experience so early on but it does have pros as well as cons. It's annoying that someone with experiences in the field gets rejected via tests, but it's a pro since someone with no experience can show that they are capable. I suppose it's one of those catch 22 moments.

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    I agree. It must be frustrating for those who have really relevant experience but a much bigger issue more widely with any good job out there is that it's so difficult to get your foot through the door. So I really like competencies because they give everyone a more equal chance.

    That said, I applied for an AO level job at the civil service and in my interview I gave an example of 'Delivering at Pace' using my final year of university balanced alongside work and volunteering, managing deadlines etc. Then he asked me if I had an example purely from a work environment! Which to me defeats the object.

    Anyway - I'm applying this year, have done so before but failed on the e-tray. I'm really glad the process is different this year I think it gives much more scope to show the best of what you can do.
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    Gas anyone applied to schemes like commercial/finance and also the generalist scheme? No idea why i didnt think to add the generalist scheme into my choices. Completely pointless as would of simply improved chances of getting a place on fs, and a shorter process!

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    Hi, just wanted to check if anyone had actually received the results of their E-Tray test yet?

    Also I'm now slightly paranoid that mine didn't register properly at the end of the test, after reading some previous posts. What's the best option to get a quick answer from them?
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    (Original post by Latc22)
    Hi, just wanted to check if anyone had actually received the results of their E-Tray test yet?

    Also I'm now slightly paranoid that mine didn't register properly at the end of the test, after reading some previous posts. What's the best option to get a quick answer from them?
    We won't be hearing back until the middle of November at the earliest from what I've asked them. They're actually going to my uni tomorrow so I'm going to be bombarding them with questions haha. If you believe they didn't register, email them at [email protected] and see what they say; it took about 24 hours for them to get back to me.
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    Going to he hugely frustrating if the minimum score is met for the generalist nut jot for the conmercial streams.

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    (Original post by Caravan_Palace)
    We won't be hearing back until the middle of November at the earliest from what I've asked them. They're actually going to my uni tomorrow so I'm going to be bombarding them with questions haha. If you believe they didn't register, email them at [email protected] and see what they say; it took about 24 hours for them to get back to me.
    The face book update say they're releasing some results this week.

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    (Original post by Latc22)
    Hi, just wanted to check if anyone had actually received the results of their E-Tray test yet?

    Also I'm now slightly paranoid that mine didn't register properly at the end of the test, after reading some previous posts. What's the best option to get a quick answer from them?
    I was the same. Just call them up and they should be able to tell you if they have recieved confirmed responses.

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    I emailed. Had a response within 10 mins, very efficient. All fine. Now I can get back to waiting for the results.
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    (Original post by gingerwizard)
    The face book update say they're releasing some results this week.

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    That's just the Behavioural and SJT. They confirmed on the facebook page that the E-tray results won't be released until sometime in mid-November.

    I can sympathize with everyone. The wait is agonizing...
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    (Original post by gingerwizard)
    The face book update say they're releasing some results this week.

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    Yeah, I saw that. Some of the comments asked to specify if they'd include the E-Tray, and they linked the FAQ which have mid-November. But I'd be happier if they'd be released this week, less waiting. 😁
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    Just completed the e-tray. What an earth was that! SO difficult
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    Is the etray specific to your first choice of scheme? For example, having applied for the Parliament one, would the emails be about parliamentary procedure?
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    (Original post by geoglove23)
    Is the etray specific to your first choice of scheme? For example, having applied for the Parliament one, would the emails be about parliamentary procedure?
    No it's one E-Tray for everybody!
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    (Original post by whyamianadult)
    No it's one E-Tray for everybody!
    Thank you for your reply, I was worried I would have to research specifics! From now reading other comments on this thread, I get the impression the Service wants to test your skills. I wanted to double check though. Thanks
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    I talked to the recruitment officers at my careers fair today; they repeated the same that results will come out in the middle of the month, so in about two weeks. The wait is killing me but I do hope it's worth it. I did my 2nd E-Tray yesterday since it crashed the first time. Very similar scenario, I ended up finishing with 15 minutes to spare as opposed to the few minutes I had the first time. I'll probably punch myself in the face if I don't get through with the two chances I've been given.

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    (Original post by Caravan_Palace)
    I talked to the recruitment officers at my careers fair today; they repeated the same that results will come out in the middle of the month, so in about two weeks. The wait is killing me but I do hope it's worth it. I did my 2nd E-Tray yesterday since it crashed the first time. Very similar scenario, I ended up finishing with 15 minutes to spare as opposed to the few minutes I had the first time. I'll probably punch myself in the face if I don't get through with the two chances I've been given.

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    Prime example of people having an advantage by retaking it and as expected the scenario was of insignificant difference as opposed to substantially different like has been claimed.
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    (Original post by gingerwizard)
    Prime example of people having an advantage by retaking it and as expected the scenario was of insignificant difference as opposed to substantially different like has been claimed.
    While I agree that there's an advantage to being able to do it twice, there's also the problem of maybe remembering pieces of data from the last time you did it and using them. I don't know how they could have made it fair really in this case, other than to have reliable servers
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    (Original post by gingerwizard)
    Prime example of people having an advantage by retaking it and as expected the scenario was of insignificant difference as opposed to substantially different like has been claimed.
    So what is the alternative though? People to be detrimented and unable to progress further because their assessment exercise crashed?
 
 
 
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