HMRC Tax Specialist Programme (Graduate) 2017 (CSR/2923/16)

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    I left university a long time ago. I am an old boy. there is no other threads on this, as HMRC opened applications within the last 7 days. I have only previously applied for one graduate scheme and failed miserably in a group interview. My current employment situation is best described by the youtube music video : <LunchMoney Lewis - Bills (Official Video)>

    I am applying for this on a whim because a customer who was a manager in a regional HMRC office felt sorry for me and said I might as well give it a go.

    First barrier is the CSIST or Civil Service Initial Sifiting Test.

    Is that the same as "SJT situational judgement tests"? I have only done 2 situational judgment tests before. Once for a trainee train driver (pass), once for a Tesco checkout assistant (fail).

    What is HMRC looking for in my judgement? Or if it is not a SJT, what are they looking for in the CSIST?
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    I got a score of 74% for the CSIST. is that good or bad in comparions to previous years intake?
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    (Original post by oldboy2007)
    I got a score of 74% for the CSIST. is that good or bad in comparions to previous years intake?
    Tip: read the FAQs on the application. You've scored better than 74% of a statistical norm. It's not relevant whether it's better or worse than last year
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    (Original post by Mallet)
    Tip: read the FAQs on the application. You've scored better than 74% of a statistical norm. It's not relevant whether it's better or worse than last year
    No I understood that. I just don't know what could the top % that HMRC will take. So someone who got 70% last year and went onto take the numerical / verbal / working style would indicate HMRC took at least the top 30%. And if numbers of applicants stay the same or decrease, I'd more likely be safe. Otherwise it's more likely I insta failed.
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    There's already a thread on this, have a look
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    (Original post by oldboy2007)
    No I understood that. I just don't know what could the top % that HMRC will take. So someone who got 70% last year and went onto take the numerical / verbal / working style would indicate HMRC took at least the top 30%. And if numbers of applicants stay the same or decrease, I'd more likely be safe. Otherwise it's more likely I insta failed.
    It still has no relevance. Each year it depends on how many applicants there are, how many posts are available and how everyone scored. This year you might get through in the 74th percentile, last year you might've been in the 90th and not made it (for example).
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    Does anyone know if the CSIST is a SJT or a personality test? If it is a SJT does anyone know how it differs from the STJ later in the process?
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    (Original post by Nmc90)
    Does anyone know if the CSIST is a SJT or a personality test? If it is a SJT does anyone know how it differs from the STJ later in the process?
    Read the CSIST FAQs on the application.
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    (Original post by Mallet)
    Read the CSIST FAQs on the application.
    is this only accessible once you have submitted the form? I have read online extensively and so far remain unsure!
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    (Original post by Nmc90)
    is this only accessible once you have submitted the form? I have read online extensively and so far remain unsure!
    Nope. Just read all the way to the bottom of the job advert on Civil Service Jobs.
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    (Original post by Mallet)
    Nope. Just read all the way to the bottom of the job advert on Civil Service Jobs.
    Thank you very much!
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    Just did my sift and did alright. Got to start thinking about those tests now!
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    What did you get for the sift test? I got 88% but havent received any update about doing other tests.
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    Hey, could you give me the link for the other thread please? I can't find it 😕
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    (Original post by macduck95)
    Hey, could you give me the link for the other thread please? I can't find it 😕
    Is the later you do the sift the worse the chance of scoring huh? Given more people will have sat it by that point and there will be a bigger pool of scores for yours to be reviewed against?

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    (Original post by gingerwizard)
    Is the later you do the sift the worse the chance of scoring huh? Given more people will have sat it by that point and there will be a bigger pool of scores for yours to be reviewed against?

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    I did it last night and got 97% better than people who had previously taken the test, so I don't think so
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    So I completed the test last night but it just tells me "we're reviewing your results" there is nothing to tell me what percentile I ended up in.

    How did you guys check these scores?
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    (Original post by gibbobrob)
    So I completed the test last night but it just tells me "we're reviewing your results" there is nothing to tell me what percentile I ended up in.

    How did you guys check these scores?
    If you go onto feedback (it just looks like general feedback but it isn't) it tells you there
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    any one know how long it took after doing the csist to hear about being invited to the next set of tests?

    thanks
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    (Original post by gmac86)
    any one know how long it took after doing the csist to hear about being invited to the next set of tests?

    thanks
    It said on the facebook page that it won't be until after the closing date
 
 
 
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