Civil Service: Summer Diversity Internship Programme 2019/2020

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(Original post by henry1999)
I had my interview last week, I was slightly surprised by the questions they asked. They were slightly more niche than I expected but it went quite well, all things considered.
What do you mean by niche? Did they ask you about specifics within the Civil Service?
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What do you mean by niche? Did they ask you about specifics within the Civil Service?
I don't think it's fair on myself or anybody else to give any more detail than that, since it gives anybody who hasn't had their interview who looks at this forum an advantage over those who have done their interview before there were any details on this forum, or those who haven't looked at this forum at all
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Has anybody not completed their interview yet, and does anybody know when we should expect to hear back on the result of our applications?
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I got an email about an phone interview the day after submitting the questions. My interview’s in December
Hi mine in December too. How are you preparing for the interview if you dont mind me asking? Are you looking at both, behavior and strength questions?
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Has anybody not completed their interview yet, and does anybody know when we should expect to hear back on the result of our applications?
On the SDIP page it says that interviews are from November to January so I don't think we're going to find out until after that
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So nervous for the interview today. I've got examples for the 3 areas they told us about so I'm just hoping I do okay. I'll let you all know after my interview what sort of things they ask.
How was your interview? Hope you done well. Any tips?
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I got rejected from the main schemes but told to fill out the additional questions for the SDIP, which I found a bit strange but I'm not complaining
Did you put SDIP as one of your choice? Because I did. but i didn't go through to main schemes and told to fill out SDIP questions. I am just wondering did they ask you to fill out SDIP additional questions even if you didn't put as your choice?
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Did you put SDIP as one of your choice? Because I did. but i didn't go through to main schemes and told to fill out SDIP questions. I am just wondering did they ask you to fill out SDIP additional questions even if you didn't put as your choice?
I had it as one of my choices, yes
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Hi,

Has anyone who submitted their extra answers this or last week heard back? I submitted mine on Thursday last week but still waiting for my results.
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Hi,

Has anyone who submitted their extra answers this or last week heard back? I submitted mine on Thursday last week but still waiting for my results.
I submitted my answers on the 13th and got a telephone interview date 5 mins later!
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Had my interview this afternoon - did not go well lol. The questions were really hard!! I feel like I didn't really get to sell myself.

For anyone wondering, I asked when we would find out the outcome and the lady told me February (!!!) which is very annoying as I'll have to apply to lots of other things. Oh well. Good luck to anyone still waiting to do the interview!
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I got rejected from the main schemes but told to fill out the additional questions for the SDIP, which I found a bit strange but I'm not complaining
this happened to me too! I submitted the questions but haven't heard back from them yet. it's been about three weeks now. have you heard back from them yet?
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To anyone who’s had their interview, did they call at exactly your time? I was meant to have mine today but haven’t received a call.
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To anyone who’s had their interview, did they call at exactly your time? I was meant to have mine today but haven’t received a call.
Yes they did, they called me on the dot.

You should call the Civil Service Helpline and ask what went wrong
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Yes they did, they called me on the dot.

You should call the Civil Service Helpline and ask what went wrong
Thanks, I emailed and apparently their system was down so I have to reschedule.
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Just had mine today! Nothing to stress about, it's just a chat with another person really. We actually had a lot in common!
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Just had mine today! Nothing to stress about, it's just a chat with another person really. We actually had a lot in common!
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Does anyone know if it matters if you ask the interviewer any questions or not? I assumed yes like most interviews but in the guidelines for applicants it says

section 2: Strength-based questions – these questions will form the basis of your assessment and will be against a number of the Civil Service strength areas (see next section). Your performance in this part of the interview - along with the application form - will determine whether you are successful in applying for the internship.
Section 3: Closing the interview – the interviewer will conclude the interview and ask if you have any questions.

So it seems like it doesn't have any bearing on your application what you ask/if you ask anything?
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Does anyone who's had an interview have any advice? I have mine in January and I thought the brief was quite vague so I have no idea what to expect...
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Does anyone know if it matters if you ask the interviewer any questions or not? I assumed yes like most interviews but in the guidelines for applicants it says

section 2: Strength-based questions – these questions will form the basis of your assessment and will be against a number of the Civil Service strength areas (see next section). Your performance in this part of the interview - along with the application form - will determine whether you are successful in applying for the internship.
Section 3: Closing the interview – the interviewer will conclude the interview and ask if you have any questions.

So it seems like it doesn't have any bearing on your application what you ask/if you ask anything?
Well even if you don't gain anything by asking questions, you're hardly going to lose anything either, so you might as well.
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