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The wait is killing me and now they have extended the closing date smh
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This thread does seem unusually quiet but I can't say why, usually there's quite a lot of applicants for this role too, can it really be that people didn't pick up that the applications are open again? I would imagine this is a fairly well known scheme.
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This thread does seem unusually quiet but I can't say why, usually there's quite a lot of applicants for this role too, can it really be that people didn't pick up that the applications are open again? I would imagine this is a fairly well known scheme.
That's true. But I do feel like in comparison to the fast stream, I didn't see alot of marketing for this graduate role, but that's just me personally.
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That's true. But I do feel like in comparison to the fast stream, I didn't see alot of marketing for this graduate role, but that's just me personally.
I completely agree with this! I knew about the Fast Stream but only reason I even knew about this was because I saw some people talking about it on The Student Room
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do you think if applications are low the process might be made easier?
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do you think if applications are low the process might be made easier?
Maybe... there must be a reason why they extended the deadline and the only logical explanation is that they received fewer applications than what they were expecting
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In case it's of interest to those watching this thread, the new closing date was changed to 24th November, which means that applications closed (for the second time) yesterday. They've updated the timeline on their website with details of when all the various stages should be: https://www.hmtreasurycareers.co.uk/...cess-timeline/

I'm a bit annoyed that they've changed the written question (Stage 4) to take place between 20 and 29 December. Like a lot of people, I'm planning to go on holiday in that time period -- I can't imagine that doing a written test is how anyone wants to spend their Christmas/New Year week...! Those tests were previously supposed to take place between 2 and 9 December.

Of course, I might not make it to Stage 4 (!) - but still, it feels poorly planned on their part...
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(Original post by Krisela)
In case it's of interest to those watching this thread, the new closing date was changed to 24th November, which means that applications closed (for the second time) yesterday. They've updated the timeline on their website with details of when all the various stages should be: https://www.hmtreasurycareers.co.uk/...cess-timeline/

I'm a bit annoyed that they've changed the written question (Stage 4) to take place between 20 and 29 December. Like a lot of people, I'm planning to go on holiday in that time period -- I can't imagine that doing a written test is how anyone wants to spend their Christmas/New Year week...! Those tests were previously supposed to take place between 2 and 9 December.

Of course, I might not make it to Stage 4 (!) - but still, it feels poorly planned on their part...
I 100% agree. The timing isn't the best. I'm also wondering that's possibly the only time they can do it to ensure that there's still an April and September start, due to the amount of time security clearances take. Along with still ensuring January/February are when ACs take place as well. But hopefully, God willing, we find out early next week about whether we're through or not.
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Guys do you know what the starting salary is? Just curious.
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I 100% agree. The timing isn't the best. I'm also wondering that's possibly the only time they can do it to ensure that there's still an April and September start, due to the amount of time security clearances take. Along with still ensuring January/February are when ACs take place as well. But hopefully, God willing, we find out early next week about whether we're through or not.
Yes, I think you're probably right about the April start date/security clearance issue - it doesn't leave them much time to rearrange things. :eek: But yes, fingers crossed we'll all have some good news next week!

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Guys do you know what the starting salary is? Just curious.
£28.5k at the start, with an uplift after 18 months: https://www.hmtreasurycareers.co.uk/rewards-benefits/
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Has anyone heard back yet? My application was wrongly rejected the first time. It's clear they are using algorithms in the selection process and AI comes with its own flaws. I had to write to them and I got an apology rectifying the mistake.
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Has anyone heard back yet? My application was wrongly rejected the first time. It's clear they are using algorithms in the selection process and AI comes with its own flaws. I had to write to them and I got an apology rectifying the mistake.
I still haven't heard back. How did you know that they wrongly rejected you? Just so we can keep any eye out.
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I still haven't heard back. How did you know that they wrongly rejected you? Just so we can keep any eye out.
This situation may not apply to you but it did to me. And it may help others to whom it applies. I finished my SJT and then I got an email stating I am rejected because I do not meet the basic criteria. I asked them what specific criteria I do not meet. Then they apologised and said the application is still being considered and it was a system error. In the email they also mentioned that if you had applied and rejected before, the system sometimes makes an error and rejects you (if you are using the same email as the previous attempt). After another email prodding them, they came back and said the system was rejecting those who weren't British nationals and who had time-limited right to work. For eg. if you have a visa which would expire in let's say two years, the system would reject you even though you may be eligible to extend the visa or apply for a settled status or apply for British citizenship. So Keep an eye out if you are subject to immigration.
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I have also applied at the beginning of November I believe, had no updates since apart from the email about reopening applications
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This situation may not apply to you but it did to me. And it may help others to whom it applies. I finished my SJT and then I got an email stating I am rejected because I do not meet the basic criteria. I asked them what specific criteria I do not meet. Then they apologised and said the application is still being considered and it was a system error. In the email they also mentioned that if you had applied and rejected before, the system sometimes makes an error and rejects you (if you are using the same email as the previous attempt). After another email prodding them, they came back and said the system was rejecting those who weren't British nationals and who had time-limited right to work. For eg. if you have a visa which would expire in let's say two years, the system would reject you even though you may be eligible to extend the visa or apply for a settled status or apply for British citizenship. So Keep an eye out if you are subject to immigration.
Thank you so much for explaining! That was very helpful. If I got a rejection email I wouldn't question it ahaha but thanks to this I will keep any eye out!
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I interned at HMT for a summer so maybe I can shed some light on why their grad scheme is fairly low-key. It's essentially because it's new and due to specialisms.

HMT only opted out of the fast-stream a couple of years ago as they weren't a fan of the 4x 6month rotations (meant turnover was too high and teams couldn't benefit from the skills they taught grads as the grads left after 6m). So the HMT grad scheme will naturally be far less known than the FS or general MS given its infancy, and likely suffers from the lack of marketing affect from being newer and smaller.

But another reason is that whilst the Treasury is an appealing destination for economists, to policy advisors it's not particularly special aside from the name. For example, being in the treasury as an economist is obviously fairly special, but there's no natural benefit to say a history grad who's applied to be a policy advisor to pick the HMT specific mainstream grad scheme over just the general mainstream or even the fast-stream, aside from competition and/or you have a strange love of economics/finance but didn't choose it at degree level. Imo being a policy advisor for HMT working on banking policy or financial regulation or tax isn't anymore attractive than say working on education or environmental policy in the DoE or DEFRA, so you may as well just go for the main stream or fast-stream, whereas for economists HMT is significantly more attractive than other departments if this makes sense.

Final thing is that the pay is lower after the grad scheme than most other departments, this is true for economists, not sure about policy advisors. HMT have little trouble attracting economists to apply so pay the lowest post grad-scheme salary of all gov departments, so that might put some off from applying (but I doubt it), it generally just causes insane attrition where they can't keep hold of people who get offers from the city
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I interned at HMT for a summer so maybe I can shed some light on why their grad scheme is fairly low-key. It's essentially because it's new and due to specialisms.

HMT only opted out of the fast-stream a couple of years ago as they weren't a fan of the 4x 6month rotations (meant turnover was too high and teams couldn't benefit from the skills they taught grads as the grads left after 6m). So the HMT grad scheme will naturally be far less known than the FS or general MS given its infancy, and likely suffers from the lack of marketing affect from being newer and smaller.

But another reason is that whilst the Treasury is an appealing destination for economists, to policy advisors it's not particularly special aside from the name. For example, being in the treasury as an economist is obviously fairly special, but there's no natural benefit to say a history grad who's applied to be a policy advisor to pick the HMT specific mainstream grad scheme over just the general mainstream or even the fast-stream, aside from competition and/or you have a strange love of economics/finance but didn't choose it at degree level. Imo being a policy advisor for HMT working on banking policy or financial regulation or tax isn't anymore attractive than say working on education or environmental policy in the DoE or DEFRA, so you may as well just go for the main stream or fast-stream, whereas for economists HMT is significantly more attractive than other departments if this makes sense.

Final thing is that the pay is lower after the grad scheme than most other departments, this is true for economists, not sure about policy advisors. HMT have little trouble attracting economists to apply so pay the lowest post grad-scheme salary of all gov departments, so that might put some off from applying (but I doubt it), it generally just causes insane attrition where they can't keep hold of people who get offers from the city
Oh wow, this explains a lot!
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Oh wow, this explains a lot!
No worries, always happy to help
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Hi guys, I was wondering if anybody else also found out their outcome today?
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Hi guys, I was wondering if anybody else also found out their outcome today?
hi yeah i didnt get through
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