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Cabinet Office Overview

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London, England
1001 to 5000 employees
National Agencies
$50 to $100 million (USD) per year
We support the Prime Minister and Deputy Prime Minister, and ensure the effective running of government. We are also the corporate headquarters for government, in partnership with HM Treasury, and we take the lead in certain critical policy areas.
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Cabinet Office Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg
Nick Clegg
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    "Good for development, bad for autonomy"

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    I have been working at Cabinet Office full-time


    The Faststream allows you to easily gain experience across a range of departments in short period of time. Good opportunities to build a cross government network and determine where you wise to specialise.


    Quality of placements are questionable, some can be great, others can be terrible. You have little to no ability to move placements and although preferences are collected in terms of location and development needs, these seem to go out of the window during an opaque posting matching process. With this process despite being able to identify where you wish to specialise, you are unable to source placements that will allow you to hone these skills which is frustrating, especially considering the length (4 years) of the programme

    Advice to Management

    Listen to the users, Civil Service Resourcings stubbornness and inflexibility to change is driving talent out of the civil service. Retention figures highlight this and do not apply the generalist process to specialist schemes

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Cabinet Office photo of: London : Westminster - Cabinet Office (Photo thanks to Geograph user Lewis Clarke, Some Rights Reserved)
Cabinet Office photo of: Cabinet Office and the back of Downing Street (Photo thanks to Geograph user David Hawgood, Some Rights Reserved)
Cabinet Office photo of: View of the Cabinet Office from The Mall (Photo thanks to Geograph user Robert Lamb, Some Rights Reserved)
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    Graduate Scheme Placement - Executive Officer Role Interview

    Anonymous Employee in City of Westminster, England
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    I applied online. I interviewed at Cabinet Office (City of Westminster, England) in August 2017.


    The hiring process was fair and simple. The application required 4 core competencies, from the civil service competency framework. However it took 3 months before being contacted for interview, I applied in June and later received an email inviting me for interview in mid August. The interview process was excellent, I waited for a while after my scheduled time. I was escorted by a beautiful young HR staff who took me to the room, she was really approachable and spoke with me whilst making my way to the room. I was welcomed by a mix of 3 bright young people, of various backgrounds and genders, which was really exciting.

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    • They asked the 4 core competencies in my application. Along with follow up questions, such as reflecting on your answer, what would you do different and why? this was a question that will challenge you. They asked me at the end, to tell them a bit about myself, which was not assessed.   1 Answer
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