Hi Toadflax, I had a civil service interview recently though not for DWP. Basically you need to have some STAR answers prepared for the competencies they assess you in. I found some sample questions on line and thought of 4/5 stories that I could use to fit what they asked.
Don't do what I did and forget to prepare an answer for Why do you want this job? Also they asked a few general questions about the department, main challenges facing it over next few years etc, which I didn't feel I'd prepared enough for.
I didn't get it but it was good practice to have such an in-depth interview.
Hi Stokey, thank you. I think I am thinking about it in terms of it being good practise no matter what happens. Good to know there are sample questions, I shall look them up. I have almost a week to prepare.