Fast-track your way into working for the government. The Civil Service is hiring over 3,500 people right now. This course will give you an insight into working for the government, carefully prepare you for their specific application process.
5 day online course
Engaging digital learning
Expert 1-to-1 support
Level 1 qualification
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It’s time to get to work! The UK Civil Service consists of over 300 departments and agencies, employing over 400,000 staff across the UK and abroad – across 25 different professions.
There’s a place for anyone who’s motivated and hard working in the Civil Service – and our new programme will get you a foot in the door.
Why do this course:
Improve your CV, job application and job interview skills – and earn an accredited qualification in Employability Skills.
Get an inside understanding of the Civil Service’s recruitment process
Hear directly from Civil Servants about what it’s like to work for the government
Following the course you will have additional support, if required, in applying for the civil service roles through a session with our employer engagement team.
Course Dates: September 7th, 14th, 21st, and 28th.
Course Length: This course lasts for five days.
Free Course for: Anyone who is unemployed and aged 19 or over who has been living in the European Union for the last 3 years
Certified Awarding Body: VTCT
How this course is structured
The Civil Service SBWA consists of an blended-learning Employability course that's been tailored to giving you a headstart in the Civil Service job application process.
Each day you will have two live, interactive Zoom sessions with our experienced and dynamic Employability tutor: From 9:30am - 12:30pm and 1:30pm - 3:30pm. Some of the time during these sessions will consist of interactive workshops led by Civil Service employees, as well as independent study.
Job search skills – How to find the job that’s right for you.
Job application skills – Make the right initial impression!
CV writing skills – Learn what employers are looking for in a CV – and make a CV that you’re finally proud of!
Opportunities in the Civil Service –
How to create a civil service jobs account
Searching for vacancies
Understanding Civil Service job descriptions
Virtual interview introduction and practice
Understanding the application process, including: the psychometric test, verbal reasoning test, situational judgement test, and behaviour statements.
You’ll be introduced to best practice principles of approaching and completing each of these stages and will undertake simulated activities, practice tests, mock interviews and more.
Are you eligible to complete this qualification for free?
This qualification is 100% government funded if:
On the 31st of August 2019, you were aged 19 or over
You currently live in England. (However, anyone living in the following areas is
eligible for funding: Cambridgeshire and Peterborough, Greater Manchester,
City Region, Tees Valley, West Midlands, and the West of England.)
You have lived in the European Union for the last 3 years (unless you have have
given a special Visa/Residence permits that gives you the permanent right to
Are Unemployed and can provide evidence (Subject to eligibility)
Can provide Identifications and relevant documentation as required
If on the 31st of August 2019, you were aged between 19-23, you need to have
full level 2 qualification (e.g. five or more GCSE/O-Levels at grades A* – C / 4
one A-Level, two/three AS-Levels, five or more CSE grade 1’s, GNVQ Intermediate,
Diploma Level 2).
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Why Learn with Us
A self-paced course that could be completed in as little as five weeks
A fully certified and nationally accredited qualification
No, you don’t need to attend our training center for any of our Home Learning courses. (Note that under normal circumstances we deliver various classroom-based courses from our training centers in Croydon, Harrow and Tottenham - learn more at https://strivetraining.co.uk/classroom-based-courses/)
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