Croydon Civil Service Employability

The Civil Service is hiring thousands of people right now. This five day intensive course will give you an insight into working for the government, and prepare you for their specific application process.

About the course

Course starting dates April 29th, May 7th, May 28th
Course length This course lasts for five days, and runs from Mondays to Fridays
Certified Awarding VTCT
Lesson times It runs full time from 9:30am – 4:30pm (with a one hour lunch break).

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.


Course Location: The course takes place in our Croydon training centre: Suffolk House, College Rd, Croydon CR0 0YN

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
  • Our employer engagement team is standing by to provide any additional support on applying for Civil Service positions, plus they will provide you with exclusive access to other career opportunities.

By the end of this course, you'll have:

  • Created a clear, concise and professional CV that will help you stand out amongst hiring managers from all organisations
  • Have the confidence to ace your next job interview – whether it’s in-person or online
  • Uncovered a suitable job for you in the Civil Service and have the tools to confidently complete the application process

Course Content

How to find the job that’s right for you.
Make the right initial impression!
Learn what employers are looking for in a CV – and make a CV that you’re finally proud of!
  • 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.
As part of your Employability course, we focus on development, improvement and practical application of digital skills.

Next Steps

Simply complete the short form on the right. You'll then immediately be able to complete your Fast-Track online registration.

This registration process will confirm your eligibility to have your qualification 100% government funded.

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Frequently Asked Questions

This course takes place in our Croydon Training centre: Suffolk House, College Rd, Croydon CR0 0YN
All our courses are free for those who are unemployed, subject to eligibility.
Yes, this course will have specific start dates.
Of course. All our courses are accredited courses and you will receive a nationally recognised certification on achievement. You will receive a digital version of your certificate, inline with our commitment to sustainability.
The Awarding Bodies takes between 8 -12 weeks to process certificates. For all queries regarding certification please email us on When contacting us please include the following information: • Full Name • Title of the qualification • Contact details and address.

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