The process is very long and daunting. They expect too much and place a lot of pressure on the assessment centre. Although the people are lovely and there is a lot of advice on the internet about the application stage and video interview. If you have never done a video interview before it would be best to practise as they can be very intense experience and the time pressure can make you very nervous.
23 January 2019
The application process was quite long (around 4 months for me) and there were a lot of stages. Definitely the most extensive application I did but also the one that I recieved the most feedback on and had the best experience with. The civil servants I met at the assessment centres were absolutely lovely and I can't wait to begin working on the Fast stream in September.