Stage 1 - Application:
Your application will consist of three parts:
1. A Personal Details application form and eligibility questions:
To be eligible for this apprenticeship you need to meet the following criteria:
• Hold a valid passport or birth certificate or residence permit.
• Have the right to live and work in the UK.
• Lived in the UK and/or EEA for 3 years prior to the apprenticeship start date.
• Not be in full-time education or be undertaking any other apprenticeship or training funded by the government by the apprenticeship start date.
• You must not hold an existing qualification at the same or higher level in a similar subject. For example, Computer Science. This is to ensure you do not have a significant overlap in prior learning and have not covered the same content covered on the apprenticeship already. Please see more information about the programme and requirements here. .
• You must hold GCSEs in Maths and English at Grade C or above or complete functional skills tests at the beginning of the apprenticeship programme.
2. Your employment history detailing your responsibilities, skills, accomplishments, plus your qualifications and relevant training. Please copy this information into the box field provided.
3. Personal statement up to 500 words:
When giving details in your employment history and personal statement you should highlight your experience working with the essential criteria below:
• A passion for data analysis and technology.
• An interest in logic and numbers.
• A methodical mind, analytical and problem-solving skills.
• Great communicators who enjoy working, and learning, with others.
• A ‘can-do’ attitude and willingness to learn.
Please also explain your motivation for applying for the Data Engineer apprenticeship.
The sift panel will use the information in your employment history and personal statement to assess your experience, skills and knowledge against the essential criteria above.
For Hints and Tips on completing your application visit our blog Getting Hired at DWP Digital .
Applications will be sifted at regular intervals from the date the posts are advertised. Please apply as soon as you can, do not wait until the end of the campaign.
A NOTE ON ANONYMISATION
*Due to DWP’s use of anonymised recruitment practices it is not possible for applicants to upload/attach a CV; any information that you would customarily share on a CV should therefore be entered onto the application form. Please ensure you provide sufficient information to enable the sift panel to make an informed judgement about your suitability for this role.
Please include all other information that you would customarily provide when presenting a CV/Personal statement, as the sift panel use this information to assess your application.
DWP operates an anonymised recruitment process. When entering information relating to your employment history you will be asked to remove any personal details that could be used to identify you. This relates to name and contact details which might usually appear on your CV/Personal statement. Failure to do so will result in your application being withdrawn.
Stage 2 - Interview:
If you’re successful at sift stage you will be invited to a video interview via Microsoft Teams. There, you will be assessed against the following behaviours and technical skills:
• Working Together (Lead Behaviour).
• Managing a Quality Service.
• Making Effective Decisions.
• Knowledge of Technology and Software-Learn about technologies and gain an understanding of what it involves/how to use them. Become aware of digital technology and has an understanding of what it involves and its impact.
You will be asked to do a short (5 -10 minutes) presentation on a specific topic. Further details will be provided to candidates invited to interview.
We expect interviews to be held in early to mid-November.
Following the interviews, any successful candidates and reserve list candidates will be required to complete an eligibility form by the apprenticeship training provider, Multiverse, to ensure they are eligible for the apprenticeship.
Following successful completion of this, we are hoping to make offers in late November and will then begin the necessary onboarding and checks with a target start of mid January 2022.
If a person with disabilities is put at a substantial disadvantage compared to a non-disabled person, we have a duty to make reasonable changes to our processes.
If you need a change to be made so that you can make your application, you should:
Contact Government Recruitment Service via email@example.com as soon as possible before the closing date to discuss your needs.
Complete the “Assistance required” section in the “Additional requirements” page of your application form to tell us what changes or help you might need further on in the recruitment process. For instance, you may need wheelchair access at interview, or if you’re deaf, a Language Service Professional.
A reserve list may be held for a period of 3 months from which further appointments can be made. Reserve list candidates will be posted in merit order by location.
You must meet the security requirements before you can be appointed. The level of security needed is security check.
For meaningful checks to be carried out individuals you will need to have lived in the UK for a sufficient period of time, to enable appropriate checks to be carried out and produce a result which provides the required level of assurance. Whilst a lack of UK residency in itself is not necessarily a bar to a security clearance, and expectation of UK residency may range from 3 to 5 years. Failure to meet the residency requirements needed for the role may result in the withdrawal of provisional jobs offers.
If successful and transferring from another Government Department a criminal record check may be carried out.
If successful but not transferring from another Government Department, in order to process applications without delay, we will be sending a Criminal Record Check to Disclosure and Barring Service on your behalf. However, we recognise in exceptional circumstances some candidates will want to send their completed forms direct. If you will be doing this, please advise Government Recruitment Service of your intention by emailing Pre-EmploymentChecks.firstname.lastname@example.org stating the job reference number in the subject heading.
Applicants who are successful at interview will be, as part of pre-employment screening, subject to a check on the Internal Fraud Database (IFD). This check will provide information about employees who have been dismissed for fraud or dishonesty offences. This check also applies to employees who resign or otherwise leave before being dismissed for fraud or dishonesty had their employment continued. Any applicant’s details held on the IFD will be refused employment.
A candidate is not eligible to apply for a role within the Civil Service if the application is made within a 5 year period following a dismissal for carrying out internal fraud against government.
Any move to DWP from another employer will mean you can no longer access childcare vouchers. This includes moves between government departments. You may however be eligible for other government schemes, including Tax Free Childcare. Determine your eligibility at https://www.childcarechoices.gov.uk
Before applying for this vacancy, current employees of DWP should check whether a successful application would result in changes to their terms & conditions of employment, e.g. mobility, pay, allowances. Civil Servants that would transfer into DWP from other government organisations, following successful application, will assume DWP's terms & conditions of employment current on the day they are posted, unless DWP has stated otherwise in writing.
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