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The Graduate Management Programme has now closed to applications.

Closing date for applications was 12 noon on Friday 16th September 2022.

The assessment for this recruitment competition will involve:

  1. online application;
  2. online proctored aptitude tests;
  3. eligibility check;
  4. assessment centre; and
  5. merit list.

Competencies are the skills, knowledge and behaviours that lead to successful performance.

You should familiarise yourself with the NICS Competency Framework as this forms the basis of the interview selection process.

The selection process for the Graduate Management Programme will assess candidates against the NICS Competency Framework at Level 3.

As part of our commitment to the employment of disabled people, we operate a Guaranteed Interview Scheme (GIS). 

The GIS does not guarantee a job. However, its objective is to ensure a guaranteed number of disabled applicants, who meet the minimum essential eligibility criteria for the role they have applied for, are offered an interview.

In addition to the qualification requirement for the Graduate Management Programme, all applicants must also undertake online tests as part of the essential eligibility criteria. All applicants must achieve the required minimum score in order to be invited to the assessment centre.

Should a large number of candidates achieve the required score, we may limit the overall numbers invited to assessment centres and only those applicants who demonstrate they best meet the minimum essential eligibility criteria for the job (i.e. the highest scoring) will be invited.

In this scenario, we will take positive action to ensure that the number of GIS applicants invited to the assessment centre will be in proportion to those who pass the online tests.

Further information on the GIS can be found on the NICS Recruitment website – Information for Disabled Applicants

The NICS is committed to the employment and career development of disabled people. We wish to ensure all applicants have the opportunity to perform to the best of their ability.

If you have a disability you may request a reasonable adjustment to ensure you are given as much support as possible throughout the recruitment process. If you require any form of reasonable adjustment, please note this in the box provided on your application form. You should include details of your disability and the specific adjustment you need.

Details of any disability are used only for this purpose and do not form any part of the selection process.

It is essential that you make us aware of your request for a reasonable adjustment as early in the recruitment process as possible, preferably on the online application form.

Arrangements concerning any adjustment requests must be made in advance of starting the live test as retrospective arrangements cannot be made after you have started the live test.

Further information for disabled candidates can be found on the Information for disabled applicants section of the NICS recruitment website and in the Candidate Information Booklet.

The ‘Civil Service Nationality Rules’ determine who can be appointed to roles in the NICS.

We must ensure that you are legally entitled to work in the United Kingdom and satisfy the Nationality requirements for appointment to the NICS.

Further guidance on Nationality requirements will be available within the Candidate Information Booklet or on the Nationality requirements section of the NICS recruitment website.