Applicationhintsandtips

Your house of commons application

You will need to complete an application form which will usually be competency based, so the best way to answer these questions is by using an example of when you have demonstrated the skill you are being asked about.

Your examples can come from a job, school, college, volunteering and more.

All of our forms are anonymised so the person scoring them won’t know who you are.

Depending on the job you’re applying for, you may also be asked to write a personal statement about yourself with a focus on a particular skill or skills such as customer service or team working.

Top Tip: Try to stay away from generalised statements such as ‘I am a great communicator’ – instead try to use an example of when you have communicated well and your message was understood.

How We review your application

Once you have applied your application is marked by three people and these scores are combined. The top scorers will be invited to the next stage, which may include a workshop, an online test and all will include a face-to-face interview with a panel of three people from the House of Commons.

Top Tip: Across your application and interview, using the STAR method is a great way to shape your answers:

S: Situation; what was happening?

T: Task; what did you need to do?

A: Action; what did you do?

R: Result; What was the outcome of what you did?

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