GCHQ Interview Questions & Answers

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  • Graduate Technology Roles at GCHQ

    Difficulty Rating

    40%

    Interview process

    Standard online application, aptitude tests and an interview divided into two parts. One was competency based and the other was technical.



    The interview was held at the Cheltenham office (expenses covered). Before I got invited I was asked to bring along a credit check report which is basically needed to perform a background check if you get selected, kind of escalating the process really.

    Most difficult question

    What would you like your job to not include?

    Interview tips

    Make sure you ask questions and show that you are interested. Do your research beforehand and be prepared.

    Experiences at the assessment centre

    On the day, I had two interviews with two different people. The first interview was around competency based questions (interpersonal skills, core skills, transferrable skills etc.) This was easy and was based around example on my CV. The technical interview was slightly harder, they asked me questions around networking and drilled down my understanding on networking concepts. Although it was hard, it went pretty well. I was able to answer most of the questions as they were logical.

    Interview steps

    Interviews:

    • Phone
    • 1:1
    • Group / Panel
    • Senior Management
    • Video

    Tests:

    • Numerical
    • Personality
    • Verbal reasoning
    • Psychometric

    Other:

    • Assessment centre
    • Group exercise
    • Background check
    • Presentation
    • Competency based questions

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