Assessment process - Scottish Government Jobs

Assessment process

Skills for success

We use an assessment framework called ‘Skills for Success’ which provides a list of competencies we test during recruitment with a detailed description of each.  

Competencies are core skills which are universal and not job-specific, they can be applied to a wide variety of positions and contexts. 

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Competencies vary based on the grade and seniority of the role and candidates are not tested on all, only those most relevant to the role – usually 4 in total.  

You can find the competencies required for a specific role listed in the job advert. 

View the framework

View the Skills for Success framework online in our Candidate Guide.

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