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Success profiles

The CCRC uses Success Profiles (the Civil Service’s recruitment framework) to recruit.

There are 5 areas to Success Profiles:

Diagram showing the 5 areas of the Civil Service’s recruitment framework
Success profiles: click to enlarge

The Success Profile elements we assess you on will be role specific, meaning not every element will be assessed.

Interviews typically consist of questions relating to Behaviours and Strengths. The candidate information pack will outline which Behaviours you will be assessed against so you can prepare beforehand. We don’t advertise which Strengths we will be using, as we want to hear your natural, unrehearsed response to these questions.

You can find a range of information on Success Profiles by visiting the Civil Service website here: Success Profiles – GOV.UK (