Civil service Job application, interview result

I got the email below, someone said its a "merit" email and the next job of that grade should be mine, anyone know anything about this "Merit" thing?

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This vacancy attracted a number of highly qualified applicants and after careful consideration of all of the applications we are sorry to tell you that you have not been selected for appointment.


However, as you were a strong candidate we would like to keep your name on a reserve list. This list will be valid for 12 months from the date of this correspondence and if another vacancy arises for the same position we will contact you.

This email does not constitute a job offer.

Thank you for your interest in this position."
 

duff_man

Striker
I got the email below, someone said its a "merit" email and the next job of that grade should be mine, anyone know anything about this "Merit" thing?

"
This vacancy attracted a number of highly qualified applicants and after careful consideration of all of the applications we are sorry to tell you that you have not been selected for appointment.


However, as you were a strong candidate we would like to keep your name on a reserve list. This list will be valid for 12 months from the date of this correspondence and if another vacancy arises for the same position we will contact you.

This email does not constitute a job offer.

Thank you for your interest in this position."
Self explanatory really. You didn’t get the job but if another one comes up it will be offered to those on the reserve list.
You need to find out how many other names are on there though
 
I got the email below, someone said its a "merit" email and the next job of that grade should be mine, anyone know anything about this "Merit" thing?

"
This vacancy attracted a number of highly qualified applicants and after careful consideration of all of the applications we are sorry to tell you that you have not been selected for appointment.


However, as you were a strong candidate we would like to keep your name on a reserve list. This list will be valid for 12 months from the date of this correspondence and if another vacancy arises for the same position we will contact you.

This email does not constitute a job offer.

Thank you for your interest in this position."
Just a very polite fuck you. You'll never hear from them again.
 
Self explanatory really. You didn’t get the job but if another one comes up it will be offered to those on the reserve list.
You need to find out how many other names are on there though

There were 7 applicants, I know 2 of the others, they didnt get that email, so apart from the successful one there are another 3 I dont know about

Just a very polite fuck you. You'll never hear from them again.

My thoughts when I first read it, but 2 separate people have mentioned the same thing, time will tell
 

Fusco

Midfield
I got the email below, someone said its a "merit" email and the next job of that grade should be mine, anyone know anything about this "Merit" thing?

"
This vacancy attracted a number of highly qualified applicants and after careful consideration of all of the applications we are sorry to tell you that you have not been selected for appointment.


However, as you were a strong candidate we would like to keep your name on a reserve list. This list will be valid for 12 months from the date of this correspondence and if another vacancy arises for the same position we will contact you.

This email does not constitute a job offer.

Thank you for your interest in this position."
Happened to me this week too from the Civil Service. A few years back got similar and they’d offered me a job within 6 months.
 
I got the email below, someone said its a "merit" email and the next job of that grade should be mine, anyone know anything about this "Merit" thing?

"
This vacancy attracted a number of highly qualified applicants and after careful consideration of all of the applications we are sorry to tell you that you have not been selected for appointment.


However, as you were a strong candidate we would like to keep your name on a reserve list. This list will be valid for 12 months from the date of this correspondence and if another vacancy arises for the same position we will contact you.

This email does not constitute a job offer.

Thank you for your interest in this position."
as per the letter, reserve list fot 12 months then wiped off.
Usually quite a few i.e. around 50 on the list.
Lots of re structure at the minute, but wouldnt hold your breath.
Which job was it for, which dept?
 

Parkmaverick

Striker
I got the email below, someone said its a "merit" email and the next job of that grade should be mine, anyone know anything about this "Merit" thing?

"
This vacancy attracted a number of highly qualified applicants and after careful consideration of all of the applications we are sorry to tell you that you have not been selected for appointment.


However, as you were a strong candidate we would like to keep your name on a reserve list. This list will be valid for 12 months from the date of this correspondence and if another vacancy arises for the same position we will contact you.

This email does not constitute a job offer.

Thank you for your interest in this position."
If you got a score of 4 on all your competencies you have passed the board - check your feedback on Civil Service Jobs. The best candidate(s) got the post(s) but they now have a list of people including yourself who can fill any similar posts over the next 12 months. Depends on how many other people have a higher score than you, the job you went for and where as to the likelihood of you being successfully taken on in this period. Good Luck
 

Stubbs ftm

Winger
I got the email below, someone said its a "merit" email and the next job of that grade should be mine, anyone know anything about this "Merit" thing?

"
This vacancy attracted a number of highly qualified applicants and after careful consideration of all of the applications we are sorry to tell you that you have not been selected for appointment.


However, as you were a strong candidate we would like to keep your name on a reserve list. This list will be valid for 12 months from the date of this correspondence and if another vacancy arises for the same position we will contact you.

This email does not constitute a job offer.

Thank you for your interest in this position."
Your on a reserve list, which means if similar jobs of the same grade become available they will pick off the reserve list first. No guarantee you will get a job like, there's a chance the reserve list could be extended too. Which department was it?
 
That’s what you think. Business need. Remember to say ‘’is there anything else I can help you with” at the end of your conversation.

I know the roles involved, no headphones, I have 20 years of experience in customer service, 15 as a manager, headphones are a fucking pain, but not the end of the world

Aye there’s a chance someone who has been offered the job might not take it and then it’ll go to the reserve list. Or if more jobs come up they’ll go to the list instead of having to advertise again.
Hopefully this, nobody noticed how highly shined my doc martin brogues were.Fucking disgraceful
 
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