The second interview (after being successful with the first interview) was a Skype interview with a different person, where similar questions were asked to the first interview but looking for more specific answers and why this particular company over other FMCG companies. Competency based questions were also asked based on the values of ABF.
Most difficult question
Can you tell me a time when you had to persuade someone in a more senior role of an idea you had and what was the outcome?
Be yourself, there was only one role for this scheme and they are looking for the right person, so if you're not perfect for the job you are not going to enjoy it as much.
Experiences at the assessment centre
A 10 minute presentation of which 45 minutes were given before to prepare. I was given with a set of situations and I had to choose the one in which I thought was the most important and why and come up with a 5 year action plan.I was provided with a flip chart to aid with this. I ended up talking about why the change in the current global economy and the effect of the UK's current financial status was going to be on the company and ideas as to how they would deal with this.
Had 3 interviews, one situational interview, one personality interview in which a personality test was undertaken before the assessment centre and one motivational interview.
- Group / Panel
- Senior Management
- Verbal reasoning
- Assessment centre
- Group exercise
- Background check
- Competency based questions