Brent Council Interview Questions & Answers

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  • National Management Trainee

    21/5 | Interview date: June 2017 | Job offer? Offered |

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    Difficulty rating 40.0 / 100

    Interview process

    It was a panel interview with senior members of staff from a variety of departments. They launched straight into typical competency questions, without any informal chat to start. The interview lasted around 10 minutes.

    Most difficult question

    What is your proudest achievement?

    What are your three most valuable attributes?

    Interview tips

    Research the organisation and learn about an area of their work you are interested in, as well as some key facts and figures to show you've done your research.

    Experiences at the assessment centre

    First we were each given half an hour to prepare a 10-15 minute presentation on the same topic that we had previously completed a written assessment about. We were then split into groups of 6 and were made to do a group exercise where we roleplayed a meeting aimed at cutting a certain figure of a public service spending, each representing different departments.

    Interview steps


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


    • Numerical
    • Personality
    • Verbal reasoning
    • Psychometric


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

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