-Tell us about your background, studies and experience.
-Why are you interested in joining us?
-What skills do you have to offer?
-Why do you consider yourself able of such a role?
-Would you be able to work in an industrial environment?
-What do you think of our company?
-Would you be able to work if called overnight?
-Are you able to communicate, understand and be patient with people who work here and have no or limited education?
-What do you imagine would you be doing here?
-How good are your programming skills?
Most difficult question
No special preparation is needed in the first stage, but in the second(interview) stage you should go really prepared and be sure that you are able to answer in depth all the typical questions they ask in each interview and I described above.
Don't be afraid to ask any questions you might have. They are good people.
Experiences at the assessment centre
In the 2nd task we were 2 teams of 10 people and we sat on a table with 3 senior managers. We were given 3-4 cards each which contain a piece of information. We were only allowed to read the cards but not show them to the other candidates. The task was to discuss about what information each had and find a solution to a problem they gave to us. Mathematics had to be used.
At the end there was an individual task, to write a covering letter after all the information we got during the assessment day and why would we be interested to join the company.
I personally proceeded to the next and final stage of 10 people. We were invited for a tour in the company and they had us interviewed by a group of people, 2 senior managers and 3 employees. Out of 10 they hired 5 people and I was not one of them.
- Group / Panel
- Senior Management
- Verbal reasoning
- Assessment centre
- Group exercise
- Background check
- Competency based questions