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  • Procurement Graduate Scheme

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    Interview process

    After submitting an initial application form and undertaking the online assessments, I was then called by a member of e recruitment team from a telephone interview this was based around competency questions and to see if you were suited to the role. Before the assesement day you also had to complete a personality questionnaire which was based around workplace behaviours.

    The assesment day itself was impressive as there were several high ranking people within e organisation present and it really gave you a chance to get a feel of the organisation and what kind of work you would be doing if successful.

    On the assesment day there was a presentation and an ice breaker activity and we then launched into a group activity/one on one interview/ and then a presentation.

    In regards to feedback DHL was great as they informed you of the decision within two days and an offer was given.

    Most difficult question

    Because the role was procurement based a deep knowledge is needed of the NHS supply chain that DHL operate as there were several questions regarding this. Eg " how does this model work"

    Interview tips

    I think it's refreshing and will give other candidates confidence in the fact that DHL employ people based upon how you are as a person. Their graduates all come from several differing backgrounds and discipline so they look for candidates that seemingly offer more as people. Furthermore being prepared is always helpful as in the one on one interviews if you are able to show knowledge that goes that little bit further than other candidates then this will certainly benefit you.

    Experiences at the assessment centre

    1. Group task-given a fictional scenario and as a group we had to reason with each other in order to make an informed decision.
    2. One on one interview- as with most jobs of this kind this was based around competent based questions
    3. Presentation- we were given 15 minutes to read over a procurement strategy and then come up with an evaluation and asked to make improvements. We then had 5 minutes to present this to senior members of the procurement team.

    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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