This involved a talent specialist calling and basically summarising if your previous job experience would be suitable for a role at enterprise and there were also competently based questions. I was then invited for a one to one interview at the company's regional head office. She mainly asked competency questions such as ''explain a situation where you dealt with a difficult customer' and 'explain times where you've had to upsell a certain product. It was fairly informal built up of these types of question and discovering if you had the right personality.
They are huge on customer service aptitude. I received a phone call inviting me on a branch visit where I spoke to current members of staff and got a feel for daily life in a branch, it also involved similar questions again with the branch manager. The final stage was the assessment centre where there were individual tasks about planning a day at the branch and a couple of customer scenarios where you had to upgrade someone into a better car and deal with a complaint. There was also group discussion and one to one interviews.
Most difficult question
Experiences at the assessment centre
It's important to be heard here but not to be too overpowering and controlling. Bringing the quieter applicants into conversation can look very good at this point. We were then give scenarios that would occur on a daily basis at the branch and this was role played with the area manager, this was a opportunity to show you can think and problem solve efficiently.
The most difficult task was having to plan part of a day in the branch where a number of things went wrong and you had to logically plan how to correct them and ensure the branch smoothly. The last interview was with a member of staff from head office who summarised why you'd applied and why you think they should hire you etc? 24 hour turn around on the decision.
- Group / Panel
- Senior Management
- Verbal reasoning
- Assessment centre
- Group exercise
- Background check
- Competency based questions