- One on One Interview held in their London Office: This was with a member of their HR department.
Questions: the questions asked strongly followed their online core competencies- one from each competency. Also followed by asking about your motivations for the role, and your experiences.
At the end you're able to ask any questions you have (recommended to find some to ask).
If successful the will email you two days later asking you to book an Assessment Centre slot, roughly the following month.
Most difficult question
- what differentiates us from our competitors?
- how does this role fit into your career path?
- how does this role fit within the organisation?
- what specifically do you have that would make you excel in this role compared to anyone else?
- Also make sure you have read up a fair amount on who the NAO are, what they have done recently, any news stories, their value for money reports, who their competitors are, how they fit in within the government- what their relationship with them is and why you think this role is important for your career.
- really make sure they know how much you want this position and what qualities you have that they are looking for.
Experiences at the assessment centre
- Group / Panel
- Senior Management
- Verbal reasoning
- Assessment centre
- Group exercise
- Background check
- Competency based questions