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  • Marketing and Communications Graduate Scheme

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    Interview process

    I was contacted by a member of the graduate recruitment team who left me a message to arrange a time for the interview. When I called back she conducted the interview then rather than arranging another time so be prepared for this. When calling back I was not given a direct line to contact the person so had to go through the switchboard and be transferred several times before someone was able to put me through to the right place.
    The interview lasted about 15-20 minutes and she started by explaining a bit more about the role and then asked some questions about the company and about the specific role. Then some competency questions about how I have demonstrated certain skills that they value at ovo.
    Finally she finished with some more general questions eg. What's the most adventurous thing you've ever done and why?
    Following this she told me that I would hear back from her within a week but it ended up taking about 3 weeks to hear anything back and I hadn't reached the assessment centre unfortunately.

    Most difficult question

    Explain how you demonstrate the characteristics that we value eg bright, intuitive etc. she named about 5 traits and I panicked and started to answer and then forgot what all the characteristics were that she mentioned so didn't give a very relevant answer.

    Interview tips

    Read up on the role and how you'd be suited for it. Read up on the company and their values and think how you can demonstrate these.

    Experiences at the assessment centre


    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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