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  • Scottish Power - Business & Marketing Graduate Programme

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    Interview process

    The interviewer started by going through personal details and explained the type of topics we are going to discuss. The interview was not focused on my knowledge about the company but it was more of a competency based interview.

    They first asked me to give an example where I contributed as part of a team and delivered results to a task. This was a straightforward question, although the time was very limited to answer.

    The next question was very simple, and asked about the tools and resources I used to research the company, again very short time to answer.

    The most challenging question was about my problem solving skills. "Describe a situation where I had to change my approach about completing a task due to a change in information." I felt appropriate time was given to think about the answer although it was hard to tell whether my answer was as crispy as they would like it to be.

    In overall, the interview lasted about 25 minutes. The telephone interviewer was a third party recruitment agency which was a huge disappointment as there was no room to ask questions about the role.

    Most difficult question

    "Describe a situation where I had to change my approach about completing a task due to a change in information."

    Interview tips

    Do you self-analysis about your skills and make sure you check the company's requirements. Have to give examples of team work skills and problem solving skills during telephone interview.

    Verbal reasoning and numerical test were challenging enough so do recommend practising them. The process has numerous stages and does not allow your personality to come through as it is all done online.

    Experiences at the assessment centre

    Not relevant due to telephone interview

    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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