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  • Trainee Recruitment Consultant

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    Interview process

    I had an interview with the internal recruiter after my assessment centre. I was asked why I chose their company and if I had applied elsewhere. I came back the following week for a telephone test and a few more interviews with my current manager and then the company director. I was asked about my commitment to the company

    Most difficult question

    Why did I choose recruitment and not stick to a typical chemical engineering job?

    Interview tips

    Come in confident and ready to get stuck into the tasks. Try to quickly learn the names of the other trainees to make the tasks run more smoothly. Be smiley and yourself. Listen to the tasks carefully and keep an eye on the time to make sure you show your great time management skills. The telephone test might seem daunting but just talk on the phone as though you were talking to an old family friend.

    Experiences at the assessment centre

    I had an assessment centre with an introductory presentation and individual introductions followed by group tasks. The task I remember the most was pitching a fellow candidate to the rest of the group. Those who got through to the interview stage had an hour after the assessment centre to grab some lunch and then return for an 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

    Rating the interview

    How would you rate the pre-attendance information?

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    What was your overall impression of the organisation?

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    What was your overall impression of the selection process?

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    Did the interview reflect the overall values / culture of the organisation?

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    Would you recommend this company to a friend?

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    Did you want the role following your interview?

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