Atos - Networking and infrastructure graduate scheme Interview Questions & Answers

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  • Networking and infrastructure graduate scheme

    3.7143/5 | Interview date: December 2014 | Job offer? Not yet |

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    Sectors: Computing & IT

    Difficulty rating 60.0 / 100

    Interview process

    Telephone interview is a competency based interview which lasts about 40 min and STARR format answers are expected. The interview is with the HR and it has a feeling of a speaking to a secretary. No emotions just writing down what you are saying so if you are excited to work for the company you have to say it as it will not be deducted from your tone.

    First part of the interview is about your excitement towards Atos "Why Atos"
    In this question you are expected to show that yo have prepared for the interview and that you know a lot about the company, and also very important how does Atos is different from other companies.

    Second question is "Why you?" So what makes you the good candidate for Atos, how you gonna fit within this company. Again show your research reflect the overall values / culture of the organisation and how you have them too.

    Third question is "What do you like about the graduate scheme you have chosen?" Here show that you know how the scheme looks like what does it offer and that you know a lot about the position you are going for.

    Next part is about the team working. The question is "Tell me about the time when you worked in a team and one of the members was not cooperating as much as team would like him to". STARR format here is very important specially at the end to show WHAT HAVE YOU LEARNED? and reflection on WHAT WOULD YOU CHANGE NEXT TIME IF YOU HAD THE SAME SITUATION? Show your team working skills here.

    Fourth part is about diversity. "Tell me about the time when you changed the way you work" STARR format showing your ability to adapt easily to changing environment or situation. What you have learned and what would you change are very important. If you will not say it yourself, interviewer will ask you these questions anyway. But wouldn't it be good to impress?

    Other parts of the interview are about you, if you have been away for longer than 6months in last 5years, do you need visa to work, is any location ok for you to work and things like that.

    Most difficult question

    "Tell me about the time when you changed the way you work"

    Interview tips

    Prepare good for the interview. You are expected to be prepared for the telephone interview just like it would be a one to one. Remember your STARR format especially Results, Reflection part!

    Atos interviews are designed to allow candidates
    the opportunity to show evidence of certain key
    competencies, some of which are detailed below:-

    Team Work ??? assesses candidates??? ability to work
    co-operatively with others to achieve a common goal.

    Business Motivation and Expectations ??? assesses
    candidates??? commitment to a career in their chosen
    business area.

    Adaptability ??? assesses candidates??? ability to respond
    positively to changing environments.

    Experiences at the assessment centre

    Design a plan for moving a company from building to building. Including builders work needed to be done and machines, servers move.

    Interview steps


    • Phone
    • 1:1
    • Group / Panel
    • Senior Management
    • Video


    • Numerical
    • Personality
    • Verbal reasoning
    • Psychometric


    • Assessment centre
    • Group excercise
    • Background check
    • Presentation
    • Competency based questions

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    • What was your overall impression of the selection process? 2/5
    • Did the interview reflect the overall values / culture of the organisation? 1/5
    • Would you recommend this company to a friend? 5/5
    • Did you want the role following your interview? 5/5

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