The Co-operative Group Interview Questions & Answers
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Finance Graduate Programme - The Co-operative
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Interview processThe interview was by telephone with one of their recruitment team and lasted about 30 minutes. We talked initially about why I had applied for the role, what I knew about the company and why I was particularly interested in finance at the Co-operative Bank.
The rest of the interview was to test for competencies in the following areas: leading and supervising, relating and networking, coping with pressures and setbacks, and overall ability to communicate. In each of the areas, I had to give specific examples from my work, university or extra-curricular activities that showed my ability in that area.
Most difficult questionWhat was it, in particular, that I did to prove that my boss should give me extra responsibility at work.
Interview tipsMake sure you are well prepared for your competency questions and be able to get across your passion for finance and have a clear rationale for why you are applying.
Do your research on the company - it's always good to be able to tie one of their company beliefs with something you are also interested in.
Experiences at the assessment centreCan't help with this one - I don't know whether I've reached the assessment centre or not yet.
- Group / Panel
- Senior Management
- Verbal reasoning
- Assessment centre
- Group excercise
- Background check
- Competency based questions
Stage 1: Online Application Form This included the usual personal details, education history and th
- Online Tests straight after you submit your application - If your application is successful you'r
After being successful on the online application and psychometric tests, I was invited in the interv
Before even getting to the assessment centre there was numerous online tests that I had to complete.
After the application and usual tests I progressed onto the video interview. This was quite strange
My telephone interview lasted around 30 minutes, and I was first asked why I wanted to join the prog
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