FDM Group - Graduate scheme Interview Questions & Answers

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  • Graduate scheme

    4.5714/5 | Interview date: July 2017 | Job offer? Yes |

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    Sectors: Computing & IT

    Difficulty rating 60.0 / 100

    Interview process

    PRE ASSESSMENT CENTRE
    Initial telephone interview was very relaxed, basic questions such as 'why IT'.
    One way video interview consisted of around 4 questions such as 'why FDM?', ''Tell us about yourself'. Given 60 seconds to answer each question with prep time before each question.

    ASSESSMENT CENTRE
    3 interviews lasting 5 minutes each, see below for more info.

    Most difficult question

    Would you sacrifice the quality of work to meet a deadline.

    Interview tips

    Technical and business pathways are assessed together so do not stress if you lack knowledge of coding. Be confident and friendly, show an interest in technology and a willingness to learn. Don't be afraid to engage in conversation with interviewers. Professional dress code.

    Experiences at the assessment centre

    Introductory presentation. Short exercise where candidates introduce themselves to the group.
    Venn diagrams/set notation test. Information booklet provided for test and revision material given prior to assessment day was very useful.
    Maths test. GCSE level maths.
    Aptitude test. General knowledge, logic, basic coding and IT questions.

    3 interviews (5 minutes each): Very friendly interviewers. Each interview has an un-assessed practice question.
    Interview topics: -Interest in IT/FDM
    -Degree/education
    -Personal qualities

    Interview steps

    Interviews

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

    Tests

    • Numerical
    • Personality
    • Verbal reasoning
    • Psychometric

    Other

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

    Rating the interview

    • How would you rate the pre-attendance information? 5/5
    • How well was the interview organised? 5/5
    • What was your overall impression of the organisation? 4/5
    • What was your overall impression of the selection process? 4/5
    • Did the interview reflect the overall values / culture of the organisation? 4/5
    • Would you recommend this company to a friend? 5/5
    • Did you want the role following your interview? 5/5
  • Graduate scheme

    4.2857/5 | Interview date: January 2016 | Job offer? Not yet |

    Was this helpful? Yes 15

    Sectors: Computing & IT

    Difficulty rating 40.0 / 100

    Interview process

    There were three five minute interviews that consisted of 4 questions each. Interviewers were all friendly but did not prompt you for anything on your answers to the questions.
    1 interview was about my interest in the company/IT
    1 was about my degree
    1 was about my and my qualities e.g. is change always a good thing?

    Most difficult question

    Would I sacrifice the quality of my work in order to meet a deadline

    Interview tips

    Be confident and friendly. They were all friendly so it's good to be relaxed with that to show your true personality. One guy pointed out a mistake on the presentation given by the centre manager...don't do that as she wasn't impressed.
    Take lunch or take money to buy lunch from the station.

    Experiences at the assessment centre

    There were 13 of us but we weren't competing for a set number of places. 3 interviews, a 1 hour aptitude test, 30 min maths tests and 1 hour Venn diagram test, you were given a booklet on how to answer in the format of these. Lunch was not provided but got an hour to go out and buy something.

    Interview steps

    Interviews

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

    Tests

    • Numerical
    • Personality
    • Verbal reasoning
    • Psychometric

    Other

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

    Rating the interview

    • How would you rate the pre-attendance information? 3/5
    • How well was the interview organised? 5/5
    • What was your overall impression of the organisation? 5/5
    • What was your overall impression of the selection process? 5/5
    • Did the interview reflect the overall values / culture of the organisation? 4/5
    • Would you recommend this company to a friend? 5/5
    • Did you want the role following your interview? 3/5

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