IPCC Interview Questions & Answers

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Difficulty rating 4 / 10

Interview experience

  • Positive 2/3
  • Neutral 1/3
  • Negative 0/3

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  • Trainee Investigator

    4.4286/5 | Interview date: March 2016 | Job offer? No |

    Was this helpful? Yes 0

    Sectors: Public Sector

    Difficulty rating 40.0 / 100

    Interview process

    The telephone interview was a relatively straightforward one. It was competency based with many questions probing your previous experiences. Relating to your communication, team work skills. questions ask where what do you understand of the job? Why do you want the job? Tell us about a time you worked with a diverse group of people with conflicting views.

    Most difficult question

    Tell us about a time when you had to resolve a conflict what was the outcome and what was your role in that.

    Interview tips

    I didn't get the job, i'm not sure what they required. However, the assessment center was really well set up, everyone was very friendly and helpful. Prepare as much as possible. for the role play and written test.

    Experiences at the assessment centre

    The Assessment center interview was much harder with questions relating to your 10 year plan, what you were doing presently to work towards your ten year plan?
    The assessment center was difficult as it was hard to understand what was really required of you and what was being assessed during the role-play and written exercise.

    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? 4/5
    • What was your overall impression of the organisation? 5/5
    • What was your overall impression of the selection process? 4/5
    • Did the interview reflect the overall values / culture of the organisation? 5/5
    • Would you recommend this company to a friend? 5/5
    • Did you want the role following your interview? 5/5
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  • Trainee Investigator

    4.1429/5 | Interview date: January 2016 | Job offer? No |

    Was this helpful? Yes 1

    Sectors: Public Sector

    Difficulty rating 60.0 / 100

    Interview process

    The interview starts off with why you want to work for the IPCC, and then there are questions about what you know about the company and its aims - so it is good to do your research. You are also asked questions about what kind of things you expect the role to incorporate, and about your experiences working with people of different backgrounds. You are also asked about examples of problems with communication in your life. BEWARE: They want very specific examples so make sure you have some case studies ready.

    Most difficult question

    Can you tell me about a time when you have learnt something new and then been asked to apply it in your work?

    Interview tips

    Overall, the interviewer was friendly and helpful - but there are times when she was writing notes and so you feel as if you're talking to yourself. Also, be prepared for them to stop you in the middle of an answer in order to get a concise answer from you if you are going off topic.

    Also, the whole process - from applying to being rejected - was just over two months. The next stage of the process was to be an assessment centre, in Quinton, Birmingham, I believe.

    Experiences at the assessment centre

    You are given a pin number in the invitation email, which is then used when you call the given number on the day of your interview. After a quick identification check you are put through to your interviewer who explains the process. Subsequently, she said that she did not have the information to answer many of my questions about the role, so I imagine that the interviewers are outsourced and not directly employed by the IPCC.

    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? 4/5
    • What was your overall impression of the organisation? 4/5
    • What was your overall impression of the selection process? 2/5
    • Did the interview reflect the overall values / culture of the organisation? 5/5
    • Would you recommend this company to a friend? 4/5
    • Did you want the role following your interview? 5/5
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  • IPCC - Trainee Investigators

    3.0/5 | Interview date: July 2014 | Job offer? No |

    Was this helpful? Yes 23

    Sectors: Public Sector

    Difficulty rating 20.0 / 100

    Interview process

    My interview lasted around 25 minutes. It was quite stop starty, and that was quite unnerving and difficult. I was asked to demonstrate what abilities in my previous experience and education showed I was capable of undertaking a job role in which I would have to communicate with the public under difficult circumstances. I was asked about what I knew about the company, I researched this a lot and am glad I did even though it didn't mean I got this role.

    Most difficult question

    Describe a specific incident of when you had to deal with communication problems in your previous work experience? How did you overcome this problem? What were the results?

    Interview tips

    Be prepared to be interrupted and don't let it fluster you like I did. For my interview they wanted very specific examples of ways you've demonstrated the companies values. A lot of the time I gave too much information and was stopped throughout.

    Experiences at the assessment centre

    N/A

    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? 4/5
    • How well was the interview organised? 2/5
    • What was your overall impression of the organisation? 4/5
    • What was your overall impression of the selection process? 3/5
    • Did the interview reflect the overall values / culture of the organisation? 1/5
    • Would you recommend this company to a friend? 3/5
    • Did you want the role following your interview? 4/5
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