John Lewis Partnership Interview Questions & Answers
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Retail Graduate Scheme
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Interview processFirst step was psychometric tests including numerical and verbal reasoning.
The next step was a telephone interview. This was with a member of their graduate recruitment team and lasted 18 minutes. I was told it was to last no more than 20 minutes. They asked me general competency questions, what I knew about the Partnership and why I wanted to be a Partner.
I was successful at the telephone interview so the next step was the assessment centre. This was with approximately 10-12 other candidates and involved 3 group exercises and a small interview which lasted approximately 20-30 minutes.
Most difficult questionWhy is working for a Partnership important?
Interview tipsReally investigate the company, its structure (particularly the partnership model) and its values.
The recruitment team stayed with you throughout the process so remember to maintain professionalism at all times.
Be very aware of the time - wear a watch - everything is timed.
Experiences at the assessment centreThere were 4 parts to the assessment centre.
2. Group exercise - decision making n a group of scenarios.
3. Presentation - regarding store scenarios - making decisions and discussing strategy.
4. Group exercise - work as teams to achieve goals.
- Group / Panel
- Senior Management
- Verbal reasoning
- Assessment centre
- Group excercise
- Background check
- Competency based questions
There are 3 stages pre-assessment centre: 1. Online application form, including competency question
First was a phone interview which was questions about work experience and why I wanted the job. Then
The initial phone interview lasted around 40 minutes, including time at the end for me to ask questi
1. Submit your CV and answer additional questions on Morrison's website 2. Invited to complete situ
After completing the online application, I received a letter inviting me to attend a group interview
The competency based interview included questions on the role- what do you understand about merchand
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