Warwick County Council Interview Questions & Answers

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  • Assistant Development Engineer

    4.1429/5 | Interview date: April 2015 | Job offer? Yes |

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    Sectors: Engineering

    Difficulty rating 20.0 / 100

    Interview process

    The interview structure was 30 minutes test based upon a civil engineering highways problem regarding a new road planning application. this was then followed by a 15 minutes presentation based upon your findings. This was then followed by a 30 minutes interview regarding the candidate. This was more about what you bring to the team.

    This was the only stage in the recruitment process. They advised me that from the initial assessment they wanted to know my about my basic understanding about highways and if I could interpret a CAD drawing. There were several deliberate mistakes made on the drawing which were very basic such as no dimension. There was also a test on your understanding of how a road structure is made. There was codes provided with adequate information on them such as concrete specification. This was all to be presented to the panel of judges after 30 minutes.

    resources provided were:
    scaled ruler, pen, pencil and calculator, 2 A4 sheets of relevant codes and a A3 drawing of the proposed planning application.

    Most difficult question

    Name a time that you lead a difficult situation? (this was to test what I call a difficult)
    Recall a time when a situation was negative and you turned it positive?
    what type of team player are you? (leader, person who gives ideas)

    Interview tips

    Keep relaxed. Remember you are as capable of getting the job as anyone else is. Think outside the box. it is your time to show them what you know and what positivity you can offer them.

    This wasn't a graduate scheme but I asked would they offer support in my achieving my charter ship and they said yes. Ensure you ask relevant question to you rather then general questions.

    Experiences at the assessment centre

    The assessment was one to one followed by a presentation. They were looking for my confidence to shine through in the presentation.

    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

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