Think about what makes you stand out. We don’t select people purely on academic record, so tell us about your extra-curricular activities, work experience and why you’re the kind of person who’ll fit well in our team.
Check and re-check your application for spelling mistakes and grammar. Don’t be tempted to copy and paste directly from our website or other sources – we want to hear, in your own words, why the information you’re giving us is relevant and interesting.
Preparing for your interview
Set yourself up for success
Setting yourself up with the right equipment will help get you off to a flying start. If possible, use a laptop or computer with a high-quality camera, but if you don’t have access to either, a phone will do.
Practise, practise, practise
We know it’s hard to practise for an interview, even under normal circumstances, as there will always be questions you might not anticipate, but organising mock interviews with family or friends will help to build your confidence in answering unexpected questions. This is a great chance to ensure your equipment is running smoothly too.
Remove all distractions
The last thing you want when interviewing is to be distracted. Our advice? Find a quiet, private space, and put a sign on the door if you live with others.
Think about your outfit
Dress like you would with a face-to-face interview, you want to make a good first impression. This will not only show the interviewer that you’re committed, it will also help you to feel professional.
Just be yourself
Interviewing is nerve-racking at the best of times, and we understand that video interviews have an added pressure as you will be able to see yourself on-screen. This may make you feel a little uncomfortable, so take a deep breath, relax and remember to just be yourself.
Preparation is key
Make sure you do research before your interview. Look into us as a company, the business area you’re applying to, as well as the specific role or programme you’re applying for.
Performing well during the Assessment process
We know the assessment process can seem a bit daunting and we want you to succeed as much as you do. The purpose of these assessments is to allow us to understand more about you, your key skills and your mindset.
Take time and read instructions
Take the time to understand each assessment you will be taking and what they will tell us about your fit to the job.
Give honest answers
It is best to be yourself, and respond honestly. Remember that it’s not in your interest to take a job to which you are not well suited. If you feel you have performed poorly on one exercise, don’t give up. Your performance across all of them will be taken into account.