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Network Rail Interview Questions & Reviews

Updated Apr 7, 2014

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Project Manager Interview

Anonymous Interview Candidate

Interviewed at Network Rail

Interview Details – Initially applied in December, the application form was pretty bog standard

In January I undertook a work preferences test, was tasked with picking one statement out of four that described me the best. This test was very different to most of the SHL tests I have done before, it was pretty easy but there weren't any obvious answers.

didn't hear anything until march when I was invited to an assessment centre with two days notice.

Interview Question – Come up with a solution to a problem network rail faces, how viable is it?   Answer Question

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Graduate Engineer Interview

Anonymous Interview Candidate
Milton Keynes, England (UK)

I applied online and the process took 2 months - interviewed at Network Rail in February 2014.

Interview Details – during the assessment day there was a challenge given to us, in which we had to come up with inventive ways of dealing with a certain problem, i.e. fly tipping on the tracks, we then had to make our best ideas into a presentation, which lasted for 5 mins. there was also a group exercise to do with how to allocate money appropriately.

Interview Question – why are you the best person for the job?   Answer Question

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Engineering Interview

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I applied online and the process took a day - interviewed at Network Rail in October 2011.

Interview Details – Communication before the interview took place by e-mail.
The interview itself was a 2 on 1 Panel format, consisting of the Project Manager and their assistant.
Qs: Tell me about yourself, then 3 behavioural & 3 technical questions related to the role.
Follow-up after the interview was slow.

Interview Question – Describe a challenging project you worked on and how your contribution brought about success?   Answer Question

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Very Difficult Interview

A Job Interview

Anonymous Interview Candidate
Woking, England (UK)

I applied through other source and the process took 7+ weeks - interviewed at Network Rail in February 2011.

Interview Details – Great

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Graduate Engineer Interview

Anonymous Interview Candidate

The process took a day - interviewed at Network Rail in January 2011.

Interview Details – The first process is to fill the form online after which progresses to an online situational judgement test. The next stage is the assessment center consisting of numeric and verbal reasoning, 1:1 competency based interview, group exercise and business case study presentation. The business case consists of series of emails from online manager concerning two projects that the company intends to undertake.You will be expected to analysis the project and come up with the best project to undertake stating your reasons why.

Interview Question – How do you ensure that you maintain good working relationships with your senior colleagues?   Answer Question

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Analyst Interview

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The process took a day - interviewed at Network Rail in December 2009.

Interview Details – Know your background and read your CV. The decision is political and if you are kept waiting for weeks and months, wait!

Interview Question – What do you know about Network Rail   View Answer

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Operations and Customer Service Interview

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The process took a day - interviewed at Network Rail in February 2010.

Interview Details – After the initial application process, you will be asked to do a situational judgement test - which consists of a series of scenarios where you are given different options and you have to rate how good or how bad each option is. If successful you will be invited to an assessment centre. The assessment centre lasted a day, starting with numerical and verbal tests, one to one interview (45mins mostly competency based) group exercise and a business case. It was a very interesting experience which aimed to test pretty much all aspects of your soft skills.

Interview Question – How would you increase the flow of information for rail passengers?   Answer Question

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