Getting an Interview
Getting an Interview
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- Declined OfferNegative ExperienceEasy Interview
I applied online. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at Aviva (Norwich, England (UK)) in September 2015.
Quick and easy, observing a current post holder and then that person and one other in 35/45 minute informal interview. Note though not to question why the post holder is performing in a particular (and possibly unprofessional way) as that person will be involved in the decision to hire or not!
- Accepted OfferNegative ExperienceDifficult Interview
I applied online. The process took 3+ months. I interviewed at Aviva (Norwich, England (UK)) in February 2014.
Thorough, but fair. Given chance to shine rather than being tricked/undermined. Strong competition at assessment centre. Around 600 applicants overall for 5 jobs so quite competitive! Similar process to most grad schemes; submit cv/application, pyschometric tests, phone interview, assessment centre. Tests were easier than some other schemes, although I am comparing them to finance/banking ones. Assessment day was a full day in Norwich (although has been London/York in the past), and had group exercise, presentation, interview, networking.
- Examples of when you have demonstrated the Aviva values Answer Question
Helpful (1)Accepted OfferAverage Interview
I applied online. I interviewed at Aviva (Norwich, England (UK)).
had 2 interviews: 1 telephone interview lasted 30 minutes, they said it was going to be competency based but in fact it was pretty technical, and ask questions regarding regulation and how policies are prices, how a profit is made and what are the key risks. 2nd was a strength based interview, about 20-25 questions ranging in complexity, it is important to think openly as these are not competency questions, questions include: - how do you develop an idea? -how do you turn an idea into a proposal
- how do you convince your friends to attend the restuarant of your choice? Answer Question
- Accepted OfferPositive ExperienceEasy Interview
I applied through an employee referral. The process took 1 day. I interviewed at Aviva (Norwich, England (UK)) in June 2012.
Group work, individual interview, individual case study and presentation. Overall everyone was very friendly and approachable, lunch was provided. Process was spread over most of the day. presentation to senior managers was ok, 40mins to prepare a 5-10min presentation on the case study provided. Be prepared for at least one question where you have to calculate in your head.
- the usual, plus a few to see how your thought processes work 1 Answer
- Accepted OfferPositive ExperienceAverage Interview
The process took 1 day. I interviewed at Aviva (Norwich, England (UK)) in November 2008.
Competency based interviews with lots of questions on your competenties like 1. Ability to work with others 2. Going beyond call of duty. 3. Adaptability
Not much scope in my case as they have a salary band which does not go much beyond what i was earning, infact it was lower. I went for it despite a cut in pay because of its blue chip status. Negotiate if you can.
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