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John Swire & Sons Interview Questions

Updated Oct 10, 2014
Updated Oct 10, 2014
11 Interview Reviews

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    Summer Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online – interviewed at John Swire & Sons.

    Interview Details

    Two interview stages and all face to face/video call.

    Most questions were behavioral.

    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  2.  

    MT Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 4+ weeksinterviewed at John Swire & Sons.

    Interview Details

    the atmosphere is relaxed and so just feel free to share your stories with the interviewers. It seems that they like interesting stories that I told them. The interview questions are quite normal, and standard. Something like self-introduction, your career prospect, interests, why Swire, why your major...

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Average Interview
  3.  

    Graduate Trainee Scheme Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in London, England (UK)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in London, England (UK)
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took a dayinterviewed at John Swire & Sons in February 2014.

    Interview Details

    Initial application form and psych tests, followed by a 1/2 hour interview in the London offices. Highly informal interview which consisted of mostly going through my CV and asking me questions about my degree. Did not make second round.

    Interview Questions
    • Why are you reading your current degree? (why is it relevant to your future career prospects)   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview
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    Summer Intern Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    online application, online test , interview

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
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    Summer Intern Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online – interviewed at John Swire & Sons.

    Interview Details

    interview (skype)

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
  7. 2 people found this helpful  

    Management Trainee Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    Very generic questions because they are looking for generalists. The interviewers are all very friendly/non-pushy.

    Interview Questions
    • Because it's so generic, you have to think how to excel   Answer Question
    No Offer
  8.  

    Management Trainee Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in London, England (UK)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in London, England (UK)
    Interview Details

    They are loking for a type of person. Someone who went to a private school, speaks the queen's english and has had a gapyear volunteering in Nepal. If you don't fit this profile, I would not bother applying.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
  9.  

    Management Trainee Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in London, England (UK)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in London, England (UK)
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took a dayinterviewed at John Swire & Sons in February 2013.

    Interview Details

    Two interviews; first was a 45 minute interview with HR manager and current management trainee. If passed then final round interview with a slightly larger panel. Communication for interview times etc. done mostly through email, there is reimbursement for travelling to the Swire HQ. The environment was formal, however the format of the interview was very relaxed. The questions focused on personal strengths, motivations and any particular industry of Swire you would like to join.

    Interview Questions
    • Why did you choose to apply to your current university/course?   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  10.  

    Management Trainee Programmer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in London, England (UK)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in London, England (UK)
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2+ monthsinterviewed at John Swire & Sons in January 2013.

    Interview Details

    Invited to Interview in their office in London. Interview was with Head of Group HR and Graduate at the end of the programme. The Head of Group HR worked his way throughout the organisation and had extensive experiences of the firm's operations and subsidiaries.

    They first spoke about their experiences and then asked me about my CV and continued with standard interview questions (is Why Swire, etc...).

    Overall experience was very pleasant, more like a chat than an interview.

    Of the 100 selected for first round interviews only 10 were to be brought back for the second round. Of those 10 only 6 or 7 would be selected.

    Interview Questions
    • Explain how your interest in being an entrepreneur will help you in this role (related to activities on my CV)   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    International Management Trainee Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in London, England (UK)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in London, England (UK)
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 4+ weeksinterviewed at John Swire & Sons in February 2011.

    Interview Details

    Two interviewers. One hr director the other a current management trainee.
    They asked me why do you want to pursue management career?
    any internship experience?
    willing to move globally?
    prefered location/business sector?
    any questions to ask them?
    interview lasts about 30 mins
    full travel expense covered
    people are nice and atmosphere is down to earth. but do dress formal suit.
    i was not fully prepared to give enough evidence of my management skills so did not receive second interview

    Interview Questions
    • you are doing science degree, why choose management career   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

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