NHS Management Interview Questions in United Kingdom

Updated May 1, 2014
Updated May 1, 2014
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  1.  

    Finance Graduate Interview

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

    I applied online - interviewed at NHS Management in January 2012.

    Interview Details

    I completed the online assessment that included a psychometric, numerical reasoning and aptitude test. The tests were all fairly standard; typical practice tests available online were preparation enough. I was informed I had passed the tests after a couple of weeks and was invited to the interview stage at Birmingham City Football Club's stadium. There were a mix of graduates at different stages of the scheme there to answer questions etc. The interview was conducted by three employees who asked various questions, and it took c. 45 minutes. I waited for another couple of weeks to hear I had not progressed to the next stage.

    Interview Questions
    • There were no particularly difficult or unexpected questions. They asked about the 2011-12 budget cuts, overcoming problems, examples of leadership etc. Whilst the questions were atypical I clearly didn't answer well enough.   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  2.  

    Finance Manager Interview

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

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeks - interviewed at NHS Management in January 2009.

    Interview Details

    3 interviews

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    flexible
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
  3.  

    Graduate Trainee Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online - interviewed at NHS Management.

    Interview Details

    Submit CV and answer competency based questions in the application initial application process. If this is passed then you are invited to complete verbal and numerical tests. If these are passed then you are invited to the assessment centre

    Interview Questions
    • Name a time where you had to change the way you were working   Answer Question
    No Offer
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    Doctor Interview

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

    I applied online. The process took a day - interviewed at NHS Management in January 2012.

    Interview Details

    interview based, case based, scenario based, also ask about experience, sometimes there is an OSCE style station, mostly ask about experiences

    Interview Questions
    • Difficult ethical situation or question about who would you approach if registrar was doing the wrong thing   View Answer
    Negotiation Details
    pre negotiated salary
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  6.  

    Anonymous Interview

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

    I applied online. The process took a day - interviewed at NHS Management in April 2011.

    Interview Details

    5x stations testing soft-skills === communication skills, conflict resolution, consultation skills and team work skills. Each station was a role-play and lasted for approx 20 minutes. Got offer the next day via online system with useful feedback on scores. declined as not right for me.

    Interview Questions
    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  7.  

    Network Manager Interview

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

    I applied through a staffing agency. The process took 2 days - interviewed at NHS Management in January 2009.

    Interview Details

    Had to undergo technical test then 1:1 interveiw. Followed by HR interview on a different day.

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    I negotiated my salary when offered the job
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  8.  

    Administration Assistant Interview

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

    I applied online. The process took a day - interviewed at NHS Management in January 2009.

    Interview Details

    About an hour long interview with 3 - 4 people and competency based questions

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    Good negotiation ask for as much as you can and work backwards from there
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Difficult Interview
  9.  

    Strategic Consultant Interview

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

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 2 days - interviewed at NHS Management in March 2010.

    Interview Details

    I was phoned about the role by a recruiter who said he wanted a 'quality' candidate. He interviewed me twice and put my resume (CV) forward. I was then asked to do a series of skills tests (all very manageable). This lasted pretty much all day. I was then asked to attend the formal interview (I had been shortlisted with someone else from the original pool of 6) including a case and presentation to a panel. This was straightforward though I could tell these folks had not seen anyone with private sector sector experience...For those who don't know, the NHS (in general) is very incestuous and precious about itself, despite the fact that it is run by public sector lifers (zero experience in private sector) ..After this exercise, an offer was made. All of it was fairly straightforward and not rocket science for sure. A good candidate just needs to get his/her foot in the door from where you can move within the system (largest employer in Europe!).

    Interview Questions
    • how do you deal with a difficult colleague over whom you have no line management authority?   Answer Question
    • how do you achieve work life balance?   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    if you come from outside the NHS, you will start at the bottom of the pay scale, regardless of what you earned previously or how bright you may be...so be forewarned.
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview
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    ST1 Doctor Interview

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

    I applied online. The process took a day - interviewed at NHS Management in February 2010.

    Interview Details

    there were four stations, 10 minutes each. The first one examined statistics and how to respond to a patient's complaint, the second examined how to deal with an angry colleague and prioritising, the third examined if you can suture and if you can do direct ophthalmoscopy and the fourth one was CV based.

    Interview Questions
    • A patient has complained that you examined him without wearing your white medical coat. How would you respond to thais letter?   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    Prepare very well for the interview
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
  11.  

    Applications Support Team Leader Interview

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

    I applied online. The process took a day - interviewed at NHS Management in April 2010.

    Interview Details

    Main interviewer was very concerned about disability as her opening question asking very direct questions regarding ability to work and adjustments required yet this was the first interview and no assessment of my skills had taken place except for the review of the CV which had secured the interview.

    Whilst the interview panel understood the technical topics required the main interviewer didn't. She contradicted herself a number of times in her mis-use of technical terms causing questioning to clarify her meaning, when pressed further she admitted there was a sickness problem in ther area ~ I can see exactly why this exists.

    Interview Questions
    • Opening question as 'Our HR department have a couple of questions we need to ask so we will do this first. Do you consider yourself to have a disability under the 1995 DDA act?'   View Answer
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview

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