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Royal Mail Interview Questions

Updated Jul 15, 2014
Updated Jul 15, 2014
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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    IT Service Manager Chesterfield Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online – interviewed at Royal Mail.

    Interview Details

    Applied for a number of IT roles online and heard nothing back. Eventually got a call about one of the roles and did a telephone interview/cv run through. Did some online assessments which didnt seem to go well. No feedback forthcoming though. However got invited for second interview which went well. Next day got invited to a second interview/chat. That was 5 weeks ago and Ive heard nothing since..... really unprofessional and unkind not letting interviewees know the outcome. I sacrificed 2 precious annual leave days not to mention travel expenses. Really poor conduct on behalf of RM. Judging by their lack of quality standards in HR Ive probably had a lucky escape!

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Postman Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    Letter Shoring test

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Casual Christamas Parcel Sorter Interview

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

    I applied online – interviewed at Royal Mail.

    Interview Details

    Recieved an E-mail asking me to book an interview time and giving information on what was needed for the interview.

    Interview was one on one, in a big room with other people and interviewers doing the same thing. Basicly if you turned up with all the things mentioned in the email you were given the job.

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Casual Christmas Parcel Sorter Interview

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

    I applied online. The process took 4+ weeksinterviewed at Royal Mail in November 2012.

    Interview Details

    I was informed of the role through a family member. I applied online and the application was basic with details of my past education and work experience. There were no real difficult questions but it is important to be completely honest about your past as they may ask questions during the induction interview to trip you up. A month after submitting my application, I was called in for an interview. I was required to fill in various pieces of paperwork prior to arrival including the signing of permission to do a criminal records check and acknowledgement of the terms of employment. Upon arrival at the interview, it was clear that they were hiring a substantial amount of casuals as the queue outside the interview room was 20 people long. First you had to pass a documents checker who ensured you had all the relevant documents on your pre-interview checklist. Many were sent home as they forgot a photocopy of the front and back of their passports. Them there were 5 interviewers conducting the interviews which weren't traditional interviews. They lasted around 5 minutes and were focussed on ensuring the candidate was aware of their potential role (subject to change) and what to expect on their first day. I was accepted and sent to the next room to sign a contract. I started 2 weeks later.

    Interview Questions
    • I would genuinely say there were no difficult questions for this job role   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    No negotiation for the casual role
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Procurement Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    Got the interview lined up through recruitment agent. First step was a face to face agency interview to go through my CV and background, followed by some online test (routine stuffs like verbal and numerical tests). Finally invited to a whole day assessment center consisting 2 written tests and group interviews.

    Interview Questions
    • Written test - asked to produce a prioritisation of tasks for the procurement funtion   Answer Question
    Declined Offer
  7. 2 people found this helpful  

    Mail Sorter 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 Royal Mail in December 2011.

    Interview Details

    Applied online and got a reply 2 months after for a interview. The interview was mainly checking my info and details were correct and was offered the position that day to start work 2 days later

    Negotiation Details
    No negotiation
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  8. 2 people found this helpful  

    Senior Manager Interview

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

    I applied through other source. The process took 4+ monthsinterviewed at Royal Mail in September 2011.

    Interview Details

    Was initially contacted via Linkedin , the 2 round telephone interview and then a face to face
    The process is quite straight forward but decision making takes a long time.

    Interview Questions
    • Nothing difficult all competency based questions really   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    Negotiate hard and you will probably get it as this is your opportunity and once you are in you don;t get any real increment anyway
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Postman Interview

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

    I applied online. The process took 3+ monthsinterviewed at Royal Mail in May 2010.

    Interview Details

    Slow process, mostly online tests and applications, once you have been short listed after about a month you will be invited into the office you chose in the application for an interview with the delivery office manager, just show your committed and have a quick walking pace and attention to detail and you'll be fine, it is then the decision of that manager and HR who then decide to employ you or not, always best to know someone who works there as that helps as royal mail is family orientated.

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    Non negotiable over 150,000 work for the company so you cant be different
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Line Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Edinburgh, Scotland (UK)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Edinburgh, Scotland (UK)
    Application Details

    I applied through other source. The process took 2 daysinterviewed at Royal Mail in April 2010.

    Interview Details

    Assessment centre with 2interviews based on leadership questions . Presentation on material given and role play . 2 One hour interviews skills test and verbal written work. Expect to supply right to work documents photo Passport bank details and general work life history for past five years

    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Graduate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took a dayinterviewed at Royal Mail in November 2009.

    Interview Details

    The interview lasted about 30 mins and was quite intense. Asked lots of compentancy based questions such as can you tell me when you have been part of a team. Can you tell me why you have chosen this particular programme. Can you tell me of any past leadership roles. Can you tell me about a time when you have had to meet a strict deadline. Can you tell me about past experience which relates to the role you have applied for. They lady who interviewed me was very pleasent. Be prepared for quite alot of silences on the phone - I know they can be a little unnerving, but they are typing in all the information which you are giving them. Good luck.

    Interview Questions
    • Why have you chosen this particular programme?   View Answer
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Difficult Interview

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