I applied through a staffing agency and the process took 1 week - interviewed at Transport for London.
Interview Details – In the past month I have attended 4 interviews at TFL; each for a different communications position with different hiring managers. My experience of the interview process was a little mixed based upon several issues such as interview style, location and feedback.
Within the first two sessions, the interviewers were prepped with generic competency question sheets while the rest came unprepared and jumped about with various questions.
On one occasion the interview took place in the middle of a busy café which was extremely distracting.
Despite prompting from my recruitment agency, TFl never provided any confirmation of outcome or feedback on the roles I applied for. I'm not sure whether I was unsuccessful or whether the job just disappeared. Any follow was simply ignored.
Interview Question – All fairly standard competency questions on issues such as time management, conflict resolution, adaptability Answer Question
I applied through a staffing agency and the process took 5 weeks - interviewed at Transport for London.
Interview Details – Interview and technical presentation
Interview Question – Real life technical situation given to resolve View Answer
Negotiation Details – I did not negotiate but I should have. You do not get if you do not ask.
I applied online and the process took 3 months - interviewed at Transport for London in January 2014.
Interview Details – The whole process was very professional, they got back to me quite early after I submitted the online application. Their website gives a thorough description of both the application process and of what to expect on the assessment day.
Most of the activities on the assessment day were run by HR, but for the presentation and interview there were also scheme sponsors present. I got an impression of TfL as a friendly and laid back company, and would recommend applying.
Interview Question – There were two technical questions, one on structural behaviour and another on ground behaviour. No calculations necessary, just talk about what you would do in a certain situation. Answer Question
Interviewed at Transport for London
Interview Details – Online assessments then a telephone interview - behavioural type questions, then assessment centre. Good guidance on website for preparation for telephone interview.
Interview Question – Questions were as expected, just based on company values Answer Question
Very Easy Interview
I applied through a staffing agency and the process took a day - interviewed at Transport for London in August 2013.
Interview Details – straight forward, i came in as a contractor so only 1 round
Interview Question – easy questions Answer Question
Negotiation Details – none - cotnract role
Interviewed at Transport for London
Interview Details – Got to telephone stage and the interviewer kept cutting me off and seemed very impatient (I was making sure not to babble on).
Interview Question – Nothing specific, just asking questions I had already answered but saying to be more 'specific' when all details had been given. Answer Question
I applied online and the process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at Transport for London in December 2012.
Interview Details – Online application: CV+Cover Letter+A few competency questions (ie Why TFL, Time when you solved a problem, etc)
Numeracy & Logical Reasoning Test (Around 30mins each)
Telephone Interview: Why TFL, Why specific Scheme, Time when you had to deal with a difficult person, Most difficult project, Time when you put someone before you priorities.
Interview Question – Put a person/customer before priorities Answer Question
I applied online and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Transport for London in December 2012.
Interview Details – Collaboration: Building Relationships
Time when I needed to adapt or change my own plan in response to the different priorities of work pressures influenced by other people? What did I do and what did I learn from the experience?
Interview Question – 3) Diverse Customer Experience
Tell me about a time when I had to understand needs and requirements for some one and ? The customer can be some one internal or external. Answer Question
Reason for Declining – Did'nt want the job afterall
I applied online and the process took 1 week - interviewed at Transport for London in June 2011.
Interview Details – Offer came up online very late, but I applied online and was asked to complete several online tests on the same day.
Was called the next day for a telephone interview, and then attended the London office for a technical interview with the supervisors that I would be working for.
Was called the next day to be given offer.
Interview Question – Explain a difficult situation that you encountered when working in a team, and how you managed to overcome the difficulty. Answer Question
I applied in-person and the process took 1 week - interviewed at Transport for London in March 2012.
Interview Details – Communication was effective
Interview Question – Describe your most challenging work assignment? Answer Question
Negotiation Details – Fairly negotiable
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