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Associated British Foods Interview Questions

Updated Dec 19, 2017
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    Supply Chain Graduate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Manchester, England (UK)
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 4+ weeks. I interviewed at Associated British Foods (Manchester, England (UK)).

    Interview

    Fast progression through interview stages, starts with online applications with 2/3 essay questions, then standard online tests. If successful, then its a video interview and personality quiz and finally an assessment centre.

    AC consisted of a situational test, competency interview, group exercise and presentation. Overall, it was an average experience the only negatives are 1) the feedback seemed really lazy and pernickety 2) only given 3 days to complete tasks.

    Interview Questions

    • Your quiz says you're (X) why is that?
      Why ABF?
      Why Supply Chain?
      3 Strength and Weaknesses?   Answer Question

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    Human Resources Graduate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in London, England (UK)
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 4 weeks. I interviewed at Associated British Foods (London, England (UK)) in November 2017.

    Interview

    Video interview is very quick, 10 seconds to read and between 1 and 3 minutes to answer (depending on question). No chance to redo so that was slightly annoying so I recommend having a lot of answers prepared beforehand (to general competencies).

    Interview Questions

    • Describe your greatest accomplishment   1 Answer
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    Marketing Graduate Scheme Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 1+ week. I interviewed at Associated British Foods in October 2017.

    Interview

    1) Written questions about why I wanted to work for ABF and what my career goals were
    2) Verbal and numerical reasoning tests
    3) Digital interview via 'Shortlister' app. I had 10 seconds to read the question and 1 minute 30 seconds to give my response. This part of the process was quite stressful as the questions were sometimes very long so I felt I didn't have enough time to properly think about my answer. Also very strange talking to your phone. Skype interview would have been a lot better.

    Interview Questions


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    Human Resources GAD SCHEME Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in London, England (UK)
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at Associated British Foods (London, England (UK)) in October 2017.

    Interview

    BASISC COMPETENCY QUESTIONS AND WHY WANTING TO WORK FOR THE COMPANY. Received the video interview offer and needed to complete within 3 days. System was simple to use and had to answer 4 questions.

    Interview Questions


  5. Helpful (2)  

    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at Associated British Foods.

    Interview

    Overall, good interview experience. The process was quite lengthy with long periods of time between the stages, but the company were really great with keeping you informed the whole way with regular contact from them saying "we haven't forgotten about you, sorry to keep you waiting!"

    Stages:
    - Online application
    - Numeracy/ personality tests
    - Video interview
    - Assessment Centre: 2 days involving a meal with the assessors and fellow candidates the night before, following the assessment centre the day after

    Interview Questions

    • - Why ABF/ why this role/ what can you bring to it/ tell me about a time when...   Answer Question

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    ABF Grocery Supply Chain Graduate Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Manchester, England (UK)
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 6 weeks. I interviewed at Associated British Foods (Manchester, England (UK)) in March 2017.

    Interview

    Applied online, followed by invitation to complete SHL tests.

    Video interview with 5/6 pre-recorded questions (mostly behavioural questions).

    Then invited to an assessment centre. This spanned 2 days, with a tour of the manufacturing site and then an evening meal with assessors and current graduates. The next day was the formal assessment centre, consisting of behavioural, motivational and situational interviews, as well as a case study and group exercise.

    Received feedback and result within 24 hours. Whole application process was very enjoyable - you can really see that the assessors and other staff fit the company culture and it allows to be more comfortable throughout the day.

    Interview Questions

    • When have you persuaded others to agree on your opinion/idea?
      When have you taken a risk?
      When have you handled/manipulated lots of data?
      What are your strengths and weaknesses?
      Why ABF and why supply chain?   Answer Question

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    Graduate Supply Chain Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 3 weeks. I interviewed at Associated British Foods.

    Interview

    I applied online for the graduate supply chain scheme got an email a few weeks after the deadline to arrange a phone a interview. Phone interview was pretty straight forward and the interviewer did try to put me at ease. The key is to do your research on the company and show passion for wanting to work in FMCG. They got me to be pretty quick and I recieved good feedback to improve my interview skills.

    Interview Questions

    • Why abf? What do you know about us? What will you bring to our company?   Answer Question
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    Customer Development Graduate Scheme Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Peterborough, England (UK)
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at Associated British Foods (Peterborough, England (UK)) in January 2017.

    Interview

    The interview process took around 2 and a half months in total from the online application to hearing the results - this included:
    - Initial application (CV and questions)
    - Online tests and personality questionnaire
    - Video interview (pre-recorded)
    - Assessment centre (evening meal and hotel stay the night before - all covered by the company, then a full day of interviews/assessments)

    A great experience all round - the company are very invested in their candidates and they showed extraordinary effort in making sure we got a valuable experience and felt as comfortable as possible throughout.

    Interview Questions

    • Where do you see your career going in the next 10 years?
      Why do you want to work for ABF?
      Why do you want to work in sales?   Answer Question

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    Supply Chain Graduate Scheme Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 3 weeks. I interviewed at Associated British Foods in January 2017.

    Interview

    Online application, followed by numeracy and oral reasoning tests. Then a video interview and finally an Assessment Centre. Online application and tests were very standard, not too difficult and received a response to both within 2 working days. Video interview was more difficult, and had to complete within three working days, which was difficult with my schedule, and it was unable to be rearranged.

    Interview Questions

    • During the Video Interview I was asked:
      What is the achievement you are most proud of?
      Name a time you made a mistake that affected others. How did you react to this?
      Name a time where everything seemed to go wrong at once. How did you react to this?
      Name a time when somebody vigorously disagreed with you. How did you deal with this?   Answer Question

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    Engineering Graduate Scheme Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 3 weeks. I interviewed at Associated British Foods.

    Interview

    An online application form asking: Why ABF? Where do you see yourself in 10 years?
    Online tests: Verbal and numerical reasoning and OPQ
    Video Interview with about 7 questions, including: Describe a time you made a mistake that affected others and what did you do? What is your greatest achievement? Describe a time you had to persuade someone of your idea, considering personal relationship.
    In the video interview you have a few seconds to prepare an answer before having 1-3 minutes for your response to be recorded

    Quite quick in moving onto the next stage apart from leaving it quite late to let me know that I wasn't successful in getting to the assessment centre which made work arrangements difficult.

    Interview Questions


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