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Graduate Trainee Interview

Anonymous Interview Candidate in Southwater, England (UK)
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I applied online. The process took 2+ months. I interviewed at Bowers & Wilkins (Southwater, England (UK)) in June 2019.

Interview

Short version - Appalling process management, decided after a month and a half of waiting and myself declining other offers that they were not even going to run the scheme - a complete waste of everyone's time and typical of the current direction (or lack of it) the company under new leadership seems to be taking

Long version - Applied with a CV and cover letter, a week or so later got invited to the interview in Southwater.

I was just finishing up my undergraduate degree in Manchester, and had a holiday booked, luckily I came back to the UK the day before the interview

Asked to prepare a 5-10 minute presentation on 1) what I wanted to get out of the graduate scheme and 2) where I would like to end up on successful completion of the scheme

The start of the interview was a 10-15 minute brief informal chat with 2 people from HR, very friendly people and they helped me to relax before meeting the 2 people for the longer stage

The longer stage of the interview was also very positive, started off with a brief introduction to the company, the interviewer's roles and a bit about myself. I then gave my presentation, after which a more competency based section of the interview began. My feedback both on the day and from the HR department on finding out the end result was also very positive - My interview and presentation style was well-received and I gave very good answers to questions

I was then however left waiting for a month to be called yesterday and informed that despite how I did in the process that they were not going to run the graduate scheme at all, and asked to keep my record on file incase they did find a way to get it up and running in the next 6-12 months

Overall then, the people who I met in the process were fantastic, however to keep people who are wanting to start their careers with them waiting for a month, only to find out that they hadn't been rejected or accepted but to tell them that the scheme wasn't even going to be running is completely unacceptable, and speaking to people who have been at the company long before the takeover in 2016, I do not seem to be the only one disappointed in how the company is now being run

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