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    Commercial Manager Interview

    Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 4 weeks. I interviewed at Transport for London (London, England (UK)).

    Interview

    Standard and structured competency based interview set out using HR templates against the competencies that they send you as part of the candidate pack. As long as you have examples of these competencies you won't get caught out.

    There are a couple of technical questions for you to answer at the end but if you know your stuff then it shouldn't be a problem.

    The interviewers were really friendly and made the the atmosphere of the interview less intense which helped with rapport building during the interview. Both the interviewers are people working in your specialism, which made a difference rather than it being taken by someone from HR who wouldn't have had the same appreciation of the experiences and examples that I'd given.

    Interview Questions

    • Explain one situation where you lead and inspired others in your team.   Answer Question

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    Change Manager Interview

    Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied in-person. The process took a week. I interviewed at Transport for London (London, England (UK)) in March 2012.

    Interview

    Communication was effective

    Interview Questions

    Negotiation

    Fairly negotiable

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    Online Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 4+ weeks. I interviewed at Transport for London.

    Interview

    HR department seems completely disconnected from the managers with vacancies. I was sent completely incorrect information about my interview, then sent a correction email that was itself incorrect. I was interviewed by two people from the Online department, both of whom had their heads screwed on. I would love to have got the job but alas, no.

    Interview Questions

    • I was asked to describe the effect of my work on my clients' businesses, which was difficult given the industry in which I currently work   Answer Question

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    Apprentice Interview

    Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at Transport for London (London, England (UK)) in April 2015.

    Interview

    Submitted an application form on the internet through the TfL website
    Following this, I was given Online Maths, English and Reasoning tests, which were given a week each.
    A few months later, I recieved a phone call informing of my successfull application and I was offered an interview where I was to give a presentation.
    Formal interview with line manager and HR, where I gave the presentation I was set a week beforehand from the phone call
    A background check was performed online using a service called Sterling Backcheck.

    Interview Questions

    • most were scenario based questions: situation, task, action, result. such as, give an example where you overcame a difficult deadline; give an example of having to balance out many tasks at once; give an example of dealing with a difficult situation, etc.   1 Answer

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    Apprentice Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in London, England (UK)
    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 4 weeks. I interviewed at Transport for London (London, England (UK)) in April 2017.

    Interview

    The application process consists of:
    - An online form, just a bit about yourself such as your motivations and background
    -Online tests, they test various aspects such as mechanical ability, logic and reasoning
    -Assessment day, this day consists of a group exercise and a face to face interview. Staff on the day were friendly and the process felt more relax than others that I have been to

    Interview Questions

    • Why do you want to work for us?   1 Answer

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    Internship Interview

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

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 1 day. I interviewed at Transport for London (London, England (UK)).

    Interview

    Only managed to do the video interview and got rejected after that stage. Questions asked were just like other reviews. Exact same questions but it was hard to conduct a video interview because it was kind of awkward to do it.

    Interview Questions

    • Describe a time when you have worked in a team / encouraged a team to work better together   Answer Question

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    Intern Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer

    Application

    The process took a week. I interviewed at Transport for London.

    Interview

    Telephone interview: competency based questions. Basic competencies can be found from their website. I was asked, why you want to join us, tell me a time when you are challenged, how to deal with angry customers, etc. The lady was not from TfL. They are sub contracting the work to some HR company. She was really nice but like a robot. The process is not interactive. My first telephone interview+non-native English speaker, so did not end up well. BUT do prepare beforehand, it is really helpful to have 'scripts' in front of you.

    Interview Questions

    • How to deal with an angry customer given it's London marathon time and trains are delayed.   Answer Question
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    Internal Communications Interview

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

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 3 weeks. I interviewed at Transport for London (London, England (UK)) in May 2015.

    Interview

    The interview process at Transport for London was fairly typical for this kind of role - telephone interview to discuss CV, followed by a face to face competency interview and introduction with the relevant director, and finally a written activity. The team at Transport for London made me feel at ease through the whole process.

    Interview Questions


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    Building Surveyor Interview

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

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 1 day. I interviewed at Transport for London (Greenwich, England (UK)) in May 2017.

    Interview

    A kind of unorthodox interview with almost none of the questions that were mentioned in the page coming up and group exercise equipment were kisds toys setup it bae it kind of hard to accomplish the task

    Interview Questions

    • If you are to design a floor, what points would you make sure are followed   Answer Question

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    Trainee Quantity Surveyor Interview

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

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 4+ months. I interviewed at Transport for London (London, England (UK)) in April 2017.

    Interview

    There are 2 parts, one group presentation and then an hour long interview with one person from the field you applied for. Questions revolved around showing initiative and leadership

    Interview Questions

    • Name a situation where you had to take charge without advice from leadership?   Answer Question

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