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Newcastle upon Tyne, England (UK)
1001 to 5000 employees
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Located in the city of Newcastle upon Tyne, and with a base in London, Northumbria is one of the largest universities in the UK attracting more than 33,000 students from 135 countries. International activity is an essential and extensive part of Northumbria University. We are ... Read more

Mission: Northumbria University is a research-rich, business-focused, professional university with a global reputation for academic excellence.

Our ambition is to be in the top 30 of UK universities. Northumbria is transforming to become a new kind of excellent ... Read more

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    - friendly staff
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    - could be more organised
    - better job opportunities

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University of Northumbria Interviews



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    Graduate Trainee Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Newcastle upon Tyne, England (UK)
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    I applied online. The process took 4 weeks. I interviewed at University of Northumbria (Newcastle upon Tyne, England (UK)) in April 2017.


    A rigorous interview process made up of three stages:

    Stage One is application

    Stage two: You need to prepare a 5 minute presentation as to why you want to work in Higher Education and why they should pick you. You need to present this in front of 16 other graduates (assuming your application was successful) and 6 senior executives of the University. It follows a system of alphabetical order; so it's ideal if your surname begins with 'A' to get it over and done with should you be nervous! Following the presentation you will take part in x2 group exercises. All that really needs to be said here is don't take a back seat! Engage and work collaboratively with your colleagues and don't be afraid to take charge! They are assessing you the whole time so make your presence known.

    Stage Three: This is the interview stage with members of the panel and the final stage of the process.

    Interview Questions

    • What are some factors affecting Higher Education?   1 Answer
    • Discuss a time when you worked as part of a team   1 Answer
    • What is Northumbria good at? What can Northumbria do to improve ?   1 Answer
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