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Interview Process

2014

"Following the completion of an online application, successful applicants have a short telephone interview with a HR/recruitment representative from the business. Successful applicants are then invited to a graduate assessment centre with a cohort of other successful applicants. The graduate assessment centre comprises interviews with HR representatives and a representative from the business/team you are applying for, as well as writing, presentation and discussion exercises that enable the applicant to showcase all of the skills required."
Graduate, Birmingham
"The interview and assessment centre were challenging, but this is due to the high calibre of people which Atkins aims to employ. It is less technically challenging and more about your general knowledge, and being able to talk through how you would go about solving a problem."
Graduate, Warrington
"The process involves an online application, online verbal and numerical reasoning tests, phone interview/invite to assessment centre. The assessment centre is a nice atmosphere, involving group activities, an individual presentation, a technical test, and an interview."
Graduate, Reading
"I had to give a short presentation perform a written task and undertake a technical and behavioural interview in addition to the usual psychometric tests and competency questions online."
Graduate, Derby
"It is quite a long process, with an online form, maths and verbal reasoning tests. There was a telephone interview followed by a whole day assessment centre which was challenging. I found the process rigorous and detailed."
Graduate, London
"For graduates the interview process is very simple - you submit your application, then there's a brief follow-up phone interview, and, if you are successful, a graduate assessment centre. This is a one-day event comprised of several parts, all designed to assess you as a person. It's friendly and relaxed, and doesn't feel like the stereotypical interview grilling."
Graduate, Bristol
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