Interview Questions

2017

"They were mostly competency-based questions."
Retail, Graduate, London
"Why M&G? Why asset management? What skills can you bring?"
London
"Why are you interested in this role? What makes you suitable for this role? How would your friends describe you in three words?"
Graduate, London
"How many planes leave from Heathrow in a day? Why did you apply? What languages do you speak? Name three topics you have been interested in recently? What was the last article you read?"
Graduate, London
"There was a combination of fit questions and questions to assess critical thinking."
Graduate, London
"During my interviews I was asked questions on my CV, on what I knew about the company, on the specific role and some mathematical questions. I was also required to prepare for a case study and answer specific questions on it for my first face-to-face interview. I also had to prepare a presentation during the assessment day that I had to answer some questions on."
Graduate, London

2016

"There's a lot of brain teaser questions to see how you think."
Graduate, London
"I was asked why I wanted to work in asset management."
Graduate, London
"The obvious ones (why this industry? Why this firm? Why this scheme?) as well as more conceptual questions to see how you think (these were not industry specific)."
Graduate, London
"Why I wanted to work in asset management and my area of interest. I was asked if I had any team-working experiences."
HR, Graduate, London
"Several competency-based questions like: tell us about a time when you worked well as part of a team/handled pressure/worked to a strict deadline etc. I also got given several theoretical 'thought exercises'."
Graduate, London
"What was the biggest challenge I had to overcome? When did I have to cut corners because I didn't have time to do everything I wanted and how did I go about it? Why M&G? Why risk?"
Graduate, London
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