Interview Questions


"I was asked why I wanted to work for Network Rail and be on the project management graduate scheme. I had to tell my interviewers about times I demonstrated certain competencies, too."
Graduate, London
"I had to describe times I had been in certain situations, such as a time I had worked hard under pressure and when I'd come up with an idea to develop something. This was followed by some technical questions."
Entry level, Milton Keynes
"I found that they tend to ask questions such as "Tell me about a time when you have been in a difficult situation and how did you deal with it?". For more technical roles they will ask questions to test your competency."
Graduate, Milton Keynes
"I had non-technical skills based questions, including some on my communication skills and performance under pressure."
Graduate, Glasgow
"I was given technical questions such as "What affects train stopping time/distance?", "What affects maintenance intervals of track?", "What is ERTMS?" and "Describe a key vehicle-infrastructure interaction." I was also asked "What have you liked the most/least in your previous experiences?" and "What would you do first within the team?"."
Graduate, Milton Keynes
"I had to identify who Network Rail's key stakeholders are, and answer various competency questions: describing a time when I've worked in a team, solved a problem, shown leadership potential, etc."
Graduate, Milton Keynes
"I was given questions on my teamwork skills, leadership, ability to handle conflict and my future aspirations."
Graduate, Manchester
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