Interview Process


"I was recruited via the vacation scheme which is much more the norm at the firm now. In order to secure a place on the vacation scheme I attended an assessment centre which involved a verbal reasoning test, a written essay and an interview. During the vacation scheme, I was interviewed again and had to take part in a group presentation exercise and a written assignment."
First year trainee, Reading
"I understand the process has been revised since I applied, but the process involved an initial interview, written task, verbal reasoning test and then final interview, as well as negotiation tasks during the vacation scheme."
First year trainee, Bristol
"The process consisted of an online form; an online application forms; and a one-day assessment centre."
Second year trainee, Bristol
"There was an online application form with the usual verbal reasoning tests. The assessment day consisted of a group exercise, a written test and a panel interview. No intentional trip ups, the whole day was designed to let us show what we can do."
First year trainee, London
"I completed an application form, attended a one day assessment centre (comprising a written exercise, a verbal reasoning exercise, a group presentation exercise and a 40 minute interview) and then attended a two-week vacation scheme, with a final training contract interview at the end of it."
Second year trainee, Bristol


"Assessment centre followed by an interview with a partner."
Second year trainee, Reading
"There was an assessment day with a negotiation exercise, a written task and a verbal reasoning, followed by a 45-minute partner interview. The interview was very friendly: they wanted to get to know you, and how you think rather than just asking the usual questions."
Second year trainee, London
"Online psychometric and commercial awareness questions. Assessment centre of 40 min interview with two partners, further psychometric tests and two-three hour group exercise. Many also do a vacation scheme as a gateway to interview."
First year trainee, Reading
"The interview was very friendly and relaxed. They asked me all about the work I had done during my vacation scheme."
First year trainee, Bristol
"I found the assessment process easier than at other firms I applied for."
First year trainee, Reading
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