Application dates for our graduate programme:
- Opens on 6th October 2020
- Closes on 30th October 2020
For the online assessments, sit comfortably and make sure you are not disturbed. Follow the instructions closely and make sure you fully understand and can complete the practice questions.
We use structured interviews, composed of specific questions, to assess your competence for our programme. Our interviewers will seek specific examples of your past actions or behaviours. Specifically, we are looking to see if you have the knowledge, skills and abilities required to become the next Carbery success story.
Remember to listen to the questions carefully. You can always ask our interviewers to repeat or clarify a question. Don’t be afraid to take time to collect your thoughts before you answer. Keep answers concise and to the point – don’t waffle.
Know your strengths: be confident about what you bring to the process rather than competing with others. You’re here because we feel you have potential.
Know your reasons: be prepared to talk about why you want to work with us and what you can offer.
Remember an interview is a two-way conversation. Think about questions you would like to ask us. We want to get to know you – act naturally and just be yourself!
Some examples of interview questions are:
“Give me an example of a goal you set and achieved.”
“Tell me about a time when you had to identify the underlying causes of a problem.”
SAO (Situation-Action-Outcome) is a useful technique when preparing for and answering questions like these:
|Describe the…||S||Situation||specific scenario, context|
|A||Action||your decision-making, skills, behaviours|
|O||Outcome||what happened as a result|
The specific examples you provide in your answers can relate to your studies, work experience, hobbies and community activities.
Practice delivering your presentation in advance. During the presentation watch your audience and keep them engaged. Think of the relevant questions you might be asked and prepare answers for those types of questions.
We are looking for a sense of what kind of person you are and how you communicate with this video. Be disciplined in terms of the time – we don’t want any videos over one minute! Sit down and think about the messages that you want to convey to us in advance, write a script or some prompts if that will help, and record a few versions so you can practice what you want to say. Try to record in good light – with a window behind the camera, in daylight is usually good, so that natural light is on your face. Don’t stand in front of the window with your phone/camera facing the window – we won’t be able to see you! Finally, make sure your sound is good and check your video before you send it to make sure you can be heard properly. No need for any fancy production values or graphics – we want to see who you are as a person with this video, not what you can do with some editing software.