Employer Led Practice Interviews
The face to face interview is a process which practically every student will go through at some point in their career. Even if you're not expecting to attend an interview in the near future, this 30 minute role-play exercise with a Graduate Recruiter will help you practice typical interview questions for graduate schemes and internships. You'll receive feedback on your performance during the session and have chance to address any other concerns you have about the interview process.
Details of which recruiters are taking part can be found in the programme below but, please note, the aim of these
interviews is to give you a chance to experience a graduate level
interview firsthand and practice your general interview skills so the interview won't
be based on questions about specific roles or the company themselves but will instead focus on typical interview
questions/scenarios common to the sector that each employer works in.
The interview practice will therefore be useful even if you're not applying to the employer who's running the session.
Bookings can only be made in person at the Careers Service and you will also need to pay a returnable £10 cash deposit* when booking, (correct change only).
For the dates listed below, you can register TWO weeks before the practice interview date and bookings will close when they are fully booked or, at the latest, 1 working day before the interview.
You will also need an up to date CV** which you can email to the Careers Service
*Your deposit will be returned when you attend the interview. Latecomers will not be seen to avoid disruption to those attending interviews later the same day and will therefore lose their deposit.
Cancellations - if you cancel your booking with at least one working day's notice, your full deposit will be refunded.
**Your CV will be forwarded on to the employer conducting the interview in advance to give them an overview of your education and work history as they may use this as part of the interview.
As the employers are from a range of companies from different sectors, interviewees will be asked standard interview questions about their chosen area and the skills / competencies required for this. There is no need to do in depth research into a specific company or the roles they have available.
However, you should be prepared to give detailed
reasons for applying to a certain job sector and be able to show your
motivations for choosing a specific role within this sector as well as
having to answer competency questions relevant to the sector.
The Help With... Interviews section of our website will highlight a range of resources available through the Careers Service in terms of what to expect and how to prepare.
also be expected to treat the session as a "real" interview in terms of
punctuality and interaction with the employer though dress code is optional.
All Employer Led Mock Interviews will be held on Friday mornings from 9.45am to 12.45pm at half an hour intervals. Please ensure you read the booking information above carefully before booking.
We strongly recommend that you register for UCLAlert! and ensure your industry preferences are up to date so that we can notify you by email in case more employers from sectors you're interested in are added to this list.
Resources / Preparation Materials:
If you're now preparing for a real interview, the Help With... Interviews section of our website will highlight a range of resources available through the Careers Service in terms of what to expect and how to prepare.
The Interviews section of the site will also provide information on other employer led events which can help with interview preparation.
You can use a Short Guidance Session to speak to a Careers Adviser about how to prepare for interviews and what to expect.
We also offer 1-1 Practice Interviews with Careers Advisers for those who have been invited to a real interview.
If you arrive more than 5 minutes late and the Employer doesn't feel they can do the practice interview effectively in whatever time is left of your appointment, your appointment will be cancelled and you will lose your £10 deposit.
Page last modified on 19 oct 11 15:53 by Martin Brown