Wiki jobs has helped me a lot in finding a job. So I want to give something back, so I’m here talking about my experiences.
I applied to Calor Gas in January 2013 for their Operations Graduate programme.
The application is pretty easy, just a CV and 200 words saying why you are applying. This was followed by online verbal and numerical tests. I think they were SHL tests. I remember thinking that i did awful in it, but turned out that I passed to the next stage. So maybe the test score requirements are not high.
The phone interview was a bit stressful. Felt like the interviewer was trying to put pressure on me. She quized me a lot about Calor Gas. Her question was literally “What do you know about Calor Gas?” so I just ended up listing the things I knew. She went on to ask which are the main markets that Calor serve. I named them all except for agriculture she tried to see if I knew it, by saying “any other ones?” but i just honestly replied “I dont know sorry”.
Then she asked why I was applying for operations. Then she asked why i dont have any work experience in operations, sort of implying that I dont understand what im applying for. I think the main thing to do is to defend your position. And bring up the transferable skills that you might have.
At the end of the interview I asked her some questions about the company and I think what she particularly liked was my eagerness to find out more about the relationships between the graduates and the drivers/workers who have worked there for ages. She indicated that i will need to earn their respect to which i replied “I did not expect to just walk into the job”. I think she appreciated that.
I was invited to a 2 day assessment centre however it clashed with another one on the same day. So I had to respectfully decline.