I got asked around 10 questions however we spent 1h 20mins in the interview as for each of the 10 questions there was around 4 follow up questions. e.g. were you successful? what would you change next time?
As for the etray. Few pieces of advice…
21 emails to respond to. All multi choice and all info given on the day. I.e. no material to cover before the etray. Don’t rush as after the 21 emails you receive about 9 emails with people just saying ‘thank you for your recent reply’. Therefore you receive around 30 emails but only 21 require answering. At the end i had about 15 mins left as i finished early.
The written exercise requires commenting on 3 possible acquisitions. Keep 5 mins at the end to check your work for spelling errors. The choice on which acquisition to take is subjective.
I wrote my response in the following format…
Thank you for your recent email.
I will compare all three acquisitions: Zambezi online (ZO) Tarrini (TR) and xxxx (xx) and then conclude on which i believe is the best.’
Note ZO is just zambezi summarised. It is important you use ZO instead of ‘Zambezi online’ as it saves a lot more time and you are allowed to do it.
Then i wrote 4-5 lines on each possible acquisition and then a conclusion which was around 10 lines.
At the end finish the email by saying something along the lines…
'I hope this information is of help. Please do not hesitate to contact me if you have any other queries
The written exercise should be rough between 1/2 to 3/4’s of an A4 page.
Also my friend just received the following email.
It has been brought to my attention that you recently have been invited to self-schedule your E Tray exercise. I understand that you might have experienced difficulties with the booking as there are not many slots currently open, especially for the London office.
On the week commencing 6th August we will change the way this assessment is conducted and all E Trays will be done online similarly to the numerical test you have already completed. This change is introduced for the convenience of our candidates.
Once this is fully up and running, we will contact you with further details.
Thank you for your patience.