I only had my 1st interview last week, and found out yesterday I had got through to the AC (to my amazement).
It is a very structured interview. I am applying audit and it was a manager in audit who was interviewing me. He stated at the start it would be very structured and that he would ask me 5 competencies and ask me for two examples in SOME of them, although im sure he asked me 6 competencies as ill explain below.
competencies tested were communication, decision-making, organisation & planning, career motivation and commercial awareness. (but i also remembering him asking me two examples on individual goal-setting too !!!)
In communication he asked; Time I did a presentation and time I worked in a team. (one example each)
In decision-making; Time I had to make a decision that had great impact ( ask me two examples here)
organisation & planning; Time i had to organised and plan something effectively and efficiently (two examples here)
Career motivation; why Deloitte? why audit? if you had other offers and Deloitte’s, why pick us? what will you be doing in your first year?
commercial awareness; whats affecting Deloitte currently? how can Deloitte be successful and be ahead of their competitors?
BUT like I said, He did ask me two examples on goal-setting too, like when have you achieved a goal? (maybe he thought he’d test me on 6 competencies, as my interview the very last of the day.)
Lasted an 1 hr 20 mins, I didn’t think it went that went in all honestly because i used only 2/7 non-academic examples, which I know is poor and regretted it much after. Also my two examples for decision-making weren’t too good either, I didn’t feel they were highlighting the key points Deloitte expected in that competency, but I must have done good on the others, and most of all (the most important thing in any interview), I definitely built a rapour with the interviewer and had some jokes etc… talked about thinks off topic like how nice the office was and those crazy student protests going on in London. (this helps, the interviewer in his mind probably noted, I wouldn’t mind working with this guy.)
hope this helps someone, this site has helped me get this far, so i must give back!!!.