Santander graduate scheme 2017

Santander

#207

No I applied for the January start! I thought the October slots had already been filled?


#208

The suspense is killing me! :rofl:


#209

Maybe the assessment centres had when you passed your video interview! I’m not sure though


#210

I feel like I would have had a call by now haha


#211

Me too, just waiting for someone to already say they had a call :joy:


#212

I know! I’m at the point where I just want to know either way now!


#213

Lol I got a rejection call but the feedback was quite thorough for once.

Although I think some of the feedback was highly subjective.


#214

Oh really. Not to worry - there will be another grad scheme out there for you! What was your feedback? I’m sure I’ll be getting a similar call any moment now!


#215

Although the interview is pretty informal and the interviewer is just there making notes, i’d add a lot of detail and examples in future. Answers can be too brief (e.g. one sentence) , the interviewer should not really need to prompt.

Also, general etiquette is very important, although subjective. It covers your back, e.g. going straight into questions in the role play even though its five minutes without a pleasant introduction. Mine apparently was too brief although they seemed happy enough with the answers.

Also, adding enough in the group roleplay from the information apparently.

The part which I really just disagreed with is that I was too assertive on the presentation, I don’t think i was really that assertive. Again , highly subjective. So, a lot of my feedback was around etiquette and how they saw me as a person.

Yeah, wasn’t meant to be I guess and will look at other graduate schemes.


#216

I’m sorry to hear that! There’s definitely something else out there for you! Were you in the earlier assessment centre?


#217

No, Santander was the only bank I went for and I was a bit older than the other candidates.

The cv application process, the psychometric testing and the video interviews were a very pleasant process imo. But, definitely I am going to get more training on how to pass the assessment centres.

I just fundamentally disagree with the feedback being that I was intimidating and assertive however… If it was concerning rapport then yeah I could have built more rapport , but intimidating? No. I could see the points regarding the other feedback however re details and general intros. Will take the rapport side more seriously with future applications.


#218

What date was your assessment centre Chantelle? Just working out when I should expect a call!


#219

By the way, is there any website which you use to know which bank graduate scheme openings are out there or upcoming?


#220

Target jobs, milkround, linked in job board! There’s quite a few open for next year already! E.g Barclays, EY, PWC, Deloitte!


#221

Has anyone else heard anything?


#222

Chantelle when did you have your AC?


#223

I just got an offer about an hour ago, anyone else?


#227

Yep yep I accepted!! And in the Milton Keynes office :slight_smile:️:slight_smile:️


#230

Nope, I think we will hear back tomorrow or Wednesday!


#231

Has anyone heard back today?