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Hello,
I've got an interview for a new job soon as a spark. I've only ever had one interview....for my apprenticeship. Does anyone have experience of things they may ask? Obviously experience, why did I apply for this company (include info about the company).

I'm also assuming they will ask me some regs questions ( should be fine, did my 18th recently ).

Thanks for any replies in advance.

Judd
 
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Midwest

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Interviews take a bit of a set routine now with questions, equal opportunities and all that, dependant on the company.

Why have you applied, what can you bring, what are you good points, what do you do to improve on you less good attributes, can you work with minimum supervision, some scenario questions.

You want be asked about yourself or your hobbies, qualifications etc will be in your CV. How long do you see you working for them (don’t be too honest here).

The rest answer honestly, and not what you think they want you to say.
 

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Hello,
I've got an interview for a new job soon as a spark. I've only ever had one interview....for my apprenticeship. Does anyone have experience of things they may ask? Obviously experience, why did I apply for this company (include info about the company).

I'm also assuming they will ask me some regs questions ( should be fine, did my 18th recently ).

Thanks for any replies in advance.

Judd
They will ask some tech questions Judd but be prepared for personnel stuff as well. Switch your phone off, go prepared to ask questions at the end, and thank the board for their time.
 

MDJ

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Hello,
I've got an interview for a new job soon as a spark. I've only ever had one interview....for my apprenticeship. Does anyone have experience of things they may ask? Obviously experience, why did I apply for this company (include info about the company).

I'm also assuming they will ask me some regs questions ( should be fine, did my 18th recently ).

Thanks for any replies in advance.

Judd
As someone who has interviewed hundreds of people and employed a lot too I would suggest you act like the job is your dream and act with enthusiasm and like it is your mission, we employers like those who are keen, positivity is everything
 
The interview may be the first stage in the process and is your opportunity to sell yourself to the new employer. Read your covering letter and cv that you used to apply for the position and compare against the job specification. Check most of the specification is covered as to what they require, and were there is a shortfall look for opportunites to train or be mentored.

The panel may be made up of the hiring manager and personnel department represntative (HR) and possibly a foreman who you may end up working with. They will want to gauge your personallity from the questions presented. Possibly around the company you are going to, so reseach that and if they make a product that, as well as their manufacturing process. Also mention cross overs from your current role or employer that may be similar to the new.

As about a tour of the companies premises if offered and this may give you an opportunity to ask further questions or conversley have them asked of you.

They may require an aptitude test to be sat, bit of mental mathermatics, electrical diagram scematics or fault finding etc. They may even ask you to perform some form of trade test, be ready for that.

Plan the route you are going to take, arrive early, enough for a quick coffee before the interview and respect the company signange upon arrival, reverse parking, one way traffic flow and booking in with security or reception.

Above all else, prepare well and enjoy the experience.

Good luck.
 
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One of the most important things I have learned, through interviewing.

Don't try an bull s!!!. I could see through it every time an when I noticed it, I would tie them up with questions they clearly did not know.

Was far better for them to simply state they didn't know, nobody knows everything, but making the point that you're interested in learning new things is always a huge positive.
 

JAWS

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Might be random but a friend went for a job interview the other week in a factory as a maintenance tech or something along those lines & one of the first things they asked was what do you think of our company website, how would you improve it, what bits didnt you like etc.
 

marconi

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Have some words practised for|:

1. Why you became/like being a sparks?
2. What does the company do/make?
3. Who are its major clients?
4. How flexible are your working hours?
5. Are you prepared to travel/be away for the night(s).
6. What is the next qualification you are/you will studying/study for?
7. What would your last boss say about you?
 

ruston

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Might be random but a friend went for a job interview the other week in a factory as a maintenance tech or something along those lines & one of the first things they asked was what do you think of our company website, how would you improve it, what bits didnt you like etc.
Yes , a little research goes a long way and will impress them.
Lots of good advice here. Try and be yourself. They will have done this before and know what they are looking for.
 

DPG

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Know your weaknesses as well as your strengths as this question sometimes catches people out, and always have a question or two ready for when they say 'is there anything you want to ask us'.

And good luck!
 
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