Support for Applicants

SUPPORT FOR APPLICANTS

Interviews

Our interviews give us the chance to learn more about each other.

If your application to Bankers is successful, you will be invited to an interview. If you are invited to a face-to-face interview, you should be aware that this will be competency-based to ensure a fair process for all candidates and to help identify people who have the knowledge and abilities needed to succeed in the role. 

Your interview will focus on how you have used your skills and knowledge in particular work settings. The questions are designed to elicit information about competencies that are linked to the essential aspects of the role for which you are applying. We want to see if your abilities are a good match for the demands of the job.

Preparation for the interview

One of the best ways you can prepare for your interview is to analyze how you have performed in your current and past roles against the competencies attached to the job description. Take some time to think about examples from your work experience that are relevant to those competencies. You’ll find it easier to answer the interview questions and illustrate your strengths and experience if you plan your answers in advance.

Ask yourself:

  • What were the challenges involved in a particular experience?
  • How did I address those challenges?
  • What was the result of my actions and decisions?
  • If I faced the same challenge what would I do differently?

Getting the most out of your interview

  • An interview is an opportunity to demonstrate how you work and what you have achieved.
  • Relax and answer questions honestly.
  • If you don’t understand a question, simply ask the interviewer to repeat it.
  • Don’t rush your answers.
  • Take time to think and use plenty of examples from your experience in the workplace.
  • It is also an opportunity for you to learn more about the role of Bankers as a company and our activities.