for me, 9 times out of 10 when I get called for an ‘interview’ it usually means dressing casual/come as you are, sitting around drinking cappuccinos and talking shit for ten minutes to check you aren’t a total chancer but no real in depth questions about your aspirations or any of that bollocks. i’d be screwed in a more corporate world.
wbu? smart attire expected? aptitude tests? several rounds? skype conference with 12 people? tell us!
For getting into the profession, you usually get a technical aptitude test (e.g. chemistry), a descriptive technical writing exercise, some other formal writing test, and then some awful oral description thing like “What’s an orange?”
The rest of it is just checking you’re white and Oxbridge.
First step - a literacy and numeracy test to weedle out the Sun readers amongst us.
Then a formal interview in front of a panel of two - mostly competency based (e.g. Can you tell us about an occasion where you have had to display leadership in the face of adversity) and a big old question on safety.
None of that ‘Where do you see yourself in 5 years time?’ / ‘What is your biggest weakness?’ malarkey.