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Halfords Interview Questions

Updated 9 Feb 2018
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    Finance Graduate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Redditch, England
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2+ months. I interviewed at Halfords (Redditch, England) in February 2018.

    Interview

    1. Application form
    2. Telephone Interview (general questions probing motivation to work for Halfords)
    3. Assessment Centre including presentation (brief given prior to AC), 6 ten minute speed interviews (mostly on questions relating to Halfords values and behaviours), individual presentation (using booklet of information) and a group discussion.

    There is also a tour of the building with the current graduates.

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    Auto Fitter Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 1+ week. I interviewed at Halfords in January 2018.

    Interview

    Had applied online and was sent and online application asking questions about what experience you’ve had doing the tasks involved for this job , what qualifications you have, they then sent me and email to say they would like to have a telephone interview so I arrange that for a Thursday , she asked a couple questions similar to the online ones , lasted about 10/15 minuets . At the end of the calls she said it would take about five days to here off them if I’m successful . I had a email the same day to say I had passed and they would like to have a road test . That was booked the following Friday , upon arrival I was taken to a one on one interview and I was expecting a test after As that was said on the telephone interview meaning the interview ended sooner than I expected . On the interview they ask things about yourself , how you works , curtains scenarios in the work place and how you’d deals with them . I was told they had other people to interview so they be in contact in the week , I had a phone call the same day offering me the job

    Interview Questions

    • What are some targets you have to reach in your current job ?   1 Answer

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    Bike Mechanic Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Belfast, Northern Ireland
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 days. I interviewed at Halfords (Belfast, Northern Ireland) in December 2017.

    Interview

    Telephone interview, very odd, seems to have been conducted from someones house as I could hear a child crying in the background, got through to the next "road test" and booked this online, only to receive an email saying the position was filled by the store manager and the road test was cancelled. The same position was nearly immediately readvertised.

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    Assistant Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Uxbridge, England
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at Halfords (Uxbridge, England) in October 2017.

    Interview

    Applied online, got a telephone interview within 4 days. I was the invited to an interview. This was with two store managers, they were friendly and made me feel comfortable. Firstly we discussed my experience and why I wanted to apply for Halfords. Then we moved onto the SWOT they asked me to prepare. Finally I had to do a role play situation in which I had to give the team a daily brief (they gave me info/figs/kpi's on a piece of paper to work with) the two managers were the staff. It was quite enjoyable if not alittle nerve racking. Overall the experience was a good one! The managers were both professional and knew their stuff!

    Interview Questions

    • What do you feel was your biggest achievement in your last role?   Answer Question

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    Bike Hut Customer Service Assistant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 3 weeks. I interviewed at Halfords in October 2017.

    Interview

    Applies online had a telephone interview was told I would here back within 5 days. did not hear anything so I emailed them and they said I was to have a road test. Had road test which was ok. Having worked for Halfords on a temp contract I knew the bikes and products they were selling. She ask me to do serve a customer then when we walked out onto the shop floor there was no customers she then said ok then just tidy the shelves up then. Nothing like any interview I have had before. As for the recruitment staff they have not got a clue what they are doing. applied for several jobs get through to telephone interview then they say I don't have experience in bikes when I have worked for them before in the bike hut. Jobs are still being advertised on there website but no one seems to get the jobs leading peoples hopes up. Complete joke of a company. Full of false promises.

    Interview Questions

    • What do you know about bikes and the bikes we sell here at Halfords?   Answer Question

  7.  

    Mechanic Auto Fitter Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Derby, England
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at Halfords (Derby, England).

    Interview

    Applied online, got an email 2 days later for a phone interview, phone interview was fairly informal they just ask you about customer service roles and why you would like to work at halfords. Then got an email for a road test at halfords which was fairly informal Interview which was in the staff lunch break room.They asked why you would want to work for halfords and about fitting parts to cars.

    Interview Questions

    • What do you know about this company   1 Answer

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    Sales Assistant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Canterbury, England
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at Halfords (Canterbury, England).

    Interview

    Online application then face to face interview. Time on sales floor with assessment.

    Totally disorganised, interviewer acted as though he was not expecting me, made me wait an age, then interviewed me in the staff room with people coming in and out. He seemed confused by his own questions. After a very short interview he just sent me to the sales floor with no instruction (there were no customers) and disapeared not bothering to assess me at all.

    Obviously I didn't make the cut which is of course fair enough but I never heard off them, no rejection, no feedback, nothing. I found this very rude after I went to the trouble to prepare and interview with them.

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    Bike Mechanic Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at Halfords.

    Interview

    I applied online for this job and completed an application. It only took a day or so for a responce, I got an opportunity for a telephone interview that was around 10 minutes long that was quite simple and straight forward just asking why do you want to work for halfords? and why did you apply fot the role? And other questions similar to this. After the telephone interview I recieved an email for a Road test(Instor Interview) which consisted of a face to face interview with the store manager , and also a chance to experience the job that you could possibly be doing which was great. The instore interview lasted 1hour 30mins.

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    Retail Sales Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Wolverhampton, England
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 3 weeks. I interviewed at Halfords (Wolverhampton, England) in July 2017.

    Interview

    Quite long-winded. Received a phone interview, and a week later received a date for a face-to-face interview. They cancelled 2 hours before I was meant to attend and re-scheduled. During the interview, I was trained a little bit and shown where everything is to then not be offered the position. Their answer was I had no experience, but the job description said that they wanted someone with no experience.

    Interview Questions

    • What skills do you have that would be beneficial to Halfords?   Answer Question

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    Assistant Buyer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at Halfords in July 2017.

    Interview

    Telephone call first stage. Good contact from HR person in arranging a time that was suitable for both; very professional and friendly. Process fell down when the interviewer did not call and used HR person as go between - failed to reschedule or determine why interview was missed in the first place.

    Interview Questions

    • Interviewer did not call and used HR person as go between - failed to reschedule or determine why interview was missed in the first place.   Answer Question

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