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Science and Technology Facilities Council Microelectronics, Nanoelectronics and Electronics Systems Graduate Interview Questions

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Microelectronics, Nanoelectronics and Electronics Systems Graduate Interview

Anonymous Interview Candidate in Oxford, England
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Application

I applied online. The process took 2 days. I interviewed at Science and Technology Facilities Council (Oxford, England) in December 2019.

Interview

Applied online via gradcracker.com, then invited to the Harwell Campus in Oxford for a 1.5/2 day assessment centre. Asked to completed four competency tests online before arriving (personality, verbal, numerical, inductive reasoning).
1st Day: Arrived at the Cosener's House in Abingdon (accommodation provided) and met other graduates. After a brief talk and paper work a group exercise was held to assess how well you work with others/leadership skills. After this a fewe more talks were held and then a three-course meal was provided, allowing the chance to talk to your assessors/graduates.
2nd Day: 3-part interview process at the Rutheford Appleton Laboratory. Technical interview, tour of the workplace you've been shortlisted into and personality interview and results from psychometric tests (not exclusively in that order).

Interview Questions

  • Draw a cross section of a MOSFET, explain its operation.
    What is a CMOS? Can you draw one and explain how it works?
    Draw using only passive components a low-pass-filter.
    State some logic gates.
    What components would be found in an FPGA?
    What is a flip-flop and what is its purpose?
    How would I design a 10-decimal bit adder?
    What is your knowledge on Verilog and VHDL?
    Various questions specific to your CV and projects you have done.
    What are your strengths and weaknesses.
    Describe a time you've been proud of something you've accomplished.
    If I asked a family member/friend/relation, how would they describe you?
    Describe a time you were faced with conflict with a colleague/friend/family member and how to you manage/resolve it?   Answer Question
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