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Severn Trent Interview Questions

Updated 23 Jan 2018
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    Senior Lab Tech Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience

    Interview

    very quick and to the point, the interview was quite casual and completed in succession with a tour. The interview was more about personality and quality characteristics as opposed to technical knowledge.

    Interview Questions


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    Business Leadership Programmer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Warwick, West Midlands, England
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 8 weeks. I interviewed at Severn Trent (Warwick, West Midlands, England) in November 2017.

    Interview

    The standard online application phase with relatively straightforward motivation questions. Followed by psychometric tests, which if you are used to doing are not difficult, a report from CAPP is then sent to you with strengths I demonstrated during these tests. I found out quite far in advance that I am invited to an assessment centre in their Warwick office, the home of the sewage works. It was only a half day assessment, that began with a group exercise, where we had to decide on a project Seven Trent should go forward with and justify why.
    This was followed by a 'role-play' situation where you had 20 minutes to prepare for a pretend meeting with a line manager to summarise information you are given and provide your own thoughts. Final part of that day was a pre-prepared presentation and interview delivered to one assessor. The interview is a strengths based interview, so it is worth reading the structure of these beforehand if unfamiliar. It was a relaxed atmosphere but almost a bit too much, we did not begin until 30 minutes after arriving, it was clear the interview was inexperienced in interviewing and not having the day in the office you will be working in was odd.

    The interview was on a Friday and we was assured the feedback and outcome will be with us by end of play Wednesday, unfortunately did not receive any information until the following Monday. Unsurprisingly given the length it took them to get back in touch with me, I was unsuccessful. However, more disappointing than that was the lack of tangible feedback from the assessment centre. All I received is a generated email from CAPP displaying 2 strengths and weaknesses that I displayed or did not display and how these would be helpful at Severn Trent. I then requested to receive more feedback about the particular elements e.g. how I could improve my presentations etc, a week after sending that email I was told they are unable to provide any more feedback. This was a shame as Severn Trent had been helpful and easily contactable before the day but then afterwards there was no desire to help in this way, which I always think is a tad harsh given our investment into the process in time and money (no reimbursements for assessment centres).

    Interview Questions

    • Would your friends and family think you are a good fit for this role   Answer Question

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    Customer Advisor Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Shrewsbury, England
    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at Severn Trent (Shrewsbury, England) in July 2017.

    Interview

    First Interview is with a recruitment advisor, informal and friendly. Second stage is an assessment centre, with maths test, and other types of competency based tests, but nothing to be worried about, just stay calm and read the questions properly before answering. Staff are friendly and helpful, really nice people and good work ethics.

    Interview Questions

    • Typical competency based questions   1 Answer

    Severn Trent Response

    22 Sep 2017

    Thanks for taking the time to leave the feedback. We are really glad you enjoyed your interview.


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    Senior Network Technician Apprenticeship Interview

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

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 4 weeks. I interviewed at Severn Trent (Birmingham, England) in July 2017.

    Interview

    A lot of online tests which then if successfull would mean that you get through to ths assessment centre for an interview. When at the assesment centre you undergo a series of assesments and tasks to complete.

    Interview Questions

    • Where would you like to be in 10 years time?   Answer Question
    • Why do you think that you are a good candidate for this apprenticeship?   Answer Question

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    Data Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 3 weeks. I interviewed at Severn Trent.

    Interview

    Applied online and received a call in a couple of days. The HR then handed my CV to the department manager and after revision I was invited to the interview. The whole process took up to 3 weeks. The interview itself was really relaxed and the guys were very friendly. Looks like really great company to work for.

    Interview Questions

    • What would you do in 2 first weeks in this position?   1 Answer

    Severn Trent Response

    22 Sep 2017

    Thanks for taking the time to leave your feedback. We are really glad you enjoyed your interview.


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    Senior Quantity Surveyor Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Derby, England
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 1 day. I interviewed at Severn Trent (Derby, England) in May 2017.

    Interview

    Very straight and to the point interview. A conversation around skill set and what i could bring to the team. Also previous experience and how I could relate this to the job.

    Interview Questions

    • Why do you want to join Severn trent   1 Answer

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    Customer Service Interview

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

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 1 day. I interviewed at Severn Trent (Tettenhall, England) in February 2017.

    Interview

    interview with panel of 2 people, did company research first which helped, interview fairly relaxed and took about 50 mins. Did ask for feedback but unfortunately didn't receive this.

    Interview Questions

    • Describe a situation when you have had to deal with a difficult customer   Answer Question

    Severn Trent Response

    22 Sep 2017

    Thanks for taking the time to leave your feedback. We are really glad you enjoyed your interview. I’m sorry to hear you didn’t receive any feedback after you requested it. At Severn Trent we strive... More


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    Engineering Placement Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Royal Leamington Spa, England
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2+ months. I interviewed at Severn Trent (Royal Leamington Spa, England) in January 2017.

    Interview

    a number of online tests, with an invitation to an assessment centre. the assessment centre was a mixture of group and individual exercises. Make sure you know about the company's ODI's!

    Interview Questions

    Severn Trent Response

    22 Sep 2017

    Thanks for taking the time to leave your feedback. We are really glad you had a positive experience.


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    Business Leadership Graduate Role Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Birmingham, England
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 5 weeks. I interviewed at Severn Trent (Birmingham, England) in November 2016.

    Interview

    Interview undertaken on the assessment day, after a group task, role play and presentation. interview was scripted so seemed robotic on the interviewer but relativity easy. Strengths based about how i think id fit in and related back to the presentation i had just carried out. roleplay was more technical part of the assessment.

    Interview Questions

    Severn Trent Response

    22 Sep 2017

    Thanks for taking the time to leave your feedback. We are really glad you had a positive experience.


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    Process Advisor Interview

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

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at Severn Trent (Coventry, England) in October 2016.

    Interview

    Mixture of behavioural questions and 2 technical questions about wastewater treatment. Most of the interviews at Severn Trent of behavioural questions. When have you made a change in the work process and persuaded stakeholders to take on your change.

    Interview Questions

    • What are the pro's and cons of different biological treatment. I did an internal interview so if you are new to industry they might not ask as specific questions more a general overview of what you know.   Answer Question

    Severn Trent Response

    22 Sep 2017

    Thanks for taking the time to leave your feedback. We are really glad you had a positive experience.


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