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British Gas Overview

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Windsor, South East England, England
5001 to 10000 employees
Centrica
1995
Company - Private
Energy
Unknown / Non-Applicable
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We look after our customers' worlds everyday by providing value for money, dedicated customer service, innovative energy solutions and the highest quality Home Services expertise in the country.

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    I have been working at British Gas part-time

    Pros

    - good salary
    - good benefits
    - good hours

    Cons

    not applicable - really enjoy working for the company

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British Gas Interviews

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    Customer Service Advisor Interview

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

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at British Gas (Manchester, England) in October 2017.

    Interview

    1. Online Application
    2. Telephone Interview
    3. Role Play
    4. Assessment Centre
    5. Job Offer

    Online application - Apply online, submit your CV and complete an online test that included a timed maths section (8 minutes to answer 10 questions) the other section(s) was based on your personality.

    Telephone Interview - You receive an e-mail saying you had progressed to the phone interview. You login to their online system and book a time for the phone interview that is convenient for you. There were maybe 5 questions including what do you know about British Gas and why do you want to work for British Gas. Then, there's a game in which you have to ask questions & use the answers to those questions to guess the object that the recruiter has in her hand. I failed the section miserably. I wasn't expecting that game, I asked 3 questions and my mind went blank. They put you on hold and come back with an outcome.

    Role Play- Self explanatory. They send you the information/script for the role play at the time they tell you that you're successfully moving onto the role play. You usually have to do 2 role plays, I only had to do 1.

    Assessment Centre - There were 4 of us. There was a 20-30 minute presentation by someone from the recruitment department that discusses the role, benefits, company values etc.

    After the presentation you have to do a correspondence test. You have to type an e-mail response to a customer. They hand you a fake initial e-mail from a customer for you to respond to.

    After the correspondence test you tour the call centre floor.

    Finally, there's the interview. It's a one on one interview with a manager (they DO NOT have control over hiring decisions). There were maybe 3 or 4 questions. The questions are based off the answers that you used in your initial application. I thought my interview went quite bad even though the interviewer was nice.

    They tell you they'll contact you within a week. They contacted me exactly one week after my interview and made me a conditional job offer. So, assuming my credit & background checks come up good (which they should) I'll begin work next month. Also, I applied for the CSA Apprenticeship as I had saw the listing for that before I saw the CSA job listing. However, pay is still the same, as is the training.

    **Don't be too hard on yourself when applying. I thought I was going to fail the phone interview when it came time to play that silly game that I was unprepared for as nobody had mentioned that online. However, the recruiter tells you not to worry too much about that. I still passed that section. My role play was excellent. At the assessment centre I think my correspondence task was pretty okay but my interview could've went waayy better. I left BG thinking my chances were 50/50 thanks to that interview. And I was almost certain I didn't get the job.

    Interview Questions

    • Why do you want to work for British Gas?   1 Answer
    • What do you know about British Gas?   Answer Question
    • Can you think of a time you had to make a good first impression, how did you do this?   Answer Question
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British Gas Awards & Accolades

  • UK's 50 Best Places to Work(Business & Services), Great Place to Work, 2009
  • UK's 50 Best Places to Work, Great Place to Work, 2008

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