After the application deadline, if you have been reviewed positively, you will be invited to a one-on-one interview with a HR professional from Arup. This interview will most likely take a form of a telephone interview and will be an opportunity for you to demonstrate your interest, as well as the potential skills that make you suitable for the particular role that you applied to.
This interview will be competency based (CBI) and will be focused around your CV and personal motivations, so review your CV and prepare examples of situations where you demonstrated key skills of ideal candidates. Some examples of these are: teamwork, determination, creativity, initiative, resistance, leadership, etc.
Examples of Arup interview questions you might be asked:
- Why did you apply for this particular role?
- Tell us about a team project you worked on where you had to deal with a difficult team member, and how you solved this issue.
- Tell us about the hardest challenge you have been faced with and what you learned from it.
- What are, in your opinion, the three core skills a successful employee at Arup should have?
- Tell us about a time when you had an idea and took measures to implement it into your work.
- What key skills could you bring to Arup?
- Why do you wish to work at Arup?
- Where do you see yourself in 5 years’ time?
Learn more about the most common types of interview questions.
Arup telephone interview tip: Find a quiet space where you will not be disturbed. Leave a note in your sight to be reminded about the acronym STAR – Situation, Task, Action and Result. Every time you answer a question, make sure to talk precisely about each of these points. Make sure there is a logical flow between situations you describe under S, T, A, R.
Prepare a list of the projects you have previously worked on – whether they are from your professional experiences, education, passions, sports or personal experiences. Use STAR to describe what you have done in each of them, and write it down.
Curious to know what questions could come up in your interview? Check out GF’s proprietary tool: Question Identifier Tool (QIT)