Barnardo's
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Interviews at Barnardo's

Here’s what others thought about the interview process at Barnardo's.
Interview experience
Based on 322 interviews
Favourable
Interview difficulty
Based on 320 interviews
Easy
Interview process length
Based on 306 interviews
About a day or two

Interview process at Barnardo's

Overall experience

On a scale of 1-10 where 1 is Poor and 10 is Excellent, their rating is 7.

On a scale of 1-10 where 1 is Easy and 10 is Difficult, their rating is 4.

Interview process length
About a day or two
48%
About a week
26%
About two weeks
9%
More than one month
8%
About a month
8%
Most reported steps
On-site interview
60%
Background check
21%
Other
16%
They have no interview
14%
Written test
11%
Least reported steps
Phone call/screening
7%
Take-home/sample work
1%
Drug test
0%

What candidates say about the interview process at Barnardo's

  • For a volunteer there is no interview. You fill in an application form and get invited to an induction which takes about two hours. This involves reading through and signing lots of paperwork and watc…
    Shared on 9 April 2019
  • So easy I had a 5 min interview and got it straight away. Just be yourself. Don't stick to the rubbish u get told for interviews they want to no what sort of person you really are
    Shared on 28 November 2018
  • Very robotic, all questions are scripted with very little personal interaction or deviation from the script with the interviewer, they also seemed to be quick to cut off answers to important questions…
    Shared on 29 January 2018

Interview questions at Barnardo's

Commonly asked questions, as reported by candidates

  • Safeguarding practices
    Shared on 17 August 2020 - Project Worker - Halesowen, West Midlands
  • No interview was needed.
    Shared on 30 January 2019 - Volunteer Shop Assistant - Holywood
  • If you have done somethings in retail beofre
    Shared on 11 December 2018 - Sales Assistant - Alfreton, Derbyshire

Interview tips at Barnardo's

Dress code for the interview
  • Business casual (e.g. dress slacks)40%
  • They didn’t have a dress code28%
  • Casual (t-shirt and jeans)20%
  • Formal (business suit)11%
  • Special outfit (e.g. protective gear)1%

What advice do candidates give for interviewing at Barnardo's

  • Be confident and show your passion for safeguarding young people and desire to make a difference.
    Shared on 4 August 2020 - Exploitation Project Worker - Warwickshire
  • Be prepared.
    Shared on 20 January 2020 - Store Associate - Chingford, Greater London
  • You need to be confident and have a willingness to learn.
    Shared on 22 May 2019 - Volunteer Shop Assistant - Pendeford, West Midlands

The first interview at Barnardo's

How candidates got an interview
  • Walk-In23%
  • Other17%
  • Through Indeed15%
  • Other online job site13%
  • Paper application10%

How candidates received their first interview at Barnardo's

  • They contacted me
    Shared on 8 February 2021 - Store Manager - Lincolnshire
  • I went into the shop and asked if they needed any help. They sent me an application form which I returned and subsequently got the job.
    Shared on 11 July 2019 - Shop Assistant - West Swindon Centre
  • I knew the line management teen
    Shared on 19 April 2019 - Group Leader - Ayrshire