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Interviews at Bristol City Council

Here’s what others thought about the interview process at Bristol City Council.

Interview experience

Based on 58 interviews
Average

Interview difficulty

Based on 58 interviews
Medium

Interview process length

Based on 57 interviews
About a day or two

Interview process at Bristol City Council

Overall experience

On a scale of 1-10 where 1 is Poor and 10 is Excellent, their rating is 6.

On a scale of 1-10 where 1 is Easy and 10 is Difficult, their rating is 5.

Interview process length
About a day or two
37%
About a week
21%
About two weeks
21%
About a month
16%
More than one month
5%
Most reported steps
On-site interview
63%
Written test
26%
Problem solving exercises
25%
Background check
23%
Presentation
21%
Least reported steps
They have no interview
5%
Take-home/sample work
4%
Drug test
0%

What candidates say about the interview process at Bristol City Council

  • Assessments - which can include interviews and practical assessments - should be tailored to the specific role you are applying for. The Person Specification which is attached to the job details, and …
    Shared on 30 October 2018
  • Pretty simple but it depends on the job you are applying for, do some research as you would with any job
    Shared on 4 July 2018 - Emergency Control Operator - Bristol
  • Good, but all takes time, once you are offered the position can take upto 8-12 weeks due to the relevant checks to take place eg DBS and references.
    Shared on 16 November 2017 - Unit Co-ordinator - Lawrence Weston, Bristol
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Interview questions at Bristol City Council

Commonly asked questions, as reported by candidates

  • Motivational fit, then competency based questions and a practical assessment on job paperwork and brief taking, which was relevant to the role.
    Shared on 30 October 2018
  • None it was a work placement
    Shared on 2 October 2018 - Grounds Maintenance Park Works - Varied
  • Always an equalities question related to your field of work. Often asked to give presentations or demonstrate your skills.
    Shared on 14 August 2018 - Neighbourhood Partnership Coordinator - Bristol

Interview tips at Bristol City Council

Dress code for the interview
  • Business casual (e.g. dress slacks)48%
  • Formal (business suit)32%
  • They didn’t have a dress code17%
  • Casual (t-shirt and jeans)3%
  • Special outfit (e.g. protective gear)0%

What advice do candidates give for interviewing at Bristol City Council

  • Just be yourself!
    Shared on 31 August 2020 - Senior Customer Service Advisor - Working from home at present
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