National Express
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Interviews at National Express

Here’s what others thought about the interview process at National Express.
Interview experience
Based on 214 interviews
Average
Interview difficulty
Based on 213 interviews
Easy
Interview process length
Based on 207 interviews
About a day or two

Interview process at National Express

Overall experience

On a scale of 1-10 where 1 is Poor and 10 is Excellent, their rating is 5.

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
27%
About a week
25%
More than one month
18%
About a month
17%
About two weeks
13%
Most reported steps
On-site interview
68%
Drug test
61%
Written test
55%
Background check
42%
Problem solving exercises
34%
Least reported steps
Other
12%
Take-home/sample work
2%
They have no interview
2%

What candidates say about the interview process at National Express

  • 'Group assessment' at Digbeth. Basically those who shouted the loudest were invited back for a proper interview on the same day. Fail the group assessment, you never hear anything from them again. Stu…
    Shared on 7 April 2019
  • Easy. As long as you've got a licence- you don't even need to be able to speak English, you'll get the job.
    Shared on 23 November 2018 - Coach Driver - Stansted Airport
  • You always get the job they are so desperate for drivers
    Shared on 27 September 2018 - Driver - Stansted Airport

Interview questions at National Express

Commonly asked questions, as reported by candidates

  • They want safe drivers perfect driver old mans head young man's body if you are interested do your research on company also study for CPC and hazard perception from my experience 80% of the public …
    Shared on 18 November 2019
  • Can you work till you drop so we can sweep you up and bin you
    Shared on 6 October 2018
  • Are you mad
    Shared on 11 June 2018

Interview tips at National Express

Dress code for the interview
  • Formal (business suit)41%
  • Business casual (e.g. dress slacks)40%
  • They didn’t have a dress code11%
  • Casual (t-shirt and jeans)5%
  • Special outfit (e.g. protective gear)3%

What advice do candidates give for interviewing at National Express

  • Be yourself.
    Shared on 22 December 2020 - Customer Service Adviser - Central London
  • - 2 times you had to take the initiative when your life?- Practice, practice, practice for the theory and especially the PCV CPC. Lots of apps available that will make it very, very easy. - Drive …
    Shared on 9 October 2020 - Driver - West Bromwich, West Midlands

The first interview at National Express

How candidates got an interview
  • Through Indeed29%
  • Other27%
  • Other online job site12%
  • Recruiter contacted me12%
  • Paper application10%

How candidates received their first interview at National Express

  • Through the agency
    Shared on 2 August 2020 - Fitter - Pensnett