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Interviews at National Trust

Here’s what others thought about the interview process at National Trust.
Interview experience
Based on 224 interviews
Favourable
Interview difficulty
Based on 221 interviews
Medium
Interview process length
Based on 214 interviews
About a day or two

Interview process at National Trust

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
34%
About a week
31%
About two weeks
21%
About a month
10%
More than one month
4%
Most reported steps
On-site interview
76%
Group interview
25%
Problem solving exercises
22%
Presentation
19%
Phone call/screening
13%
Least reported steps
They have no interview
3%
Take-home/sample work
2%
Drug test
0%

What candidates say about the interview process at National Trust

  • For my job I had to do a presentation and interview.
    Shared on 22 February 2019 - Volunteer & Community Involvement Officer - Northern Ireland
  • Its an incredibly long process and for me a very short time to do a practical task .Three people were asking questions just for a low paid job God knows what working there is like .I think its full o…
    Shared on 26 July 2018
  • Your taken on a weekend away to Amsterdam and interviewed there but it’s all expenses paid inclusive of the red light area
    Shared on 28 June 2018

Interview questions at National Trust

Commonly asked questions, as reported by candidates

  • Mostly concerning your pulling power at the weekend (it’s a bit sad really)
    Shared on 31 August 2019
  • People skills
    Shared on 17 February 2019 - Visitor welcome. - East Sussex
  • Roughly around sustainability and conservation
    Shared on 23 November 2018 - Assistant Food and Beverage Manager - Plas Newydd

Interview tips at National Trust

Dress code for the interview
  • Business casual (e.g. dress slacks)56%
  • They didn’t have a dress code18%
  • Formal (business suit)13%
  • Casual (t-shirt and jeans)9%
  • Special outfit (e.g. protective gear)4%

What advice do candidates give for interviewing at National Trust

  • Make sure to confident and very practical.
    Shared on 14 September 2019 - Work Experience Placement - Attingham park
  • Remember it's not our fault we have disabilities and that we have feelings
    Shared on 21 February 2019 - Buggy Driver - Knightshays Tiverton
  • You need to be friendly and polite and like meeting people.
    Shared on 16 November 2018 - Catering Supervisor - Ripon

The first interview at National Trust

How candidates got an interview
  • Other online job site33%
  • Through Indeed19%
  • Other19%
  • I called them10%
  • Recruiter contacted me7%

How candidates received their first interview at National Trust

  • Advertising
    Shared on 30 August 2020 - Supervisor/Sales Assistant - Cornwall
  • National Trust website
    Shared on 22 October 2018 - Catering Assistant - Derbyshire