Southwark Council
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Interviews at Southwark Council

Here’s what others thought about the interview process at Southwark Council.
Interview experience
Based on 41 interviews
Average
Interview difficulty
Based on 40 interviews
Medium
Interview process length
Based on 37 interviews
About a day or two

Interview process at Southwark 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 4.

Interview process length
About a day or two
32%
About a week
32%
More than one month
19%
About two weeks
14%
About a month
3%
Most reported steps
On-site interview
58%
Phone call/screening
28%
Background check
25%
Problem solving exercises
22%
Written test
19%
Least reported steps
They have no interview
3%
Take-home/sample work
0%
Drug test
0%

Interview questions at Southwark Council

Commonly asked questions, as reported by candidates

  • Tell me about yourself and what skills you have to suit the role.
    Shared on 12 June 2020 - different roles - see CV - London Bridge
  • ExperienceTrainingmeeting deadlinecustomer feedback
    Shared on 11 October 2018 - Contracts Manager - southwark

Interview tips at Southwark Council

Dress code for the interview
  • Formal (business suit)54%
  • Business casual (e.g. dress slacks)22%
  • They didn’t have a dress code10%
  • Casual (t-shirt and jeans)7%
  • Special outfit (e.g. protective gear)7%

What advice do candidates give for interviewing at Southwark Council

  • Be prepared for difficulty questions in relation to the role you are applying for, find out about the council management and who is who.
    Shared on 8 January 2021 - CCTV public spaces control room operator - Southwark
  • Make sure you know the southwark council principles
    Shared on 7 November 2018 - Customer Service Officer/Housing Repairs Officer - Queensroad Peckham

The first interview at Southwark Council

How candidates got an interview
  • Recruiter contacted me40%
  • Through Indeed20%
  • Paper application20%
  • Walk-In20%
  • Other online job site0%

How candidates received their first interview at Southwark Council

  • Through recruitment agency
    Shared on 30 March 2021 - PA to Director & Deputy Director, Health & Wellbeing - London South East, Greater London
  • I worked with an agency before I got a contract with Southwark
    Shared on 23 June 2020 - Cleaner - London
  • I attended at the Job center, when they were recruiting for their apprenticeship program
    Shared on 24 April 2019 - Housing Solution Gateway Officer Apprentice - SE15 4UJ