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Interviews at Transport for London

Here’s what others thought about the interview process at Transport for London.
Interview experience
Based on 96 interviews
Favourable
Interview difficulty
Based on 97 interviews
Medium
Interview process length
Based on 88 interviews
About two weeks

Interview process at Transport for London

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 6.

Interview process length
About two weeks
23%
About a week
22%
More than one month
20%
About a day or two
19%
About a month
16%
Most reported steps
On-site interview
74%
Problem solving exercises
47%
Phone call/screening
37%
Written test
37%
Background check
37%
Least reported steps
Other
7%
Take-home/sample work
5%
They have no interview
2%

What candidates say about the interview process at Transport for London

  • It's different depending on the role. We have some guidance on our website www.tfl.gov.uk under careers and "employability toolkit". You will be told what the process will be in advance and we will gi…
    Shared on 7 November 2019
  • The interview process is very comprehensive and thoroughly enjoyable
    Shared on 4 August 2018 - Customer Service Assistant - London, Greater London
  • Situational
    Shared on 5 July 2018 - Reliability Improvement Analyst - London Bridge Station, Greater London

Interview questions at Transport for London

Commonly asked questions, as reported by candidates

  • I went an in-house course.Why do you want to work here?What are your qualifications to be an Administrative Officer?etc
    Shared on 14 November 2017 - Administrative Assistant - London
  • Often single person or a pair of mates at TFL carry out fake interviews whereas the vacancies are pre-determent.
    Shared on 13 June 2017 - Electrical Engineer - London
  • Mainly competency based questions; prompted to give real-life examples on how you will respond to particular situations
    Shared on 4 May 2017 - Licensing Officer - London, Greater London

Interview tips at Transport for London

Dress code for the interview
  • Formal (business suit)59%
  • Business casual (e.g. dress slacks)32%
  • They didn’t have a dress code6%
  • Special outfit (e.g. protective gear)2%
  • Casual (t-shirt and jeans)1%

What advice do candidates give for interviewing at Transport for London

  • Just be yourself and give it your best shot
    Shared on 23 October 2018 - Information Analyst - North Greenwich Station
  • Just be yourself and give it your best shot
    Shared on 23 October 2018 - Information Analyst - North Greenwich Station

The first interview at Transport for London

How candidates got an interview
  • Other online job site36%
  • Recruiter contacted me15%
  • Paper application14%
  • Other14%
  • Through Indeed7%

How candidates received their first interview at Transport for London

  • Applied online
    Shared on 28 January 2020 - Training Manager - London