Is there anybody who applies for BAT MTP?? I was wondering how their numerical and verbal reasoning tests look like, interview, assessment center??
I've been asked to take the numerical and verbal tests for the finance program. Does anyone know which type they are?
Edit: double post
me too, it SHL tests, you have sample tests on thier web site. Did they told when you have to finish your test? Thez sent me mine about month ago, and I still didnt finish mine?
Thanks very much for that - i haven't got a deadline but I'll get them done by the end of the weekend. I thought it might be some obscure test because I couldn't find the link but SHL will be no problem :)
I have been invited to telephone interview. Has anyone done one before?
Anyone had a phone interview?
Can someone please write more about their online test? How hard it is, what is minimum score to pass? Thank you.
it is the same test as that of Barclays, Atkins and some others, they are exactly the same.
I wonder if anyone has done a telephone interview?
I have a phone interview this week for the MTP.
Anyone know what they ask on the phone?
i 'm having a telephone interview in few days (competency based interview- i applied for the management trainee program-marketing-italy) what did they ask you? thanks
i take it you guys have already done your phone interviews. i have one coming up tomorrow if some can throw more light on what to expect. i applied for MTP-Finance
i had the telephone interview a couple of weeks ago i applied to the marketing area, so questions will be quite different anyway, you will probably be asked about: -tell me a time when you experienced difficulties in implementing something new into a group -tell me a time when you tried to do something and you didn't succeed...tell me what you did in order to succeed i don't remember the third question She will also ask: -why did you choose bat? -why finance? -tell me your strenghts and your weaknesses -what do you think about working for a tobacco company -are you willing to move to foreign countries? I am italian good luck...i got rejected :D
Thanks a zillion, that was very helpful. Would let u know how it goes. How long does it take to hear bak frm them?
few days (they called me back 1 week later). good luck
thanks did they give u any feed bak? what did they say?
Hey, Did any1 received a call for the AC in Budapest? I had a phone interview almost 3 weeks ago but didn't hear from them yet.... Cheers, J
I applied for the trainee program and I was told to take an abstract reasoning test which I did and in my opinion there was no time. I did like half of it. Does anyone know if they put too much importance on this pre-test before the interview??? Thanks
Hi Nina, I took the tests too and didn't finish the abstract one neither. How did the other one work out for you? I was surprised because it wasn't SHL but Hudson...
The test I was given was some bizarre TalentQ test which was freaking tough! There were only 12 questions with "no time limit." Though you had 90 seconds for each question so go figure...
@knowslian, how many were you able to answer of the talentQ test?
Not sure which you mean, but for the "numerical" one I finished all the questions and swear I only got 10% correct. Though I passed.
The logic one was ridiculous; only answered 20 out of 32 (?) questions.
Haven't heard back off that one yet.
@knowslian, I was referring to the numerical one. Did you have to approximate some of your answers to the closest number? (Thanks for the answer so far, by the way).
Yeah, some needed you to round to the closest value in those drop down boxes. I swear for some of the questions, the answer was unattainable from the given information, for example the bus timetable.
Lol!!!!!!! Thanks for info! Sounds like an absolutely stressful test!
I followed the post so far on this; please I need some clarification on the numerical reasoning, is it SHL or ..what is the nature of the numerical reasoning test..I appreciate your response.. I have got the numerical reasoning test...
It is neither Kenexa or SHL when I did it.
It was a Hudson TalentQ test I believe. It isn't like the SHL / Kenexa ones; quite unique like reading a report or something and having to make numerical calculations. Answers are multiple choice (out of 20+ for some).
The Logic test isn't too hard; you will be doing "good" to get halfway through before time up.
thanks very much, greatly appreciated
Hi Knowslian, I just got an email advising me to take the numerical and abstract tests? It says it's SHL, so I'm wondering if yours said SHL as well. (I know you took your test last year). Oh, and by the way, did you make it to the interview stage? If you did can you please give me a clue of the sort of questions you were asked? Thank you!!
Hey Guys, I have a phone interview for Leaf operations and I was wondering what kind of questions will they ask for the operations department. More I would like to know if there is any special attributes they would be looking for. Thanks!
Hey gmc2886! Have you had your interview yet? How did it go? Please what kind of questions were you asked? I'd be eternally grateful if you gave me an idea. Thanks!
Hello, no I haven't but I will get back to you whenever. Meanwhile whatever you'd like to share would be more than welcome!
Hey shayira, I applied for the MTP too (a couple of weeks ago). I was wondering how long did they take to process your application and invite you for the test? and for which department did you apply for the graduate role?? good luck for the test and thnx a ton in advance!
Hey Shayira, I already had my interview that went pretty well. The lady was very nice and started with the normal questions of why the department I was applying for, why BAT, and then some general questions about tobacco, cigarretes and stuff like that, nothing too technical. I would imagine that the questions vary from department to another. Apart from this she made me a bunch of competency related questions such as the ones written above (teamwork, failure, leadership). She also asked me if I was in other recruitment processes and what were my salary expectations. Relax and try to sound confident! As they say on the email, they are listening to learn about you. It's not a test. Good Luck.
PS- Could anyone please assure the management trainee programme (operations) is based in London? I know graduates will spend a significant part of the time traveling around the countries BAT sources the tobacco from, but the leaf programme has no operations based in aylesbury, right?
Hey gmc 2886,
Congrats on the interview. I applied for the MTP too. I wanted to know about the time-frame that BAT took to get in touch with you. When did you apply for the MTP and when did they invite you for the test?
Thanx a ton in advance!
Hi tirtha.dutt, I applied about 2 weeks ago. Submitted my application on a Monday, was sent a link for the test on a Wednesday. I still haven't heard from them regarding the outcome of the test which I took last week... I applied for Operations (leaf)
Hey Tirtha, Thank you for the congrats, but I just feel like I did well... Anyway, I submitted my application on the 24th of January, got invited for the first tests on the 2nd of Feb. for the second tests a couple of days later and then got an invitation to schedule my interview on the 13th... I did the interview today and I'll get to know if I pass to the next phase within 2 weeks... Hope this helps, Good Luck!
Hi gmc2886, Thanks for the reply. I still haven't heard from them regarding the outcome of my test. How lomng did it take for them to get back to your after you took the test? I'm glad your interview went well. Please can you elaborate more on the questions she asked about tobacco and cigarettes? How many competency questions did she ask? Will be grateful if you elaborated on them also. Thank you
Hi Shayira and gmc2886, thank you for the msg, it was really helpful..good luck to you guys!
Hi...my situation is similar to yours Shayira. I applied for the MTP on 14th Feb, heard back immediately on 15th Feb to take the numerical one, took it the same day & heard back on the 16th to take the logical reasoning one. Havent heard from them about the result since then tho...its a bit worrying seeing as other people have been taking interviews...
I've also applied for the Management trainee scheme in BAT for the fiinance department. I have completed both tests two weeks ago and I still dont have a response from them. My status says: " your application is under consideration". Do you know how long does it take to get a response from them? I have also noticed that BAT extended their time for applying to the grad schemes from 11th of March till 25th of March. Does anyone of you who is in the same situation like me, sent them an e-mail to get updates on his/her status?
Good luck to all of you!!!
Hello fellow wiki users,
I applied for the MTP (the Human Resources role) and I was invited to attend a telephone interview.
All your info here is very helpful and thank you very much for contributing to each other's success.
Only, if anyone here remembers what exaclty they ask about tobacco and cigarettes, their contribution would be very much appreciated :)
Good luck to everyone!
triple post, sorry
Thea: I aplied for MPT in HR as well. My interview is tomorrow - so 'll try to give you some info afterwards. ;)
I' m getting really nervous :/
Mine is on Thuesday :S relax and good luck!
Thea where r u from? Or better where do you applied?
I have just finished my interview. It was kind of hard... He asked me strickt HR questions, beside checking the motivation and behaviors. i was stressed - prepared but not for everything. I feel tired now :D
He said that they will give further info in two weeks and Assessment is in May in UK.
So you didn't apply to BAT erlier?
When exactly is your interview?
so they wanted to know if you fully comprehend HR? that's tough.. did you answer all questions? even those for the cigarettes? :P
no i did not apply earlier..just a few weeks ago, you? my interview is on tuesday.
now i am nervous..:S
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