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Application Process & Interviews at ANZ
- Average rating for Recruitment, based on 116 reviews7.3 / 10
Please describe the interview process and assessments.
For graduates - application, psychometric testing, activity day with interview.
Online app, 2-3 rounds of online testing, assessment centre, offer
Assessment centre consisted of an interview, case study and provided the opportunity to meet current graduates and leaders at ANZ. To be invited to the assessment centre, candidates are required to have reasonable grades and perform well in the online testing. Although it follows a similar process to other large companies, ANZ was much quicker in notifying candidates of process and provided comprehensive feedback which I did not receive from the >10 other companies I interviewed with
First you must submit an online application which requires answering a series of questions in extended paragraph format along with a resume and cover letter. If application is successful a series of online psychometric testing will need to be completed. If successful the next stage comprises of virtual business scenarios with answers in a multiple choice format. If successful you will be invited to an assessment centre which is a half day of presentations, case study and a one on one interview.
I had to go through many types of different screening processes to get to the assessment centre. I sent my CV along with filling out information about why I want to work at ANZ and my attributes that I can bring to ANZ. Then I had to do three online assessment activities, starting with a simulation test. I was selected to come attend a assessment centre where a case study and a behavioural interview was conducted, then networking was carried out with the business.
My company offers placements in several different divisions - with competition for places varying somewhat between divisions. The interview process consists of (1) an online application (2) psychometric testing (3) a half day interview consisting of a case study and one-on-one interview. Graduate intake across all of Australia is around 100 graduates.
After a series of online testing, there was an assessment centre, where only very small numbers made it through (i.e. 12 candidates for 3 jobs).
It depends on what entry level you are applying for- at Manager level it is quite difficult. I entered via the graduate programme which required testing, assessment centre and interview. Regular entry at manager level would usually be two interviews and perhaps presenting a business case.
Firstly complete online psychometric testing while filling out form on yourself - your strengths, weaknesses and experience. Then attend day where you undertake an , interview and business case scenario.
The process was pretty comparable to other financial institutions and other multinational organisations. I found it interesting the small number of people that actually get through to the final interview stage. I remember when I went to the assessment day I thought there would be 30 odd people their applying for the same role that I was and that there was possibility multiple sessions. I was very surprised when I was told that there were only 6 applications being interviewed for my same role for which there were 3 positions.
Online application (CV and resume) and psych testing, and then an assessment day where I had: (1) an interview, (2) case study, and (3) presentation from a senior member of the bank
There are thousands of applicants, and it is very competitive. There are several rounds of testing. There is a behavioural interview, as well as a case study. However, they don�t seem to discriminate on what undergraduate degree you studied. So they are very open to all kinds of applicants.
1. Send in resume 2. Online tests 3. Face to face interview and case study.
Submitted CV and complete online questions. Completed an online test. Then did an assessment centre where there was an interview and case study. This was for an internship from there I was offered a graduate role.
Online application (approx. 60 minutes to complete), followed by online psychometric testing, then an assessment centre with a case study and one on one interview
What questions were you asked in your interviews?
Situational/behavioural analyse questions - i.e. STAR model.
Motivation to work at ANZ, customer focus, teamwork
Behavioural competency questions.
My biggest challenge How I handled a difficult situation Key learnings from a specific situation
Entry level, Wellington
Why did I chose to apply for ANZ? Why did I go for an Accounting role? Working from a non-profit org to a profit org how will I adapt? Examples of working in a team and a leader. 5-6 behavioural questions were asked by two different business partners.
Give examples of the time where you demonstrated certain skills/ values that are related to company values. describe yourself and your experience in a few phrases
Typical interview questions about my work experience, times that I succeeded in being a leader, and how I work as a team member and of course, examples to accompany these.
Entry level, Auckland
The online application asked for information relating to work experience and education, as well as questions relating to why I wanted to work for the company. The one-on-one interview was largely based on the company's values - questions were asked relating to how I demonstrate the company's values in the real world and demonstrate customer centricity.
Many different questions relating to past experiences, how you would respond to certain situations, and also questions relating to unfavourable situations you have been part of. All questions are designed to test how you think on your feet.
Personally questions, Life Background questions, How I would hand certain situations
Why i was attracted to this particular industry & Company. What my background is. How do i deal with conflict? What are my extracurricular activities? How do i balance a hectic schedule? Am i looking to further my studies.
Very straight forward behavioural questions - asked in a STAR format. Was the most comfortable and laid back interview, reflecting the culture of the company
I was asked about previous experience in volunteering and work. I was asked about relationships and how i would respond in certain circumstances. They used the interview technique of asking about previous experience in order to ascertain how we would act in the future, based on how you have acted in the past.
Why do I choose the company
Past experience, how I have dealt with difficult people/situations, interests outside of uni/work (extracurricular)
Why do i want to work for ANZ? Why do i want to work for into (institutional)? What strengths and weaknesses do i bring to the table? Can you tell us a time when you had allot on and had to stop and look back at the bigger picture and make a tough decision?
Generic behavioural questions. "Tell me a time where you...." There were no trick questions to throw you off.
Do you have any specific tips and advice for candidates applying to your company? How would you recommend they best prepare?
Be yourself - understand how you work in a team environment and make the benefits of this shine in the team activity. Practice psychometric testing prior to testing.
Look up typical behavioural interview questions and think about responses for common themes. Think about why you want to work here and what you have to offer.
Entry level, Melbourne
Know why you want to work for ANZ, and know why ANZ should choose you.
Prepare yourself with research and be yourself.
Better understand ANZ's strategy and how you can contribute
Understand the background knowledge of where you are applying. Be yourself and promote your own skills Be able to work with others - Approachable and Coachable
Entry level, Wellington
Prepare for the interviews, and be prepared to share stories and past experiences. It'd be good to think of lots of experiences beforehand, so you're not left thinking for a few minutes at the interview.
Entry level, Auckland
Research the company, especially their values. This company really lives their values. Questions in the interview will generally be along the lines of "How have you shown XYZ in your life?" so it is a good idea to think of examples before you go into the interview. For the group interview, remember to listen to others while also not being afraid to share your views.
Apply at many different places for your graduate role. Even if you don't end up getting the position at certain companies, the experience you will gain from participating in the interview processes will benefit you when you finally interview for your preferred positions. Ensure you remain confident, allow others to have their say, and ensure you relate your past skills to the work you may be doing at ANZ.
To be yourself, making sure that you have done a lot of aspects that are outside of academics
The first cull of candidates is after the online testing so make sure you are focussed when doing them! If you get to an interview just take your time and ask them to repeat the question.
Research the company and their strategy. Get an internship/part time work/volunteer in the particular industry wherever possible. Experience is just as important, if not more important than grades. Ask questions in the behavioural interview as well, particularly at the end when they have finished asking all of theirs. Practice the online assessments before you do the real one. If possible try to connect with someone in the company so that you know someone who is an existing employee.
Know why you want the role and why you are interested in working in finance
Be prepared for interviews, come with STAR (Situation, task, action, result) examples of your achievements / experience. Be yourself and be confident about what you have done - you've made it to the assessment centre so they already know you have the skills to do the job, they want to see if your personality and character is the right fit for the company and vice versa.
Research the strategy and values - how do you fit in? What can you bring to the table? Try and have a good mix of examples that demonstrate your suitability (i.e. some from uni, some from work, etc)
I heard they changed the assessment format after my intake. I would advise just being confident and believe in your own ability. I found a lot of the things they tested were things you couldn't learn overnight or prepare for easily - they were things that were supposed to come naturally to you, such as interaction in a boardroom situation (test your personality/dominance).