Application Process & Interviews at Lendlease

Please describe the interview process and assessments.

In order to be hired as a graduate I had an assessment centre. This involved group activities, group interviews and an individual interview.
Graduate, Sydney
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Graduate, Sydney
Online application, phone interview, and a half-day assessment centre plus interview.
Graduate, Sydney
The interview process consisted of one full day at the Sydney office. There were seven of us on the day. We partook in a group task where members of Lendlease watched our interaction and input during the exercise. We then had some speeches from Lendlease employees talking about the company and some of their experiences. This was followed by individual interviews, with one Manager from a particular department along with one member of the HR team. The interview was very relaxed and easy going.
Graduate, Newcastle
The people who interviewed me were members of the management team and HR team that are an inspiration and held the qualities the company is trying to embrace within it's culture.
Midlevel, Sydney
Resume applications early, phone interview, group interview and individual interview on the same day.
Graduate, Melbourne
I was recruited as part of a last minute intake and so my experience is different from the general intake. I applied online and had to answer screening questions that related to problem solving and values. Following this I was invited to a face-to-face interview and then offered the position.
Graduate, Sydney
The interview process was straightforward and the interviewers made the process seem a lot less nerve wracking.
Graduate, Brisbane
My first interview with Lendlease came across slightly disorganised. First, we were given a presentation about the company's values, projects etc. Secondly, we had a group assessment where we had to solve a problem. Thirdly, an one-on-one interview My second interview with Lendlease was just a casual interview
Graduate, Adelaide
Online forum, phone interview, in person interview.
Graduate, Perth
Application online phone interview Interview in person in front of a panel
Graduate, Brisbane
Online application --> Follow up questionnaire --> Phone interview --> face-to-face interview (with group component) --> Offer
Graduate, Brisbane
Initial application, online assessment, phone interview, group interview and face-to-face interview.
Graduate, Brisbane
CV and cover letter, phone interview, face to face interview
Graduate, Sydney
Graduate intake after your initial CV and cover letter application: Online testing, phone interview, group interview (mock board meeting) and one-on-one interview
Graduate, Melbourne
I applied online via an internal employee recommendation. The process was easy and quick (in my case)
Graduate, Sydney
I was a part of a second intake for the year because they suddenly had a whole bunch of spots open up. The process only involved the online questionnaire, a quick chat over the phone and a single face-to-face interview with two of the people leaders here. They were friendly and easy to talk to.
Graduate, Sydney
Standard interview regarding experience and hypothetic situations,
Graduate, Sydney
Thorough, well set out, high level of expectation going into the job.
Midlevel, Sydney
Difficult - 1 phone interview, 1 face-face, a group assessment
Graduate, Sydney
Phone interview followed by a second stage one of one and group session
Graduate, Sydney
Extremely thorough, lots of hurdles to jump over.
Graduate, Sydney
Phone interview, group interview, individual interview and then offer round.
Graduate, Melbourne
One assessment centre after a phone interview. The group activity was easy but the one on one interviews were good.
Graduate, Newcastle
The interview process was interesting and involved a phone, group and individual interview.
Graduate, Newcastle
Extensive. Multiple stages online, phone interview then group and individual interview.
Graduate, Melbourne
The process was a long one but it seemed very thorough in testing your work-ready skills. Similar to other companies, it has an online application process, a phoneinterview, a face-face interview and a group assessment. Offers are then made to candidates.
Graduate, Sydney
Complex, HR Dept is very disconnected from Business Units and Teams
Graduate, Sydney
Very intense group assessment however a very relaxed 1 on 1 interview afterwards.
Graduate, Port Macquarie
It was easy - they were taking on more graduates and it happened very quickly for our intake round. For others I have heard it is more competitive.
Graduate, Sydney
Application followed by phone interview followed by group interview & finally one to one interview, very tedious process
Midlevel, Brisbane CBD
Submit resume, online questionnaire, phone interview, group interview, individual interview
Graduate, Melbourne
Thorough Interview process it’s great to see Lendlease don't just hire employees based on good resumes they look for personality as well, someone who can work well with others.
Graduate, Sydney

What questions were you asked in your interviews?

Performance and scenario based questions related to previous experience. For example, can you tell me about a time you had a difficult customer and how did you manage them?
Midlevel, Sydney
My passions in the industry, my education, a little bit about me personally.
Midlevel, Sydney
Past experience based and behavioral
Graduate, Sydney
Behavioral questions, generic ones like "what do you know about the company", "why this company".
Midlevel, Sydney
Questions about past work experience and me in general.
Graduate, Sydney
Experience, expectations, situational based questions, aspirations
Graduate, Brisbane
What are you most proud of?
Graduate, Sydney
Questions regarding my experience to date and why I had chosen this as my career path.
Graduate, Brisbane
Why LL, situational based "what-if" questions, chance to ask interviewer questions.
Graduate, Sydney
Why do you want to work in the industry, how do you think you will cope, "why do you think you don't have a job yet?" (ouch), are you happy to move locations
Graduate, Port Macquarie
Questions were scenario type situations where you were asked to explain or describe a situation you had previously been involved in.
Graduate, Newcastle
Past experience, situations and scenarios; focus on values; areas of enjoyment at university; teamwork scenarios; What attracted me to the company.
Midlevel, Sydney
Problem based questions - "Talk about a time when you had to solve a difficult problem", team based questions such as how I dealt with problem team members, etc.
Graduate, Sydney
Behavioural and circumstantial questions were asked. as well as company knowledge related.
Graduate, Brisbane
I was asked questions such as: 'why do you want to work for Lendlease' 'what do you know about Lendlease' 'name a time you had a difficult experience with a client' 'outline the career progression of an engineer in Lendlease'
Graduate, Adelaide
Basic situational questions, experience etc.
Graduate, Perth
Why do you want to work for Lendlease? What projects do you like that Lendlease has delivered? What do you think of diversity?
Graduate, Brisbane
About myself, my experience, my values, how I operate.
Graduate, Brisbane
Situational questions - when have you dealt with conflict/successful projects/teamwork etc. Past experience in work or social clubs.
Graduate, Brisbane
Previous role responsibilities and behavioural questions
Graduate, Sydney
Group interview they give you 4 pages of information to read over 10 minutes then you are told to conduct a 50min mock board meeting to discuss the information and make decisions as a group based on this information. One-on-one interviews ask for a lot of instances where you experienced a situation previously, eg. When have you previously had to manage a difficult customer?
Graduate, Melbourne
I was asked things like "do you know what the position involves?", "where would you like to be in the future/ 5 years?", "why have you decided not to do architecture?" "How do you manage all the extra curricular with uni and work?" But mostly we just had a conversation. They threw a couple of curveball questions in at the end like "can you recall a time when you had a to make a quick decision?" but I think by that stage of the interview they had already decided they were keen to hire me so even though I may not have answered those ones that well, there wasn't so much pressure. They also got us to watch a couple of training videos and asked me what I thought about the company's diversity policy (i.e. men and women, different trade backgrounds, experiences, etc)
Graduate, Sydney
A wide range of construction specific queries, some questions about life and uni.
Midlevel, Sydney
Behavioural based questions
Graduate, Sydney
What are our motivations, why do we want to work for LL, where do you inspire to be
Graduate, Sydney
Why do you want to work here? What are your strengths and weaknesses? Why should we hire you?
Graduate, Sydney
Generic questions about myself and past experience. Traits were uncovered through group interview.
Graduate, Melbourne
The questions related to achievements and challenges in both work, university and life. These questions did however get repetitive as the same questions were asked in both the phone and face to face interview.
Graduate, Newcastle
Usual stuff, in addition to personal hobbies and character-based prompts.
Graduate, Melbourne
I was asked to give various examples of where I'd be collaborative & overcome obstacles in my work experience. I was also asked about how my values aligned with that of the company and was specifically asked about some volunteer work that I had done. They also asked me to essentially sell them on why I should be hired.
Graduate, Sydney
Past Work Experience Areas of Interest
Graduate, Sydney
General questions about my motivations for moving companies and changing to the building industry. I got the impression that my application had already secured me the position (unless I messed up).
Graduate, Sydney
Describe scenarios which relate to certain things and how you went about it(ie conflict, someone not performing, when you made a mistake). Why I want to work for the company.
Graduate, Melbourne
Several real life examples of realistic problems faced on site etc.
Graduate, Sydney

Do you have any specific tips and advice for candidates applying to your company? How would you recommend they best prepare?

Be prepared to demonstrate your experience in a meaningful way. The company also looks for well-rounded individuals which have extra-curricular activities etc.
Midlevel, Sydney
Read up about the company you are applying for, know their values and what they stand for. Prepare by embodying their values and showing how you fit in with that culture.
Midlevel, Sydney
To ensure that you have reflected on your past experiences that demonstrate your abilities, not necessarily university related
Graduate, Sydney
Elaborate on every skill and experience gained to date whether at uni or work where there was a lesson learned, either positive (knowing what to do in future) or negative (knowing what to avoid in the future). Extract all transferable skills that can be applied to any role.
Midlevel, Sydney
I did very little to prepare. The best tip anyone has ever given me is simply to be yourself. If they don't like you for who you are then you are better suited elsewhere.
Graduate, Sydney
Be yourself. Express to Lendlease what you are looking for in your job and your aspirations. Ensure regular communication with HR staff to ensure you're not being left out.
Graduate, Brisbane
Come prepared with specific examples
Graduate, Brisbane
Don't prepare. Go in there and be yourself. I recall telling my interviewers about some of the things I would get up to when in a band. Just say what is on your mind, interviewer will see you as being confident and comfortable and they in turn will be also.
Graduate, Sydney
Consider previous experiences or situations you have been in that could be used in the scenario based questions, things like times you were faced with an ethical dilemma and how you reacted, times you have been challenged, situations where you were forced to think and react quickly to resolve an issue. In the group situation just be yourself.
Graduate, Newcastle
Be truthful to yourself and display your best qualities. This way you be matched with the right manager and succeed within whichever company you get offered to work for.
Midlevel, Sydney
Research the company and make sure you're aware of which business you've applied for.
Graduate, Sydney
I would tell candidates to research as much as they can about Lendlease and focus in on Lendlease's values such as safety, diversity, innovation. I would tell candidates that Lendlease does not just look at grades but also what extra-curricular activities candidates have done (i.e. volunteering, clubs, sports, work experience, job)
Graduate, Adelaide
Think through each question carefully and answer truthfully.
Graduate, Perth
Research about the company and what projects they have completed and what they have achieved. Provide good examples of when you have worked in a team and be confident.
Graduate, Brisbane
Investigate the company, it's history and projects and know how it operates meaning investigate how you can add value to the company.
Graduate, Brisbane
Past work experience is an important factor, seemingly more so than grades. Teamwork and social skills are also very important - you will always be working in high-pressure team environment so it's important that you can demonstrate those qualities.
Graduate, Brisbane
Understand your previous role and progression into new role
Graduate, Sydney
Being the loud confident person in the group interview is not the best way to get through. Measured and accurate comments that make sense are a lot more worthwhile. Don't try to steer the ship without information to back you up.
Graduate, Melbourne
Do your homework and practice the std interview questions and be yourself
Graduate, Sydney
Just relax. They're friendly here and if you've made it to the interview, it's because they're satisfied with what they've read in your questionnaires and seen on your resume. They want to know if you have a personality. So have a conversation with them, keep it light, make a joke - just don't think too much and act like they're just people (because they are!).. Get on the website, learn about the company. Read about the company values and what's important to them and it should be pretty obvious what they're looking for in those questionnaire responses - it's not about grades and work experience as much as it is about making it clear you like to try new things, that you have a good work-life balance (extracurricular activities), what do you enjoy besides work, and how you fit in with their values
Graduate, Sydney
Apply for as many positions as possible to gain interview practice
Graduate, Melbourne
Would recommend a full understanding of the how the company works. It's difficult to understand the company from outside the workplace.
Graduate, Melbourne
Read about core values etc and superficial details on company website, have degree and experience, be good
Graduate, Sydney
I would be very careful that they understand the lifestyle requirements of the job, it looks good from the outside but is very hard on you, your friends and family on the inside.
Midlevel, Sydney
Google Behavioural based questions. Don't try to be a show off in the group assessment. Be alert, think quick and come across as natural.
Graduate, Sydney
Be yourself and be prepared to stand out in the group simulation.
Graduate, Sydney
Prepare your answers to the questions you think they will ask you. Research the company, current projects, history and perceived culture.
Graduate, Sydney
Get your resume and cover letter peer reviewed and by the careers team at your Uni.
Graduate, Melbourne
I would recommend talking to current graduates such as myself to gain an understanding of the process.
Graduate, Newcastle
Show your personality rather than approaching interviews/applications in a prescriptive manner.
Graduate, Melbourne
Come up with great examples of work-related scenarios well before the interview - and practice them! Be articulate and confident - do not make it up on the spot. Dress professionally. Ultimately - just be yourself. If you are not the right fit for the company don't try to force yourself into a culture that will make you unhappy!
Graduate, Sydney
Bring supporting documentation Team-fit and personal attitude is very important
Graduate, Sydney
Know yourself and know what you want, ask questions. I was hired partly to meet the engineering female graduate quotas so for me the hiring process was not as competitive, but it can be really hard in some grad intakes so bring your A game! Oh, and use the STAR interview question response framework. Look that up. Very useful.
Graduate, Sydney
Trying be as you and be honest
Midlevel, Brisbane CBD
Know about the industry and the company so that you can ask any relevant questions to show you’re interested. be prepared with scenarios from different aspects of your life which can be used to describe how you dealt with different scenarios
Graduate, Melbourne
Know the role you are applying for, and what’s involved. There are also many forums of people who are going through the same interview process, it’s good to learn from other people's mistakes and what they've done right.
Graduate, Sydney