(Original post by eastonch)
I recently completed this stage around a month ago, when I did my interview, be prepared to ask them questions. And give the expression that you are ADAPTABLE and can work in ANY team environment. That's what they generally look for -- somebody who can just slip into a team and start working, without having to discuss everything with the team (clearly, if you need help, they will give you it.)
The interview is simple. Just ask them simple questions about how many staff work there, how many over dinner, does the store attract much attention as expected?
Make sure you answer their questions well, don't be too formal about it. But be polite.
The OJE, I had to work on chicken side for about 15 minutes, this essentially was me putting chicken nuggets into a bag / box. Lifting some fry baskets up when they had completed. The guy I learned from was really nice and had nothing negative to say. Just do what's asked, and they know you're new -- They will have been terrible to start with.
The expression I was told by the manager interviewing me was;
If you can learn something in 20 minutes, on the OJE, imagine what you can learn on an 8 hour shift. -- This is COMPLETELY right. My first few shifts I was rotated between chicken, grill and some stock. Now I know pretty much everything in the place except tills (but there is a till training section on the crew site, so I'm almost fully competent with it, already.).
If you need any help, give me a shout. Generally, they keep girls to tills and males to the kitchen, but it depends, if you're great with customers, and not too good with cooking, you'll get tills / DA (Dining Area, cleaning up, tables, chairs etc..).
It's a stressful job, but worth it somewhat. -- If you get the job, they will find a place for you. There's one guy who is good at everything, but excels with getting stock out, and checking levels on everything. So when he starts, everybody asks him to get things from the chiller / freezer -- He's like the 'keymaster' of the freezer. It's rather funny.
PS -- If you need ANY help, or advice, give me a shout.