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    (Original post by pjp1993)
    Thanks- Congratulations aswell! Yeah I received it a few weeks ago I think, are you on the facebook group?
    Haha thats cool, and no im not atm! Had a look at it, but was too scared to join :L lol thought id just meet everyone there tbh!
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    hi,

    i was wondering how low it takes usually to hear whether you were successful in your first round interview or not? also, can they only ask the behaviours which they listed in the email?

    please reply as i've got my very soon
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    (Original post by phleas)
    hi,

    i was wondering how low it takes usually to hear whether you were successful in your first round interview or not? also, can they only ask the behaviours which they listed in the email?

    please reply as i've got my very soon
    i got my reply within a couple if days, but this was when it wasn't busy so it may take longer now.
    yep they only ask from the competencies they've listed in the email
    good luck!
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    Hey everyone! Congratulations to those of you who have received your offers this far!!

    Firstly, i've got my second interview coming up and was wondering what i should be expecting?
    Furthermore, do you think i've made a mistake; i originally applied for the Birmingham office, but was then given the opportunity to switch to the London office after my first interview and i took this opportunity!
    Now i realise it was a high risk as the London office is obviously a lot more competitive than any other, so was wondering if anyone has had an offer from here and what i should be expecting in general?

    Thank you in advance
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    (Original post by SRaza94)
    i got my reply within a couple if days, but this was when it wasn't busy so it may take longer now.
    yep they only ask from the competencies they've listed in the email
    good luck!
    ah thanks. then how long until you then were able to book the final interview?
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    (Original post by phleas)
    ah thanks. then how long until you then were able to book the final interview?
    1.5 months!!!
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    wow thats mad! when do u think is the latest that they will tell me if i get it? could they wait until august or could it be by mid june? didnt you have to wait a long time for your next interview because it was v busy??
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    Final interview tomorrow!
    I only had 3 and a half days to prep for it and I had an exam today, should I bring this up or does it look like I'm making excuses?
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    Hi,

    My name is Timothy Khoo (you can find me on facebook). I am currently on the school leavers programme, durham/london office. If anyone would like any questions in regards to the programme, I would be glad to help.

    my email is: [email protected]


    I will try to get back to you as soon as I can.

    Kind regards,


    Timothy Khoo
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    (Original post by phleas)
    wow thats mad! when do u think is the latest that they will tell me if i get it? could they wait until august or could it be by mid june? didnt you have to wait a long time for your next interview because it was v busy??
    yeah it was mad, i'm not saying you'll have to wait as long as i did, but the time varies especially if you apply for the london office, i think it's more competitive.
    i don't think it'll be too long now
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    (Original post by pjp1993)
    Just received my phone call from the partner who interviewed me and I got the job!

    Any questions, let me know... I applied for Durham/London
    Hey, just booked in my final interview for 30th May at London! I Was wondering what the analysis exercise consists of so i could do some practise as it would save some time knowing seeing as i have plenty of exams to revise for!! And congratulations on your offer btw Thanks in advance for your help.

    P.S its quite odd, the presentation brief i've been given is different to what everyone else is saying they did for theirs =/
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    Hey, just booked in my final interview for 30th May at London! I Was wondering what the analysis exercise consists of so i could do some practise as it would save some time knowing seeing as i have plenty of exams to revise for!! And congratulations on your offer btw Thanks in advance for your help.

    P.S its quite odd, the presentation brief i've been given is different to what everyone else is saying they did for theirs =/
    Congratulations!

    Yeah I totally get where you're coming from with regards to exams, I spent quite a while preparing for my interview so I'll help you out as much as I can.

    Basically the analysis exercise consists of you having to read through a lot of information about a company; emails, orders, price lists etc. You have to do some calculations and then write a reply to the company with figures and other advice etc.

    You will run out of time, I literally finished as she took the paper off me with another paragraph I could have written. Just follow the instructions and you can't go far wrong- I think it's testing your ability to calculate as well as your attention to detail so make sure you read through everything.

    Other than that, prepare your presentation... I didn't actually fully prepare it, just had a few key points and spoke about it because it was a subject I know quite a lot about. Make sure you know your topic because they can ask some questions which require external/previous knowledge about a chosen topic.

    Good luck!

    P.s. My presentation was a 'recent business story'... I did the change in corporation tax and the result on the banking sector (my assessor was a banking auditor so worked really well). They don't ask everyone to do the same presentation as far as I'm aware.
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    (Original post by pjp1993)
    Congratulations!

    Yeah I totally get where you're coming from with regards to exams, I spent quite a while preparing for my interview so I'll help you out as much as I can.

    Basically the analysis exercise consists of you having to read through a lot of information about a company; emails, orders, price lists etc. You have to do some calculations and then write a reply to the company with figures and other advice etc.

    You will run out of time, I literally finished as she took the paper off me with another paragraph I could have written. Just follow the instructions and you can't go far wrong- I think it's testing your ability to calculate as well as your attention to detail so make sure you read through everything.

    Other than that, prepare your presentation... I didn't actually fully prepare it, just had a few key points and spoke about it because it was a subject I know quite a lot about. Make sure you know your topic because they can ask some questions which require external/previous knowledge about a chosen topic.

    Good luck!

    P.s. My presentation was a 'recent business story'... I did the change in corporation tax and the result on the banking sector (my assessor was a banking auditor so worked really well). They don't ask everyone to do the same presentation as far as I'm aware.
    Can i just say you're a star and thank you so much!! This actually helps quite a bit. If i get the place, seeing as we're both in London; i'll buy you a drink on me haha :P Yes my presentation is based on a recent business story as well i think, i'll do something different or just keep it economical as i know quite a bit on those types of topics! Would you mind if i ran you over my topic in a couple of days and asked for some advice on it? I'll understand if you're busy, dw everyone is in regards to exams atm so dw about it if you don't have the time!

    Thanks once again!
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    Got my offer!
    Birmingham uni and London Office
    Thanks for everyone who writes on here it really helps alot.
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    (Original post by justneedhelp)
    Can i just say you're a star and thank you so much!! This actually helps quite a bit. If i get the place, seeing as we're both in London; i'll buy you a drink on me haha :P Yes my presentation is based on a recent business story as well i think, i'll do something different or just keep it economical as i know quite a bit on those types of topics! Would you mind if i ran you over my topic in a couple of days and asked for some advice on it? I'll understand if you're busy, dw everyone is in regards to exams atm so dw about it if you don't have the time!

    Thanks once again!
    yep sure, just drop me a message at some point!
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    I have just got a job at KPMG. Different from the school - leavers programme in that it's a new kind of call centre type role. Do they have any special rules on appearance.

    I have my hair dip dyed - would this be a problem. Its brown and blonde but not extremely natural. I would be expecting to wear business attire.
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    (Original post by Syrupie)
    I have just got a job at KPMG. Different from the school - leavers programme in that it's a new kind of call centre type role. Do they have any special rules on appearance.

    I have my hair dip dyed - would this be a problem. Its brown and blonde but not extremely natural. I would be expecting to wear business attire.
    Call centre role? KPMG don't run call centres... is it in pensions?

    If it's in the office then you'll be expected to wear business casual. Hair isn't a big thing if you're not client facing but I know someone who has half black/half pink hair. She has received one or two comments but she's client facing and that's quite a clash.
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    (Original post by pjp1993)
    yep sure, just drop me a message at some point!
    Don't worry about it now Had my interview today, did my presentation on Whether Greece should leave the Euro along with the current economic crisis!
    You were right, the written task was seriously holy moly and in terms of finishing apparently noone has ever finished! There's too much to write with such little time hah :P

    I'll let you know if i get the place though Thanks for the help anyway!
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    Don't worry about it now Had my interview today, did my presentation on Whether Greece should leave the Euro along with the current economic crisis!
    You were right, the written task was seriously holy moly and in terms of finishing apparently noone has ever finished! There's too much to write with such little time hah :P

    I'll let you know if i get the place though Thanks for the help anyway!
    Sounds good, let me know how you get on
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    Sounds good, let me know how you get on
    I got the place London office and Exeter uni wooo !!

    I'll be seeing you in Canary wharf in the summer
 
 
 
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