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    (Original post by AKRP)
    I just filled out the Barclays SUmmer internship research things. There were no questions at all + no option to upload CV or cover letter... surely this cannot be right?
    So what do they ask then if they ask nothing? They literally are just going to go by how you perform on this weird test - what is it?

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    (Original post by Commercial Paper)
    So what do they ask then if they ask nothing? They literally are just going to go by how you perform on this weird test - what is it?

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    Just loads of that generic stuff, like where I live, what university, and a bunch of boxes to tick, the usual disability sutff and done.

    Well, I have been invited to the Business Insight "Stage 1" which will take 50 minutes (untimed), so I think there will be a load of more questions.... really weird process so far
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    (Original post by Commercial Paper)
    So what do they ask then if they ask nothing? They literally are just going to go by how you perform on this weird test - what is it?

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    They're basically going CV blind until the 2nd round of interviews.

    But it now goes:
    Questions
    Business challenge pt 1
    Business challenge pt 2
    First round interview
    (CV gets asked for)
    Second round interview

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    Barclays New recruitment stages can be found here
    http://joinus.barclays.com/emea/appl...and-selection/
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    (Original post by Princepieman)
    They're basically going CV blind until the 2nd round of interviews.

    But it now goes:
    Questions
    Business challenge pt 1
    Business challenge pt 2
    First round interview
    (CV gets asked for)
    Second round interview

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    Where does the assessment centre fit in or have they got rid of that as well? Last year it was telephone interview > assessment centre.

    What happens in the first round interview if they don't even know your profile? Does this apply to graduates as well?

    Is the business challenge basically a situational judgement test?

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    (Original post by Commercial Paper)
    Where does the assessment centre fit in or have they got rid of that as well? Last year it was telephone interview > assessment centre.

    What happens in the first round interview if they don't even know your profile? Does this apply to graduates as well?

    Is the business challenge basically a situational judgement test?

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    Second round is kind of like an AC.

    Well, I'd assume they would just ask the same competency questions as they normally would, if you think about it you don't actually need to know someone's profile in order to interview them on competency questions.

    Yeah, kind of like a beefed up SJT but with more bells and whistles.

    This is the new process for all graduate/undergraduate programmes

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    Man this new process is an absolute pain
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    (Original post by Princepieman)
    Second round is kind of like an AC.

    Well, I'd assume they would just ask the same competency questions as they normally would, if you think about it you don't actually need to know someone's profile in order to interview them on competency questions.

    Yeah, kind of like a beefed up SJT but with more bells and whistles.

    This is the new process for all graduate/undergraduate programmes

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    Do you know if the second round will still have three interviews in it then?

    Last year, it was a case study you'd present as a group to two bankers followed by three back-to-back interviews.

    Or is the AC going to be experimental with weird stuff too?

    If final year, would you apply to graduate or summer in this instance? I'm really torn with what to do for Barclays. I got to final round last year for summer but no offer.

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    (Original post by Princepieman)
    Second round is kind of like an AC.

    Well, I'd assume they would just ask the same competency questions as they normally would, if you think about it you don't actually need to know someone's profile in order to interview them on competency questions.

    Yeah, kind of like a beefed up SJT but with more bells and whistles.

    This is the new process for all graduate/undergraduate programmes

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    Pman. Hypothetically if you were a final year, would you apply for off-cycle or summer internship at Barclays?
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    (Original post by AKRP)
    Just loads of that generic stuff, like where I live, what university, and a bunch of boxes to tick, the usual disability sutff and done.

    Well, I have been invited to the Business Insight "Stage 1" which will take 50 minutes (untimed), so I think there will be a load of more questions.... really weird process so far
    What's the deadline to complete the 1st stage?
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    (Original post by Commercial Paper)
    Do you know if the second round will still have three interviews in it then?

    Last year, it was a case study you'd present as a group to two bankers followed by three back-to-back interviews.

    Or is the AC going to be experimental with weird stuff too?

    If final year, would you apply to graduate or summer in this instance? I'm really torn with what to do for Barclays. I got to final round last year for summer but no offer.

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    No idea on the specifics, but from what I've heard there is a task you have to perform and a further set of interviews.

    I would probably go for summer or off-cycle, conversion rates have been pretty bad this year - so not sure if they'll be looking to hire more.

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    (Original post by alexjones1994)
    Pman. Hypothetically if you were a final year, would you apply for off-cycle or summer internship at Barclays?
    Probably off-cycle, but it depends on your own schedule tbh.

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    (Original post by olly_price)
    I can't figure out if you're joking or not.
    You'll go far
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    Anyone have knowledge about Barclays off-cycles in IBD? spots open etc. Is it more competitive to get than summer?
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    (Original post by sky-blue)
    What's the deadline to complete the 1st stage?
    The email i just got says 5 working days
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    Are Barclays even hiring any IBD graduates in London? I can only find European locations...

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    So, have barclays completley got rid of their online numerical tests? I assume it wouldn't be involved in their business insight stage 1 or 2?
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    (Original post by AenigmaFx)
    So, have barclays completley got rid of their online numerical tests? I assume it wouldn't be involved in their business insight stage 1 or 2?
    I don't think they had them in the first place bud. I wouldn't rule it out from being involved in their business insight stages though. Look at the skills they are looking for here: 'Numerical Interpreter' and 'Critical Analyst' so they could be hint bombs but I seriously doubt it.

    http://joinus.barclays.com/emea/appl...and-selection/
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    (Original post by alexjones1994)
    I don't think they had them in the first place bud. I wouldn't rule it out from being involved in their business insight stages though. Look at the skills they are looking for here: 'Numerical Interpreter' and 'Critical Analyst' so they could be hint bombs but I seriously doubt it.

    http://joinus.barclays.com/emea/appl...and-selection/
    Ah well fair enough. Yeah you're right. The first one isn't timed, so in the case it comes up in that, it shouldn't be a problem. However it doesn't say anything about it being timed or not in the second one. Worse comes to worst it is timed. But yeah, how they explained it, it looks like a vamped up SJT
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    Barclays test is a bloody joke it just goes on and on and on and on and on. Literally had to get snacks to keep me going after an hour...
 
 
 
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