EE Apprenticeship Scheme Retail Interview/Assessment Day ?Watch
In regards to stage 2 (Telephone Interview), what questions did they ask? I have mine in a few days time and it would be really helpful to know what to expect.
Hi I have applied for a EE Apprenticeship Retail Scheme. I have got through the initial short listing applications (stage 1), a telephone interview (stage 2) and am now at the final and last stage. My interview is next week and I spoke to Recruitment Team who said that my interview would split into 2 parts I would have to give a 5 minute presentation on a topic they give me on the day and then I will have a formal interview. I want to know if anybody has done this before and can give me some advice as I have got so far in the application process and would love to get the job. This will my first formal interview ever and also I am quite nervous about this "5 minute speech" any/comments/suggestions greatly appreciated.
When you're hitting targets it's all fine but even then they expect you to exceed them and are never really satisfied. The offers, some are good but most are overpriced compared to what you can get outside (accessories are the biggest rip off) so you do feel as if you're ripping off customers sometimes. You usually leave 30 mins to 1 hour after your shift ends. You'll notice a lot of complaints from customers (most of whom are very stubborn and don't respect you) but some you feel sympathy for because they have been given poor service especially with the broadband. Managers tend to pile unnecessary pressure on you, it's all about sale sale sale regardless of the customers situation. The store targets tend to be very high combined with you being told to charge the customers a little extra so you can add more items to the receipt. I can't blame them entirely because it is those above them who set the targets and don't know how it actually is on the shop floor and they don't seem to be aware they're breeding unethical practice. They do try to overwork you and put you in for extra shifts so be aware of that. Worst thing is the apprentice scheme you get paid nothing compared to your colleagues who talk about money non stop and this is for 15 months is when you get a new starter coming in with no previous experience they're already above you in terms of pay and position so that will get to your head. To sum it up for me it drains you physically and mentally and those of you who wish to be ethical which is good you'll find that this job is quite unethical and will test you morally.
I'm glad I've left. Take my points into consideration because it's what quite a lot of the apprentices have felt so it's the reality of the job. Feel free to ask any questions.