Competency- based intervew with Kerry Group

6 October 2010 - 4:50pm

Hi everyone, I would like to ask you if anyone has already been to a competency based interview with Kerry Group. I am applying for the graduate program in Finance this year and I am almost in the end of the selection process. I have read almost all post in regards to the competency based interview in Wikijob but I feel a little bit confused because I think I won't have enough time to prepare my responds to all questions. I am going to have my interview after two weeks. I would really appreciate if someone could give me some advice in relation to the Kerry's Group competency- based interview. Thank you

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  • 12 November 2014 - 4:02pm
    • xinyi-328

    Hi, I had my telephone interview 2 days ago with Kerry Group and they sent me an email to inform I have successfully completed the telephone interview but my application will be forwarded for final review before being invited to the a/c. Is that means I still haven't secure a place for A/C? Is that means I might not be able to attend the a/c at all? Any advice would be appreciated. Thank you =)

  • 16 February 2015 - 12:06pm
    • xinyi-328

    Hi ya, anyone being invited to the Kerry's AC next week? Willing to share any additional information that relate to the AC? Thank you :)

  • 4 February 2015 - 10:07pm
    • Mkal18

    Hi xiniyi-238,

    I have my telephone interview comping up soon could you please give me some insight from your interview?


  • 9 January 2015 - 5:31pm
    • lareb_ahmed25

    Hi, I have my telephone interview next week. What kind of questions did you get asked? Would really appreciate it! Thank you :)

  • 4 February 2015 - 10:06pm
    • Mkal18

    Hi lareb_ahmed 25,

    I have an interview coming up too could you please give me an insight into your interview?


  • 5 February 2015 - 12:11am
    • lareb_ahmed25


    Basically, there were motivational questions, technical questions and of course competency. The lady that interviewed me was quite rude so just remain calm and confident (I don't want to scare you instead just want you to be ready for it). For me personally there were no questions such as tell me about the company or any industry questions which was disappointing as I did a lot of research in those areas! (Still research on these areas)

    These were the questions I can remember:
    -Why have you chosen to apply at Kerry?
    -Why have you chosen this program to apply too?
    -Give me 3 ways in which the strength of the finance function can be measured
    -How does the finance function affect the commercial activities of the business?
    -Tell me about a time where you came up with a innovative solution to a problem where you faced resistance (competency)
    -About 2 more competency questions that I cannot remember! But I have a good feeling they were on team work and something else

    Feel free to ask me anything else and best of luck!

  • 23 July 2014 - 1:36am
    • misha.mehta.54

    Hi, I've been invited to take a telephone interview with Kerry group foods on Friday. The position I applied for is within their HR graduate programme. Anyone have any experience for this post? What to expect? Any help would be appreciated.

  • 13 November 2013 - 8:37am
    • ValioMM

    Hi guys, I don't know if you've already had your interviews, but I just had mine. It wasn't exactly what I expected, so I had to improvise a lot haha.
    Questions (not in this exact order):
    Why do you want for Kerry?
    Why do you want to work in the Food industry?
    How is the current economic conditions affecting the Food industry and how is this affecting Kerry?
    What do you think makes you suitable for Accounting & Finance?
    Which area of Finance are you most interested in?
    How could Finance contribute to Kerry's future success?
    Tell me about a time when you felt strongly about an idea and how did you make sure it was implemented?

    * If I remember any more I will let you know.

  • 13 November 2013 - 2:52pm
    • Shaye

    Hi ValioMM, thanks for posting, my interview is coming up and this has helped a lot. How many questions were you asked?
    Thanks again!

  • 2 November 2013 - 2:07pm
    • xpridex


    I am having an interview with Kerry Group next week for A&F role. Has anyone been to their telephone interview this year yet? If so, could you please share what questions were asked? Your help would be much appreciated!!! Thank you!

  • 9 November 2013 - 6:53pm
    • Shaye

    Hi, how did your interview go? I'm about to have an interview with Kerry group ... what questions did they ask you/any tips? Thanks in advance.

  • 24 May 2013 - 8:46am
    • eunit

    Well they did asked a few tricky questions (competency) so I am a bit pessimistic about getting through tot he next stage, but we will see...make sure you prepare lots of competency examples and maybe try and link them to the job you are applying to, as how you would add value. Lastly, know your weaknesses and strengths as they might ask about it as well!

  • 23 May 2013 - 2:42pm
    • eunit

    luhsuan21, i was just wondering how long did it take after the interview to get invitation for the AC?;]
    Jerry to summarise: career plane2,5 years time, time management, why kerry, know a lot about the company as well as competitors and lots of competency based questions on teamwork,when u had to handle difficult colleague and so on. Good luck with the interview and let us know how it went!

  • 23 May 2013 - 5:18pm
    • JerryL

    Absolutely,I will let you know. Thanks again.

  • 23 May 2013 - 8:35am
    • luhsuan21

    Hello Renetalis
    How's your AC? Hope it's all well. Would you like to share your experience of the AC? If you would like to I would be very grateful. Many thanks.

  • 23 May 2013 - 8:33am
    • luhsuan21

    Hello Jerry, just like Eunit said, those questions they asked are like those opening questions they asked at the online application. For example, give a example that how you solved a problem, how did you manage several complicated tasks or projects, how did you work well with your team members and so on. Also, they also asked me some questions about the company, I think they wanted to make sure the candidates have good understanding of the business. Good luck for you telephone interview.

  • 23 May 2013 - 5:12pm
    • JerryL

    Thanks! It sounds great! I'm just worried some tricky questions will be asked.I will prepare well. Hope to see you in the AC.

  • 22 May 2013 - 11:43pm
    • eunit

    Pretty much all the questions that are mentioned on this thread!

  • 22 May 2013 - 6:30pm
    • eunit

    Has anyone received invitation to AC recently? I had my interview recently still waiting for the outcome!

  • 22 May 2013 - 10:25pm
    • JerryL

    Hi eunit,do you remember what have you been asked in the telephone interview please? I'm applying for procurement position.Thanks!


  • 16 May 2013 - 6:48am
    • eunit

    Hi bjs345! Yes i received my telehpnoe invitation for the interview as well!;]

  • 15 May 2013 - 7:40pm
    • bjs345

    Hi eunit, I completed tests on Sunday and Monday, got an email to book telephone interview now.

  • 13 May 2013 - 12:06pm
    • eunit

    Hey everyone, has anyone applied for the accounting and finance programme recently? If yes have you received feedback yet? I have done my tests early last week and still waiting if i am through to the next stage;]

  • 7 May 2013 - 3:51pm
    • luhsuan21

    Hello everyone, I've done my telephone interview and finally was contacted to the assessment centre. But they said it might be on July, still a long time. Does anyone would like to share their experience of AC? Such as what kind of activities would be included, group exercise, case study, presentation,paper tests and so on. Thank you for your help!!

  • 22 May 2013 - 11:57am
    • JerryL

    Hi,Luhsuan21. Could you share what have you been asked in the telephone interview please? I will have mine in the next week.

    Many thanks!

  • 28 February 2013 - 4:20pm
    • george_t7

    Did somebody attend on the assessment centre for the grad sales and marketing 2013?

  • 28 February 2013 - 6:50am
    • et883


    I have applied for the Operation/Production Management graduate position. I have a telephone interview next week. Has anyone passed this stage? I would appreciate it if someone could tell me what sort of questions was asked.

    Thank you!

  • 16 February 2013 - 7:24am
    • gideon13

    Could someone please give a breakdown of how the assessment centre day went? This will be highly appreciated. Thanks

  • 11 February 2013 - 10:20am
    • camdonald

    anyone on the 19th-20th feb?

  • 9 February 2013 - 4:25pm
    • ShabzM

    Anybody attending the assessment centres on Tues 12-13th Feb??

  • 5 February 2013 - 4:17pm
    • Lurker

    I will possibly be attending on those dates, @nicky1 where will you be coming from?

  • 5 February 2013 - 3:11pm
    • nicky1

    Hi all,

    I'm attending the assessment centre on the 13th and 14th of Feb in Dublin. Anyone else??

  • 5 February 2013 - 9:22am
    • camdonald

    research and development and assessment day is in dublin

  • 5 February 2013 - 12:26am
    • patelz

    anyone have the telephone interview questions for the accounting and finance scheme?

  • 2 February 2013 - 9:58am
    • camdonald

    anyone attending the assessment day week beginning 19th feb? i am!

  • 6 May 2013 - 6:20pm
    • rene1986


    I am attending the AC for an HR role in few days. Could you please give me some tips such as the topic of presentation and the group exercise. Some examples of interview questions and if the numeracy tests were paper based and difficult.
    Thanks in advance.


  • 5 February 2013 - 12:37am
    • patelz

    what scheme did you apply for? and where is the assessment day?

  • 31 January 2013 - 11:52pm
    • Lurker

    Hey guys, anyone attending the assessment centre week beginning the 11th?

  • 1 February 2013 - 12:10am
    • JoyceTian

    @lurker have u be contacted to attend the assessment center?? If so when? Thanks~

  • 27 January 2013 - 8:34pm
    • gotham_uk

    @Joyce.... you have been contacted already? u have applied for UK or EMEA?

  • 27 January 2013 - 11:28pm
    • JoyceTian

    EMEA. I havnt been contacted until now. I just received a mail from them which said that they would contact shortlisted candidates during this time.

  • 26 January 2013 - 7:40pm
    • JoyceTian

    Hi, is anyone be contacted to attend assessment center in the beginning of Feb????

  • 25 January 2013 - 9:03pm
    • Ita Chi

    hi, could someone please share their telephone interview and assessment centre experience..... thanks
    and for finance graduates, what psychometric tests were you required to take? thanks

  • 17 January 2013 - 8:07pm
    • bonniecomet

    Hi any one had their telephone interview recently??? any tips? Thanks

  • 15 January 2013 - 5:49am
    • gotham_uk

    Supply chain bonnie... Yours is for UK or EMEA?

  • 15 January 2013 - 12:25am
    • pg1989

    Sorry I completely misread the question,lol I thought you asked what I applied for. Mine is on Wednesday.

  • 14 January 2013 - 8:35pm
    • pg1989

    Supply chain bonnie, what about you??

  • 14 January 2013 - 8:03pm
    • bonniecomet

    Hi pg1989 what day is your telephone interview??? I have mine on Thursday

  • 14 January 2013 - 5:13pm
    • pg1989

    Hey, got a telephone interview for Kerry Group this week. Anyone else had theirs recently?

  • 14 January 2013 - 8:04pm
    • bonniecomet

    Hi pg1989 what day is your telephone interview??? I have mine on Thursday