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Hi all. Not sure if anyone can help but giving it a shot. I've got an interview with HSBC lined up, I've had the phone interview and passed easy, the only problem is I'm living in Melbourne. Myself and my girlfriend are humming and hahing about whether to take the risk and come over, I would be relying on getting the job so was wondering what the deal with the interview is. I have experience in the role, I'm English, is the job virtually a given? If anyone who works there already could give any tips/advice would help. I think we prob will take the plunge anyway but it's still a worry for both of us if I can't find work ( my girlfriend can't work in Malta).
Thanks to anyone who can offer advice
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from what i understand there is a 6 week training period followed by 6 months probation. The drop out rate is high and they are always on the lookout for new recruits...
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The wife has just got a job there, starts on Monday. It is an 8 week training course, from 9-6 Mon-Fri and they won't let you have any time off during this period. Not sure about the 6 month probation period, but seems likely.

She did the phone interview a few weeks ago and had a face to face interview last week and got a phone call this week giving her the good news.

She's only doing part time to get out of the house really, but the pay is okay and she loves rabbiting on the phone, so it's ideal for her!
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Hi steve
Hope the worker is getting on well in her training.
Caz
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Hi Caz,

Yes, the missus seems to be enjoying the training at HSBC and has made a few good friends already. There's a good mix of people there and she says on the whole they're a good bunch.
She's in her 6th week now and one of the guys who works there, also doing the training, is the son of an ex-squaddie from the UK who was in the same regiment as her dad! They were both based over here in the 60s, met Maltese girls and got married. A small world indeed!
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