Construction Project Management Graduate Application & Interview Tips

This page provides you with application and interview advice provided directly by graduates working in Construction Project Management

Interview Advice: Research the company before the interview.
Trainee - Construction Tech, Construction Scotland at Morgan Sindall
Interview Advice: Don't build it up too much, it's only an interview. If you relax then you can allow the answers to flow freely and this will impress the interviewer.
Trainee Construction Technician, Construction at Morgan Sindall
Application Advice: Try to make yourself stand out, add in personal information that relates to the job role and that would show you would be confident in the job role. Add in things that would set you aside from other possible candidates. Make it as exciting as possible and not too long, this is important because the employer has several CV's to look through and if yours is too long he/she may not read it all.
Interview Advice: Prepare for questions like, why do you think you are the best candidate for the job, why did you apply, what attracted you to the company, what do you know about our company, what do you know about the job role you are applying for etc.
Construction Technician, at Morgan Sindall
Application Advice: I would advise that you do some research about the company and if you can attempt to do some voluntary work as they know you are keen then.
Trainee Quantity Surveyor, at Morgan Sindall
Application Advice: Even though you may not think you are qualified to do the role, still apply as you will be surprised how much hard work will help you along the way.
Interview Advice: - Be confident - Show all of your training/certificates - Show you are willing to learn
Apprentice Accounts Assistant , Accounts at Costain
Application Advice: Have previous experience in a design office and on site.
Interview Advice: Sell yourself, your skills gained on your degree and work experience.
Graduate - Site Engineer, Engineer at Costain
Application Advice: Research your role within the company and make sure it's the right role for you.
Interview Advice: Be punctual for interviews, enthusiastic and honest and enjoy yourself.
Graduate Role, Build at Redrow Homes
Application Advice: Be yourself.
Interview Advice: Be aware of the job role responsibilities. Prepare some examples of your skillset.
Graduate - Planner, Building at Skanska
Application Advice: Highlight enthusiasms for the applicable sector; hobbies/ past experience.
Interview Advice: Dress well, ask questions, research the company/ role.
Technology Apprentice, Highways at Costain
Application Advice: You must demonstrate that you have the ability to lead and manage. When working on site or within design, you need to have good communication skills as well. Technical knowledge is good to have.
Interview Advice: Ensure that you know the current projects that the company is working on. Very off putting to the interviewer if you bring history from pre-2000 (worked on Channel Tunnel, middle-east jobs etc.). It is better to know what up-coming new projects we are working on e.g. Hinckley Point C, A40 redevelopment, and potentially M4 Newport. Ensure you have examples of where you have applied your skills.
Mechanical Engineering, Water at Costain