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

Application Advice: Research the company and the construction industry before hand. Don't be put off by the online test, just give it your best shot.
Interview Advice: Look into the basics of construction site safety. Consider the implications of bad publicity on the company e.g. what decisions would you take in a situation to avoid things going wrong and giving the company a bad name.
Graduate Construction Manager, Construction Services UK at Balfour Beatty
Application Advice: Be confident and make sure you get noticed on the assessment day.
Interview Advice: Ask questions about the role and company.
Trainee Graduate Quantity Surveyor, Commercial at Balfour Beatty
Application Advice: Really learn your technical skills prior to interview.
Interview Advice: Understand the job role and the technical questions that may be asked.
Environmental Consultant , Envrionmental at WSP Parsons Brinckerhoff
Application Advice: To be enthusiastic and always be intrigued to learn new things.
Interview Advice: To be confident and smile.
Graduate Construction Manager , at Balfour Beatty
Application Advice: Be confident and be yourself.
Interview Advice: Examples of leadership.
Graduate Quantity Surveyor, Regional Construction South at Balfour Beatty
Application Advice: Don't be put off if you fail the first time. Get more experience and apply again.
Interview Advice: Be honest and prepared. Think about the things you have done that have led you up to that point and how that makes you the best candidate for the job.
Graduate Construction Manager, Regional Construction at Balfour Beatty
Application Advice: Research the company and incorporate the companies values of Lean, Expert, Trusted and Safe into your application answers.
Interview Advice: Graduate Day Individual presentation & group presentation on topic & info given at event. General interview about you and experience etc. Then seperate interview relating to your role i.e Quantity Surveying, what would you do in various scenarios if client was refusing to pay etc. If you seen a member of upper management on site without safety PPE how would you approach them to make them aware of the rules?
Graduate Quantity Surveyor, Commercial at Balfour Beatty
Application Advice: Make sure you are aware that the role you are applying for could mean a lot of travel around the UK, including moving locations for your different placements. Are you okay with doing this before starting the application process?
Interview Advice: Although difficult, make sure you can be confident in group work situations, as on the assessment day you will be expected to interact with other applicants and demonstrate relevant industry knowledge and social skills during the course of the day.
Business Management Graduate , Plant & Fleet Services at Balfour Beatty
Application Advice: Apply early.
Interview Advice: Prepare.
Graduate Quantity Surveyor, Commercial at Morgan Sindall
Application Advice: Apply early.
Interview Advice: Prepare.
Graduate Quantity Surveyor, Commercial at Morgan Sindall