This page provides you with application and interview advice provided directly by graduates working in Mechanical Engineering
"A good couple of books are The Management Myth and The First 90 days."
Production Leader, at Rolls-Royce
"Perfect a competency based interview technique."
Mechanical Engineer, Upstream Gas at Centrica
"Be yourself and be clear on what you expect and offer."
Graduate Engineer, at RWE Npower
"All information is on www.jaguarlandrovercareers.com Learn the Business Behaviours - that is how all employees are judged (and applicants) JLR are just as concerned with the person as they are the skills that you have, so in the interview be yourself and use the business behaviours to describe who you are"
Graduate Trainee, Diesel Calibration at Jaguar Land RoverJaguar Land Rover Profile
"Read up on the nuclear industry. Current issues, advantages/ disadvantages, how can your degree be used to help the industry (or any other industry). Read about the main sponsorship companies and have an idea of who you would like to work for. "
Equipment Engineer, Systems Engineering at nucleargraduatesnucleargraduates Profile | nucleargraduates Jobs
"Know engineering fundamentals Be able to show a logical thought process as to why you get to an answer Read up about E.ON on the internet"
Integrity Engineer, at E.ONE.ON Profile
"Be familiar with the energy market in the UK "
Graduate Engineer, Gas Turbines at RWE Npower
"Read up on the requirements and background of the company/role you are applying for. Interview skills are very helpful throughout the application process. Having an open mind and team-oriented outlook with the ability to work well with others is essential. "
Graduate Mechanical Engineer, at BAE Systems
"Get to know the different areas of the business and specifically the area you are applying to. Be confident in the interview process and always contribute in group settings. "
Mechanical Engineer, at BAE Systems
"Be interested in learning how and why things work the way they do."
Mechanical Engineer, Gas Transmission Engineering at National GridNational Grid Profile