This page provides you with application and interview advice provided directly by graduates working at Balfour Beatty
Application Advice: Be yourself, enthusiastic and take pride in what you do. You don't need to be the smartest person but be engaging show your willingness to grow your career. Try and show confidences and teamwork.
Interview Advice: Show that you can think outside the box and be innovative. You will be given scenarios to deal with at your assessment centre within a team and try to put the client first where feasibly possible. You will also have individual interviews and be prepared with what you want to do for yourself and what the company can get out of you as an employee.
Site Engineer, Infrastructure at Balfour Beatty
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 thick skined. You will be physical and on your feet but it is really enjoyable. You see a project starting from the beginning (nothing) to the finished product where people use it and enjoy it.
Interview Advice: What brought you to Balfour Beatty? Name a time you brought something different to a team? Name a time you questioned something you felt wasn't correct? There were group exercises - so making sure I was heard and involved the whole time Talking to more people the better.
Graduate Civil Engineer, at Balfour Beatty
Application Advice: If you like hands on and practical experience aspect of Civil engineering, Balfour Beatty and Site Engineer role is definitely to your suit.
Interview Advice: Always be prepared for any questions from any sector being asked at interview stage and be honest with any answers or replies given.
Graduate Site Engineer , at Balfour Beatty
Application Advice: Be yourself.
Interview Advice: Be honest.
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Application Advice: Prepare for the interview and go on work placements.
Interview Advice: Learn about the company and prepare competency case studies.
Graduate Site Manager / Engineer, North and Midlands at Balfour Beatty
Application Advice: Be confident in your ability and have fun!
Contracts Engineer, Ground Engineering at Balfour Beatty
Application Advice: Be prepared to go beyond your boundaries of knowledge but do not be afraid to stop and ask questions.
Interview Advice: Be positive and communicate your thoughts. Even if you think they could be wrong at least you have voiced them rather than being quiet. The company is looking for future leaders therefore you need to stand out.
Quantity Surveyor, Commercial at Balfour Beatty
Application Advice: Do your research on the company.
Interview Advice: Answer questions with good solid examples of when you have demonstrated a key skill.
Estimating Quantity Surveyor, Commercial at Balfour Beatty