All of the below information comes directly from job reviews written by Laing O'Rourke employees based on 54 reviews.
 
 
Responsibility:
3.4/5
 
Work Life Balance:
2.5/5
 
Environmental Awareness:
3.7/5
 
Compensation & Benefits:
3.5/5
 
Company Culture:
3.4/5
 
Career Progression:
3.1/5
 
Colleagues:
3.9/5
 
Training:
3.6/5
 
Enjoyment:
3.4/5
 
Overall Rating:
3.4/5
 

We are Laing O’Rourke. We design and build iconic buildings and complex infrastructure projects used by millions of people every day – and we’re always looking to create structures that will help build a better future for everyone. Our expertise allows us to work on some of the largest and most complex projects in existence.

Laing O’Rourke is a privately owned, internationally focused engineering enterprise with world-class capabilities spanning the entire client value chain. We operate an integrated business model comprising the full range of engineering, construction and asset management services delivering single-source solutions for some of the world’s most prestigious public and private organisations.

Working across Europe, the Middle East, South Asia and Australasia, our operations span five core sectors: lifestyle; business; social infrastructure; transport; power; mining and natural resources; oil and gas and utilities and waste.  

The breadth of our expertise and geographical reach means we are engaged on the full spectrum of projects – from remote desert railways to urban regeneration and transport infrastructure schemes.  

Led by Chairman and Chief Executive, Ray O’Rourke KBE, the business has grown rapidly since the acquisition of Laing by R.O’Rourke & Son Ltd in 2001. The business went on to acquire Barclay Mowlem Construction in Australia in 2006.

Laing O’Rourke has a truly integrated capability, allowing us to take a holistic view of construction. We specialise in delivering ambitious and innovative construction projects that deliver to both clients and the communities who use them every day. 

Careers

Architectural and Design, Civil Engineering, Digital Engineering, Building Services Engineering, Quantity Surveying, Supply Chain Management, Human Capital, Procurement, Estimating, IT, Finance, Geotechnical Engineering, Business Management, Construction Management, Mechanical Engineering, Structural Engineering, Environment/Sustainability

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Number of Graduate Positions this year
100+

Total number of company employees
10,000+

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Locations
Nationwide

Contact Details earlytalent@laingorourke.com
http://careers.laingorourke.com/

Contact: Early Talent Team

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering, Civil Engineering Department: Design Management Job Title: Assistant Design Coordinator

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Engineering Graduate Trainee Department: LiMA Job Title: Assistant design manager

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering, Civil Engineering Department: Digital Engineering Job Title: Digital Engineer

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering, Civil Engineering Department: Infratructure Job Title: Section Engineer

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering, Construction Project Management Job Title: QS

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Design Engineer Department: Temporary works

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering, Construction Project Management Department: Commerical Job Title: Quantity Surveyor

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering, Construction Project Management Department: Commercial Job Title: Quantity Surveyor

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering, Construction Project Management Department: Planning Job Title: Graduate Planner

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering, Construction Project Management Department: Work-winning Job Title: Information Manager

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering, Civil Engineering Department: Digital Engineering Job Title: Digital Engineer

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering, Construction Project Management Department: Commercial Job Title: Assistant Quantity Surveyor

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering, Civil Engineering Job Title: Section Engineer

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering, Civil Engineering Job Title: Site Engineer

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering, Architecture Department: Construction South Job Title: Assistant planner

Industry: Banking and Finance, Financial Analysis Job Title: Business Analyst

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering, Architecture Department: Digital Engineering Job Title: Digital Engineer - Work Winning

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering, Civil Engineering Department: Digital Engineering Job Title: Assistant Digital Engineer

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering, Civil Engineering Department: BIM Job Title: Assistant Digital Engineer

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering, Construction Project Management Department: Crown House Technologies Job Title: Building Services Engineer

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering, Architecture

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering, Civil Engineering Department: Infrastructure Job Title: Site Engineer

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering, Civil Engineering Department: C422 Tottenham Court Road Project Job Title: Package Manager

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering, Construction Project Management Department: Construction North Job Title: Assistant Section Manager

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering, Civil Engineering Department: Infrastructure Job Title: Graduate Engineer

Industry: Property and Housebuilding, Surveyor Department: Commercial Job Title: Assistant Quantity Surveyor

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Mechanical Engineering Department: Site Solutions Job Title: Building Services & Mechanical Engineer

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Design Engineer Department: Digital Engineering Job Title: Construction Process Engineer

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Design Engineer Department: Design and Development Job Title: Design Technician

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering, Construction Project Management Department: construction south Job Title: Section Manager

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Civil Engineering Job Title: Site Engineer

Industry: Property and Housebuilding, Surveyor Job Title: Assistant Quantity Surveyor

Industry: Property and Housebuilding, Architecture Department: Engineering Excellence Job Title: Assistant Architect

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Civil Engineering Department: Manufacturing Job Title: Site Engineer

Industry: Property and Housebuilding, Surveyor Department: Hinkley Point C Job Title: Site Engineer

Industry: Property and Housebuilding, Surveyor Department: Commercial Job Title: Assistant Quantity Surveyor

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Design Engineer Job Title: Assistant Architect

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Civil Engineering Job Title: ass. digital engineer

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Civil Engineering Department: Expanded Job Title: Section Engineer

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Civil Engineering Department: Engineering Excellence Group Job Title: Site civil engineer

Industry: Property and Housebuilding, Planning Department: Construction North Job Title: Assistant Planner

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Civil Engineering Department: C422 Tottenham Court Road Crossrail Job Title: Engineer

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering, Construction Project Management Department: Construction North Job Title: Junior Section Manager

Industry: Property and Housebuilding, Planning Department: Project Delivery Job Title: Assistant Planner

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering, Construction Project Management Department: Construction North Job Title: Assistant Section Manager

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering, Construction Project Management Department: Project Delivery Job Title: Section Manager

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Civil Engineering Department: Technical Services Job Title: Graduate Engineer

Industry: Property and Housebuilding, Bid Management Job Title: Business Analyst

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Civil Engineering Department: Temporary Works Job Title: Civil Engineer

Industry: Accountancy & Insurance, Company Accounts & Finance Management Department: Group Finance Job Title: Accounts Assistant

Industry: Accountancy & Insurance, Accountancy Job Title: Assistant Accountant

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Civil Engineering Department: Infrastructure Job Title: Graduate Engineer

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering, Construction Project Management

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Civil Engineering Department: UK South Job Title: Project Engineer

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Application Advice:

Need to be very good at coordinating work with a lot of different people- any examples of group work and leadership is important.

Interview Advice:

Don't understate anything you may have as experience thus far- concentrate on the positives of what you learnt from doing something even if it was not totally successful.

I personally had worked in Asia before my current job so was asked a lot about that- if there is anything particularly unique about your application be prepared to be asked about that a lot.

Assistant Design Coordinator, Design Management at Laing O’Rourke
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Application Advice:

1- Be flexible.
2- Be up for challenges.
3- Dream big.
4- Be keen to learn.

Interview Advice:

Be yourself.

Assistant design manager, LiMA at Laing O’Rourke
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Application Advice:

Be yourself.

Interview Advice:

Make sure you come across as being confident.

Digital Engineer, Digital Engineering at Laing O’Rourke
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Application Advice:

Direct your CV towards construction experience and how you would become a valuable member within a team.

Interview Advice:

Confidence in own ability.

Section Engineer, Infratructure at Laing O’Rourke
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Interview Advice:

Push back if you are asked challenging questions. H&S is key, make sure you have answers to any possible questions in this area.

QS, at Laing O’Rourke
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Application Advice:

Know your engineering fundamentals.

Temporary works at Laing O’Rourke
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Application Advice:

Ensure you read about the company before you go to your first interview; also current affairs that are relevant to the sector.

Interview Advice:

Examples of team working and problem solving- real life examples.

Quantity Surveyor, Commerical at Laing O’Rourke
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Application Advice:

Identify any relevant experience that could demonstrate you would be ideal for the role. Either in the work environment or during time at university.

Interview Advice:

Be prepared to analyse financial data.

Quantity Surveyor, Commercial at Laing O’Rourke
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Application Advice:

Be flexible.

Interview Advice:

Study hard. Practice.

Graduate Planner, Planning at Laing O’Rourke
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Application Advice:

Research about the companies Innovation agendas.

Interview Advice:

Learn about the company and its ethos.

Information Manager, Work-winning at Laing O’Rourke
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Application Advice:

This is role that you have to genuinely find interesting and engaging, but if you can bring the energy it needs then it is a good opportunity. Drive and ambition are good but the ability and desire to work as part of a highly functioning team is better.

Interview Advice:

The interview is mixed, jumping form one thing to another - focus on yourself, take time to pause and be aware that if you have got to an interview you have the opportunity to show what you can offer the company. However, it is also your chance to see what they will offer you - it is a tough industry and you have to be honest with yourself if it is what you want to do.

Digital Engineer, Digital Engineering at Laing O’Rourke
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Application Advice:

Good work ethic and an interest in engineering.

Interview Advice:

Be open and confident and show that you are willing to learn.

Section Engineer, at Laing O’Rourke
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Application Advice:

If you're hard working and like a challenge then go for it, it's rewarding both financially and mentally just be prepared to relocate frequently if outside of London.

Interview Advice:

Be honest, this is your career and if you are honest initially then you won't be disappointed.

Site Engineer, at Laing O’Rourke
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Application Advice:

Be yourself and let your personality show through, do some background reading on the industry/company to understand the challenges, opportunities, company values etc.

Assistant planner, Construction South at Laing O’Rourke
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Application Advice:

Don’t hesitate to apply with degrees that are not engineering related! The business takes people with very different background to interview stage.

Interview Advice:

The interview process has been quite standard, with an assessment centre on top of phone interviews: Be ready to display motivation and a sound understanding of the everyday life in a business. Having a 5-years ambition is appreciated, even if the recruiters are aware that this might change. Money is, to my knowledge, not being discussed during the interview process, but the salaries are very competitive.

Business Analyst, at Laing O’Rourke
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Application Advice:

Have your CV checked over by a professional, make sure it is formatted correctly and no more than 2 pages.

Interview Advice:

The Graduate interview will involve a group discussion, in this I'd suggest to make sure you give an opinion often but without excluding others by talking all the time, also if someone isn't heavily involved in the conversation try to include them.

For the presentation, skim read, jotting down as much info as possible and allocate more time on presentation material and what you are going to say.

In the one on one interview firm handshake, open and honest responses are always best, be prepared to have examples or responses to how you have responded to when certain situations haven't gone well in your working life.

Digital Engineer – Work Winning, Digital Engineering at Laing O’Rourke
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Application Advice:

Good Construction and architectural background knowledge. Appreciation of innovative construction developments. Interest in technology and applications in the workplace.

Assistant Digital Engineer, Digital Engineering at Laing O’Rourke
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Application Advice:

You will be given a lot of opportunities to advance your career, so you should be confident you are committed enough to make the most of them.

Interview Advice:

Soft skills are equally or even more important than technical knowledge as they are more difficult to learn.
Familiarise yourselves with the company profile, strengths, weaknesses and competitors.
Confidence is very important.
Show that you are not afraid to ask for help/advice and like to share your wins or failures with your future team.

Assistant Digital Engineer, BIM at Laing O’Rourke
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Application Advice:

The application process is long. You have to be determined and patient to go through it, but it will be worth it in the end.

Interview Advice:

Should have a knowledge of the company & it's main targets.
The first interview is mostly about showing who you are and why you want the job.
The second interview is about how you act in different situations.

Building Services Engineer, Crown House Technologies at Laing O’Rourke
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Application Advice:

Have at least some experience of engineering on site.

Interview Advice:

Know basic engineering principles in detail.

Site Engineer, Infrastructure at Laing O’Rourke
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Application Advice:

Be open and honest with your experience and show a willingness to learn and develop.

Interview Advice:

Be yourself and try and show different sides to you as a person including external interests that may not directly relate to the role.

Package Manager, C422 Tottenham Court Road Project at Laing O’Rourke
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Application Advice:

Do not pigeon hole yourself - Be open to change; in location, role, environment.
Try to gain some work experience in the industry prior to starting full time employment. Whether or not this is paid or unpaid it will help set the scene and give you some vital experience.

Interview Advice:

Past experience of the industry.
Why you have chosen this career path.
What you feel you can offer to the company in taking the role.
Scenarios - Best and worst performance.

Assistant Section Manager, Construction North at Laing O’Rourke
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Application Advice:

Read about the companies objectives and vision. Link your experiences with their competencies.

Interview Advice:

3 parts to the assessment centre:
1) Group exercise: 45-60 mins to review a case study and offer solutions
2) presentation: 30 mins prep, 20 mins presentation, 10 mins Q&A
3) Competency based interview: 30 mins

Graduate Engineer, Infrastructure at Laing O’Rourke
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Application Advice:

Make sure you have researched the role and got a recognised RICS acredited degree so you can go on to become chartered.

Interview Advice:

I was asked the usual stuff such as 'why would you suit the role' but also asked technical questions which were role specific e.g. what is an extention of time, what is retention, name some construction contracts which you know of.

Assistant Quantity Surveyor, Commercial at Laing O’Rourke
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Interview Advice:

The policies/values of the company are very important and every canditate should be aware of them and support them within the interviews/assessments

Building Services & Mechanical Engineer, Site Solutions at Laing O’Rourke
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Application Advice:

Be confident in your own abilities and portray that in your CV.
Make sure you have well documented history of projects worked on previously (if any).
Make yourself appear friendly and personable.

Interview Advice:

Asked about company (look up Ray O'Rourke, know stuff about DfMA, BIM and off site manufacturing).
Be prepared to speak about yourself and be able to sell yourself.
Laing O'Rourke in my opinion are as much interested in you as a person as your Degree grade and experience.
Dress smart, firm handshake and be polite are essential.

Construction Process Engineer, Digital Engineering at Laing O’Rourke
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Application Advice:

You need to be very sure it is what you want to do as although it is a very interesting and rewarding job. It is at times very stresfull and fustrating with long working hours.

Section Manager, construction south at Laing O’Rourke
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Application Advice:

Really understand how you would add value to the company, skillset/knowledge/experience.

Interview Advice:

Come with something physical (portfolio) to illustrate your level of skill

Assistant Architect, Engineering Excellence at Laing O’Rourke
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Application Advice:

Be prepared that with any contractor the site hours are long but work hard and you will be rewarded. Laing O'Rourke expects people to work hard and away from home but does look after you and reimburse expenses of doing so.

Interview Advice:

Assessment centres involve three activities, firstly a group discussion session relating to a current industry topic such as training, diversity, skills shortages, trading economy etc. Secondly is an individual activity of decision making assessment where you must present your proposal for a development in a choice of two locations each with its own advantages and disadavantages. Neither are perfect and the activity is designed to determine your decision making and persuasion skills. Finally is a technical interview, engineers should expect to have to draw basic bending moment diagrams and pinned structures.

Site Engineer, Manufacturing at Laing O’Rourke
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Application Advice:

Ensure that you understand what LOR does and the core values held by the company.

Interview Advice:

Be confident in yourself, but also admit if you don't know something. That is often the best answer to be open and honest!

Site Engineer, Hinkley Point C at Laing O’Rourke
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Application Advice:

- Ensure you research the company well - read the Annual Report.
- Be confident and don't be shy to voice your opinion.
- Make sure you know about key topics in your function, for example, Commercial candidates should be able to answer questions and loss and expense, extension of time, liquidated damages, valuing change etc.

Assistant Quantity Surveyor, Commercial at Laing O’Rourke
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Application Advice:

Know the company and what is important to the company. If you are not passionate about what this company is working towards, you won't be passionate about your job if you get it.

Interview Advice:

Show confidence in yourself and your abilities, but do not forget you are an inexperienced graduate, and acknowledging that you are also here to learn and improve, will be appreciated.

Assistant Architect, at Laing O’Rourke
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Application Advice:

get experience

Interview Advice:

know your fundamentals

Ass. digital engineer, at Laing O’Rourke
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Application Advice:

It is a challenging but rewarding career that has many opportunities for promotion and progression. There are lots of different roles available, many of which may not be obvious so you can nearly always find a position that works for you.

Interview Advice:

Be concise, always try to answer the question. If you don't know the answer, it's not necessarily a bad thing to say you don't know. Be enthusiastic and find out a bit about the company beforehand.

Section Engineer, Expanded at Laing O’Rourke
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Application Advice:

Know your personal branding

Interview Advice:

Demonstrate all of these three: competence in your specialism, social responsibility, and commercial awareness

Site civil engineer, Engineering Excellence Group at Laing O’Rourke
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Application Advice:

Candidates must be very aware of the the business as a whole, with a drive and commitment to work for one of the leaders in the Construction Industry. Gain experience at a site level before application to enhance basic experience in Construction as this gives a very good base to develop further learning.

Interview Advice:

Be confident, prepared and show integrity with a will to learn and develop within the Construction Industry.

Assistant Planner, Construction North at Laing O’Rourke
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Application Advice:

Any suitable site experience is always very valuable

Interview Advice:

3 sections - interview, group discussion and presentation. Think about all these areas separately as they will be looking to test different skills in different areas.

Engineer, C422 Tottenham Court Road Crossrail at Laing O’Rourke
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Application Advice:

- Be yourself
- thoroughly research the company and all the initiatives that LOR partake in (mission zero, DFMA etc)
- Be flexible (In where you work, ob roles etc)
- Have knowledge on current projects and projects which LOR have completed
- show comm

Interview Advice:

group discussions
- help engage all of the group. dont take over and dont be too quiet
- make notes / meeting minutes (so you don't repeat yourself)
- dont agree or disagree with everything. just make your notes clear.

one on one interview
- take time when answering questions
- be clear when answering questions
- dont LIE!
- ask questions at the end of the interview to show you are interested

Junior Section Manager, Construction North at Laing O’Rourke
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Application Advice:

Research the wider industry as well as Laing O'Rourke, understand the history of the business and the individual companies that are included within the group

Interview Advice:

Understand how the company differs from others within the industry as outlined in the Vision and UBO

Assistant Planner, Project Delivery at Laing O’Rourke
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Application Advice:

Make sure you know about the company's unique business offering and it's key values.
Complete some work experience beforehand.
Know what you are letting yourself in for - Potential to work away, long hours.

Interview Advice:

Have a basic understanding of the construction industry.
Know about the company and its values and visions, also some current and previous projects.
Show willing

Assistant Section Manager, Construction North at Laing O’Rourke
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Application Advice:

Emphasise your commitments to working relationships/team environments, as well as desire to work in a fast changing industry - LOR are very much striving to be at the forefront of technological and process change and without sounding too bias, I work here because I believe LOR are actually starting to deliver against that philosophy.

Interview Advice:

As difficult as it may seem, attempt to differentiate yourself between other candidates. Appear hungry for career development and opportunity, as LOR will reward those who deserve it. Don't be narrow minded about career direction, although if 100% committed to a particular role then express that interest.

Section Manager, Project Delivery at Laing O’Rourke
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Application Advice:

Go for it
Believe in yourself

Interview Advice:

Be yourself

Graduate Engineer, Technical Services at Laing O’Rourke
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Application Advice:

Show good academic perfomance as well as interest in the industry

Interview Advice:

Show that you are ready to make a commitment and to work autonomously very quickly.

Business Analyst, at Laing O’Rourke
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Application Advice:

Be prepared to work hard but gain a lot of experience in return.

Interview Advice:

Be yourself. Be prepared to give examples of situations you handled well during internships/university/extra curricular activities. The company is looking for good managers and leaders as well as being technically able.

Civil Engineer, Temporary Works at Laing O’Rourke
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Application Advice:

N/A

Interview Advice:

A mix of group exercises, competency based interview and presentation based upon a case study. Practice group exercises, check company's required competencies and work on presentational skills

Accounts Assistant, Group Finance at Laing O’Rourke
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Application Advice:

The main advice I would give is to be enthusiastic and show a passion to do well within the interview process. I wasn't sure if I wanted to go into a graduate job but applied for Laing O'Rourke as I was really interested in the role. The assessment centre and telephone interview are for you to shine and prove who you are, rather than being judged over a CV and I think this is what counts most.

Interview Advice:

Prepare, prepare, prepare. Be ready with lots of potential answers but don't sound robotic as if you are reading some paper. Know what you want to say and your answers will flow. I found on my telephone interview to have all my researched notes about Laing O'Rourke around me and when something relevant came up I could refer to a certain project which I think gave me brownie points.

Assistant Accountant, at Laing O’Rourke
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Application Advice:

Be yourself, don't butter it up too much - employers will call you out on your waffle. Demonstrate your extra cirricular activities, like being a team player or leading a team of some sort. The company looks for future leaders rather than full blown technically aware graduates fresh out of uni.

Interview Advice:

Examples of times where you have demonstrated many soft skills, hardly any technical things were asked. Three aspects in the assessment centre, that is, group task, interview and presentation. Half day assessment. Be yourself, don't be quiet but also don't be the 'alpha-male/female' in the group, the company frowns on that stuff too because everyone may have something valuable to contribute.

Graduate Engineer, Infrastructure at Laing O’Rourke
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Application Advice:

Research the company, companies within the company and past and recent jobs.

Interview Advice:

Phone interview on general awareness of the company, questions on your CV etc.
Assessment centre longer interview with "tell me about a time" questions, a presentation and group discussion.

Laing O’Rourke
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Application Advice:

I would recommend that you be motivated by doing the work in the right way and open to new ways doing construction.

Find out about DFMA,

Interview Advice:

Read up on Laing O'Rourke's principles.

Project Engineer, UK South at Laing O’Rourke
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