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Responsibility:
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Work Life Balance:
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Environmental Awareness:
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Compensation & Benefits:
3.8/5
 
Company Culture:
3.8/5
 
Career Progression:
3.7/5
 
Colleagues:
3.9/5
 
Training:
3.9/5
 
Enjoyment:
3.3/5
 
Overall Rating:
3.7/5
 

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Application Advice:

The assessment centre is composed of 3 parts. A team exercise, an individual presentation and the interview. Be yourself and prepare a good presentation promoting yourself.

Graduate Civil Engineer, HIGHWAYS at Costain
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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
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Application Advice:

Take time over the application and keep it detailed yet brief, don't waffle.

Interview Advice:

Prepare for the interview stage but be yourself - relax during it as you will come across a lot better.

Graduate Civil Engineer, Rail at Costain
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Application Advice:

Ability to demonstate project management, communication and leadership skills. The candidate would need to have both technical knowledge and enhanced people skills.

Interview Advice:

Have a topic of engineering you have been involved with memorised in extreme detail and communicate what you did, why you did it and what the result was in clear and concise detail.

Graduate Mechanical Engineer, Engineering at Costain
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Interview Advice:

Try and ensure you have knowledge regarding pollution incidents on construction sites (incorrect water discharge, noise pollution breaches).

Environment Advisor, Environment at Costain
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Application Advice:

Be enthusiastic.
Make the most of the training opportunities within the company.

Assistant Property Manager, Property at Costain
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Application Advice:

Be honest and direct. Show commitment.

Interview Advice:

Be yourself.

Grad QS, Commercial at Costain
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Application Advice:

Be yourself, know who you're applying for and take your positive energy to a company that will nourish and develop you skills set.

Interview Advice:

Know the company, be aware of the projects in brief and the exciting things Costain has been involved in.

Graduate Quantity Surveyor, Commercial at Costain
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Application Advice:

Show application of the company traits.

Graduate Quantity Surveyor, Commercial at Costain
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Application Advice:

This is a good job with lots of career progression opportunities.

Interview Advice:

Learn the company background and job role.

Graduate Quantity Surveyor, Commercial at Costain
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Interview Advice:

Half-day long assessment centre.

Graduate Site Engineer, Nuclear at Costain
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Application Advice:

Come across as an all rounder, not just academically.

Graduate Surveyor, at Costain
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Application Advice:

It's an industry you may not have necessarily considered, so placements are a great opportunity to try out something new. I would have tried to have got more experience before joining the industry though.

Interview Advice:

Some questions involved my ability to talk in front of people/audiences, how well I'd cope in an industry made up mostly of men, my abilities with various software, examples of teamwork and what modules of my degree were relevant to the environmental sector.

Environmental Advisor, Health, Safety & Environment at Costain
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Application Advice:

Good grades help, however interpersonal skills and work experience is extremely beneficial.

Civil Engineer, at Costain
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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
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Application Advice:

Think carefully about what non-academic projects/volunteering you have completed; this is one of Costain's most valued requirements. Great job if you like a challenge/meeting new people/want to learn about all aspects of a business and not just the construction side.

Interview Advice:

Be confident, willing to learn and research the company. Costain appreciate innovation, so going in with some examples of this would be great.

Geo-environmental engineer, Geotechnical at Costain
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Application Advice:

Research the values of Costain.

The projects that Costain is biding for.

The competitors and what makes Costain different.

Interview Advice:

As above and be calm and get involved as much as possible with the team exercise.

Graduate QS, at Costain
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Graduate Electrical Engineer, Water at Costain
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Application Advice:

Research More on the company and explain how your skills will fit in the job role you are applying for.

Interview Advice:

Why should we employ you and not the other candidates?

Graduate QS, Commercial Team at Costain
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Application Advice:

Focus on the team player aspects, the technical knowledge will come once you are in place.

Interview Advice:

Know the industry, current jobs the company is on and what the competitors are up to.

Graduate Quantity Surveyor, at Costain
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Application Advice:

Have a willingness for personal development.

Interview Advice:

Be yourself and relax, Costain are more approachable to other contractors.

Graduate QS, at Costain
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Application Advice:

Research thoroughly what is required when working within bids and work winning teams.

Graduate Bid Author, Work Winning at Costain
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Application Advice:

Make sure that you are good at time management.

Quantity Surveyor, at Costain
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Application Advice:

Gain work experience

Graduate Civil Engineer, Rail at Costain
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Application Advice:

Research role and company.
Ensure you have some experience before you apply (even if voluntary).

Assistant Planner, at Costain
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Application Advice:

Ensure that you have sufficient experience in engineering as this is vital for the role and applications process.

Mechnical Engineering Graduate, M&E Tunnels Fit Out Team at Costain
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Application Advice:

Be open to work in different locations across London and be up for working site hours.

Site Engineer, London at Costain
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Application Advice:

Gain work experience or industrial placement year.

Graduate Quantity Surveyor, Commercial at Costain
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Application Advice:

Make sure you include all the minor things on your CV; it's not always about having the big qualification.

Interview Advice:

Sounds a cliche but be yourself, don't over exaggerate, use deficiencies in your CV as your weak points to be developed.

SHE Advisor, SHE at Costain
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Application Advice:

Keep it reasonably concise. Add any extra curricular activities that you may have had.

Interview Advice:

It is okay to pause in the interview to make sure you give the answer you want to say. Be prepared to have unexpected questions. At interview they want to see the person who is going to work for them so questions are unlikely to give you technically based questions.

Graduate Civil Engineer, Water at Costain
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Application Advice:

Take interest in UK infrastructure market.

Interview Advice:

Be open minded.

Business Improvement Engineer, at Costain
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Application Advice:

Don't sell yourself short: better to be slightly over-confident than slightly modest.
State your academic achievements but don't expect them to be enough.
Emphasize on your ability to work collaboratively and lead a team.

Interview Advice:

Be confident in yourself and your decisions.
Don't be shy.
Step back and look at the bigger picture, don't get bogged down in the detail.
Be social and easy to talk to / work with, within reason.

Graduate M & E Engineer, Mechanical and Electrical at Costain
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Application Advice:

A very friendly process, keep it as detailed but to the point. Make sure you include all the details about your work experience, extra circular activities and your education.

Interview Advice:

During your interview, keep your comments clear and to the point.
Showcase all your skills during the group activities.

Graduate Electrical Engineer, at Costain
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Interview Advice:

Down to earth and life skills are important.

Mechanical Engineer, Mechanical at Costain
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Application Advice:

In terms of technical mechanical engineering design, Costain are not very specialised in this.

Costain's expertise are in project managing engineering projects. Most design work is done through a contracted designer.

Graduate Mechanical Engineer, Water Sector at Costain
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Application Advice:

Have sound experience in the field of work, including design office, management of projects and site engineering.

Interview Advice:

Be clear and talkative in the interviews, flood them with your experience and knowledge. Show interest in the company, projects and the industry they represent. i.e.. construction.

Graduate Civil Engineer, Structures at Costain
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Application Advice:

Be enthusiastic- show that you want to learn.

Graduate Civil Engineering, Highways at Costain
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Application Advice:

Prepare and don't be nervous, this industry isn't for people that can't take pressure!

Quantity Surveyor, Kent MFF at Costain
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Application Advice:

Get any related work experience.

Interview Advice:

Be yourself.

Graduate Site Engineer, London Rail at Costain
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Application Advice:

Team working is key, not to be the loudest voice in the team but rather to listen to others and contribute ideas.

Grauate Quantity Surveyor, Highways at Costain
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Application Advice:

Know about the company, what area/sector that you would prefer to work in and describe how you would be able to add value to a project in your role.

Sustainable Solutions Adviser, Sustainable Solutions at Costain
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Application Advice:

Show enthusiasm to progress/grow
Best to have a trade as a background to allow specialism in a field to be more easier to achieve
Ensure you are willing to travel

Interview Advice:

Enthusiasm to grow
Show commitment
Want to stay loyal to a company
Show what you have become already

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Application Advice:

Costain are investing in you as a person, not just your grades! Make sure to include information about your extra curricular activities and what you are like as a person.

Interview Advice:

Relax! The assessment centre, although daunting, is a fairly relaxed day. Costain are wanting to see how you get on with people and aren't trying to catch you out!

Graduate Process Engineer, Natural Resources at Costain
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Application Advice:

Move around the company and try different sectors.

Interview Advice:

The company is all about safety.

Graduate electrical engineer, at Costain
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Application Advice:

Apply early, know the company and at least a few projects that you find exciting, know the competitors and of course, be yourself.

Interview Advice:

Costain's set up is to recognise inner talents so they develop them going forward, trying to be something your not will only put you in a role you'll never be happy in.

Be yourself and be positive, showcase what you can offer Costain as an individual. Be relatively ambitious and just relax! They're not that daunting compared to other companies.

Graduate Quantity Surveyor, Central London at Costain
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Application Advice:

Include work experience which will relate to the role you are applying for. Research the Grad Scheme and what you think would benefit you most by being on it.

Interview Advice:

Research projects the company currently do and have questions regarding this. Company specialises in Water, Power, Rail, Highways, Oil & Gas and Nuclear so a wide variety of opportunities. If you are applying for a direct role to a specific project, research that proposed project and ask questions regarding it.

Graduate Land Surveyor, Surveying at Costain
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Application Advice:

Be prepared to be taken out of your comfort zone from what is taught at University to deal with the real world. Enjoy the challenge.

Interview Advice:

Be prepared, study the type of work that Costain does and understand the company ethos.

Graduate QS, Commercial at Costain
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Application Advice:

Be yourself and do not hesitate to say I don't know or I don't have experience.

Interview Advice:

Know the company values.
Prepare most common questions.

Mechanical Engineer, Tunnel Ventilation / Rail at Costain
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Application Advice:

Make sure you understand the industry and how it operates in a general sense. More specific to Costain I would make sure that you identify how Costain differentiates itself from it's competitors.

Finance Graduate, Finance at Costain
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Application Advice:

Be yourself, the company looks for good people, not just grade based.

Interview Advice:

Be as confident as you can. we don't all know much about construction when we apply, so no need to pretend like you know everything, you can learn that when you work. So ask if you don't know and be honest.

Quantity Surveyor, Commercial at Costain
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Application Advice:

I suggest to candidates to apply to Costain because they will have the opportunity to have a great beginning in their Civil Engineering career.

Interview Advice:

Good knowledge of Costain information (i.e. What the company is doing, sectors, history etc.)

The candidate should show good communication skills, team working skills and flexibility.

Nice Presentation of his/her previous work experience or academic background (i.e. dissertation thesis or final year project )

Graduate Civil Engineer, Civil Engineering/ Highways at Costain
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Application Advice:

Be honest what you write and know and understand company's values - they are really important. Be sure what company does and be specific why would you like to work here.

Interview Advice:

Generally there is no interview stage, only for the process graduate, where standard questions about design of different modules and how the system works together.

Gradute Process Engineer, at Costain
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Application Advice:

Don't underestimate the importance of "soft skills", e.g. communication, presenting, team work etc. These are important considerations and used more frequently than any other skill set. Outline examples of where you have demonstrated these in an engineering scenario.

Interview Advice:

Come prepared with examples/case studies of when you have solved a problem - it does not always have to be engineering related, but should demonstrate a clear and well considered thought process.

Graduate Mechanical Engineer, Nuclear at Costain
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Application Advice:

Be confident, and research the company background, Costain is a massive name in the construction industry and has recently passed its 150 year mark, be honest and show enthusiasm.

Interview Advice:

The one on one interview was all questions about my experience with - can you name a time you worked in a team, solved a problem, had to settle a disagreement etc.
A presentation on a year in industry was requested, if a year in industry had not been completed then it was on final year projects, and a group task was done where a discussion about a problem had to be completed, tips for this is to allow everyone to have there say, listen when people are talking, have an input and try to work together and not against each other.

Graduate Electrical Engineer, Eight2o at Costain
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Application Advice:

Go for it! You will not be dissapointed with Costain. Currently out of all my past employers they have come out on top and treated me the best.

Interview Advice:

Be calm/confident/true in your answers and you will be fine. They look for individual talent, people with drive and innovation and a sense of leadership.

Lidar engineer, North wales at Costain
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Application Advice:

Be honest.

Interview Advice:

Know the history of Costain and what they currently do.

Finance Graudate, Finance at Costain
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Application Advice:

Good academic ability is a must, as the company tries to attract the best/most talented graduates.
Don't only concentrate on academia - it is as much about you as a person as well as your grades on paper.

Interview Advice:

Show your enthusiasm for your discipline.
Be prepared to answer questions relevant to your discipline, but don't feel you need to know everything about your discipline inside out - the questions I experienced were not particularly technical to answer.
Competency questions were used - don't try to memorize standard answers to competency questions beforehand. Take time to understand the question and give the best answer you can.

Graduate Civil Engineer, Highway Maintenance at Costain
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Application Advice:

Try get some experience in the construction industry.
Have a full drivers licence.
You need to use your own initiative and participate in graduate days /company events.

Interview Advice:

Be confident, relate to as much placement / past experience as possible, have questions prepared to ask at the end of the interview, know what sector you would like to be based on/in.

Graduate SHE Advisor, Water Sector at Costain
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Application Advice:

Experience in the construction industry is not a must, but helps the application to stand out.

Interview Advice:

Researching the company, sector and role is vital.

Procurement graduate, Supply chain management at Costain
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Application Advice:

Research the company.

Interview Advice:

Be yourself and demonstrate your abilities.

SHE Advisor, Health, Safety, Environmental at Costain
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Application Advice:

Express your desire to continue to learn on the job. Read and understand the company ethos and morals and then reflect that in your application. Include examples of where you have taken control of situations and lead anyone or anything to success or failure and your learnings.

Interview Advice:

Smile. Be positive. Take your time and make sure you illustrate desire both verbally and in your body language. It's not what you say it's how you say it.

Aerial Solutions Manager, BIM at Costain
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Application Advice:

Demonstrate innovative abilities and passion to think outside of the box to create solutions.

Interview Advice:

Relax and be yourself.

Graduate Business Improvement Engineer, Highways at Costain
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Application Advice:

- If you have work experience opportunities i.e. the chance to complete summer placements, the 'on-site' experience can be invaluable.

Interview Advice:

- In my experience the interviews are often quite relaxed.
- Do your research and prepare well, Costain publish regular news updates regarding their current projects so spend time reading through the website.

Site Engineer, Civil Engineering at Costain
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Application Advice:

In my opinion, this role is more about people and resource management than actual engineering. Make sure you focus on your management skills as well as technical ones in the application process.

Interview Advice:

I had a technical and a HR interview, each with questions about the role. Depending on the office (or sector) you're applying to, you may get different questions but it will be about said sector.

Site Engineer, Rail at Costain
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Application Advice:

Try and get as much experience as possible for example summer placements or year in industry. Use your other experiences as well e.g. if you were part of a university club and helped organise an event, show how this is relevant to the job you're applying for (make sure you read the job description).

Interview Advice:

Ask unusual questions during the interview, these could be related to current issues in the industry and get the interviewers opinion on it as well. This will show that you are bright and interested in the job.

Make sure you contribute when placed in teams with other candidates.

Graduate Engineer, at Costain
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Application Advice:

Confidence in what you know but humble to advise.

Graduate Engineer, Highways at Costain
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Application Advice:

Know about the company, to talk confidently about past projects.
Be able to talk about your goals and where you expect to be in 5/10 years.

Interview Advice:

I can't remember looking back unfortunately but it followed a typical interview format experienced at other graduate assessment centres (group task, presentation, interview).

Graduate Civil Engineer, Rail at Costain
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Interview Advice:

My suggestion for preparation is to read up on ALL the industries Costain is involved in so you have a good knowledge of that. The website would be a great help for that. Try and maybe know one project per industry that would probably give you bonus points. In the interview it should be technical knowledge so just brush up on key fundamentals of engineering knowledge. Presentation should be something you are confident enough in your knowledge with and something that can be understood across other disciplines. Group task is mostly about how you work in a team. I believe you will do great if you remain calm and be yourself

Graduate Mechanical, at Costain
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Application Advice:

Be passionate, understand Costains Values and prove to them you are not going to just ease your way along.

Interview Advice:

Heavy focus on competency based questions. A quick google search of this type of interview will give you all the information you need.

Engineering Planner, Maidenhead at Costain
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Application Advice:

Not just about the interview process. It is good also to provide feedback at the end of the process as this shows you are interested.

Quantity Surveyor, at Costain
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Application Advice:

Research the background of the company
Try to gain as much experience as possible, even if this is voluntary.
Have an appreciation for changes that are at the forefront of the industry. I.e. BIM and Lean.

, at Costain
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Application Advice:

Be yourself and be honest. Having attended assessment centres from both an interviewee and interviewer point of view, I have learnt that those who come across as genuine are often those who score best.

Interview Advice:

Make sure you prepare examples of where you have used your past experiences to overcome challenges etc.

Graduate Business Manager, Business Management at Costain
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Application Advice:

show your interests in the company, research current and completed projects, find out Costain's history.

Interview Advice:

get prepared and be yourself

QS, Highways at Costain
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Application Advice:

Demonstrate your enthusiasm for the industry.

, at Costain
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Application Advice:

I can only offer the generic job search advice of being clear on what the role involves and why you want to work here.

Interview Advice:

Brush up on technical aspects relevant to the oil and gas industry, particularly distillation.

Process Engineer, Natural Resources Division at Costain
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Application Advice:

Look into the focus of the business and its strategy

Interview Advice:

Research what the company does and aim to be chartership

site engineer, London Power tunnels at Costain
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Application Advice:

If mechanical, understand that there is very little/ no technical mechanical engineering. The majority of your working role is project management of mechanical engineering activities and will contain a lot of civil aspects.

Graduate Mechanical Engineer, Water at Costain
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Application Advice:

Be passionate about construction and the industry, a willingness to be flexible is important, be prepared to work long hours.

Interview Advice:

Know the industry and the company history and current company initiatives.
Be confident and take control, especially during assessment days.
Plan your career path through the various project roles.
Have real working examples of where you have demonstrated leadership, teamwork and over come a particular challenge.

, Technical Team at Costain
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Application Advice:

Enthusiasm and clear thinking are key to building respect. Its not just the quaility of your work but how you work within a team which defines your success.

Interview Advice:

Be yourself.

Site Engineer, Hammersmith Flyover Strengthening (Highways) at Costain
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Application Advice:

Be yourself, show initiative and commitment to your career goals.

Interview Advice:

Ask questions.
Think of areas which you can improve on? We need to recognise these and develop them.
Prepare examples of when you have,
-worked well/not so well in a team
-had to deal with confrontations or differences of opinions
-Acted innovatively or championed an innovation

Graduate Civil Engineer, at Costain
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Application Advice:

Experience is key so ensure that you include lots about any experience you have.

Interview Advice:

Ensure thorough knowledge of the company and company strategy. Have an idea of the key responsibilities of the role i.e. health and safety, ensuring a quality product, making profit.

Graduate Engineer, at Costain
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Application Advice:

Have experience in the industry as you will not be treated any different by being new - double edged sword as you can develop very quickly but it isn't the easiest environment to learn in!

, at Costain
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Application Advice:

-If you have completed work experience in the past within the industry, then sell your experiences and what you learnt during that time.
-Work experience is fantastic on your application. Employers also like to see a well rounded individual. If you have

Interview Advice:

-Firm hand shake and eye contact are a must for the interview.
-Try not to say errrr.
-Take your time in answering a question and talk slowly. This give you time to think about what you are saying.

Section Engineer, Crossrail at Costain
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Application Advice:

- Be confident
- Dont hesitate to speak your mind
- Be prepared to re-locate

Interview Advice:

N/A

Graduate Mechanical Engineer, M&E at Costain
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Application Advice:

Ask as many questions as you can - no question is a stupid question, show a varied knowledge about the business and sectors it operates in, research projects in your area

Interview Advice:

Examples of work such as problem solving, considering the environment, be honest about weaknesses but back it up with a positive

Quantity Surveyor, North West at Costain
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Application Advice:

Show a passion for your subject alongside extra curricular activities. Costain are keen to take on a diverse range of people whose different outlooks can offer innovative solutions to problems.

Interview Advice:

Do your research on the company and identify a sector / project that you're particularly interested in working on.

Prepare for a competency based section of the interview and be prepared to discuss examples of your personal attributes that demonstrate Costain's key business values;
- Customer focussed
- Open and Honest
- Safe and environmentally sustainable
- Team player
- Accountable
- Improving continuously
- Natural choice

, at Costain
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Application Advice:

You can be knowledgeable in this field but you need strong communication skills, leadership skills and integrity

Interview Advice:

Be confident, friendly, smile and show interest

Graduate Safety, health and environmnetal advisor, Health and Safety at Costain
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Application Advice:

Just show you are keen and willing to learn. Costain is always looking for enthusiastic graduates to develop.

Interview Advice:

Prepare, the assessment day can be abit scary but if you prepare everyone is looking for you to do well .

Quantity Surveyor, London at Costain
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Application Advice:

Good place to kick your career life.

Interview Advice:

Preparing for the interview by knowing well about the group and projects.

, at Costain
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Application Advice:

Go for it. The starting salary and career opportunities are really good here.

Engineering graduate, SE England at Costain
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Interview Advice:

What are the things most important to Costain?
Safety first. Then a combination of;
Community Relations
Stakeholders
Customers
Quality
Cost
Time

Estimator, Work Winning at Costain
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Application Advice:

Do your research- what are costains objectives, what are the biggest risks in terms of H,S+E.
Work experience- gives an understanding of the type of industry you are applying for.

Environmental Advisor, Safety Health and Environment at Costain
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Application Advice:

Make sure your CV is up-to-date, experience is as detailed as it can be, have some activities, as it can be a basis of common ground to talk about and also a great conversation starter during interviews.

Interview Advice:

Be honest and know your strengths and weaknesses, know some small details about current events of the company, i.e., new projects, charitable areas, etc.

Graduate SHE Advisor, SHE at Costain
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Application Advice:

Expect a great salary and to work longer hours than many people. Also be flexible regarding location, you get little choice when you join but if you don't mind that go for it 100%.

Graduate Engineer, Water Industry at Costain
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Application Advice:

Time keeping, flexibility to travel and commitment to work

Interview Advice:

Have clear understanding of the role you are applying for. try to stand out from the crowd by showing off your skills. Be confident when talking and do not waffle if you're not sure about the topic.

Graduate Quantity Surveyor, All wales technology/North Wales at Costain
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Application Advice:

Be sure that you don't mind travelling.

Graduate Civil Engineer, Natural Resources at Costain
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Application Advice:

Be yourself and flexible.

Interview Advice:

Know everything about Costain - Past and present.

SHE Advisor, SHE at Costain
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Application Advice:

Get some experience in construction before you start to see if you like the industry

Environmental Advisor, Environment at Costain
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Application Advice:

Research the projects and experiance you wish to gain before applicaion.

Interview Advice:

Understand the company and sector you would want to work in.
Understand the job role.

Quantity Surveyor, Rail Sector at Costain
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Interview Advice:

Be yourself. Costain are looking for the right kind of people - this means they look at a lot more than academic acheivment. They have a good idea of the character profiles they want to fit into specific sectors.

Graduate Engineer, Rail/London at Costain
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Application Advice:

It is a great place to work. The application process is very simple; Send in a CV along with answers to a few question. Next step is straight to assessment center. Applicant should focus on demonstrating abilities in design works.

Interview Advice:

Assessment center includes competency interview and two technical interviews. There is group task and a presentation as well.

Graduate Process Engineer, Natural Resources at Costain
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Application Advice:

Be yourself

Process Engineer, Process Engineering at Costain
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Application Advice:

Don't be afraid to blow your own trumpet, you are selling yourself at the end of the day.

Interview Advice:

Be yourself - you want to work for an organisation where you can be yourself!

Graduate Process Engineer, Aberdeen at Costain
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Application Advice:

Simple things make the difference on applications as most of them will be quite similar. Focus on things which you have done which are relevant to our work and don't spend a lot of time waffling on things which aren't relevant.

Never say that in your spare time you like keeping up with current affairs. No-one believes you!

Interview Advice:

The interviewers are current engineers at the company, when they ask you if you have any questions if you don't have anything about the interview itself then ask about their work. it shows interest in what we do as a company. Keep animated and interested you will be fine.

Graduate Process Engineer, Natural Resources at Costain
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Application Advice:

Understand that you will get a large amount of assistance with your professional development, but you are expected to be willing to work hard at the development yourself as well.

Interview Advice:

Demonstrate how you are a problem solver and able to work in a team. Also, make sure that you are presentable and confident when answering questions.

Graduate Mechanical Engineer, Water Sector at Costain
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Application Advice:

- Show that you are keen to learn and not afraid of asking lots of questions
- Enthusiasm
- It's all about working in a team so show that you can do this but also take leadership when necessary.

Interview Advice:

- Assessment centre
---- Presentation skills
---- Team working skills

- The long day can play to your advantage if you can work well in a team.

Site Engineer, Highways at Costain
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Application Advice:

Research the company thoroughly and have a passion for the role your getting into. Understand the types of sectors and projects the company is currently involved in and take a keen interest in Construction and Engineering news.

Interview Advice:

Genereal competency question were asked (i.e. how well you work in a team, what are your strenghs etc). There are also technical questions which depends on the role your applying for (i.e. for a QS you will be asked about engineering contracts such as the NEC or FIDIC).

Graduate Quantity Surveyor, Commercial at Costain
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Application Advice:

Research company and the role.

Quantity Surveyor, Infrastructure at Costain
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Application Advice:

Try to sell your team working aspects of yourself more. In real job, no one like the “Mr always right”, Its about the team work and working towards one goal. Technical prospective is good to have but they can see that from your degree grade , only thing they want to see in interviews are your general awareness of industry and interpersonal/communication skills/

Interview Advice:

Try to prepare and give good presentation. Try to add values to the group tasks rather being the loudest or just following orders

Project Engineer, Water at Costain
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Application Advice:

Understand the Industry

finance graduate, Accounting at Costain
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Application Advice:

Research early roles in principal contractors are hard to find.

Interview Advice:

focus

Graduate Procurement Manager, Procurement at Costain
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Application Advice:

Be prepared to work hard and have a good idea of where you want your career to go

Interview Advice:

Understand who your governing body is i.e. ICE or CIOB etc. Be up to speed with current Civil Engineering news.

Planner, Rail at Costain
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Application Advice:

Show interest in activities/hobbies out of the construction enviroment to show personality.

Interview Advice:

Show an interest in innovation / tackling complex problems.

Quantity Surveyor, Rail at Costain
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Application Advice:

The application form is your first opportunity to demonstrate how you meet the requirements for the position you are applying for. It is important that you refer to the advert when completing your application form, to remind you what the role is and what skills, knowledge, experience and behaviours are required. This will increase your chances of being invited to the next stage of the selection process.

Graduate Quantity Surveyor, Commercial Team at Costain
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Application Advice:

Be confident. This is for people who actually want to progress and develop their career. Ability to communicate at different levels is key, from delivering presentations to the CEO to talking to a labourer onsite to writing technical papers for an innovation you have been working on.

Interview Advice:

Again i would say be confident in your own abilities and make sure you understand the questions being asked. Be yourself as they are looking for people who have a blend of technical capabilities and effective communication.

Graduate Electrical Engineer, Natural Resources at Costain
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Application Advice:

To be flexible and be prepared to be tested and to learn new skills everyday

Graduate Engineer, Rail Sector at Costain
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Application Advice:

Make sure you have some experience you can talk about.

Graduate Engineer, at Costain
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Application Advice:

What can you provide that no one else can?

Interview Advice:

Work hard, research the role and be yourself!

Mechanical Engineer, London at Costain
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Application Advice:

Work hard and give as much as you can

Interview Advice:

Be yourself, positive and enthusiastic and ask questions.

Graduate Construction Manager, Rail at Costain
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Application Advice:

Be yourself! Do not try and be what you think they will want you to be.

Interview Advice:

Be relaxed, don't stress.

SHE advisor, SHE at Costain
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Application Advice:

Many of the roles within the business require good interpersonal skills. Try to give examples of how you have dealt with people in difficult situations or opportunities you have had to voice your ideas or work to colleagues or peers.

Interview Advice:

Try to be relaxed and ask as many questions about the different aspects of the company as possible. We work across a broad range of sectors and our work is extremely varied, try to read about the type of project we work on or have won recently and reflect this in your interviews.

Mechanical Engineer, Natural Resources at Costain
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Application Advice:

Work winning attitude

Interview Advice:

Research the company, Content focused, Ready for the change

Performance Engineer, Transports at Costain
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Application Advice:

Research the process areas in which Costain operates - look at process capability.
Demonstrate an appreciation for future engineering challenges facing the UK.
Make it clear why you are applying for the specific role.

Interview Advice:

Remember that those who interview you to assess your technical and competency skills may also work alongside you should you be successful.

Graduate Process Engineer, Natural Resources at Costain
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Application Advice:

Be yourself! Costain loves natural talent! And it nurtures talent!

Interview Advice:

Confidence is key! Stay in your comfort zone!

Graduate Performance Manager, performance at Costain
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Application Advice:

Good opportunity.
Have to be able to work under pressure.

Interview Advice:

Be confident.

Graduate Bid Author, Work Winning at Costain
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Application Advice:

Give good examples from relevant work experience.

Interview Advice:

Take the lead at some point during group exercises.

Graduate Quantity Surveyor, at Costain
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Application Advice:

Assessors are looking for:
Candidates who able to show project leadership & teamwork.
Candidates who can overcome problems.

Make sure these points come across is any application.

Interview Advice:

Same as above.

Graduate Mechanical Engineer, at Costain
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Application Advice:

Find out as much as you can about the industry. It will help you to get a head start in your role

Graduate Engineer, at Costain
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Application Advice:

Know the company you are applying to well before writing the CV and application.

Get a full range of related industrial experience.

Be proactive, show eagerness to learn and display a passion for engineering.

Interview Advice:

Show enthuasim for the position, read industry related magazines/ articles such as construction news. Prepare well for the interview, mock interviews are great, try and guess what questions you will be asked before sitting the interview. Preperation is key.

Graduate Civil Engineer, Highways at Costain
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Application Advice:

When applying at graduate level within Costain, I found it equally as important to elaborate on your personal qualities as well as your academic ones. Costain are keen to employ big team players and therefore identifying your strong interpersonal skills will boost your chances.

Interview Advice:

Cool, calm and collected. Make sure you've got good reasons as to why you chose Costain over any other construction company.

Site Engineer, C360 Crossrail Eleanor Street at Costain
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Application Advice:

Understand your role thoroughly
Professional accreditation is key
Good communication skills

Interview Advice:

Come prepared and well presented

Grad QS, infrastructure (Rail) at Costain
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Application Advice:

Be honest.

Interview Advice:

Be yourself.

SHE Advisor, London at Costain
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Application Advice:

Show willingness to develop post employment.

Interview Advice:

Give as many practical examples of experience as possible, if limited, explain how you aim to develop your experience over and above what is provided in the job itself.

Graduate QS, Heysham – M6 link at Costain
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Application Advice:

Put lots of effort in making it stand out. Make sure there are no errors in your application. Get someone elses input and opinion. Make sure you understand the role you are applying for.

Interview Advice:

Understand the role you are applying for. Understand the company and the work it does. Be prepared and able to exhibit times when you have demonstrated the required competencies even if in a different field of work.

Graduate Quantity Surveyor, M1 Managed Motorways at Costain
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Application Advice:

Assume your degree as a given, all applicants will have one and be achieving a 2:1 minimum. Key will be the things you do out side of academia and you should try and bring these out in your CV. Work experience, hobbies, have you travelled? - the things that show the type of person you are- outgoing, problem solver, interest to learn

Interview Advice:

Why you think Costain is the right Company for you? A good answer will capture why the company ethos and values are right for you but also the qualities you bring that will add value to the Costain business

Mechanical Engineer, Water Sector at Costain
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Application Advice:

Never hold back on asking questons.

Interview Advice:

Be well prepared. Wear a suit. Show you are the type of person the interviewer would like to work with as well as being academically qualified for the job role.

Graduate Process Engineer, Manchester at Costain
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Application Advice:

preparation is key

Interview Advice:

Just be yourself

Process Engineer, Natural Resources at Costain
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Application Advice:

Apply for this role if you are studying for a masters in Chemical Engineering and enjoyed your design project and design modules. Emphasise interest in design project in your application.

Interview Advice:

Full day assessment centre included:
-Group lego tower building exercise (involved working on a budget)
-Presentation on your role in your design project (try to make this relevant to company sectors)
-HR interview - in this you are mainly told about company benefits and are asked about location suitability and a couple of competency questions.
-Technical interview - revise basics of distillation, heat transfer and fluid flow. This interview also involves troubleshooting a PFD.
-University interview - mainly questions about modules at university and design project (emphasise how much you enjoyed design project here).
-Written exercise - Describe hazop, write a process description based on a given PFD and mark improvements on PFD. Calculate heat transfer area and pressure drop in pipe.

Graduate Process Engineer, Process Engineering at Costain
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Application Advice:

Research the company, understand the values and be interested in the sectors in which we work.

Mechanical Engineer, Rail at Costain
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Application Advice:

Your cover letter is the most important - make it stand out.

Interview Advice:

Make sure you know the history of the company, ask the question you are being asked, don't ramble.

, at Costain
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Application Advice:

Makes sure technical knowledge is good.
Be yourself and have a personality.

Interview Advice:

Know exactly who Costain are and why you want to work there!

Graduate Engineer, Natural Resources Division at Costain
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Application Advice:

Research what sector you want to work in and what projects are available in the area's you want to live and work. Look at ICE chartership and what experience you need to become chartered and how does this fit with your job role.

Interview Advice:

Practice, have plenty of questions to ask, research the company, know your strengths and weakness's. Become a member of the ICE and know what it is. Look at the different sectors and projects the company works in.

Graduate civil engineer, water at Costain
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Application Advice:

Candidates need to be both technically competent and show a good level of interpersonal skill. The ability to work on cross-disciplinary work and deliver results under programme pressure (increasing with time in role) is essential. Candidates should also be fairly comfortable in a client facing environment. For the application specifically it would be good to share experiences that support the above, whether that is from university-related experiences or a work placement.

Interview Advice:

Know why you want to work 1) In the industry and 2) For Costain specifically.

Research the company and what sectors we operate in and perhaps what future sectors may become viable opportunities for the company.

Project Engineer, Rail Sector (Crossrail & TFL) at Costain
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Application Advice:

Show that you are responsible. Make contribution in the group assessment centre but do not be reckless when showing your enthusiasm.

Interview Advice:

Relax
It is about how you think, not what you know.

Graduate Piping Engineer, Natural Resources at Costain
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Application Advice:

keen to learn
adaptability
flexible

Interview Advice:

basic knowledge regarding instruments
working principles and application

GRADUATE CONTROL AND INSTRUMENT ENGINEER, Control and Instrumentation at Costain
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Application Advice:

Do your research - Know as much about the company as possible.
Have some examples of the skills you have.
Be confident and if you really want the job, show the recruiters that you are driven to get the job and succeed within the role.

Interview Advice:

Part of the assessment centre was a competency based interview. Make sure you have prepared examples from your experiences that you will be able to use during the interview.

Graduate Business Manager, Corporate Development at Costain
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Application Advice:

Be interested in getting chartered and flexible across the UK to get on the best projects available.

Interview Advice:

Always ask questions and give good examples of problem solving/ conflict experience.

graduate cm/ site enginner, London Power tunnels at Costain
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Application Advice:

Enthusiasm for learning from others and a willingness to gain as much experience as possible. A little research into the company will help you to identify what areas/types of job you would like to work on. Ask lots of questions and show an interest in what others do.

Interview Advice:

Be open and honest, the more information you give when asked questions, the less questions you can be asked in the time. Talk about what you know, be honest and don't try and blag it if you don't actually know the answer... your interviewer will see through it.

Graduate Site Engineer, Highways/Infrastructure at Costain
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Application Advice:

Ensure CVs are error free.

Practice presentation skills.

Research company.

Interview Advice:

Relax and be yourself.

Civil/Structural Engineer, Energy at Costain
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Application Advice:

Look out for summer placements.

Environmental Advisor, Environment at Costain
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Application Advice:

Costain are a very good company to work for, who value their graduates. They currently have an award winning graduate training scheme and are dedicated to pushing individuals toward professional status.

Interview Advice:

Thoroughly research Costain's values and current business strategy. Think about situations you have been in where you have had to overcome challenges and put your opinion across.

Graduate Civil Engineer, Water at Costain
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Application Advice:

Excellent opportunity to develop within a proffessional capacity. If your looking for a challenge and want to excel in your discipline, Costain is the place to be!

Interview Advice:

Costain are looking for people with the natural ability to think laterally and potential to develop.

Electrical Engineer, at Costain
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Application Advice:

My advice to any graduate starting out as a QS would be to try and work on a smaller project (< 3 million). By working on a smaller project it allows you to take on a wide range of responsibilities and you are less likely to get stuck doing the same thing everyday, which has been the case with some other graduates that I have spoken to.

Interview Advice:

In terms of preparation it is important to make sure that you read up on the company that you apply to and have an understanding about the structure of the company, their company values, projects and any recent company news.

Make sure that you have a few questions on a piece of paper that you can ask at the end of the interview. A potential topic could be your dissertation - maybe ask for people within the company who you can speak to or the interviewer’s opinion on your title.

The most important thing on the day is just to be yourself and remember that the people who are interviewing you would have been in your position before.

Graduate Quantity Surveyor, Heathrow LPI at Costain
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Application Advice:

Assessment comprises of an competency interview, individual presentation and group task. Ensure you do company research and prepare well in advance for presenting.

Graduate, at Costain
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Application Advice:

Prove not just technical knowlegde but collaborative and personal skills.

Graduate Quantity Surveyor, Civils – Rail at Costain
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Application Advice:

Costain aren't looking for egos like many big companies seem to. They're looking for "Costain people" who communicate effectively, have sound technical knowledge and are team players. In my experience the loudmouths and ego-centric applicants are found out very quickly on assessment days.

Interview Advice:

Nothing overly technical, fairly generic competency questions - safety, conflict at work, time you communicated successfully etc.

Graduate Engineer, Natural Resources at Costain
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Application Advice:

Well rounded individuals with common sense and excellent people skills go far.

Interview Advice:

Be keen to learn, do not appear to know it all from a summer placement or uni project.

Graduate Civil Engineer, Rail at Costain
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Application Advice:

You have to be flexible. You could work on various different projects (in diferent locations) in the first few months alone.

Bid Author, Work Winning at Costain
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Application Advice:

Make sure you sell your previous work experience even if it is not within construction. Main focus elements should be; working within teams, leadership, ability to communicate clearly and problem solving.

It is also important to be flexible about working location. As the scheme has living away allowances and company cars this is less trouble for grads than with other companies.

Interview Advice:

Find Costain 7 or so competancy value online and have an experience answering relating to each (while I was on job x I learnt how to work well with others being as though ........).

Additionally, have an understanding of the breadth of work Costain is involved with; Higways, Rail, Power, Nuclear Process, Hydrocarbons & chemicals, water, waste. The company website has example problems you can read about. Costain has a proud 150year tradition and likes to hear about the major projects it has been involved with during recruiting.,

Engineer, Highways at Costain
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Application Advice:

Be yourself, Costain appears to base job offers on quality of people skills and working in a team etc, not simply engineering expertise.

Graduate Civil Engineer, at Costain
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Application Advice:

Get some experience in the construction industry.

Graduate Engineer, Rail at Costain
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Application Advice:

Research sectors and framework partners in place. Research career path in your role.

Interview Advice:

Research company, ensure principles and morales are known.

Graduate Quantity Surveyor, Commercial Team at Costain
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Application Advice:

Demonstrate your skills through previous experience (not only work based experiences)

Interview Advice:

Be clear and consise, show that you know about the company and the companies current projects. Understand the role you are applying for and build a 5 year aim/plan in your head.

Quantity Surveyor, Commercial at Costain
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Application Advice:

Show what you can bring to the business, how you would be an asset to the company.

Interview Advice:

As a graduate, it is expected that you are willing to move around for your job. Costain work nationwide, with a few projects abroad. If you are applying for a site based role, then you need to be willing to move around.

Graduate Civil Engineer, Natural Resources at Costain
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Application Advice:

Apply for sponsorship / year long and summer placements with Costain before graduation year to get experience and a foot in the door.

Interview Advice:

Prepare thoroughly for the interview presentation and have an understanding of the route you hope your career to take. Be prepared to answer non technical questions on your presentation, so make sure you read around the subject and know the information you are presenting inside out

Do thorough research on the company and its most recent aspirations / business strategy.

Prepare some questions for the interviewer about the company. Perhaps about the jobs they hope to win / are bidding on in future?

Graduate Civil Engineer, London at Costain
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Application Advice:

Research the company and the values that they adopt.
Relevant work experience.
Prepare for the application process.
Understand the role you are applying for.

Interview Advice:

Be confident and make sure that you know the job role.
Preparation is key.

Graduate Quantity Surveyor, Commercial at Costain
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Application Advice:

Ensure that your CV is well rounded- A good degree is only one aspect of this. It may be something that is mentioned all of the time but ensuring that your CV shows that you can work as part of a team, show leadership qualities and have a passion for the role will improve your chances dramatically.

Ask yourself the question 'What makes me better than someone else with this degree?'

Interview Advice:

Prepare for the interview and have a good understanding of what the company does/has done in the past. Try to understand the main issues facing the company (in this case from an environmental perspective). Show a willingness and ability to learn more and a drive to constantly improve yourself professionally.

Environmental Advisor, SHE department at Costain
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Application Advice:

I HAD TO BE SPONSORED TO GET A PLACE ON MY COURSE AT UNI. I WOULD ADVISE GOING DOWN THIS ROUTE IF POSSIBLE AS YOU HAVE A SUMMER RPLACEMENT BETWEEK 1ST AND 2ND YEAR AND A YEAR PLACEMENT BETWEEN MY 2ND AND FINAL YEAR. I MADE MANY USEFUL CONTACTS THAT I TOOK ADVANTAGE OF IN MY FINAL YEAR. I WAS ALSO OFFERED A JOB ONCE I GRADUATED.

GRADUATE QS, COMMERCIAL at Costain
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Application Advice:

Make sure you gain as much site experience as possible to firstly see if you like that kind of work and also it shows that you want to learn and become an engineer by getting experience.

Interview Advice:

Make sure you read what you have said on your CV before going into the interview. This will be the main basis for your interview. Also, don't try and make up information about your experience, because it becomes obvious that you are lying in the interview.

Section Engineer, Tunnelling at Costain
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Application Advice:

Focus on experience applicable and specific to the role (not necessarily work experience - university practicals are good too).

Interview Advice:

Focus on general competencies such as teamwork and leadership as well as role-specific skills.

Graduate Land Surveyor, London Power Tunnels at Costain
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Application Advice:

Research the company before applying
Learn about current strategy and be ambitious

Interview Advice:

Interview questions include:
What do you know about the role you are applying for
Where do you see yourself in 5years
Where have you worked well as team/leader
How would you improve our business

Mobile BIM Technician, BIM at Costain
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Application Advice:

Seek work experience, especially with the company.

Graduate Engineer, Rail Sector at Costain
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Application Advice:

Enthusiasm is key for any graduate, and interest into what we do (Design) is the most important.

Interview Advice:

Ask questions as much as possible to the people running the interview. Find out what work they are doing? If they are upbeat and excited it is probably a great place to work. It goes back to enthusiasm and interest in the job role.

Graduate Process Engineer, Natural Resources at Costain
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Application Advice:

Give as much evidence of your skills as possible.
Ability to work in a team and lead is very important.

Graduate Mechanical Engineer, at Costain
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Application Advice:

If going for a graduate role do summer placements and as much work experience as you can.

Interview Advice:

Questions asked;

What would you describe your role as.
What is the most important factor in your role.
Why do you want to work for costain.
What have you learnt from any previous experience- key learnings.

Graduate Engineer, at Costain
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Application Advice:

Understand the Company values and business objectives.

Gain confidence in your knowledge and ability by staying sharp and keeping up to date with current legislation.

Research the type of work Costain are doing and assess how your skills would fit into thee areas.

Interview Advice:

As above.

Quantity Surveyor, Paddington Crossrail at Costain
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Application Advice:

Apply before/during 1st year of University to try and secure a place on the Graduate Development Programme because this will allow you to do an Industrial Placement with the company and give a guarenteed job upon graduation.

Interview Advice:

Costain look for confident people with high people skills because most of the job is working closely with many different stakeholders and so being able to effectively communicate and build relationships is key to success.

Graduate Engineer, STW AMP5 Framework at Costain
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Best:

Good company brand name, providing satisfactory starting salary

Worst:

Long shifts and not very satisfactory pay rise

Graduate Civil Engineer, HIGHWAYS at Costain
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Best:

Opportunity on Large Projects

Worst:

Long hours

Graduate – Site Engineer, Engineer at Costain
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Best:

Good team, varied work. Good training and courses

Worst:

NA

Graduate Civil Engineer, Rail at Costain
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Best:

Dynamic Atmosphere, Changing Environments, Large Responsibility & Always Busy

Worst:

Working Conditions, Facilities of a construction site compared to those of an office

Graduate Mechanical Engineer, Engineering at Costain
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Best:

offer a huge amount of training and invest in employees

Worst:

limited to the UK

Environment Advisor, Environment at Costain
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Best:

Good training
Very good grad programme
Flexibility to move around the business

Assistant Property Manager, Property at Costain
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Best:

Perks

Worst:

Not International

Grad QS, Commercial at Costain
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Best:

They are very flexible and strong core values

Worst:

N/A

Graduate Quantity Surveyor, Commercial at Costain
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Worst:

#NAME?

Graduate Quantity Surveyor, Commercial at Costain
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Best:

Progression Opportunities

Worst:

Long Hours

Graduate Quantity Surveyor, Commercial at Costain
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Best:

Doing very well, plenty of opportunities and good benefit packages

Worst:

Only UK based

Graduate Site Engineer, Nuclear at Costain
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Best:

Big company so big projects and if any issues arise they have usually dealt with it before.

Worst:

Sometimes issues aren't dealt with straight away due to the amount of people there are to manage.

Graduate Surveyor, at Costain
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Best:

Good pay, good benefits, and working for a company with a good reputation which means we win works for interesting engineering projects.

Worst:

I feel that sometimes enough guidance is not given to graduates. I was given a role initially as the only environment person on a project which was a lot of pressure with little support. There isn't enough training opportunities for SHE grads.

Environmental Advisor, Health, Safety & Environment at Costain
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Best:

Graduate programme, supports from seniors, opportunities to work in various sectors

Worst:

Sometimes some tasks are not technical or exciting but that is with any job.

Civil Engineer, at Costain
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Best:

Vast number of projects in different sectors all over the UK. Can move around sectors easily.

Costain invest a lot in new graduates (Sent on many different training schemes).

Costain loves to innovate! The technology push fits the new younger generation.

Costain are very foreward pushing and are one of the top companies in the UK at implementing technology within the business.

Other company graduate schemes do not put much trust in graduates. Costain give graduates a high level of responsibility. You have the ability to manage a large part of work.

Worst:

Not applying the technical skills from University to the work place.

Mechanical Engineering, Water at Costain
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Best:

Training

Worst:

may need to move for job.

Coordination Engineer, Security & Emergency Measures Directive at Costain
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Best:

the quantity and quality of training offered.

Worst:

The long hours, difficult document control procedures.

Geo-environmental engineer, Geotechnical at Costain
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