All of the below information comes directly from job reviews written by Essentra employees based on 27 reviews.
 
 
Responsibility:
3.1/5
 
Work Life Balance:
3/5
 
Environmental Awareness:
3.4/5
 
Compensation & Benefits:
2.7/5
 
Company Culture:
3.3/5
 
Career Progression:
3.8/5
 
Colleagues:
3.9/5
 
Training:
3.2/5
 
Enjoyment:
4/5
 
Overall Rating:
3.4/5
 

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Average end time: 17:00

Average number of working hours: 8.5

Based on 27 reviews


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Application Advice:

Be motivated and prepared for the role applied. Dedication and commitment are essential parts of each graduate role.

Interview Advice:

What do you know about the company?
Why have you applied for this graduate programme?
How would you behave in a complicated situation?

Finance Graduate, Group Finance at Essentra
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Application Advice:

Know the company.

Know the role.

Be flexible.

Interview Advice:

How do your skills match the skills required for the job?

Procurement Graduate, Operations at Essentra
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Application Advice:

Show enthusiasm to join a global business, motivation to successfully achieve your career goals and willingness to relocate.

, HSE at Essentra
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Application Advice:

Practice for the tests.

The job is well rounded, plan for that in the application and interview. You will be required to analyse, use excel, make decisions, work well with others and deal with new problems.

Interview Advice:

Prepare interview answers. Get someone to ask you questions you haven't prepared for. You may be asked questions you haven't thought of so you will need to deal with that.

Be brave, they will be potentially be looking for future leaders so you need to show you can achieve that. Say how you can make/have made difficult decisions and managed a team. You possibly may not have everything they can possibly want when specifics are asked, explain what experiences you have near that, why you know it is within your abilities and how you can achieve what is asked.

The interview may be slightly less formal than some companies like accounting or law firms. I found mine in part was about my personality, how I deal with problems both work wise and people wise. The interviewers may be people you work with, I have felt I work with others more than under others since I have started. They will want to get a feel for how you can contribute to working with them, rather than just being able to follow instructions.

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Application Advice:

Energy, commitment, business minded, go-getter, ambitious.

Interview Advice:

Be yourself, be confident.

Supply Chain Manager, Supply Chain at Essentra
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Application Advice:

Know the company and the challenges it is currently facing.

Interview Advice:

As above.

Group Finance Graduate, Group Finance at Essentra
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Interview Advice:

Demonstrate an understanding of the business and markets we operate within and that you are motivated to work hard and progress in a career with Essentra.

Interviews are likely to be motivation and competence based.

, at Essentra
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Application Advice:

Have a good understanding of the role you are applying for and know why you want to work for the company and what you want to get out of the role.
Practice for the assessments that you may complete if you get to this stage

Interview Advice:

Prepare at least two examples for different competency based questions.
Have a good plan in mind of how you would like to progress your career whilst at the company.
Ask questions to interviewers about their experiences/anything related to your role/programmes you may be on.

, at Essentra
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Application Advice:

Research the company and for the role, you need to be passionate about engineering.

Interview Advice:

Be yourself, know your knowledge limits and if you do not know something, say it.

Project Engineer, Regional Engineering at Essentra
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Application Advice:

Be ready to relocate
Be ready to work in a fast paced and challenging working environment

Interview Advice:

General competency based questions asked in most job interviews, cant remember anything specific.

Supply Chain Analyst, Procurement at Essentra
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Application Advice:

Get some practice before taking online tests. Be willing to relocate anywhere.

Interview Advice:

Be yourself, show interest in Essentra and know about different sites across the globe and recent acquisitions. Demonstrate some prior experience in the field you are applying for. Questions are the norm - explain a time when...etc.

Production Planner, Manufacturing Operations at Essentra
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Application Advice:

Research the company.

Interview Advice:

Tell me about a time when you have worked in a team? Why do you want to work in this company?

Quality Engineer, Quality at Essentra
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Application Advice:

Focus on what motivates you and be flexible.

Interview Advice:

Prepare lots of examples which demonstrate why you are the right candidate for the role.

, Marketing at Essentra
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Application Advice:

Brilliant place to work and the career opportunities are also good. There are always different roles available in various locations so the option to progress is there for the taking.

Interview Advice:

Really look into the role you're applying for. Make sure you have plenty of examples, good or bad. It's good to show them how you've dealt with the bad situations and if not what you've taken away from it. Research the company, the different divisions, products, the graduate scheme in general as well as being positive and confident when talking to the interviewer who most likely would be someone who's a director or senior person.

Manufacturing Engineer, Operations at Essentra
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Application Advice:

Show your interest in the sector, the specific role you have applied for and research what Essentra do.

Interview Advice:

Remember you are likely to be interviewed by a current graduate, potential line manager or a manager in the area you have applied for. Make sure you show your knowledge as well as ask them about the role in detail to demonstrate your understanding.

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Application Advice:

Research what the role entails and check whether your skills match the day to day requirements of the role.

Think of times during previous roles or education you have demonstrated working with data or managing different personalities, for example.

Enjoy being challenged in different ways as Procurement involves varying tasks and liaising with people at different levels, both internally and externally.

Interview Advice:

Why Procurement and not another field?

Provide examples of negotiation and working with data at university/previous roles.

Provide examples of problem solving/overcoming challenges.

Education/work experience questions

Procurement Graduate, Procurement at Essentra
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Application Advice:

The advice I would give for new candidates is to be ready to work in a very challenging and fast moving environment.

Interview Advice:

I had to make a presentation in regards to why I wanted to work for Essentra and an Excel test. The interview was a typical interview with competency based questions.

Supply Chain Graduate, at Essentra
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Application Advice:

Research the company.

Obtain prior work experience.

Interview Advice:

Competency questions asked e.g "Tell us a time when you have shown leadership?"

Prepare answers.

Research company.

Commercial Graduate, Bradford at Essentra
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Application Advice:

Understand the company and job in thorough detail.

Interview Advice:

Competency based questions, best achievement, why you are attracted to the role and company, case study questioning in the interview.

Commercial Graduate Trainee, Business Development at Essentra
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Application Advice:

Practice the online tests - verbal and numerical.

Interview Advice:

Understand the role you are applying for.
Ask questions - as Essentra's trade is predominantly focused on B2B you may not know the whole picture of the organisation until entering the interview.
Be enthusiastic - embrace the opportunity to relocate. Essentra are keen for graduates to take secondments to other sites in the world after completing the scheme. They feel this is the best way for you to understand the business and grow.

Finance Graduate, Group Finance at Essentra
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Application Advice:

You need to be motivated.
Only offer up what you know you can achieve.
Have goals and work towards them without loosing sight of them over time.

Interview Advice:

Be on top of your technical knowledge.
Have goals.

, at Essentra
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Application Advice:

Ensure you research the company thoroughly and understand what drives the business decisions we make. Read the annual reports.

Know what each of our divisions do and how our products are used in each industry.

Interview Advice:

The interview is typically online tests, a phone interview then an assessment day and then one on one interview with a senior manager.

Custom Solutions Business Development, Commercial at Essentra
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Application Advice:

Explain with details and examples of your achievements.

Interview Advice:

Do not pretend. Be yourself.

Supply Chain Analyst, Demand Planning at Essentra
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Application Advice:

Get an understanding of the Development route available to you and what future roles will be accessible to you following completion of the Development Scheme.

Interview Advice:

Research as much information as possible about Essentra PLC as a company and in particular the specific division you intend to join. Essentra likes candidates who show an interest and background knowledge about the company and its operations.

Graduate Operations Manager, Portsmouth (Packaging) at Essentra
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Application Advice:

Understand fully what the company does and the markets it operates within and demonstrate how you are aware of this or can relate to it.

Operations Analyst, Corporate at Essentra
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Application Advice:

Be yourself. Company values genuine people who have good drive and motivation.

Interview Advice:

Research the company and core values and prepare examples of how you exhibit these - don't try to make it too formal - keep it sincere and genuine.

Company is highly acquisitory - know some of the key acquisitions and what markets they take the company into.

Know the share price.

Sales Manager, Commercial at Essentra
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Best:

Opportunity to travel and visit other sites globally

Worst:

Employee benefits are quite limited at the moment.

Marketing Coordinator, Marketing at Essentra
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Best:

Challenging, loads of room to make an impact, Grad scheme has a good reputation

Worst:

Employee benefits are not standardised across the company and interdepartmentally can be frustrating, some people dislike change so if you do, it's not a company for you

Supply Chain Manager, Supply Chain at Essentra
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Best:

Essentra provides an outstanding graduate programme which presents many opportunites and opinions are always heard. Many graduates have progressed into senior positions which is inspiring and shows this is a possibility. The culture is shifting to become more employee focussed which is promising for the future.

Worst:

The previous culture has been solely performance based and reactive which won't change immediately.

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Best:

Global opportunities, always something new coming around the corner.

Worst:

Fast paced to a point that not enough time/planning is given to critical activities.

Project Engineer, Regional Engineering at Essentra
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Best:

Global Company - Opportunities to work abroad
Many things to be done - Opportunity to show talent and make an impact

Worst:

No clear vision and strategy
Frustrating hierarchy
Few people to do a lot of work

Supply Chain Analyst, Procurement at Essentra
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Best:

The experience you gain. A real job from day one.

Worst:

I feel as graduates you can be forgotten sometimes.

Production Planner, Manufacturing Operations at Essentra
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Best:

Working environment.

Worst:

No structure.

Quality Engineer, Quality at Essentra
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Best:

The people.

Worst:

Old-fashioned approach to work and the working environment.

, Marketing at Essentra
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Best:

People, opportunities to progress, locations, travelling to different sites across the world.

Worst:

Hours, salary, lack of support at times.

Manufacturing Engineer, Operations at Essentra
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