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Application Advice:

Show your personality through the application!

Interview Advice:

Stand out from the crowd and be remembered.

Graduate, Varied at Taylor Wimpey
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Application Advice:

Just be yourself. Company is more interested in people with a good approach to life rather than people who know more about the industry (it seems).

Interview Advice:

Final interview much harder than the assessment centre interview. Be willing to back yourself in your answers.

For the final interview, it is a good idea to be commercially aware - especially if you are going into strat.

Strategic Land Graduate, Strategic Land at Taylor Wimpey
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Interview Advice:

Current housing market - future risks to the industry

Graduate Strategic land and planning manager, Strategic Land at Taylor Wimpey
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Application Advice:

- Do sufficient research
- Ask questions
- Be positive

Interview Advice:

- Show your true personality

Graduate Trainee, Various at Taylor Wimpey
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Interview Advice:

Honest, open and show your teamwork skills

Graduate, All Departments at Taylor Wimpey
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Application Advice:

Be sure that you are 100% comfortable with moving around every 6 months, and likely quite far from home.

The application process is lengthy, but with each next stage you get through, you learn a lot more about the company, and in my case, it was during the assessment centre that I realised I not only wanted to be on the graduate scheme, but I wanted to work for the company.

Interview Advice:

Be yourself. It's daunting and you may feel like you have to be more or less of yourself in order to make a good impression, but honestly be true to who you are. It makes you human and easier for the interviewers to connect with you.

Make sure you understand the industry, know what is going on commercially.

When asked to give an example of when you have demonstrated certain skills, this doesn't only mean in a job situation. Use any life event that required you to apply the skill.

Graduate Management Trainee, Rotational at Taylor Wimpey
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Application Advice:

Use your experiences to show why you are a good fit. It doesn't matter if you have had no experience in the housebuilding/construction industry beforehand. If you show how you can be an asset to the business it will stand you in good stead.

Be wary of the rotations, not just through departments but to new office locations. It is what you sign up for so be prepared to move every six months. If you don't think this is something you could handle then the scheme may not be for you.

Interview Advice:

Do your research. This is key. Make sure you understand the company and the industry basics, such as competitors, current difficulties and what the future looks like. It shows that you are interested and you have been diligent in your preparation.

The main thing is just to be yourself, anything else will be seen. If you get to this stage there is clearly something they liked about you so don't change just do your research and impress them. Don't be scared, the people who interview you are human as well. They will ask you to draw on the experiences from work, university or travelling. They want to know about you!

Graduate Management Trainee, Rotational Scheme at Taylor Wimpey
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Application Advice:

Be excited about the opportunities offered by the role. The process seems long at times but nothing is too difficult about it.

Interview Advice:

Research the wider company culture and aims. If you understand the companies key targets and express them through your interview/presentation you'll have a great chance of being successful.

Graduate Trainee, Graduate Scheme – Rotational at Taylor Wimpey
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Application Advice:

Be open-minded and flexible. This job is not for close minded individuals who need absolute structure and certainty. You will be required to change roles and locations on a bi-annually basis, this should not be viewed as a negative but instead as a learning opportunity.

Interview Advice:

Be yourself, know the basics of the industry and the company and be analytical.

Management Trainee, General at Taylor Wimpey
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Application Advice:

Be enthusiastic! They must look through many, many CV's and applications, you need something that makes you sound very keen and like a breath of fresh air.

Interview Advice:

Be yourself... obviously, Taylor Wimpey are looking for people of a certain level, but they also seem to like down to earth, personable people that fit into the culture. You will need to be able to work in a group, prepare and present a presentation and be able to react well to being challenged - offering astute, well thought solutions.

Graduate Trainee, Graduate (all departments) at Taylor Wimpey
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Interview Advice:

Be yourself and make sure the company is as good a match for you, as you are for them.

Finance Graduate, Finance at Taylor Wimpey
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Application Advice:

Be Yourself. One of Taylor Wimpey's biggest assets is our people. Let your CV show who you are and what you are passionate about. On assessment days, let your personality show and be honest.

Interview Advice:

Again, just be yourself. The Interviewers want to understand your background and why you are passionate about the company. My biggest advice would be to do your research about the industry, understand the wider issues within the industry, rather than too much detail on the specific company.

Graduate, General at Taylor Wimpey
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Application Advice:

The company look at the person more than the experience/qualifications so with the video interview, telephone interview and assessment centre, aim to be confident, challenge ideas you don't agree with and ask as many questions as you can. It's hard to know the role and company fully when going through the application process and you want to know you'll enjoy the job so ask all the things you want to know.

Interview Advice:

I was asked questions about why I wanted to work in this industry and why Taylor Wimpey specifically. A lot of the questions were competency based because they were really interested in getting to know you, so asked questions about myself and my background too. I think my advice for the interviews is that the interviewers genuinely want you to feel relaxed and really appreciate charismatic people.

Graduate Trainee, Graduate at Taylor Wimpey
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Application Advice:

Try to obtain some relevant experience beforehand as well as getting your tickets sorted: SMSTS, First-aid, SSSTS, CSCS. This will help you hit the ground running and put you ahead of the competition.

Interview Advice:

Research the company, be yourself and have fun!

Graduate Management Trainee, Head Office at Taylor Wimpey
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Application Advice:

The basics: team work, team leadership, problem-solving, past work experience, past education, extra-curricular - standard job application preparation.

Practise video interviews, telephone interviews, online tests etc. so that you are ready for when this application comes around.

Make use of university careers services e.g. interview practise sessions / assessment centre sessions / CV building sessions to ensure that you are fully prepared (I could not stress this enough).

Interview Advice:

Be able to demonstrate a genuine interest in the industry, as well as personal motivations for applying for the job role.

Research the current climate of the industry - customer service to name just one has become increasingly important.

A cliché one: be yourself! Taylor Wimpey are looking for genuine people so be open about your background and I would encourage discussing anything that you do that is extra-curricular (provided that it is relevant).

Graduate Management Trainee, Rotational at Taylor Wimpey
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Application Advice:

Don't worry if your degree isn't explicitly relevant to housebuilding, but do make sure to show your passion for personal progression, innovation and how your alternative background can add to the companies diversity.

You can be taught processes, but you can't be taught drive and proactivity - these are essential qualities to demonstrate, as the graduate scheme is loosely structured in order for you to show your tenacity.

Interview Advice:

Think about the biggest challenges facing the industry in the next 5+ years and what you can do to help combat and mitigate for those. The skills shortage is a major issue which the entire construction industry faces and will no doubt arise.

Do your research! Make sure you know the basics of the business, know the faces, know your local sites, and try and gain an understanding of the key functions.

Always play towards your strengths when faced with a scenario that phases you in a group/individual assessment. Try to think out of the box and look at things from an unconventional angle.

Graduate Management Trainee, Graduate at Taylor Wimpey
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Interview Advice:

Be confident, be yourself and most importantly show an enthusiasm/passion for the degree you previously undertook. From my time with the company Taylor Wimpey look at the individual more than the degree/work that's gone before them - if you are passionate and ready to work you'll excel.

Graduate Trainee, Land at Taylor Wimpey
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Application Advice:

Take every stage seriously.
The phone interview is a tricky dynamic, be pleasant and honest, if you're not, they will be able to see through you immediately.

Interview Advice:

Practice public speaking, you're asked to stand up and speak on more than one occasion.
There will always be a group activity and an individual activity. Always make yourself stand out in the group activity for the right reasons, always be the first to speak, even if its asking everyone else what they think, it shows confidence and decisiveness. Be the person to bring in the other people that aren't contributing much.

Graduate, Graduate at Taylor Wimpey
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Application Advice:

Be yourself, although knowledge of the industry can be beneficial they employ based on personality and whether they believe you have the potential to be developed into a performing individual.

Interview Advice:

Research for the presentation is key.
Prepare.
Read the information and many of the tasks require you to digest the information that is provided on the day.

Graduate Management Trainee, Land at Taylor Wimpey
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Application Advice:

Be honest and yourself. Be open and flexible as the job is heavily based around flexibility (you move a lot).

Interview Advice:

Be yourself, TW does not want a cardboard cut out graduate, they want personality and for everyone to be different.

Graduate, Department Rotations at Taylor Wimpey
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Application Advice:

Research company's values

Interview Advice:

Be honest
Be yourself
Do your background research

Graduate Trainee, Production at Taylor Wimpey
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Application Advice:

- Applications are easier said than done, my biggest advice is to be yourself as TW can teach you the skills, not the personality. If you come into the process and you are fake or someone you're not, you have to be fake for the rest of your time in the job. If you come in and are yourself then you know if you got the job, it's right for you and if you didn't get the job you know TW wasn't the place for you to shine.

- Extra-curriculum activities do you wonders!

- Think really hard about why you want to work for TW, your reason/story/motive can sink or swim your application.

Interview Advice:

- Similar to my advice on the application - be yourself and showcase your personality rather than your qualifications.

- It's okay to make mistakes!!! You don't have to be perfect, especially in interviews and assessment centres! In the interview process etc. It's more about how you deal with the issues rather than actually solving them.

- In my final interview, I was asked to give a presentation on building on green belt land - my advice would be to rehearse, rehearse, rehearse...know what you want to say and how.

- Convince yourself you have 5 other job offers so when you come to the interview with TW you are confident as you can fall back on your 'fake job offers' - this helped me as it made me less nervous about this interview being the be all/end all.

Graduate, Graduate at Taylor Wimpey
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Application Advice:

Be yourself, the company care more about the people they are employing than the knowledge you have. Especially as a graduate, you are not expected to know anything about the construction industry before joining the company.

Interview Advice:

Be yourself during assessment centres - they are not a competition so do not try to compete as the company will notice this straight away. Also, they often ask questions around your willingness to relocate etc, as this is a massive part of the scheme.

Graduate Management Trainee, at Taylor Wimpey
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Application Advice:

Be yourself, the process is long with many stages to give the recruiters the best chance to see if you have the attributes they desire.

Be personable as they want to know that you will be comfortable with moving offices every 6 months and be able to liaise with a wide range of people.

Graduate Management Trainee, Head Office at Taylor Wimpey
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Application Advice:

Look at the culture of the company and how you can fit into it

Interview Advice:

Be yourself and honest

Graduate Trainee, Graduate at Taylor Wimpey
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Application Advice:

Be thorough in your research and bring a new idea or concept into your application if possible.

Interview Advice:

Again bring a new concept or idea into the task you are asked to do, dress smartly, talk to everyone you can at the interview and be sociable.

Graduate Technical, Technical at Berkeley Group
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Application Advice:

Research the company well and come across as passionate about the industry.
You will be asked questions at the interview stage on your CV so don't write anything that you wouldn't feel comfortable talking about.

Interview Advice:

It does not matter if you don't have vast past experience within the industry, of much more importance is that you come across as a passionate and enthusiastic individual who is really willing to learn and absorb as much information as possible. The interviewers are not trying to catch you out, they want to facilitate you showing the best of what you have to offer, so be confident and don't overthink any of the questions asked.

Land Graduate, Land and Planning at Berkeley Group
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Application Advice:

Do your research on the company and our values

Visit some developments

Interview Advice:

Be confident and show that you know a lot about the company and the wider market

Development Graduate, Land and Planning at Berkeley Group
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Application Advice:

Understand the culture and values. Focus on the Our Vision commitment. Be prepared for long hours and hard work

Interview Advice:

Visit a Berkeley development
Know the company and their culture

Technical graduate, Technical at Berkeley Group
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Application Advice:

Apply early and ensure your CV represents you

Interview Advice:

I would recommend being yourself and ensuring you show drive and determination to develop yourself

Graduate Quantity Surveyor, Commercial at Berkeley Group
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Application Advice:

Demonstrate passion for the Berkeley brand and a strong understanding/alignment with their core values. Show commitment to working hard and good communication skills. Do your research on Berkeley developments and competitors (and what sets us aside from the competition).

Interview Advice:

The assessment centres take a mixed form of group exercises and presentations, in-tray exercises and one-to-one interview. Be able to talk about Berkeley values, vision and developments with confidence and enthusiasm.
Questions may include - tell us something that isn't on your CV, why this company/department

Development Graduate, Land and Development at Berkeley Group
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Application Advice:

Make sure that you do your research before starting your application

Interview Advice:

Be yourself, but make sure you remain professional

Commercial Graduate, Commercial at Berkeley Group
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Application Advice:

Do your research before applying, look at documents produced by the company to get a feel for it's values and culture.

Interview Advice:

Use what's around you to express yourself. I pointed to images on the wall to use as examples why I wanted to work for the company. Be early, Berkeley is very keen on time management.

Graduate Planner, Land and Planning at Berkeley Group
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Application Advice:

Read up on their key attributes and commitments, show you understand the company and what they want to achieve.

Interview Advice:

Don't be the loudest in the room and be the enabler for everyone to have their say.

Technical Graduate, Technical at Berkeley Group
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Application Advice:

Gain relevant work experience to build your CV.

Interview Advice:

Be confident and personable while showing you work well in a team. Research the company and convey all within the answers you give.

Graduate Development Manager, Development at Berkeley Group
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Application Advice:

Show your personality! MonkeyZ are all about personality.

Interview Advice:

Know their campaigns and what you've seen them do that you've liked.

Account Executive, Consumer and Brand at 3 Monkeys Zeno
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Application Advice:

Discuss the skills you have that relate directly to your CV
When explaining your skills demonstrate them with examples

Interview Advice:

Learn about the company, their recent successes and work

3 Monkeys Zeno
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Application Advice:

Quite relaxed application due to a great recruitment process

Interview Advice:

2 X Interviews
Interview 1 - Meet the team, quick summary of role and questions about experience and skills
Interview 2 - Numerical and literacy test, a deeper summary of role. Remember to show personality

Finance Business Manager, Finance at 3 Monkeys Zeno
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Application Advice:

- Offer something that makes you stand out and you can draw experiences from e.g. travelling, volunteer work etc.
- Research the company!
- Stay motivated, there are a lot of stages so take each one as it comes.
- Be confident at the assessment centre, don't stand back and let other people do all the talking. You won't make the impact you want.

Interview Advice:

1) Learn about the company and the industry they operate in e.g. current challenges, competitors etc.
2) Commercial Awareness; keep up to date with current affairs, news and it doesn't hurt to know the current share price.
3) Usually the final interview involves a presentation, so practice it over and over until you know it and its contents like the back of your hand.

Graduate Management Trainee, at Taylor Wimpey
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Application Advice:

Be thorough and honest, because it will likely be referred back to at the later stages of the recruitment process.

Interview Advice:

Be honest and be yourself. If you've made it this far they are happy with your skills and competency, this is an opportunity to let your personality shine and demonstrate your ability to integrate well with TW's values.

Graduate Management Trainee, Technical at Taylor Wimpey
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Application Advice:

All graduates taken on are different personality types and the company encourage this diversity so that we can learn from one another - use this as a positive and put forward your own personality in the application.

Interview Advice:

The whole process is very relaxed. Be yourself and enjoy it.

Graduate Management Trainee, Land at Taylor Wimpey
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Application Advice:

When applying make sure you personalise your CV / Covering letter.

Interview Advice:

Be yourself!

Graduate, Marketing at Taylor Wimpey
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Application Advice:

Prepare thoroughly for the phone interview by researching the company's principles - try to find relevant examples of things you have done which suit what the company is looking for in a candidate.

Interview Advice:

Be confident in the assessment centre and be yourself.

Graduate Trainee, Land at Taylor Wimpey
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Application Advice:

Sell yourself, not what you think they want to hear. If you've done interesting extra curricular things, put those down. Talk about experiences!

Interview Advice:

Be yourself. There's no tricks here. One thing I liked about the whole process was that I felt like I could be myself and was being scored solely on that and not under false pretences. They made you always feel relaxed and welcome at Assessment Day and Final interview.

Graduate, Project Management/Production at Taylor Wimpey
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Application Advice:

Make sure to research all areas of the business and the attributes that they look for in a graduate. I'd advise you follow the STAR method of answering an interview question and this most effectively demonstrates the attribute that TW are looking for.

Interview Advice:

Use the STAR method of answering questions and use real life examples. Know the business inside and out. Taylor Wimpey are very interested in people and demonstrating a passion for the business and an eagerness to learn is also helpful.

Graduate, Various at Taylor Wimpey
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Application Advice:

Any experience can be relevant, from writing, to office work, to sampling or working at events so be sure to make it clear that you can multitask and learn from others.

Interview Advice:

Ensure you are friendly and willing to get your hands dirty - the first job in PR is hard and you can end up doing all manner of random (but fun!) jobs so it's good to portray that in your interview, as well as a hunger to learn from others and develop your skills.

Senior Account Executive, Consumer & Brand at 3 Monkeys Zeno
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Application Advice:

Be confident and creative in your CV.

Interview Advice:

The role is all about working well across all departments. Be inclined to communicate with as many people as possible on the interview during the group stage in a manner which creates attention for yourself.

Graduate, Rotational at Taylor Wimpey
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Application Advice:

Ensure that you express yourself as a well rounded individual throughout each phase of the application process. This can be done by providing a variety of examples when highlighting your qualities and attributes. Remember that Taylor Wimpey appreciates that you are not going to have all the knowledge and skills of a house building expert from day one, however they are interested in candidates that have the "right frame of mind" to learn and develop, so focus on demonstrating this.
Please also research the company and its market (including competitors!) before a telephone/face to face interview as this can impress the interviewers. For the Assessment Day remember to be a team player and be ready to showcase your team playing capabilities.

Interview Advice:

Fundamentally be yourself in a professional and approachable capacity. If you can, some practise with friends or family can boost your confidence. You may be tasked with preparing material beforehand such as a presentation so should ensure that it is tailored to your style of working. Remember if you're given a task to do a presentation with the choice of 2 titles, the interviewers on the day are going to have seen numerous other candidates with the same facts and style of a standard power point. Therefore make yours interesting and interactive by trying to include references to facts unheard of and how those could potentially be relevant. This should help you stand out!

Finance Graduate, Finance at Taylor Wimpey
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Application Advice:

Take a breather and have a think about what you say before you say anything

Interview Advice:

Be yourself and don't try be something that you are not

Taylor Wimpey
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Interview Advice:

Know the company
Make your experiences relatable

Graduate, at Taylor Wimpey
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Application Advice:

Be yourself, be passionate and most of all be enthusiastic towards the opportunities ahead of you. Taylor Wimpey look at the people they employ in great detail which has created the great team ethos I have found in every office I have worked in to date.

Interview Advice:

Prepare in advance, be confident in what you are delivering and be engaging. A poorly prepared interview will be found out very quickly, a saying that always stuck with me is - "Prior preparation prevents poor performance"!

Question typically follow the general trend of your work experience to date, why you want this role etc... It's worth making sure you have a few questions to ask the interviewers as well. The interview involves a presentation, so make sure you are prepared as a previously said!

Graduate Managment Trainee, Land at Taylor Wimpey
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Application Advice:

Be yourself and present your best skill set through roles and responsibilities at work, university or playing sports.

Interview Advice:

Research the company well and show your passion for the industry. Also practice competency based questions such as when you took a risk, when you worked in a team and how you've overcome a problem.

Graduate, at Taylor Wimpey
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Application Advice:

Understand before you begin group activities or those on your own are what the assessors are trying to see. Often its not important to complete challenges but more about your ability to work in a team or under pressure. Be sociable as this is a very sociable company.

Interview Advice:

Be honest, you don't have to have wanted to work for Taylor Wimpey but show some enthusiasm for why it appeals to you right now. Read up on the company values and how the company has progressed.

Graduate Management Trainee, Land and Planning at Taylor Wimpey
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Application Advice:

Be clear in your experiences/achievements that could be related to succeeding in this role e.g. relationship building, technical capabilities, self confidence and motivation.

Interview Advice:

Be yourself, confident and have great knowledge of the company - be able to explain why you would fit into their culture and why you want to work for them.

Assessment Centre Tips
Group Task - Don't be afraid to voice an opinion/thought that doesn't go with what the rest of the team are saying.
Individual Task - Manage your time well so you don't feel panicked. Be confident, clear and concise.

Final Interview Tips
Practise so you feel comfortable with the task given. Have good knowledge of the company and how you can contribute relating to previous experiences.

Graduate Trainee, at Taylor Wimpey
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Application Advice:

As with many Graduate schemes, there are many stages which have to be passed. Taylor Wimpey are looking for Graduates with a genuine interest in the industry, so a strong covering letter is vital.

Interview Advice:

Assessment days are often hard to prepare for, so just be yourself.

The final interviews require preparation. Researching the company is key, but perhaps more importantly learning about the industry and the economic environment in which it operates will be most important. Be sure to have some strong questions ready, but which are based around the company, not the role.

Graduate Management Trainee, at Taylor Wimpey
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Interview Advice:

Just be yourself and showcase your personality & what you'll bring to the role.

Account Executive, Corporate at 3 Monkeys Zeno
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Application Advice:

Be organised, learn how to manage your time. Be confident, show your interest and ask questions when needed.

Interview Advice:

Be confident, stay calm. Be ready to talk about your portfolio, what projects challenged you the most and why. Know the company well and ask questions to show your interest!

Graduate Designer, Design at 3 Monkeys Zeno
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Application Advice:

Be yourself at interviews, the company are interested in personality as well as your CV.

Interview Advice:

I was asked about what my values were and encouraged to talk about my past experience in other jobs or parts of my life where I had used transferable skills.

Graduate Trainee, at Taylor Wimpey
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Application Advice:

Be open to moving to different places, whilst it may be outside your comfort zone, the opportunity to gain experience of how the business works across regions is extremely valuable.

Interview Advice:

Learn about the company as much as you can, past, present and future as well as the wider industry and market factors.

Taylor Wimpey
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Application Advice:

Be honest - if you are the right fit for the company & vice versa, this will shine through.

Interview Advice:

Keep calm and remember you've got this far for a reason.

Taylor Wimpey
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Application Advice:

Just be yourself, especially at the Group stages. Ask all the questions you have at the phone interview stage as well as on the group interview day.

Interview Advice:

Know your subject, it's likely to not be a strict presentation but more of a conversation so don't let it distract you.

Graduate, at Taylor Wimpey
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Application Advice:

Enjoy the process, be the best version of yourself, present yourself well and challenge yourself

Interview Advice:

Prepare a thorough presentation for your final interview, focus on yourself and your ability at the assessment centre

Graduate Trainee, at Taylor Wimpey
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Application Advice:

Make use of all your experience to tailor it to the job

Interview Advice:

Be yourself
Prepare
Look up the company's values

Graduate Trainee, at Taylor Wimpey
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Application Advice:

Be relaxed and be yourself.

Interview Advice:

Prepare what is asked of you. Be ready to take on advice and constructive criticism.

Graduate, Land at Taylor Wimpey
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Application Advice:

Highlight any content writing experience and emphasise your strengths.

Interview Advice:

Be yourself, speak confidently about yourself and research the company.

Junior Account Executive, Healthcare at 3 Monkeys Zeno
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Application Advice:

Concentrate on the application, don't rush it. You maybe applying to numerous schemes around the same time, however, it is essential to really tailor each application to the job you're applying for.

Interview Advice:

There will likely be numerous stages to the interview process; telephone interview, face to face interview, then maybe another face to face interview in the location you're likely to work, then perhaps an assessment day to follow. Make sure you have done the necessary preparation for each stage. I don't believe you need to massively stand out from the crowd when being interviewed, just present yourself in the best way possible and be confident.

Strategic Land Graduate, Strategic Land Graduate Scheme at Taylor Wimpey
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Application Advice:

Express yourself and your ability to try new challenges. Draw on your past experiences to show leadership and initiative.

Interview Advice:

Be confident in talking about your previous experiences and why they make you the right candidate for Taylor Wimpey. Be open minded to trying new things. Also know the company's values well, its aspiration and place in the market.

Graduate Management Trainee, at Taylor Wimpey
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Application Advice:

I'd advise to have extensive knowledge on how politics and economics can impact the housing market. Really understand the company structure, business plans and the company process for how it buys land to building houses. It's really important to be able to demonstrate you can work as part of a team, so figure how you can best contribute to a team exercise too.

Graduate, at Taylor Wimpey
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Application Advice:

Be yourself.

Interview Advice:

The interview process is long and has many stages, but persist with it as it is totally worth it. Interview questions were nothing out of the ordinary.

Graduate Management Trainee, at Taylor Wimpey
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Application Advice:

Be yourself and be personable. Taylor Wimpey has a great working culture, everyone I have met within the organisation are friendly but also extremely hard-working.

Interview Advice:

Do your research on the company and the industry, there is an abundance of information and opinions about the housebuilding industry. The government is investing in housing, attempting to rectify the housing crisis within the UK. This industry offers a great platform to build a long and successful career due to the need for housing in this country.

At final interview I was asked which area of the business I was interested in initially, so make sure you have researched these areas and what they do.

Graduate Management Trainee, at Taylor Wimpey
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Application Advice:

Make sure your CV is relevant, clear and concise.

Interview Advice:

Be confident in talking about your past experience and what your strengths are. If you talk more about the projects you've worked on, you can guide the conversation and you're talking about something you know inside out!

Snr Account Executive, Consumer and Brand at 3 Monkeys Zeno
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Application Advice:

Gain work experience to bolster your CV and research the group and the operating companies.

Interview Advice:

Be personable and confident. Embrace the team tasks and explore the ideas of others. Research the group and the operating companies.

Graduate Development Manager, Development at Berkeley Group
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Application Advice:

Be truthful and ensure that you can relate your experience to the workplace if asked.

Interview Advice:

Know the company, make sure you say something different so you stand out from other people.
Be confident, if you have a point make sure you convey that effectively.

Land graduate, Land at Berkeley Group
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Application Advice:

Research and know lots about their developments and their core values.

Interview Advice:

Know the Berkeley Vision, have lots of experience you can talk about, ask lots of questions and be interested and excited to learn.

Graduate Surveyor, Commercial at Berkeley Group
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Application Advice:

Be honest and thorough. Do your research.

Interview Advice:

Dress appropriately, be prepared to explain why you want to work for Berkeley (and only Berkeley).

Construction Graduate, Construction at Berkeley Group
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Application Advice:

Showing your personality is just as important as proving your competence.
Demonstrate that you have a passion for building communities.
Explain why you are interested in Berkeley Group in particular as opposed to just the property industry.

Interview Advice:

Prior to the interview visit a Berkeley Group site, as well as one of its competitors, to understand the Berkeley difference. Mentioning this will go a long way.
Have an awareness of recent news stories relating to the property industry.
Try to understand the structure of Berkeley Group , its subsidiaries and the difference between each of them in terms of the projects they work on.

Design and Development Graduate, Land and Planning at Berkeley Group
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Application Advice:

- Know the company.
- Industry knowledge.

Interview Advice:

- Be passionate.
- Do your research.
- Ask questions.

Development Graduate, Land at Berkeley Group
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Application Advice:

Research the company by going on the website and look what the company are looking for in their employees, and show how you have adopted these traits into your past experiences.

Interview Advice:

Be confident and relax. Show how you can work as a team by getting to know the others in the interview. Volunteer and share your ideas, but do not be overpowering or too forceful when working as part of a team. Make sure you ask those interviewing lots of interesting questions that will make you stand out.

Graduate, Construction at Berkeley Group
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Application Advice:

Don't be generic.

Attention to detail.

Interview Advice:

Don't be generic.

Land and Planning at Berkeley Group
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Application Advice:

Research and understand both the role and company

Interview Advice:

Be knowledgeable on, and prepared to talk about the company and industry in general.
Draw clear connections between your skills and role/company values/requirements.

Technical at Berkeley Group
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Application Advice:

Make sure you understand what the various departments do. Those studying Real Estate or property will most likely want to be in the Land and Development Team. Technical is mainly aimed at architect or engineering backgrounds. Commercial will be for Quantity Surveyors and Construction will be for people wanting to be site/project managers.

Interview Advice:

Understand the company ethos and aims. Look into the various developments that have been done so you have examples to use when backing up answers. Go visit one of the sales and marketing suites.

Land Graduate, at Search Companies
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Application Advice:

Visit some of the Berkeley developments to identify what makes them stand out from other developers.

Interview Advice:

Be aware of innovation across the property industry.

Berkeley Group
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Application Advice:

Be honest, show integrity and show a genuine passion for the industry.

Interview Advice:

Show the interviewer that you understand what sets Berkeley apart from the competition and the key company values which make Berkeley so successful.

Grduate Land Manager, Land and Planning at Berkeley Group
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Application Advice:

Have an appreciation of what it means to build a place, not just a building.
Emphasis Berkeley group examples of Kidbrooke Village and Woodberry Down

Interview Advice:

Just be pleasant and talkative to the other candidates.

Commercial Graduate, Commercial at Berkeley Group
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Application Advice:

Try and get any work experience you can

Interview Advice:

Try and speak about any experience you've had or why you are really interested in this role

Construction Graduate, Construction at Berkeley Group
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Application Advice:

Care about the company and the projects that it is working on and has done previously

Interview Advice:

ask plenty of questions to the interviewer to understand the role and company better

Land Graduate, Land & Planning (Development) at Berkeley Group
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Application Advice:

Read around what makes the company unique and specific examples of why you want to join Berkeley, not just work in property

Interview Advice:

Be confident but not over powering and loud. Make sure you ask sensible questions and listen to the answers and feedback.
Find a way to sell yourself, your experience and where you could add value in alternative ways - Not just stating it plainly (Eg. Incorporate it into flowing conversation)
Questions related to the business, projects, experience in other areas - not just work experience.

Land and Planning at Berkeley Group
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Application Advice:

Know the company very well

Interview Advice:

Show a good understanding of the Berkeley Group and what they stand for. Look into their existing/current project and talk about what you like about these.


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Application Advice:

Take your time and answer questions thoroughly.

Interview Advice:

Be very well prepared for anything that you might be asked.

Commercial Graduate, Commercial at Berkeley Group
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Application Advice:

Research the company's flagship developments.
Understand the unique culture of the company.

Interview Advice:

Be personable and able to communicate well with others in the group tasks.

Graduate, Construction at Berkeley Group
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Application Advice:

Research Berkeley Group.

Interview Advice:

Dress smart and make sure you have researched the company.

Commercial Graduate, Commercial Graduate at Berkeley Group
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Application Advice:

Ensure your CV is different to everybody else's.

Interview Advice:

Make sure you have researched the company and have some prepared questions to ask at the end of your interview.

Construction Graduate, Construction at Berkeley Group
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Application Advice:

Do your research on the company and make sure this is the industry you want to apply for. This company is not a consultancy however manages all of the consultants and contractors on a project.

Interview Advice:

Learn about the company and try to remember as much of the business ethics to showcase how you have encountered similar issues.

Technical Graduate, Technical at Berkeley Group
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Application Advice:

A distinct feature of this programme is the requirement to move office every six months. Although TW helps you with each move, it would be unwise to apply if you aren't comfortable with this. Don't worry if your degree is unrelated to construction/house building as long as you possess a sensible outlook and a willingness to learn. TW is looking for the right type of person regardless of technical know-how.

Interview Advice:

Taylor Wimpey has a great set of core values and tries to recognise the best in everyone. At an interview be prepared, be honest and be confident of yourself but be aware that you don't necessarily need to be the loudest person in the room to get noticed. With house building constantly featuring in the press (both good and bad), it would be a good idea to make sure you have an up to date knowledge of current industry news which you could link to TW. An idea of the business model could also be helpful.

Graduate Management Trainee, at Taylor Wimpey
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Application Advice:

Be yourself throughout the application process. Allow your personality to shine through, everyone has good academics but not everyone has an engaging personality!

Interview Advice:

Be confident and be yourself.

Trainee Solicitor, at Mishcon de Reya
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Application Advice:

Don't focus on niche areas that attract you to the firm, spend more time on the broader areas as these drive the business.

Interview Advice:

Prepare thoroughly and when in there, fight your corner and show some spirit.

Trainee Solicitor, Corporate (4th seat) at Mishcon de Reya
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Application Advice:

Be yourself, don't be afraid to show that you have an independent voice or can stand up and make decisions for yourself. This firm prides itself on being a bit different so show why you are not a cookie-cutter lawyer. This doesn't mean you don't know about the commercial reality of the world that we live in, but be aware of how your non-legal experience can shape your thinking.

Interview Advice:

Be yourself - the firm looks for collegiate, collaborative thinkers rather than people who will trample over others to get to where they want to be. Be a person that your interviewer would be happy to share an office with.

Trainee Solicitor, Property Litigation at Mishcon de Reya
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Application Advice:

Be creative and stand out from the crowd. Mishcon offers much more variety and opportunity than the big corporate firms and your application needs to show that you are aware of what makes Mishcon stand out. If you yearn for the brutal hours and corporate world of huge international transactions, this may not be the place for you.

Interview Advice:

Don't be afraid to show some personality.

Graduate Role, at Mishcon de Reya
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Application Advice:

Know the firm, know its values and be yourself.

Trainee Solicitor, Corporate at Mishcon de Reya
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Application Advice:

Answer the question asked in the application form, choose a development to talk about that is different- has done something unique e.g. the bees at one tower bridge.

Interview Advice:

Research Berkeley Group in particular their developments and their visions and values. Our Vision is the backbone of the business you will be asked about this throughout and asked to do a presentation on one of their commitments.

Sustainability Graduate, Sustainability at Berkeley Group
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Application Advice:

Do your research about the company and the wider sector, and be confident about your answers.

Interview Advice:

Turn up with time to spare, dress appropriately, and have some prepared answers in your head.

Berkeley Group
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Application Advice:

Be yourself. Make sure you know what kind of firm you want to work for.

Interview Advice:

General commercial questions. About previous work experience. Very specific questions about activities and hobbies.

Trainee, Corporate at Mishcon de Reya
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Application Advice:

Research current Berkeley projects and if possible visit a few in person.

Graduate Technical, Technical at Berkeley Group
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Application Advice:

While candidates need to have the necessary qualifications it is important to demonstrate a passion for something not necessarily within the law but that motivates and drives you. For example, if you have an interest in sport or something within the community.

Interview Advice:

In the interview, I was asked situational questions and asked how I would respond to various ethical situations.
It is a good idea to have a good grasp on commercial awareness and how it applies to a legal situation.
You should have a good knowledge of the firm and how the different departments interact with each other.

Trainee Solicitor, Employment at Mishcon de Reya
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Application Advice:

Be passionate about making money.

Recruitment Consultant, MS -Technology Recruitment at Harvey Nash
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Application Advice:

Be honest and true to yourself about the type of firm you wish to work at and if you're happy being pushed outside of your comfort zone.

Interview Advice:

Have a passion and don't be afraid to talk about it.

Trainee Solicitor, Private Tax at Mishcon de Reya
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Application Advice:

- Think outside the box
- Voice your opinions (within reason!) and have a view
- Be enthusiastic

Interview Advice:

- Don't be shy
- Believe in your own opinions
- Apply yourself to the situations in questions
- Talk about interesting topics other than the law

Trainee Solicitor, Incentives at Mishcon de Reya
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Application Advice:

Make sure you can adapt to a fast pace, challenging role.

Team Administrator, Admin at Harvey Nash
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Application Advice:

Do your research and read the questions fully when answering the questions online.

Interview Advice:

Dress smart and make sure you know about the company.

Graduate Quantity Surveyor, Commercial at Berkeley Group
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Application Advice:

Be passionate about Berkeley Group and what they do, understand their developments and their ethos. Understand Our Vision and the companies culture and values.

Interview Advice:

Go and visit a Berkeley development, understand the product and what sets Berkeley apart from their competitors.

Finance Analyst, Finance at Berkeley Group
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Application Advice:

Be passionate about Berkeley Group and what they do, understand their developments and their ethos. Understand Our Vision and the companies culture and values.

Interview Advice:

Go and visit a Berkeley development, understand the product and what sets Berkeley apart from their competitors.

Finance Analyst, Finance at Berkeley Group
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Application Advice:

Research the company.

Interview Advice:

- Dress Smart.
- Understand the structure of the business.

Technical Graduate, Technical at Berkeley Group
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Application Advice:

Visit some of Berkeley's developments before you interview, show an actual interest in the company.

Interview Advice:

You are interviewing the company just as much as they are interviewing you. This is your chance to find out if it will be a good fit for you at the company. Take that chance and find out what you can about them.

Quantity Surveying, Commercial at Berkeley Group
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Application Advice:

It is a role where you have to work hard and take responsibility from the start but a great team environment where people are keen to help. Very enjoyable but you have to know what you are getting into.

Interview Advice:

Be honest, don't try to give the answers you think the interviewers are expecting, but do your research about the company and recruitment

Senior Business Consultant, Finance and Banking at Harvey Nash
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Application Advice:

Be confident when you go in, they're happy to look at people with any experience. Your time to show you are fit for the role will be in the interview. Show you're resilient and an approachable person.

Interview Advice:

Tell us a time you had to be resilient?

Trainee Consultant, Finance and Banking at Harvey Nash
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Application Advice:

Research into the company and what they do.

Interview Advice:

Why do you want to be part of Berkeley?

Land Graduate, Land at Berkeley Group
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Application Advice:

Be yourself in the interview, as a lot of hiring someone is based on personality.

Interview Advice:

Learn what Harvey Nash do in detail and our unique selling points.

Recruitment Consultant, Finance & Banking at Harvey Nash
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Application Advice:

Personality and transferable skills are more important than previous experience largely, as you will need to be trained in most things anyway.

Contracts and Compliance Executive, Contracts and Compliance at Harvey Nash
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Interview Advice:

Be yourself, honest and open.
Do your research on the company.
Show your true personality.

Associate Consultant, at Harvey Nash
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Application Advice:

Research recruitment itself as thoroughly as possible, it isn't for everyone but if you are interested in it, then Harvey Nash are a great company.

Interview Advice:

Research recruitment, they will make sure you have the personality and drive to stick with recruitment so the more knowledgeable and prepared you sound - the better you will fair. Don't be afraid if you don't have any experience within Technology (or the specialism you are interviewing for) - they know you will learn this on the way.

Recruitment Consultant, at Harvey Nash
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Application Advice:

Be honest and open.

Interview Advice:

Communication is key, allow the discussion to gather momentum and always be honest while continuing the conversation.

Consultant, IT at Harvey Nash
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Application Advice:

Highlight any commercial experience in your application, as well as extra curricular activities you've taken part in such as team sports.

Interview Advice:

Relax, be yourself in the interview and make sure they can see your ambition and personality.

Senior Researcher, Birmingham IT Leadership at Harvey Nash
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Application Advice:

Make sure you know every detail about what recruitment involves on a daily basis as it is not the right industry for everyone.

Interview Advice:

Make sure you do background reading about the company and ensure that this comes across in the interview. Prepare properly by asking yourself all the difficult questions to answer. Apply answers with relevant examples from your educational/extra-curricular/working life experiences.

Try to find the balance of being confident, coherent and knowledgeable.

Associate Consultant, Permanent Recruitment at Harvey Nash
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Application Advice:

It is a thorough but enjoyable recruitment process.

Recruitment Consultant, at Harvey Nash
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Application Advice:

Research the organisation and a bit about recruitment. Ensure you understand that it is going to be hard work at the start but they offer good training and support throughout. You should be confident and able to talk to people.

Interview Advice:

Ask about the specific office culture, expectations and training opportunities.

Resourcer, IT at Harvey Nash
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Application Advice:

The application can sometimes take a while, however off the back of that the company hire the right people and fully support new starters with all the resources they have. So stick with it even if it's slower compared to other companies. It's worth it in the long run.

Interview Advice:

Be open and honest and do your research on the business. If you are coming through assessments then take the opportunity to make yourself stand out.

Talent Acquisition Consultant, at Harvey Nash
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Application Advice:

Tell them exactly what you are looking for and they will be honest about whether they can provide you with that type of role in their team.

Interview Advice:

Prepare on current affairs too, as they want to see you can hold a broad conversation.

Managing Consultant, Recruiting at Harvey Nash
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Application Advice:

Focus on your love for writing, but don't stress the creative element as this role is not a 'creative writing' job.

Bid Writer, Group Client Development at Harvey Nash
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Application Advice:

Prepare for your interview!

Interview Advice:

There were a lot of challenges posed for the interview that luckily I had prepared for before my interview. I had learnt the hard way that turning up to an interview unprepared was only going to end one way! I desperately wanted the job with Harvey Nash and revised so hard that I was more confident in the interview and got the job.
Definitely the best advice I could give.

, at Harvey Nash
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Application Advice:

I would advise future applicants to research recruitment as a career, not just a graduate job.

Secondly, I think future applicants should shop around - visit different companies and see what their company culture is like. Look at websites to see honest reviews of working life, projects and salaries.

Interview Advice:

Make sure to look at and practice answering competency based questions.

Use interview answer techniques i.e. STAR.

Come to each interview with prepared questions and research.

Research your interviewers.

Recruitment Consultant, at Harvey Nash
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Application Advice:

Be prepared for a lot of work and learning on the job.

Interview Advice:

Confidence and quick thinking.

Contracts Administrator, Contracts and Compliance at Harvey Nash
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Application Advice:

Do your research!

Interview Advice:

Really read through the website and get a solid understanding of Harvey Nash.

Bid Writer, Client Engagement at Harvey Nash
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Application Advice:

Go into the role with an open mind, a proactive mindset and the willingness to succeed.

Interview Advice:

Be ambitious, focused and driven - being money motivated also helps.

Trainee Talent Acquisition Consultant, Talent Acquisition at Harvey Nash
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Application Advice:

Go for Mortimer Spinks, they're very different from Harvey Nash, but in my opinion, are much better.

Interview Advice:

Prepare! Read up on recruitment if you don't understand the role, show a real passion and drive in the interview and let the interviewers get to know you as a person - this is very important to them.

Recruitment Consultant, Mortimer Spinks at Harvey Nash
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Application Advice:

Read the questions and answer what is asked when applying. Understand Berkeley Group and their core values and developments.

Interview Advice:

Small intimate assessment centres with direct access to directors. Understand Berkeley and their vision and know the developments they are building. If you have the chance visit one of their sales and marketing suites.

Commercial Graduate, Commercial at Berkeley Group
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Application Advice:

Get some experience outside of your degree, show that you are an interesting person.

Interview Advice:

Be yourself, show a passion for the industry. If you can get your interviewers to start treating it almost as a chat rather than an interview then it's a good thing.

Quantity Surveyor, Commercial at Berkeley Group
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Application Advice:

- Research the company thoroughly. It is a client side firm and operates completely differently from the large consultancy firms that many university students are encouraged to apply for.
- Candidates should have a clear idea why they applied to a clien

Interview Advice:

- Why Berkeley?
- Which of our developments do you like and why?
- Why is Berkeley different?
- Sustainability/ Placemaking

Development Graduate, Berkeley Homes Central London at Berkeley Group
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Application Advice:

Be approachable and friendly, the role will include client-side responsibility so you should indicate a sociable side yet also a matureness to represent the company to the required standards.

Interview Advice:

Understand particular Berkeley sites and developments. Do your homework on the company ideology behind homebuilding and their vision.

Graduate Surveyor, at Berkeley Group
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Application Advice:

The group structure can be confusing at first and whilst this is important, getting to know the specific developments and duties your role would entail within the operating company you are applying for is key. It also goes without saying that a good knowledge of the house building industry is a clear benefit.

Interview Advice:

The person interviewing you needs to know you are someone who is professional but mostly a sociable person who likes to get involved. After all, you do have to spend each day together in the office.

Graduate Surveyor, at Berkeley Group
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Application Advice:

Understand the companies values under Our Vision and be able to show practical as well as theoretical abilities.

Interview Advice:

Dress to impress. Try to find out which department heads are interviewing you and understand the angle they might be coming from.

Sustainability Advisor, Sustainability at Berkeley Group
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Application Advice:

Make sure you do a sandwich placement if there is one available on your degree!

Find out about the company before applying.

Interview Advice:

Turn up with practical examples of what you can do.

Assistant Site Manager, London at Berkeley Group
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Application Advice:

Look into the Berkeley culture as it is very unique and doesn't fit all.

Graduate Development Manager, Land at Berkeley Group
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Application Advice:

Do you homework on Berkeley; culture, products and office life.

Interview Advice:

Talk through constraints on site. Have an opinion on the design of buildings. Do your homework!

Graduate Development Manager, Land at Berkeley Group
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Application Advice:

Keep up to date with the residential land market in London and Berkeley Group sites.

Interview Advice:

Try to be informed on current planning issues as well.

Land Buyer, Land at Berkeley Group
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Application Advice:

Be prepared to be committed to the job. Commitment and a work-hard ethic will prove to be successful.

Berkeley Group
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Application Advice:

Be simple, honest and energetic.

Interview Advice:

Meaning of PACE.

Graduate Civil Engineer, Highways at Amey
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Application Advice:

Be proactive and honest in the interviews.

Interview Advice:

Honesty is the best policy.

Management Graduate, Derby at Amey
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Application Advice:

Ensure your CV matches the role what you are applying for.

Interview Advice:

Relax and enjoy - It's an opportunity to show what you know.

Graduate Engineer, HIghways at Amey
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Application Advice:

Be yourself and prepare well for the interview. Be confident and be open with the interviewer about yourself and what your hopes are for your career and smile!

Interview Advice:

What is your 5 year plan?
What are Amey's challenges?
What demotivates you?
What do you do for fun/makes you happy?
How do you deal with stress/time management?

HSEQ, HSEQ at Amey
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Application Advice:

Focus on what you have learnt from experiences - make sure you are self aware.

Interview Advice:

'Tell me a joke'.

Management Graduate, Facilities Management at Amey
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Application Advice:

Be honest, apply all your experience from jobs and volunteering etc. to give examples of why you would a) fit into the company and add value b) why you'd be suitable for the role you're applying for.

Management Graduate, Local Government at Amey
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Application Advice:

Be open minded and enthusiastic.
Research Amey.

Interview Advice:

Understand what Amey is about and how you can fit.
What areas are your weaknesses in?

Management Graduate, Bidding at Amey
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Application Advice:

Good role to start your career and gain experience with perspective of rotating department or change company after a while, not remaining for so long in your comfort zone.

Interview Advice:

Prepare and review technical knowledge in accordance with the area of expertise you are applying for.

Graduate Civil Engineer, Rail design at Amey
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Application Advice:

Learn the Amey values and match them to your experiences. Learn how to answer competency based questions.

Interview Advice:

Use the STAR technique when answering questions. Try to use personal, academic and professional examples.

Project Manager, Project Management at Amey
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Application Advice:

First appearance, so look smart.

Highways Graduate, Highways at Amey
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Interview Advice:

Interviews are about selling yourself and not what you can regurgitate from a website or a text book.

Graduate Engineer, Birmingham at Amey
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Application Advice:

Be interesting/different, outgoing and show a desire to learn and succeed. Be confident and happy to get your opinion across.

Interview Advice:

You are in the interview try to bring something interesting or unique that not everybody does. Something that shows both your drive but isn't your run of the mill experience.

Procedure Manager, at Amey
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Application Advice:

Prior summer placements are beneficial however not absolutely necessary.

Interview Advice:

Be aware of your key transparent competencies.

Graduate Engineer, Structures at Amey
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Application Advice:

Do whatever you want to do, have a passion, if you are not happy in one role find another in the same company or another. Ask the appropiate questions in the interview.

Interview Advice:

Will I receive any support in the ICE?
What kind of training will I receive?
Will I rotate department or role?

Graduate Engineer, Utility Services at Amey
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Application Advice:

Take time to research the company and know what you want.

Graduate civil engineer, Highways maintenance at Amey
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Application Advice:

Be yourself. At Amey people value personality and your opinions. Don't be scared to ask what seems like a silly question because sometimes the simple questions need asking and get overlooked.

Interview Advice:

Be true to yourself when answering questions. Do not think what you feel might be the right 'management' answer. Answer truthfully and don't overthink what you think might be what they want to hear. Sometimes just being yourself and putting yourself out there will be enough.

Principle Operations Manager, FM at Amey
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Application Advice:

Be clear about what you want to achieve, not just what you want to offer.

Interview Advice:

Be honest about your experience, where you want your career to go and how that will help the company.

Graduate Engineer, Civil Engineering at Amey
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Application Advice:

Be confident and don't be afraid to ask for specific work.

Interview Advice:

Familiarise yourself with Bending Moment Diagrams.

Graduate Engineer, Structures at Amey
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Interview Advice:

Be yourself.

Graduate Civil Engineer, ITS at Amey
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Application Advice:

Be very confident but be yourself. Prepare yourself time and time again and ensure you know the company to your best extent.

Remain focused but also be flexible and adaptable to the changing needs of the business and your particular role.

Interview Advice:

Why Amey?

Business Growth Co-Ordinator, Local Government at Amey
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Application Advice:

To show your enthusiasm to take on challenges. It is important to be willing to take on work or opportunities that may feel out of reach. It will be the best place to learn and develop.

Interview Advice:

The scheme is not only about academic success but how you interact with people. Make sure you show your personality and you can get on well with a diverse range of people.

Management Graduate, at Amey
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Application Advice:

Be yourself, gain some relevant work experience and research the company thoroughly.

Interview Advice:

It is important to be yourself and demonstrate something unique that you could bring to Amey.

, Central Government and Utilities at Amey
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Application Advice:

Having the right attitude is key. If you have the right attitude, are ambitious and willing to work hard Amey will provide you with all the training and resources to be successful and grow your career. There is a great network of graduates and senior managers to help guide and mentor you, however be prepared to challenge yourself, step outside your comfort zone and drive you towards your goals.

There are no limits on the Management Development Programme - with support from experienced senior leaders and the structured development Amey offers; passionate, driven individuals will flourish and really be able to direct their own career.

Interview Advice:

Be prepared to be challenged!
Be yourself; assessors can see straight through you if you are putting on a front.
Be personable
Enjoy the day.

, at Amey
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Application Advice:

Be prepared to work on a lot of different projects/schemes in different roles and to adapt quickly to new environments.

Interview Advice:

Be confident, eager to learn, know what you want to achieve from your time in the business and able to identify and learn from your mistakes.

Graduate Engineer, Structures at Amey
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Application Advice:

Ensure you research Amey's values and current projects. Knowledge of target zero policy is also crucial.

Graduate Engineer, Structures at Amey
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Interview Advice:

Prepare bending moment diagrams.

Graduate Engineer, Strucutre Consultant team at Amey
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Application Advice:

Geographical mobility is essential.

Interview Advice:

Understanding the different services Amey provides will help reflect your interest in the business.

Management Graduate, at Amey
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Application Advice:

Research the company.
Know your specialism.
Research DMRB and WebTAG and EIA regulations.
Know where to find EU, UK, devolved administration, and local environmental regulations and rules.
Be open to learning new things.

Interview Advice:

We're not boring people, and we're not out to stop things being done on environmental grounds; we're always looking for the best and most sympathetic way to acheive the project goals. So be open and friendly, honest about your abilities, and be positive about the potential work.

Graduate Environmentalist, Environmental at Amey
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Interview Advice:

To know which department you are applying for and be prepared for a basic technical test.

Graduate Civil Engineer, Bridge assessment at Amey
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Application Advice:

- Take time with questions and make sure that you align your strengths to what they are looking for.
- Don't think that you are in competition at the Assessment centre as each are scored individually by each examiner and make sure you work collaborative

Programme Manager, Central Government and Utilites at Amey
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Application Advice:

Positive attitude.

Interview Advice:

Questions about courses at the University.

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Application Advice:

Be certain that you want to work in an environment which is not very active and quite removed from the actual physical engineering. This is an office job which would suit an individual who is quiet and methodical and enjoys working mostly alone in a solitary sense.

Interview Advice:

Ensure you research the company and what it is they do. Also what the role requires day to day.
Make sure that you are technically capable and practice any fundamental engineering methods of analysis and problem solving.

Graduate Engineer, Consulting and Stategic Infrastructure at Amey
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Application Advice:

Keep it clear and concise. No waffle.

Interview Advice:

Ensure you know what the company does and what work they have recently be involved in. You do not need to know all the fine details, you will be able to learn all that when you get the job. Knowing what services the company provide is very important.

Grduate Civil Engineer, Construction & Stragetic Infrastructure at Amey
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Application Advice:

Choose a path within the geotechnical industry that best suits your skill set, i.e. if you prefer site work and being outside then focus on planning and implementation of GI, also try the design aspects at an early stage to see if it suits you.

If applying to become a geotechnical engineer I would suggest working as an engineering geologist for a year or so at a smaller contractor firm to gain the practical on site experience which will benefit you when planning ground Investigation works in the future. Or at least gain work experience in this sector prior to application.

Interview Advice:

Be honest with experience, let the employer know that you intend to try all aspects of the role and that both design and site work interests you, make it clear that you are willing to work outside on site potentially at weekends or night shifts.

Graduate Geotechnical Engineer, Geotechnical at Amey
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Application Advice:

Answer questions thoroughly and apply the STAR (Situation, Task, Action and Result) structure.

Interview Advice:

Undertake extensive research about the company and industry.
Role plays to determine how you deal with and react to difficult situations.
Demonstrating how you behave in teams.
Why Amey?
Why should we employ you?

Management Graduate, Commercial at Amey
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Application Advice:

This is one of the best places to develop yourself as a person and an engineer.

Interview Advice:

Be honest.
Let them know you want to work here and become Chartered.
Ask questions about the company/team so they can see that you are really interested in working there.

Graduate Civil Engineer, Civils/Consulting & Strategic Infrastructure at Amey
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Application Advice:

This role requires very niche technical knowledge and candidates must have a sound basis in mathematics, spoken and written English, as well as Microsoft office computer software as a bare minimum.

Technical knowledge in Transport Planning, Town Planning, Sustainability, Transport Modelling, Auto CAD and Road Safety are all excellent skills.

Interview Advice:

Research the company website online, learn the key principals and mantra.

Research the sector that you apply for i.e. Transport Planning and be prepared to answer questions regarding the application of specific software or procedures for carrying out tasks.

Be prepared to answer questions regarding the step by step process of a job, from its inception, through to managing costs, communication channels, site visits and delivery.

Graduate Transport Planner, Transport Planning at Amey
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Application Advice:

Be prepared to get stuck in. It is a fantastic opportunity to develop as a manager and a strong career plan. However, if you are not up for a challenge and make the most of the opportunity you may struggle.

Interview Advice:

Act natural and where possible demonstrate your passion for the industry and learn. I think there is a particular section of the assessment process which really splits the good from the bad, so make sure you prepare and understand what it means to be a manager in line with the Amey values.

Management graduate, at Amey
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Application Advice:

Amey's recruitment HR is very responsive and efficient. Research the company prior to the interview and show your interest in which business sector you would like to work in.

Interview Advice:

How I found out about this position? Why would I choose Amey? What do you know about Amey? What's your 5 year plan?

Graduate civil engneer, Utilities at Amey
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Application Advice:

1. Be honest.
2. Demonstrate each skill you mention.
3. Make it interesting and distinct from others.

Interview Advice:

1. Stay calm and do your research.
2. No need to stress about any of the interviews because so long as you've done your homework and demonstrated skills for the position applied - interviewers are extremely friendly and helpful.

Management Graduate, Lichfield at Amey
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Application Advice:

- Be prepared, do your research.
- Elaborate on points and be honest.

Interview Advice:

- Be yourself, the Management programme takes candidates from all backgrounds and they really want to get to know you, and how you would fit into the business.
- Be confident but not over powering.
- Embrace the other canditates at the assessment centre

Management Graduate, Commercial at Amey
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Application Advice:

Candidates need to be organised and motivated to enable them to work both individually and in a team being accountable for their own work. Provide examples of achievements you feel can be related to working in an organisation, such as Amey.

Interview Advice:

Prepare and research the organisation (Structure, Board of Directors, Divisional Breakdown, Latest News, Key Figures). Most will be nervous, take your time, the interviewers fully understand you will be nervous and appreciate you taking your time to provide the answer. Prepare some form of joke. (You will need to make the interviewer laugh.)

Graduate Project Manager, Consulting Project Management Team at Amey
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Application Advice:

Make your application easy to read through by signposting your answers and reducing waffle.

Interview Advice:

Be yourself and think about what may set you apart from other candidates. What demonstrates your drive and ambition?

Commercial Graduate, Commercial at Amey
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Application Advice:

Be ready for competency based questions related to the position.

Interview Advice:

Read the company objectives.

Graduate Civil Engineer, Structures at Amey
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Application Advice:

Be honest and get someone to proof read anything that you have written.

Interview Advice:

Dress well, make eye contact and be honest. During the interview I was asked about my qualifications and previous experience. You should be able to elaborate and answer questions on both these things. Finally, the interviewers showed interest in my hobbies outside of work so don't be afraid to tell them since they might be interested in the same thing.

Graduate Civil Engineer, Consulting and Strategic Infrastructure at Amey
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Application Advice:

I would advice them not to apply if they are in search of a job just for the salary. They should literally be passionate about engineering.

Interview Advice:

Be themselves.

Graduate Engineer, Consulting Rail at Amey
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Application Advice:

Make sure you tailor your CV to the job you are applying in terms of experience and relevant qualifications.
Also be sure to research or prepare some technical knowledge in regards to the job you are applying for.

Interview Advice:

Research the company, services they provide and core values which they believe makes them better as a company, i.e. collaborative.

Graduate Engineer, CEFA assessment team at Amey
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Application Advice:

For Graduate Engineers:

- Show enthusiasm and interest in the topic you are applying to. Demonstrate you know what projects are involved and why that is exciting to you.
- Show how the role in Amey can help you with your career progress in terms of ICE Chartership.
- Study the Amey values and think about how you can contribute to them.
- Demonstrate how Amey's Health and Safety policies adhere with you.

Interview Advice:

For Graduate Engineers:

- Be your enthusiastic self.
- Know your Health and Safety regulations and CDM 2015. Read about Amey's Target zero policy.
- Know how you want your career to progress in terms of ICE Chartership, knowing the ICE attributes helps.
- Study the Amey values and think about how you might contribute to them.
- Make sure your written English is readable and concise.
- For structures candidates, know your shear force and bending moment diagrams.

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Application Advice:

Engineering is not a walk in the park, it gets tough and you have to be able to manage your time properly. Amey has team of engineers of different engineering disciplines such as structures, highways, geotechnical, rail and I can go on. So be sure the job you are applying for is what you would like to do.

Interview Advice:

Be sure to brush up on your technical knowledge and also be yourself.

Graduate Structural Engineer, Highway Structures at Amey
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Application Advice:

Amey is a reputable company to work for and they provide a good set of benefits, as well as opportunity for graduates to get into work.

Interview Advice:

Research area you are applying for to gain background knowledge of how Amey is influential within that area.

Show confidence and speak clearly, show you are enthusiastic.

Graduate transport planner, Transport planning at Amey
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Application Advice:

Stand out by adding University awards and relevant experience gained from hobbies/activities that would apply to a job within the company.

Interview Advice:

Research company history and why you want to be a part of the company. Revise some basic fundamental structural calculations.

Graduate Engineer, Structures/Bridges at Amey
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Application Advice:

Research on company and division.

Graduate Electrical Engineer, Power at Amey
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Application Advice:

Work on your CV for each application as you may want to stand out on some specific skills which are required for the job.

Interview Advice:

Go through your CV as many times as needed before the interview to make sure there are not gaps and do not forget anything. This also helps to talk calmer and with confidence.

Being oneself, confident and show interest to work your way up.

Specific roles might need preparation of knowledge previously acquired in the university such us structures calculation.

Graduate Engineer, Bridge Assessments at Amey
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Application Advice:

They should like to work on schemes that require not just technical skills but interpersonal skills.
This is a perfect position to learn about all the process because you have to deal with everything, design, programme, budget ...

Interview Advice:

Just be yourself and be sure that you like the vacancy that you are applying for.

Graduate Engineer, Consulting at Amey
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Application Advice:

Be confident and flexible.

Assistand PM, at Amey
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Application Advice:

- Be yourself. Everyone I've met at Amey are very genuine and being yourself is highly valued.

Interview Advice:

- Read up on the company objectives and values. The company does live by them.

Graduate Environmentalist, Environment & Sustainability at Amey
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Application Advice:

Take your time over your application, make sure your CV and covering letter are up to date and relevant to the company and job, and really think about your answers to the online application form questions. Be willing to become chartered with the ICE - state this in your application. Relate to the values of the company, relate to the job. Give examples of skills and knowledge gained and how.

Interview Advice:

Know your CV and covering letter inside out and be ready to talk about anything you've written, in detail. Be honest. Be polite. It's completely okay to be nervous. Show your willingness to become chartered with the ICE. Know about Construction Design and Management (CDM) regulations. Know about the company, know about the job, ask questions about these. Know about Amey's values; PACE (Progressive, Accountable, Collaborative, Effective).

Graduate Engineer, at Amey
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Application Advice:

Include all relevant experience as every bit is crucial and will be taken into consideration.

Interview Advice:

Know about the company you are applying for and the projects they are involved with and how you could benefit them. Make sure and be yourself.

Graduate Engineer, Consulting and Strategic Infrastructure at Amey
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Application Advice:

Think about why you want to join Amey and how that fits into how you are as an individual as well as how Amey can match your career aspiraitons. You will be asked to provide a short paragraph on several questions, so take your time and really think about it. I completed my application over 3 days.

Interview Advice:

Prepare! Make sure you know what Amey do and can communicate it effectively over the telephone interview. You will also be asked some curveball questions so be prepared for them too. The assessment day is fantastic; it really puts you through your paces and makes you exercise everything you'll need to be good at this role. But above all, be yourself.

Management Graduate, Central Government at Amey
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Application Advice:

When applying for a job within Amey it is important that you reflect that you understand and follow Amey values the same as your awareness for H&S high priority for the company.

Interview Advice:

Just be yourself, they are not looking for a certain type of candidate, they just want to know where and how you would fit within the organisation, as variety of profiles makes the company rich in skills and capabilities.

Management Graduate – Operations Manager, Local Government at Amey
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Application Advice:

Look for local opportunities as well as group wide graduate programme.

Graduate Engineer, Consulting at Amey
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Application Advice:

Show enthusiasm.
Research company before hand.
Show ability to be collaborative.

Interview Advice:

Research technical areas as they often ask questions on this.
Think of scenarios in which you've made a mistake, had to make a difficult decision etc. Talk about how you handled the situation and what you learnt from this.

Graduate Engineer, Highways Structures at Amey
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Application Advice:

Answer the Questions honestly.
Do some background research into the Company.

Interview Advice:

Be Confident.
Don't plan too much as it may come across as unnatural.
Make sure you listen and actually answer the question asked.
Try to keep answers concise.

Management Graduate, at Amey
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Application Advice:

Make sure you understand the hours involved, the work isn't difficult but it requires a lot of hard work. Must be resilient and have confidence to keep picking up the phone.

Interview Advice:

Confidence is key, don't fabricate anything as you will be found out

Consultant, at Radley Green
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Application Advice:

Have a broad spectrum of extra-curricular activities and try and gain some work-experience beforehand.

Interview Advice:

Revise your structural analysis modules if applying for a structures job.

Graduate Engineer, Structures at Amey
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Application Advice:

Carry out as much research about the company beforehand and tailor your application to this. Think about the key challenges facing the business and the industry.

Interview Advice:

Don't try and put on an act to be someone who you think the employer is looking for.

Management Graduate, Business Development at Amey
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Application Advice:

All work experience is relevant.

Interview Advice:

Be passionate.

Trainee Solicitor, Private Tax at Mishcon de Reya
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Application Advice:

It's all about your attitude. Drive and willingness to go and get what you want is the key ingredient and Amey will support you.

Interview Advice:

Again, focus on the personality and attitude you are conveying - that is key.

Market Analyst, Strategy at Amey
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Application Advice:

There will be something to suit everyone. If you make the most of opportunities and show willing your colleagues will support you and help you progress.

Graduate Civil Engineer, Highways at Amey
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Application Advice:

As long as you demonstrate that you're a hard worker and keen to learn Amey will give you the opportunity to develop.

Interview Advice:

Learn about the company values, the name of the CEO and a little company history.

Business Improvement Graduate, Local Government at Amey
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Application Advice:

A lot of it is dependent on which scheme you are going for. Research the company and the main competitors. Prepare examples for the company's core values.

Interview Advice:

Be confident but not aggressively so. Have a sound knowledge of Amey's core principles and main competitors as well as knowledge of all Amey's divisions and variety of work. Particular focus should be given to the Target Zero campaign for Health and Safety.

Business Improvement Graduate, Performance and Operations at Amey
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Application Advice:

Research the Amey values and corporate objectives and see where your current experience / views align to these.

Interview Advice:

Be confident and well prepared. Ensure you have a general understanding of the companies activities and business structure.

Work with other applicants in a positive way.

Management Graduate, Various at Amey
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Application Advice:

The application process is all about who you are as a person, it does not matter what it says on your CV or what degree you did. Amey are looking for Graduates who are determined and of the type of character that they feel will fit in the best in the company.

Interview Advice:

Tell me a joke.

Project Manager, KeolisAmey at Amey
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Application Advice:

It is essential to demonstrate you have clearly defined career objectives and are able to show your understanding of Amey, it's markets, as well as what you can bring to the organisation.

Assessment centres are challenging but it is important that you show confidence, are able to adapt in professional scenarios and show a drive and motivation to help Amey to continue to be successful.

Management Graduate, at Amey
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Application Advice:

Be yourself. Be confident and be honest.

Interview Advice:

Who have your worked for?
What experience do you have?
Where do you see yourself in TW?

Graduate Management Trainee, Leicester at Taylor Wimpey
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Application Advice:

If you work hard you will succeed.

Interview Advice:

Why do you want this job?

Manager, at Radley Green
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Application Advice:

Have a good understanding of Recruitment and the industry sector.

Interview Advice:

Be confident, and have a good understanding of why you want to get into Recruitment. Never come across cocky, and show as much personality as possible.

Consultant, at Radley Green
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Application Advice:

Anyone who wants to apply to work at RG, should be really enthusiastic, ambitious, competitive, ready to work long hours and money driven.

Interview Advice:

Do your research, able to demonstrate tenacity and hard work, articulate well, show a good sense of humour, show confidence and social skills.

Office Manager, at Radley Green
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Application Advice:

- Be yourself.
- Be present during the interview.
- Do your research on the business, industry and sectors we operate in.

Recruitment Consultant, Accounting & Finance at Radley Green
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Application Advice:

Research - the industry, the current trends in the market, the share price, the website has a lot of content, use it and know it really well.
Own experiences - use your experiences from work, university, clubs, volunteering, personal experiences.

Interview Advice:

Be Yourself - Taylor Wimpey look for a well rounded person, with passion, drive and enthusiasm. You do not need to be an expert in the industry, the graduate scheme teaches you everything you need to know.
Always be over prepared.

Graduate Management Trainee, Rotational Business at Taylor Wimpey
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Application Advice:

Be honest and yourself during the application process as this is really important to them.

Graduate Management Trainee, at Taylor Wimpey
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Interview Advice:

Be prepared to interpret a range of spectra and data from solid state analysis e.g. DSC, TGA, VT-XRPD.

Scientist, at Johnson Matthey
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Application Advice:

Make sure that your application is company and industry specific by thoroughly researching both.

Interview Advice:

As part of the application process there was a telephone interview, Assessment Centre and following this a final interview and presentation with senior members of staff. There weren't any trick questions asked, and were all quite enjoyable experiences. Be yourself, show that you are driven and have a keen interest in the housebuilding industry.

Read the Annual Report and Accounts to gain an understanding of what Taylor Wimpey is currently focusing on (have a look at the Strategy and Business Model) and where potential pressure points may lie. Customer Service is a big focus for the Company going forward - so have a think about your own personal experiences of customer service with other companies (both positive and negative experiences).

Graduate Management Trainee, at Taylor Wimpey
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Application Advice:

Research company values and history.
Look at prestigious projects TW has undertaken.
Know the land process.

Graduate, Land at Taylor Wimpey
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Application Advice:

Do some background research into the house building industry; there is a lot affecting the industry in currently politics and with such a high demand for housing it is a 'hot topic'

Be honest. If you are a good candidate they will accommodate your needs; there may even be a different position besides the graduate scheme if you don't fit the criteria for that.

You need to have passion to be the best you can be; you have to have to be driven and ambitious- It's OK if you don't know exactly what you want to do within the industry but you should have the passion to find out.

Interview Advice:

Know the share price!
Know how many homes we build a year.
Visit one of our sales centres in a location by you.
Be able to name some of our competitors.

Graduate Management Trainee, at Taylor Wimpey
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Application Advice:

Firstly be confident and show enthusiasm for the industry. It is also important to have a competent understanding of the industry and be aware of Taylor Wimpey's vision, strategy and targets.

Interview Advice:

The interview is a 3 step process: telephone interview, assessment centre and final interview. All stages are focused on competency based questions in which the interviewer is looking for you to demonstrate how in the past you have demonstrated a particular skill or quality. My advice is to try and identify competency situations which are that recent.

Graduate Management Trainee, All departments at Taylor Wimpey
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Application Advice:

Come with an open mind, allow yourself to really immerse within the industry, company and colleagues.

Be yourself, good personal character traits will always work in your favour and make you memorable.

Interview Advice:

Don't try to be anything you are not, use your past experiences, witt and your intelligence to answer any questions/participate in any workshops and role plays.

Do your research and DONT FORGET TO SMILE. (It goes a long way.)

Management Trainee, Land at Taylor Wimpey
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Application Advice:

Make sure you thoroughly research the role, try to make contact with someone at the company or the HR team to help you work out if it is right for you

Interview Advice:

Be open and honest about your experience, if there's some part of the job criteria which you don't meet, that's not the end of the world - just be open about it, and enthusiastic about learning to make up for it

Biocatalysis at Johnson Matthey
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Application Advice:

It is important to get an understanding on the housing industry and also do some research on the company. looking through the annual report and website can be a good starting point to expand your knowledge about the company.

Be yourself and it is important to be honest. Many people in the graduate scheme have studied different disciplines and therefore it is important to understand, although it is a construction company,TW don't expect graduates to be construction geniuses. The graduate scheme helps assist you on areas of development and consolidating your strengths; be enthusiastic, ambitious and explain what you can bring to the company.

Interview Advice:

Be yourself and express your personality. You'll be working with a range of people at TW so good communition skills and the ability to get along with different workers is important.

Prepare your competency questions. Think of situations you have demonstrated the competencies TW look for and be concise when you address this; situation, task, action and result.

Most importantly do your research about the company and the construction industry.

Graduate Management Trainee, at Taylor Wimpey
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Application Advice:

Although this firm has a large Private Client team and a strong Family Team, they are looking for trainees who are not scared of the business world and who have a genuine interest and grasp of commercial matters.

Interview Advice:

Come prepared with business awareness and a few examples up your sleeve of corporate events. Read the FT and think about our clients and how those issues might affect them.

Trainee Solicitor, at Mishcon de Reya
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Application Advice:

I would advise that you demonstrate a good degree of technical knowledge, be it in chemical engineering or in your field of work (for me it was Supply Chain), and show a deep interest in working in a manufacturing background. I would also suggest gaining prior work experience in the manufacturing sector, and it would be highly beneficial if you could show some sort of continuous improvement project work (be it in your degree or in a previous place of work).

Interview Advice:

Be prepared for some questions which might seem inapplicable to your position as a recent graduate - I was asked if how a project I had completed at university had contributed to a company's bottom line (!) Also be prepared for quite a rigorous interview process which may seem daunting - I had 4 managers in the room asking me questions for what seemed like hours!

Production Demand and Planning Support, Supply Chain at Johnson Matthey
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Application Advice:

- Do your company research!
- Sell yourself; demonstrate your drive, ambition and self-development goals.

Interview Advice:

a) Application form.
b) Telephone interview.
c) Assessment centre.
d) Final interview/presentation to senior members of Taylor Wimpey based on one of three set questions.

Graduate Management Trainee, at Taylor Wimpey
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Application Advice:

Attach a cover letter and answer to the lengthy questionnaires even though there are quite a lot.

Interview Advice:

Be prepared on the main tasks in the company/division you applied for.

Research Chemist, at Johnson Matthey
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Application Advice:

Come prepared for a technical interview as well as a general one. Dress smartly and arrive on time. Everyone is friendly so don't be scared!

Interview Advice:

Be confident with your answers!

Scientist, Fine Chemicals at Johnson Matthey
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Application Advice:

Prepare for the interview.

Interview Advice:

Be yourself.

Research Chemist, Fine chemical at Johnson Matthey
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Application Advice:

Make sure your personality comes across in the application, it is as much about your personality as everything else. When you are on the programme you have the opportunity to learn and develop skills to help the business and your own career development.

As with any interview/assessment centre, make sure you prepare fully, researching the company's history and aims/objectives.

Overall, just be yourself, everyone is genuinely very friendly and approachable.

Interview Advice:

What is the share price today?
What current political issues are affecting the business?
What was the last mistake you made?

Graduate Management Trainee, at Taylor Wimpey
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Interview Advice:

Thoroughly research the company, know the industry and know the competitors. Be prepared for questions on the industry and have an opinion on how the housing industry is being addressed within the current political climate.

Graduate Management Trainee, Graduate Scheme at Taylor Wimpey
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Application Advice:

The usual - know the company, it's competitors, market conditions, and be prepared to ask some intelligent questions through the interview process. Taylor Wimpey value graduates who are ambitious and willing to challenge convention, so you also need to be confident and eager to bring fresh ideas into the business.

Interview Advice:

The application process is fairly standard - initial application, telephone interview, assessment centre. I was also asked to deliver a presentation to two senior business leaders which is a real opportunity to show off your market knowledge and leadership qualities.

Graduate Management Trainee, at Taylor Wimpey
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Application Advice:

Set aside the time to complete it to the best of your ability.

Interview Advice:

Who you are is more important to them than your qualifications.
Be yourself.
Embrace your weaknesses.
Prepare well, be sure to research the company and the housing industry

Graduate Management Trainee, at Taylor Wimpey
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Interview Advice:

Do your research on the company - financial results, targets, check the news, what are the industry trends etc, don't just recite a summary from their website.

Interview consisted of technical questions with some troubleshooting problems along with a group challenge to test team working and interpersonal skills.

Process Engineer, Engineering at Johnson Matthey
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Application Advice:

Be sure you want to commit - it's not for the faint-hearted!; explore the firm/environment/type of law you want to do and be ready to support your choices at interview.

Interview Advice:

Why law; commercial awareness; what's happening in the legal world and wider commercial world; be confident; have a personality.

Trainee Solicitor, Finance and Banking at Mishcon de Reya
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Application Advice:

Be yourself and show your personality (as much as you can!) on your form. Mishcon are interested in interesting people, who have passions outside of the law.

Interview Advice:

Be prepared to defend your views and have an opinion.

Trainee Solicitor, Banking/Construction at Mishcon de Reya
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Application Advice:

Trainees tend to have big personalities. Boring, corporatey application forms will get you nowhere. Throw a joke or a zany comment in.

Don't be afraid to emphasise any commercial experience you have. It doesn't matter if it isn't legal. Any previous job you have had would have given you insight on how a business is run or how you think it could be more efficient etc. It's these type of perceptions they want you to be able to demonstrate.

Trainee Solicitor, Corporate at Mishcon de Reya
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Application Advice:

Check, check and check again! Ensure that there are no spelling or grammatical errors which make your application a sure fire hit for the bin. Incorporate your experiences into your application. Mishcon are looking for commercially minded, intelligent, interesting and interested candidates. Try and ensure that your application reflects this.

Interview Advice:

Be yourself and know what makes Mishcon "Mishcon".

Trainee Solicitor, Corporate at Mishcon de Reya
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Application Advice:

Be genuine and honest with your application - stretching the truth won't help in the long run!

Interview Advice:

Your education and work experience can be found in your CV. Make sure you use the assessment centre and interviews to show something else - your personality and passion. Make sure you know why you want the job and let people know about it!

Precious Metals Products Commercial Graduate Trainee, Marketing at Johnson Matthey
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Application Advice:

The application process is fairly comparative to other processes. It is important to demonstrate skills through examples and relate these examples to relevant work experience. Think about the key skills the role requires and work your answers around this.

Interview Advice:

The assessment centre is challenging, however, it is important to stay confident and talkative. It is important that the candidate is viewed as a leader and it is essential that this comes across during the assessment centre, by demonstrating superior communicative skills and confidence. The interview process will push candidates and it is important for them to stay calm and think on their feet, as well as show that they are capable of persuading and influencing other people.

Commercial Graduate, Sales and marketing/ product development at Johnson Matthey
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Application Advice:

JM are looking for people who are:

- Driven/self-motivated.
- Able to communicate and work with people on all levels of the organisation (from shop floor to board level).
- Unafraid of challenging/confronting people.

Interview Advice:

- Prepare well, know recent developments/news about JM.
- Prepare some well thought out questions to ask interviewers - this really helped in my interview to show that I was switched on and interested in the company.

PMPD Graduate, Refining & Chemicals – Smelting at Johnson Matthey
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Application Advice:

Understand what the company does, particularly whichever division you are applying for.

Interview Advice:

Be friendly and polite.
Have an understanding of where you would like to go in the future, understand it's not always about upwards growth but broadening your experience in order to develop in your career.

HR Assistant, at Johnson Matthey
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Application Advice:

If you are an ambitious graduate structural engineer looking to make an impact in the industry, to develop and to be take responsibility and work on a variety of projects and to ultimately become chartered, I would strongly advice you not to apply for graduate employment at Amey.

If you are happy to get paid and do nothing, then by all means this would be an ideal opportunity for you.

Interview Advice:

Be very clear about your intentions/development.

Graduate Civil Engineer, Highway Structures at Amey
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Application Advice:

It is a great place to start in recruitment and will provide a stable/ secure environment while you learn the ins and outs of the job.

Interview Advice:

Do the research and make sure recruitment is right for you, otherwise no matter how good the company is you will hate it.

Recruitment consultant, IT at Harvey Nash
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Application Advice:

Be prepared.

Interview Advice:

Prepare an elevator pitch.

Technology Consultant, Mortimer Spinks London at Harvey Nash
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Application Advice:

Make sure you understand the hard work that will be required of you if you're successful in your application.

Interview Advice:

Be yourself, if you are confident and loud, let that show throughout the interview process. Don't be reserved. You won't get a job.

Trainee Recruitment Consultant, Software Development at Harvey Nash
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Application Advice:

Be positive, confident and research each company fully, there are a lot of recruitment companies, and some are great places to work and others really aren't.

Interview Advice:

Make sure you know the role, company and sector that we work in. Be able to draw upon your own experiences and link your answer to the question asked.

Recruitment Consultant, at Harvey Nash
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Application Advice:

Make sure you have a hard working nature and research what life is like in the recruitment world.

Recruitment Consultant, IT Technical at Harvey Nash
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Application Advice:

Focus on relevant skill set.

Contract Administrator, Contracts at Harvey Nash
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Application Advice:

Show your personality. Culture is important to the company, so be as friendly as possible! The company likes highly intelligent people so be as articulate as possible.

Researcher, Executive Search at Harvey Nash
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Application Advice:

To relax, be yourself and be clear about what you are looking for.

Interview Advice:

Do your research, understand the difference between Mortimer Spinks and Harvey Nash.
Don't just say what you think people want to hear.
Have questions prepared before you walk into the interview.

Consultant, Contract Recruimtent at Harvey Nash
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Application Advice:

Be enthusiastic and driven.

Interview Advice:

Different to most other industries; show a passion for earning money and lots of it.

Business Consultant, IT at Harvey Nash
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Application Advice:

Be honest.
Be yourself - personality is a big key factor, and team fit.

Interview Advice:

You need confidence and knowledge of the brand and how you could make a difference to the company.

Administrator, Support – IT at Harvey Nash
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Application Advice:

Be yourself. We hire based on personality so be relaxed and let us see the real you!

Interview Advice:

Think through why you want to work in recruitment.

Research the Technology industry to see if it is something you are interested in. It is our core focus so you have to have an interest in it.

Recruitment Consultant, IT Recruitment at Harvey Nash
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Application Advice:

They like to see all your accomplishments so don't be afraid to list them all.

Interview Advice:

Be confident and be yourself. Personality is everything in this role.

Recruitment Consultant, at Harvey Nash
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Application Advice:

The key to this role is the ability to self manage, motivate yourself and have a strong work ethic.

Interview Advice:

Be clear, concise and show a track record of the above.

Recruitment Consultant, Oil & Gas at Harvey Nash
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Application Advice:

Be really positive in your interview. Be patient when first starting out as it can be quite difficult at times the way the oil & gas world works.

Recruitment Consultant, Oil & Gas at Harvey Nash
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Application Advice:

- Fully research the ins and outs of becoming a recruitment consultant.
- Prepare to put in a lot of time and dedication to your job.
- Be resilient, dont give up.

Interview Advice:

- Why do you want to work in recruitment?
- What skills do you have to make a good recruitment consultant?
- What motivates you?
- What do you know about the company you are applying for?
- When have you worked to targets?
- When have you shown

Recruitment Consultant, Oil & Gas at Harvey Nash
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Application Advice:

Show you have an interest in the area of media/news etc

Interview Advice:

Be yourself. Show you have personality, be relaxed and comfortable. It doesn't matter if you don't have loads of experience, but make sure you show how things you have done in the past relate to a career in PR.

Account Executive, Business Communications at 3 Monkeys
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Application Advice:

Be very organised, and enthusiastic. Be prepared to hit the ground running and complete a wide variety of tasks

Interview Advice:

Communicate your transferrable skills and examples of problem solving. Keep calm and be yourself, try to convey your personality

Office Manager, Admin at 3 Monkeys
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Application Advice:

Make conversation with assessors/ interviewers - show that you are an engaging person.

The biggest ask of this programme is to move every 6 months to places where you might have no connections. If you know this doesn't suit your personality, the best advice is don't apply.

Graduate Management Trainee, at Taylor Wimpey
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Application Advice:

This can be a very challenging and rewarding job, if you have a competitive streak then you can have a lot of fun and potentially make a good amount of money.

Interview Advice:

Don't be afraid to argue your corner. One key attribute for a job like this is resilience. Previous sales experience will obviously help but it is not necessary, if you are quick witted and hard working then make sure this comes across in the interview.

Trainee Consultant, Frontend and .NET recruitment at Harvey Nash
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Application Advice:

Be yourself

Graduate, at Taylor Wimpey
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Application Advice:

The main piece of advice I would give to candidates is to show something different - don't be 'standard'.

It is also important to be proactive in the recruitment process at all stages (especially in preparation for interviews).

Interview Advice:

Be aware of the share price!!

Graduate Management Trainee, Housebuilding at Taylor Wimpey
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Application Advice:

Be ambitious and be prepared to travel

Graduate Management Trainee, at Taylor Wimpey
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Application Advice:

Be open minded, yet have long term defined goals

Interview Advice:

Do your research; understand the core aspects of the business and the industry it operates within.

Graduate Management Trainee, at Taylor Wimpey
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Application Advice:

Know your strengths and interests - there are lots of different aspects to this job e.g. media relations, writing etc. So if one thing in particular interests you then make it known and you can pursue it.

Interview Advice:

Allow personality to come through, PR is about making relationships and a big part of that is having a personality, not being a corporate robot.

Account Executive, Business Communications at 3 Monkeys
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Application Advice:

Graduates looking to enter the jungle (that's what we call the office!) need to demonstrate personality as much as talent. Interesting people make great communicators, and we're always looking for people who bring charisma and character to the office.

Interview Advice:

Ask questions as much as you answer them.

Senior Account Executive, Consumer + Brand at 3 Monkeys
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Application Advice:

Be confident and enthusiastic - you aren't supposed to know everything but willingness and enthusiasm is gold!

Account Manager, Consumer at 3 Monkeys
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Application Advice:

Go in with an open mind and thick skin, it will be frustrating at times but ultimately rewarding and your learning curve will go practically vertical if you listen carefully and work to their strengths and not just yours.

Interview Advice:

Get to understand the agency and what it's goals are, what they look for in a candidate beyond the norm.

Marketing & New Business Manager, Marketing at 3 Monkeys
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Application Advice:

Be prepared to work hard, turn yourself to any type of task, talk and communicate with different people all the time, work to tight deadlines, stop what you're doing to do what someone else tells you is urgent.

Interview Advice:

Why do you want to work in PR?
When have you shown strong attention to detail, reliability and flexibility?
Why are you interested in consumer PR?
How do you communicate with people well?
Is social media important?
What experience in communications do you have?
General questions about university/previous job.

Team Assistant, at 3 Monkeys
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Application Advice:

You should do a lot of research on the company before you go to your first interview. By doing this it shows that you are interested in the company, prepared, hardworking and organised. It will also help you make the decision as to whether or not the company and the role is right for you.

You need to have an ability to quickly build rapport with others. Even with people who perhaps you wouldn’t normally associate yourself with outside of work. To do this show an interest in others roles, be respectful at all times, be yourself and stay grounded. Be kind, kindness will take you a long way. If you are able to be all of this, then people are more willing to help you, which ultimately will benefit your career and experiences at Taylor Wimpey.

I believe the next two bits of advice are the most important:

1 - Make the industry a lifestyle decision; make housebuilding a genuine hobby of yours. It shouldn't be simply a 9 - 5. The more effort you put in the more you get back from Taylor Wimpey, and the better you become. Read estate gazette, explore right move and zoopla, go to planning committees, network with external consultants and with your colleagues.

2 - Do not be competitive with fellow graduates. No two people are the same. A lot of people who join the scheme will have come from very different backgrounds and will therefore already be at different stages in the industry. You should only worry about how you are doing on the scheme and only be competitive with yourself. Remember some people react negatively to that competitive spirit, which might prevent them from demonstrating their ability.
Everyone who joins the scheme is aiming to become managers and directors one day, but it will take everyone different lengths of time. The best thing to do is to be in a role which is suitable for your existing ability, and therefore do not worry yourself about the speed of progression in comparison to your colleagues.

Interview Advice:

Prepare; Read Taylor Wimpey website, visit a Taylor Wimpey development and read Estate Gazette.
Try predicting what questions you might be asked and prepare answers to these. The likelihood is that some of your predictions will be questions they will ask.

Demonstrate your ability during interview. If you think you have something worth mentioning then say it. If you don’t know the answer to one of the questions don’t be afraid to say so.

Be confident.
Be yourself.
Enjoy it! The more relaxed you are hopefully the more relaxed the interviewer will be.

Graduate Trainee, Graduate Scheme at Taylor Wimpey
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Application Advice:

Be interested in the world around you and look for ways to channel this interest through client campaigns.

Interview Advice:

Show personality!

PR Executive, at 3 Monkeys
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Application Advice:

Application is fairly straightforward - be concise and honest in answers

Interview Advice:

Don't rehearse answers - the partner will see that you have no understanding of what you are saying. Instead be honest, interested and humble.

Trainee Solicitor, Insolvency at Sidley Austin LLP
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Application Advice:

With the application and CV/covering letter I would say the most important thing is to make sure it is checked and checked again, mistakes on these really demonstrate carelessness and a lack of attention to detail.

Interview Advice:

The interviews were both very different, the first one was more focused on competency based questions while the second was a lot less structured and included a 5 min presentation.

With the competency based questions a lot of different skills and attributes were mentioned and examples of when you demonstrated that skill were needed. I would advise preparing a large list of examples which can be used to demonstrate a few different skills, that way as you get a question you can pick the most appropriate situation. Also when thinking of options don’t stick to work or university related examples, things at home or within your social life can just as easily demonstrate good time management and will also reflect more about yourself as a person.
Questions such as ‘what is the biggest risk you have taken?’ and ‘what are your best and worst qualities?’ were also thrown into the interview.

Other advice would be to definitely do your research and show that you have taken the time to understand the market and how the company operates. Things like mission statements and core values of the company are really useful to know.

Graduate, at Taylor Wimpey
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Application Advice:

Best chance of getting the role, other than having the potential/relevant skill-sets, is to demonstrate keenness to work for 3MC. Passion for what you do is a must as each 3MC employee has this in abundance.

Being honest in your application as much yourself as possible will go a long way in the application process.

Interview Advice:

If you have the relevant abilities for the role, all that is left is to be yourself. 3 Monkeys Comm. is full of warm, friendly, sociable and very approachable individuals, who all love a laugh. No two monkeys are the same, so be your unique self and you should fit right in!

Finance Assistant, Finance Department at 3 Monkeys
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Application Advice:

Attention to detail, be an interesting person, demonstrate WHY you are best for the job.

Interview Advice:

Be normal, and conversational - don't second guess what interviewers want to hear.

Trainee, Funds at Sidley Austin LLP
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Application Advice:

Ensure you describe any relevant experience and explain how this makes you a suitable candidate for the role. Explain your reasons for applying to the position and what it is about Taylor Wimpey in particular that appeals to you.

Interview Advice:

Be enthusiastic, genuine and be yourself. Be clued up on as much info as possible about the company plus it's biggest competitors. Know the process from buying land to gaining planning to building/selling houses and the customer journey. Have examples ready to answer competency questions. Visit a site beforehand and talk to the sales team. Speak to current employees on the telephone. Anything to put yourself ahead of other candidates.

Graduate Management Trainee, All at Taylor Wimpey
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Application Advice:

- Be keen to progress through the business
- Make sure you are ambitious
- Be willing to relocate every six months during the two year programme

Interview Advice:

- Show that you are ambitious and would like to become a director within a five year timescale of completing the graduate scheme
- Think about why you want to work in the housebuilding sector
- Know the current constraints in the market
- Visit some cu

Graduate Management Trainee, at Taylor Wimpey
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Application Advice:

Most of all just be yourself! You need to be able to work as part of a team, interact through presentations and sometimes the job requires you to work under pressure, but that's the same in any job. They will look at your education (either BSc, Master or PhD!), but also previous experience and hobbies.

Interview Advice:

Listen to the question and answer the question. In the interview they will help you and prompt you until they are statisfied with your answer. You will also have an assessment centre prior to the interview - just be yourself there! Good luck!

Senior New Product Introduction (NPI) Chemist, Technology New Product Introduction at Johnson Matthey
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Application Advice:

What you put in is what you get out. It is an incredibly fun place to work but it is also hard work.

Interview Advice:

Ask lots of questions - it shows that you're interested and that you really want to be there.

Junior Account Executive, Consumer and Brand at 3 Monkeys
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Application Advice:

Try and make your CV stand out

Interview Advice:

Scrub up on situational type questions

Product development chemist, Product Development at Johnson Matthey
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Application Advice:

Johnson Matthey tends to hire people who would fit in with the work force, not necessarily the cleverest person in the room. Make sure that you are able to display that you can work effectively in a team (which you don't necessarily have to be leading).

Interview Advice:

Most interviews for ECT are competency based so make sure you have good examples of the various competencies prepared.

Development Chemist, ECT Gasoline at Johnson Matthey
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Application Advice:

Check for spelling mistakes and grammar. Also try and match your skill set to the position you are applying for.

Interview Advice:

Don't focus to hard on trying to impress the interviewer be yourself. Another tip when going for an interview if asked would you like a drink, don't be shy at least ask for a glass of water, so that if you do get a dry throat while in the interview you have a drink to help calm your nerves and carry on.

Application Engineer, Heavy Duty Diesel at Johnson Matthey
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Application Advice:

Have a good working attitude
Tenacity
Hard working - not afraid of long hours

Interview Advice:

Have a good working attitude
Tenacity
Hard working - not afraid of long hours

Consultant, Technical Recruitment at Harvey Nash
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Application Advice:

The role is really what you make it, you must be willing to work hard, but there are significant resources available to you

Interview Advice:

Be yourself, don't try to be salesy as the people that are hired are those that come across friendly & grounded with drive

Business Consultant, Professional Recruitment at Harvey Nash
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Application Advice:

Make sure you do your research and know for a fact that you will enjoy the company you work for.

Aim to have a career goal of at least 3/5 year plan when joining the company.

Interview Advice:

Aim to have a career goal of at least 3/5 year plan when joining the company.

Be precise in what you expect to achieve within the role/company and give an example of how you plan to achieve them.

If asked, make sure you are able to give one or two small examples of a situation in your past that can demonstrate you are able to reach your objectives.

Associate Executive Researcher, London at Harvey Nash
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Application Advice:

Be creative in finding new ways to approach/overcome barriers.
Be prepared to work hard.
Think long-term.

Interview Advice:

Be confident in your own ability.
Demonstrate tenacity and a willingness to win and be the best.

Technology Consultant, Manchester at Harvey Nash
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Application Advice:

To realise it does take a while to earn good commission.

Business Consultant, at Harvey Nash
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Application Advice:

Submit your CV directly to the Talent Acquisition Team: talent@harveynash.com
Include your CV and a brief cover letter detailing your current situation.

Interview Advice:

Come to the interview well prepared and with a clear focus on your goals and career aspirations. The interview process is tough and the Manager's take it seriously so you should too!

The final presentation is your chance to demonstrate your knowledge and understanding of the role and the company and to let your personality shine, don't be afraid of adding that extra bit about you.

The building in London is incredible and can sometimes seem daunting but it just provides the environment to work in, we are not all that glossy and corporate!

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Application Advice:

If you want a career, join Harvey Nash. If you just want a job to pay the bills, go elsewhere. Only 100% will do.

Interview Advice:

Biggest flaws in yourself? What drives you? How do you deal with failure?

Senior Consultant, Technology at Harvey Nash
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Application Advice:

Only apply for this role if you are motivated to do well, and consistently do well. There are many lows in this role because you are managing people and they can change their mind very quickly. Therefore, as long as you deal with that - you will be fine.

Always research the company, not just the generic history of the company, but Harvey Nash produce a large amount of "Thought Leadership" which can be accessed by submitting details onto our website.

Interview Advice:

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Consultant, Technical Recruitment at Harvey Nash
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Application Advice:

Show you are committed to something and stuck with it.
Have initiative to do things on your own not be hand held all the time.
Well rounded, interested in IT would help.
People person - have worked with people in Retail, Call centres etc.
Attention to detail.

Interview Advice:

Be confident, not too relaxed - we're a relaxed office but we have to have confidence in putting you in front of clients.
We look for people who want to develop with a business, what are your aims in this role.
Research the business.

Recruitment Specialist, Testing – IT at Harvey Nash
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Application Advice:

- be confident
- friendliness
- forward thinking
- proactive

Receptionist, Admin at 3 Monkeys
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Application Advice:

There are massive highs and lows so you need to be prepared to ride through the bad times knowing that a great week will be around the corner!

Interview Advice:

Be confident, its ultimately a sales role so you need to be vibrant and enthusiastic.
It's all about people so you need to be personable and likeable to get candidate and client buy in.

Business Consultant, Infrastructure at Harvey Nash
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Application Advice:

For the process technologies (PT) PEDP (Process Engineering Development Programme) as part of the syngas and refineries branch, the advice is to read up on what JM as a wider company does as well as what PT actually does. You would be joining a business which has its main revenue stream coming from selling catalyst into hydrogen generation flowsheets by reforming of natural gas, as well as providing methanol and ammonia synthesis catalysts. Be honest, use the CAR (Contect, your specific Action, Results) technique in online questions.

Interview Advice:

The interviews (several over a two day assessment centre) focus on technical and competency strengths. The competency bit is about interpersonal skill, leadership, communication, drive, integrity, conviction and wit. The technical side looks at how you present a technical project you have experience with, as well as technical interview which is focussed on a broad range of process engineering concepts. The technical interview looks to see how you think as well as what you know.

Graduate Engineer, Process Technologies at Johnson Matthey
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Application Advice:

Showing that you want to work in a target driven role. Be professional, confident and eager to work hard to achieve.

Interview Advice:

Study the recruitment life cycle in depth and be ready for role play scenarios and competency based question.

Recruitment Consultant, IT Recruitment at Harvey Nash
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Application Advice:

My application was a simple CV and cover letter, and was made whilst I was still at university. Focus not only on academic achievements as the company tend to hire well rounded individuals.

Interview Advice:

Assessment centre consisted of competency interview, technical interview, presentation and group exercise as well as a dinner the night before. Just be yourself and hopefully you will click with your interviewers - that'll make it easier for them to see if you will be a good fit with the company.

Process Engineer, at Johnson Matthey
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Application Advice:

Be open minded and incredibly willing to learn. Be confident and pro-active. You need to prove to a region that you will be an asset to them by the end of the graduate scheme, be willing to take on any role you are given and give it your all.

Interview Advice:

Again, be confident, not arrogant. Prove that you have done your research. Definitely visit several Taylor Wimpey developments before attending.

Asst Sales Manager, South Thames at Taylor Wimpey
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Application Advice:

Enthusiasm was key to getting the role

Interview Advice:

Knowledge of client/ stakeholders/ industry players

Project Manager, Project Management at Amey
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Application Advice:

The company are not only looking for someone who has the best grades they are looking for those with wide and varied leadership skills. If you can justify why you didn't make the grades but you can show you have fantastic leadership skills don't rule out an application.

Graduate Management Trainee, Production at Taylor Wimpey
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Application Advice:

Have proven work experience.

Interview Advice:

Be confidant and have an idea about where you want to go - you don't necessarily need to know the whole route but an idea is good.

Assistant category Manager, at Amey
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Application Advice:

- Be yourself and learn from the experience of the application/interview process.
- Show off your skills and knowledge but be grounded at the same time.
- Be willing to learn and develop, always listen.
- Process thinking, make sure you understand ev

Interview Advice:

- Be prepared
- Be calm
- Take your time, think about what you have been asked and don't rush
- Make conversation and break the ice
- Know the company (Values, Important People, Objectives etc.)
- Prepare something to make the interviewer laugh, you

Trainee Site Manager, United Utilities Connections at Amey
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Application Advice:

Although Amey is typically known for being an 'engineering' or 'construction' company, this does not mean you need an engineering degree to work here. The Graduate Management Scheme accepts people from all degree disciplines and values behaviours and experience over degree subject.

Interview Advice:

Research! There is plenty of information on the Amey website to give you an overview of the type of business we are, the opportunities available and what the graduate scheme is about. Researching the business and its competitors shows your interest and enthusiasm for the role. It is quite clear when a candidate is applying for 'any graduate scheme available', they often lack passion and knowledge about the role.
Most importantly, be yourself and show your personality rather than trying to be someone else.

Management Graduate, at Amey
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Application Advice:

Be professional and prepared. Undertake personal research on the company to ensure you understand what services Amey provides.

Interview Advice:

Be calm and measured in your answers.

Innovation Project Manager, Innovation at Amey
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Application Advice:

Be prepared for anything, flexible and relaxed.

Management Graduate, Midlands/South at Amey
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Application Advice:

Research the following -

Company, Objectives, the Role, Amey Divisions,

Think of all your past work experience, extra curricular activities and positions of responsibilities and achievements - Now think how these points have developed you and how they satisfy the Job Requirements for the role

Interview Advice:

Research the company, divisions, objectives, values etc etc

Think where you would like to be in 5 - 10 years time (It's okay not knowing... you can say the rotational programme should help with this vision)

Interviews are relaxed and the interviewer does not want to catch you out - Try to be yourself as best as you can and answer questions honestly. Try to enjoy the experience.

Practice your Presentation in advance

Make an effort to meet others and get to know them - As well as assessors

Listen what everyone has to say in the group study - Don't force your ideas onto everyone - Give everyone a chance - Be ready for tough questions from assessors after the group exercise

Assistant Project Manager, Management at Amey
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Application Advice:

There are requirements for the graduate scheme, including a 2:1 degree, which is the most important requirement.

You must be prepared to travel around for a two year period for the graduate scheme. It is more than likely that you will have to work away from your home location for the duration of the scheme and change is inevitable.

Interview Advice:

Key values for Amey include being Progressive, Accountable, Collaborative and Effective, so show these traits and talk about them. The more you can learn and understand about Amey before interview, the better.

You must be self-confident but not over-powering. Individuals at the assessments who are over-dominating, often come across as aggressive and this doesn't reflect well. Amey are keen to employ people who are understanding and diplomatic, so be friendly as well as knowledgeable.

Graduate Manager, at Amey
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Application Advice:

Pay attention to bringing soft skills and capabilities through. Technical skills and competence is important but competence and personality will ensure you fit the organisational culture.

Interview Advice:

Be specific.
Ask clarification questions if unsure.
Try to build rapport.

HR Graduate, at Johnson Matthey
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Application Advice:

Try as much as you can to research the industry and tailor your application to TW specifically - their results, their strategies etc. Use as many relevant examples as you can - whether they're degree-related, or outside etc.

Interview Advice:

Be yourself and be confident. TW are looking for people not machines so relax and make sure you're well-informed and you're personality shines through.

Graduate Management Trainee, at Taylor Wimpey
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Application Advice:

Be yourself, don't look too much at the other interviewees.

Interview Advice:

Assessment centre, consisting of: presentation, group discussion, personal - and technical interview

Project Manager, at Johnson Matthey
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Application Advice:

If I could give you one piece of advice, it would be to be yourself.

Secondly, make sure you apply because it is in my opinion the best graduate scheme in this industry and you won’t realise how good it is until you start it.

On top of this, it is important to be comfortable with the fact you are nationally flexible. You could be working in Exeter on a Friday and start your next rotation in Scotland on the Monday. The job requires a lot of travel so ensuring you have a reliable car is also essential.

During the application process, it is beneficial to demonstrate your personality. Make sure this can be seen in your application.

Interview Advice:

It's easy to say but try and stay relaxed. I found the interview really good, the questions were hard but they got the best out of me. Where I struggled to answer, the question was asked in a different way to ensure they got a full understanding of me.

It is also important to be yourself and show your personality. Check the share price before you go into your interview. I was asked this question in mine.

Another good question was - what was the last mistake you made? I had never been asked this question in previous interviews and was not expecting it.

Graduate Management Trainee, at Taylor Wimpey
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Application Advice:

Try to put across the attributes that make you a good person to work with.

Interview Advice:

The company tends to hire on personality rather than knowledge, because once you get to the interview, everyone is of similar intellectual ability. Sell yourself.

Graduate Scientist, at Johnson Matthey
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Application Advice:

Produce a clear CV, get work experience.

Interview Advice:

Presentation on technical topic, group exercise, behavioural interview, management interview, technical interview, and online tests.

Graduate Process Engineer, Process Engineering at Johnson Matthey
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Application Advice:

You need to be adaptable for the graduate scheme as you will be required to relocate. If you have any relevant experience of the industry be sure to highlight it!

Interview Advice:

Be enthusiastic and show you are a team player. The business unit relies on each department supporting each other.

Graduate Management Trainee, at Taylor Wimpey
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Application Advice:

Personality is key. Your education will get you to interview stages however from there you have to be a self motivated person who is willing to be thrown in at the deep end and try to swim. The aim of this graduate program is not to necessarily have a fully complete and working project at the end, but to have experienced real business in 1 year rotations.

Interview Advice:

Be yourself, the questions will be tough and get you thinking but they don't focus on technical ability. Rather the questions will focus on how you deal with particular scenarios and people.

Johnson Matthey
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Application Advice:

Spend time researching the company prior to applying. Make sure you tailor your CV focusing on the things you have learnt during past jobs/experiences rather than simply focusing on what you did.

Interview Advice:

The interviews were aimed at helping the interviewers to get to know me. Interviews were mainly competency based, even the "technical" interview. I was asked about why I was interested in working for the company as a whole, but not about why I was particularly interested in this role.

I would advise just being yourself as then you and the interviewers will quickly be able to assess whether your personality is a good fit for the company.

Engineering Graduate, at Johnson Matthey
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Application Advice:

Be yourself and don't lie. They will ask you things from your application.

Interview Advice:

Relax and be confident. The questions they ask aren't to trick you it's to see how you work things out.

Graduate research scientist, at Johnson Matthey
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Application Advice:

Great company and industry to work in that appeals to many professions and personalities.

Assistant Project Manager, Central london at Taylor Wimpey
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Application Advice:

Be yourself and try to demonstrate the experience that you have had through other things e.g. part-time jobs or work experience, even if it is completely unrelated to chemistry.

Interview Advice:

The interviews with management can actually be quite fun if you relax and just be yourself, they are looking to find out more about you as a person. Read a bit of information from the website to make sure that you understand what the company actually does! And for the technical interview, it doesn't matter too much if you don't know the answer straight away, they are looking more at how you deal with a problem, although better to read up on some of the basics first (fundamental chemistry and basic catalysis).

Graduate Scientist, Process Technologies at Johnson Matthey
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Application Advice:

Be clear and write well.

Interview Advice:

Be relaxed ,commercially aware and interested in the firm.

Sidley Austin LLP
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Application Advice:

Be yourself - have a personality. Mention in your CV something that you think sets you apart from other candidates - you will make yourself more memorable by doing so and it will be a useful talking point in interview.

Interview Advice:

Engage with the interviewers - ask intelligent questions (as well as answering intelligently, obviously!) and be yourself as best you can.

Trainee Solicitor, Insolvency at Sidley Austin LLP
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Application Advice:

Be specific as to why you want to work at Sidley - take a look at the type of work we do

Interview Advice:

Don't feel like you have to know everything about the law, but do be informed about the financial/economic and political news.

Trainee, Corporate at Sidley Austin LLP
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Application Advice:

Focus on your personality positives, teamworking etc. rather than specific vocational skills.

Interview Advice:

Same as any interview, do some research, have some answers and some questions.

Graduate Management Trainee, at Taylor Wimpey
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Application Advice:

Research the company before you apply. Know the key financial details and research the UK property market. Form opinions on key legislation and trends and don't be afraid to talk about them during your interview.

Graduate Management Trainee, at Taylor Wimpey
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Application Advice:

Make sure you know the company's values, as this is what we base all our work on everyday. Research using our website.

Interview Advice:

Know our share price!
Research into our competitors
Be eager to learn
You don't need to know the in's and out's of the market, but have a broad understanding of where it is at.

Graduate Management Trainee, at Taylor Wimpey
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Application Advice:

Research the market and the industry in which you wish to see yourself in. Make sure you are fully aware of the company's development opportunities. Analyse projects that the company is currently involved in and decide whether you want to be involved in the type of projects currently being undertaken by the company.

Interview Advice:

Make sure you know your subject area thoroughlly

Graduate Project Manager, at Amey
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Application Advice:

Applying for this company means apply for your own future.

Interview Advice:

Be open-minded

Graduate, Business Development at Amey
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Application Advice:

Look at the Amey values of PACE and think about how your personality or experiences align with these values.

Interview Advice:

Be talkative, confident and get involved. Try to enjoy the interview and assessment centre, this will shine through if you are having a good time.

Management Graduate, Refuse Collection at Amey
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Application Advice:

Amey provides a lot of opportunities to work on a range of contracts throughout the UK and overseas - if you are geographically mobile be sure to include this in the application process.

If you have experience of managing a team, even if this was extra-curricular rather than within employment, then include this within your application and give examples.

Interview Advice:

Be yourself! - Amey are just as interested in your personality and your ability to work well with people as they are with your academic success.

Mind map what you believe are the many opportunities and challenges facing Amey & be ready to discuss this in the interview.

Management Graduate, Government at Amey
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Application Advice:

Definitely apply for this graduate programme! I have felt very supported and am learning a lot about the industry and working life. Be confident in your ideas about what and where you want to be.

Interview Advice:

The telephone interview was fairly straight forward with the standard questions. There were a few curve balls in there - for example "Do you have any regrets?". Also do not underestimate the importance of extra-curricular activities such as Duke of Edinburgh or any other achievements.

The assessment day is really interesting and very competitive - be confident but also learn to listen to others in the group exercise, as this is a good skill to have!

Graduate Project Coordinator, Fleet & Plant at Amey
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Application Advice:

Demonstrate how your skill sets fit in with Amey and Amey's future - make your application bespoke to Amey.

Interview Advice:

Have a clear career plan and a sense of purpose and direction.
Research - not just Amey, but the sector, competitors, parent company and people.
Be yourself - you cannot act through the entire application process.

, Strategy at Amey
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Application Advice:

Show awareness of different areas of the business.
Provide strong examples of when you have successfully led a team.

Interview Advice:

Think carefully about what makes a good manager.
Be willing to travel across the country.
Know who the CEO is! (Mel Ewell)
Have a joke to hand - one of the questions actually was 'tell me a joke'!

Management Graduate, Highways at Amey
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Application Advice:

Have a strong technical background

Interview Advice:

Review your university notes as they'll ask you technical questions

Graduate Engineer, Consulting & Strategic Infrastructure at Amey
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Application Advice:

Do homework on the industry/sector that is relevant to the role you are applying for.
Having a good background knowledge will help and make you stand out.

Interview Advice:

On an assessment day I had to:
Write a 1000 word essay on safety in the railway and the future ok UK's rail.
Work in a small group and make a short presentation.
A one hour 1 vs 1 interview mainly takling through CV.

Graduate Civil engineer, Rail Design at Amey
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Application Advice:

Know the Amey business - it's much more diverse than it looks. Understand how your strengths will help Amey develop. grow and deliver more value for both the client and yourself. Understand that working for Amey is a two-way street, both developing you and the business and so don't be afraid to talk about this.

Interview Advice:

Understand Amey as a business. Know the environment in which it works (largely public sector) and how this influences the decisions made by everyone in the business, short and long-term.

Management Graduate, Management at Amey
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Application Advice:

Be precise.

Interview Advice:

Technical material related to role, job role, company background, PACE values and line of work involved.

Graduate Surveyor, Consulting and rail at Amey
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Application Advice:

Make your CV work for you, look at ways which jobs you've had in the past could relate to the role you are applying to.

Think about the skills you have, how would they benefit you in this job role?

Interview Advice:

Why do you want to work for us?

I wouldn't give a generic answer to this. Really think about why you want to work for the company, what interests you about it? What opportunities do you think this company as opposed to other companies and the role you have applied for would offer you?

Graduate, at Amey
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Application Advice:

Highlight relevant work experience
Stand out- extra-curricular interests

Interview Advice:

Reference interests which have link to role: e.g. reading, fact-finding tasks, anything which indicates inquisitiveness.

Market Analyst, Local Government at Amey
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Application Advice:

Emphasise your ability to learn new skills and adapt to new situations quickly

Pensions Support Consultant, Pensions at Amey
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Application Advice:

That they do not have to be skeptical about the role. Amey it's a great company and they will have a great start on their career

Interview Advice:

Learn very well the values of the company. Smile and always speak with examples from your previous experience.

Graduate Engineer, Bedford at Amey
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Application Advice:

Spend a fair amount of time on the application and ensure you stand out. Make sure you make your application company/role specific and don't be too general as this will look like you have copied and pasted a response.

Interview Advice:

Be honest take your time when answering questions. Sometimes simple answers are as good as long winded answers as long as you get to the point and answer the question!

Graduate Engineer, ITS at Amey
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Application Advice:

Do some research into the company first and also the technical knowledge regarding surveying.

Interview Advice:

Dress smart, dont be late, be confident, be friendly, open and honest.

Building Surveyor, Operational Property Inspection at Amey
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Application Advice:

Amey is not marketed as heavily as other major companies, so there is no need to "brown nose" by saying how you've always wanted to work with Amey because they have such a great reputation. Amey do not advertise too heavily to graduates because they already receive such a high number of applications from very talented graduates

Interview Advice:

Learn about the Amey policy of "PACE"; Progressive, Accountable, Collaborative, Effective. You will be asked questions about your life challenges relating to these four key points

Assistant Engineer, Consulting and Strategic Infrastructure at Amey
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Application Advice:

Ensure you have a real passion for learning new things on a daily basis and are willing to learn from mistakes.

Interview Advice:

Ensure you have reviewed what you did at university before going for an interview.

Graduate Engineer – Highways, Utilities and strategical planning, Water Mains replacement at Amey
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Application Advice:

Be honest in your abilities and don't overstate things. This will help once/if successful as you won't be stressed about whether you can do what is asked of you.
Submit an application even if the job advert is generic over several offices, this just means all potential hiring managers will recieve your CV.

Interview Advice:

Be yourself, show what you can do and try to stay positive.
Have ways or examples to back up statements on your CV.
Don't lie.
Research the company but do not recite it all back, you will sound too robotic with little personality.

Graduate geotechnical engineer, Geotechnical at Amey
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Application Advice:

Try to show in your CV all your skills

Interview Advice:

Try to be yourself

Graduate Engineer, Structures-Bridges at Amey
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Application Advice:

Include a cover page whether it asks for one or not, expressing your interest and why you are the right person for the job.

Make sure your CV is on point - it is relevant. Change your CV everytime for the job you are applying for so it fits the bill exactly.

Interview Advice:

Make sure you read the companies core values - P.A.C.E.
Go prepared, make sure you have read your job description and requirements fully - you may be given a knowledge test so brush up your skills beforehand!
Practise a few competency based questions.
Be yourself and let your personality come through.

Graduate Environmentalist, Environmental at Amey
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Application Advice:

A good Cover letter and CV is essential to getting an interview. If you know someone within the company this can be useful in getting an interview too.

Interview Advice:

Technical knowledge as well as commercial based on any experience you have.

Assistant Project Engineer, Structures at Amey
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Application Advice:

Have a good CV filled with everything you have achieved and also hobbies.
Make sure your CV is easy to read and keep it to a maximum of 2 pages.
Write a cover letter.

Interview Advice:

The interview was very relaxed.
Talk about your last year project.
Talk about your hobbies.
How you want to progress in the company e.g. become a chartered engineer
Keep things interesting.

Graduate Engineer, Highways at Amey
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Application Advice:

Be a true team-player, there is no place in engineering for lone wolves. The best cost efficient results are achieved by collaborating with your colleagues, clients, contractors and stakeholders.

Interview Advice:

I remember these questions: Give me an example of your teamwork and leadership skills.
Had to complete questionnaire with bending moment and shear diagrams, some material properties and other things.
Had to give examples of innovative approaches I have taken, how did I solve any disagreements at any levels,

Graduate Civil Engineer, Rail Civils / IDH at Amey
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Application Advice:

Show what kind of person you are and the potential you have

Interview Advice:

Sell your potential

Graduate Civil Engineer, Consulting at Amey
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Application Advice:

As with all jobs, if you show your passion for the subject it will stand you in a good position. I left a small consultancy to come to Amey and by reading up about the company and the contracts first, I was able to tailor my interview preparation appropriately which helped me have a successful interview. Show that you will be a committed individual and make them want you in their team.

Interview Advice:

One main interview advice would be that highlight areas where mistakes were made. Everyone can talk 100% about what went well. I wouldn't say that you should go in and say that everything went wrong and we lost contracts etc, but show how you dealt with the situation and what you have learnt and how it was resolved. This shows more character to the interviewer than someone who always focuses on the positives. I can tell you now that I have made errors on projects as im sure others have, its about how you reacted and what you did to resolve this or make the best of the situation. Bring examples of projects also if they are relevant to the job role. Don't be afraid to interview the interviewer about the company and the office as they will see that you are interested to know more.

Assistant Engineer, Consulting Rail & Strategic Highways – Sheffield at Amey
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Application Advice:

Prepare with a good CV and do not have an attitude that you think you are better than you are. A few people i have interviewed have behaved like this and has let them down.

Assistant Commercial Manager, Commercial at Amey
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Application Advice:

Make sure you lead the group but also listen to it. Amey values employees who can not just step up and take control, but also who can take a step back and let others contribute

Interview Advice:

Connect immediately if you can with your interviewer. Within Amey, it wasn't hard, try and talk about things you like rather than just the weather for the small talk bit before the interview starts. My interview was much longer because I chatted to the interviewer before it started about a common interest.

Management Graduate, Local Government at Amey
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Application Advice:

Know about the company - CEO etc.

Interview Advice:

Have a joke to hand - A suitable one

Business Growth Manager, Highways at Amey
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Application Advice:

Application form - To spend a long time preparing a strong application

Online tests - prepare by practising tests online before completing the actual test to make it to the next stages.

Phone interview - Preparation, preparation and preparation. Find out as much about Amey and how diverse the company is. Also try to find out how you feel you fit to working within the Amey PACE values.

Assessment centre - Try to relax and make sure you sure yourself in the best light by going into the event giving 110% into it by knowing as much as you can about Amey, the scheme and how you are best fit to be placed within the scheme,

Interview Advice:

relate as much as you can to the Amey PACE values.

Operations Manager, Liverpool at Amey
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Application Advice:

Amey is a good company to work for, you have to be willing to challenge yourself and be proactive in all you do, it is a place of opportunity to grow your career and be meaningful to your community

Interview Advice:

Be prepared, an unprepared person is an undelivered person, prepare yourself for your interview, prepare any example of works you have done in the past and demonstrate to the interviewer you can always implement your ideas to real live situations

Assistant Civil Engineer, Consulting at Amey
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Application Advice:

Be willing to move around, don't be put off if you don't have an engineering background, this scheme is about managing people.

Interview Advice:

Interview is a full day of assessment centres, you'll need to show presentation, people and communication skills.

Management Graduate, Severn Trent Water at Amey
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Application Advice:

Go for it! It's a great company to work for and there are lots of opportunities for future progression with plenty of help to enable you to achieve this.
Sell yourself and really make your application stand out - include aspects of your personal interests, hobbies and achievements (which you may this are irrelevant) but will tell the employer about you as a diverse and interesting applicant - be memorable!

Interview Advice:

Relax - It's expected to be nervous but try and speak calmly and clearly to show you handle pressure well.
Maintain eye contact and be confident (but definitely not cocky!)
Do you research on the company and know their key values and what they are looking for in employees.
Know about any local projects which they are involved in and be able to discuss at least one.
Be able to relate your own skills and achievements to what they're looking for

Graduate Engineer, Consulting – Highways at Amey
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Application Advice:

Link yoursefl to the core values of the firm

P-progressive
A- accountable
C- collaborative
E - effective

Interview Advice:

Learn the PACE values again. Learn about what the company does in regards to health and saftey

Assistant Operations Manager, Environmental Services at Amey
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Application Advice:

It's all about your attitude - the programme requires you to make things happen for yourself. To self-motivate and go the extra mile on your own determination. You just have to be self-motivated and driven to succeed.

Interview Advice:

Standard stuff. Assessment centre consisted of roleplay, interview, presentation, group work. However a lot of information was given to you throughout the day and lots of information chnage so you had to show you could adapt and be spontaneous on the fly.

Performance Manager, Management Graduate Programme at Amey
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Application Advice:

you dont have to know exactly what you want to do but you need to be driven and ambitious, it isnt easy so prepare to work and enjoy yourself

Interview Advice:

Always smile

be yourself- they can tell whether you are suited to the job so make sure you enjoy yourself and show how much you want the job, they are looking for ambition and drive, and aim to please.

assistant operations manager, operations management at Amey
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Application Advice:

Make sure you sell yourself well in the application

Interview Advice:

There will be technical questions concerning your degree so make sure you are confident with discussing your university work in detail especially any final year projects.

Graduate Engineer, Highways at Amey
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Application Advice:

Work smart. Always be looking for a competetive advantage for yourself and the company but always remember to be fair. This programme is not about being ruthless but being effective.

Interview Advice:

The assessment day involves presentations, group work, individual tasks, role play and interviews. It pays to know as much as possible about the company and be prepared to participate in these assessments.

Graduate Manager, Graduate Management Programme at Amey
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Application Advice:

Be professional but also be yourself, try to stand out from the crowd and provide a new/unique way of carrying out processes.

Interview Advice:

Stay relaxed, calm and do not worry about it. Know what your CV and what you are talking about. Also know a good joke and keep it clean would be best.

Graduate Commercial Manager, Government at Amey
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Application Advice:

Research the company, the divisions we have and our competitors. A good knowledge of recently won contracts in addition to our bigger, flagship contracts also helps.

Sell yourself in line with the Amey's core values. The individual's personality and personal qualities counts for more than their background/experience.

Interview Advice:

Describe the organisational structure of Amey.

Tell me a joke.

What are our values?

What do we do?

Assistant Commercial Manager, Commercial at Amey
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Application Advice:

Innovation and modernisation is high on the company's agenda. So if you can demonstrate that you are innovative they will like this.

Management Graduate, Project Management at Amey
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Application Advice:

Be yourself at interview. Amey is interested in personality and enthusiasm!

Interview Advice:

Try not to be nervous, it is more about getting to know you.

Management Graduate, Government at Amey
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Application Advice:

Get some work experience, 6 months - 1 year. No particular sector is really more relevant than another as Amey have so many contracts and roles to fill. Better to show your enthusiasm and willingness to get involved and drive your career forward.

Interview Advice:

Be confident, listen to others views, especially in the group activities, and don't be afraid to stand out from the others.

Managment Graduate, Hampshire Highways at Amey
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Application Advice:

Show what makes you unique and why you stand out - everyone applying will have a degree.

Interview Advice:

Show your personality, ambition and who you are as a person. Amey is really all about the people and the interview is all about whether you as an individual will fit into the company.

Management Graduate, at Amey
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Application Advice:

Everyone here is so passionate about the clients and the company they represent and this shows in the great ideas they have. Everyones opinions are equal here and it's important to work as part of a team, so people who can voice their ideas and who are not afraid to get stuck in would do well here.

Interview Advice:

Straightforward answers about why you would be ideal for the role are always appreciated. Acknowledge your strengths and weaknesses - you can't be good at everything, and 3 Monkeys is a great place to nurture the skills you already have as well as learn new ones. Experience is valuable, but having a spark, showing your enthusiasm to get involved and showing you are capable of great ideas is important too.

Junior Account Executive, Business Communications at 3 Monkeys
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Application Advice:

Try and get as much work experience as you can, be yourself (every 'Monkey' is an individual)
Demonstrate your creativity, your ability to write well, your attention to detail and most of all, to do great PR for exciting big brands

Interview Advice:

Practise press release writing, make sure your grammar skills are up to scratch, research the industry, the agency and the work that they've done and brands they work on

Account Executive, Consumer PR at 3 Monkeys
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Application Advice:

Keep calm and be so very organised

Interview Advice:

Show where you've been a team player and coped well under trying times

Junior Account Executive, Microsoft at 3 Monkeys
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Application Advice:

Make sure you're smiley and chatty, switched on and can show a genuine passion to learn.

Interview Advice:

Time management is key, make sure you research the accounts that you might be on (if possible check before your interview what teams you'd be looking at).

, at 3 Monkeys
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Application Advice:

Have a thick skin, be confident in your approach to the role, understand that your skillset will need to be varied and easily malleable to any situation.

Interview Advice:

Question every element of the role and how you will interact with the team, question the level of mentoring and training you will receive when the role evolves.

Speak clearly and confidently, avoid ambiguous statements and be honest about what you can and can't do, just because you don't have a certain skill doesn't mean you're wrong for the role.

Marketing & new Business Manager, Marketing at 3 Monkeys
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Application Advice:

be bold with your ideas, show your enthusiasm

Interview Advice:

be ready to say why it's that part of the company, not just the whole company i.e. consumer or B2B - why does it interest you?

Account Executive, B2B Tech at 3 Monkeys
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Application Advice:

Make sure your CV demonstrates that you are passionate for the role/area that you are applying for.

Interview Advice:

Be yourself! The interview was very conversational. Also, back up what you say with examples.

Account Executive, Digital and Social at 3 Monkeys
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Application Advice:

Only apply if you feel that you are good at organising and communicating. My job includes a real mix of both and without strong organisational skills it could all get very overwhelming.

Interview Advice:

Make sure you know how to write a press release (basic knowledge is fine), show how your passed experience has made you a confident communicator and brilliant organiser, and practice making sure that you can pick out spelling and grammar mistakes as this will be one of the tests.

Junior Account Executive, Consumer and Brand at 3 Monkeys
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Application Advice:

Present yourself as open-minded and willing to learn.

Interview Advice:

Be up-to-date on the latest publications and media relevant to the team you are applying to.

Junior Account Executive, Business Communications at 3 Monkeys
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Application Advice:

Demonstrate your ability to multitask and flexible work ethic.

Interview Advice:

Be enthusiastic and eager.

Receptionist, Admin at 3 Monkeys
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Application Advice:

While all current job placements are on the website, don't underestimate the power of a speculative letter.

3 Monkeys has a fantastic talent acquisition manager with an eye for those with the right skills and personality - he'll be sure to pick up the phone when the right opportunity comes up.

Interview Advice:

As a junior member of staff, the interview process is probably more about assessing how you will fit in with the team than your aptitude towards completely the job's day to day tasks.

They're looking for people who have something to say for themselves, would be fun to work with, and can work in a team filled with varied characters.

Account Executive, Consumer and Brand at 3 Monkeys
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Application Advice:

Demonstrate why you want to work for the firm and show you are committed to it.

Interview Advice:

Be yourself in the interview and show how your personality would fit into the firm's culture.

Trainee solicitor, at Mishcon de Reya
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Application Advice:

To demonstrate an interest in the future of the firm and not just where it is now.

Interview Advice:

Don't be afraid to show the quirks in your personality; Mishcon recruits unique candidates who are able to offer a variety of skills to the Firm i.e put rather unoriginally, be yourself. Remember that the way in which the Firm reacts to you as a person and what you are saying you can bring to the organisation, is also a way of ascertaining whether it the right place for you to as a prospective employee.

Show confidence, open-mindedness and an interest in the development of the business as a whole.

Trainee Solicitor, at Mishcon de Reya
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Application Advice:

Research the work of the firm really thoroughly because the practice areas are surprisingly broad. Do not say that it is a niche firm or that you are there just for the private client work-there is much more to it.

Interview Advice:

Know your CV really well and be prepared to defend it. Mishcon is a firm of litigators who will try and find something to challenge you on. Don't feel you have to agree with the interviewer, feel free to offer an alternative point of view.

Trainee Solicitor, Trust and Succession Disputes at Mishcon de Reya
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Application Advice:

Go for quality not quantity of applications.

Interview Advice:

Be opinionated but back up opinions.
Be likeable.

Trainee, at Mishcon de Reya
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Application Advice:

Express an opinion, and don't be afraid to back it up when challenged.

Interview Advice:

Answer honestly!

Trainee Solicitor, at Mishcon de Reya
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Application Advice:

The firm is growing so be aware of a change in culture but still an amazing place to work

Interview Advice:

Show personality and be prepared to be challenged. Give a balanced view.

Trainee solicitor, at Mishcon de Reya
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Application Advice:

Have an interest in finance but also acknowledge that the firm now offers a broader service output. Research the firm as much as possible, including its dominant US presence; while Sidley London has a lot more autonomy than other US firms, many of the deals have strong transatlantic elements.

Interview Advice:

The interview can be quite casual in tone and is intended as a two-way process. Use it as an opportunity to learn more about the firm to show your engagement.

Trainee solicitor, Global Finance at Sidley Austin LLP
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Application Advice:

Research the firm well and be confident.

Trainee, Commercial Law at Mishcon de Reya
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Application Advice:

Do you research - know what the Firm does and pay particular attention to the Firm's core values.

Interview Advice:

The Firm really focuses on individual's personalities and their passions; make sure you demonstrate these through your interview.
Be yourself.

Trainee, Employment at Mishcon de Reya
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Application Advice:

Tailor application as much as possible .

Interview Advice:

Be as commercial as possible.

Trainee Solicitor, Property Litigation at Mishcon de Reya
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Application Advice:

Make sure you understand the homebuilding industry, just be yourself in the interview and show that you're an ambitious individual.

Interview Advice:

Be personable, enthusiastic, knowledgeable but mostly just relax.
The interview process is mainly about making sure you are keen on joining the homebuilding industry, want to succeed as far as possible in your career and that you have the key competencies Taylor Wimpey are looking for.

HR Advisor, at Taylor Wimpey
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Application Advice:

The graduate scheme is a highly regarded role within the business and you are treated and looked after really well, on the proviso that you work hard and are ready and willing to progress and feed your knowledge back for the benefit of the company. The more willing you are to be geographically mobile, the better your knowledge and understanding will become and furthermore the wider scope there will be for progression.

Interview Advice:

Ensure that you have a firm understanding of the company history, from right at its origin to todays share price. Perhaps visiting one or two local Taylor Wimpey sites will be a good benefit before attending the interview to gain specific professional knowledge.

Graduate Managemant Trainee, Graduate Rotation at Taylor Wimpey
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Application Advice:

Be aware of having to demonstrate geographical flexibility during the graduate scheme. Remain open minded and adaptable to new opportunities.

Interview Advice:

Have a good understanding of the house building industry and where Taylor Wimpey fits within it. You should also know about the history of the business and its current strategy.

Graduate Management Trainee, Bristol at Taylor Wimpey
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Application Advice:

Be open and honest and try and convey your personality within the applicaiton and your CV. The candidates, from my experience, taken on by Taylor Wimpey are not simply accademics with an A* track record but are a mixture of more rounded individuals which show intelect as well as charisma and competence for management.

Interview Advice:

Be yourself, as described above there is no harm in being honest and be fully versed on your experience and how your knowledge and skills can be applied to the industry. Do your homework - research competitors, visit sites, understand TW ethos.

Graduate Project Manager, Oxfordshire at Taylor Wimpey
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Application Advice:

I would recommend that anybody who is interested in housing and property development apply. Maintain the interest in the industry and illustrate their passion for the industry.

Graduate, at Taylor Wimpey
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Application Advice:

Research the firm thoroughly.

Trainee Solicitor, Private at Mishcon de Reya
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Application Advice:

The process is an online application and logical/numerical reasoning tests (online), followed by an assessment centre at the Billingham site. The assessment centre is small compared to some companies (approximately 4 candidates per day) and consists of a tour, technical interview, management (competency based) interview and a BAI (behaviour analysis interview).

Interview Advice:

The great thing is you are interviewed by engineers as well as HR – if you know your subject you stand a good chance.

Learn a little about the role and business you are applying to. Johnson Matthey (JM) is a technology company and hence has five main business divisions (at the moment!), if you are applying to the PEDP – focus your learning on the Process Technologies catalysts arm (the JM website is pretty good).

PEDP – Process Engineering Development Programme Engineer, Process Technologies at Johnson Matthey
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Application Advice:

You must be flexible about where you will live and able to move around without any major issues.

Interview Advice:

Be yourself. Consider whether you would get along with the people involved in the interview process as they are likely to be your colleagues. If you think you would get along with them, you will fit into the company well.

Graduate Chemical Engineer, Process Technologies at Johnson Matthey
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Application Advice:

Be honest - there are a range of roles within the scheme so they are looking for a range of people with different competencies and types of personality.

PEDP Engineer, Process Technologies at Johnson Matthey
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Application Advice:

Opinions matter. Be authentic.

Interview Advice:

Be honest.

Trainee Solicitor, Tax (Corporate) at Mishcon de Reya
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Application Advice:

Make sure that the CV you submit is strong and relevant to the job.

Interview Advice:

Be yourself at the interview and be honest. Revise the basics of chemical engineering and make sure you know them well.

Process Engineer, Customer Technical Support at Johnson Matthey
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Application Advice:

Tailor application to company job description.
Be honest.

Graduate Chemical Engineer, Process Technologies at Johnson Matthey
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Application Advice:

Have strong, solid and varied examples covering competencies. Also make sure you fully understand your CV thoroughly.

Graduate Chemical Engineer, at Johnson Matthey
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Application Advice:

Try and get some engineering work experience before leaving university because it makes your CV look better and gives you more to talk about at interview. It helps you to stand out because you aren't another person talking about their design project.

Generally try to make your CV stand out because the recruitment people see a lot of applicants so you need to make sure the way you sell yourself draws attention.

Interview Advice:

Management interview - About how you do or would react in certain situations. No real right answer but think about all options in a given situation.

Technical interview - Know your chemical engineering principles. Heat exchange etc. People can get the job even if they don't get the right answer because the interviewers are looking at how you think. So make sure you explain your thinking and explore all the options. If the interviewer says something pay attention because they might be herding you towards something you have missed or they want you to expand on.

There is also a BEI interwiew which is about a situation you have been in and you have to talk through the situation from start to finish.

Graduates have a team building exercise which can be fun but just make sure you aren't rude to anyone but also that you get involved and get ideas across.

Process Engineer, Revamps Team at Johnson Matthey
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Application Advice:

Make sure you get work experience whilst at university, whether it is year placements, summer placements or short work shadowing periods this is what counts most on the application. Make a point of going into some detail on these and show you used your technical knowledge.

Interview Advice:

The assessment centre is intensive, but is over quickly so make sure you have worked out a few points to cover in advance. Make use of the people you meet outside of the formal interviews to get an idea of the company and then use plus points in your interviews.

Engineer (Process Engineering Development Programme), Process Technologies at Johnson Matthey
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Application Advice:

Be confident and don't be afraid to ask questions.

Interview Advice:

Information about the company, competitors, market.

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Application Advice:

Be positive and honest. Don't think too much about results and focus mainly on your personal skills.

Interview Advice:

Be yourself, the company will hire you for your skills and personal morals.

Graduate Trainee, Refining & Chemicals Europe at Johnson Matthey
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Application Advice:

Be open minded to north east of England. It is not as bad at all if you are from the south.

Graduate Process Engineer, Engineering Department at Johnson Matthey
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Application Advice:

-One formal written application
-two interviews, one with HR manager, further one if successful with HR Director
-presentation required at the final interview

Interview Advice:

The presentation really sets a precedence for the type of person you are. This highly influences the questions. Hence you are in control of your own interview so to speak.

Graduate Management Trainee, Rotational, currently Land & Planning at Taylor Wimpey
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Application Advice:

I work for Johnson Matthey Davy Technologies which is part of the Process Technologies division of Johnson Matthey so I applied to their graduate scheme directly, rather than the overall Johnson Matthey graduate scheme.

Interview Advice:

Technical questions were centrered around my 4th year design project/research project and some questions about vessel design/control. There was also a basic maths/english test.

Junior Process Engineer, Process Department at Johnson Matthey
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Application Advice:

Be prepared to move around, be organised and willing to learn

Interview Advice:

Be yourself and don't be afraid to ask questions - smart and professional

Graduate Management Trainee, High Wycombe at Taylor Wimpey
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Application Advice:

Know your design project well and core principles of chemical engineering - nothing too complicated, just laws and basic equations for heat exchange and mass balances etc.

Interview Advice:

Be yourself in the HR interview. Ask lots of questions and seem interested on the assessment centre day. Emphasise that you want to travel with work.

Technical interview will be predominantly based on your design project so make sure you're confident about it.

Process Engineer, Process Engineering at Johnson Matthey
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Application Advice:

Be yourself!

Interview Advice:

Think about the question before you answer and have confidence in what you say. I remember being asked the same question twice, to see if I changed what I said the first time round. They weren't questioning my answer, more seeing how I reacted to my answer being questioned.

Graduate Management Trainee, Technical placement at Taylor Wimpey
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Application Advice:

Apply via the GRB as they provide great assistance with your application and indicate the key experiences on your CV that you highlight and expand on further. Normally this is to do with work experience and design project work

Interview Advice:

Read up on the work you did for your design project and safety systems which you would/could use.

Junior Process Engineer, Process Department at JM Davy at Johnson Matthey
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Application Advice:

Best company in the sector to work for

Interview Advice:

Show personality before knowledge

Graduate, at Taylor Wimpey
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Application Advice:

Show interest in practical and computer based work.

Interview Advice:

N/A it was a very relaxed interview, so relax.

Process Engineer, Process at Johnson Matthey
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Application Advice:

They're looking for people who speak their languages, high achievers, extra curriculum activities, potential leaders.

Interview Advice:

Be yourself, they will hire the person they see during the interview. If you pretend to be somebody you're not, you will have a bad time here.

Graduate Trainee, Noble Metals at Johnson Matthey
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Application Advice:

I would advise candidates to ensure their applications conveys a keeness to learn new skills, being IT literate, showing a sense of pride in their work and satisfaction in completing projects on time.

Giving examples of delivering good customer service and showing examples of having a natural commercial/business accumen.

Interview Advice:

I would advise applicants to wear full business dress. Speak clearly and use examples/ give evidence of times where you have achieved/displayed the skill in question.

Prepare a presentation, maintain good eye contact, open body position and welcome questions.

Assistant Project Manager, Strategic Highways at Amey
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Application Advice:

Likeability is very important. Amey is a people focused company hence your personality needs to come out during the application and interview process to see if you'll be a good fit.

Operations Manager, at Amey
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Application Advice:

Try to think of as many different examples as possible to scenario questions - diversity looks good.

Interview Advice:

Be yourself whilst in interviews and assessment centres. Try and relax and keep a smile on your face!

Management Graduate, Business Growth at Amey
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Application Advice:

Ensure it is the correct role for you and you understand the requirements that have been put in the job description.

Always be confident, positive and willing to learn.

Interview Advice:

Learn about the company, its ethics and values.
Always be prepared for the 'where do you see yourself in 5 years question' !

Data Analyst, Fleet Department at Amey
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Application Advice:

Research the firm and its specialisms.

Interview Advice:

Define tort.

Trainee Solicitor, Regulatory at Sidley Austin LLP
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Application Advice:

Be honest in your answers during the application stage. Take your time to really consider the questions and be prepared to have to answer some curveballs in your telephone interview. I got asked to tell a joke so have one handy just in case...

In your written application stage, make sure you detail where what you have done has made a difference, or has demonstrated your skills effectively. They won't be expecting you to know everything but you need to show that you can be dynamic and have the capacity to learn and grow into the Amey culture

Interview Advice:

Be honest, open and most of all, yourself. Do your research into the company, it is not a construction company, it is a service provider. Have knowledge on the vast majority of services that the company offers. Read up on the website about the culture as this is something that Amey values and will be looking for in you when you interview. Be flexible, in both geographical location, and job role, the nature of the business requires it. Demonstrate common sense and a willingness to work hard and deliver.

Project Manager, Geotechnics at Amey
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Application Advice:

Ensure that you really understand the areas that Amey work in.

Interview Advice:

They are looking for leaders - be confident in your ability and read the questions on the assessment sheet carefully.

Leadership Graduate, Built Environment at Amey
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Application Advice:

Be prepared to work longer hours than most as the work is hard but also you will get more experience to network with the other people who are higher up in the company. they tend to work long hours as well.

Commercial Graduate, Highways at Amey
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Application Advice:

Be clear about why you're applying. Amey recieves large amounts of applications with limited positions so can be very selective about who they employ.

Do your research on the company, try to underatnd the best you can what Amey does. It is a large company offering a large amount of services - a lot of employees are unsure of the total range, knowing this can impress.

Interview Advice:

Know the company, understand what they do and how the interact with everyday society.

Practice your presentation skills - usually there is a presentation to a few assessors.

Relax and be yourself! Interviews are there to get to know the inidivual, how they interact with others and how they'd react in certain situations. Being yourself is key!

Management Graduate Scheme, Government at Amey
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Application Advice:

Show some sort of previous experience or alternatively show some form of forward thinking to gain experience

Interview Advice:

Have a wide knowledge base, have an understanding of non technical aspects such as contracts but particularly health and safety

Graduate Engineer, Structures at Amey
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Application Advice:

Have a good understanding of your basic principles and show you're worth investing in through taking part in activities or competitions that relate to team work or show you're willing to improve yourself.

Interview Advice:

Go in prepared on impressing them with interesting however relevant facts about yourself as you will be asked. Expect to be asked out of the blue questions that will put you on the spot and test your reaction and response. There is no reason to be nervous, the interview is to find out who you are as a person, the qualifications you present and the quality of your qualifications speak for themselves. The interview is there to help you advertise yourself and what you can offer them.

Graduate Engineer, CEFA at Amey
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Application Advice:

Research into Amey as an organisation and understanding their full scope of works will be important.

Interview Advice:

It’s important within the interview process to show your personality and what value you will add to Amey if you were to be selected.

Commercial Graduate, at Amey
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Application Advice:

Try and get exerience within Amey before you graduate, for example summer placements or a years work experience.

Interview Advice:

I was asked questions about what I like to do, to my experience and a few technical questions.

Graduate Civil Engineer, Belfast – Structures at Amey
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Application Advice:

My advice to a future applicant would be to not be very anxious about the interview because the people here are very friendly and helpful and to try to promote himself / herself in the best way.

Interview Advice:

If I can give some tips for the interview that would be to be honest about your studies and work experience and to be well prepared about questions for your CV. You must give a lot of importance so as to great the perfect CV so as to catch the attention. Also you must be confident about your skills and knowledge. Moreover some common questions are:
•Tell us some things about yourself.
•How you can contribute to the role and fulfill the requirements.
•How you will act in different situations, such as problem with a member of your team, working under pressure, etc.
•Some technical question relevant to the requirement.
Finally it would be wonderful if you have done some research for the company and have prepared some questions.

Graduate Engineer, Structures Solutions / Area 9 at Amey
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Application Advice:

Sell yourself and show what you have to offer to the company.
Show initiative and drive

Interview Advice:

Be yourself, Dont exaggerate, people can see right through you

Assistant Engineer, Highway at Amey
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Application Advice:

Focus on your all round personality - not just your career. Amey is all about people, and thus they only want to employ people.

Interview Advice:

Be open, honest and yourself - make sure your personality is evident, not just your career drive (though that is important too).

Graduate Engineer, Rail at Amey
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Interview Advice:

Be yourself and make sure you read the provided briefs thoroughly.

Make sure you do research about the company as well and come prepared with some questions.

Assistant Project Manager, Government Division at Amey
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Application Advice:

Engineering background is useful for most divisions but an enthusiastic and speedy learner will go far

Business Improvement Manager, Operational Control Room at Amey
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Application Advice:

I think it is important to explain in the application why it is that you want to pursue a career in law generally, and a career at Sidley in particular. It is important that the candidate understands the work and culture at Sidley and is able to demonstrate why that is of particular interest.

Interview Advice:

Just be yourself!

Sidley Austin LLP
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Application Advice:

Be yourself. Sidley is a really people-focused firm.

Interview Advice:

There are no psychoanalytical hoops to jump through - just relax and think about what you're being asked before you answer.

Trainee Solicitor, Insurance at Sidley Austin LLP
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Application Advice:

Be concise and to the point.

Interview Advice:

Research the firm and what they do.

Trainee Solicitor, Insurance at Sidley Austin LLP
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Application Advice:

Be yourself - your grades should speak for themselves so make sure your personality does as well!

Interview Advice:

Prepare questions about the firm and do your research!

Trainee Solicitor, at Sidley Austin LLP
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Application Advice:

you have to love it to do the hours it requires.

Interview Advice:

do your research and be prepared.

Associate, Regulatory at Sidley Austin LLP
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Application Advice:

n/a

Interview Advice:

n/a

Asset Management Engineer, Consulting Rail/Highways at Amey
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Application Advice:

Be very flexible in your approach to taking this role, i.e being able to travel as Amey do have a range of various contracts in utilities and highways which need resources to fill any gaps at times through its resource management tool streamline. You will be challenged which is to be expected when starting as a graduate, however encounter that challenge as it pays dividends for yourself in the future.

Interview Advice:

Be very flexible in your approach to taking this role, i.e being able to travel as Amey do have a rage of various contracts in utilities and highways. A master degree is probably at the top of the agenda as so many graduates from university now attain masters, there's lots of competition for these roles. Experience is again vitally important, especially within the highways sector. Amey are very good at advertising and enthusiastic about summer placements, and through good impressions they are more than likely to take on someone that has already worked within the amey environment. Also look into the contracts that Amey have and the work that they are involved in, you'd be suprised. If you mention this at the interview, i.e via through look on Amey's website or even an arcticle on the NCE involving an Amey engineer then they might be impressed.

Graduate Engineer, Consultancy – Highways at Amey
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Application Advice:

Read up about the company and it's values aswell.
Know your ecology, biodiversity and environmental issues.
Show you have relevant experieince outside of university.

Interview Advice:

My interview invloved a walkthrough of my CV.
Questions were asked to delve deeper into my work experience and degree course.
Competancy questions, such as leadership skills were assesed.

Graduate Environmentalist, Environmental at Amey
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Application Advice:

Be yourself, be passionate about your subject, and showcase your talents

Interview Advice:

Be professional. Present yourself well, be engaging, and ask questions

HR Graduate, HR at Amey
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Application Advice:

Be you.

Interview Advice:

Additional information regarding Amey is an important point to bring up e.g. bring in the likes of Ferrovial, different roles within the company. Contract knowledge is a must.
Also your interview is scored on a set scoring system that Amey have produced. Tell them things you know, that they may already know. It's all positive.

Commercial Assistant, Commercial at Amey
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Application Advice:

Find out as much about the sector of work as possible and its impact on the general public e.g. civil engineering/environmental.

Interview Advice:

Asked for examples of when I worked as part of a team and demonstrated time management skills. Also asked why I wanted to work for Amey and what I knew about them

Graduate, Operations at Amey
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Application Advice:

Come with an open mind, nearly everyone (myself included) underestimate how big and complex the railway engineering industry is. It is one of the few booming industries in the country at the moment.

Interview Advice:

Do some research before the interview. If you are applying for a graduate or entry level job your interviewer will not expect you to have detailed knowledge, but a quick read of railway signalling on wikipedia (as an example from my section of the railway) or looking into what projects you might be involved in will always look good in the interviewers eyes.

Always have a set of questions you want to ask, write them down on pad and have the pad out during the interview. if and when the interviewer answers a question you have before you get to answer it make a point of crossing it out that way if you get to the end of an interview and most of your questions have already been addressed (as has happend to me before) you can still demonstrate you put some thought into what you want to get out of the interview.

Signal Design Engineer, at Amey
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Application Advice:

Ideally have industry experience
Show that you do activities outside of your work - shows completive streak
Voluntary - shows you are willing to help others and gain little other than self-satisfaction

Interview Advice:

Read about the company - future projects, past success stories and its organisational structure
Revise - Bending Moment Diagrams and simple analysis methods
Be confident - speak to the managers/assessors on the day
Dress smartly - polish your shoes, go the extra mile
Read/revise/review current political engineering situations - how the government intend to meet reduction in CO2 emissions, flood defences, HS2 etc.

Graduate Civil Engineer, Rail Consultancy at Amey
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Interview Advice:

Try to relax and be yourself

Graduate Engineer, Consulting – Rail at Amey
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Application Advice:

Experience with time management, an ability to work to tight deadlines and flexibility (both in regards to working hours and travel) is highly desireable.

Interview Advice:

Highlight CAD skills and ability to multitask and deliver on tight deadlines

Graduate Engineer, Highways at Amey
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Application Advice:

If you are motivated and willing to learn you will have no problem. You need to be hungry to make a difference and the company will support you to do this.

Interview Advice:

I was asked about what I wanted, where i saw myself in 5 years. I was prepared for my interview by doing research into the company and had examples of work I had done at University to support what i was saying i could do.

Data Analyst, Finance at Amey
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Application Advice:

Be enthusiastic and include all relevant experience

Interview Advice:

Be yourself and be honest about your aspirations and hopes for the job

Graduate Quantity Surveyor, Sub-Stations at Amey
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Application Advice:

Read up on the company. As I said before, so few people have heard of Amey. There are so many opportunities and roles within the company, including working abroad. Be open about what you want out of the role. If you don't ask you don't get, and if you're wanting to attain further professional qualifications you need to ensure that you will be put into several roles to achieve a wide range of experience. Having experience in the industry obviously helps but I went into the role without any placement so don't feel that lack of experience will be a detriment to your application.

Interview Advice:

The interview I went to was a whole day and consisted of 3 parts: a one-to-one interview; a group exercise; and a written exercise. The one-to-one interview was about 15-30mins and it's more to get to know you, and what has inspired you to get to where you are now. At the end of the interview I was also asked to draw bending moments so read up on those! For the group exercise we were put into groups of 3 and given a project brief and had to come up with a solution. We then had to give a presentation to the group of interviewers. The written exercise was based on 1 question, for which I could not offer much advice as the question was not based on Amey in particular, and would change at each interview. I can only recommend reading up on current and future engineering projects. Most importantly, just be yourself!

Project Manager, CEFA at Amey
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Application Advice:

Have the best background possible, be people person and positive.

Interview Advice:

Be confident, do not be shy. Try to show why you should be hired.

Graduate Engineer, Consulting at Amey
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Application Advice:

To succeed, be prepared to apply yourself.

Interview Advice:

Dress smartly, have a strong handshake and think before you speak.

Graduate Engineer, MAC 9 Structures Solutions at Amey
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Application Advice:

Focus on explaining your skillset and how it applies to the type of work you will be doing.

Pensions Support Consultant, Strategic Pensions at Amey
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