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We are ISG. Our vision is to become the world’s most dynamic construction services company, delivering places that help people and businesses thrive.
Our 2,800 worldwide specialists in fit out, technology, construction and development deliver not just buildings, but also an exceptional delivery dynamic and strong customer relationships built on mutual trust, collaboration, and open communication. We blend our unparalleled track record, sound processes and proven delivery methods with a fast-paced and agile culture, ensuring we deliver thriving places that are as responsive and resilient as their occupants. For nearly three decades, ISG has been providing construction solutions to some of the world’s most successful and enduring businesses, cities and institutions. Our customers trust us to deliver ? and our repeat business and numerous industry accolades prove it.
Yet today’s fast-paced world demands more than a safe pair of hands. Delivering the places of tomorrow requires the ability to think big, collaborate widely and meaningfully, and build in real capacity for change. For this reason, everything we do at ISG, from our work with our customers to our relationships with our own people, is focused on delivering smarter and more resilient places of tomorrow.
Both our Graduate and Apprentice programmes offer you hands on insight into the construction industry as well as the opportunity to kick start your career. We take your drive, knowledge and passion and couple it with first class delivery, Industry leading expertise and a robust development programme to help fast track your career and deliver outstanding results, both personally and professionally.
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ISG is an equal opportunities employer. We are committed to eliminating discrimination and encouraging equality and diversity in all our business activities, including the provision of services and employment. This commitment to diversity underpins all our policies and practice. The company seeks to maintain a positive working environment in which we respect each other, our staff, clients and suppliers.
What are the best and worst things about your job?
- You are introduced at a pace that does not stress you out
- Management is accessible so you can ask questions
- You are given a broad range of experiences by being on rotation (Technical Services, Winning Work, Construction Management, QS)
Industry: Construction and Civil EngineeringDepartment: Commercial
What are the best and worst things about your job?
The best thing about my job would be the input I know I have on the project I'm working on. I am doing a rotation in PM so I can see the progression and the part I play in this progression dealing with subcontractors and the client's design team.
Industry: Construction and Civil EngineeringDepartment: Retail
What are the best and worst things about your job?
The best things about my job are the rewarding work I get to do and the responsibility that I have obtained whilst working here. Doing something that I enjoy and challenges me keeps me motivated to perform well. Also, being able to take ownership over my work and make my own decisions is something that is very satisfying. The work environment in the office is also one of the best things about my job. Having colleagues that are welcoming and hard-working goes a long way towards improving my own motivation. Everyone, including management, is very approachable and makes time to help out the newer people to the company such as myself.
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As this is a construction company try to show you have knowledge about the industry and relate experiences using terminology commonly used. For example, if you applying to be a construction manager demonstrate managing people and show you know about planning etc. If your applying to be a QS show you know what it takes to be a QS and not blanket statements. Try be specific and relay your experiences with it (even if it is not construction related).
The assessment centre is where most people struggle. The first stage of the interview asks you normal competency questions which you would be prepared for, but also one or two questions about construction as a whole.
The Assessment Centre is more challenge where you will first do a detailed interview. You will first be asked about your experiences on your CV, then harder questions on construction common knowledge such as: How would you implement sustainability? How could you improve a specific process etc (There's no wrong answer but show you can think on the spot).
Next stage would be a group interview, I found this most challenging. You will be given a document of information where you would need more time to read through so I would recommend you highlight specific instructions given to you and get an idea of what the main task is. If you're completely lost don't panic, as many people will feel the same way. Your best option would be to manage the information your group has obtained and organise it. You can be an ideas person, organiser, leader, to give yourself the best opportunity I would recommend to be the leader and even if you do not have ideas manage and organise the team (Not just a time keeper) and make everyone relay information back to you. Take charge of being the note taker.
Our task was to refurbish a coffee shop for a client in time for their grand opening, we were given dates and we had to choose between 2 or 3 different suppliers to complete the works. They all differed in price, experience, and timings, and in the end we chose a reliable supplier with a more expensive price (Reputation is more important) and were late in completing the project. As long as you come up with alternatives for your shortcomings the assessors will love that you thought about it come question time.
Try to tailor the cover letter for each company instead of using a general one.
Make sure you allow yourself enough time for the application, as it involves some short essays to help the company to know you better.
Understanding ISG values will be useful for the interview.
Research on ISG business or background (e.g. locations) will help in the interview.
Relax and be yourself during the interview, as the assessors are friendly and approachable.
Be prepared for different challenges, allow your university projects to benefit you to gain an understanding to bring to ISG, joining a rotational scheme is a reward in itself as the best thing to do is to learn everyone's role in the business.
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Include as much work experience as possible and demonstrate what skills you have learnt. Include both technical and personal skills. Include something that may set you apart from others and that ensures your application is memorable.
Research the company. Think of plenty examples of how you demonstrate certain key skills.
That is the first impression you will give. Make sure that your application stands out. Show what is unique about you.
People in ISG are all very friendly. There is no point being nervous, it is just a conversation! Before the interview make sure you understand your role/responsibilities. Make good research around the company and make sure that your answers reflect ISG's values. Basically, give them the reasons for choosing YOU instead of someone else. What makes you suitable for this position? Make sure you communicate that by any means during the assessment day.
If you have a clear defined career objective a graduate scheme tailored to your desired role is the perfect opportunity to ensure you acquire all of the skills you need to get you closer to achieving your goal. Make sure your goals are reflected in your application, this helps to paint the picture.
Make your application interesting because if you are invited to interview your application will form some great talking points and will allow the interviewer to gauge whether you will be a good addition to the team.
Be confident, this is your main opportunity to elaborate on the information you provided in your application. It's your chance to sell yourself and tell the employer why you are the perfect candidate for the role. You have to believe in yourself!!
Relax and supportive working environment surrounded by friendly colleagues.
Structured trainings are available in the graduate scheme for our development.
Direct support given by supervisor or line manager.
Support from buddy who helps graduates to settle in the company and job role.
Quarterly social within the cluster for networking. Monthly social with the project team.
Colleagues are very supportive, who are ready to help when needed.
The company has different departments causing some of the management process (e.g. HR, official documents or process management) are not coherent for graduates who are in different department. However, our company is working hard to unify the departments, which I believe this will be improved in the imminent.
The best thing about this company is the feeling of being part of a team all working together to achieve a common goal. The support and advice given at this stage of my career have helped me progress both professionally and personally.
The worst thing about this company is the assumption that employees are willing to work extra hours for no incentive.
Employers constantly tell us that there is nothing that impresses them more than a graduate who has properly researched the company and really knows why they want to work there - so make sure that you tell them in your application that you have read-up all about them on TheJobCrowd and so you really know what makes that company great and why they are right for you. It will help your application, we promise!
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