All of the below information comes directly from job reviews written by ISG Plc employees based on 32 reviews.
 
 
Responsibility:
3.1/5
 
Work Life Balance:
3/5
 
Environmental Awareness:
3.6/5
 
Compensation & Benefits:
2.9/5
 
Company Culture:
3.6/5
 
Career Progression:
3.5/5
 
Colleagues:
3.8/5
 
Training:
3.6/5
 
Enjoyment:
3.7/5
 
Overall Rating:
3.4/5
 

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.

 


Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering

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)

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Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering Department: Engineering Services Job Title: Graduate Trainee - Quantity Surveyor

What are the best and worst things about your job?

Able to learn and understand the role in different disciplines, such as construction management, technical services management, etc. apart from my core discipline.

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Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering Department: Construction South Job Title: Graduate trainee

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering Job Title: Commercial graduate trainee

What are the best and worst things about your job?

Responsibilities are up to you and the support from others within the company regarding any learning needs you have is plentiful.

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Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering Department: Construction Job Title: Graduate Trainee

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering Department: Engineering Services Job Title: Graduate Trainee

What are the best and worst things about your job?

The best thing about my job is the experience I am gaining, which gives me a solid grounding for potential future roles.

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Job Title: Graduate Trainee

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering, Construction Project Management Department: Fit Out & Engineering Services Job Title: Graduate Trainee

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering, Construction Project Management Department: Hotels and Leisure Job Title: Site Manager

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering, Construction Project Management Department: Fit Out Job Title: Graduate Trainee

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering, Construction Project Management Department: FIT- OUT Job Title: Construction Manager Trainee

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

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

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

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

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering, Construction Project Management Department: Fit Out Job Title: Graduate Trainee

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering, Construction Project Management Department: Fit Out Job Title: Assistant Technical Services Manager

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering, Construction Project Management Department: Midlands Construction Job Title: Graduate trainee construction manager

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

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

Job Title: Graduate Trainee

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering, Architecture Department: Major Projects Job Title: Graduate Design Manager

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

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

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering, Architecture Department: Design and Build Job Title: Graduate Design Manager

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering Department: Construction South

What are the best and worst things about your job?

Meeting different people every day, learning every day, free and quite frequent training.

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Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering Department: Fit out-Agility

What are the best and worst things about your job?

There is always something interesting happening around you.

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Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering Department: 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.

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Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering Department: Fit Out

What are the best and worst things about your job?

The team, the amount of learning you do about fit-out everyday, problem solving which is great when you find the solution, communicating with different people each day.

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Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering Department: 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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Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering Department: Retail

What are the best and worst things about your job?

Job rotations
Good salary

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Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering

What are the best and worst things about your job?

Every day imposes different challenges, with great visual rewards. Working collectively as a team is very rewarding and generates great working relationships.

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ISG Plc

Average start time: 08:00

Average end time: 17:30

Average number of working hours: 9.5

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Application Advice:

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).

Interview Advice:

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.

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Application Advice:

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.

Interview Advice:

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.

Graduate Trainee – Quantity Surveyor, Engineering Services at ISG Plc
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Application Advice:

Be honest in your CV, make sure you can concentrate while doing an online test, don't rush while doing an application, think it through and proof read before submitting it.

Interview Advice:

Be yourself, confident but not arrogant, don't be afraid to show you might not know something.

Graduate Trainee, Construction South at ISG Plc
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Application Advice:

Fill everything out as appropriately as you see fit.

Interview Advice:

Think logically.

Commercial Graduate Trainee, at ISG Plc
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Application Advice:

Showcase any experience working within a team and dealing with clients, such as bar work.

Interview Advice:

Showcase your personality and ability to work with others. Construction is an industry which requires collaboration with others.

Graduate Trainee, Engineering Services at ISG Plc
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Application Advice:

Be innovative, think differently about trying to do something new.

Graduate Trainee, Fit Out & Engineering Services at ISG
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Application Advice:

Take the time to look through the application properly and prepare well.

Interview Advice:

Be honest and try to practice what questions they might ask before the interview.

Site Manager, Hotels and Leisure at ISG
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Application Advice:

Research the company and get as much experience and knowledge of the industry before applying.

Interview Advice:

Preparation is key. Think outside the box regarding the questions they ask. Answer confidently and clearly.

Graduate Trainee, Fit Out at ISG
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Application Advice:

Be yourself and confident.

Interview Advice:

Prepare your presentation. Know the company you are applying to.

Construction Manager Trainee, FIT- OUT at ISG
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Application Advice:

Make sure you enjoy the role requirements.

Interview Advice:

Come across passionately.

Graduate Trainee, Construction Management at ISG
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Application Advice:

Make sure you explain how you would make a difference to a company and not just what qualifications you have.

Interview Advice:

Avoid talking about qualifications, employers already know this from your CV, they want to know what sort of person you are.

Graduate Trainee, Construction at ISG
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Application Advice:

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.

Interview Advice:

How did you communicate effectively throughout your work experience?

Assistant Project Manager, at ISG
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Application Advice:

Ensure you know your core subject and have some relevant previous experience.

Interview Advice:

Research the company prior to being interviewed.

Graduate Trainee, Construction at ISG
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Application Advice:

Be passionate about what you want to do.

Interview Advice:

Understand the industry, the company and what role you want to have.

Graduate Trainee, Fit Out at ISG
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Application Advice:

To be independent and confident, as ISG will support you in your career goals.

Interview Advice:

To be confident and focused on where you see yourself in ISG.

Assistant Technical Services Manager, Fit Out at ISG
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Application Advice:

Be prepared overall through the whole process and research the company.

Interview Advice:

To be well prepared, asking the correct questions rather just what you want to hear in terms of is this the correct company for you.

Graduate trainee construction manager, Midlands Construction at ISG
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Application Advice:

Highlight your greatest personal qualities more than your academic qualifications. ISG will look for graduates who can fit into the current teams and get along with the types of personalities in them.

Interview Advice:

Ask questions.

Graduate Trainee, Construction at ISG
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Application Advice:

Take on the role with an open mind and absorb as much information as possible. Make the most of all training opportunities and networking days.

Interview Advice:

- Show passion and an ability to adapt to different situations.
- Prove that the job is a personal interest and not just an income.

Graduate Trainee, Construction at ISG
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Application Advice:

Experience is beneficial but training and mentorship is provided with the company wanting you to succeed as much as you do yourself.

Stay open minded to your end goal, as you may see through the rotation that you prefer a different sector.

Graduate Design Manager, Major Projects at ISG
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Application Advice:

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.

Interview Advice:

Research the company. Think of plenty examples of how you demonstrate certain key skills.

Graduate Trainee, Construction at ISG
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Application Advice:

That is the first impression you will give. Make sure that your application stands out. Show what is unique about you.

Interview Advice:

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.

Graduate Trainee, Construction at ISG
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Application Advice:

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.

Interview Advice:

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!!

Graduate Design Manager, Design and Build at ISG
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Construction Manager, at ISG Plc View »

Best:

- Good benefits (Gym, Holiday, Laidback mentality)
- Management is accessible
- Career Progression
- High-end Clientele

Worst:

- People in junior roles can be given mundane tasks, and you can feel as if your not contributing

ISG Plc
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Best:

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.

Worst:

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.

Graduate Trainee – Quantity Surveyor, Engineering Services at ISG Plc
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Best:

Everyday at work is different (as long as you are based on a construction site).
Training is free and very frequent.

Worst:

Long working hours on construction sites (8-17:30). The hours differ slightly when working in the office (shorter hours).

Graduate Trainee, Construction South at ISG Plc
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Best:

Nature of the colleagues.

Worst:

None

Graduate Trainee, Fit Out & Engineering Services at ISG
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Best:

There is a lot of good training

Worst:

If projects are demanding sometimes training is put second.

Site Manager, Hotels and Leisure at ISG
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Best:

Career progression
Salary
Benefits

Worst:

Long hours and sometimes additional hours

Graduate Trainee, Fit Out at ISG
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Best:

Training and potential career path career.

Worst:

IT Department.

Construction Manager Trainee, FIT- OUT at ISG
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Best:

The Graduate program is really good.

Worst:

No massive projects over 100 million pounds.

Graduate Trainee, Construction Management at ISG
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Best:

Training.

Worst:

Getting noticed.

Graduate Trainee, Construction at ISG
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Best:

- Massive company
- Good rewards package
- Good benefits
- Effective programme to develop from

Assistant Project Manager, at ISG
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Best:

The Graduate rotation system.

Worst:

The turnover of staff.

Graduate Trainee, Construction at ISG
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Best:

It is a big name in the industry and the project opportunities are really good.

Worst:

You can get lost in such a big company if you don't push for career advancement.

Graduate Trainee, Fit Out at ISG
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Best:

The training they provide and the willing attitude to help as your are only starting your career.

Worst:

Some of the systems in place.

Graduate trainee construction manager, Midlands Construction at ISG
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Best:

The people you learn from are very helpful.

Graduate Trainee, Construction at ISG
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Best:

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.

Worst:

The worst thing about this company is the assumption that employees are willing to work extra hours for no incentive.

Graduate Trainee, Construction at ISG
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Best:

The people who work for the company. The company is also supportive of all training requirements and encourages development.

Worst:

N/A

Graduate Trainee, Construction at ISG
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Best:

They do care about their people and the HR department is excellent.
There are many opportunities for training and development.

Worst:

IT service.

Graduate Trainee, Construction at ISG
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Best:

Opportunities for progression within the company.

Worst:

Limited international opportunities.

Graduate Design Manager, Design and Build at ISG
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Worst:

Limited international opportunities.

Graduate Trainee, Construction South at ISG Plc View »

Worst:

Limited international opportunities.

Contruction managament, Fit out-Agility at ISG Plc View »

Worst:

Limited international opportunities.

Graduate, Commercial at ISG Plc View »

Worst:

Limited international opportunities.

Apprentice Construction Manager, Fit Out at ISG Plc View »

Worst:

Limited international opportunities.

Quantity Surveyor, Retail at ISG Plc View »

Worst:

Limited international opportunities.

Quantity Surveyor, Retail at ISG Plc View »

Worst:

Limited international opportunities.

Construction Manager, at ISG Plc View »