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Responsibility:
3.1/5
 
Work Life Balance:
3.6/5
 
Environmental Awareness:
3.8/5
 
Compensation & Benefits:
3.8/5
 
Company Culture:
3.5/5
 
Career Progression:
3.2/5
 
Colleagues:
3.7/5
 
Training:
3.5/5
 
Enjoyment:
3.5/5
 
Overall Rating:
3.5/5
 

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Application Advice:

Make applications specific, drawing upon company values and as related to the company's workscopes as possible.

Interview Advice:

Be relaxed, the graduate assessment day seems like a daunting experience but everyone is very friendly and wants the best out of all candidates... There is nothing to be nervous about.

HR Graduate, Human Resources at Petrofac
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Application Advice:

- Keep written content clear and concise.
- Try to link past experience to the Petrofac values.
- Make sure each written answer has 3 sections:
1) an explanation of the scenario
2) what you did
3) what was the end result.

Interview Advice:

- Stay Confident
- Don't lie, if you don't know the answer just tell the interviewer.

Graduate Process Engineer, Operations & Offshore Projects at Petrofac
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Application Advice:

Ensure you are fully aware of the role you are applying for. Expect to have to take the more mundane tasks along with the more interesting.

Technical Safety Engineer, Technical Safety at Petrofac
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Application Advice:

Get a Masters degree.

Interview Advice:

I had already done a summer placement with Petrofac and so my interview was slightly unusual. Everyone said that the Technical section was the worst, just be prepared and don't panic.

Graduate Structural Engineer, Oil & Gas at Petrofac
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Application Advice:

Use past experience to sell yourself and draw parallels between experiences and desired role.

Interview Advice:

Why do you want the job
What could you bring to the role
Hobbies interests
Metering knowledge

Metering Engineer, Metering at Petrofac
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Application Advice:

Answer the questions directly, focusing on what YOU did, rather than what your team etc. did

Practice psychometric tests beforehand

Aim to secure industrial placements (whether industry-specific or not) during your course to augment your application responses and show your quality

Don't be afraid to sell yourself

Interview Advice:

Know your stuff from a technical standpoint (a technical interview is likely; focus on bread-and-butter topics from your discipline)

Be comfortable in delivering presentations to a crowd

When working on group challenges, demonstrate your leadership potential while being inclusive of your fellow candidates and show consideration for others' opinions. Don't fade into the background but don't speak out for the sake of hearing your own voice.

Graduate Process Engineer, Operations at Petrofac
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Application Advice:

Be prepared, know the company and be adaptable to ever changing circumstances in this industry.

Interview Advice:

Smile, relax and be honest.

Construction Engineer, at Petrofac
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Application Advice:

Ensure your CV is not overloaded with information. List key learnings from University you think would be most suitable to the role you are applying for.

Additionally mention experience gained throughout university and any industrial or summer placements if applicable.

Interview Advice:

Come prepared, know the company (carry out research into the area of the business you are applying - Offshore projects) read up on the kind of work we carry out (case studies can be found on the webpage).

Construction Engineer, at Petrofac
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Application Advice:

When putting your application / CV forward, look specifically at what the requirements are and try and tailor your application / CV to reflect this. Try and make it as specific to the job advert, and the company as possible that is what will make you stand out.

Interview Advice:

For the HR Graduate position I was asked a few questions about employment law i.e. working time directive. If your unsure about a questions such as this be truthful, but say that you would know how to find out that information if needed.

Senior HR Coordinator, Operations at Petrofac
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Application Advice:

Make sure you read the questions on the application carefully, and always try to relate how the skills that you mention in the answers are beneficial to the company.

Interview Advice:

The interview featured several activities:
One designed to see how you would react under pressure (they give you a task to do without enough time to complete it and see how you chose to use your time effectively).

A group activity, designed to see how you can work with the other candidates effectively. Try to make sure you have effective communication, and aren't too domineering.

An interview which is split with technical and soft skill questions:
- Review some of the theoretical basics before your interveiw, I was asked about induction motors, cable calculations etc. They look for a basic understanding of the general principles we will use in the office day to day, but nothing too technical.
- Remember to think about the activities you have done outside your course at university (Society involvement, volunteering etc) and think of how you can demonstrate how these have developed your soft skills.

Graduate Electrical Engineer, Offshore Projects & Operations at Petrofac
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Application Advice:

Take an interest in the Oil & Gas industry, in particular how your role fits into the bigger picture. Read up on how equipment works, the fundamentals behind its operation and the challenges that may be faced.

In addition to this, read about the challenges facing the oil & gas industry at present, in particular in the North Sea.

Interview Advice:

As mentioned above, gain some technical knowledge of the various processes associated with a typical oil and gas platform.

Process Engineer, at Petrofac
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Application Advice:

Industrial experience is important but it doesn't have to be oil and gas. Emphasise any relevant experience on your application.

Interview Advice:

Ensure you've done your research on the company and have prepared for technical questions, in particular practical applications rather than theory.

, at Petrofac
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Application Advice:

Use any work experience as evidence to back up questions

Interview Advice:

Tell us about a time when... your team were successful/unsuccessful
you had to work as part of a team
you encountered conflict

Mechanical Engineer, Asset Integrity at Petrofac
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Application Advice:

Know the role you are applying for the long-term career prospects associated with it.

Interview Advice:

It's a bit Cliché but, be yourself. An insight into the Oil & Gas is beneficial and most of all know the role you've applied for.

Graduate Construction Engineer, Construction at Petrofac
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Application Advice:

Take the opportunities to gain site experience when they arise.

Construction Engineer, Engineering at Petrofac
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Application Advice:

Pay attention to the 6 Petrofac values and write down some ongoing projects; make it look as though you have done your research and know a bit about the company and how they operate.

Interview Advice:

Be yourself and don't try too hard. Don't try to come across as too much of a leader/"know it all", however try and make a positive impact.

Graduate Process Engineer, Operations at Petrofac
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Application Advice:

Research the difference between a service company and an operator before the interview process.

Interview Advice:

Be yourself and remember to draw links between yourself and Petrofac's core values.

Graduate Process Engineer, Offshore Projects and Operations at Petrofac
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Application Advice:

Standard preparation and effort is required. Refer to specifics that show your knowledge/experience of Petrofac/the oil industry. Show your interest and understanding of the direction the industry is heading and how that could affect your career.

Interview Advice:

Know your stuff, structural knowledge (just the basics) is tested during the assessment day and general confidence in the subject matter plays a huge part in their initial impression of you.

HR competence is also a large part in Petrofac's assessment, so preparation for this type of assessment is just as important. Presenting under pressure is the biggest potential hurdle (limited time to prepare, present and then field questions on a new subject).

Graduate Structural Engineer, Structural at Petrofac
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Interview Advice:

Have examples of skills you have previously demonstrated i.e. teamwork and leadership.

Graduate Planning Engineer, at Petrofac
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Application Advice:

Be flexible and you will reap the rewards.

Interview Advice:

Be confident in what you are saying. If you do not know an answer that is ok, it is better to be honest about that rather than make a bad attempt at one.

Construction Engineer, Construction at Petrofac
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Application Advice:

Just be confident and relax for the interview but make sure that you are very flexible and have limited commitments at home due to the nature of the industry, you may have to travel a lot.

Construction Engineer, Construction at Petrofac
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Application Advice:

Make sure to do the background research into the role you are applying for and if you are able to move with the job.

Interview Advice:

Make sure to learn and understand the company values and how you can apply this to your life experiences.

Grauduate Planning Engineer, Planning at Petrofac
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Application Advice:

Read about the company, our values and our current projects & contracts.

Graduate Electrical Engineer, OPO – Maersk at Petrofac
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Application Advice:

Highlight leadership skills, any successful team activities, project etc.

Interview Advice:

Research oil and gas technology, how a plant or platform operates. Research the industry and activities that have had an effect on business.

Electrical Engineer, Projects at Petrofac
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Application Advice:

Demonstrate your skills and do not get worried about knowing the specifics of the technical aspect of the job

Interview Advice:

Be yourself

Metering Engineer, Rotating Equipment & Metering at Petrofac
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Application Advice:

Have a strong understanding of the service industry and how service companies rely on vendors and clients alike.

Interview Advice:

Have a thorough understanding of the oil and gas service companies and how they differ (values etc.)

Graduate Mechanical Engineer, Mechanical Engineering at Petrofac
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Application Advice:

Be clear and concise.

Interview Advice:

During interviews you will be asked questions to test your technical knowledge and likely be asked a set of competency based questions.

Process Engineer, at Petrofac
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Application Advice:

Know what Petrofac do and what makes us different - don't simply read off the website and quote it.

Show a real interest in a career within oil & gas, as well as an understanding of the industry and the challenges it faces (especially in the North Sea).

Mechanical Engineer, Offshore Projects & Operations at Petrofac
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Application Advice:

Be yourself and talk about your achievements and activities outside of university. The construction graduate scheme is more about who your are and your willingness to elarn about Oil and Gas construction, than your academic achievements at university.

Interview Advice:

Similar to application advice. Talk about times you've dalt with construction activities. Particularly mention Health and Safety as this is Petrofacs number 1 value. Topics such as coordination and planning are very important in thsi industry so discussing times where you used these would be good too.

Graduate Construction Engineer, Construction at Petrofac
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Application Advice:

Know your strengths and also your weaknesses, everyone has them and it's good to show how you get around them.

Interview Advice:

Research the company thouroughly, the website is really helpful for this. Also bring along personal experiences, even is they are not engineering related they can still show off good transferable skills that will help seperate you from other candidates.

Graduate Electrical Engineer, Projects at Petrofac
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Application Advice:

Make sure you research the company and know what projects they are taking part in.

Interview Advice:

Make sure you are up to speed with technology i.e. no the practical aspects of the degree you have studied. So for me knowledge of instrumentation was important.

Instrumentation & Control Engineer, Offshore Projects at Petrofac
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Interview Advice:

Study upstream oil and gas before interview process

Graduate Process Engineer, Process at Petrofac
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Application Advice:

Be honest

Interview Advice:

Get to know a bit about the company

Process Engineer, Offshore Projects at Petrofac
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Application Advice:

Emphasie technical ability

Interview Advice:

Research the company, know its interests for the office you apply to, have questions of your own prepared.

Field Engineer, Field Engineering at Petrofac
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Application Advice:

Give it your best shot as the job is extremely rewarding. If you work hard then you really do reap the rewards.

Interview Advice:

Be confident. Show interest. Know what you are speaking about, make individuals on the other side of the desk feel confident on who they may potentially employ.

Graduate Construction Engineer, Construction at Petrofac
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Application Advice:

Ensure to fully research company prior to filling out online application. Make sure your enthusiasm for the job shines through, as I got the vibe from the interviewers that this was highly diserable.

Graduate Construction Engineer, Construction at Petrofac
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Application Advice:

- Don't lie in your application
- Try give each answer a structure i.e. what the problem was, who was there, how you overcome it and what the outcome was.

Interview Advice:

- Be confident in your answers
- Know your CV inside out and make sure you have evidence that your CV is factual.

Graduate Process Engineer, Operations at Petrofac
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Application Advice:

Make yourself aware of the companys mission and values, very important as part of the companys culture and vision for the future.

Finance Graduate, Financial Reporting at Petrofac
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Application Advice:

If you work hard and are prepared to trevel for long peiods of time then you will enjoy the role.

Interview Advice:

Be yourself and relax.

Graduate Construction Engineer, Construction at Petrofac
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Application Advice:

Research the company - why do you want to work for Petrofac. Sell youreslf as much as possible in line with what the job entails.

Interview Advice:

Research the company and the role. Do some employment law research i.e. working time directive.

Senior HR Coordinator, Operations at Petrofac
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Application Advice:

Centre your CV and application on the Petrofac values

Graduate Instrument Engineer, Instruments at Petrofac
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Application Advice:

Just answer the questions, an interesting/different CV is useful.

Interview Advice:

Research the company, Learn about the values and its aim.

Graduate Structural Engineer, Structural at Petrofac
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Application Advice:

Wherever possible try to relate previous experience to the specific role you are applying for.

Interview Advice:

Know some of the basic Principals of Instrumentation, try to keep thinking general and not too specific.

Research the company beforehand, understand the role you are applying for.

Graduate Instrument Engineer, Instruments – Offshore Projects at Petrofac
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Application Advice:

Prepare and do prior research

Graduate Planning Engineer, Aberdeen at Petrofac
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Application Advice:

Focus on any industrial work experience you have gained during your further education. This experience of working with others in a professional engineering environment is key; everyone will have a degree, you need to stand out from the crowd.

Interview Advice:

Maintain relaxed & sociable but professional at all times. Always draw a positive from a situation & if you don't know the answer to a question, explain how you would go about getting the answer in a logical fashion.

Structural Engineer, Brownfield at Petrofac
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Application Advice:

Get as much of an understanding of the industry as you can, and understand what Petrofac does as an oil services company and what that means.

Structural Engineer, at Petrofac
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Application Advice:

Learn about the oil and gas industry and how that would apply to your degree. Don't get too concerned about too much detail in technical interviews - look at how your degree applies to the industry. Learn about the different plant processes that there are in the industry.

Interview Advice:

Just practice as many questions as possible - answer with the STAR technique. Technical questions were never too in depth with regard to calculating complex figures - it was more of an understanding of the basic principles and in particular how they are used in the industry / process.

, Offshore Projects at Petrofac
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Application Advice:

I would recommend conducting thorough research on the company. Petrofac have six values that are common to employees worldwide so candidates should be aware of the values. I would also recommend that candidates research the industry so they are aware of developments in the industry.

Interview Advice:

The assessment day involved a number of different exercises including testing, competency interview and team building exercises. The day was challenging but the recruitment team and managers were friendly and approachable so it gave a really good idea of what it was like to work at Petrofac.

There was also an opportunity to meet with the current graduates and to ask them questions about their experience.

HR Graduate, Various at Petrofac
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Application Advice:

Spend some time reading about the company prior to completing the application.

Interview Advice:

Try to focus technical revision around the oil & gas sector, particularly if you have a different background.

Graduate Electrical Engineer, EnQuest at Petrofac
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Application Advice:

Understand exactly the type of work you would be expected to undertake, a lot of graduates don't fully appreciate what their day to day function will be once employed.

Interview Advice:

Fully research the company you are interviewing for and the exact type of work you will be doing.

Structural Engineer, Structural Engineering at Petrofac
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Application Advice:

Be yourself. Genuine people will prevail.

Interview Advice:

I got stuck on describing one of my weaknesses. You go in thinking you have to big yourself up and I didn't consider being asked this question.

Metering Graduate Engineer, Metering at Petrofac
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Application Advice:

One of the most important parts of the oil and gas industry is to be able to travel to locations around the UK and the world. Experience in travelling to the far reaches of the world is valuable and the openess to travel within your job is vital.

Interview Advice:

The interview at Petrofac is similar to many other companies. Relaxing and remaining honest about your abilities and your career view is key.

Graduate Structural Engineer, Brownfield Topsides Engineering at Petrofac
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Application Advice:

Really take time over the application and make sure there are no errors

Interview Advice:

Learn about the core values and how to deliver presentations in a short space of time.

Contracts Graduate, Contracts at Petrofac
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Application Advice:

I would try to gain some industry experience prior to applying, even if this is just a temporary role, such as a project or technical assistant. I worked as a technical assistant on one of the projects prior to starting the graduate programme and found it a very useful introduction to the oil and gas industry and terminology.

Interview Advice:

I would ensure that you have a good grasp of the different services Petrofac provides, and try to inform yourself of current major projects Petrofac are currently executing.

Contracts Graduate, Commercial – Contracts at Petrofac
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Application Advice:

Same as any other company application.

Interview Advice:

Be honest with your answers.

Electrical Graduate Engineer, Apache Project at Petrofac
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Application Advice:

Try many different companies before deciding to join.

Interview Advice:

Stay clam, act as if by not getting the job you will not be too bothered.

, at Petrofac
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Application Advice:

Apply early, read the job description and take time to write CV.

Interview Advice:

Know the company, do some research and think about your strengths/weaknesses/examples and why they should hire you.

Graduate Planning Engineer, Offshore Projects at Petrofac
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Application Advice:

Make sure you send your application on time. Look at the role you are applying to and ensure your CV related to the skills and experience required.

Graduate Construction Engineer, FPF-1 Modification Project at Petrofac
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Application Advice:

Make yourself stand out and prove yourself.

Interview Advice:

I was employed as a gradaute after two summer placement during Uni, so I had plenty of time to prove myself. Normally, graduates must go through an assessment centre, on top of telephone and face to face interview.

Mechanical Engineer, Operations at Petrofac
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Application Advice:

Talk about your experiences that have led to you choosing this sector and company, don't just give the normal line of "since I was such and such an age all I have wanted to do is work in this sector and your company", be original and specific, they get thousands of applicants and they only take on 30 grads, try to stand out.

Interview Advice:

The interview is actually very relaxed - nicest interview for a job I've ever had.
Do the usual - research the company, brush up on your engineering knowledge and try to sound enthusiastic about what you've been doing as well as what you now want to do.

The company is generally filled with personable and easy to get a long with employees, and when interviewing you they are trying to decide whether or not you would fit into this enviroment. So try to remember to smile and be polite! It goes a long way in any interview.

Mechanical Engineering Graduate, Projects – Engineering at Petrofac
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Application Advice:

Think about how your strengths fit in with company values.

Interview Advice:

Be confident in own abilities.

Graduate Construction Engineer, Construction – Aberdeen at Petrofac
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Application Advice:

Be yourself but try and intergrate how Petrofacs values relate to you. Have a look at Petrofac's website and see what kind of work is going on/the petrofac vision.

Interview Advice:

Be yourself. Think about your answers. Take your time.

Graduate Process Engineer, Operations at Petrofac
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Application Advice:

Make sure and demonstrate the values, the degree proves you are technically competent (so is everyone else that will apply) so focus on what makes you different and a good for Petrofac. Tailor CV to fit Petrofac don't send a generic CV.

Interview Advice:

Try to relax and be yourself. Speak to as many different people as you can on the day, lots of people will have an input into who is hired so make sure they remember you.

Process Engineer, Offshore Projects at Petrofac
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Application Advice:

Make sure and include all potentially relevant work experience and what you can bring to Petrofac from it.

Interview Advice:

Do your technical research and be open and honest about yourself.

Graduate Electrical Engineer, at Petrofac
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Application Advice:

Just be honest on your application and if you are lucky enough to get to an assessment day be calm and relaxed as the day itself can be pretty fun if you let it.

Interview Advice:

That would be telling...

Graduate Instrument and Control Engineer, Instrumentation at Petrofac
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Application Advice:

take your time and know your answers

Interview Advice:

Know your dissertation topic well
Have good examples for the soft skills questions

Mechanical Engineer, at Petrofac
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Application Advice:

Differentiate yourself from the crowd - ensure that you come across as keen to learn and develop and show an interest in the organisation, role and people. Do your research - through the use of internet and word of mouth.

Supply Chain Graduate, Supply Chain at Petrofac
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Application Advice:

I would advise that a good knowlege of the company is required and that the candidate should agree with the Petrofac values and development and progress within the role is based around this.

The key though is to ensure you show a lot of interest in the role and can demonstrate the skills required for it.

Interview Advice:

The key to being successful is just to remain calm and show all the good points which you have in a relaxed manner.

Commercial Graduate, Commercial at Petrofac
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Application Advice:

Be prepared to work away from home for long periods of time and to be flexible.

Interview Advice:

Relax and try your best to be yourself.

Graduate Construction Engineer, Construction at Petrofac
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Application Advice:

Gain a good foundation knowledge of the company and their company ethos. In particular, pay attention to the safety conscious nature of the company.

Interview Advice:

I was asked about the basic principles of Structural Engineering and high level oil and gas industry related questions. It helps to mould your competency questions around the companies ethos as well.

Graduate Structural Engineer, Structural Engineering at Petrofac
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Application Advice:

Read up about Petrofac and our current projects, relate them to your areas of interest.

Research the companies 6 core values and try to relate one to a project or piece of work you have done at University.

Come and speak to us at a careers fair, this is always an indication of keen candidates.

Interview Advice:

Ensure that you have a general understanding of the Oil & Gas Industry and the overall processes involved on offshore installations etc.

Graduate Mechanical Engineer, Offshore Projects at Petrofac
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