All of the below information comes directly from job reviews written by RM plc employees based on 53 reviews.
 
 
Responsibility:
4/5
 
Work Life Balance:
3.9/5
 
Environmental Awareness:
3.8/5
 
Compensation & Benefits:
3.5/5
 
Company Culture:
3.8/5
 
Career Progression:
3.2/5
 
Colleagues:
4.3/5
 
Training:
3.3/5
 
Enjoyment:
3.7/5
 
Overall Rating:
3.7/5
 

RM – at the heart of educational ideas  

All of RM’s graduate vacancies are opportunities to either develop in a particular specialism or a launch pad to move around the business building up more general management experience.  

The scheme is truly flexible. The career path is not predetermined, the career development journey is personalised to ensure that we make the most of each individual’s potential. Either way all graduates will benefit from building their experience in a role where they are adding value and learning from day one.   

Our Graduates tell us that this focus, coupled with a well-defined 12 month development programme, is what they value most about being a Graduate at RM.  

Whilst we’re large enough to offer stimulating challenges and a progressive career, we still retain a very open, close-knit environment. This ensures that our annual intake of graduates receive individual focus throughout their careers and not just as part of their initial induction. We genuinely see our Graduates as our future, in fact our CEO started as a Graduate Support Engineer. Therefore we are extremely passionate about ensuring each graduate is as successful as they possibly can be.  

Simply put, RM may be the perfect fit for you if you….  

  • … Love being involved

  • ….Thrive on innovation

  • ….Actively seek out different things to work on beyond the ‘day-to-day’

  • ….Strive to learn new things to develop yourself

  • … Enjoy a relationship-based culture.  

Where inspiring technology works 

RM consists of three distinct businesses: RM Education, RM Results and TTS. As a group, we’re here to improve the lives of educational users from early years all the way through to professionals. 

Everything we do is focused on helping teachers to teach and learners to learn, by developing engaging, inspiring solutions for the effective use of technology in education. For over 40 years we’ve created an extensive range of innovative and award-winning products, solutions and services – all carefully designed or selected to meet the specific needs of UK education.  

Our RM Education business is a trusted advisor and valued ICT partner to thousands of schools here in the UK. From flexible ICT support, teaching and learning apps and essential infrastructure hardware; to the UK’s most popular network and progressive cloud-based school MIS. 

As certified partners of Apple, Google and Microsoft and a range of leading technology providers we specialise in making technology work for schools and colleges across the UK.  

RM Results is the global leader in electronic exam marking systems for the education sector, with operations in the UK and India. For over a decade we’ve been partnering with the world’s leading awarding bodies to deliver intuitive, secure and reliable e-marking solutions. That’s why our innovative e-marking platform, RM Assessor, is the most widely used in the world. We also manage the influential School Performance Tables on behalf of the Department for Education.  

Where great people work  

Recent graduates have some great things to say about working for RM, here are just some of their quotes that might inspire you too:  

“RM say you will have a real job as a Graduate from day one and that has definitely been the case for me. I now work as a Software Engineer and I am currently leading a project to update and expand a key product.” (Dan Lindley, Software Engineer)  

“For me the Graduate Scheme has been fantastic. The benefits you get from a small company are very good and the salary is competitive. You get enough from the graduate programme to help you develop but at the same time, you have an actual job to do.” (Francesca Gillett, Key Account Manager)  

“I’ve continually been challenged here. There’s always someone pushing you to achieve the next level, but in a really supportive atmosphere.” (Nicky Pearson, Project Management Team Leader)  

Locations: 

Graduates will be based at our Head Office in Abingdon (Oxfordshire), but we also have offices in London, Bellshill (Glasgow), Cheadle (nr Manchester) and our TTS division is based in Kirkby-in-Ashfield near Nottingham. 600 employees work for RM in India and for our technical roles in particular there is the opportunity to spend time in the RM office in India.  

We offer relocation allowance and support for graduate new starters. 


Number of Graduate Positions this year
Oct-15

Total number of company employees
1,600

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Locations
Abingdon, Oxfordshire

Contact Details 01235 854500
careers@rm.com
http://careers.rm.com

Contact: RM Recruitment Team

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Application Advice:

Know why you chose RM, how does the role suit you, examples of when you have worked in a team?

Interview Advice:

As above.

Key Account Manager, at RM plc
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Application Advice:

Be bright, be positive, learn as much as you can about the Education Sector. RM are a company that believes its strongest asset is its people, replay this back to your interviewer.

Interview Advice:

You will have to do a role play, but don't sweat about it, be upbeat and positive and you will come across as exactly the sort of person RM is looking for.

Product Specialist, Sales at RM plc
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Application Advice:

Look at what the job description is focusing on. Is it customer service, technical support, project management? Then, pick out a couple of experiences that show the skills you would expect to use in such roles.

Don't be put off if your experiences are not from IT or Education, as people in the company come from all sorts of backgrounds.

Interview Advice:

Put focus on examples where you can show good customer service, in whatever form. This could be an internal customer, the person who has issued you a project to complete at school or university or anything where you have reacted positively to a request from someone else.

Also, show you can handle complex workloads which have multiple stakeholders. This will demonstrate you have the ability to manage time and communications well.

RM plc
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Application Advice:

As an account manager you need to be very empathetic, driven and willing to adapt to new people, products and scenarios. As long as you show you can be a generalist who can work with anyone yet be just as motivated when working alone, you should do well.

Interview Advice:

Look up the RM Plc financial reports, find out the share price, know what the 5 main product areas are and show an understanding and passion to improve teaching and learning in schools.

Key Account Manager, RM Education at RM plc
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Application Advice:

Do your research into RM as an umbrella organisation and then specifically the individual company you are applying for. The first telephone interview is competency based, as well as your research so gives you a great chance if you can nail this interview.

Interview Advice:

Having researched the individual company, make sure you try to keep answers focussed on this area as all are different in their approaches and target markets. Ask good questions, I strongly believe that this gave me a big boost in terms of chances of getting the job as it was a chance for me to show I'd researched and understood the key difficulties facing the education market that I didn't have a chance to mention in the interview.

Graduate Marketing Executive, Procurement Team – Education supplier at RM plc
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Application Advice:

Customer, customer, customer. Understand the company values and priorities.

Interview Advice:

Customer focus, time management.

Systems Engineer, Network Operations Centre at RM plc
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Application Advice:

Study the role and everything the company is about, you must care about the end user and like the idea of working for schools as these are going to be the people you work to affect each and every day.

Interview Advice:

Know your strengths and play to them, make yourself stand out, good team working skills are key like roles.

Graduate Software Developer, at RM plc
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Application Advice:

Make sure you take some time to learn what the company does exactly.

Interview Advice:

Keep the customer at the centre of your focus.

Key Account Manager, Key Account Management at RM plc
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Application Advice:

Include as much as education related experience as possible. This is well appreciated if you do any related volunteering or project work. Be sure to highlight any relevant university courses/work as this could steer interesting discussions in the interviews.

Interview Advice:

Have a general understanding of what the company does and show where your interests will be in the company.

You'll be asked about experiences you've included in the application, be ready to respond with the good things that have happened as well as any challenges and what you would do differently next time from these experiences.

RM plc
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Application Advice:

It helps to have both a passion for technology and education to be successful in this role.

Interview Advice:

STAR - Situation Task Action Response, make sure you have clear examples about where you have demonstrated using and developing key skills needed for the role.

Services Consultant, Managed Services at RM plc
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Application Advice:

Prepare well by researching the Group.
Be positive and friendly.

RM plc
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Application Advice:

Show passion for RM and education generally - that's really important. Be up to date with what's going on in education.

Data Analyst, at RM plc
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Application Advice:

Definitely apply, it is a great company to work for and will be a fantastic starting block for your career.

The application process is relatively pain free. An online application, verbal reasoning and numeracy tests, a telephone interview, a face to face interview in their Oxford offices.

Interview Advice:

Telephone interview: very relaxed. Mainly about your work experience, you as a person, and a bit about your knowledge of the company.

Face to face interview: how to do a 30 minute presentation around a scenario I was presented with on the day. Advice is to stay calm and stick to what you know, don't make grand assumptions if you are not sure that they are true.

Marketing Executive, Marketing at RM plc
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Application Advice:

Draw on real experience and examples.

Interview Advice:

Be enthusiastic, passionate and discuss examples of when you have be innovative. Also show how you work well both individually and as part of a team.

Marketing Events Specialist, Events at RM plc
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Application Advice:

Be yourself.
Understand the business and why you want to work for it.

Interview Advice:

Prepare your competency answers.

HR Officer, TTS at RM plc
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Interview Advice:

I would suggest practicing competency-based questions.

Project Manager, at RM plc
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Application Advice:

Apply knowing you will have an actual job role on arrival. This is not a structured graduate training programme, and more like an actual job.

Buyer, at RM plc
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Application Advice:

Research purchasing terms, procedures. Understand the education industry.

Interview Advice:

Be passionate about education, and show a desire for personal development.

Vendor Management Buyer, Education at RM plc
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Application Advice:

- Learn about the company and what we do, know the entities that make the RM Group.
- It helps to know what influence government policies have on the company as well.
- Excellent customer experience is at the forefront of what we do, this needs to come

Interview Advice:

- Motivation for the role comes through in interviews, you need to have that.

Network Engineer, National Service Delivery at RM plc
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Application Advice:

The focus is very much on your ability and potential. Don't worry if you don't think your qualifications fit the industry or role, there are transferable skills in all disciplines. Make yourself interesting, enthusiastic and independent and you will come across well.

Interview Advice:

Read and understand the role you are applying for. Then, imagine how you would go about doing that role. The interviews are not trying to trip you up but are there to test if you can stand on your own two feet and if you do come across difficulties, that you have the initiative to find help and support.

Senior Order Co-ordinator, Order Co-ordination at RM plc
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Application Advice:

Know both why you want to work for RM and why you have chosen the particular role. Do your research around the sorts of skills and qualities that RM look for and have good clear examples of how you have demonstrated these previously.

Interview Advice:

Expect to be asked lots of "competency" based questions which are designed to explore how you perform in relation to the key competencies of the job role. Be able to expand upon examples given in your written application using the STAR method. Give the Situation, the Tasks required as a result, the Actions you took and what the Result was. Make your thought process clear throughout so that you deliver a concise but thorough response.

Graduate, at RM plc
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Application Advice:

Swat up on the company, try and relate your work and experiences to the educational sector. Be genuine, be honest.

Interview Advice:

General things, times you've changed opinions, worked well in a team, why you're choosing RM etc.

Graduate Developer, at RM plc
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Application Advice:

Read up on educational sector and learn about RM Education's competitors.

Data Analyst, at RM plc
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Application Advice:

RM is very much a windows shop, extra experience will help, but experience with Windows Server would be good. Even better, experience with PowerShell and Azure will probably help you stand out from the crowd.

Interview Advice:

You should be comfortable with:
* Working under stress (lots of people from lots of different directions asking for things).
* Prioritising.
* Delegating when possible - you can't do everything yourself!
* Working with hundreds of different types of people.

Be aware that the role is more "social" than "technical".

Support Engineer, at RM plc
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Application Advice:

Plenty of work experience/extra curricular/voluntary work relevant to the sector will help a lot.

Interview Advice:

Show your interest and potential to succeed in the sector.

Graduate Software Developer, at RM plc
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Application Advice:

Find a balance in your preparation between customer focus and business success. It's important to remember that whilst we would like to give customers everything they ask for, this is not financially feasible for the company. Knowing how to prioritise your workload is also important to understand, so include information on your time management skills in your application.

Interview Advice:

Be well prepared. Know about the company's aims and goals. Understand the importance of customer focus. A good knowledge of how RM fits into the overall IT for Education industry would be beneficial. Prepare to be assessed on your ability to prioritise.

Graduate Systems Engineer, Network Operations Centre at RM plc
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Application Advice:

Usual stuff really, do the research (company and market), understand what you're applying for.

Interview Advice:

As above, do the research (company and market), understand what you're applying for. Be prepared for awkward role play scenarios if applying for sales!

Sales Consultant, Multi Academy Trusts at RM plc
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Application Advice:

Be passionate.

Interview Advice:

Why RM?
Why UK Education market?

MIS Product Specialist, at RM plc
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Application Advice:

Make sure you have a lot of real examples of where you have demonstrated key competencies like working as a team, meeting deadlines, juggling tasks and prioritising.

Interview Advice:

Remember your key competencies examples. Do some research around the products and services, go with a few questions to ask. Try to relax as much as you can!

Project Manager, Change and Development at RM plc
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Application Advice:

The key things to try and bring out in your application and interview are passion for the area and industry you want to work in, communication skills and team work. For example if, within software development, you particularly enjoy web development, database design or security then make sure this comes across. Letting your potential future manager and HR rep know that this is something you are genuinely interesting and passionate about is really important. Communication skills and team work are also really important so if you can include example of these that will really help you as well.

Interview Advice:

My interview was competency based. The main task within my interview was to create a presentation of a time I solved a problem. I was given 30 minutes to prepare for the presentation and 10 - 15 minutes to present it. Following this I was then asked a series of questions based around my presentation and CV. Although the main competency was problem solving it's also important to try and show other skills such as communication and team work within the presentation.

Software Engineer, Software Development at RM plc
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Application Advice:

Live in Oxford and commute in. Keep in contact with fellow graduate scheme employees and you will really enjoy your time with RM.

Interview Advice:

Be honest with yourself and your interviewer.

Graduate Software Developer, Education Technology: Software Development at RM plc
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Application Advice:

Be confident, do your research, bring a personality.

Interview Advice:

General sales experience useful and examples of success in sales or similar experience vital.
Must be able to answer questions well.

Sales Consultant, New Business at RM plc
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Application Advice:

Prepare thoroughly by reading up on the Company, looking at competency based questions and be enthusiastic.

HR Officer, at RM plc
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Application Advice:

Be honest, be enthusiastic and do your research.

Interview Advice:

Know a bit about the Education market, have some examples ready to go for key areas, be yourself and make sure you ask us questions!

Internal Account Manager, Account Management at RM plc
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Application Advice:

The grad scheme at RM isn't a scheme where you are rotated through different areas. Instead you need to know what area you want to work in and you are given a real job with real responsibility from day one.

Interview Advice:

Make sure you have lots of examples prepared of times when you have displayed competancies related to the job you are going for e.g. teamwork, leadership etc.

Buyer, at RM plc
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Application Advice:

concentrate
work hard
multi-task
become involved in various tasks and jobs offered
take part in external training courses
associate and build relations with stakeholders
become involved in various projects outside your job role
stretch out from your comfort zone

Interview Advice:

Use the STAR technique
ask questions
answer the question
don't waffle
be prepared
know the company
know the job role

Graduate Business Support Advisor, Business Services at RM plc
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Application Advice:

The main advice I would give is that they want to see if you can fit in with the 'RM culture'. As long as you can prove you are not only hard-working but helpful, responsible and commercially aware - you should make a good impression.

Interview Advice:

Be prepared to not be prepared! You may have to do a presentation or role play exercise without previous information to plan - just use your research of the company and common sense to try to workout what they are looking for. Get a good understanding of what the role entails and try to show these traits though previous examples in your career or jobs.

Internal Account Manager, Abingdon Sales Team at RM plc
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Application Advice:

Do your research.

Interview Advice:

Show that you have seen and agree with the company values, RM is a company where the values are ranked very highly.

Field Sales Consultant, Field Sales at RM plc
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Application Advice:

Be consice and give clear examples of achievements.

Interview Advice:

Talk about innovation and improvement. Be enthusiastic.

Marketing Events Specialist, Events at RM plc
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Application Advice:

From my understanding - RM recruits graduates throughout the year. Though it is likely to advertise more roles at the end of each year (as most companies do for grad roles). So if you are planning on starting your grad job at an 'odd time' check the website and speak with HR and they might be flexible enough for you.

Another thing to note is that a lot of graduate schemes have set start dates for their schemes. So for example they may interview in September this year but the start dates may be March next year. At RM it seems this is not the case. I had my interview 2 weeks before the start date for my role. So again (reiterating the above point) - don't limit yourself by not checking if there is flexibility regarding the application process.

Interview Advice:

RM is split into a number of divisions, of which ADS is the one I work for. Do your research into what ADS does. Your interviewer will be your prospective manager (at least this is how it was in my case) - therefore try to impress them with the specific knowledge you have about the particular division you are going for (not just general information about RM as a whole - though this is important information to also know). You can get this information from the company website.

The process I went through was as follows (though it may vary for you):
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1. Submit CV
2. Phone Interview 1
3. Online Tests (verbal - numerical)
4. Phone Interview 2 (I think this was an oddity in my case as maybe they were still not sure of my fit)
5. On-site Interview 1 (included competency based interview and presentation)
6. Onsite interview 2 (HR interview)
7. Job offer (2 days after the 2nd interview)
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Project Manager, Assessment & Data Services at RM plc
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Application Advice:

- Ask questions of what you'll be doing when you start and decide if that's what you really want to do, otherwise you may find it boring. Don't be afraid to ask questions during the interview process.

Interview Advice:

- First things first, be calm. You're talking to real and nice people, not monsters.
- As with any other company, do your research. Know our products and have an idea about the Group as a whole and our customers as well.
- It is important to know that a

Internet systems Engineer, Network Support at RM plc
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Application Advice:

Keep your CV short and relevant to the role you're applying to.

Interview Advice:

Stick to the questions asked - try to avoid waffling. Prepare thoroughly for compentency questions and the presentation.

Project Manager, Project Management at RM plc
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