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Responsibility:
3.5/5
 
Work Life Balance:
3.5/5
 
Environmental Awareness:
3.3/5
 
Compensation & Benefits:
3.8/5
 
Company Culture:
3.7/5
 
Career Progression:
2.9/5
 
Colleagues:
4.2/5
 
Training:
2.8/5
 
Enjoyment:
3.4/5
 
Overall Rating:
3.5/5
 

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Industry: Consumer Goods and FMCG, Consumer Research Department: Marketing Job Title: Marketing Graduate

Industry: Consumer Goods and FMCG, Product Development and R&D Department: Product Management Job Title: Junior Product Manager

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Industry: Retail, Retail (Sales) Department: Field sales Job Title: Territory Sales Manager

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Design Engineer Department: BIRMINGHAM Job Title: Design Graduate

Industry: Consumer Goods and FMCG, Sales Department: Commercial Job Title: Territory Sales Rep

Industry: Transport, Logistics and Distribution, Supply Chain Job Title: Customer fulfillment planner

Industry: Arts & Media, Advertising Account Management Department: Marketing Job Title: Account Manager

Industry: Transport, Logistics and Distribution, Supply Chain Department: Customer Fulfilment Job Title: Customer Fulfilment Planner

Industry: IT Support & Telecoms, Software & IT Development Department: Information Systems Job Title: Graduate Web Developer

Industry: Arts & Media, Advertising Creative Department: Studio Job Title: Graduate Visual Artist

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Design Engineer Department: NPD Job Title: Graduate Design Engineer

Industry: Consumer Goods and FMCG, Product Development and R&D Department: R&D Job Title: Performance & Claims Analyst

Industry: Consumer Goods and FMCG, Product Development and R&D Department: New Product Introduction Job Title: Graduate NPI Engineer

Industry: Consumer Goods and FMCG, Product Development and R&D Department: NPD Job Title: Industrial Designer

Industry: Consumer Goods and FMCG, Account Manager Department: Sales Job Title: Account Manager

Industry: Consumer Goods and FMCG, Sales Department: International Sales Job Title: International sales Administrator

Industry: Arts & Media, Advertising Creative Department: Studio / Design Job Title: Graphic Designer

Industry: Consumer Goods and FMCG, Brand Management Department: Product Management Job Title: Product Marketing Assistant

Industry: Arts & Media, Marketing Executive Department: Marketing Job Title: Marketing Graduate

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Business Analyst Department: Marketing Job Title: Marketing Graduate

Industry: Consumer Goods and FMCG, Product Development and R&D Department: CSA Job Title: Assistant Product Manager

Industry: Consumer Goods and FMCG, Product Development and R&D Department: Quality - NPI (New Product Introduction) Job Title: Assistant NPI (New Product Introduction) Engineer

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Business Analyst Department: Marketing Job Title: Marketing Assistant

Industry: Consumer Goods and FMCG, Product Development and R&D Department: Quality / New Product Introduction Job Title: NPI Engineer

Industry: Consumer Goods and FMCG, Product Development and R&D Department: New Product Development Job Title: Junior Product Designer

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Business Analyst Department: HR Job Title: HR

Industry: Consumer Goods and FMCG, Product Development and R&D

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Buying & Procurement Department: Purchasing Job Title: Purchasing Import Co-ordinator

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Buying & Procurement Department: Supply Chain-Purchasing Job Title: Purchasing Administrator

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Application Advice:

Demonstrate agility, initiative and personality.

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Application Advice:

Make sure you have a good work ethic, be approachable & enthusiastic. Characteristic traits are very important for employers looking to invest in recruiting graduates so make sure you are the type of person that will look to exceed expectations,

Interview Advice:

Knowing the floor-care market would help. How to differentiate Vax from it's competitors and having a list of ideas that could help improve the company would be an advantage in an interview. You should also be prepared to be asked why you have chosen Vax as an organisation to want to work for and be able to share examples of how you can work independently and as part of a team.

Marketing Graduate, Marketing at Vax
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Application Advice:

Tailor your application to the company.

Interview Advice:

Show you really know the company

Must show that you are agile and willing to adapt your work to changes.

Junior Product Manager, Product Management at Vax
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Application Advice:

Show a broad range of skills. Try not to sell yourself as overly dominant in one area.

Interview Advice:

Be confident and friendly in the interview. Vax are hiring you as a person as well as a designer. Be honest if you don't know something in the interview but express your willingness to learn and develop.

Design engineer, Steam design at Vax
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Application Advice:

Make sure you show your design and engineering skills
Study the market

Interview Advice:

Be honest,
Show the true side of yourself

Design Graduate, BIRMINGHAM at Vax
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Application Advice:

Make sure that you understand the company and its products

Interview Advice:

Lots about the company and products that I work with

Territory Sales Rep, Commercial at Vax
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Interview Advice:

Make sure you have a good understanding and interest in the area you are applying for E.G. supply chain

Customer fulfillment planner, at Vax
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Application Advice:

Be confident and show your personality. Most people at interview level have already met the requirements for the job description so showing your personality and how you will fit into the company could be the element that sets you apart from the competition.

Account Manager, Marketing at Vax
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Interview Advice:

Make sure you know as much company information as possible, and can portray working examples of why you would be good for the job. I found their was no issue with taking in a notebook with all the things I wished to say, so that I wouldn't forget any points. And having prepared questions beforehand I found was helpful.

Customer Fulfilment Planner, Customer Fulfilment at Vax
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Application Advice:

Make your CV short and focus on the way you cover the job requirements.

Interview Advice:

Prepare some examples of projects you have completed that you think will be useful in your position.

Graduate Web Developer, Information Systems at Vax
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Application Advice:

Research the business before, including TTi group as a whole.

Interview Advice:

Prepare job specific questions beforehand
Always be prepared- I was told that they wouldn't require my portfolio at the first interview, but I still took it just in case and ended up going through it.

Graduate Visual Artist, Studio at Vax
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Application Advice:

Focus on your portfolio - show off your very best design skills and focus on your USP - what sets you apart from the crowd. Many portfolios contain the same project work from University that a lot of candidates have in common.

Interview Advice:

Practice competency questions and be confident in your abilities as that is what got you on the short list. Show your enthusiasm and passion to learn - Vax is a Hive of knowledge and if you have a great willingness to learn you will have a rich learning experience.

Graduate Design Engineer, NPD at Vax
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Application Advice:

Due to the nature of the industry highlight your ability to be flexible as you will need to be irrespective of the role you apply for.

Interview Advice:

Try to relax the interview for me wasn't as grueling when compared to ones I'd had with other other companies. You won't be made to feel uncomfortable at any point.

There are the usual competency based questions so try and have as many different examples that relate to the questions asked.

Performance & Claims Analyst, R&D at Vax
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Application Advice:

Research the company and role well so you can tailor your application to meet with the key requirements. Make sure your passion for the chosen field is displayed, and personality shows through.

Interview Advice:

Be prepared, be able to give evidence of your past experience and how it might link well with the role you are applying for. Be ready to answer questions on where you might want to be in the future, a few years time, and how you plan to get there. Consider the Vax Core Values and demonstrate your drive to develop and achieve.

Graduate NPI Engineer, New Product Introduction at Vax
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Application Advice:

Demonstrate your ability to DO. You will be required to test your ideas with quick prototypes from an early stage. This business needs thinkers who have the ability to put their ideas into practice.

You also need to be a team player - we all work together to make products a reality.

Interview Advice:

Be prepared to offer examples of challenges you have overcome which demonstrate your innovative thinking.

Industrial Designer, NPD at Vax
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Application Advice:

Be confident, motivated, a social people person who enjoys learning and thrives off monthly targets for their accounts.

Understand the market, who our key retailer customers are and our key competitors.

Account Manager, Sales at Vax
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Application Advice:

Show the passion and personal qualities which would benefit you in the job. Vax is the company where you can grow and develop as long as you have the right attitude.
Willingness to learn and achieve is a must.

Interview Advice:

Preparation! Do your research beforehand, do not be afraid to ask questions or give suggestions. Be enthusiastic. And expect competency based questions.

International sales Administrator, International Sales at Vax
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Application Advice:

Make sure your CV is up to date and that your reference(s) show you in the most positive light possible. My application was done through LinkedIn, so my CV and references were already listed on my site. Read the job role you're applying for thoroughly - make sure you know what you're getting yourself in for.

Interview Advice:

Prepare yourself:
- Research the company thoroughly (I found out some interesting facts from doing this that I was able to mention during my interview).
- Choose 3-5 questions to ask the person/people that will interview you on the day.
- Consider the types of questions that you'll be asked on the day
- Highlight the job role details and try to remember each one.

During my interview I was asked where I see myself in 3 years time - Make sure to mention where you see yourself within their company. I was also asked various questions to do with previous work I'd created and how these skills link to their company and the job role I was applying for.

Graphic Designer, Studio / Design at Vax
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Application Advice:

Show passion for consumer goods

Do your research about the company- not just what is on the website but the retailers it sells too. Go and have a look at Vax products in store and see what you think.

Tailor your skills specifically to the job

Interview Advice:

Be prepared to answer 'why should we hire you'
Show why you want to work for Vax specifically, not just why you want a graduate job
Show some commercial acumen
Relax!

Product Marketing Assistant, Product Management at Vax
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Application Advice:

Make sure you have the relevant skills or experience.
Put the duties for your previous job that would match the roles in this job in your CV

Interview Advice:

Make sure you do your research about the company, show your understanding and knowledge of all the markets Vax operates in.

Be different - don't just say you want the job because "you studied the subject" - show you can apply your knowledge and you want to.

Marketing Graduate, Marketing at Vax
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Application Advice:

Be passionate about the company and tailor your application for vax.
Show that you know your stuff by researching the company- look at company website and press releases. Your experience of the company- have an opinion :)

Interview Advice:

My feedback from my interview was that they were impressed with the level of knowledge I had on the company and prepared questions on the processes involved in my role.

Most of all enjoy it! Vax is a very much about the people

Marketing Graduate, Marketing at Vax
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Application Advice:

Tailor your application for your chosen role and illustrate your passion for your chosen career area. Demonstrate how your experiences fit into the role you are applying for.

Interview Advice:

Be prepared! Research Vax and their core values. Your passions and knowledge of the subject area must come through on the interview or assessment day. Prepare for competency questions, this is a great chance to showcase your talents!

Assistant Product Manager, CSA at Vax
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Application Advice:

Make sure you apply through the website and maintain contact with the HR representative that contacts you. Be organised and if you are unsure of anything do not hesitate to ask. The HR team are there to help.

Interview Advice:

Be prepared, be organised, be confident, be honest and most of all be passionate. Vax are looking for people who want to grow themselves and to help grow the company. If you think you are that type of person, make sure it comes out in the interview.

Also, all experience is good experience so make sure you focus on what you have done and what you have learnt from your experiences, and how it relates to the role you are applying for.

Assistant NPI (New Product Introduction) Engineer, Quality – NPI (New Product Introduction) at Vax
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Application Advice:

Research the company and its key values. They really look for people who are passionate and have a fun personality, particularly as they pride themselves on having a fun and family style working environment.

Interview Advice:

Many gradaute roles are recruited through assessment days which are quite challenging.. You will have to be prepared to do a presentation, various groupwork tasks and maybe a negotiation exercise. I would also recommend talking to as many Vax employees on the day as you possibly can, as everyone helping out with the day will provide feedback on candidates.

Marketing Assistant, Marketing at Vax
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Application Advice:

Be honest about your abilities and your downfalls - it helps to say what you hope to achieve, not just what you have already.
Let your personality show in your application.
Include a cover letter that does not come across as generic.
Carefully study the duties and responsibilities and include key words in your application with reasoning so it shows you've thought about it and chosen Vax not simply applied.
Demonstrate commitment and a long term plan with Vax.

Interview Advice:

Prepare well for competency based questions and predominately use recent examples that closely relate to the role you're interviewing for.
Express high interest in the duties /responsibilities - implies a long term plan to be in that role (or similar).
Avoid repeating yourself as it will appear you are unsure of yourself and your application.
Research into Vax so it shows it's more than just a job you’re going for -it’s the whole package - drop in key words that show you have done your homework.
Relax and be comfortable, in both conversation and body language - as it can predict how you will fit in within the Vax community if you just be yourself
Always have questions prepared for the interviewer.

NPI Engineer, Quality / New Product Introduction at Vax
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Application Advice:

Each graduate must have a passion for your field when applying to work at Vax. The companies success is down to the enthusiastic employers that work here. It is important to gain a good understanding of Vax's core values before applying and understand how you feel you would fit into the company. Your application should be tailored specifically to the role.

Interview Advice:

There will be a series of competency questions, design portfolio review and design task exercise. Speak with confidence about what you have to show. Ask questions as well as answer them. This shows you are keen to learn.

Junior Product Designer, New Product Development at Vax
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Application Advice:

Advice:

- Do you research on Vax.
- Tailor your application.
- Have a good interest in the role you are applying for.
- Ensure you have relevant experience.
- Have passion!

Interview Advice:

- Have examples to draw upon.
- Research competency questions.
- Be passionate!
- Have direction

HR, HR at Vax
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Application Advice:

Apply for a higher up role, the qualifications needed for a test technician (generally science degree) will probably be enough for a higher paid, more challenging job.

Interview Advice:

Talk about science, statistics and ability with scientific equipment (calibration etc).

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Application Advice:

Come prepared with information about the company and find out the facts and figures. You also need to show you have a grounded view on things and you should have a fun and adaptable personality.

Interview Advice:

I was asked about my previous experience as you always do, about projects I worked on, my biggest achievements, I was asked to describe myself in three words.

Purchasing Import Co-ordinator, Purchasing at Vax
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Application Advice:

Come in with an open mind.
Look for areas which you can improve to benefit you.
Organisation.

Interview Advice:

Show confidence and organisation skills.
Ability to work well in a group with examples.

Purchasing Administrator, Supply Chain-Purchasing at Vax
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