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Essentra scores 3.3/5 based on 58 reviews.
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What is the annual salary for this role?
Starting salary: £23,000 - £25,000
Current salary: £25,000 - £27,000
What advice would you give to someone applying to this role?
Practice for the tests.
The job is well rounded, plan for that in the application and interview. You will be required to analyse, use excel, make decisions, work well with others and deal with new problems.
Do you have any interview tips?
Prepare interview answers. Get someone to ask you questions you haven't prepared for. You may be asked questions you haven't thought of so you will need to deal with that.
Be brave, they will be potentially be looking for future leaders so you need to show you can achieve that. Say how you can make/have made difficult decisions and managed a team. You possibly may not have everything they can possibly want when specifics are asked, explain what experiences you have near that, why you know it is within your abilities and how you can achieve what is asked.
The interview may be slightly less formal than some companies like accounting or law firms. I found mine in part was about my personality, how I deal with problems both work wise and people wise. The interviewers may be people you work with, I have felt I work with others more than under others since I have started. They will want to get a feel for how you can contribute to working with them, rather than just being able to follow instructions.
Graduate Scientist, Platform Systems at DSTL