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The following is a Graduate Review for Costain.

Costain scores 3.6/5 based on 358 reviews.

All reviews are based exclusively on results of feedback from employees from Costain. Employees are asked to rate Costain on a wide range of work place topics, which is broken down through star ratings on the right hand side.

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What are the Best and Worst things about your job?


The people. I work with incredibly supportive colleagues and have the opportunity to meet and collaborate with new people regularly. The role in team oriented, high pressure and to strict deadlines so care about your team and their wellbeing is essential to get the job done.


Sometimes I get spread too thin, I work alongside many people and split my time between them, which can make it hard to balance workload.

Long hours are regular - it's not a 9-5 job, you work until the job is finished!

What is the annual salary for this role?

Starting salary: £27,000 - £29,000

Current salary: £27,000 - £29,000

What hours do you actually work, on average?

Start: 07:45

Finish: 17:30

What advice would you give to someone applying to this role?

Make sure you talk about any previous work experience that you have, no matter how small it is. Also make sure you talk about WHAT you learned from it, rather than just what you did.

Do you have any interview tips?

Be yourself - it's easier to be calm and relaxed if you remember that the interviewers aren't trying to trick you, they are trying to get to know you to understand how you would fit into the existing team,

Questions were about my understanding of the role, previous work experience, strengths and weaknesses.

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