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Air Products scores 3.8/5 based on 96 reviews.
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What are the Best and Worst things about your job?
The other graduates are great, and plenty of social stuff happens through work. Most of it is orientated around the UK head office in Hersham, but even grads that aren't based there have the occasional reason to go down, and the numbers that are being based at other locations is also rising so I imagine more stuff will be sorted out in those in future too.
There can be quite a lot of less technical work in my current assignment. It takes a fair bit of self motivation to pick up on the bits that are more interesting to me and shift the role around those, so if you're reluctant to do that this might not be the best assignment for you. Having said that, the flexibility to do this is there.
What is the annual salary for this role?
Starting salary: £29,000 - £31,000
Current salary: £29,000 - £31,000
What hours do you actually work, on average?
What advice would you give to someone applying to this role?
Make sure you review the company in as much detail as you can from the website and other sources. Pay particular attention to company values, it can be really helpful if you can factor in examples where you've shown them into your application.
It's also very important to talk to people during the assessment centre, and genuinely try to get a sense of what they do and what the people you'll be working with are like. The grads that will be around during the day really aren't assessing you in any formal capacity (I promise!) and everyone's friendly, so feel free to have chats about the kinds of projects they're working on and so forth. If nothing else it'll help you relax, and if any of the assessors do notice you being less nervous than the others it can only be a good thing during their final decision meeting.
Do you have any interview tips?
The video interview is a tricky format to get right, so make sure to use the practice button to do a couple of sample questions to get camera position/lighting etc sorted. Don't worry too much about the background - make sure it's clean, tidy and professional, and without anybody else in it, but other than that most things should be fine. It's much more important to take it when you're relaxed and not too stressed, that kind of stuff comes across badly. I remember there being a number of soft-skill questions and then a couple of technical ones at the end. Nothing too detailed is required, they mostly want to know how you would go through a problem, so talk them through the process you would follow and any key decisions you might have to make. Again, subtly showing you're considering competencies would be a good thing - I did it completely by accident, and I think it showed me in good stead!
The face to face interview during the assessment centre required you to prepare a presentation, so make sure to choose something you've worked on that you're genuinely interested in and try to tie it to AP in some way. There's also a fairly lengthy technical component, but the assessors are pretty good at talking you around places where you get stuck so don't get too hung up on individual errors or bits you don't know - nobody gets it perfectly, that's sort of the point.
Robotic Automation Developer, ADC at Capgemini UK plc