The following is a Graduate Review for Galliford Try.
Galliford Try scores 3.4/5 based on 119 reviews.
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What is the annual salary for this role?
Starting salary: £21,000 - £23,000
Current salary: £21,000 - £23,000
What hours do you actually work, on average?
What advice would you give to someone applying to this role?
Learn what the company does, its structure, key markets, clients and competitors (competitors could also be potential business partners)
Have an understanding of industry trends (read construction-related news such as "Construction Enquirer" or "Construction News")
As a 'non-technical' graduate (a terrible term) Sell your skills, particularly written and oral communication skills (show that you are articulate and well educated), organisation/planning skills and analytical skills for bid management roles; back these up with examples and sell yourself as a suitably qualified graduate who can offer something that technical graduates can't (writing skills are in particular demand for bid management - there is a severe shortage here so don't be afraid to big up your skills and don't be intimidated by 'technical' people - you have something very valuable to offer that they don't have but very much need, so there is a gap in the market for you!)
Do not state your current salary of salary expectations
Do you have any interview tips?
Make sure you understand what the company does and where your division and role sits within the company
Know what your skills are, give examples of when you have put them to good use and try to illustrate how they would add value to the company in the role you are applying for
If you don't know the answer to a question don't fret about it, just say something sensible. For example, I was asked what challenges I thought I would face entering a 'traditional, dirty' industry such as construction (despite my job being office based) and this being my first job out of university with no experience of the industry (I did politics) I had no idea, so I said something along the lines of "the challenges will be no greater than those I would encounter in any other industry because there is always a learning curve and I'm a quick learner" and in reference to the 'dirty' bit I said something about liking the outdoors...! Don't be afraid to talk about your hobbies in relation to your suitability for the role.
Project confidence and professionalism, try to relax and have a bit of banter with the interviewers; they are trying to gauge what it would be like working with you and see whether you could fit into the workplace as much as they are trying to assess whether you can do the job (which you can!)
Do not discuss salary or benefits, wait until you are offered the job to negotiate
Research Engineer, Research & Development at Thales