The following is a Graduate Review for Compass Group UK & Ireland.
Compass Group UK & Ireland scores 3.5/5 based on 125 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
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What advice would you give to someone applying to this role?
My main piece of advice for applicants when applying would be to be honest when filling in applications. From talking to collegues, it is very easy to spot an application that has been 'filled up' with useless information. Keep the application clear, and focus on the key points that make you stand out. Don't try and over impress employers, instead, highlight your key achievements, and show your willingness to learn and mould to the employer. It is also really important to show an interest and knowledge in the company you are applying for. Simply looking on their website isn't always enough; instead, maybe find a recent news article or look through a few pages of their annual report!
Do you have any interview tips?
I was often asked "where do you see yourself in 5 years time". After finishing university my honest answer to this was "I really don't know". So rather than making this sound negative, I emphasised the fact that I didn't really mind what I was doing, as long as I was excited by my job, and in a position of responsiblity.
Apart from that, again, my only advice is to completely be yourself. Employers are looking for people that are unique and can add their own stamp to their job. Standing out by being funny, interesting etc can make you stand out from the rest and make people remember you.
It is also really important to dress smartly for interviews. There were people that really stood out in my assessment centres for looking really scruffy. When I conduct assessment centres myself now; I always notice the smartly dressed applicants and remember them. I also remember the applicants that smile as they enter the room, and those that make conversation with me.
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