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The following is a Graduate Review for Mott MacDonald.

Mott MacDonald scores 3.6/5 based on 838 reviews.

All reviews are based exclusively on results of feedback from employees from Mott MacDonald. Employees are asked to rate Mott MacDonald 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?


I work on interesting projects, am surrounded by colleagues who are experts in their field and I am constantly learning.


The nature of the consulting business and project work means that your work load changes constantly. At some points you may be juggling multiple projects and other times you find yourself asking for more work.

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?

Start: 08:20

Finish: 17:00

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

Having related work experience or project experience is a big plus. Even if it was in a different field, many of the skills are transferable, e.g. researching, data analysis and communication. Make sure you highlight this.

Do you have any interview tips?

I had to prepare a presentation on a design question that was provided to me ahead of the interview. I asked my university professor for guidance, which allowed me to deliver a high quality answer. The interviewers were also very impressed when they asked how I had prepared for the question.

The remainder of the interview consisted of a mix of technical questions and typical interview-style questions. The technical questions were phrased in a "How would you..." manner, rather than looking for a specific answer.. I certainly didn't know the answer to every question but the interviewers were interested in my thinking process. This is your opportunity to showcase your analytical mind, if you don't know the answer, start with what you do know and don't be afraid to ask the interviewers questions.

For the typical interview style questions (e.g. team work experience, how would you handle a difficult situation, etc) make sure you provide examples of times when you used these skills.

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