Share this

Share this content.

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.

To find out how your Graduates can leave reviews of your company, please contact our Brand Manager Grant on 01825 725291.

What are the Best and Worst things about your job?


Excellent benefits.
Supportive graduate scheme and 'learning & development' team.
Wide range of sectors to develop yourself in.


May find that some projects leave you with less work to do.
Hours vary over projects, on site jobs can be long days.

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: 08:30

Finish: 17:00

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

Show knowledge or research into the different sectors that the company operates in, including the challenges and opportunities they face, this indicates both attentiveness and potential flexibility; demonstrate that your own personal plans for progression match that of the company (show ambition); be willing to be flexible initially with location and sector, it'll be worth it!

Do you have any interview tips?

In group interview, work as a team and listen well whilst speaking confidently and clearly. Put practice in to individual presentation and speak naturally.
Try and come across ambitious but not arrogant!
Relax, other candidates are in the same position as you, and by working with each other, you increase all of each others chances.

Work Life Balance:
Environmental Awareness:
Company Culture:
Career Progression:
Overall Rating:

Leave a Reply