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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?
What advice would you give to someone applying to this role?
My advice to any graduate starting out as a QS would be to try and work on a smaller project (< 3 million). By working on a smaller project it allows you to take on a wide range of responsibilities and you are less likely to get stuck doing the same thing everyday, which has been the case with some other graduates that I have spoken to.
Do you have any interview tips?
In terms of preparation it is important to make sure that you read up on the company that you apply to and have an understanding about the structure of the company, their company values, projects and any recent company news.
Make sure that you have a few questions on a piece of paper that you can ask at the end of the interview. A potential topic could be your dissertation - maybe ask for people within the company who you can speak to or the interviewer’s opinion on your title.
The most important thing on the day is just to be yourself and remember that the people who are interviewing you would have been in your position before.
Assistant Director, at Explore Learning
Graduate Process Engineer, Manchester at Costain