The following is a Graduate Review for Balfour Beatty.
Balfour Beatty scores 3.2/5 based on 346 reviews.
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What advice would you give to someone applying to this role?
Be prepared to take on a huge amount of responsibility right from the get go. I wasn't eased into the project, or asked to shadow an engineer for a number of months, on the contrary I was given a significant role within the project team straight away. At times this is quite daunting as most of the work I was carrying out was completely new to me and the job itself can become pretty stressful. However, it forces you out of your comfort zone and as a result you adapt to the role more quickly and learn how to deal with this on your own.
Do you have any interview tips?
Be confident and show your personality. Everybody that has been put forward for the interview has good grades/degree, what will make you stand out from the rest of the applicants is your personality. The interviewer is probably thinking "Can I work with this person on a daily basis?", therefore it's important to show that you can fit into a working environment and that you will get along with your fellow colleagues.
I enjoyed the Balfour Beatty application process, even though it can seem tough and daunting. Nobody that is assessing you is trying to catch you out. Everybody I dealt with in the company during the process was extremely welcoming and this made it a lot easier.
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