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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.

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What are the Best and Worst things about your job?


Good pay & benefits.
Great opportunity for varied experience on different projects nationwide in a variety of sectors.


Personally, a lot of travel and long hours (though this isn't as daunting as you'd think).

What is the annual salary for this role?

Starting salary: £27,000 - £29,000

Current salary: £33,000 - £35,000

What hours do you actually work, on average?

Start: 07:00

Finish: 18:00

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

Show knowledge of sectors and projects company is involved in.
Demonstrate an eagerness to work in a variety of sectors.
Demonstrate some willingness on location flexibility - this can be adapted to you after a period.

Do you have any interview tips?

In the group interview work with the team not against them.
Show ambition and confidence - not arrogance.
Be open and communicate with the examiners, there are people as well and you'll come across them most likely in the workplace - build a relationship.

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