What are the Best and Worst things about your job?
I enjoy the variety which is offered by my role, particularly because there are rotations between teams and different opportunities available in each of the rotations. The scheme is also quite flexible and I am able to get involved in projects which would be outside my usual role. I am able to drive my development and alongside studying for mandatory qualifications, there is loads of training and development opportunities available depending on my personal needs. My colleagues and fellow graduates are also very supportive and always available to answer questions or sit down and explain something to me, even during busy periods.
I often find the variation in workload slightly frustrating and the IT infrastructure sometimes makes it harder/take longer than necessary to complete tasks.
What is the annual salary for this role?
Starting salary: £21,000 - £23,000
Current salary: £25,000 - £27,000
What hours do you actually work, on average?
What advice would you give to someone applying to this role?
Prepare well for the video interview, have notes off camera which you can refer to, to remind yourself what to say. Dress smart and remember to smile.
At the assessment centre, be confident and be yourself. Make sure you are well prepared for your presentation, have chosen topics which are relevant to the company and have thoroughly researched to be able to answer questions afterwards.
Do you have any interview tips?
Research the company well and understand their values. Come well prepared with examples of answers to usual competency type questions, such as examples of when you have worked well in a team or lead a group project etc. Research the qualifications provided and be able to justify why you want to do them and how they will benefit you.
Communications Intern, Communications at Siemens