The following is a Graduate Review for FirstGroup.
FirstGroup scores 3.7/5 based on 82 reviews.
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What are the Best and Worst things about your job?
Change. I do many different things at once. It teaches me a lot about time management and I am always looking forward to the next day as I know it won't be the same as the previous.
My base is quite far from my family, so the travel back for birthdays is long.
What is the annual salary for this role?
Starting salary: £25,000 - £27,000
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?
Don't try to be what you are not just because you're looking for a job. The application process is designed to see if you'll be the right fit for the company and also if the role is suited to you. By being yourself, and giving honest answers you know that you're staying true to yourself but also should you get through the entire process and be offered a position, you've got the right base for the position and that the company will support you with tools and techniques to go further in the role.
Do you have any interview tips?
Research the company so you know the type of industry they are operating in. It's important to be able to find personal examples from your experience to answer questions as they're strength based questions.
Don't be afraid to ask for a question to be repeated or a pause or some water, you need to be comfortable, so don't stress.
If there is something you don't know, say so, don't lie and make up stuff; people genuinely see through that.
Electrical Engineering, Water at Costain