What is the annual salary for this role?
Starting salary: £23,000 - £25,000
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?
The process was very fast for me. It's an initial application online, a set of online tests - one was maths based, one was prioritising emails, then a video interview which was really bizarre, as there is no-one on the other end - the questions flash up, you get about 10seconds to read, undertand and think of an answer, then a certain amount of time to answer them via webcam. Then it is the assessment day.
As far as advice goes for applying - make sure you want it. It is long days, a lot to learn. and there is a large training folder to work through and complete to timescales - you need to take control of your own learning, as you are literally left to it. You must also be prepared to travel - the likelihood of you being placed in your local store 10 minutes down the road is slim.
Do you have any interview tips?
This was a group assessment day consisting of an ice breaker, group decision making activity, presentation/action plan on a given topic, prioritising activity and an individual interview. The whole thing lasted roughly 9am-3pm. Key things to remember: speak up, but don't speak over people. They are looking for leadership skills, confidence, and personality, along with the ability to reason and influence. In your interview, you'll be asked standard "why do you want the job", "are you willing to work long flexible hours" type questions, along with giving examples of how you have demonstrated leadership, problem solving and challenging events. The day itself is actually not as stressful as it sounds, it is a great chance to meet other grads - you do feel like you are competing for a job against them, but probably over half of the people that attended my assessment day got on to the scheme.
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Graduate Engineer, Rail at WSP