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What is the annual salary for this role?
Starting salary: £27,000 - £29,000
Current salary: £27,000 - £29,000
What hours do you actually work, on average?
What advice would you give to someone applying to this role?
The Three major points I would send across is, you have to have a passion for Aerospace as that is the driving key to providing you with opportunities.
The second would be to PROGRAMMING/SOFTWARE, there is a substantial amount of it whichever engineering Job you go to, whether that's simple CAD programs or Object orientated Programming (C++, JAVA). You don't need to be exceptional but having a one program down in the book is helpful even if it's Basic... no pun intended
Thirdly I would also say social-cultural skills is a must, as you need it whether that's being professional in manners or social awareness in a diferent country due to a change in culture. As engineering, especially Aerospace would require some sort of travel eventually!
Do you have any interview tips?
4 Interview tips- Keen, Well informed, Knowledge base, Calm.
KEEN overrules! It can change the mood of the interview especially if you have sveveral members of a board sitting in front of you, and links with the Third tip -> KNOWLEDGE BASE. Because if you're unsure and you try to at least answer it then you've tried.
WELL INFORMED is a great thing - having the knowledge to answer 95% of the questions correctly will out you in good stead, it's the largest reason why they would choose you over another keen person!
The second tip WELL INFORMED - Keeping upto date with the latest news and constantly checking the websityte fo any thing relatively New will show you're not just keen about the job but also very interested how well the company is doing and any (Political, Environmental, Socio-cultural, Technological, Legal, and ethical) issues going on in and around the company (PESTLE). Last of all calm and collected shows the employer you're confident, also helps you to answer questions smoothly and gives you time to think, rather than rushing in.
Research Engineer, Research & Development at Thales