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Menzies LLP

ACA Trainee, Audit at Menzies LLP

Application Advice: Focus on Menzies' Brighter Thinking. Think about how the attributes and ideas behind each of the principals fits you and how you think it applies to the role and the company.

Interview Advice: Bright values are important to the firm. Your personality and goals are important to whether you are the right fit as well as your work and academic credentials. My interview involved mostly typical competency questions such as why I would be a fit for the role and, what I could bring, naming a time I've dealt with pressure or led a project, team or group.

Industry: Accountancy & Insurance

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Menzies LLP

Accounts Trainee (ACA), Audit & Accounts at Menzies LLP

Application Advice: Know the company values, practice assessment centre scenarios.

Industry: Accountancy & Insurance

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Menzies LLP

Accounts Senior, Audit at Menzies LLP

Application Advice: Outside work hobbies are key and what they teach you. Be relaxed in the interview.

Interview Advice: Can't remember - but I had to give a presentation about myself which was quite hard to big myself up but also rewarding because it makes you think about what you have achieved.

Industry: Accountancy & Insurance

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Menzies LLP

Tax Trainee, Tax at Menzies LLP

Application Advice: Focus on the companies ethos and how you resonate with it and its values.

Interview Advice: Speak clearly, no fidgeting hands, eye contact.

Industry: Accountancy & Insurance

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NFU Mutual

Professional Trainee, Customer Service Operations at NFU Mutual

Application Advice: Persevere! Having graduated 8 years ago, I have had a couple of other roles since university and the recruitment process for NFU Mutual was without a doubt the lengthiest and most rigorous I have faced to so far. (I think it took around 8 months from my initial application to an actual job offer!). There were several points along the way that I thought that they must no longer be interested, but it's was purely that the process is slow and communication a little sporadic which I think is a reflection of the high volume of applications. This has only been my experience of the recruitment process though; since being offered the job communication has been fantastic every step of the way.

Interview Advice: Easy to say but be yourself. The environment at NFU is professional but relaxed and they value individual differences much more than other companies I've worked for. I got the impression at the assessment day that they were really looking for people who had integrity so don't try to pretend to be something you're not! I had two interviews with the company and in the first one I spent so much time worrying about what I thought they'd want to hear, rather than what I actually had to say, that I made a bit of a mess of it! Second time round I worried a lot less about the answer they were looking for and found my answers were a lot more natural and sincere so they got to see the real me, rather than the rehearsed answers I'd given before.

Industry: Accountancy & Insurance

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NFU Mutual

Professional Trainee, Finance at NFU Mutual

Application Advice: 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.

Interview Advice: 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.

Industry: Accountancy & Insurance

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Swiss Reinsurance Company Ltd

FinTech Expert, Asset Management IT at Swiss Reinsurance Company Ltd

Application Advice: It was more important to signal the motivation rather than to have a perfectly fitting CV.

Interview Advice: I was asked motivation questions, questions about my CV and some background questions to the financial industry.

Industry: Accountancy & Insurance

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NFU Mutual

Customer Service Professional Trainee, Professional Trainee Scheme at NFU Mutual

Application Advice: Make sure you know about the business, do your research. Lack of knowledge about insurance isn't necessarily a bad thing however you must know about the company and what makes us different.

Interview Advice: - Show your personality, NFUM are looking for the right motivated attitude. - Do your company research before. - Think of examples from past jobs and university/ school that will impress. - Research interview techniques and practice questions.

Industry: Accountancy & Insurance

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NFU Mutual

Professional Trainee, IT at NFU Mutual

Application Advice: Take you time and think about the questions Research the company beforehand

Interview Advice: Prepare scenarios and examples!

Industry: Accountancy & Insurance

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Swiss Reinsurance Company Ltd

Trend Spotting Analyst, at Swiss Reinsurance Company Ltd

Application Advice: Have a good motivation for why you are interested in both the graduate program and the position

Interview Advice: Be yourself, cultural fit is important

Industry: Accountancy & Insurance

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Swiss Reinsurance Company Ltd

Intern, Finance at Swiss Reinsurance Company Ltd

Application Advice: Read broadly on finance in reinsurance, know your stuff!

Interview Advice: Be confident, read on reinsurance and know the difference between insurance and reinsurance.

Industry: Accountancy & Insurance

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Swiss Reinsurance Company Ltd

Business Development Analyst, Business Development at Swiss Reinsurance Company Ltd

Application Advice: Network beforehand and understand the insurance and reinsurance industry.

Interview Advice: Be prepared and really be able to answer why you want to work in Reinsurance. Most importantly, be genuine and be yourself.

Industry: Accountancy & Insurance

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Compass Group UK & Ireland

Graduate Finance Assistant, Finance Department- Business Insight at Compass Group UK & Ireland

Application Advice: Don't focus purely on your degree as an achievement. You need to show that you are well rounded and have interests & accomplishments in other areas of your life.

Interview Advice: Be yourself. Again, don't just talk about your degree if asked what you are proud of/ best achievement etc. If asked about weaknesses, state your weakness(es) but also how you are working to improve them.

Industry: Accountancy & Insurance

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NFU Mutual

CS Ops Professional Trainee, Customer Service Operations at NFU Mutual

Application Advice: Don't hold back, share all of your successes and be honest about your desire to learn, progress and develop.

Interview Advice: Prepare well by reading up on the Star Profiles (particularly the Personal Star). Do some background reading about the company - what does it mean to be a 'Mutual Company'? What does the structure of the company look like? What does our agency network look like? Take a look at the NFU Mutual website and start to get an understanding of how important it is that we deliver world class customer service.

Industry: Accountancy & Insurance

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Compass Group UK & Ireland

Finance Assistant, Restaurant Associates at Compass Group UK & Ireland

Application Advice: Practice for the online tests - each question is timed, rather than the whole set of questions, so it puts on a lot of pressure.

Interview Advice: Understand financials in a business sense, from sales to the bottom line profit. The company always has a new initiative or something new in the media, keep up to date with this.

Industry: Accountancy & Insurance

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Virgin Media

Finance Graduate, Finance at Virgin Media

Application Advice: Do your research!

Interview Advice: Be yourself, do your research, don't sit in the background in group task, make sure you contribute

Industry: Accountancy & Insurance

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NFU Mutual

Finance Professional Trainee, Finanace at NFU Mutual

Application Advice: Read up on how NFU Mutual use the star qualities framework and how you can show that you have these qualities - give examples. Make it obvious that you know them and that you can portray these qualities.

Interview Advice: Finance in particular - make sure you have a look at the annual reports and be aware of certain figures.. eg. annual profit. Understand the star qualities and make sure you have examples of how you can show this. Use the STAR method situation task action result AND what you would do differently.

Industry: Accountancy & Insurance

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Swiss Reinsurance Company Ltd

Actuarial Analyst, L&H Business Management – Actuarial Management at Swiss Reinsurance Company Ltd

Application Advice: you have the possibility to apply for up to 3 roles, check if there's more than one that you would be interested in and apply. If so, you will still get the opportunity to do a rotation in different teams

Interview Advice: be yourself, teamfit can be very important in the process

Industry: Accountancy & Insurance

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Swiss Reinsurance Company Ltd

Actuary Pricing Tools, P&C Centre at Swiss Reinsurance Company Ltd

Interview Advice: Be yourself. Don't try to pretend to know more than you actually know. Prepare your CV well and try to get some key insights into the Reinsurance business before going to the interview.

Industry: Accountancy & Insurance

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Allianz Insurance

Allianz Insurance

Interview Advice: Research the company and the insurance market.

Industry: Accountancy & Insurance

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NFU Mutual

HR Professional Trainee, HR at NFU Mutual

Application Advice: - Allow your personality to come across in your application. - Research the company beforehand, many of the questions asked focus upon your understanding of the company and its ethos. - If you can, arrange to meet with someone from the area of the business you're looking to apply for. Graduate schemes are highly competitive, so anything you can do to set yourself apart is great. - You'll be required to take Maths and English tests, utilise the practice papers supplied, this is often where candidates trip up as they think they've got it in the bag.

Interview Advice: - NFU Mutual use Star Qualities, read these thoroughly before attending the interview. - Compile a few examples that you can utilise within the interview. But don't just stick to a script. - Customer service is central to everything the company does, so always bring your responses back to how what you did helped the 'customer'.

Industry: Accountancy & Insurance

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Allianz Insurance

Fleet Underwriting at Allianz Insurance

Application Advice: Read the questions carefully, draft your answers before you submit and give clear examples.

Interview Advice: Read up on the company and the insurance sector as a whole beforehand, think about why you want to work for Allianz and what motivates you as an individual, and have some good examples to hand of times where you've overcome an obstacle or worked effectively within a team. Try to enjoy it and just be yourself. My interview honestly felt more like a chat and that the company were just keen to get to know me - it went by in a flash!

Industry: Accountancy & Insurance

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Allianz Insurance

Finance Analyst, Finance at Allianz Insurance

Application Advice: Do not rush the application, spend a lot of time going through and checking small errors like spelling and grammar. Try to use unique examples to allow you to stand out from the crowd.

Interview Advice: Be yourself! An interview is designed to make sure you are suitable for the company but also that the company is suitable to you. Make sure that you have researched the company in depth and know if there are any current developments occurring as well as competitors and products provided by the company.

Industry: Accountancy & Insurance

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Smith & Williamson

Trainee Chartered Accountant, Assurance and Business Services at Smith & Williamson

Application Advice: Make sure you have a sound understanding of all of the businesses in the company

Interview Advice: One competency based interview, the other more of a chat

Industry: Accountancy & Insurance

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Smith & Williamson

Tax Trainee, BTAX at Smith & Williamson

Application Advice: Do your research and speak to some trainees in the department you want to work in.

Interview Advice: Get up to date on recent legislation and work out why you want to work for S&W over other companies and why you would be a good fit?

Industry: Accountancy & Insurance

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Smith & Williamson

Trainee Chartered Accountant, Assurance and business services at Smith & Williamson

Application Advice: Research what the job entails

Industry: Accountancy & Insurance

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Smith & Williamson

Tax trainee, Business Tax at Smith & Williamson

Application Advice: Research into the company before hand and be familiar with what roles you may need to take on for the job.

Interview Advice: Research as commercial awareness will be assessed.

Industry: Accountancy & Insurance

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Smith & Williamson

Trainee Chartered Accountant – Audit, Audit at Smith & Williamson

Application Advice: Take time to answer all application questions thoroughly as they will read your answers. Do lots of research about the role/department you apply for to make sure you know what to expect and decide for yourself why you want to be in this role. Also, do lots of research into the company's values and culture and make sure you're happy to work in that environment.

Interview Advice: Be yourself in the interview and be honest about your career aspirations. Ask questions about the role and the department you are applying for - show an interest.

Industry: Accountancy & Insurance

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Grant Thornton UK LLP

Associate, Audit at Grant Thornton UK LLP

Application Advice: Take time to understand GT's CLEARR values .

Interview Advice: Relax, they're not trying to catch you out.

Industry: Accountancy & Insurance

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NFU Mutual

NFU Mutual

Application Advice: Apply even if you feel you do not have a chance of attaining the job. Prior experience is not crucial here as we employ people not statistics.

Interview Advice: Be confident, think outside of the box and learn about the company prior to interview.

Industry: Accountancy & Insurance

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Allianz Insurance

Commercial Insurance Graduate, Commercial at Allianz Insurance

Application Advice: Have an understanding of the company, its products, competitors, and the wider industry.

Interview Advice: I was asked questions about the company, my understanding of the role, what was important to me, as well as competency based questions. However, the interview also comprised a presentation, role play, and problem solving exercise. I would advise to let your personality shine through.

Industry: Accountancy & Insurance

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Allianz Insurance

Commerical Insurance Graduate, Commercial Insurance at Allianz Insurance

Application Advice: Be yourself, the job involves a lot of talking to both brokers, seniors and colleagues so show your personality. Know the business and also the industry, focus on any issues that could be impacting the industry in the future.

Interview Advice: Be confident in your ability, know your subject and be prepared.

Industry: Accountancy & Insurance

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Allianz Insurance

Commercial Insurance Graduate, Underwriting at Allianz Insurance

Application Advice: Be yourself and be prepared to work hard for the first two years as they will be tough on the graduate scheme.

Interview Advice: Ensure that you are keeping up-to-date with the news and also make sure that you do your research on the company before your interview!

Industry: Accountancy & Insurance

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Hays

Hays

Application Advice: Show your interest in getting into recruitment, but do the research of what the day job is and what are the main skills needed for the role and show examples of these easily.

Interview Advice: Show interest, be yourself, personality is key here along with the passion of wanting to work here and gain business. What are the main skills a recruitment consultant would need? How can you demonstrate you have these skills? Why recruitment? Why Hays? What do you think the typical day looks like? etc.

Industry: Accountancy & Insurance

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Menzies LLP

Outsourcing Assistant, Outsourcing at Menzies LLP

Application Advice: Take your time in applying to ensure you have given all the relevant information to the firm and to ensure your application is the best you can possibly produce.

Interview Advice: Research the company in great detail. Practice responses to frequently asked interview questions.

Industry: Accountancy & Insurance

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Allianz Insurance

Underwriter, Property and Casualty at Allianz Insurance

Application Advice: Consider if you definitely want to be an underwriter first or whether you want to experience the wider business. The underwriting scheme is great if you want to be technical from day one but gives less exposure to the wider business and network. The rotational scheme gives you a better exposure to business leaders but makes you a jack of all trades.

Interview Advice: Understand your CV in detail and be able to talk about all aspects of it as well as any gaps. Research about our competitors, our key partners and brokers and know about current projects or 'Allianz News.'

Industry: Accountancy & Insurance

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Menzies LLP

Tax Assistant, Personal Tax at Menzies LLP

Application Advice: Make CV relevant to the position you are applying, tailor for each separate application.

Interview Advice: Be confident in yourself, believe you are right for the role.

Industry: Accountancy & Insurance

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Allianz Insurance

Commercial Insurance Graduate, Underwriting at Allianz Insurance

Application Advice: Any experience you can gain in the sector will be viewed as a positive, having had none myself, an internship proved a great way to learn about the sector before applying for the scheme.

Interview Advice: Prepare - learn about the insurance market - before the interviews. Learn about products offered, competitors, market position and company values.

Industry: Accountancy & Insurance

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Allianz Insurance

Corporate Insurance Graduate, Underwriting at Allianz Insurance

Application Advice: Have some relevant experience.

Industry: Accountancy & Insurance

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Allianz Insurance

Allianz Insurance

Interview Advice: Treat it like a conversation rather than a grilling and be yourself.

Industry: Accountancy & Insurance

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Allianz Insurance

Commercial Insurance Graduate, Underwriting at Allianz Insurance

Application Advice: Do your research around the company and the industry.

Interview Advice: Do your research around the company and the industry, but also ensure you are comfortable answering the usual competency questions.

Industry: Accountancy & Insurance

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Menzies LLP

ACCA Trainee – Insolvency Administrator, Transaction Services – Business Recovery at Menzies LLP

Interview Advice: Be yourself. The firm is looking for personality!

Industry: Accountancy & Insurance

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Willis Towers Watson

Actuarial Analyst, Insurance, Consulting and Technology at Willis Towers Watson

Application Advice: Re-read the application for silly mistakes - it does not make a good impression if there are lots of silly mistakes.

Interview Advice: Be yourself - they want to find out if you would fit in well at the company! Smile. Make an effort to chat to people and make sure you do some preparation for the day.

Industry: Accountancy & Insurance

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Allianz Insurance

Commercial Insurance Graduate, Technical at Allianz Insurance

Application Advice: Really spend time thinking about what type of role you would like and investigate the available roles thoroughly before applying. This will make answering the application questions easier.

Interview Advice: Relax and be yourself but know why you want to be there. They don't expect you to know everything about insurance however if you do not appear keen and don't have clear motivations then you are unlikely to succeed.

Industry: Accountancy & Insurance

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Menzies LLP

Accounts Senior, Accounts and Audit at Menzies LLP

Application Advice: Make yourself stand out with valid achievements. The HR department are trained to screen out achievements which are pumped up to be more than they actually are and it does not reflect good on you.

Interview Advice: Be yourself. They're only trying to employ people that would be a good fit to the already existing team. Being confident and relaxed helps them better picture you in your potential role.

Industry: Accountancy & Insurance

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Allianz Insurance

Personal Lines Technical Graduate, Personal Lines, Technical at Allianz Insurance

Application Advice: Show your passion for insurance.

Interview Advice: The interviewers are not just looking for someone who has all the answers; they also care about what kind of person you are and whether you will fit in with the company. Do not treat the interview day like a competition.

Industry: Accountancy & Insurance

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Menzies LLP

Accounts Trainee, Audit and Accounts at Menzies LLP

Application Advice: Do your research for the company, and be able to discuss anything you put on your cv.

Interview Advice: Be confident and try to get your personality across as they want those that can fit into the team.

Industry: Accountancy & Insurance

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NFU Mutual

Customer Service Professional Trainee, Customer Service at NFU Mutual

Application Advice: Be yourself through the whole process, the video interview gives you the first real opportunity to show your personality so make sure you do that.

Interview Advice: Research the company and make sure you have some questions pre prepared to ask the interviewers.

Industry: Accountancy & Insurance

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Menzies LLP

Tax Assistant, Personal Tax at Menzies LLP

Application Advice: You don't need a maths based degree, just a willingness to learn.

Interview Advice: Be yourself.

Industry: Accountancy & Insurance

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Menzies LLP

Audit & Accounts Junior, Audit & Accounts at Menzies LLP

Application Advice: Think about how your skill set reflects the role that you are applying for and tailor your cv.

Interview Advice: Be yourself ! Enjoy the interview and make sure you contribute to the group activity.

Industry: Accountancy & Insurance

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Menzies LLP

Tax Trainee, Corporate Tax at Menzies LLP

Application Advice: Be truthful in your application, as it is very important that you pick the company and the company picks you on true information, to find the best fit.

Interview Advice: Everyone is extremely nice and therefore the interview process is more like a day of getting to know your future colleagues and have a chat about what really matters.

Industry: Accountancy & Insurance

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Menzies LLP

Tax Trainee, Corporate Taxation at Menzies LLP

Application Advice: Read the questions carefully, focus on what is being asked. Make sure you perform practice questions prior to application.

Interview Advice: Show your best self, practice before hand, know what you are going to say and how you will say it.

Industry: Accountancy & Insurance

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Menzies LLP

Audit Senior, Audit at Menzies LLP

Application Advice: Just be yourself!

Interview Advice: It may be a long process but it's worth it once you land the job. Keep going and don't give up! :)

Industry: Accountancy & Insurance

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Menzies LLP

Accounts and Audit Trainee, Audit at Menzies LLP

Application Advice: Make yourself stand out, I think Menzies look at the person as much as the qualifications you hold, so sell yourself, not your degree.

Interview Advice: Be yourself and stand out, don't give generic answers and don't try to overshadow others. In team activities they aren't looking for you to be a star, they're looking at how well you work within a team.

Industry: Accountancy & Insurance

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Menzies LLP

Audit Senior, Audit at Menzies LLP

Application Advice: Understand role.

Interview Advice: Be relaxed.

Industry: Accountancy & Insurance

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Menzies LLP

Tax Trainee, Corporate tax at Menzies LLP

Application Advice: Read the website and recent news, Menzies brand is a big part of the people they are looking for.

Interview Advice: Think 'Brighter thinking'.

Industry: Accountancy & Insurance

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Menzies LLP

Audit Senior, Audit at Menzies LLP

Application Advice: Leave your own 'mark' as much as you can - the interview will be able to follow up on this.

Interview Advice: Research the firm, and the type of work you will be expecting to do, as well as how you are experienced to complete this.

Industry: Accountancy & Insurance

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Menzies LLP

Accounts Senior, Audit at Menzies LLP

Application Advice: Show prior knowledge. Ensure covering letter demonstrates that you know what the ACA is and have done some research around the company. Important to come across enthusiastic.

Interview Advice: With the changing nature of the accounting industry it's just as important to be personable than it is technically competent. Let your CV do the talking about qualifications and use the opportunity to show personality/outside interests.

Industry: Accountancy & Insurance

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Menzies LLP

Audit Senior, Audit & Assurance at Menzies LLP

Application Advice: Make sure you show your human side in your application. Menzies aren't looking for robots, we're looking for personalities.

Interview Advice: Make sure you do some research on the role you want to go into and any professional qualification you're hoping to do before you attend interview.

Industry: Accountancy & Insurance

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Menzies LLP

Accounts Trainee, Audit at Menzies LLP

Application Advice: Show passion for Menzies, ACA/ATT/AAT & the industry. Ensure that there are no grammar or spelling errors as this would be refused immediately.

Interview Advice: Be passionate about the industry and really show your people skills. It's all about going the extra mile for our clients. Make sure you're clear as to why you want to study ACA and how you fit Menzies brighter thinking values. Try to use lots of life examples you've experienced to reflect how you match their values.

Industry: Accountancy & Insurance

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Lendlease

Finance Analyst, Construction Finance at Lendlease

Application Advice: Do a bit of research into the Construction industry and what the company does globally.

Industry: Accountancy & Insurance

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Swiss Reinsurance Company Ltd

Market Representative, Casualty Underwriting at Swiss Reinsurance Company Ltd

Application Advice: Highlight real personal interest in the position and what skills you can bring to the team.

Interview Advice: Prepare questions for the area you are applying to. Be aware about on-going industry trends.

Industry: Accountancy & Insurance

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Swiss Reinsurance Company Ltd

Risk Analyst – Intern, Risk Engingeering at Swiss Reinsurance Company Ltd

Application Advice: Show passion about the role and provide a good reason why you would be the best possible fit for it. And don't be afraid to send your application even if you don't technically have all the qualifications. Nobody is a perfect fit!

Interview Advice: Get to know the company! It's a very bad first impression if they ask you who the CEO is and you have no clue. Additionally, have some good stories about yourself that show that you display the qualities the company is looking for.

Industry: Accountancy & Insurance

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NFU Mutual

Professional Trainee – Finance, Group Finance at NFU Mutual

Application Advice: Proof read your application and practice psychometric testing.

Interview Advice: Research the company and be ready with some interesting questions on current issues.

Industry: Accountancy & Insurance

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Tokio Marine Kiln Group

Graduate Trainee, Rotational at Tokio Marine Kiln Group

Interview Advice: - Why insurance? Why TMK? - How would your friends describe you (good things and not so good)? - Recent events in the news.

Industry: Accountancy & Insurance

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DHL Supply Chain

Finance Graduate, Finance at DHL Supply Chain

Application Advice: I did a lot of research on the company and its value and decided I wanted to apply. I read up on the industry to get a basic understanding so that I was able to join in discussions at the assessment center.

Interview Advice: The interview was very relaxed and conversational so it's important to remember that you are being interviewed.

Industry: Accountancy & Insurance

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NFU Mutual

IT Professional Trainee, IT at NFU Mutual

Application Advice: Understand the business model.

Interview Advice: Practise competency questions based on the STAR method.

Industry: Accountancy & Insurance

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NFU Mutual

Professional Trainee, Group Finance at NFU Mutual

Application Advice: Take your time to fill it out honestly and mould your application to the scheme.

Interview Advice: Relax, everyone is really nice and friendly and they want you to do well. Be yourself and have a good time.

Industry: Accountancy & Insurance

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NFU Mutual

NFU Mutual

Application Advice: Be genuine, show interest, do your research, think about what you want and where you want to go.

Interview Advice: Be yourself, the company is more interested in you and your personality rather than your CV as long as you meet the minimum requirements.

Industry: Accountancy & Insurance

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BT (British Telecom)

Revenue Accountant, at BT (British Telecom)

Application Advice: Have passion for the company - my degree was completely unrelated to Finance but they are looking for the potential in a candidate, how hard they'll work, how well they'll fit into the team. Just be yourself and not too formal/rehearsed.

Industry: Accountancy & Insurance, Accountancy

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Compass Group UK & Ireland

Finance Assistant, at Compass Group

Application Advice: Use all experiences to showcase your talents. All experience is important and you may have skills you don't realise would be very useful to your job.

Interview Advice: Be friendly and confident. A first impression goes a long way, be natural. Do not put on an act just be yourself.

Industry: Accountancy & Insurance, Company Accounts & Finance Management

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Chaucer Syndicates Plc

Trainee, Underwriting at Chaucer Syndicates

Application Advice: To be yourself and show your personality.

Interview Advice: As above - try and relax so you can show who you are.

Industry: Accountancy & Insurance, Underwriter

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Chaucer Syndicates Plc

Graduate Trainee, Property Treaty at Chaucer Syndicates

Application Advice: Try to have a range of things that you have done on your CV - they want to see that you are a well-rounded person. Make sure you come across as someone that can work hard, but is also able to be part of the culture here.

Interview Advice: Do your research into the company and the classes of business they write. Be yourself in the interview, they want to see who you really are. They are all approachable people.

Industry: Accountancy & Insurance, Underwriter

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Chaucer Syndicates Plc

Chaucer Syndicates

Application Advice: Be yourself. Look at the Annual Reports of the company and know the market conditions and how it affects actuarial.

Industry: Accountancy & Insurance, Insurance Actuarial and Risk

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Chaucer Syndicates Plc

Underwriting Assistant – Political Violence, Political Violence at Chaucer Syndicates

Application Advice: Make time to understand how the Lloyd's Market works and how Chaucer as an underwriting syndicate fits into this. Look at the lines of business that Chaucer specialises in and see what areas are of particular interest to you. This will help you be able to explain why you want the role.

Industry: Accountancy & Insurance, Underwriter

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Chaucer Syndicates Plc

Underwriting Assistant, North American Property Treaty at Chaucer Syndicates

Application Advice: - Research the role & Lloyd's/London market. - Learn about the different products Chaucer offers. - Work out how your skills are suited to an underwriting role.

Interview Advice: - What challenges are facing the Lloyd's market?

Industry: Accountancy & Insurance, Underwriter

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Compass Group UK & Ireland

Finance Assistant, Business Insights at Compass Group

Application Advice: Be confident, be yourself and don't be afraid to communicate. There are many opportunites so grasp as many as you can.

Interview Advice: In the assessment centre be approachable and talk to everyone there, don't be arrogant but don't be shy.

Industry: Accountancy & Insurance, Company Accounts & Finance Management

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3 Monkeys Zeno

Finance Assistant, Finance Department at 3 Monkeys

Application Advice: Best chance of getting the role, other than having the potential/relevant skill-sets, is to demonstrate keenness to work for 3MC. Passion for what you do is a must as each 3MC employee has this in abundance. Being honest in your application as much yourself as possible will go a long way in the application process.

Interview Advice: If you have the relevant abilities for the role, all that is left is to be yourself. 3 Monkeys Comm. is full of warm, friendly, sociable and very approachable individuals, who all love a laugh. No two monkeys are the same, so be your unique self and you should fit right in!

Industry: Accountancy & Insurance, Accountancy

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Chaucer Syndicates Plc

Energy Underwriting Graduate, at Chaucer Syndicates

Application Advice: Be yourself, research the industry and what we do and don't be nervous on the day, no-one is trying to catch you out

Industry: Accountancy & Insurance, Underwriter

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Chaucer Syndicates Plc

Enterprise Risk Graduate, Risk Management at Chaucer Syndicates

Application Advice: Do lots of research on the insurance market, with particular focus on Lloyd's of London and how the Lloyd's market works. Research all the different roles within the company to see which department you would most like to work in and are best suited to.

Interview Advice: Doing lots of preparation is the key. Ensure you have researched the company thoroughly and have a good idea about requirements of the role you are applying for. When talking about the key qualities that you can bring to the company, make sure you can back them up with examples of occasions that showed them. Think of a few relevant questions that you can ask at the end of the interview. Try to relax and be confident.

Industry: Accountancy & Insurance, Insurance Actuarial and Risk

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Chaucer Syndicates Plc

Non Marine Claims Graduate, Claims at Chaucer Syndicates

Application Advice: Make sure you understand what Lloyd's is and get across why you want to work in this industry.

Interview Advice: Make sure you research the company and Lloyd's properly and have questions prepared.

Industry: Accountancy & Insurance, Underwriter

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Chaucer Syndicates Plc

Enterprise Risk Graduate, at Chaucer Syndicates

Application Advice: -Thoroughly research both Chaucer and the Lloyd's Market. -Relax & be yourself

Industry: Accountancy & Insurance, Underwriter

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Chaucer Syndicates Plc

Graduate Trainee, Graduate underwriting roation at Chaucer Syndicates

Application Advice: During the application, always try to ensure you are answering any questions that are asked directly and carefully. However most importantly I would say that candidates should just be themselves and try to give and honest representation of the sort of person they are rather than trying to compensate or pretend to be someone else.

Interview Advice: If possible, try not to be worried by the people who are interviewing you. Everyone is extremely friendly and they are not trying to catch you out. Just be yourself and allow the interviewers to see your personality.

Industry: Accountancy & Insurance, Underwriter

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Chaucer Syndicates Plc

Underwriting Graduate Trainee, Rotation at Chaucer Syndicates

Application Advice: Research Lloyd's of London in order to gain an understanding of how the market works and Chaucer's role in it.

Interview Advice: Ensure you prepare well and be yourself at the assessment centre

Industry: Accountancy & Insurance, Underwriter

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Chaucer Syndicates Plc

Enterprise Risk Graduate Trainee, Risk at Chaucer Syndicates

Application Advice: Make sure you have really researched the Insurance Industry and specifically the Lloyd's market.

Interview Advice: Be yourself, making sure you are calm and confident in your answers. The assessment day consists of lots of different activities so be prepared that you will be really tested but it does follow a similar structure to most assessment days and there is nothing that is meant to trick you.

Industry: Accountancy & Insurance, Insurance Actuarial and Risk

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Chaucer Syndicates Plc

ERM Graduate Trainee, Underwriting Management at Chaucer Syndicates

Application Advice: Know the Market and company background, but more importantly just be yourself! Any experience working in Insurance would be advantageous.

Industry: Accountancy & Insurance, Underwriter

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Chaucer Syndicates Plc

Graduate Trainee, Claims at Chaucer Syndicates

Application Advice: Know the market, company and specifics of the role you are applying for inside out before attempting to apply. Initial application is fairly short so must show interest and enthusiasm towards the area from the outset.

Interview Advice: Be aware of current market trends and trends within the area you are applying for, as well as news about the company. Be aware of company structure/history, and convey a clear interest in the area and willingness to learn & develop.

Industry: Accountancy & Insurance, Underwriter

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Chaucer Syndicates Plc

Enterprise Risk Graduate, Exposure Management at Chaucer Syndicates

Application Advice: Research the Lloyds' market before applying. Research the different roles within the company to see which department you are most suited to.

Interview Advice: Lots of preparation. Be confident.

Industry: Accountancy & Insurance, Insurance Actuarial and Risk

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Chaucer Syndicates Plc

Non Marine Claims Graduate, Non Marine Claims at Chaucer Syndicates

Application Advice: The application procedure is quite lengthy, starting with a question to answer and providing a CV, then a online test, a phone interview, an assessment centre and then a final interview with managers of the department you are applying to work within. Although each part of the application is challenging in some way, I think it is important to do your research for the first stage of the application and make sure you give a good answer to the question to get you through the starting gate. I found that everyone made an effort to make the assessment centre as un-scary as possible so don't panic too much!

Interview Advice: Make sure you research the company and Lloyd's and really understand what your role entails. I think it is also important to remember that people employ people they like so try and relax and be yourself at the assessment centre, and ask for a moment to think if you're asked a question in an interview that you are not sure about.

Industry: Accountancy & Insurance, Underwriter

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Chaucer Syndicates Plc

Energy Underwriting Graduate, Energy at Chaucer Syndicates

Application Advice: Research Lloyd's and the role you are applying for to get an understanding of what you can bring to Chaucer. There are many different departments which specialise in different things, and no-one will be suited to every role, therefore knowing what each role entails allows you to make the best decision on what to apply for.

Interview Advice: Be relaxed at the assessement day and interview, no one is trying to catch you out. Do your research so you'll know why you want to apply for the role.

Industry: Accountancy & Insurance, Underwriter

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Chaucer Syndicates Plc

Enterprise Risk Graduate, at Chaucer Syndicates

Application Advice: •Research the Lloyd's market beforehand and try to make some contacts during your research. •Make sure it's the industry & role you want before applying. •IT skills are a big part of the job so I would advise brushing up your skills, especially in Excel.

Interview Advice: Confidence & preparation.

Industry: Accountancy & Insurance, Insurance Actuarial and Risk

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AAT Trainee – Outsourcing, Outsourcing at Menzies LLP

Application Advice: Choose your best qualities that are suited to the role - communication, technology etc. Be 100% you want to commit to the role and the studying. Understand what you are applying for. Be enthusiastic.

Interview Advice: Be yourself. Be enthusiastic. Ask questions. Plan your answers before -why do you want to work for us? what do you know about the company? Include facts about the company - research before

Industry: Accountancy & Insurance

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Accounts Assistant, Accounts at Menzies LLP

Application Advice: Take your time with it and make sure you apply to a lot of the same roles at different companies to gain enough experience with applying.

Interview Advice: Make sure you research the company's core values and what services they offer.

Industry: Accountancy & Insurance

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Accounts Trainee, Accounts at Menzies LLP

Application Advice: Be truthful, but show it in a good light.

Interview Advice: Read up on the firm and what they do.

Industry: Accountancy & Insurance

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Level 7, Tax at Grant Thornton UK LLP

Application Advice: Focus on the firm's key values and show an interest in the role you are applying for.

Industry: Accountancy & Insurance

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Trainee Chartered Accountant, ABS at Smith & Williamson

Application Advice: Make sure to take the time beforehand to look into what you have done before and why it may be relevant to the position you are applying for

Interview Advice: Make sure to research into the firm before joining, especially information regarding any new developments or projects the firm may have on.

Industry: Accountancy & Insurance

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Chartered Accountancy Apprenticeship, Assurance & Business Services at Smith & Williamson

Application Advice: Be yourself and be honest - they don't expect you to know everything or be perfect, they are just trying to find out if you have the motivation to work and learn, and want to know if you would be right for that specific role and the company in general.

Interview Advice: Do research on the company including knowing a lot about their international network of accountancy firms. Talk enthusiastically about the company as if you would be proud to work for the company. Also need to know a bit about your service line, and how they interact with other service lines offered across the business. Finally, they will ask for past circumstances where you have worked under pressure and had to handle a work/life balance.

Industry: Accountancy & Insurance

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Trainee Chartered Accountant, Audit at Smith & Williamson

Application Advice: Be yourself, be honest, show interest

Industry: Accountancy & Insurance

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Underwriting Assistant, Underwriting at Chaucer Syndicates

Application Advice: Insurance is a technical but also very social industry so make sure to mention something in your CV which demonstrates you're ability to interact with different people confidently, whether this means mentioning that you worked in a client-facing position before or if you're a school-leaver/grad you may want to mention any roles/activities you did during education which gave you exposure to meeting different people i.e. mentoring, organizing social events, social clubs etc. These also demonstrate your ability to be a team player or even leadership skills.

Interview Advice: Try to have a good balance between discussing your achievements/qualifications and also offer skills you may have or hobbies you have. This keeps the discussion interesting and means you show different aspects of yourself which are all important in someway in the workplace. This is one of the industries where having different qualities/interests is important too. Try to be relaxed and as calm as possible. Ask questions about the role and about the industry if you're new to it.

Industry: Accountancy & Insurance

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Marine Cargo & Specie Underwriting Assistant, Marine at Chaucer Syndicates

Application Advice: Be sure to highlight the most important aspects of your CV/cover letter. Include all relevant experience; include both technical and soft skills that you have acquired in previous employment/situations.

Interview Advice: I would definitely ensure that your personality is conveyed in your interview. Keep up to date with current affairs as working in insurance requires you to have knowledge of what's going on around the world. Have working examples of when you have portrayed a certain skill. Ask the interviewer questions that relate to the job role, the company and the industry as a whole.

Industry: Accountancy & Insurance

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Corporate Tax Associate, Corporate Tax at Grant Thornton UK LLP

Application Advice: Do your application on a word document so you are able to keep coming back to it and editing, when you think of new things to add. Make sure you start your application as early as possible so you do not have to rush and can put as much effort into it as you can. Use the website for ideas..I.e if the question asks about why you want to work here, incorporate some ideas from the website about opportunities you have seen or the values aligning with similar beliefs that you have.

Interview Advice: Be relaxed and honest - it comes across blatantly when someone is trying too hard! Don't worry if you need a moment to think about the question and smile .. If you are in a group interview or group task, don't be afraid to contribute to the discussion but make sure not to come across too over-bearing over the rest of the group. Maybe offer to take up a role such as time minder or minute taker, but make sure to get involved when and where you can. Some questions you may get asked at interview include why you want to work here; about any experience; if you are aware of anything in the news; why you have chosen this company and not another one and why you don't want to go to university.

Industry: Accountancy & Insurance

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Associate, Audit at Grant Thornton UK LLP

Application Advice: Apply our CLEARR values to any answers and be yourself.

Industry: Accountancy & Insurance

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School Leaver, Regulatory Advisory at Grant Thornton UK LLP

Application Advice: Show that you care about the culture offered by the company and buy into it.

Interview Advice: Listen to questions and answer honestly, so they see who you are and can relate.

Industry: Accountancy & Insurance

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Audit at Grant Thornton UK LLP

Application Advice: Get some experience first whether that is at the firm you are applying for or not, it all helps.

Interview Advice: Stay calm if you have made it all the way to an interview, you are good enough already. It's just all about being the best you can personally be.

Industry: Accountancy & Insurance

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Tax Trainee, Tax at Menzies LLP

Application Advice: You don't need any pre-existing accountancy or tax knowledge, they seem to just be looking for potential to learn and do well.

Interview Advice: Presentation, questions more about me and not expecting any pre-existing knowledge.

Industry: Accountancy & Insurance

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Accounts Trainee, at Menzies LLP

Interview Advice: Be yourself Be confident Prepare for standard Questions i.e. one time you showed yourself in a leadership role etc.

Industry: Accountancy & Insurance

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Accounts Trainee, Audit & Accounts at Menzies LLP

Application Advice: Just go for it. Until you send that initial application you have no chance of getting hired. I think be honest at all times and never think you are not good enough. Even if you don't necessarily meet the specification exactly, if you are still right for the role they will look into you further. Never think you are not good enough!

Interview Advice: Again be super prepared and do lots of research on the industry and company beforehand. Make sure you highlight your strengths and what sets you apart from other candidates. Come across friendly and willing to give your all, for the role. Again be honest at all times and even if you do not get the role, look upon the interview process as a good experience and it does not cost you anything to try.

Industry: Accountancy & Insurance

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Audit Associate, Audit at Grant Thornton UK LLP

Application Advice: Really research why you want to join GT. There is nothing better than an applicant who is hard working and enthusiastic about the role they are applying for. Get to know what you would be doing in a role at GT and why that interests you. Research the background behind our values and our progression through the years. As GT has changed and grown so much, in competition with the big four, what really makes us stand out is a question you should be asking yourself.

Interview Advice: Be yourself. If you have got to the interview stage, then GT knows that you are well qualified and fit for the job role. They now want to get to know you. To decide whether you would fit in with the culture we have worked so hard to build over the last couple of years. Be relaxed and really let your personality shine through. Make sure you know all about the values at GT and what we stand for too.

Industry: Accountancy & Insurance

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Tax Trainee, Personal Tax at Menzies LLP

Interview Advice: Make sure you know about the course you will be undertaking and talk about Brighter Thinking.

Industry: Accountancy & Insurance

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Accounts Trainee – ACA, Privately Owned Business at Menzies LLP

Application Advice: Ensure you focus specifically on the company values and what sets us aside from other firms - i.e. Brighter Thinking.

Interview Advice: Research the company and all the different departments and sector lines.

Industry: Accountancy & Insurance

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School Leaver Programme, Tax at Grant Thornton UK LLP

Application Advice: Be yourself!

Interview Advice: Do as much research as you can before your interview. Research the brand and the role you are applying for.

Industry: Accountancy & Insurance

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Menzies LLP

Application Advice: Be sure to note down all your strengths and weaknesses. Even if you don't quite have the entry requirements still apply.

Interview Advice: Be confident and honest. It's more of a gauge of personality as you will have no prior experience.

Industry: Accountancy & Insurance

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Corporate Tax Associate, Corporate Tax at Grant Thornton UK LLP

Application Advice: Try to stand out from the crowd, think about experiences that you have had in previous jobs or clubs that will be useful in the job you are applying for. Always tailor your CV for the job.

Interview Advice: Be yourself, Grant Thornton are about creating a great working environment and culture and does this through the employment of great down to earth people.

Industry: Accountancy & Insurance

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Business Administration, Business Recovery at Menzies LLP

Interview Advice: You need to look up what they are looking for in a candidate. Then you know if you are right for the job and how you can link your past experiences to parts of the role they need.

Industry: Accountancy & Insurance

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Business Services Technician, Operations at Chaucer Syndicates

Application Advice: Be willing and ready to learn.

Interview Advice: Dont think the interviewer is expecting you to have a profound knowledge of the industry, convey an interest in the industry. Be confident. Talk about the skills that you have and how you can relate to the role. People hire skills.

Industry: Accountancy & Insurance

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Junior Account Executive / Broker, Financial Lines (FINEX) Directors & Officers Liability Insurance at Willis Towers Watson

Application Advice: Make sure your CV says exactly what's on the tin. What I mean is that employers are going to be looking at a piece of paper that summarises someone they have never seen before, this is their first judgement, you want this to be as accurate as you can get. Explain about yourself, add things like what you love doing, where you have worked, what you learned working in these places, how you put your skills into working practice. If you are revising for exams tell them how you balance this life of working and revising... these are all things that look really good to an employer.

Interview Advice: The first thing I was told when coming for an interview is that you can know the answers to all the questions but when the question 'tell us a little bit about yourself' comes up people choke. As simplistic as it sounds people honestly can mess up their response and even change it in different interviews to different people on the day. Make sure you know exactly what to say for this question, and also when you speak sound clear, enthusiastic. You don't want to give the impression you don't care or you are shy, see them as a human being.. everyone gets nervous, it's natural, just be yourself and remember you are there to sell yourself as to why you deserve to be an employee at this company.

Industry: Accountancy & Insurance

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Reinsurance Business Support Assistant, Willis Re (Reinsurance) at Willis Towers Watson

Application Advice: Don't be afraid to express yourself because of how big the company is. Don't overthink the questions too much, just relax when applying. Willis Towers Watson wants to know the true person applying for the job.

Interview Advice: Be friendly and speak to the interviewers (THEY ARE NORMAL PEOPLE!). Be calm and arrive early to the interview. Be confident and show how good you are.

Industry: Accountancy & Insurance

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Accounts Controller, Reinsurance at Willis Towers Watson

Application Advice: The maths test in one of the interview stages is is quite quick paced and hard, so be ready to answer questions quickly.

Interview Advice: Be yourself and ask lots of questions to show your interest

Industry: Accountancy & Insurance

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Client Service Executive, at Willis Towers Watson

Application Advice: - Honesty - Thorough - Creative/different

Interview Advice: - Confidence - Research of role & company - Timekeeping

Industry: Accountancy & Insurance

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Marine at Willis Towers Watson

Application Advice: Be yourself and don't try and be someone you're not.

Interview Advice: Try and relax, don't stress. Think about what you are going to answer before you do. The questions which I was asked weren't difficult, just have to try and put your answer in the best possible way.

Industry: Accountancy & Insurance

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Trainee Client Service Executive, at Willis Towers Watson

Application Advice: I would advise to be truthful and to ensure they put as much detail into their application. I would also advise to not rush the application as they could be missing out key information.

Interview Advice: They would need to be aware of the company. Ensure to research the company and also the role itself. Also in the interview they would need to make sure they are confident in how they speak and their body language. Then I would advise to process any questions they receive and do not rush into the answer as it could lead to having a poor response.

Industry: Accountancy & Insurance

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Junior Account Executive, at Search Companies

Application Advice: This kind of apprenticeship has a very structured routine of attending workshops, which is ideal for those wishing to have an assisted training programme, but less so for those wishing to work more independently/ learn more during the day to day role itself.

Interview Advice: The application process is very intensive, I initially believed this was a very competitive position, after the interview with other candidates, I wasn't so sure. I would research the basics of what Willis does as an insurance intermediary and show willing to learn all of the necessary skills to become competent in the particular role you are applying for e.g. as an account executive, get the basis of what client executives do and how to conduct yourself in a business orientated manner.

Industry: Accountancy & Insurance

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Underwriting Assistant Apprentice, Marine Treaty at Chaucer Syndicates

Application Advice: This is a very good opportunity for those who are willing to learn on the job and want to get good experience in a London based firm.

Interview Advice: Prepare relevant examples of how you've been able to manage multi tasks in the past, also any experience with numbers or mathematics based strengths. If you can gain a basic knowledge as to how the insurance industry operates, this will only benefit you in the future.

Industry: Accountancy & Insurance, Underwriter

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Underwriting Apprentice, Marine at Chaucer Syndicates

Application Advice: To be enthusiastic in your approach to ascertaining a position such as this. Once you get into a company like Chaucer your career prospects can multiply very quickly so the opportunity to apply shouldn't be taken lightly.

Interview Advice: Try to be relaxed and confident in yourself. When asked a question, don't be afraid to spend a few seconds to properly formulate your answer before speaking. They aren't expecting you to produce perfect answers straight away. Also.. ask them questions back, it shows you're interested and also that you're thinking about what you are being asked.

Industry: Accountancy & Insurance, Underwriter

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Underwriting Assistant Apprentice, Marine Cargo & Specie at Chaucer Syndicates

Application Advice: Have a good, well-rounded CV and cover letter. Try to convey your personality as well as anything you have achieved that would be relevant in a day to day role. They will be looking for something unique on each CV/cover letter so unusual achievements/hobbies will draw interest to your application.

Interview Advice: Stay calm! Answer the questions with relevant "evidence". Try to convey your personality in a positive way and always give the interviewers an opportunity to remember you. Have questions prepared - don't be worried about taking in a list of questions. Take a copy of your CV with you also for reference.

Industry: Accountancy & Insurance, Underwriter

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Aspire Programme – Apprentice, Energy at Chaucer Syndicates

Application Advice: My advice would be that you don't have to be an expert/specialist in insurance and don't necessarily need an insurance background. The company provides the training and resources for your development. All you need is just keenness and enthusiasm. There is always support from the team/company and you can make your experience whatever you would like it to be. If there is specific training or something you want to do specifically, it is welcomed.

Interview Advice: The interview process is fairly relaxed and flexible, so you will do better if you are relaxed. A little research before the interview is also helpful, ensure you find out about the company, the type of business and any subsidies/branches they have locally/internationally. Aside from this the interview will be about you, so ensure you talk about your achievements at university/college or outside of this and what you can bring to the table. Also, find something specific as to why you want to work for the company or in the industry.

Industry: Accountancy & Insurance, Underwriter

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Claims Operation Apprentice, Claims at Chaucer Syndicates

Application Advice: Just be yourself. At Chaucer they are more interested in an individual then what someone looks like on paper. At the end of the day we are all people at different stages in our life, which those recruiting at Chaucer understand and have reasonable expectations of. You will be more likely to be hired if you are a nice person that's enthusiastic or excited about their future, than if you are someone with straight A's in school.

Interview Advice: Don't be nervous! My first ever interview for a career was at Chaucer and I have never felt so welcome anywhere else. I did some prep work before the interview but hadn't realised I'd done it on a different Chaucer. However it was my effort that was appreciated, not my questions and answers. The more relaxed you are the more they can get to know you.

Industry: Accountancy & Insurance, Underwriter

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Apprentice, at Smith & Williamson

Interview Advice: Do your research, show the interviewers that you have looked into what the role and industry involve and that you want to do it. Emphasise how you would fit into the company i.e. that your people skills would help the firm in its priority to be the best at client service. Let your personality shine through as they are also looking for someone that they will get on with and that will fit into the team.

Industry: Accountancy & Insurance, Accountancy

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