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BT (British Telecom)

BT (British Telecom)

Application Advice: Be confident and remember employers look for aptitude and attitude.

Industry: IT Development & Consulting, IT Systems Analyst

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Steer Davies Gleave

Assistant Consultant, at Steer Davies Gleave

Application Advice: Make sure that your interest in transportation shines through. Many individuals have the technical skills, which you do need to present, but the genuine interest is what will bring you forward as a candidate.

Interview Advice: Make sure to read up on work that the company has been conducting so that you can discuss current and past projects with your interviewer. This is a great way to get the conversation going, learn about actual work, and display interest and topic knowledge.

Industry: Consulting, Research Analyst

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TPP

Clinical Systems Analysts, Clinical Systems Analysts at TPP

Application Advice: Take time to tailor your CV and cover letter to the role.

Interview Advice: Try to relax and be yourself, the interviewers are friendly.

Industry: IT Development & Consulting, IT Systems Analyst

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TPP

CSA, Clinical Systems Analysts at TPP

Application Advice: Make sure the role you are applying for is what you want to do. Although the company is fluid and there are potential opportunities to move around, I would recommend applying for the role that most suits you and your skills. This will allow you to shine in your interview.

Interview Advice: Relate back to experiences you've had in your life and how you managed them. It's always easier to go back to common examples in your head and adapt than try and make something up on the spot. This way as well you'll be more relaxed and be yourself, which is really what sets apart the good interviewees from the poor.

Industry: IT Development & Consulting, IT Systems Analyst

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Cancer Research UK

Graduate Trainee, Research & Innovation at Cancer Research UK

Application Advice: Be yourself, explain what you learnt from your various experiences, they care more about the way you think and your potential than what you have actually achieved so try and demonstrate this.

Industry: Charity, Education & Public Sector, Analyst

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GE

Finance Intern, Core Imaging at GE

Application Advice: Do the role with a goal to achieve to make the most of your experience, such as being open to learning independently (e.g. Excel/macros)

Interview Advice: Most questions are competency, so when you provide your answers with a STAR format make sure you emphasise on RESULTS i.e. what was the (positive) impact/result of what you had done.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Business Analyst

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Cancer Research UK

Project Officer, Information Innovation at Cancer Research UK

Application Advice: They want people who care about the cause with personality and flair. Make sure you demonstrate your individuality and passion about beating cancer.

Interview Advice: I didn't need to know the answers to the questions, more about how I reasoned and thought about my answers.

Industry: Charity, Education & Public Sector, Analyst

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Cancer Research UK

Finance Analyst, Financial Control at Cancer Research UK

Application Advice: Be yourself, understand the charities values and overall objective of beating cancer sooner.

Interview Advice: Research the current affairs/technical understanding of the particular area you're applying to work in. Be friendly and passionate.

Industry: Charity, Education & Public Sector, Analyst

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Babcock International Group

Business Management Graduate, Commercial at Babcock International Group

Application Advice: Make sure you get across your personal brand and what you're about. It's as much about finding out whether Babcock will fit your needs as much as whether you will fit theirs.

Interview Advice: Adaptability is one of the main areas they are looking for.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Business Analyst

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Willis Towers Watson

Actuarial Consultant, Retirement at Willis Towers Watson

Application Advice: Have a solid understanding of the skills required for a consulting actuary and the developments within the line of work and the role the company plays within the sector.

Interview Advice: Give an example of when you had to build a lasting relationship with someone. Give an example of when you showed initiative to improve a process. Give a time when you collaborated in a team.

Industry: Consulting, Research Analyst

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Babcock International Group

Graduate, Marine & Technology at Babcock International Group

Application Advice: If you join this graduate scheme, there are so many opportunities to develop your professional skills and enhance your ability to successfully progress throughout your career. Take advantage of all of these opportunities. Qualifications and courses such as APM Project Management, IOSH, NEBOSH and various practical and theory based modules required for professional chartership, etc. are conducted during your working hours. Therefore you are literally being paid to develop professionally and enhance your CV!

Interview Advice: The assessment centre was split into three parts; Competency based interview; Presentation; Team exercise. Prepare for the interview by researching how to answer competency based questions if you have not done so before. For the presentation keep to the set timings and relax. Frequent eye contact, positive body language and stay calm. If possible, try and enjoy being centre stage for 5 or so minutes. For the group exercise don't fixate too much on finding the right solution to the mock task. Focus instead on demonstrating your strengths of working within and leading a group. For example, show your time keeping ability by instigating a group agreement to put time limits for working on each section of the task. Contribute and make your points heard. In addition, make a point of asking quieter members of the group what they think during a discussion. This demonstrates good communication and cooperation skills.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Business Analyst

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Steer Davies Gleave

Assistant Consultant, Rail at Steer Davies Gleave

Application Advice: Explain how your degree/work experience is applicable to the company.

Interview Advice: Relax and be yourself.

Industry: Consulting, Research Analyst

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Siemens

Finance and Commercial Graduate, Rail Electrification at Siemens

Application Advice: Ensure you look into the company. It is a very large organization with numerous divisions and business units. It is great to have an all round knowledge but if there is an area of business that you are especially passionate about - be sure to portray this. Siemens are extremely accommodating and offer huge flexibility in terms of geography, opportunities and business placements.

Interview Advice: Originality is important, reading scripts and memorizing things is not necessarily effective. Being able to apply yourself to the needs of the company and expressing passion are important.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Business Analyst

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Siemens

Finance Gradate, Finance at Siemens

Application Advice: Be honest, why do you want to work for Siemens? Why do you want to pursue a career in Finance? Theses are the two key questions.

Interview Advice: Come prepared, know your answers to competency style questions, but at the same time make sure you answer the question being asked. Make sure you have lots of questions to ask both the interviewers and current graduates working at the company.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Business Analyst

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Babcock International Group

Business Graduate, at Babcock International Group

Application Advice: Take your time when completing the application. Don't expect a response immediately.

Interview Advice: Relax. All aspects of business covered by the questions. Make sure you give a good account of yourself and try to connect with the interviewers.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Business Analyst

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Babcock International Group

Graduate, Business at Babcock International Group

Application Advice: Self yourself, don't be modest. Let the company decide for themselves if you don't make the cut rather than counting yourself out.

Interview Advice: Some work related questions and some competency questions.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Business Analyst

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Bank of England

Associate, Prudential Regulation Authority at Bank of England

Application Advice: Look at current issues for the UK economy and the Bank's place in it. You don't need technical knowledge, but a high-level knowledge of something like how Brexit will affect the Bank's work would be useful.

Interview Advice: Be positive and engaged.

Industry: Charity, Education & Public Sector, Analyst

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Steer Davies Gleave

Steer Davies Gleave

Application Advice: Be yourself and enjoy the recruitment process, read up on transport news, think creatively but critically.

Industry: Consulting, Research Analyst

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TPP

Analyst, Clinical Systems Analysts at TPP

Application Advice: Make sure you understand what the job involves, it is very varied but broadly speaking it is a mixture of problem solving, project management and communication with customers. You will enjoy working at TPP if you like working in a team, travelling internationally, and being part of projects which have a significant real-life impact on healthcare.

Interview Advice: Don't panic if you don't know the answer to a question, just calmly try to work through it logically. If you make a mistake, don't worry - this is fine as long as you recognise where you went wrong and try to correct it. Don't be afraid to challenge things you don't agree with!

Industry: IT Development & Consulting, IT Systems Analyst

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Jaguar Land Rover

Financial Analyst, Finance at Jaguar Land Rover

Application Advice: Practice the online tests.

Interview Advice: Read through the High Performance Behaviours as the assessors will use this to identify whether you would make a good fit with the company. Familiarise yourself with what is going on in the automotive industry both currently and in the future what is expected.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Business Analyst

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Jaguar Land Rover

Supply Chain Improvement Analyst, Supply Chain & Logistics at Jaguar Land Rover

Application Advice: Know how to interpret large volumes of data in a quick, concise way that you can feedback to senior managers. Be able to demonstrate working with others and working with challenging deadlines and conflicting viewpoints.

Interview Advice: Have examples for each of the Jaguar Land Rover High Performance Behaviours (available on the careers website), and how you have demonstrated these in the past. Examples can be from part time jobs, University, volunteering etc.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Business Analyst

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3M

Business Analyst, Financial Services at 3M

Application Advice: Make sure to prepare well in advance and focus on case studies.

Interview Advice: Take the time to think through all the questions .

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Business Analyst

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Jaguar Land Rover

Analyst, MP&L at Jaguar Land Rover

Application Advice: Understand where the company wants to be in 5 years time and the challenges it will face.

Interview Advice: Standard competency questions on leadership, group working etc. Understanding challenges faced by the business.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Business Analyst

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TPP

Clinical Systems Analyst, Clinical Systems Analysts at TPP

Application Advice: Put your grades on your CV and relax during the interview. It helps to know a little about the company and the role, but the interview is mainly about your personality and capabilities.

Industry: IT Development & Consulting, IT Systems Analyst

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Steer Davies Gleave

Assistant Consultant, SDG Economic Development at Steer Davies Gleave

Application Advice: Research, research, research!

Interview Advice: Practice competency questions.

Industry: Consulting, Research Analyst

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Lockheed Martin UK

Programme Financial Controller, Finance at Lockheed Martin

Application Advice: Investigate the role as far as possible and what skills would be required for that role that you might already hold – be ready to talk about those skills. Make it known if you are willing to be innovative and work on different and new tasks.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Business Analyst

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Sky

Group Strategy Analyst, at Sky

Application Advice: Get to know everything Sky and its competitors.

Interview Advice: Come across as someone who people would enjoy working with, as well as showing you know your stuff.

Industry: IT Development & Consulting, IT Systems Analyst

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TPP

Clinical System Analyst, Clinical System Analyst at TPP

Application Advice: Be confident.

Industry: IT Development & Consulting, IT Systems Analyst

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TPP

Clinical Systems Analyst, Health at TPP

Application Advice: Tailor your cover letter and don't forget to include grades on your CV.

Industry: IT Development & Consulting, IT Systems Analyst

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TPP

Clinical Systems Analyst, Clinical Systems Analysts at TPP

Application Advice: Make sure you list all your grades on your CV clearly and tailor your cover letter to the role and company.

Industry: IT Development & Consulting, IT Systems Analyst

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TPP

Analyst, Clinical Systems Analysts at TPP

Application Advice: Be honest and make sure you meet the requirements for the role.

Interview Advice: Dress well and prepare to be challenged. We want to see how you think and respond to counter-arguments.

Industry: IT Development & Consulting, IT Systems Analyst

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Accenture

Accenture

Interview Advice: Very relaxed interview. Looking for honest answers during questions.

Industry: IT Development & Consulting, IT Systems Analyst

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Accenture

Accenture

Interview Advice: Very relaxed interview. Looking for honest answers during questions.

Industry: IT Development & Consulting, IT Systems Analyst

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Willis Towers Watson

Retirement Graduate Consultant, Retirement at Willis Towers Watson

Interview Advice: Always remember that the interviewers are there to get the best out of you, not to catch you out. They are looking for someone that will be able to communicate well with clients but also someone that they could imagine working within the existing team.

Industry: Consulting, Research Analyst

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Change Agents UK

Recruitment & Development Coordinator, Recruitment & Development at Change Agents UK

Application Advice: Look at the potential within a role, and the values of the company that you are working for. Work is enjoyable if you are in an environment that fosters learning and challenges you to progress.

Interview Advice: The worst thing in an interview situation is to be unprepared. How do your skills and experience relate to the role? What do you have to offer the organisation that they don't even know they need. Prepared candidates are a breath of fresh air!

Industry: Charity, Education & Public Sector, Analyst

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Jaguar Land Rover

Mergers & Acquisitions Analyst, Corporate & Strategy Finance at Jaguar Land Rover

Interview Advice: Show your knowledge of company activities outside of the role you're applying for, i.e. international operations, mobility ventures etc.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Business Analyst

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Change Agents UK

Sustainability Projects Assistant, Estate Management at Change Agents UK

Application Advice: Arm yourself with lots of good examples of how your skills match the role.

Interview Advice: Prepare thoroughly.

Industry: Charity, Education & Public Sector, Analyst

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Jaguar Land Rover

Graduate Finance Analyst, Finance at Jaguar Land Rover

Application Advice: Take your time, there is no rush providing it before the deadline.

Interview Advice: Be yourself, they're looking for people that will fit in to make it easier for you and them in the long run. If you get the job off the back of pretending to be someone else, you won't enjoy it further down the line.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Business Analyst

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Kent County Council

Kent County Council

Application Advice: Consider why exactly this role is suited to you, and what made their graduate scheme stand out from anything else.

Interview Advice: Be sure to be up to date on news about the council, so that you have a good base knowledge of the council's transformation, and how it operates.

Industry: Charity, Education & Public Sector, Analyst

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Severn Trent

Change Manager, IT at Severn Trent

Application Advice: Focus on your strengths and what you like doing throughout the assessments.

Interview Advice: Think about key areas of interest and how you can make a difference.

Industry: IT Development & Consulting, IT Systems Analyst

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Wellcome Trust

Insight and Analysis Internship, Insight and Analysis at Wellcome Trust

Application Advice: Read up on Wellcome and its values before attending the interview, especially specific things about the department you are going into. Make sure you are passionate and engaged with Wellcome's wider work - how it funds projects and some major projects it has funded. Relate your skills and work experience to Wellcome's values.

Interview Advice: I had to do a presentation in my interview, so make sure you are prepared for any questions they might ask afterwards. Competency based questions with some more technical questions on Insight and Analysis.

Industry: Charity, Education & Public Sector, Analyst

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Accenture

Business Analyst, Functional Design at Accenture

Application Advice: A keen interest in IT is required. If you don't have a degree in IT ensure you have written somewhere why you want to work for an IT company.

Interview Advice: If you do have IT skills ensure you know exactly what skills you have with a mental list prepared such as, business processes, programing languages (be specific) etc.

Industry: Consulting, Research Analyst

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Accenture

Test Analyst, Test at Accenture

Application Advice: Be concise with what you say, be confident in your abilities and see the job as a future not a 9-5 role.

Interview Advice: Always ask questions and take notes.

Industry: IT Support & Telecoms, IT Systems Analyst

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Amey

Principle Operations Manager, FM at Amey

Application Advice: Be yourself. At Amey people value personality and your opinions. Don't be scared to ask what seems like a silly question because sometimes the simple questions need asking and get overlooked.

Interview Advice: Be true to yourself when answering questions. Do not think what you feel might be the right 'management' answer. Answer truthfully and don't overthink what you think might be what they want to hear. Sometimes just being yourself and putting yourself out there will be enough.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Business Analyst

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Amey

Management Graduate, Lichfield at Amey

Application Advice: 1. Be honest. 2. Demonstrate each skill you mention. 3. Make it interesting and distinct from others.

Interview Advice: 1. Stay calm and do your research. 2. No need to stress about any of the interviews because so long as you've done your homework and demonstrated skills for the position applied - interviewers are extremely friendly and helpful.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Business Analyst

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AlphaSights

Associate, CAP at AlphaSights

Application Advice: Understand the company very well and what we do here.

Interview Advice: Read about the company and previous case studies.

Industry: Consulting, Research Analyst

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AlphaSights

Associate, Private Equity at AlphaSights

Application Advice: Attend a connect event and speak to current employees to find out what the company culture is like and what AlphaSights is looking for in a candidate.

Interview Advice: Be honest about your career goals and make sure to emphasise your commercial experience.

Industry: Consulting, Research Analyst

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AlphaSights

Associate, at AlphaSights

Application Advice: Show why you would be a good addition to the AlphaSights team, and get to know the company and the type of work before applying to make sure this is the right thing for you.

Interview Advice: Make sure you have a good idea of why you want to work at AlphaSights and how it fits into any career plans you may have.

Industry: Consulting, Research Analyst

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AlphaSights

Associate, Private Equity at AlphaSights

Application Advice: Be yourself.

Interview Advice: As above.

Industry: Consulting, Research Analyst

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Hilti GB Ltd

Account Manager, Sales at Hilti GB Ltd

Application Advice: If you are looking for a great company that has a great working culture, endless development opportunities and a work life balance then this is the company that will help you develop and succeed.

Interview Advice: Just be honest and draw on real life examples from previous education and employment always relating to the companies key values - Courage, Commitment, Integrity and Teamwork.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Business Analyst

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Thales

Business Graduate, at Thales

Application Advice: Good research on Thales' competitive markets, competitors and projects will be vital.

Interview Advice: Practice your responses to potential questions you may be asked around your CV. In addition to your general market and company research, be sure to research the characteristics and features of conducting business in an MNC such as internal customer relationships in order to put your answers into context.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Business Analyst

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Thales

UK Services Operations Transformation Analyst, Services & Central Operations at Thales

Application Advice: Research the company in depth and understand Thales' capabilities, particularly in the UK markets.

Interview Advice: Preparation for both competency and technical interviews (eg. business or engineering). Learn Thales' values and answer confidently using examples where you have demonstrated key behaviours such as leadership, problem solving etc.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Business Analyst

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Amey

Management Graduate, Business Development at Amey

Application Advice: Carry out as much research about the company beforehand and tailor your application to this. Think about the key challenges facing the business and the industry.

Interview Advice: Don't try and put on an act to be someone who you think the employer is looking for.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Business Analyst

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Amey

Business Improvement Graduate, Performance and Operations at Amey

Application Advice: A lot of it is dependent on which scheme you are going for. Research the company and the main competitors. Prepare examples for the company's core values.

Interview Advice: Be confident but not aggressively so. Have a sound knowledge of Amey's core principles and main competitors as well as knowledge of all Amey's divisions and variety of work. Particular focus should be given to the Target Zero campaign for Health and Safety.

Industry: Analyst

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Amey

Management Graduate, Various at Amey

Application Advice: Research the Amey values and corporate objectives and see where your current experience / views align to these.

Interview Advice: Be confident and well prepared. Ensure you have a general understanding of the companies activities and business structure. Work with other applicants in a positive way.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Business Analyst

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Civil Service Fast Stream

Civil Service Fast Stream

Application Advice: Practice online tests. Apply again if you don't succeed the first time.

Interview Advice: It's all competency based so read the civil service competency framework.

Industry: Analyst

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Civil Service Fast Stream

Civil Service Fast Streamer, HMRC at Civil Service Fast Stream

Application Advice: Practice, practice, practice the numerical and verbal reasoning tests.

Interview Advice: Read the Civil Service Competency Framework over and over again, and then link back to competencies in the interviews. Be enthusiastic!

Industry: Analyst

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DSTL

Operational Analyst, at DSTL

Application Advice: Make sure you get someone to read over the application.

Interview Advice: Make sure you contribute to the group exercise as you cannot be marked on what you don’t say. During the interview make sure you comment on what you did during any projects, so say I not we, to make sure they know exactly what you did.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Business Analyst

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Government Statistical Service

Assistant Private Secretary, National Statisticians Office at Government Statistical Service

Application Advice: Practice makes perfect!

Interview Advice: Don't be intimidated! The application process can be daunting, but it is really friendly and they all want you to do well.

Industry: Analyst

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Civil Service Fast Stream

Statistical officer, Migration statistics at Civil Service Fast Stream

Application Advice: Give solid examples about how you meet the competencies. Make the examples quantifiable where possible. If you have the experience required for the role, you have a strong chance in getting it. If you happen to have a stats/maths degree, this role is definitely within reach. Draw on the complex things you have encountered in your degree, and present them in a simplified and uncomplicated way to show your deep level of understanding.

Interview Advice: Read about the civil service values and understand how they relate to the position. Honesty, impartiality and integrity are crucial in government statistics, and understanding these principles will really help in interview and in the role. Be ready to answer questions about maths/stats at interview! Go over basic statistical concepts and practice explaining them to someone who may not come from a stats background. Familiarise yourself with the competencies you will be assessed on, and prepare topics/examples to talk about. Talk about projects you are involved in which aren't necessarily stats based, but which demonstrate the civil service values (such as volunteering).

Industry: Analyst

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Government Statistical Service

Assistant Statistician, Department For International Development at Government Statistical Service

Application Advice: Practice the maths and English assesment just before you do the actual one. It will warm you up.

Interview Advice: A lot of different tests as it was Fast stream. Combination of normal fast stream stuff and a statistical assesment. Example questions: Difference between bar chart and histogram. Explain OLS.

Industry: Analyst

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Government Statistical Service

Assistant Statistician, Evidence and Analysis Unit at Government Statistical Service

Application Advice: Do it! Government is a great place to work because of the variety of areas in which you can work, and because almost everyone you'll work with really cares about what they're doing and delivering a great service.

Interview Advice: Do your homework and practice writing and delivering arguments.

Industry: Analyst

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Civil Service Fast Stream

Assistant Statistician, Department for Transport at Civil Service Fast Stream

Application Advice: When giving examples of your experience, think about the impact of the work you did, and how you could have done things differently. When you're writing about your analytical experience, don't just quote that you had a high mark on an exam or a piece of coursework at university; give examples of projects, how you chose specific techniques, how you checked that your methods were sound, etc. Specific examples are always better than generic statements.

Interview Advice: Again, give specific examples of your experience. Think about why you've chosen the civil service and why you've chosen your specific scheme.

Industry: Analyst

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TPP

TPP

Application Advice: Be honest.

Industry: IT Support & Telecoms, IT Systems Analyst

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TPP

Clinical Systems Analyst, at TPP

Application Advice: Make sure to include your grades on your application! The application process is relatively simple (just a CV and cover letter) - which is one of the things that attracted me to TPP. There are no online tests or particular hoops to jump through.

Interview Advice: Just be yourself and relax. At interview, we're looking for bright, genuine individuals with a bit of a spark. We're not looking for a series of clones or one particular characteristic. TPP really understand that it's the people that make a business, and we're committed to hiring great people.

Industry: IT Support & Telecoms, IT Systems Analyst

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Accenture

Analyst, Education at Accenture

Application Advice: Show that you are both a leader and a team player.

Interview Advice: Why Accenture? Where do you see yourself in five years? Make sure you show an interest in technology.

Industry: Consulting, Research Analyst

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Capgemini Consulting

Associate Consultant, Analytics at Capgemini Consulting

Application Advice: Research the company in great detail and rehearse questions about your personality.

Interview Advice: Be clear about strength and weaknesses and demonstrate that you can work in a team.

Industry: Consulting, Research Analyst

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TPP

Graduate Analyst, at TPP

Application Advice: Don't forget to put your grades on and spell check your application! It's amazing how many people don't!

Interview Advice: Do a bit of research on the company, be enthusiastic and just be yourself!

Industry: IT Support & Telecoms, IT Systems Analyst

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DSTL

Analyst, Geopolitical analysis at DSTL

Interview Advice: Read (and understand) what is in the news for a sustained period. The interviewer will want to know how you analyse trends - it is not good enough just to repeat today's headlines.

Industry: Analyst

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DSTL

Graduate Analyst, Operational Analysis at DSTL

Application Advice: Fill out the competency questions properly.

Interview Advice: Read up about the lab and defence in general. Go over your application so you can prepare for the competency part of the interview.

Industry: Analyst

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DSTL

Graduate Analyst, Tactical and Medical Logistical Analysis at DSTL

Application Advice: Be aware of current affairs and have broad horizons as the nature of the work is diverse. Degree knowledge alone won't stand you out from other applicants - be ready to apply broader skills or knowledge to new scenarios.

Interview Advice: My interview was quite intimate and not conducted in a large room with a large panel, just two employees in a small room and followed a short presentation. I was asked to prepare an area of study/work that I had conducted, delivered and enjoyed. This was then followed by current affairs questions and a couple of short technical questions.

Industry: Analyst

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Government Statistical Service

Assistant Statistician, at Government Statistical Service

Application Advice: Be yourself. Look at competency framework and make sure you show yourself in such a way as to demonstrate the capabilities required.

Interview Advice: Make it clear what *you* have done - if you say 'we' for everything, it's impossible to pin down your contribution (my interviewer made me re-answer questions to be specific about my role in situations). This can feel a bit uncomfortable if you're not the sort of person who likes telling everyone how great they are, but it isn't about showing off, it's about telling the interviewer what you specifically did in a situation.

Industry: Analyst

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Thales

Business Analyst, Project Management at Thales

Application Advice: Be innovative and understand the business.

Interview Advice: Be prepared for questions about how much you understand the 5 business sectors.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Business Analyst

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Thales

Operations and Product Line Support, Operations at Thales

Application Advice: If you're applying for the Business scheme, make sure firstly that you know how to pronounce Thales and then that you have at least basic knowledge of all the markets and key projects that we are involved in.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Business Analyst

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Tata Steel

IT business Analyst, Group information services at Tata Steel

Application Advice: Company responds well to people who are are keen to progress.

Interview Advice: Be at ease and don't show if you are under pressure. Questions asked regarded where I want to be in 5 years? What I would do if I was director? What I think of the company's current situation?

Industry: IT Support & Telecoms, IT Systems Analyst

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Capita

Business Change Consultant, MoJ Electronic Monitoring at Capita

Application Advice: Give as much detail/examples as possible in your answers and try to bring your personality through in your application.

Interview Advice: Back up everything that you say with an example. If, like in my case you have to attend an assessment centre, be yourself throughout the day and take every opportunity to network.

Industry: Analyst

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Babcock International Group

Business Management Graduate, Defence and Security at Babcock International Group

Application Advice: My application advice would be to try and make sure you stand out. Babcock is a FTSE 100 organisation and therefore has a lot of applicants for its roles. I tried to ensure there was something slighlty different about my application that might make someone look twice in order to grab their attention.

Interview Advice: The interview process is usually done firstly with a sort of telephone interview, this is basically just to assess that you can communicate effectively. So just relax and answer the questions, mainly about your capability, why they should be interested in you, why your experience is relevant etc. The bulk of the interview is conducted through an assessment centre, where you will be with other applicants and lots of managers observing. This is a day long but is a really interesting and dynamic day that allows you to demonstrate your strengths. This is just about being yourself. Talk to everyone, make time to listen to what they have to say, make a good impression and let your strengths sell themselves.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Business Analyst

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TPP

CSA, at TPP

Application Advice: Make your CV and covering letter clear and concise. Do your research and understand the role you're applying for and how the company has progressed over the years

Interview Advice: Keep calm and show how you react under pressure.

Industry: IT Support & Telecoms, IT Systems Analyst

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TPP

Clinical Systems Analyst, at TPP

Application Advice: Include all academic information on your CV and ensure there are no inconsistencies or spelling/grammar errors.

Interview Advice: Be frank, open and honest. There are no wrong answers to the questions asked but it is essential you think about your responses and use your logic and experience to justify them. Enjoy the interview as it is different from the mundane process that is so prevalent among other organisations.

Industry: IT Support & Telecoms, IT Systems Analyst

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TPP

Clinical Systems Analyst, CSA at TPP

Application Advice: Read the staff profiles on the company website and ensure you know the role and whether or not this role suits you.

Interview Advice: Be honest. Some questions the answer may not be important, but your thinking and thought process is. Don't say something unless you actually believe it.

Industry: IT Support & Telecoms, IT Systems Analyst

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TPP

Clinical Systems Analyst, CSA at TPP

Application Advice: Make sure you have the correct pre-university grades!

Interview Advice: Be relaxed.

Industry: IT Support & Telecoms, IT Systems Analyst

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TPP

Analyst, CSAs at TPP

Application Advice: You'll enjoy this job if you like problem solving and have a logical approach to things, and enjoy working with other like-minded people. No prior experience is required so don't be put off if you aren't very technical, you can learn everything on the job!

Interview Advice: Just relax, don't panic and think through your answers carefully. It doesn't matter if you make mistakes as long as you're open about them and can articulate, discuss what went wrong and why.

Industry: IT Support & Telecoms, IT Systems Analyst

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Capita

Lead the Way Graduate – Finance, Local Government Services at Capita

Application Advice: Read the job description and ensure that you highlight the experiences and aspects of your personality which relate to the requirements. The main aspect of this job is being a future leader so make sure you can get across why you will be able to do this.

Interview Advice: I remember being asked where I wanted to be in 5 years times and the other questions were similar to those which you would expect from a generic interview. Look these up online for examples.

Industry: Analyst

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Government Statistical Service

Strategy Advisor, Strategy Unit at Government Statistical Service

Application Advice: You need a solid grounding in data and analysis, but this can come from all kinds of degrees, don't think you need to have done Mathematics or Statistics to apply. The roles of most GSS members are not pure stats either, so you don't have to be deeply knowledgeable or passionate about methodology or the more technical aspects of statistics to succeed.

Interview Advice: Have some good examples to hand of how you have used analysis and show that you understand the whole process: from defining the question, collecting the data, cleaning it, conducting analysis, and presenting or communicating it. This can come from studies work or anywhere, you just need to show that you were able to understand a problem and use what you know to find solutions

Industry: Analyst

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Babcock International Group

Business Management Graduate – Defence and Security Division, at Babcock International Group

Application Advice: Passion. Babcock's people are passionate about what we do. It's not the sort of company that you just apply for, for the sake of finding a graduate scheme. It's exciting and the company want interesting and exciting people who are filled with enthusiasm.

Interview Advice: The assessment centre is unique, it's very relaxed and there is a focus on making sure that you like Babcock as an employer as much as they like you as an employee. Therefore, just be yourself.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Business Analyst

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Government Statistical Service

, at Government Statistical Service

Application Advice: Prepare thoroughly on statistical knowledge and how you used it in the past. Application process involves practical statistical work so be prepared for that as well. Research well what exactly is the job you are applying for. Make sure you meet the criteria.

Interview Advice: Be positive and be yourself. The interviewers are not judging you, they are there to help you so if you know your stuff and have the confidence you will be just fine.

Industry: Analyst

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Civil Service Fast Stream

Family Resources Survey Publication Manager, DWP: Data and Analytics at Civil Service Fast Stream

Application Advice: Freestyle analytical thinking is more important than knowledge of specific techniques once you're in post - but the opposite is true for the interview and application process (at least currently). Brush up on the techniques you know, but don't think you'll just be doing hardcore number-crunching all day, as there's plenty of stakeholder engagement, project management-y things to do as well.

Interview Advice: The group exercise isn't a place for sharks - you'll excel if you're relaxed, engaging with others and communicate well, not just if you get your own way. Before you go in there'll be some rumour murmurs of "they look for hand gestures to show good body language" or other such hokum; don't take these to heart and behave unnaturally!

Industry: Analyst

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Government Statistical Service

Assistant Statistician, Surveys at Government Statistical Service

Application Advice: I applied through the fast stream. This is a very long process and not many applicants are successful so it's a bit of a commitment. Also the security clearance can take a long time so you may not be able to start immediately. I applied in my last year of university (November- February) and began my post in September.

Interview Advice: Two long days of assessment centres. Asked about work projects I'd managed, experiences handling conflict and working with other people. Lots of written tests- summarising evidence and giving opinions.

Industry: Analyst

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Government Statistical Service

, Defence Economics at Government Statistical Service

Interview Advice: Competency based - ultimately they're scoring you in the area of skills they tell you about beforehand. Revise these areas and make sure you can talk confidently about what they involve and what you've already done. Questions about who you are personally don't really come up and aren't relevant to the scoring.

Industry: Analyst

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Government Statistical Service

Statistician, Property Analytics at Government Statistical Service

Application Advice: Even though it's an analytical role, you'll only be productive if you have good 'soft' skills as you'll need to collaborate and negotiate a lot, so definitely think about situations where you've successfully applied soft skills in an analytical context.

Interview Advice: I joined through the Fast Stream process. This is daunting but there is plenty of advice around to help with it. My two cents worth, is to just enjoy it if possible!

Industry: Analyst

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Government Statistical Service

Statistician, Personnel Statistics at Government Statistical Service

Application Advice: Keep an open mind about which government departments you'd like to work in. Think about trying a range of roles in your early years. In your application talk about things that you've done/how you've applied what you've learned at school/college/university, not just hypotheticals.

Interview Advice: Think about challenges you've had to overcome in projects, especially around dealing with people, e.g. difficult customers, changing priorities.

Industry: Analyst

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Capgemini UK plc

Sales Operations Analyst, Business Opertations at Capgemini UK plc

Application Advice: Collaboration is vital, at Capgemini no one is out for themselves we work as a team.

Interview Advice: Working under pressure. Adaptable to change? Working as part of Team? Experience of trying something new?

Industry: Analyst

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Government Statistical Service

Statistical Officer, Home Office at Government Statistical Service

Application Advice: Read profession and civil service competencies thoroughly and be prepared to give examples of how you meet these.

Industry: Analyst

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Government Statistical Service

Statistical Officer, Ministry of Justice at Government Statistical Service

Application Advice: Your statistical ability will be thoroughly checked and is more important than your specific experience.

Interview Advice: Keep technical explanations simple.

Industry: Analyst

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BT (British Telecom)

Data Scientist, Transformation at BT (British Telecom)

Application Advice: Show your personality.

Industry: IT Support & Telecoms, IT Systems Analyst

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BT (British Telecom)

Service Delivery Analyst, Openreach at BT (British Telecom)

Application Advice: Know the BT values and structure your application around these and the leadership capabilities.

Interview Advice: Always think about how the problem/ solution relates to finance and the customer.

Industry: IT Support & Telecoms, IT Systems Analyst

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Government Statistical Service

Senior Statistical Officer, Marine Management Organisation – Effort Management at Government Statistical Service

Application Advice: You have to be prepared to perform against the company competency framework.

Interview Advice: The interviewers are looking for experience in meeting competencies. If you go for a specialist role you need to demonstrate your ability against your professional framework as well as the general one.

Industry: Analyst

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Government Statistical Service

Statistical Officer, KAI – HMRC at Government Statistical Service

Application Advice: Write in the STAR format. Use the Civil Service Competency framework to help frame your answers better. Use as much of the 250 word limit as you can.

Interview Advice: Don't be afraid to ask the interviewer to repeat the question or rephrase. Feel free to use the same example multiple times.

Industry: Analyst

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Government Statistical Service

Statistician, at Government Statistical Service

Application Advice: Know the basics of statistical techniques and think about how you have/ would apply them to real data. Don't be afraid to go basic - first principles are often missed. You need to tell/ show us what you know, preferably through examples, focusing on what you did.

Interview Advice: Don't say "we", say "I"! We want to know what *you* did, not what your team did. Smile. Be confident but don't try to overcomplicate things - as with the application advice, don't neglect first principles.

Industry: Analyst

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Government Statistical Service

Higher Statistical Officer, Department for Education at Government Statistical Service

Application Advice: Most applications within the civil service stick rigidly to the competency framework - make sure you know the keywords from this and exploit it.

Interview Advice: Make sure you can explain what you did in a specific situation and how this is related to the competency framework.

Industry: Analyst

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Expedia.com

Market Associate, Market management at Expedia.com

Application Advice: Be yourself, be authentic and do your research.

Interview Advice: What drives you for results and to go to work everyday? Personal branding questions.

Industry: Consulting, Research Analyst

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Babcock International Group

IT/IM Graduate, Systems Analysis at Babcock International Group

Application Advice: Provide a simple personal statement for the application and ensure you are confident on Maths and Literature tests.

Interview Advice: Competence based questions. Remember to answer every question following the SMART methodology.

Industry: IT Support & Telecoms, IT Systems Analyst

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Babcock International Group

Business Graduate, Various at Babcock International Group

Application Advice: Be honest in your application Take your time Practice the online tests

Interview Advice: Be enthusiastic Research the company Questions vary dependant on which Graduate stream you are applying for but standard questions about yourself, why Babcock, strengths and weaknesses are asked.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Business Analyst

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Babcock International Group

Business Graduate, All at Babcock International Group

Application Advice: Only apply if you are really interested and enthusiastic about the role and not just to get a graduate job as in the assesment centre they can tell and you might not go any further.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Business Analyst

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Government Statistical Service

Statistical Officer, Forecasting at Government Statistical Service

Application Advice: Take the time to properly read anything and complete any practice parts that are available. Also, take your time when answering questions and consider what behaviours you show that fit in with the civil service competencies.

Interview Advice: Be yourself and take your time. If you're unsure of a question ask them to repeat it or clarify what they mean.

Industry: Analyst

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Government Statistical Service

Statistical Officer, Dept for Work & Pensions at Government Statistical Service

Application Advice: The guidance provided by the GSS / GSG is comprehensive.

Industry: Analyst

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BT (British Telecom)

Service Delivery Graduate, Openreach (Real-Time Work-Flow) at BT (British Telecom)

Application Advice: Focus on the line of business. e.g. if it is the Service Delivery Grad Scheme, focus on Openreach!

Interview Advice: Be open, honest and relate to our values!

Industry: IT Support & Telecoms, IT Systems Analyst

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Government Statistical Service

Statistical Officer, DWP at Government Statistical Service

Application Advice: Don't exaggerate your statistical knowledge - be honest about your level of experience as the interviewers will use this information to determine which techniques to test you on at interview.

Interview Advice: Ensure you have concrete examples for each competency. Be prepared to talk about two statistical techniques, including their limitations, assumptions etc.

Industry: Analyst

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Government Statistical Service

Higher Statistical Officer, EFA at Government Statistical Service

Application Advice: Prepare! Particularly for the short statistical test you need to take if going into the statistics profession. Questions are competency based so use STAR and have examples around the competencies they outline.

Interview Advice: "Can you tell me about a time you have improved a process", "Can you explain what a mean is in lay terms", "Can you tell me about linear regression", "Can you tell me about a time you have had to meet work to a required deadline and how you went about doing this"

Industry: Analyst

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Government Statistical Service

Statistical Officer, Fraud, Error and Debt Analysis at Government Statistical Service

Interview Advice: Solid statistical basics are more impressive than flimsy knowledge of advanced techniques. e.g. explain to someone with no statistical knowledge what the term average means.

Industry: Analyst

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Government Statistical Service

Data Scientist, Data and Analytics at Government Statistical Service

Application Advice: Do not put too much emphasis on the context behind when you demostrated a particular skill, but rather what you did and why you did it.

Interview Advice: When answering statistical competencies the interviewer would rather you explain a simpler statistical technique well, than a more complicated statistical technique badly.

Industry: Analyst

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Babcock International Group

Business Analyst, Media Services at Babcock International Group

Application Advice: Make sure you research the company fully, understand the complexity of the business and some of the potential roles you could be undertaking.

Interview Advice: Again make sure you fully research the company, come prepared. Go the extra mile in really getting to know some of the projects Babcock has been a part of, this will set you apart from other candidates.

Industry: Consulting, Research Analyst

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Babcock International Group

Business Management Graduate, London at Babcock International Group

Application Advice: If you get a positive gut feeling from reading around the company and applying for the role then it is likely that the company is going to suit you. Be willing to be flexible when you think about getting the job. Opportunities that present themselves throughout the scheme will often require you to make some sort of sacrifice or take a bit of a leap of faith, but you have to be willing to do it.

Interview Advice: Know the stock price of the company on the day of your interview. Babcock is very passionate about it's values and principles, so make sure you know these inside out and make reference to them as well as any Babcock specific buzz words you see on the website.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Business Analyst

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GE

Strategy and Plannning, Planning at GE

Application Advice: Understand the GE beliefs.

Interview Advice: Use STAR. Read up on GE and the industry/site you are entering.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Business Analyst

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Government Statistical Service

Analytical officer, Ofsted at Government Statistical Service

Application Advice: Be very clear in the application for the competency questions about what you did and what the consequences of your actions are.

Interview Advice: Revise the principles of the statistical tests you mention in the application. Be able to calculate percentages clearly and practice describing the key features of data in tables.

Industry: Analyst

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Government Statistical Service

Assistant Statistician, Scottih Government, Communities Analysis Division at Government Statistical Service

Application Advice: Apply for any civil service job (within reason), even if it's temporary - you'll learn a lot and once you're in, it will be much easier to get a permanent position.

Interview Advice: Competency based interviews take some getting used to. Practice helps. There are loads of online resources. As for the statistical skills, the technical level of detail is rather low, go for width of knowledge rather than depth.

Industry: Analyst

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Government Statistical Service

, at Government Statistical Service

Application Advice: Give it a go.

Industry: Analyst

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Bank of England

Supervisor, Insurance Supervision at Bank of England

Application Advice: The Bank is not looking for fully accomplished Economists - it is looking for enthusiastic individuals with the right skillsets to help the Bank progress against its objectives. Think about how your skills fit in with the skills and competencies which the Bank is looking for.

Interview Advice: As well as having well practiced competency answers, you should know a bit about the Bank's objectives and some recent news which affects it. Whilst you are not expected to be experts on the Bank's current Monetary Policy, you should at least know some of the key strands of work at the Bank and some areas of recent global news which might affect our work at the Bank.

Industry: Analyst

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Bank of England

Analyst, Banking, Payments & Financial Resilience at Bank of England

Application Advice: Be very precise and concise with your written answers - this is a skill valued at the Bank. The Bank's grad programme isn't about finding amazing economists, so don't pretend to know more than you do. They're looking for a whole range of skills, so show off what your skills are, not what you think they want to see.

Interview Advice: Be yourself - the Bank are looking for well-rounded individuals. Make sure you can back up any point you make with lots of evidence. They may throw in a few difficult questions, but this is just to see how you handle it - there isn't necessarily a 'right' answer. The Bank is a very polite organisation - they're not looking for people who would tread all over anyone to succeed, so don't see any Assessment Centre as a competition - treat those around you with respect and work with them to achieve the best outcome for all of you.

Industry: Analyst

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Johnson Matthey

Precious Metals Products Commercial Graduate Trainee, Marketing at Johnson Matthey

Application Advice: Be genuine and honest with your application - stretching the truth won't help in the long run!

Interview Advice: Your education and work experience can be found in your CV. Make sure you use the assessment centre and interviews to show something else - your personality and passion. Make sure you know why you want the job and let people know about it!

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Business Analyst

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Bank of England

Analyst/Supervisor, Insurance Supervision at Bank of England

Application Advice: Think about all the different things the Bank does - it may be the case that you are exclusively interested in e.g. Monetary Analysis but only commenting on the various aspects of MA within your application could suggest you are unaware of the many other important aspects of the Bank's work, which will count against you. As with all applications, do your research - visit the Bank's website and read about the current issues which it is facing and incorporate those into how you fill in your application.

Interview Advice: The Bank puts a lot of emphasis on collaboration, so bear in mind in the Group Assessment that how you interact with other members of the Group is just as - if not more - important than individual performance/ideas/opinions in whatever the Group task is.

Industry: Analyst

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DSTL

, at DSTL

Interview Advice: Be yourself, take an interest in the role and don't be afraid to ask lots of questions.

Industry: Analyst

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Travis Perkins

IT Graduate, Server and Storage Deployment at Travis Perkins

Application Advice: Show interest in your domain areas of IT and willingness to expand your skills and knowledge.

Interview Advice: Do your best.

Industry: IT Support & Telecoms, IT Systems Analyst

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Transport for London

Commercial Procurement Graduate, Commercial Procurement at Transport for London

Application Advice: Know TfL - the challenges, the political landscape, the projects currently being undertaken. Have relevant examples, I was fortunate enough to have previous procurement experience, but try to relate any examples you have to purchasing, making logical and rationale decisions.

Interview Advice: Don't be overly vocal in the group activity. Be decisive in the group activity - take a viewpoint and try not to be in between decisions. Appreciate and consider why other ideas may be better than yours. Practice your presentation beforehand, make it visual but relevant. Drink coffee - it's a long day.

Industry: Analyst

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Costain

Business Improvement Engineer, at Costain

Application Advice: Take interest in UK infrastructure market.

Interview Advice: Be open minded.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Business Analyst

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Fujitsu

Service Delivery Manager, Industrial Placement at Fujitsu

Application Advice: Knowledge of Fujitsu and our clients.

Interview Advice: Presentational skills and data analysis skills are essential in my role so I would advise showing competencies for these.

Industry: IT Support & Telecoms, IT Systems Analyst

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Transport for London

Graduate Trainee, at Transport for London

Application Advice: Understand the history behind TfL the companies it was formed from and why it came about. Understand the role the Mayor plays and at least read the executive summary of the Mayors Transport Summary.

Interview Advice: Standard competency based interview as well as a technical one / presentation. No one is trying to trick you, if you don't know an answer talk about how you'd find out rather than trying to lie. Someone from the area you're applying to will be attending both interviews and will catch you out.

Industry: IT Support & Telecoms, IT Systems Analyst

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Procter & Gamble

Analysts, Business intelligence at Procter & Gamble

Application Advice: Prove your leadership

Interview Advice: Prove your passion

Industry: IT Support & Telecoms, IT Systems Analyst

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Reed Global

IT Business Analyst, at Reed Global

Application Advice: Make sure it's the right role for you and read around it.

Interview Advice: Be yourself, and make sure you like the company.

Industry: IT Support & Telecoms, IT Systems Analyst

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NFU Mutual

Professional Trainee, Business Analysis at NFU Mutual

Application Advice: Research the company, particularly what differentiates us from competitors.

Industry: IT Support & Telecoms, IT Systems Analyst

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Kent County Council

Data Analyst, at Kent County Council

Application Advice: Research the organisation, be yourself and think about how your skills and experiences can be applied to improve highways in Kent

Interview Advice: Use examples to support your answers. Have relevant questions to asks the interviewers. Take your time, don't rush your answers and think about what your being asked.

Industry: Charity, Education & Public Sector, Analyst

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Mott MacDonald

Graduate Asset Management, Asset Management and Advisory Services at Mott MacDonald

Application Advice: Make sure your CV is geared towards the job area you are applying for a job in.

Interview Advice: Do your research and make sure you have looked at the area in which you have applied for a job. Make sure you have read up on the industry as a whole i.e. know about the water industry and where it is heading in the future.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Business Analyst

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Change Agents UK

Customer Insight Officer, Graduate Role at Change Agents UK

Application Advice: Extremely good role, very pleasant organisation to work with, help you all the way through your career.

Interview Advice: Be Confident and do your best.

Industry: Charity, Education & Public Sector, Analyst

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Jaguar Land Rover

Jaguar Land Rover

Application Advice: Just ensure you have researched the company and know your reasons for applying. If you are required to do psychometric tests, practice in advance.

Interview Advice: The interview was designed to assess the JLR high performance behaviours, know what these are in advance. I had to complete a group exercise, in-tray exercise and a one to one interview. For the group exercise, read your brief and try to make a well justified contribution to the discussion, but don't forget to listen to others! The in-tray was just a series of emails that I had to read and decide their priority, who I might need to include in communications and so on, as you would expect. In the interview I would say that silence is not a bad thing. Answer the questions as fully as is required and then be quiet. Try not to waffle and pad out the gaps while the assessor might be making notes.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Business Analyst

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DSTL

Graduate Analyst, Air and Maritime Power Projection at DSTL

Application Advice: Make sure you read up about the area you've applied for. It's so easy to find even simple information about the aircraft, ships or land equipment the MOD uses, but it's more important if you've applied for a more focused technical area. Also make sure you have plenty of competency examples for both the application and interview.

Interview Advice: A lot of questions in my interview were based on what the company does and systems thinking. In other interviews I've been asked more technical questions, so again, read up about the area you've applied for.

Industry: Charity, Education & Public Sector, Analyst

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DSTL

Defence Analyst, Defence and Security Analysis at DSTL

Application Advice: I’d suggest being honest in the application. The organisation has a diverse range of roles, and giving a good idea of what you are interested in maximises the potential that you are placed in an appropriate area. There is a risk you may become ‘lost’ in the application process and end up in the wrong area. Demonstrate understanding of Defence and Security issues in the short, medium and long term.

Interview Advice: My only advice is to make sure you demonstrate a genuine interest in the field of work. Keep really up to date with current events and think about the biggest Defence and Security pressures likely to affect national security in the last 10 years. Highlight how defence issues are interconnected. For example, the threat of x is compounded by restrictions in public sector expenditure, legal issues, technological concerns, etc.

Industry: Charity, Education & Public Sector, Analyst

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DSTL

Engineer, Platform Survivability at DSTL

Application Advice: Research Military areas and show an interest in this when you apply.

Industry: Charity, Education & Public Sector, Analyst

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DSTL

Analyst, at DSTL

Application Advice: Ask questions at the interview as to what department you are being interviewed for.

Interview Advice: Display competencies from all of your backgrounds. Work experience, uni, volunteering to show breadth.

Industry: Charity, Education & Public Sector, Analyst

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Mott MacDonald

, at Mott MacDonald

Application Advice: Practice for the online tests.

Interview Advice: Be yourself; also prepare the typical interview questions.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Business Analyst

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Essentra

Operations Analyst, Corporate at Essentra

Application Advice: Understand fully what the company does and the markets it operates within and demonstrate how you are aware of this or can relate to it.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Business Analyst

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Reed Global

IT Business Analyst, at Reed Global

Application Advice: Make sure it's something that is definitely of interest to you.

Interview Advice: Know the exact nature of the job.

Industry: IT Support & Telecoms, IT Systems Analyst

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Renishaw

Business Development Executive, Business Development at Renishaw

Application Advice: Research.

Interview Advice: Ask questions to show an interest. Be honest.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Business Analyst

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CIL Management Consultants

Analyst, at CIL Management Consultants

Application Advice: Be interested in the world around you and show attention to detail. CIL do not expect you to have all the answers on applying but you must show a capacity to learn and have the drive to be a good analyst.

Industry: Consulting, Research Analyst

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Thomson Reuters

Senior Market Analyst, Business Development at Thomson Reuters

Application Advice: Emphasize global mindset, interest in empowering people and companies with information. Strong interest in technology and data services. Be friendly - most of us are very personable. Also be execution - focused. Be the person that gets things done.

Industry: Charity, Education & Public Sector, Analyst

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Capgemini UK plc

Analyst, SAP at Capgemini UK plc

Application Advice: Be thorough in your research of the company, honest, confident, and show you are a people person.

Interview Advice: As a graduate they are more interested in your personality and how well you work with other people. Be confident, a team player in the assessment centres, and make sure you contribute to the tasks given!

Industry: IT Support & Telecoms, IT Systems Analyst

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Sky

Business Analyst, Technology at Sky

Application Advice: Be yourself. Sky is all about people and being genuine will take you far.

Interview Advice: Make sure that you demonstrate the Sky behaviours and also make your enthusiasm for Sky products and technology clear!

Industry: IT Support & Telecoms, IT Systems Analyst

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Atos

Business Analyst, IMA at Atos

Application Advice: Provide good examples of your experience in past job. Grades from college/university will only get you so far.

Interview Advice: Atos have very friendly staff, from my experience this helped calm me down within the interview process/assessment centres. There will probably be some sort of team task for assessment centres - remember that we are looking to see who has good communication skills, listening to other graduates, bringing in graduates who perhaps aren't talking much and asking for their opinions? Time keeping will probably be noticed - keep an eye on how long you have and mention it to the group how long is remaining from time to time. My main advice would be to be confident - but not cocky. Friendly and passionate. Bring up something interesting about yourself other than the fact you're expecting a 1st at Uni. I helped out with the interview process of apprentices and an applicant mentioned having a hand-gliding licence - that has stuck with me ever since.

Industry: IT Support & Telecoms, IT Systems Analyst

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Accenture

Analyst, at Accenture

Application Advice: Do lots of research on Accenture case studies and choose your favourite areas in which the company operate so that you can discuss these more in depth at your interview.

Industry: Consulting, Research Analyst

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Atos

Business Intelligence Analyst, Systems Integration at Atos

Application Advice: Do your homework on the company!

Industry: IT Support & Telecoms, IT Systems Analyst

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Atos

Technical Support Analyst, at Atos

Application Advice: Brush up on Atos' values. Also, the grad scheme places you in a job from the start - so even if you apply for one area and fail there, they might find you a job in another area of the company if they like you generally.

Industry: IT Support & Telecoms, IT Systems Analyst

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Danone

IS Business System Analyst, Operations at Danone

Application Advice: To be honest and open to new opportunities

Interview Advice: Research about the company

Industry: IT Support & Telecoms, IT Systems Analyst

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CGI

Developer, at CGI

Application Advice: Be yourself

Industry: IT Support & Telecoms, IT Systems Analyst

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CGI

Solution Analyst, Solution Design at CGI

Application Advice: Be clear about the type of career you wish to pursue and ensure they have those roles available/will have them available when you join. Ideally, try to land a role on a project before applying to the graduate scheme.

Industry: IT Support & Telecoms, IT Systems Analyst

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CGI

Analyst Programmer, Space, Defence and National Security at CGI

Application Advice: Emphasise technical abilities.

Industry: Charity, Education & Public Sector, Analyst

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BT (British Telecom)

Risk Analyst, Risk Management and Business Continuity at BT (British Telecom)

Application Advice: make sure you are familiar with the BT values and can give examples of when you have demonstrated them

Industry: IT Support & Telecoms, IT Systems Analyst

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Bank of England

Supervisor, Banking Supervision at Bank of England

Application Advice: Show your interest, think thoroughly on every question

Industry: Charity, Education & Public Sector, Analyst

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Mindshare

Account Executive, Consultancy/Business Planning at Mindshare

Application Advice: Be prepared for a rollercoaster. The highs will be amazing and the benefits are great. Just make sure you take your application seriously and come across like you've put thought into your application and what the job entails.

Interview Advice: Be relaxed, focussed, do your prep work and most importantly be a team player for the assessment centre. This job is all about how well you fit into a team more than anything else.

Industry: Consulting, Research Analyst

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Procter & Gamble

Systems Analyst, at Procter & Gamble

Application Advice: Practice the online tests don’t just jump straight in to these as this is where we lose a large proportion of people. Try to structure your CV in a logical way and make sure why you are applying for the role and company comes through on your covering letter.

Interview Advice: Just be yourself and be truthful they are looking for people who will great for the company but who they will also enjoy working with.

Industry: IT Support & Telecoms, IT Systems Analyst

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John Lewis Partnership

Business Analyst, E-commerce at John Lewis Partnership

Application Advice: Give yourself plenty of time to complete the application. There are several stages within the application process so you need to be organised! Don't leave it to the last minute.

Interview Advice: Be yourself and honest.

Industry: IT Support & Telecoms, IT Systems Analyst

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Atos

, at Atos

Application Advice: Make sure you're happy with a stagnating career. If not, look at some of Atos' competitors for a career.

Interview Advice: Typical assessment centre, prepare and you will be offered a place.

Industry: IT Support & Telecoms, IT Systems Analyst

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National Graduate Development Programme

National Management Trainee, Varied at National Graduate Development Programme

Application Advice: Consider what sort of position would suit you and choose the councils that would work well with your preferences. It is about 'best fit' at the end stages. It's not 'who is a better candidate' but 'who suits our style of running the scheme and our aims as a Council'.

Interview Advice: Be enthusiastic. People want you to want the job. It's not a case of nodding vigorously or smiling, it's about demonstrating you are knowledgeable about the field and understand that a Council does more than just give out benefits and collect bins.

Industry: Charity, Education & Public Sector, Analyst

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John Lewis Partnership

Business Analyst, Ecommerce at John Lewis Partnership

Application Advice: Understand that the Partnership is very different to other companies and understand how this enables us to be a very successful company.

Industry: IT Support & Telecoms, IT Systems Analyst

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National Graduate Development Programme

National Management Trainee, at National Graduate Development Programme

Application Advice: Ensure you have a good understanding of the challenges facing local government at the moment. Try and get any experience you can.

Interview Advice: Make sure you know about the organisation and be able to talk about some of the things they do.

Industry: Charity, Education & Public Sector, Analyst

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Lockheed Martin UK

Engineering Graduate, at Lockheed Martin

Application Advice: Nothing specific.

Industry: IT Support & Telecoms, IT Systems Analyst

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Bank of England

Associate, Prudential Policy at Bank of England

Application Advice: Read around what the Bank does/recent news about the bank before completing your application Don't be put off if you are not an economist

Industry: Charity, Education & Public Sector, Analyst

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Mott MacDonald

, at Mott MacDonald

Application Advice: Make sure there are no glaring errors in the spelling and grammar of the application.

Interview Advice: Expand on experience by giving examples of how you've managed to solve problems

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Business Analyst

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Kent County Council

Graduate Management Trainee, at Kent County Council

Application Advice: When applying, be sure to employ words such as "accountable", "honest", "open" etc... These reflect Kent County Council's valuable and will be market highly by whoever is checking your form.

Interview Advice: Prepare by thoroughly looking through the Kent County Council website as it is likely you will be asked questions relating to the services provided by KCC. In some cases, you may even be asked specific questions about certain policy documents. Don't worry too much about coming across as a "public sector type". A lot of the people who interviewed me had worked both in the public and private sectors and understood that you may come from a different background or have other aspirations than those relating to politics or the public sector.

Industry: Charity, Education & Public Sector, Analyst

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DSTL

Analyst, PCS at DSTL

Application Advice: Make sure that you keep up with current affairs, especially defence related things! Make sure you have plenty of practical examples of things that you have done.

Industry: Charity, Education & Public Sector, Analyst

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Financial Conduct Authority

Associate, Strategy & Competition at Financial Conduct Authority

Application Advice: Prepare well for all application stages.

Industry: Charity, Education & Public Sector, Analyst

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Thales

Assistant Bid and Project Manager, at Thales

Application Advice: Spend time tailoring the application questions to Thales.

Interview Advice: In my interview I had to give a presentation on my dissertation. Make sure that you prepare for this as it is a great time to sell yourself. You can show you have passion for a subject.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Business Analyst

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Thales

Market Analyst, Strategy and Marketing at Thales

Application Advice: Research the company and have an opinion that you can back up. Also don't try to be someone you think the company would want, be yourself.

Interview Advice: A few questions I was asked during my interview included: How would you take criticism that you did not agree with? What recent projects that Thales are involved in caught your eye? What would you do if you though something was being done unethically?

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Business Analyst

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Newton Europe

Consultant, Wholesale & Retail at Newton Europe

Application Advice: If you are flexible on how long you work and where this is a great job for graduates. Be yourself in the application process; if you are trying to be someone else just to impress you will not enjoy the work you would do or the people you work with

Interview Advice: Be yourself in the interview. Many people think an interview is about showing off all your qualifications and how good you are, but bear in mind that a consultant has to work with different people from different backgrounds every day, so it's just as important to be friendly and open about yourself.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Business Analyst

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DSTL

Scientist, Space systems at DSTL

Application Advice: if you're going for a technical role, try to have a genuine interest in the area you apply for.

Interview Advice: Try to be natural, most of the time they're just checking whether you'll be capable of handling the work and good at getting on with the rest of the team.

Industry: Charity, Education & Public Sector, Analyst

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Civil Service Fast Stream

Orperational Research Analyst, Home Office / Operational Research at Civil Service Fast Stream

Application Advice: Take your time over the application form, read it through afterwards and get someone else to read it. Do the practice stuff that is provided on the website.

Interview Advice: Read the guidelines for the assessment centres at least a week before as preparation is needed. Prepare things to talk about interviews and read up on current events in government. Asked about contribution to a team and changing of a practice. Asked about presenting and presuading someone to my point of view. Asked about extra curricular activities. Have multiple things to talk about i.e: not just uni

Industry: Charity, Education & Public Sector, Analyst

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Civil Service Fast Stream

Social Researcher, HMRC at Civil Service Fast Stream

Application Advice: Try to have fun at the social research and fast stream assessment centres - you have to ration energy carefully. The level of technical knowledge required is not that high; the main difficulty lies in the other areas of the application process.

Interview Advice: Interviews are very strctured and focus on competencies. Have examples of times you have demonstrated these competencies memorised and make sure you have a veriety of examples to draw on (i.e. not all university work)

Industry: Charity, Education & Public Sector, Analyst

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Civil Service Fast Stream

Assistant Economist, Health and Safety Executive at Civil Service Fast Stream

Application Advice: Just focus on each stage of the application without panicking about the next. It is a long process, but focusing on each stage as it comes along helps you to get through it.

Interview Advice: Just be yourself, and relax, and eat breakfast ahead of it! It's a full day at an assessment centre, so having as much energy as possible is important.

Industry: Charity, Education & Public Sector, Analyst

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Civil Service Fast Stream

Civil Service Fast Stream

Application Advice: The assessment centres are quite reflective of things you may do in the job - if you don't enjoy the assessment centre, you may not enjoy the role.

Industry: Charity, Education & Public Sector, Analyst

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Civil Service Fast Stream

Civil Service Fast Stream

Application Advice: Give it a go

Industry: Charity, Education & Public Sector, Analyst

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DSTL

Maritime Analyst, Underwater Analysis at DSTL

Application Advice: Science/ Maths/ Engineering/ Programming backgrounds are always wanted/ needed. DSTl doesn't normally consider applicants unless you have a 2.1 degreee or higher. DSTL currently works across three main sites (Portsdown West, Porton Down or Sevenoaks). Different jobs are based at different sites.

Interview Advice: Asked if have any militatry background or knowledge as general questions. Particularily favour data analysis, expecially if you can prove that's what you've worked on for your dissertation.

Industry: Charity, Education & Public Sector, Analyst

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DSTL

Analyst, at DSTL

Application Advice: Be honest about your skills, identify key experiences and how you utilised skills, don't just describe what you've learned in education, explain how you can apply the skills learned.

Interview Advice: Understand what the organisation does and do some research by looking at the website into what areas and fields are covered by the organisation.

Industry: Charity, Education & Public Sector, Analyst

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DSTL

Strategic Analyst, Strategic Analysis and Futures at DSTL

Application Advice: Read core defence documents before you join because it gives you a baseline understanding which aids work. E.g. "How Defence Works", "SDSR". Be open minded. You will be put on projects which aren't your speciality or match your interests but you will be surprised at what you get into.

Interview Advice: Be friendly and open during the interview and group work. They are not looking for strong leaders and people who know all there is to know about defence, but someone who will work hard and fit into the team.

Industry: Charity, Education & Public Sector, Analyst

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DSTL

Engineering Graduate, Land Battlespace at DSTL

Application Advice: Ensure you have a sound knowledge of current affairs and what could potentially happen in the future.

Interview Advice: Core competency questions Examples of work that you have done at University that used soft and hard analysis techniques.

Industry: Charity, Education & Public Sector, Analyst

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DSTL

Analyst, at DSTL

Application Advice: Have a very good CV, dont use the standard one the university trys to get you to use.

Interview Advice: Be confident. Dress smart. Be yourself

Industry: Charity, Education & Public Sector, Analyst

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DSTL

Analysis, Force structure at DSTL

Application Advice: Research defence! Knowing about the area is very useful

Industry: Charity, Education & Public Sector, Analyst

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DSTL

Senior Analyst, Historical Analysis at DSTL

Application Advice: Check your spelling on your application. Make it clear how your skills relate to the defence industry if possible, but don't make tenuous assertions.

Interview Advice: Read up on current affairs and look to gain at least a little military awareness (issues facing defence etc.)

Industry: Charity, Education & Public Sector, Analyst

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DSTL

Computer Scientist and Analyst, Policy and Capability Studies at DSTL

Application Advice: The company loves to see technical knowledge on an application

Interview Advice: Conveying a real passion for defence and how you have applied your technical knowledge to give real benefit

Industry: Charity, Education & Public Sector, Analyst

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DSTL

Crime Scientist, National Resilience and Protection at DSTL

Application Advice: Be concise Apply your own relevent experience to each competency Use any buzz words Relate your examples to any organisational priorities / goals

Interview Advice: Research the organisation in terms of business aims / objectives and try and tie your answers in where relevant Don't be afraid to ask for clarity Use some of the key competency buzz words Prepare an example against each comptency

Industry: Charity, Education & Public Sector, Analyst

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CGI

Analyst Programmer, Public services at CGI

Application Advice: Great starting role to get experience but unless you work hard to keep your career on a 'path' you may get lost amongst the other great individuals working for the company.

Interview Advice: The interview is well structured and the company expects you do your research, research they make available to you before your final stage of assessment. Try to be proactive in the final stage of the assessment and it's your chance to shine amongst the other highly commendable candidates.

Industry: Charity, Education & Public Sector, Analyst

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PA Consulting Group

Analyst, Healthcare at PA Consulting Group

Application Advice: Think, in advance of the interviews, all of the questions you would like answered. Everyone at PA is open and honest so take advantage of that so you can fairly decide if you are right for PA and if PA is right for you

Interview Advice: be creative and if you don't know something, say so...you're not expected to know everything

Industry: Consulting, Research Analyst

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PA Consulting Group

Analyst, at PA Consulting Group

Application Advice: Demonstrate capability in your resume

Interview Advice: Practice case interviews

Industry: Consulting, Research Analyst

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CGI

Analyst Programmer, at CGI

Application Advice: Make sure your CV is fully up to date. Prepare for the interview/ assessment day.

Interview Advice: Ensure you know everything you have stated on your CV. The interviewer went through my CV line by line and asked me to expand on points I had made. The open day is an interesting fun experience where you will meet new people. Ensure you participate throughout the day and relax. Do some background research on the company.

Industry: Charity, Education & Public Sector, Analyst

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Amey

Management Graduate, at Amey

Application Advice: Show what makes you unique and why you stand out - everyone applying will have a degree.

Interview Advice: Show your personality, ambition and who you are as a person. Amey is really all about the people and the interview is all about whether you as an individual will fit into the company.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Business Analyst

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CGI

Systems Analyst, Space, Defence and National Security at CGI

Interview Advice: Know and express support for the company values and the founder's "dream" for it. Show passion for technology and commitment to clients.

Industry: IT Support & Telecoms, IT Systems Analyst

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Sellafield Ltd

Data Analyst, Integrated Work Management at Sellafield Ltd

Application Advice: Try and have as many extra curricular activities as possible, the employer wants a well rounded individual.

Interview Advice: Do some research on what the company does - Decommissioning and its operations.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Business Analyst

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CIL Management Consultants

Analyst, at CIL Management Consultants

Application Advice: Try to find out as much about CIL as you can. What we do, why you are interested in this particular career, what makes us different to our competitors and what particularly appeals to you about working for us.

Interview Advice: After passing the tests and the CV / cover letter vetting you will be assigned a mentor. Ask your mentor many questions about the company, it will help you in interviews by enabling you to understand the role. Plus it will show to us that you are interested in a career at CIL.

Industry: Consulting, Research Analyst

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CIL Management Consultants

Analyst, at CIL Management Consultants

Interview Advice: Be personable, there is a big emphasis placed on fit and how well you can get on in a team. Be prepared to work with numbers during the first round interview, both mental maths and familiarity with company accounts are an advantage.

Industry: Consulting, Research Analyst

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National Graduate Development Programme

, Winchester / Hampshire at National Graduate Development Programme

Application Advice: Include a diverse range of experiences and examples from question to question - this will make you sound more interesting (and prove that your not a one-trick pony).

Interview Advice: Do your research. Make sure you know what the Council's core priorites are and use terms that illustrate you've done and understood the research. For example, make reference to 'community strategy', 'Portfolio Plans', etc.

Industry: Charity, Education & Public Sector, Analyst

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National Graduate Development Programme

Project Officer, Local Government at National Graduate Development Programme

Application Advice: Have a good grasp of the national context that local government works within; an understanding of the British political system will help.

Interview Advice: Think about your motivations for wanting to work in local government.

Industry: Charity, Education & Public Sector, Analyst

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PA Consulting Group

Consultant Analyst, Technology Group at PA Consulting Group

Application Advice: Make your application specific to the role. Show what you have got out of things you have done.

Interview Advice: Be honest and enjoy it.

Industry: Consulting, Research Analyst

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Bakkavor Group

Development Technologiest, Development at Bakkavor Group

Application Advice: A different application process to other graduate schemes which I preferred. No long online forms, instead you submit your CV and covering letter to a recruitment agency and they are your first point of contact.

Interview Advice: Standard assessment centre with various elements. Make sure you know the Bakkavor values inside and out, think about which you are most like and which not. Speak up during the personality questionnaire debrief, if your positive traits are being discussed then stress why you agree and examples of how you act like this, for areas of improvement show how you will overcome these. For development interviews you will have a taste panel task, look at the products that Bakkavor make and think about which of these might come up.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Business Analyst

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Schroders

Business Analyst, Investment and Core IT at Schroders

Application Advice: Prepare as much as possible, read up about the industry, role and company.

Interview Advice: Be yourself and let your personality come through.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Business Analyst

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Atos

Business Intelligence Analyst, Information Management and Analytics at Atos

Application Advice: You will be given a rough idea of the questions asked for the telephone interview. Many of these are the same for the Live interview so make sure you're well versed in your own previous experiences.

Interview Advice: Try and relax! The assessors are fully aware of how nerve wracking the interview process can be and they will be able to see through any blips you experience as a result of being nervous.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Business Analyst

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Atos

, at Atos

Application Advice: Be yourself.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Business Analyst

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Atos

Deal Operations Manager, Sales at Atos

Application Advice: Be open to opportunities and get stuck in!

Interview Advice: Structured answers, Be yourself

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Business Analyst

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CRU

Data Modelling Analyst, IT Development at CRU

Application Advice: Show that your good with data/excel and that you pick up new software packages quickly.

Interview Advice: Be yourself.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Business Analyst

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Atos

Sales and Marketing Executive, Sales and Marketing at Atos

Application Advice: Try to help yourself by doing some technical IT research beforehand to learn terms/definitions.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Business Analyst

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Centrica

Graduate Analyst, at Centrica

Interview Advice: - Speak up in group excercises, but never speak over others - will show you are not a team player which is very important to Centrica. - Make sure you have prepared for your presentation - practice the timings! This is an important part of your assess

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Business Analyst

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Johnson & Johnson

Graduate traineee, Shopper marketing at Johnson & Johnson

Application Advice: research market position

Interview Advice: pratice assesment centre exercises

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Business Analyst

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Telefonica

Strategic Analyst, European Strategy at Telefonica

Application Advice: Be open to any type of application as you will have to show quick-thinking, flexibility with languages, and the ability to be creative with a variety of digital tools (video-making, social networking, etc.)

Interview Advice: Be extremely honest. We weren't hired on the typical 'competency questions', but on our way of thinking, and external eye on the telecoms and information technology industry

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Business Analyst

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Telefonica

Analyst, Commercial at Telefonica

Application Advice: Ensure that you understand the company culture first and foremost and take that into consideration when writing your application. Also understand what the company does beyond its own industry - i.e. other programs and CSR protocols that the company run are fundamentals that an applicant should endeavour upon applying for any role within the company.

Interview Advice: Be yourself! There is no point on attempting to impress interviewers with barrels of knowledge reason being that main traits interviewers are seeking in candidates are predominately for the right personality traits to fit within the company. In other words, if it's meant to be it will be.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Business Analyst

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Atos

Service Manager, Managed Services at Atos

Application Advice: Make sure that the application is as personal as possible, however it would need to demonstrate the interest of working for the company.

Interview Advice: Honesty, openess and show interest.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Business Analyst

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Atos

Application Developer, WorldLine at Atos

Application Advice: Be yourself. Have relevant examples ready.

Interview Advice: "How do you manage difficult situations/handle stress? "

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Business Analyst

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PA Consulting Group

Consultant Analyst, Technology Practice at PA Consulting Group

Application Advice: Be enthusiastic about your speciality and show clear technical depth as well as good personal skills. Try to get plenty of work experience in Engineering in your summer breaks at university, detailing what YOU did rather than the team you worked in did. Show that you are interested by writing about projects that you have done in your spare time.

Interview Advice: Be yourself and be prepared to answer competence questions as well as in depth technical questions.

Industry: Consulting, Research Analyst

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E.ON

Graduate Programme Officer, Business Change at E.ON

Application Advice: Think about why you would want to work for an energy company and why a large multi-national organisation interests you.

Interview Advice: Think about the core competencies that the company are looking for and how you've demonstrated them in past experiences or how you would do given the opportunity. Always focus on how you've added value.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Business Analyst

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DSTL

Graduate Analyst, PCS at DSTL

Application Advice: Do your research. The organisation covers so many areas it really helps to try and look at things that people have worked on here in the past and where Dstl have been in the press.

Interview Advice: Remember to brush up on your Uni modules and be prepared to talk about any practical work you have done.

Industry: Charity, Education & Public Sector, Analyst

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National Graduate Development Programme

National Management Trainee, Greater London at National Graduate Development Programme

Application Advice: Show your enthusiasm of and knowledge of local government in your application - if you can relate it to work you've done in the past (e.g. volunteering, university work etc) then that is ideal.

Interview Advice: As above!

Industry: Charity, Education & Public Sector, Analyst

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Rentokil Initial

Business Analyst, GIS at Rentokil Initial

Application Advice: Your personality is key, both during application and the role itself. You need to be yourself to find a role and environment that you will enjoy working in.

Interview Advice: Be yourself and interact with people in an effective manner. It's not what you do but how you do it, although make sure your brain is switched on. They're looking for people who can go into any role (within reason) and excel.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Business Analyst

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Telefonica

Strategy Analyst, Strategy and Planning at Telefonica

Application Advice: Show leadership experience and enthusiasm about technology. There are a lot of exciting developments in the digital world, so make sure you keep up to date.

Interview Advice: There are a lot of exciting developments in the digital world, so make sure you keep up to date. Most interviewers are excited to see what the young generations think of new technologies, how they interact with them etc.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Business Analyst

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Bakkavor Group

Development Technologist, New Product Development at Bakkavor Group

Application Advice: be confident and well prepared.

Interview Advice: For the values interview make sure you have an example of problem solving for each of the Bakkavor Values. Have a good knowledge on food. Fight your corner appropriatley in the group activity

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Business Analyst

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Imperial Tobacco

Manufacturing at Imperial Tobacco

Application Advice: Be yourself and really try to understand the culture of the company. This is the best advice I could give.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Business Analyst

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E.ON

M&A Analyst, M&A at E.ON

Application Advice: Go for it. You'll be the maker of your career and the upside is great. Be proactive and a nurture your network. You'll reap large benefits.

Interview Advice: Prepare, prepare, prepare. Know your role and know the company. Know the answers to likely questions. Show motivation and that you want to become a manager.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Business Analyst

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National Graduate Development Programme

Programme Officer, Nottinghamshire County Council at National Graduate Development Programme

Application Advice: Understand local government and how it is sructured, ie. the difference between district/county/metro/London.

Industry: Charity, Education & Public Sector, Analyst

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Bakkavor Group

AMS process technologist, Technical at Bakkavor Group

Application Advice: Enthusiasm.

Interview Advice: How to respond to fast paced culture.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Business Analyst

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Thomson Reuters

Service Manager, Platform at Thomson Reuters

Application Advice: Include as much personal development skills as possible - relate to work experience.

Interview Advice: Knowledge about the company is a must - including products/services. Spend a lot of time preparing for the presentation.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Business Analyst

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Thomson Reuters

Analyst, at Thomson Reuters

Interview Advice: Focus on sales orientation and strengths.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Business Analyst

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Mars

Scientist, R&D at Mars

Application Advice: Be open, honest and genuine. Mars aren't looking for the finished article but someone who fits the culture and who has potential

Interview Advice: Be yourself and be down to Earth. Don't be intimidated by the interviewers and don't try to pretend to be someone you're not.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Business Analyst

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British Sugar

Graduate, at British Sugar

Application Advice: Always be yourself; try to get this across throughout the application process, and try to show your personality too. Doing a bit of background reading about the company, and ABF as a whole, will help you to get a better insight into who we are and what we do. Including an understanding of this in your application will show you have taken time to do your research and your interest in the company. Check out the www.britishsugar.co.uk and www.notjustsugar.com websites for more info.

Interview Advice: Background reading into the company may also be useful in answering some tricky interview questions, and help make the decision if a career with British Sugar is right choice for you. Think about the skills you have gained in school/university/extra-curricular activities/previous jobs etc. and how these relate to the skills required in the role advertised, and what is reflected in the company values. As above, being yourself through all stages of the interview process is important as you will naturally to relax and come across better. Think about some questions to also ask those interviewing you (hint: have them written down so you don't forget them on the day), again, this is just as much an opportunity to see if British Sugar is right for you as much as it is for those interviewing you.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Business Analyst

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Kantar Worldpanel

Client Executive, Commercial at Kantar Worldpanel

Application Advice: You don't need a directly relevent degree to apply.

Interview Advice: Think of advantages you'd have over other people applying for the role. Also, let your personality shine through the nerves and prepared answers!

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Business Analyst

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Centrica

Gas Market Analyst, Gas Market Fundamentals at Centrica

Application Advice: Get someone else to read through your application. Not only will they spot errors, but they can challenge you or give advice on what you can answer more clearly.

Interview Advice: Be honest and open. Interviewers quickly see through a facade and it reflects negatively on you. Prepare examples of business behaviours ahead of time, and don't be afraid to bring a notepad or list to remind you.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Business Analyst

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Mars

FInancial Analyst, Finance at Mars

Application Advice: Show keeness to develop personal self - Mars is a very humble company where personal learning is key to success. GIven the Finance Graduate programme is a European scheme, willingness to spend a year abroad is essential.

Interview Advice: Need to display learning agility - the ability to be thrown into something without any experience and quickly go up the curve. Mars is a highly networked organisation where peer relationships across functions / segments and geographies are paramount for progressing through the business.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Business Analyst

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E.ON

International Business Management, Gas Storage at E.ON

Application Advice: Have a clear and succinct understanding of the energy market, the challenges faced by the industry and what E.ON as a company is doing to overcome these.

Interview Advice: Have clear competency based examples and a good understanding of E.ON strategy and the industry it operates in.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Business Analyst

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E.ON

Commercial Analyst, Commercial at E.ON

Application Advice: Know the energy market Sell yourself and don't be shy to 'brag' Show a passion for it

Interview Advice: Don't speak too fast Lots of competency based questions so learn examples

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Business Analyst

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British Sugar

COMPASS Projects and Process Manager, Commercial and Supply Chain at British Sugar

Application Advice: If the job advertised excites and would challenge you, then apply because it will certainly live up to the expectations

Interview Advice: Just be yourself, this sounds cheesy but British Sugar hire you because of who you are and because they can see potential.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Business Analyst

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Telefonica

, Online at Telefonica

Application Advice: Clearly highlight what your key skills are, dont waffle, keep it short and to the point. Point out any extra activities that you have carried out, any travelling that you have undertaken etc.

Interview Advice: My advice would be to be outspoken, dont be afraid of saying or doing the wrong thing. The organisation is very much looking for an individual that they want to work with, as well as somebody who has the skills to actually complete the role. If you lack the ability to fit into a team then it doesnt matter how good your skills are, you wont make it through the process.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Business Analyst

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London Stock Exchange Group

IT Graduate Trainee, Information Technology at London Stock Exchange Group

Application Advice: Read about the company and the Industry. Make your CV specific to the company and let your cover letter show you have done some research about the company.

Interview Advice: Be confident!

Industry: IT Support & Telecoms, IT Systems Analyst

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CGI

Test Analyst, Business Intelligence at CGI

Application Advice: I would encourage them to be enthusiatic for a testing role and be open to learn as much as possible, as I have learnt a lot within 10 months.

Interview Advice: The questions I was asked were: Why do you want to join CGI? Why do you think you are appropriate for the role?

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Business Analyst

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Atos

SME Harbour Programme Manager, sales at Atos

Application Advice: Read up technology before you apply, Atos really is at its heart a technology company.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Business Analyst

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Centrica

IS Graduate, Governance at Centrica

Application Advice: Be confident and be proud of what you already achieved. Never be scared to stretch your own limits and appreciate opportunities for change.

Interview Advice: Be honest and prepare. Do Your Best- Prove You Are Best!

Industry: IT Support & Telecoms, IT Systems Analyst

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National Graduate Development Programme

Systems Officer, Local Government at National Graduate Development Programme

Application Advice: Focus on the desire to make a difference Brand yourself as flexible and willing to tackle any challenge, regardless of whether it is in your field of expertise

Interview Advice: n/a

Industry: Charity, Education & Public Sector, Analyst

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PA Consulting Group

Analyst, Strategy and Decision Sciences at PA Consulting Group

Application Advice: Apply early and relax, they are keen to help you through the process as much as possible and not work against you. Enjoy!

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Business Analyst

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Fidessa

Technical Trainer, Learning and Development at Fidessa

Application Advice: Keep your CV clear, professional and consistent. Don't overload your CV with too much information otherwise you'll have nothing to expand on during the interveiw. Additional be honest. You will quickly be discovered if your skills don't match your CV skills

Interview Advice: Be yourself. Fidessa employees individuals based on their technical ability, be friendly, polite and provide good examples of where you display the compaines values.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Business Analyst

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PA Consulting Group

Analyst, Health and Local Government at PA Consulting Group

Application Advice: I contacted HR and met up with someone in the practice I was interested in an informal chat before applying. This gave me an idea of what to expect from the firm and also helped me begin networking before joining.

Industry: Charity, Education & Public Sector, Analyst

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Danone

Business Planning Analyst, Finance at Danone

Application Advice: -Know the company and the products very well -Read forums and magazines related to FMCG -Have good examples that are showing your CODE behaviours (the interview is based on CODE behaviours)

Interview Advice: Understand CODE and the company very well. The questions were around the CODE behaviours and the company and its products.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Business Analyst

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Danone

eBusiness Project Manager, Marketing at Danone

Application Advice: Be yourself. There is a strong culture at Danone which is lived and breathed by all.

Interview Advice: Focus on competency questions, do plenty of research around the market, current affairs and competitors.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Business Analyst

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Civil Service Fast Stream

Civil Service Fast Stream

Application Advice: The whole application process is designed very carefully to identify the best people for the role, so there's not much you can do to prepare. Know what they're looking for. Be patient - it's a long process. There is very little you can do to prepare for the Assessment Centre. Lots of current Fast Streamers weren't successful the first time, and found that the best preparation you can do is having done it once before. So if you aren't successful first time, don't give up! Talk to people who have done it before, and read all the advice you can find, so you feel as prepared as possible for what the day will involve.

Industry: Charity, Education & Public Sector, Analyst

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Johnson & Johnson

Territory manager, Field sales, consumer at Johnson & Johnson

Application Advice: Make sure you are prepared to be very flexible, the role will require you to do a lot of driving and to re-plan your journeys at short notice when required. This can interrupt with your personal life so just be prepared and remember that this is what is required when working for such a top organisation. This role and opportunity is fantastic so put your all into your application and if you are successful make the most of every chance you get to learn from the fantastic colleagues around you.

Interview Advice: Just be yourself and take time to think about your answers. I was given a number of solo tasks in the morning of my assessment day where I was given information and needed to create a product, pitch, financials etc. and then present this to a few members of staff. They then questioned me and I made sure I had reasons behind every decision I made. At J&J they trust your decisions if you can say why you made that call.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Business Analyst

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Johnson & Johnson

Territory manager, Field sales at Johnson & Johnson

Application Advice: Apply! Sales has a "dirty" image but it is highly professional. If you have the person skills, negotiation skills and business mindset to succeed it will give you a high energy buzz several times a day when you convert stock into cold hard cash.

Interview Advice: Be relaxed. I think i was too business formal in my presentation style before I recieved expert one to one coaching in this area. This is probably because I had always had finance work experience. However making sales is as much about the presenter as it is the content.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Business Analyst

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BT (British Telecom)

Graduate, Global Services Sales Team at BT (British Telecom)

Application Advice: Apply! It's a great community, and also a very cool opportunity to grow!

Interview Advice: Be accurate, bold but most importantly easygoing. It sounds too basic, but they're interested only in you and your knowledge, and if you reached the interview round it shows you're good enough, so you just have to prove it. Take it easy! :)

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Business Analyst

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Rolls-Royce

Commercial Graduate Trainee, Commercial at Rolls-Royce

Application Advice: Focus on all your extra curricular activities.

Interview Advice: Don't worry so much about your techincaly abilities, focus instead on your transferrable skills and competencies.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Business Analyst

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Fidelity International

Business Analyst, Technology at Fidelity International

Application Advice: Show an interest in Technology and have good communication skills.

Interview Advice: Solid communication skills are vital for this line of work and, therefore, demonstrating them in the interview will help you looking forward

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Business Analyst

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National Grid

Process Analyst, Gas Distribution at National Grid

Application Advice: Make sure you read up on what National Grid does and what our current challenges are.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Business Analyst

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Unilever

Regional Assistant Brand Manager, Marketing at Unilever

Application Advice: -Organise relevant work experience -Use the Unilever Standards of Leadership in your answers

Interview Advice: -Be yourself -Don't be afraid to ask the interviewer questions, it's a two-way conversation

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Business Analyst

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BAE Systems

, at BAE Systems

Application Advice: Get it done sooner rather than later.

Interview Advice: Be prepared for many competency based questions.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Business Analyst

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Rentokil Initial

Network Provisioning Admin, Procurement analyst, IT at Rentokil Initial

Application Advice: Show practical and problem solving abilities. Common sense. Scientific background.

Interview Advice: Confidence and common sense.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Business Analyst

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BT (British Telecom)

Contract Manager, Global Banking & Financial Markets at BT (British Telecom)

Application Advice: Learn about the broader services that BT provides - it's not just about broadband! Be prepared to think on your feet during the assessment centre, showing your willingness to adapt and deal with tricky situations.

Interview Advice: Learn about the BT values and how they will help the company acheive its goals in the future.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Business Analyst

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Accenture

Analyst, Digital at Accenture

Application Advice: Think hard about transferable skills - the field you're in doesn't matter. Scrutinize your current 'roles' - presentation skills? Data integrations skills?

Interview Advice: Prepare for all typical questions, do your research and practice: What makes you suitable for this job? Why do you want this job? What can you bring to this job? Where do you see yourself in 5 years What does Accenture do? What do you think you will be doing day-to-day? Smile, be sincere and professional every step of the process.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Business Analyst

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BT (British Telecom)

Business Analyst, at BT (British Telecom)

Application Advice: Be prepared to forge your own path, grad program outside of the UK is new.

Interview Advice: It is a long process.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Business Analyst

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BT (British Telecom)

, at BT (British Telecom)

Application Advice: Read through BT relevant things in detail Address each of the values clearly Make sure to give pratical evidence of skills

Interview Advice: Be engaging at the interview Speak to current graduates helping out at the assessment centres, they will provide helpful insights Try to build rapport early on with your interviewer Don't be afraid to clarify questions if they are not clear to start off with

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Business Analyst

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BT (British Telecom)

Customer Forecast Manager (Graduate), Forecasting at BT (British Telecom)

Application Advice: Research the company and make sure you care about what they do!

Interview Advice: Again, make sure you know everything about the company possible, and also make sure that you have plenty of examples of scenarios where you've shown business acumen and team working skills. Also, have examples that reflect the companies values (which can be found on the website and really do make a difference!).

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Business Analyst

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BT (British Telecom)

Network analyst, Network engineer at BT (British Telecom)

Application Advice: Be yourself, The company is just as interested in your passion for technology as they are in your skills and experiences.

Interview Advice: Know your strengths, weaknesses and why you want the job. In addition, know what you can do for the company as well as what you expect from them.

Industry: IT Support & Telecoms, IT Systems Analyst

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National Graduate Development Programme

National Management Trainee, Local Government at National Graduate Development Programme

Application Advice: Be confident and be yourself as it will shine through. I would say to be successful on this scheme you need to have a genuine need to support communities along with a business outlook so that you can make sound financial decisons whilst ensuring that communities continue to get the support they need.

Interview Advice: Think about why you want to work in local government and be honest - don't just say the things that you think people want to hear. From my experience, my council liked to employ graduates with different skills and styles to form part of a team that complemented each other.

Industry: Charity, Education & Public Sector, Analyst

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BP

Analyst, Finance at BP

Application Advice: Make sure to research the values and behaviors of BP. This company lives by these values. Be interested in the role you're applying for and show yourself. It is a very people orientated company, so you have to make a good personal impression.

Interview Advice: Standard questions. Competency based tests. Team assessments.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Business Analyst

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Thomson Reuters

Product Analyst, News Capabilites at Thomson Reuters

Application Advice: Research the Company. Show a passion for technology.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Business Analyst

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GlaxoSmithKline

SAP Consultant, Global SAP Services at GlaxoSmithKline

Application Advice: Do research on the company and know what the companies mottos and goals are.

Interview Advice: Don't treat the assesment center as a competition - work with the other interviewees.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Business Analyst

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Thomson Reuters

Business Analyst, Platforms at Thomson Reuters

Application Advice: Make sure you emphasise your key competency skills such as 'communication' and 'team work'. Also, make sure if your applying for the Technology Graduate program you mention what technology skills you have and any projects that are relevant.

Interview Advice: Make sure you know about Thomson Reuters products. We have a great app called 'Technology Careers' available to download on the iPad that gives a brilliant overview of all our products.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Business Analyst

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Thomson Reuters

Sales Specialist, Financial and Risk at Thomson Reuters

Application Advice: Do thorough market reseach on the company and competitive landscape before applying.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Business Analyst

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EMC

Sales Business Analyst, Business Operations at EMC

Application Advice: Be yourself and always show eagerness to learn new ways of getting tasks done. Be ready to challenge yourself and quickly adapt to situations encountered.

Interview Advice: Research the company and its numerous products and services. As IT is a fast-paced industry, make sure you are up to date on the major trends and how they are affecting organisations. Be prepared to answer questions regarding your experiences , key strengths and weaknesses and also motivation to join EMC.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Business Analyst

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National Grid

Network Capability Analyst, at National Grid

Application Advice: Answer truthfully because you may end up getting caught out!

Interview Advice: Make sure that you understand the fundamentals of the company i.e. that its a monopoly, regulated by Ofgem, transmission owner, system operator. Also make sure you look into the US side of the business as many people forget! It is a very complex business and there's alot of information about it on the website that is not necessarily easy to understand at first. The interviewers will ask you what National Grid does so make sure you are prepared. Also really think about why you want to work for the company, your areas of strength but also be mindful of your areas for improvement. Just remember that the assessors are not there to catch you out - if you've got to an interview then they clearly think you are worth it - they just want to get the best out of you on the day.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Business Analyst

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Nestle

Manufacturing and Focussed Improvement Graduate, Manufacturing Excellence at Nestle

Application Advice: Be yourself, Nestle want the right people, the skills can be applied afterwards.

Interview Advice: Be yourself!

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Business Analyst

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BAE Systems

Commercial Graduate, Commercial at BAE Systems

Application Advice: Make every point you make relevant to the job your applying - never waste a sentence or word just to fill the gaps.

Interview Advice: Do not lie if you do not know the answer - just be honest that you dont know - its not a trick question.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Business Analyst

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CGI

Proposal Analyst, Proposal Management at CGI

Application Advice: Highlight your ability to network and ability to be flexible as you'll meet lots of different people and may be working from different offices depending on what you're currently working on. Give lots of examples of where you've done things before, proof is everything in an application.

Interview Advice: Research the company and their competitors, this comes up in interviews and shows you've done your homework. Highlight any technical skills you have, Microsoft Office skills are useful in any role. Teamwork is always discussed so have some examples of where you've worked successfully (and unsuccessfully) in a team and what the outcomes were.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Business Analyst

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National Graduate Development Programme

National Management Trainee, at National Graduate Development Programme

Application Advice: Be yourself - the recruitment process is quite long and comprises different stages including a written test and a group interview; it would be difficult to keep up a facade across all of the different stages. Use the process as a network opportunity, you will begin to encounter the same people along the way and may even be working with them if you are successful.

Interview Advice: The NGDP website highlights the key chracteristics they are looking for - prepare by thinking about examples of how you have shown those characteristics in the past.

Industry: Charity, Education & Public Sector, Analyst

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Change Agents UK

Flood risk officer, Flood Risk at Change Agents UK

Application Advice: Know how to organise and prioritise your work load.

Interview Advice: Know about sustainable drainage, Arc GIS and local government ways.

Industry: Charity, Education & Public Sector, Analyst

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Imperial Tobacco

Intern, Trade Marketing at Imperial Tobacco

Application Advice: - Know the company and the industry - Be confident that the industry and it´s challenging regulations interest you - Be prepared for a challenge and responsibility - Apply for departments that you believe you would work effectively in; but too, be ope

Interview Advice: - Know your strengths and weaknesses; be honest - The history of the company - The reasons why you want to work for the company and your chosen department - How well your past experience will support you and what it can offer to the company - Why you

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Business Analyst

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NHS

Health Informatics Graduate Management Trainee, Information Management & Technology at NHS

Application Advice: Practice the tests until you feel comfortable, the real tests are harder than the practice tests!

Interview Advice: Research the NHS and its values.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Business Analyst

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EMC

Business Analyst, Business Operations at EMC

Application Advice: -get to know the company before the interview -Set your expectations clear -you don't need to be an IT expert to get hired, but you need strong personality and drive

Interview Advice: -I was asked to prepare a presentation about a IT subjects. A good source if you need to prepare one too is GARNER reports. -prepare questions about youself too, why are you applying on this role and why EMC and not another comapny. -be straightforwar

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Business Analyst

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EMC

Sales Business Analyst, Professional Services at EMC

Application Advice: Emphasis your strengths and be honest about your weaknesses.

Interview Advice: Carry out as much research into the company as possible as well as the graduate schemes avaialable; there is a considerable amount of information online and I also recommend networking with experts in the field.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Business Analyst

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National Graduate Development Programme

National Management Trainee, at National Graduate Development Programme

Application Advice: This role is best suited for candidates who are self-motivated and passionate about making differences in local government.

Interview Advice: There are many stages in the assessment process, each stage requiring a different skill set. For the Council interviews (right at the end) I'd recommend to do a bit of research about what's going on in the local authority, how residents feel about it, and how it relates to your background. I went on the local Guardian website for a couple of hours and read the 'your say' and comment sections to see what challenges were facing the local authority and what residents were saying about them.

Industry: Charity, Education & Public Sector, Analyst

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National Graduate Development Programme

YOS Worker, Youth Offending Service at National Graduate Development Programme

Application Advice: Tell the truth, there is no point pretending to be something that you are not.

Interview Advice: Be confident and apply all previous situations to how it has provided you with information relevant to this job.

Industry: Charity, Education & Public Sector, Analyst

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National Graduate Development Programme

, at National Graduate Development Programme

Application Advice: Answer the question!

Interview Advice: Be clear on why you want to work in Local Government and understand the difference between different types of Authoirty. Working in Local Government is a very different experience and councils will want to know what motivates you to join the sector.

Industry: Charity, Education & Public Sector, Analyst

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National Graduate Development Programme

Management Trainee, City Centre Management at National Graduate Development Programme

Application Advice: Research local government and have a clear understanding of where and why you want to work in this area.

Interview Advice: If you are working for a local authority it is vital to research who they are and what the local issues are. At assessment centre stage a broader understanding of Government projects and topics of interest will be useful.

Industry: Charity, Education & Public Sector, Analyst

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National Graduate Development Programme

National Management Trainee, Commissioning Group at National Graduate Development Programme

Application Advice: If you are unsure where you want to head career wise but, like working in a team, are happpy to get stuck in and 'learn by doing' then the National Graduate Development Programme really could offer you an opportuity to find the right path for you.

Interview Advice: Know lots about the local authority that you are interviewing at Have ideas about how the local authority could move forwards in the future Be yourself - the final interview is ultimately where the decision is made and you cant pretend to be someone else for the next 2 years if you are hired!

Industry: Charity, Education & Public Sector, Analyst

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National Graduate Development Programme

Principal Community Safety Officer, Community Safety at National Graduate Development Programme

Application Advice: Should you want to apply for the scheme, and are successful; make the most of every opportunity offered to you. My council is constantly offering me opportunities to diversify my workload with areas of work that I am interested in. Although my time is taken up by the set out work of each placement, there is remaining capacity for me to involve myself in new and exciting areas in the department, and senior staff are keen for me to do this.

Interview Advice: -Why do you want to work in the public sector/ local government / this particular council. -Make sure you genuinely have an interest in local government and the kind of work they do. -Know the difference between the types of local authority - i.e. Unita

Industry: Charity, Education & Public Sector, Analyst

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National Graduate Development Programme

National Management Trainee, Children’s Commissioning at National Graduate Development Programme

Application Advice: Find out if you have any friends from university who have been successful and ask them for advice. Do as much research as you possibly can.

Interview Advice: Be as prepared as you possibly can and be as personable as possible.

Industry: Charity, Education & Public Sector, Analyst

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EMC

Business Operations Analyst, Global Services at EMC

Application Advice: Understand the process and be proactive in engaging with recruiters.

Interview Advice: Prepare yourself by developing an understanding of what the company actually does and what is the strategy on an executive level. Bring your personality! The recruiters at this company look for charismatic people who like working with people and have a spring of passion and positivity in their blood. Show that you are a go-getter and that you are focused and genuinely interested in adding value and leading change.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Business Analyst

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National Graduate Development Programme

National Management Trainee, at National Graduate Development Programme

Application Advice: Clearly convey passion for working in local government- what does it mean to you and why do you want to develop a career in local government.

Interview Advice: It is a best fit interview for the council. It is a good idea to read up about the council you are applying to so you know all the key priorities/strategic plan. Make use of speaking to current NMT's employed at the council by using knowledge hub to show interest. A lot of the day is also made up of speaking to current NMT's and managers from across the council- its good to show enthusiasm and interest for all of their roles.

Industry: Charity, Education & Public Sector, Analyst

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Kantar Worldpanel

Category Analyst, Usage at Kantar Worldpanel

Application Advice: Research the company, understand their offering and key clients, know what skills they are looking for, practice numerical and logical reasoning tests.

Interview Advice: Be yourself (they are a people business), think about examples from your CV where you've delivered projects to deadlines, worked closely in teams with others, managed client expectations.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Business Analyst

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FDM Group

Business Support Analyst, Business Support at FDM Group

Application Advice: This particular role is good for someone fresh out of university that wants to learn about how a business works. You need a keen eye for detail and good communication skills as we are heavily involved in assisting all members of the business. However, this role isn't a job for life, but a good steppping stone into other areas of the business. The transferrable skills learnt are invaluable.

Interview Advice: Be yourself. Smile. Skills can be learnt, personality cannot. As long as you can show enthusiasm, interest and a good attitude towards work, you will interview well.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Business Analyst

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Nestle

Business Support Analyst, Infrastructure and Business Applications at Nestle

Application Advice: Ensure you have the time to complete the application when you can fully focus on the application. A fifteen minute assignment break isnt the time!

Interview Advice: Don't feel that you have to answer straight away. Take a short period to think about your answer. We often feel the need to fill silence and just start talking. Don't. Embrace the silence!

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Business Analyst

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BP

Sales and marketing graduate, Lubricants SPU at BP

Application Advice: Research the company values and look for evidence of you using them. Research BP's business models and follow it in the news.

Interview Advice: Use strategic analysis as much as possible. In the group interview it is quality over quantity - make observed judgements rather than hollow 'lets consider the time here'.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Business Analyst

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Kantar Worldpanel

Client Executive, Retail Team at Kantar Worldpanel

Application Advice: Need to demonstrate analytical skills and not be put off by numbers Also forming client relationships is a key part of the role so this should be understood and demonstrated

Interview Advice: Interview will include a presentation - these together are vital. Confidence and a clear, thought out argument is key to the presentation whilst being personable and demonstrating key skill set is necessary for the interview itself

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Business Analyst

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BP

BPIM Analyst, BP Investment Management at BP

Application Advice: Focus on drive and commercial acumen. What do you bring to a role - what are your key skillsets.

Interview Advice: I still don't know the correct answer to this one - "tell me about a time that you have been totally overwhelmed".

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Business Analyst

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Vax

Marketing Graduate, Marketing at Vax

Application Advice: Be passionate about the company and tailor your application for vax. Show that you know your stuff by researching the company- look at company website and press releases. Your experience of the company- have an opinion :)

Interview Advice: My feedback from my interview was that they were impressed with the level of knowledge I had on the company and prepared questions on the processes involved in my role. Most of all enjoy it! Vax is a very much about the people

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Business Analyst

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GE

ITLP (IT Leadership Programme), ITLP (IT Leadership Programme) at GE

Interview Advice: Make sure you have examples of when you have demonstrated skills, such as team work. Further to that, have an understanding or be aware of finance. Company's are always aware of the cost of things. Also try and understand GE and the sub businesses so you can request the one that would suit you.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Business Analyst

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Sky

Sky

Application Advice: Keep focus on why in particular you want to work for Sky - don't send a generic application for why you want to work in Technology, simply because Sky is doing things in Technology that not many others do i.e. Broadcast Technology such as Touch screens, and products such as Sky Go and Sky+.

Interview Advice: Brush up on your presentation skills, and prepare in depth for Sky Technology related and standard competency based questions. Having knowledge of Sky products (for example their TV channels, and technology) will give you an advantage in interviews, and in the group discussion. Once again, focus on what exactly attracts you to Sky over other companies Make sure you ask lots of questions - the interviews are also about about you liking the company, as much as it is about them liking you. You have a minimum of 2 years here, so you really need to understand and enjoy the working culture.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Business Analyst

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Atos

Graduate Project Manager, Project Management at Atos

Application Advice: Show your interest in technology, innovation and thinking outside the box

Interview Advice: Be yourself

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Business Analyst

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Procter & Gamble

Application Manager, IT Solutions at Procter & Gamble

Application Advice: Use CAR Context, Action, Result. They really like this and shows good structure.

Interview Advice: Same again use CAR Context, Action, Result. They really like this and shows good structure. In the interview be yourself, the managers are hiring people they want to work with so if you lie they will soon find out.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Business Analyst

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Atos

Analyst Programmer, Information Management & Analytics – Enterprise Content Management at Atos

Application Advice: Have an interest in Content Management (SharePoint, Documentum) etc. and Business Intelligence & Analytics. The latter role doesn't require a technology degree whereas the former does. Do your research, read our whitepapers that we publish on our website.

Interview Advice: Be calm, be rational, be you. Interviews and assessment centre's can be daunting but its just a learning curve, do your research and be prepared.

Industry: IT Support & Telecoms, IT Systems Analyst

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Zurich Financial Services

, at Zurich Financial Services

Application Advice: Identify strong technical knowledge, and a willingness to learn but at the same time you must show potential in being a future leader.

Interview Advice: Do a bit of background into the insurance industry and how it works.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Business Analyst

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Zurich Financial Services

, at Zurich Financial Services

Application Advice: #NAME?

Interview Advice: The interview was part of an assessment day and done on a one-to-one basis. The questions were primarily competency based and best answered following the classic STAR format. More specific questions included - - What do you know about being a Project Manager/Business Analyst? - Why do you want to work in the insurance/financial sector? - Why Zurich and not one of our competitors? Make sure to read up on Zurich's charity work - especially Zurich Community Trust and Zurich Cares.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Business Analyst

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FDM Group

Account Manager, Account Management at FDM Group

Application Advice: Be confident and prepard to work hard.

Interview Advice: Be able to demonstrate what motivates you - money, progression, learning etc

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Business Analyst

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FDM Group

Sales and Delivery Analyst, Sales at FDM Group

Application Advice: Make sure you are tailoring your CV to the job and position you are applying for

Interview Advice: Make sure your passion and interest in IT and technology comes across as well as your personality. Clear communication

Industry: IT Support & Telecoms, IT Systems Analyst

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FDM Group

Buisness Support Analyst, Buisness Support at FDM Group

Application Advice: Enthusiasm is key! be as positive as possible

Industry: IT Support & Telecoms, IT Systems Analyst

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Celsius Graduate Recruitment

Recruitment Consultant, at Celsius Graduate Recruitment

Application Advice: I would say be yourself, show that you want to make money and highlight examples of your competitive nature. A person with lots of personality and a big smile will get the job.

Interview Advice: Make sure that you show them that you want it. It is important to close and ask for the job.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Business Analyst

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National Grid

IS Business Consultant, Global IS at National Grid

Application Advice: It is a people role therefore good stakeholder management skills and the ability to work with others is essential.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Business Analyst

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Capacitas

Junior Consultant, at Capacitas

Interview Advice: - Come prepared for anything related to capacity and performance management principles and be able to elaborate using examples from companies (e.g. lack of forecasting demand and what were the effects for the company) - Be able to support your CV and r

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Business Analyst

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National Grid

Commerical Strategy Analyst, TNS at National Grid

Application Advice: Do you research, NG isnt a simple company and it doesnt have a simple business model

Interview Advice: Be yourself, national grid look for genuine people so if you dont come across like this you may struggle at the interview

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Business Analyst

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Procter & Gamble

Procter & Gamble

Application Advice: Show leadership qualities.

Interview Advice: Talk about projects you've worked on.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Business Analyst

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National Grid

Gas Demand Analyst, Energy Strategy and Policy at National Grid

Application Advice: Research well into the company before applying so you can show how passionate you are about the company

Interview Advice: You will need to be able to demonstrate examples of how you have displayed the companies core values

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Business Analyst

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Procter & Gamble

Account Manager, CBD at Procter & Gamble

Application Advice: Do your research. The P&G Careers website is extremely informative and gives a true indication of what they are looking for. Don't try to change based on what they are looking for. If it doesn't sound like your strengths, it might not be the right thing for you.

Interview Advice: The interviews are based on your experiences, so for example they ask questions like "tell me about a time when you lead a group..." "Tell me about a time when you were flexible in a situation that lead to improved results...£

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Business Analyst

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FDM Group

Graduate Recruiment and Events, Graduate Recruitment and Events at FDM Group

Application Advice: Be confident Be outgoing

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Business Analyst

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VOLKSWAGEN Group UK

Service and Parts Analyst, Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles at VOLKSWAGEN Group UK

Application Advice: Evident what you can offer the group; it will set you apart from other candidates!

Interview Advice: Try and learn about company information beyond what you see as a retail customer (there's so much more to the industry!)

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Business Analyst

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Procter & Gamble

Associate HR Manager, at Procter & Gamble

Application Advice: Read up on what each function/business area does at P&G so you can make the best decision about which role is for you. Because we hire people as managers straight into the function of their interest, with the intention of growing them within this function, you should have a good idea of what it is that function does. Luckily, we hire a lot of graduates through internships so there is an opportunity to see over a 10 week (or 12 month period in some cases), whether it is for you or not!

Interview Advice: You don't need to have an prior knowledge or experience in the area you are applying to but really do take the time to understand P&G's values and what we look for (success drivers). If you know this, you will likely be better equipped for the interview.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Business Analyst

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RM plc

Marketing Events Specialist, Events at RM plc

Application Advice: Be consice and give clear examples of achievements.

Interview Advice: Talk about innovation and improvement. Be enthusiastic.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Business Analyst

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Sky

Technology graduate, e commerce at Sky

Application Advice: Be yourself.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Business Analyst

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FDM Group

Analyst, at FDM Group

Application Advice: Know your field and think about why you want to work in IT

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Business Analyst

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Vax

Marketing Assistant, Marketing at Vax

Application Advice: Research the company and its key values. They really look for people who are passionate and have a fun personality, particularly as they pride themselves on having a fun and family style working environment.

Interview Advice: Many gradaute roles are recruited through assessment days which are quite challenging.. You will have to be prepared to do a presentation, various groupwork tasks and maybe a negotiation exercise. I would also recommend talking to as many Vax employees on the day as you possibly can, as everyone helping out with the day will provide feedback on candidates.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Business Analyst

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FDM Group

IT Consultant, IT Consultant at FDM Group

Application Advice: Do you research about FDM and ensure your CV is free from grammatical and spelling errors.

Interview Advice: During my interview (phone and assessment), I wasn't asked "what went wrong?" which I had often been asked by other companies (in reference to the 2:2 on my CV). They wanted to see that I was passionate about the industry and driven to succeed for both the company and myself. My key tips would be: show passion, be yourself and research the company!

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Business Analyst

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FDM Group

Business Analyst, Towergate Insurance at FDM Group

Application Advice: Create a strong CV.

Interview Advice: Be yourself, show enthusiasm for IT, talk in a professional manner, be well prepared for the obvious interview questions.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Business Analyst

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RB

Marketing Graduate, Marketing at RB

Application Advice: If you can show an entrepreneurial spirit and live examples of step changing projects this would be an advantage.

Interview Advice: Show passion, drive and perseverance.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Business Analyst

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Vax

HR, HR at Vax

Application Advice: Advice: - Do you research on Vax. - Tailor your application. - Have a good interest in the role you are applying for. - Ensure you have relevant experience. - Have passion!

Interview Advice: - Have examples to draw upon. - Research competency questions. - Be passionate! - Have direction

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Business Analyst

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NHS

Business & Performance Manager, Performance at NHS

Application Advice: Be very familiar with all the changes that have occurred in the NHS, and be sure of why you want to work for the organisation.

Interview Advice: I was asked typical interview questions like 'Describe a time you have led a team?'

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Business Analyst

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Morgan Advanced Materials

Graduate Engineer, at Morgan Advanced Materials

Application Advice: They need to have both a technical and commercial interest.

Interview Advice: Brush up on any financial, business strategy knowledge.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Business Analyst

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NHS

Graduate Management Trainee, Finance at NHS

Application Advice: Research the NHS thoroughly and the qualification that you will be doing on the graduate scheme to check it is for you. Speak to past trainees and those currently on the scheme.

Industry: Charity, Education & Public Sector, Analyst

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BAE Systems

Market Analyst, Marketing at BAE Systems

Application Advice: Be very clear. Use simple English, check your grammer and sentance structure, thiink about the competancies that they are looking for and demonstrate how YOU meet each competancy in detail.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Business Analyst

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Civil Service Fast Stream

Analyst, Higher Education at Civil Service Fast Stream

Application Advice: Research and practice online numeracy and verbal reasoning tests and make the most of any opportunities to gain interview experience. Work experience or volunteering also offer clear examples where you have demonstrated compentencies or behaviours which will be asked in the application and interview.

Industry: Charity, Education & Public Sector, Analyst

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Transport for London

IM Graduate, Information Management at Transport for London

Application Advice: Like most graduate scheme applications, you will need to emphasise the demonstration of the desired skills and competencies, tailoring all answers to these is a first start. I would consider this a bare minimum in the process. TfL want not just competent and qualified candidates but passionate individuals that have an intellectual curiosity who get excited about their profession. Furthermore TfL want to see individuals that are eager to take part in the challenge of keeping London moving for today and into the future. Exemplar candidates on paper with top academic credentials and experience/internships etc are not enough, you will need to demonstrate your appetite for the challenge. The application is the first step, during the assessment centre you will be examined to see if you mindset is aligned to the TfL philosophy.

Interview Advice: The assessment centre is held at the TfL offices in London and comprises of a presentation (topic given in advance), a group activity (observed by assessors), an interview and competency based test. The day is intense so I would recommend that you prepare as much as you can in advance. Along with researching the usual corporate info and stats make sure you bring further research into mental ‘toolbox’. Think ‘passion’ and ensure that you show intellectual curiosity to your profession and embrace the challenge of keeping London moving.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Business Analyst

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GlaxoSmithKline

Process Analyst/ Project Manager, Consumer and Commercial IT at GlaxoSmithKline

Application Advice: - Ensure you understand what GSK do as a company and their vision for the future - Read the GSK values to see how they align to yours

Interview Advice: - Use the STAR format (situation, target, action response) - Try and be unique in your examples and questions i.e. avoid the generic ones

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Business Analyst

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Accenture

Analyst, Financial Services at Accenture

Application Advice: Think about what industry interests you most and whether or not you can satisfy your personal goals by joining the company.

Interview Advice: Be confident and make sure you contribute to team discussions.

Industry: Consulting, Research Analyst

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London Stock Exchange Group

IT Analyst, Fixed Income Clearing Service at London Stock Exchange Group

Application Advice: Show the enthusiasm for technology and you will get in.

Interview Advice: What is the most exciting thing you have done using technology?

Industry: IT Support & Telecoms, IT Systems Analyst

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Bank of America Merrill Lynch

Technology Analyst, Front Office Equity Technology at Bank of America Merrill Lynch

Interview Advice: Attempted to answer everything and take onboard hints and correct answers that the interviewer gives you and build on them. Show that you can take knowledge and understand it.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Business Analyst

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Procter & Gamble

Systems analyst, at Procter & Gamble

Application Advice: Be really well prepared for the tests.

Interview Advice: Check advice on P&G website and prepare examples.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Business Analyst

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Procter & Gamble

Business Analyst, Market Insights, Business Intelligence at Procter & Gamble

Application Advice: Be strong in logic and mathematics, but also eclectic.

Interview Advice: Take it easy, no need to feel pressure.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Business Analyst

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Siemens

Business Analyst, Sales and Account Management at Siemens

Application Advice: Take your time and read around about Siemens first. There's a culture within the organisation and throughout you application you will have to articulate the ease of which you could fit into it.

Interview Advice: You are the expert on you so there really are no trick questions possible, your first thought is probably the correct one. However do practice how to adequately articulate your responses, particularly to the standard interview questions that appear all the time. For Example. What is your worst feature?

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Business Analyst

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Paddy Power

, at Paddy Power

Application Advice: Be enthusiasitc.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Business Analyst

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GlaxoSmithKline

IT Associate, Service Development at GlaxoSmithKline

Application Advice: Ensure you are well equiped to share previous experiences in university or other jobs. Ensure you are prepared well in compentency based questions. GSK has a set of values that it lives buy ensure you understand these.

Interview Advice: Ensure you are well equiped to share previous experiences in university or other jobs. ensure you are prepared well in compency based questions. GSK has a set of values that it lives buy ensure you understand these.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Business Analyst

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Accenture

Analyst, at Accenture

Application Advice: Don't write too much, bullet points are best. Show your involvement with activities at university.

Interview Advice: Be ambitious. Show you really want to go places with the job

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Business Analyst

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GlaxoSmithKline

Analyst, at GlaxoSmithKline

Application Advice: Be Open and constantly seeking to challenge yourself

Interview Advice: Understand what the values are and what it means to you, how you can relate

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Business Analyst

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Npower

Complex Hedging Analyst, Complex Risk at Npower

Application Advice: Try to be yourself - show the interviewers who you are and how you'd fit in. Be keen and enthusiastic. Be aware of what is currently going on in the industry. Prepare well.

Interview Advice: Link your skills out to "Critical Behaviours" - Respect, Driving Performance, Collaboration, Accountability, Focus, Customer First and Challenge.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Business Analyst

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Accenture

Analyst, Financial Services at Accenture

Application Advice: Have a think about how you behave in a team, become aware of your strengths and weaknesses and learn how best to manage these. Be open and friendly to everyone.

Interview Advice: Know the company and case studies well, have good questions lined up to ask. Have an understanding about why we're different from our competitors (good and bad points welcome).

Industry: Consulting, Research Analyst

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Accenture

Analyst, at Accenture

Application Advice: Research into the job to make sure it is suited to you.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Business Analyst

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Accenture

Accenture

Application Advice: Expect long hours and plenty of travel (usually not to exciting locations) but also a huge variety of work, the ability to shape your career and some amazing colleagues.

Interview Advice: Do your research, make sure you have an idea of the industries the company works in and some examples of recent projects they have carried out.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Business Analyst

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Accenture

Analyst, Life Sciences at Accenture

Application Advice: Try to highlight both management applicable and social activities.

Interview Advice: Show enthusiasm, social awareness and team working ability. Do not try to take control and view the interview day as a competitive environment

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Business Analyst

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Accenture

Bus. and Sys. Analyst, Analyst consulting group at Accenture

Application Advice: It's not easy, you have to work hard

Interview Advice: Be yourself

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Business Analyst

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Unilever

Finance analyst for Supply Chain, Finance for Supply Chain at Unilever

Application Advice: Think about leadership and the standards of leadership listed on the website. Think about what makes YOU good for THIS role at THIS company

Interview Advice: Competancy based questions what is the diff between a customer and a consumer

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Business Analyst

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DSTL

Graduate Analyst, Complex Weapons at DSTL

Application Advice: Apply against the requirements for your selected role Include notes on any computer modelling experience (not an absolute requirement - I didn't have any) Make sure you are to-the-point and keep away from large blocks of text where possible. Do some research into the military and their relationship with Dstl.

Interview Advice: Go to 'The Student Room' forums for good advice. Do not try to be anyone but yourself. Think about answers to certain questions before you go (see the above forum and the information that Dstl will send you prior to the interviews). Do not be afraid to say 'I don't know'. Try to smile and be enthusiastic.

Industry: Charity, Education & Public Sector, Analyst

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UK Power Networks

Commercial Graduate, Unregulated business – UK Power Network Services at UK Power Networks

Application Advice: Be honest, it's just as much about you gaining a feel for what the company is like. You can't really prepare for the assessment center so just be calm and be yourself.

Interview Advice: Again be honest and come prepared with some examples you can talk about for the competency questions.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Business Analyst

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IPG Mediabrands

Grad Analyst, Futures Sports at IPG Mediabrands

Application Advice: Enthusiasm for your industry.

Interview Advice: Enthusiasm for your industry. Be personable.

Industry: Consulting, Research Analyst

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DSTL

Team Member, System Studies at DSTL

Application Advice: If you are given a choice of roles try and find out who you would be working with for those roles and find out what the job really is about.

Industry: Charity, Education & Public Sector, Analyst

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Boots

Graduate, IT at Boots

Application Advice: In Boots it is all about the customer and providing the best customer care to help people look and feel their best. Keep this in your mind all the time and you will be alright!

Interview Advice: Know your company history, consider the customer (being a customer in a store or a customer within the business) at the front of your mind. Work with everyone in the room, Boots like people that bring out the best in others.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Business Analyst

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Bank of England

Analyst, at Bank of England

Application Advice: Prepare well for competency questions.

Interview Advice: Mixture of competencies (STAR analysis) and understanding of the role of the Bank of England in the economy.

Industry: Charity, Education & Public Sector, Analyst

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Bank of England

Analyst, Special Resolution Unit – Policy Team at Bank of England

Application Advice: The Bank website has a wealth of resources about what it does and latest speeches etc. Definitely suggest reading before applying.

Interview Advice: Read the Bank website. Know roughly where you want to work in the Bank - it matters.

Industry: Charity, Education & Public Sector, Analyst

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UK Power Networks

Graduate, Information System at UK Power Networks

Application Advice: For the assessment day, do not think about what assessors may or may not be expecting from you - just focus on solving the problems that you are given; attitude and team playing it's vital. DO NOT WORRY.

Interview Advice: Your Reasons behind your choice is a common question - why do you want to work for UKPN?

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Business Analyst

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Sellafield Ltd

Project Management and Project Controls Graduate, Project Management at Sellafield Ltd

Application Advice: BE YOURSELF No more no less

Interview Advice: Basic comptencies surrounding; communication, leadership and teamwork. Try to make each answer a STAR (situation, task, action and responce) example. Also try to make them interesting and unique. Gives the assesor the best opportunity to get to know about you.

Industry: Charity, Education & Public Sector, Analyst

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DSTL

Analyst, at DSTL

Application Advice: Be succinct, provide evidence of core skills and competencies

Interview Advice: Know as much as you can about defence, and wider politics. Make sure you know the required skills and competencies for the advertised role. Be friendly and not too formal.

Industry: Charity, Education & Public Sector, Analyst

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DSTL

Analyst, at DSTL

Application Advice: The application process has changed considerably since i joined and now has an assessment process. From what I have heard from friends applying you will need to be patient as the process is somewhat long.

Interview Advice: Read the job specification and the civil service framework which is available online.

Industry: Charity, Education & Public Sector, Analyst

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Sellafield Ltd

Data Analyst, Integrated Work Management at Sellafield Ltd

Application Advice: Company lean toward more Science/ Maths / Engineering backgrounds.

Interview Advice: Be confident!

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Business Analyst

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Telefonica

Sector Marketing Manager, Marketing at Telefonica

Application Advice: Go for it and express yourself

Interview Advice: Be bold and creative

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Business Analyst

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Telefonica

Strategy Analyst, Strategy at Telefonica

Application Advice: Show curiosity and enthusiasm for mobile technology and digital services. You are not expected to know everything, but you do need to show that you are eager to learn.

Interview Advice: Alongside the usual competencies (teamwork, leadership, problem solving), show that you can think outside the box.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Business Analyst

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Telefonica

Strategy analyst, Business strategy at Telefonica

Application Advice: Show that you can be constructive in the way you work but disruptive when it comes to inefficiencies.

Interview Advice: Explain how you can help Telefonica to become a digital telco and familiarise yourself with topics such as wifi, big data or m2m technologies.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Business Analyst

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Renishaw

Commercial Graduate, Research and Development at Renishaw

Application Advice: Be honest and think if you would really move to Wotton under Edge to work

Interview Advice: Be confident but do not be overly confident

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Business Analyst

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Telefonica

Business Analyst, Online Team at Telefonica

Application Advice: Learn Java and Ruby on rails

Interview Advice: Know the companies values and our competitors

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Business Analyst

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DSTL

Maritime Scientist, Maritime Systems Engineering at DSTL

Application Advice: Be succinct, don't ramble. Give enough evidence to show that you have the competencies required for the role - any unusal examples will make you stand out so use them!

Interview Advice: Be confident, seem like you want to be there! Do your research before you arrive - come prepared to ask questions as well as answer them. The interviewers want to see that you are suitable for the role, but they also want to see that you are able to fit into the pre-existing team, so be yourself!

Industry: Charity, Education & Public Sector, Analyst

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DSTL

Analyst, Land at DSTL

Interview Advice: be yourself

Industry: Charity, Education & Public Sector, Analyst

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DSTL

Radar Scientist, Radar Modelling and Analysis at DSTL

Application Advice: University-level knowledge is not required - the whole application process is looking at how university has shaped the way you think about a problem and how it has shaped you as a person as they want to employ people who they are going to get along with!

Interview Advice: Have some awareness of military capabilities; in my interview a very basic knowledge of physics was required but the rest was testing you to see how you think about a problem

Industry: Charity, Education & Public Sector, Analyst

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DSTL

Graduate psychologist, at DSTL

Application Advice: Developing an awareness of the military and information on SDSR is useful and shows an interest in the area.

Industry: Charity, Education & Public Sector, Analyst

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DSTL

Analyst, Logistics at DSTL

Application Advice: The company will give driven individuals the opportunity to succeed and achieve career growth; if you put in the effort, you will be rewarded. The flexible working arrangement allows you to take three days off per month as flexi time; which when cumulated annually is a significant benefit. It also allows certain flexibility on the hours you work each week i.e. if you want to take a Friday off.. you can, or if you want to start late, you can.

Interview Advice: If you get past the early stages through to the technical interview; this interview focuses less on specific technical competencies relating to your academic qualifications and more on your ability as an individual to be critical, including evidence of your approach towards solving problems. Focus on why you are wanting to work for the organisation. I was driven to place my effort in an organisation that has a real benefit to people i.e. our armed forces. Also focus on your flexibility as an individual; within the company you will be expected to work in a variety of different teams and areas, so evidencing your ability to adapt to new situations quickly is important.

Industry: Charity, Education & Public Sector, Analyst

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DSTL

Analyst, Logistics at DSTL

Application Advice: Have some work experience (it took many attempts to get a job without much).

Interview Advice: Make a note of the competencies in the job description and how you fulfill them. There's an interest in both technical knowhow and soft skills (presentation, etc.) Experience of "customer facing" work is usually appreciated. Have at least some knowledge of the military and current affairs (read up on what the military has done recently, it may come up).

Industry: Charity, Education & Public Sector, Analyst

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Amey

Data Analyst, Fleet Department at Amey

Application Advice: Ensure it is the correct role for you and you understand the requirements that have been put in the job description. Always be confident, positive and willing to learn.

Interview Advice: Learn about the company, its ethics and values. Always be prepared for the 'where do you see yourself in 5 years question' !

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Business Analyst

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DSTL

Analyst (social scientist), Psychology at DSTL

Application Advice: You need to be interested in your research area and have good people skills. The way people are managed and research is organised is a critical part of the business function. You should also have an interest in defence/military, which can vary from understanding international relations behind defence activities, to being interested in specific capabilities like how to make better tanks, planes and automobiles.

Interview Advice: Know your competencies, and explain them using the STAR acronym. Also, be prepared to answer some of your areas of interest may apply to defence, which can take some creative thinking. Be aware of current events, how the future of defence is changing and even where are current campaigns (Afghanistan - I've heard of failed interviewees forgetting that!)

Industry: Charity, Education & Public Sector, Analyst

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DSTL

Senior Analyst, Policy and Capability Studies Dept at DSTL

Application Advice: Think about how you approach, de-construct and solve problems rather than all the 'facts' you might have learnt during your degree. Interviewees are much more interested to see how you think than what you know.

Interview Advice: Think about how you approach, de-construct and solve problems rather than all the 'facts' you might have learnt during your degree. Interviewees are much more interested to see how you think than what you know.

Industry: Charity, Education & Public Sector, Analyst

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Thames Water

Business Analyst, Change Management at Thames Water

Application Advice: The business is looking for leaders, a thorough understanding of the water industry is not required Thames Water does much more than just deliver a water supply! Do not feel limited by the option you chose - you can always move between departments

Interview Advice: Be assertive Consider viewpoints of others Research the current changes in the water market - the industry is about to change dramatically

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Business Analyst

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Fidessa

Support Analyst, BSG Support at Fidessa

Application Advice: If you have a genuine interest and can prove it - this company will definitely give you an opportunity.

Interview Advice: Understand the role properly and do background research according to the job description.

Industry: IT Support & Telecoms, IT Systems Analyst

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Paddy Power

Business Intelligence Grad, IT Reporting at Paddy Power

Application Advice: -> Don't be put off if no interest in sports ->

Interview Advice: -> Understand dimensional warehouses & SQL -> Ended up being more of a chat

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Business Analyst

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Costain

Graduate Business Manager, Corporate Development at Costain

Application Advice: Do your research - Know as much about the company as possible. Have some examples of the skills you have. Be confident and if you really want the job, show the recruiters that you are driven to get the job and succeed within the role.

Interview Advice: Part of the assessment centre was a competency based interview. Make sure you have prepared examples from your experiences that you will be able to use during the interview.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Business Analyst

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Sky

Business Analyst, at Sky

Application Advice: Be confident and don't be afraid to apply even if you don't have experience with that particular role. Sky offer good training opportunities and are willing to employ based on people rather than a specific skill set.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Business Analyst

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Sky

Technology Graduate, Customer Management & Delivery at Sky

Application Advice: Answer honestly and show that you're enthusiastic

Interview Advice: Be prepared for a long day.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Business Analyst

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Amey

Management Graduate Scheme, Government at Amey

Application Advice: Be clear about why you're applying. Amey recieves large amounts of applications with limited positions so can be very selective about who they employ. Do your research on the company, try to underatnd the best you can what Amey does. It is a large company offering a large amount of services - a lot of employees are unsure of the total range, knowing this can impress.

Interview Advice: Know the company, understand what they do and how the interact with everyday society. Practice your presentation skills - usually there is a presentation to a few assessors. Relax and be yourself! Interviews are there to get to know the inidivual, how they interact with others and how they'd react in certain situations. Being yourself is key!

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Business Analyst

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Tesco

Business Analyst, Customer Development at Tesco

Application Advice: Be yourself, Tesco is looking for geninue well rounded people. Do some research into the company and area you are applying for.

Interview Advice: Answer competency based questions in the STAR format. Be yourself and make sure you answer the question. Build a rapport with your interviewer, they are looking to see if you will be a good fit in the company in a day to day working situation.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Business Analyst

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Tesco

Project Manager, Dotcom at Tesco

Application Advice: Confidence in yourself, don't worry about the actual job. As long as you believe in yourself training and support will be provided.

Interview Advice: Many logical questions around situations and how you would deal with them.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Business Analyst

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Tesco

Technology Leadership Graduate, Development at Tesco

Application Advice: A key tip would be to think of how you could have performed better looking back at a particular task/situation. Also when tackling questions on company research, don't just use information from the website, look at the company's vision in areas such as cloud computing, delivery processes and etc.

Interview Advice: Be yourself! Tesco doesn't expect every successful candidate to be robots who act and think the same. Remember individuality sparks ideas, and ideas promote innovation.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Business Analyst

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Intel

Collections Specialist, Treasury at Intel

Application Advice: Except fulfilling the basic conditions, make sure you have some additional features in your CV (voluntary work, previous work experience).

Interview Advice: Make sure you do some research about the company before coming to the interview.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Business Analyst

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Unilever

Business Analyst, IT at Unilever

Application Advice: Apply early and ask a friend to check your application before you send it

Interview Advice: Prepare and be honest (you want to be sure that you are actually a good match)

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Business Analyst

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dunnhumby

Comms and Media Analyst, Comms and Media at dunnhumby

Application Advice: Understand exactly what the company does before applying and make your application relevant to that.

Interview Advice: Don't assume things / use data you are given to analyse it.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Business Analyst

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Civil Service Fast Stream

Policy Advisor, DEFRA at Civil Service Fast Stream

Application Advice: Understand why you are applying for the job (not just because it is a competitive graduate scheme).

Interview Advice: Think about examples of things you have done and how they demonstrate ability/competencies beforehand. Don't panic! They are trying to get the best from you.

Industry: Charity, Education & Public Sector, Analyst

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Civil Service Fast Stream

Regional co-commissioner (London), National Offender management service at Civil Service Fast Stream

Application Advice: Take your time to review your competences and use the STAR model.

Interview Advice: Why do you want to work for the civil service - this is harder to answer than you think, be careful not to politicise your answer.

Industry: Charity, Education & Public Sector, Analyst

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Atos

Technical Specialist, Wintel Quality Assurance at Atos

Application Advice: Show what a well rounded individual you are. Show what you have done outside of jobs and university in the local community and that you have experienced real life.

Industry: IT Support & Telecoms, IT Systems Analyst

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Fujitsu

Business Services Graduate, Business Operations at Fujitsu

Application Advice: Make sure you research the role you are applying for, and most importantly, make sure it is a job you actually want!

Interview Advice: Research the company before your phone interview, and make sure you draw from different experiences. Talk about uni work, paid work, interests and any volunteering you may have done. If you get to an assessment centre, be assertive but not domineering towards the other candidates and assessors.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Business Analyst

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Vodafone

Finance Specialist, Finance at Vodafone

Application Advice: Research the company well, Vodafone always have a lot going on at once - find out which one of those things you find impressive mention it in the application.

Interview Advice: Bring your personailty to the interview. The interview process at Vodafone is all about getting to know the individual and their motivations - be ready for questions about what you were like at school/ why you choose your degree/ why you choose to move for uni etc.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Business Analyst

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Vodafone

Commercial Specialist, Terminals UK at Vodafone

Application Advice: If you want to work in a dynamic, competitive and committed environment then this is the place to be. You will be expected to work very hard but the results are worth it and you will get a real sense of satisfaction once another positive result is achieved at the end of the day.

Interview Advice: Be confident, be personable, and do your research into everything Vodafone!

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Business Analyst

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Vodafone

Graduate, CRM Operations at Vodafone

Application Advice: Speak about the things you do outside of University and work, charity and sports are always good. Try to be a good personality with well-rounded skills.

Interview Advice: Why Vodafone? Why this industry? Something you have achieved?

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Business Analyst

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Atos

Business Intelligence Analyst, Business Intelligence at Atos

Application Advice: Good Luck, you will truly be part of something special

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Business Analyst

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Allianz Insurance

Business Analyst, Retail at Allianz Insurance

Application Advice: Some general insurance knowledge would be beneficial. Allianz uses both agile and waterfall development methodologies. Lots of varied oppurtunities across all the divisions.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Business Analyst

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FDM Group

London Sales Analyst, Sales at FDM Group

Application Advice: Be open to opportunties and be clear of what you wish to obtain from the role. Do your research into the company and our initatives as this is what sets us aside from alternative graduate programmes, IT service providers and recruitment companies. We have a strong moral and ethical standpoint in additon to our business objectives and these are very much guiding principles across all departments.

Interview Advice: Talk about where you wish to see yourself/ how you could contribute to the organisation. You initial role is that of an extended interview so allow yourself to be open to potential change and opportunities. As an example, I would never have thought that I could enjoy and relish my role within a Sales capacity prior to learning more about my role and the organisation. No role change is a side step, more a learning opportunity.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Business Analyst

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Npower

Analyst, Risk Analyst & Insight at Npower

Application Advice: use the STAR approach in answering questions.

Interview Advice: Explain why it is the energy industry you want to work in.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Business Analyst

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Allianz Insurance

IT Graduate, Rotational at Allianz Insurance

Application Advice: Tailor your application to the company and insurance sector.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Business Analyst

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Npower

Principle Analyst Graduate, Development Team at Npower

Application Advice: The cliche old of 'be yourself'. It seems to me candidates who stand out are those who are friendly / personable but have a underlying drive which shines through and this is especially noticable at the assessment centre. Know your numerical tests too! Practice makes perfect.

Interview Advice: Drawback from your life experiences to give relevant examples to the questions asked. Nothing is better than fluently drawing from experience, it allows you to respond confidently to any questions asked during the interview stages and will help you stand out. Also as mentioned before, be genuine and personable it helps break the ice during the interview process.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Business Analyst

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easyJet

Project Coordinator, Commercial at easyJet

Application Advice: Online tests can be challenging for some, specially if not used to doing this kind of exercises. So get ready and prepare them.

Interview Advice: The Assessment Centre day is set up so that applicants feel as less pressure as possible and therefore they can give their best. So advice is to enjoy the day, because at the end of the day you'll have enjoyed it.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Business Analyst

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Fujitsu

Management Accountant, Finance at Fujitsu

Application Advice: The soft skills are very important. You need to be able to demonstrate that you'll fit in well with a team, communicate effectively and have an eye for the detail. Academics alone will get you nowhere you need to have achieved outside of University.

Interview Advice: Be prepared for a variety of standard assessment centre activities

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Business Analyst

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Fujitsu

Graduate, at Fujitsu

Application Advice: make sure you know what Fujitsu does and why you want to work in the IT industry.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Business Analyst

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John Lewis Partnership

Business Analyst, Solutions Development at John Lewis Partnership

Application Advice: Read as many blogs, articles, news sites about the retail sector and current technologies- always know what is going on in the wider retail sector and ask challenging questions related to this in the interview.

Interview Advice: Make sure you have good, solid, information backed questions to ask at the end of the interview. Questions that will make them think, not 'what is it like to work here' but more questions that others will not have asked.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Business Analyst

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Fujitsu

Commercial Executive, Commercial at Fujitsu

Application Advice: Give detailed and honest answers. Don't think that you have to have conquered the world to qualify for a job. Just be able to demonstrate that you have skills which will serve you well in the work place without exaggerating.

Interview Advice: Learn about the company before you apply or have an interview, show that you're interested in the work they do and demonstrate what you feel you can contribute to the company. I cannot overstate the importance of soft skills and evidencing them.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Business Analyst

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John Lewis Partnership

Technology Graduate, Retail Solutions at John Lewis Partnership

Application Advice: Be yourself in all aspects of your application. The partnership puts a lot of emphasis on hiring individuals who reflect the partnership values.

Interview Advice: John Lewis and Waitrose graduate schemes are recruiting for future leaders of the business so you are likely to get questions geared around this. Ensure you show a willingness to lead and a hunger for responsibility whilst being a willing and effective team player.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Business Analyst

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Fujitsu

Business Consultant, SAP at Fujitsu

Application Advice: Have relevant examples for competency based questions, use the STAR format, as you should for any interview. Be confident, and prepared to think on your feet.

Interview Advice: General competency based questions: 1. Tell me about a time when you have had to manage a budget... 2. Tell me about a time when you have had to work as part of a team, leading onto something bad about team and how you resolved it

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Business Analyst

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John Lewis Partnership

Graduate Trainee, at John Lewis Partnership

Application Advice: Really put some effort into the initial stages - the competition is fierce, and you wouldn't want to lose out through not having put in enough time.

Interview Advice: Demonstrate honestly that you are enthusiastic and passionate about joining the Partnership.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Business Analyst

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John Lewis Partnership

Technology Graduate, Partnership Services at John Lewis Partnership

Application Advice: Understand the company and its values.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Business Analyst

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John Lewis Partnership

Technology Graduate, Planning & Resourcing at John Lewis Partnership

Application Advice: - Research the company - Understand the values - Research the technology market - Get under the skin of retail

Interview Advice: - Why IT? - Personal development questions - Aspiration questions - Examples of when I demonstrated X, Y or Z - Understanding or retail and technology

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Business Analyst

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Wood Group

IT&S Graduate, IT&S at Wood Group

Application Advice: Start applying as early as possible

Interview Advice: be honest and be yourself

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Business Analyst

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Philips UK

Commercial Graduate, Operations at Philips UK

Application Advice: Make sure you understand the 3 main sectors of Philips; Consumer Lifestyle, Healthcare and Lighting. Ensure you have a good understanding of the market you are applying for, ie. market trends, competitors, difficulties facing the industry

Interview Advice: Make sure you are aware you are constantly being assessed during the assessment centre, including lunch. Make full use of the time to talk to the managers that will be assessing you to find out more about the scheme and make them remember you.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Business Analyst

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Philips UK

Profit Improvement- Commercial Graduate, Retail sales at Philips UK

Application Advice: Ensure you read up on the company’s history, the overall strategy and the company’s performance.

Interview Advice: Be yourself!

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Business Analyst

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Unilever

UFLP: Business and Technology Management, at Unilever

Application Advice: Be open to unusual opportunities- Unilever has a vast array of roles which are not restrictive to applicants who have studied certain degrees. Be unique- share qualities about you which are the things that make you different, nowadays, anyone can have a degree and 6 months work experience. Think about why Unilever should want to hear more about you.

Interview Advice: Relax- it is a two way conversation, you should be assessing whether the interviewer is someone you could work with too. Be yourself- if you're not and you get a role, short-term gain but a long-term fail. Make them want to hear more- share interesting problems and how you solved them by using the qualities that make you unique. That way, they can't find anyone else like you.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Business Analyst

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Intel

Customer Business Analyst, Operations at Intel

Application Advice: Need to do an internship first ideally.

Interview Advice: Honest and relevant examples.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Business Analyst

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Intel

Customer Business Analyst, Operations at Intel

Application Advice: - do your homework on the company and the industry - have a positive proactive attitude

Interview Advice: #NAME?

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Business Analyst

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CoreFiling

QA Engineer, Quality Assurance at CoreFiling

Application Advice: Show interest in IT, demonstrate logical/technical aptitude.

Interview Advice: Demonstrate logical thought process and attention to details. Ask about XBRL and the various software products.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Business Analyst

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Jaguar Land Rover

IT BRM, BRM at Jaguar Land Rover

Application Advice: When applying for IT, JLR is looking for business-focused people.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Business Analyst

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nucleargraduates

nucleargraduate, Transport Operations at nucleargraduates

Application Advice: Provide a diverse range of examples of your competencies as it's not just grades and basic achievements they are looking for; they want someone who is willing to learn and develop themselves as well as the willingness to be part of a large team. At the assessment centres keep an open mind and just get stuck in with whatever is thrown at you! If given the chance to speak to people from different companies take it and ask them lots of questions about what opportunities are available to them in the workplace!

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Business Analyst

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MUFG

Analyst, Corporate Technology – Middleware at MUFG

Interview Advice: Standard assessment centre

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Business Analyst

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Apprentice Technical Analyst, Service Management at E.ON

Application Advice: Do some research on software development fundamentals, have an open mind don't be nervous everyone is very welcoming.

Industry: IT Development & Consulting, IT Systems Analyst

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IT Software Support Analyst Apprentice, Service management at E.ON

Application Advice: With having no previous IT background I was anxious at first that I would find it too difficult. Some advice I would give is that because you are an apprentice you aren't expected to know everything. You must be open minded to taking in a lot of new things and be prepared to learn. The company want to train you to their standards, so sometimes previous experience is not essential.

Interview Advice: There were a lot of questions relating to the apprenticeship scheme for example how you would adapt to change such as working in a professional office environment. The majority of the questions were relating to the role as an apprentice rather than being specifically IT related. It is important to come across as confident and try and ask questions to show enthusiasm.

Industry: IT Development & Consulting, IT Systems Analyst

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Apprentice – IT Analyst, IT at BAM Construct UK

Application Advice: Show that you are willing to learn and develop - this will give any apprentice going for a job an advantage over other people.

Interview Advice: Make sure they research about the company and show an interest in what they do (particularly in the department they are going for) and demonstrate a keen attitude to learn new skills.

Industry: IT Development & Consulting, IT Systems Analyst

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Software Developer, Business Analysis at Accenture

Application Advice: Be enthusiastic about technology even if you have no experience in the sector.

Interview Advice: Don't be shy, bring you not knowledge or experience (although very important).

Industry: IT Development & Consulting, IT Systems Analyst

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