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Barratt Developments

Aspire Graduate, Sales & Marketing at Barratt Developments

Application Advice: Don't send a generalised CV, tailor your CV to the company and link skills to the role you are applying for.

Interview Advice: The application process is rigorous, like most graduate schemes. Swot up on the company, visit a site or two and be passionate.

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering

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Barratt Developments

Graduate, Corporate Sustainability at Barratt Developments

Application Advice: Keep the company key competencies in mind throughout your whole application and try to provide evidence of how you have demonstrated these. It is really important to let your genuine passion shine through throughout the whole process.

Interview Advice: Be yourself and show your passion. Prepare and research as much as you can.

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering

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Willmott Dixon

Management Trainee, Commercial at Willmott Dixon

Interview Advice: Be as honest as possible and be true to your own character. Be confident.

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering

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Barratt Developments

Graduate at Barratt Developments

Application Advice: Do your research - and also be aware that if you don't have a genuine interest in housebuilding/construction/property it will become obvious and you will be unlikely to get the job.

Interview Advice: Read up on the business' priorities and principles.

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering

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ISG Plc

Graduate, Fit Out at ISG Plc

Application Advice: Answer the questions thoroughly, and make sure you cover what the question is asking you. For example, I believe there is a question regarding aspirations in your future career, in which I elaborated that I wanted to become chartered.

Interview Advice: The best advice I would give, is to just be yourself and reflect your own personality into the company's values. For example I got asked about the company's values and how I related to them etc. So research the values and think of instances where you have related to them.

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering

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Barratt Developments

Graduate Land Buyer, Land at Barratt Developments

Application Advice: Do your research, give it a go.

Interview Advice: Be prepared for role-playing exercises with actors, do your research into the industry so you have a feel for what they do, be honest and have a genuine interest in the job. Customers and stakeholders are key, be charismatic and genuine in your approach to tasks.

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering

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ISG Plc

Graduate Trainee, Engineering Services at ISG Plc

Application Advice: Apply highlighting your skills working within a team and interpersonal skills.

Interview Advice: Be friendly and confident - construction is all about dealing with people.

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering

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John Sisk & Son Ltd

Graduate Engineer, Engineering at John Sisk & Son Ltd

Application Advice: Promote your skills within the sector that you studied even if it doesn't seem relevant. John Sisk are looking for motivated young flexible graduates that are willing to learn. The reason for this is due to Sisk being able to train you from day 1 of the programme and the skills you will learn will be the Sisk ways of performing tasks

Interview Advice: Prepare, promote and be honest about all the experiences you have had and try to relate to the questions being asked and don't waffle.

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering

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Barratt Developments

Commercial Graduate, Commercial at Barratt Developments

Application Advice: I put in weeks of research before applying, visiting numerous sales offices, arranging meetings with current employees etc. This really allowed me to understand the company better than I would otherwise, as well as get an insight into the culture.

Interview Advice: They were keen to hear examples to back up questions from your personal life, not just professional life. Focus on personal qualities and characteristics as well as academics and professional experience.

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering

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Barratt Developments

Graduate, Land at Barratt Developments

Application Advice: Tailor the application specifically to the business, the industry and if possible the area you are looking to work. Highlight any key developments in the local area and focus on recent news surrounding the construction and/or relevant industry.

Interview Advice: Come across as enthusiastic with good knowledge on all aspects. Clear reasons why you have chosen Barratt and what makes it stand out from other industries/businesses.

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering

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Barratt Developments

ASPIRE Graduate, Sales and Marketing at Barratt Developments

Application Advice: I would say that in this role, having the right attitude is probably more important than having any particular knowledge. Clearly, prior knowledge would help, but for the most part, you learn as you go. You will be working with people who have 20+ years of experience in this sector and they know things that won't be taught in a classroom. You just have to be willing and open to get the best out of it.

Interview Advice: The interview looks at a lot at your previous experiences in job roles, attitude and whether or not you have big picture focus. The majority of questions in the interview at the assessment centre stage ask for you to provide examples of when you have or haven't done something. At the centre, there are also some role plays which can seem daunting but again, knowledge of company and processes isn't as important as how well you are able to come across.

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering

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Barratt Developments

Commercial Graduate, Commercial at Barratt Developments

Application Advice: At every opportunity, you should look to build on information already provided on a CV. Do more than list your experiences and skills by backing this up with evidence and experiences.

Interview Advice: Take the time to research Barratt and the wider industry and start to form your own opinions. Don't be afraid to ask questions and be prepared to come out of your comfort zone during the assessment centre. Most importantly, be yourself!

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering

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Willmott Dixon

Management Trainee, Production at Willmott Dixon

Application Advice: Be honest and open about both strengths and weaknesses.

Interview Advice: Be confident and honest.

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering

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Barratt Developments

ASPIRE Graduate, ASPIRE Graduate at Barratt Developments

Application Advice: Be yourself. Show your passion for the industry or role you are hoping to work within. Do your research of the company and the industry in general. Don't use generic answers as it shows through on an application.

Interview Advice: Barratt doesn't just want to know what you know about them as an employer but also what you know about the wider industry. However, they recognise that many people won't necessarily have a lot of knowledge about this but so long as you show that you have done some research this is what matters the most. Also, try and use real-life examples of things you have dealt with in the past and try and vary these throughout the interview.

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering

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Barratt Developments

Graduate, Sales and Marketing at Barratt Developments

Application Advice: Be honest and be genuine. I didn't know much about the construction side of the industry but had a genuine passion for new build houses, and in particular Barratt and David Wilson. If you show them your true passion and determination to succeed you can't go far wrong.

Interview Advice: Again, be genuine and let your passion show. If you can't do that naturally you might be applying for the wrong job. Barratt is also about your potential, not entirely on what you have done previously so highlight all your skills and show how these can be improved and how determined you are to learn more.

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering

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Berkeley Group

Graduate Technical, Technical at Berkeley Group

Application Advice: Be thorough in your research and bring a new idea or concept into your application if possible.

Interview Advice: Again bring a new concept or idea into the task you are asked to do, dress smartly, talk to everyone you can at the interview and be sociable.

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering

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John Sisk & Son Ltd

Graduate Quantity Surveyor, PPP & Strategic Development at John Sisk & Son Ltd

Application Advice: Revise on the companies policies.

Interview Advice: Unique questions are asked compared to the usual 'why do you want to work here'.

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering

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John Sisk & Son Ltd

Quantity Surveyor, Commercial at John Sisk & Son Ltd

Application Advice: Ensure you get site experience before applying. Ideally with the company.

Interview Advice: Do your research, relax and be yourself.

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering

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John Sisk & Son Ltd

Graduate Engineer, Engineering at John Sisk & Son Ltd

Application Advice: Tailor your CV to the relevant skills required for the role.

Interview Advice: Be yourself. The company are looking at who you are as a person as well as your qualifications. Dont try to be what you think they are looking for, just be who you are and try to be confident.

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering

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John Sisk & Son Ltd

Graduate Quantity Surveyor, UK South at John Sisk & Son Ltd

Interview Advice: The interview consists of an assessment day which puts you through various tasks which assess your verbal and written communication skills. These include a variety of tasks including Group Discussion, Interview, Written Critical analysis, Fact-Finding Mission, Presentation etc. My advice would be to try and relax as much as you can during the day.

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering

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John Sisk & Son Ltd

Graduate Quantity Surveyor, North & Major Projects at John Sisk & Son Ltd

Application Advice: Be honest and open. The company is driven by its values of integrity.

Interview Advice: Be yourself, be nice & polite.

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering

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Willmott Dixon

Management Trainee, Production at Willmott Dixon

Application Advice: Be honest

Interview Advice: Be honest about what you know but also what you don't. A big part of the trainee program is learning new skills. How you are as a person is just as if not more important. Make sure this shines through .

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering

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Willmott Dixon

Management Trainee, Commercial at Willmott Dixon

Application Advice: Honest and have work experience

Interview Advice: Main question was why construction and why surveying

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering

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Croudace Homes

Assistant Engineer, Technical-Engineering at Croudace Homes

Application Advice: Ensure your technical ability/capability is expressed along with all extracurricular showing how well rounded you are.

Interview Advice: Ensure that you are able to convey your ability to learn and desire to expand your knowledge.

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering

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Berkeley Group

Technical graduate, Technical at Berkeley Group

Application Advice: Understand the culture and values. Focus on the Our Vision commitment. Be prepared for long hours and hard work

Interview Advice: Visit a Berkeley development Know the company and their culture

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering

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Berkeley Group

Graduate Quantity Surveyor, Commercial at Berkeley Group

Application Advice: Apply early and ensure your CV represents you

Interview Advice: I would recommend being yourself and ensuring you show drive and determination to develop yourself

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering

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Croudace Homes

Undergraduate surveyor, Build at Croudace Homes

Application Advice: Don’t worry about the little details like location

Interview Advice: Stay calm and be yourself

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering

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Croudace Homes

Undergraduate Architectural Assistant, Design at Croudace Homes

Interview Advice: Prepare to talk about the work you've done, in a presentation format.

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering

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Berkeley Group

Commercial Graduate, Commercial at Berkeley Group

Application Advice: Make sure that you do your research before starting your application

Interview Advice: Be yourself, but make sure you remain professional

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering

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Berkeley Group

Graduate Planner, Land and Planning at Berkeley Group

Application Advice: Do your research before applying, look at documents produced by the company to get a feel for it's values and culture.

Interview Advice: Use what's around you to express yourself. I pointed to images on the wall to use as examples why I wanted to work for the company. Be early, Berkeley is very keen on time management.

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering

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Croudace Homes

Engineer, Technical at Croudace Homes

Application Advice: Research housebuilding. Understand market trends, construction techniques and be commercially aware.

Interview Advice: Come prepared with questions of your own and show a strong interest in the industry.

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering

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Croudace Homes

Undergarduate Land Negotiator, Land at Croudace Homes

Application Advice: Describe the key skills of the job with reference to something you have completed or taken part in.

Interview Advice: Positive attitude to all challenges.

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering

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Croudace Homes

Undergraduate Graphic Designer, Sales & Marketing at Croudace Homes

Application Advice: I would encourage them to really do what you think and feel is right for them. Look at the benefits and risks and see which one outweighs the other for them. A placement is not for everyone, but if you're motivated you can do whatever you want. Put time and effort into your application; CV, company research, portfolio etc. all of that doesn't just come to you for free, you have to show you have what it takes. It is great to take inspiration from others and apply your own look and feel to things, don't be afraid to show your own work and make it look presentable.

Interview Advice: Take digital and physical work, as a Graphic Designer over half of your work will be used on screen rather than having an actual physical copy. Using mock up websites are also great to show what your work can look like in; real life, application, poster, tv ad etc. Another great portfolio tip I learnt was to mount my printed work onto card to show a nice balance e.g. photo editing skills onto black or white mount-board to show nice depth and contrast in my work.

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering

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Willmott Dixon

Commercial Management Trainee, Commercial at Willmott Dixon

Application Advice: Show your passion for the industry and role.

Interview Advice: Show your personality and highlight areas in which your personality will suit the role you are applying for.

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering

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Willmott Dixon

Management Trainee, Sustainability and Social Value at Willmott Dixon

Application Advice: Have an open mind and show how willing you are to learn and how passionate you are to do the job and give something different to the company.

Interview Advice: Be yourself and show your passions.

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering

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Willmott Dixon

Management Trainee, Commercial at Willmott Dixon

Application Advice: Highlight skills and attributes such as leadership and working efficiently within a team.

Interview Advice: Be confident and direct. Questions will often be based on what you have illustrated within the application. Technical and industry based questions will be based around your current knowledge.

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering

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Willmott Dixon

Management Trainee, Design Management at Willmott Dixon

Application Advice: If you are the type of person who is severely competitive and looking for your name to appear on golden plaques within 1 month of starting a role, this isn't for you. Willmott Dixon looks for people who are true team players, genuinely friendly and those who are not afraid to put in some hard graft in order to achieve a level of autonomy.

Interview Advice: Make sure you know what you actually want, where you want to specialise. Don't be pretentious, Willmott Dixon is a family owned business and they prefer genuine, grounded people with good values and people skills above everything else. Interviews will be based on 121 with HR, group assessment and another 121 with a director. The group assessment is a task-based activity. Relax, be a true team player, show co-operation, take some form of lead, remain charismatic and make your people and analytical skills shine.

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering

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Willmott Dixon

Management Trainee, HR at Willmott Dixon

Application Advice: Look at the company website to find out some information about the trainee scheme and what the company is all about. Some of the trainee's also do vlogs about what they may get up to at work during the day, which can be really interesting to watch to learn about the scheme and a bit about construction. Also the construction industry has so many different roles, so researching about the different jobs that you can get involved in can really help see what areas you may be interested in. It isn't all just about roles that you may typically associate with construction!

Interview Advice: Demonstrate you are willing to learn - the trainee scheme is all about learning your role, the industry and about how the company works. The scheme attracts a wide variety of people e.g. school leavers, graduates or people that may want a career change, so there is no typical 'Management Trainee' and you won't be expected to immediately know everything. Most importantly be yourself as much as you can, even if you are slightly nervous and not sure of what to say. It's okay to take time to think about an answer to a question, rather than rush a response that you may not have given if you had taken a minute to think.

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering

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Willmott Dixon

Management Trainee, Willmott Dixon Constuction Manchester at Willmott Dixon

Application Advice: Ensure your CV is fully up to date, and try to sell yourself even in the application stage.

Interview Advice: Be prepared, At my interview I had to do a small presentation about myself. So being confident and clear goes along way. and most of all be yourself.

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering

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Willmott Dixon

Management Trainee, Quantity Surveying at Willmott Dixon

Application Advice: Your skills don't necessarily need to be construction/technical related. Highlight what your key skills are and why they are going to be key to your development and what you can bring to the company. In my application, none of my skills were construction related - you are a trainee for a reason, they are not expecting you to know everything/anything about construction but if you are keen/willing to learn and you have the right people skills they are likely to hire you for that over anything.

Interview Advice: Make it clear how keen you are to learn. They hire you for your attitude and train you for skill. I did not have any previous experience in construction but they could see my eagerness and determination to learn which is the most important thing. You must have the right attitude and they will give you every opportunity to get the career progression you want.

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering

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Willmott Dixon

Management Trainee, Preconstruction at Willmott Dixon

Application Advice: Read into the company in which you are applying. Understand the industry as best you can, but also dont be afraid to ask! Really think about how your skills are best suited to a role. try and show how you are different.

Interview Advice: be yourself. Remember that the person interviewing you can be as nervous as you are as you are interviewing them as much as you are being interviewed. Use what you know about the company to your advantage, but also ask how they feel about the company. Personal strengths and weaknesses are a classic question, but they will also ask what area you would be interested to train in. This is not for a final decison but to help guide them into where you could potentially fit into the WD teams

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering

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Willmott Dixon

Design Management Trainee, Design at Willmott Dixon

Application Advice: Explain each type of work experience you had and why it would relate to the role.

Interview Advice: Be friendly and confident. They mainly ask why you chose the role and what you believe you will get out of it.

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering

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Willmott Dixon

Management Trainee, Commercial at Willmott Dixon

Application Advice: Successful applicants get to an assessment day which can be a long intensive day but it is worth it as you are told the outcome on the day so no waiting to find out.

Interview Advice: Be yourself - there is a certain ethos here at Willmott Dixon so being yourself will ensure it is a good match on both sides.

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering

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Willmott Dixon

Environmental Management Trainee, Environment and Sustainability at Willmott Dixon

Interview Advice: Know the company values and have strong valid reasons as to why you want the role you are applying for.

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering

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Willmott Dixon

Management Trainee, Legal at Willmott Dixon

Application Advice: Be honest and passionate about whatever you are talking about.

Interview Advice: A knowledge of the company and history goes down well. But like anywhere a passion for what you are talking about be it hobbies, sports, interests, work, the role comes across very well. The work the company does outside 'pure construction' is also a good go to.

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering

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Balfour Beatty

Assistant Quantity Surveyor, Balfour Beatty Regional at Balfour Beatty

Application Advice: research the construction industry as a whole and dont be afraid to ask your own questions to the interviewer

Interview Advice: tell us about Balfour Beatty zero harm, tell us a time where you showed energy in a team

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering

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Mott MacDonald

Project Leader, Water at Mott MacDonald

Application Advice: Make sure you demonstrate that you are genuinely interested in the sector or a particular career.

Interview Advice: You don't need to study for the interview but make sure you know the technical fundamentals as well as terminology related to the particular type of work you will be doing. I would recommend doing a bit of research about the office (projects and clients this particular office serves or works with) that you would work in) . Ask questions at the end of the interview.

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering

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John Sisk & Son Ltd

Engineer, Civils at John Sisk & Son Ltd

Interview Advice: There is an assessment day that puts you through your paces across a broad spectrum of sectors. However, you do get a sense of how Sisk wants you to perform and the Sisk personnel that are present on the day will give you a good view into Sisk and the Excelerate program. Advice would be to relax and make logical inputs when required.

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering

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John Sisk & Son Ltd

Section Engineer, Civils at John Sisk & Son Ltd

Application Advice: Give yourself time for the application as it was quite lengthy.

Interview Advice: Get involved in the assessment day. Show your character.

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering

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Lendlease

Finance Analyst, Finance at Lendlease

Application Advice: Research company values and strategy. Answer questions with examples from work experience.

Interview Advice: Use your research about the company in the group exercise. Typical interview questions, very conversational, answer using examples from work experience.

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering

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Arcadis

Graduate Cost Consultant, Buildings – Residential at Arcadis

Application Advice: Be yourself and be confident in your ability. Know the company values. Be concise in your application, don't waffle but mention what is relevant to the role and be personal.

Interview Advice: Don't stress. Learn the company values and have an idea of projects that the company has been involved in as well as a general idea of what the business does. Look into the role, and know what you're interviewing for.

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering

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Costain

Finance Graduate, Finance at Costain

Application Advice: Innovation is key. Be innovative with thinking.

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering

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Costain

Graduate civil engineer, Civil engineering at Costain

Application Advice: Answer all question in detail. Research the company thoroughly as this will help in the application process. Apply all experiences when answering questions. Have integrity and be truthful.

Interview Advice: Research the company thoroughly its values and business goal. Future , current and past project the company is involved in- this will be a good talking point. Use the STAR (Situation, Task, Activity and Result) technique when rehearsing and preparing interview answers for a range of different question. Prepare for competency and situational based questions. TIP - if your unsure of how to answer a question in the interview simple buy some time by saying " That's a really good question could I have a moment to think about it please" this will give you a short amount of time to think about it. Example in a technical interview - If you don't know something don't try to blag the question just simply be truthful and say I'm not really sure how to answer this question how would you tackle this task/question. This will show them that you have integrity and will be truthful.

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering

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Costain

Graduate Mechanical Engineer, at Costain

Interview Advice: 3/4 part assessment day: - assessed group discussion on set out topic with presentation at the end - infront of panel of interviewers (best advice here is to listen to others and build on their ideas, as well as speaking up to put your ideas out. Make sure to not overpower the discussion or disregard others ideas - always look to build upon and encourage others to share) - 1 on 1 interview (standard interview format of both technical aspects and how you would react in various situations - note that on wikipedia Costain did a lot of work in Dubai, Hong Kong etc, however nowadays they are mainly UK based so use relevant and up to date examples not projects from before Costain's downsizing). - individual presentation on a predetermined subject in front of a panel (prepare well for this, speak calmly - not a difficult section however others psych themselves out for this part and stumble at the final hurdle - keep calm, be prepared, and they'll ask you a few easy questions at the end). - technical assessment (not sure if they still do this but they threw in a question paper to fill the time whilst the group assessors discussed our group presentation - nothing difficult, typical aptitude test numerical questions).

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering

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Costain

Graduate Mechanical Engineer, Severn Trent Amp 6 Framework at Costain

Application Advice: Ensure you application is tailored to suit the needs of a fast paced and complex industry like construction: management

Interview Advice: Ensure you research the company beforehand and know what direction its heading in; it allows you to tailor your answers to what the interviewer wants to hear rather than some generic response.

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering

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Costain

Graduate Quantity Surveyor, Commercial at Costain

Application Advice: Try and get as much experience as you can throughout university or college by undertaking internships / summer placements and placement years. This experience will make you stand out as everyone applying will have good qualifications!

Interview Advice: Firstly; research the company (this goes for any interview) - Who is interviewing you? -What sectors do the company work in? -What recent projects have they had? what projects interest you and why? -Company strap line... it's a question companies like to ask knowing most people won't know! Secondly; use the STAR approach to interview prep! (google it...) - Focus mainly on AR, what actions you undertook and what outcome that came up with! - This makes sure are on topic. Finally a couple of things -Get some good questions together about the interviewer(s) e.g. about their job progression - this shows you are already thinking about progression! Maybe ask about projects they have enjoyed? Also questions about the company... This is something you can think of as you are researching. And ALWAYS ask about the support they offer you to become chartered... if a company doesn't offer you good support, don't bother wasting your time! - Finally take your time, don't rush answers! I forget how many times I got asked a question paused for 5 second to think and then answered, it shows you are trying to think of a good example! or said "I Know I have a good answer for that, I've just gone blank, could we come back to it?". This all shows that you think things through and won't just jump to an answer that may not be right!

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering

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Costain

Graduate Quantity Surveyor, Commercial at Costain

Application Advice: Make your extra curricular stand out just as much.

Interview Advice: Be genuine, The company look for people who they can train that will fit into a team but at the same time have personal interests such as volunteering. Show passion about anything just have a passion for something that doesn't need to be directly relevant to your degree. I was asked how I feel I make an impact in today's society? The interviewer just wants to get to know you so say the real answer don't lie.

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering

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Costain

Finance Graduate, Finance at Costain

Application Advice: Take your time to understand the company, and why you'd want to work there.

Interview Advice: Keep calm and be yourself.

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering

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Costain

Senior SHE advisor, Safety, Health and Environment at Costain

Application Advice: Get your application in early and take your time to complete the covering letter.

Interview Advice: Research Costains history and the innovation that we have been involved in over the years. We take pride in being an ethical company both from a supply chain perspective but also in the way we operate with lots of Green initiatives in operation.

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering

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Mott MacDonald

Structural Engineer, Buildings and Infrastructure at Mott MacDonald

Application Advice: Do research on the company. Know the market and upcoming work.

Interview Advice: Do research on the company. Know the market and upcoming work.

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering

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Arcadis

Graduate Civil Engineer, Rail at Arcadis

Interview Advice: Be forward at the assessment centre and don't be shy about brining your ideas to the task.

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering

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Costain

Site Engineer, Construction at Costain

Application Advice: Focus on the experience you have and the personal skills you can bring to the company

Interview Advice: Get involved in assessment days and interviews 100%

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering

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Costain

Graduate Civil Engineer, Highways at Costain

Application Advice: Share the company's values, show you are a team player, and only include relevant experiences.

Interview Advice: Be a team player when it comes to the group interviews, don't be afraid to say " I don't know", read up and research extensively on the company and its projects; both completed and ongoing.

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering

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Costain

Graduate Quantity Surveyor, Commercial at Costain

Application Advice: Show clear desire to work in this industry.

Interview Advice: Be yourself and show commitment.

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering

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Barratt Developments

Graduate, Land at Barratt Developments

Application Advice: Know the industry and the division (if applicable) Don't lie Only include experience if it is relevant

Interview Advice: Know the industry and the division (if applicable) Research who is interviewing you Visit a development if you can

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering

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Countryside Properties

Graduate Trainee, Development at Countryside Properties

Application Advice: Don't worry if you don't have a relevant degree, this company values more than that.

Interview Advice: Make sure you know why you are applying for a job in house building.

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering

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Lendlease

Finance Trainee, Finance Services at Lendlease

Application Advice: Be thorough when filling out the application form. Read what is required of you carefully. Try to be as well rounded as you can and include all different experiences and skills from lots of different sources. Identify and describe as many skills as you can from what you have learnt at university.

Interview Advice: Just completely be yourself in all aspects of the interview process. When answering questions in the face to face interview give yourself time to think. You can do this by repeating back the question they have asked as part of your answer before you actually give the answer to the question.

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering

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Lendlease

Assistant Construction Manager, Lendlease Construction Europe at Lendlease

Application Advice: When answering the questions make sure that you include weaknesses and how you are solving them. Construction is about progression and constant learning. Your weaknesses are just as important as your strengths.

Interview Advice: Be yourself, I noticed through my time on graduate interviews that people use a façade and hide how they truly are. Trust me if you are yourself you will enjoy your work more and it won't feel like a job.

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering

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Costain

Graduate Site Engineer, Engineering at Costain

Application Advice: Highlight not only technical knowledge but also soft skills.

Interview Advice: Be honest and open about your experiences. Try to correlate any academic experience to a real life situation.

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering

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ISG Plc

ISG Plc

Application Advice: As this is a construction company try to show you have knowledge about the industry and relate experiences using terminology commonly used. For example, if you applying to be a construction manager demonstrate managing people and show you know about planning etc. If your applying to be a QS show you know what it takes to be a QS and not blanket statements. Try be specific and relay your experiences with it (even if it is not construction related).

Interview Advice: The assessment centre is where most people struggle. The first stage of the interview asks you normal competency questions which you would be prepared for, but also one or two questions about construction as a whole. The Assessment Centre is more challenge where you will first do a detailed interview. You will first be asked about your experiences on your CV, then harder questions on construction common knowledge such as: How would you implement sustainability? How could you improve a specific process etc (There's no wrong answer but show you can think on the spot). Next stage would be a group interview, I found this most challenging. You will be given a document of information where you would need more time to read through so I would recommend you highlight specific instructions given to you and get an idea of what the main task is. If you're completely lost don't panic, as many people will feel the same way. Your best option would be to manage the information your group has obtained and organise it. You can be an ideas person, organiser, leader, to give yourself the best opportunity I would recommend to be the leader and even if you do not have ideas manage and organise the team (Not just a time keeper) and make everyone relay information back to you. Take charge of being the note taker. Our task was to refurbish a coffee shop for a client in time for their grand opening, we were given dates and we had to choose between 2 or 3 different suppliers to complete the works. They all differed in price, experience, and timings, and in the end we chose a reliable supplier with a more expensive price (Reputation is more important) and were late in completing the project. As long as you come up with alternatives for your shortcomings the assessors will love that you thought about it come question time.

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering

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Costain

Section Engineer, Civil/Infrastructures – Natural Resources at Costain

Application Advice: Be yourself.

Interview Advice: The interview was very "human" and laid back. The objective was clearly to put us at ease, while making sure the best of us came out. A combination of group exercise, competency based interview and presentation (prepared in advance) allows everyone to shine where they are best.

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering

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Lendlease

Graduate Project Manager, Consulting at Lendlease

Application Advice: Don't lie. Coming from a Business Studies degree background, I was the only non-cognate applicant in my assessment centre (with seven other people). Throughout the application/assessment centre process, rather than making up experience to put me on a level playing field, I sold myself on being able to offer different insights and perspective, which certainly played a key role in securing my job offer.

Interview Advice: Ask relevant/challenging questions. It's easy to ask questions like 'What's the company culture like?' and 'What are the typical working hours?', but these are generic questions that apply to all companies. Instead, do your research and ask questions that apply to the business. For example, if you're applying for a job at a small, local SME, don't ask about international opportunities. Also, ask questions that challenge the business and show that you're making a conscious decision. For example, ask about the company's weaknesses and what the business is doing to rectify them.

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering

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Croudace Homes

Assistant Site Manager, Building at Croudace Homes

Application Advice: apply quickly

Interview Advice: show them that you really want the job

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering

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Costain

Section Engineer, Project Delivery at Costain

Application Advice: Ensure you have relevant experience in engineering if possible. if not highlight experiences that will tie in with your role in engineering.

Interview Advice: Feel relaxed and open about your experiences when talking.

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering

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Arcadis

Junior Consultant, Buildings at Arcadis

Application Advice: be honest and research company values

Interview Advice: be aware of large successful projects and be ready to discuss your own experiences instead of technical jargon

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering

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Croudace Homes

Graduate Assitant Site Manager, Building at Croudace Homes

Application Advice: It would be advisable to gain experience on building sites before starting with Croudace, in doing so Graduates would have gained a feel for site life beforehand.

Interview Advice: Candidates should be well versed on the content of their CV, know a bit about Croudace and understand the importance of Health and Safety, Quality, Production and Cost with regards to house building.

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering

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Taylor Wimpey

Graduate Management Trainee, at Taylor Wimpey

Application Advice: - Offer something that makes you stand out and you can draw experiences from e.g. travelling, volunteer work etc. - Research the company! - Stay motivated, there are a lot of stages so take each one as it comes. - Be confident at the assessment centre, don't stand back and let other people do all the talking. You won't make the impact you want.

Interview Advice: 1) Learn about the company and the industry they operate in e.g. current challenges, competitors etc. 2) Commercial Awareness; keep up to date with current affairs, news and it doesn't hurt to know the current share price. 3) Usually the final interview involves a presentation, so practice it over and over until you know it and its contents like the back of your hand.

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering

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Costain

Graduate Site Engineer, Highways at Costain

Application Advice: Show enthusiasm, highlight any experience you have gained related to construction/engineering outside of academia. Relate skills and qualities gained from extra curriculum activities to a position within the company Read up on Costain's history, values, strategy.

Interview Advice: Show enthusiasm, highlight any experience you have gained related to construction/engineering outside of academia. Relate skills and qualities gained from extracurricular activities to a position within the company. Read up on Costain's history, values, strategy.

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering

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Morgan Sindall

Graduate Quantity Surveyor, Highways at Morgan Sindall

Application Advice: Illustrate your aspirations within the company, demonstrate previous experience and be concise with the information you are trying to portray.

Interview Advice: Show your appreciation and understanding of the company's vision and values.

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering

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Morgan Sindall

Graduate Quantity Surveyor, Commercial at Morgan Sindall

Application Advice: Don't over sell yourself in the application, as in a graduate role, you are not supposed to know everything on day one.

Interview Advice: Don't over sell yourself in the interview, as in a graduate role, you are not supposed to know everything on day one.

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering

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Siemens

Intern QS, Commercial at Siemens

Application Advice: Be concise.

Interview Advice: Be confident.

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering

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Siemens

Quantity Surveying Intern, Rail at Siemens

Interview Advice: Try not to be too nervous, obviously the interviewers will expect some nerves but elaborate on answers and be chatty. For this role as an intern they're looking for someone who they want to work with and can train rather than someone who has the skills already. Was a relaxed style interview and wasn't too testing, general questions included previous work and giving examples for different situations.

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering

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Costain

Costain

Interview Advice: Go through the company website to gain a thorough understanding of what the company has done, do, and their plans for the future. A number of questions were asked on these.

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering

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Arcadis

Graduate Cost Consultant, at Arcadis

Application Advice: Relax as a much as possible when doing the video interview and if you're successful in getting to the next stage, ensure you prepare thoroughly for the short presentation you'll be asked to do.

Interview Advice: Know the company and the job role you're applying for inside out.

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering

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Taylor Wimpey

Graduate Management Trainee, Technical at Taylor Wimpey

Application Advice: Be thorough and honest, because it will likely be referred back to at the later stages of the recruitment process.

Interview Advice: Be honest and be yourself. If you've made it this far they are happy with your skills and competency, this is an opportunity to let your personality shine and demonstrate your ability to integrate well with TW's values.

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering

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Taylor Wimpey

Graduate, Marketing at Taylor Wimpey

Application Advice: When applying make sure you personalise your CV / Covering letter.

Interview Advice: Be yourself!

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering

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Kier

Kier

Application Advice: Be clear on expectations, location and position

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering

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Morgan Sindall

Graduate Mechanical Engineer, Nuclear.Energy.Water at Morgan Sindall

Application Advice: Cover Letter and CV.

Interview Advice: - Knowledge of the current projects Morgan Sindall are involved with. - What are your career aspirations!

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering

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Balfour Beatty

Assistant Bid Manager, Business Development at Balfour Beatty

Application Advice: Practice psychometric tests in advance

Interview Advice: Research the company in detail before you attend the interview Be prepared for an assessment centre interview Make sure you have plenty of questions to ask

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering

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Balfour Beatty

Site Engineer, Investments, Major Projects, Highways at Balfour Beatty

Interview Advice: Don't be afraid to ask questions

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering

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Balfour Beatty

Graduate Quantity Surveyor, Central Work Winning at Balfour Beatty

Application Advice: Standard application style - just do your research.

Interview Advice: Be interesting and easy to talk to.

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering

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Balfour Beatty

Graduate Construction Manager, Constrion Management at Balfour Beatty

Application Advice: Make sure you mention any form of experience (e.g placement, vocational etc.) however short it was.

Interview Advice: Just be yourself, try to research the company before hand. It's always enormously impressive if you use figures in an interview or presentation.

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering

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Balfour Beatty

HSES Graduate, UKCS Scotland & Ireland: HSES Function at Balfour Beatty

Application Advice: Tailor your CV to the role you're applying for & make sure you show what you did/can do rather than just state it.

Interview Advice: Research the company; learn the values and standards and what it means to me/how you relate; what are Balfour Beatty's biggest challenges? What are Balfour Beatty's current campaigns? Essentially, just take time to learn about the company you are applying for.

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering

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Balfour Beatty

Business Management Graduate, Plant and Fleet Services at Balfour Beatty

Application Advice: Prepare well for each element of the application, whether that be doing lots of psychometric tests to practice or reading up about the company well before the video interview.

Interview Advice: Do lots of research on the industry and the business, make sure preparation is thorough.

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering

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Balfour Beatty

Graduate Civil Engineer, Power Transmission & Distribution at Balfour Beatty

Application Advice: Do summer placements. This will benefit you when you apply to any company.

Interview Advice: Do research on the company. Understand the sector you are applying to and highlight your flexibility.

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering

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Balfour Beatty

Graduate Engineer, Operations at Balfour Beatty

Application Advice: Research the company meticulously and understand their core market, its strategy, initiatives and values.

Interview Advice: Be proactive, open, honest and approachable. Induce yourself to assessors, ask questions about the company and what they do. There is a big emphasis on team work at Balfour Beatty and they are likely to ask you to provide examples of how you worked in a team or set group exercises at assessment centres.

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering

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Balfour Beatty

Graduate Engineer, Regional at Balfour Beatty

Application Advice: Only apply for the role if you really want it, not because you want to send in as many applications.

Interview Advice: It’s so important that you feel passionate about what you want to do, and the key thing is being able to show that passion and enthusiasm to the interviewer. Show them how much you want the job through your desire to learn and progress.

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering

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Balfour Beatty

Graduate Design Coordinator, Technical Services at Balfour Beatty

Application Advice: Degree in Civil Engineering or something Architectural. Show a willingness to learn and demonstrate organisation and being a team player.

Interview Advice: Be positive, energetic and confident. Show a willingness to be flexible and to learn.

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering

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Balfour Beatty

Assistant Cost Manager, Gas & Water – Commercial at Balfour Beatty

Application Advice: Make sure your application stands out from the rest. Avoid saying you could do what only the CEO is capable of, they know you are a graduate.

Interview Advice: Prepare before you attend. Research the 'Build to Last' programme and understand what the company is trying to achieve with it.

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering

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Morgan Sindall

Graduate Design Engineer, Morgan Sindall Engineering Solutions at Morgan Sindall

Application Advice: Whilst academic achievement is important, other traits that an applicant can show in their application like responsibility, adaptability and a willingness to leave your comfort zone can also be very important.

Interview Advice: Be honest, don't underestimate any previous experience you have, and remember that the people interviewing you are likely to be people that you will work with, so they want someone that they can work with too.

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering

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Taylor Wimpey

Graduate, Various at Taylor Wimpey

Application Advice: Make sure to research all areas of the business and the attributes that they look for in a graduate. I'd advise you follow the STAR method of answering an interview question and this most effectively demonstrates the attribute that TW are looking for.

Interview Advice: Use the STAR method of answering questions and use real life examples. Know the business inside and out. Taylor Wimpey are very interested in people and demonstrating a passion for the business and an eagerness to learn is also helpful.

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering

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Mott MacDonald

Graduate Transport Modeller, Intergrated Transport at Mott MacDonald

Application Advice: Take practice papers for the competency question.

Interview Advice: To show enthusiasm and be genuine.

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering

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Mott MacDonald

Graduate Civil Engineer, MMB at Mott MacDonald

Application Advice: Be honest, clear and concise.

Interview Advice: To not only to have good knowledge of the company as a whole, but specifically within the division you have applied for.

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering

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Mott MacDonald

Graduate Transport Planner, Integrated Transport Division at Mott MacDonald

Application Advice: Gain as much experience as you can, being able to use practical experience of the industry within the application makes you stand out.

Interview Advice: STAR questions Future of the industry How can you help the company tackle the challenges the industry will face.

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering

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Mott MacDonald

Ecologist, Environmental at Mott MacDonald

Application Advice: Gain as much volunteering experience as possible during your time at university, especially in your holiday periods.

Interview Advice: Dress smart, be enthusiastic. Try and add a second response if possible to a question, so give them two scenarios if possible.

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering

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Mott MacDonald

Civil Engineer, Light Rapid Transit & Highways at Mott MacDonald

Application Advice: Understand about the company culture, as an employee owned company our vision and values are core to how we work.

Interview Advice: Completing work placements at the company helped me, I had previously done summer placements at the office I went on to work at as a graduate.

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering

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Mott MacDonald

Graduate Civil/Structural Engineer, Building and Infrastructure at Mott MacDonald

Application Advice: Research the company, current project, ethics etc..

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering

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Mott MacDonald

Graduate Electrical Engineer, Highways Technology at Mott MacDonald

Application Advice: Not popular as a role but small industry and easy to develop your career faster.

Interview Advice: Demonstrate any transportation related skills.

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering

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Mott MacDonald

Civil Engineer, Highways at Mott MacDonald

Application Advice: Take your time and read the questions asked twice before you answer them.

Interview Advice: Smile and show you are the best for the role. Don't lie about your capabilities, it will be obvious to an experienced engineer. Understand your limits.

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering

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Mott MacDonald

Graduate Civil Engineer, Water at Mott MacDonald

Application Advice: Do work experience in different companies, it'll help you rule certain roles out as well as in.

Interview Advice: We talked about a lot of real life scenarios rather than theory topics which I enjoyed.

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering

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Mott MacDonald

Graduate Civil Engineer, Water at Mott MacDonald

Application Advice: Be honest, employers don't expect you to be the master of everything when you're fresh out of university.

Interview Advice: Be yourself. It's important for the interviewer(s) to see the real you and see whether you will fit in with the team. I've learnt that this is extremely important for you and your wellbeing at work!

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering

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Mott MacDonald

Graduate Transport Planner, Transport at Mott MacDonald

Interview Advice: Interview process interested in you as an individual, so express your personal interests, achievements and goals.

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering

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Mott MacDonald

Graduate Civil Engineer, Water at Mott MacDonald

Application Advice: - Sell your strengths

Interview Advice: - Be yourself - Find out information about your possible role

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering

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Mott MacDonald

Graduate Environmental Consultant, Environment at Mott MacDonald

Application Advice: Get some experience or networking contacts! I think the short-term placement I undertook was invaluable for demonstrating that I was reliable and capable, whilst also reassuring me that it was an organisation I would be happy in. I applied during the final year of my BSc and was not invited for interview. However, after enrolling for my MSc and undertaking a short-term placement, I seemed to breeze through the following year's recruitment process.

Interview Advice: Obviously I was nervous but I'd prepared well so I was quietly confident. I was interviewed by two senior female colleagues and overall the interview was quite informal/conversational and I felt welcomed. I was able to answer the brief technical questions competently, so much of the time was spent discussing my motivation for and understanding of the role, and ideas for career ambitions. I can't remember many specific questions but I do recall that I did some internet research before the interview and the questions I found others had been asked were very similar to those I faced, so the prep helped. Overall I think I was in the interview for something like 60-90 minutes.

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering

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Mott MacDonald

Landscape Architecture, Environment at Mott MacDonald

Application Advice: Show keenness to improve and learn. A proactive attitude is very welcome.

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering

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Mott MacDonald

Graduate Quantity Surveyor, Advisory Project Delivery at Mott MacDonald

Application Advice: It's good to know more about the company to know whether it suits you. If it does, give it a go.

Interview Advice: Be prepared, there is nothing better than being prepared and confident in the interview. Most importantly, be truthful.

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering

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Mott MacDonald

Graduate Environmental Consultant, Environment at Mott MacDonald

Application Advice: Take your time to answer the online tests, and spend time practicing beforehand.

Interview Advice: Know the company, and know what you want out of your career.

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering

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Mott MacDonald

Project Manager, IT at Mott MacDonald

Application Advice: Show that you can understand problems holistically and can think outside the box for a solution.

Interview Advice: Be ready to ask questions to better understand the work that is going on and your potential role within the team.

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering

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Mott MacDonald

Graduate Civil Engineer, Infrastructure at Mott MacDonald

Application Advice: Focus your application on the job role you are applying for. Make sure relevant skills are clear in any application.

Interview Advice: Be yourself. The interview was partly about my skills but also about how I would fit into the team.

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering

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Mott MacDonald

Graphic Designer, Marketing at Mott MacDonald

Application Advice: Include all the work you've done in your portfolio, the good and the not so good.

Interview Advice: Be confident, speak clearly and smile.

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering

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Mott MacDonald

Structural Engineer, Buildings and Infrastructure at Mott MacDonald

Application Advice: Write about what makes you different from the rest? Provide personal details, e.g hobbies, etc. or what really interests you - not just what you think people want to hear. Everyone can copy sections from the company website - this doesn't make you seem more interesting to reviewers.

Interview Advice: Be prepared for technical questions. Be honest: "I don't know" is a better answer than trying to bluff your way through. You will be found out!

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering

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Mott MacDonald

Graduate Hydrogeologist, Geotechnics/Contaminated Land at Mott MacDonald

Application Advice: Be specific to the area you wish to be in (contaminated land/water resources is more niche so make sure you specify at an early stage)

Interview Advice: Practise technical writing - this may be an exercise after your interview

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering

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Balfour Beatty

Graduate Civil Engineer, Rail – Regional Projects at Balfour Beatty

Application Advice: Negotiate contract terms/pay.

Interview Advice: Research the role and what it entails on a day to day basis. Prepare to ask questions about the details of the projects. Ask what the job will offer you in terms of experience and exposure.

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering

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Balfour Beatty

Finance Graduate, Finance at Balfour Beatty

Application Advice: Take your time to answer the questions, research the company thoroughly

Interview Advice: Be confindent, show your personality and be prepared

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering

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Balfour Beatty

HR Graduate, Human Resources at Balfour Beatty

Application Advice: Really read and understand the questions being asked on the initial application, and make sure you have answered them following a technique such as STAR. This is the same for the video/telephone interview, most of the questions were competency based.

Interview Advice: At the assessment centre I was required to prepare a presentation aboout myself, and the importance of HR in Balfour Beatty. There was also a group task and an interview. Just relax and be yourself - the day isn't as scary as it sounds!

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering

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Balfour Beatty

Assistant Quantity Surveyor, Commercial at Balfour Beatty

Application Advice: Know the role's responsibilities.

Interview Advice: Know the company in detail.

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering

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Balfour Beatty

Graduate Quantity Surveyor, UK Construction Services at Balfour Beatty

Application Advice: Don't overdo your application, keep it simple yet sophisticated. Show different types of experiences such as university, work experience and more importantly life experiences.

Interview Advice: Always refer back to the question, don’t waffle and keep to the point of the question that has been asked. Be confident but not arrogant, talk to other candidates and ask plenty of questions. When answering interview questions provide real life examples to showcase your experiences. I was asked about conflict resolution and law so brush up on it before the interview.

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering

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Balfour Beatty

International Graduate Manager, Investments at Balfour Beatty

Application Advice: Practice psychometric tests and ensure you know the role you are wanting to apply for.

Interview Advice: Research the company well, and take into consideration the markets they are currently working within, especially ones in the area of the business you are applying to be working in. Be prepared to be tested on all sides, with a 1-2-1 interview, group interview and a group task.

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering

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Balfour Beatty

Site Engineer, CSUK Regional Scotland at Balfour Beatty

Application Advice: Ensure that you show good technical knowledge as well as people skills as a lot of the role involves being able to communicate well with lots of different kinds of people.

Interview Advice: Read up on the company and their current projects and get the interviewer talking about them.

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering

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Balfour Beatty

Graduate Construction Manager, Avaition at Balfour Beatty

Application Advice: It is a great and challenging role.

Interview Advice: Leo Quinn commitment for developing Graduates for the future.

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering

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Balfour Beatty

Graduate Engineer, Rail at Balfour Beatty

Application Advice: Go for it - Balfour Beatty have one of the best graduate schemes that I have heard of - even from my friends in other engineering companies.

Interview Advice: How I have shown the Balfour Beatty qualities throughout my previous experience.

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering

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Balfour Beatty

Site Engineer, Major Projects at Balfour Beatty

Application Advice: Don't sound like you're better than others - You're starting your career. Try and put down any experience you have in the industry. Be enthusiastic for the company that your applying for.

Interview Advice: Be yourself and be enthusiastic. Ask as many questions as possible. You don't need all the brains just a personality and speak on a human level.

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering

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Morgan Sindall

Graduate Design Engineer, Engineering Solutions at Morgan Sindall

Application Advice: Make CV relevant to design work e.g. concrete, steel design. Site experience is valued so if you have some, give plenty of detail.

Interview Advice: Do some research and demonstrate an interest in tunnelling and design. I was asked about previous design projects at university so brush up on technical knowledge but also think about company culture and what you want from a workplace. The interview was quite friendly and informal so ask plenty of questions to see if the job sounds like a good fit.

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering

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Taylor Wimpey

Graduate, Rotational at Taylor Wimpey

Application Advice: Be confident and creative in your CV.

Interview Advice: The role is all about working well across all departments. Be inclined to communicate with as many people as possible on the interview during the group stage in a manner which creates attention for yourself.

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering

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Morgan Sindall

Graduate Engineer, Rail at Morgan Sindall

Application Advice: Be yourself. Show your experience, personality and enthusiasm. MS employ people who work well in teams and are outgoing and seen to be keen.

Interview Advice: Be yourself, show your personality. Make yourself aware of current projects and past projects.

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering

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Morgan Sindall

Site Engineer, Highways at Morgan Sindall

Application Advice: Be truthful and straightforward. Understand the role you are applying for and put down as much key information as possible without rambling on.

Interview Advice: Be confident in yourself and speak to someone/get advice from people from the company before going for the interview.

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering

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Kier

Graduate Quantity Surveyor, Commercial at Kier

Interview Advice: Have some prior knowledge of construction, even if it is just reading up to date articles online. Also know the role that you have applied for inside out.

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering

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Kier

Graduate Engineer, at Kier

Application Advice: Make sure you send a well structured CV and do some research on Kier. Tailor to Kier.

Interview Advice: Prepare for group activities. Be able to display you are a team player. Ensure your presentation has good structure and you know about the company.

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering

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Morgan Sindall

Graduate Engineer, Construction South – Poole at Morgan Sindall

Interview Advice: Be honest.

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering

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Morgan Sindall

Graduate Engineer, Infrastructure at Morgan Sindall

Application Advice: Think about what you are looking for within a company, if you are prepared to put hard work in then you will see the rewards.

Interview Advice: Think about where you want to work, what sector you want to work in and what you want your future career path to look like.

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering

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Taylor Wimpey

Graduate, at Taylor Wimpey

Application Advice: Be yourself and present your best skill set through roles and responsibilities at work, university or playing sports.

Interview Advice: Research the company well and show your passion for the industry. Also practice competency based questions such as when you took a risk, when you worked in a team and how you've overcome a problem.

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering

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Taylor Wimpey

Graduate Management Trainee, Land and Planning at Taylor Wimpey

Application Advice: Understand before you begin group activities or those on your own are what the assessors are trying to see. Often its not important to complete challenges but more about your ability to work in a team or under pressure. Be sociable as this is a very sociable company.

Interview Advice: Be honest, you don't have to have wanted to work for Taylor Wimpey but show some enthusiasm for why it appeals to you right now. Read up on the company values and how the company has progressed.

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering

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Costain

Graduate Quantity Surveyor, Commercial at Costain

Application Advice: Show that you have drive and passion to exceed. Talk about responsibility and initiative shown from previous work placements.

Interview Advice: Be Yourself, Costain are very approachable so you can relax. Know the values. Think about what a successful project looks like and all the factors that contribute to this.

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering

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Costain

Site Engineer, Site at Costain

Application Advice: Include work experience already gained

Interview Advice: Be honest and talk about previous experiences positively

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering

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Taylor Wimpey

Graduate Trainee, at Taylor Wimpey

Application Advice: Be clear in your experiences/achievements that could be related to succeeding in this role e.g. relationship building, technical capabilities, self confidence and motivation.

Interview Advice: Be yourself, confident and have great knowledge of the company - be able to explain why you would fit into their culture and why you want to work for them. Assessment Centre Tips Group Task - Don't be afraid to voice an opinion/thought that doesn't go with what the rest of the team are saying. Individual Task - Manage your time well so you don't feel panicked. Be confident, clear and concise. Final Interview Tips Practise so you feel comfortable with the task given. Have good knowledge of the company and how you can contribute relating to previous experiences.

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering

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Costain

Graduate Electrical Engineer, Engineering at Costain

Application Advice: Include all relevant work experience and transferable skills.

Interview Advice: Be honest when answering interview questions. Demonstrate you can work in a team.

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering

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Taylor Wimpey

Graduate, at Taylor Wimpey

Application Advice: Just be yourself, especially at the Group stages. Ask all the questions you have at the phone interview stage as well as on the group interview day.

Interview Advice: Know your subject, it's likely to not be a strict presentation but more of a conversation so don't let it distract you.

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering

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Taylor Wimpey

Graduate Trainee, at Taylor Wimpey

Application Advice: Enjoy the process, be the best version of yourself, present yourself well and challenge yourself

Interview Advice: Prepare a thorough presentation for your final interview, focus on yourself and your ability at the assessment centre

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering

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Taylor Wimpey

Graduate, Land at Taylor Wimpey

Application Advice: Be relaxed and be yourself.

Interview Advice: Prepare what is asked of you. Be ready to take on advice and constructive criticism.

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering

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Taylor Wimpey

Graduate Management Trainee, at Taylor Wimpey

Application Advice: Express yourself and your ability to try new challenges. Draw on your past experiences to show leadership and initiative.

Interview Advice: Be confident in talking about your previous experiences and why they make you the right candidate for Taylor Wimpey. Be open minded to trying new things. Also know the company's values well, its aspiration and place in the market.

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering

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Taylor Wimpey

Graduate Management Trainee, at Taylor Wimpey

Application Advice: Be yourself.

Interview Advice: The interview process is long and has many stages, but persist with it as it is totally worth it. Interview questions were nothing out of the ordinary.

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering

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Taylor Wimpey

Graduate Management Trainee, at Taylor Wimpey

Application Advice: Be yourself and be personable. Taylor Wimpey has a great working culture, everyone I have met within the organisation are friendly but also extremely hard-working.

Interview Advice: Do your research on the company and the industry, there is an abundance of information and opinions about the housebuilding industry. The government is investing in housing, attempting to rectify the housing crisis within the UK. This industry offers a great platform to build a long and successful career due to the need for housing in this country. At final interview I was asked which area of the business I was interested in initially, so make sure you have researched these areas and what they do.

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering

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Kier

Graduate Civil Engineer, Highways at Kier

Application Advice: I found the application process for Kier relatively straight forward compared to the application process for other companies.

Interview Advice: You are given information on what to prepare on for the day, make sure you follow this. On the assessment centre, ensure to be yourself, and try to get involved as much as possible.

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering

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Kier

Graduate Civil Engineer, Infrastructure at Kier

Application Advice: I was offered a graduate offer of employment after my industrial placement so didn't need to apply.

Interview Advice: Only had a brief interview before my industrial placement and showed that I was interested in the opportunity.

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering

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Kier

Graduate Engineer, Kier Highways – SWDSC at Kier

Application Advice: Make your application easy to read/follow. Show which subjects you covered at university which apply to the role which you are looking to apply for.

Interview Advice: Be yourself, happy, excited and honest.

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering

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Kier

Quantity Surveyor, Commercial at Kier

Application Advice: Be honest about what you have achieved and are looking to achieve.

Interview Advice: Be yourself as that will get you further then trying to be someone you are not. You will be appreciated more for showing your true self rather then being what you are not.

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering

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Kier

Graduate Quantity Surveyor, Commercial at Kier

Application Advice: Do your research on the company, get across how you would fit in the company aligned with Kier's 20/20 vision and values.

Interview Advice: Collaborative, forward thinking and enthusiastic are Kier's values. Show these on the assessment day by working well with others and getting everyone involved in group activities, talk to others around you and ask questions about the role/Kier at every opportunity and plan tasks before rushing into them. Kier value people who are not afraid to step out of their comfort zone, so this is a great opportunity to do so if you are not the most confident person.

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering

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Kier

Graduate Engineer, Highways at Kier

Application Advice: Be yourself, this company is about people.

Interview Advice: Be smart professional and personable.

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering

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Kier

Assistant Quantity Surveyor, Commercial at Kier

Application Advice: Demonstrate team player qualities but also confidence in decision making and working alone.

Interview Advice: Confidence is very important, the industry is full of big characters. Demonstrate your understanding of the role and any previous experience that is relevant.

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering

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Kier

Graduate Engineer, Highways at Kier

Application Advice: Research the company, have an understanding of the different markets that kier work in, what can you offer to the different sections of the business? what can you bring to the company?

Interview Advice: Ask about how graduate experiences differ across different sectors of the business. If you have a preference of the area of business you would like to be a part of then make this clear, take an interest in how the business has changed through the market over the last couple of years, research shaping your world campaign.

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering

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Kier

Kier

Application Advice: Pick up on the key words in the role spec and emphasise in your CV how you meet these.

Interview Advice: Research the company to pick up on the company's aims and values etc.

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering

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ISG Plc

Graduate Trainee – Quantity Surveyor, Engineering Services at ISG Plc

Application Advice: Try to tailor the cover letter for each company instead of using a general one. Make sure you allow yourself enough time for the application, as it involves some short essays to help the company to know you better.

Interview Advice: Understanding ISG values will be useful for the interview. Research on ISG business or background (e.g. locations) will help in the interview. Relax and be yourself during the interview, as the assessors are friendly and approachable.

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering

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John Sisk & Son Ltd

Building Services Engineer, Building Services at John Sisk & Son Ltd

Application Advice: Do your best, know the company and its values.

Interview Advice: Know how to work in a team and by yourself efficiently. Ask the stupid questions in problem solving tasks.

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering

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John Sisk & Son Ltd

Assistant Building Services Engineer, Building Services at John Sisk & Son Ltd

Application Advice: Flexibility on the location of work.

Interview Advice: Research the company and its company values.

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering

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John Sisk & Son Ltd

Assistant Business Improvement Manager, North & Major Projects at John Sisk & Son Ltd

Application Advice: Read the company's values and compare and contrast with what the industry truly needs. Tailor your answers to be the best you can be, but understand the roles, scenarios and sectors you'll find yourself in.

Interview Advice: Our industry is big, bold, and on the cusp of change. Construction needs bright, dynamic leaders to implement this. In the interview, your authenticity, integrity, and skill will shine through. Be confident and enjoy it!

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering

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Lendlease

Assistant Commercial Manager (Graduate), Construction – Europe at Lendlease

Application Advice: Was offered undergraduate by Lendlease following my first year at university. I was invited to attend a 6-week summer placement, following which, Lendlease would decide whether it'd be appropriate to offer me sponsorship.

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering

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John Sisk & Son Ltd

Assistant Quantity Surveyor, Commercial at John Sisk & Son Ltd

Application Advice: Prepare to be mobile

Interview Advice: Be confident

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering

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Barratt Developments

Trainee Assistant Site Manager, Construction at Barratt Developments

Application Advice: Do as much research about the Company and the Industry as possible, but don't be worried if you don't know everything about the role. They pride themselves on their people and they are not too worried if you don't have all of the knowledge because they can teach you that. Answer questions with your instincts and don't think about it too much.

Interview Advice: I would advise anyone who gets to the interview stage to just be themselves. They want people who are authentic and have a passion for the role they're applying for. If at any point you get stuck, don't try and pretend you know something, just be honest and say you don't.

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering

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ISG Plc

Graduate Trainee, Construction South at ISG Plc

Application Advice: Be honest in your CV, make sure you can concentrate while doing an online test, don't rush while doing an application, think it through and proof read before submitting it.

Interview Advice: Be yourself, confident but not arrogant, don't be afraid to show you might not know something.

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering

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ISG Plc

Commercial Graduate Trainee, at ISG Plc

Application Advice: Fill everything out as appropriately as you see fit.

Interview Advice: Think logically.

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering

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Lendlease

Assistant Project Manager, Consulting at Lendlease

Application Advice: Be yourself, ask any questions you have and speak to current employees.

Interview Advice: Why Lendlease? What are your biggest strengths and weaknesses?

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering

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Lendlease

Assistant Project Manager, Consulting at Lendlease

Application Advice: Express yourself and why you feel you will fit with the company.

Interview Advice: Just be yourself, if it's right - it's right.

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering

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Arcadis

Junior Consultant, Manufacturing and Technology at Arcadis

Application Advice: Get some experience with a small local firm, even if its shadowing whilst at university.

Interview Advice: Read the papers for the previous week and pick up a building regulation change or a new piece of legislation to talk about in the interview. Get a subject specific question ready to ask.

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering

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Lendlease

Assistant Project Manager, Consulting at Lendlease

Interview Advice: Show your enthusiasm for the company to your interviewer. Ensure you do your research and prepare!

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering

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John Sisk & Son Ltd

Graduate QS, Quantity Surveying at John Sisk & Son Ltd

Interview Advice: Show you want to work for Sisk.

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering

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Arcadis

Junior Consultant, Government at Arcadis

Interview Advice: Be yourself. Diversity is celebrated at Arcadis.

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering

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Arcadis

Graduate Cost Consultant, Cost Management at Arcadis

Application Advice: Research the company

Interview Advice: Revise the core values

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering

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Lendlease

Assistant Marketing Manager, Residential Marketing at Lendlease

Application Advice: Ability to multitask and work with people from different backgrounds.

Interview Advice: Show your passion about the healthy environment that you want to live in and that you care about the legacy and the future.

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering

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Barratt Developments

ASPIRE Graduate, at Barratt Developments

Application Advice: Research the company extensively and tailor answers towards this.

Interview Advice: Show an understanding and clear enthusiasm for the construction industry and chosen discipline. Interview focuses on who you are as a person rather than the skills you possess.

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering

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Lendlease

Assistant Project Manager, Consulting at Lendlease

Application Advice: Make sure there are no basic mistakes. They don't really care if you come from a construction or built environment background. You just have to show that your willing to learn and able to process information. They like additional qualifications/experience outside the under graduate degree.

Interview Advice: Show that you are really excited about working for the company. Know how to answer competency questions.

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering

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Croudace Homes

Graduate Interior Design Assistant, Sales & Marketing at Croudace Homes

Application Advice: For a design job, having a good sample of work really helps showcase what you can do creatively and then back that up with an up to date CV too.

Interview Advice: Be yourself and really showcase your skills and what you will bring to the company. Doing some research into the company beforehand will also give you a better understanding of the company values and ethics.

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering

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Croudace Homes

Assistant Site Manager, Building Department at Croudace Homes

Application Advice: 1. Make Sure CV is Job Specific. 2. Make Sure Cover Letter Highlights Experience Benefitting to Role Applying For.

Interview Advice: 1. Be Honest. 2. Be Yourself. 3. Know Thoroughly About the Role You are Applying For. Questions; 1. Tell Me About Yourself? 2. Why Are You Interested in Residential Construction? 3. What Experiences Do You Have Which Will Make You The Best Suitable Candidate For The Role?

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering

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Croudace Homes

Undergraduate Technical, Technical at Croudace Homes

Application Advice: Research the company that you are applying for, understand the culture and values to know that it is a good fit and you will feel comfortable delivering that message.

Interview Advice: Bring examples of your work and what you could bring to the company but most importantly be yourself because you need to know if you are the right fit for the role and the company with its values.

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering

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Barratt Developments

Land Graduate, Land at Barratt Developments

Application Advice: Take your time when submitting your application - don't rush! Research the company. Be honest.

Interview Advice: Research the company. Practice makes perfect. Use the STAR technique when answering competency questions.

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering

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Lendlease

Finance Graduate, Finance at Lendlease

Application Advice: Be clear and concise.

Interview Advice: Be yourself - try to relax and show your personality without trying too hard to impress.

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering

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John Sisk & Son Ltd

Building Services Engineer, Building Services at John Sisk & Son Ltd

Application Advice: Demonstrate any experience in a construction based environment. Emphasise your knowledge of health and safety. Acknowledge any international experience you may have.

Interview Advice: Emphasise your knowledge of health and safety. Convey your willingness to learn and progress in your career, your passion for the company and that you are flexible to travel.

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering

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Lendlease

Assistant project management, Consulting at Lendlease

Application Advice: List your key skills and achievements underneath your roles.

Interview Advice: Prepare examples of how you have shown certain competencies, such as leadership, teamwork etc, throughout university, internships, jobs etc.

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering

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Lendlease

Planning & Scheduling Analyst, Construction at Lendlease

Application Advice: - Express a keen dedication to safety - Demonstrate you're a well rounded team player - Highlight interests & skills that can be applied to various problems or projects - Be honest and clinical with the information you supply

Interview Advice: - Bring lots of energy - know about the business & enquire about company culture - Listen to any interview details supplied by Lendlease (i.e presentation, interview or task tips) - Be passionate & structure answers thoughtfully

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering

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Lendlease

Commerical Manager, Commerical at Lendlease

Application Advice: I applied through a RICS accredited university which helped.

Interview Advice: Do your research. Make sure you have some sort of work experience!

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering

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Lendlease

Design Manager, Construction at Lendlease

Application Advice: - Think outside the box. - Be open minded when choosing job roles

Interview Advice: - Be friendly - Be yourself - Be passionate - Do your research

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering

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Lendlease

Assistant Development Project Manager, Development, Public Realm and Infrastructure at Lendlease

Application Advice: Be honest and show a drive to succeed. Lendlease is all about wellbeing, working hard and health and safety. Understand and write about placemaking - think about how we can make places liveable, future proof and exciting!

Interview Advice: Health and safety is a Lendlease core value, this should be something you are familiar with! Innovation - show you can think outside of the box to drive forward new innovations in either construction or property development.

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering

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Crest Nicholson

Land Graduate, Crest Strategic Projects – Land at Crest Nicholson

Application Advice: - Highlight key areas of experience and achievements garnered through them. - Show ambition to learn and grow within your application.

Interview Advice: - Be honest about why you want to work in the house-building industry and more specifically why Crest over it's competitors? - Show a willingness to learn and grow. - Show ambition in wanting to develop and grow with the business. - Have questions prepared for your interview about Crest and relevant industry news. - Visit a site of Crests and be prepared to talk about it.

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering

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Compass Group UK & Ireland

Finance Assistant, Finance at Compass Group UK & Ireland

Application Advice: Give yourself time for every stage of the application. It isn't too hard if you are prepared.

Interview Advice: Prepare as much as you can. Be ready for group and individual assessment.

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering

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Lendlease

Assistant Construction Manager, Lendlease Construction at Lendlease

Application Advice: Demonstrate your passion to contribute towards the company's vision and align your aspirations to the business values.

Interview Advice: Show your enthusiasm and how you will drive results with excellence and integrity.

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering

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Barratt Developments

Barratt Developments

Application Advice: Research the company and recent developments.

Interview Advice: Confidence and presentation skills are key.

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering

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Barratt Developments

Graduate, Commercial at Barratt Developments

Application Advice: Take time to research the company and be sure to build on the information contained within your CV. Evidence of personal development in a previous role and how you reflect upon experiences is important so be sure to think about this throughout the application process. Be prepared to think on your feet!

Interview Advice: Be prepared but most importantly, be yourself!

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering

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Lendlease

Assistant Design Manager, Construction at Lendlease

Application Advice: Work experience is key and is great to highlight your interest in the profession. Keep your CV concise.

Interview Advice: The interview itself was relatively relaxed and this really helped to calm my nerves. The majority of questions asked me to draw on my past experiences and to demonstrate the skills learnt/used. I used the STAR approach to answer all of these questions: Situation, Task, Action and Response. This helped structure my answers to keep them concise.

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering

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Barratt Developments

Graduate, Construction at Barratt Developments

Application Advice: It's a long process, but if you are passionate about the role and do your research you should go far in the process.

Interview Advice: Be personable but professional. Give honest and real life examples. Try to relate your answers to different things that you've done, and not just to uni projects. This will help demonstrate that you're a well rounded applicant who is keen to do different things.

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering

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Berkeley Group

Construction Graduate, Construction at Berkeley Group

Application Advice: Be honest and thorough. Do your research.

Interview Advice: Dress appropriately, be prepared to explain why you want to work for Berkeley (and only Berkeley).

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering

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Berkeley Group

Graduate, Construction at Berkeley Group

Application Advice: Research the company by going on the website and look what the company are looking for in their employees, and show how you have adopted these traits into your past experiences.

Interview Advice: Be confident and relax. Show how you can work as a team by getting to know the others in the interview. Volunteer and share your ideas, but do not be overpowering or too forceful when working as part of a team. Make sure you ask those interviewing lots of interesting questions that will make you stand out.

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering

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John Sisk & Son Ltd

Quantity Surveyor, Commercial at John Sisk & Son Ltd

Application Advice: Be yourself.

Interview Advice: Be yourself.

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering

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John Sisk & Son Ltd

Quantity Surveyor, Commercial at John Sisk & Son Ltd

Application Advice: Thoroughly research and understand the Excelerate scheme.

Interview Advice: Understand the company's values.

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering

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John Sisk & Son Ltd

Site Engineer, UK Civils at John Sisk & Son Ltd

Application Advice: Explain your previous working experience with plenty of detail.

Interview Advice: Be confident and honest.

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering

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John Sisk & Son Ltd

Graduate Engineer, North & Major Projects at John Sisk & Son Ltd

Application Advice: - Have a well laid out C.V. with all your relevant experience at the beginning. - Try to get across your passion for the role.

Interview Advice: - Be yourself. - Don't answer questions with what you think they want to hear. The company wants to see your personality come through. That is just as important as your qualifications.

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering

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John Sisk & Son Ltd

Assistant Building Services Engineer, North & Major Projects at John Sisk & Son Ltd

Application Advice: Aptitude tests are used. Numerical and verbal reasoning and situational judgement.

Interview Advice: 1 day assessment centre. Make sure to contribute as there is likely to be a group exercise. Also, be aware that senior management may be in and out of the rooms so you're being assessed even when you aren't.

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering

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John Sisk & Son Ltd

Assistant Quantity Surveyor, at John Sisk & Son Ltd

Application Advice: Just go for it! You will have plenty of support, the opportunity to travel and meet new people, and the programme is specifically designed to help you complete your APC.

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering

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John Sisk & Son Ltd

Graduate Engineer, at John Sisk & Son Ltd

Application Advice: Ensure to apply early when in college in order to prevent any delays once you have completed education.

Interview Advice: Make sure to be relaxed. There are a couple of assessments on the interview day. Show passion and pride in your field and remember that the company is not there to catch you out - they are looking to develop you.

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering

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John Sisk & Son Ltd

Graduate Engineer, UK Civils at John Sisk & Son Ltd

Application Advice: Try to gain experience in the industry beforehand - summer placements etc.

Interview Advice: Focus on previous experience you may have had.

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering

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John Sisk & Son Ltd

Graduate Engineer, UK South Business Unit at John Sisk & Son Ltd

Application Advice: Prepare yourself and do not only try it for fun as the application procedure is not simple.

Interview Advice: Be honest, be positive and confident; you achieved this opportunity so make the most of it, even if you do not get to learn from it. Show yourself willing to work and learn.

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering

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John Sisk & Son Ltd

John Sisk & Son Ltd

Application Advice: Extensive application process, do not apply if you do not want the job. Good experience for future applications if completed.

Interview Advice: Wide range of assessments including personal interview, presentation, team assessment, report writing...

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering

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John Sisk & Son Ltd

Graduate Engineer, North & Major Projects at John Sisk & Son Ltd

Application Advice: - Be honest. - Train and practice for psychometric tests. - Engage with the process. - Do your research on what SISK do, what you think you'll be doing, major projects the company has been involved with, SISK's ethics and core family morals.

Interview Advice: - Be yourself. - Provide relevant and practical evidence for any skills you talk about. - During group tasks, always bring other people into play. - Do your research! - Know the difference between what a consultancy and contractors do. - Enjoy the process; the worst that can happen is you'll get good feedback from our excellent HR team.

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering

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John Sisk & Son Ltd

John Sisk & Son Ltd

Application Advice: Give your best.

Interview Advice: Standard questions and competency based interview, followed by assessment centre with various activities including Team Meeting role play, fact finding exercise, one to one free topic presentation and written case study.

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering

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ISG Plc

Graduate Trainee, Engineering Services at ISG Plc

Application Advice: Showcase any experience working within a team and dealing with clients, such as bar work.

Interview Advice: Showcase your personality and ability to work with others. Construction is an industry which requires collaboration with others.

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering

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Berkeley Group

Commercial Graduate, Commercial at Berkeley Group

Application Advice: Have an appreciation of what it means to build a place, not just a building. Emphasis Berkeley group examples of Kidbrooke Village and Woodberry Down

Interview Advice: Just be pleasant and talkative to the other candidates.

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering

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Berkeley Group

Construction Graduate, Construction at Berkeley Group

Application Advice: Try and get any work experience you can

Interview Advice: Try and speak about any experience you've had or why you are really interested in this role

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering

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John Sisk & Son Ltd

Site Engineer, Engineering at John Sisk & Son Ltd

Application Advice: To consider the move of placement every 8 months very seriously and consider if this will have an effect on you - would you be comfortable with this?

Interview Advice: Have confidence in what you know and get across as much as possible in the time you have.

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering

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Berkeley Group

Application Advice: Know the company very well

Interview Advice: Show a good understanding of the Berkeley Group and what they stand for. Look into their existing/current project and talk about what you like about these.

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering

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Berkeley Group

Graduate, Construction at Berkeley Group

Application Advice: Research the company's flagship developments. Understand the unique culture of the company.

Interview Advice: Be personable and able to communicate well with others in the group tasks.

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering

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Berkeley Group

Commercial Graduate, Commercial Graduate at Berkeley Group

Application Advice: Research Berkeley Group.

Interview Advice: Dress smart and make sure you have researched the company.

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering

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Berkeley Group

Technical Graduate, Technical at Berkeley Group

Application Advice: Do your research on the company and make sure this is the industry you want to apply for. This company is not a consultancy however manages all of the consultants and contractors on a project.

Interview Advice: Learn about the company and try to remember as much of the business ethics to showcase how you have encountered similar issues.

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering

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Surveying Technician, Building at Croudace Homes

Application Advice: Research the company and their practices to know exactly what you are applying for.

Interview Advice: Be confident, know what the role you are applying for entails and ask questions.

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering

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Apprentice civil engineer, technical at Croudace Homes

Application Advice: Really want to be exposed to a wide range of civil engineering works and making a direct difference to the local community.

Interview Advice: Be passionate about house building. Come prepared with examples of the kind of civil engineering challenges you have faced in your day to day life.

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering

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Trainee Site Manager, Build at Crest Nicholson

Application Advice: Show your interest in the industry and the company

Interview Advice: Learn about the company's values and aims

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering

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Customer services apprentice, Customer services at Crest Nicholson

Application Advice: Good practical skills

Interview Advice: Need to be well mannered and confident

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering

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Commercial Apprentice, Commercial at Crest Nicholson

Application Advice: Research the job role you will be undertaking, it is vital to understand the day-to-day responsibilities you will have.

Interview Advice: Know the company, do your research about them - number of employees, recent projects, founder etc. I found this a brilliant way to start the interview positively as you will always be asked about your knowledge of the company.

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering

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Electrician, REWS at Willis Towers Watson

Application Advice: Make sure it is the job role for you

Interview Advice: Learn about how the company works

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering

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Graduate Trainee, Construction South at ISG Plc

Interview Advice: Be yourself, even if you think there is no chance to get a job, keep going.

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering

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Contruction managament, Fit out-Agility at ISG Plc

Application Advice: Make your application relevant to the company and role you are applying for.

Interview Advice: Really research the company, its position in the market and its relation to other companies in the market. Research the role in depth and how your qualities and qualifications relate to the role which you are applying for.

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering

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Electrician, Build at Crest Nicholson

Application Advice: Proof read your application, before submitting. Are you proud of it and is it easy to understand whilst still looking professional?

Interview Advice: Be confident and concise, speak about yourself and relate previous work/life experiences as to how you think this could relate to your job. Research the company and have a couple of questions ready about the work you'll be doing.

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering

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Technical Apprentice, Technical at Crest Nicholson

Application Advice: N/A

Interview Advice: N/A - I didn't interview as have been with Crest for years.

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering

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Apprentice Planner, Planning at Costain

Application Advice: The application process was a long one, so be prepared for several application forms.

Interview Advice: Questions seemed to be geared towards general skills rather than skills specific to the job title, for example 'name a time when you changed someone's mind'.

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering

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Quantity Surveyor, Commercial at Costain

Interview Advice: Just be open and honest

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering

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Civil Engineer, Highways at Costain

Application Advice: Clear and concise - show your personality

Interview Advice: Be yourself - Don't try to over impress

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering

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Planner, Highways at Costain

Application Advice: Show that you are interested. Include what your current job is like compared to what you think you will be applying for.

Interview Advice: Be yourself. Talk about experiences. Ask the interviewees questions about their role and how they started in the industry.

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering

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Consruction Management Apprentice, Area 10- Major Projects at Search Companies

Application Advice: Put some time into making yourself stand out. An extra hour working hard on polishing your application can change your life completely

Interview Advice: Most of the time, if you are invited to an interview you are qualified. Be yourself as most people will be looking for candidates who will fit in well with their team.

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering

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Carpenter, at Taylor Wimpey

Application Advice: Research the company

Interview Advice: Try to keep it relaxed, being interviewed at a young age can be intimidating

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering

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Bricklayer, Bricklaying at Taylor Wimpey

Application Advice: Be confident, don’t be scared to ask for help and learn from the people around you

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering

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Bricklayer, Bricklaying at Taylor Wimpey

Application Advice: Be prepared

Interview Advice: Answer all of their answers truthfully

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering

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Carpenter, Carpentry at Croudace Homes

Application Advice: Say you're willing to learn.

Interview Advice: Be confident, be yourself.

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering

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Charter Surveyor (Apprentice Quantity Surveyor), ADP (Water) at Mott MacDonald

Application Advice: Make sure you make yourself stand out from the crowd

Interview Advice: Be yourself, they are looking for your personality not so much your qualifications in the interview

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering

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Civil Engineering Technician, Structures at Mott MacDonald

Application Advice: Make sure you have plenty of work experience if its paid or not paid. Try and enrol onto basic CAD course that you can complete at home for free. This can make you stand out from the rest.

Interview Advice: Be as confident as you can in your answers. Do plenty of research prior to the interview to ensure you know what the company is does and what role you will have within the company.

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Civil Apprentice, Rail and Bridges at Mott MacDonald

Application Advice: Show that you are interested in civil engineering talk about what you find interesting and why you want to be a civil engineer

Interview Advice: Know the company's projects and what they have worked on be passionate about engineering and knowledgeable

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Civil Apprentice, Transportation at Mott MacDonald

Application Advice: Don't expect a reply right away. On the application make yourself appear as best as you possibly can. Be confident in your abilities and transfer that over onto your application form. If you have any knowledge of Engineering and the role you are applying for make sure to mention it wherever it may be relevant on the application form. Don't go into too much detail. You don't want to submit a CV that's too long and overcrowded with information. If you get to the interview stage you don't want to be repeating what is said on your CV over and over as the Interviewer will have already seen this information.

Interview Advice: Be confident that you can get the job. Before the interview, ideally a few days leading up to it, look online and see if you can find questions that may be asked of you and practice what you would say if you were asked that question. Additionally, you should look over your application and CV and refresh your memory of any tasks that you undertook during work or school/college. Make sure when you are asked questions you have specific examples of previous work and tasks you have undertaken to show that you are capable of doing the job you're interviewing for, always try to tailor your answer to the job and question being asked. Also, if you have gathered any additional experience or tasks since you applied try to mention them where appropriate to show that you are active and continuously working.

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering

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Civil Apprentice, ITD at Mott MacDonald

Application Advice: Integrate engineering to your skill set, to show that you would be effective in the role.

Interview Advice: Be confident and self assured when answering questions.

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Quantity Surveying, Nuclear at Mott MacDonald

Application Advice: Make sure it is a career you want to commit to. It is hard work but the hard work does pay off.

Interview Advice: Definitely point out your strengths and use terminology such as "Areas of improvement" opposed to the term "weaknesses". Ask about potential opportunities and the available stepping stones to build up your career.

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Civil engineering, buildings & infrastructure at Mott MacDonald

Application Advice: Sell yourself. your are the best at everything. the company will be making a loss if they don't employ you

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Apprentice Civil Engineer, Highway Design at Mott MacDonald

Application Advice: Apply for this if you are looking for a job which has a wide variety of positions and specialities which you can move in to.

Interview Advice: Relax and be yourself, the staff and culture here are the best thing about working here.

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Civil Apprentice, BNI at Mott MacDonald

Application Advice: Always be honest in the application, be positive about the job, what you are going to offer the company, how you can improve the company.

Interview Advice: Give a great first impression, dress smartly, back up your application by showing what you are like.

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Logistics Apprentice, Plant and Fleet Services at Balfour Beatty

Application Advice: Be honest, provide as much information about yourself both professionally and personally.

Interview Advice: What knowledge I already had of Balfour Beatty, what qualities I have which would suit this job role, previous job experience, other qualifications, any weaknesses and how to overcome them.

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Apprentice Quantity Surveyor, Aviation at Morgan Sindall

Application Advice: Make sure you are confident in your IT and Maths skills specifically.

Interview Advice: Make sure you have a good knowledge of the background of the company, and I would practice answers to typical questions that are likely to come up in the interview.

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Apprentice Quantity Surveyor, Aviation at Morgan Sindall

Interview Advice: Research about the company and be familiar with the software's used in the industry.

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering

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HNC in Construction & the Built Environment, Highways at Morgan Sindall

Interview Advice: Be yourself and be confident

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Apprentice Administrator, at Morgan Sindall

Application Advice: Be honest with yourself as the employer will quiz you about your application in your interview. An application needs to be professional as it is a first impression the employer will get of you so you must be able to 'sell yourself'.

Interview Advice: Before your interview, do your homework about the company. Have notes prepared on this and have answers prepared of questions you may be asked. Be confident in your answers, there are no right or wrong ones.

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Apprentice Administrator, Administration at Morgan Sindall

Application Advice: No form of experience is worthless, even things like short volunteering work can showcase your work ethic. It's good to show the employer the things you like and what you are like as a person as well as what you have achieved.

Interview Advice: Answer questions honestly and show your emotion. It's best to smile and enjoy what you're talking about rather than looking too serious and staged, they're looking at your personality as well to see if you will fit into a team.

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Quantity Surveyor, Highways at Morgan Sindall

Application Advice: Keep asking for more work, listen and work hard are things which get noticed.

Interview Advice: Be yourself, have an understanding of the background of the industry job role and be clear to why you want to this career.

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BSc (Hons) Quantity Surveying, Rail at Morgan Sindall

Application Advice: Good literation and numerical skills. Make sure you're the sort of person who is willing to deal with all types of people as you will speak to many people - within your team and also externally.

Interview Advice: How do you deal with tight timescales? How do you deal with pressure? How would you know which piece of work was more important than another.

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Apprentice Civil Engineer, Construction at Morgan Sindall

Application Advice: If you want to work hard and have fun while your learning this is the job for you

Interview Advice: Be confident and show them how much you really want the job

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Apprentice Quantity Surveyor, Infrastructure at Morgan Sindall

Application Advice: 1. Be honest in your application 2. Show Morgan Sindall what experience you have in the construction industry. 3. Show yourself off and make sure they know everything good about you.

Interview Advice: 1. Ask questions about anything you are unsure on, Morgan Sindall employees are always helpful and friendly 2. Dress formally. 3. Be confident and Listen

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Business Admin, Rail and Electrification at Morgan Sindall

Interview Advice: Present yourself well, make sure to prepare for the interview and be able to give lots of examples of when you've done something they ask of e.g. team works, customer service etc

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Procurement Apprentice, Procurement at Balfour Beatty

Interview Advice: -Just to be yourself -Look into what Balfours do -Revise the questions you might be asked

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Measurement Systems Apprentice, Rail at Balfour Beatty

Interview Advice: Basic interview questions about real life application, for example: "Tell me a time where you worked well as a team?", "If you had to name a weakness about yourself what would it be?" The questions aren't too complicated, make sure you try to calm yourself down before entering the room. Everyone's nervous for interviews but you soon get into the swing of things after having answered a few questions. My manager and line manager were very talkative during the interview and put me at ease very quickly.

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Apprentice Draughtsperson, Power T&D at Balfour Beatty

Interview Advice: Research potential questions so you can respond well to what is asked. How well you work as a team? What attracted you to the role? etc.

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Civil Engineering Technician, Regional Civils at Balfour Beatty

Application Advice: Read it carefully. Don't put anything on it you wouldn't want to be asked.

Interview Advice: Be yourself. Know what you are applying for.

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Quantity Surveyor, Commercial at Balfour Beatty

Application Advice: Concentrate and insure your CV is up to scratch and has no spelling or grammar mistakes. Do your research on the company

Interview Advice: Stay calm and be yourself. Companies want to see a person not a robot. The interviewer will understand if you are nervous! Show an understanding of the company and the role as well as showing your extra curriculum activities.

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Quantity Surveying, Commercial at Balfour Beatty

Application Advice: If you need help from others to read through / help you write your CV, make sure you sell yourself but also make sure it is still honest. Make sure that the CV still sounds like it's something you could write. I.e. If you don't have an expanded vocabulary don't use complex and outlandish words. Keep it simple.

Interview Advice: Just be yourself and be honest. Be confident and focused. Also a little bit of humour doesn't hurt anybody.

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Customer Service Apprentice, Plant & Fleet Services at Balfour Beatty

Application Advice: Be yourself, do not lie on your CV. Read up on the company and find out what they do. Find out what roles and responsibilities you have and ensure you can do all of them. Big yourself up on your CV, even the smallest details mean a lot to an employer.

Interview Advice: You may be asked about the company and what you can offer to the company yourself. You may also be asked what your career path is and why you have chosen this.

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Trainee Quantity Surveyor, Gas And Water at Balfour Beatty

Interview Advice: Be yourself, be confident but not too confident. Have an interest or knowledge of the job, role and company. Know where you want to be and why you want the job.

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Quantity Surveyor, Commercial at Balfour Beatty

Application Advice: Ensure that your application is clear and presented well, with any relevant information that may catch peoples eye.

Interview Advice: Make sure you have done research on Balfour Beatty and the job role you are applying for.

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Assistant Quantity Surveyor, Power T&D at Balfour Beatty

Application Advice: Appear keen to take on board information and have a strong work ethic.

Interview Advice: Appear confident as you will be working in a client facing role.

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TRAINEE PROJECT QUALITY ENGINEER, Quality Control at Balfour Beatty

Application Advice: Stick at it, keep your eyes on availability. It's a very rewarding career choice.

Interview Advice: Research the field of work as extensively as possible. Do an entry level qualification before hand if possible.

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Quantity Surveyour, Commerical at Balfour Beatty

Application Advice: Research the company and role. The majority of people are not quite sure of what the full role involves and therefore when asked at the interview it will throw you off. This job is more then just numbers.

Interview Advice: Be confident, just see it as a chat where you are introducing yourself based on what you have told them in your applications. You want to get to know the company as much as they want to know you. If you are doing team assessments be sure to make sure you are contributing. Speak up and share your ideas and be open to hearing others.

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Commercial apprentice, Commercial – Regeneration at Crest Nicholson

Application Advice: Make yourself positive and excited to work.

Interview Advice: I didn't join just for work. I joined for a job that will see me through to my future. Be energetic, try not to be nervous and relax. Ask questions and look on their site before the interview, know what the job entails.

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Quantity Surveyor Apprentice, Highways at Costain

Application Advice: Before applying learn more about the role, the location and the industry.

Interview Advice: Confidence and clarity. Experience in construction isn't necessary but strong numerical and communication skills are a positive.

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Senior Bricklayer, at Taylor Wimpey

Application Advice: Be true.

Interview Advice: Don’t be nervous.

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Assistant Quantity Surveyor, Build at Croudace Homes

Application Advice: Be confident in what you are applying for, research into what the job role is and what you will have to do on a day to day basis and think if you would enjoy doing that. It would also be good to have some construction experience as this will be very handy in this job role.

Interview Advice: I was asked a lot of my knowledge of the job and how I knew what I knew about the job role. Furthermore, I was asked a lot about my experience of construction and what I knew about what happens on site such as foundations, substructure brickwork, cavity walls, lintels and trusses.

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Graduate, Commercial at ISG Plc

Application Advice: Make sure you have a good covering letter as well as a CV as this is just as important when applying.

Interview Advice: Make sure you read up on the company before hand and know what sectors they work in to show you are interested in the company. Go with examples of siutations you have been in through work experience or in uni.

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Apprentice Construction Manager, Fit Out at ISG Plc

Application Advice: Show your enthusiasm for construction, whether it be little jobs around the house or at school, what started you wanting to go into construction i.e. grand designs, etc.

Interview Advice: Engage with your interviewers and go into as much detail as you can about your enthusiasm for construction. Furthermore, ask questions about them as well which shows them that you are looking for a long career within ISG.

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Quantity Surveyor, Retail at ISG Plc

Application Advice: I would say to make sure your CV is as concise and focused as possible. Be critical and make sure that only the most relevant information is included. It is more interesting to read a shorter CV that is filled with relevant information than a longer one that waffles on and bores the reader. It is also important to tailor your application to the job role that you are seeking as opposed to a generic one.

Interview Advice: In preparation for your interview, go over your CV as many times as possible. Remember that this is the main source of information that your interviewer has about you so will, therefore, be a key focus during the interview. Try to anticipate as many possible questions as you can and take time to come up with suitable responses to all of them. Think of anecdotes that will be able to back up the claims you make in your CV and showcase your abilities. Avoid rushing into answers as soon as a question is given. Simply taking a few seconds to compose yourself and decide what to talk about can be the difference between a confused, jumbled response and a confident, interesting one. Lastly, relax. Remember that the interviewers are people too and they want to get the best out of you.

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Chartered Surveyor Degree Apprenticeship- Project Management Pathway, at Arcadis

Interview Advice: Keep calm Research the company, the merge, who we were before Arcadis If you don't know about the sectors, learn about them If you don't know about the areas of the business research them

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Quantity Surveyor, Retail at ISG Plc

Application Advice: Show experience of working with people Willingness to learn Good academically and socially

Interview Advice: Be confident Know the company inside out

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Chartered Surveyor Degree Apprenticeship, at Arcadis

Application Advice: To understand the time and effort which is needed to complete this apprenticeship.

Interview Advice: To be yourself, express your strengths and smile.

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Construction Manager, at ISG Plc

Application Advice: Include all past experiences and hobbies and try to link them with the job requirements, to prove that what you've learnt so far is indispensable!

Interview Advice: Just be transparent and truthful in your answers. At this stage of the application they're just trying to get to know you as a person so be polite, be yourself, and stay relaxed. Research ISG values and apply them to your experiences!

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