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Costain

Graduate – Site Engineer, Engineer at Costain

Application Advice: Have previous experience in a design office and on site.

Interview Advice: Sell yourself, your skills gained on your degree and work experience.

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering, Construction Project Management

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Redrow Homes

Graduate Role, Build at Redrow Homes

Application Advice: Research your role within the company and make sure it's the right role for you.

Interview Advice: Be punctual for interviews, enthusiastic and honest and enjoy yourself.

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering, Construction Project Management

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Skanska

Graduate – Planner, Building at Skanska

Application Advice: Be yourself.

Interview Advice: Be aware of the job role responsibilities. Prepare some examples of your skillset.

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering, Construction Project Management

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Costain

Grad QS, Commercial at Costain

Application Advice: Be honest and direct. Show commitment.

Interview Advice: Be yourself.

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering, Construction Project Management

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Costain

Graduate Quantity Surveyor, Commercial at Costain

Application Advice: This is a good job with lots of career progression opportunities.

Interview Advice: Learn the company background and job role.

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering, Construction Project Management

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Costain

Mechanical Engineering, Water at Costain

Application Advice: You must demonstrate that you have the ability to lead and manage. When working on site or within design, you need to have good communication skills as well. Technical knowledge is good to have.

Interview Advice: Ensure that you know the current projects that the company is working on. Very off putting to the interviewer if you bring history from pre-2000 (worked on Channel Tunnel, middle-east jobs etc.). It is better to know what up-coming new projects we are working on e.g. Hinckley Point C, A40 redevelopment, and potentially M4 Newport. Ensure you have examples of where you have applied your skills.

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering, Construction Project Management

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Arcadis

Graduate Project Manager, Buildings at Arcadis

Application Advice: The person is seen as one of the most important things during the application process and therefore being yourself is the best thing you can do.

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering, Construction Project Management

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Arcadis

Graduate Project Manager, at Arcadis

Application Advice: Express your personality and show why you are passionate about the intended role.

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering, Construction Project Management

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Redrow Homes

Graduate Role, Various at Redrow Homes

Application Advice: Be passionate about learning and taking advantage of the opportunities the role will give you. Make sure your personality suits Redrow and that you are enthusiastic about the prospects this graduate scheme will open for you.

Interview Advice: Be yourself and be informed about Redrows culture and how they stand out against the competitors. Show a willingness to expand your knowledge!

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering, Construction Project Management

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Morgan Sindall

Graduate Design Manager, Design Management at Morgan Sindall

Application Advice: Attitude/ drive towards your work goes a long way.

Interview Advice: Show you are really keen and willing to learn.

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering, Construction Project Management

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Morgan Sindall

Quantity Surveyor, Commercial at Morgan Sindall

Application Advice: Research the company's current and previous projects.

Interview Advice: Know your job description.

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering, Construction Project Management

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Skanska

Quantity Surveyor, Infrastructure Services at Skanska

Application Advice: Apply honestly and express what your key interests are. Let Skanska know why you are interested in them as a company.

Interview Advice: My advice again is to be honest and open as this is your opportunity to sell yourself and give Skanska a reason to employ you.

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering, Construction Project Management

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Skanska

Graduate Quantity Surveyor, Utilities at Skanska

Application Advice: Practice for the psychometric test and use the presentation as a platform to show your talent.

Interview Advice: Make sure you let the interviewers know what you know - previous work experience wise. Be flexible and adaptable - show that you can work in any environment.

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering, Construction Project Management

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Skanska

, at Skanska

Application Advice: Work on your people skills, as the team-based nature of the industry relies heavily on the ability to work as a team.

Interview Advice: Understand what you want to get out of the industry for example where you want to be 5-10 years down the line. Employers like/want to see ambition and someone with drive who sets out goals they want to achieve.

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering, Construction Project Management

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Mott MacDonald

Risk Analyst, Advisory Services at Mott MacDonald

Application Advice: The company is not looking for the finished article at this level. You are not expected to know everything. You just have to prove to the interviewer that you are keen to learn and to develop yourself. If you're keen to put in the work to benefit yourself and the organisation, you'll stand out as an individual they can develop to achieve the aspirations of both the company and the individual.

Interview Advice: The interview was conducted in a relaxed, and informal manner. I was not expected to know everything about the role I was applying for. My advice is: be honest with what you don't know - and ask lots of questions to fill these gaps in your knowledge.

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering, Construction Project Management

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Mott MacDonald

Consultant, Advisory & Programme Delivery at Mott MacDonald

Application Advice: Have a good understanding of the company's history and its unique points (employee owned). Demonstrate research into the variety of projects and locations that Mott MacDonald operates in.

Interview Advice: Be pro-active and demonstrate that you work well with people.

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering, Construction Project Management

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Mott MacDonald

Graduate Socioeconomic researcher, Transport at Mott MacDonald

Interview Advice: Short test to write an executive summary of policy papers.

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering, Construction Project Management

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Arcadis

Graduate Building Surveyor, Education at Arcadis

Application Advice: Be clear that you are applying for a large company prior to applying and do your research around the company.

Interview Advice: Be yourself, otherwise both you and the company may not get what you expected.

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering, Construction Project Management

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Arcadis

Building Consultant, Building Consultancy at Arcadis

Application Advice: Get involved with the RICS, MATRICS to build a network and learn about the industry. Research the type and size of firm you want to work for.

Interview Advice: Do your research. Be clear about why you want the job.

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering, Construction Project Management

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Network Rail

Scheme Project Manager, Project Development at Network Rail

Application Advice: Be honest, stick to answering the questions, practice the online tests before carrying out the NR ones.

Interview Advice: Understand what a project is and the different stages of a project. Be aware that you are joining a large infrastructure / engineering company and do appropriate research in that sector. Understand why you want to join the business and industry and how that fits with your overarching career aspirations.

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering, Construction Project Management

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Arcadis

Assistant Cost Consultant, Aviation at Arcadis

Application Advice: Learn about the company and it's values - they are key to portraying yourself as a potential Arcadian (which is something we are proud of).

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering, Construction Project Management

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Mott MacDonald

Graduate Management Consultant, Management Consultancy at Mott MacDonald

Application Advice: Really research the company and know their values and mission statement as well as knowing a couple of examples of the work they've done and why you are interested in that.

Interview Advice: Why the company? Why the role? Competency questions: teamwork, team leader, a difficult situation and how you overcame it. Don't be too formal, actually try and have a conversation and show who you are and your capabilities.

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering, Construction Project Management

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Mott MacDonald

Assistant Project Manager, Buildings at Mott MacDonald

Application Advice: Try and relate your answers to your experience.

Interview Advice: Practice before your interview, look into Mott MacDonald as a company, their ethics and the type of projects they work on.

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering, Construction Project Management

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Arcadis

Graduate Project Manager, at Arcadis

Application Advice: Make sure you understand what Arcadis does and can talk about some of the schemes we are involved in. Make sure you can talk confidently about the role you are applying for. Most importantly, make sure that you convey a real passion about the opportunity to work for Arcadis. It is a great company to work for - so make sure that you look excited at the possibility of joining the team.

Interview Advice: Be prepared to discuss what Arcadis does, specific projects, what your job role is and why you would like to do it, why you are interested in the industry, etc.

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering, Construction Project Management

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Skanska

Assistant Planner, Planning at Skanska

Application Advice: You need to be a good planner in your ordinary life at first place. Ability to think critically is important. Good communication and analysing skills should be your core skills.

Interview Advice: Get prepared for an interview. Dress smart. Smile. Eye contact. Be yourself. Do not be afraid to ask questions. Always use examples from your real life experience if you have one. Express your passion for the role so an interviewer can see and feel it. Do not ask questions related to a salary on your first interview.

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering, Construction Project Management

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Skanska

Graduate Construction Supervisor, Design at Skanska

Application Advice: Get to know the L&D team.

Interview Advice: Think about the Skanska core values and why they matter to you personally.

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering, Construction Project Management

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Arcadis

Graduate Cost Consultant, Quantity Surveying at Arcadis

Application Advice: Learn about the Arcaids core value, the implementation of the Arcadis way and what you will actually be doing in the job on a day to day basis.

Interview Advice: -Arcadis core values -Sustainability -Presentation Skills -Learn about the training offered -What is your preferred business line, e.g. Residential, Environment, Rail etc.

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering, Construction Project Management

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Arcadis

Service Delivery Manager, Facilities Management Consultancy at Arcadis

Application Advice: Do your background research on the company. Understand why you want to work there and what makes you a good fit for the company. Understanding a company's principles and how you align to them is key in finding the right job.

Interview Advice: As above, do your research on why the company is a good fit for you and vice versa. Understand what they do and where they add value.

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering, Construction Project Management

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Skanska

Graduate Planner, Planning/Procurement at Skanska

Application Advice: Be open, ready to learn, adjust to office environment. Have a good, can-do attitude.

Interview Advice: I feel like I was being assessed on whether I would fit in with the company culture, that is open, transparent, honest and warm.

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering, Construction Project Management

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Arcadis

Graduate Cost Consultant, Water at Arcadis

Application Advice: Show a clear understanding of Arcadis' values and what the company believes in/stands for.

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering, Construction Project Management

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Arcadis

Graduate Project Manager, Commercial Developers at Arcadis

Application Advice: Remain professional throughout.

Interview Advice: Relax and don't lie.

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering, Construction Project Management

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Arcadis

Assistant Project Manager, Education at Arcadis

Application Advice: Investigate the company as much as possible, and see how you fit into the role.

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering, Construction Project Management

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Arcadis

Graduate Cost Consultant, Commercial at Arcadis

Application Advice: To be truthful with what you have researched/read. Know what the company does as a whole, not just in the UK. Include interesting things that you have done.

Interview Advice: Make sure to be a team player, teamwork is important. Take the opportunity to network with other graduates. Listen and ask to repeat if you do not understand a question.

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering, Construction Project Management

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Arcadis

Junior Consultant, at Arcadis

Application Advice: Look elsewhere.

Interview Advice: Use it to improve your interview skills.

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering, Construction Project Management

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Arcadis

Graduate Project Manager, Infrastructure at Arcadis

Application Advice: Be honest. Also make sure you demonstrate that you can work well individually as well as being a keen team player.

Interview Advice: Be able to explain well why you applied for the role, what your aspirations are, what you are hoping to achieve and what sector you would most like to work in.

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering, Construction Project Management

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Arcadis

Assistant Project Manager, Environment at Arcadis

Application Advice: Be confident, share your skills, experience and knowledge.

Interview Advice: Prepare your case studies, rest well and network.

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering, Construction Project Management

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Arcadis

Graduate Project Manager, at Arcadis

Application Advice: Get to know well about the company through their website and use the information wisely while applying.

Interview Advice: Why Arcadis? What interests you in Project Management? Basically all the typical questions asked in job interviews.

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering, Construction Project Management

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Arcadis

Graduate Project Manager, Strategic Partnerships at Arcadis

Application Advice: Show your ability to work well with others whilst also showing initiative.

Interview Advice: Show a passion for the role you are applying. Having an end goal in mind in terms of your career may also help, where do you want to be in 10,20, 30 years and how are you going to get there?

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering, Construction Project Management

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Arcadis

Graduate Project Manager, C & CG at Arcadis

Application Advice: Read the Arcadis website very carefully and try to relate your application to the key themes you can find.

Interview Advice: Very good assessment day, lots of different activities very different to more formal interviews I have had previously, good opportunity to just relax and be yourself. I got through as a non-cognate even though I may not have scored that well on the more specific construction related areas of the day but there is plenty of opportunity to display all transferable skills.

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering, Construction Project Management

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Skanska

Graduate Planner, at Skanska

Application Advice: Spend some time on producing a short but effective cv and cover letter that presents you, what you are interested in and what you can offer to the company.

Interview Advice: Be as relaxed as possible. The members of the recruiting team do all they can in order to make you feel comfortable.

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering, Construction Project Management

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Skanska

Graduate Quantity Surveyor, at Skanska

Application Advice: Do it.

Interview Advice: Be yourself, with no stress. In the end it's just a discussion.

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering, Construction Project Management

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Skanska

Graduate Construction Supervisor, Build at Skanska

Application Advice: Be yourself and be honest about what experience you have. Do your research on the company and be interested in all aspects.

Interview Advice: Have examples for each core competency - Teamwork, Communication etc.

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering, Construction Project Management

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Skanska

Graduate Construction Supervisor, at Skanska

Application Advice: Apply as soon as possible.

Interview Advice: Understand company's culture and values.

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering, Construction Project Management

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Skanska

Graduate Quantity Surveyor, Commercial at Skanska

Application Advice: Put time into the application and prepare highly for firstly; the phone interview and then secondly the assessment day. Skanska is a great company to work for, so it is worth putting in a little effort at the early stages to reap the benefits in the long term.

Interview Advice: Be confident, happy, give off a positive vibe and show good morale.

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering, Construction Project Management

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BAM Construct UK

Construction Management Trainee, at BAM Construct UK

Application Advice: Try to get involved in as much as possible but not over work yourself. Don't be afraid to ask a question even if it sounds stupid.

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering, Construction Project Management

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BAM Construct UK

Site Manager, at BAM Construct UK

Application Advice: Make sure you research into the company and make sure it's a role you really want. Be yourself.

Interview Advice: Know about the company, think of scenarios you have been in and how you have responded to certain situations that may have given you experience in this type of role. Be confident, be yourself and ask questions at the end if you have any. Don't be afraid to ask, you have to make sure it's the right position for you too.

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering, Construction Project Management

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Balfour Beatty

Trainee Graduate Quantity Surveyor, Commercial at Balfour Beatty

Application Advice: Be confident and make sure you get noticed on the assessment day.

Interview Advice: Ask questions about the role and company.

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering, Construction Project Management

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Balfour Beatty

Graduate Construction Manager, Construction Services UK at Balfour Beatty

Application Advice: Research the company and the construction industry before hand. Don't be put off by the online test, just give it your best shot.

Interview Advice: Look into the basics of construction site safety. Consider the implications of bad publicity on the company e.g. what decisions would you take in a situation to avoid things going wrong and giving the company a bad name.

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering, Construction Project Management

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ISG Plc

Graduate Trainee, Fit Out & Engineering Services at ISG

Application Advice: Be innovative, think differently about trying to do something new.

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering, Construction Project Management

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Berkeley Group

Quantity Surveying, Commercial at Berkeley Group

Application Advice: Visit some of Berkeley's developments before you interview, show an actual interest in the company.

Interview Advice: You are interviewing the company just as much as they are interviewing you. This is your chance to find out if it will be a good fit for you at the company. Take that chance and find out what you can about them.

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering, Construction Project Management

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ISG Plc

Site Manager, Hotels and Leisure at ISG

Application Advice: Take the time to look through the application properly and prepare well.

Interview Advice: Be honest and try to practice what questions they might ask before the interview.

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering, Construction Project Management

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ISG Plc

Graduate Trainee, Fit Out at ISG

Application Advice: Research the company and get as much experience and knowledge of the industry before applying.

Interview Advice: Preparation is key. Think outside the box regarding the questions they ask. Answer confidently and clearly.

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering, Construction Project Management

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John Sisk & Son Ltd

Quantity Surveyor/Estimator, Construction at Sisk

Interview Advice: Be yourself.

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering, Construction Project Management

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John Sisk & Son Ltd

Building Services Engineer, Building Services Engineering at Sisk

Application Advice: Study the company.

Interview Advice: Full day interview with an assessment.

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering, Construction Project Management

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Mace Limited

Assistant Project Manager, Project Management Consultancy at Mace Limited

Application Advice: Don't worry if you haven't done any work experience specifically in the construction industry as all work experience is relevant as the soft skills are just as important as the technical knowledge and understanding. Whilst it is good to have a strong academic performance, Mace recognise that extra-curricular activities like societies and sports are just as important

Interview Advice: Be prepared to expand on your CV and talk about your experience and the skills that you have gained in the process. They also ask several competency based questions where you have to provide examples of when you demonstrated particular skills such as leadership or resolving conflict etc.

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering, Construction Project Management

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Mace Limited

Graduate Project Manager, Private Sector Consultancy at Mace Limited

Application Advice: Show your enthusiasm and experience.

Interview Advice: Be honest and feisty!

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering, Construction Project Management

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Morgan Sindall

Graduate QS, Fareham at Morgan Sindall

Application Advice: Make sure that you can demonstrate your understanding of the industry from academic experience gained from college or university and then follow up with any industry experience gained, as this is a key factor in getting a job within the industry and can give you a head start.

Interview Advice: What is your understanding of the construction industry to date?

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering, Construction Project Management

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Mace Limited

Project Manager, Major Programmes and Infrastructure at Mace Limited

Application Advice: Sell the relevant experience that you have got in the field. Try to get experience where possible through placements, doesn't always have to be paid work.

Interview Advice: Show how you are good at and have experience in team-work.

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering, Construction Project Management

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Mace Limited

Graduate Project Manager, Public Sector Consultancy at Mace Limited

Application Advice: I am not from a construction or civil engineering background, but this did not matter during the application process as much, as some of the following are almost more important in Project Management than having extensive technical knowledge: -demonstrating my capacity to learn new concepts and adapt quickly -evidence of problem-solving, negotiation and conflict resolution skills as well as an innovative approach to difficult situations -demonstrating that I can plan and organise, manage my own time and also understand the importance of sequencing tasks, programming, etc. -showing that I am capable of working in a team/managing work and people -showing that I have a professional and ethical approach to work -confidence in written and verbal communication -evidence that I have some level of commercial awareness

Interview Advice: Make sure you know and understand the Mace values and keep them in mind when answering questions. Show your personality - be confident in your own ability and with your own answers and contributions, but if you are at an assessment centre, draw contributions out of others too.

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering, Construction Project Management

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Mace Limited

Construction Manager, Construction Management at Mace Limited

Application Advice: Be committed, enjoy working within the construction industry and do not panic.

Interview Advice: Polish your shoes.

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering, Construction Project Management

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Mace Limited

Graduate Trainee Project Manager, Private Sector Project Management (Consultancy) at Mace Limited

Application Advice: Understand your passion and why you are interested in this role. Try to speak to people who have experience, try to tour around projects if possible, research charterships, gain a good understanding of different sectors to develop a preference.

Interview Advice: Think what competencies you would need to be a good project manager and prepare examples as to how you can demonstrate these qualities. Don't worry about taking time to think; it is better to compose your answer rather than thinking you have to answer straight away and then stumble. Be confident (even if you're not), shake hands, make eye contact - they're all small things but make the first impressions count.

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering, Construction Project Management

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Mace Limited

Assistant Cost Consultant, Cost Consultancy at Mace Limited

Application Advice: Be prepared to learn a lot of things you didn't learn at University. Be willing to work hard.

Interview Advice: Know what you want to get out of the company, your career aspirations. Know the company values.

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering, Construction Project Management

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Mace Limited

Assistant Project Manager, at Mace Limited

Application Advice: Be yourself, be confident, work on your presentation skills for the interview.

Interview Advice: The assessment day is based around a 'day in the life of a Mace employee' including both group and individual tasks. Make sure you contribute and show that you can work well in a team. Be confident in giving a presentation and think about the company values.

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering, Construction Project Management

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Mace Limited

Assistant Project Manager, Public Sector at Mace Limited

Application Advice: Demonstrate Extra Curricular activities and engagement.

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering, Construction Project Management

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Mace Limited

Graduate Assistant Construction Manager, Construction Management – Commercial Offices at Mace Limited

Application Advice: Select a Graduate scheme position based on area of interest as well as the skills required, as certain positions will prove particularly challenging and the role being applied for will need to be extensively researched beforehand. Make sure the skills and traits which are important to Mace and the Construction Industry are clearly and effectively highlighted. Focus on general people/management qualities as well as technical based information.

Interview Advice: - How you fulfil certain Mace core values. - What you could bring to the company and job role. - Experience with similar positions and in the industry.

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering, Construction Project Management

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Mace Limited

Assistant Construction Manager, PREACH at Mace Limited

Application Advice: Demonstrate how previous work experience (not necessarily construction) has contributed to the skills and attributes you could bring to the company.

Interview Advice: 1. Show work experience. 2. Do well in all years of your degree. Helps definitely for placement students. 3. Understand the industry and the company inside out.

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering, Construction Project Management

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Mace Limited

Construction Manager, at Mace Limited

Application Advice: Immerse yourself as much as you can and try to get involved with as many different things on the site as possible.

Interview Advice: Don't bullshit. If you don't know the answer say you don't know the answer or 'if I had to make a guess I would say'. Makes you come across as a more holistic person.

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering, Construction Project Management

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Mace Limited

Assistant Manager – Project Manager, Project Management Consulting at Mace Limited

Application Advice: Understand the role, whether you are working in consultancy or construction areas. It is also important to understand the company and how the particular office operates. Most regional offices are consultancy based, whereas London has a much larger construction arm.

Interview Advice: Show enthusiasm and an interest in the role. Consultancy PM is a very 'people' orientated role, working with different design teams and clients so it is important to show your personality and how you can adapt with different people. Most people can learn the role and techniques, but it is your own qualities that are important.

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering, Construction Project Management

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Mace Limited

Commercial Manager, Major Projects at Mace Limited

Application Advice: Have a good understanding of the industry.

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering, Construction Project Management

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Mace Limited

Project Manager, Pharmaceutical and Technology at Mace Limited

Application Advice: -Be open to working away from home for periods of time. -Don't over-complicate the process, if you have good credentials, ultimately we recruit people who will fit into our team, so be yourself.

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering, Construction Project Management

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Mace Limited

Assistant Project Manager, Construction at Mace Limited

Application Advice: Research the company and understand the services it offers.

Interview Advice: Think about answering questions around a real situation.

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering, Construction Project Management

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Mace Limited

Construction Manager, at Mace Limited

Application Advice: Site experience is key.

Interview Advice: Be yourself and hold a normal conversation.

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering, Construction Project Management

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Mace Limited

Assistant Construction Manager, Residential at Mace Limited

Application Advice: Be prepared to work hard, you get out what you put in.

Interview Advice: Have a good understanding of the company, be able to apply previous experience to roles associated with the job even if not directly construction related.

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering, Construction Project Management

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John Sisk & Son Ltd

Graduate Engineer, at Sisk

Application Advice: Make sure your CV is good and also include that you are willing to travel between the UK and Ireland.

Interview Advice: Be clear in what you are trying to get across to the interviewer and just be yourself. When starting a job straight out of college experience doesn't matter it's all about personality.

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering, Construction Project Management

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WSP

Environmental Consultant, Envrionmental at WSP

Application Advice: Really learn your technical skills prior to interview.

Interview Advice: Understand the job role and the technical questions that may be asked.

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering, Construction Project Management

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Mace Limited

Assisstant PM, at Mace Limited

Application Advice: Be more than just a degree.

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering, Construction Project Management

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Mace Limited

Assistant Project Manager, Infrastructure – Energy at Mace Limited

Application Advice: Try to have some real life experience to relate to, even it is not in the same sector or area of work as the job that you are applying for.

Interview Advice: Don't focus solely on academic achievements as most important to the organisation is your ability to integrate into the team and whether or not you are a person that people want to work with. Try to have some real life experience that shows that you are a dynamic, multi-faceted individual that people would like to work with.

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering, Construction Project Management

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Mace Limited

Graduate Trainee, Project Management at Mace Limited

Application Advice: You don't need to have a construction background to work in a construction company. But you need to demonstrate your understanding of the industry and flag the skills which you have gained which can be transferred into your new role.

Interview Advice: Competency based.

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering, Construction Project Management

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Mace Limited

Assistant Cost Consultant, Cost Consultancy at Mace Limited

Application Advice: - Be clear on what your goals are, have a plan and stick to it. - Be passionate, love what you do, if you don't particularly love it, pretend to and you will fake it until it becomes a reality.

Interview Advice: - Be genuine, open and real with the interviewer. You are not a 'perfect robot graduate' made in a factory called university, you are an individual so act like it.

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering, Construction Project Management

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Mace Limited

Graduate Trainee, Consultancy – Utilities at Mace Limited

Application Advice: Ensure that you read the job specification and can demonstrate you have the required skills. Try to apply your experience to the job requirements.

Interview Advice: Be calm (this may be easier said than done) and remember to be yourself, Mace wants to know who you are so we can fit you in. If you have any interests in other roles be sure to let them know.

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering, Construction Project Management

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Balfour Beatty

Graduate Construction Manager, at Balfour Beatty

Application Advice: To be enthusiastic and always be intrigued to learn new things.

Interview Advice: To be confident and smile.

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering, Construction Project Management

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Balfour Beatty

Graduate, at Balfour Beatty

Interview Advice: Be knowledgeable but also make sure to be a person that the interviewee would like to work with, as it will be a colleague interviewing you, not an external HR rep.

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering, Construction Project Management

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Balfour Beatty

Business Management Graduate, Plant & Fleet Services at Balfour Beatty

Application Advice: Make sure you are aware that the role you are applying for could mean a lot of travel around the UK, including moving locations for your different placements. Are you okay with doing this before starting the application process?

Interview Advice: Although difficult, make sure you can be confident in group work situations, as on the assessment day you will be expected to interact with other applicants and demonstrate relevant industry knowledge and social skills during the course of the day.

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering, Construction Project Management

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Balfour Beatty

Graduate Quantity Surveyor, Commercial at Balfour Beatty

Application Advice: Research the company and incorporate the companies values of Lean, Expert, Trusted and Safe into your application answers.

Interview Advice: Graduate Day Individual presentation & group presentation on topic & info given at event. General interview about you and experience etc. Then seperate interview relating to your role i.e Quantity Surveying, what would you do in various scenarios if client was refusing to pay etc. If you seen a member of upper management on site without safety PPE how would you approach them to make them aware of the rules?

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering, Construction Project Management

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Balfour Beatty

Graduate Construction Manager, Regional Construction at Balfour Beatty

Application Advice: Don't be put off if you fail the first time. Get more experience and apply again.

Interview Advice: Be honest and prepared. Think about the things you have done that have led you up to that point and how that makes you the best candidate for the job.

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering, Construction Project Management

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Balfour Beatty

Graduate Quantity Surveyor, Regional Construction South at Balfour Beatty

Application Advice: Be confident and be yourself.

Interview Advice: Examples of leadership.

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering, Construction Project Management

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Network Rail

Project Management Grad, at Network Rail

Application Advice: Do your research.

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering, Construction Project Management

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Network Rail

Graduate Project Manager, Civils at Network Rail

Application Advice: Revise project management competencies and focus on safety culture.

Interview Advice: Make sure you have a few examples of when you have helped in a situation/managed a situation/improved the safety of a situation. Be as calm and relaxed as you can be and try to build a bit of rapport throughout the interview.

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering, Construction Project Management

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Morgan Sindall

Graduate Quantity Surveyor, Quantity Surveying at Morgan Sindall

Application Advice: Good company to work for, and the interview process is not there to trick you.

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering, Construction Project Management

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Morgan Sindall

Graduate Quantity Surveyor, Commercial at Morgan Sindall

Application Advice: Apply early.

Interview Advice: Prepare.

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering, Construction Project Management

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Morgan Sindall

Graduate Quantity Surveyor, Commercial at Morgan Sindall

Application Advice: Apply early.

Interview Advice: Prepare.

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering, Construction Project Management

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Morgan Sindall

Quantity Surveying, Commercial at Morgan Sindall

Application Advice: - be yourself. - learn some information about the company i.e. what projects they are working on and have worked on in the past.

Interview Advice: #NAME?

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering, Construction Project Management

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Mace Limited

Assistant project manager, at Mace Limited

Interview Advice: In the interview, relate as many answers as possible to any work experience. Every person on my assessment center had previous work experience within the sector.

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering, Construction Project Management

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Mace Limited

Assistant Project Manager, Major Programmes & Infrastructure at Mace Limited

Application Advice: I think it's important to demonstrate your interest and passion for the construction industry. I think it's good to show that you're aware of some of the challenges the industry currently faces and how Mace has set out a business plan of improvements to aim for. The Mace vision and company values are central to what we do so it's important to show you understand what they are.

Interview Advice: The interview I had was face to face at the head office and this was a great chance to meet people from Mace and see where I could be working. The interview was mainly based around competency questions and demonstrating Mace values. It's always good practice to have a question prepared to ask your interviewers at the end of your interview!

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering, Construction Project Management

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Mace Limited

Graduate Trainee, International Contracting at Mace Limited

Application Advice: Understand what it is to communicate, learn and develop a brand/image.

Interview Advice: Be open, show passion and hunger for the industry and building environment.

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering, Construction Project Management

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Morgan Sindall

Grad Site Manager, at Morgan Sindall

Application Advice: Be willing to work in a team, adaptable, willing to learn.

Interview Advice: Know your CV, most questions around previous experience etc. what you've learnt at previous roles and education.

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering, Construction Project Management

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Morgan Sindall

Graduate Quantity Surveyor, Commercial at Morgan Sindall

Application Advice: Be enthusiastic and show that you want to learn.

Interview Advice: Interviews were very casual, one to one, mainly finding out about me as a person and understanding what I wanted from them. As it is a Graduate job, you are learning all the time, so a strong knowledge base is helpful but definitely not essential.

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering, Construction Project Management

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Morgan Sindall

Graduate Site Manager, at Morgan Sindall

Application Advice: Be confident, adaptable and willing to commit.

Interview Advice: Demonstrate you are good at talking with people and listening.

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering, Construction Project Management

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Mace Limited

Assistant Project Manager, at Mace Limited

Application Advice: Make use of all your experiences, even if you don't think they're relevant, link it to the skills required in the job title.

Interview Advice: Be confident, sell your strengths.

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering, Construction Project Management

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WSP

Graduate Project Mananger, Project & Commercial Services at WSP

Application Advice: Online application was straight forward but the video interview was more challenging than the face to face interview. Be sure to plan and prepare.

Interview Advice: Failing to plan is planning to fail! Prepare, research and be ready. Specially in todays market where there are many graduates and not many graduate jobs. Everyone will pull their best game face, it's up to you to show your potential employer what makes you stand out from the rest. Always ask for feedback after the interviews, feedback is your bench marker for improvement.

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering, Construction Project Management

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Mace Limited

Assistant Cost Consultant, Cost Consultancy at Mace Limited

Application Advice: Be motivated and show enthusiasm.

Interview Advice: Learn the company's values and how they apply to your role.

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering, Construction Project Management

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Mace Limited

Project Manager, Private Sector at Mace Limited

Application Advice: Try to give a wide variety of examples, some academic, some work experience, voluntary work of placements.

Interview Advice: Try and use the STAR method when being asked competency questions. Situation, task, action and result to demonstrate how you have achieved/accomplished or overcome an obstacle.

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering, Construction Project Management

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Mace Limited

Assistant Cost Consultant, Cost Consultant at Mace Limited

Application Advice: Great company to work for who provide exceptional training and CPD.

Interview Advice: Smile.

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering, Construction Project Management

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Mace Limited

Assistant Project Controls Manager, Project Controls at Mace Limited

Application Advice: Prepare for construction before beginning the role.

Interview Advice: Be calm and confident, but not over confident. All Mace staff are nice but know their stuff.

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering, Construction Project Management

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Mace Limited

Graduate Trainee, Consultancy Project Management at Mace Limited

Application Advice: Focus on the Mace projects and values.

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering, Construction Project Management

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ISG Plc

Construction Manager Trainee, FIT- OUT at ISG

Application Advice: Be yourself and confident.

Interview Advice: Prepare your presentation. Know the company you are applying to.

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering, Construction Project Management

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ISG Plc

Graduate Trainee, Construction Management at ISG

Application Advice: Make sure you enjoy the role requirements.

Interview Advice: Come across passionately.

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering, Construction Project Management

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ISG Plc

Graduate Trainee, Construction at ISG

Application Advice: Make sure you explain how you would make a difference to a company and not just what qualifications you have.

Interview Advice: Avoid talking about qualifications, employers already know this from your CV, they want to know what sort of person you are.

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering, Construction Project Management

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Essentra

, Marketing at Essentra

Application Advice: Focus on what motivates you and be flexible.

Interview Advice: Prepare lots of examples which demonstrate why you are the right candidate for the role.

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering, Construction Project Management

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Network Rail

Senior Development Manager, Strategy and Capacity Planning at Network Rail

Application Advice: Read up on the industry structure, keep up to date with the latest news.

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering, Construction Project Management

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ISG Plc

Assistant Project Manager, at ISG

Application Advice: Be prepared for different challenges, allow your university projects to benefit you to gain an understanding to bring to ISG, joining a rotational scheme is a reward in itself as the best thing to do is to learn everyone's role in the business.

Interview Advice: How did you communicate effectively throughout your work experience?

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering, Construction Project Management

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ISG Plc

Graduate Trainee, Construction at ISG

Application Advice: Ensure you know your core subject and have some relevant previous experience.

Interview Advice: Research the company prior to being interviewed.

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering, Construction Project Management

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ISG Plc

Graduate Trainee, Fit Out at ISG

Application Advice: Be passionate about what you want to do.

Interview Advice: Understand the industry, the company and what role you want to have.

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering, Construction Project Management

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Network Rail

Scheme Project Manager, IP Signalling at Network Rail

Application Advice: Read about the company and what they do, main challenges, stakeholder... The application process is very well described on the company's website. Don't be afraid to ask questions on the Facebook page.

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering, Construction Project Management

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ISG Plc

Assistant Technical Services Manager, Fit Out at ISG

Application Advice: To be independent and confident, as ISG will support you in your career goals.

Interview Advice: To be confident and focused on where you see yourself in ISG.

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering, Construction Project Management

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ISG Plc

Graduate trainee construction manager, Midlands Construction at ISG

Application Advice: Be prepared overall through the whole process and research the company.

Interview Advice: To be well prepared, asking the correct questions rather just what you want to hear in terms of is this the correct company for you.

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering, Construction Project Management

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ISG Plc

Graduate Trainee, Construction at ISG

Application Advice: Highlight your greatest personal qualities more than your academic qualifications. ISG will look for graduates who can fit into the current teams and get along with the types of personalities in them.

Interview Advice: Ask questions.

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering, Construction Project Management

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ISG Plc

Graduate Trainee, Construction at ISG

Application Advice: Take on the role with an open mind and absorb as much information as possible. Make the most of all training opportunities and networking days.

Interview Advice: - Show passion and an ability to adapt to different situations. - Prove that the job is a personal interest and not just an income.

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering, Construction Project Management

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ISG Plc

Graduate Trainee, Construction at ISG

Application Advice: Include as much work experience as possible and demonstrate what skills you have learnt. Include both technical and personal skills. Include something that may set you apart from others and that ensures your application is memorable.

Interview Advice: Research the company. Think of plenty examples of how you demonstrate certain key skills.

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering, Construction Project Management

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ISG Plc

Graduate Trainee, Construction at ISG

Application Advice: That is the first impression you will give. Make sure that your application stands out. Show what is unique about you.

Interview Advice: People in ISG are all very friendly. There is no point being nervous, it is just a conversation! Before the interview make sure you understand your role/responsibilities. Make good research around the company and make sure that your answers reflect ISG's values. Basically, give them the reasons for choosing YOU instead of someone else. What makes you suitable for this position? Make sure you communicate that by any means during the assessment day.

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering, Construction Project Management

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Barratt Developments

ASPIRE Graduate, Construction at Barratt Developments

Application Advice: Understand the industry, where it's come from - and more importantly where it's going!

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering, Construction Project Management

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Barratt Developments

ASPIRE Graduate, at Barratt Developments

Application Advice: Do your research on the company and the industry before your interviews and assessment centre. Be yourself and be positive. They are not looking for grads specifically from a related degree, they want the RIGHT people who can learn, adapt and make a positive change for the business further down the line.

Interview Advice: Ask lots of questions. Think about examples of different times you showed resilience or managed conflict or went above and beyond etc. It's all good stating you can do it but you need to be able to back it up. Prepare, prepare, prepare. If you are well prepared, the interviewer will pick up on it and will know how badly you want the job.

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering, Construction Project Management

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Berkeley Group

Sustainability Advisor, Sustainability at Berkeley Group

Application Advice: Understand the companies values under Our Vision and be able to show practical as well as theoretical abilities.

Interview Advice: Dress to impress. Try to find out which department heads are interviewing you and understand the angle they might be coming from.

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering, Construction Project Management

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Berkeley Group

Assistant Site Manager, London at Berkeley Group

Application Advice: Make sure you do a sandwich placement if there is one available on your degree! Find out about the company before applying.

Interview Advice: Turn up with practical examples of what you can do.

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering, Construction Project Management

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Bouygues Energies & Services

Graduate Engineer, Various at Bouygues Energies & Services

Application Advice: Research the company fully first.

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering, Construction Project Management

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Transport for London

Graduate Quantity Surveyor, at Transport for London

Application Advice: Develop a wide range of skills and an eye for detail, keep contacts and be diligent.

Interview Advice: Know your stuff: revise traditional quantity surveying areas, and then revise some more. Do not make up answers: own up when you don't have an answer rather than make one up. Apply yourself: Show your interest in the process, ask questions. Be passionate: Interviewers are good at spotting this, read up on related construction news and show your love for the industry.

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering, Construction Project Management

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Tamdown Group

Site Manager, at Tamdown Group

Application Advice: Have to be outgoing and do not be afraid to ask questions.

Interview Advice: Be prepared and do your research.

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering, Construction Project Management

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Amey

Management Graduate, at Amey

Application Advice: Geographical mobility is essential.

Interview Advice: Understanding the different services Amey provides will help reflect your interest in the business.

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering, Construction Project Management

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Amey

Programme Manager, Central Government and Utilites at Amey

Application Advice: - Take time with questions and make sure that you align your strengths to what they are looking for. - Don't think that you are in competition at the Assessment centre as each are scored individually by each examiner and make sure you work collaborative

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering, Construction Project Management

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Amey

Management Graduate, Commercial at Amey

Application Advice: Answer questions thoroughly and apply the STAR (Situation, Task, Action and Result) structure.

Interview Advice: Undertake extensive research about the company and industry. Role plays to determine how you deal with and react to difficult situations. Demonstrating how you behave in teams. Why Amey? Why should we employ you?

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering, Construction Project Management

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Amey

Graduate Project Manager, Consulting Project Management Team at Amey

Application Advice: Candidates need to be organised and motivated to enable them to work both individually and in a team being accountable for their own work. Provide examples of achievements you feel can be related to working in an organisation, such as Amey.

Interview Advice: Prepare and research the organisation (Structure, Board of Directors, Divisional Breakdown, Latest News, Key Figures). Most will be nervous, take your time, the interviewers fully understand you will be nervous and appreciate you taking your time to provide the answer. Prepare some form of joke. (You will need to make the interviewer laugh.)

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering, Construction Project Management

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Amey

Assistand PM, at Amey

Application Advice: Be confident and flexible.

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering, Construction Project Management

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Amey

Graduate Environmentalist, Environment & Sustainability at Amey

Application Advice: - Be yourself. Everyone I've met at Amey are very genuine and being yourself is highly valued.

Interview Advice: - Read up on the company objectives and values. The company does live by them.

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering, Construction Project Management

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Hilti GB Ltd

Account manger, Sales at Hilti GB Ltd

Application Advice: Be prepared for a full on role with self management important and ability to hit targets.

Interview Advice: Career progression is key with Hilti as well as already having their four key values.

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering, Construction Project Management

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Hilti GB Ltd

CSR, Service at Hilti GB Ltd

Application Advice: Be yourself.

Interview Advice: Every question requires examples from your previous roles.

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering, Construction Project Management

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Hilti GB Ltd

Account Manager, Steel and Metal at Hilti GB Ltd

Application Advice: Be enthusiastic about the role and the company, make sure you align your goals and targets with the companies. Make sure you understand the role, and what it encounters and how you would fill this role successfully.

Interview Advice: Customer Service Teamwork Goal and Target Setting Progression

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering, Construction Project Management

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Hilti GB Ltd

Account Manager, at Hilti GB Ltd

Application Advice: Be prepared to work hard, be on your own and manage your day.

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering, Construction Project Management

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Hilti GB Ltd

Graduate, London at Hilti GB Ltd

Application Advice: Research role - it is very different to most graduate 'engineering' positions so make sure you are aware of this and what your day-to-day activities may be.

Interview Advice: Try to understand business/company as a whole e.g. how engineering interacts with sales.

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering, Construction Project Management

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Sir Robert McAlpine

Building Services Manager, Delivery at Sir Robert McAlpine

Application Advice: Ask to do some work experience prior. This will show initiative and give you a better idea of what the job entails.

Interview Advice: Ensure you are keen to learn and that comes across in the interview.

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering, Construction Project Management

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Sir Robert McAlpine

Package Manager, NLE project at Sir Robert McAlpine

Application Advice: Good job, not the best money, but show you are capable and you will gain much more experience than if you sit by idle.

Interview Advice: Why do you want to work in this industry? What do you know about the company?

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering, Construction Project Management

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Sir Robert McAlpine

Graduate Quantity Surveyor, Commercial Team at Sir Robert McAlpine

Application Advice: Look at some of the Contractors key projects and think of some reasons why they stand out to you and why you would want to work for a company that builds such projects.

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering, Construction Project Management

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Sir Robert McAlpine

Quantity Surveyor, Commercial at Sir Robert McAlpine

Application Advice: Show interest in the company and their values/family history etc.

Interview Advice: Be yourself.

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering, Construction Project Management

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Sir Robert McAlpine

Quantity Surveyor, London Region at Sir Robert McAlpine

Application Advice: Make sure you know the company well and that you have enthusiasm and knowledge. Also make sure you are completely honest in your application.

Interview Advice: It is a two way interview so make sure you go with a clear idea of what sort of job you want and where you want your career to go.

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering, Construction Project Management

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Bouygues UK

Ass. Site Engineer, GMV at Bouygues UK

Application Advice: Be yourself, it's not all about the technical knowledge.

Interview Advice: Be honest but emphasise your competence and abilities.

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering, Construction Project Management

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Bouygues UK

Package/floor manager, Science Block University of hertfordshire HATFIELD at Bouygues UK

Application Advice: Motivation and time is required to join this company.

Interview Advice: Motivation and experience to be presented fairly.

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering, Construction Project Management

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Bouygues UK

Assistant Site Manager, London at Bouygues UK

Application Advice: Be aware that this position requires consistent personal involvement.

Interview Advice: Show that a building site is where you want to work.

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering, Construction Project Management

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Taylor Wimpey

Graduate, Land at Taylor Wimpey

Application Advice: Research company values and history. Look at prestigious projects TW has undertaken. Know the land process.

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering, Construction Project Management

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Bouygues UK

Assistant site manager, Production at Bouygues UK

Application Advice: Be prepared to work the hours, and research outside your office hours to give yourself the breadth of knowledge you will need.

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering, Construction Project Management

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Bouygues UK

Assistant Site Manager, at Bouygues UK

Application Advice: Demonstrate some fundamental understanding of the construction industry and project management.

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering, Construction Project Management

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Bidwells

Graduate Project Manager, Project Management / Building Consultancy at Bidwells

Application Advice: Bidwells is a great environment in which to learn and gain experience. The company also encourages participation in a number of sports activities and social events.

Interview Advice: An enthusiastic approach to learning and innovation is key.

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering, Construction Project Management

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Lendlease

Assistant Commercial Manager, at Lendlease

Application Advice: Make sure you're passionate about the company and role you are applying for.

Interview Advice: Be yourself and show all you can do.

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering, Construction Project Management

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Kier

Graduate Design Manager, at Kier

Interview Advice: Try and work the Kier principle's into part of your answer. Be upfront about what your looking for- There's a lot of roles within the company so if you know what you want to do or be working on say in your interview.

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering, Construction Project Management

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Kier

, at Kier

Application Advice: Apply early.

Interview Advice: Have good team working and social skills, be genuine.

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering, Construction Project Management

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Mott MacDonald

Graduate Quantity Surveyor, Property at Mott MacDonald

Application Advice: Gain work experience that you can use in your applications, this shows you have an interest in the area.

Interview Advice: Be confident when speaking in an interview and present yourself in a way that shows you are enthusiastic about your chosen career area. Discuss work experience you have gained and any discussion topics on your chosen field of work that are relevant in the news currently.

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering, Construction Project Management

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Kier

, at Kier

Application Advice: Be confident in what you're capable of, stay true to yourself. It's the person itself that matters in this company.

Interview Advice: My interview was very informal, The Project director is so friendly and he makes the atmosphere as relaxed as possible, just so I can present myself in the best way possible.

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering, Construction Project Management

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Bouygues UK

Assistant Site Manager, Construction Management Team at Bouygues UK

Application Advice: Show competence from previous education/experience. Show enthusiasm and interest that sets you apart from others. Show attributes that display your character. Show how you are prepared for the transition from education to full-time employment.

Interview Advice: Sell yourself in the application phase: CV & cover letter. Be prepared to prove that you want the job and are ready for it. Know what you want, be forward thinking. Be honest.

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering, Construction Project Management

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Mott MacDonald

Project Controller, Commercial Management at Mott MacDonald

Application Advice: Ensure there is something different on your CV that will make it memorable.

Interview Advice: Be yourself. It's to hard to pretend to be something you're not forever.

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering, Construction Project Management

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Kier

Graduate Engineer, Kier Eastern at Kier

Application Advice: Maximize previous experience.

Interview Advice: Be open, honest, social and communicative to managers, know Kier basics / vision 2020.

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering, Construction Project Management

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Laing O'Rourke

QS, at Laing O’Rourke

Interview Advice: Push back if you are asked challenging questions. H&S is key, make sure you have answers to any possible questions in this area.

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering, Construction Project Management

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Lendlease

Assistant Commercial Manager, at Lendlease

Interview Advice: Be yourself and when asked about your biggest challenges, always end with what you learnt.

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering, Construction Project Management

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Lendlease

Aassitant Construction Manager, Scotland at Lendlease

Application Advice: Be very open minded and be prepared to travel.

Interview Advice: Conduct research in the company goals and mind sets. Be prepared to conduct team activities as part of an application.

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering, Construction Project Management

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Lendlease

Assistant Construction Manager, Project SLAM at Lendlease

Application Advice: Be willing to be flexible in location of working area. Understand what Lendlease are about.

Interview Advice: Be confident. Learn the core values.

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering, Construction Project Management

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Laing O'Rourke

Quantity Surveyor, Commerical at Laing O’Rourke

Application Advice: Ensure you read about the company before you go to your first interview; also current affairs that are relevant to the sector.

Interview Advice: Examples of team working and problem solving- real life examples.

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering, Construction Project Management

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Laing O'Rourke

Quantity Surveyor, Commercial at Laing O’Rourke

Application Advice: Identify any relevant experience that could demonstrate you would be ideal for the role. Either in the work environment or during time at university.

Interview Advice: Be prepared to analyse financial data.

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering, Construction Project Management

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Laing O'Rourke

Graduate Planner, Planning at Laing O’Rourke

Application Advice: Be flexible.

Interview Advice: Study hard. Practice.

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering, Construction Project Management

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Laing O'Rourke

Information Manager, Work-winning at Laing O’Rourke

Application Advice: Research about the companies Innovation agendas.

Interview Advice: Learn about the company and its ethos.

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering, Construction Project Management

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Kier

Graduate Quantity Surveyor, Kier Construction Northern at Kier

Application Advice: Undertake work experience or placements.

Interview Advice: What are you strengths and weaknesses? Describe a time when you worked well in a team and why? Where do you see yourself in 5-10 years? Hobbies and Interests. Construction related knowledge.

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering, Construction Project Management

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Galliford Try

Graduate Quantity Surveyor, Commercial at Galliford Try

Application Advice: Dress smart.

Interview Advice: Read up on the company.

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering, Construction Project Management

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Galliford Try

Site Manager, North at Galliford Try

Application Advice: Be prepared to live, breath and sleep work. Always ask for help from someone higher up if you need it.

Interview Advice: Be honest.

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering, Construction Project Management

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Galliford Try

Graduate QS, at Galliford Try

Application Advice: Just do it, I hate interviews and find them intimidating, but the experience of this process was enjoyable.

Interview Advice: Was brought in through assessment day which involved quick test, team exercises and a short interview. Was a good experience and the bit of advice that got me through the assessment was to show how well you can work/interact with people in a positive manner to work towards an end goal.

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering, Construction Project Management

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Kier

Graduate QS, at Kier

Application Advice: Had to go to an assessment centre and do a presentation and interview. Heard back within 2 weeks.

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering, Construction Project Management

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Kier

Quantity Surveyor, Infrastructure at Kier

Application Advice: Ensure your CV is relatable to the job for which you have applied. Demonstrate the required skills & enthusiasm.

Interview Advice: Knowledge of Kier's 2020 vision. Showcase the Kier values within your experience whilst at interview.

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering, Construction Project Management

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Lendlease

Assistant Commercial Manager, at Lendlease

Application Advice: Be as detailed as possible.

Interview Advice: Think positive, think of the interview as a conversation with a senior manager rather than someone quizzing you. The interviewer wants to know if you're right for the team so it's best to be as relaxed as possible.

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering, Construction Project Management

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Lendlease

Construction Manager, Construction London at Lendlease

Application Advice: Be prepared to be thrown in at the deep end.

Interview Advice: Greatest achievements. Strengths and weaknesses.

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering, Construction Project Management

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Taylor Wimpey

Graduate Management Trainee, at Taylor Wimpey

Application Advice: Set aside the time to complete it to the best of your ability.

Interview Advice: Who you are is more important to them than your qualifications. Be yourself. Embrace your weaknesses. Prepare well, be sure to research the company and the housing industry

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering, Construction Project Management

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Kier

Graduate Quantity Surveyor, Infrastructure and Overseas at Kier

Application Advice: Research the basic jobs a quantity surveyor must do on a construction project. Show enthusiasm for the role and the industry in general and convey your willingness to learn and develop as employers will never expect you to know everything before you even start. Furthermore prior to the interview research the company and current high profile and interesting jobs they are carrying out.

Interview Advice: I was asked to explain various scenarios I have been in, whether it was personal of professional. I had to explain the problem that arose form this scenario and how I dealt with it and solved it by using specific techniques and skills. Always be prepared to ask them questions at the end of it as essentially it is your future and your potential long term career and company. Always prepare examples of weaknesses you have as well as strengths. Make sure the weaknesses can also be interpreted as strengths in certain aspects.

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering, Construction Project Management

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Arcadis

Project Manager, Buildings at Arcadis

Application Advice: Show passion and understanding of the role. We have a lot of people apply for a role without really understanding what we do. Make sure that you not only understand the day to day roles expected, but also that you are passionate about that role.

Interview Advice: A simple piece of advice that is often missed/overlooked, is to know the website inside out. Know what we do, where we do it and know our values. Our values and vision are very important to us.

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering, Construction Project Management

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Kier

Graduate Quantity Surveyor, Quantity Surveying at Kier

Application Advice: Candidates need to show flexibility (construction involves fair amount of commuting), motivation and drive to achieve remarkable career; be open minded and be themselves.

Interview Advice: Just be calm, positive and with a smile on your face; stress and negativism will lead to failure.

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering, Construction Project Management

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Thames Water

Project Manager, at Thames Water

Application Advice: Be honest about your aspirations and Thames Water should be able to cater for them.

Interview Advice: Be yourself. Then if you are selected you know that you are suitable and that the recruiters do not have a false sense of who you are.

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering, Construction Project Management

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Balfour Beatty

Assistant Quantity Surveying, at Balfour Beatty

Application Advice: Be accurate in your experiences. Balfour Beatty take on a wide range of graduates with different skill sets so don't be scared to show them you have a varied skillset which allows your brain to work in different ways.

Interview Advice: Show passion and enthusiasm to wanting to learn. They can smell this from miles away and will be impressed. Remember not everyone knows everything and if you show them you are willing to learn and recognise you do not understand something - they will appreciate this. Come across as yourself in the interview and smile.

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering, Construction Project Management

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Arcadia Group

, at Arcadia Group

Application Advice: If you are applying for this job, it is obviously a job you want and you should show that in your application. You may think that they don't need to know every single experience or training you have, it may seem like something small you did a year or ago but all your experiences, training and skills is what makes you capable to do that job and you should portray that as much as possible. Don't be afraid to inject some personality into the application, especially if there is a section where you are asked about yourself. Applying for a job never focuses 100% on whether you can do the actual job, your personality is also observed, the employer wants to see if you are a nice person, will you get on well with colleagues and if you are right for them.

Interview Advice: Preparation is key! Don't arrive to the interview without having researched the job and company. An interview is not only about them finding out if you are suitable for the position but its also about you finding out if it's a job/company that will suit you. If you have carried out research and prepared questions you want to ask, you will gain a better understanding of what the job/company will require of you. It will also put you at ease as you will not enter your interview with nothing to say or ask. Again, a bit of personality is great, at the end of the day you may all be colleagues and will spend a lot of time together, showing them you are a nice person is a good thing. Lastly, don't be nervous, an interview is not about testing what you do and do not know, they have read your CV and asked you for an interview, they know you are capable for the position. An interview is about showcasing your knowledge and skills and showing them you do know what you're talking about!

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering, Construction Project Management

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Kier

Assistant Quantity Surveyor, Scotland at Kier

Application Advice: - Be enthusiastic. - Understand the 2020 Vision.

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering, Construction Project Management

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Arcadis

Graduate Project Manager, Buildings at Arcadis

Application Advice: I think that a general awareness of the projects that Arcadis undertake and the company ethos is pivotal.

Interview Advice: It is important to be enthusiastic about the company and job role. I think it's important that you develop a key understanding of the job role you are applying for and what you think you can bring to the company.

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering, Construction Project Management

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Arcadis

Graduate Construction Project Management, Property at Arcadis

Application Advice: Be confident, demonstrate your passion, experience and how your studies will support you in your new role. Know the company and understand the sector you're interested in.

Interview Advice: Confidence in interview, work well as part of a group in the group task and strong presentation skills.

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering, Construction Project Management

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Arcadia Group

Cost Consultant, Property at Arcadia Group

Application Advice: If you are passionate about the Built Environment but are not yet sure of exactly what career route you want to take, Arcadis is the place to be. If you want Purpose from a career which affects every element of the Built Environment; Water, Infrastructure, Environment and Buildings then Arcadis is the place to be. You are actively supported to experience other career routes in order to allow you to enjoy your work whilst delivering best value for the clients and Arcadis. Expect to be challenged but remember that your career will always be in your own hands.

Interview Advice: Research the company. Research the news relating to Arcadis and the economy generally. Smile, enjoy it, make friends with the other candidates. Get as much experience and extra Curricular on your CV as possible.

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering, Construction Project Management

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Arcadis

Assistant Project Manager, Commercial Developers at Arcadis

Application Advice: Speak to an employee prior to applying, they will be happy to help you and to guide you in the application process.

Interview Advice: Practice all the standard aptitude style questions and have solid answers prepared for why you want to work for Arcadis etc. Research the company thoroughly, as well as the industry and associated current affairs. Make sure that you speak to lots of people at the assessment day, including current employees and assessors.

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering, Construction Project Management

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Arcadis

Graduate Project Manager, Residential Property at Arcadis

Application Advice: Be able to show transferable skills and argue how they will come in handy. Make sure you show a genuine interest in the built environment and the role you are applying for.

Interview Advice: Be confident in your own voice. The type of personality that gets the job is one that can hold a conversation, speak their voice and not be afraid to give an answer. Don't be quiet.

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering, Construction Project Management

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Arcadis

Graduate Consultant, Environment at Arcadis

Application Advice: - Research the sector you are applying to work in extensively. - Be ready to work outside for long periods of time in sometimes inhospitable industrial sites and areas.

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering, Construction Project Management

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Arcadis

Quantity Surveyor, Quantity Surveying at Arcadis

Application Advice: Be different and make yourself stand out.

Interview Advice: What is your biggest weakness?

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering, Construction Project Management

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Arcadis

Cost Consultant, Aviation at Arcadis

Application Advice: My advice for applying for this role would be as follows: - Ensure that you CV has no grammar or spelling mistakes. - Be yourself - Arcadis wants to know about you. - Ask questions (you will be asking questions throughout your career). - Punctuality and Dress code is important (turn up before your meeting and dress for the job).

Interview Advice: Questions I was asked: - Why do you want to work for Arcadis? - What experience do you have for the role? - They also asked questions about information that was on my CV. - General questions about the company.

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering, Construction Project Management

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Crest Nicholson

Graduate Trainee, Commercial/Surveying at Crest Nicholson

Application Advice: Show enthusiasm and be eager to learn as much as possible. Always have a justification for decisions you have made.

Interview Advice: What are your strengths/weaknesses? What do you know about the company or what we do? What models did you cover and what did you learn at university? What hobbies do you have in your spare time?

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering, Construction Project Management

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Kier

Graduate Quantity Surveyor, Construction Scotland at Kier

Interview Advice: Be confident when you walk through the door and if you don't know something inform the interviewer that you don't know. Tell them you will go find the answer and either call them or email them the answer.

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering, Construction Project Management

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Kier

Technical Administrator, Bid Team at Kier

Application Advice: Answer in a way which meets the requirements of the type of person that they are looking for.

Interview Advice: Be prepared and always bring a portfolio of work.

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering, Construction Project Management

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Kier

Assistant Design Manager, London at Kier

Application Advice: Be open and honest, Kier values your character before your skill set!

Interview Advice: Current Skill level. What do I do outside of work? Leadership qualities. Confidence. Ability to work under demand.

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering, Construction Project Management

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Kier

Graduate Quantity Surveyor, Commercial at Kier

Application Advice: Good knowledge of contracts and contract administration, experience in administrative or procurement roles can be beneficial, showcase times when you were "enthusiastic", "collaborative" and "innovative".

Interview Advice: Show that you can work well as part of a team and have a knack for problem solving, but most importantly be yourself and don't be afraid to voice your opinions/ideas.

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering, Construction Project Management

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Kier

Graduate Quantity Surveyor, Commercial at Kier

Application Advice: Try to get some work experience. If you can take a placement year, then that is ideal. For me, I did not have a first degree in a construction-related subject (it was in History), so I organised with a contractor to spend a week at a project. I took a week off work from my job at the time to gain an insight, offer something interesting to include in my application and confirm this was the career I wanted to pursue. Also, make sure you read the job description and cover how you meet that criteria in the application. If in the past you have not done exactly what they are asking for, display times and experiences when you have gained and used skills that will enable you to carry out the required tasks once you are doing that job.

Interview Advice: Bring enthusiasm and drive to the table. Ensure you understand what the job is about, what the company do, and what you want from your career.

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering, Construction Project Management

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Kier

Graduate Quantity Surveyor, Kier Construction Eastern at Kier

Application Advice: Use words such as "professional" in your CV to describe yourself!

Interview Advice: The interview day is very intensive, and lasts around 8 hours. You need to come in prepared for the interview as they ask lots of questions on current construction economics. Be prepared to do the group activities that require a lot of group interaction.

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering, Construction Project Management

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Crest Nicholson

Graduate Trainee, Commercial, at Crest Nicholson

Application Advice: When you apply do thorough research on Crest Nicholson and the house building industry. Learn about the market we operate in and the challenges we face.

Interview Advice: Be prepared, think about questions you might get asked and practice your response to them. When you are being interviewed relax, enjoy yourself and try and ask questions! You can learn a lot from a good question and it will show you have prepared.

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering, Construction Project Management

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Network Rail

Project Management Assistant, Infrastructure Projects at Network Rail

Application Advice: Be enthusiastic about working for Network Rail. It is a great company with great people. Also make sure you prepare thoroughly.

Interview Advice: Be yourself, answer questions truthfully. They asked me questions about my professional and personal experiences so be prepared for that. Don't be afraid to take a minute to think about your answer. NB. If applying for the project management scheme make sure you do a bit of preparation on what that discipline entails etc.

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering, Construction Project Management

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Kier

Graduate Quantity Surveyor, Southern at Kier

Application Advice: Be yourself and don't try and fit a typical stereotype.

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering, Construction Project Management

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Kier

Graduate Quantity Surveyor, Quantity Surveyor – Merseylink at Kier

Application Advice: Be honest about your experience, read up on the company and have your brain in gear for some construction oriented questions.

Interview Advice: Relax, as formal as it is, it didn't feel formal. Just a chat about you and what you want to do followed by what they want. They'll ask you some questions to test you mathematically and construction wise so be prepared!

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering, Construction Project Management

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Kier

Construction Management Graduate, Construction Management at Kier

Application Advice: Use examples of previous experience when completing competency based questions on the application online. Any work experience is considered. Complete every single question and do not be shy to talk about your out of work/uni interests.

Interview Advice: Just be yourself, the interviewers are only human. Maintain eye contact, be calm and prepare for possible questions.

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering, Construction Project Management

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Crest Nicholson

Technical Graduate, Technical at Crest Nicholson

Application Advice: Make sure you portray every skill that you have during the application process. Be confident in your own ability and come across as willing to learn new skills.

Interview Advice: Make eye contact, show a variety of skills you can offer. Discuss the fact that you enjoy individual and team work. Show desire in becoming a manager like the person interviewing you.

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering, Construction Project Management

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Arcadis

QS, Retail at Arcadis

Application Advice: Research the company, tailor your interview answers to what our company does e.g. Housing Crisis.

Interview Advice: Confidence and honesty.

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering, Construction Project Management

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Arcadis

Graduate Project Manager, Property at Arcadis

Application Advice: Learn Arcadis's key values and have a general understanding of the markets in which the company is involved in. Give an indication of which sector you would be interested in and see if you can find case studies of projects that Arcadis has completed.

Interview Advice: Be yourself the business employs people who are skilled but likeable at the same time.

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering, Construction Project Management

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Arcadis

Gradiate Project Manager, Buildings at Arcadis

Application Advice: The company is really looking for friendly and outgoing individuals. Try and get any related work experience and demonstrate your enthusiasm for the industry. Be yourself at the assessment day and be talkative, open-minded and positive.

Interview Advice: Make sure you take the opportunity at the assessment day to ask questions about the industry and projects which the company is working on. This will demonstrate your interest and drive to learn. Being positive, sociable and confident (but not cocky) will make you stand out as they are looking for people who will fit in with the supportive, friendly work force.

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering, Construction Project Management

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Arcadis

Graduate Project Manager, Property at Arcadis

Application Advice: Don't be afraid to be yourself throughout the application process. The company is looking for genuine people that will fit in well with the rest of the team.

Interview Advice: Do as much research around the company and the role as possible ahead of the telephone interview. This is much more about understanding the role and how your skills, experiences etc. would fit in with the role. At the assessment centre be yourself and draw on experiences from all aspects of your life, not just academic or work related.

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering, Construction Project Management

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Arcadis

Assistant Project Manager, at Arcadis

Application Advice: Approach people within the company to understand how it works. This serves two purposes: (1) You will know whether you actually like how the company operates (2) you can understand company specific information which can put you ahead of the game in your interview.

Interview Advice: Understand the strategy and passion of the company, what drives us and how this is something that you find interesting. Know the competitors and how we are different.

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering, Construction Project Management

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Balfour Beatty

International Graduate Manager, Investments at Balfour Beatty

Application Advice: Come to interviews and assessment centres prepared.

Interview Advice: Come prepared with lots of examples of different competencies and how you've demonstrated these in past roles/experiences,

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering, Construction Project Management

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Balfour Beatty

Contracts Engineer, Ground Engineering at Balfour Beatty

Application Advice: Be prepared for some monotonous work, but never pass up an opportunity.

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering, Construction Project Management

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Cushman & Wakefield

Building surveyor, Building surveying at Cushman & Wakefield

Application Advice: Spend plenty of time and revise.

Interview Advice: Dress smart and speak politely.

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering, Construction Project Management

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Mace Limited

Project Manager, Project Management at Mace Limited

Application Advice: Do your research about the company and the role. Be certain about what you want.

Interview Advice: Be yourself and show your personality, as Mace is all about its people being the right fit.

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering, Construction Project Management

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Balfour Beatty

Graduate Quantity Surveyor, Commercial at Balfour Beatty

Application Advice: Try and get experience beforehand, a year out or a summer placement. Make everything relevant to how it would help you succeed in the construction industry.

Interview Advice: Every question needs a practical answer, not just a theoretical one. Get as much experience prior beforehand to give you something to talk about. At the very minimum research what your potential role involves.

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering, Construction Project Management

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Balfour Beatty

Quantity Surveyor, at Balfour Beatty

Application Advice: Complete a placement before applying to gain key experience.

Interview Advice: Provide good knwoledge base and use examples of what you have achieved in the past.

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering, Construction Project Management

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Balfour Beatty

Graduate Quantity Surveyor, at Balfour Beatty

Application Advice: Show enthusiasm for the job and the company, do your research to show you are actually really interested in the job. I'd also show your willingness to be part of the team.

Interview Advice: There was the generic questions such as: Why do you think you are right for the job? What are your career goals? and then questions more job specific such as: What's the difference between two forms of contracts? What would you use to perform a take off?

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering, Construction Project Management

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Balfour Beatty

Graduate QS, Quantity Surveying at Balfour Beatty

Application Advice: Be yourself and open and honest about the type of person you are and the sector you want to concentrate yourself in. Then if successful they can match you to the best area possible.

Interview Advice: I was asked a few technical questions and mostly about what type of person I am, this is to make sure you are going to fit in with the team you are being assigned to, so be honest.

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering, Construction Project Management

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Balfour Beatty

Quantity Surveyor, Commercial at Balfour Beatty

Application Advice: Show what you can outside of the academic

Interview Advice: Show them that you're normal, explain interesting hobbies and things that interest you.

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering, Construction Project Management

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Balfour Beatty

Business Graduate, Plant & Fleet Services at Balfour Beatty

Application Advice: Assessment centres are points/score driven. Appear pro-active, self motivated & knowledgeable of Balfour Beatty.

Interview Advice: Questions were varied, activites during the assessment day are faily similar to all the others. Just be fully prepared & confident.

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering, Construction Project Management

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Sellafield Ltd

PM Graduate, Project Management Capability at Sellafield Ltd

Application Advice: Be yourself. This is not an organisation looking for a carbon copy of the 'perfect' graduate. Demonstrate that you are passionate about the mission.

Interview Advice: General competency questions as well as sector specific, why nuclear and why Sellafield questions. Have a look at current events within the nuclear industry for context.

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering, Construction Project Management

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Morgan Sindall

Graduate Quantity Surveyor, at Morgan Sindall

Application Advice: Show that there is more about you than just work!

Interview Advice: Show your personality!

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering, Construction Project Management

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Morgan Sindall

Quantity Surveyor, Construction at Morgan Sindall

Application Advice: Anyone joining Morgan Sindall will find that they join part of welcoming team that will encourage and assist you in your professional development to achieve whatever it is you have set out to do.

Interview Advice: Prepare well.

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering, Construction Project Management

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Morgan Sindall

Quantity Surveyor, Manchester at Morgan Sindall

Application Advice: Research the job role before you apply.

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering, Construction Project Management

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Skanska

Quantity Surveyor, at Skanska

Application Advice: Understand the role and the companies mission statement.

Interview Advice: Energy and enthusiasm.

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering, Construction Project Management

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Skanska

Graduate BIM Technician, London & South East at Skanska

Interview Advice: 1. Research the business, the new business plan and perhaps most importantly, the company's values. 2. If you're applying to a technical role, try to demonstrate that you've got a deeper understanding of the subject than most- it will definitely help you standout.

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering, Construction Project Management

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Skanska

Quantity Surveyor, Building Central & Regions at Skanska

Application Advice: Do as much research on the company as possible prior to any stage of the application. Be clear about the role you are applying for, get the application completed as early as possible.

Interview Advice: If you do receive an invite for telephone interviews and an assessment day stay calm be confident and be yourself don't be afraid to speak your mind on the day.

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering, Construction Project Management

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Skanska

Graduate Quantity Surveyor, Croydon at Skanska

Application Advice: Learn as much about the company and its current projects and operating units as possible.

Interview Advice: Assessment day with interview, team building exercise, presentation on a given subject and written test.

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering, Construction Project Management

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Skanska

Graduate Construction Supervisor, LSE at Skanska

Application Advice: Be honest and if you're interested in construction, show them how passionate you are.

Interview Advice: Dress smart, Take notes, Be on time

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering, Construction Project Management

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Costain

Graduate QS, at Costain

Application Advice: Research the values of Costain. The projects that Costain is biding for. The competitors and what makes Costain different.

Interview Advice: As above and be calm and get involved as much as possible with the team exercise.

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering, Construction Project Management

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Transport for London

Graduate Project Manager, London Underground Crossrail Team at Transport for London

Application Advice: Balance between technical knowledge and competency understanding.

Interview Advice: Concentrate on competency questions.

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering, Construction Project Management

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Arcadis

Graduate Project Manager, Rail at Arcadis

Application Advice: Great company to work for with many opportunities.

Interview Advice: Be yourself, be confident and it will be fine.

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering, Construction Project Management

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Morgan Sindall

Graduate Site Manager, Manchester at Morgan Sindall

Application Advice: Work hard and get your face/name known.

Interview Advice: Be confident and come across as someone willing to learn and put hard work in.

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering, Construction Project Management

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Arcadis

Assistant Cost Consultant, Highways at Arcadis

Application Advice: Express Arcadis' key values

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering, Construction Project Management

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Hilti GB Ltd

Account manager, North wales at Hilti GB Ltd

Application Advice: Be prepared to work on your own every day, be prepared to push yourself when no one is there to push you.

Interview Advice: Why do you want the job? What qualities you have? (line up with Hilti core values)

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering, Construction Project Management

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Skanska

Graduate Quantity Surveyor, Thames Valley at Skanska

Application Advice: Do your research - find out what Skanska are about and what makes us different and find out more about your role - if possible contact someone in the industry.

Interview Advice: Why do you want to work for Skanska? Why would Skanska want you to work for them?

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering, Construction Project Management

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Morgan Sindall

Graduate Pre-Construction Planner, Pre-Construction East at Morgan Sindall

Application Advice: Experience is a key item for this job. However if you can get on to the graduate scheme you will gain all the correct and valuable experience the right way. Enthusiasm and an interest in construction is vital. This will go along way in motivating people and people listening to your advice and feedback.

Interview Advice: Why Construction? Why Morgan Sindall? What can you bring?

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering, Construction Project Management

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Arcadis

Assistant Project Manager, Property at Arcadis

Interview Advice: Understand the industry.

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering, Construction Project Management

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Arcadis

Graduate Project Manager, Social Infrastructure at Arcadis

Application Advice: Be prepared to undertake your own projects from day one, guidance will be given but some decisions will be left to yourself.

Interview Advice: Be enthusiastic and be yourself.

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering, Construction Project Management

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Arcadis

Quantity Surveyor, Birmingham at Arcadis

Application Advice: Be yourself and make sure you have experience in the relevant field because it is very highly valued.

Interview Advice: Be confident and try to sell yourself by highlighting all of your attributes.

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering, Construction Project Management

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Arcadis

Graduate Project Manager, Social Infrastructure at Arcadis

Application Advice: Be open to anything, push yourself to do things you're uncomfortable with and make sure you immerse yourself within the company.

Interview Advice: Dress smart, be confident, know your stuff and be passionate.

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering, Construction Project Management

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Arcadis

Analyst, Business Transformation at Arcadis

Application Advice: Know about what we do ( especially the dept you're applying for, not just the entire company). No need to be too corporate, know your stuff, but be approachable and friendly.

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering, Construction Project Management

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Arcadis

Assistant Quantity Surveyor, Quantity Surveying at Arcadis

Application Advice: Ensure you capture your capabilities in a way that showcase your personality. Share all your experiences. Show lessons learned from all scenarios.

Interview Advice: Be confident but not cocky. Be yourself and ensure you highlight your strengths but also understand your weaknesses, so that you understand yourself. Don't promise the world if you know its not achievable.

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering, Construction Project Management

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Arcadis

Graduate Cost Consultant, Residential property at Arcadis

Application Advice: Consider what it is that really interests you about the different sectors Arcadis works in. Be yourself - Arcadis seems to highly value personality and people's ability to get on with others and work well within the team.

Interview Advice: Show how your interests and University work link to the industry and role.

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering, Construction Project Management

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Arcadis

Graduate Project Manager, Property at Arcadis

Application Advice: Show that you can work with others, solve problems and communicate effectively, be it face-to-face, phone call or email. Soft skills are essential in this industry.

Interview Advice: Be passionate about why you want to work in this industry and why you chose to apply for Arcadis (read up on the company)! Have an idea of where you see yourself in the future, it can be vague (leading a team, managing your own projects) but showing that you are ambitious is important.

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering, Construction Project Management

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Arcadis

Cost Consultant, at Arcadis

Application Advice: Have a good understanding of the construction industry; be up to date with the latest trends etc. and have a good understanding of construction technology.

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering, Construction Project Management

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Morgan Sindall

Graduate Site Manager, Cardiff at Morgan Sindall

Application Advice: Enjoy being allocated responsibility and being able to work as a team member. Also important to have confidence working as a young site manager and not afraid from making decisions.

Interview Advice: Ensure you know your CV and to ask questions at the end of an interview, this will show the interviewers you have an interest in the job. Furthermore it's fundamental you have a good background knowledge and understanding of the company you are having the interview with. For example, what sectors do they cover, what jobs have the worked on? etc.

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering, Construction Project Management

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Arcadis

Assistant Project Manager, Building Surveying at Arcadis

Application Advice: Expect to be treated like a professional, behave accordingly. Research what opportunities are available within the company, this will give insight into what the company may be able to offer you even if you are a non-cognate.

Interview Advice: Don't pretend you know something if you don't. There is no shame that, so long as you have something you can offer the company.

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering, Construction Project Management

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Arcadis

Gaduate Cost Consultant, Retail at Arcadis

Application Advice: Before entering clarify yourself on what sector / types of projects you would like to work. Ask for a mentor from when you join the company. Be ready for hard working and enjoying it!

Interview Advice: Just be coherent, be yourself and have a clear focus on what you would like to be doing for the next 4 years or so.

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering, Construction Project Management

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Morgan Sindall

Graduate site manager, Manchester at Morgan Sindall

Application Advice: Ensure past experience is relevant and mention degree qualifications.

Interview Advice: Have a good view on where you expect to be in several years and be enthusiastic .

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering, Construction Project Management

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Arcadis

Assistant Cost Consultant, Mechanical and Electrical at Arcadis

Application Advice: Preparation is key, learn about the company and its values.

Interview Advice: Be confident, honest and personable.

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering, Construction Project Management

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Arcadis

Graduate Quantity Surveyor, Retail Banking at Arcadis

Application Advice: Be prepared for a slight bias on commercial management within retail banking, but as a QS you still do need to put your PM hat on.

Interview Advice: Be keen to learn and learn quickly. Ask questions about the volume of work and expected fee income as a whole and personally.

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering, Construction Project Management

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Arcadis

Graduate Cost Consultant, Commercial Property at Arcadis

Application Advice: Prior to your application, make sure you research the company very well- the Arcadis website is a great place to start. Tailor your CV to skills that you believe will be invaluable to the role you are applying for. In your cover letter, think of competencies that the role is asking for and then provide examples of how you have demonstrated these.

Interview Advice: In preparation for the assessment centre, research projects that Arcadis have worked on and be aware of the company's core values and what a built asset consultancy is. The group exercises at the assessment centre are also based on showing that you can collaborate and work well in a team; it's not about who can be the most dominant and who's voice is heard the most. Another tip to help you stand out amongst your peers is to do some wider reading, such as reading current articles on building and construction news to show that you are passionate about the industry. Don't forget to come prepared to your interview with a few questions to ask your interviewer, as this also shows that are you interested in the role and company.

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering, Construction Project Management

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Arcadis

Quantity Surveyor, Leeds at Arcadis

Application Advice: Keep team work at the top of your thoughts, you need to be able to interact and collaborate effectively with many people.

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering, Construction Project Management

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Arcadis

Sustainability Consultant, Environment at Arcadis

Application Advice: A professional and pragmatic approach will get you far.

Interview Advice: Be open to supporting in a variety of roles.

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering, Construction Project Management

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Galliford Try

Assistant Site Manager, Linden Homes North at Galliford Try

Application Advice: Always prepare a handful of questions that you can ask as this is the time you can find out more about the role you are applying for and if it will actually be what you are looking for.

Interview Advice: First question I was asked was "Tell me about yourself?" I think this is one of the most important questions, if you are unable to answer the question well then you will be at a disadvantage straight away.

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering, Construction Project Management

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Arcadis

Assistant cost consultant, at Arcadis

Application Advice: Be honest about you as a person, your capabilities and your ambitions. But stay open minded and prepared to learn.

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering, Construction Project Management

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Arcadis

Graduate Cost Consultant, Infrastructure at Arcadis

Application Advice: There's a role that the company want you to do now. It doesn't matter if you have the potential to be a superstar if you can't do the role you're being employed to do, prove that you can do the job now.

Interview Advice: Be yourself. Do background reading. Always have something interesting to say about yourself.

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering, Construction Project Management

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Arcadis

Building Surveyor, Local Government at Arcadis

Application Advice: Make it personal and stand out.

Interview Advice: Make sure you know why you want this role and what you can bring to it.

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering, Construction Project Management

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Arcadis

Project Manager, Project Management at Arcadis

Application Advice: It's all about the person, be yourself!

Interview Advice: Teamwork, teamwork, teamwork!

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering, Construction Project Management

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Skanska

Graduate Construction Supervisor, at Skanska

Application Advice: Ensure CV is up to date and try and obtain experience prior to applying as this will make your application stand out.

Interview Advice: Ensure you have researched into current Skanska projects and read through their values etc. that can be found on the website.

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering, Construction Project Management

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Skanska

Graduate Planner, Building – Central and Regions at Skanska

Application Advice: Be yourself. Highlight your skills and strong points and be honest about weaker points.

Interview Advice: Good interpersonal skills. Being the right person with the right attitude is just as important as having the right technical skills.

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering, Construction Project Management

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Skanska

Graduate construction supervisor, at Skanska

Application Advice: Be natural and passionate about the construction industry.

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering, Construction Project Management

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Skanska

Quantity Surveyor, LSE at Skanska

Application Advice: -Ensure you have very adequate knowledge of the company, i.e. corporate strategy and values.

Interview Advice: #NAME?

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering, Construction Project Management

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Lendlease

Asistant construction manager, Construction at Lendlease

Application Advice: Make sure you get a set development plan in place and push for it otherwise you will get pigeon holed.

Interview Advice: Be yourself and make sure you know what Lendlease are and what they do.

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering, Construction Project Management

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Costain

Graduate Quantity Surveyor, at Costain

Application Advice: Focus on the team player aspects, the technical knowledge will come once you are in place.

Interview Advice: Know the industry, current jobs the company is on and what the competitors are up to.

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering, Construction Project Management

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Galliford Try

Graduate Site Manager, London and South East Commercial at Galliford Try

Application Advice: Be honest about your willingness to travel. Emphasis on previous positions of responsibility.

Interview Advice: Be friendly and knowledgeable about Galliford Try - i.e. Hybrid Company and the way the division that you are applying for operates.

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering, Construction Project Management

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Galliford Try

Assistant Site Manager, Building at Galliford Try

Application Advice: Ensure you have the people skills and get that across in your interview. Try to show these skills in your CV if possible and some actual site experience would go down well, so get a CSCS card and agency labouring role.

Interview Advice: Show you can communicate confidently with all walks of life, you'll meet educated professionals but also people that left school at 16 so don't be stuck up.

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering, Construction Project Management

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Galliford Try

Graduate Construction Trainee, East Midlands at Galliford Try

Application Advice: Use professional language Think about the answers before you answer them Read them once you've written them

Interview Advice: Look professional (Suit, tie and clean shoes) Be professional Research the role you are applying for and think of good questions to ask at the end Go prepared, bring along any relevant documents or previous work done Speak clearly

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering, Construction Project Management

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BAM Construct UK

Assistant Site Manager, Construction Management- South East at BAM Construct UK

Application Advice: Try to do/ say something to make you stand out from the crowd and don't be afraid of advertising a range of abilities that you think may not be relevant to work, because they all are. I wrote on my CV that I am looking forward to the social atmosphere and banter which is commonplace in the industry which is something that, I later learnt, greatly helped my application!

Interview Advice: Be yourself and see it as 'a chat' rather than an interview. They are not trying to grill you, but just trying to see how you are in a conversation. Try to prove your flexibility with a mixture of work-based and external skills. I remember part of my interview being a discussion about the football results at the weekend! Be prepared to give your thought on the following: -The company and it's contenders -Topical industry issues (legislation, technology and sustainability) -The future of the industry

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering, Construction Project Management

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Galliford Try

Graduate Planner, Building West Midlands at Galliford Try

Application Advice: Be clear in why you want to work for Galliford Try instead of other construction companies. Explain how you will fit into the role and highlight how you can work well with others. Construction is all about collaboration so this is important.

Interview Advice: I would strongly advise to use the STAR method when preparing answers for possible interview questions. Also, provide examples from more then one area of your life to keep your answers fresh.

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering, Construction Project Management

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Lendlease

Assistant Planner, Construction Management (Planning) at Lendlease

Application Advice: Learn and gain as much experience as you can and network with different people. Drive your career and try to gain experience in different roles, departments and regions.

Interview Advice: Understand Lendlease culture, vision and core values. Learn about the projects that Lendlease has done in the past and is currently doing. Demonstrate that you are motivated and willing to learn and work with a team.

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering, Construction Project Management

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BAM Construct UK

Quantity Surveyor, Bristol at BAM Construct UK

Application Advice: Make sure you are informed on the company and be confident within your answer to question, as they like to see a strong will.

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering, Construction Project Management

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BAM Construct UK

Assistant site manager, Dundee at BAM Construct UK

Application Advice: Do your homework, don't expect to be in charge over night, you have years and years of learning ahead of you so listen.

Interview Advice: Be yourself, you have to fit into a team as well as a role, if it's not meant to be it's not meant to be, just don't give up.

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering, Construction Project Management

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Lendlease

Planning Manager, Regions at Lendlease

Application Advice: Be willing to travel a lot.

Interview Advice: Be yourself.

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering, Construction Project Management

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Transport for London

Assistant Project Manager, Transport at Transport for London

Application Advice: Study TFL's behaviours and show them in the application process.

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering, Construction Project Management

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Transport for London

Quantity Surveying, Commercial at Transport for London

Application Advice: Dedicate time to doing some research into the company and the role offered.

Interview Advice: Practice your interview answers thinking about the TFL behaviours.

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering, Construction Project Management

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Transport for London

Graduate Project Manager, at Transport for London

Application Advice: A very good experience in how large organisations work, be willing to learn.

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering, Construction Project Management

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BAM Construct UK

Assistant Project Surveyor, Surveying / Midlands at BAM Construct UK

Application Advice: Do not rush your application and put as much details in as possible as this allows the company to get a starting view of the candidate. This helps when progressing through the interview stages as you can talk in more detail about your application. Make sure to come across as enthusiastic about the role on paper as this will have to be shown in an interview.

Interview Advice: Research the company and your own application as this will be the basis of the interview. Confidence in your abilities and your failures is key to a successful interview, 9 times out of 10 the interviewer is looking at the type of person first more than your accolades and qualifications. This is due to BAM being a large company that feels like one big family, with the correct kind of person the company will continue to thrive. Good luck with your application and interview, do not give up after the first hurdle.

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering, Construction Project Management

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Costain

Quantity Surveyor, at Costain

Application Advice: Make sure that you are good at time management.

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering, Construction Project Management

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Costain

Assistant Planner, at Costain

Application Advice: Research role and company. Ensure you have some experience before you apply (even if voluntary).

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering, Construction Project Management

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BAM Construct UK

Assistant Project Surveyor, Scotland at BAM Construct UK

Application Advice: Don't be afraid to ask questions about anything you are unsure about, people are always willing to help.

Interview Advice: The interview was relatively relaxed and friendly. It is important to make sure that the right characters are there to work as part of the team, so don't be afraid to let your personality shine through.

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering, Construction Project Management

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BAM Construct UK

Assistant Project Surveyor, South East at BAM Construct UK

Application Advice: - Honest application. - Sell Yourself! - Research the company and what the value are, have an idea of the sort of projects that we undertake.

Interview Advice: - Confidence not arrogance. - Don't panic and don't waffle on about things, listen to the questions. - Take your time. - Ask questions, seem engaged and interested. - Relax.

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering, Construction Project Management

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BAM Construct UK

Assisstant site manager, Construction site management at BAM Construct UK

Application Advice: Just be genuine, they don't expect you to know about company procedures, your character will be the main factor they consider indicating if you will get along with everyone and be productive.

Interview Advice: Better to be quiet than say something stupid.

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering, Construction Project Management

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BAM Construct UK

Quantity Surveyor, South East at BAM Construct UK

Application Advice: The graduate scheme is a great opportunity to find your feet and start your career in the construction industry. It provides the opportunities to work across a wide range of topic areas as well as inter-discipline liaising which gives a practical facet to your knowledge.

Interview Advice: Know what is on your CV. Be yourself as the interviewers are very approachable and welcoming.

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering, Construction Project Management

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Costain

SHE Advisor, SHE at Costain

Application Advice: Make sure you include all the minor things on your CV; it's not always about having the big qualification.

Interview Advice: Sounds a cliche but be yourself, don't over exaggerate, use deficiencies in your CV as your weak points to be developed.

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering, Construction Project Management

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Network Rail

Project Management assistant, East Midlands at Network Rail

Application Advice: Do your research on the projects and company, come prepared with project management knowledge, most of all be yourself. They look for possible talent not for you to be completely ready for a leaders role!

Interview Advice: Prepare project management knowledge and make sure you have a basic understanding of things such as GRIP.

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering, Construction Project Management

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Costain

Graduate M & E Engineer, Mechanical and Electrical at Costain

Application Advice: Don't sell yourself short: better to be slightly over-confident than slightly modest. State your academic achievements but don't expect them to be enough. Emphasize on your ability to work collaboratively and lead a team.

Interview Advice: Be confident in yourself and your decisions. Don't be shy. Step back and look at the bigger picture, don't get bogged down in the detail. Be social and easy to talk to / work with, within reason.

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering, Construction Project Management

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Croudace Homes

Assistant Quantity Surveyor, Build Department – North Thames at Croudace Homes

Application Advice: Learn a bit about re-measuring groundworks. Come across as honest and friendly and someone who is prepared to help others, and you should fit in.

Interview Advice: Mine took about an hour, the interviewers were friendly and helped make the process stress free (so far as anyone can) I'd just try to relax into the interview and not get too worked up about it if possible. Be truthful about what you have done and know all about your course. I may be wrong but I feel the personality part is a big factor as the whole office is pretty smilar. The usual advice I guess.

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering, Construction Project Management

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Galliford Try

Graduate Construction Manager, Building North East and Yorkshire at Galliford Try

Application Advice: Be positive at all times.

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering, Construction Project Management

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Galliford Try

Design Manager, Building West Midlands at Galliford Try

Application Advice: Ensure you research the company you are applying for- they are looking for people who fit the organisation, which is as important as the quality of the candidate.

Interview Advice: Be prepared to give job specific examples.

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering, Construction Project Management

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Network Rail

Project management graduate, London at Network Rail

Application Advice: Be yourself and be enthusiastic about the role.

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering, Construction Project Management

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Network Rail

Sponsor, Capital Projects at Network Rail

Application Advice: Be keen, knowledgeable and enthusiastic. Don't worry too much about knowing the industry. NR look for intelligent, logical people with ambition and drive that want to do well. Being collaborative, accommodating and adaptable are much better qualities than competitive.

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering, Construction Project Management

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JLL

Graduate Cost Consultant, Cost Management at JLL

Application Advice: Be yourself, don't necessarily write generic things that every candidate will say they have. Focus on what separates you from the crowd.

Interview Advice: Practice competency based questions. For example, "Can you talk about a situation where you have had to lead a team and what you did to get the best out of everyone?" Also know the basics, company background is essential and make sure when you get asked why you want to work for the company you have an answer ready. Every company wants an employee that has a strong interest in what they do.

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering, Construction Project Management

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Barratt Developments

Graduate, Land and Planning at Barratt Developments

Application Advice: Ensure that you tailor your application towards the role - and make sure you know as much as you can about the business. There is nothing worse than a generic application that won't stand out against your thousands of competing candidates.

Interview Advice: Be ready to exemplify the skills you proclaim to have. For example if your CV reads; Good at man-management Works well under pressure Be prepared to discuss a time in your life when you had to pull a team together and reach your goal under difficult circumstances.

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering, Construction Project Management

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Transport for London

Graduate Project Manager, Graduates at Transport for London

Interview Advice: Talk about the Mayor's strategy in your application/interviews and link it back to the work TfL are doing to deliver it.

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering, Construction Project Management

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Galliford Try

Assistant Project Manager, London at Galliford Try

Application Advice: Graduate scheme is an amazing development programme and well supported by Galliford Try management. Apply early and show your enthusiasm.

Interview Advice: Prepare well before going to the meeting and understand the construction industry and how different types of contracts work. Study all the stakeholders of a project and how they might affect the result. Be confident and do not be afraid to discuss your ideas and be challenging. Always respect and appreciate the comments and take notes.

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering, Construction Project Management

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Galliford Try

Graduate Design Coordinator, Partnerships North at Galliford Try

Application Advice: Demonstrate your willingness to learn and your current appreciation for the technical requirements of the role. Furthermore that you can coordinate with people and are able to form relationships, as this is key more than anything as people will be more willing to assist you.

Interview Advice: Be yourself, then you will be fairly assessed on how you will fit into the dynamics of the teams. Due to how closely we work with each other, people have to be team players and go the extra mile, cooperate in order to get things done.

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering, Construction Project Management

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Skanska

Graduate Buyer, Procurement at Skanska

Application Advice: Research the industry and the company.

Interview Advice: Be honest, open minded and don't be scared to voice your opinions in group exercises.

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering, Construction Project Management

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Galliford Try

Assistant quantity surveyor, Building southern at Galliford Try

Application Advice: Make sure you are dedicated and the rewards for your effort will not be unnoticed. Always ask questions if you are unsure about anything they are here to help and also remember they were all once in your shoes starting a new job.

Interview Advice: Be confident and honest! Galliford try to look at your potentional and work ethic as some projects can be challenging.

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering, Construction Project Management

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Galliford Try

Quantity Surveyor, Construction Buildings at Galliford Try

Application Advice: You need confidence and negotiation skills.

Interview Advice: Just read up on what they do as a company and ensure you have questions to ask. If you are interviewed by your potential boss be relaxed and show you'll fit in.

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering, Construction Project Management

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Skanska

Graduate Quantity Surveyor, at Skanska

Application Advice: Apply and find a contact email and start chasing them.

Interview Advice: Be prepared and be yourself.

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering, Construction Project Management

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Galliford Try

Graduate, North East at Galliford Try

Application Advice: The more they put into it, the more you will get out of it. You can't coast in this role, you will get caught out.

Interview Advice: Be yourself. Don't pretend to be something you are not. If you managed to get the job pretending to be something you're not then you will not enjoy the role. Just have a chat with the interviewers. Show your sense of humour and what you're interested in outside of work.

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering, Construction Project Management

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Skanska

Graduate Construction Supervisor, Building – Central and Regions at Skanska

Application Advice: - Be yourself - Make sure you research the company and convey your passion for why you want to work for them - they like to see that people will fit into their values and that they are passionate about the same things Skanska is passionate about

Interview Advice: - Prepare a number of questions for each stage of the interview process - ALWAYS ask a question - Prepare questions and research about company specifics - make sure you know their values and products because they will ask you about them - Be confident i

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering, Construction Project Management

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Skanska

Graduate Engineer, IS at Skanska

Application Advice: Go for it, the best opportunity.

Interview Advice: Be yourself. think green, read on company history and achievement.

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering, Construction Project Management

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Skanska

Non-cognate graduate quantity surveyor, Central and regions at Skanska

Application Advice: Be prepared but honest. I had no construction background but my enthusiasm and involvement landed me my job.

Interview Advice: I was asked about my CV and external hobbies. Why Skanska? Why your particular job role? Prepare a presentation about your job role. Team building exercise of building a free-standing bridge. Answering a few ethical dilemma questions.

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering, Construction Project Management

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Morgan Sindall

Graduate Quantity Surveyor, at Morgan Sindall

Application Advice: Be positive, honest, friendly. For this role, it doesn't matter how little construction knowledge you have - I didn't have any! Just remember to relate everything to yourself, the job role and the company.

Interview Advice: Show your passion to construction industry.

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering, Construction Project Management

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Mace Limited

Assistant Project Manager, Public Sector Consultancy at Mace Limited

Application Advice: Demonstrate your ability to learn and genuine interest in the industry as well as the company's values.

Interview Advice: Typical questions such as 'Why Mace?', 'Why Construction/Consultancy?', 'What skills and qualities can you apply to the team to improve the service we offer clients?'

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering, Construction Project Management

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Morgan Sindall

Quantity Surveyor, Aberdeen at Morgan Sindall

Application Advice: Presentation Skills are very important. Suit up for the interviews and tart your CV up as the interviewer will make his mind up in minutes.

Interview Advice: Types of contracts used before? What I was taught at Uni? What kind of experience I had?

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering, Construction Project Management

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Morgan Sindall

Graduate Site Manager, Glasgow at Morgan Sindall

Application Advice: Be honest and make sure you make it relevant to the company you are applying for.

Interview Advice: Try and be confident at the interviews and do some research on the company.

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering, Construction Project Management

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Mace Limited

Assistant Project Manager, Manchester at Mace Limited

Application Advice: Carefully consider the role you are applying for, soundly understanding the difference between how a Contractor delivers a project and how a Consultant delivers a project, the two are very different, then consider how you and your skills are suited to a Consultancy role. As a Project or Construction Manager, if you prefer to be out on site on a daily basis, consider whether Consultancy is for you.

Interview Advice: First round interviews were typical questions based upon my previous experience and University course and how each can be applied to my prospective job. Second round interview was group based task scenarios with an individual element also. I would recommend to be prepared to work effectively within a group task. Do not try to dominate the task but listen to your peers, evaluate the options, offer your individual thoughts and ideas and ensure that you deliver and present your idea confidently.

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering, Construction Project Management

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Mace Limited

Assistant Cost Consultant, Quantity Surveying at Mace Limited

Application Advice: Show passion, drive, initiative and determination to have a successful career at Mace. Providing not only excellence in your direct line of work but an aspiration to be involved within the wider Mace community and Mace initiatives.

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering, Construction Project Management

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Mace Limited

Project Manager, Project Management Consulting; Private Sector at Mace Limited

Application Advice: Be clear, concise and honest Be different - Mace think outside of the box and how to improve inside the box You need to stand out - qualifications and experience are not the be all and end all

Interview Advice: Know Mace beyond the publicity - read about a project other than the Shard, Olympics or London Eye Why are they better than their competitors - what do you think makes them stand out Be personable - they want to know if you can work within the team Mace 'people' are friendly, warm and approachable whilst having confidence in who they are and what they know

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering, Construction Project Management

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Mace Limited

Assistant Cost Consultant, Consultancy at Mace Limited

Application Advice: Mace application should be a priority

Interview Advice: Be confident during the selection process

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering, Construction Project Management

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Barratt Developments

Construction Graduate, Bristol at Barratt Developments

Application Advice: Make sure your CV /Cover letter is up to date and relevant showing how your past experiences, interests or hobbies link into the company. Barratt's received hundreds of applications each year therefore insuring spelling, layout and clarity is correct and professional is essential. When applying which is conducted initially online, ensure you answer questions fully, demonstrate how you made a difference to that team or experience you are talking about demonstrate what you did to ensure that experience / team project etc. was a success. Don't rush the application and think about your answers. Finally get someone else who is competent enough to check your application as we all make mistakes that we might not necessarily notice straight away, or until after submitting your application which by that time will be to late. You can only make a first impression once.

Interview Advice: My advice would simply be "fail to prepare then prepare to fail" Barratt's are good at providing information and communication leading up to interviews either via phone or in person. Insure that you prepare your answers well and that you think about the bigger picture focus and the importance of change to an organisation. Overall remember you are interviewing them as much as they are interviewing yourself. Be pro-active, ask questions, show you have done your research into the company or division you are applying for.

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering, Construction Project Management

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Mace Limited

Assistant Design Manager, Design Management at Mace Limited

Application Advice: Take time over the application, it is very long, however those that take their time are more likely to make it to the interview/assessment centre stages. Also, try to gain as much experience as possible in the construction industry.

Interview Advice: Know the core values and take time to research the business. Also, having a knowledge of BIM is very beneficial.

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering, Construction Project Management

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Mace Limited

Assistant Project Manager, Rail at Mace Limited

Application Advice: - Research the company (projects, core values - especially client focus and safety) - Research the industry generally - Understand the role you are going into

Interview Advice: Be over-the-top enthusiastic and know Mace's main projects, achievements, values.

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering, Construction Project Management

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Mace Limited

Assistant Project Management, Project Management at Mace Limited

Application Advice: Be truthful about our experience and try not to get too nervous. It's not that scary.

Interview Advice: Be yourself, don't be too competitive in group situations. They want to see you work as a team.

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering, Construction Project Management

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Barratt Developments

Commercial Graduate, Quantity Surveying at Barratt Developments

Application Advice: Remember what the business is hoping to achieve, and that is customer satisfaction. Barratt are hoping to be the pinnacle of brand association within the house building industry and that is evident throughout the departments of the business. Build your application on any experience you have with customers whether it be face to face, telephone or written.

Interview Advice: A good knowledge of the business from all aspects of commercial, construction and the competitors within the industry. How we set ourselves apart from other house builders is always very useful.

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering, Construction Project Management

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Barratt Developments

Graduate, Mercia at Barratt Developments

Application Advice: Make sure you do your research! You won't stand out by regurgitating details found on the website - do a little digging and find out something you can relate to. Demonstrate and support your claims with examples. i.e.. leadership and organisational strengths may have been developed through University projects, Sports teams etc.

Interview Advice: Questions you may be asked include: Why do you want to work for us over other Housebuilders? Who are our competitors? Give me an example when you demonstrated "X" ability... i.e.

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering, Construction Project Management

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Barratt Developments

Graduate trainee assistant site manager, Southern counties at Barratt Developments

Application Advice: To look into all the options you have and do lots of research into that role try and go onto a site and have a look around or you might get a shock.

Interview Advice: Just be yourself it's not about what you know technically because they can teach you that, it's your management skills and drive to succeed that is important.

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering, Construction Project Management

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Mace Limited

Assistant Manager, Residential at Mace Limited

Application Advice: Have drive and highlight ambition.

Interview Advice: Accentuate forward-planning traits and requirements and recognise the necessity to think ahead of time in order to mitigate future risks.

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering, Construction Project Management

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Mace Limited

Assistant Cost Consultant, Commercial – Quantity Surveying/Cost Consultancy at Mace Limited

Application Advice: The application process can be tough but it's more than worth it.

Interview Advice: Revise the company principles and relate all your answers to their competencies.

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering, Construction Project Management

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Mace Limited

Project Manager, Public Sector Consultancy at Mace Limited

Application Advice: Research the companies core values, key projects, history and recent wins/news. Remember that people make projects so it is essential that you are interpersonal and are able to relate/speak to people. Learn the most recognised plan of work for a project (RIBA stages). Be open and willing to work for parts of the business that you didn't necessarily apply for, you can mould your career once you have a position with Mace.

Interview Advice: What previous experience do you have relevant to the role? Do you have an understanding of generally how a project is delivered? Are you willing to relocate to London? Be smart, presentable and personable.

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering, Construction Project Management

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Mace Limited

Graduate Trainee, Science and Technology at Mace Limited

Application Advice: The Mace recruitment team did not even make the process seem like an interview. I felt as if I was having a general conversation. It's recommended that you know about what Mace do and can demonstrate that in your application.

Interview Advice: Be calm, it may be difficult, and be yourself. Sounds so simple but it worked for me. Ensure that you can relate any skills you've acquired in any profession/course to the position you've applied to. Don't rush your self in the assessment centre; and don't come across as a know it all when in group discussions. Be a nice person, everyone likes a nice person. But not soft. Listen to everyone's opinion and provide your own even if its the same. Try and demonstrate the skills that are required for your position.

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering, Construction Project Management

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Mace Limited

Assistant Commercial Manager, Commercial Management at Mace Limited

Application Advice: Be open and willing to new challenges, some of which may not be within your initial job scope. Always an opportunity to learn.

Interview Advice: Asked about company core values.

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering, Construction Project Management

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Mace Limited

Assistant project manager, Public sector – Health at Mace Limited

Application Advice: Demonstrate an understanding of the company values and the innovative nature of the company.

Interview Advice: Demonstrate an understanding of the company and the attitude the company expects all staff to demonstrate.

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering, Construction Project Management

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Mace Limited

Trainee Commercial Manager, at Mace Limited

Application Advice: Mace look for confident, proactive students who have a keen interest in the industry. Coming from a non construction related back ground, it was important to show how I could apply myself to the job role.

Interview Advice: Be honest and have ideas about where you want to be in 5 years time etc. and what your aim is to get out of the job.

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering, Construction Project Management

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Mace Limited

Graduate Trainee, MEP at Mace Limited

Application Advice: Be prepared to make decisions and get involved!

Interview Advice: Be fully aware of Mace's processes and areas of business.

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering, Construction Project Management

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Mace Limited

Trainee Assistant Cost Consultant, Consultancy at Mace Limited

Application Advice: Apply early and to as many as possible. It's better for the candidate to have options.

Interview Advice: Research the company roles, responsibilities, values and goals.

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering, Construction Project Management

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Mace Limited

Assistant Procurement and Commercial Manager, Commercial at Mace Limited

Application Advice: Be clear on your career development.

Interview Advice: Be honest and show humility.

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering, Construction Project Management

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Mace Limited

Assistant Project Manager, Public Sector at Mace Limited

Application Advice: Research into the industry and understanding of the role is a given. Write concise and accurate answers to questions to show your experience and understanding.

Interview Advice: Normal interview techniques will apply. Interviews are not designed to throw or catch you out. At an appropriate time do not hesitate to project your personality discuss extra curricular activities to show who you are as a person.

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering, Construction Project Management

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Mace Limited

Graduate Trainee Construction Manager, Civil Engineering / Construction Management at Mace Limited

Application Advice: Study industry before interviews and ensure you have an interest in the job you are applying for. Try to gain exposure to Mace projects before hand where possible.

Interview Advice: Justify any mistakes made. Be personable, it's a personable company and they look for like-minded people.

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering, Construction Project Management

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Mace Limited

Assistant Project Manager, Project Management at Mace Limited

Application Advice: There are multiple interviews and these vary depending on roles. Ensure you understand what you are applying for - whether you will be a specific sector or more general. Personality is more important than knowledge, a lot of the technical knowledge can be taught on the graduate programme.

Interview Advice: Understand the business and role. Be honest - I admitted that my concern was the lack of technical knowledge.

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering, Construction Project Management

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Mace Limited

Graduate Construction Manager, at Mace Limited

Application Advice: Spend time on your CV .

Interview Advice: Prep is key, make sure you learn about the company for the interviews and if invited to an assessment centre make sure you show your best qualities through every task, they are looking for people who work well as a team not someone who is overshadowing everyone and not giving anyone else a look in.

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering, Construction Project Management

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Mace Limited

Assistant Cost Consultant, Cost Consultancy at Mace Limited

Application Advice: Read up on Mace projects and values before writing your application.

Interview Advice: Read over your CV and notes on the company. Know why you want to work here.

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering, Construction Project Management

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Mace Limited

Graduate Trainee Project Manager, at Mace Limited

Application Advice: Ensure you know why you are applying for the particular role. Don't forget to mention any extracurricular activities you have done in the past.

Interview Advice: Learn about the companies core values, major projects, and recent/current projects. Understand the role you're applying for and the business sector which you will operate in. Be confident at the assessment centre, if you have a point to make, don't shy away, make sure you voice is heard.

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering, Construction Project Management

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Mace Limited

Assistant Project Manager, Project Management at Mace Limited

Application Advice: Apply to work for Mace. I have friends who work for competitor companies and other companies in London, and Mace by far provides the most opportunity, provides a good salary and other benefits e.g. social events.

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering, Construction Project Management

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Mace Limited

Cost consultant, Cost management at Mace Limited

Application Advice: Review the website in detail and spend as much time as possible reviewing your answers to the questions and try to come up with different examples (not just from University). Include any work experience or draw on experience from previous part time roles.

Interview Advice: Interview questions such as being in pressured situations and juggling multiple projects were asked. Review the website in detail. When attending the assessment centre, be prepared to contribute but not to such a level that you take over.

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering, Construction Project Management

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Mace Limited

Trainee Project Management, Manchester Regional Office at Mace Limited

Application Advice: Take your time to research the company and its values. Mace's ethos is what makes it so successful, so get to know this. Be yourself in your application and interviews, but really sell what you can offer in terms of skills and experience. Look up current and previous projects too.

Interview Advice: Be yourself, use your knowledge and understanding of the company to fabricate your responses to make you stand out. Go with a positive attitude.

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering, Construction Project Management

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Mace Limited

Commercial Manager, Commercial at Mace Limited

Application Advice: Make sure you have scope to gain contracting and consultancy experience in both private and public sectors.

Interview Advice: Be yourself, they are looking to see if you fit in with the team. If you lie and pretend to be someone you're not, you'll end up disliking your job because you're in the wrong team.

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering, Construction Project Management

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Mace Limited

Project Manager, at Mace Limited

Application Advice: Make sure you get you CV checked before sending it off.

Interview Advice: Be yourself in the interview and make sure you have fully researched the company and the core values.

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering, Construction Project Management

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Mace Limited

Trainee Project Manager, Public Sector at Mace Limited

Application Advice: Read about the company Understand the sector you want to enter into Passion for the job

Interview Advice: Be prepared Get there early Be confident Learn about the company Know your strengths and weaknesses

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering, Construction Project Management

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Mace Limited

, at Mace Limited

Application Advice: Show a passion for the industry, a desire to learn and be yourself! Mace employ people for who they are and will train you in everything else.

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering, Construction Project Management

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Mace Limited

Graduate Trainee, Project Management Consultancy-Private Sector at Mace Limited

Application Advice: Include a resume that is easy to read and can highlight your main qualifications so that anyone can get a good idea of your background and experience in under 1 minute

Interview Advice: Be confident. You may not have much experience in the industry but use any that you do to showcase the value that you could add to the company.

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering, Construction Project Management

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Mace Limited

Project Manager, Manchester North Region at Mace Limited

Application Advice: Look to present relevant experience within the industry, show a willingness to work within varying sectors.

Interview Advice: Be confident in your ability to fulfill the role you are applying for. Be early on the day.

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering, Construction Project Management

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Mace Limited

Project Controls Graduate Trainee, Major Projects and Infastructure at Mace Limited

Application Advice: Prepare well for the assessment centre, very tough.

Interview Advice: 'Think outside the box' when answering questions, don't be generic.

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering, Construction Project Management

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Mace Limited

Assistant Project Manager, Project Mgmt at Mace Limited

Application Advice: Be honest and yourself.

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering, Construction Project Management

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Mace Limited

Assistant Project Manager, Public Sector at Mace Limited

Application Advice: Familiarise yourself with the industry and particularly Mace, their various business offers and their core values. Understand the differences between the construction and consultancy arms of the business and the different roles they play in the delivery of projects. Try to have an understanding of the project lifecycle and the different stages (RIBA). Look to show any additional experience and knowledge you have above and beyond your academic studies.

Interview Advice: In the first interview expect questions on your CV and experience as well as more standard questions such as "Give me an example of when you went beyond your expected duties'. Try not to second guess the assessment centre. Be polite, listen to others and look to express your opinions well. You are not competing against the other people there.

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering, Construction Project Management

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Mace Limited

Assistant Project Manager, Public Sector Management Consultancy at Mace Limited

Application Advice: It is not essential to have a wealth of previous construction industry based experience, and this should not be the sole focus of an application for those with such experiences either.

Interview Advice: Have awareness of Mace's history and vision for 2020.

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering, Construction Project Management

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Mace Limited

Graduate Trainee, at Mace Limited

Application Advice: Take your time and don't rush the process. Also write from your heart and what your truly believe so your passion with shine through.

Interview Advice: Interview questions were mainly competency based, so prepare many examples of what you have done in other roles.

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering, Construction Project Management

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Barratt Developments

Aspire Graduate, Brentford at Barratt Developments

Application Advice: Be yourself - the assessment centres and interviews are based on who has the potential mind-set to excel in Barratt. It is not purely a test of academia.

Interview Advice: Think about why you're applying for the specific role, why you want to be in the house building industry, and why Barratt in particular. There are a lot of developers and you need to identify what makes Barratt different and demonstrate this understanding to your interviewer.

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering, Construction Project Management

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Mace Limited

Construction Manager, South Bank Tower at Mace Limited

Application Advice: Work experience is invaluable.

Interview Advice: Know the difference between Construction management and Construction Consultancy.

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering, Construction Project Management

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Mace Limited

Assistant Project Management, Private Sector at Mace Limited

Application Advice: Be genuinely interested in construction and project management, come with relevant experience as that will get you places, any experience is welcomed as I have a History degree, be affable and sociable as it is a company with personality.

Interview Advice: Consider properly why you want to get involved in PM-ing, attempt to not be too generic with your answers and present the general PM competencies as best you can.

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering, Construction Project Management

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Mace Limited

Graduate Project Manager, at Mace Limited

Application Advice: Make sure you show enthusiasm, make your application relevant to the role.

Interview Advice: Know about the business sector, not just the overall company. That's too easy to find on Google.

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering, Construction Project Management

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Mott MacDonald

Assistant Project Manager, Buildings and Infrastructure at Mott MacDonald

Application Advice: I would advise that prior to interview, research about the company and what the company does so that when you are asked in the interview, you are able to answer the questions. I would also advise that you demonstrate your ability to interface with clients and stakeholders as that is a big part of my job.

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering, Construction Project Management

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Laing O'Rourke

Building Services Engineer, Crown House Technologies at Laing O’Rourke

Application Advice: The application process is long. You have to be determined and patient to go through it, but it will be worth it in the end.

Interview Advice: Should have a knowledge of the company & it's main targets. The first interview is mostly about showing who you are and why you want the job. The second interview is about how you act in different situations.

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering, Construction Project Management

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Galliford Try

BIM Co-ordinator, Building West Midlands at Galliford Try

Application Advice: Understand the role you apply for, understand what the company stands for and how you will add value to it. Be confident more than anything.

Interview Advice: Point Evidence Explain

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering, Construction Project Management

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Costain

Quantity Surveyor, Kent MFF at Costain

Application Advice: Prepare and don't be nervous, this industry isn't for people that can't take pressure!

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering, Construction Project Management

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Costain

Grauate Quantity Surveyor, Highways at Costain

Application Advice: Team working is key, not to be the loudest voice in the team but rather to listen to others and contribute ideas.

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering, Construction Project Management

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Costain

Graduate Quantity Surveyor, Central London at Costain

Application Advice: Apply early, know the company and at least a few projects that you find exciting, know the competitors and of course, be yourself.

Interview Advice: Costain's set up is to recognise inner talents so they develop them going forward, trying to be something your not will only put you in a role you'll never be happy in. Be yourself and be positive, showcase what you can offer Costain as an individual. Be relatively ambitious and just relax! They're not that daunting compared to other companies.

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering, Construction Project Management

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Costain

SHE Advisor, Health, Safety, Environmental at Costain

Application Advice: Research the company.

Interview Advice: Be yourself and demonstrate your abilities.

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering, Construction Project Management

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Galliford Try

Graduate Quantity Surveyor, Commercial at Galliford Try

Application Advice: Undertake background knowledge/research the company.

Interview Advice: Bring in examples of your previous academic work to show what you can do.

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering, Construction Project Management

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Mott MacDonald

Graduate Project Manager, Management, Development Consultancy at Mott MacDonald

Application Advice: Research completed projects.

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering, Construction Project Management

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Mott MacDonald

Management Consultant, at Mott MacDonald

Application Advice: Know the company and what it does very, very well.

Interview Advice: Calm and confident works well as they are looking to see if you can handle yourself well under pressure.

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering, Construction Project Management

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Laing O'Rourke

Assistant Section Manager, Construction North at Laing O’Rourke

Application Advice: Do not pigeon hole yourself - Be open to change; in location, role, environment. Try to gain some work experience in the industry prior to starting full time employment. Whether or not this is paid or unpaid it will help set the scene and give you some vital experience.

Interview Advice: Past experience of the industry. Why you have chosen this career path. What you feel you can offer to the company in taking the role. Scenarios - Best and worst performance.

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering, Construction Project Management

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Mott MacDonald

Arboriculturalist, Environment at Mott MacDonald

Interview Advice: Ask lots of questions, be honest, act normal.

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering, Construction Project Management

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Galliford Try

Trainee Quantity Surveyor, South East at Galliford Try

Application Advice: Avoid

Interview Advice: none

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering, Construction Project Management

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Galliford Try

Graduate Site Manager, Construction: Buildings at Galliford Try

Application Advice: Show your passion for the industry and your dedication to progress.

Interview Advice: Really research into the company.

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering, Construction Project Management

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Galliford Try

Graduate Design Co-ordinator, at Galliford Try

Application Advice: To have a clear and concise CV, outlining your knowledge and skills which should be provided with an engaging and enthusiastic cover letter that consolidates your attributes, which also outlines the reasons for wanting to work for GT.

Interview Advice: What experience and knowledge I had gained through my education. I was also asked about my dissertation topic. I was asked how I would like to progress - within the company and my own CPD such as additional qualifications and training.

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering, Construction Project Management

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Galliford Try

Graduate Site Manager, London and South East Commercial at Galliford Try

Application Advice: Enter with an open mind.

Interview Advice: Read up about the various different parts of the company and have a good idea about what area you would like to work in.

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering, Construction Project Management

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Arcadis

Assistant Cost Consultant, Cost Consultancy at Arcadis

Application Advice: You should have academic and experience regarding cost consultant activities then you are capable for this position.

Interview Advice: Answer with your real experience & by using what you learned in theory, don’t tell lies.

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering, Construction Project Management

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Bouygues UK

Graduate Design Co-ordinator, Design Department/Birmingham at Bouygues UK

Application Advice: Update your CV and put down any industry related work experience that you have. Put down if you have played in any successful sports teams as I know everyone does this but it still proves to the person reading the CV that you are a team player etc. Make your CV stand out is some way and make sure it is on one side of A4, think about the layout and how best you can represent yourself.

Interview Advice: Create some model answer of questions which you are likely to be asked in the interview so that you can go into the interview feeling calm and collected. Standard Questions: -Why do you want to work in this industry? -Why do you think you should get this job? -Explain a situation where you have gone above and beyond the call of duty?

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering, Construction Project Management

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Bouygues UK

Graduate Site Manager, at Bouygues UK

Application Advice: Be flexible in your location of work, Bouygues is huge and there are many opportunities.

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering, Construction Project Management

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Bouygues UK

Assistant site manager, Housing London at Bouygues UK

Application Advice: Be self willed

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering, Construction Project Management

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Bouygues UK

Graduate Design Co-ordinator, London South East at Bouygues UK

Application Advice: Process driven background would be useful as well as a construction related degree.

Interview Advice: Have some interesting topics to discuss, especially to do with concrete as it is a company speciality.

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering, Construction Project Management

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Arcadis

Associate, Project Management UAE at Arcadis

Application Advice: Demonstrate an understanding of the company, its vision and culture.

Interview Advice: Demonstrate passion for what you do.

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering, Construction Project Management

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BAM Construct UK

Assistant Site Manager, Western at BAM Construct UK

Application Advice: It's all about people, managing them and supporting them. It is great fun also.

Interview Advice: Show how enthusiastic you are and being a good team member is more important than showing off.

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering, Construction Project Management

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Arcadis

Graduate Project Manager, Private Residential at Arcadis

Application Advice: Make sure you thoroughly research the company. Tailor your experience so it aligns with the requirements of the job.

Interview Advice: Make sure you understand how the current economic climate effects the construction/property industry. Be prepared to explain a technical subject i.e. a construction technology. Thoroughly prepare for your presentation. Be a strong team player.

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering, Construction Project Management

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Bouygues UK

Graduate Site Manager, Enfield at Bouygues UK

Application Advice: In your CV, you should show that you are able to take initiatives and to work within a team.

Interview Advice: Value your previous work experience - even if it was not in the company. Give the good point of your internship and show what you have learnt during them.

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering, Construction Project Management

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Bouygues UK

Assistant Site Manager, CLSE at Bouygues UK

Application Advice: Be specific in what you are looking for.

Interview Advice: Be extremely motivated and dynamic and do not be afraid of long hours and responsibilities.

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering, Construction Project Management

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Arcadis

Graduate Project Manager, at Arcadis

Application Advice: Research the specific area that you want to move into.

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering, Construction Project Management

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Bouygues UK

, at Bouygues UK

Application Advice: Apply if you are highly motivated and up for a challenge.

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering, Construction Project Management

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Taylor Wimpey

Graduate Management Trainee, at Taylor Wimpey

Application Advice: - Be keen to progress through the business - Make sure you are ambitious - Be willing to relocate every six months during the two year programme

Interview Advice: - Show that you are ambitious and would like to become a director within a five year timescale of completing the graduate scheme - Think about why you want to work in the housebuilding sector - Know the current constraints in the market - Visit some cu

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering, Construction Project Management

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Arcadis

Project Manager, Higher Education and Government at Arcadis

Application Advice: Project Management is equally about the interpersonal skills as academic. Demonstrate extra-curricular interests that show you have something about you that demonstrate your ability to get on with people and manage situations.

Interview Advice: Show confidence but relax, the ability to be professional in a high pressure environment is critical to being a successful project manager.

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering, Construction Project Management

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AECOM Ltd

Deputy Project Manager, CSD at AECOM Ltd

Application Advice: Believe in yourself

Interview Advice: Try to be yourself during the interview and your employer will find all your good sides.

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering, Construction Project Management

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AECOM Ltd

Project Manager, Buildings and Places at AECOM Ltd

Application Advice: Strong planning and organizational skills are required as you will be working on a variety of individual/different projects and the skills time which needs strong management.

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering, Construction Project Management

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Hilti GB Ltd

Account Manager, South Scotland at Hilti GB Ltd

Application Advice: Do your research and think about how you are aligned to the company's values.

Interview Advice: The director stage of the interview process will throw in a curve ball question such as, 'sell me this pen.' or 'how many petrol stations are there in the UK. There is no right or wrong answer here, they just want to see how you handle the situation and problem solve to come up with the solution.

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering, Construction Project Management

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Hilti GB Ltd

Account Manager, London Sales at Hilti GB Ltd

Application Advice: You need to be a self-motivated, organised, people person. The company emphasis is on integrity and teamwork. We look for honest, courageous, and outgoing people.

Interview Advice: Ask questions! Hilti is a friendly company focused around its people, don't be afraid of your interviewers, ask them questions, be honest about your background. This is a job that is great for people that are SUITED to it, so give them a clear impression of who you are and if you are the right personality for the job we can teach you the skills you need to excell at it.

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering, Construction Project Management

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Hilti GB Ltd

Account Manager, at Hilti GB Ltd

Application Advice: You have to be willing to get hands on with tools and you have to be a problem solver. You have to be open minded and willing to learn on a day to day basis.

Interview Advice: Understand the organisations core values and how you can relate to them. Undertstand what the company does in the construction industry along with the companies financial information. Look to see what the company does in regards to CSR. You have to be friendly and good at communicating.

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering, Construction Project Management

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Hilti GB Ltd

Crossrail Specialist, Crossrail at Hilti GB Ltd

Application Advice: Candidate should be an absolute go getter. Passion and drive are the key things. Also for any role in Hilti the person should be a peoples person.

Interview Advice: If you were given this job, what do you thing would be one reason that will get you out of bed on a Monday Morning ?

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering, Construction Project Management

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Transport for London

Assistant Project Manager, Cycle Superhighways at Transport for London

Application Advice: Research the company and put across why you love London. Most of all be yourself and try your best, they are looking for development potential not the complete package

Interview Advice: Application form - tell me about a time Psychometric tests - practice makes perfect Telephone assessments - SWOT up around the 10 TFL competencies with examples Assessment Centre Day - Be yourself and follow through on all the activities

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering, Construction Project Management

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BAM Construct UK

Assistant Site Manager, Construction Management at BAM Construct UK

Application Advice: As with many companies, I feel BAM are looking for capable candidates that are also well rounded. A strong application will demonstrate active extra-curricular interests, a desire to engage with the community in line with BAM's CSR activities and of course technical knowledge relevant to the position being applied for. It is difficult to secure a position in the construction industry without experience, many candidates will be lucky to have undertaken an industrial placement. This is a key component to the application process and when giving an account of your experience it is important to show how you developed as a person over the course of your placement. By emphasisng how your role developed from start to finish with a focus on where you have taken on additional responsibilities as you have progressed, and then being able to demonstrate how you have carried these out competently will strengthen your application. Be honest when recounting this experience, know that there will naturaly be limitations to what a candidiate will have undertaken at this early stage of their career - this will also be understood by your recruiter - therefore give a realistic portrayal of your previous roles and responsibilities, but really highlight how you have progressed and developed. This trajectory will be used as a basis of determining how you will develop further. When working for BAM. Many applicants may not have undertaken an industrial placement, but development can still be demonstrated by highlighting any previous experience from work roles or extra-curricular activities that demonstrate the desired qualities from a candidate i.e. good communication skills, good use of logic and initiative, taking ownership of a task and being able to demonstrate accountability.

Interview Advice: As with any interview, preparation is key. It pays to do some research into the company structure and market postion. Knowledge of some key financial figures will demonstrate that you have taken time to research into the larger entity that you are to become a part of. Learn your CV inside-out, as mentioned before being able to demonstrate your competencies and development is crucial. You will be asked questions about various roles and the experience that you have documented on your CV be prepared with answers for every position that you have stated. Always discuss previous roles in a positive light, highlighting the aspects where you shone through as an employee. Never discuss aspects negatively, if something went wrong during a certain position this is to be viewed as an opportunity for improvement and then demonstarte where you have improved in further roles. Be relaxed in the interview, and regard it as an open discussion rather than an interrogation. By preparing adequately, you can conduct yourself confidently. The preparation should be used as a tool to cover all the bases that could potentially be questioned in the interview. If your knowledge of yourself and the company is second nature before the interview, your responses will come naturally. You will be asked where do you see yourself in the future, it is crucial to demonstrate your desire to learn and develop as a candidate. Your interviewers will want to see that you are looking to be with BAM longer term.

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering, Construction Project Management

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BAM Construct UK

Assistant Site Manager, Midlands at BAM Construct UK

Application Advice: Get as much work experience as you can. Show that you are a hard worker and confident

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering, Construction Project Management

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AECOM Ltd

Graduate Project Manager, Project Management at AECOM Ltd

Application Advice: Know the difference between Project Management and Construction Management (Client vs Contractor side of project management).

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering, Construction Project Management

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Network Rail

Assistant Construction Manager, Structures at Network Rail

Application Advice: Research the company and understand what they actually do. I found it helpful to research some current projects and also long term projects. Make sure the grammar and spelling on the application is correct. When answering application questions, focus on one experience in detail rather than loads of experiences in brief.

Interview Advice: Dress smart and be polite. Don't recite loads of facts and figures from the website but talk about things that are unique and no one else will talk about.

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering, Construction Project Management

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Network Rail

Scheme Project Manager, Track Renewals S&C at Network Rail

Application Advice: Focus more on your personality and skills than your qualifications. Network Rail are definitely hiring the person behind the qualifications and will train you up accordingly. The key to any interview is put your personality forward.

Interview Advice: Think things through logically and you will be ok. There are no trick questions but they do require some thought. Take a deep breath and break the problems down and you will be fine.

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering, Construction Project Management

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Network Rail

Scheme Project Manager, Waterloo Station at Network Rail

Application Advice: Great company to apply to if you are looking for a career change and if you want to grow and develop quickly. Don't be put off applying if you are a mature student or have worked in other professions beforehand.

Interview Advice: Be very clued up on project structures and key roles and relationships. Read up on APM book of knowledge.

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering, Construction Project Management

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AECOM Ltd

Graduate Project Manager, Ireland at AECOM Ltd

Application Advice: 1) If you are prepared to work hard and think positively you will be rewarded with fantastic experience and, become a competent and capable professional in the construction industry once finished your graduate programme.

Interview Advice: Don't hold back tell the panel what you know and are capable of doing.

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering, Construction Project Management

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Balfour Beatty

Design Engineer, Ground Engineering at Balfour Beatty

Application Advice: Have a good understanding of the difference between contracting and consultancy and be clear which one you want to work in.

Interview Advice: If you are asked a question about a topic you do not know much about or how to deal with a situation you have no experience of, be honest. Tell them how you would find the answer or deal with it. The interviewer wants to know the limits of your knowledge and how you deal with situations that you are unfamiliar with.

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering, Construction Project Management

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Skanska

Graduate Buyer, at Skanska

Application Advice: Read the job description and ensure that you know what Skanska is about and what is involved in the role. Make sure you know why procurement is the career for you.

Interview Advice: Make sure that you're well versed on the 5 zeros, code of conduct and the Skanska way and understand what they mean.

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering, Construction Project Management

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Balfour Beatty

Graduate Engineer, at Balfour Beatty

Application Advice: Take your time and be honest.

Interview Advice: Look at the company ethics, be confident and concise in your answers.

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering, Construction Project Management

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Taylor Wimpey

Graduate Management Trainee, Production at Taylor Wimpey

Application Advice: The company are not only looking for someone who has the best grades they are looking for those with wide and varied leadership skills. If you can justify why you didn't make the grades but you can show you have fantastic leadership skills don't rule out an application.

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering, Construction Project Management

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Kier

Graduate Building Engineer, Major Projects at Kier

Application Advice: Trim the fat

Interview Advice: Be confident and honest. Don't try to exaggerate or lie

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering, Construction Project Management

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Laing O'Rourke

Section Manager, construction south at Laing O’Rourke

Application Advice: You need to be very sure it is what you want to do as although it is a very interesting and rewarding job. It is at times very stresfull and fustrating with long working hours.

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering, Construction Project Management

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Network Rail

Environment Specialist, Environment at Network Rail

Application Advice: Get up to speed on sustainability and environmental issues for the railway and general construction industry.

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering, Construction Project Management

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Network Rail

Scheme Project Manager, Network Operations at Network Rail

Application Advice: I would say that working for Network Rail may not be everyone's cup of tea but if you're looking for a challenging and rewarding role with a company that will offer you great development opportunities and exposure to some of the UK's best infrastructure then this is the company for you. Have a look at the company's values and behaviours, which can be found on the Network Rail website, before deciding if this is the right place for you.

Interview Advice: On application, ensure you take your time when filling in the forms and make sure you do your research - the interviewers are particularly good at probing you on your knowledge! Prepare well for the assessment centre stage of the application process as this can be very challenging and a tiring (but very enjoyable) day.

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering, Construction Project Management

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Arcadis

Project Surveyor, Commercial & Residential Property (Central London) at Arcadis

Application Advice: Have a genuine interest in the industry, architecture, engineering, design etc.

Interview Advice: Recent company news is always something worth knowing

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering, Construction Project Management

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Laing O'Rourke

Junior Section Manager, Construction North at Laing O’Rourke

Application Advice: - Be yourself - thoroughly research the company and all the initiatives that LOR partake in (mission zero, DFMA etc) - Be flexible (In where you work, ob roles etc) - Have knowledge on current projects and projects which LOR have completed - show comm

Interview Advice: group discussions - help engage all of the group. dont take over and dont be too quiet - make notes / meeting minutes (so you don't repeat yourself) - dont agree or disagree with everything. just make your notes clear. one on one interview - take time when answering questions - be clear when answering questions - dont LIE! - ask questions at the end of the interview to show you are interested

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering, Construction Project Management

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Arcadis

Graduate Project Manager, at Arcadis

Application Advice: Ensure you mention: The built asset life-cycle because that is what makes EC Harris unique. ARCADIS and it's positive impacts Client focus

Interview Advice: Why EC Harris? Who are it's competitors? Why this role? What sector would you prefer to work in? Comptency questions i.e. do you recall; a challenging situation, team work situation etc. What is the most important factor in the success of a project

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering, Construction Project Management

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Network Rail

Project management assistant, at Network Rail

Application Advice: Any degree is accepted- you don't have to be an engineer to work in rail industry (I did Biological sciences!)

Interview Advice: Answer the question they ask. Don't waffle on about irrelevant things.

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering, Construction Project Management

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Laing O'Rourke

Assistant Section Manager, Construction North at Laing O’Rourke

Application Advice: Make sure you know about the company's unique business offering and it's key values. Complete some work experience beforehand. Know what you are letting yourself in for - Potential to work away, long hours.

Interview Advice: Have a basic understanding of the construction industry. Know about the company and its values and visions, also some current and previous projects. Show willing

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering, Construction Project Management

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Laing O'Rourke

Section Manager, Project Delivery at Laing O’Rourke

Application Advice: Emphasise your commitments to working relationships/team environments, as well as desire to work in a fast changing industry - LOR are very much striving to be at the forefront of technological and process change and without sounding too bias, I work here because I believe LOR are actually starting to deliver against that philosophy.

Interview Advice: As difficult as it may seem, attempt to differentiate yourself between other candidates. Appear hungry for career development and opportunity, as LOR will reward those who deserve it. Don't be narrow minded about career direction, although if 100% committed to a particular role then express that interest.

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering, Construction Project Management

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Arcadis

Graduate Project Manager, Property at Arcadis

Interview Advice: Appear confident and don't worry too much about your background or skills - they will look more for your fit in the company atmosphere (i.e. towing the line, corporate appearance).

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering, Construction Project Management

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Taylor Wimpey

Graduate Management Trainee, at Taylor Wimpey

Application Advice: You need to be adaptable for the graduate scheme as you will be required to relocate. If you have any relevant experience of the industry be sure to highlight it!

Interview Advice: Be enthusiastic and show you are a team player. The business unit relies on each department supporting each other.

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering, Construction Project Management

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Laing O'Rourke

Laing O’Rourke

Application Advice: Research the company, companies within the company and past and recent jobs.

Interview Advice: Phone interview on general awareness of the company, questions on your CV etc. Assessment centre longer interview with "tell me about a time" questions, a presentation and group discussion.

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering, Construction Project Management

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Morgan Sindall

Graduate Engineer, Infrastructure at Morgan Sindall

Interview Advice: Give a scenario on when you had an idea, presented it to your previous manager, supervisor or your lecturer and you idea was brushed aside with no explanation.

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering, Construction Project Management

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Morgan Sindall

Graduate Technical Engineer, Energy at Morgan Sindall

Application Advice: Morgan Sindall is filled with lots of down-to-earth people, emphasised by their focus on personal development, it's therefore best to get to know someone in the company before applying. Morgan Sindall Group contains quite a few companies who attend schools, universities, and other construction events, so you can easily find someone. As long as you're enthusiastic and friendly they'll be happy to direct you to the relevant department. While it's easier to go through the standard online applications, these just go through HR and remove any personal impact.

Interview Advice: Main advice would be to prepare. Have an answer to every generic question you can find online. The interviewer would much rather get through the standard "give me a time when" questions as quickly as possible and move onto more personal questions, so it helps to have snappy responses. Always prepare things to ask the interviewer, and this shouldn't be "when will I hear back from you", or "will I get a bonus", you should ask something like "in what ways have Morgan Sindall supported your personal development", and drop into conversation knowledge on the company aims and objectives.

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering, Construction Project Management

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Taylor Wimpey

Graduate Management Trainee, at Taylor Wimpey

Application Advice: Focus on your personality positives, teamworking etc. rather than specific vocational skills.

Interview Advice: Same as any interview, do some research, have some answers and some questions.

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering, Construction Project Management

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Skanska

Graduate Construction Supervisor, CAR at Skanska

Application Advice: Be prepared for demanding job and to be very busy very early on land on the ground running

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering, Construction Project Management

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Balfour Beatty

Graduate Construction Manager, Regional Construction at Balfour Beatty

Application Advice: Take time to complete the application fully

Interview Advice: Prepare for competency based questions

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering, Construction Project Management

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BAM Construct UK

Assistant Design Manager, at BAM Construct UK

Application Advice: Application will most likely be online, answer any questions with straight to the point, short sentences which do not contain endless filler. Name-drop key phrases and buzzwords : Glue, Building Information Modelling, BIM Level 2, BREEAM etc. But be prepared to back these up with good knowledge on the subjects. Draw back each question to your relevant experience (this could be in a work placement, or uni modules) and explain how you have overcome adversity in the past. If producing a cover letter, apply the same rules. Spend time on this document and if you like run it past your colleagues/ uni professors. CV styles differ, I prefer mine to be no more than 1 page, split into 2 columns. Qualifications and work experience to be easily identifiable.

Interview Advice: Relevant (if not directly) work experience is absolutely key. I applied to BAM during my final year with a years previous experience during my placement year behind me. Come my interview without this I would have found it extremely difficult to answer questions appropriately. Brush up on the region you are applying to by looking at the BAM website and name drop a few of the projects that look interesting, and if appropriate, why (i.e. particular building materials/technologies etc.). It is essential that you demonstrate you have strong communication skills and that you are not fazed by meeting new people or being put in unfamiliar situations. Train up on key modules with your uni degree and use them to answer questions to demonstrate competency, combined with any practical experience you may have in the sector. Even though in my previous role I was a site engineer, a lot of my experience was still directly applicable to the DM role. If you are applying for this role you must be aware of BIM, if not you must make yourself aware of it (i.e. Level 2 requirement). Key for BAM is BIM360 Glue, and other programs that would be handy to know are Revit & Navisworks etc. As a DM you will not be using the latter, but it doesn't hurt to demonstrate your competency. As a student you should be able to download a free version of Glue and practise models. Do so, get familiar with the system, is possible apply it to your interview and perhaps bring the material with you. Have something extra-curricular that you enjoy and helps set you apart. Overall, advice for any interview will work fine. Keep calm and try to enjoy the experience. If you come prepared there's no reason why you shouldn't be successful. Try and ask a few questions (BIM related would be good, or specifics of the scheme) to seem interested and engaged in the potential role.

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering, Construction Project Management

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Hays

Senior Consultant, Health & Safety at Hays

Application Advice: Be honest & be prepared for hard work

Interview Advice: Honesty, confidence, willingness to learn & develop a career, not just a job.

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering, Construction Project Management

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Balfour Beatty

Graduate Civil Engineer, at Balfour Beatty

Application Advice: Know about the company and industry inside out. Be aware of emerging technologies and processes.

Interview Advice: Be personable and show a shrewdness for time, cost and quality constraints.

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering, Construction Project Management

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Balfour Beatty

Project Manager, at Balfour Beatty

Application Advice: Be innovative, honest, energetic

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering, Construction Project Management

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Arcadis

Project Manager, Residential at Arcadis

Application Advice: Demonstrate your broad interests within the industry and sector, bring other skills to the table apart from academics.

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering, Construction Project Management

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Arcadis

Project Manager, Social Infrastructure (Public Sector) at Arcadis

Application Advice: Read about the company profile, including any sister or parent companies (ie Arcadis and it's other OpCos), as the core values are a big part of what makes EC Harris and Arcadis unique within the market. Research the global construction and consultancy market and client demands. There is a big drive towards improving global collaboration within EC Harris and Arcadis, in order to respond better to client's ever increasing growing global requirements.

Interview Advice: Be confident, but don't lie as you won't get away with it in front of an expert. Make sure you know about the company as well as just the role, as this will inform why you are specifically applying for an position at EC Harris/Arcadis and not one their competitors (even if you are applying elsewhere as well!).

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering, Construction Project Management

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Arcadis

Graduate Project Manager, Private Residential & Commercial at Arcadis

Application Advice: Be confident, be proactive, ask questions to your assessors, build a relationship with the people you are speaking to.....they may be your colleagues and will only add positively to your employment case.

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering, Construction Project Management

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Balfour Beatty

Graduate Engineer, NW at Balfour Beatty

Application Advice: Big up the sustainability stuff and H&S. Both are core to the company and will never stop being improved and reviewed

Interview Advice: Just be yourself and show your enthusiasm for the types of work they are talking about. I was quite outspoken at my interview even though I am usually quiet and I think that helped. But always listen to others and work well in team.

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering, Construction Project Management

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Galliford Try

Site Manager, Southern at Galliford Try

Application Advice: Do research about construction industry and principal contractors to understand this industry better

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering, Construction Project Management

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Galliford Try

Assistant Site Manager, Linden Homes North at Galliford Try

Application Advice: One must give this job role 110%

Interview Advice: Be confident and enthusiastic.

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering, Construction Project Management

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Transport for London

Graduate Project Manager, at Transport for London

Application Advice: Give varied and relevant examples. Use good written English. Think carefully about your responses and tailor them to the application (don't copy and paste from other applications with similar questions).

Interview Advice: Be yourself and be confident. TfL are looking for individuals who possess desirable personality characteristics, if you are lacking in knowledge but are willing to learn, TfL are willing to train and guide you through your career development. Get to know the company and understand why you want to be a part of TfL.

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering, Construction Project Management

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Kier

Assistant Design Manager, Design Management at Kier

Application Advice: Time Management is key. Working on site will fast track knowledge and confidence Appreciate the advice given Always ask questions!

Interview Advice: Be confident, be yourself! Kier looks to employ people who want to learn and are enthusiastic. Don't worry about technically abilities.

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering, Construction Project Management

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Galliford Try

Sustainability Solutions Coordinator, Sustainability at Galliford Try

Application Advice: Large, growing company = good opportunities

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering, Construction Project Management

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Kier

Assistant Design Manager, Southern at Kier

Application Advice: Be yourself. Be positive, and also do a bit of background research on the company, projects currently involved in and their plans for the future.

Interview Advice: Future legisilation that may affect the company in the near future.

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering, Construction Project Management

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Kier

Materials Engineer, SCL – Tunneling at Kier

Application Advice: Be honest, be passionate, know about the Kier ethos

Interview Advice: Understanding the engineering principles, be bright and positive, show an interest

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering, Construction Project Management

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Galliford Try

Graduate Engineer, North at Galliford Try

Application Advice: Apply early and include all areas of work experience, even things that you feel may not be necessary.

Interview Advice: Be relaxed and natural. Likeablility can go a long way in construction.

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering, Construction Project Management

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Cushman & Wakefield

Senior Project Manager, London at Cushman & Wakefield

Application Advice: Time management is a good skill to have but you'll be supported when you start.

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering, Construction Project Management

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Kier

Design Manager, London at Kier

Application Advice: Read the Kier website, looking at the different parts of the group and how they all work together. Pay particular attention to the Kier values and projects Kier are working on. Include work experience both relevant and hobby related.

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering, Construction Project Management

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Kier

Assistant Design Manager, Northern at Kier

Application Advice: Stand out from the crowd, attend careers fairs,

Interview Advice: be prepared for a variety of questions not just the usual questions of when did you last work as a team etc.

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering, Construction Project Management

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Kier

Assistant Design Manager, Construction Eastern at Kier

Application Advice: Be enthusiastic and honest and always want to push yourself.

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering, Construction Project Management

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Kier

Environmental Advisor, Scotland at Kier

Application Advice: Ensure you are a practical person. If there are any issues ensure you come up with a solution before highlighting the problems. Be prepared for a lot of travelling - although they do give you a company car which is always a bonus.

Interview Advice: Ask the questions as you go through. Communicate with the interviewers and show an interest in them as a person as well as the company you are going to join.

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering, Construction Project Management

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AECOM Ltd

Graduate Project Manager, Project Management at AECOM Ltd

Application Advice: Past experience is a bonus

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering, Construction Project Management

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Kier

Graduate building engineer, Major projects at Kier

Application Advice: Experience will help massively.

Interview Advice: Why do you want to work for a main contractor? examples of overcoming a challenge and working in a team.

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering, Construction Project Management

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AECOM Ltd

Graduate Project Manager, London at AECOM Ltd

Application Advice: Ensure you really research the role you are going for and understand why you want that particular role.

Interview Advice: What does a PM do? Why do you want to be a PM?

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering, Construction Project Management

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AECOM Ltd

Assistant Project Manager, Buildings and Places at AECOM Ltd

Application Advice: For my role, it is important to highlight an ability to relate to people as well as have technical knowledge.

Interview Advice: Acknowledge areas where your experience or knowledge is missing, but be prepared to say where you would be able to source this knowledge or how you would go ahead and gain it.

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering, Construction Project Management

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AECOM Ltd

Graduate Project Manager, Programme, Cost, Consultancy at AECOM Ltd

Application Advice: - List any relevant experience in the industry - Research the company + department you are interested in

Interview Advice: - Know the reasons you want to work for the company - Know your development goals for both short term and long term

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering, Construction Project Management

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AECOM Ltd

Assistant Project Manager, Project Management at AECOM Ltd

Application Advice: Present yourself in a professional manner. Express your experience ie. Industry placements and other industry related work. Take time to fill out your application. Research the company before applying.

Interview Advice: Do research on company and industry news. Read through your university module notes to refresh your memory. Express your desire to work within such a highly regarded company with a plethora of opportunities. Know what you are applying for. ie. what is a project manager? Job role?

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering, Construction Project Management

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Transport for London

Graduate project manager, Station upgrades at Transport for London

Application Advice: Research and preparation

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering, Construction Project Management

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Tamdown Group

Site Manager, High Rise at Tamdown Group

Application Advice: Have an open mind and try and absorb everything. Do not be afraid to ask questions, everyone has to start somewhere.

Interview Advice: Be open and be yourself. Do not get defensive when asked probing questions.

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering, Construction Project Management

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Tamdown Group

Site engineer, High rise at Tamdown Group

Application Advice: Be ready to learn quick, it's for the people who want to learn and develop with the opportunities given

Interview Advice: Prepare

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering, Construction Project Management

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Hilti GB Ltd

Account Manager, London at Hilti GB Ltd

Application Advice: Be yourself and be confident in the role, even if you have not worked in construction. Enthusiasm is key with this job.

Interview Advice: The usual situational judgment questions and discussions are saved for the interviews and are discussed in a friendly but business like manner. Usual things also apply, be on time and be keen!

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering, Construction Project Management

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Mott MacDonald

Graduate QS, London at Mott MacDonald

Application Advice: There is a good support structure in Motts which is continuously reviewed and updated to provide the best possible professional development.

Interview Advice: Be yourself and don't try and make things up as you will get caught out. The interview is about getting to kow you better as a person so it's important to remember to work on your people skills before the interview.

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering, Construction Project Management

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BAM Construct UK

Site Manager, Western at BAM Construct UK

Application Advice: The character of the individual is very important. No one can expect you to have intimate knowledge of how to build a multi-storey frame but they are looking at how you relate to people. It is a people job and you spend all day working to co-ordinate lots of people who are each specialists yet none of them are interested in the job as a whole. 'Jack of all, master of none' is a very good trait to have for this role.

Interview Advice: You have to show you can solve problems, that is your job really but it can be very satisfying. Show them you can walk into a situation and come up with a solution and plan of action quickly.

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering, Construction Project Management

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BAM Construct UK

Site manager, Commercial at BAM Construct UK

Application Advice: New Graduates- show as much passion and interest in the construction industry as you can, get involved with other activities outwith your course at university to show your interest.

Interview Advice: Be yourself, confident and honest

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering, Construction Project Management

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Costain

site engineer, London Power tunnels at Costain

Application Advice: Look into the focus of the business and its strategy

Interview Advice: Research what the company does and aim to be chartership

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering, Construction Project Management

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Galliford Try

Galliford Try

Application Advice: Make sure that you have a genuine interest in construction, otherwise when a lot of technical jargon is discussed you may lose interest and not bother to research what has been discussed.

Interview Advice: Be yourself. If you pretend to be somebody else then you and the company will not fit together making things harder. You'd rather not be chosen for being you than being chosen for an act which you have to live up to.

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering, Construction Project Management

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Costain

Site Engineer, Hammersmith Flyover Strengthening (Highways) at Costain

Application Advice: Enthusiasm and clear thinking are key to building respect. Its not just the quaility of your work but how you work within a team which defines your success.

Interview Advice: Be yourself.

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering, Construction Project Management

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Mott MacDonald

Graduate Project Manager, Property at Mott MacDonald

Application Advice: Preperation and practice is key. If you don't do these and someone else does then they are more likely to get the role. Talk about your achievement because there isn't any other way for the interviewer to find out.

Interview Advice: Be logical, clear and relate your experiences and achievements to the role.

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering, Construction Project Management

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Hilti GB Ltd

Account Manager, Steel Construction at Hilti GB Ltd

Application Advice: To prepare extensively and do some quality research into the company.

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering, Construction Project Management

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Mace Limited

Pacakge Manager, Major Projects at Mace Limited

Application Advice: Ensure you stand out from the crowd, be able to offer something more than academic qualifications. i.e. relevant work experience

Interview Advice: Be aware of the company values and history Prepare examples of working together as a team

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering, Construction Project Management

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Mott MacDonald

Project Leader, North West WNE at Mott MacDonald

Application Advice: Be specific, how can you help the team? what would you like to go? if you have any previous experience, go into details of what you did, and if it is not much just relate it to your experience. They have targets when recruiting, so be specific, and ask.

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering, Construction Project Management

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Galliford Try

Design Manager, Midlands & SW at Galliford Try

Application Advice: Always research the company you are applying too. They are looking for you to fit into the company as much as they are looking for you to stand out.

Interview Advice: Be prepared and make sure you review competency questions.

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering, Construction Project Management

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Galliford Try

Commercial Graduate, Pre Construction at Galliford Try

Application Advice: Go for it

Interview Advice: Open and honest, bring other world experience that isn't just degree related

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering, Construction Project Management

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Hilti GB Ltd

, at Hilti GB Ltd

Application Advice: Hilti was started as a family owned company and still is privately owned today; learn the history, company ethos and mission statement. Hilti look for people that embody the company core values; it's more important that a person is a correct fit within the organisation which is why our employee turnover rate is relatively low for a company this size.

Interview Advice: Be prepared for situation questions and scenarios; the STAR technique really helps in terms of keeping you on track.

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering, Construction Project Management

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Hilti GB Ltd

Account Manager, Yorkshire at Hilti GB Ltd

Application Advice: Be honest

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering, Construction Project Management

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Galliford Try

Regional Technical Graduate, Building North East & Yorkshire at Galliford Try

Application Advice: Be bold, positive and enthusiastic. I can't stress how much your personality matters in this role and soft skills will be the ones that tip the scales in your direction through the application process. This isn't a job for the faint of heart or someone who's more at home working alone, you have to mingle with people from all walks of life and command their respect regardless of age, experience or background.

Interview Advice: Be prepared to discuss any experiences where you had to lead or work within a team. Any project you have completed can act as an example of your ability if you word it in the correct manner. Don't forget that you are a person, being interviewed by a person, so talk to them like you would any other person, don't be too uptight, boring or withdrawn.

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering, Construction Project Management

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Galliford Try

Technical Graduate, Technical at Galliford Try

Interview Advice: Interview was focussed on personality, rather than qualification

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering, Construction Project Management

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Galliford Try

Graduate Construction Manager, Construction – North at Galliford Try

Application Advice: I had 4 stages to secure my position although this may be different for future candidates. Stage 1 - CV - Keep it clear and concise. Demostrate key skill/strengths without waffling, also good to demonstrate personal qualities. Cover Letter - Ellaborate on your CV, demonstrate specific experiences where you have ascertained skills etc. Stage 2 - Online Testing - Be prepared, there are webistes that you can do practice tests. Stage 3 - Telephone Interview 30 mins - This is your first opportunity to let your personnality shine and for you to demonstrate you are what you say you are!. Brush up on your telephone manner. Again be prepared practice basic telephone skills, this may sound daft but when the call comes your ability to communicate may just disappear. Be polite, listen carefully to questions being asked and most importantly have your own questions at the end. This shows your interest and gives the interviewer more insight into what type of person you are. Therefore think about what type of questions you need to ask, dont ask about what the pay is at this stage as it will show thats all your interested in and that is the wrong impression!

Interview Advice: 4 - Interview 1hr - You have done all the groundwork to this point the interviewer has your CV and cover letter, test results and telephone interview notes. this is an extensive amount of information already, so what is the interview? Its for the interviewer to put a face to a trail of paperwork you have worked hard to produce. Skills, competence and expereince should have already been demonstrated at this point therefore personallity, proffesionalism and enthusiasm need to be deomstrated. Try to enjoy your interview (its not a funeral) and be happy. The graduate development team at Galliford Try are very easy going and understading. My advice would be to let your personality shine through and not hide behind your nerves! Demonstrate enthusiasm, commitment and personal drive along with a good smile! Note; dont get confused with being confident and arrogant, it wont get you far. Dont try to be the person your not...be yourself.

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering, Construction Project Management

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Galliford Try

Site Manager, Midlands & South West at Galliford Try

Application Advice: Be enthusiastic and honest.

Interview Advice: Try and come up with experiences that relate to the role your applying for. It's a lot easier and more comfortable to talk about things that you have been apart of/accomplished in the past even if its as little as leading a football team as a captain.

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering, Construction Project Management

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Mace Limited

Assistant Construction Manager, at Mace Limited

Application Advice: Be honest with your CV and what your skills and other attributes are. If you get through to the interview stages, any discrepancies will be picked out straight away. Be proud of your achievements no matter how small you think they are.

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering, Construction Project Management

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Mace Limited

Trainee Manager, Consultancy at Mace Limited

Application Advice: Work experience was really important, being able to demonstrate I had tried out a range of construction roles during my undergraduate studies. Without this experience it would have been much more difficult to answer many of the application questions.

Interview Advice: Interview was of the "tell us about a time when you've..." type. I did quite a lot of preparation, guessing questions and writing a number of answers. This was then followed by a full day assessment centre, with group discussions, psychometric tests (which I don't think I did amazingly in!) and an individual written/presentation task.

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering, Construction Project Management

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Morgan Sindall

Design Manager, East at Morgan Sindall

Application Advice: Need to show a desire for sustainability, innovation and future technologies.

Interview Advice: Talk about Perfect Delivery

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering, Construction Project Management

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Mace Limited

Assistant Project Manager, Project Management at Mace Limited

Application Advice: Apply to work for this company!

Interview Advice: What you can bring to the company. Show a keen interest in the specific business and the area that you want to move into.

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering, Construction Project Management

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Mace Limited

Graduate Trainee, Public Sector at Mace Limited

Application Advice: Similar to any application process, have a knowledge of industry issues, the company and the role you are applying for.

Interview Advice: Following the online application and questions my application process consisted of a preliminary competency interview which was fairly straightforward. I then took part in a assessment centre. Try to take an active part in group tasks without being overpowering to others. Show a good attitude and being willing to adapt and display different ways of thinking.

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering, Construction Project Management

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Mace Limited

Graduate Trainee Project Manager, EFA School Programme at Mace Limited

Application Advice: Don't use a standard application for everything, customise your answers to the company and try and answer the questions fully.

Interview Advice: Be confident in your interview and make sure you stand out in the assessment days as it is very competitive.

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering, Construction Project Management

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Mace Limited

Assistant Construction Manager, London at Mace Limited

Application Advice: To ensure they are motivated for the role they are applying for as Mace will provide the required opportunities as long as the candidates is willing.

Interview Advice: I would advise to be highly motivated, and to ensure they try and take a lead role in the team workshops.

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering, Construction Project Management

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Mace Limited

Project Manager, Public Sector Consultancy at Mace Limited

Application Advice: Concentrate on experience in construction in application, be proactive in gaining as much industry experience as possible before graduating.

Interview Advice: Sell yourself during assessment day, get involved as much as possible with tasks and activities

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering, Construction Project Management

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Mace Limited

Graduate Sustainability Manager, Sustainability at Mace Limited

Application Advice: Gain some previous experience in your chosen field, my previous experience has been invaluable.

Interview Advice: Be honest don't try and blag your way through, think of times where you influenced change, where you lead by example and where you did something innovative.

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering, Construction Project Management

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Mace Limited

Graduate Project Manager, Public Sector at Mace Limited

Application Advice: Apply, it is the best thing I have done and have more opportunities than other graduates who are my friend.

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering, Construction Project Management

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Mace Limited

Assistant Project Manager, Consultancy at Mace Limited

Application Advice: Do not fill out forms like every other form, be original and interesting.

Interview Advice: Ensure you let Mace see your personality. Answer honestly and not how you feel you should.

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering, Construction Project Management

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Mace Limited

Assistant Project Manager, Private Sector Consultancy at Mace Limited

Application Advice: Reflect on your experience and personality, then be honest and be yourself. It seems as though, as a graduate, Mace employ you based on your personable skills over your experience/ knowledge, so it is really important for you to act yourself so you both know whether you would fit in. As an innovative company, thinking outside the box is definitely a bonus for Mace and it will really give you an edge as we are always looking for a better way so give previous examples where possible/ applicable.

Interview Advice: Normal interview questions based on my CV (it will now be based on your application form) e.g. team work, subjects chosen, previous experience, etc. Nothing really show-stopping apart from being asked how do I keep motivated on non-glamorous projects...

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering, Construction Project Management

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Mace Limited

Trainee Project Manager, International at Mace Limited

Application Advice: Be honest - if you write something that is fabricated it will be obvious in interview if questioned further for detail.

Interview Advice: Do not underestimate your fellow future colleagues on the assessment day - With MACE you are not competing for one position, you may all get the job just as likely as you all may not. This day is not about showing how great you are individually, the tasks you are set are to assess how well you work within a team. Listen and let others talk.

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering, Construction Project Management

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Mace Limited

Project Manager, Higher Education at Mace Limited

Application Advice: Demonstrate your experience in the sector, your judgement as a professional, your drive to succeed, and your ability to influence change for the better.

Interview Advice: Take your time to digest questions you are asked, form your answer, deliver your answer, and then don't feel the need to keep talking, even if there is silence!

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering, Construction Project Management

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Barratt Developments

Construction Graduate, Graduates at Barratt Developments

Application Advice: Be prepared! The interview process consists of a few stages with the assessment centres really focussing on you as an individual. Remember this, Barratt do no only look for qualifications and grades, they are a customer focussed buisness and require customer focussed candidates.

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering, Construction Project Management

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Costain

Graduate Safety, health and environmnetal advisor, Health and Safety at Costain

Application Advice: You can be knowledgeable in this field but you need strong communication skills, leadership skills and integrity

Interview Advice: Be confident, friendly, smile and show interest

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering, Construction Project Management

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Costain

Graduate SHE Advisor, SHE at Costain

Application Advice: Make sure your CV is up-to-date, experience is as detailed as it can be, have some activities, as it can be a basis of common ground to talk about and also a great conversation starter during interviews.

Interview Advice: Be honest and know your strengths and weaknesses, know some small details about current events of the company, i.e., new projects, charitable areas, etc.

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering, Construction Project Management

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Costain

Graduate Engineer, Water Industry at Costain

Application Advice: Expect a great salary and to work longer hours than many people. Also be flexible regarding location, you get little choice when you join but if you don't mind that go for it 100%.

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering, Construction Project Management

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Costain

Graduate Civil Engineer, Natural Resources at Costain

Application Advice: Be sure that you don't mind travelling.

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering, Construction Project Management

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Morgan Sindall

Graduate Site Manager, Brighton at Morgan Sindall

Application Advice: be prepared to work! grab every opportunity thrown at you with both hands and be prepared to learn.

Interview Advice: know the history of the company, the sectors which we work in and a bit about the people interviewing you. be confident but not arrogant. express your desire to learn.

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering, Construction Project Management

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Morgan Sindall

Graduate Civil Engineer, Infrastructure at Morgan Sindall

Application Advice: I would get work experience at university and take part in sporting activities. As an athlete you are mroe capable of taking on more responsibilities and dealing with stress.

Interview Advice: Interview questions are skill based. The asked can you give me an example of how you avoided a risk hazard situation? If you were on site as an engineer what would you be expected to do on a daily basis? What management skills have you shown in the past? What makes you the best engineer for Morgan Sindall?

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering, Construction Project Management

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Costain

SHE Advisor, SHE at Costain

Application Advice: Be yourself and flexible.

Interview Advice: Know everything about Costain - Past and present.

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering, Construction Project Management

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Morgan Sindall

Graduate Site Manager, London at Morgan Sindall

Application Advice: Be enthusiastic and with a keen attitude to learning and development, as this will be critical with developing to become a good site manager. Along with this, I would advise that acknowledging that you will make errors and mistakes, but the challenge of overcoming this and putting the effort in no matter how unrealistic will be highly beneficial, not only in learning outcomes, but also in making working relationships to learn

Interview Advice: Research the company you are applying for thoroughly prior to the interview (preferably prior to application), and have a thorough and detailed set of questions about aspects of the business, goals for the future and areas that you will be involved in. It is also good to try to try and get to grips with what aspects of your job you will be challenged on, as I believe, if you aren't challenged, then you aren't learning, and that is crucial for a good career.

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering, Construction Project Management

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Costain

Graduate Quantity Surveyor, Commercial Team at Costain

Application Advice: The application form is your first opportunity to demonstrate how you meet the requirements for the position you are applying for. It is important that you refer to the advert when completing your application form, to remind you what the role is and what skills, knowledge, experience and behaviours are required. This will increase your chances of being invited to the next stage of the selection process.

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering, Construction Project Management

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Amey

Operations Manager, Liverpool at Amey

Application Advice: Application form - To spend a long time preparing a strong application Online tests - prepare by practising tests online before completing the actual test to make it to the next stages. Phone interview - Preparation, preparation and preparation. Find out as much about Amey and how diverse the company is. Also try to find out how you feel you fit to working within the Amey PACE values. Assessment centre - Try to relax and make sure you sure yourself in the best light by going into the event giving 110% into it by knowing as much as you can about Amey, the scheme and how you are best fit to be placed within the scheme,

Interview Advice: relate as much as you can to the Amey PACE values.

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering, Construction Project Management

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Amey

Assistant Commercial Manager, Commercial at Amey

Application Advice: Research the company, the divisions we have and our competitors. A good knowledge of recently won contracts in addition to our bigger, flagship contracts also helps. Sell yourself in line with the Amey's core values. The individual's personality and personal qualities counts for more than their background/experience.

Interview Advice: Describe the organisational structure of Amey. Tell me a joke. What are our values? What do we do?

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering, Construction Project Management

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Barratt Developments

Graduate Manager, London at Barratt Developments

Application Advice: Be yourself on the telephone interview and answer all questions honestly, otherwise during the assessment day ect. you will be caught out.

Interview Advice: Prepare for standard interview questions that are focused on not only what you can bring to the company but also what the company can give to you.

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering, Construction Project Management

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Bouygues UK

Engineer, Production at Bouygues UK

Application Advice: Think about bigger picture and progression

Interview Advice: Do lots of research Ask meaningful questions during interview (don't take everything at face value)

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering, Construction Project Management

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Bouygues UK

Design Coordinator, Design Management at Bouygues UK

Application Advice: Be prepared to be thrown into the deep end early on, but once you get your head above the water you will see that it was a very effective way of building up your skill set.

Interview Advice: Do some research on past projects of the company and learn how they operate

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering, Construction Project Management

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Bouygues UK

Site Manager, Construction at Bouygues UK

Application Advice: Be open minded with your career developments and paths. Never just assume you will enjoy one aspect of construction.

Interview Advice: Be positive, confident, approachable. Make sure you adopt a can do attitude.

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering, Construction Project Management

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Bouygues UK

Sustainability Officer, Sustainability at Bouygues UK

Application Advice: Show wide range of transferable skills. Willingness to put the effort/hours in.

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering, Construction Project Management

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Hilti GB Ltd

Account Manager, London at Hilti GB Ltd

Application Advice: You should be charismatic, confident and an excellent team player. An interest or experience in engineering, construction, marketing or sales would be a major advantage.

Interview Advice: The usual kind of stuff, situational judgements...'when did you face a particular challenge and how did you overcome it...' things like that. The most unique thing about the application process is that all the questions and judgements are left until the assessment/interview days with very little to answer online.

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering, Construction Project Management

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Hilti GB Ltd

Account Manager, London at Hilti GB Ltd

Application Advice: This is a customer facing sales role and intially it can be very demoralising when you can't arrange appointments with your customers. But once you have gained the trust of your customer it is smooth rolling from then on.

Interview Advice: Be yourself, everyone is always happy and friendly!!!

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering, Construction Project Management

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Hilti GB Ltd

Account Manager, London at Hilti GB Ltd

Application Advice: Great company. Apply and try out a couple of days on a field ride with somebody in a similar role to the one you're applying for. You will get a great understanding for the company and you'll quickly realise if this is the company for you or not.

Interview Advice: Look at the website. Understand the company's culture and relate your stories to it. The company's core values are: Integrity, Courage, Teamwork and Commitment. Think of examples where you have demonstrated each of these values.

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering, Construction Project Management

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Hilti GB Ltd

Project Specialist, Account Management at Hilti GB Ltd

Application Advice: More than anything, make sure the corporate values are something you believe in. Make it very clear on your application. We recruit more on personality than actual skills. You can learn everything in the job, except your own attitude/personality. If not sure, just ask anyone from the HR team, they are very friendly and will be more than happy to help you out during the application process.

Interview Advice: Just be yourself. An interview with Hilti is not about what you know, it is about who you are and who you are aspiring to be. Try and be very honest with your aspirations. Mobility and career progression are two very important features for candidates.

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering, Construction Project Management

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Balfour Beatty

Sub Agent, CSUK at Balfour Beatty

Application Advice: Show enthusiasm for working in a large well-established organisation.

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering, Construction Project Management

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Balfour Beatty

Balfour Beatty

Application Advice: In terms of the application it is important to relating questions asked to Balfour Beatty to show an understanding of the companys values and areas of work as well as expressing a reason as to why you want to work for them.

Interview Advice: Although I had a couple of workplacements with the companyI had to complete a graduate assesment day before my final year at uni which decided whether I would be taken on as a graduate or not. Here I had to take part in a group discussion / presentation, numerical and verbal reasoning tests and a face to face interview with someone from the HR department. As I had already completed a workplacement by this time it was easy for me to relate questions such as, tell me about a challenging situations and how you overcame it, to previous experience on site. Following the completion of this graduate assesment day I was told that I would be sponsored through my final year and that jobs would be sent out to me towards the end of my uni year which I would put my cv in for so that the individual site team or region would decide if they wanted me to attend a further interview. This final interview was similar to the HR interview except either the project manager for the site, or operations director from the region would conduct the interview. At this stage it is important to show your knowledge of site activities and to highlight your eagerness to gain chartership, as this is a key trait that Balfour Beatty are looking for.

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering, Construction Project Management

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Balfour Beatty

Graduate Site Manager, London at Balfour Beatty

Application Advice: You need to be adaptable and be able to overcome challenges with creative solutions.

Interview Advice: Be yourself.

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering, Construction Project Management

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Balfour Beatty

Graduate Construction and Design Manager, SPV management at Balfour Beatty

Application Advice: Learn what the comany values are and what Health and Safety and Sustainability initiative the company are implementing.

Interview Advice: Have a few questions prepared. Be confident with what you say and if you do not know something say, do not make it up.

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering, Construction Project Management

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Taylor Wimpey

Graduate Project Manager, Oxfordshire at Taylor Wimpey

Application Advice: Be open and honest and try and convey your personality within the applicaiton and your CV. The candidates, from my experience, taken on by Taylor Wimpey are not simply accademics with an A* track record but are a mixture of more rounded individuals which show intelect as well as charisma and competence for management.

Interview Advice: Be yourself, as described above there is no harm in being honest and be fully versed on your experience and how your knowledge and skills can be applied to the industry. Do your homework - research competitors, visit sites, understand TW ethos.

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering, Construction Project Management

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Miller Construction (UK) Ltd

Graduate, at Miller Construction (UK) Ltd

Application Advice: Research Miller, our markets and core values prior to application. Have an idea of where you would like your career to go and tailor your CV around this.

Interview Advice: Be yourself at the interview and focus on what you can bring to the company and showcase your experiences to prove you have a can-do attitude and can help us achieve our core values.

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering, Construction Project Management

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Transport for London

Quantity Surveyor, Surface Transport, Major Projects at Transport for London

Application Advice: Research the company before interview.

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering, Construction Project Management

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Kier

Design & Build Coordinator, Southern at Kier

Application Advice: Be positive, understand that you don't know everything and want to learn.

Interview Advice: Be yourself, call upon experience you have. Smile.

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering, Construction Project Management

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Transport for London

Commercial, Capital Programmes at Transport for London

Application Advice: Preperation is essential. Research Transport for London - they contain many different sub-sections and the interviewer will appreciate your knowledge.

Interview Advice: Understand civil engineering construction contracts and methods.

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering, Construction Project Management

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Transport for London

Project Management Graduate, London at Transport for London

Application Advice: It is not necessary but an interest in engineering would be a good thing to have. You also need to be very motivated and ambitious as there are a large number of young professionals in the company looking to move up.

Interview Advice: Read about all business areas of the company. Make sure you have prepared competency examples and can fully explain them - use detail.

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering, Construction Project Management

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Transport for London

Graduate Project Manager, Capital Programmes at Transport for London

Application Advice: Remember the customer and the objectives of the organisation throughout. If you are applying to the PM scheme I would try and incorporate project management theory and techniques where possible.

Interview Advice: Be yourself, use STAR and don't lie!

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering, Construction Project Management

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Taylor Wimpey

Graduate Management Trainee, High Wycombe at Taylor Wimpey

Application Advice: Be prepared to move around, be organised and willing to learn

Interview Advice: Be yourself and don't be afraid to ask questions - smart and professional

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering, Construction Project Management

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Taylor Wimpey

Graduate Management Trainee, Technical placement at Taylor Wimpey

Application Advice: Be yourself!

Interview Advice: Think about the question before you answer and have confidence in what you say. I remember being asked the same question twice, to see if I changed what I said the first time round. They weren't questioning my answer, more seeing how I reacted to my answer being questioned.

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering, Construction Project Management

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Kier

Graduate Engineer, Kier Construction Eastern at Kier

Application Advice: Pester, Pester, Pester! Most company websites will have an online form which will submit your CV to someone somewhere. To ensure you have a good chance of getting an interview for a Graduate position speak to someone personally in the HR department at Head Office. Don't rely on someone getting back to you! Don't sit around and wait for all the top companies to knock on your door! Knock on theirs instead!

Interview Advice: Basic things: Look clean, tidy and smart! Have some basic knowledge of the industry and company.

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering, Construction Project Management

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Mace Limited

Assistant Construction Manager, Public Sector at Mace Limited

Application Advice: I think showing your work experience in relation to the role you are applying for is very important in the application process.

Interview Advice: Plenty of preparation for the type of questions you think they will ask you. Gain as much knoweldge about the company as possible.

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering, Construction Project Management

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Mott MacDonald

Graduate Project Assisstant, Heathrow at Mott MacDonald

Application Advice: The graduate program is brilliant and the experience you can gain from other people within the company, as there are so many opportunities availiable to you as a graduate and as you progress further.

Interview Advice: The interview process was excellent and nothing to worry about as they really settle you in so that you can relax and really show who you are. As an example my interview was an assessment held over two days which involved a team task of a treseaure hunt around the solent on a sailing boat which we had to sail ourselves. I think as interviews goes this was definitely one of the best ones I have been on as everyone was very friendly and the activities were brilliant in making us relax and be yourself.

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering, Construction Project Management

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Morgan Sindall

Design Manager, Northern Home Counties at Morgan Sindall

Application Advice: Communication skills are key, make sure you get your point accross clearly and make it as short and snappy as possible

Interview Advice: Its good to understand some of the key projects happening in the office you are interviewing for in small detail. Its also useful to know a bit about their key clients and the area.

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering, Construction Project Management

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Skanska

Graduate Construction Supervisor, Bristol – Operations at Skanska

Application Advice: Any relevant experience from previous employers helps.

Interview Advice: The interview takes a day and consists of: a presentation construction related exam interview with 2 Skanska staff team working assessment

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering, Construction Project Management

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Miller Construction (UK) Ltd

Operations Graduate, Yorkshire – The North at Miller Construction (UK) Ltd

Application Advice: There's nothing much I can say here, just be honest I guess. It helps if you have previous work experience or extra curriculum activties to draw from and think hard about what you have achieved in the past. Anything can demonstrate your skills and qualities, even weeding the garden or tidying your room if you word it right, so don't panic if you haven't had many jobs, weren't great at sports or never took part in extra curriculum activties. If you have volunteered for or organised anything let them know, whether it's charity or a camping trip with your friends. It shows you're proactive and you can use these experiences to demonstrate competences. First and foremost sell yourself, which goes for every application! You have to stand out so don't hold back, make whatever you have done sound like the greatest thing in the world. Secondly don't be shy, follow your application up with a call, make yourself known and look keen. As we say up in Carlisle & Newcastle "Shy bairns get nowt", basically speak up and be heard, "the squeaky wheel gets the oil".

Interview Advice: We had to prepare a short presentation covering a handful of topics relevant to the industry so make sure you're up to date on industry news. This doesn't have to be too in depth just the basic themes such as the housing shortage or skills shortage etc. It was a two stage interview process, a telephone interview with HR and a face to face interview with a director. The telephone interview had some set questions which mainly asked you to demonstrate your abilities in certain areas based on your past achievements. As I said in my application advice, you need to think hard about your past experiences and be prepared to use them to demonstrate the necessary skills. Preparation is key, look at the job advertisement and pick out the skills the role requires, now prepare a couple of examples that demostrate each skill. This might be easy for some people and they only need to prepare in their head, however it will help anyone to write things down as they will easier to recall when you're put on the spot. After that it all comes down to the way you come across. Be confident and ethusiastic, but at the same time take time to listen to the interviewer and ask them questions. Act naturally, you only have a short period of time to make an impression so be friendly, polite and try to build a rapport. At the end of the day and interview is just a chat, the interviewer is as much analysing your people skills as anything else. Perhaps more so in the case of a future project manager as you will one day be tasked with maintaining numerous relationships, not just your own, and organising a multitude of different people to achieve a common goal. Keep in mind what your eventual role will be and show that you will one day be more than capable of fulfilling that role.

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering, Construction Project Management

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Miller Construction (UK) Ltd

Business Graduate, Homes / Construction / Developments at Miller Construction (UK) Ltd

Application Advice: Assess industry trends to highlight what key skills could be of use to the business. Have a clear and exciting CV that effectively highlights your skills and attributes.

Interview Advice: Be prepared! Try to think about the sort of questions you will be asked and prepare your answers. Take examples of work with you as they can be a good talking point and be knowledgeable about current construction and business methods.

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering, Construction Project Management

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Morgan Sindall

Graduate – Business, Central Services at Morgan Sindall

Application Advice: Ensure that you can show willingness to learn and you are capable of multiple tasks/ several projects at once.

Interview Advice: Show ambition and the ability to multi-task and adapt between a variety of projects/sectors.

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering, Construction Project Management

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Barratt Developments

Graduate, Finance at Barratt Developments

Application Advice: My top three advice tips for applications are to: 1) Research the company’s history, current performance & future outlook. 2) Visit a development & ask questions. 3) Tailor your application to the job role & also the graduate scheme expectations.

Interview Advice: My top three interview tips: 1) Practice Assessment Day interview techniques. 2) Prepare by bringing questions and current house building affairs. 3) Relate questions to your experience.

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering, Construction Project Management

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Miller Construction (UK) Ltd

, at Miller Construction (UK) Ltd

Application Advice: Apply direct to the website and don't assume that if you have no experience you will not get through the application.

Interview Advice: Be confident, be prepared to say what your goals are but be reasonable with the time periods you set. It takes time to learn your role and what you are capable of, for example, stating you want to be a project manager by the end of your grad scheme may make you appear naive and unaware fully of the role.

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering, Construction Project Management

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Miller Construction (UK) Ltd

, at Miller Construction (UK) Ltd

Application Advice: Be yourself and don't be afraid to admit to your weaknesses. Honesty and being able to recognise areas which require development are definatly seen as a positive.

Interview Advice: Try to put across your personality. Miller are very focused around finding people who do not just meet the standard academically but also have the right personality and attitude to succeed.

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering, Construction Project Management

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Miller Construction (UK) Ltd

Graduate SIte Manager, Construction at Miller Construction (UK) Ltd

Application Advice: Research the company's values to discover if you allign to the same ideaologies.

Interview Advice: Be yourself, be positive and be well informed.

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering, Construction Project Management

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Mace Limited

Trainee Project Manager, Public sector at Mace Limited

Application Advice: Be yourself Research the company Relax

Interview Advice: Initial interview with HR Group assessment centre - Individual presentation, group activities Final interview with business unit directors

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering, Construction Project Management

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Mace Limited

Assistant Project Manager, Private Sector Consultancy at Mace Limited

Application Advice: I applied in response to an advert requesting a CV and Cover Letter - the response was very quick, and within a month I had had two interviews, an assessment day (4 hours) and an offer.

Interview Advice: They were interested in me; more about who I was and why I wanted the job, rather than applying all my skills (I am non-cognitive though so this could be why). My first interviewer was very complementary which made me relax so I believe that if you are passionate and genuine, then it'll be easy! I don't remember all the questions now, but they were all straight forward (why do you want the job, what do you know about the company, good team work, etc.)

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering, Construction Project Management

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Mace Limited

Assistant Project Manager, Private Sector Consultancy at Mace Limited

Application Advice: Show that you are truly interested.

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering, Construction Project Management

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Mace Limited

Assistant Project Manager, Technology at Mace Limited

Application Advice: As a graduate position, try to gain experience in as many areas as possible and embrace your work in a professional manner.

Interview Advice: Have a very good knowledge of the company and its structure. Being able to show willingness and proactive behavior is always good.

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering, Construction Project Management

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Mace Limited

Assistant Project Manager, Public Sector Consultancy at Mace Limited

Application Advice: be yourself be confident but not arrogant

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering, Construction Project Management

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Mace Limited

Assistant Project Manager, at Mace Limited

Application Advice: Mace projects are not the usual straightforward buildings and you'll be challenged a lot, so thinking outside the box in the interview is a must. Innovation is one of the key visions.

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering, Construction Project Management

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Mace Limited

Assistant Project Manager, Public Sector Consultancy at Mace Limited

Application Advice: Get as much pre-application experience as possible and develop an understanding of Mace's core values and currnet projects.

Interview Advice: Be honest and develop an understanding of the project lifecycle. Been able to talk the interviewer through the RIBA Plan of Work shows an understanding and appreciation of project delivery as a whole.

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering, Construction Project Management

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Mace Limited

Assistant Design Manager, Design Management & Engineering at Mace Limited

Application Advice: Go for it. We are a very successful internationally recognised company which are growing rapidly - be part of it!

Interview Advice: Be different and talk about stuff that interests YOU related to your job role. Take a personal view on the company and Mace's past achievements rather than a generic one. Have an intelligent answer to everything but don't be brash. Relax and be in control during your interview. Don't over talk and make friends with the interviewer.

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering, Construction Project Management

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Mace Limited

Construction Manager, at Mace Limited

Application Advice: Honesty, I was asked questions regarding my work experience etc which shows Mace had read my CV and were keen to find out my competencies and if I would be suitable for Mace.

Interview Advice: Be confident in yourself and make sure you know something about the company/role you're applying for. Ask questions too.

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering, Construction Project Management

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Miller Construction (UK) Ltd

Graduate Site Manager, Site Management at Miller Construction (UK) Ltd

Application Advice: Be sure to express your enthusiasm to work in the industry

Interview Advice: Take your time, and don't try and blag an answer if you are unsure.

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering, Construction Project Management

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Miller Construction (UK) Ltd

Graduate Quantity Surveyor, MCUK at Miller Construction (UK) Ltd

Application Advice: Expect to go on site in all weathers rain or shine. Being an excellent communicator is vital, from conducting yourself with the subcontractors to presenting material to the client. Being a confident individual is also equally important when it comes to variations and settling accounts.

Interview Advice: Know about the construction market and who the key players are. Understand what the pitfalls of the construction industry are (e.g. ICT) and how the market is going to evolve, because it has to, and the next generation is going to change this.

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering, Construction Project Management

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Miller Construction (UK) Ltd

Graduate Site Manager, South West & Midlands at Miller Construction (UK) Ltd

Application Advice: have no limitations, be prepared to work away or do longer hours than the average. You will be rewarded.

Interview Advice: Be open and honest, show confidence without being to arrogant. Have a sense of humour.

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering, Construction Project Management

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Mott MacDonald

Graduate Project Manager, Programme & Commercial Management at Mott MacDonald

Application Advice: It is good to demonstrate understanding of the business and the industry, although that is often easier said than done if you are coming from a non-industry related university degree course (like myself). If this is the case, demonstrate your strengths and what you can bring to different aspects of the business - for instance, I emphasised heavily my previous experience in client interface roles which was a key factor in getting my job. Everyone has an angle, you just have to figure out yours and work it!

Interview Advice: When asked where you see yourself in five years time - have a rough idea of a response. In reality, this is a pointless question because most people in their careers would not at any point have been able to accurately predict or plan their next five years. However, having some rough milestones helps not only the interviewer understand your motivations but it can also sometimes help you too!

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering, Construction Project Management

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Morgan Sindall

Graduate Quantity Surveyor, Commercial at Morgan Sindall

Application Advice: Be yourself and be well presented. Good communication skills.

Interview Advice: Revise your Contract Law knowledge.

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering, Construction Project Management

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Mott MacDonald

Graduate Project Manager, Birmingham at Mott MacDonald

Application Advice: Put down on the application every part of work experience they have. Be honest

Interview Advice: Ask questions regarding projects, acquisitions, the board and any positive/ negative publicity. Be honest, do not lie during interview as you will be found out

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering, Construction Project Management

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Mott MacDonald

Graduate Project Manager, at Mott MacDonald

Application Advice: Prepare for interview, know about the company and about the job role.

Interview Advice: Some technical questions, and then general interview questions.

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering, Construction Project Management

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Barratt Developments

Assistant Site Manager, at Barratt Developments

Application Advice: Always think of situations where you have demonstrated required skill. Make your CV articulate and ensure you answer the questions fully. Do not start your application 'since I was young I have always wanted to build houses!'

Interview Advice: Be yourself, practice for psychometric tests, and do backgound reserach on Barratt.

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering, Construction Project Management

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BAM Construct UK

Assistant Design Manager, Kings Cross at BAM Construct UK

Application Advice: Be open minded and willing to learn a lot.

Interview Advice: Show that you want to invest time and effort in the company.

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering, Construction Project Management

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Morgan Sindall

Graduate Design Manager, East Anglia at Morgan Sindall

Application Advice: Work hard and ask all the questions you want, no one will put you down for being enthusiastic. Ensure that you show passion and dedication early on, as well as teamwork skills. Being able to integrate with different departments is vital to show all round skill and knowledge.

Interview Advice: Be honest. Don't oversell yourself, but identify the reasons why you should be picked over other people. Key words - communication, dedicatation, enthusiasm, willing to learn all should be used.

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering, Construction Project Management

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Morgan Sindall

Graduate Site Manager, at Morgan Sindall

Application Advice: Get as much experience as possible on sites prior to applying/or request work experience. Having experience stands you head and shoulders above the others applying.

Interview Advice: Be realistic about your aspirations for career progression, no one will be a fully fledged project manager within 3 years. Show a desire for the role and tell them why you think they would benefit from having you as part of their team.

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering, Construction Project Management

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BAM Construct UK

Assistant Site Manager, Western Region at BAM Construct UK

Application Advice: You cannot underestimate the importance of work experience. Be prepared to apply for work placements within large companies even if they are only short term. I started with BAM on a voluntary 10 day work placement last January after graduating in the September. I have been here ever since. Complete as many graduate applications as possible, they are strenuous for a reason. Completing the application is usually the 1st test of character. Due to the number of applications received for graduate positions don’t be disheartened if you don’t hear back straight away. I was still hearing back form some companies up to 3 months after completing my application.

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering, Construction Project Management

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Jaguar Land Rover

Jaguar Land Rover

Application Advice: Show an interest in the company, be well prepared, don't be cocky.

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering, Construction Project Management

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Trainee – Construction Tech, Construction Scotland at Morgan Sindall

Interview Advice: Research the company before the interview.

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering, Construction Project Management

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Trainee Construction Technician, Construction at Morgan Sindall

Interview Advice: Don't build it up too much, it's only an interview. If you relax then you can allow the answers to flow freely and this will impress the interviewer.

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering, Construction Project Management

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Trainee Quantity Surveyor, at Morgan Sindall

Application Advice: I would advise that you do some research about the company and if you can attempt to do some voluntary work as they know you are keen then.

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering, Construction Project Management

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Construction Technician, at Morgan Sindall

Application Advice: Try to make yourself stand out, add in personal information that relates to the job role and that would show you would be confident in the job role. Add in things that would set you aside from other possible candidates. Make it as exciting as possible and not too long, this is important because the employer has several CV's to look through and if yours is too long he/she may not read it all.

Interview Advice: Prepare for questions like, why do you think you are the best candidate for the job, why did you apply, what attracted you to the company, what do you know about our company, what do you know about the job role you are applying for etc.

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering, Construction Project Management

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Apprentice Accounts Assistant, Accounts at Costain

Application Advice: Even though you may not think you are qualified to do the role, still apply as you will be surprised how much hard work will help you along the way.

Interview Advice: - Be confident - Show all of your training/certificates - Show you are willing to learn

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering, Construction Project Management

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Technology Apprentice, Highways at Costain

Application Advice: Highlight enthusiasms for the applicable sector; hobbies/ past experience.

Interview Advice: Dress well, ask questions, research the company/ role.

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering, Construction Project Management

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Emerging Talent Apprentice Recruitment Administrator, Recruitment at Arcadis

Interview Advice: I would advise to research the company as much as possible, they won't expect you to know everything but if you could bring something up to show that you have put the effort into researching into the business this will be impressive and go the extra mile.

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering, Construction Project Management

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Apprentice Project Manager, Retail at Arcadis

Application Advice: Be open-minded. Don't be scared. Always put 100% in all you do. Be optimistic!

Interview Advice: Why did I choose to apply for project management?

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering, Construction Project Management

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Apprentice Cost Consultant, Conglomerates & Consumer Goods at Arcadis

Application Advice: Research the role, the company and projects they are involved in.

Interview Advice: Be prepared for questions about the company's ethics and background and be yourself.

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering, Construction Project Management

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Trainee Site Manager – Apprentice, Construction Management at BAM Construct UK

Application Advice: It is an excellent opportunity and I would recommend it to anyone interested in the construction industry. Educate yourself as much as possible about the construction industry and any potential employers prior to any interviews.

Interview Advice: Research as much as possible about the construction industry and the employer as you can. Try and think of a few clever questions to ask at the end of the interview as it shows you are interested. Do some practice interviews with friends or family to get you familiar with the type of questions that are likely to come up.

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering, Construction Project Management

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Trainee Technician, BNI at Mott MacDonald

Application Advice: Understand what you're applying for and what kind of projects you'd be working on and explain why you're passionate about applying for the position. Any work experience/placements would be useful.

Interview Advice: Research the company e.g. previous projects awards, understand the position you're applying for and use real life examples of the skills you've used or developed that would help you in the position.

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering, Construction Project Management

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Trainee Site Manager – Apprentice, at BAM Construct UK

Application Advice: Approach the job/application process with ultimate enthusiasm to be as successful as possible. A well self-driven character with an eagerness to learn and do well in the industry.

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering, Construction Project Management

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Trainee Project Surveyor- Apprentice, Quantity Surveying at BAM Construct UK

Application Advice: Make sure you research the job role extensively before applying and understand how much work is involved in studying and working at the same time. It is not something that can be sailed through, it takes dedication and focus but if you enjoy the role then you will enjoy the outcome.

Interview Advice: Make sure you try and get your personality across and really research the industry prior to the interview. Ask as many questions as possible and ensure that your enthusiasm is portrayed.

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering, Construction Project Management

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Trainee Project Surveyor- Apprentice, Quanitity Surveying at BAM Construct UK

Application Advice: Honesty and positivity seem to be at the heart of BAM's business policy, so this should be reflected within your CV. Any passion towards the industry will go a long way, as many of your peers may not demonstrate this through their application.

Interview Advice: A few key questions will be asked during interview: "What does a Quantity Surveyor do?" "Why do you want to be a QS?" "Why do you want to work for BAM?" The best advice would be to research the job description and understand the role. This may be difficult as there is not much data to be found from a Google search so benefit can be found by speaking to a working QS. It is also worth researching company financials to show a keen interest in that specific company - being able to state most recent turnover and number of employees will come across as impressive.

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering, Construction Project Management

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Construction Trainee, Commercial – Project Surveying at BAM Construct UK

Application Advice: Working and studying simultaneously is very rewarding but may also be very challenging at times as both can be demanding.

Interview Advice: The company is likely to ask what attracted you to the industry and/or company and why you would like to study on a part-time basis.

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering, Construction Project Management

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Technician, North East at BAM Construct UK

Application Advice: Go for it, it's a great opportunity and lifelong career possibilities.

Interview Advice: Be yourself, don't be scared to ask questions. The interviewers will be more than happy to answer any questions.

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering, Construction Project Management

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Trainee Site Manager, Site Management at BAM Construct UK

Application Advice: Make sure that this is the right industry for you, if you think you might be interested in something else then this isn't for you. You need to be focused and hard working and interested in the subjects you will study.

Interview Advice: Be confident, in the construction industry confidence is key. Present yourself well and you will go far. If you are open to new initiatives and learning new skills then you will seem keen to learn.

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering, Construction Project Management

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Trainee Development Programme – Quantity Surveying Apprentice, Commercial at BAM Construct UK

Application Advice: Be honest in your CV and cover letter as well as in your online application.

Interview Advice: Research the company and the role prior to applying and interviews. Be prepared.

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering, Construction Project Management

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Technical Apprentice, Site Management at BAM Construct UK

Application Advice: Be confident, willing to learn and enthusiastic.

Interview Advice: Research about the company, the type of construction work they manage and the progression routes available.

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering, Construction Project Management

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Construction Trainee, at BAM Construct UK

Application Advice: Enter the field with an open mind because the training includes a wide variety of fields such as quantity surveying, engineering and project planning.

Interview Advice: Health and safety are at the forefront of the interviewer's minds. Show your personality. The interviewers are interested in the type of person you are, not necessarily your qualifications.

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering, Construction Project Management

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Technician Apprentice, at BAM Construct UK

Application Advice: Complete an up to date, thorough CV. Partake in work experience/volunteering in a construction environment to understand what an average day will be like. Contact the company and show interest in knowing what the role will involve.

Interview Advice: Be yourself. You will be asked about the company and job role you are applying for - revise these answers and research further than the home page of their website. Make yourself stand out - don't be arrogant, but be confident in everything you say and how you act. Make them remember you for the right reasons. They were once in your position, everything they ask they were probably asked before. You are a trainee and aren't expected to know all the answers, don't be afraid to say you are unsure - just show you are willing to learn about the answers you don't know.

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering, Construction Project Management

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Trainee Site Manager, Construction Scotland at BAM Construct UK

Application Advice: Being a site manager isn't what you expect, the role entails far more than just health and safety management and quality management. You have to be a very determined and passionate about the job.

Interview Advice: As cheesy as it may sound, be yourself! Go into the interview with a positive mindset and keep calm.

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering, Construction Project Management

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Construction Trainee – Apprentice, Construction at BAM Construct UK

Application Advice: Have a good CV with evidence of experiences that you have carried out.

Interview Advice: Always have some knowledge about the company and what type of work they carry out. Be aware of what weaknesses you may have.

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering, Construction Project Management

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Commercial Apprentice, Quantity Surveying at Balfour Beatty

Application Advice: Research the role you are applying for and the company to ensure it is the correct move for yourself.

Interview Advice: Be confident in yourself and your abilities. Don't be fake as this will easily be found out and above all be yourself.

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering, Construction Project Management

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Apprentice – Business Administration, Plant & Logistics at Balfour Beatty

Application Advice: Make sure that you are positive that you want to be involved with this line of business, because if you put in a lot of effort and time, it may very well help your future career path.

Interview Advice: What are your biggest strengths and weaknesses? Why did you apply for this role? What skills will help you the most when working with Balfour Beatty?

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering, Construction Project Management

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Construction Management Apprentice, at Balfour Beatty

Application Advice: Be focussed on what you would like to get out of the opportunity, as there will be lots of options available to you which can increase your overall knowledge and skills.

Interview Advice: You do not necessarily have to answer the questions immediately after being asked them. Take a few seconds to think about your answer. I got asked; why I wanted to join the business, about hobbies and interests as well as getting asked about the importance of personal traits and what I would do if I was in a certain situation.

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering, Construction Project Management

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Apprentice – Document Controller / Project Coordinator, London Regional at Balfour Beatty

Application Advice: I would advise to be prepared for anything. Things you never thought you knew, you can learn during an apprenticeship.

Interview Advice: Be prepared for any questions and always be confident. Being truthful in the interview will help your interviewer understand what you are looking for from them, and what they can look for from you.

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering, Construction Project Management

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Assistant Accountant (Apprentice), Finance at Balfour Beatty

Application Advice: It's very important to show that you are willing to learn and work hard.

Interview Advice: Show enthusiasm and when you're talking about your skills, always give examples.

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering, Construction Project Management

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