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Tulip Ltd

Attraction and Engagement Partner (Apprentices & Graduates), Attraction and Engagement at Tulip Ltd

Application Advice: Take time when filling in the application form, and make sure your CV is bespoke to the role.

Interview Advice: Research about competitors of the company and make sure you know all the latest food industry news.

Industry: Consumer Goods and FMCG

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Tulip Ltd

Operational Finance Lead, Finance at Tulip Ltd

Application Advice: Concentrate on your skills, show examples

Interview Advice: Be enthusiastic, show high levels of energy

Industry: Consumer Goods and FMCG

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Tulip Ltd

Supply Chain Support, Supply Chain, Agriculture at Tulip Ltd

Application Advice: Do your research on the business, have questions to ask, and swot up on your technical knowledge should you need to.

Industry: Consumer Goods and FMCG

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Tulip Ltd

Graduate, Rotational at Tulip Ltd

Application Advice: Gain as much work experience as possible and when including in the application, make it relevant to the role you are applying for.

Interview Advice: Take the time to prepare by getting to know the departments within the business, the activities included in the role you are applying for and the main competitors. I found it particularly useful getting to know the main challenges the business faces such as a high proportion of EU workers. This was addressed to me as a question regarding Brexit. I was also asked "If you were a biscuit, what would you me and why?" during my interview - so try including your prepped answers about yourself to apply to curveball questions!

Industry: Consumer Goods and FMCG

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Associated British Foods (Grocery)

Technical Graduate, Technical at Associated British Foods (Grocery)

Application Advice: Be enthusiastic, interested, honest.

Interview Advice: A whole day of interviews and assessments, so eat a big breakfast.

Industry: Consumer Goods and FMCG

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Associated British Foods (Grocery)

Marketing Graduate, Marketing at Associated British Foods (Grocery)

Application Advice: Experience in Marketing is not necessary and shouldn't put you off applying but you should be able to explain why you are keen to pursue a career in marketing.

Interview Advice: Demonstrate your personality and be yourself. Your answers in interviews and your performance in tasks doesn't have to be perfect but you need to show the logic behind your answers and be open to how you could do it better next time. There is a mix of group discussion, case studies and individual interviews.

Industry: Consumer Goods and FMCG

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Associated British Foods (Grocery)

Supply Chain Graduate, Supply Chain at Associated British Foods (Grocery)

Application Advice: Understand company structure Show that you are ambitious (they want future leaders)

Interview Advice: Be yourself and enjoy it In the group make sure you are really engaged but also allow quieter people to speak Use the meal the night before to be inquisitive and find out about ABF

Industry: Consumer Goods and FMCG

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Express Vending

Account Manager, CRM at Express Vending

Application Advice: Be yourself, show lots of personality and be something different

Interview Advice: Be open and honest with the questions, show personality. Don’t be phased by what you are asked. Challenge ideas and ask questions

Industry: Consumer Goods and FMCG

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Express Vending

Service Graduate, Service at Express Vending

Application Advice: Be honest.

Interview Advice: Be honest, relaxed, and genuine. The culture of EV is one of ambitious young professionals who enjoy having a good time in addition to working hard. Proving you have a social life with a track record of successful endeavours should see you through.

Industry: Consumer Goods and FMCG

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Express Vending

Sales Executive, New Business at Express Vending

Interview Advice: Be yourself - if you try and be something you're not and actually get the job you will struggle. Some questions in the interview may be personal and intrusive, it's to see how well you cope in uncomfortable situations - What attracts you about sales - Where did your parents meet - What was the last argument you had, did you win? - Talk me through your dissertation - Do you have any siblings, do you get on?

Industry: Consumer Goods and FMCG

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Express Vending

Account Manager, CRM at Express Vending

Application Advice: Stand out.

Interview Advice: Be yourself and you'll quickly know if it's for you or not.

Industry: Consumer Goods and FMCG

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VOLKSWAGEN Group UK

VOLKSWAGEN Group UK

Application Advice: Do your research and prepare questions. In the written application, don't just write about what the company does/ has done, write about how it impacts you personally and why you want to be involved.

Interview Advice: Be yourself, motivational fit is very important here. If you are invited to assessment centre you will be given an information pack before the day which will list competencies that the company look for. Make sure you prepare examples for these competencies that really express who are as a person both socially and intellectually.

Industry: Consumer Goods and FMCG

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Express Vending

Account Manager, Essentials/Sales at Express Vending

Application Advice: Just be yourself! Be friendly and professional.

Interview Advice: 'Why sales, why me?' Don't try and stand out - be yourself.

Industry: Consumer Goods and FMCG

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Associated British Foods (Grocery)

Category Buyer- IT/Telco, Procurement at Associated British Foods (Grocery)

Application Advice: Don't exaggerate- you will be asked about it at interview. Try to show how your experience matches the skills/type of person required.

Interview Advice: Give specific examples for everything you say you have done/experience you have gained!

Industry: Consumer Goods and FMCG

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Associated British Foods (Grocery)

Suppy Chain Graduate, Supply Chain at Associated British Foods (Grocery)

Application Advice: - Do your research on why you want to work for ABF - Understand why you want to do the scheme you have selected - Be yourself!

Interview Advice: - Be yourself and be honest - Be confident and passionate about why you'd like to work for ABF on your chosen scheme.

Industry: Consumer Goods and FMCG

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Associated British Foods (Grocery)

Category Executive, Sales at Associated British Foods (Grocery)

Application Advice: Make sure you research the brands and the different businesses thoroughly.

Interview Advice: Be humble and be yourself. Try to enjoy the assessment day and be aware that you will have lots of different challenges thrown at you- if one interview doesn't go well put it behind you and move on to the next one.

Industry: Consumer Goods and FMCG

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Associated British Foods (Grocery)

National Account Manager, Sales at Associated British Foods (Grocery)

Application Advice: Don't get too bogged down with templates or structures for answers - just use honest examples and answer the question that's being asked! Use as many examples from different experiences as possible.

Interview Advice: Be yourself - Honesty and integrity are really highly regarded in this business, so don't feel the need to be overly formal or structured in the interviews. Again, just answer the questions as you would if you were having a chat with a friend.

Industry: Consumer Goods and FMCG

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Associated British Foods (Grocery)

Supply Chain Graduate, Supply Chain at Associated British Foods (Grocery)

Application Advice: Prove you have a real interest to work in for ABF and in the particular role, research the values and what makes the company unique and show you have done this. Also make sure to showcase what you can bring to the company and role as well as understanding the development and opportunities you will gain.

Interview Advice: Be energetic and show a real passion for the company and the role, make sure you do your research into the company and what you might be doing in the role. Prove you will be a good fit, ABF is a company which values its people and an excellent work culture thrives. Do not try and be something you are not- this will quickly be identified. Make sure you showcase your skills using a breadth of examples form different things you have done, both academically and extra-curricular.

Industry: Consumer Goods and FMCG

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Associated British Foods (Grocery)

Assistant Tea Buyer & Blender, Twinings Tea Buying at Associated British Foods (Grocery)

Application Advice: Research the different businesses within ABF Grocery and the wider ABF group.

Interview Advice: Passion and emotional intelligence are important to show.

Industry: Consumer Goods and FMCG

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Associated British Foods (Grocery)

Supply Chain Graduate, at Associated British Foods (Grocery)

Application Advice: Take time to give in-depth answers that are a true reflection of yourself.

Interview Advice: Relax and find common ground with the interviewer. Also prepare and learn some example questions that are online - I got asked a few that I had prepared!

Industry: Consumer Goods and FMCG

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Associated British Foods (Grocery)

Supply Chain Graduate, Manufacturing at Associated British Foods (Grocery)

Application Advice: I would advise future candidates to be very thorough in their applications. Draw from previous experiences, and demonstrate potential to learn and progress. Make sure that you explain everything logically and coherently when formulating your answers. Include lots of examples, making sure to explain why they are relevant and answer the question.

Interview Advice: Make sure to explain your answers thoroughly, include examples and relate them to the question being asked. Questions include - explain a time when you have demonstrated working as a team, a time when you have had to convince other people to change their opinion etc. Tackle all questions carefully and calmly, I would encourage you to include lots of detail - it's better to explain as much as possible rather than be vague.

Industry: Consumer Goods and FMCG

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Associated British Foods (Grocery)

Planning and Inventory Controller, Production Planning at Associated British Foods (Grocery)

Application Advice: Don't be boring - tell them about who you are as a person, what motivates you and what makes you tick! Don't just be another list of qualifications.

Interview Advice: Be yourself! They are looking for a cultural fit and the assessment centre is SO in depth you won't be able to fake it. I recommend learning a little about all the ABF grocery companies and their locations as you will be assessed by employees from all.

Industry: Consumer Goods and FMCG

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Associated British Foods (Grocery)

Buyer, Procurement at Associated British Foods (Grocery)

Application Advice: Research the business well and make sure your answers reflect the graduate competencies.

Interview Advice: Be yourself and have a good range of examples in the STAR approach.

Industry: Consumer Goods and FMCG

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Associated British Foods (Grocery)

Marketing Graduate/Assistant Brand Manager, Marketing at Associated British Foods (Grocery)

Application Advice: ABF really care about humilty and authenticity. Be yourself in your application.

Interview Advice: If your written application is successful, you will need to complete a telephone and video interview. A personality and numerical/verbal reasoning tests and then an assessment center. The assessment center will focus on four areas: 1) A presentation based on information given to you on the day 2) A group activity 3) A motivational interview - why you want to work for ABF and in your chosen field 4) A behavioural interview - how you would behave in the workplace based on situations given

Industry: Consumer Goods and FMCG

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Associated British Foods (Grocery)

Graduate Buyer, Procurement at Associated British Foods (Grocery)

Application Advice: Be yourself - I'm not sure how much the application process has changed however they ask questions that relate to the ABF Grad values and it's your opportunity to really talk about what you've done, what you're interested in etc.

Interview Advice: Be yourself! Apart from your knowledge and skills they're trying to determine if you fit into the organisation. And at the same time, you have to decide if they fit into your definition of where you want to spend most of your waking hours. Ask questions - no question is a silly question. Relax during the dinner. Don't be competitive against other candidates. Whilst they may be recruiting for one role, if more than one person shines, they will see what they can do.

Industry: Consumer Goods and FMCG

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Associated British Foods (Grocery)

Procurement Manager – Packaging, Procurement at Associated British Foods (Grocery)

Application Advice: structure answers well STARE technique

Interview Advice: structure answers well STARE technique be yourself be confident

Industry: Consumer Goods and FMCG

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VOLKSWAGEN Group UK

VOLKSWAGEN Group UK

Application Advice: Set aside enough time to complete the form fully.

Interview Advice: Be yourself.

Industry: Consumer Goods and FMCG

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Associated British Foods (Grocery)

Technical at Associated British Foods (Grocery)

Application Advice: Do your research about the business before applying

Interview Advice: Do your research about the business before applying Be passionate about the brands

Industry: Consumer Goods and FMCG

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Associated British Foods (Grocery)

Shift Performance Manager, Supply Chain at Associated British Foods (Grocery)

Application Advice: Be honest and provide examples of where you have shown different skills in different environments.

Interview Advice: Be yourself, stay relaxed and keep in a resourceful headspace. Discuss experience outside of education where possible. Do not try and be too formal as they also need to see your personality and style. Lots of questions are asked around various different situations so have examples of where you have shown different skills from different experiences (outside of education!).

Industry: Consumer Goods and FMCG

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Associated British Foods (Grocery)

Supply Chain Graduate, at Associated British Foods (Grocery)

Application Advice: Real responsibility is so true!

Interview Advice: Be yourself.

Industry: Consumer Goods and FMCG

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Associated British Foods (Grocery)

Regional Acconnt Manager for Europe, Sales at Associated British Foods (Grocery)

Application Advice: Be open minded and try new things

Interview Advice: Prepare well and have a range of experiences to draw from that meet company's values

Industry: Consumer Goods and FMCG

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Kimberly-Clark Limited

Customer Account Manager, Commercial at Kimberly-Clark Limited

Application Advice: Understand the company culture / industry

Interview Advice: Be yourself Have strong competency examples

Industry: Consumer Goods and FMCG

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Kimberly-Clark Limited

Graduate Trainee, at Kimberly-Clark Limited

Interview Advice: Research the K-C Behaviours, and make sure your "standard interviews questions" can tie back to those in some way, shape or form.

Industry: Consumer Goods and FMCG

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Kimberly-Clark Limited

Customer Account Manager, Sales at Kimberly-Clark Limited

Application Advice: Apply early and really think how your experiences fit with Kimberly-Clark's ethos.

Interview Advice: Be yourself and relax! It's as much about you being right for Kimberly-Clark as Kimberly-Clark being right for you- so ask lots of questions and get involved.

Industry: Consumer Goods and FMCG

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Mott MacDonald

Graduate Geotechnical Engineer, Geotechnical at Mott MacDonald

Application Advice: Don't waffle.

Interview Advice: Be interested in the company, the people interviewing you will be your colleagues.

Industry: Consumer Goods and FMCG

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Essentra

Operations graduate, Operations at Essentra

Application Advice: Being open to International travel is a big help.

Interview Advice: Prepare for team tasks.

Industry: Consumer Goods and FMCG

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Express Vending

Sales Executive, New Business at Express Vending

Application Advice: Research the company and the industry.

Interview Advice: Be ready to answer why you want a role in sales.

Industry: Consumer Goods and FMCG

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VOLKSWAGEN Group UK

VOLKSWAGEN Group UK

Application Advice: Take your time on your application - you only get one chance to get it right. It may seem strange, but to work at Volkswagen you don't need to have a love for cars. You need to be passionate, personal and collaborative.

Interview Advice: Be prepared and really think about multiple competency questions. It is important to have lots of variation, don't use the same example twice! It is equally important to be yourself and show your personality. It is very much a people company and if you can show that you have good people skills alongside good business instinct. It's also really good to think of engaging questions to ask throughout the assessment center.

Industry: Consumer Goods and FMCG

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Associated British Foods (Grocery)

Food, Chemicals & Ingredients Manager, Procurement & Sourcing at Associated British Foods (Grocery)

Application Advice: Be clear and concise. Embrace what makes you different. Think about how you can add value to the business and how best to get this across in your application. Be open and honest. The company is looking for individuals who are not only intelligent and talented but will also support the company ethos and culture.

Interview Advice: Be open and honest. The company is looking for individuals who are not only intelligent and talented but will also support the company ethos and culture. Ensure you read up on the company, role and some of the challenges facing FMCG currently. You are likely to be asked about these or asked to prepare a small presentation. Don't be afraid to say you don't know. The company doesn't expect you to have all of the knowledge at this point. It's about showing that you have the ability to problem solve, think critically and draw on your experiences in other fields.

Industry: Consumer Goods and FMCG

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Associated British Foods (Grocery)

Coop Supply Manager, Sales at Associated British Foods (Grocery)

Application Advice: Showcase your difference and your experience.

Interview Advice: Be youself Be curious Show you care

Industry: Consumer Goods and FMCG

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Kimberly-Clark Limited

Kimberly-Clark Limited

Application Advice: Apply early and really think about what is important to you.

Interview Advice: Be yourself! Sounds cliché but it's true- enjoy the experience.

Industry: Consumer Goods and FMCG

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Kimberly-Clark Limited

Supply Chain Graduate Trainee, Supply Chain at Kimberly-Clark Limited

Application Advice: Create a strong CV that demonstrates your behaviours align with those of the business.

Interview Advice: Show a passion for both supply chain and FMCG industry, demonstrate your ability to think independently and make decisions, demonstrate you fit with the key values and behaviours of the organisation. Standard competency interview questions, think of examples that fit with KC's behaviours.

Industry: Consumer Goods and FMCG

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Kimberly-Clark Limited

Graduate Trainee, Commerical team at Kimberly-Clark Limited

Interview Advice: There are several tasks in the graduate assessment centre. Be yourself and be authentic.

Industry: Consumer Goods and FMCG

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Kimberly-Clark Limited

Finance Graduate Trainee, Business Analysis, Finance at Kimberly-Clark Limited

Interview Advice: - Be yourself- KC like authentic people. - Be confident and speak clearly. - Don't be afraid to ask questions.

Industry: Consumer Goods and FMCG

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Associated British Foods (Grocery)

Supply Chain Graduate, Supply Chain at Associated British Foods (Grocery)

Application Advice: Do you research on ABF & the industry.

Interview Advice: Be yourself, relax. Practice standard questions.

Industry: Consumer Goods and FMCG

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Associated British Foods (Grocery)

Technical Graduate, Technical at Associated British Foods (Grocery)

Application Advice: Show interest in the company (Allied Bakeries and ABF) and give clear reasons as to why Technical interests you. Use examples where possible of previous experience.

Interview Advice: There were 5 different stages to the Assessment Centre: 1 - Presentation on 1 of a several optional topics, prepared for on the day (not in advance) 2 - Group task 3 - Interview on your CV/Skills/Work experience 4 - Interview about why Technical, why Allied Bakeries, why ABF 5 - Scenario based interview with prep time on the day Be yourself - ABF are looking to take on Graduates who fit with their culture and values, by being yourself the interviewers will get a better understanding of your possible fit within the company and it will help you determine whether ABF is the company for you. Be prepared to answer questions with a lot of examples that demonstrate your skills. Use examples that show learning and development, analysis skills and leadership where possible as these are important to a future leader. If you have any previous work experience, think about the times you may have been exposed to Technical documentation or where Technical issues were experienced.

Industry: Consumer Goods and FMCG

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Associated British Foods (Grocery)

Supply Centre Graduate, Supply Chain at Associated British Foods (Grocery)

Application Advice: - Be genuine, show enthusiasm and answer the question you're asked - no rambling! - Show you think outside the box, you can challenge the norms and are capable of being a leader, not just a follower.

Interview Advice: - Be yourself and stay calm even if you think you've made a mistake. - Smile, keep eye contact and don't be afraid to ask questions. - Research the company and ensure what the scheme involves. - Make sure you have activities and examples for basic competency questions - what are your strengths/weaknesses, when have you lead a project, when have you had to persuade someone to go with your idea....

Industry: Consumer Goods and FMCG

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Associated British Foods (Grocery)

National Account Manager, Sales at Associated British Foods (Grocery)

Interview Advice: Be open & honest, don't try to be impressive or put on a front.

Industry: Consumer Goods and FMCG

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Associated British Foods (Grocery)

Graduate Engineer, Engineering at Associated British Foods (Grocery)

Application Advice: Be yourself!

Interview Advice: Some manufacturing knowledge but also a wider knowledge of the interaction of different elements of the business.

Industry: Consumer Goods and FMCG

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Associated British Foods (Grocery)

Procurement Graduate, Procurement at Associated British Foods (Grocery)

Application Advice: Research all the companies and understand the brands. Be certain on the scheme you are applying for and identify why exactly you would like to work for ABF specifically and why that job role.

Interview Advice: Be yourself, and read the graduate competencies. Have a think about how you would answer interview questions in a manner that is not generic, using the STAR model to bring in your experiences. Be confident.

Industry: Consumer Goods and FMCG

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Associated British Foods (Grocery)

Supply Chain Graduate, Technical at Associated British Foods (Grocery)

Application Advice: What really makes you stand out. Lots of small experiences can be explained and come across in a really good way, think about what skills you've picked up at sports teams, organising a party etc.

Interview Advice: Structure your answers well. Use STAR - situation, task, action, response.

Industry: Consumer Goods and FMCG

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Associated British Foods (Grocery)

National Account Executive, Sales at Associated British Foods (Grocery)

Application Advice: ABF value open, honest and down to earth people the most, just be yourself throughout the recruitment process, as it seems top priority to them is company fit.

Interview Advice: Be yourself.

Industry: Consumer Goods and FMCG

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Associated British Foods (Grocery)

Graduate Talent Officer, HR at Associated British Foods (Grocery)

Application Advice: Learn about the company and the role within that company as it may not be the same as a similar role in other businesses. Also think about why a career in FMCG and especially ABF excites you - what are you planning to get from your career?

Interview Advice: Be true to who you are and allow the assessors to see the real you. It could be just what they are looking for.

Industry: Consumer Goods and FMCG

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Associated British Foods (Grocery)

Trade Marketing Manager, Sales at Associated British Foods (Grocery)

Interview Advice: Make sure you're clear on why you want to work for ABF as opposed to another FMCG supplier. ABF and Unilever are very different business models - what attracts you to the ABF way of working? Be confident but humble - they're looking for self-aware candidates who understand their strengths but also their weaknesses and want to develop on these.

Industry: Consumer Goods and FMCG

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Associated British Foods (Grocery)

Customer Development Graduate, Sales at Associated British Foods (Grocery)

Application Advice: Be yourself, show that you have researched the company and show a genuine interest in the role and the scheme. They invest a lot of money and time into their graduates so they want to see some sort of passion or interest.

Interview Advice: Take your time and think about the answers that you give. Most importantly, be yourself. Do not try to be anyone else, they will clock on that you are not being genuine no matter how good your acting face is! No two graduates are the same, ABF hire such a broad spectrum of individuals all with different strengths and qualities.

Industry: Consumer Goods and FMCG

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Associated British Foods (Grocery)

Marketing Graduate, Marketing at Associated British Foods (Grocery)

Application Advice: Be yourself - ABF values authenticity. Do your research!

Interview Advice: Use STAR technique, be yourself, don't be too rigid/corporate.

Industry: Consumer Goods and FMCG

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BT (British Telecom)

Team Leader, Sales and Retention at BT (British Telecom)

Application Advice: Prepare as much as you can for the interviews.

Industry: Consumer Goods and FMCG, Rotational Graduate Scheme

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BT (British Telecom)

Product Manager, at BT (British Telecom)

Application Advice: Understand the business, do research into what BT do in terms of charity/outreach etc.

Interview Advice: Do your research. Know why you would like to work for BT. One question was - if you were a drink, what would you be? Be creative but relate it back to some qualities which are attractive to an employer.

Industry: Consumer Goods and FMCG, Rotational Graduate Scheme

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Innocent Drinks

Regional Development Executive – Graduate, Sales at Innocent Drinks

Interview Advice: Read the innocent book before going to the assessment day.

Industry: Consumer Goods and FMCG, Sales

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Innocent Drinks

Commercial Executive – Graduate, Commercial at Innocent Drinks

Application Advice: Understand the business values and how you represent them.

Interview Advice: Be creative with your original application to stand out from the crowd.

Industry: Consumer Goods and FMCG, Sales

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Express Vending

Graduate – Account Manager, at Express Vending

Application Advice: Be passionate.

Industry: Consumer Goods and FMCG, Account Manager

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Innocent Drinks

Graduate – Sustainability Officer, Sustainability at Innocent Drinks

Application Advice: It's really difficult to get into corporate sustainability roles without a relevant MSc programme. I'd recommend that people choose a relevant Masters programme if they're thinking about joining a corporate sustainability team.

Industry: Consumer Goods and FMCG, Supply Chain

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VOLKSWAGEN Group UK

Graduate – Used Vehicle Remarketing Executive, Residual Values and Risk at VOLKSWAGEN Group UK

Application Advice: Be yourself on the assessment day, think commercially and ask questions.

Interview Advice: Justify your answers. You'll be quizzed by assessors on the day, and a lot of the time there isn't a 'right' answer, but your ability to stand by and justify your answer will be commended.

Industry: Consumer Goods and FMCG, Sales

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Express Vending

Essentials Account Manager, Everyday Essentials at Express Vending

Application Advice: Be yourself.

Interview Advice: Be confident and be prepared to answer tricky questions.

Industry: Consumer Goods and FMCG, Account Manager

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Innocent Drinks

, at Innocent Drinks

Application Advice: Be yourself. The best thing about innocent is the people here, and they only got here by being themselves. We all get along so well because you work with like-minded people who share the same values as you.

Interview Advice: What is your proudest achievement? What was your greatest challenge? What attracted you to this graduate scheme? Why do you want to work for innocent? Which of the innocent values do you most relate to and why?

Industry: Consumer Goods and FMCG, Rotational Graduate Scheme

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Innocent Drinks

Supply Planner, Supply Chain Operations at Innocent Drinks

Application Advice: Fully understand what the role entails - don't just apply because you like the company.

Interview Advice: Be yourself - we want to see that someone is a good fit for the company, not just the role.

Industry: Consumer Goods and FMCG, Supply Chain

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Innocent Drinks

Field Sales, Commercial at Innocent Drinks

Application Advice: Be interesting and interested. Show your flexibility and willingness to learn. Understanding the company culture helps a lot too - yes the company is very charitable and sustainability-focused, but it is still a commercial company at the end of the day, and being commercial is one of the innocent values.

Interview Advice: I remember being asked about my motivations, as well as a really great challenge/lateral-thinking question. I was also allowed a lot of time to ask my own questions - so it would be great to have lots of those to hand.

Industry: Consumer Goods and FMCG, Rotational Graduate Scheme

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Innocent Drinks

, Shopper Marketing at Innocent Drinks

Application Advice: 3 years is probably the longest scheme that a person could opt into doing - I would say that being sure that the organisation fits with your personality, working style and interests is the most important thing. There is a lot of variation which means there are a lot of things you can learn, but there are common threads that link them all up so identifying those and making sure that there are things within in each role that will energise you is important.

Interview Advice: The values are genuinely at the centre of what we do here, there will be a lot of challenges as to whether ideas fit with them. Go back to these frequently, link your answers to them and show how you can interpret them in different ways and in different situations.

Industry: Consumer Goods and FMCG, Rotational Graduate Scheme

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Associated British Foods (Grocery)

Associated British Foods (Grocery)

Application Advice: Do your research into ABF businesses and the dynamics of how a company of this structure might function. Also think about the challenges the business would be faced with.

Interview Advice: It's really important to 'be yourself' - although clichéd, they will be able to see through it if you put on a show! Make sure you understand the culture of ABF.

Industry: Consumer Goods and FMCG, Sales

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Associated British Foods (Grocery)

Supply Chain Graduate, Supply chain/Operations at Associated British Foods (Grocery)

Application Advice: Be thorough as a lot of people apply. So be specific and not generic with applications and relate to how you can benefit in addition to what you have to offer to the company.

Interview Advice: Be authentic and be yourself. If you aren't it will become clear. Try and apply all questions to yourself/life and answer them from your own perspective which is relevant to your motivation for working for the company and within that role.

Industry: Consumer Goods and FMCG, Rotational Graduate Scheme

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Express Vending

Account Manager, Everyday Essentials at Express Vending

Application Advice: Be thorough in the CV, highlight sporting interests.

Interview Advice: Be confident.

Industry: Consumer Goods and FMCG, Account Manager

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Associated British Foods (Grocery)

Supply Chain Graduate, Operations at Associated British Foods (Grocery)

Application Advice: Know the Industry your applying to! Yes of course the business knowledge and passion is very important but for me knowing the industry was a huge driver for why I would be right for the business/role.

Interview Advice: As above, you don't have to have managed a department of 25 managers, 14 supervisors and 250 staff. They are only looking for potential and willingness to adapt and perform in the environment! Be confident and passionate about what you have done and what this shows and you should be just fine!

Industry: Consumer Goods and FMCG, Rotational Graduate Scheme

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Compass Group UK & Ireland

Finance Assistant, Finance at Compass Group

Application Advice: Be confident in interviews, make sure you have good, relevant work experience.

Interview Advice: Be confident and friendly, make sure you ask questions and talk to people, but most importantly listen and don't completely dominate conversation.

Industry: Consumer Goods and FMCG, Rotational Graduate Scheme

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Associated British Foods (Grocery)

Graduate Buyer, Procurement at Associated British Foods (Grocery)

Application Advice: Research the company, and really try and link your examples using the STAR approach to their main competencies that they are testing you on: Analysis and Judgement, Drive & Ambition, Humility & Authenticity, Learning & Growth.

Interview Advice: Video interview - prepare your answer well for the questions you know you will be asked. Make sure you prepare your answers with the STAR approach, so that you don't trail off at the end. Face-to-face interview - most important thing to do is to get across your enthusiasm and examples of where you have demonstrated things they are asking for. Don't worry about not having the technical knowledge - they can teach you this! They just want to make sure you are the right fit for the company!

Industry: Consumer Goods and FMCG, Supply Chain

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Associated British Foods (Grocery)

Shopper Marketing Manager, Sales at Associated British Foods (Grocery)

Application Advice: ABF really value authenticity and humility in their employees, so being yourself is really important during the whole recruitment process. Once on the scheme, personal development is very important - so if you aren't willing to take on feedback and recognise and work on your areas of development, then this isn't the place for you.

Interview Advice: Understand the structure of ABF and how the grocery businesses operate individually- this is a really important element of the company. Have a think about your strengths and weaknesses with real life examples. Be prepared to give examples of your passion to make things happen and understand what motivates you. Understand the sort of work you will be doing in your role, and therefore why you are a suitable candidate.

Industry: Consumer Goods and FMCG, Sales

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Associated British Foods (Grocery)

Supply Chain Graduate, Supply Chain at Associated British Foods (Grocery)

Application Advice: Be yourself, sounds cliché but ABF really value honesty and openness. It really shows when someone is down to earth in the assessment centres. Have a look at the key competencies ABF require and ensure you have examples where you have used those skills for these. Show your development areas as much as your strengths. ABF also value self awareness. Ensure in group exercises you are listening just as much as directing and it is not always the leading role which shows off the best set of skills.

Interview Advice: Group exercise, competency interview, situational exercise (real life situations think about lots of operational priorities i.e. H&S, Quality, Performance, People and think outside of the box), personality interview (highlighting a few key development area from a questionnaire), presentation on a hot topic (think about business impacts).

Industry: Consumer Goods and FMCG, Supply Chain

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Express Vending

Account Manager, at Express Vending

Application Advice: Go for it!

Industry: Consumer Goods and FMCG, Account Manager

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Associated British Foods (Grocery)

Marketing Graduate, Marketing at Associated British Foods (Grocery)

Application Advice: Just be yourself. If you fit, you fit!

Interview Advice: Be honest, humble and true to yourself!

Industry: Consumer Goods and FMCG, Brand Management

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Associated British Foods (Grocery)

Customer Manager, Sales at Associated British Foods (Grocery)

Application Advice: Be yourself, don't blag, make the most of the social time with ABF Colleagues prior to the Assessment Centre (don't sneak off to bed straight after dinner).

Interview Advice: As usual, competency based.

Industry: Consumer Goods and FMCG, Account Manager

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Associated British Foods (Grocery)

Supply Chain Graduate, Logistics/Planning at Associated British Foods (Grocery)

Application Advice: Be yourself. Interviewers are looking for bright individuals who will fit into their businesses and are willing to learn, not perfect people who know everything there is to know about FMCG.

Interview Advice: About my previous experiences (whether related to the job or not) and my motivations.

Industry: Consumer Goods and FMCG, Supply Chain

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Associated British Foods (Grocery)

Marketing Graduate, Marketing at Associated British Foods (Grocery)

Application Advice: When writing your application do be aware of the graduate competencies required by the role and think about how you can demonstrate them in your application.

Interview Advice: There will be a video interview, telephone interview and an assessment centre for the role. The video interview is short you will be asked 4/5 questions and have a set amount of time to answer. Make sure you are prepared to give concise answers. For the telephone interview ensure you have done some research about the business, the industry and role you are applying for. Make sure you understand these components and can explain your motivations for applying. Also, be prepared for competency based questions. The assessment centre is two days long with a meal on the first evening where you will meet interviewers. You will then have to complete a behavioural, motivational and competency interview, give a presentation and take part in a group task. The most important thing to remember is to be genuine as ABF value this highly and are looking for authentic people who have drive and the capacity to develop the skills required for the role.

Industry: Consumer Goods and FMCG, Brand Management

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Associated British Foods (Grocery)

Marketing Graduate, Marketing at Associated British Foods (Grocery)

Application Advice: Be you. ABF really value you as an individual. They like well rounded people who do more than just work. So make sure you show that you have experience in different roles (even if they aren't roles that are the same as you are applying for, just show work experience if you have any) and different hobbies/interests you have.

Industry: Consumer Goods and FMCG, Brand Management

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VOLKSWAGEN Group UK

Fleet Communication and Performance Executive, Sales at VOLKSWAGEN Group UK

Application Advice: Make sure you understand the company and the sales channels. Show some innovative thinking and don't be afraid to challenge the normal.

Interview Advice: Do your homework, they will ask why do you want to work for Volkswagen Group.

Industry: Consumer Goods and FMCG, Rotational Graduate Scheme

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VOLKSWAGEN Group UK

CRM and Retail Marketing Executive, Marketing at VOLKSWAGEN Group UK

Application Advice: Understand the competencies they are looking for and think of very different examples for each to demonstrate you are all rounded.

Interview Advice: Don't worry if you're not a car fanatic. You don't need to know how a car works, you just need to be professional, hardworking and use your initiative.

Industry: Consumer Goods and FMCG, Rotational Graduate Scheme

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VOLKSWAGEN Group UK

Graduate, Graduate at VOLKSWAGEN Group UK

Application Advice: Preperation is key. If you can show you have taken the time to research the company it will show the assessors you are passionate and care about the role.

Interview Advice: Be honest and take time to think about your answer - don't just say the first thing that comes into your head.

Industry: Consumer Goods and FMCG, Rotational Graduate Scheme

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VOLKSWAGEN Group UK

Graduate Scheme at VOLKSWAGEN Group UK

Application Advice: Focus on your experiences, what have you done in the past that could be used at Volkswagen? Think about when you've been set a challenge at work, or in life and you haven't only completed it, but you've gone above and beyond. Be creative, research and understand the company's background, you don't need to know the ins and outs of how a car works, but it's helpful to know the company structure, the brands we have and the relationship with the Retail Network. If you have experience in another industry, try and link that to Automotive, we're a very old fashioned industry, what do other industries do well that we don't appear to do?

Industry: Consumer Goods and FMCG, Rotational Graduate Scheme

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Associated British Foods (Grocery)

Account Manager, Sales at Associated British Foods (Grocery)

Application Advice: Use plenty of examples in the interviews and think about why they are relevant - what skills you gained, what you have learned and what you would do going forward.

Interview Advice: Do your homework on the companies within ABF - a basic knowledge will really help throughout the process. Beyond that, be yourself. The placements and training will give you the experience you need to learn, so the recruiters are looking for people with enthusiasm, ambition and authenticity.

Industry: Consumer Goods and FMCG, Account Manager

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BT (British Telecom)

Trainee solicitor, Legal at BT (British Telecom)

Application Advice: It's very competitive: thousands of people applied for a handful of roles, which reflects the quality of the jobs. Ensure that you know as much as possible about a) the industry, b) the company, and c) the role(s) you're interested in.

Interview Advice: Standard competency-based interviewing. Ensure that you know your CV well. More importantly, perhaps, to be credible you need to come to the interview with a range of experiences which you can refer to; just good academics isn't enough for any job nowadays.

Industry: Consumer Goods and FMCG, Rotational Graduate Scheme

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Associated British Foods (Grocery)

Category Executive, Category at Associated British Foods (Grocery)

Application Advice: Be prepared for analytical work and have an interest in numerical problem solving. Make your own opportunities and don't expect things to be put on a plate for you. Enjoy variety.

Interview Advice: Give examples relating to the 3 key competency drivers. Think about what you want out of the role and company longer term. Be approachable.

Industry: Consumer Goods and FMCG, Sales

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Kimberly-Clark Limited

Category Analyst, Sales and Category Management at Kimberly-Clark Limited

Application Advice: + Understand the K-C Behaviours and think about how you could demonstrate these when talking about your previous experience/skills + Research FMCG/ retail environment and be able to express a level of market and category understanding + Think about who

Interview Advice: + Think about using the STAR technique (Situation, Task, Action, Result) + Always ask questions + Be yourself + If preparing answers/questions do so in a clear and concise way

Industry: Consumer Goods and FMCG, Rotational Graduate Scheme

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VOLKSWAGEN Group UK

VOLKSWAGEN Group UK

Application Advice: A strong motivational fit for the company.

Interview Advice: Initial CV and recruitment questions online. Telephone interview. Assessment day with 3 tasks (1 group task, individual presentation and a competency based interview). Show a strong motivational fit for the company and do your research.

Industry: Consumer Goods and FMCG, Rotational Graduate Scheme

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VOLKSWAGEN Group UK

VOLKSWAGEN Group UK

Application Advice: Challenge existing ways and share new ideas - the industry moves fast and your ideas can help keep up the pace.

Industry: Consumer Goods and FMCG, Rotational Graduate Scheme

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VOLKSWAGEN Group UK

Service & Parts Technical Assistant, Automotive Graduate Rotational Scheme at VOLKSWAGEN Group UK

Application Advice: Ensure you start your application early so that you have the time to get as many people as you can (Lecturers / Tutors / Mentors / Family etc.) to review your application and give you feedback!

Interview Advice: Think about unique examples to give that would differ from the other candidates, which will enable assessors to remember you and make you stand out from the crowd.

Industry: Consumer Goods and FMCG, Rotational Graduate Scheme

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VOLKSWAGEN Group UK

TPS Project Executive, Group Parts Operations at VOLKSWAGEN Group UK

Application Advice: Prepare, research the company and the industry. Do not assume you need an automotive background.

Interview Advice: Be yourself! The assessment centre is as much about the type of person you are, as it is about your competency.

Industry: Consumer Goods and FMCG, Rotational Graduate Scheme

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VOLKSWAGEN Group UK

Product Marketing Executive, Product Marketing at VOLKSWAGEN Group UK

Application Advice: Research the brands. Visit the retailers. Use the graduate webpage to find out about current grads experiences.

Interview Advice: Really important to have a good understanding of the different brands that operate under the 'Volkswagen Group UK'. Being well rehearsed in competency based questions.

Industry: Consumer Goods and FMCG, Rotational Graduate Scheme

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VOLKSWAGEN Group UK

Sales Programmes Executive, Sales Operations at VOLKSWAGEN Group UK

Application Advice: Don't just refer to experience from university- use skills you have gained through all work experience and try and use recent examples.

Interview Advice: Be yourself! If you try and be something you're not, the assessors will see straight through you on the day! Passion is key- You need to apply for companies you dream of working for. If you're lacking in passion and motivation you will NOT get the job.

Industry: Consumer Goods and FMCG, Sales

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VOLKSWAGEN Group UK

Parts Project Executive, Group Parts, Product and Planning at VOLKSWAGEN Group UK

Application Advice: Many Graduate applicants are concerned that they don't have automotive experience - but don't let that stop you! My graduate intake is made up of a variety of different backgrounds, including philosophy and fashion degrees. I would also say that it is crucial to understand how Volkswagen Group UK operates its network of retailers, and our role within the wider Volkswagen Group.

Interview Advice: Volkswagen Group UK put a large emphasis on the cultural fit, so be sure to relax and be yourself! The process is as much about you sussing out if it is right for you!

Industry: Consumer Goods and FMCG, Rotational Graduate Scheme

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VOLKSWAGEN Group UK

Communications and Performance Executive, Sales Operations at VOLKSWAGEN Group UK

Application Advice: Learn about the brands, you don't need to be a petrol head for these roles. Be yourself, because ultimately they are looking for people with passion and drive. Consider the company values and what they look for in a candidate and how your work and life experience show that you are right for this role.

Interview Advice: Prepare beforehand and have strong examples. Don't rush to answer a question, take time to consider your response.

Industry: Consumer Goods and FMCG, Sales

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Kimberly-Clark Limited

Category Management, Category Development Analyst at Kimberly-Clark Limited

Application Advice: Understand the KC behaviours. Research FMCG environment and the categories in particular which KC operate within. Research KC competitors.

Interview Advice: Be clear in how you demonstrate these behaviours in your experience. Ask questions. Use star technique in interview questions. Be yourself.

Industry: Consumer Goods and FMCG, Rotational Graduate Scheme

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Associated British Foods (Grocery)

Operations and Supply Chain Graduate, Operations at Associated British Foods (Grocery)

Application Advice: Ideally, get some industrial experience before applying. Make sure that the CV is clear, and there are no grammatical/spelling mistakes!

Interview Advice: Make sure to thoroughly research the company and be passionate about the role and the brand!

Industry: Consumer Goods and FMCG, Rotational Graduate Scheme

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Kimberly-Clark Limited

Graduate Intern, at Kimberly-Clark Limited

Application Advice: Know the company comprehensibly.

Interview Advice: Be yourself in the interview.

Industry: Consumer Goods and FMCG, Supply Chain

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Kimberly-Clark Limited

Finance Graduate, at Kimberly-Clark Limited

Interview Advice: Be aware of KC's values and behaviours, culture is very important to KC.

Industry: Consumer Goods and FMCG, Rotational Graduate Scheme

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Associated British Foods (Grocery)

Technical Graduate, Technical at Associated British Foods (Grocery)

Application Advice: Do your research on ABF and their values. Review the job description and prepare some examples of when you've demonstrated the skills required. Demonstrate a genuine interest in the food/FMCG industry and in ABF.

Industry: Consumer Goods and FMCG, Rotational Graduate Scheme

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Associated British Foods (Grocery)

Customer Executive, Customer Development Scheme at Associated British Foods (Grocery)

Application Advice: Try and get your personality across as much as possible in the application - It is difficult when you're having to write answers to what feel like very generic questions, but it will stand for so much with ABF. Don't always feel like you need to give an example where your result has been astoundingly amazing, if you can tell a story and explain in your answer how you learned from an experience and have developed, this will resonate so much more.

Interview Advice: There were multiple elements to the Interview/Assessment Centre process, but don't let this get too intimidating. At the end of the day, to even make it to the assessment centre they know that you're competent enough to join the scheme, so really use this as an opportunity to show how you fit with the culture of ABF. Spend time on the Grocery Graduate Scheme website getting familiar with it.

Industry: Consumer Goods and FMCG, Sales

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BT (British Telecom)

HR Graduate, HR at BT (British Telecom)

Application Advice: Be clear about why you want to work in HR, it's not about working with people, it's very commercial and strategic.

Interview Advice: Be honest and transparent, show your personality, but also show your drive and motivation.

Industry: Consumer Goods and FMCG, Rotational Graduate Scheme

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BT (British Telecom)

BT Sport and TV Marketing Executive, Marketing at BT (British Telecom)

Application Advice: Show that you have an extensive knowledge of marketing and the industry.

Interview Advice: Find unique ways to stand out and add personality to your video interview.

Industry: Consumer Goods and FMCG, Rotational Graduate Scheme

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Express Vending

Account Manager, Everyday Essentials at Express Vending

Application Advice: Be yourself.

Industry: Consumer Goods and FMCG, Sales

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Associated British Foods (Grocery)

Customer Executive, Sales at Associated British Foods (Grocery)

Application Advice: Be genuine and honest. Show a willingness for continuous self improvement.

Industry: Consumer Goods and FMCG, Sales

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Associated British Foods (Grocery)

Category Exec., at Associated British Foods (Grocery)

Application Advice: Try and get some sort of experience in FMCG before you apply.

Interview Advice: Research the industry!

Industry: Consumer Goods and FMCG, Rotational Graduate Scheme

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BT (British Telecom)

HR Graduate, HR at BT (British Telecom)

Application Advice: Be yourself. BT really like to employ people that are themselves throughout the assessment process and not people who act like a stereotype.

Interview Advice: Confidence and give real life examples.

Industry: Consumer Goods and FMCG, Rotational Graduate Scheme

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Express Vending

Sales Executive, New Business at Express Vending

Application Advice: Make impact, the first 15 minutes of meeting someone determine their first impression of you. Ensure your first impression is confident, sociable and memorable.

Interview Advice: Be yourself and try to showcase your personality as much as possible, this counts just as much if not more than your academic achievements.

Industry: Consumer Goods and FMCG, Sales

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BT (British Telecom)

Business Management Graduate, at BT (British Telecom)

Application Advice: Be yourself.

Industry: Consumer Goods and FMCG, Rotational Graduate Scheme

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Associated British Foods (Grocery)

Procurement Graduate, Procurement at Associated British Foods (Grocery)

Application Advice: Take your time to get to know ABF as well as the companies within. Research is important. You need to be sure that it's the kind of company for you - that you agree with the culture and the Graduate values and you will be happy here. Be yourself and let that show in your application. One thing I've learnt while working here is that they can teach you what you need to know to do the job; it's your personality and motivations and what you bring to the organisation that they are interested in.

Interview Advice: I was asked questions about the results from my personality questionnaire, which I had totally forgotten about so make sure you don't lie when you complete that. I was also asked about my thoughts around scenarios, and having never done Procurement before, they were trying to understand my thinking process. So it's okay to get questions wrong, as long as you can justify your reasoning. Don't compete with other people in the room. If you're all fantastic candidates, they'll take you all on.

Industry: Consumer Goods and FMCG, Rotational Graduate Scheme

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Associated British Foods (Grocery)

Food, Chemicals & Ingredients Buyer, Procurement & Sourcing at Associated British Foods (Grocery)

Interview Advice: Ensure that you are honest and humble. Do your best to let your personality shine through.

Industry: Consumer Goods and FMCG, Supply Chain

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Associated British Foods (Grocery)

Supply Chain Graduate, Supply Chain at Associated British Foods (Grocery)

Application Advice: Be open and honest from day one on what you want and the company can help you get there.

Industry: Consumer Goods and FMCG, Supply Chain

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Associated British Foods (Grocery)

Ecommerce Executive, Sales at Associated British Foods (Grocery)

Application Advice: Be yourself, ABF value honesty and humility and will see through an act.

Industry: Consumer Goods and FMCG, Account Manager

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Associated British Foods (Grocery)

Supply Chain Graduate, R&D at Associated British Foods (Grocery)

Application Advice: This will mean having to relocate at least once to a different site so you have to be flexible on location, but rotations are only 6 months. The placements and positions are not always clearly defined in advance but suggestions from the Graduate are always welcome and encouraged.

Interview Advice: Be yourself, be natural, curious and open to your assessors. Ask questions about them, get to know them. Talk about yourself as well, as they will want to get to know what kind of person you are and if you will fit with the company culture.

Industry: Consumer Goods and FMCG, Supply Chain

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Associated British Foods (Grocery)

Supply Chain Graduate, Supply Chain at Associated British Foods (Grocery)

Application Advice: Study up on the company, be realistic about what you want. Be open minded, every business is great in its own way even if you have a preference for one.

Interview Advice: Think about your answers, and stay calm. It's ok to take a minute to think, and use STAR.

Industry: Consumer Goods and FMCG, Rotational Graduate Scheme

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Associated British Foods (Grocery)

Supply Chain Graduate, Manufacturing at Associated British Foods (Grocery)

Application Advice: Ensure you do your research of the company. Ensure you show off your skills, and your determination for progression as an individual.

Interview Advice: Be yourself, work through all tasks given in detail and be confident in your answers.

Industry: Consumer Goods and FMCG, Supply Chain

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Associated British Foods (Grocery)

Marketing Graduate, Marketing at Associated British Foods (Grocery)

Application Advice: Be yourself.

Industry: Consumer Goods and FMCG, Brand Management

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Associated British Foods (Grocery)

Quality and Technical Manager, Technical at Associated British Foods (Grocery)

Application Advice: See if you fit with the values - if you align then you will be a good fit . Use examples in application of previous experiences.

Interview Advice: Be yourself - let your personality show through

Industry: Consumer Goods and FMCG, Supply Chain

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BT (British Telecom)

HR Business Partner (Previously HR Graduate), HR at BT (British Telecom)

Application Advice: Highlight relevant experience.

Interview Advice: Be engaging, be confident, be personal. Don't turn up at an assessment centre wanting to tick boxes, be yourself.

Industry: Consumer Goods and FMCG, Rotational Graduate Scheme

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BT (British Telecom)

Operations Manager, Operations at BT (British Telecom)

Application Advice: Be yourself.

Interview Advice: Be fully prepared about the company and the department.

Industry: Consumer Goods and FMCG, Rotational Graduate Scheme

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Associated British Foods (Grocery)

Supply Chain Graduate, Supply Chain at Associated British Foods (Grocery)

Application Advice: 1. Be yourself during the application stages because if you're hired for the wrong reasons then the job probably isn't right for you anyway. 2. You should be open minded if applying for this role as the scheme offers such a variety of skills, roles and locations and you need to adapt to each one.

Interview Advice: Questions I was asked: 1. Why this company and why this particular scheme? 2. Examples of times when I've had to deal with difficult and challenging situations. 3. Examples of times when I've had to work in a team. 4. Examples of times when I disagreed with someone and how I handled the situation. 5. Examples of times when I made the wrong decision and how I handled it. 6. I was asked to expand on the various experiences I had on my CV.

Industry: Consumer Goods and FMCG, Rotational Graduate Scheme

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Express Vending

Sales Executive, New Business at Express Vending

Application Advice: The role is challenging and requires strong commitment levels.

Interview Advice: Interview is not like a regular job interview, they want to get to know your personality more than anything so make sure you're being yourself and don't be afraid to make jokes!

Industry: Consumer Goods and FMCG, Sales

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Associated British Foods (Grocery)

NPD Technologist, Technical at Associated British Foods (Grocery)

Interview Advice: Know yourself and be yourself.

Industry: Consumer Goods and FMCG, Product Development and R&D

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Express Vending

Sales Executive, Graduate Sales Academy at Express Vending

Application Advice: Be honest and show what makes you unique.

Interview Advice: Be yourself.

Industry: Consumer Goods and FMCG, Sales

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Express Vending

Sales Executive, Sales at Express Vending

Application Advice: Be yourself! Be confident and enjoy the day.

Interview Advice: Ask lots of questions and engage in group discussion and activity.

Industry: Consumer Goods and FMCG, Sales

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Express Vending

Graduate Sales Executive, New Business at Express Vending

Application Advice: Be yourself, be honest and be ready to work hard.

Interview Advice: - What is the most reckless thing you've ever done? - Why Sales & Why you? - Name a time when you have faced rejection. How did you overcome it? - Why did you study the degree you studied?

Industry: Consumer Goods and FMCG, Sales

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Reed Global

Business Analyst, IT at Reed Global

Application Advice: Show you first have the drive to succeed in an operations role in your first year and then you will have opportunities to explore other areas of the company if you wish to.

Industry: Consumer Goods and FMCG, Rotational Graduate Scheme

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Express Vending

Graduate Sales Executive, Graduate Academy at Express Vending

Application Advice: Be outgoing / confident.

Interview Advice: Be personable and prepared. Let your personality shine through.

Industry: Consumer Goods and FMCG, Sales

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Express Vending

Graduate Sales Executive, Graduate Academy at Express Vending

Application Advice: Be yourself! Express are looking for people with personalities and not ready-made salesmen.

Interview Advice: Don't give the 'interview answer' - honesty and being yourself will be received far better!

Industry: Consumer Goods and FMCG, Sales

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Kimberly-Clark Limited

Graduate Trainee, Supply Chain at Kimberly-Clark Limited

Application Advice: Research current supply chain industry news, and find out as much as you can about the company values and decide how you could fit in with these.

Interview Advice: Prepare for some standard competency questions and remember to be yourself.

Industry: Consumer Goods and FMCG, Supply Chain

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Kimberly-Clark Limited

Supply Planner, at Kimberly-Clark Limited

Application Advice: Let your personality shine through and make sure you fit with the values/behaviours that are expressed within the company. They're not just a tick-box exercise for the company, they're what they're looking for in future leaders (the graduates).

Interview Advice: Again, let your personality shine through and do your research on the company's brands and values and what they mean. Make sure you demonstrate in your application answers that you have demonstrated these values and behaviours, as well as a willingness to be flexible and take on new opportunities.

Industry: Consumer Goods and FMCG, Supply Chain

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Express Vending

Graduate Academy at Express Vending

Application Advice: Be confident that this is the career for you; be yourself; really make sure you know why you want to pursue a career in sales.

Interview Advice: - What's the biggest rejection you've faced? - What's your greatest life achievement? - Why sales?

Industry: Consumer Goods and FMCG, Sales

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Essentra

Supply Chain Analyst, Procurement at Essentra

Application Advice: Be ready to relocate Be ready to work in a fast paced and challenging working environment

Interview Advice: General competency based questions asked in most job interviews, cant remember anything specific.

Industry: Consumer Goods and FMCG, Rotational Graduate Scheme

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Danone

Account Manager, at Danone

Application Advice: Study the structure of Danone's roles and gain an idea of what you want to do in the future. You can watch short videos featuring employees that outline their job, and it goes on to tell you how far they've progressed to the present day. Research what the company does in the industry and prepare some real-life examples and scenarios to demonstrate your interest and knowledge of the company.

Interview Advice: Be direct, be 'human', and be realistic with your answers when it comes to the competency based questions. Refer to how you handled each scenario by touching upon the CODE as you will be gauged on how much you're showing these values throughout the interview. Don't just focus on one situation or work experience when you are questioned on what you have done, keep an open mind and constantly make an effort to show engagement and interest. In the end that you're not just here for a role but want to make a difference.

Industry: Consumer Goods and FMCG, Account Manager

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Imperial Tobacco

Imperial Tobacco

Application Advice: Do research on the company, know which brands they sell, see how they act on corporate responsibility. (charities etc.)

Interview Advice: Be prepared but be yourself.

Industry: Consumer Goods and FMCG, Supply Chain

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RB

Graduate Trainee, Sales and Marketing at RB

Application Advice: - Show ability to influence and push back - Show entrepreneurial ability.

Interview Advice: Main competencies: - Influencing - team work - entrepreneurship - presenting skills

Industry: Consumer Goods and FMCG, Rotational Graduate Scheme

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RB

Graduate Territory Manager, Graduate Territory Manager at RB

Application Advice: Be yourself and be honest, it's very important because you need to be able to fit into the RB culture and go that extra mile.

Interview Advice: Ask questions, make sure you know the products and power brands, do your research!

Industry: Consumer Goods and FMCG, Rotational Graduate Scheme

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RB

Commercial Graduate Trainee, Commercial at RB

Application Advice: Make sure you familiarise yourself with the company culture and values which will be what you are assessed on. RB is a results driven company focused on out-performance and over-achieving, this high motivation will be key to success.

Industry: Consumer Goods and FMCG, Rotational Graduate Scheme

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RB

Commercial Graduate Trainee, West London at RB

Application Advice: Know your stuff - read up on the company. Be enthusiastic and energetic and really know why you want to work for a company like RB.

Interview Advice: Prepare for competency-related questions.

Industry: Consumer Goods and FMCG, Rotational Graduate Scheme

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Diageo

Field Sales Executive, On Trade at Diageo

Application Advice: It's the kick off of the Diageo journey. All the employees related with Sales, Marketing and Strategy Roles should start in this role to have a deep knowledge and understanding of the business. On the field we have an enrichment experience. Every single day, we learn different and new things.

Interview Advice: Be authentic.

Industry: Consumer Goods and FMCG, Account Manager

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Mars

Brand Manager, Marketing at Mars

Application Advice: #NAME?

Industry: Consumer Goods and FMCG, Rotational Graduate Scheme

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RB

Commercial graduate trainee, Commercial at RB

Application Advice: Prepare, be unique and know the company.

Interview Advice: Think outside the box, come up with new and innovative ways of looking at things.

Industry: Consumer Goods and FMCG, Rotational Graduate Scheme

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RB

Sales Analyst, Sales at RB

Application Advice: Enthusiasm and take ownership.

Interview Advice: Confident and good work experience.

Industry: Consumer Goods and FMCG, Rotational Graduate Scheme

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Associated British Foods (Grocery)

Sales Support & Development, at Associated British Foods (Grocery)

Application Advice: Think about how your strengths and experience fit the job description. Use as many different examples as possible.

Interview Advice: Skype/telephone interviews: Do as much research as possible about ABF & your role. Do as much research as possible about the FMCG industry, trends etc. Try and use as many different examples as possible rather than just one job/placement. Assessment centre: Be open minded and flexible. Don't get put off if you don't do well in one task, try harder for the rest. If the assessors ask you how you think you've done, be honest. This is your chance to show yourself. Awareness and explain what you didn't do well and how you could have done it better.

Industry: Consumer Goods and FMCG, Rotational Graduate Scheme

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Kimberly-Clark Limited

Product Developer, Facial Tissue at Kimberly-Clark Limited

Application Advice: Diversity is important.

Interview Advice: Be yourself, show drive and motivation.

Industry: Consumer Goods and FMCG, Product Development and R&D

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RB

Marketing Executive, Marketing at RB

Application Advice: Application should show your passion for FMCG and craving for a fast pace environment, as well as experiences in which you have led a project.

Interview Advice: Show determination, defend your ideas, thrive for entrepreneurship, can-do attitude, and give concrete examples of when you have demonstrated all those skills.

Industry: Consumer Goods and FMCG, Rotational Graduate Scheme

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Express Vending

Sales Executive, Sales Academy at Express Vending

Application Advice: Smart CV, no waffle, have a proven track record of achievements/winning in life, be calm and confident in your phone interview.

Interview Advice: Be confident and engaging, massive curveball questions will be thrown at you, take them in your stride and don't falter. Be prepared to have your CV picked apart and life-decisions scrutinised. Interviewers are looking for normal, personable individuals, not show-ponies or nervous wrecks. If the thought of hours on the phone makes you quake in your boots, don't bother applying. You need to be mentally strong and willing to work hard to earn money. The cash people make here is staggering, always achieved through grind and hard work. But the role itself is varied, you will run your own diary, lead your own meetings, and learn a lot about how business works.

Industry: Consumer Goods and FMCG, Sales

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Express Vending

Sales Executive, London and Home Counties at Express Vending

Application Advice: - Be yourself, do not be afraid to ask questions! - Be honest with all your answers!

Interview Advice: - Make sure your personality shines through - any extra curricular activity always goes down well!

Industry: Consumer Goods and FMCG, Sales

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Express Vending

Graduate Sales Executive, at Express Vending

Application Advice: Get involved with loads at University (eg. leadership positions, sports, academics, volunteering)! Try and have some work experience or internships!

Interview Advice: Make sure you show as much of your personality as possible during the Assessment Day and Interviews! It will really make you stand out! (Be funny!)

Industry: Consumer Goods and FMCG, Sales

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RB

R&D Graduate, Research & Development at RB

Application Advice: Show signs of outperformance and innovation throughout your application. RB has a very strong culture, if it doesn't resonant with you, it is unlikely to be the right fit.

Industry: Consumer Goods and FMCG, Rotational Graduate Scheme

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Associated British Foods (Grocery)

Marketing graduate, Condiments team at Associated British Foods (Grocery)

Application Advice: Be yourself! Be gutsy and brave. Don't be a wall-flower, the more they see, the more they can assess you Read a book on assessment centres so you know what to expect.

Interview Advice: Ask questions about the company - it's a two-way process. Prepare answers to questions like 'Describe a time when you (showed teamwork/leadership/failed/suceeded/overcame a problem).

Industry: Consumer Goods and FMCG, Brand Management

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Johnson & Johnson

Health economics and market access research assistant, Health economics at Johnson & Johnson

Application Advice: Really focus on what drives you as a person - J&J look for people that have the values outlined in 'Our Credo', make sure these are aligned to your values.

Interview Advice: Why this role? Why this company?

Industry: Consumer Goods and FMCG, Product Development and R&D

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Johnson & Johnson

HEMA Research Assistant, Heath Economics and Market Access at Johnson & Johnson

Application Advice: In the role of health economics as a research assistant an excellent understanding of scientific literature is really important. It is beneficial if you have a science background and a First in your degree.

Interview Advice: J&J really focuses on the people it employs. Working well within a team and having a positive and hard-working ethos is a good way to stand out. As well as the usual advice such as being prepared and researching the company.

Industry: Consumer Goods and FMCG, Product Development and R&D

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Johnson & Johnson

Health economics and market access research assistant, Health economics and market access at Johnson & Johnson

Application Advice: Do thorough research before applying and make sure you know what the job entails.

Industry: Consumer Goods and FMCG, Product Development and R&D

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RB

Territory Manager, Commercial graduate trainee at RB

Application Advice: RB is about action, doing things off your own back/taking ownership, and overachieving: so make sure that instead of simply talking about things you've done when answering questions, that you focus on outcomes... what you actually achieved as a result of YOUR actions.

Interview Advice: You need to embody energy, self-confidence, and focus on over-achievement and the outcomes/results of your actions. On another note, unlike other FMCG giants RB loves an entrepreneurial spirit - instead of it being a worrying sign that you might leave the company, RB sees it as essential to innovation.

Industry: Consumer Goods and FMCG, Brand Management

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Imperial Tobacco

Corporate Responsibility at Imperial Tobacco

Interview Advice: Be yourself, think about why you want to work for the company and how you demonstrate the company values.

Industry: Consumer Goods and FMCG, Rotational Graduate Scheme

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Bakkavor Group

Development technologist, New Product Development at Bakkavor Group

Application Advice: Ensure you have food industry experience in NPD as this will help you successfully gain the role and also help you in your role when you start. If you have a good food related degree and experience in the food industry you should have no issue with successfully joining Bakkavor.

Interview Advice: Ensure you know and understand the company core values.

Industry: Consumer Goods and FMCG, Product Development and R&D

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Bakkavor Group

AMS Development Technologist, at Bakkavor Group

Application Advice: You must be passionate about food to work in the food industry.

Interview Advice: Be yourself and relax. They're not trying to catch you out, they just want to get the most out of the interview process.

Industry: Consumer Goods and FMCG, Product Development and R&D

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Bakkavor Group

AMS Development Technologist, Bakkavor Meals at Bakkavor Group

Application Advice: Make sure you demonstrate your foodie knowledge and interest in food/cooking. Enthusiasm for the role is very important.

Industry: Consumer Goods and FMCG, Product Development and R&D

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Imperial Tobacco

Trade Marketing Specialist, Trade Marketing at Imperial Tobacco

Application Advice: Applicant should know the real challenges of work. It is different inside.

Interview Advice: Understanding FMCG sector and its challenges.

Industry: Consumer Goods and FMCG, Sales

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Imperial Tobacco

Graduate Program, at Imperial Tobacco

Application Advice: Study the company.

Industry: Consumer Goods and FMCG, Sales

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Associated British Foods (Grocery)

Business Development Manager, Customer Development at Associated British Foods (Grocery)

Application Advice: Understand the roles that you might be completing as part of the graduate scheme. If possible try and take a genuine interest in the world of FMCG, however in your application, and progression through the early application stages make sure you let your personality come through, don't be too sterile in your application style.

Interview Advice: Honestly, the biggest piece of advice here would be to be yourself. At the assessment day it was clear that some of the applicants were putting on a front with the assessor's, and this was picked up on. Try not to overthink the process of an assessment day, just go be yourself, give honest answers to questions and if you are a good fit for the business, this will shine through.

Industry: Consumer Goods and FMCG, Sales

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Capgemini Consulting

Associate Consultant, CXA at Capgemini Consulting

Application Advice: Be bold.

Interview Advice: Be confident and prepare.

Industry: Consumer Goods and FMCG, Account Manager

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Boots

Assistant Brand Manager, Global Brands at Boots

Application Advice: Don't be put off by the various stages of the application, they are all designed to best showcase your skills, rather than trip you up.

Interview Advice: Boots want to get to know you as a person, rather than your degree specifically. Be enthusiastic, open-minded and just be yourself.

Industry: Consumer Goods and FMCG, Rotational Graduate Scheme

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Imperial Tobacco

Graduate, Business Intelligence at Imperial Tobacco

Interview Advice: Before assesment centre session I read Imperial's yearly report to get some information on company's performance. Thanks to that many of my answers were were to the point and I believe it was helpful for me and brought a profit.

Industry: Consumer Goods and FMCG, Rotational Graduate Scheme

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Kimberly-Clark Limited

Supply Chain Graduate, Supply Chain Graduate Scheme at Kimberly-Clark Limited

Interview Advice: Learn some supply chain basics and keep up to date with supply chain issues. Extensive knowledge of supply chain isn't required for the role, but some knowledge will definitely help you in the application process. You will be asked 'Why supply chain?' - make sure you have a strong answer. Culture is very important at Kimberly Clark, you won't be offered the job unless you fit with the culture so do your research on the company behaviours.

Industry: Consumer Goods and FMCG, Supply Chain

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Kimberly-Clark Limited

Logistics Analyst, Logistics at Kimberly-Clark Limited

Application Advice: Make sure you do your research about the company - not just what's available on the website. Read up on current supply chain issues within the industry and those that have affected KC.

Interview Advice: Make sure you are prepared! Have examples of times you have shown key competencies in work or at university to hand. The interview consisted of standard competency questions related to the one KC behaviours.

Industry: Consumer Goods and FMCG, Supply Chain

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Kimberly-Clark Limited

Supply Chain Graduate, at Kimberly-Clark Limited

Application Advice: Really think about how you can add value to the business.

Interview Advice: Questions will focus on how you take ownership and accountability in a work environment - so think about good examples that show how you drive yourself and others to achieve the best overall outcome.

Industry: Consumer Goods and FMCG, Supply Chain

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Diageo

Trainee Team Lead, Baileys Global Supply at Diageo

Application Advice: Be yourself, sound cliché but they are genuinely looking for people with personality - not people who are experts in their field already, but people who have an aptitude for learning and have that 'spark' of ambition in them.

Interview Advice: Again, be yourself - speak to everyone and don't be afraid to stand your ground if challenged they want to see that you can well acquit yourself, though be careful to do so in the right way.

Industry: Consumer Goods and FMCG, Supply Chain

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Kimberly-Clark Limited

EMEA Logistics Analyst, Logistics at Kimberly-Clark Limited

Application Advice: Apply early, ensure you use well thought out examples for each question. Have your answers / CV / experiences in front of you during the telephone interview.

Interview Advice: Always answer in STAR format. Take the opportunity to network with ALL employees involved with the Assessment Day. Be engaging and ask a lot of questions. Enjoy the day.

Industry: Consumer Goods and FMCG, Supply Chain

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Kimberly-Clark Limited

Commercial Graduate, Family Care Marketing at Kimberly-Clark Limited

Application Advice: Be yourself! It sounds silly, but Kimberly-Clark are looking for people that will fit into their culture and thrive in the working environment- so let your personality shine through!

Interview Advice: Research the company, follow the STAR principle when answering questions, having experience definitely helps and show your passion for FMCG!

Industry: Consumer Goods and FMCG, Brand Management

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Kimberly-Clark Limited

Customer Account Manager, Consumer Sales at Kimberly-Clark Limited

Application Advice: Be yourself and ensure you are a match to the KC behaviours.

Interview Advice: Questions linked to the KC behaviours.

Industry: Consumer Goods and FMCG, Account Manager

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Kimberly-Clark Limited

Graduate trainee, Sales at Kimberly-Clark Limited

Application Advice: Really show why you'd like to work for Kimberly-Clark, what you'd bring to K-C and what makes you stand out.

Interview Advice: Be well prepared, know about the company and what they stand for. Be ready to complete various exercises throughout the day, so be resilient. Be yourself and enjoy the day, it's not only what you know but the person you are!

Industry: Consumer Goods and FMCG, Rotational Graduate Scheme

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Associated British Foods (Grocery)

Supply Chain Graduate, Supply Chain at Associated British Foods (Grocery)

Application Advice: Relax - everyone at the assessment centre is just there to get the best out of you - no tricks or tactics. Always be yourself as people notice when you are being genuine and that is not an attribute that ABF admires. Also, this way you will know if ABF suits you.

Interview Advice: Be honest and genuine. Don't be afraid to ask for a moment to think. Each stage of the assessment centre is challenging but in a good way and you get time to prepare for each section so, use the time effectively and just keep calm and you will be able to answer all of the questions asked. If you know which grocery business you'd like to start in then network well.

Industry: Consumer Goods and FMCG, Account Manager

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Diageo

CP&A Junior Executive, Customer marketing at Diageo

Application Advice: To demonstrate a lo of enthusiasm, willingness to learn and leadership skills.

Industry: Consumer Goods and FMCG, Rotational Graduate Scheme

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Mars

, Supply chain at Mars

Application Advice: Make sure you are a cultural fit - the company's principles are core throughout the business, make sure they really do align with your own. Be open and honest - show your vulnerabilities and weaknesses as well as how you are working on them. Demonstrate learning agility, the ability to accept and learn from mistakes.

Interview Advice: Be friendly and open. Don't be put off by any questions, think on your feet.

Industry: Consumer Goods and FMCG, Rotational Graduate Scheme

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Diageo

Graduate Trainee, Supply Chain at Diageo

Application Advice: Be Authentic, this is one of our core values and it will set you in good stead. Diageo needs to be right for you and equally you right for Diageo so do your research. Show your passion and enthusiasm always.

Interview Advice: My advice is simply be yourself. It is very easy to tell if someone is being fake or saying things because they think that's what you want to hear. Don't do it. Take a breath and don't get worked up over the interview, it's very easy going and relaxed. Dress appropriately though, no jeans and trainers!

Industry: Consumer Goods and FMCG, Rotational Graduate Scheme

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Diageo

BPM Analyst, Finance at Diageo

Application Advice: Be yourself.

Interview Advice: Be prepared to answer all common interview questions.

Industry: Consumer Goods and FMCG, Rotational Graduate Scheme

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Diageo

Field sale executive, Spain / Levante on Trade at Diageo

Application Advice: Study the sector. Look if the values of the company fit with your aspirations.

Interview Advice: Practise a sale role interview.

Industry: Consumer Goods and FMCG, Sales

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Diageo

Sales Manager, Sales at Diageo

Application Advice: Be yourself. Be extraordinary.

Industry: Consumer Goods and FMCG, Rotational Graduate Scheme

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Diageo

CP&A Executive, Customer Marketing at Diageo

Application Advice: Be yourself, talk about any relevant experience no matter how minor it may seem to you. You need to make sure your personality shines through.

Interview Advice: Role plays, presentations.

Industry: Consumer Goods and FMCG, Rotational Graduate Scheme

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Diageo

, at Diageo

Application Advice: Get to know more about what Diageo truly stands for and see how it connects to your values.

Interview Advice: Be yourself.

Industry: Consumer Goods and FMCG, Account Manager

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Diageo

Graduate, Supply Chain at Diageo

Application Advice: The Diageo values are very important to the company: read them, understand their meaning and application and check if they are aligned with your own before you apply.

Interview Advice: Be prepared for a challenging assessment centre. Make sure you come prepared for both group exercises and individual presentations. The time you are given for each task is short make sure you keep that in mind at all times!

Industry: Consumer Goods and FMCG, Rotational Graduate Scheme

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Diageo

, HR at Diageo

Application Advice: Sounds clichéd but definitely be yourself as authenticity is incredibly important. Let academic achievements take a back seat, as they are looking to see what you have learnt from all different aspects of your life. Speak to people! Whether it is the other candidates on the assessment day, or the reviewers themselves, as they give the best indication of what working at Diageo is really like. Treat it as a learning opportunity, even if you don't get the position.

Interview Advice: It is a two way conversation so ask plenty of (well-informed) questions - you are trying to work out if you are a good fit as much as the reviewer is. Again, don't just go on about academic achievements - you have done plenty of other things that are better indicators of what you are really like and where your interests truly lie.

Industry: Consumer Goods and FMCG, Rotational Graduate Scheme

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Diageo

BPM Analyst, Finance at Diageo

Application Advice: I believe the current policy is to hire for the person, then the function and then the role. This means that if they like you, but you're not suited to the role then you can still find yourself with a job in another department (as happened to a friend of mine). The flip side though, is that if you're well suited to the role, but you're not the right type of person for Diageo then you won't get any job. Highlight thinks which make you interesting and your connection and / or interest with the industry. Willingness and/or experience of travelling / living abroad is also a plus, I think.

Interview Advice: The key, in my view, is to be collaborative, and somebody that people want to work with rather than trying come across as someone who thinks they're the best.

Industry: Consumer Goods and FMCG, Account Manager

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Diageo

Graduate Trainee, Supply at Diageo

Application Advice: Diageo really values people and the diversity that people can bring to the job. Show them that you are proud to be an individual and that you will always stand up for what you think is right.

Interview Advice: Be positive, engaged and let them see what you're passionate about. Think about what you really want from your career and what drives you but also think about the areas that you know you need to work on.

Industry: Consumer Goods and FMCG, Rotational Graduate Scheme

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Diageo

Innovation Futures Coordinator, Innovation at Diageo

Application Advice: Be different. Be interesting. Know the company and know the brands.

Interview Advice: Be fun, be bold, don't be overbearingly keen.

Industry: Consumer Goods and FMCG, Rotational Graduate Scheme

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Diageo

Continuous Improvement Brewer, Brewing at Diageo

Application Advice: Put the time and effort into your application and video interviews. Diageo really put time into hiring the right graduates for the programme and expect you to do the same.

Interview Advice: Be yourself and go for it. The application and interview process can be nerve wrecking and hard at times, but they really do try and get the best out of you. They choose people who will fit into the company well. For my graduate intake, the interview process included a roleplay, presentation, interview and group exercise. It is a long day, but actually was enjoyable and I felt on the day I had done my best and that is all anyone can do. So that would also be a point of advice, do you best, don't walk out thinking "I could have done this better."

Industry: Consumer Goods and FMCG, Supply Chain

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Diageo

Commercial Gradaute Scheme, Sales Operations at Diageo

Application Advice: Ensure that you fit with the Diageo values. Research both Diageo and the wider alcohol industry particularly new trends.

Industry: Consumer Goods and FMCG, Sales

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Diageo

ISC Graduate Trainee, Process Support, Elgin at Diageo

Application Advice: Always do research on the company values and ambitions. It is extremely important to make sure that these match with your own personal ambitions, otherwise you will find yourself working for a company where you do not believe in what you are doing. This will lead to low job satisfaction as well as low productivity, which is not beneficial for you nor the company.

Interview Advice: Be confident and be yourself. The company is looking for independent people who are prepared to challenge and drive forward new ideas. They do not want clones to come and work for them. Saying this, they are also not looking for people who are overly arrogant in themselves.

Industry: Consumer Goods and FMCG, Supply Chain

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Procter & Gamble

Account Manager, Sales at Procter & Gamble

Application Advice: Demonstrate really strong leadership skills, a strong desire to win and an openness to constantly learn and be challenged.

Interview Advice: Tell me about a time you have shown leadership, an example of responsibility & when you have overcome a problem with a creative solution.

Industry: Consumer Goods and FMCG, Account Manager

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Explore Learning

, at Explore Learning

Application Advice: Think about what transferable skills you have that demonstrate effective qualities of a leader.

Interview Advice: There is a formal interview, a pre prepared presentation, a group activity and a numeracy challenge.

Industry: Consumer Goods and FMCG, Account Manager

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Mars

National Account Manager, Sales at Mars

Application Advice: Practice case studies online; have a clear understanding of what they consist of and how to present the case in a concise and coherent way.

Interview Advice: Show what you're strengths are and why you would be good for the role. However don't be afraid to expose weaknesses. Mars is a company that really focuses on developing individuals and they want to see that you're self aware. Give them some good examples of the kind of learning agility you have e.g. when you've made a mistake and learnt from it/change youre behaviour because of it. Also know why you want to join the scheme you're applying for. Don't give a typical answer - e.g. I'm a good team player - think out of the box! Show them you know the company!

Industry: Consumer Goods and FMCG, Account Manager

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Mars

Strategic Sourcing Manager, Procurement at Mars

Application Advice: Research into the company and the area of what you are applying for. Why are you interested in this area? We also want to know about you! Why do you think Mars would benefit from having you work here?

Interview Advice: Choose a variety of different examples from school, university, social activities, previous jobs, volunteering etc. Explain what you specifically did in these examples and the result of it.

Industry: Consumer Goods and FMCG, Rotational Graduate Scheme

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Mars

, at Mars

Application Advice: Be yourself in the interview process. Mars is built around people and you need to be genuine in order to give the assessors a chance to see if you are right for Mars. It allows you to see if Mars is the right type of culture/environment for you.

Industry: Consumer Goods and FMCG, Product Development and R&D

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Mars

National Account Executive, Convenience at Mars

Application Advice: Look into the Mars 5 Principles - when you work for Mars you are truly expected to follow these principles in all your work, and they even start guiding your decisions outside of work!

Interview Advice: Take time to think about who you really are, your strengths and weaknesses, what others would say about you - there is a strong emphasis on personal development and self awareness in Mars.

Industry: Consumer Goods and FMCG, Sales

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Mars

Sourcing Manager, Procurement at Mars

Application Advice: Focus on the type of person you are and the type of person you want to become. Mars does not expect you to be a functional expert in your role when you are applying and will fully work with you to teach you everything you need to know. The focus points of the application are therefore your learning agility and your ability and willingness to work on your own personal development.

Interview Advice: It is fine to make mistakes and admit to some wrong, as long as you show the ability to learn from this and take key things that you could have and will do differently in the future. The interviews include all the usual of individual interviews, case studies, presentations, group excercises and role-play negotiations.

Industry: Consumer Goods and FMCG, Supply Chain

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Mars

Category Manager, Category & Insights at Mars

Application Advice: Be yourself, be honest and know your strengths and development areas well. Be open to the experiences a rotational graduate programme will offer you - i.e. there are many functions outside of sales and marketing that offer a whole range of great experiences.

Industry: Consumer Goods and FMCG, Rotational Graduate Scheme

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Mars

Category Management, Category at Mars

Application Advice: Show your personality and be yourself. Mars is a very people focused company - think about the human impact when answering questions or giving past examples. Mars has a very strong culture - does this fit with you? There is a lot of emphasis on personal development - think about how you've worked on development areas in the past and where your strengths and weaknesses are.

Interview Advice: Enjoy it, be yourself and reflect on how you are doing as you go. Get to know the interviewer.

Industry: Consumer Goods and FMCG, Sales

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Mars

Customer Development Manager, Sales at Mars

Application Advice: Be authentic and don't be afraid to show how you're different. Mars doesn't hire people that fit a certain mould - there's room for individuality.

Interview Advice: The interviews are often more soul searching than you might find at other companies of a similar scale - 'When are you at your happiest?' for example.

Industry: Consumer Goods and FMCG, Rotational Graduate Scheme

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Mars

Product Technologist, at Mars

Application Advice: Know the role that you are applying for and do your research on the company. Think about what makes your CV and you stand out, what's your story?

Interview Advice: Know your CV really well, be proud of it. Know an area you are technically passionate about- e.g. a final year research project. Be able to discuss it in depth and also broadly.

Industry: Consumer Goods and FMCG, Rotational Graduate Scheme

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Mars

Commercial Strategy Executive, Commercial Strategy at Mars

Application Advice: Mars is looking for people who can: 1.) Demonstrate being able to learn quickly, espcially from failure. Failure is fine as long as you learn from it. 2.) An ability to lead and work with a wide variety of people. 3.) Being friendly and curious. 4.) What is it that drives you as an individual, what are your values and what do you value in others?

Interview Advice: 1.) Research Mars as a culture and the principles they want to operate by. 2.) Know a bit about FMCG and the brands. 3.) Think of examples where you can bring to life your experience of learning and adapting to situation and how you have overcome challenges.

Industry: Consumer Goods and FMCG, Sales

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Mars

Corporate Affairs Executive, Corporate Affairs at Mars

Application Advice: Practise online maths and reasoning tests before doing the real thing - don't just dive in, otherwise it's a wasted opportunity. Think through the longer questions on the application form very carefully - remember you're not expected to have perfectly polished professional answers at undergraduate level. Using an example of when you've overcome a difficulty in an extra-curricular activity can be just as powerful as using an example from some work experience you've done.

Interview Advice: Research the business and demonstrate a keen interest in its unique characteristics (e.g. the fact that it's privately owned). Have an answer ready for the standard questions (Why Mars?; Why not another FMCG's?; Why this scheme specifically? Tell us about a situation where you demonstrated leadership/failed/were challenged? etc.) at interview, but remember that the business really values authenticity - remember to be yourself, otherwise you/and the interviewers won't really know if you're a good fit or not.

Industry: Consumer Goods and FMCG, Rotational Graduate Scheme

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Mars

, at Mars

Application Advice: Apply as early as possible.

Interview Advice: Do not be afraid to show your vulnerability and self-reflection.

Industry: Consumer Goods and FMCG, Rotational Graduate Scheme

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Associated British Foods (Grocery)

Sales, Sales at Associated British Foods (Grocery)

Application Advice: Ensure that you do your research and genuinely want to work within this sector. Be genuine and passionate, it is important that this comes across throughout. Falsities will be sniffed out.

Interview Advice: Competency based questions so think examples! "Tell me a time when" etc.

Industry: Consumer Goods and FMCG, Sales

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Nestle

Conformance Manager, Quality Assurance at Nestle

Application Advice: Do your research about the role you are applying for and the company's performance, brands, locations, principles etc.

Interview Advice: Be yourself and show genuine passion for the role you are applying for. Have real life examples to back up the statements you make.

Industry: Consumer Goods and FMCG, Rotational Graduate Scheme

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Vodafone

Business Process and Design Analyst, Sales Operations at Vodafone

Application Advice: Be interesting and show a passion for something, not necessarily Vodafone related! A big part of Vodafone is networking and people skills so show experience of teamwork and be friendly and chatty to everyone at the assessment centres.

Interview Advice: What three things would you bring to a desert island and why? If your application was on the side of a bus what would it say? The video interview questions were wacky but gave the chance to give a little pitch about youself at the end. The interview at the AC was more competency based and included "Tell me about something you are passionate about?"

Industry: Consumer Goods and FMCG, Rotational Graduate Scheme

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Bakkavor Group

International Technical AMS, at Bakkavor Group

Interview Advice: Do background research about this company. Show your interests and knowledge during the interview. Questions I have been asked such as why are you interested in this job? Why do you think you can work on this role? etc. In assessment centre, teamwork is vital, present your opinions to outstand from the other candidates.

Industry: Consumer Goods and FMCG, Rotational Graduate Scheme

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Nestle

Sales Graduate, at Nestle

Application Advice: Be yourself and let your personality shine through. Make sure that you know a bit about the company and role so you don't get caught out. At the end of the day just act in a way that would make you hire someone if the roles were reversed.

Interview Advice: Questions are very much experienced based so asking when have you done ....? Or tell me about a time when ....? So make sure you have a bank of experiences to fall back on. Also take an interest in the interviewers, ask them about their experiences when/if given a chance.

Industry: Consumer Goods and FMCG, Sales

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Express Vending

Operations Graduate, Operations at Express Vending

Application Advice: Make sure you have a solid CV with how each experience would be applicable to the job that you are applying for.

Interview Advice: Be prepared for anything and any question. Each of the 4 graduates currently here were all asked totally different questions, saw different people and the process is not the same as the sales graduates. Do your research on the company, know your stuff and show good emotional intelligence.

Industry: Consumer Goods and FMCG, Supply Chain

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Nestle

National Account Manager, Sales at Nestle

Application Advice: Be passionate about the brands and the company vision. Be clear about the type of company you want to work in; if it is a people-focussed company that you are looking for, Nestlé is for you. Have a clear view of how you see yourself progressing at Nestlé and ask the right questions and do the appropriate research to enable yourself to discuss this.

Interview Advice: Think clearly about why you want to work for Nestlé, as opposed to other FMCG companies. Think clearly about the division you are applying for - is Sales really for you? And if so, why is Sales the area you are passionate about?

Industry: Consumer Goods and FMCG, Account Manager

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Nestle

Fiannce Graduate, Finance at Nestle

Application Advice: Research the company and the job role. Understand the FMCG industry. Think of the reasons why you fit with the company.

Interview Advice: Strengths based interviews - answer thoroughly and be passionate about working for the business. Group exercises - ensure that you show your skills without coming across as domineering. Work well with others while taking a lead.

Industry: Consumer Goods and FMCG, Rotational Graduate Scheme

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Nestle

Account Manager, Sales at Nestle

Application Advice: Practice before using online examples. Ask previous candidates or individuals who have gone through Graduate Assessments before.

Interview Advice: Initial generic competency questions before moving onto personal behaviours. Know the business and its products. Have a basic knowledge of the industry and current trends. Have your own opinion on what is working in the current markets and where you envisage the opportunities. Focus on Nestle as a global business, not just based on the UK or specific categories.

Industry: Consumer Goods and FMCG, Rotational Graduate Scheme

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Nestle

Continuous Excellecnce/ Shift Manager development, Manufacturing at Nestle

Application Advice: Research the company. Research competitors. Understand the role.

Interview Advice: Lots of experience based questions- vary where your experiences come from.

Industry: Consumer Goods and FMCG, Rotational Graduate Scheme

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AkzoNobel

Project Leader, at AkzoNobel

Application Advice: Online application including numerical and verbal reasoning tests. 1st round technical interview. 2nd round assessment centre.

Interview Advice: Read up about the company and products, understanding of science relevant to paint, ability to think scientifically about problems, Situation, task, action and results approach to general questions re: problem solving and team building.

Industry: Consumer Goods and FMCG, Product Development and R&D

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Nestle

Product Availability Analyst, at Nestle

Interview Advice: Interview: It is a strengths based interview designed to highlight your personal strengths, not trip you up with trick questions. Focus on skills such as leadership, teamwork, exceeding expectations, working with a variety of people etc. (refer back to position advert to find out what skills they are looking for) and make sure you give an example when you have demonstrated each skill at work, university or extracurricular activities (use STAR approach). Focus on your personal skills rather than the organisation as the assessor is interested in your strengths rather than your knowledge on Nestle, however have a think about what responsibility Nestle has as business in the society. Good way to approach it is to research strengths based questions, pick ones which you think are most likely to come up then prepare an answer for each . Print the answers out and take them with you just in case nerves get the better of you, this way you can always refer back to get yourself back on track. Group Exercise Lead without authority, get everyone involved in the task and have a time keeper! Presentation Usually related to the function you are applying for, so use any relevant knowledge. Explain how you made a decision and be sure to have reasoning behind it. Try not to become flustered in the Q&A, you will get challenged, it’s how you respond which is critical. Some other points to remember: - They don’t expect you to be perfect. They are looking for potential, need to be flexible, agile and have the motivation and ambition to succeed. Demonstrate your strengths and understand the impact of your weaknesses. - One concise and well informed input is better than three irrelevant or non-productive inputs. You need to give your reasons behind an idea, and think about the big picture. Consider the knock-on effects and implications. - This is particularly important in the group task. Persuade, don’t argue. - The key values of the company will usually be reflected in the key competencies they are looking for in the assessment centre. Finally, if you are successful or unsuccessful always ask for feedback. This will provide you with an overview of your strengths and development

Industry: Consumer Goods and FMCG, Supply Chain

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RM plc

Key Account Manager, Key Account Management at RM plc

Application Advice: Make sure you take some time to learn what the company does exactly.

Interview Advice: Keep the customer at the centre of your focus.

Industry: Consumer Goods and FMCG, Account Manager

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Diageo

Supply Graduate Trainee, International Supply Centre at Diageo

Application Advice: Be yourself and think about what your best qualities are that you have to offer. e.g. You might not influence people by being loud and passionate, you might be more analytical but present well reasoned arguments. In the assessment centre, you need to think about how you can best leverage your personality and skills to influence decisions or team situations.

Industry: Consumer Goods and FMCG, Account Manager

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Express Vending

Sales Executive, at Express Vending

Interview Advice: Be yourself, be relaxed, be confident, be prepared! People are often told to be themselves and rarely do this! Being yourself will show your own confidence and come across well in interviews. Very importantly, be prepared!

Industry: Consumer Goods and FMCG, Sales

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Bakkavor Group

Account Executive, at Bakkavor Group

Application Advice: It helps to have a big passion for food! Just try to be yourself. For the commercial scheme you need to be friendly and approachable, your managers want to trust they can put you in front of a buyer at a retailer and create a good impression for the company!

Industry: Consumer Goods and FMCG, Account Manager

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Bakkavor Group

Team Manager, at Bakkavor Group

Application Advice: Consider the degree to which you are willing to undertake shift work.

Industry: Consumer Goods and FMCG, Rotational Graduate Scheme

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Diageo

J&B Brand Manager, Marketing – France at Diageo

Interview Advice: Feel free to talk and to show your real you, do not pretend to be someone that you are not. Authenticity is a really valued asset in Diageo.

Industry: Consumer Goods and FMCG, Rotational Graduate Scheme

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AkzoNobel

Shift Manager, Operations / Decorative Paints at AkzoNobel

Application Advice: My tips would be: Be clear on why AkzoNobel in particular is an attractive employer. You might want to consider: the industry itself, the company culture, the impact on the rest of the world. You may be interested to know that they are just now introducing YAN (for those employees new to the company). Be clear about how your skills and experience give you an edge. Likewise consider what development you are hoping to see from the role. Have a think about how your previous experiences align with the company values.

Interview Advice: As above. Group exercise – balance of team play and “best result for the group”, whilst being firm for making your own case. Ensure you stay true to the company ethics throughout.

Industry: Consumer Goods and FMCG, Supply Chain

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Imperial Tobacco

Financial Analyst, Group Finance at Imperial Tobacco

Interview Advice: Good team-work skills are extremely important as are the ability to think on your feet and take advantage of opportunities - these need to show through during your interview.

Industry: Consumer Goods and FMCG, Rotational Graduate Scheme

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Diageo

National Account Executive, Impulse & Wholelsale at Diageo

Application Advice: Be yourself, open and inquisitive. You don't need to know the right answer so much as keep an open mind, be able to justify an idea/position and ground your argument in a strong commercials.

Interview Advice: Relax! The people interviewing you have been in the same seat and won't know all the answers themselves.

Industry: Consumer Goods and FMCG, Rotational Graduate Scheme

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Express Vending

Senior Sales Exec, London at Express Vending

Application Advice: Be yourself... everyone here plays a massive part of the team and we are all great friends. Make sure you come across bubbly and driven and have fun in your interview. Make sure you know what you want to earn and achieve in the next 3 years and Express will make it happen

Interview Advice: Come looking smart.. First impressions count, especially as we are always meeting new customers!

Industry: Consumer Goods and FMCG, Sales

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Imperial Tobacco

Sales at Imperial Tobacco

Application Advice: Do some research in to the tobacco market and understand the challenges that we face.

Interview Advice: Make sure you stand out from the "norm". What challenges have you overcome so far that enable you for a career in the tobacco industry.

Industry: Consumer Goods and FMCG, Sales

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Diageo

, at Diageo

Application Advice: Take a bit of time filling out the application and make sure to capture all the relevant information about you. I would also recommend researching what the graduate scheme and the company are about to make sure you are fitted for the role.

Interview Advice: Sounds a bit clichéd but being yourself is the best piece of advice. I think impressing in the group exercises is also very important.

Industry: Consumer Goods and FMCG, Supply Chain

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Diageo

Graduate Trainee, Supply Chain Excellence at Diageo

Application Advice: Be open and honest - that way, if you are good fit for the company it will shine through in your application.

Interview Advice: Be yourself and ensure you are familiar with the Diageo values and Leadership standard. Enjoy the interviews and use it as an opportunity to display how great you are!

Industry: Consumer Goods and FMCG, Rotational Graduate Scheme

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Diageo

Graduate Trainee, Procurement at Diageo

Application Advice: Do your research, make sure your personal values match with the company's as this is hugely important.

Interview Advice: Make sure you make the most of the assessment centre as you'll get so much more out of it, if you throw yourself into it regardless of whether you get the job or not.

Industry: Consumer Goods and FMCG, Supply Chain

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Imperial Tobacco

Sales Forecasting Executive, Sales at Imperial Tobacco

Application Advice: Do your research and know why you really want to work for a tobacco company.

Interview Advice: Be calm and lead the team.

Industry: Consumer Goods and FMCG, Rotational Graduate Scheme

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Imperial Tobacco

Imperial Tobacco

Application Advice: You should answer with honesty there is no good or bad answer.

Interview Advice: You will be asked about personality and how to manage projects.

Industry: Consumer Goods and FMCG, Rotational Graduate Scheme

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Imperial Tobacco

Graduate, at Imperial Tobacco

Interview Advice: Authenticity

Industry: Consumer Goods and FMCG, Account Manager

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AkzoNobel

National Account Manager, SALES at AkzoNobel

Application Advice: Read up on the corporate values as AkzoNobel are keen to see that you match with their culture as well as have the appropriate experience/skillset.

Interview Advice: Brush up on your STAR format for competency based questions.

Industry: Consumer Goods and FMCG, Account Manager

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Imperial Tobacco

Graduate, at Imperial Tobacco

Application Advice: Tailor your application to Imperial Tobacco (e.g. industry, trends, strategy etc).

Industry: Consumer Goods and FMCG, Rotational Graduate Scheme

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Imperial Tobacco

Sales Analyst, Sales & Business Intelligence at Imperial Tobacco

Application Advice: Be flexible, know that you know nothing.

Interview Advice: Be yourself, let them see if you are of the right material for the job - you will suffer if you are not.

Industry: Consumer Goods and FMCG, Rotational Graduate Scheme

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Express Vending

Sales executive, New business at Express Vending

Application Advice: Be prepared! Really think about why you want to go into sales and what makes you a good candidate. Be confident and make sure you are noticed.

Interview Advice: You will need to talk about your educational background as well as extra curricular activities. The interview is quite harrowing so you need to show your resilience!

Industry: Consumer Goods and FMCG, Sales

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Express Vending

Sales Executive, New Business at Express Vending

Application Advice: Be confident, different and socially aware.

Industry: Consumer Goods and FMCG, Sales

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Express Vending

Sales Executive, New Business Sales at Express Vending

Application Advice: Stand out and be honest about who you are and what you want to achieve. We are not pod people with the same skills and attributes - Express, pride themselves on seeing potential in people who may not fulfill the traditional sales person profile, so don't try to be what you think they're looking for!

Interview Advice: Be prepared for a lengthy chat!

Industry: Consumer Goods and FMCG, Account Manager

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Hilti GB Ltd

Account Manager, Plymouth at Hilti GB Ltd

Application Advice: Be honest, show enthusiasm and show that you are 100% commited to the job.

Interview Advice: Be prepared to know what the company has in plan for the future and what its core values are.

Industry: Consumer Goods and FMCG, Account Manager

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Imperial Tobacco

Brand Marketing assistant, Marketing at Imperial Tobacco

Application Advice: Be yourself.

Interview Advice: Try to read about the sector (I don't smoke and I had no idea about it) and forget about the social perception of tobacco companies. It will help to feel the environment in the work place.

Industry: Consumer Goods and FMCG, Rotational Graduate Scheme

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Imperial Tobacco

Portfolio Developmentt Executive, Marketing at Imperial Tobacco

Application Advice: 1. Be aware that marketing in the tobacco industry is challenging.

Interview Advice: 1. Read the instructions sent to you carefully. 2. Come prepared to the interview. 3. Be yourself.

Industry: Consumer Goods and FMCG, Brand Management

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Kantar Worldpanel

Category Analyst, Entertainment at Kantar Worldpanel

Application Advice: The application process can seem daunting but it really prepares you for what everyday life in the job will be like. It is important to realise that the data is a hugely important part of the role but there are many opportunities to give presentations and meeting clients face to face as well.

Interview Advice: Confidence in giving a presentation and getting to grips with basic data is essential. The questions were mainly focused around me and my skills. In the phone interview it was important to know who the company are and what they do, competitors and knowledge of the industry and the retail landscape. Always ask you to name a brand you admire so good to have something up your sleeve.

Industry: Consumer Goods and FMCG, Consumer Research

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Imperial Tobacco

Sales and Marketing Project manager, at Imperial Tobacco

Application Advice: Be motivated, the environment is not easy and if you are ready to invest yourself and be diplomatic you will be successful.

Interview Advice: How did you manage to solve a conflict in your previous experiences?

Industry: Consumer Goods and FMCG, Sales

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Imperial Tobacco

Project Executive, at Imperial Tobacco

Application Advice: This company has stayed in Bristol and is always true to its values. Understanding the history of the company, its values and how it's shaped the city around it will certainly stand you in good stead amongst other applicants. The roles at Imperial are there to challenge you and require employees to be driven and think outside the box.

Interview Advice: Role play, presentation, interview and group exercise.

Industry: Consumer Goods and FMCG, Brand Management

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GlaxoSmithKline

Procurement Associate, Procurement at GlaxoSmithKline

Application Advice: Focus on GSK values. Showcase a variety of skills.

Interview Advice: Assessors interested in your personal skills, focus on teamwork and collaboration.

Industry: Consumer Goods and FMCG, Supply Chain

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Imperial Tobacco

Export Development Excecutive, Cluster West Africa at Imperial Tobacco

Interview Advice: Be prepared for business case in groups. Be prepared to mobilise the expériences which are relevant to the position.

Industry: Consumer Goods and FMCG, Sales

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Kantar Worldpanel

Category Analyst, Client Service at Kantar Worldpanel

Application Advice: Learn about the company/roles etc. Research all areas of the company and look at published work/articles on the website. Research current trends in the market that really interest you.

Industry: Consumer Goods and FMCG, Consumer Research

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Kantar Worldpanel

Category Analyst, at Kantar Worldpanel

Application Advice: Kantar isn't a massively over the top corporate company- just be yourself! Make sure you're interested in FMCG and that you've done your research to show this interest.

Interview Advice: You'll be asked to prepare a presentation- make sure you don't include too many slides! Don't try and make stuff up because they will know more than you.

Industry: Consumer Goods and FMCG, Consumer Research

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Kantar Worldpanel

Category Analyst, Alcohol at Kantar Worldpanel

Application Advice: Make sure to showcase analytical as well as creative and communicative skills.

Interview Advice: Find out what a Consumer Panel is! Keep up to date with big news stories for FMCG.

Industry: Consumer Goods and FMCG, Consumer Research

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Kantar Worldpanel

Manager of SRM, Operations at Kantar Worldpanel

Application Advice: Put down any people skills/customer service skills you have with applicable examples & experience.

Interview Advice: Make sure you understand the market research industry, specifically for Panel Data and who our competitors are. Be empathetic in your approach and be able to build rapport with the interviewer(s).

Industry: Consumer Goods and FMCG, Supply Chain

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Hilti GB Ltd

Account Manager, at Hilti GB Ltd

Application Advice: Willing to be hands on. Doesn't mind getting dirty. People person. Enjoys meeting new people. Open to learning new things. Entrepreneurial.

Interview Advice: Understand what the company does and its range of products and services. Understand Hilti Core Values. Understand the role. Be confident. Show your people skills. Use good examples to highlight your skills.

Industry: Consumer Goods and FMCG, Account Manager

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Hilti GB Ltd

Account Manager, IF North at Hilti GB Ltd

Application Advice: 100% go for it, fantastic company to work for. If you are willing to relocate you can have a fantastic career.

Interview Advice: Be confident and just be yourself, they are looking for people who are honest to themselves and they will teach you all the things that you need to know.

Industry: Consumer Goods and FMCG, Account Manager

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Hilti GB Ltd

Account manager, Cumbria at Hilti GB Ltd

Application Advice: Be yourself, if you dont have thick skin - don't apply. If you have the ambition to do well and succeed then take this job as you will achieve this and earn a lot of money whilst doing it.

Interview Advice: Be yourself - research the company.

Industry: Consumer Goods and FMCG, Account Manager

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Danone

Account Supply Manager, Danone Waters at Danone

Application Advice: Research all the four business units (Waters, Dairies, ELN, & AMN) as well as the core values of CODE. Also, be aware that Danone has many CSR projects (several of these are anonymously supported by Danone), the company is very proud of extending its responsibility past the factory gates across the globe. Understanding where Danone fits into the FMCG sector and recognising that their goal is to bring "health through food to as many people as possible".

Interview Advice: Competency based questions around the company principles of CODE (committed, open, door, empowering of others). Some questions are designed to see how quickly you think on your feet. However, there are no trick questions and the interviews are generally very pleasant.

Industry: Consumer Goods and FMCG, Rotational Graduate Scheme

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Essentra

Commercial Graduate, Bradford at Essentra

Application Advice: Research the company. Obtain prior work experience.

Interview Advice: Competency questions asked e.g "Tell us a time when you have shown leadership?" Prepare answers. Research company.

Industry: Consumer Goods and FMCG, Account Manager

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Express Vending

Operations Graduate, Operations at Express Vending

Application Advice: The application process is tough, they interview lots of candidates and take on only the best people. Ensure you do your research and appreciate the opportunity.

Interview Advice: Have in mind demonstrable experiences of leadership, teamwork and commercial skills.

Industry: Consumer Goods and FMCG, Rotational Graduate Scheme

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Express Vending

Account Manager, CRM Home Counties at Express Vending

Application Advice: Don't forget to include everything you do outside of work/University - anything else you are passionate about.

Interview Advice: Don't be afraid to show your personality! Be yourself!

Industry: Consumer Goods and FMCG, Account Manager

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Associated British Foods (Grocery)

Assistant Buyer & Blender, Twinings, Commodities at Associated British Foods (Grocery)

Interview Advice: Be yourself, ABF is an ego-free company and it is important to not put up a front as the interviewers will see right through this. Knowledge of the business is essential but also a wider understanding of global trends affecting the FMCG sector

Industry: Consumer Goods and FMCG, Supply Chain

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L'Oreal

Management Trainee, Market Insights at L’Oreal

Application Advice: - Be passionate about beauty - Be willing to work hard for great rewards

Interview Advice: - Competency based questions - Real life examples - Show passion - Do your research before

Industry: Consumer Goods and FMCG, Rotational Graduate Scheme

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Associated British Foods (Grocery)

National Account Executive, Accounts Team at Associated British Foods (Grocery)

Application Advice: Only apply if you like the fast paced environment of FMCG and feel you would thrive and enjoy it. If you believe you are a suitable candidate, then ABF really appreciate people to really be themselves and they will look for potential. When applying for customer development, be prepared to complete executive roles which are not exactly customer facing but give you great exposure to what the future in ABF could look like.

Interview Advice: ABF want to know that you are adaptable, approachable and conscientious. Think of real life examples where you have shown the particular skill sets they say they are looking for- there are ABF wide ones, but also function specific- so for sales- self-motivation, drive, enthusiasm, passion etc. Again, be yourself but you need to come prepared- know how the graduate scheme works, what you think you will be doing, how ABF works- its structure and where the grocery businesses fit in with that. A bit of commercial awareness is important too- you need to show you are interested in the sector!

Industry: Consumer Goods and FMCG, Sales

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Unilever

UFLP Finance Management, at Unilever

Application Advice: Focus on your achievements.

Interview Advice: Be yourself. If you do not feel comfortable it is because it is not the right company for you.

Industry: Consumer Goods and FMCG, Rotational Graduate Scheme

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Procter & Gamble

National Account Manager, Superdrug at Procter & Gamble

Application Advice: Demonstrate leadership across a variety of extra-curricular and work experience opportunities.

Industry: Consumer Goods and FMCG, Account Manager

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Express Vending

Sales Executive, Graduate Academy at Express Vending

Application Advice: Be yourself and don't overthink the process. Express aren't looking for people with sales experience necessarily, they simply want to see a candidate that has real potential and a strong work ethic. Also someone who is enthusiastic about the company and role and can show confidence and present themselves well.

Interview Advice: Again, don't overthink it. Have fun with the interview, don't be too serious and be yourself. Don't be afraid to say you want to work in the sales for the money and emphasize your academic and extra curricular achievements. Anything that can set you apart from other candidates is key.

Industry: Consumer Goods and FMCG, Sales

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Express Vending

Sales Executive, Graduate Academy at Express Vending

Application Advice: Express has a work hard play hard attitude so make show you can demonstrate this through past experiences. Express like people that can demonstrate continual achievement throughout their past, both through education and extra-curricular.

Interview Advice: To be yourself, bring lots of energy and throw your personality out there so that the company can get an idea of what you're really like.

Industry: Consumer Goods and FMCG, Account Manager

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Procter & Gamble

Procter & Gamble

Application Advice: Be prepare for a challenging career.

Interview Advice: Be yourself.

Industry: Consumer Goods and FMCG, Supply Chain

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Procter & Gamble

IT Systems Analyst, Financial Solutions at Procter & Gamble

Application Advice: Prepare well and take your time for the application process. It is certainly worth doing one excellent application than five mediocre ones!

Interview Advice: Read about the company - do your research! Then think about stories that you can compare against the typical interview questions. From there, just be yourself and enjoy the interviews.

Industry: Consumer Goods and FMCG, Account Manager

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Procter & Gamble

National Account Manager, Prestige at Procter & Gamble

Application Advice: P&G will give you an excellent foundation to build your future career. Be open minded and try to think critically about how you could influence change and improvements in the business you are working on.

Interview Advice: Focus hard on all the skills you have gained from your past experiences. List lots of examples of when you have showed leadership, teamwork and other key competencies so that you are well prepared for your interview. Don't feel restricted to academic examples, so long as the skill is relevant it doesn't matter if the context comes from hobbies and life experiences.

Industry: Consumer Goods and FMCG, Account Manager

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Procter & Gamble

Procter & Gamble

Application Advice: Make sure that your personality matches the company purpose and values.

Interview Advice: P&G's interviews are very predictable and the same questions are always asked. No surprises.

Industry: Consumer Goods and FMCG, Supply Chain

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Procter & Gamble

Production Line Manager, Manufacturing/Packing at Procter & Gamble

Application Advice: Don't rush. Take your time to answer the questions.

Interview Advice: Where possible link your answers/examples to the Company's Purpose, Values and Principles (you can find these on the website).

Industry: Consumer Goods and FMCG, Supply Chain

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Procter & Gamble

Procter & Gamble

Application Advice: Study your corporate principles!

Industry: Consumer Goods and FMCG, Rotational Graduate Scheme

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Procter & Gamble

Account Manager, at Procter & Gamble

Application Advice: Ensure your CV is up to scratch and emphasises what you have done in your academic and extracurricular life.

Interview Advice: Focus on what you have to give the role. Be yourself and show how your strengths and experiences make you the best fit for the role. Don't get bogged down by regurgitating company data and PG history.

Industry: Consumer Goods and FMCG, Sales

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Procter & Gamble

Account Manager, at Procter & Gamble

Application Advice: Have several different tangible examples of leadership for your application form & the online personality questionnaire. Be concise and focus on the results or actions of each example.

Interview Advice: Similar to above - the interviews are largely competency based and they hire the person and then give you the necessary training afterwards. Don't include anything on your CV if you can't expand on it and try to have a variety of examples - e.g. not all captain of a sports team. They are also looking for initiative and drive so you don't have to have had a title in a group for it to be a good example. Read up on the Success Drivers which is what they assess you on.

Industry: Consumer Goods and FMCG, Sales

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Procter & Gamble

Procter & Gamble

Application Advice: Emphasize leadership roles in your application - think extra-curricular Show personality and energy at interview

Interview Advice: Usual competency questions - when were you a leader - when did you take intitiative - when did you convince someone to change their mind etc.

Industry: Consumer Goods and FMCG, Account Manager

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Procter & Gamble

National Account Manager, at Procter & Gamble

Application Advice: Be yourself and show clear tangible examples of where you have made a difference or impact in whatever you are doing.

Industry: Consumer Goods and FMCG, Account Manager

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Procter & Gamble

Market Planning Manager, Hair & Skin at Procter & Gamble

Application Advice: Give examples of when you have lead/taken the lead in the past

Interview Advice: Be yourself- P&G put a large emphasis on honesty and values

Industry: Consumer Goods and FMCG, Supply Chain

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Procter & Gamble

Demand Planner, Hair Care at Procter & Gamble

Application Advice: Research the company's purpose, principles and values.

Interview Advice: Show how you are a team player. Ensure that you have examples from past experiences.

Industry: Consumer Goods and FMCG, Supply Chain

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Express Vending

Sales Executive, Graduate Academy at Express Vending

Application Advice: Dress very smartly for assessment day and interview. Girls- keep it traditional and smart- nothing too out there. Guys- no beards, no brown shoes! Wear a tie if you have one. Prepare well for presenting why you want the job and why you would be a good fit for the company. Be confident and don't lie.

Interview Advice: Be prepared to discuss your CV in detail- so if you are hiding something- just be honest! Do not be overly confident or arrogant.

Industry: Consumer Goods and FMCG, Sales

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Express Vending

Sales Executive, New Business at Express Vending

Application Advice: Be yourself in the interview! Don't be nervous, be confident, self-assured and know exactly why you want to be in sales. This way when you are having a bad day, you know in your head why you started!

Interview Advice: Have some 'in-life' scenarios of times you've had to show resilience as this is really key in a job like this. Also bring something to the table which will make someone remember you!!

Industry: Consumer Goods and FMCG, Account Manager

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Express Vending

Sales Account Manager, Everyday Essentials at Express Vending

Application Advice: Get in contact before your assessment day/interview to understand the KPIs and daily activities. They will be honest and the keenness shown to do this will be hugely beneficial.

Interview Advice: Clean shaven and black shoes. Express Vending are not wrong to place emphasis on the image of their salespeople - first impression does count. Ask how your role may develop or how they structure their full sales cycle.

Industry: Consumer Goods and FMCG, Account Manager

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Express Vending

Operations Graduate, Operations at Express Vending

Application Advice: It's not for the faint-hearted. If you do not enjoy being challenged, questioned and have the self motivation to drive personal projects then this job will not suit you.

Interview Advice: Be prepared for anything. The four graduates were all asked different questions in all of our interviews, which then aren't the same as what the sales teams were asked. Fail to prepare, prepare to fail. Read up on everything you can about the company, the industry and business development strategies.

Industry: Consumer Goods and FMCG, Rotational Graduate Scheme

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Danone

National Account Executive, Morrisons at Danone

Application Advice: Apply early, attend Danone careers events on campus at your University, become a campus brand manager if you get the opportunity. All will help you to secure a place on the Danone Graduate Scheme.

Interview Advice: Make sure you know the company's CODE values before the interview.

Industry: Consumer Goods and FMCG, Sales

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Express Vending

Sales Executive, Sales at Express Vending

Application Advice: Be yourself - simple. Express and know the type of people they want to recruit. If you have what it takes, you won't slip through the net!

Industry: Consumer Goods and FMCG, Account Manager

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L'Oreal

Management Trainee, Marketing at L’Oreal

Application Advice: Really think about the role you are applying for - research the brands and the industry. Walk around supermarkets or Department Stores and think about the retail environment L'Oreal operates in.

Interview Advice: Be confident, think about skills you have to offer and what experience you can bring to the table.

Industry: Consumer Goods and FMCG, Rotational Graduate Scheme

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Associated British Foods (Grocery)

Technical Graduate Management Trainee, Technical at Associated British Foods (Grocery)

Application Advice: Demonstrate that you have something different about you over everyone else. Be passionate about the food industry and show it e.g. by becoming a student member of a relevant professional organisation or by keeping up to date with current trends in the industry. Be aware of your strengths and areas for improvement and be able to demonstrate that you are already doing something to work on those areas.

Interview Advice: Do your research on ABF and what we stand for. What is our position in the market and who are our competitors? Where would you like to be in 10 years time? How do you know this is the right career path for you? Show your personality and keep your honesty, integrity and humility.

Industry: Consumer Goods and FMCG, Rotational Graduate Scheme

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Danone

Danone

Application Advice: Read and research the CODE values, Be yourself, Know the business, products and competitors

Interview Advice: Evidence/experience based questions e.g. Tell us a time when you demonstrated... Group excercises- remember you're all up against a criteria not each other- work together!

Industry: Consumer Goods and FMCG, Rotational Graduate Scheme

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Danone

Assistant Brand Manager, Marketing at Danone

Application Advice: Try to be yourself as much as possible throughout the application process and remember that this is an opportunity to get to know and assess the company you're applying for as much as them getting to know and assess you! For Danone in particular, make sure you are familiar with the CODE behaviours as these are what you're being rated against!

Industry: Consumer Goods and FMCG, Rotational Graduate Scheme

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Associated British Foods (Grocery)

National Account & Online Executive, at Associated British Foods (Grocery)

Application Advice: Be prepared to be mobile. Be yourself at interview. Ask lots of questions, seem truly interested in ABF, rather than just FMCG as a whole - at the end of the day, the company structure is so different to the structure of companies like Unilever or P&G - in my view this makes the whole experience much more exciting and interesting; really embrace this difference. Be down-to-earth, want to improve, embrace opportunities for training and development, enjoy working with other people.

Interview Advice: Why ABF? Why not Unilever/P&G? Why this scheme? Why did you choose your degree subject? Tell me about a time when _____ (Always use the STAR model (i.e. Situation, Task, Action, Result)) Ask questions! Seem interested!

Industry: Consumer Goods and FMCG, Sales

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Danone

Danone

Application Advice: Research not only the company's product portfolio, but their internal values too. If you like both, then apply.

Interview Advice: Examples of when you've demonstrated leadership in tough situations.

Industry: Consumer Goods and FMCG, Account Manager

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Danone

Territory Manager, Sales – Route to Market and Convenience at Danone

Application Advice: Be sure to be yourself through the application process. The Danone culture is heavily embedded in everything we do so it's best to be open about how you work so that it's easy to tell whether Danone is the right fit for you.

Interview Advice: Again, being open and honest about your experiences, what you're looking for and what your career ambitions are. Danone is a great place for personal development so they look for people who are ambitious but also people with a thirst for getting involved and learning new things.

Industry: Consumer Goods and FMCG, Account Manager

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Danone

Medical Sales Representative, Sales at Danone

Application Advice: Be sure to express why it is you want to work for Danone vs it's other competitors and show you have done some research into the mission and values that underpin the work that Danone does. If you are applying for a Graduate scheme also mention why you want to enter on a rotational graduate scheme vs direct hire.

Interview Advice: Be confident and be yourself! Danone is a business which see's the leader in everyone and acknowledges the different attributes that individuals can bring. Show that you have a passion for the area and role for which you are applying, as well as for Danone itself.

Industry: Consumer Goods and FMCG, Account Manager

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Nielsen

Graduate Client Manager, Mars Pet Care at Nielsen

Application Advice: Make sure you work on your analysis skills but also your communication skills. The job definitely consists of a lot of client presentations and it is important to be a good communicator and a positive person.

Interview Advice: I was asked areas of myself that I would like to improve. It sounds like an easy question but it is extremely important to be self aware.

Industry: Consumer Goods and FMCG, Account Manager

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Nielsen

Graduate Account Manager, Client Service at Nielsen

Application Advice: Be individual - actual people read your applications! It may seem long winded, but it's worth it. Show an interest in FMCG, at the very least know what it means It's an analyst job, but also a client facing role. Think about how you'd work in that environment.

Interview Advice: Presentation skills are very important - be friendly, enthusiastic, clear and simple. Show an interest in detail and taking more from analysis than just numbers. Dress Smart/Formal. The loudest person is not always the best! Make time for other people to talk. Be aware of what you're saying at all times, everything will be picked up on. Be aware of your strengths, but also about what you could improve on. Have some questions to ask. Talk about your (relevant) previous experience. Remember you're being hired as a person. Be nice and work well with other people. Take food - it can be a long day!

Industry: Consumer Goods and FMCG, Account Manager

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Danone

Assistant Brand Manager, Medical Marketing at Danone

Application Advice: Make sure you demonstrate your passion for our health message and for our brands. I would also make sure you check the companies employee values as it will give you a great indication of whether the company will suit you as well as helping you perform well in the interview process.

Interview Advice: - Learn the employee values. - Demonstrate passion for our health message and brands. - Show your creative thinking. - Show your collaboration/team-work skills. - Relax & be yourself, everyone has a different way of expressing themselves and this is o

Industry: Consumer Goods and FMCG, Brand Management

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Danone

Social Media Manager, Marketing at Danone

Application Advice: If applying for the graduate scheme, ensure you have looked at the company's core values and get a feel for if these resonate with you, as they live and breathe throughout the business.

Industry: Consumer Goods and FMCG, Rotational Graduate Scheme

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L'Oreal

Category management graduate, Category management at L’Oreal

Application Advice: You have to have an interest in the beauty industry and remain engaged in the latest trends, fashions etc. Expect to work hard and be challenged.

Interview Advice: Research the L'Oreal group thoroughly and the beauty industry as a whole.

Industry: Consumer Goods and FMCG, Rotational Graduate Scheme

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L'Oreal

Management Trainee, Commercial – Sales at L’Oreal

Application Advice: Gain as much knowledge as you can of the company and the brands that the L'Oreal Group has under them. Ensure you try and get some real-life experience within the world of marketing/sales/finance etc. before applying - passion and drive for the job is of the upmost importance here!

Interview Advice: Have well thought out and honest examples for different situations of past experiences.

Industry: Consumer Goods and FMCG, Rotational Graduate Scheme

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L'Oreal

Management Trainee, Consumer Market Insights at L’Oreal

Application Advice: - Be open minded to what brands, categories etc. you would prefer to work on, you can surprise yourself with what you discover you like - Expect a very sociable culture where networking is very important

Industry: Consumer Goods and FMCG, Brand Management

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L'Oreal

Commercial Management Trainee, at L’Oreal

Application Advice: Research the industry and show your passion.

Industry: Consumer Goods and FMCG, Rotational Graduate Scheme

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L'Oreal

Assistant Product Manager, Garnier Marketing at L’Oreal

Application Advice: 1.) Do your research - blogs / social media / beauty trends / store visit 3.) Under company competencies ==> culture and way of working 2.) Don't pretend you know what you're talking about if you really don't. 4.) Be open and fun - L'Oreal doesn't hire people with a limited personality

Interview Advice: 1.) Standard competency questions 2.) What does consumer insight mean to you? 3.) What is beauty? 4.) Why L'Oreal 5.) Launch a product given the information provided.

Industry: Consumer Goods and FMCG, Brand Management

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L'Oreal

, at L’Oreal

Application Advice: Apply early, and have lots of responses ready for 'Give me an example of a time when you .....' style questions. Read up on competencies of the company and it's values as well as industry trends and company news.

Interview Advice: The interview process tends to go from being quite broad (Industry trends, knowledge of company etc.) to relatively intrusive and personal with final stage interview almost being just based on your CV and conversation.

Industry: Consumer Goods and FMCG, Rotational Graduate Scheme

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L'Oreal

Management Trainee, Commericial at L’Oreal

Application Advice: Be yourself and research the company.

Interview Advice: Research the company and what they do.

Industry: Consumer Goods and FMCG, Account Manager

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L'Oreal

Strategy, Assistant Manager, Category strategy at L’Oreal

Application Advice: - Do your research and have an opinion on beauty brands. - Demonstrate entrepreneurial flare, in any way possible; L'Oreal loves people who think differently. - Show personality and that you are a people person: a lot of the business is an extrovert wor

Interview Advice: #NAME?

Industry: Consumer Goods and FMCG, Consumer Research

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L'Oreal

Graduate, Sales at L’Oreal

Application Advice: Show how past experiences have taught you skills that can be utilized in the role you are applying for. Make sure you are able to demonstrate at the very least a basic knowledge of the beauty industry e.g. big firms and big brands.

Interview Advice: Ensure you have multiple anecdotes/stories that demonstrate the core competencies of L'Oreal (see website) employees.

Industry: Consumer Goods and FMCG, Account Manager

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Unilever

Business and Management Trainee, Technology at Unilever

Application Advice: Use examples from all aspects of your life (not just focused on University). Research the company values. Sustainability is at the heart of everything we do - so you need a clear understanding on what the companies ambitious goals are!

Interview Advice: Keep up your energy! Ensure that you are enthusiastic throughout the whole assessment centre. If one section of the assessment centre doesn't go as well as you'd hoped (e.g. the case study) then forget about it and go into the next section (e.g. group activity) with a fresh mind!

Industry: Consumer Goods and FMCG, Rotational Graduate Scheme

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Unilever

, HR at Unilever

Application Advice: Really know the Unilever company and show why the USLP means something to you.

Interview Advice: Be yourself. You'll realise on interview if it's a company for you or not.

Industry: Consumer Goods and FMCG, Rotational Graduate Scheme

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Unilever

IT Management Trainee, BTM at Unilever

Application Advice: Review the Standards of Leadership and the USLP.

Interview Advice: Prepare scenarios from different areas (work, study etc.) for competency-based questions.

Industry: Consumer Goods and FMCG, Rotational Graduate Scheme

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VOLKSWAGEN Group UK

VOLKSWAGEN Group UK

Application Advice: Be creative and take risks.

Industry: Consumer Goods and FMCG, Rotational Graduate Scheme

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Unilever

, at Unilever

Application Advice: Focus on core competencies which can be found on the website. Also consider the approach to sustainability through the Unilever Sustainable Living Plan.

Industry: Consumer Goods and FMCG, Brand Management

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Unilever

Assistant Brand Manager, Marketing at Unilever

Application Advice: Learn about the company's standards of leadership and values, especially around USLP.

Interview Advice: Ensure your answers to competency questions are well-structured, and respond to the standards of leadership.

Industry: Consumer Goods and FMCG, Rotational Graduate Scheme

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Unilever

, Human Resources at Unilever

Application Advice: Know the USLP

Industry: Consumer Goods and FMCG, Rotational Graduate Scheme

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Danone

Category Marketing Executive, Category at Danone

Application Advice: Read up on the company's "CODE" values, research the challenges the company is currently facing and try and tailor your answers to show how your skills can help the business achieve its goals.

Interview Advice: It will be competency based so make sure you have lots of examples to hand to back up your answers. The way I did it was to make a list of all the things I've achieved or been proud of doing in previous work experience or at university and then try and group all of those into different areas, e.g. teamwork, working under pressure, times something hasn't gone to plan etc. This makes it much easier on the day when you're asked the question, "give me a time when you have had to xyz...". Also make sure you're using the STAR answer method as it will really help you shape your answers.

Industry: Consumer Goods and FMCG, Rotational Graduate Scheme

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Boots

Supply Graduate, Retail Supply at Boots

Application Advice: - Be confident in your knowledge of what Boots does and what it means to work in Supply Chain. - Demonstrate a pro-active nature and willingness to share your ideas with others.

Interview Advice: - Go in with a strong idea of current challenges within retail and current trends in supply chain. - Be prepared to answer questions about how your work and what makes you 'tick'. Understand how you would fit in with the Boots culture.

Industry: Consumer Goods and FMCG, Supply Chain

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RB

National Account Executive, Sales at RB

Application Advice: Passion is very important, ability to adapt to new situations and still make decisions quickly. You will have full ownership of your role from moment one, so confidence is crucial.

Interview Advice: Have RB and FMCG knowledge, passion, drive and motivation. Ready for new challenges.

Industry: Consumer Goods and FMCG, Rotational Graduate Scheme

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Unilever

, Human Resources at Unilever

Application Advice: Do high level research, particularly around the USLP. Take a look at the standards of leadership and think about how you have demonstrated them.

Interview Advice: As above - think about competency based questions.

Industry: Consumer Goods and FMCG, Rotational Graduate Scheme

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Severn Trent

Graduate, Retail at Severn Trent

Application Advice: Do your research on the company and make sure you have clear examples of skills and work you have done in the past that are relevant to the graduate criteria

Interview Advice: Be calm, relaxed and yourself. As long as you have clear examples and have done the research required before hand, the interview is a great chance just to sell yourself. Confidence is key

Industry: Consumer Goods and FMCG, Rotational Graduate Scheme

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L'Oreal

Marketing MT, Marketing at L’Oreal

Application Advice: Research about L'Oreal Visits stores where LOreal brands are present - Selfridges, HOF, Boots etc

Interview Advice: Be yourself Think of some original examples for competecy based questions

Industry: Consumer Goods and FMCG, Brand Management

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Diageo

Key account executive, Sales and marketing at Diageo

Application Advice: The application is more about you as a person than the company.

Interview Advice: It's your perspicacity that will get you the job.

Industry: Consumer Goods and FMCG, Rotational Graduate Scheme

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Innocent Drinks

Graduate, at Innocent Drinks

Application Advice: Be natural and honest; your attitude and approach to challenges are valued just as much, if not more, than your experience.

Interview Advice: The smart questions are there to test how you tackle a problem; explaining the logic behind the steps you are taking and your approach to problem solving is more important than the final answer you give.

Industry: Consumer Goods and FMCG, Supply Chain

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Vodafone

Product Specialist, Consumer Services at Vodafone

Application Advice: Practice aptitude tests over and over...

Interview Advice: Be yourself and confident.

Industry: Consumer Goods and FMCG, Product Development and R&D

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Johnson & Johnson

Graduate, Marketing at Johnson & Johnson

Application Advice: Make sure you live and breath our Credo - it is what we stand for!

Interview Advice: Know our products and recent campaigns.

Industry: Consumer Goods and FMCG, Brand Management

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RB

Sales Analyst, Global Sales at RB

Application Advice: Apply and see what we are like. You might love us, or hate us, but you have nothing to lose. In the end, you'll come around to realise it's a fantastic company and organisation.

Interview Advice: Be yourself and honest, be confident and look to shine. Rb is about being yourself, ambitious and quick on your feet.

Industry: Consumer Goods and FMCG, Rotational Graduate Scheme

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Vax

, at Vax

Application Advice: Demonstrate agility, initiative and personality.

Industry: Consumer Goods and FMCG, Account Manager

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Associated British Foods (Grocery)

Supply Chain Graduate, Continuous Improvement at Associated British Foods (Grocery)

Application Advice: Be open to the chance to work for different food brands and smaller companies, which are all tied together and receive the benefit of being a part of ABF. Clearly state why you want to work with these brands and in the food industry in general. When answering specific application questions try to include relevant examples and anecdotes.

Interview Advice: Think of a range of examples of when you have demonstrated different skills and attributes before your interview so that you are well prepared.

Industry: Consumer Goods and FMCG, Supply Chain

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RB

Graduate Territory Manager, Field Sales (TM) at RB

Application Advice: Candidates must be: - Driven - Adaptable - Open to change - Organised - Take the initiative - Push the boundaries

Interview Advice: - More of a character analysis - They aren't looking for the finished product - Just the characteristics that could help make you successful in the business and industry as a whole. - Be passionate - Do your research (don't get caught out on brands

Industry: Consumer Goods and FMCG, Rotational Graduate Scheme

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RB

Territory Manager, at RB

Application Advice: Know the core values of the company. Work experience is key!

Interview Advice: Confidence and show the ability to overcome challenges.

Industry: Consumer Goods and FMCG, Rotational Graduate Scheme

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RB

, Sales and Marketing at RB

Application Advice: Think about if you fit with the culture of the company. Be confident.

Interview Advice: Plan to demonstrate how you can show the core values.

Industry: Consumer Goods and FMCG, Rotational Graduate Scheme

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RB

, Sales at RB

Application Advice: Show passion & enthusiasm

Industry: Consumer Goods and FMCG, Rotational Graduate Scheme

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Vax

Marketing Graduate, Marketing at Vax

Application Advice: Make sure you have a good work ethic, be approachable & enthusiastic. Characteristic traits are very important for employers looking to invest in recruiting graduates so make sure you are the type of person that will look to exceed expectations,

Interview Advice: Knowing the floor-care market would help. How to differentiate Vax from it's competitors and having a list of ideas that could help improve the company would be an advantage in an interview. You should also be prepared to be asked why you have chosen Vax as an organisation to want to work for and be able to share examples of how you can work independently and as part of a team.

Industry: Consumer Goods and FMCG, Consumer Research

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Danone

Rotational Graduate, Rotational Graduate Scheme at Danone

Application Advice: Read up on the company well before you apply. There are many FMCG companies but showing that you know and are interested in Danone will highlight your passion for the company.

Interview Advice: Focus your answer to the competency based questions on how your behaviours will allow you to fit into the company.

Industry: Consumer Goods and FMCG, Rotational Graduate Scheme

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Diageo

Sales Executive, Commercial at Diageo

Application Advice: Although somewhat of a cliché, being authentic is hugely important when applying as it's imperative to start with a company with which you share similar values and a common purpose. Be passionate about the brands and original in the way in which you articulate this within the application.

Interview Advice: Know the core values and be able to explain how you have brought these to life previously. Be specific when answering competency questions, what you did and what the result was. Remember that in the assessment cente it's not a test, but a method with which to see how you make decisions, so be authentic when answering questions/completing tasks.

Industry: Consumer Goods and FMCG, Sales

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Diageo

Reserve Key Account Executive, Reserve at Diageo

Interview Advice: Be yourself, think out of the box

Industry: Consumer Goods and FMCG, Rotational Graduate Scheme

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Imperial Tobacco

Trainee, at Imperial Tobacco

Application Advice: Understand the company as good as possible

Industry: Consumer Goods and FMCG, Sales

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RB

Finance Graduate, Finance at RB

Application Advice: Always show your desire and motivation to work within the FMCG sector, for this particular company and in that specific role.

Interview Advice: RB has a very unique culture - people are bold, results driven and aggressive. Be ready to get challenged on your ideas and also challenge other people's ideas.

Industry: Consumer Goods and FMCG, Rotational Graduate Scheme

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RB

Marketing Exec, Marketing at RB

Application Advice: -Show your passion and ability to adapt and be flexible -Show your innovative and entrepreneurial spirit -Challenge the status quo

Industry: Consumer Goods and FMCG, Brand Management

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RB

Global sales analyst, Global Sales at RB

Application Advice: DO IT! I cannot imagine anyone coming out of university and getting as much exposure, responsibility and steep learning curves, in any other company versus what I have experienced in RB. If given the opportunity to change my decision, I would do it all again!

Interview Advice: Know the core values, and ensure you incorporate these in every possible opportunity throughout the interview. Ensure you are aware of the RB culture before your interview - this is key not only for the interview, but when you enter the office. Our culture is unique and you must be fully aware and ensure it is the right culture fit for you. Answer each question in SMARTS, it ensure you covers all points and allows the interviewer to know your thought process and logic in different scenarios. Most of all, try to ensure you remember to bring your personality too. RB is a fun place to work, so we need fun people.

Industry: Consumer Goods and FMCG, Rotational Graduate Scheme

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RB

Territory Manager, Field Sales at RB

Application Advice: - be adaptable - be flexible - accept that decisions will be made with your best interests at heart even if it appears challenging.

Interview Advice: - if you were a brand what would you be. - Why RB? - Demonstrate that you can influence and push back on people and push forward your ideas.

Industry: Consumer Goods and FMCG, Rotational Graduate Scheme

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Danone

Category Executive, Category at Danone

Application Advice: To know the company and the products very well. Have a look at the website, read the news and have a look for the company's products at the supermarkets. Prepare examples that demonstrate our CODE behaviours.

Industry: Consumer Goods and FMCG, Sales

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Diageo

BPM Analyst, Finance at Diageo

Application Advice: You need to know and like the company and the products; believe in what Diageo believes and share the values

Industry: Consumer Goods and FMCG, Rotational Graduate Scheme

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Diageo

BPM Analyst, Finance at Diageo

Application Advice: Provide information in structured answers that convey the point that you want to sell. Be realistic but not pessimistic.

Interview Advice: Identify the personal attribute that differentiates you from the other candidates and sell it in the best way (diverse background, good people skills, extremely comfortable with numbers and big data etc.)

Industry: Consumer Goods and FMCG, Rotational Graduate Scheme

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Vax

Junior Product Manager, Product Management at Vax

Application Advice: Tailor your application to the company.

Interview Advice: Show you really know the company Must show that you are agile and willing to adapt your work to changes.

Industry: Consumer Goods and FMCG, Product Development and R&D

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Johnson & Johnson

Health Economics & Market Access Graduate, Medical Devices & Diagnostics at Johnson & Johnson

Application Advice: Show that you know the company and JNJ Credo

Interview Advice: Make sure to know the Credo by heart.

Industry: Consumer Goods and FMCG, Consumer Research

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Diageo

Sales Executive, Sales On-Trade at Diageo

Application Advice: Demonstrate enthusiasm and, if possible, prior experience in the industry (work experience, bar-tending etc). Tell them why specifically you want to work for Diageo, and how you fit in with the "Diageo Lifestyle" and what you can bring to the company.

Interview Advice: Fairly standard competency questions, with role plays thrown in. Have a good basic understanding of the company, its main brands and its competitors.

Industry: Consumer Goods and FMCG, Rotational Graduate Scheme

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Diageo

Commercial Planning & Activation Manager OnTrade, Customer Marketing Norway at Diageo

Application Advice: Be yourself. Be proactive and engaged. Study the brands and company, but most importantly be your most brilliant self.

Interview Advice: The interview process is not set-up to fool anybody. it is very fair. Be honest and engaging. I found the process being the most fair and it also shows how the company is. Make sure you learn about the roles and the difference of customer/consumer marketing. No need to study company details - but a overall brand knowledge is good to have. Check out YT commercials etc.

Industry: Consumer Goods and FMCG, Rotational Graduate Scheme

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Hilti GB Ltd

Account Manager, East Anglia at Hilti GB Ltd

Application Advice: If you agree with the four principles (Teamwork, Courage, Commitment, Integrity) then this is the company for you. Always make sure you are linking your application to this if you agree with them.

Interview Advice: As long as you are a friendly/bubbly person with good interpersonal skills then you will be fine. They are always interested in people who are friendly - the experience isn't taken into account as they know a lot of people have never worked in construction before.

Industry: Consumer Goods and FMCG, Account Manager

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Diageo

Sales Executive, Field Sales at Diageo

Application Advice: Know the brands, and learn about how they have been marketed/supported in the past

Industry: Consumer Goods and FMCG, Sales

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Diageo

Sales Executive, at Diageo

Application Advice: Know the brands inside out and have commercial awareness around retail maths, sales strategy. Be a team player.

Interview Advice: favourite brand and why How would you sell smirnoff to a pub that doesn't have it How to calculate vat Why diageo Why sales Future aspirations

Industry: Consumer Goods and FMCG, Sales

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Unilever

Supply chain innovation analyst, Supply chain at Unilever

Application Advice: Look into the function you are applying for and learn about it. Don't make assumptions as to what you will be doing, find out for sure! If you are successful in your application, you need to be sure that is what you want to be doing.

Interview Advice: Relax, the interview process is designed to not be intimidating, and if you are stressed/ nervous, this will come across.

Industry: Consumer Goods and FMCG, Account Manager

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Unilever

UFLP Supply Chain, UK & Ireland at Unilever

Application Advice: - Be prepared - Make sure you have the right motivation as to why you want to work for Unilever - Have clear (STAR) examples of the required standards of leadership

Interview Advice: Be yourself, you will be chosen if you fit in

Industry: Consumer Goods and FMCG, Supply Chain

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Imperial Tobacco

Graduate, at Imperial Tobacco

Interview Advice: Learn about the values of Imperial

Industry: Consumer Goods and FMCG, Supply Chain

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Unilever

HR UFLP, Human Resources at Unilever

Application Advice: Go for it! The array of development options on offer and range of projects are some of the best I've worked on. Focus on why you want the role and what you can bring to Unilever and its sense of purpose and values. Think about why these suit you and what you can add to them. Think about examples for the standards of leadership.

Industry: Consumer Goods and FMCG, Rotational Graduate Scheme

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Imperial Tobacco

Sales & Marketing Project Manager, Sales & Marketing at Imperial Tobacco

Application Advice: #NAME?

Interview Advice: -Be able to identify examples of your experience so far (professional and during your studies) which show that you have skills that can create value within Imperial

Industry: Consumer Goods and FMCG, Rotational Graduate Scheme

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Imperial Tobacco

Product manager, Brand Marketing at Imperial Tobacco

Application Advice: Be yourself.

Interview Advice: Structured mindset.

Industry: Consumer Goods and FMCG, Brand Management

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Mars

Lean Coordinator, Lean at Mars

Application Advice: Don't try to pretend to be anyone you are not. Strong analytical and problem solving skills are needed as well as a lot of excel experience.

Interview Advice: Be genuine - show a real interest in the role, company and products. Although preparation is important, be careful not to over prepare such that you are trying to recite your answers to questions. There is a big emphasis is on people skills, personal development and learning agility

Industry: Consumer Goods and FMCG, Supply Chain

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Johnson & Johnson

Category Development for Adult Skincare, Shopper Marketing at Johnson & Johnson

Application Advice: Rotational graduate schemes are by far the best way to really try out varying roles and find out what career path would suit you. It also allows you to build a broad skillset therefore I highly recommend applying. Be sure to explain why you want to work in the FMCG industry, this was really key when I applied.

Interview Advice: Explain why you want the role and your journey in realising that this is the industry and company for you.

Industry: Consumer Goods and FMCG, Rotational Graduate Scheme

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Danone

Graduate Rotation, at Danone

Application Advice: Focus on CODE values. You need to be able to provide SPECIFIC examples of how you have demonstrated these. Explore all areas of your life for examples, not just your work history.

Interview Advice: Know how to give constructive, polite criticism. There will likely be group exercises in the assessment centre in which this skill will come to play. Also know when to recognise and support a winning idea, even if it is not your own. Your character is much more important than your degree.

Industry: Consumer Goods and FMCG, Rotational Graduate Scheme

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Bakkavor Group

Technical CI, Technical at Bakkavor Group

Application Advice: Be prepared to move at short notice and to expect a very wide range of sites, products, roles and people.

Industry: Consumer Goods and FMCG, Rotational Graduate Scheme

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Mars

National Account and New Business Devlopment Manager, Ice Cream Sales at Mars

Application Advice: Be self aware, know where your strengths and weaknesses lie and how you can utilise these in a role. Working for Mars isn't about doing everything perfect, it's about taking on challenges and learning from them, even if they don't always have the desired outcome.

Interview Advice: Question I was asked: If I was the GM of Mars Chocolate what would I change?

Industry: Consumer Goods and FMCG, Sales

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Danone

Category Management Assistant, Category Management at Danone

Application Advice: Danone are very focused on finding candidates who would fit with the Danone culture, and in particular can demonstrate behaviours and competencies against CODE (commitment, openness, doer, empowered). I would strongly recommend you highlight where you have shown these behaviours in any examples and make sure you really consider the culture and if it's the right fit for you before you apply!

Industry: Consumer Goods and FMCG, Sales

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Vax

Territory Sales Rep, Commercial at Vax

Application Advice: Make sure that you understand the company and its products

Interview Advice: Lots about the company and products that I work with

Industry: Consumer Goods and FMCG, Sales

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Johnson & Johnson

Territory manager, Field sales force at Johnson & Johnson

Application Advice: You really need to show you're organised and enthusiastic.

Interview Advice: I don't think it's all about your work experience, it's definitely not about what degree you got, it's about your personality. You need to be sociable, confident and independent to work well in this role

Industry: Consumer Goods and FMCG, Sales

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Johnson & Johnson

Territory Manager, Consumer at Johnson & Johnson

Application Advice: Look carefully at not just the role you are applying for but the future opportunites within the entire business

Interview Advice: Be personable, approachable, confident and know the company and its values.

Industry: Consumer Goods and FMCG, Sales

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Johnson & Johnson

Territory Manager, at Johnson & Johnson

Application Advice: Emphasise relevant experience of, or evidence of research into, the role. Include key skills and attributes that you possess that relate to key aspects of the job description.

Interview Advice: Make sure you are passionate and interested in the healthcare industry and are familiar with the Johnson&Johnson Credo, the ethics which guide the way we do business. Relax and be yourself!

Industry: Consumer Goods and FMCG, Rotational Graduate Scheme

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Johnson & Johnson

Marketing Graduate, Marketing at Johnson & Johnson

Application Advice: Be happy, confident and be willing to try a range of job positions to build your skills and knowledge.

Interview Advice: Telephone interviews- Informal questions more around why you want to work for the company and how you believe you could support the company. They give you an idea of the questions in an email before!! Assessment day- 3 rounds group exercise, interview and case study. Have examples of Key work following STAR format, be confident in sharing ideas but show accountability when you don't fully understand something.

Industry: Consumer Goods and FMCG, Rotational Graduate Scheme

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Johnson & Johnson

Territory manager, at Johnson & Johnson

Application Advice: I would bring out all the extras that you have done whilst at university, school etc. as they are skills that they will be looking for.

Interview Advice: Come prepared for a group task, an interview and a task where you digest information and present back.

Industry: Consumer Goods and FMCG, Sales

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Danone

National Account Executive, Sales – Account Management at Danone

Application Advice: Make sure you give a true representation of yourself - if you don't, it will become obvious at interview anyway! Also, make sure you practice the numerical and verbal tests online before you sit them. With a bit of practice they're not that tricky, but if you go into them cold, then the time pressure can make them seem harder than they are.

Interview Advice: Think CODE. This will form the basis of every question (and therefore answer)! A good exercise is to have a think prior to the interviews of 2/3 great examples for each competency that can be easily adapted to fit the question. However, make sure you are actually answering the question!

Industry: Consumer Goods and FMCG, Rotational Graduate Scheme

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Procter & Gamble

National Account Manager, Prestige at Procter & Gamble

Application Advice: Go for it! You will learn so much in a short space of time and work in an industry which has a tangible influence on national shopper habits. You will work on many new launches that touch all the P&G commercial functions & external influencers, from negotiating space and promotions with the retailers to joint marketing and supply chain efficiencies.

Interview Advice: Just be yourself. At P&G we recognise it is just as important for the company to be right for you and you for the company. Focus on your own stregths and leadership experiences vs regurgitating P&G history and company data.

Industry: Consumer Goods and FMCG, Account Manager

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Danone

Assistant Brand Manager – Cow and Gate Medical, Medical Marketing at Danone

Interview Advice: - Practice competence-based questions - Learn 'CODE' and how it relates to your past experiences

Industry: Consumer Goods and FMCG, Brand Management

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Mars

Seasonal Innovation Scientist, Product Innovation at Mars

Application Advice: Be self-aware and think a lot about how what you have learnt from past experiences and about how you work.

Interview Advice: Be able to give examples of when you have changed your behaviour as a result of something not going to plan. They really like it when people can show development and can learn from when things go well and not so well.

Industry: Consumer Goods and FMCG, Product Development and R&D

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Danone

Account Supply Executive, Customer Team at Danone

Application Advice: Make sure you're authentic when interviewing and during the group work because they are measuring how you work with people and on your own and so if you're being disingenuous you may find yourself at a company your not suited to.

Interview Advice: No experience is too small to speak about, if it's relevant then use it as Danone aren't as concerned about what your background is but how you've learnt from your experiences and how that moulds the way you make decisions and act now.

Industry: Consumer Goods and FMCG, Supply Chain

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Imperial Tobacco

Analyst, Global Procurement at Imperial Tobacco

Application Advice: When applying, be sure to reference your answers to different experiences, university, placements, study abroad, previous work, out of work activities etc.

Interview Advice: Cliche, but be yourself. Try to have fun in the assessment center and talk to everyone. Be honest about your weaknesses but don't be afraid to sell yourself.

Industry: Consumer Goods and FMCG, Supply Chain

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Mars

, at Mars

Application Advice: As early as possible!

Industry: Consumer Goods and FMCG, Account Manager

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Procter & Gamble

Process Engineer, Manufacturing at Procter & Gamble

Application Advice: Just be yourself and don't pretend to be someone you're not. You'll feel if you are a good fit for the company, and if you feel that, there's a very good chance you might get picked.

Interview Advice: Also interview the company and the persons that are interviewing you. Don't just answer to the questions they ask you.

Industry: Consumer Goods and FMCG, Supply Chain

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Mars

Digital Trade Content Manager, eCommerce at Mars

Application Advice: Be yourself Think about what you want to get from the scheme. Mars aren't expecting the finished product and for the Management Development Programme you don't need experience in business.

Interview Advice: Be yourself. Prepare to answer competency based questions. There will be a case study which will be difficult - it is meant to be! They are assessing how you tackle a problem, not expecting loads of business knowledge.

Industry: Consumer Goods and FMCG, Sales

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Mars

Sensory scientist, Sensory Science at Mars

Application Advice: Let your personality come through, Mars is a very personal company. Make sure you demonstrate your breadth in terms of interests and skills as this job really requires a well rounded person.

Interview Advice: Relax and don't try to be too "professional." I applied twice and the first time didn't get past first interview as they didn't see my passion for the company and market. The second time round I just relaxed and allowed myself to let all the enthusiasm and passion come through. Be ready to explain why you acted a certain way not just what you did. They are really interested in why and how you did things more than what you actually did.

Industry: Consumer Goods and FMCG, Product Development and R&D

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Mars

Brand Manager, Marketing at Mars

Application Advice: Know the company - values are really important to us - be clear on what this means to you.

Interview Advice: How would you tackle a current business problem.

Industry: Consumer Goods and FMCG, Brand Management

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Unilever

Graduate Trainee, at Unilever

Application Advice: Make sure you know about our brands, about our sustainable living programme and have a clear understanding about what role will entail (see graduate blogs on careers website)

Interview Advice: Think STAR (situation, task, approach, result) in order to structure answers to questions and make sure you know about Unilever's "standards of leadership" which are the key competencies you will be required to demonstrate.

Industry: Consumer Goods and FMCG, Supply Chain

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Mars

Product Technology Scientist, Mars Petcare at Mars

Application Advice: Read about the company, and know your job description. Mars is a private business, so you won't be able to find out loads about the company, but get a picture about what the culture is about. Think about why you would be best suited to working in the company and gear up your application to this.

Interview Advice: Be yourself in interview, we're not a corporate company, we want to hire people who have the right cultural and attitude fit to our business. I ended up talking about one of my hobbies at length in my interview. Completely unrelated to the job, but it demonstrates outside interests, an indication of a well-rounded person.

Industry: Consumer Goods and FMCG, Product Development and R&D

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Mars

Category Manager, Category Management at Mars

Application Advice: Apply for this scheme if you want to accelerate the start of your career through a wide variety of experiences whilst enjoying a large amount of autonomy in everything that you do.

Industry: Consumer Goods and FMCG, Rotational Graduate Scheme

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Procter & Gamble

Finance Manager, Finance at Procter & Gamble

Application Advice: Doing your best and working hard is expected of every employee - you need to be prepared to lead, innovate and communicate well to be recognised and get the most out of your time at P&G.

Interview Advice: Prepare for the tests - loads of materials available online

Industry: Consumer Goods and FMCG, Sales

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Mars

Statistician, Statistics at Mars

Application Advice: Research Mars and the five principles.

Industry: Consumer Goods and FMCG, Product Development and R&D

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Mars

Raw Materials Buyer, Procurement at Mars

Application Advice: Research into the company Practise for online tests! Be yourself

Interview Advice: Questions asked: - Why procurement? - Why Mars? - Give me a time where you have been in a conflict? What was the outcome? Ask them questions after the interview

Industry: Consumer Goods and FMCG, Product Development and R&D

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Fuller's

Graduate Trainee, at Fuller’s

Application Advice: Even though Fuller's is a beer company they do not expect you to know everything there is to know about beer. Just show a genuine interest in the industry, and a desire to learn more.

Interview Advice: Relax, and be yourself. Also take a few seconds to consider your response, rather than jumping straight into an answer.

Industry: Consumer Goods and FMCG, Rotational Graduate Scheme

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GE

Edison Engineering Development Program, Electrical at GE

Application Advice: Be always willing to learn and reinvent yourself.

Interview Advice: Regarding preparation there is plenty of material online. I think the best advice of all is to be honest.

Industry: Consumer Goods and FMCG, Rotational Graduate Scheme

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Mars

National Account Manager, Sales at Mars

Application Advice: Understand why you want to work in the FMCG sector, and then understand what you think makes Mars different and why that's important to you. Be passionate about self-development - understand your own strengths and development areas, and be honest about them. Demonstrate examples of where you've been able to adapt your style to achieve results outside of your natural style. Have clear examples of where you've led teams in the past, and what you've helped them achieve through your leadership

Interview Advice: - What is your leadership style? - Tell me a time when you've pushed yourself to try something new... what was the outcome? - Give me an example of a time when you've led a team to achieve a particular goal? How did you flex your style? - What do you t

Industry: Consumer Goods and FMCG, Account Manager

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Express Vending

Sales Executive, Sales at Express Vending

Application Advice: Be yourself but think about why you want to go into sales and what will drive you to be successful.

Industry: Consumer Goods and FMCG, Sales

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Mars

Maltesers Brand Manger, Bitesize Marketing at Mars

Application Advice: *Be yourself *Show personality *Don't be sloppy *Use recent examples *Talk about HOW your did what you did and what you LEARNT form it

Interview Advice: *Be yourself *Don't forget about the people *Show passion *Do your research *Have an opinion

Industry: Consumer Goods and FMCG, Brand Management

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Bakkavor Group

Team Manager, Manufacturing at Bakkavor Group

Application Advice: You need to understand that it is a not 9-5 Role, you will more than likely be working on the weekends. i.e. working every other weekend or working one day of every weekend. Also you do not get a choice on where you are based in 1st year and the location of the sites are more often than not in rural areas. i.e. Lincolnshire.

Industry: Consumer Goods and FMCG, Rotational Graduate Scheme

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Danone

Account Manager, Dairy Sales at Danone

Application Advice: Take your time with it, research the company and tailor your answers to their key behaviours and values

Interview Advice: Do your homework on the company and think of examples where you can show you have demonstrated their key behaviours

Industry: Consumer Goods and FMCG, Account Manager

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Nielsen

Graduate Client Manager, Select Base at Nielsen

Application Advice: You need to be strong minded and eager to learn. Both from classes and from feedback. Networking is essential to make it through and you need to be able to think in a simple and focussed way.

Interview Advice: BE YOURSELF (as cliché as that sounds). don't sit on the fence all the time and allow yourself to be drawn into any group exercises as if you were going through them yourself.

Industry: Consumer Goods and FMCG, Account Manager

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Unilever

UFLP (Financial Management), Finance at Unilever

Application Advice: Be relaxed, confident, truthful

Industry: Consumer Goods and FMCG, Rotational Graduate Scheme

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Danone

Associate Nutritionist, Medical Affairs at Danone

Application Advice: I would say that as a business they do not expect you to be able to demonstrate really technical knowledge at the application stage. It is more important to be able to demonstrate key competencies related to the CODE behaviours Also do not underestimate the mathematical and verbal reasoning tests- practice them!

Interview Advice: I would say it's important to just relax. As a company Danone is not particularly corporate and the interviewers really want to get the best out of you, so be professional but also be yourself. The interview (when I applied) was a competency based interview so to prepare think about examples where you have demonstrated key competencies related to the company values and behaviours.

Industry: Consumer Goods and FMCG, Rotational Graduate Scheme

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Procter & Gamble

Procter & Gamble

Application Advice: Prepare for competency interviews (tell me about a time when you...)

Industry: Consumer Goods and FMCG, Product Development and R&D

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Unilever

Customer Account Manager, Account Management; ASDA at Unilever

Application Advice: Know the industry well and make sure you're aware of Unilever's Standards of Leadership.

Interview Advice: Make sure you've had a good look at the Standards of Leadership; prepare for competency-based questions.

Industry: Consumer Goods and FMCG, Account Manager

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Express Vending

Account Manager, London at Express Vending

Application Advice: What you put in you get out

Interview Advice: Relax and be yourself, enjoy it

Industry: Consumer Goods and FMCG, Account Manager

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Unilever

, at Unilever

Application Advice: Read carefully what the questions are asking, bring in your experiences (studies, societies, work).

Industry: Consumer Goods and FMCG, Rotational Graduate Scheme

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Unilever

R&D UFLP, at Unilever

Application Advice: Know your stuff about the company Be yourself

Industry: Consumer Goods and FMCG, Product Development and R&D

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Express Vending

London Account Manager, Sales at Express Vending

Application Advice: You must be organised, motivated, driven and very resilient! Always work towards a goal

Interview Advice: be yourself, bubbly, talkative but not arrogant.

Industry: Consumer Goods and FMCG, Account Manager

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Unilever

Line Leader, Factory Management at Unilever

Application Advice: Supply Chain, in my experience, is all about problem solving and being as proactive as you can in that area and diving into the detail of issues. Aiming toward foreseeing problems before they occur and putting steps in place so they can't happen again.

Interview Advice: Get to the point succinctly and use facts/data wherever possible. Manufacturing will always be driven by Safety, Quality and Cost (in that order) so focus on these areas as much as possible.

Industry: Consumer Goods and FMCG, Supply Chain

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Unilever

Account Manager, at Unilever

Application Advice: Tailor your application to the Unilever standards of leadership.

Industry: Consumer Goods and FMCG, Sales

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Unilever

Regional Sales Manager, Ice Cream at Unilever

Application Advice: Be yourself - but make sure you read up on the company and it's values - think about how you align to them

Interview Advice: Can't remember

Industry: Consumer Goods and FMCG, Rotational Graduate Scheme

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Procter & Gamble

National Account Manager, at Procter & Gamble

Application Advice: Make sure your C.V. isn't purely academic, additional interests (sport, travelling, etc.) is great

Interview Advice: Think about times when you have demonstrated certain skills and how you overcame challenges

Industry: Consumer Goods and FMCG, Supply Chain

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Procter & Gamble

Market Planning Manager, Product Supply at Procter & Gamble

Application Advice: If you are grads, apply for it and you will have enormous learning opportunities. If you have more than 5 years experience, don't apply as PG only recruits entry level and you will be doing the same as grads.

Interview Advice: Interview is easy.

Industry: Consumer Goods and FMCG, Supply Chain

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Procter & Gamble

Process Engineer, Product Supply at Procter & Gamble

Application Advice: Make sure you pick the business area which you are most passionate to work in as you will need to get this across in the application.

Interview Advice: Come with lots of examples when you've used your skills and be able to explain why you want to work for a company like P&G

Industry: Consumer Goods and FMCG, Supply Chain

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Bakkavor Group

Process technologist, Process Development at Bakkavor Group

Application Advice: The key quality you need to possess is passion for the job and a motivation to overcome obstacles to achieve the right results. Everything else can be 'learnt by doing'. You must be flexible with your time commitments and willing to move around the country as you will be relocated at least once! I have moved between London, Peterborough and Wigan in my 3 years with the group.

Interview Advice: Make sure you brush up on your company values and have examples for each of them of how you have demonstrated that value through work. Also make sure that you are approachable and (if asked) talk about yourself outside of work. The company buys into it's graduate scheme and a big aspect of that is being able to socialise with your colleagues.

Industry: Consumer Goods and FMCG, Product Development and R&D

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Vax

Performance & Claims Analyst, R&D at Vax

Application Advice: Due to the nature of the industry highlight your ability to be flexible as you will need to be irrespective of the role you apply for.

Interview Advice: Try to relax the interview for me wasn't as grueling when compared to ones I'd had with other other companies. You won't be made to feel uncomfortable at any point. There are the usual competency based questions so try and have as many different examples that relate to the questions asked.

Industry: Consumer Goods and FMCG, Product Development and R&D

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GlaxoSmithKline

Sales and Marketing Graduate, at GlaxoSmithKline

Application Advice: Be very self aware of strengths and development areas with a strong emphasis on your willingness to learn

Interview Advice: Competency based questions are linked to the GSK Expectations. Show your performance against those expectations.

Industry: Consumer Goods and FMCG, Account Manager

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GlaxoSmithKline

, Procurement at GlaxoSmithKline

Application Advice: Be yourself - very important to not put on an act as they can see straight through you. It's impossible to know exactly what they are looking for. If you be yourself and you get through then its almost certain you will be a right fit for the company/team. if not, it's likely that the role wouldn't have suited you. Don't be too overpowering in group situations, don't take leadership and prevent the others joining in, they want to see that you can be a team player.

Interview Advice: Competency based interview questions, i.e. tell me about a time when you have shown leadership in a group?

Industry: Consumer Goods and FMCG, Rotational Graduate Scheme

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Unilever

TPL Tresemme R&D, Hair Design at Unilever

Application Advice: Be honest, the company wants you for who you are not what your grades are. Brush up on the principles of the company and how it is trying to make a positive impact on the world

Interview Advice: Generic competency questions, they are looking for how you answer rather than all the great things you have done. Take time to think about how you say it, as that is more important.

Industry: Consumer Goods and FMCG, Product Development and R&D

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L'Oreal

Marketing Management Trainee, at L’Oreal

Application Advice: Research all 28 L'Oreal brands and practise competency questions

Interview Advice: Look through the L'Oreal website, go into stores and research

Industry: Consumer Goods and FMCG, Brand Management

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Unilever

E-Commerce Executive, E-commerce New Business at Unilever

Application Advice: Make sure you are demonstrating the Standards of Leadership for Unilever

Interview Advice: Focus on the key Standards of Leadership for Unilever (prepare key examples)

Industry: Consumer Goods and FMCG, Sales

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GlaxoSmithKline

Associate, Communications and Government Affairs at GlaxoSmithKline

Application Advice: look at the company values

Interview Advice: be yourself - this is a relationship focused company so it is all about YOU as a person by the interview. If you don't get it, it's becasue you won't like it!

Industry: Consumer Goods and FMCG, Rotational Graduate Scheme

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GlaxoSmithKline

Supply Chain Analyst, Supply Chain at GlaxoSmithKline

Interview Advice: Be patient focused and show willingness to work across boundaries.

Industry: Consumer Goods and FMCG, Supply Chain

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GlaxoSmithKline

Regulatory Affairs Associate, at GlaxoSmithKline

Application Advice: Take your time in the application process and be honest.

Industry: Consumer Goods and FMCG, Rotational Graduate Scheme

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GlaxoSmithKline

Product Development Graduate, Formualtion at GlaxoSmithKline

Application Advice: Apply if you are interested in working at the cutting edge of scientific research, with the tangible outcome of a marketable medicine at the end to significantly benefit a patient's life. If you are ambitious and really want to make a difference this is the best way to start a career in a large, complex organisation.

Interview Advice: Demonstrate strong knowledge of manufacturing medicines of multiple forms. Show your leadership and soft skills through role play of manager/ employee scenarios as well as teamwork with a group exercise.

Industry: Consumer Goods and FMCG, Product Development and R&D

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GlaxoSmithKline

Communications Associate, Communications at GlaxoSmithKline

Application Advice: Think about how your personal values align to the company's values and mission. Don't try to be 'Mr/Ms Corporate' if that's not you; the company culture might surprise you.

Interview Advice: Prepare thoroughly, think about what your motivations for applying are, be sincere and honest, listen to others.

Industry: Consumer Goods and FMCG, Rotational Graduate Scheme

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GlaxoSmithKline

Supply Chain, GSK Production System Change Team at GlaxoSmithKline

Application Advice: GSK puts the patient at the centre of all it does. Show how you align to this. Read up on the GSK values and think how you have demonstrated these in the past.

Interview Advice: If you've got an interview, they already beliveve that you have what it takes to do the job academically. Show them what makes you stand out and what else you can bring to the table. Show your personality. Show enthusiasm. Be respectful of others. Be confident but not cocky. Don't tell them that you know what is wrong with the company. Don't tell them that you will come in and fix everything.

Industry: Consumer Goods and FMCG, Supply Chain

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GlaxoSmithKline

Supply Chain Associate, at GlaxoSmithKline

Application Advice: Apply to a company you can feel passionate about working for. Then try to match your personality and strengths to a role.

Interview Advice: Do your research on the company, prepare answers in advance for the standard types of questions and be yourself.

Industry: Consumer Goods and FMCG, Supply Chain

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Imperial Tobacco

Imperial Tobacco

Application Advice: Have a clear view of what area you want to work in, and let the employer know

Interview Advice: Gather information about the company, the sector, etc.

Industry: Consumer Goods and FMCG, Rotational Graduate Scheme

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3M

Product Development Engineer, Abrasives at 3M

Application Advice: No idea is a bad idea! Be interested in the science. Lab work can be slow but rewarding in the long-term.

Interview Advice: Think creatively. Think about the science.

Industry: Consumer Goods and FMCG, Product Development and R&D

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Diageo

Sales executive, South England at Diageo

Application Advice: Read up of the Diageo values - if you can demonstrate that you're aligned with them and will be a good fit (socially, personality) this really helps. Show a good understanding of the industry as a whole - look at our competitors and their brands.

Interview Advice: Be honest Take your time Don't over think it

Industry: Consumer Goods and FMCG, Rotational Graduate Scheme

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Diageo

Assistant Brand Manager, Consumer Marketing at Diageo

Application Advice: Genuine interest in the spirits industry and commercial awareness.

Industry: Consumer Goods and FMCG, Account Manager

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Diageo

HR Coordinator, HR at Diageo

Application Advice: Be yourself

Industry: Consumer Goods and FMCG, Rotational Graduate Scheme

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Diageo

Sales Executive, Field Sales at Diageo

Application Advice: Be willing to be entirely flexible on location, and be prepared to be alone. It's very hard to move to an area where you don't know anyone and you only see your team once per month. Sales targets are particularly 'punchy,' so get ready for constant conversations on your performance. You need to be all over your numbers at any given point on any given day.

Interview Advice: I didn't realise how important maths was for the role, so brush up on your basic skills. Sales is all about first impressions, so be prepared to do role plays, etc. the usual tasks that take you out of your comfort zone.

Industry: Consumer Goods and FMCG, Sales

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Diageo

Sales Executive, Field Sales at Diageo

Interview Advice: -Phone interview was standard competencies -Assessment day had 4 exercises 1. A 2 on 1 interview with a senior sales team member and someone from HR. 2. A mock sales pitch where you are provided with some information and expected to sell to someone a

Industry: Consumer Goods and FMCG, Rotational Graduate Scheme

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Diageo

Graduate, at Diageo

Application Advice: Be prepared and make sure you do live the values.

Interview Advice: Study upon the business, industry and take into account how the values reflect in the day to day job.

Industry: Consumer Goods and FMCG, Rotational Graduate Scheme

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Diageo

Finance Graduate, Western Europe Finance at Diageo

Application Advice: Be genuine and be able to show your passion for our brands and the industry. Soft skills are just as important as technical and analytical skills. Be able to demonstrate leadership capabilities.

Interview Advice: Lots of competency-based questions around teamwork, work attitude and leadership.

Industry: Consumer Goods and FMCG, Rotational Graduate Scheme

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Imperial Tobacco

Sales Management Trainee, Turkey at Imperial Tobacco

Application Advice: There is a good chance to start your career. Make sure you claim this job.

Interview Advice: Be relaxed! If the position is suitable for you, you will get this job.

Industry: Consumer Goods and FMCG, Account Manager

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Diageo

National Account Manager, at Diageo

Application Advice: Show how you've been proactive and got involved in extra curricular activities outside your degree.

Interview Advice: Be yourself

Industry: Consumer Goods and FMCG, Account Manager

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Imperial Tobacco

Marketing Graduate, Group Marketing at Imperial Tobacco

Application Advice: Grab it with both hands and just be yourself. Imperial is a fantastic company to work for.

Interview Advice: Be yourself, be confident, show initative.

Industry: Consumer Goods and FMCG, Rotational Graduate Scheme

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Diageo

Innovation & Commercialization Executive, Sales and Marketing at Diageo

Application Advice: Prepare a good and convincing cover letter for your CV. Show not only love for the brands we sold but also hard skills.

Interview Advice: Diageo really wants to see the motivation behind the application for the job. Be ready to show how you fit with company's values. Ask questions.

Industry: Consumer Goods and FMCG, Rotational Graduate Scheme

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Imperial Tobacco

Management Trainee, Finance at Imperial Tobacco

Application Advice: Be flexible on the nature of work you expect to delve into.

Interview Advice: Be friendly.

Industry: Consumer Goods and FMCG, Rotational Graduate Scheme

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Imperial Tobacco

GT- Trade Marketing, Marketing at Imperial Tobacco

Application Advice: Be honest and very real.

Interview Advice: Be very engaging, but sincerely so.

Industry: Consumer Goods and FMCG, Rotational Graduate Scheme

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Imperial Tobacco

Imperial Tobacco

Application Advice: Show what you achived in previous roles/tasks, Tell how you can contribute to the businesses success

Interview Advice: Make sure what the industry is about and what challenges this brings

Industry: Consumer Goods and FMCG, Supply Chain

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Imperial Tobacco

Imperial Tobacco

Application Advice: Understand the industry and why you want to work in tobacco. As tobacco is a heavily regulated industry it is wise to understand the remit in which we work before making an application.

Industry: Consumer Goods and FMCG, Rotational Graduate Scheme

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Procter & Gamble

Packaging Development, Fine Fragrance at Procter & Gamble

Application Advice: Commit to it. It is a fantastic experience, which you won't regret.

Interview Advice: Don't overthink your strengths and weaknesses, rather then of examples in which you have proven certain skills. How did you handle XY situations and why.

Industry: Consumer Goods and FMCG, Account Manager

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Imperial Tobacco

Project manager, at Imperial Tobacco

Application Advice: -If they want a lot of challenges. -It's a second school, but no more theory but practice. -Working in different department. -Possibility to work everywhere in the world. -Having fun and working in a good condition.

Interview Advice: -Good communication -Be honest -Be a teamworker -It's more about personality than knowledge -Loving challenges and open for new opportunities

Industry: Consumer Goods and FMCG, Account Manager

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Procter & Gamble

ABM, Marketing at Procter & Gamble

Application Advice: Focus on the success drivers

Industry: Consumer Goods and FMCG, Brand Management

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Imperial Tobacco

Project Manager/Graduate, at Imperial Tobacco

Application Advice: Be truthful! Do your research on the company and prepare answers using your experience for skills questions.

Interview Advice: Be yourself and engage!

Industry: Consumer Goods and FMCG, Supply Chain

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Imperial Tobacco

Sales and Marketing Executive, Europe at Imperial Tobacco

Application Advice: Work on your leadership and people management skills

Interview Advice: Knowing a lot about the industry is an easy way to differentiate yourself from the rest.

Industry: Consumer Goods and FMCG, Rotational Graduate Scheme

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Imperial Tobacco

Finance, Finance at Imperial Tobacco

Application Advice: ITG takes it values very seriously, and they try to embed these values in all employees, so make sure you know the values by heart, and different times you have demonstrated these values.

Interview Advice: Same as Application advice. Other than that, the obvious - be calm, be motivated and do your best.

Industry: Consumer Goods and FMCG, Rotational Graduate Scheme

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Imperial Tobacco

Graduate, Sales at Imperial Tobacco

Application Advice: Want it, like really want it

Interview Advice: Be honest

Industry: Consumer Goods and FMCG, Rotational Graduate Scheme

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Imperial Tobacco

HR Graduate, Human Resources at Imperial Tobacco

Application Advice: Read Imperial Tobacco’s latest annual report to get a feel for the business and its current strategy. In addition, research the tobacco industry and learn about some of the major challenges it currently faces. Following this process, tailor your application to make the assessor aware of your knowledge and highlight what skills you’ll bring to drive the business forward.

Interview Advice: Use STAR (Situation, Task, Action, Result) to frame your answers. It helps to structure your thinking and keeps you on track.

Industry: Consumer Goods and FMCG, Rotational Graduate Scheme

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Imperial Tobacco

Graduate, at Imperial Tobacco

Application Advice: Be open-minded, confident and ready for a challenge!

Interview Advice: I was asked some personal questions for them to get to know me. There were also some questions about how I would handle certain situations. Of course, there were the basic, "tell us about yourself" and "where do you see yourself in 'x' years"

Industry: Consumer Goods and FMCG, Rotational Graduate Scheme

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Imperial Tobacco

Anti-Illicit Trade Executive, Corporate Affairs at Imperial Tobacco

Application Advice: Really focus on the company heritage and values, this company is all about its people and the 6 values form a large part of that.

Industry: Consumer Goods and FMCG, Rotational Graduate Scheme

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Imperial Tobacco

Corporate & Legal Affairs Graduate, Corporate & Legal Affairs at Imperial Tobacco

Interview Advice: Demonstrate the values and be yourself. Research the company and the area you want to work in.

Industry: Consumer Goods and FMCG, Rotational Graduate Scheme

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Imperial Tobacco

Supply Chain Graduate, Supply Chain at Imperial Tobacco

Application Advice: Make sure to research the industry before applying and make sure you are okay with the idea of working for such a controversial industry.

Interview Advice: Why Tobacco? What differentiaties Imperial from other tobacco companies?

Industry: Consumer Goods and FMCG, Supply Chain

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Imperial Tobacco

Graduate, at Imperial Tobacco

Application Advice: Make sure you find a way to stand out. Research the tobacco industry and Imperial as a whole

Interview Advice: Smile, stay calm and try to enjoy the experience. Make sure you have done all your research

Industry: Consumer Goods and FMCG, Supply Chain

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Imperial Tobacco

Graduate Trainee, at Imperial Tobacco

Application Advice: When i applied i did not think i had a chance to get the job, but i tried anyway. You should definitely try too if you want a job you will value.

Interview Advice: Just be yourself and concentrate on getting your task done. If it is in you then you will be chosen.

Industry: Consumer Goods and FMCG, Sales

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Imperial Tobacco

Imperial Tobacco

Application Advice: Be yourself! You just have no idea how important this is! Get to know the company and the brands, and all the recent developments. We have had some amazing developments and achievements in the past few months, so make sure you are up to date with what is happening with the company.

Interview Advice: The process is long and the interviews are quite demanding but at the same time the atmosphere is not so formal as during other interviews I have had in the past. Be honest, be prepared, and tell your story and achievements.

Industry: Consumer Goods and FMCG, Rotational Graduate Scheme

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Imperial Tobacco

Marketing at Imperial Tobacco

Application Advice: You have to be honest about what you are expecting from this program in order for the recruitment process to be succesful.

Interview Advice: be yourself and most of all be honest about your expectations.

Industry: Consumer Goods and FMCG, Brand Management

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Innocent Drinks

Regional Development Executive, Commercial at Innocent Drinks

Application Advice: Be passionate about the company

Interview Advice: Be confident, approachable and friendly

Industry: Consumer Goods and FMCG, Sales

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Associated British Foods (Grocery)

Territory Manager, Sales Team – Wales and South West at Associated British Foods (Grocery)

Application Advice: This is a seriously good role for a massive player in FMCG, the products we work with change all the time so research new product development, competitors etc. Try to speak to someone in the role now. Show a self-driven attitude and a keenness for sales, along with an ability to influence and you will be a good candidate.

Interview Advice: Know about the business and what the brand means. Be able to talk about all/most ABF businesses, because most/all will be represented. Have a clear idea of what you want to do with the grad scheme and be prepared to talk about your weaknesses.

Industry: Consumer Goods and FMCG, Sales

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Associated British Foods (Grocery)

Territory Manager, Territory Management at Associated British Foods (Grocery)

Application Advice: Do your research It's a 6 stage application process, practice mock interviews, aptitude tests, assessment centre tasks and presentation skills. It's a brilliant industry, I would definitely recommend it

Interview Advice: You will be asked some info about the company, as I said, do your research. Use competency based answers. Eg tell me a time when you displayed leadership. Try and give broad skills based evidence. From University, Work, your personal life and achievements. If you can do any voluntary work that you can talk about it always looks good. Be honest, don't just regurgitate what you think wants to be heard - it's easy to spot

Industry: Consumer Goods and FMCG, Sales

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Philips UK

, at Philips UK

Application Advice: Think about what you want in the future, and ask lots of questions about the company and role. Remember that you're interviewing them too!

Interview Advice: Research - look at specialisms within the graduate scheme such as finance and lighting as these seem better!

Industry: Consumer Goods and FMCG, Rotational Graduate Scheme

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Imperial Tobacco

Marketing Graduate, Marketing at Imperial Tobacco

Application Advice: Be ready to be flexible about positions/locations. Learn a bit about the industry before attending any interview. Be prepared to assume challenges every day!

Industry: Consumer Goods and FMCG, Rotational Graduate Scheme

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Philips UK

Graduate LED Sales, Lighting Ireland at Philips UK

Application Advice: Be honest with yourself/application process and show your love of the brand.

Interview Advice: Prepare carefully and familiarise yourself with the organisation, to whatever extent possible beforehand. Understanding, or at least making an effort to understand Philips can help make that critical difference.

Industry: Consumer Goods and FMCG, Sales

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Imperial Tobacco

Category Analyst, Trade Marketing at Imperial Tobacco

Application Advice: Be prepared to work hard. The company looks after it's people, and they are all determined to see the company do well.

Interview Advice: Research the company history and products, as well as how the local products are trending. Do your best to be personable. Cultural fit is important.

Industry: Consumer Goods and FMCG, Rotational Graduate Scheme

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Innocent Drinks

Regional Development Executive, UK at Innocent Drinks

Application Advice: Be yourself and really think about whether you fit in with the values of the company. It's a fantastic place to work but is also challenging so make sure you're passionate about the brand and what they stand for. Innocent encourage people who want to start there own business and actively will help you gain the skills needed if that's your long term goal so you can be completely honest about why you want to work at the company and what your goals are.

Interview Advice: My first stage was a phone interview and then I had an assessment day with other candidates. This included negotiation, sales, team and finance challenges so practice negotiation and make sure you're basic maths skills and working out profit and loss are up to scratch.

Industry: Consumer Goods and FMCG, Sales

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Express Vending

Sales Executive, Essentials at Express Vending

Application Advice: Be honest

Interview Advice: Be confident

Industry: Consumer Goods and FMCG, Account Manager

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Innocent Drinks

Ingredients Specialist, Supply Chain at Innocent Drinks

Application Advice: Make sure you've done your research, particularly in relation to the company values. Know why you want the job & why you want to work for innocent. Be prepared for some pretty gruelling interview rounds involving practical challenges.

Interview Advice: As much as possible try to come over as relaxed, confident & sociable. You don't have to be loud & overbearing but you do need to fit with the innocent culture.

Industry: Consumer Goods and FMCG, Supply Chain

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Innocent Drinks

Production Planner, Production at Innocent Drinks

Application Advice: Always be yourself and make sure you are aware of innocent values as everything we do is underpinned by our values.

Industry: Consumer Goods and FMCG, Supply Chain

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Associated British Foods (Grocery)

National Account Executive, Sales at Associated British Foods (Grocery)

Application Advice: For National Account Exec, you need to be organised and on top of your admin/numbers/day-to-day job before you can tackle larger projects. It may be boring, but it is so important when you progress that you understand the detail. Apart from that, passion and energy is needed because a lot of the time you are working independently.

Interview Advice: Focus on what you have done so far in your career and match that to the key competencies for the job you're going for. Think of examples of good and bad experiences and use the STAR (situation, task, action, results) approach when answering questions.

Industry: Consumer Goods and FMCG, Account Manager

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Nielsen

Client Service Manager, Client Service at Nielsen

Application Advice: Noting in particular, Nielsen accepts people from a wide variety of backgrounds

Interview Advice: Understand a bit about the FMCG industry/marketing. Demonstrate your ability to work within a team, this is crucial at Nielsen

Industry: Consumer Goods and FMCG, Consumer Research

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L'Oreal

Management Trainee, at L’Oreal

Application Advice: Send it off as soon as you can- the earlier the better. Speak to people you know who have applied for graduate schemes in the past, while they all differ, the recruitment process can often be the same and tips are always helpful! If you're applying specifically for a marketing role, my main advice would be: Know your maths!! There is a maths tests at the first stage after application submission & at the assessment centre. Its an easy way to fall down and so practise as much as you can!

Interview Advice: Know your beauty! a huge part of being at L'Oreal is truly understanding the beauty world & the products you are working on. You need to be able to put yourself in the consumers shoes several times a day, this should be drawn on in your preparation for interviews. Really understand the company & their ambitions- you don't want to be caught out having not done your research!

Industry: Consumer Goods and FMCG, Brand Management

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Associated British Foods (Grocery)

Supply Chain Graduate, Production at Associated British Foods (Grocery)

Application Advice: Be honest during your application and give experiences that are relevant to you and to your role.

Interview Advice: Keep calm and be honest. The interviewer wants to get to know you but this is also your chance to get to know them so remember to ask questions and don't be afraid to take a moment to consider your answers before giving them.

Industry: Consumer Goods and FMCG, Supply Chain

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Associated British Foods (Grocery)

Supply Chain Graduate, at Associated British Foods (Grocery)

Application Advice: On the application form demonstrate your knowledge but more importantly your passion for the role and the company itself.

Interview Advice: Completely be yourself - they are sussing out whether you would fit into the company culture just as much as testing your interview skills.

Industry: Consumer Goods and FMCG, Supply Chain

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AkzoNobel

Category Manager, at AkzoNobel

Application Advice: Use examples from a wide range of different aspects of life whilst ensuring you follow the STAR approach. Think about how your examples relate to the company values.

Interview Advice: Understand the company as best as possible from undertaking store visits beforehand and looking at recent marketing activity. Gain an understanding of the different customer segments that AkzoNobel brands appeal too. Think about examples for all the key competencies which appear during the questions at the interviews. Develop questions which you can ask after the interview about an area of the business you are passionate about.

Industry: Consumer Goods and FMCG, Rotational Graduate Scheme

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Associated British Foods (Grocery)

Technical Graduate Management Trainee, Technical at Associated British Foods (Grocery)

Application Advice: Be sure to include what interests you have outside of work and studies, and how you can relate this to skills you have that would be useful professionally (e.g. teamwork, communication).

Interview Advice: Write down a list of competencies that you think might come up in an interview and plan what examples you have of you using these competencies.

Industry: Consumer Goods and FMCG, Rotational Graduate Scheme

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Bakkavor Group

AMS MANUFACTURING GRADUATE, Management at Bakkavor Group

Application Advice: The recommendations for application are as follows: - Research the manufacturing industry in the UK, EU and Worldwide to understand the growth, decline and industry challenges. - Research the Food Manufacturing industry in the UK, EU and Worldwide to understand the challenges the that food manufacturing faces, and the key issues. - Research the company e.g. Bakkavor Group, understand the markets the company operates within, and which of those are at the growth and at a decline. - Take a look at your own skills, previous experience and degree. Make points on how you would fit into the organisation and why you would and how you would add value to Bakkavor. - Take a look at YouTube videos from experts to understand how to prep for an interview, assessment and presentation.

Interview Advice: Typical interview questions - Tell us about the top 5 issues that the food manufacturing industry faces - Tell us about the top 5 issues that affects Bakkavor and why? - Why would you like to work at Bakkavor, what value would you add and what do you think you will be expected to do? Also, other general graduate interview questions. This could be found by online research.

Industry: Consumer Goods and FMCG, Rotational Graduate Scheme

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L'Oreal

Account Manager, Commercial Team PPD at L’Oreal

Application Advice: Have some detail about the FMCG industry and the different brands L'Oreal own. Understand L'Oreal's vision and how you can help L'Oreal achieve it

Interview Advice: Try and link back any examples back to the competencies L'Oreal are looking for

Industry: Consumer Goods and FMCG, Sales

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Associated British Foods (Grocery)

Operations Management Graduate, Logistics at Associated British Foods (Grocery)

Application Advice: In my opinion, giving examples of working in a team is great to show you can integrate. I think it would be useful to show working with others to complete a task like a University project or coursework.

Interview Advice: I would advise to be enthusiastic and genuine. Approach the group tasks, during the assessment centre, with the intention of completing the task as a team rather than to stand out on your own.

Industry: Consumer Goods and FMCG, Supply Chain

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L'Oreal

National Account Executive, Commercial at L’Oreal

Application Advice: Be driven and make sure you want to work in a fast paced environment

Interview Advice: Research the company and diffferent divisions and have examples of where you show the companies values/competencies

Industry: Consumer Goods and FMCG, Account Manager

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Associated British Foods (Grocery)

Graduate, at Associated British Foods (Grocery)

Application Advice: Research the business. Know our products and customers. Ask yourself if you match our values.

Interview Advice: Be genuine and honest!

Industry: Consumer Goods and FMCG, Supply Chain

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Associated British Foods (Grocery)

Category Executive, Sales at Associated British Foods (Grocery)

Application Advice: Put the time in to the application. There are thousands of people that apply for the job and no matter how well you think you are suited to the role, you need to prove that you want it even at the early stages.

Interview Advice: Be yourself in interviews and assessment centres. There is a strong culture at ABF and assessors are often looking for certain character traits, as well as general business acumen. Even if you are able to bend your character for the assessments, it will prove difficult to alter your personality once in the job - so it's best to be relaxed and honest.

Industry: Consumer Goods and FMCG, Account Manager

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Associated British Foods (Grocery)

Technical Graduate Management Trainee, Technical at Associated British Foods (Grocery)

Application Advice: Be aware of your own strengths and weaknesses and have evidence of situations where you have worked on your areas for improvement.

Interview Advice: Show your personality and be passionate about the business.

Industry: Consumer Goods and FMCG, Rotational Graduate Scheme

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Nielsen

Client Manager, Client Service – PepsiCo at Nielsen

Application Advice: Be passionate and driven, friendly and relaxed.

Interview Advice: Be natural, friendly and open. People skills are more valued than hard knowledge.

Industry: Consumer Goods and FMCG, Account Manager

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Nielsen

Client Manager, Retailer Services at Nielsen

Application Advice: -

Interview Advice: We were given scenarios and various group tasks, one of which is that you have survived a plane crash and are given items that you have that you should rank in order of importance - one of the key things they are looking for is how you work as a team and interact with the others so don't worry so much about your answers! You also have to do a presentation based on a store task, make sure you have a strong and clear story for you presentation.

Industry: Consumer Goods and FMCG, Account Manager

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L'Oreal

Management Trainee, Corporate at L’Oreal

Application Advice: Be confident, know your stuff about LOreal, look at press releases, understand new launches, key retailers.

Interview Advice: Use the STAR technique - assessors love it and really gives detailed answers!

Industry: Consumer Goods and FMCG, Sales

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L'Oreal

Assistant Product Manager, Marketing at L’Oreal

Application Advice: Be entrepreneurial

Industry: Consumer Goods and FMCG, Brand Management

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AkzoNobel

Territory Manager, Distributor Team South East at AkzoNobel

Application Advice: Be prepared to work long hours if you want to prove yourself but at the same time it is really important to promote yourself. If you are someone who finds that difficult to do then make sure that your line manager knows this.

Interview Advice: Be yourself, this company looks for people who are confident in who they are and what they can bring to the table. Do not be afraid to be challenging or controversial during the interview.

Industry: Consumer Goods and FMCG, Account Manager

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VOLKSWAGEN Group UK

Fleet Communications and Performance Executive, FLEET at VOLKSWAGEN Group UK

Application Advice: Be yourself and show your personality Be confident Don't over prepare Research the company and the products Understand the business model

Industry: Consumer Goods and FMCG, Rotational Graduate Scheme

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VOLKSWAGEN Group UK

Group Vehicle Planning Executive, Group Vehicle Planning and Logistics at VOLKSWAGEN Group UK

Application Advice: When demonstrating a skill, focus on the example and what the result was and what you learnt from it, good or bad.

Interview Advice: Don't let the nerves of an interview suppress your personality, enthusiasm and drive to be part of the scheme. These are just as important as your technical skills and abilities.

Industry: Consumer Goods and FMCG, Rotational Graduate Scheme

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Compass Group UK & Ireland

Graduate, Compass Group UK & Ireland at Compass Group

Application Advice: Be prepared that the process is quite lengthy but not too strenuous

Interview Advice: The assessment centre is based around group work and there is no one to one interview until you are assigned to a role. When we were offered our role after succeeding at the assessment centre, it was not made clear that we would then be interviewed again by managers within the sector we were assigned to, before being officialy offered a place on the graduate scheme.

Industry: Consumer Goods and FMCG, Account Manager

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Mars

Talent Acquisition Manager, Recruitment at Mars

Application Advice: Think deeply about why you want to work at Mars. What is it about the culture that attracts you to Mars. Speak to someone you know who either works/worked there to learn more about the culture, as it is very different to other businesses I interned with.

Interview Advice: Be completely yourself, otherwise they will see through it. Also, when thinking about your experiences in relation to competencies you think you might get asked about, don't just talk about WHAT you did, talk about HOW you did it and what you LEARNED from it.

Industry: Consumer Goods and FMCG, Rotational Graduate Scheme

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VOLKSWAGEN Group UK

Customer Quality Support Executive, Customer Quality and Network Development at VOLKSWAGEN Group UK

Application Advice: Do your homework - you don't have to be passionate about cars to apply but you need to be able to show that you have a basic understanding of the way an importer and a dealer operates.

Interview Advice: Prepare yourself early from a research point of view so that when it comes to interview the focus is on you and your skills/competencies, not about how much you can prove you know.

Industry: Consumer Goods and FMCG, Rotational Graduate Scheme

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VOLKSWAGEN Group UK

Marketing Executive, Marketing at VOLKSWAGEN Group UK

Application Advice: Show competitiveness, a creative mind, and a focus on customer satisfaction!

Interview Advice: The customer is the focus of everything we do here, so be prepared to answer questions or even have a whole activity based on customer experience.

Industry: Consumer Goods and FMCG, Rotational Graduate Scheme

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VOLKSWAGEN Group UK

Inventory and Reporting Executive, Trade Parts Specialists at VOLKSWAGEN Group UK

Application Advice: Do your homework, and have something that makes you stand out. Joint the grad scheme facebook page for hints and tips

Industry: Consumer Goods and FMCG, Rotational Graduate Scheme

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Change Agents UK

Ethical Supplier Risk Coordinator, Sustainability/Ethics at AB Agri at Change Agents UK

Application Advice: Read about a companies guiding principles and think about how these are reflected in you. The most important thing when choosing a place to work is make sure you'll be happy; this comes down to the type of place you work and what they believe in. Being honest/real, enthusiatic and inquisative are normally good attirubtes to portray.

Interview Advice: generic questions. Strengths and weaknesses (come up with something origin and just be honest, saying you a perfectionist or too hard working will not rub) Be self-aware during your interview and remember that (at the end of the day) you are talking to people - they are just people! If you start rushing answers, rambling or loose your thought then say. A big plus in my interview is that i made the interviewers feel relaxed. I went in feeling like they wanted to find reasons to hire me, not reasons not too. This was down to their good interviewing technique and likeability too however.

Industry: Consumer Goods and FMCG, Supply Chain

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VOLKSWAGEN Group UK

VOLKSWAGEN Group UK

Application Advice: Visit as many dealerships as possible, seeing how they operate will help massively. You don't have to an automotive fan or expert.

Industry: Consumer Goods and FMCG, Rotational Graduate Scheme

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Express Vending

Sales Executive, Academy 1 at Express Vending

Application Advice: If you are interested in sales it is a must! The scheme is extremely beneficial and I have learnt a substantial amount of information in just two weeks! If you know you will be focused and ready for a career which will turn you into a real professional- Express Vending is the place. I have never been in a work environment where a team is so "family orientated" Therefore I look forward to work everyday!

Interview Advice: Simply be yourself- Express Vending have a fantastic professional team and they know what they want!

Industry: Consumer Goods and FMCG, Sales

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CRODA

European Technical Graduate Trainee, Process Innovation Team at CRODA

Application Advice: Cover all aspects of work and life experience to highlight skills and knowledge you possess. Croda are 100% interested in the person as a whole and not whether they can just do a particular job role. (Of course include job related work experience primarily). .

Interview Advice: - Be enthusiastic and prepared to travel - Be open minded and flexible to the daily working routine - Be ambitious and ready to take on challenges - Don't worry about saying a wrong answer - Stay relaxed, it's just an informal chat - Use yo

Industry: Consumer Goods and FMCG, Rotational Graduate Scheme

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Bakkavor Group

, at Bakkavor Group

Application Advice: Use the expertise of the recruitment consultant you will have your first interview with and make sure your passion for food shines through.

Interview Advice: Think about development opportunites at all times.

Industry: Consumer Goods and FMCG, Product Development and R&D

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Procter & Gamble

Process Engineer, at Procter & Gamble

Application Advice: Think about times you have shown people management skills and organisation

Industry: Consumer Goods and FMCG, Rotational Graduate Scheme

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Mars

Project Manager, Procurement at Mars

Application Advice: So much is about people relationships - you could be a highly motivated and talented individual but if you don't have the soft people skills to build great collaborative relationships, then you won't get the job!

Interview Advice: Standard competency questions

Industry: Consumer Goods and FMCG, Rotational Graduate Scheme

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Bakkavor Group

Account Executive, Commercial at Bakkavor Group

Interview Advice: Research and know the Bakkavor Values, and what 'good looks like' in relation to each of these. Find plenty of examples of work you have done that embodies these Bakkavor Values.

Industry: Consumer Goods and FMCG, Rotational Graduate Scheme

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Compass Group UK & Ireland

Graduate, Compass Group UK & Ireland at Compass Group

Application Advice: In the operation section, be prepared to work under you own initiative and alone, the hours are long and a lot of travel. You are the face of Compass with client so ensure you are presentable at all times when walking onto a site.

Interview Advice: Be confident throughout with out being cocky, If you disagree with something make sure you put your point across in a professional manner by listening to others view points as well.

Industry: Consumer Goods and FMCG, Account Manager

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Bakkavor Group

Production Manager, Hitchen Foods at Bakkavor Group

Application Advice: Throw yourself in to the experience and learn the company values

Interview Advice: Company values Any improvements you can make around the factory

Industry: Consumer Goods and FMCG, Rotational Graduate Scheme

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Nestle

, at Nestle

Application Advice: Show enthusiasm, particualrly as you might be working for the world's largest food and beverage company. Provide examples of when you have led a team, been proactive, shown iniative, and show that you work well in a team, and are results focused.

Interview Advice: Know the industry inside out- know the brands Nestle own, but also our main competition. Understand how the market is performing and how our key customers are performing. Share examples of where you have shown your creativity and that you are willing to share big ideas with the team. You will be given a lot of responsibility so need to show that you can manage, and sometimes lead, a project.

Industry: Consumer Goods and FMCG, Rotational Graduate Scheme

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Nestle

Assistant Brand Manager, Marketing at Nestle

Application Advice: Do your homework before - understand the company from a global to a local level PRACTISE!

Interview Advice: Strengths Based Interview Be yourself Showcase your passion

Industry: Consumer Goods and FMCG, Brand Management

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Nestle

Account Executive, Sales at Nestle

Application Advice: Knowing about the company is nowhere near as important as at other places. Interview seeks more to identify whether there is a cultural fit. Apply through a summer internship or other schemes e.g undergrad of the year as a high percentage come through these and not through direct entry.

Industry: Consumer Goods and FMCG, Rotational Graduate Scheme

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Bakkavor Group

Development Technologist (AMS), Linconshire at Bakkavor Group

Application Advice: Learn as much as you can at university, it all will be useful in this area and your everyday work. In addition, do things carefully and learn from everybody.

Interview Advice: Prepare everything about yourself related to this job, also all the knowledge about this job. Learn more about the company.

Industry: Consumer Goods and FMCG, Rotational Graduate Scheme

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Bakkavor Group

Process Development Technologist, Process Development/Technical at Bakkavor Group

Application Advice: Keep referring to the values

Interview Advice: Be Yourself - the interviewers (who are real Technical Managers) are really nice and really want to get to know the real you! Know Bakkavor Values and have a few real samples of when you have had/used the value

Industry: Consumer Goods and FMCG, Rotational Graduate Scheme

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Nestle

National Account Manager, Wholesale & Convenience at Nestle

Application Advice: Research the company

Interview Advice: Brush up on strength based interview questions

Industry: Consumer Goods and FMCG, Account Manager

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Nestle

Supply Chain Graduate, Supply Chain at Nestle

Application Advice: Understand the reasons you are applying, and make use of transferable skills and experience.

Interview Advice: Be yourself. They are not looking for the finished article, they are looking for somebody with potential who will fit well within the organisation.

Industry: Consumer Goods and FMCG, Supply Chain

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Nestle

Chocolate Conformance Manager, Quality at Nestle

Application Advice: Take all opportunities given and ensure you show your flexibility and willingness to learn.

Interview Advice: Be confident and show you can use your initiative.

Industry: Consumer Goods and FMCG, Rotational Graduate Scheme

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Nestle

SHE Grad, SHE at Nestle

Application Advice: Do your research: if you don't look like you care about the company, why should they care about you?

Interview Advice: Be yourself: if you're not right for the job, you won't enjoy it in the long run. Practise potential answers and have relevant examples to give.

Industry: Consumer Goods and FMCG, Rotational Graduate Scheme

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Nestle

Quality Specialist, Quality at Nestle

Application Advice: Practice numerical and logical reasoning tests, do your research and be prepared.

Interview Advice: Be yourself and show your passion for wanting to work for the company. Be genuinely interested and inquisitive.

Industry: Consumer Goods and FMCG, Rotational Graduate Scheme

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Nestle

Customer Business Executive, at Nestle

Application Advice: Research about the industry and company's values

Interview Advice: Be yourself and understand your strengths and weaknesses.

Industry: Consumer Goods and FMCG, Sales

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Nestle

Manufacturing & Focused Improvement Graduate, Technical & Production at Nestle

Application Advice: Research the company and the role thoroughly. Practice tests first!

Interview Advice: Research again is key. The questions are strengths based so give examples but remember it is not just about what you have done in the past but whether you will be able to develop and show these qualities in the future.

Industry: Consumer Goods and FMCG, Rotational Graduate Scheme

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Nestle

Sales Graduate, at Nestle

Application Advice: Everyone applying to the role will have the grades required, therefore try and emphasize what it is that makes you stand apart. For example, make the most of any extra-curricular activities that you partake. Be sure to demonstrate how this could help you in your career at Nestlé!

Interview Advice: Draw on previous experiences to give real life examples where possible.

Industry: Consumer Goods and FMCG, Sales

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Bakkavor Group

AMS Manufacturing Graduate, Production Section Leader at Bakkavor Group

Application Advice: I feel my application stood out against others because I had done an operational internship with a company in a similar industry - so understanding what would be required was very easy for me. Do your research, know how Bakkavor works i.e its aggressive growth/acquisition strategy, its decentralised structure (each site is run as an independent business unit complete with their own HR, purchasing, planning and technical departments). When it comes to the assessment centre, BE YOURSELF. I remember many applicants at mine attending the dinner discussing tips for the following day, while my table discussed the latest episode of Celebrity Big Brother..

Interview Advice: I was asked on past experiences, what KPIs are and some examples, the general structure of Bakkavor, the role, the importance of health and safety, how many people work for Bakkavor, where the majority of the business is done etc. Have some interesting questions to ask - no two factories are the same, how do you think that affects the culture? are there any links to be drawn from the culture and profitability? Where are the future targets for acquisitions?

Industry: Consumer Goods and FMCG, Rotational Graduate Scheme

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Compass Group UK & Ireland

Graduate, Compass Group UK & Ireland at Compass Group

Application Advice: Make sure you know exactly what is being offered and recognize that this is very different from university. You will have take responsibility for your own progress and development. If you want something to change you will have to ask for it; you can have support form the grad scheme managers but only if you ask for it and make them aware if you are unhappy with anything.

Interview Advice: Be confident and charismatic. The interviewers want to see who you really are, the people who have excelled so far on the grad scheme have been those who are not afraid to say what they think or promote themselves with things they have done well. Also be smart, you will have a lot of competition and you need to stand out; be over dressed not under dressed!

Industry: Consumer Goods and FMCG, Rotational Graduate Scheme

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Compass Group UK & Ireland

Graduate, Compass Group UK & Ireland at Compass Group

Application Advice: Be honest about you current experience Show evidence of all of your work experience Be yourself at the assessment centre

Interview Advice: Provide evidence of where you have identified leadership skills Provide evidence of where you have worked well as part of a teamwork Have a clear idea of what you can bring to the business, what motivated you to apply for the graduate scheme and be clear about what you what to get out of the graduate program

Industry: Consumer Goods and FMCG, Supply Chain

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Compass Group UK & Ireland

Graduate, Compass Group UK & Ireland at Compass Group

Application Advice: If you know exactly what area of the business you want to work in, then you will have lots of support and opportunities to gain as much exposure and experience in order to enhance your knowledge. Be open minded and always be willing to help others in whatever tasks that a colleague may be struggling with.

Interview Advice: Be yourself in the interivew. At the interview with the sector you probably wont be asked about what you know about the business. It is a question that inteviewers expect you to know regardless. But prepared to be asked about questions relating to any challenges you may have faced and how did you manage it, what was the outcome of the challenge.

Industry: Consumer Goods and FMCG, Rotational Graduate Scheme

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Boots

Assistant Brand Manager, Boots Pharmaceuticals at Boots

Application Advice: I was offered a place as a result of a successful Year in Industry placement, so could either go for that route, otherwise just do your homework on the market, company, history, CSR & larger group activity.

Interview Advice: Favourite Boots brand, who are the main competitors etc.

Industry: Consumer Goods and FMCG, Rotational Graduate Scheme

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Boots

Assistant Brand Manager, at Boots

Application Advice: Be yourself. There is no point trying to be something you aren't - if Boots is right for you then you will be right for Boots. There are lots of rounds to the application process which may seem daunting but stick at it it's worth it in the end.

Interview Advice: Don't worry about being overly formal. The assessors are more interested in seeing the real you and understanding where your interests lie. Don't be afraid to ask questions and find out if you like the sound of the company and the role.

Industry: Consumer Goods and FMCG, Brand Management

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Boots

Supply Chain and Logistics Graduate, Retail Supply at Boots

Application Advice: - Understand why the supply chain is at the heart of customer care. - Be clear in your knowledge of Boots brands and their place in the Health & Beauty or Pharmaceuticals market. - Show a willingess to learn and work with others; teamwork has been a k

Interview Advice: - Prepare store visits thoroughly and be prepared to answer questions about product range and availability in store. - Show your personality in the interview and allow yourself to talk about your personal interests.

Industry: Consumer Goods and FMCG, Supply Chain

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Compass Group UK & Ireland

Graduate, Compass Group UK & Ireland at Compass Group

Application Advice: Be willing to work in completely different projects at the same time with tight deadlines and pressure to deliver results. Be goal oriented.

Interview Advice: Show that you are capable to take full responsibility and work in different projects at the same time. Show that you think smartly and outside of the box but keep it simple. Show that you make decisions but always backed up by good arguments.

Industry: Consumer Goods and FMCG, Rotational Graduate Scheme

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Mars

Customer Investement Executive, Commercial Strategy at Mars

Application Advice: Be yourself, be confident, be curious and ask lots of questions. Smile

Interview Advice: Make sure you know all your examples from school, university, job roles you've had- as these will help you with your competency based questions. They want to know all about you and all your experiences.

Industry: Consumer Goods and FMCG, Rotational Graduate Scheme

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Procter & Gamble

Demand Planning Manager, at Procter & Gamble

Application Advice: Make sure to highlight any work experience that is relevant in any way to supply chain and the FMCG industry. You may have never worked in this area before, but any work experience that shows the skills needed to work in it (e.g. logic, problem solving, being able to work under pressure), is vital to not only mention but also highlight.

Interview Advice: Make sure you research on the company before the interview. You can talk all day about yourself, however if you don't know anything about the company then it does not make you stand out as a candidate. In particular for supply chain, research on the different types of supply chain roles they have (which is a lot!), and which ones you might be interested in. Also try and find out about the supply chain itself (e.g. how many and where are factories/distribution centres in UK and Europe). Something that is also always good to have a think about is how the supply chain and FMCG business could change in the future as technology develops.

Industry: Consumer Goods and FMCG, Supply Chain

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Procter & Gamble

Junior Account Manager, at Procter & Gamble

Application Advice: Get your application in early and be thoroughly prepared for every step, there's plenty of advice and tips out there on each stage if you search for it.

Interview Advice: Interviews will comprise of competency based questions, remember what the company stands for and try and answer in a concise manner with this in mind.

Industry: Consumer Goods and FMCG, Account Manager

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Procter & Gamble

Process Engineer, Processes at Procter & Gamble

Application Advice: There are a lot of application stages to complete. Please be patient. Prepare well for logical tests.

Interview Advice: Interviews are usually held in form of questions, like “Please tell me about one situation where you were better than the team.”, “Please tell me about one situation where you showed flexibility/ managerial skills and so on”.

Industry: Consumer Goods and FMCG, Supply Chain

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Procter & Gamble

Market Initiative Leader, Haircare & Skincare at Procter & Gamble

Interview Advice: -Ask lots of questions -Be yourself

Industry: Consumer Goods and FMCG, Supply Chain

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VOLKSWAGEN Group UK

Sales Operations Executive, Sales Operations at VOLKSWAGEN Group UK

Interview Advice: I would say just try and be yourself, and let your personality come through. The interviews will feature the usual competency-based questions, so ensure you have some examples prepared too.

Industry: Consumer Goods and FMCG, Sales

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Mars

Customer Development Executive – Tesco, Sales at Mars

Application Advice: Think carefully why you want to work for Mars. If you read our web pages online and in the news, you will see we are not like other companies...and if you decide you do what to work for us, tell us exactly why, share what your personal principles are, share your achievements and hopes for the future. Mars appears to be a company people spend a long time working for, they take care of you and will support development is every individual associate - therefore consider if that's something that excites or comforts you.

Interview Advice: Be ourselves. One of the most important qualities that Mars will be looking for in you, is can you get on with everyone else who you'll work with, are you a good person. And if you are not a team player, Mars is not the company for you. Relax, and talk about what your passionate about, whether is cooking, sport or even your pet hamster, Mars want to know about what makes you tick. Have good examples that show your versatility and especially if applying for the Graduate programmes, examples of how you are adaptable to change.

Industry: Consumer Goods and FMCG, Account Manager

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Mars

Management Programme, Marketing at Mars

Application Advice: Your skills and behaviours required for the role are more important than your pure academic excellence

Interview Advice: Be yourself, dont oversell yourself - as no-one is perfect

Industry: Consumer Goods and FMCG, Rotational Graduate Scheme

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Mars

Promotions Manager, Commercial Strategy at Mars

Application Advice: Think as much about the way you interact with other people as your ability to technically do the job. Working in large organisations is about delivering as part of a whole.

Interview Advice: Understand yourself. Be willing to talk about what you have learnt when things have gone wrong or badly.

Industry: Consumer Goods and FMCG, Account Manager

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AkzoNobel

Supply Chain Graduate, at AkzoNobel

Application Advice: Research the company values and make sure the company is a fit for you also. Assessment centre is attended by senior management emphasising what is expected from graduates.

Industry: Consumer Goods and FMCG, Supply Chain

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Bakkavor Group

QA Auditor, Technical at Bakkavor Group

Application Advice: Be very very flexible! (in terms of location, job role, working hours, working days) Be prepared to start doing very basic tasks and prove your competence. Be very open minded and expect to learn as much from bad management/people skills of others as good things. Have the mindset to ask lots and lots of questions, get to know other members of staff to share knowledge and experiences.

Interview Advice: Be prepared to learn through multiple avenues. A deep understanding is not required when applying but the attitude to learn and get involved in different experiences is.

Industry: Consumer Goods and FMCG, Rotational Graduate Scheme

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Bakkavor Group

Technical AMS Graduate, Technical at Bakkavor Group

Application Advice: This is a great opportunity for graduates who would like a solid foothold within the food industry, offering a very good salary for a graduate scheme. Be prepared to relocate.

Interview Advice: Pay close attention to the Bakkavor values which can be found on the Bakkavor website as these make up a large part of the interview process.

Industry: Consumer Goods and FMCG, Rotational Graduate Scheme

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AkzoNobel

Supply Chain Graduate, Rotational at AkzoNobel

Application Advice: Know about the company, and why you are suited for the role.

Interview Advice: Know the values. If you get through to the last round, the final assessment centre is the best I've been to. It simulates a real day in the office, and the company is keen to give detailed feedback to all attendees who wish to receive it.

Industry: Consumer Goods and FMCG, Supply Chain

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Bakkavor Group

Assistant Management Accountant, Finance at Bakkavor Group

Application Advice: #NAME?

Interview Advice: Know values of business. Background info of business. Be sure of what you want out of the job and what you can bring.

Industry: Consumer Goods and FMCG, Rotational Graduate Scheme

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Rentokil Initial

PMO M&I, Project Finance at Rentokil Initial

Application Advice: You need to be flexible, adaptable and to have an entrepreneurial state of mind.

Interview Advice: If you get through the recruiting process and reach the Interview, it means that your academic background, experiences have been validated as sufficient for the position, so what will make the difference at the interview it is you! Show them who you are, what is your personality, how you take initiatives...

Industry: Consumer Goods and FMCG, Rotational Graduate Scheme

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Mars

Graduate, at Mars

Application Advice: Do your background research on the company. It's much larger than you might think.

Interview Advice: Look at the principles and show a keen desire for personal development.

Industry: Consumer Goods and FMCG, Account Manager

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Johnson & Johnson

Territory Manager, Sales at Johnson & Johnson

Application Advice: Show that you are a results orientated employee and that you value being part of a team. Project Management and Leadership skill are paramount when applying. It doesn't matter what background you come from in applying for this job whether it be marketing, sales, legal, finance etc. this role will equip you with the basic skills necessary to move on to any role within a FMCG company.

Interview Advice: Know how new products are launched. Know the marketing mix, how you land new products in store and how they should be priced against competitors. This will be helpful as a segment of the interview process will more than likely ask you to present on launching a new product in the market place and the most important aspects are - Price of product vs competitor - Listing of product in store in line with Planogram dates of said store (ie. when Tesco decide what goes on their shelves) - Marketing plan to launch the product (TV/Print/Digital etc) and Promotional plan you will put in place for launch (£1 off etc) and set the budget aside to allow for this.

Industry: Consumer Goods and FMCG, Sales

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L'Oreal

Supply Planner, Supply Chain at L’Oreal

Application Advice: Think how best to tailor your application to the role you're applying, matching the key competencies the company is looking for

Industry: Consumer Goods and FMCG, Supply Chain

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Bakkavor Group

Development Technologist, Product Development at Bakkavor Group

Application Advice: Be open minded about the food industry. I had no experience of this industry when I applied and now I am confident it is where I want to progress my career.

Interview Advice: Bakkavor are very reliant on their values when interviewing. They will ask you to describe a time where you have acted with a particular values attitude (Innovation, Can Do, Teamwork, Getting it Right Keeping it Right & Customer Care)

Industry: Consumer Goods and FMCG, Product Development and R&D

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Unilever

Management Trainee, R&D at Unilever

Application Advice: Understand the part, that the function you are applying to plays in the whole company and in relation to other functions.

Interview Advice: Be open and honest. Have a range of answers ready for compentency based questions.

Industry: Consumer Goods and FMCG, Product Development and R&D

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RB

Sales and Marketing Graduate, at RB

Application Advice: RB expect resiliant people who will not be phased when things are challenged. Things are always challenged and you are expected to give your everything with very little in the way of recognition.

Interview Advice: Make sure you stand up for yourself in interviews - they are looking for stong minded people who will not agree all the time. Work on your commercial accumin as they will expect you to demonstrate the growth opportunities/financial rationale behind decisions.

Industry: Consumer Goods and FMCG, Rotational Graduate Scheme

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Unilever

Requirements Planner, at Unilever

Application Advice: Understand the standards of leadership (competencies) and show examples of all of them.

Industry: Consumer Goods and FMCG, Rotational Graduate Scheme

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Unilever

Supply Chain Manager, at Unilever

Application Advice: Think of times you have shown real leadership.

Industry: Consumer Goods and FMCG, Supply Chain

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Mars

Graduate MMDP, Marketing at Mars

Application Advice: Be honest. You don't have to have tons of experience and be as polished as can be - Mars are more interested in being about to see what your future potential is. Development is a huge part of day-to-day conversations so having some self-awareness and enthusiasm to work on this is key.

Industry: Consumer Goods and FMCG, Rotational Graduate Scheme

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Mars

Wrigley Intern Impulse Tesco UK, sales at Mars

Application Advice: Be yourself, they're looking for personalities.

Interview Advice: Don't show off, show what's great about you but also show some vulnerability and be self aware of your development areas.

Industry: Consumer Goods and FMCG, Sales

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Unilever

Manufacturing Manager, Manufacturing at Unilever

Application Advice: Take the standards of leadership seriously - these are what we abide by.

Interview Advice: Think about how your examples fit into the standards of leadership.

Industry: Consumer Goods and FMCG, Supply Chain

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British Sugar

Supply Chain Planner, Sales & Operational Planning at British Sugar

Application Advice: Be sure you are happy to live and work in the areas the company is based in.

Interview Advice: Be sure to know about the company, it's history and the market. The sugar market is very complicated as commodity markets go and it has impacted our business a lot over the last couple of decades. Knowing a bit about how we extract sugar won't hurt either.

Industry: Consumer Goods and FMCG, Supply Chain

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Bakkavor Group

Graduate Quality Assurance Lead Auditor, Hitchen Foods at Bakkavor Group

Application Advice: Get hands on and show motivation and passion for food safety and quality. A degree gives you the fundamental understanding behind food safety and food production - but you learn so much more when you are on the job. Factories can be very diverse places to work with plenty of different nationalities, languages and cultures. It is important to have strong interpersonal skills in order to transfer ideas and systems into real working practices on the factory floor.

Interview Advice: Always think of examples of 'what you would do when........' Try to think of previous incidents when things have not gone according to plan, and how you reacted to them. Also try to think of the best achievement in your academic/working career to date. What was successful about this and what did it teach you?

Industry: Consumer Goods and FMCG, Product Development and R&D

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Rentokil Initial

Change Manager, General Management at Rentokil Initial

Application Advice: Focus on stressing personality and a 'leader' attitude. Knowledge can be shown in the assessment centre along with the rest.

Interview Advice: Show a dynamic personality, willing to learn and gain diversified experience.

Industry: Consumer Goods and FMCG, Rotational Graduate Scheme

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CRODA

UK Sales Representative, Sales at CRODA

Application Advice: I think it's really important to be yourself...if you play a part in order to get a job, the chances are you won't fit in when you actually start. Show a great enthusiasm for the company and their products.

Interview Advice: Have a couple of examples prepared of a time when you have...E.g. been in a pressured situation and still achieved your results, had to obtain buy-in from a senior person etc. Prepare two different ones for several scenarios, then if you get asked a few questions like this you will have answers ready.

Industry: Consumer Goods and FMCG, Sales

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Bakkavor Group

, at Bakkavor Group

Application Advice: A different application process to other graduate schemes which makes the experience more enjoyable. Use the expertise of your recruitment company contact and make sure your name is known with them, they are your point of contact so a good relationship is very useful. As it is not the usual web based application ensure your CV is up to scratch.

Interview Advice: Be prepared to discuss points further following your personaility questionnaire results. It can be easy to sit there and listen to what is being said without feeling the need to respond. Use the opportunity to highlight your strengths that come out of the exercise, give examples of why you agree. For weaknesses which are discussed explain how you are working to overcome them.

Industry: Consumer Goods and FMCG, Product Development and R&D

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Rentokil Initial

Graduate Trainee, General mgmt graduate programme at Rentokil Initial

Application Advice: If you like to try a wide range of roles in a different industry, then this is good. However, could be very annoying when some employees are not the best team players.

Interview Advice: You have to be interested and curious, which means read about the company, but prepare questions that shows you want to know more.

Industry: Consumer Goods and FMCG, Rotational Graduate Scheme

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Bakkavor Group

HR Officer, Human Resources at Bakkavor Group

Application Advice: * Ensure you are flexible in location. * Must be confident. * Must be open to a variety of cultures - culturally aware. * Innovative and motivated. * Self starting.

Interview Advice: * Research the Bakkavor Values - there is an interview based on questions around the Values. * Ensure you look at the current market/sector and understand the challenges as part of the presentation stage. * Must show you are innovative and a team player.

Industry: Consumer Goods and FMCG, Rotational Graduate Scheme

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Bakkavor Group

Account Executive, Commercial at Bakkavor Group

Application Advice: Maths driven exercises as part of application.

Industry: Consumer Goods and FMCG, Sales

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Bakkavor Group

Production Planner, Spalding at Bakkavor Group

Application Advice: I would advise candidates to research which graduate schemes are available by the company of interest as many of them offer schemes across a wide range of disciplines. I myself applied to a manufacturing scheme as I have experience in this field but following my interviews realised that there were schemes that maybe I wouldn't have been as certain of a role, but that appealed to me much more and I would have rather taken a risk on one of those.

Interview Advice: For interviews research and learn: The industry and accountabilities of the role The company's values and strategy Your own strengths and areas you want to improve Apply your own experiences and learnings to these three points in context and all should be fine.

Industry: Consumer Goods and FMCG, Rotational Graduate Scheme

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Bakkavor Group

Process Technologist, Technical at Bakkavor Group

Application Advice: You need to be prepared to be someone that 'lives to work' rather than 'works to live'. You need a huge passion for food and the Bakkavors values, especially 'getting it right, keeping it right'.

Interview Advice: Values, values, values! Make sure you have an example of times you have shown particular Bakkavor values, in addition to job specific examples of behaviour (lead a team, overcome a problem...)

Industry: Consumer Goods and FMCG, Rotational Graduate Scheme

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VOLKSWAGEN Group UK

Tactical Planning Executive, Tactical Planning at VOLKSWAGEN Group UK

Application Advice: Go visit some dealerships and try and get some work experience! The group really values individuals who have dealer-network experience. One you have done this; make sure your experience is evident in your application and CV.

Interview Advice: - Cover and wide range of experiences when answering in your competency based interviews (including your dealer experience ;) ). - Be human and personable! - Think outside the box and try to avoid generic answers.

Industry: Consumer Goods and FMCG, Rotational Graduate Scheme

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Vax

Graduate NPI Engineer, New Product Introduction at Vax

Application Advice: Research the company and role well so you can tailor your application to meet with the key requirements. Make sure your passion for the chosen field is displayed, and personality shows through.

Interview Advice: Be prepared, be able to give evidence of your past experience and how it might link well with the role you are applying for. Be ready to answer questions on where you might want to be in the future, a few years time, and how you plan to get there. Consider the Vax Core Values and demonstrate your drive to develop and achieve.

Industry: Consumer Goods and FMCG, Product Development and R&D

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Rentokil Initial

Graduate Management Trainee, at Rentokil Initial

Interview Advice: Perform each task well, focusing on the unique deliverable. No need to show off, or steal the limelight, if the task is to work in a team then focus on improving the team rather than trying to take centre stage.

Industry: Consumer Goods and FMCG, Rotational Graduate Scheme

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Kantar Worldpanel

Client Executive, Fresh Foods at Kantar Worldpanel

Application Advice: Understand the business, industry and competitors well. This is important in understanding how your work would fit into the grand scheme of things and you can impress with your knowledge in the application process.

Interview Advice: Think about key brands and how they are doing things differently to grow and generate sales. Also think about the difference and relation between market research, marketing and sales.

Industry: Consumer Goods and FMCG, Consumer Research

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Imperial Tobacco

Sales Graduate, at Imperial Tobacco

Application Advice: If you are personable and intelligent you will be fine. I believe like all intervews or assessment centres simply working on your presentation skills, your ability to react dynamically to challenging questions and company knowledge will stand you in good stead. The assessment centres are not overly formal and the HR team are really nice so do not worry about walking into a hostile environment and just relax.

Industry: Consumer Goods and FMCG, Sales

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Vax

Industrial Designer, NPD at Vax

Application Advice: Demonstrate your ability to DO. You will be required to test your ideas with quick prototypes from an early stage. This business needs thinkers who have the ability to put their ideas into practice. You also need to be a team player - we all work together to make products a reality.

Interview Advice: Be prepared to offer examples of challenges you have overcome which demonstrate your innovative thinking.

Industry: Consumer Goods and FMCG, Product Development and R&D

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Rentokil Initial

, at Rentokil Initial

Application Advice: Be open and honest throughout the recruitment process. They accept candidates from a wide variety of backgrounds so focus on transferable skills and prior work experience.

Interview Advice: There were a lot of practical and interactive aspects to the recruitment process so be engaged and willing to participate.

Industry: Consumer Goods and FMCG, Rotational Graduate Scheme

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Rentokil Initial

General Management Trainee, Marketing at Rentokil Initial

Application Advice: Know your place, but show ambition in your work.

Interview Advice: Do not only talk about what you want to do now, but also where you want to be in x years. Show that you can work hard and deliver, but don't oversell yourself.

Industry: Consumer Goods and FMCG, Rotational Graduate Scheme

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Bakkavor Group

Account Executive, at Bakkavor Group

Application Advice: Demonstrate the values, your passion for the role and a bit about what makes you tick away from work.

Interview Advice: Focus on the values, and how your own personal values fit to bakkavors values. All the interviews seem to relate back to the values, its a good way of finding out if this is the right role and company for you, as well as the inerviewer making a decision on you. Be yourself and be open.

Industry: Consumer Goods and FMCG, Account Manager

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Bakkavor Group

AMS Technologist, Technical at Bakkavor Group

Application Advice: Make sure that you are sure about your passions and your principles. Bakkavor don't just recruit based on skills and abilities but also based on the likelihood that you will fit in with the company and stay on once you have finished your graduate scheme. The process is very indepth to check your fitting against the Bakkavor values so make sure that you think you'd fit in!

Interview Advice: Make sure that you know your CV and the job spec inside out- you're warned far enough in advance the types of questions you'll be asked & the topics for the interviews so you'll have no excuse not to know it!

Industry: Consumer Goods and FMCG, Rotational Graduate Scheme

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Bakkavor Group

Management Accountant, Finance at Bakkavor Group

Application Advice: The nature of the graduate scheme as an Accelerated Management Scheme means its very full on, only apply if you are interested in working in a fast paced environment.

Interview Advice: Research into the business. Understanding the current economic environment.

Industry: Consumer Goods and FMCG, Rotational Graduate Scheme

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Bakkavor Group

Process Development Technologist, Technical at Bakkavor Group

Application Advice: Bullet point your CV with key achievements of each role. Do not forget committees, sports, etc. Understand the industry - if you haven't worked in it, learn it!

Interview Advice: Be yourself, study the Values and have good examples of how you meet them.

Industry: Consumer Goods and FMCG, Rotational Graduate Scheme

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Bakkavor Group

AMS Manufacturing, Manufacturing at Bakkavor Group

Application Advice: You need to be active, outgoing and strong willed to succeed in the role.

Interview Advice: Learn the company values throughout and use them to answer the questions demonstrating them as strengths.

Industry: Consumer Goods and FMCG, Rotational Graduate Scheme

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Bakkavor Group

AMS Manufacturing Section Manager, Production at Bakkavor Group

Application Advice: Be yourself, Bakkavor are looking for candidates that share the companies values, not academics.

Interview Advice: Be yourself, Bakkavor are looking for candidates that share the companies values, not academics.

Industry: Consumer Goods and FMCG, Rotational Graduate Scheme

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Bakkavor Group

Produce AMS, Fresh Produce at Bakkavor Group

Application Advice: Be flexible, the AMS scheme involves moving sites every 6 months which means you must be ok with living away from home. Show some level of knowledge about fresh produce.

Interview Advice: They will ask about the bakkavor values (very important!!) also they will set a presentation task during the interview. Mine was to think of 5 aspects which will effect Bakkavor within the next 10 years.

Industry: Consumer Goods and FMCG, Rotational Graduate Scheme

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Vax

Account Manager, Sales at Vax

Application Advice: Be confident, motivated, a social people person who enjoys learning and thrives off monthly targets for their accounts. Understand the market, who our key retailer customers are and our key competitors.

Industry: Consumer Goods and FMCG, Account Manager

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Vax

International sales Administrator, International Sales at Vax

Application Advice: Show the passion and personal qualities which would benefit you in the job. Vax is the company where you can grow and develop as long as you have the right attitude. Willingness to learn and achieve is a must.

Interview Advice: Preparation! Do your research beforehand, do not be afraid to ask questions or give suggestions. Be enthusiastic. And expect competency based questions.

Industry: Consumer Goods and FMCG, Sales

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British Sugar

Business & Procurement Graduate, Product Availability at British Sugar

Application Advice: Understand the business, and its parent companies. The industry is changing in 2017, so make sure to understand how this will affect our business and what skills you could bring to help this

Interview Advice: Asked about my skills, and how I'd fit into the business.

Industry: Consumer Goods and FMCG, Rotational Graduate Scheme

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Imperial Tobacco

Graduate rotation, at Imperial Tobacco

Application Advice: Just be yourself and try your best.

Interview Advice: Many of the interview questions had to do with past experiences. The Assessment Centre had nothing to do with a specific subject but was rather trying to asses how you handle situations.

Industry: Consumer Goods and FMCG, Rotational Graduate Scheme

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Johnson & Johnson

Marketing Graduate, Benecol at Johnson & Johnson

Application Advice: Find out about J&J - the Credo is such an important part of the company that it is vital to know about that and what it means both as an employee and for the company's stakeholders

Interview Advice: Standard STAR related questions, they are looking for key values such as sense of urgency, prudent risk taking and embodiment of the Credo values also.

Industry: Consumer Goods and FMCG, Brand Management

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Imperial Tobacco

Graduate, at Imperial Tobacco

Application Advice: Identify the 6 values and whether you believe in them Ask yourself if you are comfortable working in tobacco: your friends and family will ask

Interview Advice: Role play Personal interview Group exercise Competency based questions Numerical reasoning, etc. tests

Industry: Consumer Goods and FMCG, Brand Management

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Danone

Danone

Application Advice: Be yourself. Research the culture (the company's CODE) to find out whether and why (!) you are a good fit for the company.

Interview Advice: Practice explaining why you personify the culture. Think of many examples for each skill you have.

Industry: Consumer Goods and FMCG, Brand Management

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Danone

Assistant Brand Manager, Medical Marketing at Danone

Application Advice: - Research the company thoroughly with respect to the UK and the global environment. Research all 4 business units. - Research the company's core values (CODE) and think about how you portray these traits. - Practise your interpretation of graphs and

Interview Advice: A number of questions relating to how you have influenced key stakeholders in the past. A number of questions regarding achievements and how you set out to achieve them (planning, goal setting etc).

Industry: Consumer Goods and FMCG, Rotational Graduate Scheme

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Imperial Tobacco

Marketing Assistant (Intern), Marketing at Imperial Tobacco

Application Advice: Tobacco is a wide and complex industry-show your will to learn as much as you can about it!

Interview Advice: Be natural, in this company this is really appreciated. Tobacco laws in Europe change a lot. Be sure you have read the last news about tobacco.

Industry: Consumer Goods and FMCG, Rotational Graduate Scheme

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Nestle

Online Manager, Tesco at Nestle

Application Advice: Be sure of what the role is and understand the Nestle competencies. Research the company and understand the key industry trends. have a favourite brand

Industry: Consumer Goods and FMCG, Sales

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Imperial Tobacco

Imperial Tobacco

Application Advice: In order to work in this industry you need to make sure you have no problems with working for a controversial company. On top of this make sure to be yourself and show your personality in both phone interviews and assesment days. They are looking for people who are intelligent and work hard but also for those who can get along with everyone they're working with.

Interview Advice: Competitors? Do you mind working for a controversial company? Why does this industry interest you? Why are you interested in working in finance/supply chain/manufacturing etc? Make sure you look at the values on the website and have examples of how you have demonstrated each of these.

Industry: Consumer Goods and FMCG, Supply Chain

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Imperial Tobacco

Imperial Tobacco

Application Advice: Be very Flexible.

Interview Advice: Be yourself

Industry: Consumer Goods and FMCG, Rotational Graduate Scheme

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Imperial Tobacco

Graduate, Graduate Scheme at Imperial Tobacco

Application Advice: I hope applicants take the above experiences into consideration. It's a great company to work for, and also a great environment in which to build a specialist career. However, I would hesitate to recommend it as a well-rounded rotational graduate scheme.

Industry: Consumer Goods and FMCG, Rotational Graduate Scheme

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Express Vending

Sales Executive, Sales at Express Vending

Application Advice: Be sure sales is for you!

Interview Advice: Research the company. Demonstrate resilience, success and drive

Industry: Consumer Goods and FMCG, Sales

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Kantar Worldpanel

Client Executive, Fashion at Kantar Worldpanel

Application Advice: Understand how retailers and manufacturers work and have an interest in Fast moving consumer goods. Enthusiasm for analysis and story building.

Interview Advice: Which supermarket do you shop in and why? Challenges facing retailers? Name a brand you admire and why? Compile a presentation based on a deck of slides with analysis

Industry: Consumer Goods and FMCG, Account Manager

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Vax

Product Marketing Assistant, Product Management at Vax

Application Advice: Show passion for consumer goods Do your research about the company- not just what is on the website but the retailers it sells too. Go and have a look at Vax products in store and see what you think. Tailor your skills specifically to the job

Interview Advice: Be prepared to answer 'why should we hire you' Show why you want to work for Vax specifically, not just why you want a graduate job Show some commercial acumen Relax!

Industry: Consumer Goods and FMCG, Brand Management

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Kantar Worldpanel

Client Excutive, Client Service at Kantar Worldpanel

Application Advice: The majority of what we do is learned on the job so don't be put off if you don't have extensive marketing experience If you are applying for Client Service, I'd say Commercial Awareness, Positive Attitude and Analytical Thinking are the three things they look for.

Interview Advice: What are three things you're most proud of in your career? Why have you applied for KWP and not one of our competitors? What would you say are your strengths and weaknesses?

Industry: Consumer Goods and FMCG, Consumer Research

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Kantar Worldpanel

Category Analyst, Key Accounts at Kantar Worldpanel

Application Advice: Kantar do not care too much about what degree you do but about your enthusiasm, and personality and whether you will be a good fit for the company.

Interview Advice: Relax and be friendly and personable. I actually enjoyed my interview as the interviewers wanted to understand more about me rather than my CV.

Industry: Consumer Goods and FMCG, Account Manager

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Nestle

Quality Graduate, Quality at Nestle

Application Advice: Think about any skills/experience relevant to the job. Also think about what you enjoy/what drives you and how this could overlap with the job you are applying for. Look at the Nestle Academy website which has information on the schemes. Look out for events at your university as Nestle attends careers fairs or organises presentations at many universities.

Interview Advice: Look up information on strength based interviews available online. Be positive in the application process and use the assessment centre to learn about what the role with entail. It's a really good chance to meet current graduates as well as senior managers and learn about the function you are applying to.

Industry: Consumer Goods and FMCG, Rotational Graduate Scheme

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Nestle

Customer Development Manager, Pubs and Hotels at Nestle

Application Advice: Be honest, for two reasons: 1) You can't cover up or hide when you're in a face to face job interview. 2) You don't want to get the job based on somethig you're not and then realise that the company you are joining isn't really right for you.

Interview Advice: Standard interview questions really. Plan some examples you can use for the interview, but don't over prepare.

Industry: Consumer Goods and FMCG, Account Manager

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Nestle

Category Demand Planner, Demand Planner at Nestle

Application Advice: Be yourself. It's probably the most over-used phrase you'll hear during applications processes. There is usually a reason for that. If you read the role and you don't think you would enjoy it, don't apply. Really think about what you would enjoy about it, for me it was one particular area. Think about the experience you have at the moment can transfer into this.

Interview Advice: The interviewer wants to see your personality as well as good answers. An answer which reflect some personality and passion will be remembered more a word-for-word memorised answer. Remember they are asking the question for a reason. It is relevant to the job. Answer the question they asked, don't try to fit something you memorised or prepared if it doesn't fit. Tip: at the end, in addition to question, if you think you haven't answered something particularly well say so. Expand or express yourself differently if you think you can.

Industry: Consumer Goods and FMCG, Supply Chain

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Nestle

Manufacturing and FI graduate, Manufacturing and Production at Nestle

Application Advice: Draw on your past work experience for examples of when you have shown a particular behaviour. Be passionate about working for Nestle!

Interview Advice: Research other companies in the FMCG sector before applying.

Industry: Consumer Goods and FMCG, Rotational Graduate Scheme

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Nestle

Customer Business Manager, First Choice Sales at Nestle

Application Advice: Research the market, job role and career opportunities before applying.

Interview Advice: Know in detail why you want to be in the FMCG market

Industry: Consumer Goods and FMCG, Sales

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Nestle

Category Manager, Category Channel Sales Development at Nestle

Application Advice: Research the company and the industry. Make sure you know why you are applying to that function.

Interview Advice: Tell us about what you get up to in your free time. --> Prepare lots of examples from both work experience/work and your personal life to use in every question.

Industry: Consumer Goods and FMCG, Sales

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Vax

Assistant Product Manager, CSA at Vax

Application Advice: Tailor your application for your chosen role and illustrate your passion for your chosen career area. Demonstrate how your experiences fit into the role you are applying for.

Interview Advice: Be prepared! Research Vax and their core values. Your passions and knowledge of the subject area must come through on the interview or assessment day. Prepare for competency questions, this is a great chance to showcase your talents!

Industry: Consumer Goods and FMCG, Product Development and R&D

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Kantar Worldpanel

Client Executive, Lifestyle at Kantar Worldpanel

Application Advice: Look into what Kantar Worldpanel do. There website is pretty good and easy to navigate. Also google Kantar Worldpanel media articles to see what we have been talking about recently.

Interview Advice: Be confident and dont worry if you dont know jargon you will get taught that all when you're here.

Industry: Consumer Goods and FMCG, Consumer Research

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Kantar Worldpanel

category analyst, fresh at Kantar Worldpanel

Application Advice: Have an actual interest in FMCG and advertising. Curiosity is key.

Interview Advice: Show that you are interested in research, consumer behaviour, brands. This is the most important thing regardless of degree subject

Industry: Consumer Goods and FMCG, Consumer Research

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Danone

Social Innovation and Internal Communications advisor, HR at Danone

Application Advice: Who you are and your potential and attributes are so much more important than experience here, so never has 'be yourself' been more apt advice! Our core competencies and CODE behaviours really are key at Danone, not just an HR strategy, so think about those. Make sure you let your personality come through. Danone offices have a real vitality and they get a lot of applications, they're looking for someone who'll fit in and feel at home, not just the most intelligent/talented person they can find, as it's a place where if you have the right attitude and temperament you can flourish. This is not the right application to be copy and pasting from other forms. The company is not faceless, it's all about individuals.

Interview Advice: Be honest, if you don't think you have a relevant experience think what you can talk about that's close, or shows it in a different way and explain that that's what you're doing. Not everyone has done everything! The interview is based entirely around being CODE (Committed, Open, Doer, Empowered). So bear these in mind and make sure you check out the definitions online beforehand. Try and relax, my interviewer made me feel like I could stop panicking and start being myself, and I think that process of settling and relaxing benefitted my inertview performance hugely.

Industry: Consumer Goods and FMCG, Rotational Graduate Scheme

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Kantar Worldpanel

Analyst, Expert Solutions at Kantar Worldpanel

Application Advice: Keep your CV short to avoid losing peoples attention. There are areas on the application form and at the interview to go into lots of detail about what you have done.

Interview Advice: You will be given a project to present. Spend time looking through the data, try to understand and think what questions you might be asked so that you are prepared for this when they come.

Industry: Consumer Goods and FMCG, Consumer Research

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GlaxoSmithKline

Sales and Marketing Future Leader, Consumer Healthcare Great Britain and Ireland at GlaxoSmithKline

Application Advice: Do not write overly detailed answers to the questions, there is a short word limit so make sure you pack in lots of examples of your experience and why you are best for the job.

Interview Advice: Be yourself! The interview process is set up to not only find out who is the best person for the job but also the best person for GSK.

Industry: Consumer Goods and FMCG, Sales

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Danone

Regional Account Manager, Sales at Danone

Application Advice: Be yourself - be honest and open. Danone looks for people people as it is a relationship business, but don't put this on. Be enthusiastic and really want the job.

Interview Advice: Standard competency questions are used, but surrounding Danone's CODE (Committed, Open, Doer, Enthusiasm) so make sure you have examples of how you demonstrate these. Research FMCGs and also the specific Business Unit (Water, Dairy, Baby, Medical) in the market.

Industry: Consumer Goods and FMCG, Rotational Graduate Scheme

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GlaxoSmithKline

Sales and Marketing graduate, Consumer at GlaxoSmithKline

Application Advice: Be open to new experiences and the importance of flexible thinking shouldn't be underestimated. They like applicants who display high performance behaviours such as commerciality, flexibility, teamwork and a strong work ethic.

Interview Advice: Always have examples which can back up any claims you make, especially in the competency interview. Group discussions are really important as well. You should be able to have a discussion in a group without dominating or saying nothing at all.

Industry: Consumer Goods and FMCG, Rotational Graduate Scheme

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Unilever

UFLP Graduate, Supply Chain at Unilever

Application Advice: Make sure your application shows your analytical ability and grasp of facts.

Interview Advice: Situation Task Action Response Use this to structure your answers to, 'Give an example of'-type questions.

Industry: Consumer Goods and FMCG, Supply Chain

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Unilever

Supply Chain Management Trainee, at Unilever

Application Advice: Focus on why you want to work for Unilever, over any other FMCG (what is the USP?)

Interview Advice: How do you display the Standards of Leadership?

Industry: Consumer Goods and FMCG, Supply Chain

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Unilever

Assistant Packaging Manager, Packaging at Unilever

Application Advice: - Research, research, research. Don't apply unless you know everything about the company! - Don't stress too much about grades etc, it's more about your ability to answer their questions apropriately.

Interview Advice: - Talk about the USLP and its impact on you. - Remember than you are always being judged on competencies and key leadership characteristics.

Industry: Consumer Goods and FMCG, Product Development and R&D

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VOLKSWAGEN Group UK

Parts & Accessories Support Manager, Service and Parts Operations at VOLKSWAGEN Group UK

Application Advice: That a focus on vehicles and cars is not a requirement, but enthusiasm and self motivation is. We may be a car company, but there are so many arms to the business that people who arent interested in cars could find something they thrive in.

Industry: Consumer Goods and FMCG, Sales

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Unilever

, at Unilever

Application Advice: Be honest, any lies will be exposed at some point during the process. Use the website to look at what Unilever want.

Industry: Consumer Goods and FMCG, Supply Chain

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British Sugar

Area manager, Ag at British Sugar

Application Advice: be yourself

Interview Advice: be yourself

Industry: Consumer Goods and FMCG, Account Manager

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Procter & Gamble

Compliance Systems Manager, Quality Assurance at Procter & Gamble

Application Advice: Be true to yourself, and be passionate about your career. The best is if you love what you do - and show it when you apply for a job advert. At this company you're not applying for just a job - you're applying for a carreer.

Interview Advice: Prepare with a lot of examples from previous experience (can be university group excercises as well), when you can demonstrate how you have great skills to solve issues.

Industry: Consumer Goods and FMCG, Supply Chain

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Procter & Gamble

Scientist, Product Research at Procter & Gamble

Application Advice: Go along to P&G career events if you see the opportunity. Talk to one of the employees there, follow up with an email and get their advice for when you are applying.

Interview Advice: Have a lot of examples where you have been in positions of leadership, or self-started projects. For Research & Development - be technically curious and interested in the science of how and why things work.

Industry: Consumer Goods and FMCG, Product Development and R&D

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Procter & Gamble

Designer, Research Design at Procter & Gamble

Application Advice: Study hard. Do research on the comany you are working for. Try and get some work experience, even if it means working a few months for free.

Interview Advice: Talk about hobbies and interests. - Try and include team sports and individual sports. Ask them a sensible question (see research above) Don't ask about sallary / holiday straight away - let them ask you that.. Dress smart, don't slouch. Do research on posture for interviews Study some mensa tests for the tests you will get during the interview. Arrive early

Industry: Consumer Goods and FMCG, Product Development and R&D

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Anglian Water

Asset Management Graduate Trainee, Asset Management at Anglian Water

Application Advice: Think carefully about the questions and the aims of the company. Use your CV shows off your skills, personality and potential.

Interview Advice: Relax and be yourself at the assessment centre then your best qualities will show.

Industry: Consumer Goods and FMCG, Rotational Graduate Scheme

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GlaxoSmithKline

Consumer Sales and Marketing Future Leaders Programme, Sales and Marketing at GlaxoSmithKline

Application Advice: Be clear and compelling...

Interview Advice: Be yourself... every company is looking for something different

Industry: Consumer Goods and FMCG, Rotational Graduate Scheme

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Express Vending

Sales Executive, Sales at Express Vending

Application Advice: Be sure to research the company and the realities of a career in sales

Interview Advice: Be yourself! Research the industry and the company - try and speak to someone here before you come in to find out about the culture - we don't bite!

Industry: Consumer Goods and FMCG, Sales

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Vax

Assistant NPI (New Product Introduction) Engineer, Quality – NPI (New Product Introduction) at Vax

Application Advice: Make sure you apply through the website and maintain contact with the HR representative that contacts you. Be organised and if you are unsure of anything do not hesitate to ask. The HR team are there to help.

Interview Advice: Be prepared, be organised, be confident, be honest and most of all be passionate. Vax are looking for people who want to grow themselves and to help grow the company. If you think you are that type of person, make sure it comes out in the interview. Also, all experience is good experience so make sure you focus on what you have done and what you have learnt from your experiences, and how it relates to the role you are applying for.

Industry: Consumer Goods and FMCG, Product Development and R&D

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Vax

NPI Engineer, Quality / New Product Introduction at Vax

Application Advice: Be honest about your abilities and your downfalls - it helps to say what you hope to achieve, not just what you have already. Let your personality show in your application. Include a cover letter that does not come across as generic. Carefully study the duties and responsibilities and include key words in your application with reasoning so it shows you've thought about it and chosen Vax not simply applied. Demonstrate commitment and a long term plan with Vax.

Interview Advice: Prepare well for competency based questions and predominately use recent examples that closely relate to the role you're interviewing for. Express high interest in the duties /responsibilities - implies a long term plan to be in that role (or similar). Avoid repeating yourself as it will appear you are unsure of yourself and your application. Research into Vax so it shows it's more than just a job you’re going for -it’s the whole package - drop in key words that show you have done your homework. Relax and be comfortable, in both conversation and body language - as it can predict how you will fit in within the Vax community if you just be yourself Always have questions prepared for the interviewer.

Industry: Consumer Goods and FMCG, Product Development and R&D

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Vax

Junior Product Designer, New Product Development at Vax

Application Advice: Each graduate must have a passion for your field when applying to work at Vax. The companies success is down to the enthusiastic employers that work here. It is important to gain a good understanding of Vax's core values before applying and understand how you feel you would fit into the company. Your application should be tailored specifically to the role.

Interview Advice: There will be a series of competency questions, design portfolio review and design task exercise. Speak with confidence about what you have to show. Ask questions as well as answer them. This shows you are keen to learn.

Industry: Consumer Goods and FMCG, Product Development and R&D

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VOLKSWAGEN Group UK

PLanning Technical Assistant, SKODA at VOLKSWAGEN Group UK

Application Advice: Get some experience in the industry as it is invaluable. Even if you don't have a placement with a car company, go and spend some time with a retailer.

Interview Advice: Just relax, the process is designed to allow you to shine!

Industry: Consumer Goods and FMCG, Rotational Graduate Scheme

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RB

Sales Executive, Sales at RB

Application Advice: Be informed about the company business and brands, but especially understand its culture and way of working, in order to decide if it suits your abilities and personality.

Interview Advice: At the interview it is important to show entrepreneurship and initiative. RB looks for young people who want to be challenged and empowered to deliver outstanding results. Therefore, at the interview you need to show why you would be perfect for RB.

Industry: Consumer Goods and FMCG, Rotational Graduate Scheme

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RB

Sales Graduate, Sales at RB

Application Advice: Be open to whatever comes your way, remember that there is a reason for each rotation and there is lots to be learned from each rotation which will enhance your understanding of the business by having explored various departments.

Industry: Consumer Goods and FMCG, Rotational Graduate Scheme

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Vax

, at Vax

Application Advice: Apply for a higher up role, the qualifications needed for a test technician (generally science degree) will probably be enough for a higher paid, more challenging job.

Interview Advice: Talk about science, statistics and ability with scientific equipment (calibration etc).

Industry: Consumer Goods and FMCG, Product Development and R&D

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L'Oreal

Management Trainee, at L’Oreal

Application Advice: Research L'Oreal before any stages of the assessmnet - visit stores with L'Oreal products. Practise competency based questions - have some innovative ideas!

Interview Advice: Give clear structured answers. Show your passion for L'Oreal. Think outside the box.

Industry: Consumer Goods and FMCG, Rotational Graduate Scheme

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VOLKSWAGEN Group UK

IT Strategy & Group Liaison Executive, Information Systems at VOLKSWAGEN Group UK

Application Advice: Of course do your research, but be genuine. Volkswagen literally stands for People's Car and as cheesy as it may seem, the people are far more important than the stats and figures you can throw out in a covering letter. I'd also recommend that make sure you have some type of industry experience before you apply. It doesn't have to be automotive, but experience of real working life will change you so much and with an intensley competitive application process, this could be the helping hand you need to get you through.

Interview Advice: Definitley just be yourself - I see a lot of people desperate to work for Volkswagen because of the name. But the culture and the people has to be right for you and the only way to get that feeling is to be yourself. There's the usual questions you can expect in competency based interview and there's no quirky 'google' style questions to throw you off. So prepare, and use a variety of example - don't just squeeze out everything from one summer job!

Industry: Consumer Goods and FMCG, Rotational Graduate Scheme

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RB

Marketing Executive, Sales and Marketing at RB

Application Advice: Be honest, energetic, and upbeat - RB likes energy.

Interview Advice: Again, be confident and full of ideas.

Industry: Consumer Goods and FMCG, Rotational Graduate Scheme

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RB

Brand Manager, Marketing at RB

Application Advice: You need to be determined to succeed here.

Interview Advice: Need strong grasp of maths/financials. Need to be able to deal with conflict. Ensure you can back up your answers with rationale.

Industry: Consumer Goods and FMCG, Brand Management

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L'Oreal

Management Trainee, Sales Grad at L’Oreal

Application Advice: Research the company extensively. Interviewers like to see passion, but this needs to be backed up with knowledge, both about the industry and company as a whole, but also about individual products. It's also regarded more highly to know a lot about a small range, than a bit about everything - therefore pick something that particularly interests you (e.g e-retail, skincare marketing campaigns) and have lots to say about it.

Interview Advice: Telephone interview: more general questions about individual competencies and knowledge of L'Oreal as a company. Assessment centre: more in-depth knowledge and vocational skills - group exercises, sales pitches, PR campaigns etc.

Industry: Consumer Goods and FMCG, Rotational Graduate Scheme

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Procter & Gamble

Assistant Brand Manager, Brand Operations at Procter & Gamble

Application Advice: Listen carefully to all the advice that you're given and apply any learnings. The process is seeking to understand i) how well you have performed in the past and ii) your ability and potential to learn and perform in the future. Use the CAR method: Context (background to a challenge), Action (the steps you took), Result (what you acheived).

Interview Advice: Use the CAR (Context, Action, Result) technique again and think about how you have demonstrated each of the Success Drivers (if possible, multiple examples) in the past.

Industry: Consumer Goods and FMCG, Brand Management

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Philips UK

Commercial Trainee, Consumer Care/Consumer Lifestyle at Philips UK

Application Advice: Be yourself, people here are very aware of how you behave, so you need to be yourself. Be proud of what you have done, and use examples to show you have demonstrated these skills. The video interview is great - keep the answers to the point and make sure to leave your personal touch at the end in the 30 second slot you have to "add anything further".

Interview Advice: Be yourself. When presenting, tell a story that makes the presentation memorable to you. Interviewing against a lot of candidates means that the interviewers do not want to hear the same presentation said again and again. NETWORK - Talk to everyone and get to know the company through the people.

Industry: Consumer Goods and FMCG, Rotational Graduate Scheme

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L'Oreal

Management Trainee, Management Trainee at L’Oreal

Application Advice: Have a good understanding of both the FMCG market and the difference between the brands/division that L'Oreal has.

Interview Advice: Have a real life example for each of the L'Oreal competencies (which can be found on the website).

Industry: Consumer Goods and FMCG, Rotational Graduate Scheme

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Unilever

Shopper Marketing Executive Personal Care, Shopper Marketing at Unilever

Application Advice: Really research the company's competencies and how you can demonstrate them. This is far more important than relevant work experience or degree type.

Interview Advice: Have in your head exactly why you want to work for Unilever that is specific to that company and not FMCG as a whole. Understand the challenges the industry is facing and how Unilever is attempting to overcome them.

Industry: Consumer Goods and FMCG, Rotational Graduate Scheme

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British Sugar

Business Management Graduate, Sales at British Sugar

Application Advice: Research the company to a very indepth level. Be yourself and make sure it is a two way process, make sure everything in the job is for you as much as you are for it.

Interview Advice: Go to other assessment centres days - pratice. Give you a feel for what the company is like.

Industry: Consumer Goods and FMCG, Rotational Graduate Scheme

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British Sugar

Business Management Graduate, Business at British Sugar

Application Advice: Research the company well and relate answers to the company values, giving examples in all answers.

Interview Advice: Relate your answers to real life experiences.

Industry: Consumer Goods and FMCG, Rotational Graduate Scheme

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British Sugar

National Account Manager, Commercial at British Sugar

Application Advice: Be open minded - on the forefront British Sugar can seem very engineering focused, but there are so many opportunities within the company to progress within a business role. I joined on the business scheme and have worked in 5 different departments, this experience is priceless.

Interview Advice: Learn about the company and it's values - they are very important to British Sugar. Be yourself and be open and honest - the company has to fit for you as well as you fitting for the company.

Industry: Consumer Goods and FMCG, Account Manager

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Siemens

Sales Graduate, at Siemens

Application Advice: Be yourself then you will find out whether you fit the company values. Inform yourself about the company and sector you apply to and be inspired by Siemens and the products the company develops and sells because Siemens employees are mostly very proud of their products.

Industry: Consumer Goods and FMCG, Rotational Graduate Scheme

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Procter & Gamble

National Account Manager, Emerging Channels at Procter & Gamble

Application Advice: 1) Have someone read through your CV and give you advice. 2) Emphasise what you have done in your academic/extra-curricular life to display leadership qualities.

Interview Advice: 1) Practice behavioural interview questions.

Industry: Consumer Goods and FMCG, Account Manager

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Procter & Gamble

Market, Strategy and Planning, at Procter & Gamble

Application Advice: P&G want to know about you so give examples demonstrating qualities of your character rather than reeling off what you think they want to hear.

Interview Advice: "Give us an example of when" is the most commonly asked question - be honest, and draw upon a variety of experiences wherever possible to come across as rounded.

Industry: Consumer Goods and FMCG, Brand Management

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Danone

Danone

Application Advice: Make sure you have a strong understanding of the consumer goods markets that the business trades in. Take time to understand Danone's values as they place real emphasis on this in their recruitment process.

Interview Advice: Questions were based on commercial awareness surrounding the UK dairy and medical business and Danone's CODE competency framework.

Industry: Consumer Goods and FMCG, Rotational Graduate Scheme

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Danone

Category Development Executive, Category Management at Danone

Application Advice: Be yourself! Danone is not your average corporate entity; it's about developing who you are, they don't want a rigid, souless person. Make sure you research CODE as Danone's values are heavily tied up in this and if you don't think you match then perhaps Danone isn't for you. Also, make sure you research Danone and understand it's mission as well as its competitors; commercial acumen can really set you apart from the rest.

Interview Advice: Prepare for a: - competency based interview - SWOT analysis - Numerical & Verbal Reasoning Tests - Group exercise

Industry: Consumer Goods and FMCG, Rotational Graduate Scheme

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WM Morrisons

Group Wide Graduate, Hilmore House at WM Morrisons

Application Advice: Only apply if you really want to work in the retail sector - we live and breathe food and customer values, and if you can't see yourself enjoying this then don't bother. Are you sure the Group Wide scheme is for you? So many people apply and you could be more suited to one of the many other schemes we have on offer. This scheme is known to be the toughest to get on to because of the really good competition. Relax and research - it isn't rocket science to find out Morrisons recent performance, so make sure you know it. The tests aren't that hard - just relax and you will be fine. You don't even need a super high score to pass. The video interview will ask you a 30 second snippet of yourself, why you want to go on the scheme, why you want to work at morrisons e.t.c. so don't give a generic answer that people won't remember - you need to stand out. Again, learn about Morrisons beforehand.

Interview Advice: Really learn the values. We live and breathe them and if you don't fit them then don't even bother applying. Really learn our strategy for the year. My one secret - "The Plan on a Page". Don't forget this. It will look impressive if you focus on our strategy as it will show you have done your research and will be able to fit in to our organisations plans well. Have confidence in yourself and in your convictions - you will be overlooked if you don't. Don't be domineering or arrogant - it puts people off hiring you. Remember to prepare some general answers: "why do you want to work at Morrisons", "why do you want to do this scheme"?... You should always be expected to be asked this in an interview so make sure that your answer wows. Don't lie - they will see straight through you.

Industry: Consumer Goods and FMCG, Rotational Graduate Scheme

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GlaxoSmithKline

General Management Trainee, UK Pharmaceuticals at GlaxoSmithKline

Application Advice: Be yourself all the way through, and don't be afraid to think outside of the box and be creative in your interview.

Industry: Consumer Goods and FMCG, Rotational Graduate Scheme

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L'Oreal

Assistant Category Manager, Retail & Category Development at L’Oreal

Application Advice: - Show that you have a broad range of experiences outside of university - Be passionate about the industry - Demonstrate strong networking ability

Interview Advice: - Prepare examples from outside of education - Be confident but not arrogant - Build relationships with other people in your assessment centre

Industry: Consumer Goods and FMCG, Rotational Graduate Scheme

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Philips UK

Graduate rotation, at Philips UK

Interview Advice: Be yourself Be informed about the companies core values and first of all check if you can identify with them

Industry: Consumer Goods and FMCG, Rotational Graduate Scheme

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Unilever

Category Executive, Personal Care, Sales / Category Management at Unilever

Application Advice: Be yourself, don't try to be someone else. Know the FMCG market and the areas in which Unilever plays in. Step up your business acumen.

Interview Advice: Competency questions: think long & hard about these and come up with lots of difference examples. Chill out. Don't be afraid to challenge, or ask questions. Don't dominate overly the group sessions, make sure you encourage everyone to speak...

Industry: Consumer Goods and FMCG, Rotational Graduate Scheme

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Unilever

Packaging workstream leader, Packaging at Unilever

Application Advice: Be friendly, honest, explore times when you have developed a good understanding of others and benefited mutually from that development. Skills like logic, teamwork and bias for action are more important than numbers and grades.

Interview Advice: Work to a STAR policy for your competencies, try and come up with varied competencies, don't let your competencies be acheived just as an individual.

Industry: Consumer Goods and FMCG, Product Development and R&D

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Unilever

Customer Account Exec, Morrisons Account at Unilever

Application Advice: To not be a shrinking violet. In Customer Development (sales) you need to be a strong communicator who makes their presence known within the team. Do not shy away from opportunities that come your way and ask for feedback when you need it.

Interview Advice: It is such a cliche but it is important to be 100% yourself in the interview. At the end of the interview I was thanked for having a sense of humour and for smiling throughout the session. All the interview questions are based on the Standards of Leadership that can be found on Unilever's Careers website. It is crucial to relate all examples back to these standards.

Industry: Consumer Goods and FMCG, Account Manager

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L'Oreal

Management Trainee, Various at L’Oreal

Application Advice: You'll need to tick all the boxes, but also have something a bit different to secure interest.

Interview Advice: You can't be too familiar with the company/brands/industry. Prove that you can think for yourself - it's so important to be able to take a step back and question what's going on.

Industry: Consumer Goods and FMCG, Rotational Graduate Scheme

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L'Oreal

Management Trainee, Supply Chain at L’Oreal

Application Advice: Enthusiasm for working in the beauty industry and/or with consumer goods. Refer to www.lorealbusinessclass.co.uk for useful info and to find events where there could be opportunities to network with current L'Oreal employees.

Interview Advice: Make sure to do your research on the company and the brands, as well as the role you are applying for. Review the core company competencies and what they are looking for in order to tackle questions during the interview. Be prepared to have more than one example for every competency and to have questions for the interviewer.

Industry: Consumer Goods and FMCG, Rotational Graduate Scheme

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L'Oreal

Management Trainee, Commercial CPD at L’Oreal

Application Advice: Know the beauty industry inside-out. Also, you need two things: passion and organisational skills! Be prepared to be challenged and put on the spot. For the commercial stream, you need to demonstrate evidence of selling

Interview Advice: Have you ever sold anything? What? How did it go? Why should I hire you?

Industry: Consumer Goods and FMCG, Rotational Graduate Scheme

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AkzoNobel

Commercial Graduate, Distributors – LSO at AkzoNobel

Application Advice: The company is very strong on their values. Therefore all questions in some way are related back to these. It is essential to learn these values and make sure your application relates to these and shows you can demonstrate these values.

Industry: Consumer Goods and FMCG, Sales

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L'Oreal

, at L’Oreal

Application Advice: Focus on displaying the competencies that L'Oreal look for. Being able to show innovation and creativity is as important to being able to analyse a problem and come up with a logical solution. Also showing you are passionate about the brands and products is vital and can make you stand out from other candidates.

Industry: Consumer Goods and FMCG, Rotational Graduate Scheme

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WM Morrisons

Manufacturing Graduate, Manufacturing Management Trainee at WM Morrisons

Application Advice: Make sure you are a hands on individual that doesn't mind getting your hands dirty from time to time, keep pushing yourself and look for further opportunities of improvement.

Interview Advice: Just be yourself as you need to a charasmatic individual at heart or when you get into the role colleagues will see straight through you and you won't enjoy your job.

Industry: Consumer Goods and FMCG, Rotational Graduate Scheme

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L'Oreal

Marketing Management Trainee, Luxury Products Division at L’Oreal

Application Advice: It is important to really research the company and show a passion for the business upon application. With beauty being a fast paced industry it is important to showcase entrepreneurship and ambition.

Industry: Consumer Goods and FMCG, Rotational Graduate Scheme

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Associated British Foods (Grocery)

Supply Chain graduate, Supply Chain at Associated British Foods (Grocery)

Application Advice: Try and be confident in yourself and trust in your own instincts. Don't worry about what other people are saying.

Industry: Consumer Goods and FMCG, Supply Chain

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AkzoNobel

National Account Manager, Account Management at AkzoNobel

Application Advice: Expect to be put through your paces in the application process, and graduate roles are real job roles with real responsibilities and accountabilities so you'll need to hit the ground running!

Interview Advice: Be yourself, ensure you look at the AkzoNobel values as a lot of the questioning is centred on these and how you match with them.

Industry: Consumer Goods and FMCG, Rotational Graduate Scheme

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Johnson & Johnson

Graduate, South west at Johnson & Johnson

Application Advice: Learn as much as you can about the FMCG sector and the opportunities and challenges of working within this industry. Understand the company it's history, product portfolio and it's values.

Interview Advice: Show you bring solutions to problems and make your contributions heard during the group exercise. Make sure all your suggestions are based on logical reasoning and be able to justify your suggestions.

Industry: Consumer Goods and FMCG, Sales

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Express Vending

Account Manager, CRM at Express Vending

Application Advice: Be pro-active, learn a bit about the company and gain some knowledge on skills required in sales.

Interview Advice: Know what motivates you in life, and why you would be a perfect fit at Express.

Industry: Consumer Goods and FMCG, Account Manager

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Express Vending

Account Manager, at Express Vending

Application Advice: Research sales and the market to ensure you know that sales is the right career for you.

Interview Advice: Be yourself - show that you understand sales and are driven.

Industry: Consumer Goods and FMCG, Account Manager

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Express Vending

Key Accounts Sales, New Business Sales at Express Vending

Application Advice: People buy from People.... be yourself. We only recruit people that we feel will fit within our business, and who our customers will like, ahead of even talking about machines and solutions! If you're yourself in the application and write a covering letter that shows your fun and competitive side, you've a higher chance of getting through. Typically this is shown through playing sport, or having hobbies that show a competitive side!

Interview Advice: As above - and some. If you make management laugh, share stories, and the interview lasts an hour, but feels like it was ten minutes... you're doing well. Don't pretend to know about sales if you don't - the business doesn't expect you to have any sales skills (although some experience is helpful). We are looking for great people - you will have all the training you need to learn to "sell". Other pointers - dress smart (that means a suit), shave (if you're a man - bristle is fashionable, but not smart!) and don't wear brown shoes!!!

Industry: Consumer Goods and FMCG, Sales

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Associated British Foods (Grocery)

Territory Manager, Oxfordshire at Associated British Foods (Grocery)

Application Advice: Be yourself! ABF is a friendly company and they want to get the best out of you, so if you be yourself, then you will know whether you will fit in to the organisation. Be prepared! Think of times when you did well and also times when you didn't do so well. Knowing yourself and your strengths and weaknesses is a really important part of the application process. Examples can come from university, part-time work, social or sports clubs/committees or anything where you play an important role in making things happen.

Interview Advice: I had a phone interview, Skype interview and 2 face-to-face interviews at my assessment day. For the phone interview, make sure you have done your homework and know what ABF is all about and you have really looked into what the job is you're applying for. The Skype interview was really good. I hadn't done one before this, but it is much easier than a phone interview because you can see the interviewer so you can tell when they are looking interested and get a feel for whether they want to know more about what you're talking about. The Skype interview is more to do with the STAR technique of answering questions (situation, task, action, result) so if you think about some ideas/scenarios before the call and think of STAR, you can give structured answers and won't waste time. At the assessment centre, the interviews are more for the interviewers to find out more about yourself. This is where you can show your personality and talk about your experiences. Think how your skills fit in with ABF values and the job role. And come with some questions for the interviewers - it is supposed to be 2-way.

Industry: Consumer Goods and FMCG, Sales

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Hilti GB Ltd

Account Manager, at Hilti GB Ltd

Application Advice: Think about the learning opportunities in a sales oriented role and what you personally can get from dealing with business customers directly.

Interview Advice: Think about specific examples on your strength & weaknesses

Industry: Consumer Goods and FMCG, Account Manager

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Diageo

Assistant Brand Manager, Consumer marketing at Diageo

Application Advice: Be yourself. If you are yourself and fit in with the Diageo values then the company is right. Your personality enables you to fit in, and functional capability can be learned.

Interview Advice: Remember that you are judged throughout the day - including lunch time. So take the time to network, and get any questions answered that you need to know if you are offered the job.

Industry: Consumer Goods and FMCG, Brand Management

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Unilever

Customer Account Manager – Hair, Discounters at Unilever

Application Advice: Show your passion for brands and that Unilever sets itself apart with giving graduates real responsibility from the start.

Interview Advice: Why Unilever over anywhere else? Unilever want to hire people who show commitment and passion.

Industry: Consumer Goods and FMCG, Rotational Graduate Scheme

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RB

Logistics Project Manager, Supply Chain- Health at RB

Application Advice: It's a great organisation to be apart of, if you want to really go out and perform without being stuck behind the red tape which you would associate with large companies, RB (Reckitt Benckiser) is the place for you. If however you want a "comfortable" job where your not going to be pushed and pressured and given the chance to really show what your about, RB may not be the place for you.

Interview Advice: The interview/assessment centre is an opportunitiy for you to demonstrate you can fit into the organisation. Learn what the core values of the organisation is and if they match your personal values this is the place for you- RB really lives by its values. The work life can be a pressured place to be so interviewers like to know what you like to do outside of work- get to know who YOU are.

Industry: Consumer Goods and FMCG, Supply Chain

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dunnhumby

Client Manager, Insight & Commercial at dunnhumby

Application Advice: Do your research about retail. dunnhumby holds its capabilities very close, so it is hard to know exactly what we do internally, but it is important to show that you understand how dunnhumby supports Tesco and other retailers. And go to a supermarket, walk around and try and understand what is important for shoppers, and why it is important to focus on things like: the range of products, price, promotion and in-store environment.

Interview Advice: Be yourself and don't worry about not knowing about dunnhumby tools etc. as they are very specific to the company. Recruitment is based on potential, and focusses particularly on whether candidates fit with the dunhumby capabilities and values.

Industry: Consumer Goods and FMCG, Account Manager

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RB

Supply Chain Graduate, at RB

Application Advice: Understand the core values and express how you share the values in your covering letter. Highlight any experience you have as well as extra curricular activities that show leadership roles in particular.

Interview Advice: Be prepared for a wide variety of different tasks with a focus on leadership and teamwork. Put 100% effort in throughout and be positive about your decisions and make yourself seen.

Industry: Consumer Goods and FMCG, Rotational Graduate Scheme

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RB

Supply Graduate, Operations at RB

Application Advice: Be honest and fully transparent. Put emphasis on your resume on activities that have demonstrated the following qualities from you : entrepreneurship, achievement, partnership, ownership. At least one leadership example as well.

Interview Advice: Where do you see yourself in 5, 10 years time. Have a strong idea of what you want to do ! Do stand your ground but again be honest if you don't know. Assessment centre : Be creative and constantly part of the solution and NOT part of the problem Focus on speed of action and expect to be challenged during the assessment centre.

Industry: Consumer Goods and FMCG, Supply Chain

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RB

Project Engineer, Fine Chemical Plant at RB

Application Advice: Apologies for the cliches, but this is a very-fast moving company that looks for people who think outside the box and go-the-extra mile without being told to do so. Before you apply think carefully about the experiences and work you have done to date and make sure you can discuss them in relationship to the core values of the company. If you have the required level of technical ability (science or engineering degree to a 2:1 level when i applied) then the most important thing is your fit with the company. Be confident in your abilities but don't lie about your skills as these will be very quickly exposed during the assessment centre. Make sure you research the company so you know what we're about and be prepared to work with people and solve challenging problems on the fly.

Interview Advice: The most important part of the process is the assessment centre - be yourself, be confident and be prepared to be challenged.

Industry: Consumer Goods and FMCG, Supply Chain

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RB

Supply Chain Management Graduate, Quality at RB

Application Advice: Gain as much work experience as possible in different areas of business.

Interview Advice: Aim high, be very confident, be ready to deal with pressure and stressful situations.

Industry: Consumer Goods and FMCG, Supply Chain

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RB

su, Healthcare Supply at RB

Application Advice: As RB is a global company, highlight any international experience in your application. Include examples from your extra-curricular activities and work experience where you have demonstrated the company's core values.

Interview Advice: Don't be afraid to be assertive during the assessment centre and remember that you will be challenged so be resilient.

Industry: Consumer Goods and FMCG, Supply Chain

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Associated British Foods (Grocery)

Supply Chain Graduate, Planning at The Silver Spoon Company at Associated British Foods (Grocery)

Application Advice: Keep your answers to the point. Don't try to pretend to be someone you're not - if you are right for the job this will shine through on your application.

Interview Advice: Again, be yourself and enjoy the assessment day. I really enjoyed my interview as it was a chance to sell myself and also to get to know the interviewer and the company. During the group tasks, remember you have a whole team to work with - voice your ideas but listen to other people's ideas aswell and build on them with the team.

Industry: Consumer Goods and FMCG, Supply Chain

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RB

Supply Graduate, Project Engineering at RB

Application Advice: Make sure you know that the role is right for you by speaking to current graduates and fully understand where you want to be, focus on how you will make a difference and drive the business forward.

Interview Advice: Be honest and passionate, offer ideas and your views.

Industry: Consumer Goods and FMCG, Supply Chain

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RB

Supply Graduate, at RB

Application Advice: Having previous work experience is a big advantage, especially from a large national or international company. This is not essential but a person with this experience generally stands out at every stage of the application process.

Interview Advice: Let your personality shine through. Joining Reckitt Benckiser is not about your academic achievements or your ability to learn facts and figures. It is about having the confidence to use this knowledge as a building block to adapt, learn and lead in a variety of different situations. The company is full of very strong personalities and so you will need to demonstrate in the interview that you are capable and confident enough to step up and make people listen, even in challenging situations.

Industry: Consumer Goods and FMCG, Supply Chain

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Tesco

Assistant product manager, Produce – Vegetables at Tesco

Application Advice: Be confident and be yourself. There are all kinds of different personalities here, so if this is the right job for you, you will fit in.

Interview Advice: Ielax! it's a long tiring process but if your relaxed and being yourself you will be fine. Prepare, if you prepare then you will be relaxed!

Industry: Consumer Goods and FMCG, Product Development and R&D

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Associated British Foods (Grocery)

Territory Manager, Field Sales at Associated British Foods (Grocery)

Application Advice: Be honest.

Interview Advice: Be yourself and do not try to come across as someone you think the company is looking for. Just be yourself and if it is the right match for you and the company, you will be offered a position.

Industry: Consumer Goods and FMCG, Sales

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Associated British Foods (Grocery)

Supply Chain Graduate/Management Trainee, Supply Chain at Associated British Foods (Grocery)

Application Advice: Research the company and its core competencies and make sure you show evidence of your research in your application. Proof read your application as any spelling/grammatical errors will likely lead to a rejection of your application. Make sure you are comfortable with the idea of relocating around the country a few times over the first couple of years, as this will happen. Being a foodie really helps!

Interview Advice: ABF are looking for people who will fit into their business culture - team players, strategic thinkers. In group exercises in assessment centre, make sure you contribute but don't dominate the team, come up with ideas but also consider and reflect on others' opinions.

Industry: Consumer Goods and FMCG, Supply Chain

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Associated British Foods (Grocery)

Graduate Management Trainee, Manufacturing at Associated British Foods (Grocery)

Interview Advice: Be enthusiastic.

Industry: Consumer Goods and FMCG, Rotational Graduate Scheme

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Unilever

HR Management Trainee, Human Resources at Unilever

Application Advice: Demonstrate your passion for the company and our brands, giving solid reasons for why you would want to apply for your chosen business area. Be yourself!

Interview Advice: Have a strong interview technique, for example using the STAR method. Relax and be yourself. Come well rehearsed with a range of examples to demonstrate your competenices - also check out our 5 Standards of Leadership.

Industry: Consumer Goods and FMCG, Rotational Graduate Scheme

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Vodafone

Commercial Analyst, Consumer / Pay Monthly at Vodafone

Application Advice: show enthusiasim and focus on different things you have done

Interview Advice: understanding of the industry, be approachable and smiley, be yourself

Industry: Consumer Goods and FMCG, Rotational Graduate Scheme

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Unilever

Supply Chain Management Trainee, Project Management at Unilever

Application Advice: Answer any questions in the STAR format (situation, task, action, result) and give examples from a range of activities you have taken. Make sure you explain why Unilever AND why your business function. For the numerical and logical reasoning tests do lots of practice beforehand.

Interview Advice: Make sure you have researched the company and your chosen business function and can talk about why you chose them. Have examples prepared for when you have demonstrated Unilever's Standards of Leadership, again in the STAR format. For the case study split your time equally between each task and don't panic! It is designed to be hard and for you to be pushed for time. Be confident in the decsions you have made - it is likely the person you are presenting to will play devil's advocate. Make sure you speak up during the group task. If you disagree with someone do so in a constructive way. The selection day is nowhere near as daunting as it would seem. The managers interviewing you want you to do well and will encourage answers out of you. Try not to be too nervous, smile and enjoy it!

Industry: Consumer Goods and FMCG, Supply Chain

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Associated British Foods (Grocery)

Management Graduate Trainee – Operations, at Associated British Foods (Grocery)

Application Advice: Have a good knowledge of the grad scheme you are applying for, be sure about what you want to do, and just be yourself!

Interview Advice: I was asked lots about my knowledge of the company and the grad scheme I was applying for, but the majority of the questions were based on if I would be a good "fit" for the company.

Industry: Consumer Goods and FMCG, Supply Chain

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Associated British Foods (Grocery)

Technical Graduate Management Trainee, Technical at Associated British Foods (Grocery)

Application Advice: You need to stick out from the crowd. Most people applying for the job will have the required degree and grade. You need to build a picture of yourself outside of education, relating your extracurricular activities to how this has developed you as a person. E.g. sports = teamwork.

Interview Advice: Preparation is key. You can have a good idea about what questions or what type of questions are going to be asked. Some may differ and you won't be able to prepare for them, but for the types of questions you can, write draft answers down and learn them.

Industry: Consumer Goods and FMCG, Rotational Graduate Scheme

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Associated British Foods (Grocery)

Management Graduate Trainee – Operations, at Associated British Foods (Grocery)

Application Advice: Do your homework. Know about the company and the job. Ensure that your strenghts match what is required.

Interview Advice: Again do your research. Be yourself - don't try to be someone that you're not.

Industry: Consumer Goods and FMCG, Supply Chain

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Associated British Foods (Grocery)

Quality Assurance Leader, Technical at Associated British Foods (Grocery)

Application Advice: You need to show that you are hardworking and want to make a difference.

Industry: Consumer Goods and FMCG, Supply Chain

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Associated British Foods (Grocery)

Supply Chain Graduate, Manufacturing at Associated British Foods (Grocery)

Application Advice: Be passionate, confident in your ideas and ensure you understand all of the different sectors of ABF. Know your stuff but show off your personality too - culture and behaviours are deemed just as important as existing knowledge.

Industry: Consumer Goods and FMCG, Supply Chain

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Associated British Foods (Grocery)

Operational Graduate, Manufacturing at Associated British Foods (Grocery)

Application Advice: Be honest and to make it very clear that your work ethic is paramount to how you will contribute within the company.

Interview Advice: My advice would be to genuinely engage with not only the interviewers but also others going for the same role. A lot of this job involves working with very different people and it would be good to show that you can positively communicate with others.

Industry: Consumer Goods and FMCG, Supply Chain

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Associated British Foods (Grocery)

Supply Chain Management Graduate, Silver Spoon at Associated British Foods (Grocery)

Application Advice: Do your research so thoroughly.This is the only way you can really demonstrate a genuine interest in the role. Also it really is best to apply for jobs that you really want to do. It does show at interview.

Interview Advice: Be yourself, you can tick all the boxes but if no one wants to work with you day to day you won't get the role. Don't waste too much time planning group tasks. Some is important but the time is quite short.

Industry: Consumer Goods and FMCG, Supply Chain

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Express Vending

Sales Executive, New Business Sales at Express Vending

Application Advice: If you work hard you get to party hard! This job is 99% hard work 1 % genius!

Industry: Consumer Goods and FMCG, Account Manager

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Unilever

, at Unilever

Application Advice: Do your research on the business, think carefully about how your experiences matches up to the core competencies being sought in the application process.

Industry: Consumer Goods and FMCG, Account Manager

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Unilever

Business & Technology Management Trainee, at Unilever

Application Advice: - Ensure you understand what Unilever stands for - and that this aligns with what you stand for - Research our Sustainable Living Plan - Know how we differentiate ourselves from our competitors

Interview Advice: - Be yourself - Good communication is key - You have to show an interest in Consumer Products/ sustainability

Industry: Consumer Goods and FMCG, Rotational Graduate Scheme

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Philips UK

Commercial Graduate, Stock Control/ Operations at Philips UK

Application Advice: Match up the job specification with your CV. Make sure you can tick each box which Philips looks for in a graduate. Make yourself stand out from the rest. And above all buy into the Philips values, if you fit into the culture they’re more inclined to take you on.

Interview Advice: Buy into the Philips values. Work hard, be proactive, do your research, know the market and listen to all the briefs you get given on the days of assessment.

Industry: Consumer Goods and FMCG, Rotational Graduate Scheme

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Philips UK

, at Philips UK

Application Advice: Be yourself - the interviewers are looking for someone to work with comfortably. Put yourself into your presentation. Behaviour is important here.

Interview Advice: How would someone else describe you? Your weaknesses. Your favourite product.

Industry: Consumer Goods and FMCG, Rotational Graduate Scheme

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Unilever

Customer Account Manager for Skin Cleansing, Customer Development at Unilever

Application Advice: In this role you have to be resilient, determined and ready to fight your corner. It is important that candidates are confident that they have these qualities. This is not a company for "Shrinking Violets" which suits me but it may not suit everyone.

Interview Advice: It is an old cliche but candidates must be themselves. I received feedback that I demonstrated that I had a good sense of humour throughout my interview and I believe that characteristics like this, show whether someone would like to work with you. Make sure that you thoroughly understand the "Standards of Leadership" and that you apply all your life/work experiences to these qualities.

Industry: Consumer Goods and FMCG, Account Manager

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Philips UK

Commercial Graduate, Consumer Lifestyle at Philips UK

Application Advice: Show an understanding of total Philips (Healthcare, Lighting and Consumer Lifestyle), as well as focusing on a particular area, explain why this is relevant to you and why it interests you. Candidates must be open to change and flexible as the programme involves constantly changing roles and adjusting to new environments.

Interview Advice: Come prepared with questions, if they are answered, ask more questions! Be friendly, open and honest, experience is not necessary. It is the personality traits interviewers will focus on.

Industry: Consumer Goods and FMCG, Account Manager

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Unilever

Graduate Trainee, R&D at Unilever

Application Advice: Research about the company, know how your function interacts with other functions

Interview Advice: SOLs on the website

Industry: Consumer Goods and FMCG, Rotational Graduate Scheme

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Unilever

Supply Chain Future Leaders Programme, Supply Chain at Unilever

Application Advice: Prepare to be mobile and understand you might be placed in a role where you will have little social interaction will people same age and same interests.

Industry: Consumer Goods and FMCG, Supply Chain

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Unilever

HR Management Trainee, HR at Unilever

Application Advice: Take your time. It is a really extensive application, make sure you sell yourself.

Interview Advice: You really must be yourself in interview, it is a two way process, and you need to ascertain whether Unilever is the right place for you too.

Industry: Consumer Goods and FMCG, Rotational Graduate Scheme

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Unilever

Workstream leader, Packaging R&D at Unilever

Application Advice: Understand the company, absorb the brands, look into the way Unilever is becoming one visible business. Be yourself.

Interview Advice: The company is very friendly, be nice, make sure you stick to your STAR regiment and core competencies.

Industry: Consumer Goods and FMCG, Product Development and R&D

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Unilever

Customer Development Executive, Ice Cream at Unilever

Application Advice: Pay attention to the Standards of Leadership and think how your experiences show you apply them already in your life.

Industry: Consumer Goods and FMCG, Sales

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Unilever

UFLP, at Unilever

Application Advice: Think your answers through so they give a real idea of who you are and get someone else to proof read it!

Interview Advice: You need to show real passion with regards to working not only for Unilever, but also in Supply Chain.

Industry: Consumer Goods and FMCG, Supply Chain

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Unilever

Customer Account Manager, Customer Development at Unilever

Application Advice: Ensure it is the career you want to do.

Interview Advice: Prepare.

Industry: Consumer Goods and FMCG, Account Manager

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Unilever

Category Manager Personal Care, Category Management at Unilever

Application Advice: Try to think of as many examples to demonstrate your competencies as possible, prepare!

Interview Advice: Be yourself, it is as much you trying out the company as they are trying you out.

Industry: Consumer Goods and FMCG, Rotational Graduate Scheme

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Unilever

Assistant Brand Manager, Personal Care at Unilever

Application Advice: Demonstrate entrepreneurial skills and a desire to do good business.

Interview Advice: Relax, be your natural self and find a way to get on with the interviewer.

Industry: Consumer Goods and FMCG, Brand Management

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Fuller's

Graduate Trainee, Retail at Fuller’s

Application Advice: Be yourself, they recruit for personality.

Interview Advice: What is your favourite pub and why.

Industry: Consumer Goods and FMCG, Rotational Graduate Scheme

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Fuller's

Graduate Trainee, Operations at Fuller’s

Application Advice: Take a real interest in the company - they want to employ people who are passionate about the compnay and its products.

Interview Advice: Fuller’s are looking for particular skills and abilities because they want you to thrive in your roles and enjoy working here – what works at other assessment centres/interviews might not be suitable for this application, so just be yourself and try to enjoy the assessment day and interviews!

Industry: Consumer Goods and FMCG, Rotational Graduate Scheme

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Fuller's

Graduate Trainee, at Fuller’s

Application Advice: They are looking for interesting people, not just high grades.

Interview Advice: Just be yourself, above all they look for genuine people.

Industry: Consumer Goods and FMCG, Rotational Graduate Scheme

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Unilever

R&D Technologist, R&D at Unilever

Application Advice: Think about how your experiences have shown your personal skills. Everything we do builds talent - we just don't always realise it!

Interview Advice: Have an idea of what the company is about, what are its driving forces. Unilever has a keen environmental and sustainability drive that it is very proud of!

Industry: Consumer Goods and FMCG, Product Development and R&D

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Unilever

finance business partner to marketing, brand building finance at Unilever

Application Advice: Be yourself, Unilever want leaders so you need to show you are personable and well rounded.

Interview Advice: Keep calm and think through your answers, explaining as you go along. The interviewer wants to see how you think

Industry: Consumer Goods and FMCG, Rotational Graduate Scheme

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Unilever

eCommerce Channel Executive, eCommerce at Unilever

Application Advice: Be enthusiastic about Unilever and the brands, show knowledge of the retail market

Interview Advice: Know who the competitors are

Industry: Consumer Goods and FMCG, Rotational Graduate Scheme

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Unilever

Project Coordinator, Hair Care at Unilever

Application Advice: Be prepared, practice competencies and think consumer consumer consumer. Whenever having to think of or comment on business or product proposal - think consumer benefits first and foremost.

Industry: Consumer Goods and FMCG, Product Development and R&D

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Unilever

HR Management Tranee, HR at Unilever

Application Advice: Be honest and decisive in your answers.

Interview Advice: Be confident and be yourself. Unilever is unique. You need to fit.

Industry: Consumer Goods and FMCG, Supply Chain

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Unilever

Unilever future leader trainee, Global Finance Sustainability at Unilever

Application Advice: Think about the company ethos at all times.

Interview Advice: I was told I talk too much, which is true. If I could do my group interview again, I would take this into consideration and let others have the floor more. In my one on one interview this wasn't a problem. In differs from person to person so try to be aware of your weaknesses and not to let nerves get the better of you. I would also suggest reading up on and considering the company's ethos and ethical stance when answering senarios.

Industry: Consumer Goods and FMCG, Rotational Graduate Scheme

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Unilever

Shopper Marketing Executive Personal Care, Shopper Marketing Personal Care at Unilever

Application Advice: Biggest advice is to get the application in early. It opens quite early and due to its competitive nature, in some functions all the roles are filled by November and it takes a good few weeks to get through the application form, online tests and telephone interview before the assessment centre. Really focus on the Unilever competencies and how you have demonstrated them in your life so far. Although academics and relevant work experience is important, people often forget about shouting about the attributes that Unilever is looking for. Make sure you know something about what each of the different functions in Unilever does and how they fit together, not just the function you are looking to apply for. This is really useful for the telephone interview.

Interview Advice: Be very clear about why you want to work for the industry, the company and the function. Do not panic if you do badly at one of the sections in the assessment centre, they take an average so just concentrate on the next exercise. If there is a group exercise it is important to talk and listen - do not be overbearing but do not be the quietest!

Industry: Consumer Goods and FMCG, Rotational Graduate Scheme

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Express Vending

Account Support, at Express Vending

Application Advice: You need to have a strong character, prepared to work hard and be driven by money.

Industry: Consumer Goods and FMCG, Account Manager

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Unilever

R&D Graduate, at Unilever

Application Advice: Make sure you give yourself the best oppurtunity to get into the company by researching its values and mission, know why you want to work for Unilever. Look on our website, for further help.

Interview Advice: Be yourself throughout the process, Unilever will see your potential.

Industry: Consumer Goods and FMCG, Account Manager

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Unilever

UFLP R&D Trainee, Laundry at Unilever

Application Advice: Ensure you give examples that show you as a leader, not one of many. Be honest about your experience, and apply as soon after application opening as possible.

Interview Advice: Stay calm, be yourself and speak up. The interviewer needs to hear your point of view. Do not put others down, but hold your ground until a decision has been made, then allign with the rest of the group and get the job done.

Industry: Consumer Goods and FMCG, Account Manager

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Fuller's

Core Graduate Trainee, Head Office at Fuller’s

Application Advice: - Must be passionate about brands/ale in general/hospitality - Must be a people-person - Must be willing to find out what they do, but also don't want to do - Must be willing to stand up for what they want to do

Interview Advice: - Be genuine: Fuller's is a people-focussed company, so personality means a lot - Show enthusiasm, and passion for the company - Don't worry too much if you don't have a business background - focus on your skills in other areas

Industry: Consumer Goods and FMCG, Rotational Graduate Scheme

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Digital Marketing, Paid Social at Mindshare

Application Advice: Just be yourself and confident, making sure to positively reflect your abilities. Show eagerness to learn to prove your worth in a Company like Mindshare.

Interview Advice: Interviews have always been my weakest point, bt if you show your passion and eagerness to learn, it will really overpower your nerves. Come prepared. Know your stuff, look into the company and the industry. This will really impress them, thinking further then just the role you are applying for.

Industry: Consumer Goods and FMCG

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Procurement at Associated British Foods (Grocery)

Application Advice: Think about any experience you already have and apply this to show how this would help you in a role. Be yourself- they value people and people are important in the business so show that you are a great person!

Interview Advice: Give real life example of where and how you have applied the skills you are talking about. Think of more than one weakness- I was asked to talk about a few developmental areas and they appreciate candour and honesty showing you are self aware!

Industry: Consumer Goods and FMCG

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