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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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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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