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Mott MacDonald

Traffic Engineer, Integrated Transport at Mott MacDonald

Application Advice: Be open minded and interested in every aspect of a transportation engineer.

Interview Advice: Prepare practical example of moment when you applied your skills.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Design Engineer

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Renishaw

Mechanical Design Engineer, Machine Tool at Renishaw

Application Advice: Complete the graduate scheme as it is the best opportunity you will get to explore so many different roles within such a short period of time allowing you to understand which areas you prefer.

Interview Advice: Focus on technical knowledge.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Design Engineer

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Babcock International Group

Mechanical Design Engineer, Mechanical Handling Team at Babcock International Group

Application Advice: Get the application in early as there are plenty of people vying for the job and ensure that you find a way to stand out in your application.

Interview Advice: Just be yourself and answer the questions to the best of your ability, taking time to think through a correct and logical order.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Design Engineer

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Babcock International Group

Constructive Engineer, Engineering Services at Babcock International Group

Application Advice: Remember that engineering is all about your ability to solve problems ranging from complex technical issues through to administration tasks. Your understanding of engineering principles, formulas and methods is only one part of the puzzle and in my mind the most important piece is your ability to communicate appropriately at all levels.

Interview Advice: The fact you have achieved or are going to achieve a recognised professional qualifaction (Bachelors or Masters) is almost irrelevant when you get to the interview stage as you wouldn't be there if you didn't have it. Remember to just be yourself and draw on all of your experiences, not just ones from University, to demonstrate you are a competent and proficient engineer and would work well within a team.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Design Engineer

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Siemens

Graduate Engineer, Graduates & Trainee’s at Siemens

Application Advice: Try your hardest to get in.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Design Engineer

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Max Fordham

Engineer, Building Services at Max Fordham

Application Advice: If you love nice architectural buildings, enjoy solving problems and learning then this is a perfect place to work.

Interview Advice: Practice some drawing before your interview and think about some buildings you know.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Design Engineer

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Max Fordham

Graduate Engineer, at Max Fordham

Application Advice: If applying for a Graduate engineering role, learn all about the building services industry. CIBSE Journals are a fantastic resource for that.

Interview Advice: Show interest in the industry and engineering in general. Also brush up your knowledge on what a bike looks like.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Design Engineer

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Lockheed Martin UK

Systems Engineering Graduate, at Lockheed Martin

Application Advice: For certain disciplines of engineering (mechanical, electrical, software etc.) a good technical understanding is preferable. The company are keen on bringing on people who have a solid technical background but also have the attitude and desire to learn and develop more and are enthusiastic about the projects the company have to offer.

Interview Advice: During the group task do not feel that you have to be loud and outspoken to make sure you make a good impression. Focus on the task at hand and how best to solve it rather than talking just to sound like you know what to do. It is about the entire team reaching the goal in the best possible manner. Also, I would advise revising basic technical understanding of the subject that you prepare a presentation on as you will be asked questions on it.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Design Engineer

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Max Fordham

Graduate Engineer, at Max Fordham

Application Advice: Be yourself, show enthusiasm for low-energy, environmentally friendly engineering, and do your research into the kind of engineering projects (and company ethos) Max Fordham specialises in.

Interview Advice: They will ask you details on most things on your CV, ranging from your interests to your dissertation and relevant work experience. Your interest in the holistic approach to building services engineering will be questioned, and you will be expected to talk through some engineering principles and problems.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Design Engineer

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Max Fordham

Graduate Engineer, at Max Fordham

Application Advice: Be yourself. Send an informal letter and CV to HR.

Interview Advice: Be yourself. Know your basic physics. Cultivate an interest in buildings. Think about buildings you like and dislike and why. Show self-motivation.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Design Engineer

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Jaguar Land Rover

Design Surfacing Graduate, Design at Jaguar Land Rover

Application Advice: This is a very specialist role with competition. Make sure your portfolio and CV are up to scratch.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Design Engineer

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Jaguar Land Rover

Creative Designer, Design at Jaguar Land Rover

Application Advice: Stay friendly and patient.

Interview Advice: Cool and passionate.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Design Engineer

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WSP

Graduate Engineer, Building Structures at WSP

Application Advice: Know the basics, they'll teach you the rest. Be friendly and honest.

Interview Advice: Stick to basics of what you know.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Design Engineer

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WSP

Graduate Engineer, Coastal and Flooding at WSP

Application Advice: Take initiative, be motivated and be good to work with! You spend so much time with your colleagues, the dynamics need to work.

Interview Advice: Be honest! Do a bit of background reading about the company.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Design Engineer

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WSP

Building Services Engineer, Building Services at WSP

Application Advice: Research the job and the role before applying.

Interview Advice: Understand building services is an industry that not everyone has heard of before.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Design Engineer

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WSP

Graduate Structural Engineer, Structures at WSP

Application Advice: Ensure you have a well structured CV and put a bit in about yourself. WSP are hiring a a rounded person - not just an academic.

Interview Advice: Be honest about your experience and knowledge. Don't be surprised if the interviewer asks more about you than technical issues.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Design Engineer

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WSP

Graduate Transport Planner, Development- Transport at WSP

Application Advice: Develop a background knowledge of development and transportation planning as a role and how and where it fits into the design sector.

Interview Advice: To display understanding of impacts of vehicles on the network, STAG, previous project experience and time/ work management skills.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Design Engineer

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Renishaw

, at Renishaw

Application Advice: It's okay if you get things wrong in the interview! I think they're trying to see how you think/approach problems rather then getting the right answer. Be inquisitive about the things that the company manufactures as it is unlikely you would have come across most of it previously.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Design Engineer

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WSP

Graduate Engineer, Bridge Enginnering at WSP

Application Advice: Prepare a good cover letter, pointing out your skills, your education and your previous experience and at the same time showing your willingness to learn and progress.

Interview Advice: Read something about the company, its history and the projects that it has already been involved. Think about projects that he/she would like to be involved in order to discuss those with the interviewer and the most important.. Feel confident!

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Design Engineer

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Jaguar Land Rover

Studio Engineer, Design at Jaguar Land Rover

Application Advice: Mix creativity with technical ability.

Interview Advice: Engage at a personal level, be friendly.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Design Engineer

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WSP

Assistant Engineer, Development at WSP

Application Advice: Research the company, look at some project examples to see what they do.

Interview Advice: Know about the company, have relevant examples for teamwork etc.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Design Engineer

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Renishaw

Graduate Applications Engineer, Machine Tool Products at Renishaw

Application Advice: - Try to aim for a division or product within the company that you find interesting. As this will give you a goal to aim for. - Don't apply to be a graduate applications engineer if the mechanical graduate scheme is fully booked.

Interview Advice: - Do your research on the history of the company. - Be enthusiastic about the role you're applying for in the interview.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Design Engineer

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WSP

Graduate structural Engineer, Structures at WSP

Application Advice: Prepare, work hard and be confident.

Interview Advice: Relax, and just try and do your best. The interview is technical so it needs preparation.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Design Engineer

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Renishaw

Physics/Scientific Graduate, Laser Calibration at Renishaw

Application Advice: Research the company and its products on the website and make sure you know them and the science behind them well.

Interview Advice: Again, make sure you know the science behind products in the area which you will be working. Make sure you know your CV well and can explain university projects, placements etc.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Design Engineer

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Morgan Sindall

Graduate Engineer – Civil & Structural, Civil and Structural at Morgan Sindall

Application Advice: Research the company, show your interest in the projects they are working on. The company has a friendly environment so do not be too terrified in the interview.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Design Engineer

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Morgan Sindall

Tunnel Design Engineer, Major Projects at Morgan Sindall

Application Advice: Have a strong technical background and a drive to work in the industry. Willingness to attend and achieve a high grade on the MSc in Tunneling and Underground Space

Interview Advice: Show your technical abilities, but more importantly, show who you are as a person and how you would fit into the team. Be keen to talk about your experiences and what you uniquely can contribute.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Design Engineer

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WSP

Engineering Geologist, Building and Structures at WSP

Application Advice: Rely on your knowledge and experience and if you don't have the answer, do your own research and don't hesitate to ask your colleagues with more experience.

Interview Advice: Prepare a pack containing some of your most relevant courseworks/reports/papers/presentations and just review them before the interview. Also, it doesn't hurt to be well informed about the company you're applying to.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Design Engineer

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WSP

Assistant Engineer, Development Infrastructure at WSP

Application Advice: I would advise you to spend time tailoring every application to the company that you are applying to.

Interview Advice: Do your research about the company you are applying to, also print off a list of typical interview questions and just practice answering them.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Design Engineer

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WSP

Graduate Engineer, Development at WSP

Application Advice: You get out of the company what you put in.

Interview Advice: Be yourself.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Design Engineer

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WSP

Graduate Engineer, Development at WSP

Application Advice: Just get through the next stage, you are not going to get the job based on your CV.

Interview Advice: Relax.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Design Engineer

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WSP

Assistant Track Engineer, Rail at WSP

Application Advice: Open mind, keen to continuous learning, passion for alignment design engineering.

Interview Advice: Show interest in lineal works design, show good software skills, show good team-working.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Design Engineer

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WSP

Graduate Engineer, Building Structures at WSP

Application Advice: Be yourself. WSP is more than just good engineers - they also want people who will fit in well to the team and will have a good work life balance!

Interview Advice: I didn't go through the interview process.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Design Engineer

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WSP

Graduate Structural Engineer, Building Structures at WSP

Application Advice: Provide any useful information about themselves that could make a difference. Every detail counts, so they should try to enrich their CV with any activities or actions they have got involved in.

Interview Advice: Always be polite, natural and pleasant. Smile and try to show how much you want this role.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Design Engineer

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WSP

Graduate Engineer, Rail at WSP

Application Advice: Make sure you do your research and know exactly what you want to do. I would recommend going to your universities career support and get your CV and cover letter checked out. That really helped me when I was applying for this role.

Interview Advice: Prepare answers before hand and make sure you practice. Generic competency based questions can be found online. Make sure you arrive on time for your interview and are dressed well. Know your CV and cover letter inside out. When answering questions, try using different scenarios rather than the same scenario to answer different questions.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Design Engineer

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MBDA

Graduate Engineer, at MBDA

Application Advice: Research the company. Look at typical 'competency based' interview questions.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Design Engineer

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Amey

Highways Graduate, Highways at Amey

Application Advice: First appearance, so look smart.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Design Engineer

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MBDA

Graduate Engineer, Systems at MBDA

Application Advice: Know what you are applying for, there is potential for movement around the company but it is much easier to try and join in the right place straight away!

Interview Advice: Do company research and general research into missile systems as a whole and the rest is pretty self-explanatory.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Design Engineer

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Amey

, at Amey

Application Advice: Positive attitude.

Interview Advice: Questions about courses at the University.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Design Engineer

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Thales

Software Engineer, Software at Thales

Application Advice: Answer the questions bearing in mind quality not quantity of your answers.

Interview Advice: Research the company and understand which areas of industry you could work in.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Design Engineer

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Johnson & Johnson

, Customs at Johnson & Johnson

Interview Advice: Know the Credo and research the company to have an idea of the product range.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Design Engineer

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Thales

Human Factors Engineer, Technical Safety and System Assurance at Thales

Application Advice: Apply early as interviews can start straight away and you don't want to miss out.

Interview Advice: Be yourself, and have examples of previous projects (work experience and university) you have worked on and how they apply to the new role you are applying for.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Design Engineer

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Mott MacDonald

Fire Engineer, Fire Engineering at Mott MacDonald

Application Advice: Research the company and have relevant work experience.

Interview Advice: Have interesting work experience and extra curricular activities.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Design Engineer

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Mott MacDonald

Graduate civil engineer, Structures at Mott MacDonald

Application Advice: Be confident and don't undervalue whatever experience you already have.

Interview Advice: You will need to have reasonable technical knowledge (e.g. bending moment diagrams) and may be asked a practical engineering question to test your ability to think on your feet.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Design Engineer

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Mott MacDonald

Graduate Engineer, Rail at Mott MacDonald

Application Advice: Be sure to prepare for your application, and show your passion. Take the time to tailor your cover letter for the application and make sure you always sell yourself appropriately. And again, do your research on the projects and the company involvement, as well as the ethos and company values.

Interview Advice: Be yourself and prepare your company knowledge.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Design Engineer

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Max Fordham

Graduate Engineer, Building Services at Max Fordham

Application Advice: People from both Engineering and non Engineering backgrounds are seriously considered. The interviews are far more interested to how you think rather than what you know.

Interview Advice: Think creatively and challenge the normal, as well as of course Buiding Services basics (i.e. heat transfer, principals of sustainable design etc.)

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Design Engineer

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Mott MacDonald

Graduate Civil Engineer, Water at Mott MacDonald

Interview Advice: Follow the interview tips on the sheet provided by HR before the interview.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Design Engineer

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Thales

Systems Engineer, at Thales

Application Advice: Do your research on the organisation, and make sure your answers sound professional.

Interview Advice: Study up on your subject and practice for the competency based portion.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Design Engineer

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Laing O'Rourke

Temporary works at Laing O’Rourke

Application Advice: Know your engineering fundamentals.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Design Engineer

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Mott MacDonald

Hydraulic Modeller & Flood Risk Economist, Water Team at Mott MacDonald

Application Advice: Do your research into the area you are applying for.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Design Engineer

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Mott MacDonald

Graduate Rail and Bridges Engineer, Buildings and Infrastructure Birmingham at Mott MacDonald

Application Advice: Be open minded and prepared to work hard.

Interview Advice: Have an open mind and prepare for what you apply.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Design Engineer

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Mott MacDonald

Graduate Civil Engineer, Infrasrtucture at Mott MacDonald

Application Advice: Employers want to know that you are genuinely interested in the work you will be doing - show them this. Teamwork and communication as well as personality are also important. You will see the people you work with more than most - they are more likely to hire you if they think you will fit into the team - be confident and you will be fine.

Interview Advice: Show them you are genuinely interested, make sure you have done some research into the company. Know why you want to work for them and don't be afraid to ask questions. Have a few prepared.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Design Engineer

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Mott MacDonald

Civil Engineer/Project Leader, Water and Environment at Mott MacDonald

Application Advice: To work hard and they will get what they deserve.

Interview Advice: Be honest.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Design Engineer

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Thales

Algorithms Engineer, at Thales

Application Advice: Spend some time thinking about how to promote your unique skills.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Design Engineer

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Cundall

Graduate Engineer, Building Services at Cundall

Application Advice: One of the most important things is to read up on the company and understand the specific role which you will be applying for and what your job would entail.

Interview Advice: I attended a day-long assessment centre, which involved several tasks. There was a team exercise, a technical exercise, and an interview with competency-based questions. I also had to give a presentation that I had prepared.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Design Engineer

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Arcadis

Graduate Structural Engineer, Utilities at Arcadis

Application Advice: Be flexible. Be motivated, make sure you are confident and able to iterate your knowledge well. Don't lie or exaggerate senior engineers/staff will see right through this.

Interview Advice: Asked about structural design. Main question asked as a grad is "Why?" "Why Arcadis?" "Why structures?" "Why Utilities?" Do NOT answer, because I saw it online and I need a job.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Design Engineer

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Arcadis

Graduate Engineer, Civil Engineering, Rail at Arcadis

Application Advice: Very useful to have experience in the sector you're applying for - uni projects/modules, work experience, internship etc.

Interview Advice: Prepare well for technical questions, think of examples of any experience you have relating to the role and sell yourself with this.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Design Engineer

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Jaguar Land Rover

Vechicle Package Engineer, Advanced Engineering at Jaguar Land Rover

Application Advice: Be enthusiastic, engaging and do your research on the company - it is a growing business and it looks good to know about the company you want to work for.

Interview Advice: You have made it this far to the assessment centre - relax, do your research and be yourself. The interview isn't there to trick you it is there to gauge your experiences and how they can be applied into the world of work. Think of every group project/ challenge/ hard time you have over come successfully and apply that to the world of work.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Design Engineer

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Jaguar Land Rover

Creative, Design at Jaguar Land Rover

Application Advice: Don't doubt it. Apply!

Interview Advice: It is a company in growth, so is good to show thoughts on how to adapt to that scenario and as well how you can collaborate, how you would like to be enroled and grow together.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Design Engineer

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Cundall

Graduate Engineer, Sustainable building design at Cundall

Application Advice: Emphasize your technical knowledge and any work experience related to sustainable buildings.

Interview Advice: Be honest and don't be afraid to chat as well in the interview.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Design Engineer

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Cundall

Graduate Lighting Designer, Lighting Design at Cundall

Application Advice: Additional research on lighting is useful and an understanding of programs from an early point.

Interview Advice: Be open and chatty - descriptive and enthusiastic about relevant work done before.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Design Engineer

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Lockheed Martin UK

Graduate, IRAD at Lockheed Martin

Application Advice: Really show your enthusiasm for the industry.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Design Engineer

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Jaguar Land Rover

Graduate Engineer, Product Creation & Delivery at Jaguar Land Rover

Application Advice: Read the core values and key facts about the company. Align your answers and stuff to these.

Interview Advice: The generic ones; why work here, what are your career goals, given an example of a time...?

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Design Engineer

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Cundall

Civil/Structural Graduate Engineer, Civil/Structural Engineering at Cundall

Application Advice: Spend some time working on your CV in order to make your qualities stand out. Remain focused and relaxed when taking the psychometric test.

Interview Advice: My interview was quite relaxed, I didn't feel any pressure on me. Just think about what you are asked and reason and detail your answers.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Design Engineer

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Jaguar Land Rover

Graduate engineer, Andvanced concepts at Jaguar Land Rover

Application Advice: Apply early.

Interview Advice: The process is very fair, prepare well and you will be fine.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Design Engineer

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Jaguar Land Rover

Graduate Product Development Engineer, Rapid Prototyping & Tooling at Jaguar Land Rover

Application Advice: Learn the company and its values well. Research common interview questions and make sure you have a number of good examples to draw on - these should include examples of teamwork, conflict resolution, times when you had to make a difficult decision etc. etc.

Interview Advice: Make sure you have a good understanding of how the company works, where its main sites are, what products it produces. The interviews are quite relaxed and are 1:1, so prepare well and you will be fine.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Design Engineer

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Sellafield Ltd

Graduate Engineer, at Sellafield Ltd

Application Advice: Show a passion for the job and have a good attitude, want to learn and improve.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Design Engineer

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Morgan Sindall

Graduate Design Engineer, Tunnelling at Morgan Sindall

Application Advice: Show a love for the subject and a willingness to learn, you learn a lot more on the job than you expect.

Interview Advice: Show how you develop yourself and differentiate yourself from others.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Design Engineer

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Imagination Technologies

Graduate Research Engineer, Graphic research at Imagination Technologies

Application Advice: One page CV, no more. Also apply individually not with agents.

Interview Advice: Improve your C skills. Make your spouse want to/be able to relocate with you.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Design Engineer

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Skanska

Graduate Design Engineer, Design- Buildings at Skanska

Application Advice: Be clear and concise in the way you write your CV, first impressions can make a big difference.

Interview Advice: Have an understanding of the business and the sorts of projects they have worked on previously, demonstrating you know these things shows that you have an interest in the company and you aren't just there because it's a job. Questions include, giving examples of working in a team, succeeding in projects but also failing and identifying weak points. Make sure you have examples from outside of university projects, you want to show you are a sociable person that enjoys activities outside of studying.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Design Engineer

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UK Power Networks

Railway Engineering Design Technician Apprentice, at UK Power Networks

Application Advice: Do the correct research and learn about the job role.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Design Engineer

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Mott MacDonald

Project Leader, Clean water at Mott MacDonald

Interview Advice: Show that you are well organized person, with ability to work in a team.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Design Engineer

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Mott MacDonald

Graduate Structural Engineer, MMB/Wales at Mott MacDonald

Application Advice: Prepare your CV and if you are the chosen one then, be well prepared for the interview. Give more references and describe yourself as a problem solver (but do not lie).

Interview Advice: Prepare at least 5 question to ask interviewers at the end. Keep eye contact and smile :)

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Design Engineer

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Network Rail

Graduate Engineer, Civil Engineering at Network Rail

Application Advice: Just do your best and look around the Network rail website for the problems that they have with the current system and actually what the company does. If you are right for the company just being yourself will show through and get you the chance at the interviews and assessment centres.

Interview Advice: Again I would say try and be personable. In the end as an engineer you can not do everything yourself and will need to be able to relate to different people within the company and have an understanding of where they are all coming from. Try and give as many answers, or different variations on the questions you are asked and don't under sell yourself. You are at the interview, they want to have you, just show them they are making the right decision.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Design Engineer

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WSP

Graduate Civil & Structural Engineer, at WSP

Application Advice: Be yourself! Think about what motivates you and where you would like to be in 3 and 5 years time! Try and find out about the particular office you are applying for and what type of projects they undertake.

Interview Advice: The standard interview questions! Make sure you are prepared.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Design Engineer

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Morgan Sindall

Tunnel Design Engineer, Tunnelling at Morgan Sindall

Application Advice: I would say APPLY NOW! The tunnelling sector is a major growth sector in engineering, the pay is above the general average for Civil Engineers and the projects are usually beneficial to society, for example the Thames Tideway project will help clean up the River Thames for people and fish alike! There are many contractors working in the UK which are based abroad and there are good career prospects outside the UK as well as in.

Interview Advice: Be honest and happy, if you have questions ask and just in general try to show good communication skills. It is probably taken as a given that if you are in the interview then you have the required academic background so try to differentiate yourself by seeming as though you would be a good addition to a team or an office.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Design Engineer

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WSP

Graduate Engineer, Civil Engineering at WSP

Application Advice: Show enthusiasm.

Interview Advice: Know about the technical documents/ standards that you will be designing to.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Design Engineer

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Imagination Technologies

Graduate Engineer, Graphics at Imagination Technologies

Application Advice: - Make projects you have worked on visible in your application, even if not so relevant with role. Explain what was your role in them and be ready to prove it - Many departments have a lot of information online about what they are working/have worked on:

Interview Advice: - Revise the basics of GPU pipeline and real time rendering techniques - Revise general programming questions concerning standard data structures (lists, maps, graphs etc) and algorithms (sorting etc.)

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Imagination Technologies

Graduate Engineer, Graphics at Imagination Technologies

Application Advice: The process is deliberately simple (They don't waste your time on lengthy forms and there are no "assessment centres). They don't expect you to have lots of experience if you are joining as a graduate so your chances are better than you think.

Interview Advice: Find a way to show your interest in cutting edge technology (even if it's not directly related to Imaginations current product areas).

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Imagination Technologies

Graduate Engineer, Graphics at Imagination Technologies

Application Advice: Don't claim to be a pro at something when you're not, but make sure you put down all of your skills and experiences down.

Interview Advice: Do some research on the company before the interview and don't be afraid to say you don't know something.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Design Engineer

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WSP

Graduate Engineer, Structures at WSP

Application Advice: Not too much about grades and work - they seem to like interesting people who do things outside of work.

Interview Advice: Wasn't asked any technical questions, just questions where I had to give examples of solving a problem, overcoming disappointment, moment of pride. Interviewers were very friendly.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Design Engineer

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WSP

Graduate Structural Engineer, Structural Engineer at WSP

Application Advice: Explore passions outside of Engineering to ensure you are a rounded and interesting individual.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Design Engineer

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WSP

Graduate Engineer, Highways and Bridges at WSP

Application Advice: Very interesting work and good working environment.

Interview Advice: Have good technical knowledge and show that you're an interesting person who is good to work with.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Design Engineer

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WSP

Assistant Engineer, Highways and Bridges at WSP

Application Advice: I was hired from an assessment day, I would advise trying to get invited to one from your uni's careers fair. Easier to get a job if you aren't bothered about working in London. Less competitive outside of London.

Interview Advice: Was asked portal frame design question, determining shear force and bending moment.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Design Engineer

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WSP

Graduate Structural Engineer, Structures at WSP

Application Advice: Be honest. A good degree is important but the skills you bring from extra-curricular activities is what makes you stand out. Bring out that passion. Running clubs at university is a huge plus. Having placement experience can be very important - it made a huge difference for me.

Interview Advice: It is a fairly informal interview where personality and passion for engineering is what they look for. Try to get into a discussion relating to your project work and what you enjoy.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Design Engineer

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WSP

Graduate Engineer, Building Structures at WSP

Application Advice: Try and get your personality across as far as possible in you covering letter. The application is not all about the academic side of your degrees. You need to make sure you stand out to the recruiters, rather than the engineers.

Interview Advice: Try and be as relaxed as possible and smile. Most interviewers are aware of a Graduates relative inexperience in interview situations and allow for this. Allow your personality through to show that you will fit into their team and work hard for them.

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WSP

Graduate Engineer, Building Services at WSP

Application Advice: Be yourself on your application and show your interests. Being good at your degree is important but having interests and activities that show you are a well rounded individual are equally as important.

Interview Advice: At my assessment day there were individual interviews and group case studies. Make sure you speak up in your group and just show your thought process, it isn't about being right.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Design Engineer

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WSP

Graduate Structural Engineer, Structures at WSP

Application Advice: Try and show a passion for what you are applying for and why you are interested in engineering. Also show what other interests and hobbies you have, as these are also important.

Interview Advice: Again try and show what it is that interests you about the role. Understand the basic principles of structures or whichever discipline you are applying for.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Design Engineer

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WSP

Graduate Engineer, Structures London at WSP

Application Advice: Just be yourself, so that the interviews and assessors can get a real picture of what it would be like to have you around the office. Don't worry about being too technical focused in your application.

Interview Advice: A few technical questions which don't take too long. Maybe brush up on the projects you took part in within your studies, such as final year group projects, dissertations etc.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Design Engineer

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WSP

Assistant Engineer, Highways & Bridges at WSP

Application Advice: Tell me something unique about yourself which makes you stand out. Promote your achievements. Have an example of an experience which relates to engineering and/or the job role.

Interview Advice: Prepare your answers in advance to standard interview questions you can find online. Use the STAR technique. Dress for the job you are applying for - in this case a suit. Be confident - a firm handshake and introduction makes for a strong first impression.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Design Engineer

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WSP

Graduate Engineer, Highways Engineering at WSP

Application Advice: Research the company and projects. Relate your university modules and projects to the role and the skills they developed which prepare you for the role.

Interview Advice: Why WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff? Why the Highways team? Competency examples.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Design Engineer

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WSP

Graduate Engineer, Bridges and Highways at WSP

Application Advice: Be yourself, do not lie, they can tell, be natural, say what you feel because this is very important for you and for the future company.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Design Engineer

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WSP

Graduate Structural Engineer, Building Structures at WSP

Application Advice: Focus on WHY you want to work here. Have a good idea of the project work that is carried out within the company, especially the office that you are applying to.

Interview Advice: Prepare for bending moment diagrams as you will be asked about this.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Design Engineer

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WSP

Graduate Engineer, Rail at WSP

Application Advice: Simple application process when I joined.

Interview Advice: CV and cover letter, then straight to Assessment day, which consisted of a couple of individual exercises including writing an email, a group exercise on design and a few ice breakers etc. and a one to one interview. Interview was just the usual kind of questions.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Design Engineer

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WSP

Graduate Engineer – Rail and Transit, Rail/York (and North West) at WSP

Application Advice: Make sure you research the company and what hey do and be relaxed and open minded at the interview.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Design Engineer

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Jaguar Land Rover

Graduate Engineer, Chassis at Jaguar Land Rover

Application Advice: Knowledge and enthusiasm for cars! Research the departments before making choices. Ask to meet with the managers to decide what you want to be doing.

Interview Advice: Relax, display enthusiasm and eagerness to learn, focus on business skills (logistics planning, organisational talents).

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Design Engineer

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WSP

Graduate Environmental Air Quality Consultant, Air Quality at WSP

Application Advice: Give details of all your experience not just within air quality but within the wider environmental sector as it is all related and having understanding of the wider discipline makes it easier to grow your network and get involved in more complex projects. Research the company prior to the interview so you can illustrate your ability to source information and the evidence of being prepared sits well in an interview. Even if the job may not be what you think you want to do, go to an interview and gain the experience. The interview process was actually really fun and relatively informal considering it was a job interview.

Interview Advice: Be yourself as the character of the potential employee goes a long way in deciding the right person for the role. Be sure to ask about progression as you need to be comfortable that you understand what the company has in store for you at least for the next 6 months. Also shows that you are forward thinking and career driven which you need to be in a big company as you will get lost if you expect people to do things for you. The interview will likely be with one of your future line managers and another senior member of staff so get a good idea of whether you could work well with them and make sure you make eye contact and interact with both interviewers. AND REMEMBER THEIR NAMES!

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Design Engineer

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WSP

Graduate Engineer, Building Services at WSP

Application Advice: Be honest, concise and clear.

Interview Advice: Tips - Research the company, get to know what we value.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Design Engineer

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WSP

Graduate Engineer, Rail at WSP

Application Advice: Really good company to start your professional career with, getting very good knowledge for a new starter.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Design Engineer

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WSP

Graduate Engineer, Geotechnical Engineering at WSP

Application Advice: Research the company and role you are applying for thoroughly. Prepare examples of related experience and relevant projects.

Interview Advice: Bring evidence of your work. Be prepared to talk about your experience and how it relates to the role you are being interviewed for.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Design Engineer

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WSP

Fire Engineer, Structures at WSP

Application Advice: Approach people in person and on LinkedIn. Use your contacts.

Interview Advice: Be yourself and ask lots of questions.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Design Engineer

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WSP

Graduate engineer, Highways design at WSP

Application Advice: Don't be scared to apply if you have the relevant degree because you start learning new things and increasing your responsibility with time.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Design Engineer

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Jaguar Land Rover

Graduate Engineer, Interiors at Jaguar Land Rover

Application Advice: Be honest and clearly describe your skills. Put down anything you think is relevant.

Interview Advice: Relax, they don't try and catch you out, they want to get the best out of your answers. Prepare some examples of situations you've displayed the JLR behaviours available on the careers website.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Design Engineer

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Imagination Technologies

Graduate Project Engineer, IMG Systems at Imagination Technologies

Application Advice: There are a range of roles and offices. Find out if you prefer breadth of experience or depth of expertise before you apply.

Interview Advice: Ask questions and don't be afraid to negotiate. If you don't ask, you won't get.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Design Engineer

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Imagination Technologies

Graduate Engineer, MIPS at Imagination Technologies

Application Advice: If you think you don't know enough, don't worry. You'll realise you know nothing when you start. Your learning is only just the beginning.

Interview Advice: You need to be open minded. Have good enthusiasm, confidence and judgement.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Design Engineer

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Imagination Technologies

Graduate Engineer, Video Sim at Imagination Technologies

Application Advice: Don't hesitate on applying, the company is a great place to start a career.

Interview Advice: Prepare yourself with the usual IT job interview questions and relax, everybody I've met here is friendly.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Design Engineer

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Imagination Technologies

Hardware design engineer, Video and Graphics at Imagination Technologies

Application Advice: Do not move to the site, Kings langley. Live in london and commute.

Interview Advice: Be yourself, try to be creative.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Design Engineer

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Jaguar Land Rover

Graduate Surfacing Engineer, Surfacing at Jaguar Land Rover

Application Advice: Be actively interested and engaged in the car industry - relevant knowledge always impresses. If you can, get some work experience here before applying (just a week or so, nothing too crazy) just to get a feel for that department and meet the managers.

Interview Advice: Be prepared, concise, and organised. There will be an emphasis on team working and collaboration between different departments.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Design Engineer

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Jaguar Land Rover

Graduate Package Engineer, Vehicle Package at Jaguar Land Rover

Application Advice: Research the company; know new markets the company is going into, where are the manufacturing sites, what are their new products on the market and where do you see yourself in the company, what do you want to gain from the experience?

Interview Advice: Be open, friendly and enthusiastic. If you have been invited to interview you have proved that you have the engineering knowledge for the job, they want to get to know you at the interview. Team work is vital in the company, play to your strengths.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Design Engineer

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Renishaw

electronics design engineer, SMD at Renishaw

Application Advice: Look up the products, divisions and history.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Design Engineer

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Costain

Graduate Civil Engineer, Highway Maintenance at Costain

Application Advice: Good academic ability is a must, as the company tries to attract the best/most talented graduates. Don't only concentrate on academia - it is as much about you as a person as well as your grades on paper.

Interview Advice: Show your enthusiasm for your discipline. Be prepared to answer questions relevant to your discipline, but don't feel you need to know everything about your discipline inside out - the questions I experienced were not particularly technical to answer. Competency questions were used - don't try to memorize standard answers to competency questions beforehand. Take time to understand the question and give the best answer you can.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Design Engineer

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Mott MacDonald

Geotechnical Engineer, Geotechnical at Mott MacDonald

Application Advice: Always be honest and have a positive attitude.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Design Engineer

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Mott MacDonald

Graduate Structural Engineer, Building Structures at Mott MacDonald

Application Advice: Be yourself, have a good idea of the Mott MacDonald company values and be enthusiastic about why you want to be an engineer and what kind of projects you would like to work on.

Interview Advice: Practice your bending moment diagrams!

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Design Engineer

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Mott MacDonald

Graduate Civil Engineer, Rail at Mott MacDonald

Application Advice: - Study the role applying for - Prepare for the tests - Company history

Interview Advice: - Relax - Know company history and values

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Design Engineer

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Mott MacDonald

Assistant Bridge Engineer, Bridges at Mott MacDonald

Application Advice: The hours detailed in your contract will be a minimum. Do not expect to be paid for overtime. Be happy if it happens.

Interview Advice: Know your modelling. Stress distributions Stress concentrations Mesh refinement location identification

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Design Engineer

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Mott MacDonald

Civil Engineer, Anglian Water @one alliance at Mott MacDonald

Application Advice: Try to research the contracts that Mott MacDonald has with water companies, and also the joint ventures the company has with other organisations in helping to deliver these contracts. Having an understanding of the collaboration with other engineering consultants and also contractors will really set you apart. It is also useful to understand the AMP cycle in the water industry, and if possible to understand the changes that take place in regulations between these cycles.

Interview Advice: A lot of emphasis is placed on carbon reduction, so be prepared to put forward ideas as to how carbon emissions can be reduced in construction design.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Design Engineer

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Mott MacDonald

Graduate Civil Engineer, Water at Mott MacDonald

Interview Advice: Enthusiasm Knowledge of the industry and company.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Design Engineer

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Mott MacDonald

Graduate Civil Engineer, Buildings and Infrastructure at Mott MacDonald

Application Advice: Show initiative. A lot of the work requires logical thinking and an understanding of the concept and reason behind the work. If you strive to go above what is asked it undoubtedly makes your senior's (and your own) lives easier later on. If you can show that you've already been doing this in the past in either job experience or extra curricular activities it helps.

Interview Advice: Show personality. Don't just think about what you think the interviewers want to hear, but give your own opinion or your own spin. They want to hire someone who is not only capable but also fun to work with as they will likely be in the same team and working with you on a daily basis.

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Mott MacDonald

Fire Engineer, Fire Engineering at Mott MacDonald

Application Advice: As well as researching the company and the position, try to have some form of relevant work experience and something that shows you can work in a team. I'd say these are as important (if not more so) than having a first or a 2:1.

Interview Advice: I was quizzed heavily (though not interrogated - they were still friendly) on work experience, not so much the technical detail, but almost as if they were checking to see if I really did do what my CV said. There were a handful of open-ended technical questions, but it was more to see how I would tackle a problem. It was more of a tete-a-tete to be honest.

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Mott MacDonald

Graduate Civil Engineer, Buildings and Infrastructure at Mott MacDonald

Application Advice: Really show an enthusiasm for learning and getting involved, there is a really good community feeling and because we work on large multi disciplinary projects you need to be a team player.

Interview Advice: Always good to know some projects they have been involved in. Also think about where you want to be in 5 years. Try to demonstrate good team working, communication and problem solving skills, with real life examples (doesn't have to be University related).

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Mott MacDonald

Graduate Fire Engineer, Fire Engineering at Mott MacDonald

Interview Advice: In addition to showing an interest in the subject through your work, ensure you are well rounded, engaged and inquisitive.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Design Engineer

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Mott MacDonald

Coastal Engineer, Coastal at Mott MacDonald

Application Advice: Be passionate about the area of work you want to get into.

Interview Advice: Discuss project examples and life experiences. Highlight whether you would like the chance to travel/work abroad throughout your career.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Design Engineer

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Renishaw

Graduate Engineer, at Renishaw

Application Advice: Understand the business, what it does and why it does it and why it sells.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Design Engineer

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Renishaw

Graduate Engineer, Metrology at Renishaw

Application Advice: Do a summer placement - it will make it easier to get a graduate offer.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Design Engineer

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AECOM Ltd

Graduate Transport Planner, Transportation – Development Planning at AECOM Ltd

Application Advice: Average place to start from, take the opportunity and move on when you stop learning.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Design Engineer

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Selex ES

Graduate Systems Engineer, Air Systems at Selex ES

Application Advice: As well as work experience and relevant university work, focus on your transferrable skills. A degree won't fully prepare you for the work, you'll inevitably have no idea what you're doing when you start, but the skills you have will help you deal with that.

Interview Advice: React well to being 'grilled' as they do that to test you under pressure.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Design Engineer

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Thales

Hardware Design Engineer in Signalling, Ground Transporation Systems UK at Thales

Application Advice: This isn't too difficult, I wasn't quizzed on technical knowledge for the application, rather employability bits like a Situational Judgement Test (SJT) where the answers are mostly common sense. All you need is the right entry requirements and a good CV and this stage should be easy. The assessment centre isn't difficult either, I had a group based task where we had to co-operate to complete the little 'game' they designed in a given amount of time. Good time-keeping and being diplomatic help here, don't think being the one who says the most or the loudest is going to help. It's not how well you do the task, it's how well you work with others and listen to them.

Interview Advice: The interview isn't too bad either, you are asked to do a presentation on your final year project, which you might already have on hand. Of the two interviews I sat, none of the interviewers had in-depth knowledge of the topic, so it's more to do with how you present and explain rather than how clever you really are. The rest of the interview seems to be informal, I wasn't asked any technical questions and instead it was mostly about the company, about me, and about how the graduate scheme works. This shouldn't be too difficult to get through.

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FMC Technologies

Design Engineer, Project Engineering at FMC Technologies

Application Advice: Apply early, know the company and be confident.

Interview Advice: Be prepared to answer on technical topics (be technically sound), answer clearly, be confident and show commercial awareness.

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FMC Technologies

Graduate Engineer, Technical Training at FMC Technologies

Application Advice: From my experience, FMC recruitment does not have a specific person/personality trait that they see as more advantageous. Among the graduate engineers there is a wide range of different career aspirations and personalities so anyone applying has a chance of receiving a job offer if they perform to their strengths during the application process.

Interview Advice: Perform to your strengths.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Design Engineer

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FMC Technologies

Design Engineer, Global Valve Technology at FMC Technologies

Interview Advice: Relax and remember that the interviewer is not trying to catch you out.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Design Engineer

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AECOM Ltd

Building Services Engineer, Bristol at AECOM Ltd

Application Advice: Be able to demonstrate a genuine interest in the industry through examples of work and projects you have been involved in.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Design Engineer

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FMC Technologies

Design Engineer, Well Access Systems at FMC Technologies

Application Advice: If possible try and get involved with FMC as early as you can. They have a great summer internship which offers a brilliant introduction to the company open to 3rd year undergraduates and some 4th year undergraduates.

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Mott MacDonald

Graduate E & P Engineer, Electrical & Plant at Mott MacDonald

Application Advice: Stand out! Make sure you have extras on your CV that others don't. It could be volunteer work, work experience or anything else that you have taken part in that makes you seem more interesting.

Interview Advice: Research the company! Understand what the company does and how you fit in. Be open and friendly.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Design Engineer

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AECOM Ltd

Fire Engineer, Glasgow at AECOM Ltd

Application Advice: Only list the things you are confident enough to talk about

Interview Advice: Be prepared, know your strengths and weaknesses,

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Design Engineer

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Vax

Design engineer, Steam design at Vax

Application Advice: Show a broad range of skills. Try not to sell yourself as overly dominant in one area.

Interview Advice: Be confident and friendly in the interview. Vax are hiring you as a person as well as a designer. Be honest if you don't know something in the interview but express your willingness to learn and develop.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Design Engineer

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Vax

Design Graduate, BIRMINGHAM at Vax

Application Advice: Make sure you show your design and engineering skills Study the market

Interview Advice: Be honest, Show the true side of yourself

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Design Engineer

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Telefonica

, at Telefonica

Application Advice: Be prepared for substantial levels of numerical, verbal and abstract reasoning tests, so practice these before applying.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Design Engineer

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Thales

Graduate Hardware (Electronics) Design Engineer, Ground Transportation Systems at Thales

Application Advice: Take your time with the application process. It took me 2hr+ to complete it, but was well worth it. Shine out from the crowd in the assessment centres.

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Thales

Design Engineer, Transportation systems at Thales

Application Advice: Be prepared to answer any questions from your CV and your team working skills will be assessed.

Interview Advice: Be sure to make some research on the company website.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Design Engineer

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Max Fordham

Engineer, Mechanical, Electrical and Environmental engineering at Max Fordham

Interview Advice: Know your heat transfer basic principles. Explain your thought process even if you don't know the answer. The questions are deceivingly simple!

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Design Engineer

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Selex ES

Graduate Systems Engineer, Systems at Selex ES

Application Advice: Do a summer placement with Selex/someone else first

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Design Engineer

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Amec Foster Wheeler

Overhead Line & Power Transmission Engineer, Transmission & Distribution at Amec Foster Wheeler

Application Advice: Show how your education and experience is relevant to the company and the specific role. Whilst technical skills are very important, interpersonal skills are also highly valued. Ensure that everything is written clearly and concisely, as simple grammar and spelling mistakes can make a poor first impression.

Interview Advice: Research the company as a whole, the business unit and the role itself. Make sure you have an understanding of the day-to-day requirements of the role and try to show how your skills and experience would be applicable. Try to think about how you would like your career to progress, and how the role will help you to achieve these goals. It is important to show that you have aspirations and that you want to be the best you can be in your field. The interview itself was relatively relaxed and I felt that the interviewers were trying to get the best from me. Whilst being nervous is normal, try and show confidence in your skills and abilities!

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Laing O'Rourke

Construction Process Engineer, Digital Engineering at Laing O’Rourke

Application Advice: Be confident in your own abilities and portray that in your CV. Make sure you have well documented history of projects worked on previously (if any). Make yourself appear friendly and personable.

Interview Advice: Asked about company (look up Ray O'Rourke, know stuff about DfMA, BIM and off site manufacturing). Be prepared to speak about yourself and be able to sell yourself. Laing O'Rourke in my opinion are as much interested in you as a person as your Degree grade and experience. Dress smart, firm handshake and be polite are essential.

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Laing O'Rourke

Assistant Architect, at Laing O’Rourke

Application Advice: Know the company and what is important to the company. If you are not passionate about what this company is working towards, you won't be passionate about your job if you get it.

Interview Advice: Show confidence in yourself and your abilities, but do not forget you are an inexperienced graduate, and acknowledging that you are also here to learn and improve, will be appreciated.

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Skanska

Graduate Design Engineer, Technical Services at Skanska

Application Advice: Make sure you know what you are applying for. Do your research. Apply if you have an interest and if the job role will suit you. Have a broad understanding of the sector and how it works.

Interview Advice: Some generic interview questions were asked, such as "what is your greatest achievement to date". There was some interest in the work completed over my last year of study and some technical questions were asked about this. If you bring up topics be prepared to answer questions about them.

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GE

GE

Application Advice: A candidate applying for this role always needs to be interested in new tasks and challenges.

Interview Advice: What are things where you think you might need to improve on or where others are better? Where have you taken over the leadership?

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Design Engineer

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Vax

Graduate Design Engineer, NPD at Vax

Application Advice: Focus on your portfolio - show off your very best design skills and focus on your USP - what sets you apart from the crowd. Many portfolios contain the same project work from University that a lot of candidates have in common.

Interview Advice: Practice competency questions and be confident in your abilities as that is what got you on the short list. Show your enthusiasm and passion to learn - Vax is a Hive of knowledge and if you have a great willingness to learn you will have a rich learning experience.

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Telefonica

Graduate, Data Access at Telefonica

Application Advice: Apply if you are interested to challenge yourself and learn from professional team members.

Interview Advice: Read about the future plans of Telefonica and see how you can contribute to that

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Design Engineer

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Max Fordham

Engineer, at Max Fordham

Application Advice: Have a passion for the industry or design or sustainability. Want to work for Max Fordham. If you don't then they won't want you to work for them.

Interview Advice: Read up on environmental design of occupied internal spaces. Know about the companies ethos. Show them you want to work for them.

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Skanska

Graduate Engineer, Technical Services at Skanska

Application Advice: Work Hard and you will be rewarded.

Interview Advice: Enthusiasm is key,Show your personality and your passion for your career. Remember they will employ a human not a Robot :)

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Skanska

Graduate Engineer, Area 2 at Skanska

Application Advice: Really search on the company values (really important for Skanska), and projects. Prepare each step of the application throughly. Rehearse the competencies questions. Try to see the future

Interview Advice: Usual questions: Why Skanska, Why this graduate scheme, what could you bring to Skanska.

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Skanska

Graduate Design Engineer, Structural Engineering at Skanska

Application Advice: Be yourself - you have probably read this on every application advice forum however it is very true! Employers will generally give the job to someone they can see themselves working with.

Interview Advice: Go through your basic theories of design - and base your revision on the job description - there is a technical side to the assessment centre

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Design Engineer

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3M

Product Development Engineer, Respirators at 3M

Application Advice: You will require a PhD and an ability to work with people in various technical disciplines

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Design Engineer

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BT (British Telecom)

Graduate Network design engineer, Network Design at BT (British Telecom)

Application Advice: Ensure you say why you have chosen BT.

Interview Advice: Know the Company. Be aware of current technology trends and how this may affect the business. Learn BT's key values.

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AECOM Ltd

AECOM Ltd

Application Advice: Read around the subject area being applied for. Also note that there is scope within the company to move and build your career in ways that might not be foreseeable straight out of university.

Interview Advice: Learn about the company projects your area has been involved in. Make notes of projects that you found interesting. Ask questions about the job - day to day work and what the people find satisfying about their position. Everyone wants to got to work and do something interesting so ask the people in place and see if that's something you'd enjoy.

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Mott MacDonald

Graduate Transportation Engineer, Transportation at Mott MacDonald

Application Advice: Be yourself (if you are an enthusiastic engineer).

Interview Advice: When you are at the interview, put your logical thinking caps on. Also, ask questions because if you have any questions, that means you care. Also, an interview is a two-way process: Mott MacDonald wants to find out more about you and it's a chance for you to find out about Mott MacDonald before joining.

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Wood Group

Trainee Designer, Structural at Wood Group

Application Advice: Do not begin as a trainee, I had the option of completing my degree, or joining Wood Group PSN, I chose the money. Yes the money is good at the moment, and the people I am working with in my immediate team are nice, however I feel as though I have arrived at the company with an HND, while other graduates beginning the same time with masters degrees, that the trainees get left to fend for themselves and the graduates are groomed into management roles.

Interview Advice: Learn about the companies history and make sure you know what exactly you are applying for.

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Thales

Systems Engineer, Electronic Warfare and Radar at Thales

Application Advice: Make sure you study and fully understand the role you are applying for. Tailor your education and previous experience to address the requirements of the job, and try to sell yourself.

Interview Advice: I would advise the same again, to make sure you study and understand the role you are applying for. Do research into the projects and programmes that Thales is involved with, especially in the business area to which you are applying. Knowledge of Thales in an interview shows that you have taken the time to truly understand what you are applying for and are genuinely interested.

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FMC Technologies

Graduate Engineer, Well Completion Systems at FMC Technologies

Application Advice: Be honest and use a variety of examples to back up your points. University projects are quite good examples. Tie in your experience with FMC's core values (on corporate website).

Interview Advice: Dress smartly, expect to be asked technical questions. Don't be afraid to ask the interviewers questions.

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FMC Technologies

Design Engineer, Lead Engineering at FMC Technologies

Application Advice: Be honest.

Interview Advice: Research the company. be confident in what you have to offer. Company is HSE and Quality driven so if you have examples of things you have done in the past which show this, it may help.

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FMC Technologies

Graduate Engineer, WCS Applications at FMC Technologies

Application Advice: I would advise you to have a presentable CV and ensure you sell yourself in the first half a page.

Interview Advice: Be prepared to come to an assessment centre with good examples of previous work. I brought a folio containing a lot of visuals of design work, engineering calculations etc. This was very beneficial and I believe was one of the main reasons I was offered a job.

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Mott MacDonald

Facade Engineer, Facade Engineering at Mott MacDonald

Application Advice: Answer the question professionally, check your english grammar and focus on contents. If you don't find any open position on the official career website, try contacting HR directly that will put you in contact with the related manager.

Interview Advice: Demonstrate that you are keen to learn and that you would approach work with a professional attitude. You will work in a team, appoint you appreciate diversity at work. Show your curiosity and be respectful. Approach the interview knowing about the company and the role. Demonstrate that you are an engineer and be prepared to discuss about Facade Engineering (condensation, architecture, structure, energy balance, etc.).

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Mott MacDonald

Human Factors Engineer, Human Factors at Mott MacDonald

Application Advice: I would advise that you do your research and look into the Mott MacDonald graduate scheme and company as a whole there is a wealth of information out there that can help give a wider view of what the company offers and the role graduates play in the company ethos.

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Mott MacDonald

Human Factors Engineer, Railways at Mott MacDonald

Application Advice: Try and stand out- don't just put down things you think people want to hear.

Interview Advice: Be yourself, remember the name of those interviewing you and don't be late!

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Thales

Research & Design Engineer, R&D at Thales

Application Advice: Research the company and look at interview techniques, psychometric testing and team work games. Ensure you have a well rehearsed presentation to deliver to interviewers.

Interview Advice: Be confident and clear, if you are asked something you don't know don't bluff just tell them. If you aren't right for the job they will often suggest other jobs your skills might fit better.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Design Engineer

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Thales

, at Thales

Interview Advice: Know your subject and know the business.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Design Engineer

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Mott MacDonald

Geotechnical Engineer, Geotechnics at Mott MacDonald

Application Advice: Research types of project the company works on and apply what you have done to that type of work.

Interview Advice: Talk about interesting, relevant work you have done.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Design Engineer

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Thales

Design Engineer, Research and Technology at Thales

Application Advice: Thoroughly research which site you want to work at as different sites specialize in different business areas.

Interview Advice: Prepare for technical questions as well as the usual interview ones.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Design Engineer

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Thales

Senior Research Engineer, Thales Research at Thales

Application Advice: Be technically brilliant. But also know when to say you don't know. Be able to work in a team, and know where your strengths and weaknesses sit. Be able to evaluate where other candidates strengths and weaknesses sit.

Interview Advice: Nothing that you wouldn't get from google.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Design Engineer

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Thales

Digital Hardware Engineer, Avionics at Thales

Application Advice: Make sure you write in good English and keep the needs of the business in mind. Research the company beforehand.

Interview Advice: Make sure you research the basics for the technical interview.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Design Engineer

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Thales

Research & Design Scientist, at Thales

Application Advice: Take the time to research the company, and know which part of Thales you want to work in.

Interview Advice: Do your research! Know the company, it's structure and know why you are applying for a role in the particular division you are interviewing for.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Design Engineer

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Thales

Systems Engineer, Remote Systems at Thales

Application Advice: Be prepared to be challenged, but remember that the hiring team are looking for more than just academic knowledge

Interview Advice: Remember that the hiring team are looking for more than just academic knowledge. Teamwork is a useful skill to have in this situation and it is definitely one which the hiring staff look for

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Design Engineer

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Thales

Design Engineer, at Thales

Application Advice: Show a ready and willingness to learn and find a way of demonstrating you're a team player in your application. Use this role as a stepping stone to bigger and better things within the company both nationally and internationally if you have the motivation.

Interview Advice: Be confident and sure of yourself and your answers. If you dont know the answer, admit you are unsure but still try and answer the question. Don't try and "bluff" your way through the interview, they will see right through it. Practice plenty of apptitude tests and your writing skills.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Design Engineer

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Thales

, at Thales

Application Advice: Research the company, demonstrate each competency with a couple of examples, consider which competencies might be most relevant to the job you're applying for.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Design Engineer

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Thales

Design Engineer, Ground Transportation Systems at Thales

Application Advice: Understand the business (Thales) and the job role. I know this sounds stupid but you would be suprised the amount of people who still don't look at the big picture of Thales. Think of modules and skills learnt from university/college which are relevant to the job you are applying for.

Interview Advice: You will have an assessment day which includes an interview. In the interview you will present a presentation on your project and then be asked competency questions.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Design Engineer

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Thales

Research and Development Engineer, Thales Research and Technology at Thales

Application Advice: Make a good case for yourself - present everything you've done in a way that describes exactly why it makes you a good fit for the role, and the skills and qualities it has taught you.

Interview Advice: Be yourself. Employers want to see not just a quality candidate, but a real person that would be a good fit for their office environment. Both you and your employer won't work as well together if you are not the person you sell yourself as once you start the job.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Design Engineer

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Thales

Systems Engineer, Optronics & Missile Electronics at Thales

Application Advice: Read the job description and to the best of your ability describe personal experiences that relate to each criteria. Thales has an emphasis on recruiting people with outstanding 'behaviours', so try to be as diverse as possible when talking about personal experiences and how you have developed communication and interpersonal skills.

Interview Advice: Try to be as diverse as possible with your answers to competency based interview questions. Using the same example time and time again will not give employers the confidence that you will be able to adapt to different situations in the workplace.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Design Engineer

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Thales

Research Engineer, Research & Development at Thales

Application Advice: Ensure you have some good experience - shows capability and something to talk about!

Interview Advice: Research into the structure of Thales and what sectors the site, you are applying to, work in.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Design Engineer

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WSP

Fire Engineer, Fire and Life Safety at WSP

Application Advice: Be yourself in the application. Talk about things that interest you. Don't worry about talking technical or trying to sound overly professional.

Interview Advice: n/a

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Design Engineer

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Lockheed Martin UK

Graduate Engineer, Lethality Systems at Lockheed Martin

Application Advice: Research the company and the site! Simple but important.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Design Engineer

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Wood Group

Piping Designer, at Wood Group

Application Advice: Be genuine. Wood group do not have a specific person that they hire. The people I work with are all very different but through that they each bring something to the team.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Design Engineer

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Wood Group

Associate Piping Designer, Piping at Wood Group

Application Advice: Show ambition and passion as these are two values the company looks for

Interview Advice: Show similar aspirations to the company's

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Design Engineer

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Sellafield Ltd

CE&I Design Engineer, Design at Sellafield Ltd

Application Advice: The company are looking for canditates that are flexible, adaptable, able to work as member of a team, learn things quickly and above all be responsible for its own actions when things go wrong. .

Interview Advice: Try to relate your final year project and/or any other past experiece with the role you are applying for. Show knowledge on nuclear safety as this is the main priority in this company. Be yourself and show confidence in your answers and listen the question, take your time to answer and if you not sure ask them to be more specific in what they want.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Design Engineer

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Skanska

Graduate Civil / Structural Design Engineer, Technical Services at Skanska

Application Advice: Having work experience really helps, as does a Masters degree.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Design Engineer

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AECOM Ltd

Sustainability Consultant, Sustainability at AECOM Ltd

Application Advice: Have a clear understanding of the issues and how overcoming them will improve things for both the user/client and the environment.

Interview Advice: Show technical excellence and understanding of how to approach problems and workload management.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Design Engineer

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Imagination Technologies

Customer Support Engineer, Graphics at Imagination Technologies

Application Advice: This is a very mixed role so make sure you highlight all of your skills that are related to Hardware and 3D Graphics or even skills like scripting which can also be a benefit for the position. Also, this position requires more soft skills than an average engineering position so it will be good to include any customer related experience in your CV even if it is unrelated.

Interview Advice: Revising both your digital system and soft skill answers is a must!

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Design Engineer

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Hilti GB Ltd

Support Engineer, Manchester at Hilti GB Ltd

Application Advice: Research into the company.

Interview Advice: Understand or at least have a clear picture of what you would like to do in the future.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Design Engineer

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Imagination Technologies

Graduate Engineer, Processors at Imagination Technologies

Application Advice: Talk about projects - including your own personal ones. If you don't have any - go and do one!

Interview Advice: Always have a go and never just say "I don't know". We don't know how to develop the latest electronics - but we keep trying until we do!

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Design Engineer

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FMC Technologies

Graduate Engineer, Global Valve Technology at FMC Technologies

Application Advice: From what I remember it's a fairly standard online form with the usual competency based questions, but as with any other company it is good practice to read up on our "core values" and try to focus on giving evidence of how you have demonstrated these.

Interview Advice: Just relax and be yourself - there is no set "type" of person that FMC goes looking for (we have a pretty diverse graduate group) so focusing on your strengths and what you can bring to the role is the best approach in my opinion. The assessment centre has a fairly relaxed feel to it, which I found helped me to perform better on the day.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Design Engineer

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FMC Technologies

Graduate Engineer, WCS Applications at FMC Technologies

Application Advice: When applying to FMC, try to understand the products that FMC manufacture and the work that they do. You must show that not only are you technically able, with strong theoretical ability, but are also a people person who can communicate well across the levels of business.

Interview Advice: Ask questions! It’s not just a time to be grilled by people about yourself. Engage with the interviewer to get the most out of the interview for yourself and for them.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Design Engineer

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Rolls-Royce

Sub-System Designer, Sub-System Integration Turbines at Rolls-Royce

Application Advice: Complete IQ tests online prior to taking the aptitude tests, they are of a similar style and getting some practise thinking in that specific way really helps.

Interview Advice: Read up on all he sectors that the company operated in, not just the sector you are applying for. Make sure that you know why you would prefer to work for RR than any other company, I was asked why I was not applying for GE for example. Don't be afraid to say that you don't know the answer in the technical interview, but if you don't know the answer, tell them and then try to give an educated guess explaining your thought process or ask for more information if necessary.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Design Engineer

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Rolls-Royce

Graduate Trainee, Gas Turbine Supply Chain at Rolls-Royce

Application Advice: Make clear your passion for aero-engines and planes. Once the motivation is there the rest can be learned. Also the interviewers take for granted that they know everything about Rolls-Royce's product portfolio, and forget that people new to the company have no idea! Try to brush up on the basics of what engines RR make and what their current projects are.

Interview Advice: I went through the interview process twice, so the second time around I knew what to expect (unless they've changed it). In the teamwork/leadership exercise, make sure you make your opinion heard but don't be too pushy. They'll ask for a presentation about you so try to make this professional and not too corny like my first one was! The technical interview might be tough. They ask some deduction-type questions e.g. There's this measured variation in blade length after tip grinding what could be causing this (Its a sinusoidal variation so could be caused by poor shaft balancing). The temperature in one part of the engine is measured much hotter than expected, why? (Too much fuel? No the fuel is fine they tell you. Incorrect temperature measurement? No the probe is fine...though it's in a different part of the engine and the temperature is inferred from a model. Could the model be wrong? bingo) Lastly they asked me to explain a topic to a layman (lift, moment of inertia or some other choices) Practise and ensure you can do this well.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Design Engineer

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Rolls-Royce

Engineering Graduate Trainee, Supply Chain at Rolls-Royce

Application Advice: Research the company, what it does, how it does it, and what it has done recently. Make sure you display technical knowledge learnt in university and that you can apply it with examples. Demonstrate soft skills: team work, influencing, working in multicultural environments, ability to speak up when required, sound judgement, work ethic and awareness of the business, deliver good quality results on time and on budget.

Interview Advice: Research the company thoroughly. Make sure you have plenty of examples from projects, sports, previous work experience, volunteering, etc. to back up any questions you may be asked on your skills and achievements. When asked a question you do not know the answer, do not dismiss it saying you don't know. Say you are not sure, come up with a hypothesis and back it up by previous knowledge that supports your hypothesis. Even if this is wrong, they will have the chance to see your critical thinking/analytical skills.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Design Engineer

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Rolls-Royce

Whole Engine Designer, Systems Design Intergration at Rolls-Royce

Application Advice: Ensure you have a good understanding of the gas turbine technology, significant self-drive and capable of integrating mutli-disciplinary teams without signficant authority.

Interview Advice: Show technical capbility but focus on softer qualities and examples of times when you have shown/used the key competencies.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Design Engineer

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BAE Systems

Graduate Naval Architect, Naval Architecture at BAE Systems

Application Advice: Apply early, practice numeracy and verbal reasoning tests a lot before applying (the best site for this is on the SHL website).

Interview Advice: Practice competency based interview questions (a good resource is on the University of Kent's website).

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Design Engineer

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WSP

Graduate Transport Modellerr, Transportation at WSP

Application Advice: Show an interest in modelling as well as wider transport knowledge, e.g different road users, different types of model. An interest in coding & any experience is useful. Being able to use a spreadsheet to a high level including IF statements, VLOOKUPs etc.

Interview Advice: Talk with passion & interest about the role. Research the company and learn about the fundamentals of transport modelling.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Design Engineer

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WSP

Graduate Engineer, Fire at WSP

Application Advice: Be yourself.

Interview Advice: Did not attend a formal interview.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Design Engineer

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Mott MacDonald

Human Factors Engineer, Human Factors at Mott MacDonald

Application Advice: Be honest, sell your skills and experience and don't complete the application with standard quotations and 'key terms'. Also, before you submit, always check for errors!! silly mistakes can come back to haunt.

Interview Advice: Smile, relax and treat it more like a discussion of you and your experience. Be on time!!

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Design Engineer

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Petrofac

Structural Engineer, Brownfield at Petrofac

Application Advice: Focus on any industrial work experience you have gained during your further education. This experience of working with others in a professional engineering environment is key; everyone will have a degree, you need to stand out from the crowd.

Interview Advice: Maintain relaxed & sociable but professional at all times. Always draw a positive from a situation & if you don't know the answer to a question, explain how you would go about getting the answer in a logical fashion.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Design Engineer

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Renishaw

Development Engineer, Healthcare at Renishaw

Application Advice: Try to link your experiences to skills which would be applicable to the job. Check your spelling.

Interview Advice: Do some research into the company - expect to be asked what you know about it. Be honest. Technical questions are more about showing your ability to rationally and logically analyse a problem than a test of your depth of knowledge.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Design Engineer

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URS

Mechanical Design Engineer, Overhead Line Electrification at URS

Application Advice: Go for it, it is a specialised field and there are not that many people doing it. There is always a demand those who have the experience.

Interview Advice: Do some research about the role and express your interest.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Design Engineer

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URS

Graduate Structural Engineer, Structural Engineer at URS

Application Advice: Show them you are enthusastic about URS not just about Engineering.

Interview Advice: Practise numerical and verbal reasoning questions for the assessment day. Practise simplified portal frame design (basics like span/depth rules to get approximate sizing). Be enthusastic and friendly.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Design Engineer

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Wolfson Microelectronics

Graduate Evaluation Engineer, Audio Solutions Platforms at Wolfson Microelectronics

Application Advice: Need have a strong analog knowledge and also need to know about the lab instrument and measurement ways.

Interview Advice: Need have a strong analog knowledge and also need to know about the lab instrument and measurement ways.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Design Engineer

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Renishaw

Graduate Engineer, MIxed at Renishaw

Application Advice: Show that you have taken part in extra-curricular engineering or similar activities to show you have an interest and perhaps bring along your lab book to talk through what you have done.

Interview Advice: Show you are good at design and bring evidence along with you.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Design Engineer

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Renishaw

Design / development engineer, Encoders division at Renishaw

Application Advice: Make sure to show your passion for your field and the drive to develop yourself - it is important that the job will benefit you as well as you benefitting the company.

Interview Advice: Be enthusiastic, it is more important to show willingness to learn than knowledge upfront.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Design Engineer

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Sellafield Ltd

Process Engineer, Design Capability at Sellafield Ltd

Application Advice: Make sure that you read the job profile to tailor your application to the role that you are applying for. The company runs excellent summer and industrial placement schemes; these are a great way to get a feel for what kind of work you would be doing as a graduate, and whether the company is the right fit for you. If you are an undergraduate, I would definitely recommend applying for a placement.

Interview Advice: Make sure that you research the company to give yourself background knowledge of its operations. Make sure you ask questions in the interview - it as an opportunity to gauge whether the company is the right fit for you.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Design Engineer

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Delphi

Design and development engineer, Medium Duty Rotary at Delphi

Application Advice: Show your interest in engines/cars in your covering letter.

Interview Advice: Research the company. Ask questions. I also got asked general engineering questions, eg. they produced a drawing and asked me questions about it.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Design Engineer

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Renishaw

Graduate Engineer, Applications at Renishaw

Application Advice: If you have work experience, do your best to stress that in the application process as it will be beneficial. Don't apply if you want a late start and urban surroundings to go and get lunch.

Interview Advice: Do some research into the company as its products are not well known and be yourself, any lies or fakery will not go down well with any employees.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Design Engineer

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Renishaw

Mechanical Design Engineer, CPD at Renishaw

Application Advice: Make sure you have as much experience of the work place as possible, even a few weeks summer placement can put you ahead of the rest.

Interview Advice: Research what it is the company actually makes, as well as how it has been performing financially over the past 5 years or so. Seem enthusiastic and ask lots of questions.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Design Engineer

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Renishaw

Mechanical Design Engineer, CMM Probes Design at Renishaw

Application Advice: Candidates who show aptitude in summer or industrial placements appear to be heavily favoured. Metrology is a subject rarely taught anymore, so research the field if you want to stand out.

Interview Advice: I did not have an interview as I had previously completed summer placements with Renishaw.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Design Engineer

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Renishaw

graduate engineer, Encoder products division at Renishaw

Application Advice: Industry experience and extra-curricular activities are a really good way to show off that you have a genuine interest in engineering and it's applications. Get a good grasp of the products Renishaw releases and a rough idea of it's general market. As a physicist in background who has gone into the scientific stream, although academics are important there will be many other people applying with the same background, make sure you have something that sets you apart!

Interview Advice: I did a summer placement with Renishaw and got offered my graduate placement from that. Therefore, I did not have a formal interview but generally for the scientific stream the roles will be optical physics orientated so look into basic optical principles and components.

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Renishaw

Design & Development Engineer, at Renishaw

Application Advice: Big yourself up! If your work experience is limited, think of examples in your personal life where you have excelled - such as musically or athetically.

Interview Advice: Enthusiasm goes a long way! Have questions prepared, and examples of projects you have worked on.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Design Engineer

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Renishaw

Graduate Design Engineer, at Renishaw

Application Advice: Show your passion to what you do. Good personality counts as well.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Design Engineer

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Renishaw

Graduate Software Engineer, at Renishaw

Application Advice: Be knowledgeable and be enthusiastic about your subject area. Be willing to take on a role which may involve collaborating closely with all engineering disciplines.

Interview Advice: General technical questions about your subject area. Questions about any projects you may have done in your spare time. Your knowledge about the company is also tested.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Design Engineer

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Renishaw

Software Engineer, at Renishaw

Application Advice: Be honest. Research what the company do. Choose one of the available streams (electronics/software/commercial etc) and focus your application on that one in particular.

Interview Advice: Just be yourself. If you're right for the job and the job's right for you it'll be fine.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Design Engineer

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Costain

Graduate Process Engineer, Manchester at Costain

Application Advice: Never hold back on asking questons.

Interview Advice: Be well prepared. Wear a suit. Show you are the type of person the interviewer would like to work with as well as being academically qualified for the job role.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Design Engineer

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FMC Technologies

Graduate Engineer, Well Completion Systems at FMC Technologies

Application Advice: Support all claimed skills with evidence of practial application of them.

Interview Advice: Show you have a personality.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Design Engineer

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FMC Technologies

Graduate Engineer, Aberdeen at FMC Technologies

Application Advice: FMC have summer placements for students, try to get onto one of these, they give you fantastic experience and are also paid.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Design Engineer

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Mott MacDonald

Graduate Electrical Engineer, Buildings at Mott MacDonald

Application Advice: State what projects you have worked on at University in your CV. Make your CV stand out. Early early - if you finish University in July make sure you have applied as soon as the application opens (it was November for me).

Interview Advice: Bring along your University project work and information on the modules you have completed. If you don't bring anything along, you could be anyone!

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Design Engineer

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Thales

Research and Development Scientist, Transport at Thales

Application Advice: Don't sell yourself short and don't be put off if the job role sounds quite difficult.

Interview Advice: Make sure you research the company e.g. the large projects currently undertaken, products produced. If you are asked to produce a presentation practice it a few times in advance.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Design Engineer

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Wood Group

Associate Piping Designer, Piping at Wood Group

Application Advice: Make sure you know why you want to do the job, and communicate that effectively.

Interview Advice: Be eager, but not overpowering. Be yourself, not who you THINK they want you to be. Prepare well - it is a long day and you need to be well prepared.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Design Engineer

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Mott MacDonald

Graduate Mechanical Engineer, BCL at Mott MacDonald

Application Advice: Make sure you have a strong interest in architecture / buildings before you apply, or the role won't meet your expectations.

Interview Advice: Ask which projects have been won and what work you'll be involved in. Also ask about the training program for a new graduate.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Design Engineer

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Jaguar Land Rover

Studio Engineer, Studio Engineering at Jaguar Land Rover

Application Advice: Focus on strong examples that relate to the company's Business behaviours. Be concise on how you deliver these examples and reflect upon what impact they have had on you.

Interview Advice: Nearly everyone applying for these roles has a degree. To stand out further from the crowd you need to focus more on relevant events that you have been involved with outside of the degree. Preparation will then be key to delivering all of your strengths, making the interview process flow as smoothly as possible.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Design Engineer

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Thales

Design Engineer, Thales Research and Technology at Thales

Application Advice: It's an engineering company but they welcome people with physics and mathematics backgrounds too. Programming skills are useful but not required. You'll probably enjoy this job most if you have an interest in technology.

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Thales

Design Engineer, Research at Thales

Application Advice: Read application questions carefully. Research the questions. Dont answer "off the top of your head". Sell your skills without lying about them.

Interview Advice: Review your degree course material and the fundamentals of what you learnt before going for the interview. Practice appititude tests and report writing under time pressure.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Design Engineer

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Thales

Research/Design Engineer, Research and Technology at Thales

Application Advice: Do your research! Know about the company, and in particular the domain you are applying for. If you are applying for a research position, then you will need to be adaptable and innovative, and a varied knowledge of different disciplines helps.

Interview Advice: The interview is very friendly, but as always come prepared. They will ask some technical questions, mostly maths based, so maybe do a bit of prior reading to refresh your knowledge of some fundamental proofs (i.e. differentiation). They will also try to judge your ability to assess a technical situation and design a solution for it. Otherwise it is a standard interview, just be prepared!

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Design Engineer

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Wood Group

Associtae E&I Design Engineer, Electrical & Instrumentation at Wood Group

Application Advice: Working on your CV and having proffesionals helping you will always be helpful. If you find your CV stretches over one double sided piece of paper then try write out eveything in a list starting with what you consider the most important, so that you can begin to drop things off lower on the list. When applying for this role you will be asked to write a cover letter. give yourself plenty of time to write this, it should be no longer than one page. The cover letter should explain why you want to join the company.

Interview Advice: The interview was split into four sections: Group Task, Assessment, Interview and a presentation. The Group Task is aimed at seeing how you work in a group, it is not always neccessary to take control, what people want to see is that you can work with people, follow instructions and have your own innovation when it comes to the task. The Assessment is a knowledge based taks that focuses on problem solving and a sharp eye for mistakes. The Interview takes place in a small room with yourself and two people from the company. You will be asked a lot of questions about your involvement in any previous roles and how you have reacted in certain situations. You should be asked to write and preform a presentation in front of a few people from the company. try keep the subject either personal to yourself or something relevant in engineering. the presentation should last 6 minutes. try to memorise your speach and if you have powerpoint set up try keep each slid as simple as possible and use it slightly as a cue card, helping you to remember your place and back up your presentation. Each interview is subject to change, so be prepared to get something different. try to research the company a bit more and especially the role you are applying for, look up information on AutoCAD and P&IDs (piping and instrument drawings) as they may be helpful.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Design Engineer

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Mott MacDonald

Mechanical engineer, BNI at Mott MacDonald

Application Advice: Be yourself. Be keen and explain what you feel you can bring to the company - not just what they can give to you.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Design Engineer

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Jaguar Land Rover

Surface Designer, Design at Jaguar Land Rover

Application Advice: Knowledge of the design process, from concept to manufacture. Experience in surface modelling. Manufacturing in sheet metal, plastic moulded parts, leather wrap. Design/Engineering degree useful, but not critical.

Interview Advice: Portfolio displaying these skills.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Design Engineer

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Jaguar Land Rover

Graduate Trainee, Vehicle Packaging at Jaguar Land Rover

Application Advice: Make sure that you write your CV and any other questions in a style similar to the job description that you are applying for. There is a good chance that your application will first go through an automated sorting algorithm (since there will be other applicants). If you don't use specific words that this algorithm is designed to look for, your application might never be seen by a human being.

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Jaguar Land Rover

A-Class surfacer, Surfacing at Jaguar Land Rover

Application Advice: Spend time on laying out your portfolios. Make sure they make sense and take the reader 'on a journey' into you as a designer. Think about what you are going to include and how you are going to organise it. Be brief but explain all work accurately (for example; how you created your cad models/renderings. What the product being show is and does).

Interview Advice: Be confident but not arrogant. Passion and drive goes a long way.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Design Engineer

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Thales

Sensors Engineer, Defence at Thales

Application Advice: Have a varied CV. Show managerial and leadership qualities. Show passion for the sector and determination to succeed.

Interview Advice: Know and understand the role you are applying for and about the company. Keep calm and don't panic when asked technical questions. think clearly and logically. Do some research on how to impress in group exercises etc- dont just turn up.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Design Engineer

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Amey

Signal Design Engineer, at Amey

Application Advice: Come with an open mind, nearly everyone (myself included) underestimate how big and complex the railway engineering industry is. It is one of the few booming industries in the country at the moment.

Interview Advice: Do some research before the interview. If you are applying for a graduate or entry level job your interviewer will not expect you to have detailed knowledge, but a quick read of railway signalling on wikipedia (as an example from my section of the railway) or looking into what projects you might be involved in will always look good in the interviewers eyes. Always have a set of questions you want to ask, write them down on pad and have the pad out during the interview. if and when the interviewer answers a question you have before you get to answer it make a point of crossing it out that way if you get to the end of an interview and most of your questions have already been addressed (as has happend to me before) you can still demonstrate you put some thought into what you want to get out of the interview.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Design Engineer

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Wood Group

Trainee Instrument & Electrical Designer, at Wood Group

Application Advice: Apply once you have or are about to complete a HNC in either measurement and control engineering or electrical engineering.

Interview Advice: Knowledge of the company background/current affairs. Technical knowledge of instrument and/or electrical engineering.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Design Engineer

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Wood Group

Piping Designer, Piping at Wood Group

Application Advice: Research the role.

Interview Advice: Be yourself.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Design Engineer

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Wood Group

Associate Designer, Structural at Wood Group

Application Advice: Be sure you are competent to start with, make sure you have relevant qualificatons for the job

Interview Advice: Research the company

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Design Engineer

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Wood Group

Pipe Designer, Piping at Wood Group

Application Advice: I came into Woodgroup PSN through the academy as a 33 year old mature trainee looking to re-train, I have not looked back since. Be specific in your application, don't leave things out that you may feel is not applicable. WG are looking for a very particular person. Concentrate on your strengths what ever they may be.

Interview Advice: On the day of Interview I ensured that I had a good rest the previous night (in the hotel provided), after a Q&A session from HR, Engineers and past Trainee's we were split into groups. We were given a set of hands on tasks to complete as a small team of about eight. THis was followed by a maths test and competency assessment (know your trig). Finally we were interviewed by HR and a Project leader. My advice is relax, be yourself, if you think you have not done so well on one test then don't dwell on it, just apply yourself to the next. First and foremost do your research, WG has very strong ethics which are designed around strong Core Values, "Know These!"

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Design Engineer

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Autodesk

Application Engineer, at Autodesk

Application Advice: Good presenting skills are beneficial. Previous CAD/CAM experience is a good plus

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Design Engineer

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Technical Apprentice Higher, Intergration and Testing at Lockheed Martin

Application Advice: Make sure you have a strong CV not only with academic achievements but other interests and experience that you feel is relevant.

Interview Advice: Be yourself and show that there is more than just qualifications to you.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Design Engineer

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Integration and Test Apprentice, at Lockheed Martin

Application Advice: - Good CV. - Highlight your key skills. - Show knowledge of, and an interest in the company. - Explain why you want to work at the company. - Talk a bit about your interests/hobbies where appropriate.

Interview Advice: - Show good knowledge of the company and job role. - Show good communication and teamwork skills. - Show genuine interest in working for the company. - Be able to explain why you want the job and why you should be offered it.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Design Engineer

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