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Anglian Water

Graduate Management Trainee, Water Recycling at Anglian Water

Application Advice: Practise for verbal and numeral tests prior. The rest of the application just be sure to add things about yourself that would be a good and relevant talking point for future interviews.

Interview Advice: Basic maths and English skills required so not too much focused needed on extensive revision on this. Much more relaxed than other interviews I have been to.

Industry: Energy and Utilities

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Anglian Water

Information Services Graduate Management Trainee, Information Services at Anglian Water

Application Advice: You don't necessarily have to have a relevant degree to apply, as long as you can demonstrate a passion for your chosen area. Take a look at Anglian waters initiatives - found on the webpage - as these can inspire a lot of good ideas and talking points.

Interview Advice: Your CV gives a lot of information about your technical background, so don't be afraid to use the interview to show your individuality and your passion. Also, be prepared to try out your soft skills in a group scenario.

Industry: Energy and Utilities

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Anglian Water

Graduate Water Resources Management Trainee, Water Resources at Anglian Water

Application Advice: Anglian Water is a company that encourages its employees to experience different areas of the business. Don't be put off from applying even if the job description isn't exactly what you are looking for - you never know where the opportunity might lead you!

Interview Advice: Be yourself. The interview process is not designed to catch you out, just to get to know the real you and if you are the sort of person that will fit our culture and align with our values. The assessment centre I attended was really relaxed. We arrived the night before so that we could all have dinner and few drinks together to get to know the other applicants (and assessors) in a more relaxed environment. The actual assessment day contained a number of activities including standard style interviews, group tasks and a presentation.

Industry: Energy and Utilities

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Anglian Water

Asset Management Graduate Trainee, Asset Management at Anglian Water

Interview Advice: Be relaxed. They're not just looking for academic intelligence, be relatable and personal. Learn a bit about the company beforehand

Industry: Energy and Utilities

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Anglian Water

Recruitment Advisor, HR at Anglian Water

Application Advice: Always attach a cover letter explaining why you are interested in the opportunity and what you could bring to the role.

Interview Advice: Prepare scenarios/examples for competency based questions. Always be yourself! Do your research on the Company and programme you're applying for.

Industry: Energy and Utilities

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RWE Supply and Trading

RWE Supply and Trading

Application Advice: Everything as a normal Application. They are looking for Team Players you don't have to make the other Applicants look bad.

Interview Advice: Nothing but good preparation. The team created always a friendly relaxed but professional environment. They didn't try to create stressful situations to test you and were always supportive. So be yourself but be well prepared. Search the Company Website and so on.

Industry: Energy and Utilities

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Severn Trent

Front End Analyst, Chief Engineer at Severn Trent

Application Advice: Get your application in early as the scheme will closed once full.

Interview Advice: Be yourself ! Don't try to hard to impress. But saying that, do your research/prep beforehand. Not only on the firm but on the water/waste industry as a whole. Prepare for your presentation also.

Industry: Energy and Utilities

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Severn Trent

Graduate Finance, Finance at Severn Trent

Interview Advice: Don't be afraid to stand up for yourself

Industry: Energy and Utilities

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Severn Trent

Graduate Project Management, Capital Delivery and Commercial at Severn Trent

Application Advice: Fill the application honestly. As generic as it may sound, it really is about finding the right employer for you, where your values and ethics match with those of the organisation.

Interview Advice: I had done some research around the water industry that really helped in the role playing exercise. I was able to draw upon that information and incorporate it into my answers. What would your friends say if they found out you were applying for Severn Trent?

Industry: Energy and Utilities

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Severn Trent

DST County Team Manager, Customer Network Operations at Severn Trent

Application Advice: Do your research, and understand what you could offer Severn Trent as well as what they could offer you. Be honest - personality and fit matters for the assessment process. Don't panic about the tests.

Interview Advice: Be yourself - a lot of the focus is on the way you answer as well as what you say. Make sure you are confident in why you'd like to work for Severn Trent specifically - generic doesn't work.

Industry: Energy and Utilities

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Severn Trent

Water Quality Advisor, Production at Severn Trent

Application Advice: Show you are a well-rounded candidate.

Interview Advice: Show your personality - be personable. They are looking for people with character and who can work well in a team.

Industry: Energy and Utilities

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Severn Trent

Business Leadership Graduate, Asset Data at Severn Trent

Application Advice: Be prepared for a long(er) application process, with online tests & assessment centre. The employer cares more about personality and potential than academic performance.

Interview Advice: At assessment centre, do not try to show up others with your experience or education, that is very much counter the company culture. Be genuine and kind, focus on highlighting your potential to adapt to new roles and environments.

Industry: Energy and Utilities

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Severn Trent

Contract Manager, Contract Management at Severn Trent

Application Advice: Apply a Customer Focus to applications.

Interview Advice: Apply a Customer Focus to Interviews. Group exercise - bring others out of themselves as well as being confident and articulate yourself.

Industry: Energy and Utilities

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Severn Trent

Process Design Engineer, Process Design Engineering at Severn Trent

Application Advice: Study the values of the company and make sure that these attributes are shown during application.

Interview Advice: You may be naturally shy but for this one day you need to bring your A game. Drink lots of water in the morning to kick your brain into gear and use the nerves and pressure to bring out the best version of yourself.

Industry: Energy and Utilities

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Cadent

Process Analyst, Customer Performance at Cadent

Application Advice: Do your homework on the company history, understand its values and what it is delivering.

Interview Advice: Be yourself.

Industry: Energy and Utilities

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Cadent

Graduate Operations Engineer, Operations at Cadent

Application Advice: Show enthusiasm to learn and soak up the knowledge of the experienced employees in the company.

Interview Advice: Standard/straightforward interview style - take time to think of answers and don't lie!

Industry: Energy and Utilities

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Cadent

Network Supervisor, Operations at Cadent

Interview Advice: The interview is very much about you personally rather than a question and answer of what you know about the company - which I believe is the right way to getting the right people for your company.

Industry: Energy and Utilities

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Severn Trent

Graduate Engineer, Asset Creation at Severn Trent

Application Advice: Application consists of three parts: - A set of questions related to the Water Industry and Severn Trent > Research these areas, they will help in assessment centre too. - Psychometric tests > Standard tests. - Telephone interview > Times are booked up rapidly so make sure you book early. If times available do not suit email the careers officer in time to find a more suitable time.

Interview Advice: Assessment Centre is a full day made up of three parts: - Solo Interview > Questions relate to your experience and background, Water Industry, Severn Trent and some technical engineering questions. - Case Study Appraisal and Presentation > Given scenario in which you are asked to decide which of the following set of business options should the company pursue. Must then present your views and findings to one of the panellists. - Group Assessment > Assessment has changed since I did it, but they are interested in your ability to work together as a team rather than the overall success of the task. During the day you are being assessed by a group of panellists made up of current employees from all over the company, including some new graduates. Great opportunity to find out more about the company and find out a bit of the company culture. Everyone was very friendly and made us feel welcome.

Industry: Energy and Utilities

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Severn Trent

Graduate Project Management, Capital Delivery at Severn Trent

Application Advice: - Have an awareness of our company values and how you align with these. Showing an affinity with STW's strategic vision is likely to show you as being a good fit for the company.

Interview Advice: - Be enthusiastic about whatever you're asked about - show your passion. - Ensure you have researched the Water Industry and have a basic understanding of how it works. - STW Graduate Assessment Centre's are strengths based so think about having a bank of personal strengths you can refer to.

Industry: Energy and Utilities

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Centrica

HR Graduate, Human Resources at Centrica

Application Advice: Make sure you really think about the scenarios that you are given and answer them authentically. People will be able to tell if you've just said what you think they want you to say.

Interview Advice: Be self confident but also modest. Make sure you structure your answers in a logical way (called the STAR method) so that it's both easy for you to communicate what you want to communicate and for the interviewer to understand what you're trying to convey.

Industry: Energy and Utilities

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Centrica

Centrica

Application Advice: When doing the personality testing just be consistent in your answers. This arises from answering truthfully. People don't really get screened out at the personality testing - this is just to aid the interviewers later when they interview you.

Interview Advice: Assessment days are about finding out how you'll be to work with. Don't be over-bearing/over confident. The assessors are very perceptive so be friendly and be yourself. You get asked some simple logic questions like how many letters do BG send home in the year. There's obviously not an exact number but show your logic in terms of how you'd calculate it.

Industry: Energy and Utilities

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Cadent

Graduate Engineer, Safety & Network Strategy at Cadent

Application Advice: I think the one thing my grad cohort have in common is we're easy going but motivated to achieve. No one comes across as "fake" or as only in it for themselves, so being honest and a down to earth person seemed to have helped us.

Interview Advice: I was asked all the typical interview questions plus what I knew of the gas industry, which at the time was very little, this was fed back to me afterwards as going against me. Next time I would read up more than I did.

Industry: Energy and Utilities

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Centrica

Commercial Marketing Graduate, Commercial Marketing at Centrica

Application Advice: Take your time and do tests prior.

Interview Advice: Be confident and be sure to ask questions.

Industry: Energy and Utilities

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Centrica

Centre of Excellence Lead, Service and Repair at Centrica

Application Advice: Emphasise any customer experience you might have. We are a very customer orientated company and demonstrating this will go a long way.

Interview Advice: Keep calm. The interviewers are not trying to catch you out, if anything they want you to be at your best. So relax, answer the question they ask you and seem eager. Think about why you want the role at Centrica and what you can bring to it.

Industry: Energy and Utilities

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Centrica

Graduate Analyst, Rotational Scheme at Centrica

Application Advice: Study the values, prepare for the reasoning tests, look beyond the website for research.

Interview Advice: Bring other candidates into conversation at the AC, speak confidently and don't be afraid to challenge.

Industry: Energy and Utilities

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Cadent

Graduate Engineer, Construction at Cadent

Application Advice: Do your research on the company and learn about its various departments, then you'll be able to figure out which department correlates with your interests. Keep an open mind. Be able to demonstrate that you can work collaboratively.

Interview Advice: Gain a good understanding of the energy industry current affairs and the challenges it's facing. Always employ the STAR technique, especially when answering competency based questions. Finally just be yourself as this is mostly what the interviewers are interested in, knowing as much as they can within that short period of time about YOU!!!

Industry: Energy and Utilities

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Cadent

Process Analyst, Customer and Performance at Cadent

Application Advice: Read the job descriptions on the website to get an understanding on what skills and competencies are required for the role you're applying for, and make sure you know how you can meet those competencies.

Industry: Energy and Utilities

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UK Power Networks

Graduate Innovation Engineer, Innovation at UK Power Networks

Application Advice: Be comfortable with the company values and what they mean to the role you are applying to, they look for well rounded individuals that know how to communicate and work in a team. Try to have a good understanding of the role you are joining and what you can bring and what you want to get involved with, it is nice to show ambition.

Interview Advice: It is a formal/business attire location so make sure to be presentable. Take advantage of the networking breaks if you are in a full day assessment centre, they are extremely valuable!

Industry: Energy and Utilities

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UK Power Networks

Graduate Innovation Engineer, Safety, Strategy and Support Services at UK Power Networks

Application Advice: Try to be precise and brief about your achievements and skills.

Interview Advice: Try to show your personality and act professional.

Industry: Energy and Utilities

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UK Power Networks

Project Manager, Capital Programme and Procurment at UK Power Networks

Application Advice: Key qualities; Motivated, confident, willingness to learn, appetite for problem solving, strong interpersonal and communication skills

Interview Advice: Do your research - understand the organisation Be confident, yet not cocky During tasks, listen to others in your team, but don't take there word as gospel, put forward your own ideas and politely challenge the thinking of others Be polite Show willingness to learn and succeed

Industry: Energy and Utilities

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UK Power Networks

Trainee Project Manager, Connections at UK Power Networks

Application Advice: Learn about the industry and the company

Interview Advice: Learn about the industry and the company

Industry: Energy and Utilities

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Severn Trent

Supply Chain Transformation Analyst, Capital Delivery and Commercial at Severn Trent

Application Advice: Be honest throughout the interview. Research company values

Interview Advice: Understand your strengths and passions

Industry: Energy and Utilities

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UK Power Networks

Graduate Project Manager, Capital Programme and Procurement at UK Power Networks

Application Advice: Make sure your application is truthful, and fully explains the reasons why you are interested in the role that you are applying for. The degree type you have isn't necessarily important for a commercial role, however your application must be strong to be successful.

Interview Advice: Ensure that you show your ability to work in a team as well as individually. Ensure CV is truthful as will be questioned on the interview.

Industry: Energy and Utilities

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UK Power Networks

Graduate Engineer, at UK Power Networks

Application Advice: Focus on soft skills rather than technical knowledge.

Interview Advice: Be yourself.

Industry: Energy and Utilities

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Centrica

Smart Commercial Forecasting Analyst, Sales at Centrica

Application Advice: Read up about the company's values and vision

Industry: Energy and Utilities

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RWE Supply and Trading

Graduate Analyst, Gas Trading at RWE Supply and Trading

Application Advice: Research the company & make sure you are interested in trading. You have to be passionate about trading as a career path.

Interview Advice: Again, research the company. Why do you want to trade commodities over FX or equities? Are your skills a good fit for the job spec and maybe more importantly is what the company offers what you want.

Industry: Energy and Utilities

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Centrica

Group Functions Financial Analyst, Finance at Centrica

Application Advice: Do your research and get a good understanding of the company before any assessment. Random financial and industry facts are useless, unless you understand their impact and context.

Interview Advice: Be yourself. Centrica is a friendly and welcoming place to work, they want to see the type of person you are as well as your competency. Don't prioritise one over the other, you want to show them you are a good all-rounder that will be easy and enjoyable to work with.

Industry: Energy and Utilities

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Centrica

Business Design Analyst, Field Operations at Centrica

Application Advice: Use your experience to show how you stand out and what you can offer.

Interview Advice: Make sure you understand the Centrica values as they are a key part of the organisation and each employee should work by these values. Use examples of times when you have shown these values and think about the future opportunities within the grad scheme that will allow you to deliver these values when discussing why you would be good at the role.

Industry: Energy and Utilities

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Centrica

Graduate Marketing Specialist, Marketing at Centrica

Application Advice: Answer honestly, be proud of your achievements, have an enthusiasm for the customer. Customer centricity.

Interview Advice: Be enthusiastic, talk to others in the group, don't be too aggressive in the group exercise, allow others to talk but do make sure you have a voice. Bring your personality and interests and share them. Also share why you like the role and how you see fitting into it. Commercial awareness is also key - research the brands beforehand

Industry: Energy and Utilities

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Centrica

Commercial & Forecasting Analyst, Connected Home at Centrica

Application Advice: Do your research about the role and the company, make sure you know what you are applying for. Be completely honest and take your time to answer the questions to the best of your ability. If your values align with ours and you have clear examples of this, you will be fine.

Interview Advice: Same as the application advice, with additional research and knowledge. Make yourself stand out in a positive way like this, without stepping on the toes of those around you. Put your thinking cap on, we like to see people who can think logically and break a complex problem into smaller pieces. Make sure you know why you want to work for Centrica and what you will bring value with, along with how the company can benefit you. Don't be afraid to ask your interviewer questions too! It will make you memorable.

Industry: Energy and Utilities

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RWE Supply and Trading

Graduate, Commercial at RWE Supply and Trading

Application Advice: Research what the company does, join relevant energy and or trading societies available to you at university.

Interview Advice: Do your research!

Industry: Energy and Utilities

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UK Power Networks

Infrastructure Engineer, UK Power Networks Services at UK Power Networks

Application Advice: Cannot comment as only had an interview without prior application, due to having previously worked for the company.

Interview Advice: Know the company vision and values - and find how best your approach to work and ambitions fits in with them. Become familiar with the basics of electricity distribution in terms of the system and industry structure - this will help demonstrate your interest. Remember to be able to justify your reasoning when being questioned - it's not necessarily getting it right that matters, but that you can well justify why you made a decision.

Industry: Energy and Utilities

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UK Power Networks

UK Power Networks

Application Advice: Practice online tests

Interview Advice: Do some research on the company and new trends in the industry

Industry: Energy and Utilities

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RWE Supply and Trading

RWE Supply and Trading

Application Advice: Be yourself

Interview Advice: Explain all the logic behind your answers especially if it's a technical question

Industry: Energy and Utilities

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Cadent

Cadent

Application Advice: Make sure that you apply as early as possible, and tailor your application to Cadent and the role/business area you are applying for.

Interview Advice: Research the company and the wider sector, and be confident to answer questions on this. Also be prepared to answer competency and behavior based questions. Don't worry about the interview though, just be yourself and try to relax.

Industry: Energy and Utilities

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Cadent

Cadent

Application Advice: Focus on skills - wherever and whenever you might have developed/shown them

Interview Advice: Be yourself

Industry: Energy and Utilities

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Centrica

Graduate Analyst, at Centrica

Application Advice: Look up the company values and try to get across how your skills and experiences apply to them.

Interview Advice: Be prepared and try to relax - if you've made it to interview then they want you to do well.

Industry: Energy and Utilities

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Severn Trent

Wastewater Process Advisor, Treatment Process at Severn Trent

Application Advice: Research into the company, its values and activities is key. Research into the water industry and the wider issues affecting it will help.

Interview Advice: Research into the company, its values and activities is key. You should think about how the companies values match with your experience and strengths.

Industry: Energy and Utilities

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Cadent

Graduate Engineer, Operations at Cadent

Application Advice: Go into as much detail as you can in your answers and pick interesting unusual examples to make your application stand out. Do a lot of research on Cadent and the energy market as a whole.

Interview Advice: Be confident and honest. Take your time before speaking and bring as much knowledge as you can from your research. The individual presentation is all about reading information quickly and churning out the key points. The group task is all about listening to others, inputting useful ideas and using your time well. The interview itself involves 4 questions, one about Cadent, one about the energy market and the last 2 are competency based questions.

Industry: Energy and Utilities

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Severn Trent

Graduate Engineer, Capital Delivery & Commercial at Severn Trent

Interview Advice: Prepare with knowledge of the industry, including what the company provide and how they are regulated. Make yourself stand out from the rest of the group. Nominate to be group leader, be confident when speaking, make sure the group stay on task etc.

Industry: Energy and Utilities

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Severn Trent

Business Leadership Programme, Capital Delivery & Commercial at Severn Trent

Interview Advice: The interview/selection process is formed of a group exercise, an individual exercise, a presentation and then an interview where you are asked questions on your presentation and your reasons for wanting to join the scheme. I would recommend plenty of research not just into Severn Trent but the UK water industry as a whole and be aware of the political climate surrounding UK utilities companies. As the process is strengths-based, be yourself so that the recruitment team on the day can see the real you and look to take the lead and influence others in the group assessment. Most of all, enjoy the day!

Industry: Energy and Utilities

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Severn Trent

Graduate Engineering, at Severn Trent

Application Advice: Applied ASAP as the role fills up almost first-come-first-serve. Spend plenty on time on answering each of the application questions.

Interview Advice: Give examples of personal experience rather than generic examples. Be able to demonstrate capability on both independent and team working skills.

Industry: Energy and Utilities

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Cadent

Graduate Engineer, Operations at Cadent

Application Advice: Learn what the company does, bu more importantly learn about their "values".

Interview Advice: Prepare examples which match the company's values.

Industry: Energy and Utilities

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RWE Supply and Trading

Graduate, at RWE Supply and Trading

Application Advice: Recruitment look for potential, not experience - be honest during the application process, and if you show a willingness to learn you have a good shot.

Interview Advice: Recruitment look for potential, not experience - be honest during the application process, and if you show a willingness to learn you have a good shot.

Industry: Energy and Utilities

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RWE Supply and Trading

Graduate Risk Analyst, Continental Trading Risk at RWE Supply and Trading

Application Advice: Make yourself stand out with any relevant trading experience you have. Show a passion for the industry.

Interview Advice: Put a commercial/Trading twist on any experiences you have, make sure you convey passion for the industry - specifically commodities trading and markets. Structure your answers in a logical manner and convey an analytical thought process.

Industry: Energy and Utilities

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RWE Supply and Trading

Junior Portfolio Management Consultant, Gas Portfolio Management at RWE Supply and Trading

Application Advice: Which of your former experience will help you be a successful graduate at RWEST?

Interview Advice: Be passionate about energy industry and trading

Industry: Energy and Utilities

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Nuclear Graduates

Nucleargraduate, at Energus

Interview Advice: It's a really tough day so can feel like you've messed up but stay positive.

Industry: Energy and Utilities

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Severn Trent

Business Leadership Graduate, Chief Engineer at Severn Trent

Application Advice: It's OK to not know what you want to do in terms of job role, but an interest in Severn Trent and what the company does is key.

Interview Advice: Be yourself!

Industry: Energy and Utilities

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Severn Trent

Business leadership graduate, at Severn Trent

Application Advice: Practise numerical and verbal reasoning tests.

Interview Advice: Fully prepare for the assessment centre by reading about the company. Do not talk over others in the group exercise.

Industry: Energy and Utilities

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Severn Trent

Contract Specialist, Commercial/Contract Managemet at Severn Trent

Interview Advice: The interviews are based on your strengths not just your competencies, so make sure you demonstrate what you are really passionate about as this will show on your face to the interviewers.

Industry: Energy and Utilities

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Severn Trent

Graduate Engineering, Asset Creation at Severn Trent

Application Advice: Research company/industry

Interview Advice: Relax and be yourself

Industry: Energy and Utilities

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Severn Trent

Graduate Engineer, Treatment Process at Severn Trent

Application Advice: Ensure you do research on Severn Trent and get a basic understanding of how the water industry works.

Industry: Energy and Utilities

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Air Products

Machinery Engineer, Machinery at Air Products

Interview Advice: Gave presentation on PhD work, team work assessment, personal interview, technical interview. Technical questions on piping, thermodynamics, materials, valves, etc.

Industry: Energy and Utilities

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Nuclear Graduates

ONR sponsered Nuclear graduate, Nucleargraduate at Energus

Application Advice: Really great programme with an abundance of opportunities to progress in the field of nuclear.

Interview Advice: Try to be outgoing, open to increases in responsibility and focus on working well in a team.

Industry: Energy and Utilities

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Air Products

Distribution at Air Products

Interview Advice: Be prepared, make sure you've researched what Air Products does.

Industry: Energy and Utilities

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Babcock International Group

Graduate Mechanical Engineer, Cavendish Nuclear at Babcock International Group

Application Advice: Know which sector of Babcock you want to apply to - changing is possible but it can be difficult depending on your circumstances.

Interview Advice: The assessment centre for Cavendish Nuclear is two days long so do not try to put on an act or front as you will not be able to maintain it. Engineering interviews are competency based, and tend to focus on discussions around past projects and learning experiences.

Industry: Energy and Utilities

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Severn Trent

Safer, Better, Faster Technical Expert, Group Transformation at Severn Trent

Application Advice: - Research the company - Be yourself - Get excited about new upcoming niches and technology e.g. renewables, bio resources

Interview Advice: - Work in a team - Give good examples of how you have demonstrated your skills and competencies - Be honest and show that you've been able to learn from mistakes - Get involved and give an opinion - it doesn't matter if others think you are wrong as long as you can back yourself up and show a logical approach

Industry: Energy and Utilities

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DCC plc

Marketing Executive, Marketing at DCC plc

Application Advice: Do a lot of research on the company and when presenting ideas ensure you have a strong reasoning behind the ideas.

Interview Advice: Always have examples for their key competencies - e.g. give an example when you have overcome a conflict in a working environment. e.g. give an example when you have worked as a team to achieve a common goal.

Industry: Energy and Utilities

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Severn Trent

Graduate Engineer, Investment Planning at Severn Trent

Application Advice: - The questions are not meant to trick you in any way.

Interview Advice: - Be Yourself - Show your desire - Think differently

Industry: Energy and Utilities

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DCC plc

Graduate Executive, Graduate Programme at DCC plc

Application Advice: Research about the company and the position you are applying to and customize your application and be confident and true to yourself.

Interview Advice: Being yourself is very important as well as knowing the company and the position to then translate how well you integrate into it.

Industry: Energy and Utilities

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Mott MacDonald

Mechanical Engineer, Thermal Power Generation at Mott MacDonald

Application Advice: Expend time knowing the company and prepare a good cover letter.

Interview Advice: Prepare your interview really well.

Industry: Energy and Utilities

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Balfour Beatty

Graduate Planner, SEMD at Balfour Beatty

Application Advice: Your personal experience makes you different from everyone else in the job seekers market, utilise your uniqueness and never undervalue yourself.

Interview Advice: Try and calm your nerves so that you enjoy the experience whilst grabbing the attention of all the interviewers-thus leaving a lasting impression in their mind.

Industry: Energy and Utilities

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Nuclear Graduates

Physicist, Nuclear Energy at Energus

Application Advice: Research the industry and the prospective role a little. Be honest but sell yourself. Don't get too stressed about not performing so great during one of the assessment day exercises. Focus on the next one.

Interview Advice: Competency based questions. Basic nuclear science questions (depending on the role). Be enthusiastic about the role and the industry.

Industry: Energy and Utilities

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Nuclear Graduates

nucleargraduate, at Energus

Application Advice: They like to be a bit different just try not to let their application process throw you.

Interview Advice: It's the obvious one but be yourself, they're looking to see if your personality fits with the scheme which is more important with this job than most others. It's best for everyone if you don't pretend to be someone you aren't.

Industry: Energy and Utilities

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Energus

Energus

Application Advice: Practice online tests and mock video interviews.

Interview Advice: Ensure thorough research of the companies that will potentially sponsor you. If possible - show how your degree studies will fit in to the company's work.

Industry: Energy and Utilities

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Nuclear Graduates

nucleargraduates Programme Member, Civil Nuclear at Energus

Application Advice: Try to refer to specific projects you have taken part in at organisations and the skills employed whilst performing your role. Demonstrating a strong technical background would also be beneficial to most roles.

Interview Advice: Identify some core workplace skills you possess, and how you have utilised these to benefit projects or overcome obstacles in the past. The interview will not solely be a technical discussion; though this will be an essential part of it. Be prepared to work in teams and under supervision during exercises.

Industry: Energy and Utilities

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Nuclear Graduates

nucleargraduate, at Energus

Application Advice: To make the most of the opportunities provided to you on this scheme you have to be a very driven person who is willing to set goals and acheive them.

Interview Advice: Teamwork and leadership are equally valued. It is important that you can demonstrate both of these qualities at the assessment centre. Encourage quiet group members to contirbute to discussions / seek out their opinions.

Industry: Energy and Utilities

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Centrica

Analyst, Energy Marketing and Trading at Centrica

Application Advice: Make sure you understand Centrica's strategy and values and how you can apply both of these within the role you are applying for. Have a general understanding of the energy industry and the challenges facing Centrica as a business.

Interview Advice: Show passion for the role you're applying for and make sure you're up to date on what you wrote in your application.

Industry: Energy and Utilities

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Nuclear Graduates

Chemical Engineer, Nucleargraduates at Energus

Application Advice: Be a well rounded candidate. It's not all about knowing everything.

Interview Advice: Act yourself and be a team player.

Industry: Energy and Utilities

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Energus

Mechanical Engineer, at Energus

Interview Advice: Show enthusiasm to learn, creativity, ability to challenge/question the "norm". Ask questions and be curious.

Industry: Energy and Utilities

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UK Power Networks

Graduate Innovation Engineer, Innovation at UK Power Networks

Application Advice: Present your knowledge and experience to show that they align with the company strategy.

Interview Advice: Passion for a low carbon future and having an open-mind towards new ideas are essential.

Industry: Energy and Utilities

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Cadent

Repair Supervisor, Operations at Cadent

Application Advice: Have examples to back up what you write e.g. competencies.

Interview Advice: Be yourself, personality is as important as achievements. Have a variety of examples prepared for the competency questions. Don't overthink the assessment centre, the assessors are friendly and want you to be successful.

Industry: Energy and Utilities

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Severn Trent

Abstraction Licensing Analyst, Water Resources Strategy at Severn Trent

Application Advice: Spend time on the application and do your research. Use examples that aren't generic.

Interview Advice: Make sure you read up about the company. What are the biggest projects at the moment, how many customers does it supply, what are the core values. Be yourself and get stuck in.

Industry: Energy and Utilities

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Severn Trent

Project Delivery Lead, Innovation at Severn Trent

Application Advice: Just be as honest as possible as if it's the right role you'll get it and if you're not then it will get found out at the strength base testing at the assessment centre.

Interview Advice: Strengths base testing so talk about your strengths as much as you can. Work as a team as it's about collaboration as well as yourself.

Industry: Energy and Utilities

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Severn Trent

Graduate Engineer, at Severn Trent

Application Advice: Awareness of the challenges facing the water industry and the company's plans for the future.

Interview Advice: Research the strengths and behaviours the company is looking for.

Industry: Energy and Utilities

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Nuclear Graduates

Nuclear Graduate, at Energus

Application Advice: Make sure you're committed to moving potentially to the other end of the country for the best opportunities, you won't enjoy it if you can't be flexible.

Interview Advice: Make sure you have done some fairly extensive research on the nuclear industry. They don't expect you to be an expert but you'll need to know something to show you want to work in the industry and to set yourself out a bit.

Industry: Energy and Utilities

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Severn Trent

Interworks Fleet Manager, Bioresources at Severn Trent

Application Advice: Do your research regarding what Severn Trent is focusing on and what large schemes we are implementing. Ultimately be yourself as the recruitment process is as much you figuring out if this is the right company for you as it is for the company to judge if you are the right person.

Interview Advice: The interviews are strength based which means you do not have to come prepared with answers to "can you give me an example when you..."

Industry: Energy and Utilities

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Nuclear Graduates

Nucleargraduate, at Energus

Application Advice: Be enthusiastic about the nuclear industry and understand the history and future of the industry. You can apply to multiple jobs on the scheme but you will be invited for interview for one at a time.

Interview Advice: The interviews are 2 days long and are exhausting! Get up to speed on the industry and how your subject relates to it. They're looking for good team workers, communicators etc but remember it's about the quality of what you say, not the quantity.

Industry: Energy and Utilities

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Severn Trent

BLP graduate programme, Bioresources at Severn Trent

Application Advice: Research

Interview Advice: Honesty and confidence

Industry: Energy and Utilities

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Nuclear Graduates

Graduate Nuclear Engineer, All at Energus

Application Advice: Often the roles here are for extroverted people and those with potential for leadership and good people skills. This is all on top of being the cream academically speaking.

Interview Advice: Be yourself, it's better not to get on the scheme than to get on being somebody you are not.

Industry: Energy and Utilities

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Severn Trent

Graduate Solution Engineer, Asset Creation at Severn Trent

Application Advice: Keep your CV concise. It provides the facts about you, you don't need to try and sell yourself through it, that's what the interview stage is for.

Interview Advice: Make sure to do preparation beforehand. The topic for the presentation is given before the day, so make sure to put in ample preparation to have a strong performance on the day. The group task requires clear communication, don't talk over one another and make sure to stick to the brief!!!

Industry: Energy and Utilities

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Babcock International Group

Graduate Engineer, Mechanical at Babcock International Group

Application Advice: Industrial experience really helps you to stand out from the crowd. It's important to realise that most students leaving University are all leaving with the exact same degree. Something else is needed to stand out.

Interview Advice: Cliché, but it's important to be yourself. The interview isn't just to check up on your technical abilities, but also to see that you will be a good fit (personality wise) for the company. Different companies are looking for different things.

Industry: Energy and Utilities

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Cadent

Graduate Engineer, Network Stategy at Cadent

Application Advice: Prepare for the telephone interview with research into company background.

Interview Advice: Research into the company background and distribution of gas in the UK. Key points being the regulator and ownerships of networks.

Industry: Energy and Utilities

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Cadent

Regulation & External Affairs at Cadent

Interview Advice: - Read up on Cadent's history - Read up on what Cadent does/how the company operates - Be prepared to think of situations where you have demonstrated particular skills

Industry: Energy and Utilities

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Cadent

Cadent

Interview Advice: Make sure you have a good understanding of the business values and demonstrate how they link with your work and personal life.

Industry: Energy and Utilities

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Severn Trent

Business Leadership Graduate, Graduate – Various at Severn Trent

Application Advice: Do your research on the company. Enthusiasm for the role/company

Interview Advice: Be prepared for group exercises. Align competency answers to company values.

Industry: Energy and Utilities

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Severn Trent

Education Strategy Officer, Communications at Severn Trent

Application Advice: Honesty with ambition and ability to demonstrate with real life examples.

Interview Advice: Use those around you to develop stronger ideas and ways of working - you will be part of a team, you're not hired to be a lone wolf. Teamwork is key.

Industry: Energy and Utilities

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Cadent

Graduate, Operations at Cadent

Application Advice: Try to include key words from the job specification within your application. Tailor your application to the job.

Interview Advice: Try to self reflect when explaining your competencies as there is always room for improvement. Be different and try to stand out from the crowd with your examples whilst also showing your ability to work well within a team.

Industry: Energy and Utilities

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RWE Supply and Trading

Dry Bulk Freight Trading Analyst, Dry Bulk Freight Trading at RWE Supply and Trading

Application Advice: Show your passion for trading and commodities. No one has a degree in commodities trading so it is vital to show what you have done either extra curricular wise or work experience wise which exhibits an interest in the industry and company.

Interview Advice: Research. Be up to date with current affairs. Macro drivers for global commodities such as Oil and freight. If you talk about something specific in your application - make sure you can back it up with the knowledge on the day!

Industry: Energy and Utilities

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RWE Supply and Trading

RWE Supply and Trading

Application Advice: Any evidence which shows you have an interest in commodity trading helps. If you're part of a relevant society then make sure you contribute to it rather than just being a member.

Interview Advice: Make sure you come prepared, having read up on recent news events and thought about how these might affect RWEST. Remember to be natural - the interviewers are testing both whether you're skilled enough to work here, but also whether they'd want to work with you as a person. If you're not a fit on a personality level then you wouldn't enjoy working here anyway.

Industry: Energy and Utilities

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Centrica

Graduate, Business Leadership at Centrica

Application Advice: I would advise applicants to have confidence in who they are and what is important to them, ensuring that they respect others during assessment centres and aim to work towards our core values, keeping customers at centre focus.

Interview Advice: Generally exemplifying that customers are always at the heart of what we do in Centrica and ensuring that any discussions are steered towards that. I would advise collaborating well with fellow applicants at assessment centres as well as doing thorough research about the company for your personal interview.

Industry: Energy and Utilities

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RWE Supply and Trading

Graduate Analyst, Asian Power Trading at RWE Supply and Trading

Application Advice: Prepare like crazy!

Industry: Energy and Utilities

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Centrica

E.C&I Graduate Engineer, Engineering at Centrica

Application Advice: Centrica are a massive company with many different parts. Make sure you know the role that each part of the business plays in delivering Centrica's strategy.

Interview Advice: Questions will be tailored specifically to you so brush up on your competency based questions.

Industry: Energy and Utilities

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Centrica

Procurement Graduate, Procurement at Centrica

Application Advice: Application is fairly standard for a graduate scheme.

Interview Advice: Read up on the values and think about how you've shown these in the past - questions are centred around these.

Industry: Energy and Utilities

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Centrica

Assistant Marketing Manager, Marketing at Centrica

Application Advice: Showcase a wide variety of things you've done - the company care about more than just your work achievements.

Interview Advice: Research the energy industry, even if you're applying for a more generalist role e.g. HR.

Industry: Energy and Utilities

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Centrica

HSES Graduate Program, Smart Metering HSES at Centrica

Interview Advice: Prepare, understand the company, the different business units.

Industry: Energy and Utilities

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Centrica

Business Leadership, at Centrica

Application Advice: Read the question and identify specifically what they're looking for. You only have a low word count but they expect you to cover all aspects of the question. Editing is your friend.

Interview Advice: Be yourself. Although research and providing the 'right answers' is a large component of the assessment centre, ensure you let your personality come across - they like to see how you'd fit within the business as a person.

Industry: Energy and Utilities

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Centrica

Procurement and Supply Chain Graduate, Procurement at Centrica

Application Advice: Make sure you know what procurement actually entails.

Industry: Energy and Utilities

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Centrica

Financial Accountant, Financial Control at Centrica

Interview Advice: Be yourself, make sure you research the company and also know what is going on currently in the industry.

Industry: Energy and Utilities

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Centrica

HSES Graduate, Health Safety Environment and Security at Centrica

Application Advice: Research the company and role before applying (the company site and Graduate social media accounts will be good for this). Be open to travel. Be honest in your application. Mention relevant experience / technical capabilities listed in the role requirements.

Interview Advice: Research the company, its opportunities for development and risks they face as a high profile company in a customer facing and hazardous industry. Ask questions about the potential roles you'll be in to make sure it's something you want to do as well.

Industry: Energy and Utilities

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Centrica

L&D Consultant, HR at Centrica

Application Advice: Look at the external market and our competitors' actions and behaviours, as well as socio-political activity - how might this influence the decisions we make internally?

Interview Advice: Read about our recently launched Values on the website.

Industry: Energy and Utilities

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Centrica

Customer Insight Graduate, Data, Insight & Customer Value Management at Centrica

Application Advice: Spend time really working out why you want to apply to Centrica/the specific stream as this will help you form your application questions. Practice some psychometric tests before doing your Centrica application as you will be asked to do these, so it's worth making sure you are comfortable with them first. Do your research on Centrica and any latest news stories effecting the industry for your telephone interview.

Interview Advice: Research into the values of Centrica and think of key examples where you have demonstrated such a value, have these examples ready to hand as you are very likely to be asked such questions. There may be a "curve-ball" analytics type question, where the interviewer isn't interested in your answer, but rather your thought process. Think up a couple of questions to ask the interviewer at the end, there is nothing worse than them saying "Do you have any questions?" and you not having any curiosity!

Industry: Energy and Utilities

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Centrica

HR Graduate, Human Resources at Centrica

Application Advice: - Make sure you are aware of our values and link that to your application. - Include why you want to work for Centrica - it is more than just British Gas!

Interview Advice: - Understand how HR plays a strategic role . - Get your passion and enthusiasm across, and try and act yourself. - Ask some inquisitive questions.

Industry: Energy and Utilities

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Centrica

Energy Marketing & Trading Analyst, Energy Marketing and Trading at Centrica

Application Advice: Show passion throughout your application. Know what forces drive the energy market.

Interview Advice: Describe the movement of the oil price over the last 10 years and how it is linked to economic output? If you trade renewable power, what metrics would you look at? Is money important to you? Would you choose a fixed rate or floating rate mortgage? What's the expected outcome of throwing a dice 100 times and adding the results? How will Brexit affect a London based energy trader? Who was a main influence on you except for your parents? What do you think of fracking?

Industry: Energy and Utilities

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E.ON

Customer Operations Leadership Graduate, Customer Operations at E.ON

Application Advice: Be yourself and focus on the skills you have learnt and how you could apply them to work situations.

Interview Advice: Relax, it is a two-way process. E.ON want to get the best out of you, and you want to see if the company will be a good fit for you.

Industry: Energy and Utilities, Energy Rotational Graduate Scheme

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National Grid

Graduate – Power System Engineer, System Operator at National Grid

Application Advice: Must show enthusiasm to related job role and understand NG's role as a whole.

Interview Advice: Consolidate experiences to date and research company.

Industry: Energy and Utilities, Energy Rotational Graduate Scheme

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National Grid

Commercial Analyst Graduate, System Operator at National Grid

Application Advice: Be genuine and show a real interest in the industry as a whole! Knowing a few facts here and there outside of grid would be very useful.

Interview Advice: Examples of being proactive both academically and outside of studies, clear examples of team work, acknowledging weaknesses.

Industry: Energy and Utilities, Energy Rotational Graduate Scheme

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National Grid

Commercial Analyst, NG Ventures at National Grid

Application Advice: This part of National Grid functions like a conventional business in that our spends come from our revenues and so the work of the commercial team is absolutely vital in creating success in this business unit. My advice for anyone applying to NRB / NGV would be to have a strong commercial mind and also an interest in new and exciting projects in the energy space.

Interview Advice: The AC is fairly standard - interview, presentation task and a group exercise. Advice would be get up to speed with the latest challenges / opportunities in the energy sector and how National Grid could be involved. Although the interview won't require you to know a lot about energy generation, distribution or transmission, an understanding and interest in what's going on right now will be useful. For the presentation and group tasks, this is really just a case of showing off your core skills. The interviewers were always very friendly and give you every opportunity to succeed in these tasks - get involved, show enthusiasm and try and work as a team.

Industry: Energy and Utilities, Energy Rotational Graduate Scheme

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Centrica

Graduate Analyst, at Centrica

Application Advice: Be honest and be relaxed. Centrica has a very friendly and accepting work environment, and you will fit in just fine if you are yourself. Measure yourself against the company's values and see where you fit in

Interview Advice: Competency questions based on the core values and skills of those required from a graduate. Be prepared to have several examples and be able to discuss each one.

Industry: Energy and Utilities, Energy Rotational Graduate Scheme

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Cadent

Apprentice Role, at Cadent

Application Advice: Definitely apply for this role. It is well worth it and will teach you a lot, not just the job itself.

Interview Advice: Confident, be yourself, don't worry about how others are getting on.

Industry: Energy and Utilities, Energy Rotational Graduate Scheme

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Npower

Commercial Analyst, Retail Energy Management at Npower

Application Advice: Gain as much insight about the role by utilising the company website, social media outlets and speaking to current graduates if possible. Research office locations to make sure it is a suitable fit for yourself and ensure you are prepared to move between placements if it is a rotational scheme. Tailor any competency questions to the role and company and ensure your CV is up to date and relevant to the position.

Interview Advice: Read relevant news areas that interest yourself, even if it is only one article that you understand well so that you have something interesting and current to discuss if you get to interview stage. This will help you be memorable and stand out to the interviewer. Have a few questions prepared to ask the interviewer, it shows willing and initiative. These can be as simple as, 'what challenges do you think the company will face in the near future?'

Industry: Energy and Utilities, Energy Rotational Graduate Scheme

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E.ON

Finance Graduate Traniee, Finance at E.ON

Application Advice: E.ON are looking for their future leaders and if you believe you see yourself as a leader then go for it! Do your research on our company values and the competencies we look for and feel free to come and meet us at careers fairs for a further insight.

Interview Advice: Do prepare in advance. Make sure you have examples for potential questions, E.ON do normally send over the competency model (you can google this too) use this to develop examples where you have displayed such skills. Example question: Tell us about a time you lead/supported change?

Industry: Energy and Utilities, Energy Rotational Graduate Scheme

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Centrica

Graduate Process Engineer, Process Engineering at Centrica

Interview Advice: Prepare answers for each of Centrica's key competencies - the interview questions are often based around these. However the interview is only a small part of the assessment - for the rest, simply be enthusiastic and friendly, and show off the kind of problem solving and creativity that they are looking for.

Industry: Energy and Utilities, Oil & Gas Engineering

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Cadent

Graduate, Safety & Network Strategy at Cadent

Application Advice: Everyone has a 2:1, everyone was in a society at University, everyone went travelling on their gap year - Instead, use the application to explain why you want to work in the UK gas industry and show passion for solving engineering problems and finding innovative solutions to long standing issues.

Interview Advice: DO. YOUR. HOMEWORK. Research the company thoroughly and understand the business area/role you are applying for. Be able to confidently explain how the business fits in with the wider industry and be able to demonstrate a technical appreciation for types of gas assets in the network. Research the regulatory framework under which the business is regulated and how it earns money. You will get asked these questions!

Industry: Energy and Utilities, Oil & Gas Engineering

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nucleargraduates

nucleargraduates Programme member, at nucleargraduates

Application Advice: Have a STEM background preferably, though not necessary. Build a list of key skills and leadership examples.

Interview Advice: Be yourself! Be prepared to give examples detailing how you solved issues with respect to certain skills such as communication, problem-solving, etc. There will be a degree of technical assessment.

Industry: Energy and Utilities, Nuclear Engineer

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nucleargraduates

Nucleargraduates Programme Member, Environment Agency at nucleargraduates

Application Advice: Make sure you are familiar with the nuclear industry and the sponsors.

Interview Advice: Prepare for a challenging couple of days and be prepared to be a team player.

Industry: Energy and Utilities, Energy Rotational Graduate Scheme

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Centrica

Continuous Improvement Manager, CHI at Centrica

Application Advice: Be prepared to be flexible and adaptable.

Interview Advice: Don't learn answers to expected questions, learn examples which can be applied to numerous questions.

Industry: Energy and Utilities, Energy Rotational Graduate Scheme

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Npower

Consumer Media PR Graduate, PR at Npower

Application Advice: A lot of companies today use gamification to ease the recruitment of interns and graduates. For example, I first got involved with Npower through their former Future Leaders Competition. This allowed both sides time to assess the other before committing to anything. I would highly recommend applying for these opportunities as it gives them time to get to know the real you, and you time to decide whether this is a company you really want to work for.

Industry: Energy and Utilities, Energy Rotational Graduate Scheme

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E.ON

Finance Graduate, Finance at E.ON

Application Advice: Think why you would want to work in the energy industry.

Interview Advice: Be yourself.

Industry: Energy and Utilities, Energy Rotational Graduate Scheme

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Centrica

Graduate, at Centrica

Application Advice: - Show that you understand the company's values and can fit into the culture. - Demonstrate why you want the specific stream you've applied for. - Demonstrate wider industry knowledge outside of the stream.

Interview Advice: - Be yourself. - Utilise the feedback given after your phone interview to ensure you build upon your stronger areas and strengthen the weaker ones for the face-to-face interview. - Ensure you provide constructive contributions during the group activity.

Industry: Energy and Utilities, Energy Rotational Graduate Scheme

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Centrica

Customer Operations Graduate, Customer Operations at Centrica

Application Advice: Research the business and the current structure and direction. Consider what a 'Leadership' organisation looks like and how you would fit into a company that is committed to modernising and disrupting the status quo.

Interview Advice: Be confident in group exercises. Positively challenge and develop ideas, be aware of perceptions of you, but don't try to be somebody you're not.

Industry: Energy and Utilities, Energy Rotational Graduate Scheme

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Centrica

Analyst, at Centrica

Application Advice: Research the company and its values. What does the company look for? eg. leadership behaviours.

Interview Advice: Centrica is very big on rounded individuals so make sure you come across as not only someone who has researched the role and company, but also someone who we'd want to sit next to and work with every day! Fairly standard interview format - Competency questions etc. A few curve balls in there that are only there to try and see your way of thinking/logical approach rather than looking for an actual answer.

Industry: Energy and Utilities, Energy Rotational Graduate Scheme

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E.ON

Customer Operations Leadership Graduate Trainee, at E.ON

Application Advice: Have solid examples of when you have dealt with different circumstances like dealing with change, dealing with challenging environments, implementing change, stretching yourself in an uncomfortable situation.

Interview Advice: Most of all I would advise you to be yourself and be comfortable - it got me the job.

Industry: Energy and Utilities, Energy Rotational Graduate Scheme

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Npower

Business Leadership Graduate, Digital Strategy & Service at Npower

Application Advice: Show that you are willing to apply yourself and have a 'willing-to-learn' attitude. I think everyone would say their own industry is pretty complicated, and I feel that is particularly true of the energy sector. The amount of things I know now which I couldn't have thought of before are crazy - so it is important to come in appreciating that there is a lot to learn! It's also a good idea to have an rough understanding of the Domestic energy market (the big 6, Small and medium sized competitors e.g OVO and the Smart meter rollout should be enough!)

Interview Advice: Predominantly competency based questions - competency areas can be found on the company graduate website.

Industry: Energy and Utilities, Energy Rotational Graduate Scheme

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Npower

Business Leadership, at Npower

Application Advice: Show an interest in the energy sector and the company - learn about its main challenges.

Industry: Energy and Utilities, Energy Rotational Graduate Scheme

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nucleargraduates

nucleargraduate, at nucleargraduates

Application Advice: Be enthusiastic, show that you want to learn and are flexible. I knew hardly anything about the nuclear industry before being offered the role.

Interview Advice: If you get through the the video interview, practice first. Have an idea of who you want your sponsor to be, also be prepared to explain a complex part of your degree simply. The assessment centre is a very intense two day interview. There is group work and indiviual assessment as well as an individual presentation on an area of your degree. Again just be enthusastic, make sure you speak up.

Industry: Energy and Utilities, Geologist

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Cadent

Graduate, at Cadent

Interview Advice: Read through the Graduate behaviours on the website and have examples of when you have demonstrated these skills/characteristics.

Industry: Energy and Utilities, Energy Rotational Graduate Scheme

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Npower

, at Npower

Application Advice: Make sure to come across as a 'real person', someone who is comfortable to communicate with a range of people.

Industry: Energy and Utilities, Energy Rotational Graduate Scheme

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Npower

Web Analytics Graduate, Digital at Npower

Application Advice: I came in through a competition, not an assessment centre, but I would say to not be scared about being new to the industry as they know that and you will learn along the way. Just try your best and be genuinely interested.

Interview Advice: Didn't attend interview/assessment centre.

Industry: Energy and Utilities, Energy Product development

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Npower

Channel Manager, Commercial at Npower

Application Advice: You get the flexibility to try and find what you want to do but also challenge yourself and go outside your comfort zone. A graduate scheme gives you a level of security and allows you to make mistakes that a normal BAU role would not.

Interview Advice: Know the sector that you are applying for.

Industry: Energy and Utilities, Energy Rotational Graduate Scheme

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Cadent

Graduate Engineer, Operations at Cadent

Application Advice: Please try to be yourself and make sure you understand the role you have applied to. Think about what you can bring to the table and how you want to portray that in the assessments. Try to prepare the reasons why you want to join us. Also make sure you understand what we do as a business from a commercial and engineering perspective, who our customers are and what our values are.

Interview Advice: Preparations. Read about the company and match your skills to the role. Have a great sense of teamwork.

Industry: Energy and Utilities, Energy Rotational Graduate Scheme

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Npower

Product Developer, Commercial at Npower

Application Advice: Make sure you have clear examples of everything you've done to demonstrate the key work skills e.g. time management, decision making, learning from mistakes, teamwork, conflict resolution and working with someone difficult. Try and get involved in other activities so you have good examples for these - doesn't have to be tonnes of work experience - voluntary work or clubs are just as effective as long as you make sure you have thought through how you will talk about your examples.

Industry: Energy and Utilities, Energy Rotational Graduate Scheme

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Npower

Finance Graduate, Finance at Npower

Application Advice: Try and provide examples of the competencies that the graduate scheme looks for. Be yourself, but also try to stand out. Do your research in the energy industry so you have good knowledge of the sector. Finally, show that you genuinely want to work for Npower, show your enthusiasm towards the company.

Interview Advice: Be calm, confident and be yourself. Show you have the determination and work ethic to succeed at Npower. Make your strengths known, but also don't pretend you are the finished product, show you know what your weaknesses are and that you want to improve on them. Show you are open to criticism and change.

Industry: Energy and Utilities, Energy Rotational Graduate Scheme

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Cadent

Graduate Engineer, at Cadent

Application Advice: Read the website to gain an understanding of the company, what it does and its culture, especially looking at the Graduate Competencies.

Industry: Energy and Utilities, Oil & Gas Engineering

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Mott MacDonald

Renewable Energy Consultant, Renewable Energy – Solar at Mott MacDonald

Application Advice: Demonstrate good written skills in your cover letter and similar mind set to the company's.

Interview Advice: Reply honestly, if you do not know the answer to trick questions. They don't necessarily expect you to know, but they want to know how you would react, and the assumptions behind your first guess.

Industry: Energy and Utilities, Energy Product development

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Mott MacDonald

Graduate Environmental Scientist, at Mott MacDonald

Application Advice: Only apply if you have a genuine interest in the subject, otherwise you will not enjoy it!

Interview Advice: Ask technical questions about the job to show you know your stuff and have researched around it.

Industry: Energy and Utilities, Environmental Consultancy & Management

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Centrica

Customer Operations Graduate, Business Support Analyst, Customer Operations at Centrica

Application Advice: When asked to draw from your experiences to demonstrate key competencies try and think of the examples that other candidates will not have thought of, this will make you stand out in the crowd.

Interview Advice: Dont be afraid to stop and think before answering the questions. It's better to pause and provide a relevant, well structured answer than rush straight into answering without thinking about your answer first.

Industry: Energy and Utilities, Energy Rotational Graduate Scheme

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Centrica

Commercial Manager, Business Services at Centrica

Application Advice: Demonstrate a wide range of experience and examples of how you've built your skills - part time work, uni societies, etc. Be very clear on the job and why it's right for you, and what you can bring to it.

Interview Advice: Be very aware of the company and the industry. Think about recent big events in the sector (especially those that affect the company directly and its competitors) - try to think ahead too, how do you think these events will unfold? What will be the mid-long term impact on the compnay? Be enthusiastic, confident and ask questions back. Get to know the interviewer as much as they get to know you. Be prepared for some more abstract questions but don't panic - you are NOT expected to get the right answer, these are for you to show how you think and how you solve a problem, so stay calm and curious, float your ideas with the interviewer and ask for a tip/steer if you're really stuck.

Industry: Energy and Utilities, Energy Rotational Graduate Scheme

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Centrica

Data Planner, Customer Insight and Data at Centrica

Application Advice: Look at the range of graduate schemes on offer and select the most appropriate for your future development needs - use our career matcher tool on the website to help!

Interview Advice: Do your research about the company/department you are looking to go into - news, company information, annual reports etc, and bring that knowledge into the group and individual exercises at the assessment centre.

Industry: Energy and Utilities, Energy Rotational Graduate Scheme

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Centrica

Marketing Graduate, Marketing at Centrica

Application Advice: Be honest. It's important that not only you're a good fit for the company, but also that the company is a good fit to you.

Interview Advice: As cliche as it may sound, just be yourself. And make sure you've done your research.

Industry: Energy and Utilities, Energy Rotational Graduate Scheme

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National Grid

Analyst, System Operator at National Grid

Application Advice: Make the most of it, get involved wherever possible. Be a good people person and be eager to learn and offer help in other teams.

Interview Advice: Be clear and concise with your examples and get straight to the point. Give very strong examples.

Industry: Energy and Utilities, Agriculture

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Centrica

Service Graduate Manager, IS Operations at Centrica

Application Advice: Be open minded to trying new things - whether you are from a technical background or not you must be willing to learn and adapt.

Interview Advice: Be yourself mainly. No one is looking for Albert Einstein, rather someone who is passionate about joining the company!

Industry: Energy and Utilities, Oil & Gas Engineering

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Centrica

Centrica

Application Advice: Be concise, use examples, make an impact.

Interview Advice: Stay focused. Use the STAR method: situation, task, actions, results.

Industry: Energy and Utilities, Energy Rotational Graduate Scheme

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Centrica

Assistant Marketing Manager, Smart Metering at Centrica

Application Advice: Be honest in your interviews. Really think hard about what you would like to get out of a graduate programme and make sure the company values are aligned to your personal values.

Interview Advice: Prepare - go onto the company website and see what their core values are and any exciting things that they are doing.

Industry: Energy and Utilities, Energy Product development

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National Grid

Construction Engineer, Capital Delievery at National Grid

Application Advice: Read about the company before you apply. National Grid is a large company with many departments, ensure your research is focused on the correct area. Finally, a large part of the application is the ability to demonstrate collaborative work and awareness of health and safety. Prepare yourself for this!

Interview Advice: Typically questions will be focused on the following topics: 1) Write down your past experiences from work, work experience and university. You will be asked to refer to them during the interview. 2) Ask questions about areas of the company that interest you. Maybe mention the inter-connectors the company is building.

Industry: Energy and Utilities, Energy Rotational Graduate Scheme

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Centrica

Customer Operations Graduate, Residential Energy at Centrica

Application Advice: Read the application and adjust your cv accordingly.

Interview Advice: Be yourself, relax and try to enjoy the day.

Industry: Energy and Utilities, Energy Rotational Graduate Scheme

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E.ON

Graduate Engineer, Renewable Energy at E.ON

Application Advice: Importance of commercial awareness and leadership skills.

Industry: Energy and Utilities, Energy Rotational Graduate Scheme

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E.ON

Finance Graduate, Finance at E.ON

Application Advice: A good knowledge of the energy industry and a genuine interest in learning more about it is essential.

Industry: Energy and Utilities, Energy Rotational Graduate Scheme

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Centrica

Big Data Platform Administrator, Information Systems at Centrica

Application Advice: Be kind, friendly and enthusiastic.

Interview Advice: Do not try to pretend you know something when you don't. I was asked what the Internet was and I just said I didn't really know and he just told me a bit and then I still got the job. Identify why Centrica specifically interests you.

Industry: Energy and Utilities, Energy Rotational Graduate Scheme

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Centrica

Data scientist, Data Science at Centrica

Application Advice: Be quick. Be honest.

Interview Advice: Good to have knowledge of the software development process.

Industry: Energy and Utilities, Energy Rotational Graduate Scheme

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Centrica

IS Graduate, Programmes and Engagement at Centrica

Application Advice: Enjoy the process.

Interview Advice: Don't mishear, try and relate what you did at uni to what you expect the job will be.

Industry: Energy and Utilities, Energy Rotational Graduate Scheme

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Centrica

Developer, Core Systems at Centrica

Application Advice: Research the company well and try to stay calm during the assessment centre process. Speak to current graduates and gain some insight.

Interview Advice: Why Centrica? Research the company. What role interests you? Know your area.

Industry: Energy and Utilities, Energy Rotational Graduate Scheme

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Cadent

Graduate Engineer, Operations at Cadent

Application Advice: Try and apply as early as you can and be patient as they sometimes take a while to get back to you. Be honest and provide as much information about previous jobs, experiences and extra curricular activities as you will never know what can catch their eye. You also need to be prepared to move around during the scheme as they require you to be flexible. Most of the roles are not heavily technical as they usually outsource these type of activities so that's something to consider for those who are very technically biased, you're not going to be spending all day doing calculations.

Interview Advice: Do your research on the industry and company along with its current affairs as you will probably get a question on this. Know the company's core values. Prepare for competency based questions and calm your nerves, the assessors are not there to catch you out. Just be yourself and everything else will fall into place.

Industry: Energy and Utilities, Energy Rotational Graduate Scheme

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E.ON

Innovation Manager, Innovation at E.ON

Application Advice: Be honest, know your stuff around energy, however the most important thing is being able to manage people.

Interview Advice: Remember the person interviewing you is a potential colleague not trying to catch you out.

Industry: Energy and Utilities, Energy Product development

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Cadent

Graduate, Operations at Cadent

Application Advice: Make sure you thoroughly prepare for the testing, feel free to re-record the video interview until you think it's just right, but don't over think it too much.

Interview Advice: Really research the industry and company beforehand as they do ask questions to test your knowledge of this. Prepare answers to questions around the core values of the company, and make sure you use a variety of different things that you've done to display this. If they ask you if you have other offers be honest with them about it.

Industry: Energy and Utilities, Energy Rotational Graduate Scheme

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National Grid

Digital Forensic Network Analyst, Digital Risk & Security at National Grid

Application Advice: Do lots of research about the company before starting the application process. By studying the website/news you will get all of the answers required during the application process.

Interview Advice: Just make sure you know about National Grid and have examples of how you have demonstrated the competencies required in the past.

Industry: Energy and Utilities, Energy Rotational Graduate Scheme

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E.ON

Duty Manager, Customer Operations at E.ON

Application Advice: Focus on the customer and what the customer wants. Also, be yourself, they're a really nice company who want to know you not a business/work version of you.

Interview Advice: Previous experience and competency questions based around it were frequent. Would brush up on STAR technique.

Industry: Energy and Utilities, Energy Rotational Graduate Scheme

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Cadent

Graduate Process Analyst, at Cadent

Application Advice: If you're seeking an engineering career, look carefully. This is a company in the engineering industry but does not do much engineering on a day to day basis as most activities revolve around maintaining a vast pre-existing network of infrastructure, with a lot of the actual large project work outsourced. However, if you're looking to see how a large business in the energy industry grows and operates, this company is definitely worth applying to. It provides exposure to all levels of the business in a rapidly evolving industry. In applying, make your goals clear - what would you like to see/be involved in?

Interview Advice: Prepare for your assessment centre by reading up on the industry. Be mentally agile and prepared to adapt to new situations. Emphasise your ability to build on others and support others, not just your ability to shine.

Industry: Energy and Utilities, Oil & Gas Engineering

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National Grid

Rotating Machinery Engineer, Mechanical, Gas Transmission, Compressors at National Grid

Application Advice: Try to submit as much information as you can from previous jobs and university experiences, it gives you more to talk about in your interview.

Interview Advice: Don't be nervous going into an interview, and don't feel pressured if you can't answer a question. The interviewers are trying to withdraw as much information as they can from you. Also, do your research on the company, you won't be expected to know everything, but if you know nothing it shows that you aren't interested in the company or the job that you have applied for.

Industry: Energy and Utilities, Energy Rotational Graduate Scheme

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E.ON

Service Delivery Team Manager, Customer Operations at E.ON

Application Advice: Really understand E.ON and it's values, be passionate and be personable and approachable.

Industry: Energy and Utilities, Energy Rotational Graduate Scheme

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E.ON

HR Graduate, Human Resources at E.ON

Application Advice: If you're serious about E.ON. Try practicing online testing else where (Mock websites or other grad scheme applications).

Interview Advice: Understand the energy market. Do your research and don't just rely on talking about renewable energy, the market is more in depth than that

Industry: Energy and Utilities, Energy Rotational Graduate Scheme

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E.ON

IT Transformation Analyst, IT Transformation at E.ON

Application Advice: Know your company. Being aware of what a companies values are, what challenges they are facing, what solutions they offer customers will really help to stand out when you go through the multiple stages of assessment.

Interview Advice: Dress for the job you want not the job you are applying for. First impressions last a life time and chances are the people that interview you will have a hand in your progression in the time you will spend at the company. Be aware of what you do and do not know. Don't be afraid to ask interviewers how the company is dealing with a challenge. Ask them what they want from you when you are part of their team.

Industry: Energy and Utilities, Energy Rotational Graduate Scheme

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E.ON

Trainee Manager, B2B Solutions at E.ON

Application Advice: Learn what E.ON is doing within the future. What are the challenges facing the company and market? What do you foresee as the solutions required to address these problems? Use your own experiences both academic and personal to really bring yourself to life. There is more to life than work, show what you do outside of the work environment. You're always learning regardless of the situation!

Interview Advice: The soft skills are invaluable for day-to-day work and interaction. Be ready to promote these in the interview. Everyone has strong academic CV's in today's world. It's what you do personally that makes you stand out. Be able to sell what you're doing and show passion. If you can't be passionate about the work you've personally done in the past (dissertation etc.) how can you be expected to show interest in day-to-day work.

Industry: Energy and Utilities, Energy Rotational Graduate Scheme

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National Grid

Assitant Management Accountant, Banking at National Grid

Application Advice: National Grid are really keen to see the values demonstrated in graduates, so make sure you really relate to these in all of the questions.

Interview Advice: Examples! Values!

Industry: Energy and Utilities, Energy Rotational Graduate Scheme

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National Grid

Investment Delivery Engineer, Network Management at National Grid

Application Advice: Make sure you are genuine when applying to any role. You must be honest and have evidence to prove the qualities that you want to show rather than just stating them. This will provide the proof of what you are capable of and what you can bring to National Grid. There is also a video questionnaire that involves taking a video of yourself answering 3 questions. One of the questions I got was regarding what my friends think of me. This was a very difficult question to answer as the question is not given prior to the recording. Make sure you keep an example to provide for this question if it comes up. An example I gave was that I am a very reliable person to all my friends. One of my friends missed the last train home after my birthday party. I offered him a lift from Leicester to Peterborough just so he could get home. This was a 2 hour round trip, showing that I will be there for my friends.

Interview Advice: During the assessment centre there is an interview with 2 interviewers normally. They ask general questions about the business and why you want to be a part of National Grid. Make sure you have done research on the company and also taken down notes which you can take with you. One of the harder questions I was given was, 'What is your least favourite module at university and why?' Make sure you prepare an answer for this and mitigate the issues that arise from this dislike. This will then show the interviewers that when there are pieces of work that you do not enjoy, you will still make sure that it will be completed to the high standard required.

Industry: Energy and Utilities, Energy Rotational Graduate Scheme

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National Grid

Sustainability Advisor, Safety, Sustainability and Resilience at National Grid

Application Advice: Take your time filling out the application - make sure you tailor your application to the company/company values.

Interview Advice: Know the role you are applying for. Read as much as you can so that you can bring out this knowledge in your interview (e.g. current company news).

Industry: Energy and Utilities, Energy Rotational Graduate Scheme

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Cadent

Innovation Graduate, Safety and Network Strategy at Cadent

Application Advice: Do your research.

Interview Advice: Prepare for competency based questions - don't be nervous.

Industry: Energy and Utilities, Oil & Gas Engineering

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National Grid

Data Analyst, Smart Metering at National Grid

Application Advice: Make sure you research what the company does really well, as you might be asked why you picked National Grid and whether you know what it does.

Interview Advice: Competency questions which asked me to demonstrate organizational skills .

Industry: Energy and Utilities, Energy Rotational Graduate Scheme

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E.ON

HR Graduate, Human Resources at E.ON

Application Advice: Research HR and how they will work alongside the energy industry. I would look at the current challenges in the HR space, how these may be effecting E.ON and the changing energy world.

Interview Advice: Prepare for questions around why E.ON and the energy market, understand the different areas of HR and why these are important, read up on interesting case studies of current HR topics and how these may help or benefit E.ON. Really show you are passionate about HR and E.ON and that you have transferable skills.

Industry: Energy and Utilities, Energy Rotational Graduate Scheme

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E.ON

HR Graduate, HR at E.ON

Application Advice: The company genuinely values a commitment to fair treatment of customers and colleagues, it is not a cut throat environment and focusses on collaboration to reach our goals. Make sure this aligns with your preferred working environment.

Interview Advice: Understand the energy industry and the particular challenges that it faces and the ways in which E.ON does/could overcome these.

Industry: Energy and Utilities, Energy Rotational Graduate Scheme

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E.ON

IT & Business Change Graduate, IT & Business Change at E.ON

Application Advice: Make sure your CV looks professional and tailor your cover letter to the company and the job you are applying for.

Interview Advice: Learn about the national and international energy industry and prepare for competency-based questions.

Industry: Energy and Utilities, Energy Rotational Graduate Scheme

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Centrica

Optimisation Analyst, Field Operations at Centrica

Application Advice: Do your research on the wider energy industry beforehand.

Interview Advice: Be yourself, make sure you're thoroughly prepared and do your research on the wider energy industry/current affairs.

Industry: Energy and Utilities, Energy Rotational Graduate Scheme

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Centrica

Rotating Equipment Engineer, Maintenance at Centrica

Application Advice: Be honest about your experience and sell your extra curricular activities.

Interview Advice: Be up to speed with the technical side of the role, understand the energy industry in the UK and emphasise your learning agility and ability to be flexible. Show a willingness to be challenged and learn new skills.

Industry: Energy and Utilities, Oil & Gas Engineering

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Centrica

Customer Operations Graduate, Customer Operations at Centrica

Application Advice: Be yourself, don't force yourself into a role that isn't meant for you.

Interview Advice: Our customer is our most important person. (Our customer includes our stakeholders, so think of the impacts you have on them.)

Industry: Energy and Utilities, Energy Rotational Graduate Scheme

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Centrica

Assistant Marketing Manager, Marketing at Centrica

Application Advice: Do your research! Browse the website and check out the social media channels - Facebook, LinkedIn and particularly blogs - which have loads of great advice from current grads about what the day job is like, what the application process is like and how to succeed, etc. You could contact current grads for advice and ask them what they do, how they're finding it etc. Don't rush the application. Allow plenty of time to practice for the verbal and numerical reasoning tests until you're comfortable with the time limit and style of questions. Be really specific if you're giving examples to demonstrate the leadership behaviours. Don't give vague examples! Ask people to proof-read and check your written answers.

Interview Advice: Remember they are looking for evidence of leadership potential, so it's your job to provide that evidence in your examples: Think of some solid anecdotes from your own life where you have demonstrated the behaviours they are looking for and make sure you go into detail. You can't go wrong with using the STAR (Situation, Task, Action, Result) format when responding to interview questions. You may be asked about new situations you've never been in before. Pause and think before answering, or say "Let me just think about that" - better to give a thoughtful, good answer than a rushed, incorrect one. Don't be daunted by corporate-sounding language - you can ask to clarify something if you're not sure what you're being asked.

Industry: Energy and Utilities, Energy Rotational Graduate Scheme

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Centrica

Procurement Graduate, Procurement at Centrica

Application Advice: Good grades won't be enough to get through - they are very interested in people with rounded experience and interests. Good people skills are absolutely essential.

Interview Advice: The interview process is friendly and designed to put you at ease. Make sure you've done your research on the company and are prepared to give examples for the leadership behaviours. The interviewers are on your side and will be looking to bring out the best in you. Relax and be yourself - your ability to engage with the interviewer is important.

Industry: Energy and Utilities, Energy Rotational Graduate Scheme

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Sellafield Ltd

Graduate Physicist, at Sellafield Ltd

Application Advice: Learn about what Sellafield does, where the business direction is going into the future and where it fits in with the national nuclear scene.

Interview Advice: Be aware of your skills set and where your real weaknesses lie - 'being a perfectionist' is far too common an answer and while it may be true, there are almost certainly worse weaknesses that anyone has.

Industry: Energy and Utilities, Nuclear Engineer

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Centrica

Centrica

Application Advice: Really pay attention to what the company is about and what they are currently working on. Try and incorporate relevant information in your applications and always make sure you allow enough time for each question.

Interview Advice: Always arrive early and be prepared to answer questions regarding the business. You should know a little bit about the company and always refer to it during your answers. Make sure you ask questions too and don't rush to answer. Take your time and be confident.

Industry: Energy and Utilities, Energy Rotational Graduate Scheme

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National Grid

Buyer, Global Procurement at National Grid

Application Advice: Be honest. Find something about the company that you can be truly passionate about and then show it.

Interview Advice: Show passion and enthusiasm.

Industry: Energy and Utilities, Energy Rotational Graduate Scheme

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Sellafield Ltd

Chemical Engineer, Engineer at Sellafield Ltd

Application Advice: Learn about the company.

Industry: Energy and Utilities, Nuclear Engineer

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National Grid

Asset Engineer, Network Engineering at National Grid

Application Advice: Make sure you come across as sincere and honest.

Interview Advice: Think of some great examples of when you've had to overcome engineering challenges as well as personal ones. Also make sure you focus on coming across in a positive light. If you've got to the interview they already know you're qualified to do the job now they want to know whether you're a good fit for the team.

Industry: Energy and Utilities, Oil & Gas Engineering

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National Grid

Strategy Analyst, Non-Regulated Business at National Grid

Application Advice: Understand the company and its wider industry, as well as understanding the role that you are applying for. When going into the assessment centre, stay calm and be yourself.

Industry: Energy and Utilities, Energy Rotational Graduate Scheme

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Centrica

HR Advisor, HR – Customer Operations at Centrica

Application Advice: Really research the company and the grad scheme and refect on whether this is for you before applying. Also worth reaching out to gradautes from Centrica to understand their experiences. The social media pages for Centrica are run by current Centrica Graduates therefore they will be able to help you answer some queries. Be mindful of your structure in how you answer the questions and also add a sentence or two on what your learnt from a specifc experience and how you would apply it in future. Always great to show your reflective abilities.

Interview Advice: My biggest advice will be stay true to yourself. Never write what you think they want to hear. Write down what you believe to be true of yourself. This goes for any interviews aswell. At the end of the day, you dont want to put on a mask, get to starting the role and realise it is not suited for you.

Industry: Energy and Utilities, Energy Rotational Graduate Scheme

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National Grid

Power System Engineer, ETO at National Grid

Application Advice: Great opportunity to learn development skills. All supports are available to grow and progress.

Interview Advice: Be yourself and learn about company beforehand.

Industry: Energy and Utilities, Energy Rotational Graduate Scheme

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National Grid

Capital Delivery at National Grid

Application Advice: Research the company thoroughly and align your experience examples to National Grid core values.

Interview Advice: What do you know about National Grid? Just have lots of examples of you demonstrating soft skills.

Industry: Energy and Utilities, Energy Rotational Graduate Scheme

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National Grid

Graduate Engineer, Non-Regulated Business at National Grid

Application Advice: Research the company - make sure you have a good understanding of what National Grid do. If applying for Non-Regulated Business make sure you understand how they operate differently to the rest of the business and what they do. Research the company values and make sure that these come through in your application. Show that you are well rounded and emphasise times where you have shown leadership and teamwork.

Interview Advice: The assessment centre consisted of an interview, presentation and group task. Be yourself, talk to everyone and enjoy it. When interviewed, use the STAR (Situation, Task, Action, Result) model to use examples to answer the questions. Always relate your answers back round to the bigger picture and emphasise how you've added value.

Industry: Energy and Utilities, Energy Rotational Graduate Scheme

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National Grid

Regulatory Analyst, System Operator at National Grid

Application Advice: Make sure you can clearly articulate: -What you'd bring to National Grid. -The challenges facing the UK energy industry. -How National Grid fits into the gas and electricity market and the differences between transmission, distribution, generation and supply. -Who regulates National Grid and more importantly, why we are regulated.

Industry: Energy and Utilities, Energy Rotational Graduate Scheme

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Centrica

Customer Operations Graduate, at Centrica

Application Advice: Be yourself, come prepared, challenge yourself.

Interview Advice: Competency based questions about experiences you've had, think about things you would do differently in the future. We're looking for people to demonstrate leadership behaviours.

Industry: Energy and Utilities, Energy Rotational Graduate Scheme

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Sellafield Ltd

Sellafield Ltd

Application Advice: Try not to go into too much detail, this will be covered later in the phone call and assessment centre.

Interview Advice: Be honest, if you don't know something don't try to blag it, just say you don't know. They are trying to find out what you do know and can do, not what you don't know or can't do.

Industry: Energy and Utilities, Nuclear Engineer

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Centrica

Customer Operations Graduate, Customer Operations at Centrica

Application Advice: Be yourself, be confident, be fully prepared for the interview stages but do not prepare to the point of sounding like a robot.

Interview Advice: Need to have good social skills, friendly but confident. Understand the values of the company and what they do. Be able to articulate some key examples from your life which have progressed you as a person. Be yourself do not try and act like someone else, if the company fits with you then it will work out.

Industry: Energy and Utilities, Energy Rotational Graduate Scheme

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Centrica

Grad, EM&T at Centrica

Application Advice: Apply early.

Interview Advice: Knowledge of commodity markets.

Industry: Energy and Utilities, Energy Rotational Graduate Scheme

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National Grid

Project Manager, Operation Projects at National Grid

Application Advice: Research the company and its values and be aware of the changes happening in the energy industry and how we might be able to meet these challenges going forward.

Industry: Energy and Utilities, Energy Rotational Graduate Scheme

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National Grid

Civil Engineer, Grain LNG at National Grid

Application Advice: Be prepared to work for this role and be ready to work out on site.

Interview Advice: Give lots of examples.

Industry: Energy and Utilities, Energy Product development

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National Grid

Graduate Engineer, System Operator at National Grid

Application Advice: Have an interest in the future of energy.

Industry: Energy and Utilities, Energy Product development

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National Grid

Finance Analyst, Finance at National Grid

Application Advice: Apply your experience/CV to the company and why what you have done is relevant.

Interview Advice: Research company values/buzz words and relate yourself to them.

Industry: Energy and Utilities, Energy Rotational Graduate Scheme

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Centrica

Graduate, Marketing at Centrica

Application Advice: Be thorough in answering the written questions during the first stage of the application. Be sure to demonstrate the leadership behaviours in the telephone interview whilst keeping your responses clear and concise. Make sure you've done thorough research on Centrica and their brands. Be yourself during the assessment centre whilst demonstrating the leadership behaviours.

Industry: Energy and Utilities, Energy Rotational Graduate Scheme

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National Grid

Buyer, Procurement at National Grid

Application Advice: They will invest a lot of time and money in you to help you become a future leader. If you want to develop both in work and personally, this scheme is for you.

Interview Advice: Have real life examples of work related to the work you will be doing, what can you bring to the role. Also think about yourself e.g. the type of person you are and how others would describe you.

Industry: Energy and Utilities, Energy Rotational Graduate Scheme

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National Grid

Gas Transmission Network Analyst, System Operator at National Grid

Application Advice: Understand what part of the energy (both electricity and gas) industry national grid sits in, and what it does and doesn't do (e.g. vs. generators, distribution network operators etc.). Understand what's in the news about National Grid, as topical discussions and mentions in the application/interview are very positive.

Interview Advice: Ensure you can draw on a wide range of experiences. National Grid values all types (not just internships) of experience, including volunteering, clubs etc. so do bring these out to illustrate a balanced candidate.

Industry: Energy and Utilities, Energy Rotational Graduate Scheme

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National Grid

Graduate Engineer, Electricity Transmission Asset Management at National Grid

Application Advice: It's a great job and National Grid invest a huge amount into graduates in terms of training and development.

Interview Advice: Know the National Grid values and show them.

Industry: Energy and Utilities, Energy Rotational Graduate Scheme

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National Grid

Future of Energy Analyst, Network Strategy at National Grid

Application Advice: Make sure the application reflects you as honestly as possible.

Interview Advice: Make your ambitions clear and bring this through with your passion. Do not be afraid to say what you really feel and really want to achieve. Say what you 'honestly' feel and not what you think others want to hear. "How can you make use of your degree background within this business?" "Why National Grid?" "How is National Grid regulated?"

Industry: Energy and Utilities, Oil & Gas Engineering

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National Grid

Design Assurance Engineer, Capital Delivery at National Grid

Application Advice: Be open to challenges and learning something new every day.

Interview Advice: Be yourself and be honest.

Industry: Energy and Utilities, Oil & Gas Engineering

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National Grid

Senior Buyer, Global Procurement at National Grid

Application Advice: Understand the difference between National Grid and other energy companies. Do your research.

Interview Advice: Have lots of examples of working in a team, listening is as important as doing. They are not after the finished product, they are after people with potential and hunger to develop. Be yourself, they will know if you are lying.

Industry: Energy and Utilities, Energy Rotational Graduate Scheme

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National Grid

Graduate Buyer, Procurement at National Grid

Application Advice: Know about the industry and the company's values.

Interview Advice: Company values, examples to competency questions.

Industry: Energy and Utilities, Energy Rotational Graduate Scheme

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National Grid

Transmission Network Control Centre Graduate, Electricity Transmission at National Grid

Application Advice: Make sure you do lots of external activities outside of your university work. For example get involved in running University societies, work at summer internships etc.

Interview Advice: Have a look at typical job interview questions and think about how you would answer these questions. Additionally I brought hand outs during my interviews to back up points I was making e.g. pictures of the students in Holland which was an event I organized along with the electrical engineering society.

Industry: Energy and Utilities, Energy Rotational Graduate Scheme

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National Grid

Global Procurement Buyer, Global Procurement at National Grid

Application Advice: Familiarize yourself with the core values of National Grid as these are taken seriously within the business and are buzz words in applications.

Interview Advice: Speaking from personal experience- Be honest. Integrity is a core quality National Grid look for. If you don't know the answer to a question it is better to not know and highlight this as an area for development, rather than talking around a subject which you are unsure about.

Industry: Energy and Utilities, Energy Rotational Graduate Scheme

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RWE Supply and Trading

Commercial Associate, at RWE Supply and Trading

Application Advice: Make use of your experiences in university and outside, e.g. work experience, volunteering, internships working abroad. A broad range of experience is really good and shows the adaptability required for the graduate scheme. Stand out but in a good way. What is different about your experiences?

Interview Advice: The same as the application. Show you have diverse experience and skills. Also, be yourself. I know everyone says this, but being relaxed and friendly makes such a difference. It is a friendly company so during the assessment centre chat with other graduates and the assessors!

Industry: Energy and Utilities, Energy Rotational Graduate Scheme

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RWE Supply and Trading

Graduate, at RWE Supply and Trading

Application Advice: You should be passionate about energy and trading in particular bringing along an intrinsic interest in relevant topics. Strong analytical skills as well as basic programming skills are beneficial.

Interview Advice: Make sure to prepare well for the assessment centre, especially for the interview and self-presentation. Try to step into the company's perspective on markets and current industry challenges.

Industry: Energy and Utilities, Energy Rotational Graduate Scheme

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Centrica

HR Advisor, HR at Centrica

Application Advice: Research the role, the business and the industry.

Industry: Energy and Utilities, Energy Rotational Graduate Scheme

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Centrica

Centrica

Application Advice: Do your research about the scheme and think about what you want - it's 2-4 years of your life and the start of your career so it can set the direction for you. Don't forget to think about the bigger picture, not just your department but the wider company and industry as well.

Interview Advice: The process is quite rigorous - a written application, then a telephone interview and then a full-day Assessment Centre. The written application should be focused on giving a good introduction to you - what makes you unique and what is your motivation and reason for wanting to join the scheme. The telephone interview is entirely about the leadership behaviours so look them up, think about them and have at least 2 examples of how you display these behaviours (and they don't have to be from work experience). Lastly, the Assessment Centre can be intense but don't stress out too much - be authentic, be friendly and be the kind of person that the Assessment Centre facilitators and interviewers want to work with.

Industry: Energy and Utilities, Energy Rotational Graduate Scheme

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Centrica

Centrica

Application Advice: Concentrate on how you are portraying yourself, not just on what knowledge you have. Behaviours are as important as what you know.

Interview Advice: Give varied examples of how you have displayed Centrica's leadership behaviours - not just from university/work but also through things you do outside of work.

Industry: Energy and Utilities, Energy Rotational Graduate Scheme

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Centrica

Assistant Commercial Manager, Centrica Grad Scheme at Centrica

Application Advice: It's important to have a clear view of why it is this role and this company in particular that you are applying for, and make sure you really convey your motivation for applying.

Interview Advice: It would be useful to have a basic level of awareness of recent news stories relating to the energy industry.

Industry: Energy and Utilities, Energy Rotational Graduate Scheme

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Sellafield Ltd

Sellafield Ltd

Application Advice: We like people to be safe.

Interview Advice: Be honest.

Industry: Energy and Utilities, Nuclear Engineer

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Centrica

Centrica

Application Advice: Be open to work in and with various departments, be willing to travel/relocate.

Interview Advice: Why do you want to work in this company/role? Describe a time you challenged the status quo. Describe a time you weren't successful, what did you learn from it/would you do differently?

Industry: Energy and Utilities, Energy Rotational Graduate Scheme

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RWE Supply and Trading

RWE Supply and Trading

Application Advice: Anyone applying should have a genuine interest in energy markets. If in addition you also have quantitative skills and get along with people, you should do well during the application process.

Interview Advice: The application process consists of interviews, analytical tasks, soft-skill tasks.. Again, if you have an authentic interest in energy markets it will give you an advantage that is otherwise hard to emulate.

Industry: Energy and Utilities, Energy Rotational Graduate Scheme

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RWE Supply and Trading

Professional Risk Manager, Market Risk at RWE Supply and Trading

Application Advice: Do your research on the company and the specific markets in which we operate (which are now quite varied.) They are not interested in your keenness to work in the London financial markets but your interest in the Energy business and the company itself.

Interview Advice: Online tests, phone interviews and assessment centre. Your standard mix. The online tests are certainly not the easiest.

Industry: Energy and Utilities, Energy Rotational Graduate Scheme

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Sellafield Ltd

Environmental Advisor, Environment at Sellafield Ltd

Application Advice: Do your research. Understand what goes on at Sellafield (and what does not go on e.g. generation of nuclear power). Understand who the key stakeholders are, understand what the day to day job would entail within your chosen profession, and just show a real willingness to join the industry, to learn, and to build your career.

Interview Advice: Why are you interested in Sellafield Ltd? What do you know about the company? Who are the key stakeholders? What are the kinds of activities which take place on site?

Industry: Energy and Utilities, Nuclear Engineer

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Centrica

Financial Analyst, Corporate Control at Centrica

Application Advice: I would suggest that they research the scheme and learn about all the different aspects it has to offer which make it unique and different from the other similar schemes I originally applied for.

Interview Advice: Why this role in particular? Learn about the energy industry and the history/ business structure of Centrica. Both leadership and teamworking skills are extremely important.

Industry: Energy and Utilities, Energy Rotational Graduate Scheme

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Sellafield Ltd

Graduate Trainee, Project Controls at Sellafield Ltd

Application Advice: Explore placement opportunities (both Summer and Industrial), as this will be of benefit during application process and once you start working with the company.

Interview Advice: Eclectic projects require a mixture of people all applying different experiences and knowledge bases together in project delivery. Graduates in my cohort have degrees ranging from engineering, architecture, biomedical sciences, business management and materials science. Focus on what you can bring to the company in driving project delivery forward (degree knowledge & 'extra-curricular') rather than trying to conform to stereotypes within the nuclear industry.

Industry: Energy and Utilities, Nuclear Engineer

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Sellafield Ltd

Sellafield Ltd

Application Advice: The rurality may take some adjusting to.

Interview Advice: In my experience it was just a generic assessment centre with a group exercise, individual interview, written exercise, and maybe some other stuff I have forgotten.

Industry: Energy and Utilities, Nuclear Engineer

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Sellafield Ltd

Technical Process Engineer, at Sellafield Ltd

Application Advice: Do some research around the industry, and specifically what Sellafield is about. Don't need to have studied nuclear at university.

Interview Advice: Video interview, followed by assessment centre. Fairly typical range of questions / tasks, mainly based around standard competencies.

Industry: Energy and Utilities, Nuclear Engineer

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Sellafield Ltd

Process Engineer, Process Engineering at Sellafield Ltd

Application Advice: Understand the company and the changes it is currently going through, moving from Reprocessing to a Broad Front Decommissioning company. Be able to illustrate your understanding of the uniqueness of the challenges faced within the Nuclear Industry and in particular Sellafield.

Interview Advice: Understand the priorities at Sellafield and its focus going forward in order to be able to tailor your answer.

Industry: Energy and Utilities, Nuclear Engineer

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Sellafield Ltd

Environmental Compliance Adviser, EHS&Q at Sellafield Ltd

Application Advice: Ensure that you understand what it is that Sellafield do - often people assume that it is a nuclear power station.

Industry: Energy and Utilities, Nuclear Engineer

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Sellafield Ltd

System Engineer, Plant Engineering at Sellafield Ltd

Interview Advice: Think about safety in all aspects of the interview.

Industry: Energy and Utilities, Nuclear Engineer

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Sellafield Ltd

Graduate Physics Trainee, Operations Technical at Sellafield Ltd

Application Advice: Emphasise soft skills as well as academic.

Interview Advice: Obtain a good knowledge of the company before interviews.

Industry: Energy and Utilities, Nuclear Engineer

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Sellafield Ltd

System Engineer, Spent Fuel Management at Sellafield Ltd

Application Advice: Do a lot of company background research.

Interview Advice: Presentation on final year project and company.

Industry: Energy and Utilities, Nuclear Engineer

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Sellafield Ltd

Project Management Graduate, at Sellafield Ltd

Application Advice: Be yourself, research the company and the nuclear sector. Ask yourself why you want to work within the nuclear industry.

Industry: Energy and Utilities, Nuclear Engineer

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Sellafield Ltd

Graduate CE&I Design Engineer, at Sellafield Ltd

Application Advice: Make sure to sell yourself and the skills / knowledge that you can bring to the company. Also research the organisation and have an idea of what work that you would like to be involved in should you be successful.

Interview Advice: Be confident and honest. Highlight success that you may have had whether this was during university or whilst employed elsewhere.

Industry: Energy and Utilities, Nuclear Engineer

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Sellafield Ltd

Nuclear Engineer, at Sellafield Ltd

Interview Advice: Learn about the company.

Industry: Energy and Utilities, Nuclear Engineer

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Severn Trent

Finance Graduate Scheme, Business Information at Severn Trent

Application Advice: Ensure that they have done their research on the water industry and investigate some of the challenges we face.

Interview Advice: Be yourself!

Industry: Energy and Utilities, Energy Rotational Graduate Scheme

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Sellafield Ltd

Graduate Trainee, Analytical Services and Waste at Sellafield Ltd

Application Advice: Only apply for this graduate scheme if you are an engineer. The support they give engineers is much, much better than that for technical graduates. It feels like technical roles were added as an afterthought and a lot of the training / development opportunities are aimed only at engineers. The scheme as a whole offers little in the way of technical development.

Interview Advice: The interviews were very standard with no tricks. Just make sure you read up on what the company does prior to the assessment centre. Following the online application, there was an online assessment. (I think it was maths and verbal reasoning?) Then there was a simple phone interview. (with basic questions such as why do you want the job and what do you offer) Following this, I was invited to a 2 day assessment centre. This involved a written essay (on a simple topic given to you on the day), a group exercise, a presentation about the company, a technical interview and a personal interview.

Industry: Energy and Utilities, Nuclear Engineer

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Sellafield Ltd

System Engineer, Operational Services at Sellafield Ltd

Application Advice: You need a passion for problem solving, statistics and a determination to solve problems in an extremely unique environment. System Engineers are responsible for a huge variety of assets in different areas. A broad range of knowledge of almost all types of engineering is required.

Interview Advice: Educate yourself on not only Sellafield Ltd but the UK's nuclear industry as a whole. Be aware of the high risk environment that a nuclear site is, safety is paramount in any problem you face and you should be aware of this.

Industry: Energy and Utilities, Nuclear Engineer

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Sellafield Ltd

Graduate Trainee, Project Management at Sellafield Ltd

Application Advice: Be clear why it is you are attracted to Sellafield - it is in a remote location and the company need to know you are committed to a long term career. They invest so much in you they need to be assured this is not just a stop gap to another role elsewhere.

Interview Advice: Be personable and make your ideas heard. Do not shy away if you are working in a group activity and the way things are going it needs a leader to speak up and be the organiser! Ask questions and have researched the area you will be living in (if you're from elsewhere). Understand Sellafield's place in the nuclear industry and develop your commercial awareness of how it is funded from the government/NDA.

Industry: Energy and Utilities, Nuclear Engineer

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Sellafield Ltd

Graduate Process Engineer, Strategy and Technical at Sellafield Ltd

Application Advice: Read up about the industry, learn about the specific challenges that the company faces and ensure you focus on your abilities to work within a team.

Interview Advice: What is unique about Sellafield Ltd? How would you move liquids around without the use of pumps?

Industry: Energy and Utilities, Nuclear Engineer

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Sellafield Ltd

Systems Engineer, at Sellafield Ltd

Application Advice: Research the business thoroughly and demonstrate an awareness of the commercial aspect of the business (i.e. we're taxpayer funded etc.).

Interview Advice: Be yourself, talk to the assessors (they have lots of good info. and advice on the company).

Industry: Energy and Utilities, Nuclear Engineer

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Centrica

Centrica

Application Advice: Try to demonstrate your problem solving abilities.

Interview Advice: Know what the company prioritises and relate those in your answers.

Industry: Energy and Utilities, Energy Rotational Graduate Scheme

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Centrica

Analyst, at Centrica

Application Advice: Use Annual Reports to fully research the company's performance and strategic priorities.

Interview Advice: Build a good rapport with the interviewer - everybody who applies is highly skilled but not everybody is a people person.

Industry: Energy and Utilities, Energy Rotational Graduate Scheme

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Centrica

Centrica

Application Advice: 'Be yourself' - there are no specific characteristics that necessarily mean you will be good or bad at the job. Just make sure that you demonstrate where you have been driven, innovative and taken responsibility. It is more important that you show you can learn from your experiences/mistakes, than to show that you haven't made any.

Interview Advice: The interview was a combination of hypothetical situations and competency questions. Make sure you look at what the company's 'Key Behaviours' are and think about examples where you have demonstrated these skills in real life scenarios. Always link your answers back to these behaviours.

Industry: Energy and Utilities, Energy Rotational Graduate Scheme

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Sellafield Ltd

Technical Advisor, Technical at Sellafield Ltd

Application Advice: Focus on getting experience beyond a standard curriculum - especially leading things like clubs, societies, organising things.

Interview Advice: Don't stress out. You won't perform if you are stressed.

Industry: Energy and Utilities, Nuclear Engineer

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Centrica

Customer Value Management Analyst, Customer Data and Insight at Centrica

Application Advice: Try to really understand the company as a whole for any stages in the application process. Don't be put off at the number of different stages involved, as this is common for any graduate scheme. Try to understand the mind set of business activites, why businesses carry certain activities out, from both the business point of view and their consumer.

Interview Advice: Try to get an overview of the business as a whole, and the different brands which make up Centrica. Think of times, both academically and personally, when you demonstrated the core values of the business. The interveiws are about you, and you only, so use "I/Me" rather than "We". Being commercially aware is vitally important for any company, so keep up to date with the news and the state of our business in the current climate. It is always good to have a few good questions lined up regarding the business etc. to ask the interviewer.

Industry: Energy and Utilities, Energy Rotational Graduate Scheme

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Centrica

Finance Graduate, Finance at Centrica

Application Advice: Research the energy industry and Centrica extensively. The industry is highly regulated, competitive and is constantly under political scrutiny which makes it a challenging but very exciting area to begin your career in!

Interview Advice: Again, research the industry and company and ensure you are aware of the vast range of stakeholders Centrica engages with. Prioritise these stakeholders from Centrica's perspective and be aware of the strategic direction of the company.

Industry: Energy and Utilities, Energy Rotational Graduate Scheme

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Sellafield Ltd

Technical Graduate, Graduate at Sellafield Ltd

Application Advice: I would say actually take the time to research the company. Have a look at what the future of the company looks like after reprocessing ends on plant.

Interview Advice: It may have changed so please take my advice with a pinch of salt. The assessment centre I was on was fairly straight forward. There is a technical and a competency based interview. For competency have some examples/ stock answers at the ready. Think about times where you have introduced a change in a place of work for example. Mention that you like outdoor activities if applicable. An issue Sellafield has is that Cumbria is remote hence you want to show them that you will enjoy living in the area as well as enjoying the job.

Industry: Energy and Utilities, Nuclear Engineer

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Sellafield Ltd

Mechanical Engineer, Mechanical Capability at Sellafield Ltd

Application Advice: Research the industry and the future of the Sellafield site.

Industry: Energy and Utilities, Nuclear Engineer

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Severn Trent

Technology Lead, Commercial at Severn Trent

Application Advice: Show genuine enthusiasm for the industry.

Interview Advice: Demonstrate enthusiasm.

Industry: Energy and Utilities, Energy Rotational Graduate Scheme

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Severn Trent

BLP Graduate, Wholesale at Severn Trent

Application Advice: Have a real passion for what ST are trying to achieve and deliver.

Interview Advice: Know the industry. Be honest.

Industry: Energy and Utilities, Process and Quality Control

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RWE Supply and Trading

Sales Trading at RWE Supply and Trading

Application Advice: Be completely honest with everyone in the process. Qualifications get your foot in the door but they hire you based on whether or not they can see themselves working with you.

Interview Advice: Telephone interview: Mix of both technical and non-technical questions. Assessment Centre: Team based and individual tasks. As well as seeing how you think, interviewers look for what kind of a person you are and how you communicate and get on with others.

Industry: Energy and Utilities, Energy Rotational Graduate Scheme

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Severn Trent

Severn Trent

Application Advice: Be descriptive in your answers but make sure they're relevant to the question!

Interview Advice: Do some research into the company and industry to show your knowledge. Be honest and personable. Good examples are key so if you need time to think of one, that's fine, just ask the interviewer(s) to give you a minute or two!

Industry: Energy and Utilities, Energy Rotational Graduate Scheme

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Severn Trent

Severn Trent

Application Advice: Make sure you read up on the company and particularly focus on the companies values and how they align with your values.

Industry: Energy and Utilities, Energy Rotational Graduate Scheme

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Severn Trent

Security at Severn Trent

Application Advice: Really go for it, be yourself and be chatty. Ask lots of questions, as no question is a silly question and I find making notes most helpful for my learning.

Interview Advice: Speak to the graduates and ask lots of questions. Be chatty in the interview and try to make it flow as much as possible. Be a team player in the group exercise, without trying to take over or not interact enough.

Industry: Energy and Utilities, Energy Rotational Graduate Scheme

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Severn Trent

Improvement Analyst, Property at Severn Trent

Application Advice: Be yourself.

Industry: Energy and Utilities, Environmental Consultancy & Management

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Severn Trent

Process Design Engineer, Water at Severn Trent

Application Advice: Look at the type of work you're doing and what impact it will have - have a keen interest in the water industry.

Interview Advice: Show passion and enthusiasm.

Industry: Energy and Utilities, Process and Quality Control

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nucleargraduates

Graduate Mechanical Engineer, at nucleargraduates

Application Advice: Show how you get involved in Extra Curricular activities and contribute to your chosen profession outside of what is expected.

Interview Advice: Brush up on basic technical skills from your background, these will be assessed. MechanicaEngineering l: - pressure, temperature, volume reations - Stress - Manufacturing Methods.

Industry: Energy and Utilities, Nuclear Engineer

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Severn Trent

Business Planning Analyst, Water at Severn Trent

Application Advice: Always be yourself - don't try to second guess what the assessors are looking for.

Interview Advice: Prepare plenty of examples beforehand. Have a think about what you have done in your career so far and don't be afraid to sell yourself!

Industry: Energy and Utilities, Environmental Consultancy & Management

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Severn Trent

DST Manager, Wholesale at Severn Trent

Application Advice: Understand that you will be given a great number of opportunities to demonstrate your capabilities but you will rightly be expected to go above and beyond to excel in your role.

Interview Advice: Be yourself.

Industry: Energy and Utilities, Energy Rotational Graduate Scheme

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RWE Supply and Trading

Graduate Trainee, at RWE Supply and Trading

Application Advice: Work hard, and don't think that trading is like the Wolf of Wall Street.

Industry: Energy and Utilities, Energy Rotational Graduate Scheme

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RWE Supply and Trading

Analyst, at RWE Supply and Trading

Application Advice: Do your research - it sounds simple but many people do not. Are you interested in trading? - If you are unsure then the role is not for you. Be yourself, be genuine.

Interview Advice: General competency questions - a fairly generic process.

Industry: Energy and Utilities, Energy Rotational Graduate Scheme

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WSP

Assistant Hydrologist, at WSP

Application Advice: This is a great position to apply for with great opportunity. My role involves both technical skills, people skills and project management skills, making the job enjoyable and varied. WSP are very big on work life balance and I am well supported and surrounded by friendly colleagues who want me to succeed in my work.

Industry: Energy and Utilities, Environmental Consultancy & Management

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Severn Trent

Graduate BLP, Wholesale at Severn Trent

Application Advice: Ensure that you have a clear passion for the Water Industry, understand the company's strategy and achievements, also have a knowledge of the regulatory bodies involved. Showcase your experience, as part of the questions you will answer, take the time to think carefully and provide a suitable answer. Finally, ask lots of questions, provide evidence that you are really keen to work for the company and to develop yourself.

Industry: Energy and Utilities, Energy Rotational Graduate Scheme

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nucleargraduates

nucleargraduate, at nucleargraduates

Application Advice: Be thorough in preparation.

Interview Advice: Be yourself and don't pretend to be something you're not. Prepare thoroughly.

Industry: Energy and Utilities, Energy Rotational Graduate Scheme

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nucleargraduates

nucleargraduates programme member, at nucleargraduates

Interview Advice: Go in with an open mind and really get stuck into the assessment day exercises. Flexibility and adaptability are really important for this grad scheme so try to demonstrate you can handle anything that's thrown at you.

Industry: Energy and Utilities, Nuclear Engineer

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nucleargraduates

Environmental Science Programme member, Environmental Science at nucleargraduates

Application Advice: Be ready for anything, the application process is unique to nucleargraduates, from the initial application down to the assessment centre and everything in between. Most of all, it is enjoyable and any other applications/interviews you do following the nucleargraduates process will seem simple/boring by comparison.

Interview Advice: Be yourself, be honest, but most of all be prepared for a challenge.

Industry: Energy and Utilities, Nuclear Engineer

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nucleargraduates

, at nucleargraduates

Application Advice: Research the company, the scheme and the sponsoring companies. Apply early.

Interview Advice: Prepare to think on your feet. Not every aspect of the interview will go well, focus on the ones you can do/did well in. Prepare for the presentation well - this will likely be first and doing this well, is a good basis to start the whole two days.

Industry: Energy and Utilities, Nuclear Engineer

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Severn Trent

Graduate Leadership, at Severn Trent

Application Advice: Be yourself. Take time to think before responding to questions in the interview. Be enthusiastic. Know what the company does and any potential opportunities or threats.

Interview Advice: Encouraged to use the STAR approach when answering questions. Ask questions.

Industry: Energy and Utilities, Chemistry

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Severn Trent

GISST Updates Team Lead, Asset Data at Severn Trent

Application Advice: Show you've done your research into the role.

Interview Advice: Think about good examples of how you can demonstrate leadership qualities to bring with you.

Industry: Energy and Utilities, Energy Rotational Graduate Scheme

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Severn Trent

Catchment Partnership Coordinator, Asset Management at Severn Trent

Application Advice: Research company well before interview.

Industry: Energy and Utilities, Environmental Consultancy & Management

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Severn Trent

Logistic Fleet Manager, Energy and Renewables at Severn Trent

Application Advice: Describe leadership experience.

Interview Advice: Talk about your leadership experiences.

Industry: Energy and Utilities, Energy Rotational Graduate Scheme

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Severn Trent

Continuous Improvement Specialist, Operational Contact Centre at Severn Trent

Application Advice: Know the company well. Research into the company's environmental values and back it up with examples of their actions.

Interview Advice: Be yourself and relaxed. Be able to talk about all the experiences you've had and how they have helped shape you as a person.

Industry: Energy and Utilities, Process and Quality Control

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Severn Trent

Finance Graduate, Finance at Severn Trent

Application Advice: Preparation is a key, learn about the industry and be passionate about what you want to achieve, motivation to progress professionally.

Interview Advice: Take pen and paper to write down questions that you are being asked in an interview, be enthusiastic and put a smile on your face, introduce yourself and a strong hand shake.

Industry: Energy and Utilities, Energy Rotational Graduate Scheme

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Balfour Beatty

Assistant Site Engineer, Faults & Services at Balfour Beatty

Application Advice: Research the history of the company, understand Balfour Beatty's heritage and past, what went well and what didn't.

Interview Advice: Be prepared for written exercises that simulate real life situations that you would find yourself in within the company. Also be prepared to contribute to group discussion and remember, there is no "I" in "Team".

Industry: Energy and Utilities, Energy Rotational Graduate Scheme

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Severn Trent

Senior Water Quality Advisor, Water Quality at Severn Trent

Application Advice: Ability to step outside of your comfort zone.

Interview Advice: No technical preparation.

Industry: Energy and Utilities, Chemistry

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DHL Supply Chain

Business Technology Graduate, IT at DHL Supply Chain

Application Advice: The questions asked at the interview stage do not follow your standard interview structure (what do you know about DHL?, why do you want to work for DHL?), so plan for all kinds of questions and drawing on personal work experience is essential.

Interview Advice: The assessment centre is daunting as the assessors are all from senior IT management, prepare well for the competency based interview, have good presentation skills and have the ability to work well in groups.

Industry: Energy and Utilities, Energy Rotational Graduate Scheme

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Severn Trent

Improvement Manager, Wholesale Operations at Severn Trent

Application Advice: Research the significant projects the company is involved in.

Interview Advice: Be authentic.

Industry: Energy and Utilities, Energy Rotational Graduate Scheme

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Severn Trent

Finance Graduate, Finance at Severn Trent

Application Advice: As leadership is a key part of the role - try and demonstrate your potential in this area as well as the technical side when giving examples in the application process.

Interview Advice: Severn Trent recruit on a strength based basis so be prepared to discuss your strengths and weaknesses.

Industry: Energy and Utilities, Energy Rotational Graduate Scheme

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Severn Trent

PMO Analyst, Group Transformation at Severn Trent

Application Advice: Keep it short, to the point and honest.

Interview Advice: Keep true to yourself, when you are in the pressure of the work place, then they want you. Not the person you have put on in the interview room. It is all about a personality fit and ultimately whether you will fit in with the style and environment of the company.

Industry: Energy and Utilities, Process and Quality Control

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Severn Trent

Wastewater Process Advisor, Asset Management – Treatment Process at Severn Trent

Application Advice: Read up on the water industry and the upcoming changes to it, as well as developments Severn Trent are making.

Interview Advice: Be yourself and confident in your answers. Remember to relate all your answers back to your actions, following the STAR principle is extremely useful.

Industry: Energy and Utilities, Process and Quality Control

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Severn Trent

Process Design at Severn Trent

Application Advice: Ensure you understand the role you are applying for and the limitations with experience.

Interview Advice: Be yourself, try not to sit back in the background too much but equally make sure you are a team player.

Industry: Energy and Utilities, Process and Quality Control

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Severn Trent

Pump Strategy Lead, Group Commercial at Severn Trent

Application Advice: Applicants must be adaptable and up for challenging work within a fast-paced arena.

Interview Advice: Be yourself!

Industry: Energy and Utilities, Energy Rotational Graduate Scheme

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Severn Trent

Analyst, Water Performance at Severn Trent

Application Advice: Be enthusiastic, willing to learn and accept change and to challenge.

Interview Advice: Be enthusiastic. Have a passion for the water industry. Display ability to problem solve.

Industry: Energy and Utilities, Process and Quality Control

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Severn Trent

Senior HR Policy Advisor, HR in Water Company at Severn Trent

Application Advice: Be sure that you want to work for the company and do your research - it's important to know about what the company does and what opportunities are available. Also, with the style of application, it is difficult to attempt to guess questions and answers, so you should answer honestly and not with pre-prepared answers.

Interview Advice: Be confident and be yourself - the only way to do well in this style of interview. People want you to do well so don't feel intimidated or scared - I now work closely with the person that did my interview at the assessment centre.

Industry: Energy and Utilities, Energy Rotational Graduate Scheme

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nucleargraduates

nucleargraduate, at nucleargraduates

Application Advice: Cliché, but be honest and sell your extra-curricular skills. If you know that you want to be doing XYZ in XYZ company, don't bother applying. This scheme is for people that want to experience a number of different working environments and make the most of all the experiences thrown at them (there are many!)

Interview Advice: Prepare yourself for an intense 2 days..! Don't be cocky or lie - this will be seen through immediately. Try to enjoy! They are looking for a certain type of person, so just try and be true to yourself.

Industry: Energy and Utilities, Energy Rotational Graduate Scheme

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Severn Trent

Process design Engineer, Process Design Engineering at Severn Trent

Application Advice: Research the company and make sure you align with their purpose and vision. There is no point wasting yours and their time if you get to assessment centre stage and you know you will not enjoy working there.

Interview Advice: You will be judged on everything you do. Body language and the way you present yourself is a key point. Every question matters so you must make sure you seem engaged.

Industry: Energy and Utilities, Process and Quality Control

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Severn Trent

Social Media and Digital Strategy Specialist, #Customer at Severn Trent

Application Advice: - Research the application stage. - It isn't necessarily about your grades or achievements - you need to be able to contextualise your experiences in terms of the skills that you have learned and how you've shown valuable leadership skills - so use lots

Interview Advice: - Name a challenging experience and how you overcame it? - Demonstrate how you have shown leadership skills. - What interested you about Severn Trent/why do you want to work for us?

Industry: Energy and Utilities, Energy Rotational Graduate Scheme

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Severn Trent

ERm Risk Anayst, Finance at Severn Trent

Application Advice: Be interested in what Severn Trent do and why they are important. Research the role and why it would be good for you.

Interview Advice: Do plenty of research about the company and think of what you could bring to them. Don't try and be something you are not because the interviews can tell and you can catch yourself out. Show personal maturity and just be honest. Practice your interview skills when you get the chance, the more you do the better you get.

Industry: Energy and Utilities, Energy Rotational Graduate Scheme

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WSP

Assisstant Engineer, Power Networks at WSP

Application Advice: Bear with the process, as sometimes it can take a little while to respond. Keep in contact with someone.

Interview Advice: Know your basic power systems knowledge (lines, equipment and so on).

Industry: Energy and Utilities, Energy Rotational Graduate Scheme

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WSP

Assitant Environmental Consultant, Environment – Ecology at WSP

Application Advice: Show ambition and be ready to take on a challenge, you will be supported in what you do at WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff!

Industry: Energy and Utilities, Environmental Consultancy & Management

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WSP

Graduate Consultant, Waste and Renewable at WSP

Application Advice: I would advise candidates to ensure they understand what the role entails. Ensure that you update your CV and cover letter so that it is specific to the job title.

Interview Advice: Questions I was asked included: What do you know about the company?/ Why WSP? Why do I want to work in consultancy? What experience do I have? Tell us about your masters. Which subjects did you enjoy?

Industry: Energy and Utilities, Environmental Consultancy & Management

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WSP

Assistant Consultant, Environmental at WSP

Application Advice: Seek out someone from the company who works in the field you are interested in applying to. They will be happy to talk through the role with you.

Interview Advice: Study the subject area you are applying for and familiarise yourself with some of the companies projects to give yourself talking points. Relax and talk confidently, those interviewing you are just people too. Come with questions.

Industry: Energy and Utilities, Environmental Consultancy & Management

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WSP

Graduate, Ecology at WSP

Application Advice: Voluntary/fieldwork experience and ability to scrub up smart and do reports in office.

Interview Advice: As above.

Industry: Energy and Utilities, Environmental Consultancy & Management

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WSP

Environmental Consultant, Environmental Due Diligence at WSP

Application Advice: Make sure you have at least a brief understanding of the role before applying, and if not, do some research. Ensure your CV is up-to-date and informative. Include aspects from all areas of your life - pertinent qualifications and experience as well as other achievements/interests/hobbies/charity work etc.

Interview Advice: Prepare beforehand - make sure you can demonstrate/have examples of how you can fulfil each of the requirements of the role. Be yourself and be honest during the interview(s).

Industry: Energy and Utilities, Environmental Consultancy & Management

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WSP

Due Diligence, Envrionment at WSP

Application Advice: Get any experience you can before applying for any role within the environment. Whether it be voluntary work, a placement, internship or a temporary role. Before my temporary role as a research assistant at my postgraduate University, I was doing well in interviews but losing out due to my lack of experience. Once my temporary role was finished, I received two offers from two interviews (100% success rate). I chose WSP in the end and don't have any regrets.

Interview Advice: - Be honest, don't try and blag an answer if you don't know it. - Hone in on competencies, as much as the technical side of things. - Learn the ins and outs of the company, any recent projects the company are working on (particularly within, or rel

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nucleargraduates

Nuclear Graduate technical specialist, Nuclear at nucleargraduates

Application Advice: Absolutely, 100% be yourself.

Interview Advice: Breathe. Take your time, monitor the time and just relax as much as possible.

Industry: Energy and Utilities, Chemistry

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nucleargraduates

Graduate, at nucleargraduates

Application Advice: Be yourself.

Industry: Energy and Utilities, Nuclear Engineer

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nucleargraduates

Graduate, Nuclear at nucleargraduates

Application Advice: Be prepared for moving around a lot - for training zones, new jobs, conferences, etc. This can be quite a lonely process and should only be undertaken if your personality suits this lifestyle. Have a genuine interest in the nuclear industry; this isn't just a job where you can show up, do your hours, and go home. There is loads of stuff outside the day-to-day work that needs to be completed. Bear this in mind when applying.

Interview Advice: Brush up on general nuclear knowledge - you don't need to be an expert, but you need to show that you understand and like nuclear as an industry. The nuclear graduate scheme is looking for an outgoing individual (necessary for all the social events/going to new jobs/interacting with loads of people within companies) that is passionate about nuclear and willing to go the extra mile to develop themselves. If this isn't you, don't apply.

Industry: Energy and Utilities, Nuclear Engineer

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nucleargraduates

, at nucleargraduates

Application Advice: Try to relax and be yourself during the video interview, they want you to be yourself not just give the "right" answer.

Interview Advice: At the assessment centre ask as many questions as you can about the job role you're applying for and what the sponsor wants from you. They choose what you do, not the programme team.

Industry: Energy and Utilities, Energy Rotational Graduate Scheme

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nucleargraduates

Graduate engineer, at nucleargraduates

Application Advice: Be yourself and be honest.

Interview Advice: Be yourself.

Industry: Energy and Utilities, Environmental Consultancy & Management

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UK Power Networks

Tech Sourcing & Standards Engineer, Asset Management at UK Power Networks

Application Advice: Don't be put off applying with a 2.2 classification. Prepare for the online assessments and video questions

Interview Advice: Read up on the company, understand the challenges that DNO's face. Have a basic knowledge and understanding of Electrical Engineering and equipment. Stay calm and confident during the assessment centre.

Industry: Energy and Utilities, Energy Rotational Graduate Scheme

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UK Power Networks

Electrical Design Engineer, Capital Programme and Procurement at UK Power Networks

Application Advice: Be precise and try to get your thoughts and ideas across in a concise way.

Interview Advice: Smile and be confident in what you know. Do not try and bluff when it comes to the technical questions. Say what you know. The interviewer will try to help you get to the correct answer so listen to what they are asking you.

Industry: Energy and Utilities, Energy Rotational Graduate Scheme

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UK Power Networks

Asset Strategy Engineer, Asset Management at UK Power Networks

Application Advice: Read into the company. Look at the role in depth and think if you can fill that role and what you would bring to the role.

Interview Advice: Think about what you can bring to the company. What do you like about the company?

Industry: Energy and Utilities, Energy Rotational Graduate Scheme

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UK Power Networks

Innovation Engineer, Innovation at UK Power Networks

Application Advice: Be really thorough in your application - you never know what will be of interest to the people interviewing you.

Interview Advice: On the day of the interview, there were >30 people being assessed. Try not to be too shy or nervous - be yourself, but make sure you aren't talked over by other people.

Industry: Energy and Utilities, Energy Rotational Graduate Scheme

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UK Power Networks

Infrastructure Planning, at UK Power Networks

Application Advice: Have work experience which is relatable to the job or in the same industry to help you get noticed.

Interview Advice: Practice interview questions, with fluid answers and relating it to examples where you may have shown that skill. E.g. why are you a good team leader?

Industry: Energy and Utilities, Energy Product development

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Npower

, at Npower

Application Advice: Think about concrete examples where you have demonstrated the skills npower is asking for. The skills required are listed on the recruitment pages of the website.

Interview Advice: Be confident.

Industry: Energy and Utilities, Energy Rotational Graduate Scheme

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Amey

HSEQ, HSEQ at Amey

Application Advice: Be yourself and prepare well for the interview. Be confident and be open with the interviewer about yourself and what your hopes are for your career and smile!

Interview Advice: What is your 5 year plan? What are Amey's challenges? What demotivates you? What do you do for fun/makes you happy? How do you deal with stress/time management?

Industry: Energy and Utilities, Environmental Consultancy & Management

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SSE plc

Graduate Engineer, Engineering at SSE plc

Application Advice: If you're interested in working in the energy industry, apply here. You can work in any area of the energy market, and your career path is chosen by you. Safety is our number one value, so make sure you highlight times when have made a difference to make you and those around you safer.

Interview Advice: Be yourself. Give examples of safety conscious behaviour.

Industry: Energy and Utilities, Energy Rotational Graduate Scheme

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Amey

Management Graduate, at Amey

Application Advice: To show your enthusiasm to take on challenges. It is important to be willing to take on work or opportunities that may feel out of reach. It will be the best place to learn and develop.

Interview Advice: The scheme is not only about academic success but how you interact with people. Make sure you show your personality and you can get on well with a diverse range of people.

Industry: Energy and Utilities, Environmental Consultancy & Management

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Amey

, at Amey

Application Advice: Having the right attitude is key. If you have the right attitude, are ambitious and willing to work hard Amey will provide you with all the training and resources to be successful and grow your career. There is a great network of graduates and senior managers to help guide and mentor you, however be prepared to challenge yourself, step outside your comfort zone and drive you towards your goals. There are no limits on the Management Development Programme - with support from experienced senior leaders and the structured development Amey offers; passionate, driven individuals will flourish and really be able to direct their own career.

Interview Advice: Be prepared to be challenged! Be yourself; assessors can see straight through you if you are putting on a front. Be personable Enjoy the day.

Industry: Energy and Utilities, Environmental Consultancy & Management

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Amey

Commercial Graduate, Commercial at Amey

Application Advice: Make your application easy to read through by signposting your answers and reducing waffle.

Interview Advice: Be yourself and think about what may set you apart from other candidates. What demonstrates your drive and ambition?

Industry: Energy and Utilities, Production Planner

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SSE plc

Business Academy, Graduate Trainee, Business Academy at SSE plc

Application Advice: Really read up on the energy sector, the role and the company. Keep up with developments in the sector if you can. Prepare and practice for competency based questions.

Industry: Energy and Utilities, Energy Rotational Graduate Scheme

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RWE Supply and Trading

Gas Portfolio Manager, at RWE Supply and Trading

Application Advice: Best choice you can make. My Job challenges me every day and that makes it so exciting and fascinating.

Interview Advice: #NAME?

Industry: Energy and Utilities, Oil & Gas Engineering

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Npower

Power Industry Risk Analyst, Retail Energy Management at Npower

Application Advice: Make sure you have experience in job related skills. Go and get part time work, lead groups of people in university and experience things outside of 'standard' university life.

Interview Advice: Be passionate and excitable about what you have done. If you can't get excited about what you have done, how can you expect an interviewer to be. One big tip for the assessment process would be during the lunch break go and speak to the assessors. They are human and like to be talked to!

Industry: Energy and Utilities, Energy Rotational Graduate Scheme

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SSE plc

Graduate Trainee, Engineering/Power Generation at SSE plc

Application Advice: 1. Ensure you understand the safety culture within SSE. 2. Thoroughly research the energy industry. 3. Display your ability to work on several pieces of work at once.

Interview Advice: 1. A lot of questions were asked regarding safety at work. 2. A presentation was given on how I felt the energy sector would change over the coming years.

Industry: Energy and Utilities, Energy Rotational Graduate Scheme

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Npower

Bespoke Graduate, at Npower

Application Advice: Show that you are open to change and a change advocate. The company and industry are in a period of transition and having leaders in the business who can champion this change will be a necessity.

Interview Advice: Show that you are willing to take some risks and opportunities and demonstrate your ability to think outside the box.

Industry: Energy and Utilities, Energy Rotational Graduate Scheme

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SSE plc

Graduate Trainee Engineer, Wholesale at SSE plc

Application Advice: Be prepared to stay away from your base location during your time on the graduate programme. The company will always cover any stays away and you will have a £30 meal allowance each night. Use every opportunity while on the programme to learn and develop.

Interview Advice: Demonstrate your commitment to Health and Safety issues.

Industry: Energy and Utilities, Energy Rotational Graduate Scheme

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SSE plc

Graduate Mechanical Engineer, Engineering Centre at SSE plc

Application Advice: The role requires individuals who are self motivated and innovative. Advice would be that individuals have examples to hand of when they have shown good time-management skills and produced solutions to engineering problems.

Interview Advice: Provide examples of teamwork, leadership and time-management.

Industry: Energy and Utilities, Energy Rotational Graduate Scheme

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National Grid

Commercial Strategy Analyst, System Operator at National Grid

Application Advice: Take your time and make sure you read National Grid's core competencies and values on the website.

Interview Advice: National Grid's business (mostly) is a monopoly and therefore make sure you understand the regulatory environment that it operates in. Also try to relax and enjoy yourself, remember that the assessors are not trying to catch you out,

Industry: Energy and Utilities, Energy Rotational Graduate Scheme

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Thames Water

Graduate Trainee, Water Production at Thames Water

Application Advice: Do your background research on the company.

Interview Advice: A rounded knowledge of business is required despite being an operational role.

Industry: Energy and Utilities, Process and Quality Control

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Mott MacDonald

Graduate Environmental Engineer, Hydro and Renewable Energy, Power at Mott MacDonald

Application Advice: My experience was that the company has very specific things that they look out for in a candidate. Get into the right internship and experience in order to increase chances to landing the job.

Interview Advice: Express that you're open to learning different scopes of work and not just restricted to your own area of comfort/expertise.

Industry: Energy and Utilities, Environmental Consultancy & Management

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National Grid

Power Systems Engineer, ETAM – Network Engineering at National Grid

Interview Advice: Don't spend ages learning about the business's facts and figures as the focus will heavily be on National Grid's competencies and where you have used them in the past. Have a range of ideas in case the interviewers are not convinced.

Industry: Energy and Utilities, Energy Rotational Graduate Scheme

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Npower

Bespoke Graduate, Sales & Marketing at Npower

Application Advice: Don't worry about being an expert on the energy industry. It is incredibly complicated and trying to learn all its minutiae before an interview or assessment day will just leave you feeling under pressure. There is an understanding that new recruits will know nothing about the industry; focus on convincing the company that you can learn new information quickly, have the talent and motivation to succeed, and that you are personable enough to work within a company that relies a lot on interpersonal relationships and stakeholder management.

Industry: Energy and Utilities, Energy Rotational Graduate Scheme

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National Grid

Graduate, at National Grid

Application Advice: Understand the role you are applying for and why. Incorporate examples of where you have demonstrated the company's core values into your answers to the questions.

Interview Advice: Know why you want to join the company. Have a few examples available of where you have demonstrated each of the 4 company values.

Industry: Energy and Utilities, Energy Rotational Graduate Scheme

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Tata Steel

Improvement consultant, Energy Efficiency at Tata Steel

Application Advice: If you're looking for a job that allows you to be exposed to various departments and experiences and work well under pressure (not huge) then I suggest you to apply to Tata steel.

Interview Advice: Research about the steel industry, about the business very well. How is steel made?

Industry: Energy and Utilities, Energy Rotational Graduate Scheme

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Severn Trent

Operational Effectiveness Project Manager, Business Improvement at Severn Trent

Application Advice: Be personable in your interviews and assessment centre. They are looking a lot for character fit as well as capability.

Interview Advice: Asked why I wanted to work for Severn Trent - try to relate to a personal experience that rings true with you, do your research into the company well. Dig beyond the website and news articles.

Industry: Energy and Utilities, Energy Rotational Graduate Scheme

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Severn Trent

Business Leadership graduate, Customer: Digital and social media at Severn Trent

Application Advice: The application process is very strict: make sure you research the industry very well and you are well-aware of the challenges the company may face in the coming years; be ready to propose how the challenges would be addressed, enthusiasm and passion about the company/industry is a must,

Industry: Energy and Utilities, Environmental Consultancy & Management

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Mott MacDonald

Regulatory Analyst, Economics at Mott MacDonald

Application Advice: Understand the role, research the industry challenges, learn the language.

Industry: Energy and Utilities, Environmental Consultancy & Management

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Mott MacDonald

Graduate Ecologist, Ecology at Mott MacDonald

Application Advice: It's more about the interview, as long as you get through the tests.

Interview Advice: Read around the company, especially about recent and big projects. Know what legislation and guidance you need to follow as an ecologist.

Industry: Energy and Utilities, Environmental Consultancy & Management

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Severn Trent

Senior Policy Advisor, Rotational Business Scheme. Now in HR at Severn Trent

Application Advice: Look at the behaviour model as we focus on this when employing individuals and be yourself!

Interview Advice: Be yourself, let your personality shine through, understand what we do as a company.

Industry: Energy and Utilities, Energy Rotational Graduate Scheme

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Npower

Commercial Analyst, Retail Energy Management at Npower

Application Advice: Try and do a bit of research into current sector affairs, googling a few articles or picking up the FT to have some talking points is always helpful. Research the company, familiarise yourself with the website, social media platforms and the values and ethics the company adheres to. Try and tailor your CV to the role you are applying for and think about what you can offer specifically to this company to add value.

Interview Advice: The interviewers don't expect you to be an expert already. Be familiar with any presentation content or question answers you are asked to be prepare so that you are as confident as you can be presenting them

Industry: Energy and Utilities, Energy Rotational Graduate Scheme

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Npower

Commercial Analyst, Retail Energy Management at Npower

Application Advice: Demonstrate a genuine interest in the industry and be aware of your own qualities.

Industry: Energy and Utilities, Energy Rotational Graduate Scheme

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SSE plc

Innovation Lead – ROI & UK, Business Academy at SSE plc

Application Advice: Have a clear goal and go for it. I have progressed rapidly thanks to my clear targets. Some can get lost if targets are not set.

Interview Advice: Be yourself. Out of all interviewees, I believe I ranked near the top for the interview section of the assessment process. I spent half of my time talking about industrial experience but also half of my time about personal experiences. They are looking for a leader who is critically marked against a leadership blueprint. One of the main cornerstones of this marking scheme is that a leader 'does the right thing', this is conveyed in both personal and professional environments.

Industry: Energy and Utilities, Energy Rotational Graduate Scheme

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SSE plc

Graduate Trainee Engineer, Generation at SSE plc

Application Advice: Be yourself in the interviews, communicate well, have a good understanding of the business before applying.

Interview Advice: Technical background, subjects most enjoyed at uni, energy market appreciation.

Industry: Energy and Utilities, Energy Rotational Graduate Scheme

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Thames Water

Graduate Trainee, at Thames Water

Application Advice: Be prepared to work in a large company with a huge amount of people. Put in the hard work and you will be noticed. Don't send emails to someone you need an urgent response from, phone or go and see them face to face.

Interview Advice: Don't let nerves hold you back. You've put in all the hard work (graduated and got this far in the application process) so don't let nerves prevent you from succeeding. Be yourself in the interview/assessment day. Personality far outweighs robotic people. If you don't succeed in this application, try again.

Industry: Energy and Utilities, Environmental Consultancy & Management

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Thames Water

Site Performance Manager, Wholesale Wastewater Treatment – Operations at Thames Water

Application Advice: Know what we do and understand how we do it!

Interview Advice: What do we do.

Industry: Energy and Utilities, Process and Quality Control

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Npower

Commercial Analyst, Complex Gas Risk at Npower

Application Advice: Be yourself and take every chance to show what you're capable of.

Industry: Energy and Utilities, Energy Rotational Graduate Scheme

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Npower

Quantitative Risk Graduate, Retail Energy Management at Npower

Application Advice: Show that you have an interest in the energy sector (from a quant - modelling point of view).

Interview Advice: Review mathematical finance, show that you are able to think through a problem.

Industry: Energy and Utilities, Energy Rotational Graduate Scheme

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SSE plc

Graduate Engineer, Transmission at SSE plc

Application Advice: Read up on the company first, be yourself, be enthusiastic and open to new ideas.

Interview Advice: Be yourself, positive and enthusiastic.

Industry: Energy and Utilities, Energy Rotational Graduate Scheme

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SSE plc

Graduate trainee engineer, Renwables at SSE plc

Application Advice: Don't try and bluff your way through questions if you don't know be honest.

Industry: Energy and Utilities, Energy Rotational Graduate Scheme

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SSE plc

Graduate Electrical Engineer, Generation at SSE plc

Application Advice: Be enthusiastic and get stuck in with any practical elements. Experience on site is the best kind!

Interview Advice: Be prepared and most importantly be yourself! This is your opportunity to see if you like SSE's culture.

Industry: Energy and Utilities, Energy Rotational Graduate Scheme

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Thames Water

Energy Efficiency Analyst, Energy & Carbon Management at Thames Water

Application Advice: Research the company - look up competition 2017 and what the future of the water industry holds. Also they are looking for future leaders - so prove to them your skills as a leader, doesn't have to be much - might just be a Saturday job but show them that you know the traits of a good leader.

Interview Advice: As above lots of questions around the company and leadership and giving an example of when I had to pull on my leadership skills to get something done or get to a goal or when I've had to deliver a team some bad news and how I went about this.

Industry: Energy and Utilities, Environmental Consultancy & Management

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Thames Water

Graduate Trainee, at Thames Water

Application Advice: Take your time in creating your application, learn about the general trends and challenges within the industry such as competition 2017.

Industry: Energy and Utilities, Environmental Consultancy & Management

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Arcadia Group

Ecologist, Ecology at Arcadia Group

Application Advice: Be enthusiastic, ask questions. In terms of the job be prepared to be away from home.

Interview Advice: Honesty, preparation. Know the company.

Industry: Energy and Utilities, Environmental Consultancy & Management

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National Graduate Development Programme

Commercial Analyst, System Operator at National Graduate Development Programme

Application Advice: Do your research!

Interview Advice: The questions aren't there to trick you.

Industry: Energy and Utilities, Environmental Consultancy & Management

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National Grid

Central Team Leader, Gas Distribution at National Grid

Application Advice: Look at the company values, as well as what tools are being implemented across the business (such as performance excellence etc). Gain some knowledge in the industry and it's challenges. Demonstrate continuous improvement approach.

Interview Advice: Follow the "STAR" framework. Focus on the depth of your answers as opposed to quantity.

Industry: Energy and Utilities, Energy Product development

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National Grid

Economics analyst, Electricity Network Development at National Grid

Application Advice: Take interest in energy issues of today, understand UK regulatory environment, demonstrate interest in people.

Industry: Energy and Utilities, Energy Rotational Graduate Scheme

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National Graduate Development Programme

Business & Customer Development Analyst, Non Regulated Business at National Graduate Development Programme

Application Advice: Be yourself.

Interview Advice: Don't worry about anyone else other than yourself and your own performance.

Industry: Energy and Utilities, Energy Rotational Graduate Scheme

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National Grid

Graduate Engineer, Gas Distribution Operations at National Grid

Application Advice: The application process is fairly straightforward - be yourself in the video interview and make sure to include a few points backed up with some examples when answering the questions.

Interview Advice: The assessment centre was a 2-day event comprising of a presentation on the second day (prepared for on the first day), an interview, a group exercise and a dinner. I think it's important to show how well you interact with people, especially in the group task. The interview is all about knowing yourself inside-out so you are able to provide examples of what you've done when answering their competency questions. You must work quickly when preparing the presentation and maybe brush up on your presentation skills if it is a weakness.

Industry: Energy and Utilities, Energy Rotational Graduate Scheme

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Thames Water

Local and Regional Government Liaison manager, at Thames Water

Application Advice: Make reference to past experiences in management as the graduate programme is all about managing people and if you have (even minimal) experience they will see opportunity in you. Show a drive to develop as this is a key part of the graduate scheme and they want to ensure that you have self motivation and are willing to put in the work now to get further in the company - they realise you might not stay forever but they want to know you'll commit to working hard and show the values of the company.

Interview Advice: Show confidence, but don't be cocky. People here hate it!

Industry: Energy and Utilities, Energy Rotational Graduate Scheme

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Thames Water

Sourcing Manager, Procurement at Thames Water

Application Advice: Be yourself, research the company well, avoid being too prescriptive in the type of role you want (be open and adaptable), demonstrate your people skills, demonstrate that you have a work/life balance.

Industry: Energy and Utilities, Energy Rotational Graduate Scheme

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National Grid

Graduate Engineer, Gas Distribution at National Grid

Application Advice: Find out as much as you can about the role and business area you are applying to as you will be tagged to go back there at the end of the scheme. The scheme itself is utterly fantastic and doesn't even compare with a lot of schemes I know about from friends.

Interview Advice: Do your research on the company and the way it works. It is a private business but the way it works as a regulated business is not normal. Find out more about the role in the interview.

Industry: Energy and Utilities, Energy Rotational Graduate Scheme

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Arcadis

Graduate Archaeologist, Cultural Heritage at Arcadis

Application Advice: Ensure that you are prepared to work to deadlines. You also need to be able to adapt to the variability of the nature of the work.

Interview Advice: It is useful to demonstrate an understanding of legislation that relates to cultural heritage.

Industry: Energy and Utilities, Archaeologist

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Siemens

Graduate Engineer, at Siemens

Application Advice: Learn the specific product and then think about what you can bring to the different areas related to that product: -Sales -Manufacturing -Design

Interview Advice: In my interview I was asked for an example of when I worked with a customer before. As I had never worked with a customer in industry before I had to give an example of a situation which was similar.

Industry: Energy and Utilities, Energy Rotational Graduate Scheme

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National Grid

National Grid

Application Advice: Have a good understanding of energy sector, new developments, future considerations and interpersonal skills.

Industry: Energy and Utilities, Energy Rotational Graduate Scheme

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National Grid

Commercial Analyst, Commercial at National Grid

Application Advice: Research the company well and get a good understanding of the area you are working in.

Interview Advice: Show a real passion for the role and company. Also back up competency questions with examples.

Industry: Energy and Utilities, Energy Rotational Graduate Scheme

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RWE Supply and Trading

Graduate Analyst, Gas Trading at RWE Supply and Trading

Application Advice: Know your energy commodities. Learn as much as you can about the company and the different parts of our business. Have a desire to perform well in any part of the business.

Interview Advice: You must be well rounded as you will be rotating around different parts of the business and various locations, so be prepared to move geographically.

Industry: Energy and Utilities, Energy Rotational Graduate Scheme

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National Grid

Buyer, Procurement at National Grid

Application Advice: Be yourself and show your passion for wanting to work for the company.

Industry: Energy and Utilities, Energy Rotational Graduate Scheme

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SSE plc

Graduate Oil and Gas Engineer, Oil and Gas Systems at SSE plc

Application Advice: Research the company, problems facing the industry. Know basic theory and calculations from uni quite well.

Interview Advice: How does a Gas Turbine work. How do compressor intercoolers work. What new technology should we be looking at in the next few years.

Industry: Energy and Utilities, Oil & Gas Engineering

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National Grid

Technical Engineering Officer, Gas Operations at National Grid

Application Advice: Make sure you include things individual to you that make you stand out above your academic achievements.

Interview Advice: National Grid are focused on the person more than the grades so make sure you talk about work outside of University and anything that shows your skills.

Industry: Energy and Utilities, Oil & Gas Engineering

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UK Power Networks

Engineer, Services at UK Power Networks

Application Advice: Think about what you want from your career.

Industry: Energy and Utilities, Energy Rotational Graduate Scheme

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UK Power Networks

Trainee Project Manager, Connections at UK Power Networks

Application Advice: Learn about electricity distribution network in the UK and of course, learn about UK Power Networks.

Interview Advice: Have some of your successful examples ready for the interview.

Industry: Energy and Utilities, Energy Rotational Graduate Scheme

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UK Power Networks

, at UK Power Networks

Application Advice: Hard to recall anything specific.

Interview Advice: Be prepared for the competency based interview - no specific feedback for the assessment centre day. Have an open mind, don't talk over people. Have some general awareness of the regulatory landscape for distribution network operators.

Industry: Energy and Utilities, Energy Rotational Graduate Scheme

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UK Power Networks

Field Engineer, Network Operations at UK Power Networks

Application Advice: Keep it concise, simple and follow the STAR rule! Make sure you understand the company values which are on the website and tailor the answers to them.

Interview Advice: Engineering Scheme had technical questions on the voltage levels UK Power Networks operates on. There were a few "knowing the business" type questions - e.g. who are the company's stakeholders. This is not shareholders! - which is also important to know.

Industry: Energy and Utilities, Energy Rotational Graduate Scheme

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nucleargraduates

nucleargradutae Programme Member, at nucleargraduates

Application Advice: Prepare well for the assessment centre, interact with other candidates as though they may be your colleagues (as they may end up being). Try and gain as much information about the sponsor and what role they are looking for if possible.

Interview Advice: Use a range of experience examples, not just university or work but both. Include voluntary work as example.

Industry: Energy and Utilities, Energy Rotational Graduate Scheme

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National Grid

Power Systems Engineer, System Operator at National Grid

Application Advice: Try to understand who does what in the energy industry.

Industry: Energy and Utilities, Energy Rotational Graduate Scheme

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National Grid

National Grid

Application Advice: Carefully research the company and roles available and make sure you know which area you would like to apply for and the reasons why.

Interview Advice: Do your research on the company, what they do and the various areas of the business. National Grid really is a broad company with a few distinct arms that all have numerous departments within them.

Industry: Energy and Utilities, Oil & Gas Engineering

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National Grid

Graduate trainee, Construction at National Grid

Application Advice: Think of examples of working in teams.

Interview Advice: Project management skills, presentation practice, teamwork

Industry: Energy and Utilities, Energy Rotational Graduate Scheme

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Babcock International Group

Operational Health Physics SSN Class, Health Physics at Babcock International Group

Interview Advice: Enjoy the interview, as it usually involves a boat tour. Be enthusiastic.

Industry: Energy and Utilities, Nuclear Engineer

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National Grid

Commercial Analyst, Electricity Customer Team, System Operator at National Grid

Application Advice: State why National Grid appeals to you and how it fits in with your skills. What can you bring and what can you learn?

Interview Advice: Make sure you understand how the UK energy market works for both gas and electricity (e.g. role of suppliers, generators, National Grid, DNOs etc). Be aware of how we are regulated (i.e. Ofgem) and importantly why we are regulated as a monopoly industry. Take the opportunity to explain your skills and what the graduate scheme offers you in terms of personal development.

Industry: Energy and Utilities, Energy Rotational Graduate Scheme

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National Grid

Workshop Supervisor, Operations: Operate and Maintain at National Grid

Application Advice: Take your time and try not to use generic answers, try and think of different examples that others applicants may not have.

Interview Advice: Relax and be yourself. The content of the assessment centre isn't particularly hard but challenges you in different ways. They just want to see how you react working in groups but also under a bit of pressure.

Industry: Energy and Utilities, Oil & Gas Engineering

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National Grid

Treasury Analyst, Treasury at National Grid

Application Advice: Show your willingness to learn and adapt. Be flexible and be motivated for self-improvement.

Interview Advice: Show your willingness to learn and adapt. Be flexible and be motivated for self-improvement. Research National Grids core values and be able to talk about them. Have examples prepared for common interviewing questions and clearly display an interest in National Grid and the department you will be applying for. Try to think any questions through logically.

Industry: Energy and Utilities, Energy Rotational Graduate Scheme

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National Grid

Graduate Power Systems Engineer, System Operator at National Grid

Application Advice: Take an interest in the energy sector rather than just applying to get a job.

Interview Advice: Ensure you reflect on your personal experiences rather than just your teams experiences in applications and interviews.

Industry: Energy and Utilities, Energy Rotational Graduate Scheme

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National Grid

Strategy Engineer, System Operator at National Grid

Application Advice: Focus on compentency based application whilst also showing keen interest in the energy industry.

Interview Advice: Relaxed environment during interview. Be yourself.

Industry: Energy and Utilities, Energy Rotational Graduate Scheme

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National Grid

Graduate Engineer, Gas Distribution at National Grid

Application Advice: Do it! You wont regret it, you'll meet so many people who all want you to do well. The training you'll receive is brilliant and then once you're into your role you'll be given great responsibilities and real life work but with really good support behind you.

Interview Advice: Have an idea of experiences you have had in university, previous jobs, volunteering etc. that you can draw on to prove how valuable you will be to the company.

Industry: Energy and Utilities, Oil & Gas Engineering

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National Grid

Commercial Analyst, Electricity at National Grid

Application Advice: Research the industry and NG's role. Have a genuine passion for customers.

Interview Advice: Be calm. NG respects honesty.

Industry: Energy and Utilities, Energy Rotational Graduate Scheme

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National Grid

Process Safety Engineer, LNG Storage at National Grid

Application Advice: Take your time and tailor you application to National Grid's core values.

Interview Advice: Don't try to guess what the assessors want to hear, be yourself!

Industry: Energy and Utilities, Energy Rotational Graduate Scheme

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National Grid

Power Systems Engineer, System Design, Network Engineering, Electricity Transmission Asset Management at National Grid

Application Advice: When applying for this role you should give examples of technical achievements and show a passion for working in the energy sector. It is important to show drive, enthusiasm and give examples of how you add value and examples of high quality work.

Interview Advice: When interviewing for this role you should give examples of technical achievements and show a passion for working in the energy sector. It is important to show drive, enthusiasm and give examples of how you add value and examples of high quality work. It is also important to show creativity in thinking.

Industry: Energy and Utilities, Energy Rotational Graduate Scheme

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National Grid

Business process Analyst, Business Performance at National Grid

Application Advice: Relax, they give you great guidance on how to pass the assessment centre, just make sure you listen to it!

Industry: Energy and Utilities, Energy Rotational Graduate Scheme

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National Grid

Graduate, Shared Services at National Grid

Application Advice: The volume of applications is huge - ensure you showcase what makes you stand out from the rest! What do you bring to the table?

Industry: Energy and Utilities, Oil & Gas Engineering

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National Graduate Development Programme

Graduate Design Assurance Engineer, Gas Transmission at National Graduate Development Programme

Application Advice: Learn about the core competencies National Grid expects from its graduates. Research the roles before you apply as you are expected to go back to your first placement role once you have completed the Graduate Programme.

Interview Advice: Typical competency based interview. Learn how to answer competency based questions.

Industry: Energy and Utilities, Energy Rotational Graduate Scheme

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National Grid

First Line Manager, Gas Distribution Operations at National Grid

Application Advice: Make sure you try and stay relaxed. The hosts of the assessment centre do a very good job at creating an informal yet professional atmosphere during the assessment and this is because this is when people tend to perform best. That is what National Grid want, they want to see the best of you.

Interview Advice: Understand the graduate competencies and have a scenario where you have needed each in the past. Make sure your CV is correct and up to date.

Industry: Energy and Utilities, Energy Rotational Graduate Scheme

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National Grid

Treasury Analyst, Treasury at National Grid

Application Advice: Be yourself! Assessors will know if you are being fake. They are trained to look for it. Also don't think you have failed at the first hurdle in the assessment centre. I thought one task had gone really badly, but actually feedback was quite positive. They are looking for lots of different people, not one type of loud outspoken extrovert who dominates everything. Know what you are good at but also what you can develop. Be honest about your short-comings and why you would like to address them. Research what the company does and what would be included in your role.

Interview Advice: Working in a team is also about listening - you don't need to be in charge of the group task to do well. They are looking for team players. Think about different situations at work or uni where you have learnt something about yourself. Could be overcoming obstacles or working with challenging people. It is really difficult not to be nervous, I know I was. I was able to explain afterwards why my presentation had gone really fast because I spoke really quickly due to nerves. Being able to keep them under control is important, but also knowing when you have let them get the better of you slightly and being able to admit it is good as well.

Industry: Energy and Utilities, Energy Rotational Graduate Scheme

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National Grid

Project Officer, London Power Tunnels at National Grid

Application Advice: Think about what you do and the how you do it.

Interview Advice: Have examples around key competencies!

Industry: Energy and Utilities, Energy Rotational Graduate Scheme

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Sellafield Ltd

Control Electronics and Instrumentation, Decommissioning at Sellafield Ltd

Application Advice: Apply only if you have a genuine interest in the Energy and Utilities sector.

Interview Advice: Understand the current nuclear industry and Sellafields role within this.

Industry: Energy and Utilities, Nuclear Engineer

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Sellafield Ltd

Graduate Chemist, Technical at Sellafield Ltd

Application Advice: Don't just concentrate on discipline specific skills.

Industry: Energy and Utilities, Chemistry

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Sellafield Ltd

Commissioning Engineer, Commissioning at Sellafield Ltd

Application Advice: Try to be innovating in your thinking when it comes to working out a solution to a problem. Think about the different ways and also consider the simplest options as well.

Interview Advice: Understand how your university experience can be related to work when asked questions in the interview.

Industry: Energy and Utilities, Nuclear Engineer

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Sellafield Ltd

Project Manager, at Sellafield Ltd

Application Advice: I would say to research about Sellafield, current happenings and historically.

Interview Advice: The main advice I was given previously was to be myself and I can't recommend this enough. Everyone who has made it through to interview is capable of taking on the role in question, so the way to stand out is definitely to be yourself.

Industry: Energy and Utilities, Nuclear Engineer

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nucleargraduates

Project Management Support, Project Management at nucleargraduates

Application Advice: Don't take failure as a bad indication, occasionally it is how you deal with failure that can help you.

Interview Advice: What do you know about Nuclear? What significant challenges are there for nuclear?

Industry: Energy and Utilities, Nuclear Engineer

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nucleargraduates

Nucleargraduates programme member, Nuclear Regulation at nucleargraduates

Application Advice: Read up on all the sponsoring companies beforehand.

Interview Advice: Be prepared to be taken out of your comfort zone at the assessment centre.

Industry: Energy and Utilities, Energy Rotational Graduate Scheme

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nucleargraduates

nucleargraduate programme member, Analytical services at nucleargraduates

Application Advice: Be yourself and be honest. Ensure you take credit where credit is due - say I!

Interview Advice: The self-video is a bizarre experience but try not to get in a flap over it. Just think about the questions before you answer them. I put a picture of a face behind my computer screen and pretended I was talking to them. At the assessment centre, speak up and get involved with all the activities. It's hard work and they put you in odd situations but try and keep your cool and it definitely pays off.

Industry: Energy and Utilities, Chemistry

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nucleargraduates

nucleargraduate, at nucleargraduates

Application Advice: Do some research before answering the questions on the form, make sure you spell check and grammar check your answers as well as your CV. Get someone else to read through them to check it reads as well as you wanted it to.

Interview Advice: Practice assessment centre activities in advance and get feedback on your performance. Most universities offer mock assessment centres - definitely would recommend doing a couple of these so you can get feedback. Practice technical and competency interviews.

Industry: Energy and Utilities, Nuclear Engineer

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nucleargraduates

Radiological Protection Engineer, Radiological Protection at nucleargraduates

Application Advice: As usual, it as all about what you have done outside of university.

Interview Advice: I would brush up heavily on nuclear knowledge, especially that relating to the organisations which may be at the assessment centre. I would recommend the following; https://www.nda.gov.uk/ http://www.niauk.org/ http://www.world-nuclear.org/information-library/country-profiles/countries-t-z/united-kingdom.aspx

Industry: Energy and Utilities, Energy Rotational Graduate Scheme

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Sellafield Ltd

Mathematical Graduate, Strategy and Technical at Sellafield Ltd

Application Advice: Talk about what you enjoy and what you are enthusiastic about, as you can tell someone who really enjoys something and someone who is good but doesn't enjoy something - enjoyment is even more important than ability in most cases.

Interview Advice: As above.

Industry: Energy and Utilities, Nuclear Engineer

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Sellafield Ltd

Project Management and Controls Graduate, Major Projects at Sellafield Ltd

Application Advice: Research the organisation and show enthusiasm throughout your application. Make sure that the nuclear industry is a career that will fit in with your interests and your desired lifestyle because it is one that is unique in many ways.

Interview Advice: Have an idea about both the history and the future of the industry as it is currently going through a great deal of change. Ensure you have an appreciation of the various work being undertaken on the Sellafield site and be able to discuss it and comment on it with confidence.

Industry: Energy and Utilities, Nuclear Engineer

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Sellafield Ltd

System Engineer, Reprocessing at Sellafield Ltd

Application Advice: Research Sellafield Ltd - What we do - How we fit into the NDA/Government - What the future holds for us

Industry: Energy and Utilities, Nuclear Engineer

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Anglian Water

Graduate Management Trainee, Operations at Anglian Water

Application Advice: Assessment centre is really enjoyable compared to others I went to and designed to see you at your best. The company seems to be looking for your potential as a manager and ability to work well with people rather than knowledge of the business.

Interview Advice: Application consists of online submission of CV etc. and questions. This is followed by online tests, in my case logic and numerical. Telephone interview followed, looking at your experiences. Assessment centre was an overnight experience. Online questionnaire must be completed before, which you are then interviewed on. Also 15 minute presentation and group exercise.

Industry: Energy and Utilities, Environmental Consultancy & Management

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Anglian Water

Graduate management trainee, at Anglian Water

Application Advice: Be honest and open and be sure to include all extra curricular activities as well as educational components.

Interview Advice: You don't need to be an expert in the field. They are more looking for a candidate with the enthusiasm and drive and a person who can fit in well within the business. Try and relax, they want to get to know you, not listen to rehearsed answers to questions you think they'll ask.

Industry: Energy and Utilities, Environmental Consultancy & Management

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Mott MacDonald

Sustainability consultant, Water and environment at Mott MacDonald

Application Advice: Be brave and apply for positions that are not necessary suited to you. They might be able to find you the right position later, or even there and then.

Interview Advice: Prepare on the company, your interest and capabilities- how can you adapt them to the role.

Industry: Energy and Utilities, Environmental Consultancy & Management

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Anglian Water

Graduate Management Trainee, Water at Anglian Water

Application Advice: Go into the application with an open mind. Recognise that you may have a lot to learn but be willing to take the steps required to do so.

Interview Advice: I think it is good to have an idea of what you would like to do - where you can see yourself making an impact and being fulfilled in your role. If you don't know this, don't worry, be honest and make it clear that you are open to anything.

Industry: Energy and Utilities, Environmental Consultancy & Management

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Anglian Water

Graduate Management Trainee, Water Recycling Norfolk at Anglian Water

Application Advice: Familiarise yourself with the company/role and apply examples of your skills to the key qualities the company are looking for.

Interview Advice: Try your best to stay calm and relax, everyone throughout the process is very friendly! Make sure you are clear on your competencies before you arrive, have plenty of examples of when you have shown certain qualities and how you could have improved on your approach to tasks.

Industry: Energy and Utilities, Environmental Consultancy & Management

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UK Power Networks

Infrastructure Planning Engineer, Asset Management at UK Power Networks

Application Advice: Do your research into the industry.

Interview Advice: Don't be afraid to admit "I don't know."

Industry: Energy and Utilities, Energy Rotational Graduate Scheme

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UK Power Networks

Distribution Planning Engineer, Distribution Planning at UK Power Networks

Application Advice: Be thorough! Respond to each and every point in the application. You don't have to demonstrate that you will change the world! It is not so much about experience or technical know-how, but demonstrating attention to detail, an ability to problem solve and showing willingness to learn and interact with people.

Interview Advice: Be yourself. Don't be afraid to admit if you don't know something technical. In a dangerous industry pretending to know things gets people hurt or worse. Demonstrate customer focus and safety awareness.

Industry: Energy and Utilities, Energy Rotational Graduate Scheme

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E.ON

Team Manager, Customer Operations Leadership Scheme at E.ON

Application Advice: It is important that you research the leadership competencies and evidence how you meet these or have the right mind-set and behaviours to adapt to these quickly. Remember to situate your examples in the Situation, Task, Action, Result (Reflection) format.

Industry: Energy and Utilities, Energy Rotational Graduate Scheme

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E.ON

Cash Analyst, Finance at E.ON

Application Advice: Research the company, relate current events to your application and the future of the industry as you see it. Understand the companies values/goals/ambitions.

Interview Advice: Think of quality competency answers such that you have 2 examples for every potential competency question. Don't loose heart if one answer isn't absolutely perfect, continue your train of thought and don't let it affect the next question.

Industry: Energy and Utilities, Energy Rotational Graduate Scheme

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Sellafield Ltd

Internal Dose Assessor, Dosimetry at Sellafield Ltd

Interview Advice: There's an electronic interview process that has printed questions. You have 30 seconds to read these then answer for 2 minutes or so. Ensure you don't panic for these and have a pad to write down bullet points that you can read to remind yourself of your answer.

Industry: Energy and Utilities, Nuclear Engineer

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E.ON

Graduate Trainee, Risk and Investment at E.ON

Application Advice: Be yourself at the interview, if you are a good fit, you'll get the job. You don't want to work somewhere, where you can't be yourself.

Industry: Energy and Utilities, Energy Rotational Graduate Scheme

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E.ON

Finance Graduate, Finance at E.ON

Application Advice: Make sure you have a good understanding of the various issues facing the industry (there are lots) and focus on being able to demonstrate leadership competencies which include things like leading change, supporting diversity and creating personal impact.

Interview Advice: Interviewers aren't trying to catch you out or trick you, they want you to do well.

Industry: Energy and Utilities, Energy Rotational Graduate Scheme

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E.ON

Strategy Analyst, Finance at E.ON

Application Advice: The company is very 'down to earth' so I would advise to be open and honest and also to research E.ON and the wider industry before applying.

Interview Advice: Be yourself, don't be disheartened by not knowing technical questions as it is expected you will learn the technicalities of roles after starting. Decisions at interviews are more based on attitude and soft skills, so enthusiasm and willingness to learn are crucial.

Industry: Energy and Utilities, Energy Rotational Graduate Scheme

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E.ON

Customer Operations Graduate Leadership Scheme, at E.ON

Application Advice: Go for it! Be ready to learn loads and challenge yourself. Build and utilise the support network around you- people want you to succeed here.

Interview Advice: Brush up on E.ON's leadership competencies and care about our customers!

Industry: Energy and Utilities, Energy Rotational Graduate Scheme

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Sellafield Ltd

Operations and Technical Support Advisor, Reprocessing Technical Support at Sellafield Ltd

Application Advice: Research the company and the roles available.

Interview Advice: Link what you've done at uni with what is going on in the outside world.

Industry: Energy and Utilities, Nuclear Engineer

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UK Power Networks

, at UK Power Networks

Application Advice: Take time to complete the application and to fully understand what the company does. Be honest and be yourself. There are many positions and personalities here so you will fit in somewhere. Phone the company and ask to speak to someone who can tell you more about it. You may then pick up on the important issues to the company and some of the key words used in the industry.

Interview Advice: Be calm and not pushy. If you don't know something say so and then try to take an educated guess.

Industry: Energy and Utilities, Energy Rotational Graduate Scheme

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Sellafield Ltd

Project Management & Controls Graduate, at Sellafield Ltd

Application Advice: Take your time when filing out the form/s, do a bit of background research into the company and industry. Plan and prepare.

Interview Advice: Prepare, make notes, practice where possible, but ultimately relax. The interview / assessment center process is fantastic, they help you to relax and get to know some of the people from the company who will be interviewing you, by means of chatting and having a bit of a laugh the evening before. During the actual interviews the interviewers are just looking to get the most out of you, not to criticize or mark you down.

Industry: Energy and Utilities, Energy Rotational Graduate Scheme

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Sellafield Ltd

Operations Support, Analytical Services at Sellafield Ltd

Application Advice: Consider carefully how you would fit in, in Cumbria. It is 2 and a half hours to the nearest big city and that really takes a toll on some people. The application process was slow so don't get worried if you don't hear back for a few months.

Interview Advice: Know a bit about the company past, current and future. Especially think about what the company will be looking to do in the future. In the phone interview it was standard questions about how you would fit in, what your leadship qualities were like etc. The assessment centre was straightforward with no tricks but it was a long two days. There was a team work exercise, a character interview (like the phone interview - have a good couple of solid experiences which demonstrate each point), an essay (very simple) and a technical interview (more about your field - straightforward questions about your degree discipline basically).

Industry: Energy and Utilities, Energy Rotational Graduate Scheme

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UK Power Networks

, at UK Power Networks

Application Advice: If you are not very ambitious and you simply want a safe job with an okay increase in salary, go for it. If you are not a high performer may be not.

Industry: Energy and Utilities, Energy Rotational Graduate Scheme

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UK Power Networks

Quantity Surveyor, Commercial Services at UK Power Networks

Application Advice: Do as much research into the business/sector as possible prior to completing the application form. Be as honest as possible when answering the questions, and don't be afraid to include something that might make you stand out. It is important not to show off in the application stage, but it must remembered that you are against other candidates so must be able to make yourself stand out from the rest.

Interview Advice: I personally never tried to be too serious during the interview process. UK Power networks is an organisation that prides itself on diversity which includes different personalities and characters; it is not a business that is looking to recruit robots. Again as with the application process, try to undertake prior research into the business/sector that the business operates within. It is also very important to be confident during the interview process. Having belief in yourself and your ability goes a long way in an interview and shows the interviewer you are able to interact at that level.

Industry: Energy and Utilities, Energy Rotational Graduate Scheme

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Sellafield Ltd

Electrical Distribution Network Commissioning Engineer, Electrical Distribution Network Commissioning at Sellafield Ltd

Application Advice: Research the nuclear industry, learn about areas outside of your discipline which are relevant to the industry (reactor physics, fuel cycle etc.).

Interview Advice: Make sure you are heard without shouting in any group activity, you are not on 'the apprentice' - be a person that others would want to work with.

Industry: Energy and Utilities, Nuclear Engineer

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Sellafield Ltd

Contract Specialist, Commercial at Sellafield Ltd

Application Advice: Understand the nuclear sector and Sellafield Ltd's role within the sector. Review Sellafield Ltd's annual report and performance plan to understand Sellafield Ltd's mission and its different projects.

Industry: Energy and Utilities, Nuclear Engineer

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Npower

, ‘Bespoke’ Graduate Scheme at Npower

Application Advice: Make sure you show the value YOU contributed in any examples/situations you give, even if you worked in a team - use 'I'. Research the energy industry thoroughly (!) e.g. RWE's competitors both big and small, currents news items etc. this will help in telephone/video interviews and at your assessment days if you reach that stage and use your knowledge in answers (e.g. why do you want to work in the energy industry).

Interview Advice: Answer competency/situational questions using the STAR framework: prep answers to lots of different interview questions (intro questions, competency questions, commercial awareness questions). Make sure you show the value YOU contributed in any examples/situations you give, even if you worked in a team - use 'I'. To help with commercial awareness questions: Research the energy industry thoroughly (!) e.g. RWE's competitors both big and small, currents news items etc. this will help in telephone/video interviews and at your assessment days if you reach that stage.

Industry: Energy and Utilities, Agriculture

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DCC plc

Business Management Graduate Executive, at DCC plc

Application Advice: Read everything you can about the company and the role. If you, following that, still think that this is something that you want to do, that you would thrive doing; go ahead. If not, save yourself the hassle.

Interview Advice: Just be yourself, and try to use all the interviews to find answers to the question "is this company right for me", rather than trying to answer the question "am I right for this company".

Industry: Energy and Utilities, Energy Rotational Graduate Scheme

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Npower

Quantitative Risk Graduate, Risk Management at Npower

Application Advice: Make sure you are ready to face the technical interview, since this is the most important step in the selection process.

Interview Advice: Derivative pricing, statistics, econometrics and in general quantitative finance related fields.

Industry: Energy and Utilities, Energy Rotational Graduate Scheme

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Npower

Commercial Analyst Graduate, Retail Energy Management at Npower

Application Advice: You aren't expected to know the sector inside out prior to applying, but a bit of research into current issues and affairs will help massively. Spend time preparing your answers, complete drafts before pasting into the online application. Don't leave the application until last minute, try and apply well in advance of the closing dates.

Interview Advice: Prepare a list of bulleted answers to potential questions you may receive. These can be used as prompts during phone interviews. If you are asked to prepare work or a presentation, ensure the work is clear, concise and you are comfortable presenting the information. Don't try and over complicate anything. Try and be relaxed and confident in yourself.

Industry: Energy and Utilities, Energy Rotational Graduate Scheme

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E.ON

Operational Excellence Navigator, Customer Operations at E.ON

Application Advice: Be honest, concise and practise the online tests!

Interview Advice: Be honest, research the company and their values. Use their language to answer questions, always thing about sustainability and longevity. The key is being a good leader of the future!

Industry: Energy and Utilities, Energy Rotational Graduate Scheme

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Npower

Innovation Change Analyst, Markets, Innovation & Change at Npower

Application Advice: You need to be one step ahead of the application process and get involved in the competitions that npower are running every year for university students. Take part in the Forecasting Challenge or the npowering weekend to get a glimpse of what it would be like to work for an energy company. Not only may you be inspired to apply for the graduate scheme with them, it will also show that you have put in extra effort ahead of the application deadline!

Interview Advice: Prepare for a range of questions, where you will have to provide examples of a time when you demonstrated certain skills. Make sure you have plenty of examples to cover off any potential questions!

Industry: Energy and Utilities, Energy Rotational Graduate Scheme

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Npower

Digital optimisation Graduate, Digital at Npower

Application Advice: Always try and distinguish yourself by pulling out specific examples where you have done something different and challenged the norm.

Interview Advice: Learn a bit about the industry and the current state of affairs but also the challenges the sector is facing long term.

Industry: Energy and Utilities, Energy Rotational Graduate Scheme

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Anglian Water

Graduate Management Trainee, Regulation at Anglian Water

Application Advice: Research the company and understand its core values and work ethic. Be yourself - the application process is about showing your personality, your interests, and how you like to work.

Interview Advice: Relax, be yourself, do some background research on the company so you can justify why the role would suit you and your skills/interests.

Industry: Energy and Utilities, Environmental Consultancy & Management

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Anglian Water

Graduate Management Trainee, at Anglian Water

Application Advice: Be enthusiastic, flexible and ready to learn. Research the company values and the water industry.

Interview Advice: At the assessment day a lot of emphasis is put on your personality and team working skills rather than technical abilities. Try to have an awareness of your strengths and weaknesses as a person (with examples) and show how you've worked to improve.

Industry: Energy and Utilities, Environmental Consultancy & Management

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Anglian Water

Generalist Graduate Management Trainee, Rotational at Anglian Water

Application Advice: Try not to be intimidated by the application process. Be honest about why you want to work for Anglian Water in your initial application. The telephone interview is quite difficult because you can't see how the interviewee is reacting to what you're saying, but try to not get flustered by any of the questions. No one is trying to catch you out, they just want to know a little more about you. Don't try to predict the outcome of any of the stages in the application, as it's impossible to know and will only cause unnecessary worry. (I thought I failed the non-verbal reasoning test!)

Interview Advice: The only face-to-face interviews you have are on the assessment day. This is good because the meet up and meal on the evening before really helps you to relax and feel comfortable with the people who will be interviewing you. The interviewers / assessors may act quite differently in the assessments than they did at the meal, but this is only because they have a job to do. Don't let it throw you! Be completely honest on the OPQ and use it as an opportunity to self-evaluate your own strengths and weaknesses. Prepare for the assessment day (e.g. learn a bit about the business and think about why you really want the job), but don't try to over-prepare. The tasks really require you to be flexible, not scripted. It's very cliche, but try to be yourself! There will be graduates from the previous intake at the assessment centre. Ask them questions (although they won't be able to give specifics about the tasks/interviews). Most importantly, the assessment day allows you the opportunity to learn more about Anglian Water, the people who work there and the company culture. I came away from it knowing that I really, really wanted the job. So just enjoy it!

Industry: Energy and Utilities, Energy Rotational Graduate Scheme

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E.ON

Graduate Trainee, Customer Operations at E.ON

Application Advice: Displaying your personal skills is much more important than your knowledge of the industry.

Industry: Energy and Utilities, Energy Rotational Graduate Scheme

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Severn Trent

Process Advisor, Waste Water Treatment & Quality at Severn Trent

Application Advice: To be enthusiastic. Do your research, find out what excites you about the company and talk about this. However, also be open to new experiences and opportunities. You may think your destined for a job in a particular area, but end up being placed elsewhere. The job is what you make of it, so show willingness to try new things and accept a challenge.

Interview Advice: A tricky question is give three things that the company could improve on. In this case, it's probably worth looking at an area of the company which is slightly under-developed, perhaps a new research area. If it's an area they're looking to get into then you might be the right person for the job.

Industry: Energy and Utilities, Process and Quality Control

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E.ON

Power Plant Integrity Engineer, Asset services and Outage management at E.ON

Application Advice: Apply early when the scheme opens (September). Research the Energy industry beforehand. Research what Uniper actually focuses on, where they have assets and what they are. Understand thermodynamics and materials to some extent.

Interview Advice: Thermodynamics Energy industry Team work Decision making All the general interview things.

Industry: Energy and Utilities, Energy Rotational Graduate Scheme

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WSP

Graduate Environmental Engineer, Ground Risk and Remediation at WSP

Application Advice: Express a particular interest in the geo environment trying to highlight this within your cover letter.

Interview Advice: Be enthusiastic, have a life outside of work and try and talk about this within your interview.

Industry: Energy and Utilities, Geoscientist

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DCC plc

Business Development Analyst, at DCC plc

Application Advice: Have a view of where you think the company will/should go strategically.

Industry: Energy and Utilities, Energy Product development

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DCC plc

Graduate Sales and Marketing Executive, Surrey at DCC plc

Application Advice: Be honest, be clear about what your aims are and what you want to achieve within a company and always keep an open mind. The scheme expects you to be flexible, not only with location but also with jobs you have to take part in. Some are more full on and intense than others so it's important to be flexible and determined.

Interview Advice: Make sure you have plenty of competency questions practiced; have your answers planned out and examples of situations you have been in. Be yourself. There is no point pretending to be someone you're not as the company looks for people that will fit in with their ethics, so be open and friendly and you'll be fine. Make sure your appearance is professional as sometimes people's business dress let them down I think.

Industry: Energy and Utilities, Energy Rotational Graduate Scheme

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E.ON

Service Delivery Manager, Customer Operations at E.ON

Application Advice: From a customer operations perspective, you need to show your passion for customer service, furthermore, demonstrate that you have leadership potential. E.ON want the new generation of customer centric leaders so ensure your examples prove that you care about customers and can provide examples of where you role model and show your adaptability and resilience. Also ensure you do your research on the energy industry as this is really important, especially as you progress through the application process.

Interview Advice: Be calm and composed as E.ON like it when you can perform under pressure in a composed fashion. Be true to yourself and give good evidence when you are providing answers in your interviews. Anywhere you can show leadership qualities, you would certainly grab their attention!

Industry: Energy and Utilities, Energy Rotational Graduate Scheme

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Severn Trent

IS Category Specialist, Group Commercial at Severn Trent

Application Advice: Read up on background of business - current and future challenges and innovative ideas.

Interview Advice: Keep calm.

Industry: Energy and Utilities, Production Planner

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Severn Trent

Business leadership graduate, Credit management at Severn Trent

Application Advice: Know the company well especially new challenges and our plan until 2020 and most importantly be yourself and this will shine through.

Interview Advice: Be yourself, try to enjoy it and try to think outside the box. Again know the plans for the next 5 years or so really well

Industry: Energy and Utilities, Energy Rotational Graduate Scheme

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Severn Trent

Project Analsyst / Manager, Business Improvement Team at Severn Trent

Application Advice: Get some back ground knowledge of the industry.

Interview Advice: Prepare well, try to relax and enjoy it.

Industry: Energy and Utilities, Process and Quality Control

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WSP

Assistant Engineer, Power Networks – Transmission at WSP

Application Advice: Make it clear that you are trainable and a quick learner, companies will almost always intend to train you in what they want so you need to show you can absorb and implement this information.

Interview Advice: Be personable as well as intelligent.

Industry: Energy and Utilities, Energy Rotational Graduate Scheme

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WSP

Graduate Consultant, at WSP

Application Advice: Negotiate starting salary! The company will already know whether they want you from the interview, and I know lots of graduates who did - and were successful.

Interview Advice: Research the job thoroughly. If a certain type of report/equipment/software etc. is mentioned in the job description - look it up and be ready when they ask you "what do you know about xyz".

Industry: Energy and Utilities, Environmental Consultancy & Management

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WSP

Consultant, Environmental Planning at WSP

Application Advice: - Know the industry. it sounds simple but knowing about the company you are applying to and the industry sectors they work in is helpful. - Also you need to show a total willingness to learn and adopt. This attitude is well received in the organisation.

Interview Advice: - Technical specific questions can be problematic for graduates, given the lack of knowledge or experience. If faced with this the best option is to identify that you don't know something and reassure them that you are keen to learn. - Come armed with qu

Industry: Energy and Utilities, Environmental Consultancy & Management

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Mott MacDonald

Graduate Environmental Consultant, Thermal, Hydropower and Renewables at Mott MacDonald

Application Advice: Put time and effort into your application (quality over quantity) Be honest and confident, they are interested in who you are as well as what you do Be positive, present what you have to offer Be open about challenges you have faced, how you react to a challenge is an important aspect of the job

Interview Advice: Prepare, prepare, prepare Practice, practice, practice Get to know the company as best you can, not just the facts but the ethos. Mott MacDonald are proud of their staff, their work and their achievements. If you are assigned a task as part of your interview, it is crucial you understand the scope and respond to what is being asked, so spend time figuring this out and prepare accordingly. Take heed of the guidance provided to you in preparation for the interview.

Industry: Energy and Utilities, Environmental Consultancy & Management

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WSP

Graduate Environmental Consultant, Environmental Assessment and Management at WSP

Application Advice: Prepare for your interview well.

Industry: Energy and Utilities, Environmental Consultancy & Management

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WSP

Assistant Engineer, Power Networks at WSP

Application Advice: Should definitely apply and if they join they should then make sure they take ownership of their own development no matter how well organised our corporate graduate scheme is.

Interview Advice: Be relaxed, be yourself, be open to teamwork and discussion, respect the other candidates, smile!

Industry: Energy and Utilities, Energy Rotational Graduate Scheme

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Severn Trent

BLP Graduate Strategic Planner, Strategic Planning at Severn Trent

Application Advice: Understand the business and the vision - this can be achieved by looking at annual reviews/AMPs. Understand the challenges within the water industry and what the future holds for the industry. Identify your transferrable skills and relate these to the company. Make considerable effort to showcase your confidence and competence through presentations. Express abilities to understand data, develop reports and offer problem solving solutions.

Interview Advice: Be confident. Develop measured answers. Take time to reflect before answering. Speak with value rather than for the sake of speaking. Understand the business and relate yourself to it. Show your ability to be a people person.

Industry: Energy and Utilities, Energy Rotational Graduate Scheme

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Change Agents UK

Sustainability Projects Assisstant, Sustainability at Change Agents UK

Application Advice: Re-read every application and get someone else to read each one too. You end up applying for so many which are so similar it's easy to get confused between different job specs.

Interview Advice: Be confident and friendly. As long as you have some relevant experience, what the employer wants to see is that you will fit in well in the team.

Industry: Energy and Utilities, Environmental Consultancy & Management

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Mott MacDonald

Graduate Engineer, Renewables – Wind Power at Mott MacDonald

Application Advice: There is only advertising about Graduate Scheme - so do not expect much when applying.

Industry: Energy and Utilities, Energy Rotational Graduate Scheme

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Severn Trent

Business Leadership Graduate, at Severn Trent

Application Advice: Be yourself! There's a good mix of personalities, so don't try and be an 'apprentice' type candidate.

Industry: Energy and Utilities, Energy Rotational Graduate Scheme

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Severn Trent

Network Controller, Network Control at Severn Trent

Application Advice: Apply early, link yourself with specific experiences in your previous roles and try and structure your answers in logical ways with specific and different experiences for each question.

Interview Advice: Plan and prepare for a wide variety of questions.

Industry: Energy and Utilities, Environmental Consultancy & Management

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nucleargraduates

nucleargraduates programme member, at nucleargraduates

Interview Advice: The assessment centre is 2 days long so make sure you're refreshed for it so you can be on top form- just be yourself and try not to compete too much with your fellow candidates- concentrate on your own performance.

Industry: Energy and Utilities, Nuclear Engineer

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nucleargraduates

, at nucleargraduates

Application Advice: Show your enthusiastic about the industry and if you get to the assessment centre, just throw yourself in and embrace the madness.

Industry: Energy and Utilities, Nuclear Engineer

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Change Agents UK

Sustainability Project Assistant, Estates at Change Agents UK

Application Advice: Ensure you are passionate about sustainability. This is best shown through volunteering experience in the environmental sector. I have found this experience critical when applying for environmental jobs and your passion is definitely needed to be a SPA.

Interview Advice: If you are applying to be a SPA at a University make sure you have researched the sustainability issues that Universities face- eg. energy, procurement, waste management. Use the STAR technique to answer questions regarding your skills. There will most likely be a question regarding your abilities to project manage and communicate sustainability effectively as well as which area of sustainability you are most interested in.

Industry: Energy and Utilities, Environmental Consultancy & Management

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Change Agents UK

Sustainability Engagement Manager, Queen Mary University of London at Change Agents UK

Application Advice: Pay close attention to the shortlisting criteria, and utilise the resources that Change Agents provide to help you be successful. They provide feedback for interviews- take them up on this!

Interview Advice: You'll receive a preparation sheet- use this. You should also consider that the duties in the job description are often in number of importance relative to the position e.g. number 1 being the most important. Practice your answers, take a deep breath before you start to talk,and use the STAR formula.

Industry: Energy and Utilities, Environmental Consultancy & Management

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E.ON

Data Science, Data Science and Software Engineering at E.ON

Application Advice: Be willing to relocate. (Including internationally)

Industry: Energy and Utilities, Energy Product development

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Mott MacDonald

Graduate Renewable Energy Engineer (solar), Solar PV, Renewables at Mott MacDonald

Application Advice: -Know you CV -Know your background well, they will be asking about what you have done (eg. past projects etc)

Interview Advice: #NAME?

Industry: Energy and Utilities, Energy Rotational Graduate Scheme

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E.ON

International Markets Analyst, Finance at E.ON

Application Advice: 1) Honesty 2) Tailored application towards the energy industry.

Interview Advice: Understand the problems of the energy industry. Understand the qualification you will be doing. Understand what possible roles you may be doing.

Industry: Energy and Utilities, Agriculture

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E.ON

Business Change & IT Graduate, Business Change & IT at E.ON

Application Advice: Research the company and the industry including latest developments. Think about personal attributes and how these make you a good fit for the role.

Interview Advice: Be able to confidently answer questions such as - Why you want to work in this industry, What makes E.ON stand out as an employer, How you can add value to the organisation. Take the opportunity to ask questions about the company and the scheme.

Industry: Energy and Utilities, Energy Rotational Graduate Scheme

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Mott MacDonald

Graduate Renewable Energy Engineer, Wind Energy at Mott MacDonald

Interview Advice: They will ask you about yourself as usual, try to be sincere and don't make up things that you haven't experienced.

Industry: Energy and Utilities, Energy Product development

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Change Agents UK

Energy Advisor, Dudley Council/Winter Warmth Scheme at Change Agents UK

Application Advice: Read the application form thoroughly and best correspond your achievements with the skills/requirements of the position.

Interview Advice: Research the topic prior to interview

Industry: Energy and Utilities, Environmental Consultancy & Management

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nucleargraduates

Gradate Chemist, at nucleargraduates

Application Advice: Research the industry, the graduate scheme and the program itself. Look at the application advice and the key skills/personality qualities they are looking for. Do not be put off by the online application, it looks daunting but break it down into ensuring each question is answered in the SMART format and clearly shows your individual input.

Interview Advice: The assessment centre is very demanding, the assessors aren't looking for you to know everything but more the willingness to learn and to apply logic to answer questions you might be unsure of. When preparing for the presentations spend time preparing and practicing, make sure you know areas around the subject for questions afterwards - use any props or models to help you it looks great and makes you stand out from others. Be aware at all times you are being assessed even at the evening meal.

Industry: Energy and Utilities, Energy Rotational Graduate Scheme

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nucleargraduates

Nucleargaduate, Office for Nuclear Regulation at nucleargraduates

Application Advice: Make sure you're open to moving around and trying a lot of different roles outside your comfort zone.

Interview Advice: Two day assessment centre. Google examples of competency interviews and team building role plays. All very standard stuff.

Industry: Energy and Utilities, Nuclear Engineer

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nucleargraduates

nucleargraduate, at nucleargraduates

Application Advice: Be honest. No one knows how to answer the "what makes you first class" question. Just do your best.

Interview Advice: The assessment centre is daunting but treat it like a game if you can. You'll meet some nice people and get fed well. Be yourself and present yourself honestly. Nuclear knowledge is a bonus but not a necessity, what seems to be important is that you show you are eager to learn and that you are someone with high social skills.

Industry: Energy and Utilities, Nuclear Engineer

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Severn Trent

Change and Continuous Improvement Analyst/manager, Customer at Severn Trent

Application Advice: Ensure you have a good understanding of Severn Trent and its values, the water industry in general and any recent news that relates to either of these. Ensure you have a clear idea of why you want to work for Severn Trent and what motivates you about the company.

Interview Advice: Be prepared with lots of examples of when you have displayed the key skills outlined in the job specification. Ensure you are yourself and let your personality show and why you would fit in well/ want to work at Severn Trent. In the group exercise ensure you display good leadership skills.

Industry: Energy and Utilities, Energy Rotational Graduate Scheme

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Mott MacDonald

Graduate Electrical Engineer, Power, Process and Nuclear at Mott MacDonald

Application Advice: If you enjoy report writing and have been sent to the other side of the country without getting paid for your travel time and unavoidable overtime, this will be the perfect position for you.

Interview Advice: Do your research and ask questions about the graduate programme.

Industry: Energy and Utilities, Nuclear Engineer

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Change Agents UK

Sustainability and Energy Project Assistant, Sustainability at Change Agents UK

Application Advice: Prepare, read about the organisation, be passionate.

Industry: Energy and Utilities, Environmental Consultancy & Management

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nucleargraduates

Graduate, at nucleargraduates

Application Advice: Make yourself stand out and talk about outside things you do and leadership roles.

Industry: Energy and Utilities, Chemistry

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nucleargraduates

, at nucleargraduates

Application Advice: Be enthusiastic, it doesn't matter if you don't know much about the nuclear industry, the key thing is that you are willing to learn.

Interview Advice: Practice for the online tests and video interview. The online tests are a bit different to the normal sort. With the video interview you have a set time to read a question and then you record your answer. Be prepared to know which sponsor you would like, and your reasons behind it. It doesn't necessarily rule you out from other sponsors, the nucleargraduate team will contact you and offer a different one if they think that sponsor is more suited to you. The 2-day assessment centre is definitely an exhausting experience. Over the two days you have to: give a 20 minute presentation, have behavioural, competency and technical interviews, have an individual role play exercise and have two group role play exercises. You have to be confident but not arrogant, listen to others but make sure you speak up and give your own opinions.

Industry: Energy and Utilities, Energy Rotational Graduate Scheme

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Change Agents UK

Project Manager, at Change Agents UK

Application Advice: Pay attention to learning resources CAUK offers - there are tips on what they are looking for in CV and CL on Change Agents Academy! Avoid simple mistakes. READ the application properly - many things / questions can be avoided if you read through.

Interview Advice: Simply be enthusiastic about the job and work we do.

Industry: Energy and Utilities, Environmental Consultancy & Management

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nucleargraduates

Physicist, at nucleargraduates

Application Advice: Focus on one sponsor that you would like to work for, as well as why you want to go to the company through nucleargraduates.

Interview Advice: Talk to your university careers advisors about interview tips, be open and honest and understand why you want nucleargraduates.

Industry: Energy and Utilities, Nuclear Engineer

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nucleargraduates

Nuclear Graduate, Decommissioning at nucleargraduates

Application Advice: Do your research on the industry and sponsoring companies. Think about why you want to go into the nuclear industry.

Industry: Energy and Utilities, Nuclear Engineer

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Costain

Sustainable Solutions Adviser, Sustainable Solutions at Costain

Application Advice: Know about the company, what area/sector that you would prefer to work in and describe how you would be able to add value to a project in your role.

Industry: Energy and Utilities, Energy Product development

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Severn Trent

Graduate Business Leadership Programme, at Severn Trent

Application Advice: Study our website - brief knowledge of what we do (water treatment works and sewage works; maintain distribution networks and sewers; bill customers; respond to problems; educate customers; generate electricity) Research the industry and its regulation (OFWAT, DWI, EA, CCW and DEFRA all play a role) - just make sure you have an overview of how we are regulated as it is specific to the water industry. Take an interest in company initiatives e.g. look at In My Street website and our renewables portfolio.

Interview Advice: Interviews are competency based so look up the STAR technique and use it. Talk about your personal role in past projects so use "I" instead of "we" even though it may feel unnatural. Ask questions at the end!

Industry: Energy and Utilities, Energy Rotational Graduate Scheme

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Severn Trent

Business Leadership Graduate, Transformation at Severn Trent

Application Advice: Emphasise your leadership qualities in your application.

Interview Advice: Research the water industry beforehand (e.g. challenges, opportunities) as you get asked about it in the interview. With every question they ask you, think of specific examples of what you have done which you could apply. Also, be ready to say why you have applied for the scheme and why it fits what you have studied at university.

Industry: Energy and Utilities, Energy Rotational Graduate Scheme

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Mott MacDonald

Graduate Ecologist, Ecology at Mott MacDonald

Application Advice: Be honest and work hard.

Interview Advice: Be yourself!

Industry: Energy and Utilities, Environmental Consultancy & Management

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Mott MacDonald

Ecologist, Ecology at Mott MacDonald

Application Advice: Research the current workload and projects being undertaken by your desired team. Relate your work history directly to these projects to show how you will hit the ground running with their ongoing workload.

Interview Advice: Conversational style of interview. Allows you to deviate and highlight your best points. Job role has some room for leniency so highlight your best points and your job may be aligned to them.

Industry: Energy and Utilities, Environmental Consultancy & Management

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Mott MacDonald

Graduate Waste Management Consultant, Environment at Mott MacDonald

Application Advice: Make sure you are very interested in waste and the environment as a whole as it will show. Have appropriate qualifications and experience for the job.

Interview Advice: The interviewers are great people and are also interested in getting to know if you fit with the team personally, show friendliness, you'll be working with them so they will be your friends in 1 year!

Industry: Energy and Utilities, Environmental Consultancy & Management

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Mott MacDonald

Ecologist, at Mott MacDonald

Application Advice: Voluntary work is very helpful when applying to be a graduate ecologist. Therefore it is important to start trying to obtain this as early as possible (when in university).

Interview Advice: Questions asked usually contain "What attracted you to the company?", "What are you hoping to gain from the position?", "Do you understand that you will sometimes have to work awkward hours?". There will often be tests to determine how much you know, such as asking you to write short methodologies, based on theoretical situations. There is almost always a test, based on identification of plants and animals (particularly protected species).

Industry: Energy and Utilities, Environmental Consultancy & Management

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Mott MacDonald

Graduate Environmental Consultant, Power at Mott MacDonald

Interview Advice: Had to give a presentation that I was given to prepare ahead of time. Lots of questions based on CV and studies as well as some more technical ones.

Industry: Energy and Utilities, Environmental Consultancy & Management

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Severn Trent

Business Analyst, Information Systems at Severn Trent

Application Advice: Learn as much as you can about the water industry and don't just use Severn Trent's website check OFWAT, DEFRA etc.

Interview Advice: Read our leadership behaviours and think of a situation where you can demonstrate each one. Even tailor your CV if necessary.

Industry: Energy and Utilities, Energy Rotational Graduate Scheme

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Severn Trent

Graduate Business Leadership, R&D at Severn Trent

Application Advice: Show examples of when you have shown initiative and taken the lead.

Interview Advice: Research the water industry and Severn Trent, know their challenges. Don't hold back in the group exercises.

Industry: Energy and Utilities, Environmental Consultancy & Management

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Galliford Try

Graduate Environmental Engineer, AWPR at Galliford Try

Application Advice: Be very hard working and keen to learn new things.

Interview Advice: Be yourself and ask plenty of questions.

Industry: Energy and Utilities, Environmental Consultancy & Management

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Severn Trent

Business Leadership Graduate, Water Industry at Severn Trent

Application Advice: Do some basic research on the water industry.

Interview Advice: Try to use as wide a range of examples as you can.

Industry: Energy and Utilities, Environmental Consultancy & Management

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Amec Foster Wheeler

Reactor Physics Graduate, Reactor Safety and Performance at Amec Foster Wheeler

Application Advice: Summer internships and work experience will certainly help!

Industry: Energy and Utilities, Nuclear Engineer

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Severn Trent

Graduate, Customer Care at Severn Trent

Application Advice: Be yourself. It's worth putting a bit of effort into your answers because the job is great.

Interview Advice: Competency based questions.

Industry: Energy and Utilities, Energy Rotational Graduate Scheme

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Severn Trent

Business Analyst, Customer Care at Severn Trent

Application Advice: Be yourself but make sure you remain professional.

Industry: Energy and Utilities, Energy Rotational Graduate Scheme

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Severn Trent

Customer and Community County Lead, Wholesale Operations at Severn Trent

Application Advice: Be yourself - don't put what you think they want to hear. Really research the company, don't just look at what's going on on the website, look at what the future challenges might be in the wider industry.

Interview Advice: Questions involving team work examples, leadership examples, adapting styles to differing audiences, why you want to work for the company etc.

Industry: Energy and Utilities, Energy Rotational Graduate Scheme

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Severn Trent

Infrastructure Improvement Analyst, Planning and Performance at Severn Trent

Application Advice: It is not 'The Apprentice' and acting like a candidate won't get you very far through the process. Understand that it is a development role and you are not supposed to have all the answers straight away just the willingness to take on feedback and learn.

Interview Advice: Try to give real examples - they are easier to talk about and if questioned you will be able to speak about them in more detail. Try to understand the broader aspects of the business.

Industry: Energy and Utilities, Production Planner

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Severn Trent

Strategy Analyst, Planning and Performance at Severn Trent

Application Advice: Make sure this is the right business sector for you before you apply.

Interview Advice: Prepare competency based answers on your passed experiences. Look at our website!

Industry: Energy and Utilities, Environmental Consultancy & Management

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Severn Trent

Graduate Business leadership scheme, Graduate scheme at Severn Trent

Application Advice: It's relaxed so just be enthusiastic.

Interview Advice: Find out about the interviewer aswell so you undertsand more about Severn Trent.

Industry: Energy and Utilities, Energy Rotational Graduate Scheme

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Severn Trent

Business Leadership Graduate, Transformation at Severn Trent

Application Advice: Have well rounded C.V. Apply ASAP!

Interview Advice: Be yourself. Show experience, both in and out of work and how well you work with other people - team skills are important as well as leadership. Try to relax in assessment centres.

Industry: Energy and Utilities, Environmental Consultancy & Management

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Change Agents UK

Graduate Environmental Officer, at Change Agents UK

Application Advice: For any environmental role through Change Agents UK: Make sure you can show your passion and dedication for the environment.

Interview Advice: Make sure you are somewhere quiet and comfortable for the telephone interview!

Industry: Energy and Utilities, Environmental Consultancy & Management

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Severn Trent

Graduate, at Severn Trent

Application Advice: Research the company and have an idea of any recent articles or stories that have been in the press. Do practices of the aptitude tests before doing the real things (there are plenty of these online).

Interview Advice: Know how to use the STAR process to answer competency questions effectively and to the fullest.

Industry: Energy and Utilities, Energy Rotational Graduate Scheme

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National Grid

EU Policy Analyst, Transmission Network Service at National Grid

Application Advice: Make sure that you understand the regulatory environment that National Grid works in. Also make sure you know the competencies and values of National Grid, which you are assessed against.

Industry: Energy and Utilities, Energy Rotational Graduate Scheme

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Severn Trent

Graduate, Business Services at Severn Trent

Application Advice: Be honest in your candidacy, try and include things which are not solely devoted to academics and grades.

Interview Advice: Understand what a wholesaler is and what a retailer is. Be aware of market retail separation and what that would mean in terms of changing the dynamic of an organisation. Look up what else Severn Trent Water does globally!

Industry: Energy and Utilities, Energy Rotational Graduate Scheme

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Severn Trent

Capital Risk Manager, Wholesale Operations at Severn Trent

Application Advice: Know your numbers

Interview Advice: Research the company and find out from employees who work here what the culture is like

Industry: Energy and Utilities, Environmental Consultancy & Management

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Change Agents UK

Recycling Improvement Officer, Waste Management at Change Agents UK

Application Advice: Enthusiasm and a positive outlook is important for this role, Having knowledge in the area of waste management and project management is a necessity. Working to tight deadlines and motivation throughout the projects is vital.

Interview Advice: Need to have up to date relevant knowledge of waste management in the context of household waste collection and disposal. Showing that you can interpret key knowledge and translating it and communication it effectively to suit the different audiences would be very useful.

Industry: Energy and Utilities, Environmental Consultancy & Management

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Change Agents UK

Recycling Improvement Officer, Waste Management at Change Agents UK

Application Advice: As well as having good knowledge, you must be proficient in communicating with the public and possibly other groups. Having the ability to explain issues in a way that can be understood by diverse groups (from the level schoolchildren may understand, to that of a councillor) is very useful.

Interview Advice: Always study your person specification and job description well. The employer will most likely model their questions around the person spec - and follow it closely. They may add in the odd question such as "Do you feel you are creative in your work? Do you have examples of this?" and "What motivates you?" - but generally, in terms of what they really want to know - can you do the job - they will stick to the person specification.

Industry: Energy and Utilities, Environmental Consultancy & Management

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Change Agents UK

Environmental Assistant, Peterborough at Change Agents UK

Application Advice: Be confident and research the company. Read articles and news so that you are up to date with the industry you are applying for.

Interview Advice: Be positive, friendly and honest. Research the company and interviewers before hand and arrive 15 mins early.

Industry: Energy and Utilities, Environmental Consultancy & Management

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Severn Trent

Project Improvement Analyst, Business Improvement at Severn Trent

Application Advice: I would recommend researching the company and really understanding why you want to work for Severn Trent as this will help throughout the whole application process.

Interview Advice: Quite a standard competency based interview, use the STAR model when answering interview questions and make sure you've done your research.

Industry: Energy and Utilities, Energy Rotational Graduate Scheme

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Severn Trent

Business Leadership Programme, Renewable energy development at Severn Trent

Application Advice: Talk about what you have taken from all your life experiences, even if they do not seem obviously relevant. It didn't seem to matter whether I was talking about the environment-related placements I'd been on or my personal life or my hobbies (although I definitely weighted my examples towards the first) as long as I could explain how it made me develop.

Interview Advice: We were advised to use the STAR model as our interviews were competency based. There's good advice on using this on the Guardian website. Sticking to STAR as a formula for answering the questions worked for me. Also, at the group activities, there were some people who just didn't speak - they didn't get hired so make sure you take part.

Industry: Energy and Utilities, Energy Rotational Graduate Scheme

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Severn Trent

Process Design Engineer, Process Design at Severn Trent

Application Advice: Show innovation and the ability to work under pressure in a team.

Interview Advice: Some knowledge of the technical side of the industry.

Industry: Energy and Utilities, Process and Quality Control

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nucleargraduates

nucleargraduate, Rolls-Royce at nucleargraduates

Application Advice: Have an idea which sponsor you would like to work for.

Interview Advice: Be preapred for a challenging 2-day assessment centre. Do a lot of research about the company and the industry to give you the best possible chance.

Industry: Energy and Utilities, Nuclear Engineer

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National Grid

Graduate Engineer, Graduate Scheme at National Grid

Application Advice: Read as much as you can on National Grid before applying.

Interview Advice: It's a typical competency based interview. Make sure you have thought about different times in your life when you showed leadership skills, had a problem and worked on its solution, etc.

Industry: Energy and Utilities, Energy Rotational Graduate Scheme

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Npower

Graduate, General at Npower

Application Advice: - be very specific with your answers and try not to provide generic responses that everyone else would say - articulate your contribution to a project/piece of work and focus on what you did and how - explain your thought process and rationale behin

Industry: Energy and Utilities, Energy Rotational Graduate Scheme

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National Grid

Strategy Graduate, Energy Strategy and Policy at National Grid

Application Advice: It's a great place to work! Its training people to be future leaders. The impact of the work can always be drawn to the company's core values.

Interview Advice: The company when interviewing aren't trying to catch any one out. It's a competency based interview and as long as "you are yourself" you should be able to get through easily.

Industry: Energy and Utilities, Energy Rotational Graduate Scheme

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Severn Trent

Process Adviser, Wastewater treatment and quality at Severn Trent

Application Advice: Be honest - try and get as many competencies as you can within your application. Search the website and look for the 'about us' section on the companies website. Look at the recently announced determination on ofwat's website - this will tell you our plans for the next 5 years.

Interview Advice: Be yourself and research the company and wider industry in the UK and even abroad.

Industry: Energy and Utilities, Process and Quality Control

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Severn Trent

Severn Trent

Application Advice: Research the company online, know the history, what we are currently doing and where do we aspire to be. Knowing about the industry and having ideas to make the company improve are always a bonus. And do remember to prepare your competency questions and understand what skills and behaviours they are looking for in that role.

Interview Advice: Have multiple examples of previous experiences to be flexible in your competency questions/answers and do use STAR structure- do not forget the "R" bit.

Industry: Energy and Utilities, Environmental Consultancy & Management

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Severn Trent

Traffic Management Act Team Manager, Water at Severn Trent

Application Advice: Take the time to read about & understand the "behaviours" Severn Trent looks for and ensure that these are clearly shown in the experiences you include in the application. Make sure you make it clear why you want to work in the industry and for Severn Trent in particular.

Interview Advice: Have a clear and comprehensive answer on why you would like to work for the business and drop in some of the facts/figures you'll have picked up in your research.

Industry: Energy and Utilities, Environmental Consultancy & Management

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Severn Trent

Process Designer, Process Integration at Severn Trent

Application Advice: Be interested in water treatment engineering. There is a shift towards innovation now and enthusiastic process engineers will be well saught after.

Interview Advice: Play for the team, show confidence in your own ideas but maturity in being able to compromise with others when needed.

Industry: Energy and Utilities, Process and Quality Control

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Change Agents UK

Warm Home Officer, at Change Agents UK

Application Advice: Preparation, preparation, preparation! Learn as much as you can about the placement you have applied for and incorporate that knowledge in all stages of the application process.

Interview Advice: Know why you're applying for the role, if you have a genuine passion for the post, this will shine through and your answers will come easily.

Industry: Energy and Utilities, Environmental Consultancy & Management

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Severn Trent

Distribution Team Manager, Distribution at Severn Trent

Application Advice: Research the company and find something you're passionate about to discuss and connect with - it is so much more than running taps and flushing toilets!

Interview Advice: Competency questions, be honest about what motivates you.

Industry: Energy and Utilities, Environmental Consultancy & Management

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Petrofac

Technical Safety Engineer, Technical Safety at Petrofac

Application Advice: Ensure you are fully aware of the role you are applying for. Expect to have to take the more mundane tasks along with the more interesting.

Industry: Energy and Utilities, Oil & Gas Engineering

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National Grid

Performance & Assurance Manager, London Operation at National Grid

Application Advice: Preperation is key - know who the company is and what role you're applying for.

Interview Advice: assessment centre, so: - interview - group exercise - presentation

Industry: Energy and Utilities, Energy Rotational Graduate Scheme

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Change Agents UK

Sustainability Project Assistant, at Change Agents UK

Application Advice: Read their application notes.

Interview Advice: Read their interview guides- really good.

Industry: Energy and Utilities, Environmental Consultancy & Management

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National Grid

Power System Engineer, Network Access Planning at National Grid

Application Advice: Ensure that you have read up about the company you are applying to, they will value this greatly in any interview and it helps to demonstrate your passion for the job.

Interview Advice: Be prepared to work individually and as part of a team.

Industry: Energy and Utilities, Energy Rotational Graduate Scheme

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Petrofac

Construction Engineer, at Petrofac

Application Advice: Be prepared, know the company and be adaptable to ever changing circumstances in this industry.

Interview Advice: Smile, relax and be honest.

Industry: Energy and Utilities, Oil & Gas Engineering

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Petrofac

Construction Engineer, at Petrofac

Application Advice: Ensure your CV is not overloaded with information. List key learnings from University you think would be most suitable to the role you are applying for. Additionally mention experience gained throughout university and any industrial or summer placements if applicable.

Interview Advice: Come prepared, know the company (carry out research into the area of the business you are applying - Offshore projects) read up on the kind of work we carry out (case studies can be found on the webpage).

Industry: Energy and Utilities, Oil & Gas Engineering

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Npower

Development Analyst, Real Estate at Npower

Application Advice: Be clear. Avoid jargon and acronyms. The company has a "simple and clear" mentality when it comes to language so apply that principle. Be yourself, the graduates this year are from a wide variety of backgrounds and a mix of interests with varied skill sets. Consider what the company is looking for and work out how that applies to you. They want talented, passionate individuals, not faceless coporate drones.

Interview Advice: Clarity, passion and preparation. We had some of the typical questions about team work, good customer service, bad customer service etc.

Industry: Energy and Utilities, Energy Rotational Graduate Scheme

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Npower

Commercial Analyst, Commercial Operations at Npower

Application Advice: Ensure that you have a very well rounded application and try to make all of your qualities shine through in a modest manner.

Interview Advice: Stay relaxed and don't panic.

Industry: Energy and Utilities, Energy Rotational Graduate Scheme

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BP

Graduate Engineer, at BP

Application Advice: Have a range of evidence to support your application form answers; don't just use all university or all work examples.

Interview Advice: Don't be a robot; show your personality and individuality.

Industry: Energy and Utilities, Oil & Gas Engineering

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National Grid

National Grid

Application Advice: Focus on preparing for the key competencies which are being assessed and make sure you understand our role in the energy market, how we are regulated etc.

Industry: Energy and Utilities, Energy Rotational Graduate Scheme

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GE

Edison Engineering Development Program, at GE

Application Advice: Nothing particular, just get to know the company and the business and be yourself.

Industry: Energy and Utilities, Oil & Gas Engineering

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Hilti GB Ltd

Oil and Gas Specialist Account Manager, Aberdeen at Hilti GB Ltd

Application Advice: Make sure you are aware of the company history, and have a clear reason why you want to work for Hilti. Not only to convince them, but convince yourself you can fit in this organization.

Industry: Energy and Utilities, Oil & Gas Engineering

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Npower

Capability & Delivery Manager, Commercial Credit Risk at Npower

Application Advice: Use the star method to show how you can be a future leader in the business Show that you've researched what npower is trying to achieve and their strategic goal

Interview Advice: Ensure you know npowers customers Ensure you have examples when you have worked in a team, overcome a difficult situation, led a project etc.

Industry: Energy and Utilities, Energy Rotational Graduate Scheme

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Npower

Project Manager, Npower Business Solutions at Npower

Application Advice: Detail as much of your own achievements as you can in your application. In any group tasks you have done, specify exactly what you did within the team and what you personally did to help the team succeed. Make yourself stand out of the crowd and show off your achievements.

Interview Advice: They are looking for you to have strong leadership skills and innovative thinking so try and find personal examples of these for all interview questions.

Industry: Energy and Utilities, Energy Rotational Graduate Scheme

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Change Agents UK

Energy Officer, Rutland at Change Agents UK

Application Advice: Be personal and do your home work on energy tariffs and payment methods

Interview Advice: If you don't know then say it with a smile

Industry: Energy and Utilities, Environmental Consultancy & Management

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DCC plc

IT Business Analyst, IT at DCC plc

Application Advice: Get to know the company and the industries well and use the interview to find out more. DCC has a difficult structure to understand and it's understandable that you won't know everything about the company. Use the interviewers to find out more. Make contact with someone from the company and use them as a resource in the lead up to the interview.

Interview Advice: Competency based interview

Industry: Energy and Utilities, Energy Rotational Graduate Scheme

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National Grid

Environmental Advisor, at National Grid

Application Advice: The assessment process involves an initial telephone interview and then a two day assessment centre. Throughout the assessment process, you'll need to understand National Grid's role in the UK's energy industry, which you can research on the website (try the investor centre for some helpful one page summaries). You should also try to find out about the role of our regulator, Ofgem, and current issues affecting the energy industry, such as climate change, renewable subsidies and price freezes.

Interview Advice: During the application process, you need to be able to provide examples of times when you demonstrated key competencies such as time management, leadership or team work, so have a range of examples to hand. It is really important to draw your answers from a wide range of experiences, so bring in university, volunteering and previous work experience if you can.

Industry: Energy and Utilities, Environmental Consultancy & Management

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Npower

Power Industry Risk Analyst, Settlement and Industry Risk at Npower

Application Advice: Learn as much as you can about the energy industry, not just retail but also generation, transmission and distribution systems. Highlight leadership qualities in equal importance to analytical skills.

Interview Advice: Know the industry and the main challenges faced Keep up-to-date with current affairs relating to the energy sector

Industry: Energy and Utilities, Energy Rotational Graduate Scheme

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Npower

Regulatory Analyst, Regulation at Npower

Application Advice: Read the critical behaviours - explain what you've done to show them Really engage in the assessment day - work with your fellow applicants and SHOW the critical behaviours

Interview Advice: Be yourself and be honest - it's important the employer sees you. Prepare answers on how you've shown your skills

Industry: Energy and Utilities, Energy Rotational Graduate Scheme

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Npower

Quant Risk Graduate, Quant Risk at Npower

Application Advice: Research the company and understand if it is suited for you and why

Interview Advice: Show your motivation and go prepared

Industry: Energy and Utilities, Energy Rotational Graduate Scheme

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Npower

Customer Transformation Programme, Business Solutions at Npower

Application Advice: Use clear examples that show the great things that you've done and link the skills you've learned/developed to the graduate scheme at npower.

Interview Advice: Use the interview to show the assessors what you've done. RWE npower are looking for bright, engaged, proactive and enthusiastic individuals. Be yourself and be confident but not arrogant!

Industry: Energy and Utilities, Energy Rotational Graduate Scheme

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Npower

Business Movers Team Manager, Sales & marketing at Npower

Application Advice: Give them a flavour of who you are, add some personality to it. It's always good to know what your achievements have been in any given role so emphasize those.

Interview Advice: Remember to keep things concise and relevant. Give examples when asked a competency question so you can prove your skills. If you haven't experienced a situation like it then talk about what you would do in that position.

Industry: Energy and Utilities, Energy Rotational Graduate Scheme

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UK Power Networks

, at UK Power Networks

Application Advice: Be enthusiastic and have a basic understanding of how distribution networks operate.

Industry: Energy and Utilities, Energy Rotational Graduate Scheme

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Arcadis

Sustainability consultant, Sustainability at Arcadis

Application Advice: Try to get some similar work experience prior to EC Harris

Industry: Energy and Utilities, Environmental Consultancy & Management

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National Grid

Graduate Engineer, Gas Distribution at National Grid

Application Advice: Do it! Remember to include information about hobbies and interests too as the personal development opportunities outside of University are just as important as your academic achievements.

Interview Advice: Be yourself and be genuine. They aren't trying to catch you out, they just want to see you at your best!

Industry: Energy and Utilities, Oil & Gas Engineering

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Amec Foster Wheeler

Oil and Gas Engineer, Subsea Engineering at Amec Foster Wheeler

Application Advice: Amec Foster Wheeler is a very good company to start with, since they are concerned about your progress and development. They constantly assist you since they are aware of the difficulties faced while starting a graduate scheme. Applying for this role, it is not easy since there are lots of candidates. However, you have to be persistant and enthusiastic about it. Just work hard to get it!

Interview Advice: HR people and managers are so friendly that you will be happy to go through such a stressful day with them. Be yourself, be honest and enjoy!

Industry: Energy and Utilities, Oil & Gas Engineering

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National Graduate Development Programme

Technical Graduate Engineer, GrainLNG/ Assurance at National Graduate Development Programme

Application Advice: Can't remember as did this years ago. Good CV?

Interview Advice: You don’t need to 'know it all' and be all technical. It is how you come across and can get on individually and more importantly as part of a team. Those that are good communicators (not necessarily gobby/loud) are the ones that are more likely to stand out.

Industry: Energy and Utilities, Oil & Gas Engineering

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National Graduate Development Programme

Graduate Rotation, at National Graduate Development Programme

Application Advice: Be yourself. The company is looking for the right people with the right attributes and skills not only the technical skills. The idea is to employ the right people and the skills required for the job can be developed.

Interview Advice: The only real preparation is for the interview. Have examples following the STAR methodology. Be yourself and it will be appreciated.

Industry: Energy and Utilities, Energy Rotational Graduate Scheme

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GE

FMP, Finance at GE

Application Advice: You should have international experience

Interview Advice: Study GE website and your job posting before the interview

Industry: Energy and Utilities, Oil & Gas Engineering

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National Grid

Assistant Asset Supervisor, Operations: Operate and Maintain at National Grid

Application Advice: Take your time and really focus on the Situational Judgment test

Interview Advice: Prepare in depth 'standard' competency questions Be yourself, with a two day assessment centre, it would be obvious if you're not. Get stuck in in the activities, its not necessarily about the outcome but more about the content and how you come across in them.

Industry: Energy and Utilities, Oil & Gas Engineering

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National Grid

Graduate, Corporate Affairs at National Grid

Application Advice: Are you passionate about the energy industry? Do you want to be at the heart of the energy infrastructure? If yes, National Grid may be the right company for you. It is vital that you have a passion about energy and want to make a difference. I would advise be yourself, think about what makes you unique, what skills and experiences do you have. Also willingness to develop and change as a young professional.

Interview Advice: Make a make map on key projects that you have been part of, then work out what skills you have developed and reinforced. This helps coming up with examples and ensuring your example is the strongest for the skill.

Industry: Energy and Utilities, Energy Rotational Graduate Scheme

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National Grid

Energy Trader, Commercial optimisation: Prompt at National Grid

Application Advice: Be honest, everything that you claim to have done is checked thoroughly.

Interview Advice: Be passionate about the energy industry, and let your personality show through in the interview.

Industry: Energy and Utilities, Energy Rotational Graduate Scheme

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National Grid

Commercial Graduate, Transmission Network Service at National Grid

Application Advice: Look at the corporate responsibility pages on the company website - the company values are very important and they want applicants who display them.

Interview Advice: You will be asked about your motivation for joining the company, your knowledge of the company, and about basic competencies (Building relationships, Delivery, Developing Self & Others etc). Use the national grid website to prepare, there is a wealth of useful info on there. Focus on understanding how being regulated impacts the company, and consider the Transmission Owner, System Operator and Gas Distribution roles of the business - as well as the unregulated business.

Industry: Energy and Utilities, Energy Rotational Graduate Scheme

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BP

Graduate Chemical Engineer, Chemicals at BP

Application Advice: Focus on your competencies, and do your research into the oil and gas sector before applying.

Interview Advice: For technical interviews - understand the fundamentals of your discipline. For competency interviews - rehearse a few answers and scenarios beforehand, so that you can talk about different situations if asked. Focus on what "you" did in each scenario.

Industry: Energy and Utilities, Process and Quality Control

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Amec Foster Wheeler

Safety Case Consultant, Safety Case at Amec Foster Wheeler

Interview Advice: Be prepared to answer maths questions on a whiteboard in front of the interviewers

Industry: Energy and Utilities, Nuclear Engineer

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nucleargraduates

Environmental Officer, at nucleargraduates

Application Advice: You need to know why you want to be on the scheme. It's the most comprehensive scheme in the industry and requires a lot of motivaiton, you need to be prepared to put the effort in. Be honest and answer all the questions openly, it's best in the long run if you're honest about what you want to do.

Industry: Energy and Utilities, Environmental Consultancy & Management

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UK Power Networks

Graduate, at UK Power Networks

Application Advice: Read up on OFGEM and the future of the Electricity Network and how distributed generation and other innovations will effect UKPN and other DNO's.

Industry: Energy and Utilities, Energy Rotational Graduate Scheme

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UK Power Networks

, Capital programme and procurement at UK Power Networks

Application Advice: Unless you are forceful in trying to find your own work then I would consider applying for another company instead as you need to constantly fight for work. You should also be very clear in what you want to get out of it yourself as it will not be set for you.

Industry: Energy and Utilities, Energy Rotational Graduate Scheme

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Thames Water

Outage Planner, London Water Control at Thames Water

Application Advice: Think carefully about your own strengths and weaknesses when it comes to planning your time, organising others, and interacting with experienced people across the company. Is taking on a challenging role something you'd enjoy or struggle to adapt to?

Interview Advice: Go further than reading anecdotal journalism about the company and repeating news found on the company website. Instead, if you can demonstrate you've made the attempt to meet someone from the company and gather their insights, you'll be in a very strong position to relay your understanding back to your interviewer. As water & waste is a specific industry, you'll need to understand more than just the basic facts about the company and it's infrastructure. Some research into the processes behind water treatment would also pay off if you can demonstrate your knowledge at interview.

Industry: Energy and Utilities, Production Planner

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BP

Process Engineering, Upstream Projects at BP

Application Advice: Be flexible in location and be prepared to live in remote locations if necessary.

Interview Advice: Read up on a variety of material and always talk through your thought process.

Industry: Energy and Utilities, Oil & Gas Engineering

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Petrofac

Graduate Construction Engineer, Construction at Petrofac

Application Advice: Know the role you are applying for the long-term career prospects associated with it.

Interview Advice: It's a bit Cliché but, be yourself. An insight into the Oil & Gas is beneficial and most of all know the role you've applied for.

Industry: Energy and Utilities, Oil & Gas Engineering

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Petrofac

Construction Engineer, Engineering at Petrofac

Application Advice: Take the opportunities to gain site experience when they arise.

Industry: Energy and Utilities, Oil & Gas Engineering

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National Grid

Graduate Rotation, at National Grid

Application Advice: Show how you "live the National Grid values"

Industry: Energy and Utilities, Energy Rotational Graduate Scheme

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Amey

Innovation Project Manager, Innovation at Amey

Application Advice: Be professional and prepared. Undertake personal research on the company to ensure you understand what services Amey provides.

Interview Advice: Be calm and measured in your answers.

Industry: Energy and Utilities, Energy Product development

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BP

Geoscientist, Reservoir Development at BP

Application Advice: Bear in mind there are far more people submitting an initial application than there are jobs available. Take your time and don't do anything silly that'll get you screened out before you have a chance to show yourself off in later stages. Read everything twice, and think about how you can demonstrate not only your technical skills but also your personality through your answers.

Interview Advice: Don't focus on the industry specific knowledge when preparing for interview. A deep technical foundation is more important, because everyone is very willing to teach you the petroleum bits on the job. If you have a fundamental understanding of the principles which guide earth processes, and an attitude that you're willing to learn, that is more important. I would also advise checking out the five company values - you'll need to fit them to fit in here.

Industry: Energy and Utilities, Geoscientist

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National Grid

Engineering Graduate, Gas Distribution at National Grid

Application Advice: If you get to the point where you are invited to the assessment centre, remember to be yourself! You've got this far which means they've hired you on paper, now show them your personality and let them know that you're someone they'll really want to work with!

Interview Advice: Remember the STAR format (Situation, Task, Action and Result). It's fundamental that you give examples and evidence for any answers that you give to the interviewer. Again,be natural/personable, these people want to hire someone they will get on with!

Industry: Energy and Utilities, Energy Rotational Graduate Scheme

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National Grid

Process Analyst, Emergency Response & Repair Process at National Grid

Application Advice: Spend time understanding what the company does and understand the role you are applying for. It is great to see where you skills and competencies will best match the needs of the company. Be honest in your application and show and interest in the industry/sector.

Interview Advice: The interview is a straightforward competency based interview designed to gauge your interest in the job and competencies that are applicable. Be prepared with examples to match various competencies, with a range of academic and non-academic examples. There is also a group exercise where the emphasis is on working together and finally an individual presentation exercise. Overall the assessment centre is straightforward however it is critical to stay calm and ensure your responses are well thought out and collected.

Industry: Energy and Utilities, Energy Rotational Graduate Scheme

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National Grid

Power System Engineer, Electricity Transmission at National Grid

Application Advice: Be confident of strengths and how these can apply to the role. if you are not specifically trained to do this job, stress how what you know and have learned is relevant to the role. demonstrate forward thinking approach and eagerness to push change.

Interview Advice: Hall your examples of skills and competencies to hand to be able to talk about

Industry: Energy and Utilities, Agriculture

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nucleargraduates

nucleargraduate, Environmental at nucleargraduates

Application Advice: Be yourself throughout the selection process, you have to have all the answers.. Recruiters are looking for an individual with potential and the necessary confidence and adaptability to make it through the programme.

Industry: Energy and Utilities, Environmental Consultancy & Management

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nucleargraduates

nucleargraduate, at nucleargraduates

Application Advice: - Be honest and answer the questions in a structured manor. Demonstrate all the key skills you need to be a nucleargraduate, particularly that you're flexible. - Have multiple examples and don't focus on just your academic achievements, they want to kno

Interview Advice: - Read up on the sponsor organisations and know which you're keen to work for. - Be prepared for a challenge, some of the activities seem a bit strange at first but make sure you throw yourself into them fully and work well with the other applicants to

Industry: Energy and Utilities, Nuclear Engineer

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National Grid

Graduate Engineer, Gas Market Operation at National Grid

Application Advice: Due to the nature of the work, National Grid is a risk adverse company. Don't try and demonstrate you are a risk taker. If you are a risk taker and that is something you enjoy. I don't think National Grid is for you.

Interview Advice: As per any interview learn what the company does. It has many arms to the company and it would be useful to have a knowledge of them all and how they fit within the energy sector. National grid is a very personable company, during the interview process there will be opportunities to talk to many people from around the business. Take these opportunities it will relax you and get you noticed.

Industry: Energy and Utilities, Energy Rotational Graduate Scheme

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National Grid

Investment Delivery Engineer, Electricity Transmission Asset Management at National Grid

Application Advice: My role is in a great department which gives excellent exposures to many areas of the business. A role here gives good opportunity to work with colleagues in a variety of departments and builds good project management and leadership skills.

Industry: Energy and Utilities, Energy Rotational Graduate Scheme

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National Grid

Graduate Engineer, Gas Distrubition at National Grid

Application Advice: Research some of the interview questions you are likely to be asked.

Interview Advice: be yourself - don't make things up just be genuine and honest, those are what National Grid values.

Industry: Energy and Utilities, Oil & Gas Engineering

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National Graduate Development Programme

Instrumentation Graduate, Maintenance at National Graduate Development Programme

Application Advice: Take your time and make sure you put the best of you down on the application as lots of people apply. Try to have a key reason why you want to join the company.

Interview Advice: Research the company quite a lot, they do so much more than you think (even if you presume you know what they do already!). They are very likley to ask what you know about the American side of the business in an interview.

Industry: Energy and Utilities, Oil & Gas Engineering

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Amec Foster Wheeler

Equipment Engineer, at Amec Foster Wheeler

Application Advice: Industrial experience and leadership/teamwork roles need to be a focus along side academics.

Interview Advice: Your technical interviewer wants to see how you approach a problem not just what you know, don't panic when you don't know the answer.

Industry: Energy and Utilities, Oil & Gas Engineering

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National Grid

Graduate, Global Procurement at National Grid

Application Advice: Ensure that you take your time when filling out the application form, it's your chance to shine on a piece of paper.. don't rush! If having a telephone interview / video make sure you come across professional and have read up about National Grid. Do a SWOT analysis of yourself to enable you to speak about your strength and weaknesses, what makes you stand out from the rest? National Grid's graduate scheme is highly competitive!

Industry: Energy and Utilities, Energy Rotational Graduate Scheme

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Amec Foster Wheeler

Graduate Physicist, at Amec Foster Wheeler

Application Advice: Be yourself, know the company, technical and personal skills needed

Interview Advice: Take a minute to think before answering, keep up to date on relevant news and projects undertaken

Industry: Energy and Utilities, Nuclear Engineer

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Petrofac

Graduate Planning Engineer, at Petrofac

Interview Advice: Have examples of skills you have previously demonstrated i.e. teamwork and leadership.

Industry: Energy and Utilities, Production Planner

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National Grid

Stakeholder Delivery, Gas Distribution at National Grid

Interview Advice: Resarch into the energy industry. Change is coming fast!

Industry: Energy and Utilities, Energy Rotational Graduate Scheme

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National Grid

Commercial Analyst, Commercial Frameworks Electricity at National Grid

Application Advice: Get a good understanding of what NG do as it's a very niche role in the industry. Show your interpersonal skills as this is becoming ever more important to be able to engage and interact with people to get work done quicker NG is a long-term career option for many so have an idea of your rough career path within the company

Interview Advice: Be prepared to answer questions on inclusion and diversity, which is important at NG

Industry: Energy and Utilities, Energy Rotational Graduate Scheme

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Petrofac

Construction Engineer, Construction at Petrofac

Application Advice: Just be confident and relax for the interview but make sure that you are very flexible and have limited commitments at home due to the nature of the industry, you may have to travel a lot.

Industry: Energy and Utilities, Oil & Gas Engineering

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Petrofac

Grauduate Planning Engineer, Planning at Petrofac

Application Advice: Make sure to do the background research into the role you are applying for and if you are able to move with the job.

Interview Advice: Make sure to learn and understand the company values and how you can apply this to your life experiences.

Industry: Energy and Utilities, Oil & Gas Engineering

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Petrofac

Metering Engineer, Rotating Equipment & Metering at Petrofac

Application Advice: Demonstrate your skills and do not get worried about knowing the specifics of the technical aspect of the job

Interview Advice: Be yourself

Industry: Energy and Utilities, Oil & Gas Engineering

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BP

Process Safety Engineer, Process Safety at BP

Application Advice: Apply in a few years once we're employing again! If the application process is similar, take note of the company values and really integrate them into your answers.

Interview Advice: Make sure you know your basic technical skills - not the fancy final year stuff, but your real building blocks of your degree from 1st/2nd year. If you don't know or struggle with a question, make sure you always talk through your thinking with the interviewer. Only 1/3 of the marks are for technical, the other 2/3s are on your ability to communicate with your interviewer.

Industry: Energy and Utilities, Oil & Gas Engineering

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BP

Mechanical Engineer, Engineering at BP

Application Advice: Energy and focus on safety are a must

Industry: Energy and Utilities, Oil & Gas Engineering

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BP

, at BP

Application Advice: Complete the application and submit as soon as the positions become available. Spread the process over two days if needs be but the faster (whilst being attentive to detail) you are, the greater chance you have.

Interview Advice: Be calm. Be polite. Be honest, if you don't know - say it. You're not expected to know everything!

Industry: Energy and Utilities, Geoscientist

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BP

Subsea Operations Engineer, Subsea Operations at BP

Application Advice: Ensure that you have an understanding of the scale of what BP does, and demonstrate how you align with its values - these are upheld throughout all of the business, they are not a corporate cliche.

Interview Advice: For the personal interview, ensure that you have personal and honest examples of where you have demonstrated alignment to BPs values. For the technical interview, make sure you know the basics (1st and 2nd year) within your field, and understand some of the detail of the function/role you are applying to. Great if you can also link your experience to a challenge BP faces. For the assessment centre, there is no real preparation required. Just be relaxed, listen carefully to all perspectives, and show drive without dominating people. Ask the most quiet person in the room for their opinion; sometimes it is the most valuable.

Industry: Energy and Utilities, Oil & Gas Engineering

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BP

Mechanical Engineer, Upstream at BP

Application Advice: Spend time researching the company and thinking about why you want to work there.

Industry: Energy and Utilities, Oil & Gas Engineering

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BP

Commissioning Engineer, Commissioning at BP

Application Advice: It is good to be fairly familiar with the industry, being able to give examples and supporting evidence in discussions adds weight to your argument. The answer you give is not always as important as the thought path you used to get there, it is therefore important to discuss how you reached a particular answer and conversly why you discounted others.

Industry: Energy and Utilities, Oil & Gas Engineering

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BP

Integrated geoscientist – Development & Production, at BP

Application Advice: A background in geology is essential but detailed knowledge of petroleum geology is not, as you will learn on the job, so perhaps showing ability to learn is more important. Also useful is knowledge of the oil & gas industry as a whole and the other parts of the business apart from the one you are applying to. Displaying skills such as communication and teamwork, in line with BP's values is also very important.

Interview Advice: Technical questions about the nature of source, reservoir and cap rock. Questions about my degree (eg. mapping project). Shown pictures of core and seismic cross-sections and asked to describe reservoir/geology. Personal interview not technical at all, but focussed on how I had displayed BP's values and challenges I had overcome.

Industry: Energy and Utilities, Geoscientist

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BP

, Procurement and Supply Chain Management at BP

Application Advice: #NAME?

Interview Advice: #NAME?

Industry: Energy and Utilities, Oil & Gas Engineering

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BP

Engineer, Projects at BP

Application Advice: Use a wide range of experiences in covering the competencies asked for. Ensure it is spell checked and makes sense, have someone else read it if possible or read it out loud to yourself. Ensure your answers target the specific skill/competency asked for so that your answer will stand out and you can demonstrate your interest.

Interview Advice: Know the competencies BP required as the questions will be based around these. There will be a number of case studies within the interview process which are usually quite interesting and are not something to majorly worry about. It is most important to be relaxed and be courteous to others who are in the interview, if it is a group assessment.

Industry: Energy and Utilities, Oil & Gas Engineering

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BP

Operations Critical Telecommunications Engineer, Reliability and Maintenance/North Sea at BP

Application Advice: Be yourself, research the company and use your university careers service. Practice interviews and assessment centre exercises. Always use the work "I" in your responses.

Interview Advice: Always use the work "I" in your responses. Smile, be yourself, practice your question answers and core competency responses.

Industry: Energy and Utilities, Oil & Gas Engineering

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Amec Foster Wheeler

Graduate Physicist, Non-Destructive Testing at Amec Foster Wheeler

Application Advice: Emphasise safety-related experience, remember that Amec Foster Wheeler is a consultancy, not a direct engineering company

Interview Advice: Make sure you understand the basic principles of your subject, research the department and people you're being interviewed by - LinkedIn is your friend!

Industry: Energy and Utilities, Nuclear Engineer

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BP

Geoscience Graduate, Reservoir Development / North Sea at BP

Application Advice: Be prepared to spend time on filling out the application form, it's long but important to give high quality answers. You can save your progress and come back to it over several sessions.

Interview Advice: Obviously you need technical knowledge of the role you are applying for but also find out about the companies values and non-technical competencies. Have a few examples of how you have displayed each of those competencies during your course as well as through extra-curricular activities

Industry: Energy and Utilities, Geoscientist

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Amec Foster Wheeler

Nuclear Fuel Route Physicist, Fuel Route at Amec Foster Wheeler

Application Advice: I would advise them to research thoroughly what we do at Amec Foster Wheeler. There is plenty of material available out there to provide them with a detailed insight into the kind of business they would be joining.

Interview Advice: This is obviously dependent on the role applied for. I would advise them to let their personality show through. At the end of the day our people are our assets, so a person with a positive personality will have a distinct advantage.

Industry: Energy and Utilities, Nuclear Engineer

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BP

Engineer, Projects at BP

Application Advice: Ensure you ask lots of questions of existing graduates to make sure that you are applying for the right role - there are lots of different areas that you can apply for and it can be difficult to change once you are in the role.

Interview Advice: Have a Basic understanding of the Oil and Gas industry. Ask questions.

Industry: Energy and Utilities, Oil & Gas Engineering

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GlaxoSmithKline

Commodity Buyer – Utilities, Utilities Procurement Team at GlaxoSmithKline

Application Advice: Be yourself- there is little point pretending to be something you are not You will know if you are suited to a company by the look and feel of the application and through talking to the people, even if they are interviewing you it is usually quite easy to tell if you would fit in. Listen to your instincts. Ask smart questions. If you cant think of any there are loads of articles on LinkedIn and other websites giving examples of smart interview questions. Just make sure its applicable to the role/company/conversation. Don't just ask something random. Choose a more generic question if that makes it easier.

Interview Advice: See application advice. In assessment centres try to demonstrate you can listen as well as talk and generate ideas if you are more of a talker but vice versa if you are more of a listener. Try not to be competitive in the assessment centres. Depending on the firm they will sometimes take the number of individuals who meet their threshold and not just 'the top 2'. Big companies don't like to let key talent go. Try to use your fellow candidates to your advantage and to demonstrate your strengths.

Industry: Energy and Utilities, Environmental Consultancy & Management

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Skanska

Graduate Buyer, Procurement at Skanska

Application Advice: The process is difficult but rewarding.

Interview Advice: Prepare before, stay calm and be yourself

Industry: Energy and Utilities, Energy Rotational Graduate Scheme

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Sellafield Ltd

Maths Graduate, Decomissionning at Sellafield Ltd

Application Advice: Safety, safety, safety. If you have any experience in safety - even a some training from a Saturday job - mention it in interview. Interview contains a competency based interview - so be armed with examples!

Interview Advice: If you know your stuff and have prepared well you will be fine! It isn't a nasty assessment centre

Industry: Energy and Utilities, Nuclear Engineer

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Mott MacDonald

Assistant Quantity Surveyor, Water/North West at Mott MacDonald

Application Advice: Be completely honest with your career aspirations

Interview Advice: be yourself and speak in a professional manner

Industry: Energy and Utilities, Environmental Consultancy & Management

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Sellafield Ltd

Strategy Analyst, at Sellafield Ltd

Application Advice: show enthusiasm for the Industry and be positive about the future. Show willingness to be part of a drive for change. be willing to embrace the local area and try out new things inside and outside of work.

Industry: Energy and Utilities, Process and Quality Control

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Sellafield Ltd

CE&I Engineer, Control,Electrical and Instrumentation at Sellafield Ltd

Application Advice: Awareness of the challenges faced in the nuclear industry

Interview Advice: Be clear on your qualities and what your contribution will be

Industry: Energy and Utilities, Nuclear Engineer

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Siemens

Graduate Trainee, Support Engineering, Market Support and Business Development at Siemens

Application Advice: Research and gain knowledge about the energy industry and the relationships Siemens has with the different energy markets. Also, decide for yourself, why you want to work in the energy industry and what you thing you can gain and offer to Siemens.

Interview Advice: Practice and prepare for group and team exercises, personal presentation techniques and interview questions. Build your confidence by participating in Mock interviews and assessment centers. Finally, believe in yourself, there is a reason the company is interviewing you!

Industry: Energy and Utilities, Oil & Gas Engineering

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Wood Group

Grad. Piping Eng, Piping at Wood Group

Application Advice: Be enthusiastic

Interview Advice: Relax and be yourself. The people who will be interviewing you are generally nice people.

Industry: Energy and Utilities, Oil & Gas Engineering

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E.ON

Research Engineer, Up & Midstream Technologies at E.ON

Application Advice: this job is for someone who likes to change roles alot and probably move alot around the country/world

Interview Advice: Know the industry and current market schemes, stay calm don't panic in technical situations just logically think it through

Industry: Energy and Utilities, Energy Rotational Graduate Scheme

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Thames Water

Team Manger, Operations at Thames Water

Application Advice: Understand the industry and the challenges that we currently face, not just the company. Understand regulation and in the future de-regulation.

Industry: Energy and Utilities, Process and Quality Control

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Wood Group

Commercial Graduate, Commercial at Wood Group

Application Advice: 1) I would advise candidates to learn a bit about the industry as a whole - despite not being a technical role, any technical knowledge would be of benefit. 2) Brush up on Excel skills as it is used extensively. 3) Take opportunities to move contract/role when they arise as they allow greater learning

Interview Advice: Brush up on basic mathematics for the numerical test (eg mark-up percentage calcs etc.)

Industry: Energy and Utilities, Oil & Gas Engineering

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Wood Group

Structural Engineer, Structural at Wood Group

Application Advice: Make sure that you are willing to relocate if necessary.

Interview Advice: Be prepared technically, it always helps in the interview.

Industry: Energy and Utilities, Oil & Gas Engineering

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Wood Group

Associate Accountant, Finance at Wood Group

Application Advice: The company value their core values therefore be knowledgeable of these and how they apply to you.

Interview Advice: Be confident and prepared to present to a group of people. Relax, as with most graduate assessment centres the key is to be yourself and you will increase your employability if you can get along well with others and strike up conversations. This way you are likely to be more memorable. There may be job specific tasks/questions to complete.

Industry: Energy and Utilities, Oil & Gas Engineering

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E.ON

Strategist, Strategy & Regulations at E.ON

Application Advice: Do your research thoroughly and ensure any comments in an assessment centre/ phone interview have a logical structure

Industry: Energy and Utilities, Energy Rotational Graduate Scheme

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E.ON

Customer Experience Designer, Sales and Marketing at E.ON

Application Advice: Learn as much as you can about what's going on in the energy industry right now, its a political hot topic Practice your critical thinking skills and be able to make personal impact at an interview

Interview Advice: Dress correctly Appear informed but not cocky Illustrate that you possess a range of relevant competencies.

Industry: Energy and Utilities, Energy Rotational Graduate Scheme

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UK Power Networks

Graduate Engineer, at UK Power Networks

Application Advice: Try to think out of the box. The company is recruiting mainly Electrical Engineers but you must prove yourself in a broader way rather than showing your degrees.

Interview Advice: The final interview was divided into competency and technical questions. Nothing especially difficult, if you do some research about the company, you know what you are looking for and know the basics in your field, you have nothing to worry about.

Industry: Energy and Utilities, Energy Rotational Graduate Scheme

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UK Power Networks

Graduate Engineer, Asset Management at UK Power Networks

Application Advice: Show a genuine interest in electrical / civil engineering. Research the company and come to the interview prepared with plenty of questions.

Interview Advice: Interviewers often ask about the journey of electricity from generation to consumers.

Industry: Energy and Utilities, Energy Rotational Graduate Scheme

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nucleargraduates

Geologist – Siting and Research, Radioactive Waste Management at nucleargraduates

Application Advice: Spend some time reading up on the nuclear industry, particularly in the UK. Learn the relatively short history of the industry and the role of Sellafield, Magnox and the Nuclear Decommissioning Authority.

Interview Advice: Be prepared for some questions relating to the nuclear industry and how your course is related to the industry. Perfect accuracy of answers probably isn't required, just show that you have done some reading, and are aware of some of the challenges. In the assessment centre be prepared for some team-based activities and being put under a bit of pressure. Work with your colleagues and help each other through the process, they may be your workmates!

Industry: Energy and Utilities, Geoscientist

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Thames Water

Performance Manager, Production at Thames Water

Application Advice: Play the game to get through telephone interviews/recorded interviews etc. If you get to the assessment centre enjoy it and make sure you have done your research into Thames and the water sector.

Interview Advice: What do you know about Thames Water? General competency questions

Industry: Energy and Utilities, Process and Quality Control

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Mott MacDonald

Graduate Environmental Consultant, EIA at Mott MacDonald

Application Advice: Be open and don't be afraid to include achievements such as DoE, leadership awards and work. Mott MacDonald like people who can show they are well rounded and have experience, not just a 2.1/ first.

Interview Advice: Know the company inside and out. It's unlikely you'll be asked back for a second interview if you haven't researched Mott MacDonald!

Industry: Energy and Utilities, Environmental Consultancy & Management

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Mott MacDonald

Graduate Environmental Consultant, Croydon at Mott MacDonald

Application Advice: >Be honest and enthusiastic >Think of specific projects you have done

Industry: Energy and Utilities, Environmental Consultancy & Management

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Mott MacDonald

Power Systems Engineer, Power Analysis at Mott MacDonald

Application Advice: Be willing to learn many pieces of software Be aware you will be stuck inside an office (no hands on work)

Interview Advice: Revise basic power system principles, it's a more technical than competency based interview

Industry: Energy and Utilities, Oil & Gas Engineering

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Mott MacDonald

Regulatory Analyst, Economics at Mott MacDonald

Application Advice: Be enthusiastic and interested

Industry: Energy and Utilities, Environmental Consultancy & Management

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Mott MacDonald

Environmental Scientist – Air Quality, Air Quality at Mott MacDonald

Application Advice: Apply for an internship while still an uni if you can - its a great way for you to figure out if the company is right for you and equally gives you several weeks/months to prove why you're right for the job, rather than one short interview.

Industry: Energy and Utilities, Environmental Consultancy & Management

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Mott MacDonald

Graduate Environmental Consultant, EIA at Mott MacDonald

Application Advice: > Be honest and enthusiastic > Put down all experience > Talk about specific projects

Interview Advice: As above

Industry: Energy and Utilities, Environmental Consultancy & Management

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Wood Group

Graduate Process Engineer, BP Upstream Contract- Glasgow at Wood Group

Application Advice: Research the particular areas Wood Group operate in. Be aware that there are several different companies underneath Wood Group for example I work for Wood Group PSN which in some respects is a lot different to working for Wood Group Kenny.

Interview Advice: Safety is a massive aspect of what Wood Group PSN is trying to ingrain in their employees and this ethos along with other aspects are captured in our core values which are detailed on their website. It would reflect well if you were aware of them going into the interview. Perhaps if you are still in university or college it would be worthwhile getting to grasps with what the role will entail and the machinery you may be working on should you get the job.

Industry: Energy and Utilities, Oil & Gas Engineering

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UK Power Networks

Graduate Engineering Programme, at UK Power Networks

Application Advice: Start applying early and take your time with every step of the application process. Research the firm and the DNO industry thoroughly (stakeholders, regulator, low carbon technologies, etc.)

Interview Advice: Know the basics. Not much technical knowledge is required for the engineering programme but you will need to show an understanding of the basic principles and concepts of power systems. Focus on the company's vision and values. Be confident!

Industry: Energy and Utilities, Energy Rotational Graduate Scheme

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WSP

Graduate Consultant, Environmental Planning – Birmingham at WSP

Application Advice: Showing that you are willing and able to learn. The type of graduates they look to bring in need to be adaptable and dependable, but also able to learn on the job.

Interview Advice: Confidence. Shying away during the interview, be it a group or individual interview, you need to be seen and heard and show that you are confident.

Industry: Energy and Utilities, Environmental Consultancy & Management

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Petrofac

Mechanical Engineer, Offshore Projects & Operations at Petrofac

Application Advice: Know what Petrofac do and what makes us different - don't simply read off the website and quote it. Show a real interest in a career within oil & gas, as well as an understanding of the industry and the challenges it faces (especially in the North Sea).

Industry: Energy and Utilities, Oil & Gas Engineering

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Wood Group

Project Controls Graduate, at Wood Group

Application Advice: Be yourself, and be confident. The assessment center part of this process is about how you work with others and shying away and not contributing is worse than getting things wrong.

Industry: Energy and Utilities, Oil & Gas Engineering

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Wood Group

Graduate Process Engineer, at Wood Group

Application Advice: Take your time and do a good job of the questions.

Interview Advice: The best advice I can give is to just be relaxed and confident, no one is out to put you under stress or trip you up, they're as interested in who you are as much as what you've done. I found the assessment centre relaxed and an enjoyable day. The technical interview will be ok, maybe brush up on what happens off-shore on production platforms and the basics of heat exchangers.

Industry: Energy and Utilities, Oil & Gas Engineering

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nucleargraduates

nucleargraduates programme member, ONR Sponsored at nucleargraduates

Application Advice: Use the STAR technique to answer application questions. Use experience based examples and try to use some extra curricular examples as well as just academic.

Interview Advice: Try to think outside the box but be honest and be yourself, these people are mainly looking for people they think they could work with.

Industry: Energy and Utilities, Nuclear Engineer

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Wood Group

Trainee project controls, project controls at Wood Group

Application Advice: Do what you can to stand out be confident never ask about money, know where you want to go.

Interview Advice: Never ask about money. Core values are a high priority. Research the roles that you will do

Industry: Energy and Utilities, Oil & Gas Engineering

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WSP

Ecologist, Environmental Planning at WSP

Application Advice: Show that you have experience working with protected species through volunteering or training courses, for example, I attended a two day FSC course on British Amphibians, covering the legislation and survey methods. GIS experience is also beneficial.

Interview Advice: Enthusiasm definitely helps, along with swotting up on the legislation for protected species and habitats. They will probably give you a few plants to ID in the interview too, but don't panic if you don't get them. Also, we use a lot of GIS, so a knowledge of this would help.

Industry: Energy and Utilities, Environmental Consultancy & Management

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WSP

Assistant Environnmental Consultant, Environmental, London at WSP

Application Advice: Email relevant director directly. Avoid HR application.

Interview Advice: Make sure you know about WSP, the sorts of projects you'll be involved with and what the role requires.

Industry: Energy and Utilities, Environmental Consultancy & Management

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WSP

Graduate Consultant, Geotechnical at WSP

Application Advice: Take your time! Don't feel tempted to say 'oh, that will do'. Research the role, company and company values and the people interviewing you (LinkedIn, journals etc.) and put together an application you are really proud of.

Interview Advice: Research the people interviewing you (LinkedIn, journals etc.) - asking questions shows you have done your research. When they ask "do you have any questions for us?", don't say "no".

Industry: Energy and Utilities, Geoscientist

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Wood Group

Engineer, Operations at Wood Group

Application Advice: Be honest

Interview Advice: Work through the core values

Industry: Energy and Utilities, Oil & Gas Engineering

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Wood Group

Subsea Engineer, Subsea Operations at Wood Group

Application Advice: Don't try and be someone you're not. The company seems to look for like minded individuals i.e. people who will work well in teams and can have some fun both inside and outside of the office. Obviously they want smart individuals but I found after the early stages of recruitment (CV's and online tests) they were able to tell pretty quickly which candidates would but technically suitable for the job. The rest of the recruitment process (interview and assessment center's) was really just an opportunity for them to get to know me.

Interview Advice: Don't fear the interviews or assessment centre, the more relaxed you are the better you will come off. Compared to interviews and assessment center's I had at other Oil & Gas companies, Wood Group's was really the most enjoyable.

Industry: Energy and Utilities, Oil & Gas Engineering

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Wood Group

Graduate Engineer, Integrity at Wood Group

Application Advice: The questions appear to be long, but some answers can be very short. Try to keep answers balanced to show flexibility.

Interview Advice: Try to be sensible in explanations, using reasoning but don't try to 'be clever'. Be relaxed, as this is also a personality WG are looking for.

Industry: Energy and Utilities, Oil & Gas Engineering

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Wood Group

Subsea Engineer, at Wood Group

Application Advice: Understand what role you are applying for with a back ground knowledge of it

Industry: Energy and Utilities, Oil & Gas Engineering

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Wood Group

Engineer, Operations at Wood Group

Application Advice: Be honest

Interview Advice: Core Values

Industry: Energy and Utilities, Oil & Gas Engineering

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Wood Group

Graduate Engineer, Wood Group Kenny at Wood Group

Application Advice: Know your core values!

Interview Advice: Be yourself, that is the most important thing. This company values people.

Industry: Energy and Utilities, Oil & Gas Engineering

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Wood Group

Integrity Engineer, Integrity Team (Wood Group Kenny) at Wood Group

Application Advice: It is not a surprise to people that salaries for a service company are a bit lower than the ones offered by an operator. However, the selection of the job that you want to apply should depend in what career path you want to have. Joining an operator will allow you to earn more money but you will not become as technical in certain topics, you will be more involved with project management than engineering. In a service company you will earn a little bit less however, you will have a lot more exposure to real engineering. This will give you a better understanding on how work is delivered and will help you develop a good engineering knowledge. When you apply for a job have in mind the path that you would like to do and make sure that you show your personality and attitude when you complete your application form.

Interview Advice: Very simple, be as professional as you can be but don't be someone you are not. Unless you are an actor, interviewers will notice when you are someone that you are not.

Industry: Energy and Utilities, Oil & Gas Engineering

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Wood Group

Associate E&I Designer, BP Focus at Wood Group

Application Advice: Keep everything on your application relevant to the position you are applying for. Focus on your qualifications and current skills that you feel would be beneficial as a designer. Make sure that all software tools that you have experience in are listed and your knowledge on each tool. If you can, try gain experience with AutoCAD, wither this is just an appreciation course or shadowing someone proficient in it.

Interview Advice: Invest your time learning about the role of a designer. Understand what it is you do and have an understanding of the industry. A starting point would be to learn what a P&ID is, and what information you can gather from these in relation to the position you apply for.

Industry: Energy and Utilities, Oil & Gas Engineering

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Npower

Graduate, Innovation team at Npower

Application Advice: Link your examples to a role in RWE npower in the energy industry - show ambition, drive and flexibility.

Interview Advice: Be yourself! Ensure you have a good knowledge of the energy industry and latest news.

Industry: Energy and Utilities, Energy Rotational Graduate Scheme

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Wood Group

Planner, BP at Wood Group

Application Advice: Show you're a person not just your qualifications. Be willing to learn and develop.

Interview Advice: Learn the core values. Learn what Wood Group do and their strategy going forward.

Industry: Energy and Utilities, Oil & Gas Engineering

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Wood Group

Piping, at Wood Group

Application Advice: Understand the Core Values, Wood Group are very passionate about these, whether or not they truly run their business parallel with them is another question

Interview Advice: Wood Goup are looking for someone very specific, be yourself, enjoy the day, if you're not what they are looking for then chances are the jobs not for you

Industry: Energy and Utilities, Oil & Gas Engineering

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Npower

Customer advocate, Transformation at Npower

Application Advice: They are looking for future leaders so make sure you have examples of when you took initiative.

Industry: Energy and Utilities, Energy Rotational Graduate Scheme

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Npower

Bespoke Graduate, Real Estate Sustainability at Npower

Application Advice: Be enthusiastic

Industry: Energy and Utilities, Energy Rotational Graduate Scheme

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Wood Group

Graduate Structural Engineer, Glasgow at Wood Group

Application Advice: Research the company online before applying, paying particular attention to Wood Groups's Core Values.

Interview Advice: I attended an all-day assessment centre which consisted of technical paper, individual interview, presentation and teamwork exercises. Research the company for the interview, revise basic engineering principals for the technical paper and just be yourself for the teamwork exercises.

Industry: Energy and Utilities, Oil & Gas Engineering

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Npower

Bespoke Graduate, at Npower

Application Advice: Look at the competencies that npower are looking for before you start to structure your answers.

Industry: Energy and Utilities, Energy Rotational Graduate Scheme

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Npower

Commercial Analyst, Commercial/Sales at Npower

Application Advice: Apply if you are not yet sure what exactly you want to pursue. If you have curiosity for the energy sector but not sure how you fit in, this is the place to start

Interview Advice: If you apply for an internship your likelihood of getting a role is considerably higher

Industry: Energy and Utilities, Energy Rotational Graduate Scheme

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Npower

Onine and Social Media Executive, npower Business Solutions, Marketing at Npower

Application Advice: Find out what they are looking for on the recruitment/graduate section of the website and demonstrate you have these skills/qualities in your answers. Give examples of where you have shown the skills, rather than just saying you have them. Use the STAR method - when answering a queston give the Situation, Task, (your) Action and the Result.

Interview Advice: Practice and be confident.

Industry: Energy and Utilities, Oil & Gas Engineering

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Npower

Business Change Analysy, Metering Development at Npower

Application Advice: Check spelling and grammar of answers. Show variety in competency questions, i.e. not all about your sports team Make sure you know the company and know why you want to work in energy industry.

Interview Advice: Be enthusiastic about wanting to work in energy company, have good reasons why you want to work in energy. Relax, be yourself and let your personality shine through, the interviewers aren't trying to trick you and want to see that you're a real person. Have plenty of examples of things you've done to use. Know what is going on in the energy world, issues that are being faced and be ready to talk about. Have your own opinions.

Industry: Energy and Utilities, Energy Rotational Graduate Scheme

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Wood Group

Structural Analyst / Integrity Engineer, at Wood Group

Application Advice: Learn about why the core values are important to Wood Group.

Interview Advice: Technical exam, presentation, interviews (both HR and technical).

Industry: Energy and Utilities, Oil & Gas Engineering

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Wood Group

Project Engineer, Project Management at Wood Group

Application Advice: If you want a job but can't get their attention, get a job in a lower position and prove you can work hard. They'll pay attention to that as they're looking for career minded people

Interview Advice: Core Values - They care about them alot

Industry: Energy and Utilities, Oil & Gas Engineering

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Wood Group

Graduate, Project Controls at Wood Group

Application Advice: Learn the Core Values and be yourself

Interview Advice: Same as above research the company and learn the Core Values

Industry: Energy and Utilities, Oil & Gas Engineering

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Wood Group

HSE Advisor, HSE at Wood Group

Interview Advice: read up on our company culture (core values, safety initiatives)

Industry: Energy and Utilities, Oil & Gas Engineering

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Wood Group

Graduate Process Engineer, Process at Wood Group

Application Advice: Research the oil and gas industry before you apply for jobs. Understand the basic processes and what University knowledge is applicable to this industry. A placement in the oil and gas industry before you apply would be useful but not necessary. For assessment centers try and engage in all activities. Don't be scared to put yourself forward for something.

Industry: Energy and Utilities, Oil & Gas Engineering

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Wood Group

Mechanical Engineer, Mechanical at Wood Group

Application Advice: Get your CV up to scratch. Research the company in detail before applying as knowledge beyond what is on the website will make you stand out from the crowd. Gain relevant experience wherever possible and make sure this is detailed in your application. Be yourself, Wood Group is looking for people as well as qualifications. You need to demonstrate what YOU are like as a person.

Interview Advice: Be on time. Dress smart. Be prepared to answer questions about the business and what Wood Group does. Make sure you take time to answer questions and always prepare to ask the panel some questions of your own. Follow up on your application/interview and seek advice if you are unsuccessful.

Industry: Energy and Utilities, Oil & Gas Engineering

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Wood Group

Structural Engineer, PSN at Wood Group

Application Advice: Look at the company website, clue yourself up on the Core Values as they are important and try to get across your genuine excitement for the company.

Interview Advice: What is the difference between a company like Wood Group and a company like BP, Shell etc? Where do you see yourself in 5 years?

Industry: Energy and Utilities, Oil & Gas Engineering

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Wood Group

Cost Controller Trainee, Business Services at Wood Group

Application Advice: Spend time researching the role and if you can, try and contact someone already doing the role you are applying for. Ask lots of questions and weigh up whether you can see yourself doing this job for years to come. It doesn't look very good if you get a job and then a few months down the line you decide to move on and you can leave your team short until a replacement is found.

Interview Advice: find out about Wood Group PSN, what we do and who we work with etc.. take time to learn about our Core Values and bring them up in your interview - it will look very impressive.

Industry: Energy and Utilities, Energy Rotational Graduate Scheme

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Wood Group

, at Wood Group

Application Advice: Learn the core values and how they would apply to the business and to you in your role Learn what the business is and the services which we provide. Duty Holder / Operations and Maintenance , Personnel , Design Engineering Get involved in the assessment centre games, take your time and read the instructions properly before you start. Make sure you discuss and plan the task before you start,

Interview Advice: know why you want to join the company. know why it is the graduate scheme you are applying for

Industry: Energy and Utilities, Oil & Gas Engineering

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Wood Group

Associate Technical Safety Engineer, Technical Safety Engineering at Wood Group

Application Advice: Know about the role your are applying for and ensure it matches your career plans. Never procrastinate preparing for an interview.

Interview Advice: Why do you want to work for Wood Group?

Industry: Energy and Utilities, Oil & Gas Engineering

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Wood Group

Graduate Instrument Engineer, Instrument Engineering / Aberdeen at Wood Group

Application Advice: Try and go on as many relevant training courses and get as much site experience as possible to benefit your development.

Interview Advice: n/a

Industry: Energy and Utilities, Oil & Gas Engineering

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Wood Group

, at Wood Group

Application Advice: Be patient, do it carefully without rushing

Interview Advice: Preparation and more preparation

Industry: Energy and Utilities, Oil & Gas Engineering

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Wood Group

, PIPING at Wood Group

Application Advice: Give clear and relative answers. Use past experiences as examples. Think of what you can bring to the table opposed to the next applicant.

Interview Advice: Research the discipline, the oil & gas industry and ask lots of questions!! There is no stupid questions.......only stupid answers!

Industry: Energy and Utilities, Oil & Gas Engineering

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Wood Group

Graduate Electrical Engineer, Electrical at Wood Group

Application Advice: Get a basic overview of the company and what they stand for.

Industry: Energy and Utilities, Oil & Gas Engineering

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Wood Group

TRAINEE STRUCTURAL DESIGNER, STRUCTURAL at Wood Group

Application Advice: Know the role you are applying for as well as knowing about the company.

Interview Advice: Brush up on your trigonometry if you get to the assessment day!

Industry: Energy and Utilities, Oil & Gas Engineering

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Wood Group

Graduate Technical Safety Engineer, Engineering at Wood Group

Application Advice: Have relevant skills as advertised for the job role. Be prepared for and be yourself at interviews

Industry: Energy and Utilities, Oil & Gas Engineering

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Wood Group

Project Controls Graduate, Project Controls at Wood Group

Application Advice: Core values! For every question you answer, try and relate your past experiences to the company's core values. This may seem tedious, but the company places huge emphasis in it's core values and takes pride in it's reputation for staying true to them. Make sure you tap into all your past experiences, try and talk about a range of activities you've been involved with, e.g. clubs at university, duke of edinburgh awards, social clubs, travels, charity work etc. If you know someone that works for the company, make sure you name them!

Interview Advice: Make sure you learn the company's core values. The interview (when I interviewed a year ago) was set up in 4 parts. Exam - Numerical and reading tests. The reading test is straightforward, write a summary report from information provided (essentially copying key points of information from a case study). The numerical test will take you back to school arithmetic, multiplication, division etc. Again should be fairly straightforward, just try and jog your memory before the day! Interviews - Questions tend to involve "Can you tell us about a time when you had to lead a team?", "Tell us about a time when you had to deal with a difficult person within a team." Etc. Just prepare for these questions, be honest. You will have had these experiences, you just have to realise when/where you had them. And relate them to the core values! At the end, make sure you have questions relating to the company. Read up on news about the company, ask about current strategies/goals etc. Don't be afraid to ask what the salary is (the application form probably says Competitive Salary). This is your chance to interview the interviewers. Team assesment - You will be in a team of 4 or 5, where you have a challenge to complete. You will be given information in front of you and you have to work as a team to arrive at the solution. 4 or 5 assessors observe your interaction with the team, so don't sit in silence. Presentation - 5 or 10 minute presentation. In my assessment centre, we were given topics a week beforehand. Either "Your greatest achievement to date" or "Your 'Eureka' moment". On my assesment day, alot of people presented about running a 10k or something like that, but try to make your choice unique. Make it something that they haven't heard all day. Again, relate your presentation and the experiences you are speaking about to the core values. (Don't explicitly say "this relates to the core values because...", but tell them what you learned during the experience. E.g the importance of integrity or health and safety etc.)

Industry: Energy and Utilities, Oil & Gas Engineering

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Wood Group

Commercial Graduate, at Wood Group

Application Advice: Be yourself!

Interview Advice: Assessment Centre consisting of - presentations, group activities, maths tests and an interview.

Industry: Energy and Utilities, Oil & Gas Engineering

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UK Power Networks

Infrastructure Planning, Infrastructure Planning North at UK Power Networks

Application Advice: Show passion.

Interview Advice: Learn your stuff (cables, power flow etc)

Industry: Energy and Utilities, Energy Rotational Graduate Scheme

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Siemens

Energy Sector Rotational Graduate, Wind Power at Siemens

Application Advice: Make sure you read the job description, this role is tailored to a dynamic individual. Do your research about the company and the industry. Apart from your academic achievements you must have other skills you can bring to the table. Effective collaboration is essential to succeed within this role.

Interview Advice: The usual questions were asked. One that threw me off balance was "How would you bring about positive change if it has been opposed by management?" Business Influencing is the skill being assessed here.

Industry: Energy and Utilities, Energy Rotational Graduate Scheme

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E.ON

Graduate Geoscientist, E.ON Exploration & Production at E.ON

Application Advice: Research the company and energy industry.

Industry: Energy and Utilities, Geoscientist

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E.ON

Customer Operations at E.ON

Application Advice: Be open minded and proactive. Take every opportunity you get to gain management experience as this will hold you in good stead for when you apply for roles after the graduate scheme. There is a big emphasis on networking at E.on, therefore make sure you branch out and build a stakeholder map to ensure you create and maintain high quality connections throughout your time. Use the fact that you are a graduate, people will be more than happy to help and impart advice.

Industry: Energy and Utilities, Energy Rotational Graduate Scheme

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E.ON

Graduate Engineer, E.ON Climate & Renewables at E.ON

Application Advice: Show a strong interest in the energy industry. Show an understanding of the present trends in the energy industry/market, and the transformational challenges it faces. Show that you can "drive change" and encourage others to change - the industry is changing so much that this is vital! Show that you seek feedback from others (e.g. in a team) and that you act on this feedback. Show that you are capable of dealing with diversity (e.g. people from different backgrounds and countries).

Interview Advice: Try to be yourself during the entire application process. Smile and show enthusiasm (but don't be over the top!). Don't try to show off or talk about things you don't fully understand, as you'll be found out pretty quickly! If you don't know an answer to a question, be honest and admit you don't know - don't try and blag it.

Industry: Energy and Utilities, Energy Rotational Graduate Scheme

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Thames Water

, South east London at Thames Water

Application Advice: Be prepared to work with difficult people and people who are very very different to you.

Interview Advice: Be yourself

Industry: Energy and Utilities, Process and Quality Control

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Sellafield Ltd

Graduate Mechanical Engineer, Mechanical Capability at Sellafield Ltd

Application Advice: Go for it!! Nuclear is a very good industry to be in.

Industry: Energy and Utilities, Nuclear Engineer

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nucleargraduates

nucleargraduate, at nucleargraduates

Application Advice: Don't undersell yourself, make your achievements known.

Interview Advice: Do some research into the nuclear industry. Be prepared to be put a little out of your comfort zone, but dont worry about it!

Industry: Energy and Utilities, Agriculture

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nucleargraduates

nucleargraduates Programme Member, at nucleargraduates

Application Advice: Each application is read by an HR Manager, who will read thousands of application. Say something interesting or different.

Industry: Energy and Utilities, Nuclear Engineer

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UK Power Networks

Project Engineer, Control Systems & Automation at UK Power Networks

Application Advice: Be enthusiastic and bring many examples of leadership skills and key competency skills.

Interview Advice: There were 2 or 3 questions on leadership. In the event of a worker acting unsafely, what would you do? - Always say that you'll challenge them.

Industry: Energy and Utilities, Energy Rotational Graduate Scheme

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Sellafield Ltd

Graduate Trainee in Project Management and Project Controls, Project Management and Project Controls at Sellafield Ltd

Application Advice: Be yourself, can't be shy and quiet but don't be over confident. They are not judging you against other people, they are looking at your abilities and how you work.

Interview Advice: I personally had a presentation about myself and my ambition within the company. Research the company, don't have to go into great depth but just a basic understanding of what happens.

Industry: Energy and Utilities, Nuclear Engineer

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Sellafield Ltd

Project Management and Controls Trainee, Decommissioning at Sellafield Ltd

Application Advice: I would be yourself and demonstrate why you have an interest in that particular role. It isn't vital to know everything or a lot about the nuclear industry.

Interview Advice: Be yourself and make your strengths and skills known to the interviewer.

Industry: Energy and Utilities, Oil & Gas Engineering

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nucleargraduates

, Nuclear Chemistry at nucleargraduates

Application Advice: Read about the scheme and answer questions honestly relating your answers to the nuclear industry and the different aspects of the scheme.

Interview Advice: Learn about the different sponsoring companies and the opportunities the scheme offers.

Industry: Energy and Utilities, Chemistry

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Sellafield Ltd

Project Manager, Decommissioning at Sellafield Ltd

Application Advice: Sellafield are looking for a wide range of skills and personalities, therefore make sure your application has relative work experience, if no previous work experience use relevant parts of your course and quote these.

Interview Advice: Be yourself, part of the assessment will be behavioural, therefore everyone in the interview will have a certain level of qualifications, so team work and behavioural techniques will be a stand out quality. Prepare, make sure you know what Sellafield Ltd do and the structure behind it, prior research shows enthusiasm and independance.

Industry: Energy and Utilities, Nuclear Engineer

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Sellafield Ltd

Operations and Technical Support Advisor, at Sellafield Ltd

Application Advice: Make sure you can deal with living in a remote area.

Interview Advice: Learn about the companies current focuses and be prepared with how you would respond to real life scenarios.

Industry: Energy and Utilities, Chemistry

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nucleargraduates

nucleargraduate team member, Rolls-Royce at nucleargraduates

Application Advice: Make sure you don't mind moving around the country frequently and are driven and organised to make sure you are the best possible candidate for the scheme.

Interview Advice: Have some good examples of competencies to show evidence of how good you really are

Industry: Energy and Utilities, Energy Rotational Graduate Scheme

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nucleargraduates

, at nucleargraduates

Application Advice: - Be willing to say yes to everything as they are looking for outgoing people who are willing to put themselves out their comfort zone in order to progress themselves and those around them - Understand the wide societal impact of nuclear, and more widely

Interview Advice: -Think laterally - the questions aren't to trick you but are there to really test your quick thinking and thought process - Be confident and possibly more important be personable - you may know all the answers but if they don't think you'll fit in on a p

Industry: Energy and Utilities, Energy Rotational Graduate Scheme

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nucleargraduates

Mechanical nucleargraduate program member, Mechanical Engineer at nucleargraduates

Application Advice: Apply! There will be some surprises that are different to the other applications I went for!

Interview Advice: It is a long two day assessment, but you discover a lot about yourself and enjoy it more than you think you would!

Industry: Energy and Utilities, Energy Rotational Graduate Scheme

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UK Power Networks

Business Graduate, Business Graduate at UK Power Networks

Application Advice: Read everything online and understand the regulatory nature of the business. Demonstrating leadership and team work and all of the other competencies should be pretty simple in an assessment centre setting. It is more important to hone in on aspects of commercial awareness and how you can demonstrate this as I think that is the most challenging competency to demonstrate.

Interview Advice: It's a pretty standard competency based exercise. Prepare answers to the standard competency based interview questions that you would expect (team work, problem solving, leadership) to be asked and make sure you have a range of situations that these answers can be taken from ie University/internship/clubs and societies/part time jobs. UKPN are big on accountability so make sure you talk in terms of 'I did this, I did that' rather than 'We did this' etc so you are actually putting across your personal skills and the value you have added to projects you have completed.

Industry: Energy and Utilities, Energy Rotational Graduate Scheme

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UK Power Networks

Graduate Engineer, Connections at UK Power Networks

Application Advice: Know the company and learn company background. Otherwise, nothing much really. The people who interview you or at the assessment centre were very nice and they always put you in ease.

Interview Advice: If you apply for engineering role then I strongly suggest that you learn something about distribution network, transmission line, electric cables (insulation, conductivity, resistivity and so on) and if possible learn something about substations.

Industry: Energy and Utilities, Energy Rotational Graduate Scheme

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UK Power Networks

Category Specialist, Materials Procurement at UK Power Networks

Application Advice: Have specific information on the type of procurement you would like to go into. Gain information of what qualifications you could gain in the future. Look into what products the company buys.

Interview Advice: What are the aims and targets of the company? Why do you want to join the company? What area of the company would you like to look into? Time where you have shown leadership/team work/initiative and safe working.

Industry: Energy and Utilities, Energy Product development

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Morgan Sindall

Graduate Electrical Engineering, at Morgan Sindall

Application Advice: Make sure you are willing to travel. If you are operationally based you will often be required to travel between the different offices/depots/operational sites which can be based on opposite ends of the country.

Industry: Energy and Utilities, Process and Quality Control

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nucleargraduates

Waste Graduate, Waste at nucleargraduates

Application Advice: Be yourself. Write about things which mean something to you and that you feel you provided a positive input to.

Interview Advice: Be yourself.

Industry: Energy and Utilities, Nuclear Engineer

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UK Power Networks

Technology Development Engineer, Network Innovation at UK Power Networks

Application Advice: - Demonstrate corporate work experience. - Demonstrate all rounded interests and responsibilities. - Be confident in presenting and communicating ideas spontaneously.

Interview Advice: Situation Task Action Result Have a good read of electrical theory and consider how changes in the energy markets will affect power networks.

Industry: Energy and Utilities, Energy Rotational Graduate Scheme

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UK Power Networks

, at UK Power Networks

Application Advice: Back up your application with relevant work experience and enthusiasm for the sector.

Interview Advice: Prepare examples in advance for standard competency based questions. Good examples may cover several of the questions. Some technical questions will be included for an engineering role.

Industry: Energy and Utilities, Energy Rotational Graduate Scheme

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UK Power Networks

Electrical Design Engineer, Engineering Design at UK Power Networks

Application Advice: Read up on the electricity distribution industry, Ofgem, and how the industry is regulated prior to the interview.

Interview Advice: Technical questions include: 'What factors affect the thermal rating of an underground cable?' 'If a fault occurs on an overhead line, what happens to the current?' Non-technical questions include: 'Describe what makes a good leader?'

Industry: Energy and Utilities, Energy Rotational Graduate Scheme

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UK Power Networks

Business Graduate, Connections at UK Power Networks

Application Advice: Try and get some interesting and relevant work experience and keep your answers concise and relevant to the chosen role. Read up on the company and draw put something you find particularly interesting.

Interview Advice: Do your research, its a complex business so don't pretend you know everything. Before hand draw out something you find particularly interesting or appealing about that company/sector in particular and try focus on this. Ensure you have a genuine answer about why you would like that role at that company try and back this up with relevant experiences. e.g. What I find particularly appealing is the challenges surrounding .... I found I really enjoyed developing my skills and understanding around this when I...

Industry: Energy and Utilities, Energy Rotational Graduate Scheme

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Anglian Water

Trainee Manager, Operations at Anglian Water

Application Advice: It doesn't matter if you don't understand anything about water, you can learn that. Be open minded, ready to work in an office or stand in the pouring rain and get your hands dirty.

Interview Advice: Don't overtalk, keep things relevant, original and build a rapport.

Industry: Energy and Utilities, Environmental Consultancy & Management

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E.ON

Service Delivery Team Manager, Prepayment & Caring Energy, Change Team at E.ON

Application Advice: Don't get bogged down in the technical side of things during the interviews, it is more important to focus on the qualities of business leaders and how you have them. However an understanding of the energy industry and E,ON as a company will help.

Interview Advice: You will be made aware of the E.ON leadership competencies. This framework is integral and used throughout your development. You are graded against this in each placement so it's important to come with examples of where you have demonstrated that you have the competencies during the interviews/assessments. There may be group tasks, presentations, an individual interview and maybe a role play so be prepared for those.

Industry: Energy and Utilities, Energy Rotational Graduate Scheme

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nucleargraduates

nuclear graduate, at nucleargraduates

Application Advice: Do it! This scheme can take you anywhere you want to go. If you're interested in the nuclear industry but don't know exactly why/ where to go/ what it is/ how it works this is the scheme for you. Go in with an open mind and take absolutely every opportunity you get. The best way into the scheme is to show that you are enthusiastic and interested in the industry

Interview Advice: The interview process is a 2-day crash course. It's hard work but good fun. My best bit of advice is be nice and be true to yourself, it's as much a chance for you to show them what you have as it is for nucleargrads to show you what they are.

Industry: Energy and Utilities, Chemistry

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E.ON

Graduate Trainee, IT and Business Change at E.ON

Application Advice: Thoroughly research both the company and the industry as a whole. For the phone interview, think about what questions might be asked and have notes in front of you during the interview.

Interview Advice: Thoroughly research E.ON and look at current trends in the energy industry. Think about what makes E.ON different from their competitors. Know why you want to work in the energy industry and why you have applied for the graduate scheme at E.ON. Think about the role that IT can play within a large energy company and why you would like to work in this area. Think about your own experiences and how you can provide value for E.ON. Think about any international work you have done, any professional work experience, internships and placements, university projects, business and IT skills etc. q

Industry: Energy and Utilities, Energy Rotational Graduate Scheme

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E.ON

Analyst, Marketing at E.ON

Application Advice: Show an interest in the industry and marketing in particular.

Interview Advice: Show a passionate interest in marketing and learn as much about the energy industry as you can. Make sure that you are prepared to give examples of your experiences.

Industry: Energy and Utilities, Energy Rotational Graduate Scheme

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Amey

Graduate Engineer – Highways, Utilities and strategical planning, Water Mains replacement at Amey

Application Advice: Ensure you have a real passion for learning new things on a daily basis and are willing to learn from mistakes.

Interview Advice: Ensure you have reviewed what you did at university before going for an interview.

Industry: Energy and Utilities, Environmental Consultancy & Management

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Amey

Graduate Environmentalist, Environmental at Amey

Application Advice: Include a cover page whether it asks for one or not, expressing your interest and why you are the right person for the job. Make sure your CV is on point - it is relevant. Change your CV everytime for the job you are applying for so it fits the bill exactly.

Interview Advice: Make sure you read the companies core values - P.A.C.E. Go prepared, make sure you have read your job description and requirements fully - you may be given a knowledge test so brush up your skills beforehand! Practise a few competency based questions. Be yourself and let your personality come through.

Industry: Energy and Utilities, Environmental Consultancy & Management

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Amey

Management Graduate, Severn Trent Water at Amey

Application Advice: Be willing to move around, don't be put off if you don't have an engineering background, this scheme is about managing people.

Interview Advice: Interview is a full day of assessment centres, you'll need to show presentation, people and communication skills.

Industry: Energy and Utilities, Energy Rotational Graduate Scheme

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Amey

assistant operations manager, operations management at Amey

Application Advice: you dont have to know exactly what you want to do but you need to be driven and ambitious, it isnt easy so prepare to work and enjoy yourself

Interview Advice: Always smile be yourself- they can tell whether you are suited to the job so make sure you enjoy yourself and show how much you want the job, they are looking for ambition and drive, and aim to please.

Industry: Energy and Utilities, Environmental Consultancy & Management

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Thames Water

Graduate Support Team Manager, Wholesale Wastewater Operations at Thames Water

Application Advice: Know the industry you are applying to and what makes Thames Water different to the other water companies. Show that one of the reasons why Thames Water is different/good is something you're interested in. Give examples to show that you can think on your feet, work well in a team and can manage people.

Interview Advice: Be up to date with the big changes that have just happened or are happening in the business. Understand the role of OFWAT with the water companies and have an idea of the current state of affairs in the water industry. Realise that Customer Service and Health and Safety are the two main concerns of the company and understand how they are measured and how they are looking to improve them. Show an interest in renewable energy production and know what Thames Water currently do in this area. Have an idea of the main projects that are underway or looking to be started in AMP 6. Having very, very basic process knowledge (how the network / water treatment works / sewage treatment works work) would help.

Industry: Energy and Utilities, Process and Quality Control

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Thames Water

Customer Service Graduate, Customer Service at Thames Water

Application Advice: Don't rush your application, make sure you are answering the questions specifically. I think it is important to be explicit about what you have done and achieved, make sure someone doesn't have to read between the lines. Thames Water care about you as a person, it will not be enough to simply say what you have achieved in the professional world, be creative, use examples that others may not have and remember...sell yourself, if you don't sell yourself here you may never get the chance to do it in person.

Interview Advice: Do your research, don't leave it to chance. You may not be asked every single detail but being in the position where you are comfortable to be asked anything is great. The interview process is rigid so make sure you know why you want to work for Thames Water, they are spending a lot of time and money firstly on recruitment and then developing you, make sure you are making the right decision as well.

Industry: Energy and Utilities, Process and Quality Control

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E.ON

Customer Operations Leadership Graduate Scheme, Customer Operations at E.ON

Application Advice: Throughout the online and phone application process; display relevant knowledge for the scheme you are applying to, eagerness and do your research on the company. This stage is to make sure you have the right intellectual attributes and are able to articulate yourself well on paper and on the telephone.There are psychometric tests involved at this stage, which are part of most graduate schemes these days and should not deter you from applying. I downloaded some practise questions from various websites and found it very useful for preparing.

Interview Advice: During the assessment centre i would advise to show your personality more and show that you are someone that would fit into the E.ON culture. Try and engage the interviews and make them remember you as a person, not just what knowledge you have. Dress to impress and above all, try and have fun with it. If it looks like you are enjoying your time there and are not a stressed wreck it will look really good.

Industry: Energy and Utilities, Energy Rotational Graduate Scheme

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nucleargraduates

Nucleargraduate programme member, at nucleargraduates

Application Advice: Be genuine. They are looking for people who are competent but also needing development so don't try to be prefect. Don't try to show off.

Interview Advice: It is quite intense as it's a two day assessment centre but it looks at different behavioural and technical knowledge but just try to get stuck in to the activities and enjoy yourself. Be confident, you made it that far so you can get the job.

Industry: Energy and Utilities, Nuclear Engineer

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Anglian Water

Graduate Engineer Management Trainee, Engineering at Anglian Water

Application Advice: Really give it your all in the application, but don't waffle - the employers at AW can see right through waffle and like specific, to the point, but elaborate points to your applications, dont forget to save some detail for assessment centre further elaboration!

Interview Advice: As much as the questions and answers are important content wise, they are also looking hugely at your natural attitude, behaviour. Its not just a company about answering questions correctly, equally its how well you'll fit in with our culture here

Industry: Energy and Utilities, Energy Rotational Graduate Scheme

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Anglian Water

Graduate Management Trainee, Sourcing CDSCM at Anglian Water

Application Advice: Do some background reading about the company and the industry sector. It always helps to know what you're talking about!

Interview Advice: Try and be a natural as possible. Anglian Water are looking for hard workers who have the people skills to be able to work in a team effectively as well as potential to lead in the future.

Industry: Energy and Utilities, Energy Rotational Graduate Scheme

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Anglian Water

Graduate Management Trainee, Regulation at Anglian Water

Application Advice: Who you are is equally as important as how much you know. Anglain Water recruitment focuses heavily on how well you as an idividual will fit in to the business.

Interview Advice: It is a relatively relaxed interview process which will hopefully reduce stress and show the real you. Again, there is significant emphasis on who you are and how you behave.

Industry: Energy and Utilities, Process and Quality Control

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Anglian Water

Operations Management Graduate, Water Supply at Anglian Water

Application Advice: Do your research on the industry and figure out why you want to work for a water company. Have a look at what other water companies are doing and think about why you want to work for Anglian Water in particular. Be honest in your application! If you mention an experience you've had, expect to expand upon this in detail at later stages in the process.

Interview Advice: Try and relax. This can seem really hard to do, but more than anything if you have made it to this stage, the interviewers are looking for someone they can see fitting in with the company culture. When answering questions, talk about a related experience you might have had and tell the interviewer what the outcome was. The STAR technique is really useful - Situation, Task, Action, Result.

Industry: Energy and Utilities, Process and Quality Control

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Anglian Water

Graduate Management Trainee, Flag Fen Peterborough at Anglian Water

Application Advice: Apply your own knowledge and thoughts alongside information gathered from aAnglian water websites.

Interview Advice: To communicate honestly and openly with any involved in the interview process.

Industry: Energy and Utilities, Process and Quality Control

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Sellafield Ltd

Graduate Mathematician, at Sellafield Ltd

Application Advice: Make sure you research the company thoroughly beforehand.

Interview Advice: Make sure you have multiple sound answers for the competency questions. These are generally more important than the technical questions.

Industry: Energy and Utilities, Nuclear Engineer

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Anglian Water

Graduate Management Trainee, Regulation at Anglian Water

Application Advice: Show you have an active interest in the water industry, and be able to explain why this is. Self-reflect on your own strengths and weaknesses Draw on all your experiences in work, education or anything else and think about you can apply these skills to your desired role. Be yourself! A lot of emphasis during the application process is on you as a person and how you might fit into the business.

Industry: Energy and Utilities, Geoscientist

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Thames Water

Graduate Project Manager, Developer Servcies at Thames Water

Application Advice: The longer answer questions at the end of the application will get you noticed so take your time and make them really good so they read well without mistakes etc

Interview Advice: Show ambition, proven examples of when you showed key competencies such as motivation, resilliance ability work to tight timescales etc

Industry: Energy and Utilities, Process and Quality Control

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E.ON

B2B planning & reporting analyst, Finance at E.ON

Application Advice: Confident, Stay Calm, Learn briefly about the Big 6 and energy companies

Interview Advice: Follow a very methodical approach (say your point, then back it up with evidence) and stay calm.

Industry: Energy and Utilities, Energy Rotational Graduate Scheme

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E.ON

New Technologies Consultant, Distributed Energy at E.ON

Application Advice: Really think about what you want out of the job and where you want to progress with your career, this will help give an honest sounding and relate-able application.

Interview Advice: You're not expected to know everything - show that you are willing to learn and can apply logical thinking to new questions, don't be afraid of getting the answer 'wrong' .. they are more interested in how you would approach a problem or task rather than knowing the best solution straight away. Do a bit of background research on what's going on with energy in the news. A basic understanding of how the company works as a business is also important.

Industry: Energy and Utilities, Energy Product development

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E.ON

Graduate Trainee, Policy/Strategy at E.ON

Application Advice: Being genuinly interested in the energy industry.

Interview Advice: Understanding the major challenges and change that the industry will face Think about solutions to these challenges Being customer centric and think about fairness and transparency

Industry: Energy and Utilities, Energy Rotational Graduate Scheme

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Thames Water

Chemical Investigations Analyst, Environmental Regulation at Thames Water

Application Advice: The application process for the Graduate Scheme can seem very long, with lots of stages, but dont feel disheartened, its worth it in the end!

Industry: Energy and Utilities, Environmental Consultancy & Management

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E.ON

Graduate Drilling Engineer, Exploration & Production at E.ON

Application Advice: The application process is generally straightforward. Take your time on the situational judgement questionnaire - many people get caught out on this relatively simple step.

Interview Advice: The interview was mainly competency based with three simple technical questions. Anyone thinking of applying for this role should know these without extra reseach. The interview is really about getting to know you as a person and ensure you are the right fit - by this stage they know if you have the qualifications and skills on paper. The assessment centre is one of the more relaxed types of assessment and gives you a good opportunity to present yourself - put time and effort into your presentation.

Industry: Energy and Utilities, Oil & Gas Engineering

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E.ON

Graduate Engineer, Engineering Graduate Scheme at E.ON

Application Advice: If you have a genuine interest in the energy industry, good engineering background and enthusiasm then show it and it will help throughout the application process

Interview Advice: Learn and show interest about the energy industry It is important to have some basic technical knowledge about power generation

Industry: Energy and Utilities, Energy Rotational Graduate Scheme

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E.ON

Graduate Electrical & Instrumentation Operations Engineer, E&P Department/Operations at E.ON

Application Advice: Research the company and what your role may be and really know why you want to do it so it is clear to the interviewer.

Interview Advice: What makes E.ON E&P different to other oil and gas companies.

Industry: Energy and Utilities, Oil & Gas Engineering

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nucleargraduates

Physicist, Technical and Strategy at nucleargraduates

Application Advice: Have a sponsor company in mind before applying Research industry and target sponsor company

Interview Advice: Use your university careers service where possible to get interview tips Understand the basic operation of key components in nuclear power stations (reactor/cooling circuits/turbines)

Industry: Energy and Utilities, Energy Rotational Graduate Scheme

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Sellafield Ltd

Technical Specialist, Nuclear Fuel Reprocessing at Sellafield Ltd

Application Advice: Research the company and industry.

Interview Advice: Do plenty of research into the company and the industry. Think of examples of how you have demonstrated a variety of competencies in your studies/work experience. Make sure to smile :) Be punctual and smartly dressed.

Industry: Energy and Utilities, Chemistry

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Sellafield Ltd

System Engineer, Spent Fuel Management at Sellafield Ltd

Application Advice: Most of the application is competency based so makes sure you have a few examples from any jobs you've had

Interview Advice: Read up on the basics of the nuclear fuel cycle and some recent news about the company

Industry: Energy and Utilities, Nuclear Engineer

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Sellafield Ltd

Adviser, Materials at Sellafield Ltd

Application Advice: Make sure you know something about the industry you are applying to. The application process can seem long and daunting but dont' be put off by it - the job at the end is really worth it!

Interview Advice: I was asked to describe how I would resolve a problem. Make sure you know what integrity means and look up the company values. The interviewers are going to want to know that you will fit in with them so think of examples of how you can draw on past experiences. Relax and don't forget that the interview is the place were you can find out more about the job so don't forget to ask them questions!

Industry: Energy and Utilities, Nuclear Engineer

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Sellafield Ltd

Graduate, Decommissioning at Sellafield Ltd

Application Advice: Do the summer scheme first - guarantees a place on assessment centre

Interview Advice: If you know your stuff you'll be fine

Industry: Energy and Utilities, Nuclear Engineer

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Sellafield Ltd

Technical Support, Technical at Sellafield Ltd

Interview Advice: Research the company and find out what we do!

Industry: Energy and Utilities, Process and Quality Control

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Sellafield Ltd

Graduate Trainee, Dosimetry at Sellafield Ltd

Application Advice: If you're successful in the assessment centre and you're told which department you'll be working in, try not to be overwhelmed by the joy of getting a job and ask what positions are available in the department and find what position they might be aiming to put you in so you can consider what you're immediately moving into.

Interview Advice: They're not looking for the rude person who forces their point across. Be friendly but persuasive. Don't let other applicants try to bully you around and take control. If you've got a good idea make sure you say it and pay attention to detail.

Industry: Energy and Utilities, Nuclear Engineer

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Sellafield Ltd

Project Management and Controls Graduate, Project Management at Sellafield Ltd

Application Advice: Do plenty of research into the industry and the company to understand the challenges faced on the site, and utilise this research and knowledge throughout the application proces to stand out.

Interview Advice: You require a good understanding of what Sellafield Ltd does, what the structure of the organisation is in terms of ownership and governance etc. and some of the projects and operations taking place on the site. You will also need a good technical understanding of the particular role you are applying to so that you can demonstrate that you have enthusiasm for the area and appreciate what it entails.

Industry: Energy and Utilities, Nuclear Engineer

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Thames Water

Team Manager, Sewage Treatment Works at Thames Water

Application Advice: Accept the fact that the team you're managing know a lot more about the role than you do. They have a vast amount of knowledge, and utilise this to help you.

Interview Advice: The assessment process was very intense - from creating short films, to webcam interviews, as well as the standard phone interviews and psychometic testing. The assessment centre focused a lot on competancies. Make sure you know about the water industry, Thames's History, and why you want to work for them in particular.

Industry: Energy and Utilities, Process and Quality Control

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Thames Water

Energy efficiency analyst, Business improvement team at Thames Water

Application Advice: Its a long process so stick with it. You have to work hard to get on to the scheme so its good if you have things that make you stand out...for me this includes showing some personality throughout the application process.

Interview Advice: Find out some specific, and desirably, unique facts about the company and come armed with some questions which show you have gone beyond others in your research. Dont try and hide your personality, admitting your weaknesses is a strength in my eyes...you just have to go about it in the right way.

Industry: Energy and Utilities, Environmental Consultancy & Management

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Thames Water

Field Performance Manager, Operations at Thames Water

Application Advice: Do not try to align yourself to fit competencies; be yourself and sell what makes you unique. Coming across as a genuine person I feel is overlooked when applying for Graduate Programmes

Interview Advice: As above but if you are able to document a genuine passion for the Water Industry this also helps. It is also easy to tell who has prepared and this is far more impresive than turning up and trying to wing it!

Industry: Energy and Utilities, Production Planner

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Sellafield Ltd

Environmental Advisor, at Sellafield Ltd

Application Advice: It’s a long drawn out process. If you make it through all the hoops and get offered a graduate place you still need to get security clearance and pass a medical exam. It’s not difficult it is just slow. Video Interview: This was the weirdest thing I had done (think creating a YouTube video). Think about what is on the wall behind you (including whether the poster you have removed has left marks on the wall - it’s noticed believe me), don’t keep looking at your notes - it is obvious when they play the videos if you keep looking to the side of the camera. Wear smart clothes and when you get to the last question which is basically 'is there anything else you would like to say' use this to clarify on previous questions - not stare stupidly at the camera for 60 seconds. Assessment centre: Is long and draining, competency based interview, technical interview, written test and a group exercise (had to prepare a press release and find out the root cause of an accident). We met our assessors the night before for an 'informal dinner', though they said we weren't being assessed it was still there first impressions of us - dress appropriately and bring a dinners worth of polite conversations and questions to ask

Interview Advice: Competency based interview - examples of being a team player, dealt with a difficult situation etc Technical interview - will vary between disciplines - I had to do a brief presentation on myself, talk about my degree modules and dissertation, and what areas I was interested in working in. Remember that Sellafield is big on safety; also remember that it is the nuclear industry so think how the perception of the public influences what we do, as well Sellafield’s history and current operations.

Industry: Energy and Utilities, Environmental Consultancy & Management

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AECOM Ltd

Graduate GIS Consultant, Environment / GIS at AECOM Ltd

Application Advice: Prepare thoroughly, not only in setting out your CV correctly for each job you apply for, but also for the interview. You don't know exactly what questions you will be asked, but generally interviews are quite formulaic, asking about strengths, weaknesses, probably your work as a student...

Interview Advice: Tell he interviewer you want the job...

Industry: Energy and Utilities, Geoscientist

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Centrica

Electrical Engineering Graduate, Engineering Integrity at Centrica

Application Advice: Thorough understanding of the role at hand. proper structuring of the information, follow the STAR method to state achievements (Situation, Task, Action, Results)...

Interview Advice: Active Listening, team player, understand the task at hand, high focus levels, alertness, confidence and a smily face...

Industry: Energy and Utilities, Energy Rotational Graduate Scheme

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BP

Pipeline Engineer, at BP

Application Advice: Not much advice to give on the application...

Interview Advice: Try and get a flavour of the discipline that you are applying for by reading around the basics - you don't need to digest a textbook but you should be able to demonstrate basic application of technical knowledge gained at university. Show creativity and avoid practicing for pre-meditated interview questions.

Industry: Energy and Utilities, Energy Rotational Graduate Scheme

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Balfour Beatty

Graduate Engineer, at Balfour Beatty

Application Advice: Never stay quite, stay calm and be enthusiastic.

Interview Advice: Your interview tends to be based on what you have written on your CV and application form, so make sure you read it before hand. Always be honest when you answer.

Industry: Energy and Utilities, Energy Rotational Graduate Scheme

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Thames Water

Regulatory Compliance Analyst, Strategy & Regulation at Thames Water

Application Advice: Be fully aware of the role you are applying for and wish to go into. Be prepared to be flexible in what you want from the company in terms of your role and job location. The beauty of the grad scheme is the opportunity to learn a lot within a small period of time and to move around, however this can mean being placed in roles you have little interest in and in remote and/or industrial locations. Fundamentally, be sure this is what you want to do before applying.

Interview Advice: Be honest and be yourself. Be sure you know a good level of detail about the company as well as the key regulators / stakeholders and how it is financed. Be aware of the upcoming changes in the indutry and how this will affect the company from 2017 onwards when completion is opened up to the domestic market

Industry: Energy and Utilities, Energy Rotational Graduate Scheme

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Schlumberger

Mechanical Engineer, Mechanical at Schlumberger

Application Advice: have a genuine reason and enthusiasm to want to work for the company be good technically in your subject

Industry: Energy and Utilities, Oil & Gas Engineering

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Amec Foster Wheeler

Graduate Oil & Gas Engineer, Oil & Gas Division at Amec Foster Wheeler

Application Advice: Foster Wheeler is a company which looks for leadership and confidence in employees but you must also be able to work effectively as part of a team. Above all Foster Wheeler values safety and its core values.

Interview Advice: See above. Be confident and enthusiastic.

Industry: Energy and Utilities, Oil & Gas Engineering

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Schlumberger

Field Engineer, Testing Services at Schlumberger

Application Advice: It's quite difficult to be employed. We are looking for the best people. If you are one of the best ones you have nothing to worry about.

Interview Advice: Be honest, be yourself.

Industry: Energy and Utilities, Oil & Gas Engineering

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Schlumberger

Sustaining Engineer, Flow Control at Schlumberger

Application Advice: Don't use acronyms

Interview Advice: Do company research

Industry: Energy and Utilities, Oil & Gas Engineering

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Schlumberger

Geophysicist, at Schlumberger

Application Advice: Have a solid domain knowledge in geoscience.

Interview Advice: Prepare a good personal presentation.

Industry: Energy and Utilities, Geoscientist

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Schlumberger

Geosolutions Gephysicist, Marine seismic processing at Schlumberger

Application Advice: Be willing to try new things and be removed from your comfort zone. Show your adventurous side and how adaptable you are in new environments and diverse teams.

Industry: Energy and Utilities, Geoscientist

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Schlumberger

Geophysicist, Multi-component at Schlumberger

Application Advice: Present yourself honestly, and highlight strengths of ambition, problem-solving, tenacity, and hard work.

Interview Advice: Again, be honest. Acknowledge your faults and recognise them as areas for improvement. Demonstrate a keen desire for the position, and a commitment to really work for it.

Industry: Energy and Utilities, Geoscientist

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Schlumberger

Field Specialist, Drilling and Measurements at Schlumberger

Application Advice: Browse the website and get an insight into what each particular job role offers, There are a vast number of job opportunities available with Schlumberger.

Interview Advice: Just be yourself, I was asked a few questions regarding my degree and how I'd interact with a client if something was not done properly.

Industry: Energy and Utilities, Oil & Gas Engineering

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Schlumberger

Field Specialist, Drilling and Measurements at Schlumberger

Application Advice: Apply online via the SLB website.

Interview Advice: Gain some background knowledge in the oil and gas industry, prepare to be questioned and have your answers picked apart (know your reasoning 100%), emphasis the fact you are a team player, adapt well to different environments and cultures, mention different life experiences you've had, your liking to travelling, your not afraid to speak up if you think something is wrong, you like a challenge and to learn new things.

Industry: Energy and Utilities, Oil & Gas Engineering

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Schlumberger

LWD Engineer, Directional Drilling & Measurements at Schlumberger

Application Advice: Put across how flexible you are as a person and how mobile you are, as Schlumberger will move you abroad at some point in your career. Show how well you work in stressful situations (Offhsore you are the only person there that can fix your equipment.... When a rig cost 1.5 million dollars a day to run, when you waste time, people will shout at you..) Make sure you put across your personality!! SLB is very people orientated and you need to be a certain type of person to do the jobs we do. Being academically smart might not make you a good suit for SLB..

Interview Advice: You do a 5 min presentation about yourself. Pay attention to the time constraint. Usual interview questions can be expected as well as team building (build paper towers etc), math/problem solving tests. And putting together an air valve using a schematic diagram.

Industry: Energy and Utilities, Oil & Gas Engineering

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Schlumberger

Reservoir Engineer, at Schlumberger

Application Advice: Apply as early as possible

Industry: Energy and Utilities, Oil & Gas Engineering

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Schlumberger

Seismic Engineer, Seismic at Schlumberger

Application Advice: Must have an open mind

Interview Advice: Always speak with confidence. You don't know everything, so don't act like you do. It's ok to admit when you're wrong but understand always that you must learn from your mistakes.

Industry: Energy and Utilities, Geoscientist

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Schlumberger

Field Engineer, WesternGeco at Schlumberger

Application Advice: If you are ready for a job that works long hours, go for it. You must be humbled to learn even if you are in a higher position.

Interview Advice: Show your leadership skills and communication skills between team interview. One personal interview, show your knowledge and be relaxed and get comfortable with the interviewer. It is very important to show confidence.

Industry: Energy and Utilities, Oil & Gas Engineering

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Centrica

Customer Operations, Customer Operations at Centrica

Application Advice: Make sure it is what you want to do, and not just applying to any job, you will struggle if you do get on it and don't really want to do it.

Interview Advice: Tailor your interview to the specfic stream you are applying to, the assesors are from that stream and will be able to tell if you don't want to do it and have just applied to any one.

Industry: Energy and Utilities, Energy Rotational Graduate Scheme

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Schlumberger

Technical Geoscience Support Engineer, SIS at Schlumberger

Application Advice: Ensure you know what you will be doing when you join. Practice your technical skills and keep up to date with technology.

Industry: Energy and Utilities, Geoscientist

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Schlumberger

Geophysicist, Seismic Processing and Petrotechnical Services at Schlumberger

Application Advice: This role is a great way to use and broaden your technical knowledge. There is a strong training program with management as well as technical aspects, and working for a large company such as Schlumberger affords the opportunity to travel globally, as well as learn from and experience the wide variety of different disciplines, businesses and cultures which are integrated together.

Industry: Energy and Utilities, Geoscientist

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Schlumberger

Geosolutions Geophysicist, at Schlumberger

Application Advice: Include any relevant information regarding soft skills (e.g. problem solving) and give examples., as well as any technical experience you may have.

Interview Advice: Prepare before the interview, including information about the company as well as technical information. Read up on any innovative solutions of the company, as well as any questions you may have on recent publications or SEG lectures etc. Ask questions and think out loud in the interview.

Industry: Energy and Utilities, Geoscientist

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Schlumberger

Research Scientist, Geophysics at Schlumberger

Application Advice: Focus for this specific job is on academic credentials, so lay these out clearly. Provide clear justification for applying for this job in your cover letter. Keep it concise and interesting (though not overly funky!). Formating should be clear to read and easy to follow, but other than that, probably does not make or break your application. Mention where you heard about the job in your cover letter.

Interview Advice: The interview comprised an academic presentation given to a technical audience, followed by technical questions, and several individual interviews with more technical questions (details were provided in invitation to interview). Be prepared to explain your academic work in detail, to justify any technical choices made, and to clarify. The interviews are very straightforward, with no element if trying to trip you up or catch you unawares - everything serves the purpose of establishing whether you are the right person for the job. As in life, be nice to people you meet.

Industry: Energy and Utilities, Geoscientist

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Schlumberger

Hydrogeologist, Hydrogeology at Schlumberger

Application Advice: Make it interesting, get it to stand out. Technical skills are valued.

Interview Advice: Focus on technical skills. Show why you can be trusted, that you are willing to learn and improve as a professional.

Industry: Energy and Utilities, Geologist

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Schlumberger

Field Engineer, Drilling and Measurment at Schlumberger

Application Advice: Stress flexibility and international experience. Any examples of working on your own to overcome problems would help too.

Interview Advice: Simple one day assessment day. Presentation about yourself (prepared in advance), building a tower out of paper as a group, putting together a small valve from a schematic, then a discussion about why you a suitable for the role. Again stress flexibility and interest in an international career.

Industry: Energy and Utilities, Oil & Gas Engineering

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Schlumberger

Signal Processing Engineer, SFTC at Schlumberger

Application Advice: Show interest and motivation for the technical field you're applying in!

Industry: Energy and Utilities, Oil & Gas Engineering

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Schlumberger

Field Engineer, D&M at Schlumberger

Application Advice: Be sure you are interested in the oil and drilling industry.

Interview Advice: Be confident and take it easy.

Industry: Energy and Utilities, Oil & Gas Engineering

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Schlumberger

Petroleum engineer, at Schlumberger

Application Advice: Be honest, write direct expectations.

Interview Advice: Be yourself, every interview is unique, so do not be shy, speak confidently.

Industry: Energy and Utilities, Oil & Gas Engineering

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Schlumberger

Control Systems Engineer, Drilling at Schlumberger

Application Advice: It is a very good position with lots of opportunities to learn and grow.

Interview Advice: Revise your control systems courses (Modelling & Simulation).

Industry: Energy and Utilities, Oil & Gas Engineering

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Schlumberger

Field Engineer, Drilling & Measurements at Schlumberger

Interview Advice: Show that you like working hard, and that you don't have a problem working endless hours. Show interest in moving to different countries.

Industry: Energy and Utilities, Oil & Gas Engineering

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Schlumberger

Field Engineer, Drilling and Measurements at Schlumberger

Application Advice: Practice the individual presentation Be interested in the subject matter during assessors introduction of the company

Interview Advice: General engineering interview questions

Industry: Energy and Utilities, Oil & Gas Engineering

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Schlumberger

Wireline Field Engineer, Wireline at Schlumberger

Application Advice: You must be very enthusiastic, active and willing to travel to different parts of the globe at short notice (e.g. 2 days notice for going to Romania for 7 weeks)

Interview Advice: Schlumberger has many segments so research which one would be a best fit for you. A big part of the company is the opportunity for travel if you work as a field engineer.

Industry: Energy and Utilities, Oil & Gas Engineering

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Schlumberger

Petroleum Engineer, Technical Services at Schlumberger

Application Advice: Doing an internship as an entry point to the company is a good way to have a feel of the company and to see the range of opportunities available that could be suitable for you.

Interview Advice: I was hired through an internship. This was a good experience for me and an opportunity to both show my worth and see if the company was suitable for me.

Industry: Energy and Utilities, Oil & Gas Engineering

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Schlumberger

Infield Geophysicist, Seismic data processing at Schlumberger

Application Advice: Come across as a well rounded individual with the capability to attempt new problems with confidence.

Interview Advice: Be enthusiastic about your work. Be able to talk freely about what you enjoy and your objectives.

Industry: Energy and Utilities, Geoscientist

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Schlumberger

Drilling Fluids Specialist, M-I SWACO – North Sea at Schlumberger

Application Advice: If you like time off and you like money, this is a good job. You work reasonably hard while offshore but you don't work while onshore. It's not strictly an engineering job though, as you need to be a good communicator and a key aspect of the role is being able to communicate well with others.

Interview Advice: Have a few good stories or experiences you can discuss which show that your qualities, and particularly ones that show you faced a problem, how you dealt with it, what you learnt from it, and what you would do differently in the future.

Industry: Energy and Utilities, Oil & Gas Engineering

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Schlumberger

Field engineer, at Schlumberger

Application Advice: Read up on psychometric testing, travelling and getting on with people is a bonus.

Industry: Energy and Utilities, Oil & Gas Engineering

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FMC Technologies

Graduate Engineer, Graduate Scheme at FMC Technologies

Application Advice: Highlight something that makes you different from the pack. For the graduate scheme a MEng degree is required.

Interview Advice: Be sociable, you want to come across as someone that will fit into the “FMC team”.

Industry: Energy and Utilities, Oil & Gas Engineering

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Centrica

Geologist, Subsurface at Centrica

Application Advice: Show passion for the role, those who genuinely enjoy the job and have a strong interest in the work will do best. Do not be put off by any technical areas of weakness you may have as these skills can be learned and developed on the job. Show an interest for the wider energy market as well as your area of expertise.

Interview Advice: Talk about a broad range of personal experiences from academic, to extra-curricular and personal hobbies to give a good overall picture of yourself. Be honest as to why you chose your degree and why you are interested in the role. Have a rough idea/overview of where you want to be in the next 5-10 years.

Industry: Energy and Utilities, Geologist

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Centrica

Graduate Geophysicist, Northern Hubs at Centrica

Application Advice: Research around what kind of project you are likely to be involved in and how much support and training you are likely to get. Try to have studied a Petroleum related Masters beforehand. This will give you excellent exposure to the type of work that you will be involved in whilst providing you with the most relevant skill set. Undertaking such a degree will give you a good indication of whether or not a career in the industry as a Geoscientist is for you.

Interview Advice: Be yourself!

Industry: Energy and Utilities, Geoscientist

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E.ON

Graduate Engineer, Generation/Renewables at E.ON

Application Advice: Show that you know what E.ON does and more importantly what the energy industry looks like. Understand how you fit in this industry.

Interview Advice: Let your personality come through. Show the spectrum of your experiences and skills.

Industry: Energy and Utilities, Energy Product development

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Centrica

Graduate Analyst, Exploration & Production at Centrica

Application Advice: Make sure you tick all the behaviour areas specified on the website.

Interview Advice: Don't let one exercise where you didn't do your best put you off for subsequent ones, every one is taken on its own merit.

Industry: Energy and Utilities, Energy Rotational Graduate Scheme

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Centrica

HSES Graduate, HSES at Centrica

Application Advice: Use the STAR methodology and ensure you have multiple answers from multiple settings such as university, work and social activities.

Interview Advice: Take prepared material in with you - it will look much more professional.

Industry: Energy and Utilities, Energy Rotational Graduate Scheme

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Centrica

Graduate Mechanical Engineer, Production at Centrica

Application Advice: Take Your Time With the Online Application Form Have Good Examples of Demonstrating Compentecies

Interview Advice: Always Safety First Attitude Be Natural Don't Come Across Too Shy or Too Overpowering

Industry: Energy and Utilities, Oil & Gas Engineering

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Centrica

Health Safety and Environment Graduate, Power Generation Environment Team at Centrica

Application Advice: Do not be afraid to sell your personal achievements, whilst still being honest and genuine about them. There is nothing wrong in admitting to having struggled with previous tasks/roles, if anything this is preferable if you can clearly demonstrate how you have overcome this/made the best of the situation. Do not forget to focus strongly on what you have achieved as an individual, avoid referring to "we".

Interview Advice: The assessment centre was strongly focused around our organisation's leadership behaviours, which are detailed on our graduate recruitment webpages. Be sure to do research into this sort of thing and come prepared with specific examples from your personal experiences that are related to these. Be sure not to repeat examples previously used in any applications/telephone interviews. Be clear around your motivations for wanting this particular role or scheme, why are you well suited to it and what benefit could you add?

Industry: Energy and Utilities, Environmental Consultancy & Management

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Centrica

HSES Graduate, Health, Safety & Environment at Centrica

Application Advice: Be yourself! Be honest about your motivations and why you want to join Centrica. Do your research on the company. Explain why you've applied for this scheme and what you believe you can add to the company. Familiarise yourself with the Centrica Leadership Behaviours.

Interview Advice: Where do you see yourself in 10 years time? Why Centrica? Why this particular role? Why did you leave previous job roles? What are the biggest HSES challenges facing Centrica?

Industry: Energy and Utilities, Energy Rotational Graduate Scheme

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Centrica

Graduate Analyst, Midstream at Centrica

Application Advice: Numerate background is very useful. Practical experience of using Excel and VBA will put you at a strong advantage. Familiarity with computer programming and statistics is also beneficial, but not totally neccesary (often role dependent).

Interview Advice: Prepare plenty of competency-based answers and research the company (current share price, recent investments, competitor information, latest market news). Also, have an idea about the area of the business that you want to go into, as initial placement will be influenced by what is said in the interview.

Industry: Energy and Utilities, Energy Rotational Graduate Scheme

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Centrica

Graduate Project Anaylst, Information Services at Centrica

Application Advice: Make sure and mention any of your past experience working in teams or positions of responsibility in work or outside of work. Read over any of materials given prior to assessment centre and also check what current company values are and make sure your application answers are written in order to demonstrate clearly that you have those behaviours.

Interview Advice: Read up on company beforehand, especially any recent news, and understand how integrated energy company workds

Industry: Energy and Utilities, Energy Rotational Graduate Scheme

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Centrica

Nuclear Finance Analyst, Non-Operated Joint Ventures at Centrica

Application Advice: Applicants who have a generic CV and answers not tailored to the business will be spotted a mile off. Only people who are passionate about the industry will be getting through.

Interview Advice: Know the core behaviours, what the graduate team are looking for and get in touch with current graduates for advice and support.

Industry: Energy and Utilities, Energy Rotational Graduate Scheme

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Rentokil Initial

Graduate Management Trainee, Various at Rentokil Initial

Interview Advice: Be yourself, be prepare to present and work in a group. Think of the leadership qualities and come up with some examples from your life.

Industry: Energy and Utilities, Environmental Consultancy & Management

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Centrica

Customer Improvement Manager, British Gas New Energy at Centrica

Application Advice: Read up on the values of behaviours of British Gas as it is these that you will be marked on. these are not a secret and can be found on the Centrica website, make sure you have a few examples of all the behaviours/competencies and that you know them!

Interview Advice: Specifically to the Customer Operations Graduate Scheme within centrica, personality is valued so make sure yours comes out. It is vital you will be able to work with people and lead teams in the right way. People who are are excellent on paper can turn out to have the wrong attitude and are therefore not taken on. So my advice would be try to show you are a rounded (though highly competent) person as in the interview/assessment day process, this is almost as vital as the competencies.

Industry: Energy and Utilities, Energy Rotational Graduate Scheme

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Centrica

Vulnerability Manager, Corporate Responsibility at Centrica

Application Advice: Make sure you're applying for a role you really want. Assessors can tell the difference between someone who really wants this job, and someone who has applied for a range of different things just hoping they'll get an offer. Spend quality time putting in your application and tailor your examples to the role, picking out the attributes that are important to the company.

Interview Advice: For a phone interview, have a few examples for each of the desirable behaviours. Stick to the STAR model, Situation, Task, Action & Result - this is how they'll be marking! Be genuine and authentic, companies want to hire people that will fit the organisation, it's important for them and for you.

Industry: Energy and Utilities, Energy Rotational Graduate Scheme

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nucleargraduates

Design Engineer, at nucleargraduates

Application Advice: Show you're passionate about the nuclear industry.

Interview Advice: Do your research on the scheme and the nuclear industry in general. Make sure you're up to date with the latest nuclear industry news.

Industry: Energy and Utilities, Nuclear Engineer

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E.ON

Sales and Marketing Graduate, Marketing at E.ON

Application Advice: To seize the opportunity and showcase your interest in gaining a broad experience in the energy sector. Also be aware of the challenges in terms of moving location and therefore flexible on moving around as this is part of the scheme and expected.

Interview Advice: Most of the interview questions were competency based e.g. how have you overcome challenges, worked as part of a team, give me an example of a time when etc... Make sure you also have a sound knowledge of the energy industry, for instance keep up to date with the news and current affiars related to it.

Industry: Energy and Utilities, Energy Rotational Graduate Scheme

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Sellafield Ltd

Technical Support Advisor, Technical at Sellafield Ltd

Application Advice: Do some research into the company and understand what we do. Only apply if you are willing to live in Cumbria.

Interview Advice: Be yourself!

Industry: Energy and Utilities, Process and Quality Control

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National Grid

Project Engineer, Construction at National Grid

Application Advice: Read the National Grid website and research all the training programmes. Make sure you pick the one that suits you.

Interview Advice: Make sure you research National Grid and know what their role is in the Energy Industry. Also it is vital that you know and understand how National Grid are regulated and what the current targets are. At the assessment centre just be yourself, open and honest and be approachable and positive at all times.

Industry: Energy and Utilities, Energy Rotational Graduate Scheme

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National Grid

Graduate, at National Grid

Application Advice: Consider how National Grid is unique in the energy industry and how this fits in with your interests.

Interview Advice: Understand how and why National Grid is regulated. Consider the energy landscape now but importantly in the future - what are the challenges the industry and therefore National Grid are facing? If this interests you then you are applying to the right place and people will pick up on that.

Industry: Energy and Utilities, Energy Rotational Graduate Scheme

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National Grid

Commercial Graduate, Transmission Network Service at National Grid

Application Advice: Have a good overall understanding of the company and what it does, in the UK & US - this is something that not many people understand so will put you above other candidates.

Interview Advice: Unless applying for a specialised role, questions tend to be based around a core set of competencies: Relationship Management (Team Working) Organising and Planning Communication Problem Solving Decision Making

Industry: Energy and Utilities, Energy Rotational Graduate Scheme

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Rolls-Royce

Global Sustainability Analyst, Sustainability at Rolls-Royce

Application Advice: Understand what RR is and what it is proud of.

Interview Advice: Recent history of RR.

Industry: Energy and Utilities, Environmental Consultancy & Management

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Centrica

Customer Service Manager, Complaints at Centrica

Application Advice: Be well versed in competency questions, have faith in your ability and do not underestimate the necessity of networking when working in a blue chip company.

Industry: Energy and Utilities, Energy Rotational Graduate Scheme

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E.ON

Offshore wind at E.ON

Application Advice: Know the company and the industry, show you are passionate and pragmatic and aware of the appropriate issues and approaches to attempt to tackle these. It was a pretty friendly application process so being personable and relaxed (as much as possible in the situation) helped, I think.

Interview Advice: Sleep well the night before, it's a long day! The timed case study and presentation is particularly tough in terms of time given so just make a decision about what you will present early on and ignore the rest. There is too much to cover it all so just cover the requested number of points well.

Industry: Energy and Utilities, Energy Rotational Graduate Scheme

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E.ON

New Technologies Consultant, Energy Conversion at E.ON

Application Advice: Show interest in a range of things - not too specific. Re-read the application answers and make sure they are in good, understandable English and interesting to read.

Interview Advice: I was complimented on being honest and open in the discussion not just sticking to stock phrases that I thought they wanted to hear. Make sure you understand the position and background of the interviewer - you can ask them questions as well! Understanding their background will help you to pitch your answers at the right level.

Industry: Energy and Utilities, Energy Product development

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Spirax Sarco

Technical Sales Executive, GOPC at Spirax Sarco

Application Advice: come with an open mind, be prepared for a steep learning curve, and bring as many new ideas as you can - this company appreciates them

Interview Advice: how does a fridge work how does a electric shower work they will give you an item and ask what is its use. Answers- they do not want the correct answer per say. they want to know your thinking and how you think and get to an answer. so think out loud.

Industry: Energy and Utilities, Oil & Gas Engineering

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E.ON

Marketing Executive, Marketing at E.ON

Application Advice: Always give examples to competencies

Industry: Energy and Utilities, Energy Rotational Graduate Scheme

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Thames Water

Field Performance Manager, Operations at Thames Water

Application Advice: Let your genuine personality shine through in your application - be honest and capitalise on what makes you stand out from other candidates

Interview Advice: Use the star structure and let your interest and passion for the water industry shine through. Also - as above - let your personality shine through

Industry: Energy and Utilities, Process and Quality Control

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Thames Water

Contract Manager, Capital Delivery at Thames Water

Application Advice: Research everything you can about the water industry.

Interview Advice: Be confident and well prepared.

Industry: Energy and Utilities, Energy Rotational Graduate Scheme

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National Grid

National Grid

Interview Advice: Be yourself. Try and use varied examples for competancies such as volutneering etc...

Industry: Energy and Utilities, Energy Rotational Graduate Scheme

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Centrica

Graduate, at Centrica

Application Advice: Research what Centrica and British Gas do and sell. British Gas doesn't just sell electricity and gas!

Interview Advice: Think of questions to ask the current graduates, who will facilitate the assessment centre

Industry: Energy and Utilities, Energy Rotational Graduate Scheme

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Centrica

SAP PMCS Analyst, Smart Metering at Centrica

Application Advice: Take time and read your application once finished- Grammar is very important. Try to write as much as you can. Study the leadership behaviours in great detail.

Interview Advice: Use the STAR (Situation, Task, Action, Result) method when answering questions. Show why you fit Centricas mould. Use real life examples.

Industry: Energy and Utilities, Energy Rotational Graduate Scheme

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Sellafield Ltd

Graduate Process Engineer, at Sellafield Ltd

Application Advice: The application process may take a while so please submit your application in good time and be patient. I applied in February, took part in the online maths and reasoning tests and did not hear back until April. I was then invited to do a video interview and then got an email about the assessment centre. The assessment centre took place end of May and I heard back within 3 days about the job :) Good luck with your application!

Interview Advice: At the assessment centre, we took part in one group activity, one written exercise (sorting email etc), a competency based interview and a technical interview. Finally we had to deliver a presentation about ourselves and our experiences and motivations. The assessment centre had a relaxing atmosphere and the assessors were really helpful and understanding.

Industry: Energy and Utilities, Energy Rotational Graduate Scheme

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Sellafield Ltd

Process Engineer, WEDD at Sellafield Ltd

Application Advice: Teamwork is key, as are examples of leadership. Generally give good examples of 'soft skills'.

Interview Advice: How do you move fluids around without using pumps that have moving parts?

Industry: Energy and Utilities, Energy Rotational Graduate Scheme

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Change Agents UK

Sustainable Behaviour Assistant, Sustainable Behaviour Assistant placement at Change Agents UK

Application Advice: Make CV as detailed as possible because CAUK do not accept application forms or covering letters. CAUK try to employ recent graduates who tend to have less experience than others so don't let lack of experience put you off.

Interview Advice: Be enthusiastic in the interview.

Industry: Energy and Utilities, Energy Rotational Graduate Scheme

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Centrica

Customer Experience Manager, Smart Metering at Centrica

Application Advice: Gain a good understanding of the company and its values, especially around the media attention that the energy industry has received recently. Understand the key Centrica leadership behaviours and think of examples where you have demonstrated each of these.

Interview Advice: Understand the key Centrica leadership behaviours and think of examples where you have demonstrated each of these. Make sure to focus on your own contribution within any teams you may have previously worked in.

Industry: Energy and Utilities, Energy Rotational Graduate Scheme

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Costain

Mechanical Engineer, Natural Resources at Costain

Application Advice: Many of the roles within the business require good interpersonal skills. Try to give examples of how you have dealt with people in difficult situations or opportunities you have had to voice your ideas or work to colleagues or peers.

Interview Advice: Try to be relaxed and ask as many questions about the different aspects of the company as possible. We work across a broad range of sectors and our work is extremely varied, try to read about the type of project we work on or have won recently and reflect this in your interviews.

Industry: Energy and Utilities, Energy Rotational Graduate Scheme

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Rolls-Royce

Graduate Engineer, S&D at Rolls-Royce

Application Advice: Read about company.

Industry: Energy and Utilities, Nuclear Engineer

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National Grid

Dispatch Team Leader, Gas Distribution at National Grid

Application Advice: Be clear on what it is you want out of your career and ensure National Grid can offer you this.

Industry: Energy and Utilities, Oil & Gas Engineering

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BAE Systems

Sustainability Communications Officer, Estates Department at BAE Systems

Application Advice: Apply if you are interested in sustainability and behaviour change. The role is not particularly technical but a good knowledge of environmental management systems is definitely beneficial.

Interview Advice: Having a vision for the future is quite important as well as explaining in detail how your past experience will contribute to this role. Showing that you really want this job is crucial.

Industry: Energy and Utilities, Environmental Consultancy & Management

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Change Agents UK

Energy and Fuel Poverty Officer, Domestic Energy at Change Agents UK

Application Advice: Include experience you've had advising people and/or in working with the public and communities and also any connection you have to domestic energy efficiency advice knowledge.

Interview Advice: Just be yourself; everyone is friendly at Change Agents UK and wants the best out of you, so try to relax! Since a key part of being an Energy Advisor is getting the resident on-side so that you can encourage them to make changes in their lifestyle and habits, you need to be able to get the message across in a friendly and easily-understandable manner; therefore being a 'people person' and a good communicator is often more important than the technical energy knowledge - so let your personality shine through in the interview! Also brush up on domestic energy efficiency advice, especially regarding key energy-saving tips around the home and heating system and what national grants/funding is available, e.g. for insulation and new boilers (e.g. ECO/Green Deal).

Industry: Energy and Utilities, Environmental Consultancy & Management

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BP

Commercial Development Analyst, Trading at BP

Application Advice: Read up on the company values and make sure you include them in your application.

Interview Advice: Keep the company values in mind when answering questions.

Industry: Energy and Utilities, Energy Rotational Graduate Scheme

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Rolls-Royce

Rolls-Royce

Application Advice: Be concise with your answers and ensure spelling and grammar is correct.

Interview Advice: Know the company well. Research before the interview

Industry: Energy and Utilities, Nuclear Engineer

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Rolls-Royce

Energy Engineering Graduate Rotation Engineer, Mechanical Engineering at Rolls-Royce

Application Advice: Highlight technical skills and interpersonal/social skills in application.

Interview Advice: Be prepared for a long, gruelling day with multiple interviews, tests, and group activities, all of which are monitored by evaluators who help determine whether you are a candidate to get the job.

Industry: Energy and Utilities, Energy Rotational Graduate Scheme

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Change Agents UK

Warm Home Officer, Domestic Energy Advice at Change Agents UK

Application Advice: Sell yourself with achievements and research the role well.

Interview Advice: Be confident, prepare answers, listen well, and spell out your answers clearly to help the interviewer.

Industry: Energy and Utilities, Environmental Consultancy & Management

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UK Power Networks

Graduate Engineer, at UK Power Networks

Application Advice: It is most important to exhibit the right attitude and to fit in with the company values. Reserach thoroughly and look into the company's relationship with ofgem. What are the future challenges financially and technologically?

Interview Advice: Be calm and honest. If you do not know the answer to a question say so and try to take an educated guess. Look into the challenges of distributed generation on the networks. Have a look at the safety focus of the company.

Industry: Energy and Utilities, Energy Rotational Graduate Scheme

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AkzoNobel

Fixed Cost Accountant, Finance at AkzoNobel

Application Advice: Skills you need/will require to develop: Explaining complex things in simple way/presentation skills Excel/VBA Problem Solving/Process Improvement Soft Skills

Interview Advice: Once again be yourself

Industry: Energy and Utilities, Chemistry

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BP

Construction Engineer, Construction at BP

Application Advice: Heavily recommend applying. Very good and highly regarded graduate scheme

Interview Advice: Prepare thoroughly about the company

Industry: Energy and Utilities, Oil & Gas Engineering

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BP

Construction Engineer, Projects at BP

Application Advice: Show a diverse range of experiences, these can be from work experience, university education, volunteering or sports/hobbies. It is important to demonstrate that you are able to draw on numerous experiences during your future role and how you have developed because of them.

Interview Advice: Have a clear understanding of why you want to work for BP and the particular role you have applied for. It is good to have a long term vision of where you want your career to go in 10 years time.

Industry: Energy and Utilities, Oil & Gas Engineering

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Thales

Quality Engineer, Quaity at Thales

Application Advice: As with most job applications having prior work experience is definitely a benefit. So impress the fact that you've industry experience or even just worked a part time job and if possible relate how this is applicable to the role your applying for.

Interview Advice: Get information on the role your applying, tailor answers to this.

Industry: Energy and Utilities, Process and Quality Control

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BP

Petroleum Engineer, Field Management at BP

Application Advice: The interviews and assessment days are as much about learning as performing. Show development and improvement.

Industry: Energy and Utilities, Oil & Gas Engineering

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FMC Technologies

Design Engineer, at FMC Technologies

Application Advice: Research subsea oil and gas production services.

Industry: Energy and Utilities, Oil & Gas Engineering

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BP

, at BP

Application Advice: Know the company and the culture - and try to get an internship! The internship is where they recruit a large number of graduates and it gives you more chance to show how you work, especially if you're not good at interviews.

Industry: Energy and Utilities, Geoscientist

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FMC Technologies

Design Engineer, at FMC Technologies

Application Advice: Research the company, and how it fits into the wider Oil & Gas Industry, before applying.

Interview Advice: Interviews tend to be competency based, so try to think of good examples from previous experience that can demonstrate your strengths.

Industry: Energy and Utilities, Oil & Gas Engineering

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Rolls-Royce

Service Readiness Officer, Aftermarket Services at Rolls-Royce

Application Advice: Learn as much as possible about the company. Knowledge of the engineering involved isn't necessary.

Interview Advice: Be talkative during the assessment centre, make sure they know you by the end of it.

Industry: Energy and Utilities, Production Planner

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Rolls-Royce

Lean Sigma Black Belt, Process Improvement at Rolls-Royce

Application Advice: Make sure you understand what makes you different. Also, be sure that you can operate under ambiguous situations with little direction.

Interview Advice: Tough interview. You need to be well-rounded and a quick, logical thinker to get through the assessment center.

Industry: Energy and Utilities, Process and Quality Control

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Thales

Quality Engineer, at Thales

Application Advice: Know the company and the area which you are applying for.

Interview Advice: Be confident but not arrogant, be yourself and be positive. Involve others and how to maximise everyone in the group interview.

Industry: Energy and Utilities, Process and Quality Control

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Petrofac

Graduate Process Engineer, Process at Petrofac

Interview Advice: Study upstream oil and gas before interview process

Industry: Energy and Utilities, Process and Quality Control

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BP

Reservoir Engineer, Upstream Technology at BP

Application Advice: Reflect upon the values and direction of the company, and how you fit into it.

Interview Advice: Be honest and don't try to answer the questions how you think they should be answered! It's better to be unsure and have a conversation around what you know than to try to sound knowledgeable - your interviewers have a lot of experience and can catch this out.

Industry: Energy and Utilities, Oil & Gas Engineering

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BP

Environmental and Social Advisor, Angola Projects at BP

Application Advice: My application advice would be to do your research beforehand. BP has certain expectations of candidates, and, by doing a bit of research, you are far more aware of what these will be.

Interview Advice: The same as above - if you are interviewing for a certain position, think about the sort of activities BP has going on and how your role would tie into that. Do the research and come up with a few broad case studies that can be applied in response to different questions.

Industry: Energy and Utilities, Environmental Consultancy & Management

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BP

Geologist, Exploration at BP

Application Advice: Most applicants for the role will have a similar, strong, technical background. The ability the think clearly, reason and articulate opinions is far more important.

Industry: Energy and Utilities, Geologist

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BP

Geologist, Unconventionals at BP

Application Advice: Take the time before completing the applications to think of the best examples that answers the question. You don't have to had led an expedition up Mount Everest to impress whilst answering a "team work" type question.

Interview Advice: You will be asked about what you wrote on your application form, so be sure to remember what that was! Be clear with answer about what *you* did/contributed, and try to have a couple of 'back up' examples to hand as well for the inevitable 'can you think of any other times when..." type question. If you are applying for a technical role, expect some technical questions! they are not trying to trick you out, just to understand how you think and approach problems. Don't be afraid to ask questions if you are unsure.

Industry: Energy and Utilities, Geologist

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BP

Intergrated Geoscientist, Reservoir Management at BP

Application Advice: Spend lots of time on your application. Understand scientific principles behind the job you are apply for and be prepared to demonstrate this at interview.

Interview Advice: Have to display many different competencies, technical skills, team working skills and individual analysis and presentation skills.

Industry: Energy and Utilities, Geoscientist

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BP

Project Controls Engineer, Project Services at BP

Application Advice: Be a good team player in the assement centre as it seems like they don't hire graduates who are arrogant and don't fit well into teams Emphasise the things outside of work as there are a lot of "extra-curricular" things you can do through the company.

Interview Advice: Technical knowledge wasn't overly important in my interview, but a logical approach to questions and scenario and good "soft skills" very very important.

Industry: Energy and Utilities, Oil & Gas Engineering

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BP

Process Engineer, Upstream Oil and Gas at BP

Application Advice: Demonstrate: Your ability to understand the views and ideas of others; your ability to think with logic and reason; and your ability to get your point across clearly.

Industry: Energy and Utilities, Oil & Gas Engineering

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BP

Enviornmental Engineer, Enviornmental at BP

Application Advice: Make sure you include lots of real life experiences and have an interesting CV the company wants real people who have done interesting things with their lives so far. Be detailed.

Interview Advice: Be yourself, give examples and don't be scared to admit if you don't know something

Industry: Energy and Utilities, Oil & Gas Engineering

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BP

Geophysicist, Geophysical Operations at BP

Application Advice: Research the role well - your interest in the role should manifest itself in some basic knowledge of the field you want to work in. Read up on the company and in the case of geophysics, read up on the basics.

Interview Advice: As above. Be nice and courteous in the group application.

Industry: Energy and Utilities, Geoscientist

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BP

Project Engineer, Subsea at BP

Application Advice: Work hard at university, understand the basics, develop your extra curricular.

Interview Advice: Be honest, down to earth and engage with the BP employees interviewing you. Get as much information out of the BP employees as you can, that will help you work out if they are the kind of people you want to work with. Have a basic understanding of the industry.

Industry: Energy and Utilities, Oil & Gas Engineering

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BP

Subsea Engineer, Upstream Operations at BP

Application Advice: Soft skills are very important. Talk about leadership experiences you have had.

Industry: Energy and Utilities, Oil & Gas Engineering

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BP

Subsea Systems Engineer, Subsea Engineering/North Sea at BP

Application Advice: Be detailed and precise when answering questions, there will be follow up in the interviews

Interview Advice: The technical section of the interview focuses more on how you answer questions rather than if you get the right answer, explain your thought process and don't worry about getting the wrong answer.

Industry: Energy and Utilities, Oil & Gas Engineering

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BP

Drilling Engineer, Wells at BP

Application Advice: Spend time on the application. I took 2 weeks filling mine in but it was worth it.

Interview Advice: Learn about the company's history. It's only just over 100 years old and the key events will only take 10 minutes to learn. I had a technical interview and the only thing I had to remember from university was the equation for pressure at depth in a fluid

Industry: Energy and Utilities, Oil & Gas Engineering

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BP

Reservoir Engineer, at BP

Application Advice: Do NOT complete your application in one day/one sitting. Print it off, type your answers to each question, get someone else to review it, preferably 2 people. The recruiters can tell how much time you have put into it... Also, when picking examples, think about what will make you stand out because there are loads of applications each year!

Interview Advice: Tell us a time when you... Situational questions will be asked during the HR interview. The technical interview consists of scenarios you will be given based on your discipline. In my case i was shown a well drawing and asked for ways i could increase oil production. The questions will be tailored to what you studied in University not necesarily the role you are applying to, so you should be familiar with them.

Industry: Energy and Utilities, Oil & Gas Engineering

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BP

Geoscience Graduate, Reservoir Management at BP

Application Advice: Apply early, and take your time over the application form. It is not unreasonable to spend an hour a day for a week filling out a job application. Make sure your application "talks to" the company's values. Write your application in an easy to digest way, bulleted lists are generally better than continuous prose. Think about competancy style/soft skill questions. Have a number of examples of experiences you can use which demonstarte a diverse range of competancies in different environments. Remember anything you put in your application is likely to be talked about at interview. Be prepared to expand.

Interview Advice: As above, be prepared with a number of examples of experiences which demonstrate soft skill compenancies. Think about key values the company has, eg is teamwork specifically mentioned on their website? Also think of competancies which play to your particular strengths, perhaps you have a lot of experience of leadership, or communicating through public speaking etc. Be prepared for the question about a weakness and how you overcome it. Technical interviews are not designed to catch you out, revise if it makes you more comfortable but it shouldn't be necessary. I didn't. They just want to find out how much you know, how much you can work out with guidance beyond your current knowledge. Dress smart, arrive early, be polite and courteous. Try to relax and be yourself!

Industry: Energy and Utilities, Geoscientist

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BP

Geoscientist, Exploration at BP

Application Advice: Focus on being technically excellent. You can be taught how to apply your knowledge to our particular sector after you join, but if you can't think cleverly and aren't confident on the underlying principles then that's more of a problem. So show off your brain at interviews, not your polish.

Interview Advice: I was asked a lot that was relatively curve ball (not having done an industry specific course at uni), but take your time, think aloud, and don't be afraid to say 'I can get to here but then I'm stuck' and ask for help.

Industry: Energy and Utilities, Geoscientist

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BP

Category Specialist, Logistics Procurement at BP

Application Advice: Have work experience

Interview Advice: Be a team player

Industry: Energy and Utilities, Oil & Gas Engineering

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BP

Geologist, Exploration at BP

Application Advice: Take your time and put in as much effort as you can to sell yourself to full effect.

Interview Advice: Demonstrate your passion, know yourself, be confident

Industry: Energy and Utilities, Geologist

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Anglian Water

Water Resources Graduate Trainee, Water Resources at Anglian Water

Application Advice: Research the company and the specific role, i.e. know who and what you are applying for. Make sure you answer with clear and coherent answers in the application stage.

Interview Advice: Be yourself and be honest. Ensure it comes across how much you want the job. Have some good examples prepared to demonstrate how you repond to different situations, e.g. in a team or under pressure.

Industry: Energy and Utilities, Geoscientist

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Petrofac

Graduate Construction Engineer, Construction at Petrofac

Application Advice: Give it your best shot as the job is extremely rewarding. If you work hard then you really do reap the rewards.

Interview Advice: Be confident. Show interest. Know what you are speaking about, make individuals on the other side of the desk feel confident on who they may potentially employ.

Industry: Energy and Utilities, Oil & Gas Engineering

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BAE Systems

Nuclear Graduate, at BAE Systems

Application Advice: The application is based around the standard competency questions. It is important to to provide details of your actions, including the reasoning behind them and results that they achieved.

Interview Advice: Make sure that you are familiar with the competencies being assessed, and that you can articulate your motivation for applying for the specific role you have chosen.

Industry: Energy and Utilities, Nuclear Engineer

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National Grid

Energy trader, Commercial optimisation at National Grid

Application Advice: Do your research about the company and how the energy industry is set up.

Interview Advice: Take your time with questions, make sure you understand what you are being asked and don't be afraid to ask for clarification. Relax and sell yourself!

Industry: Energy and Utilities, Energy Rotational Graduate Scheme

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BAE Systems

Nuclear Graduate, at BAE Systems

Application Advice: Spelling, spelling, spelling and grammar.

Interview Advice: BAE is all about continuous improvement so when you're asked competency questions, even if they aren't about 'a time you improved something', always say how you would do it better next time or what you learnt. Next time I lead a team i will...

Industry: Energy and Utilities, Nuclear Engineer

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Petrofac

Graduate Construction Engineer, Construction at Petrofac

Application Advice: Ensure to fully research company prior to filling out online application. Make sure your enthusiasm for the job shines through, as I got the vibe from the interviewers that this was highly diserable.

Industry: Energy and Utilities, Oil & Gas Engineering

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National Grid

Graduate Engineer, LNG at National Grid

Application Advice: -Research the company and wider energy industry -Gain knowledge of challenges for up to the next 10 years -Prepare examples of how your university and work experiences meet the core behaviours listed in the careers area of the website

Industry: Energy and Utilities, Oil & Gas Engineering

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National Grid

Commercial Analyst, Transmission Network Services at National Grid

Application Advice: Really research the company and National Grid's line of sight and core values. National Grid looks at the grduates to really be hot on these values and really represent yourself in the best way.

Interview Advice: At the assessment centre be yourself. The tasks have been designed to test you and put you in situations. Be honest and give it your best shot thats all they can ask from you. Dont be afraid to ask questions and challenge!

Industry: Energy and Utilities, Energy Rotational Graduate Scheme

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Petrofac

Graduate Construction Engineer, Construction at Petrofac

Application Advice: If you work hard and are prepared to trevel for long peiods of time then you will enjoy the role.

Interview Advice: Be yourself and relax.

Industry: Energy and Utilities, Oil & Gas Engineering

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National Grid

Graduate, Safety, Sustainability and Resilience at National Grid

Application Advice: The assessment process involves an initial telephone interview and then a two day assessment centre. You'll need understand National Grid's role in the UK's energy industry, which you can research on their website. You should also try to find out about the role of our regulator, Ofgem, and current issues affecting the energy industry, such as climate change, renewable subsidies and price freezes.

Interview Advice: During the application process, you need to be able to provide examples of times when you demonstrated key competencies such as time management, leadership or team work, so have some examples to hand.

Industry: Energy and Utilities, Energy Rotational Graduate Scheme

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National Grid

Graduate Engineer, Gas Transmission at National Grid

Application Advice: Make sure you understand all the different stages in the process and don't be afraid to keep contacting the recruitment team if you haven't heard anything back. Also be aware of the different roles available as you may be offered one if they run out of slots in the role you have applied for.

Interview Advice: The phone interview and assessment centre interview are mostly around the company's competencies so make sure you have good examples of those qualities.

Industry: Energy and Utilities, Energy Rotational Graduate Scheme

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BAE Systems

Production Engineer, Production Engineer at BAE Systems

Application Advice: Take your time on the application process online, don't rush, check spelling and use different stories, doesn't have to be discipline related.

Interview Advice: Do your research before attending the assessment centre, get some practice in and don't panic.

Industry: Energy and Utilities, Production Planner

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Mott MacDonald

Engineering Geologist, Foundations & Geotechnics at Mott MacDonald

Application Advice: Try to do a project or dissertation in partnership with the company. And study the MSc Engineering Geology at Imperial College London. BSc in Geology will not be sufficient.

Industry: Energy and Utilities, Geologist

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Sellafield Ltd

CE&I Graduate Engineer, at Sellafield Ltd

Application Advice: Take your time to apply for this role, do research about the company and our mission towards nuclear industry.

Interview Advice: Be yourself, give good examples of past experiences and try to relate them with the role you are applying for.

Industry: Energy and Utilities, Nuclear Engineer

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Anglian Water

Graduate Operational Management Trainee, Water and Water Recycling at Anglian Water

Application Advice: It is a hands on role which will see you working with a variety of teams, so the best advice is to get involved in the day to day tasks and learn from all events/incidents

Interview Advice: Stay calm, and expand on any examples you give.

Industry: Energy and Utilities, Process and Quality Control

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WSP

Graduate Geo-Environmental Consultant, Land Restoration and Ground Engineering at WSP

Application Advice: You have to be able to commit to the role, if you can you will get a lot out of it. If you have a social life at weekends or in the evenings, be prepared to cancel plans at the last minute. Your career will be with you longer than the memory of a night out.

Interview Advice: I was asked to prepare a presentation on the development constraints in relation to contaminated land. It's worth taking time to do this properly, and learn your slides without the need for using prompts.

Industry: Energy and Utilities, Geoscientist

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British Sugar

Agricultural Area Manager, Newark Agriculture at British Sugar

Application Advice: The value the business puts on graduates is very noticeable & impressive from the very start of applying for a role; the assessment centre is a 2-day event at a hotel where you will be taken to look round parts of the business, followed by various assessment tasks on the following day. Most managers from across the department are in attendance and it's suprising how many of those started as graduates! As with any application form, get as much info down as you can, check & double check for spelling & grammatical errors - that is the first impression you give to someone so make it count to get through to the next stage!

Interview Advice: Be knowledgeable about any issues facing the business, particularly agricultural related - read the farming press & research related topics to be able to discuss these at interview.

Industry: Energy and Utilities, Agriculture

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British Sugar

Operations Chemist, Process Laboratory at British Sugar

Application Advice: Ensure applications are made specific to the company you are applying for. Having gone through applications in the past, it is very clear when people have sent a generic CV or application out. With the volume of applicants, this lack of attention to detail can make a clear distinction between some applicants. Be yourself, applications are a window that looks both ways. We require a certain standard of individual, but you should also be thinking about what we can provide for you.

Interview Advice: Interrogate the website, including the process and case studies, but practice simple arithmetic and other basic skills as these are just as important in the role you are applying for as advanced technical knowledge.

Industry: Energy and Utilities, Chemistry

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FMC Technologies

Graduate Engineer, at FMC Technologies

Application Advice: When applying research and understand FMC’s core values and demonstrate these in your application form.

Interview Advice: The assessment centre is a long and tough day. Again research the company, be prepared to answer typical interview questions and participate in team tasks. Always act professional even when you are not being interviewed.

Industry: Energy and Utilities, Oil & Gas Engineering

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Siemens

Energy Rotational Graduate, Wind Power / OIl and Gas at Siemens

Application Advice: Research the company the product they produce and gain an awareness of the sector / industry that they reside within. Have a look at the values that Siemens maintain and evaluate your own.

Interview Advice: Presentation was a whole day, covering a challange, presentation and interview. I was required to present on a topic of interest which aligned with qualities required for the job role. Strucure your presentation and content for a variety of audiences as it will contain both technical and non-technical persons. The interview was competency based. Reflect on your experiences beforehand and construct examples which cover several skills / competencies so you can shape your reply to suit the question asked. For the challange, if you think prior to the day about how teams function well and the skills which promote good teamwork then that should put you in good shape for the challange, whatever it may be. We had to build a bridge from paper based on a customer brief (remember customer expecation)., but I've also seen spahgetti towers....

Industry: Energy and Utilities, Energy Rotational Graduate Scheme

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WSP

Graduate Remediation Consultant, Remediation at WSP

Application Advice: Highlight your key positives and how this will benefit the company.

Interview Advice: Be sociable and friendly, personality is just as important as educational qualifications.

Industry: Energy and Utilities, Environmental Consultancy & Management

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Siemens

Graduate Engineer, Renewables at Siemens

Application Advice: Spend as much time as required on your application. Measure the time spent against how much you want to work for Siemens and go from there.

Interview Advice: Understand the role you are applying for, do your background research on substations and be familiar with the terminology used. Have an idea of the basic operation and design of a substation. Be prepared to explain how some of the plant works e.g. what a circuit breaker does? Research the company and be aware of Siemens values, Responsible, Excellent, Innovative.

Industry: Energy and Utilities, Energy Rotational Graduate Scheme

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Sellafield Ltd

THORP Technical Support, Spent Fuel Management at Sellafield Ltd

Application Advice: Be prepared for more of an office based role than a hands-on role. Excellent working conditions.

Interview Advice: Expect technical and competency based interviews, team exercises and individual exercises. Read up about the company and what it does and the history and ch