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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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, 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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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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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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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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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 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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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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Freight Operator, Solid Fuels at RWE Supply and Trading

Application Advice: Read around commodity trading and shipping.

Industry: Energy and Utilities, Energy Product development

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Street Lighting Apprentice, Highways at E.ON

Application Advice: Do your research about the apprenticeship to get a better understanding of what it will entail.

Interview Advice: Do your company research.

Industry: Energy and Utilities, Energy Product development

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Apprentice, Residential Correspondence at E.ON

Application Advice: Go for it, it can open up a world of opportunities and you can get your foot in the door with a massive company.

Interview Advice: Be calm, make sure you explain everything and always explain how you dealt with the outcome.

Industry: Energy and Utilities, Energy Product development

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Apprentice – Highways Lighting Electrical Engineering, Highways Lighting at E.ON

Application Advice: Show you have a sense or character.

Interview Advice: Study to gain basic electrical circuit knowledge.

Industry: Energy and Utilities, Energy Product development

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Level 2 City and Guilds – Apprentice, Premier Customer Service Advisor at E.ON

Application Advice: Give it your all, because you will most certainly be able to reap the benefits after.

Interview Advice: They are similar questions to what would be in any interview, name a time you worked through a difficult situation, what is good customer service?

Industry: Energy and Utilities, Energy Product development

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Highways lighting Apprenticeship, Highways lighting at E.ON

Application Advice: Try to make yourself stand out, all apprenticeships are hard to get into but if you go above and beyond you have a better chance of becoming successful. Eon is a great company to work for so just try your best and be yourself!

Interview Advice: Small knowledge of electricity, good communication skills, confidence (but not cocky) and practice the type of questions you may be asked along with doing research on the company.

Industry: Energy and Utilities, Energy Product development

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Street Lighting Apprentice (Electrical), Street lighting at E.ON

Application Advice: Ensure you know what you're getting yourself into.

Interview Advice: Ask questions.

Industry: Energy and Utilities, Energy Product development

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Electrical Engineer, Highways Lighting at E.ON

Application Advice: Sell yourself, you need to possess good skills and qualities not just good grades.

Interview Advice: Research the company, present yourself smartly, first impressions last.

Industry: Energy and Utilities, Energy Product development

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