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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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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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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

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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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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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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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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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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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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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.

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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.

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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.

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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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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Centrica

Grad, EM&T at Centrica

Application Advice: Apply early.

Interview Advice: Knowledge of commodity markets.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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!

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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.

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Centrica

HR Advisor, HR at Centrica

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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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?

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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!

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Severn Trent

Technology Lead, Commercial at Severn Trent

Application Advice: Show genuine enthusiasm for the industry.

Interview Advice: Demonstrate enthusiasm.

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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.

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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!

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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".

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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!

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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.

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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.

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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?

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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.

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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).

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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?

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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!

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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,

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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?

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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.

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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.

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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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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!

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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.

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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.

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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.

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National Grid

National Grid

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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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UK Power Networks

Engineer, Services at UK Power Networks

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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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!

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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.

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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!

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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!

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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.

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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

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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."

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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!

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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.

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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.

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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).

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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.

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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.

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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".

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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.

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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.

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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!

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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!

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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.

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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!

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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!

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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

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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.

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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!

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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?

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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!

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Severn Trent

Business Analyst, Customer Care at Severn Trent

Application Advice: Be yourself but make sure you remain professional.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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!

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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

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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.

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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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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!

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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National Grid

Graduate Rotation, at National Grid

Application Advice: Show how you "live the National Grid values"

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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!

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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!

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National Grid

Stakeholder Delivery, Gas Distribution at National Grid

Interview Advice: Resarch into the energy industry. Change is coming fast!

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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!

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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.

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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.

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Npower

Bespoke Graduate, Real Estate Sustainability at Npower

Application Advice: Be enthusiastic

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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.

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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

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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.

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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.

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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)

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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

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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

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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!

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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?'

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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...

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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.

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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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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

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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.

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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.

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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

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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

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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)

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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...

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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.

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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.

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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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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?

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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.

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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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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

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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.

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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.

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E.ON

Marketing Executive, Marketing at E.ON

Application Advice: Always give examples to competencies

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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.

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National Grid

National Grid

Interview Advice: Be yourself. Try and use varied examples for competancies such as volutneering etc...

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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

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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.

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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.

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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?

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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!

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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!

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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.

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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.

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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....

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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.

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UK Power Networks

Graduate Engineer, at UK Power Networks

Application Advice: - Practise for numerical and verbal reasoning tests - Demonstrate understanding and application of engineering principles - Show enthusiasm for industry

Interview Advice: - Prepare for standard competency based questions - Ensure you have a basic understanding of how the distribution network operates

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Npower

Graduate rotation, at Npower

Application Advice: Take the application as a very serious process! Hence take time to actually read through the questions and come up with genuine answers. Npower has a team of HR specialists that dedicate a great deal of time to going through each application to make sure they spot the "gem in the crowd" - with such a brilliant HR service it is worth to make that extra effort.

Interview Advice: #NAME?

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Npower

Energy Risk Manager, Energy Trading at Npower

Application Advice: Its pretty standard

Interview Advice: Come prepared and be yourself

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UK Power Networks

Commercial Assistant, Commercial at UK Power Networks

Application Advice: Do research about the electricity distribution sector and understand what they actually do.

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Npower

Development manager, Green Deal and Obligations, Operations at Npower

Application Advice: Be yourself and be honest. Be confident and show us what you have done and are capable of.

Interview Advice: I tried to be original in my presentation and I believe this really helped. Try to show the interviewers what you have done and what skills/lessons you gained from this.

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nucleargraduates

Graduate, INS at nucleargraduates

Application Advice: Research the companies in detail - there is more to the nuclear industry than just Sellafield! Also, ensure that you are happy with being "mobile" for the two years on the scheme - graduates are expected to travel around, and it is actually beneficial to your development to have that willingness to try new things.

Interview Advice: Be confident. Prove you are a well rounded person, with both good technical capability and good interpersonal skills.

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Npower

Human Resources Graduate, Human Resources at Npower

Application Advice: Learn about the pressures affecting energy industry companies, including political pressures, social obligations, economic situation etc.

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Siemens

Rotational Energy Graduate, at Siemens

Application Advice: The application is very straight forward with the usual competency based questions and an online test. The assessment center is relaxed and aimed at giving you the best conditions for you to give a correct impression of yourself.

Interview Advice: Most questions are the usual competency based ones however you have to prove that you can adapt to different environments since that is one of the main challenges of the role.

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Npower

Business Analyst, Generation Services Back Office at Npower

Application Advice: Research the companies critical behaviours and make sure you have examples of how you have previously demonstrated these.

Interview Advice: Brush up on current issues surrounding the energy industry. We are in the media nearly every day at the moment so its highly likely you will be questioned on these topics.

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Npower

Project Analyst, Customer service at Npower

Application Advice: Be yourself! Show your passion and enthusiasm. This industry is constantly changing and I think key is demonstrating how you have instigated and reponded to change. Dont necessarily think you need to have bundles of knowledge about the energy industry- as a service graduate I didn't- I was attracted to the role because of the diversity and challenge that it offered not because of the energy industry however you learn so much and I guarantee that like me you will become passionate about the energy industry within a few days of working here!

Interview Advice: The interview is tough- but we want the best graduates. Keep calm during your presentation and be yourself. The assessors are not there to trip you up so answer their questions honestly and demonstrate your enthusiasm.

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Npower

Graduate, Energy Services at Npower

Application Advice: Do your homework on the energy industry, if the challenge of turning around public perception and consumer confidence is exciting to you then apply and push that point in your application.

Interview Advice: Think outside of the Energy Industry and Npower in terms of what you think can be brought in to improve it.

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Siemens

Graduate rotation, at Siemens

Application Advice: It's all about work experience! the more work experience you have, the better your chances. Without ever doing any placements or having a previous experience, you have little chance of getting a job, even if you have a great degree! it would be good for you to decide now if you are interested in the renewable or fossil sector of the business and stick to that (if you are an engineer). Don't worry about the online test so much as the pass grade is much lower than a lot of other companies.

Interview Advice: The interview is mainly asking how you handled certain problems in you previous work experience. The Telephone interview and the face to face interview are identical so you should practice. Look online for likely questions you might get asked! When did you last work in a team and improve the performance of something (typical question).

Industry: Energy and Utilities, Energy Rotational Graduate Scheme

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Wood Group

Trainee, Project Controls at Wood Group

Application Advice: My advice would be if you don't want a career with fantastic opportunities to progress, travel and be part of an amazing team don't apply.

Interview Advice: the best advice I can give is be honest, enthusiastic, confident NOT cocky and never ask about money

Industry: Energy and Utilities, Energy Rotational Graduate Scheme

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Wood Group

Project Controls Graduate, at Wood Group

Application Advice: Know that you are applying to a company that is genuinly passionate about the core values. You need to know these inside out for the assessment day as you will have do demonstrate this at some point. We had to do a short presentation on them which was prepared on the day. What I have learnt from speaking to different managers is that they want to see a great attitude such as can-do attitude and this is probably more important than your degree as we have people from all kinds of backgrounds in Project Controls. You need to be a great team player which also means questioning ideas sometimes and not just accepting them because the whole group agrees.

Interview Advice: Sounds cliche but be yourself and try to relax. In my interview they were really friendly and they do not grill you as you might think. Know the function your discipline provides within the company and the benefit to the company and customer.

Industry: Energy and Utilities, Energy Rotational Graduate Scheme

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Philips UK

Lighting Graduate – Key Account Manager, Lighting at Philips UK

Application Advice: Be enthusiastic Be yourself Be creative Forward thinking Be eager to learn and develop

Interview Advice: What are your goals/aspirations career wise? What makes you different?

Industry: Energy and Utilities, Energy Rotational Graduate Scheme

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Digital and Technology Solutions, at Severn Trent

Application Advice: Be yourself. Be confident in yourself as you have the ability to do anything you put your mind to.

Interview Advice: - Why did you choose Severn Trent water? - What makes you the best candidate? - What have you got to offer? - Give me a time when you have worked in a team? - Give me a time when you faced a problem? - Give me a time when you had a problem with your

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