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Siemens

Graduate Engineer, Rail Automation at Siemens

Application Advice: Make sure you take the time to learn about the company and the position you are applying for. See if it matches your expectations and focus on relevant information on your application.

Interview Advice: Be honest, ask questions.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing

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Siemens

Intern, Rail Electrification at Siemens

Application Advice: The application process is a simple one and can be done online. You will have to upload a CV and Covering Letter as well as filling in your personal details and education history. If you are applying for a specific role please make sure that you tailor your CV to said role, and make sure your covering letter is succinct and well written. Once the application has been sent you will receive email confirmation that the application has been sent. If this application is successful you will then contacted by email stating that you are required to complete Online Testing. The first is a Verify Spatial Ability Test where you will be presented with patterns and stacks of blocks, etc. and asked what completes the pattern or how many block are in the image - ensure you have plenty of practice beforehand as it will be much easier and you will be comfortable with how the testing works, no matter what type of test it is. The second test is a Graduate Talent Screener in which you will have to rank situations and values. Make sure that you answer this honestly as Siemens want to see who you are and to see if you align with the company's target fit profile - don't answer for the sake of trying to fit the company's values or pretend to be someone you're not. Please keep an eye on the completion deadline for both of these tests, and that you complete them with no distractions or input from others. You will be contacted (I was personally given a phone call by a member of recruitment) to say you have passed the test. Some applications may differ at this point, as I was invited to an assessment centre straight away. This assessment centre was all-female and as a pre-requisite to attending I had to give a short video interview. This was a simple interview to assess which employers you would be matched with at the assessment centre. I was able to re-record your answers for the interview and go at your own pace, which made it an much more pleasant than other video interviews I had given for other applications. Once I had confirmed I was attending and had submitted the video interview, I was sent joining instructions for the assessment centre - you will need to travel for this. In this assessment centre, we revised flash-cards with questions and answers about the company, and these would be used later for an activity. For this activity we were split into groups and built Siemens products out of Lego, we could only used certain colours for products and if we needed more we would have to give "money" and answer the flash-card questions correctly, we could then "sell" the products to get money (this is a good chance to demonstrate your team skills and company knowledge, so show them that you're enthusiastic and interested in Siemens!). The group who sold the most products would win. I was then interviewed by the three employers I was matched with for 20 minutes each, back-to-back. Once the assessment centre was over, I was told a couple of weeks after that I had received an offer of a placement, and I used the online application process once more. The onboarding process is good and they'll let you know what you need to provide (passport photograph, signed contract, etc.) and when to do it by - make sure you submit everything requested in time! The process should be smooth but if you have any concerns you can contact the team and they will happily help you.

Interview Advice: - Video Interview For the video interview that I had to provide, some of the questions were as follows: "Please introduce yourself." "What are your hobbies/interests outside of Engineering?" "Why are you interested in Engineering?" For this particular video interview I was able to re-record my answers and complete it at my own pace. However, please prepare for any sort of question and practice for if you do not have the opportunity to re-record. My main advice would be to get used to talking in front of a camera/webcam, as I know that this experience can be incredibly daunting, and look in the lens as if you are making eye contact with a real interviewer. Please also make sure that your background is plain/appropriate and dress smartly - it is still an interview! - Assessment Centre Interview(s) At my assessment centre I was interviewed by three employers for 20 minutes each, however it may be different for yours. Some of the questions I was asked: "Name a time where you have made a bad decision." (put a positive spin on this and say how and why you have developed from this decision - this is the crucial factor that the employer will be looking into!) "Name a time where you have displayed this quality." "If you're a General Manager, are you required to be an expert in all areas of the business?" "What interests you in our company?" "What experiences do you have?" "What are your interests outside of work?" "Could you work with someone you don't like? If so or if not, why?" I was not asked or presented with any technical questions, however do prepare for this just in case - prepare any questions for the interviewer as well, as it shows your interest. My advice would be to ensure you answer thoughtfully and if you do not understand the question don't be afraid to ask the interviewer for clarification - it is far better to ask than to give a half-hearted answer without an understanding, and you will get more respect for this. Try to have examples of projects (in or out of work/university) where you have demonstrated your skills, technical or otherwise, in your head. Make sure your body language is open and calm, stay professional, answer all of the questions honestly and thoughtfully. Most of all, engage with the interviewer - this is your chance to sell yourself and your skills. Show them you're the person for the job!

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing

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Siemens

Project Manager, PS DO at Siemens

Interview Advice: Skills based Interview

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing

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Siemens

Assistant project manager, Project Management at Siemens

Application Advice: find as many practical examples of what you have done.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing

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Lockheed Martin UK

Graduate Systems Engineer, Engineering at Lockheed Martin UK

Application Advice: Highlight your soft skills as well as your applicable technical skills Write well

Interview Advice: Communicate well Act interested and engaged Ask people questions and be approachable

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing

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Lockheed Martin UK

Systems Engineer, Systems Engineering at Lockheed Martin UK

Application Advice: Be honest, keep it simple.

Interview Advice: Use the STAR approach, have examples prepared and know why you want to work for the company.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing

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Morgan Advanced Materials

Production Supervisor, Production at Morgan Advanced Materials

Application Advice: Do not only focus on professional experiences and competencies but include soft skills and development areas as well.

Interview Advice: Be honest and be very flexible with possible opportunities.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing

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Morgan Advanced Materials

Graduate Engineer, at Morgan Advanced Materials

Application Advice: - Be honest throughout the process. There is no point in stretching the truth/exaggerating then finding it's not the right job if you are hired - Tackle group tasks carefully. You want to be active and contribute, but not overbearing and too full-on

Interview Advice: - Think of examples of difficult situations you have faced and dealt with at university/internships/jobs. These are really useful when answering questions as examples to back up what you are saying - Make sure you have done your research on the company, why you want to work there and why they should hire you

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing

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Morgan Advanced Materials

Process Engineer, Engineering at Morgan Advanced Materials

Application Advice: Ask about culture.

Interview Advice: Be quick and open about questions.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing

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Morgan Advanced Materials

Technology and Process Development Engineer, Process Engineering at Morgan Advanced Materials

Interview Advice: Be yourself, not only are technical skills are great but emotional intelligence is equally if not more important. Be aware of your strengths and weaknesses and don't be afraid to be open about them.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing

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FirstGroup

Rail Engineering Management Graduate, Engineering Management at FirstGroup

Application Advice: Be honest and show a genuine passion for the role.

Interview Advice: General questions about your past. Management questions. Company values.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing

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Morgan Advanced Materials

Materials Scientist, Centre of Excellence at Morgan Advanced Materials

Application Advice: Read through the company website and have some understanding of what the company does and what kind of person they are looking for.

Interview Advice: The company is looking for people not robots. The two key things are to appear relaxed and interested in learning. The way you think and the way you go about things is much more important than your prior knowledge. Ask questions and look interested.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing

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Costain

Graduate Mechanical Engineer, Natural Resources at Costain

Application Advice: Show knowledge or research into the different sectors that the company operates in, including the challenges and opportunities they face, this indicates both attentiveness and potential flexibility; demonstrate that your own personal plans for progression match that of the company (show ambition); be willing to be flexible initially with location and sector, it'll be worth it!

Interview Advice: In group interview, work as a team and listen well whilst speaking confidently and clearly. Put practice in to individual presentation and speak naturally. Try and come across ambitious but not arrogant! Relax, other candidates are in the same position as you, and by working with each other, you increase all of each others chances.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing

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Essentra

Quality Graduate, Quality at Essentra

Application Advice: Research the company fully before applying, to ensure it is the company for you.

Interview Advice: Very easy, basic questions. Just answer the question you are asked and do not go off on tangents.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing

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Siemens

Graduate Engineer, Mobility/Rail Systems/ Customer services at Siemens

Application Advice: Graduate roles despite the age, do not hesitate to apply all year long

Interview Advice: what do you know about Siemens, what can you bring on the table

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing

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Morgan Advanced Materials

Graduate Engineer, at Morgan Advanced Materials

Application Advice: - Use the STAR technique when answering situational questions - Ensure you talk about what your responsibilities/achievements were and how they contributed to the team's success - Research the company

Interview Advice: - Research the company and locations - Have a vague idea about where you would like to work and what roles - In the team exercise ensure that everyone is involved- if someone is being particularly quiet ask them a question to draw their ideas out

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing

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Nuclear Graduates

nucleargraduate, at Energus

Application Advice: Be enthusiastic

Interview Advice: Breathe slowly

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing

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Nuclear Graduates

Nuclear Graduate, at Energus

Application Advice: Work hard and prepare before attending the assessment centre. Do the video interview fully dressed as if it was a real thing

Interview Advice: Varied questions depending on the interviewer. All standard but don't lie If you don't know something tell them

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing

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Siemens

Commercial Finance Intern, Finance at Siemens

Application Advice: Try and mention things Siemens do, but try and be specific to that area of Siemens you're applying for

Interview Advice: Be calm, try and build rapport with interviewers, show why you would work well with them and have lots of different working examples

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing

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VOLKSWAGEN Group UK

CRM & Retail Marketing Executive, Marketing at VOLKSWAGEN Group UK

Application Advice: It's really important to understand the company values and current news and then explain/demonstrate how you would fit in well and enhance these.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing

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Morgan Advanced Materials

Process Engineer, Technical at Morgan Advanced Materials

Application Advice: Apply as soon as possible

Interview Advice: Carry out background research of the company Practice competency based questions and have various examples to draw from Ask lots of questions to get a better understanding of the company

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing

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Morgan Advanced Materials

Process Engineer, Engineering at Morgan Advanced Materials

Application Advice: Any previous experience working with ceramics is very valuable but it is not a must. Also, you have to show that you have a strong statistical background.

Interview Advice: Be prepared to be asked about basic statistical terms. You have to show that you are capable of analyzing information.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing

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Lockheed Martin UK

Engineering Graduate, Systems at Lockheed Martin UK

Application Advice: Hit all the buzzwords that HR are looking for.

Interview Advice: Know about the products and projects the local site works on. Be affable and switched on.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing

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Morgan Advanced Materials

Production Supervisor, Production at Morgan Advanced Materials

Interview Advice: Be honest and very open.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing

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Associated British Foods (Grocery)

Supply Chain Graduate, Logistics at Associated British Foods (Grocery)

Application Advice: -Show your willingness to learn to learn -Show ambition

Interview Advice: -Be yourself -Be reflective of previous experiences

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing

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Associated British Foods (Grocery)

Shift Manager, Food Manufacturing at Associated British Foods (Grocery)

Application Advice: Be open and honest, your values are important so they should come across. ABF is all about a good cultural fit.

Interview Advice: Research the companies that ABF own, just make sure you have a basic knowledge. Again be honest, there is nothing wrong with not knowing an anwser, and try not to be nervous.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing

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Morgan Advanced Materials

Applications Engineer, Engineering Services at Morgan Advanced Materials

Application Advice: Understand our company values and culture, ask yourself if your personality and motivation are a match to who we are. If so, tailor your application to reflect this.

Interview Advice: Be yourself, speak about your passions, know what you want and how you want to contribute to the group.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing

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Morgan Advanced Materials

Graduate, at Morgan Advanced Materials

Application Advice: The application is a pretty standard template for grad applications. If you're familiar with the format that helps. Make sure to highlight key basic skills like organisation, decision making, communication etc.

Interview Advice: Don't try and be the loudest/most forceful person in the room during group exercises (there will be several), ultimately interviewers will just see you as abrasive. You may end up working for who is interviewing you (my boss interviewed me) so you should come across as someone who would be good to work with. You do need to show participation and contribution however, so be active in group exercises. For interviews, explain your reasoning and thought process where possible. For technical problem solving exercises, don't worry so much about being right as long as you can show logical reasoning. Avoid giving very short answers unless it's obvious you should do so. Think about the kind of questions you might get asked based on your CV/application so you have a good answer ready. It's also good if you can refer back to points on your CV as it shows you know it well.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing

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Morgan Advanced Materials

Application Engineer, Marketing at Morgan Advanced Materials

Application Advice: The case study interview conducted by the company is one of a kind where they judge you by your inherent leadership skills and your ability to enhance ideas generated by your team. It is a unique experience to be a part of and carries a lot of weight in your final selection.

Interview Advice: Make the interview revolve around your ideas of interest and how you would use these ideas to further the interests of the company. The interviewers are very interested to know your strengths and their application on the business front.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing

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Morgan Advanced Materials

Process Engineer, Thermal ceramics at Morgan Advanced Materials

Application Advice: Be detailed, relevant

Interview Advice: Dress smart Posture Show enthusiasm/ motivation/ drive Loud and clear when speaking Engineering knowledge Background knowledge of the company What you offer to the company Why you want this role Be confident Enjoy and learn from the experience

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing

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FactSet

Software Engineer, Engineering at FactSet

Application Advice: Speak to a recruiter

Interview Advice: Study comp sci fundamentals

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing

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Air Products

Career Development Programme, Central Team (PG & He Ops – Europe) at Air Products

Application Advice: There is a numeracy quiz: PRACTISE THEM ONLINE!! The application is not just about your qualification - the degree is great, but what other skills/ experiences make you different?

Interview Advice: Research the company: learn about what they do. It is very important that you are genuinely interested in the job - it shows in the interview. If going for a technical role, make sure that you are up to date with your knowledge.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing

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FactSet

Software Engineer, Content Engineering at FactSet

Application Advice: Be detailed on the projects you are working on.

Interview Advice: Revise core technical knowledge..

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing

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VOLKSWAGEN Group UK

VOLKSWAGEN Group UK

Application Advice: It is usually beneficial to have your application checked by a tutor or colleague - it's always useful to get feedback from somebody else reading your application.

Interview Advice: Use the STAR framework to answer interview questions with examples that make you stand out. Work and university examples are great - however, think outside of the box - what makes you different?

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing

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Morgan Advanced Materials

Engineering at Morgan Advanced Materials

Application Advice: - Answer in a STAR method - situation, task, action, result as it helps clarify what you are trying to answer. - Don't answer questions straight away, think about the answer before giving it to ensure you answer the question - Be open minded with regards to location

Interview Advice: - Ensure to work as a team during the tasks, they are looking for leadership potential and work methods so keep calm under the pressure. - Prepare questions for senior leaders in the business for breaks and lunch

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing

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Leap29

Leap29

Application Advice: Just apply with your CV to Andrea.

Interview Advice: Research typical interview questions and have pre-prepared answers to take away some pressure.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing

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Leap29

International Recruitment Consultant, Freelance at Leap29

Application Advice: - research thoroughly about recruitment - tailor your CV for recruitment/sales

Interview Advice: - prepare loads of questions - listen carefully to what is said to prep questions - be yourself

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing

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Leap29

Recruitment Consultant, at Leap29

Application Advice: Don't have any gaps in your CV Highlight attributes which relate to recruitment

Interview Advice: Be yourself and relaxed, but prepare yourself as well as possible for the questions and use the FAB technique

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing

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Severn Trent

Graduate Engineer, Asset Creation at Severn Trent

Application Advice: Be honest, don't answer the online questions how you think they want them answered but how you honestly feel. Try to show a passion for Severn Trent and the water sector as a whole because they are after someone who cares about the Water industry and is striving to make a real impact.

Interview Advice: It's a strengths-based interview so there is no preparing for this, you just have to go in, think positively and answer the questions you get asked honestly.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing

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Air Products

Air Products

Application Advice: Make an effort to go the extra mile and talk to representatives at careers fairs and/or message the recruiting team to show an interest in the job role.

Interview Advice: Be yourself and stay calm. If people want to hire you when you are acting as you normally would then you will find you fit in well with the company.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing

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Air Products

PG Projects Co-Ordinator, Operations at Air Products

Application Advice: Show your skills and any valuable experience you have. Also include any other roles/activities that give an idea of your personality/who you are as a person. Have some good reasons why you want to work for the company and not just a generic reasoning.

Interview Advice: Brush up on the key processes that the company operates. Think about what actions to take in certain situations - think about all aspects i.e. process, customers, supplier etc.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing

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Air Products

Air Products

Interview Advice: Be yourself, both you and the interviewers will know if this is the right place for you.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing

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Renishaw

Graduate Applications Engineer, at Renishaw

Application Advice: Know your CV well. Past work experience/year in industry and summer placements definitely help.

Interview Advice: Know about metrology and how to use basic metrology tools. Understand engineering drawings, GD&T and have an awareness of basic material science (thermal expansion and how it affects the form of a part). The role is primarily customer facing so coming across as likeable would help. Know the brief history of the company, founder and how it has progressed. Look at the company website. Speak about how you have *practically used* the learning you have had from University, i.e Formula Student.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing

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VOLKSWAGEN Group UK

Sales Operations Executive, SKODA Sales Operations at VOLKSWAGEN Group UK

Application Advice: Convey passion & understanding of industry.

Interview Advice: Convey passion & be yourself. Whilst you have to be right for the job, you also have to be the correct motivational fit.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing

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Siemens

Finance Graduate / Project Accountant, Finance at Siemens

Application Advice: Learn the company's values, they are an engineering firm so knowing what they do and what markets they operate in is hugely beneficial. Also, digitalization!!!

Interview Advice: Understand the core values of the company, be passionate. I personally am proud to work for Siemens and so try to convey that you would be too. They are a fantastic and very successful multinational company.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing

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Mott MacDonald

Graduate Civil Engineer, Highways at Mott MacDonald

Application Advice: Be honest and be yourself.

Interview Advice: Be honest and be yourself, don't be afraid to give a short answer if that's all that's needed, don't ramble. Mainly asked about past experience and what I would do in certain situations/scenarios.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing

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Siemens

Graduate Engineer, Rail Automation – Control Systems at Siemens

Application Advice: Research the company.

Interview Advice: Relax and be yourself.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing

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Siemens

External Communications Intern, Corporate Communications at Siemens

Interview Advice: Be confident and honest in your answers.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing

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Siemens

Engineering Intern, Siemens Rail Automation at Siemens

Application Advice: - Back up answers with evidence and examples of things you have done - You don't need ridiculously high grades, skills are really valued - Being able to work in a team is really important

Interview Advice: - Enthusiasm & confidence - Give evidence - Be yourself

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing

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Siemens

Graduate Product Engineer, Rail Automation at Siemens

Application Advice: Try to keep the CV to factual information only, if necessary, put a one-liner about what you like to do in your spare time. Highlight the experience most relevant to the role. Do practice tests before attempting the real thing. Be true to yourself.

Interview Advice: Be true to yourself, only speak when asked questions. Make sure to ask questions when given the opportunity. Take a genuine interest in what the company does and your specific role.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing

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Siemens

Reward & Policy Intern, HR – Reward & Policy at Siemens

Interview Advice: Make sure you know about which Siemens business you are applying for.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing

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Siemens

Finance Graduate, Central Finance at Siemens

Interview Advice: Have enthusiasm, and make sure your own personal beliefs match those of the company.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing

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Siemens

Mechanical Engineering Intern, SGT (Small Gas Turbines) at Siemens

Application Advice: The application process (at least for my year) begins with a general placement application e.g. mechanical engineering intern, if you then get to the assessment centre they will notify you of the role which they will be interviewing you for. Please make sure this role is what you want for a years placement and if it isn't don't be scared to act on that as some of the roles can be quite different to what you may have imagined when you first applied.

Interview Advice: STAR questions (if you are unfamiliar with STAR interview questions, google for a description and practice questions).

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing

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Siemens

Decoupled Green Energy Project Intern, Corporate Technology at Siemens

Application Advice: Be prepared to undertake any task. The job varies hugely in its day to day roles. Be enthusiastic about what you are working on and why, always know what the purpose is of what you are doing and what the end goal is. Adopting this philosophy will help keep you interested and motivated.

Interview Advice: Again, be prepared. It is an engineering role so expect a technical question. Do some research into system and process design as well as energy storage techniques. Be confident in an interview, don't forget that it is just as much an interview of them as it is for you.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing

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Siemens

Project Intern, Spares and Overhauls at Siemens

Application Advice: Show why you are keen to work for the company, what specific things attract you, is it new innovations for example.

Interview Advice: The interview questions were standard questions so have examples of how you demonstrated your abilities and skills. Be confident in what drives you in work, for example this could be to have challenging tasks or enjoy travelling and meeting people. Make sure you know about the company and what they do.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing

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Siemens

Process Engineer, SCM at Siemens

Interview Advice: Be yourself and stay relaxed during the assessments. Stay professional.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing

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Nuclear Graduates

Graduate Engineer, nucleargraduates at Energus

Application Advice: Think about the value you added in a project or job.

Interview Advice: Prepare for the unexpected. Be polite, enthusiastic and succinct.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing

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Babcock International Group

Graduate, Cavendish Nuclear at Babcock International Group

Application Advice: Draw out the skills you think are most important to the role applying for. Keep things concise and always check spelling and grammar.

Interview Advice: Relax. Have answers including experience prepped to help draw out skills. Research the company's history and ethics to really help your application.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing

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Morgan Sindall

Senior Engineer, Aviation at Morgan Sindall

Application Advice: Be proactive with the application especially when writing the cover letter; for example, part of my cover letter was based around where the industry was heading (the use of technology, BIM in construction).

Interview Advice: Know the job role and what the progression routes are prior to the interview. This will give the candidate a better understanding and should prepare them when asked 'why he/she should be picked for the role' and 'where do they see themselves in the future'.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing

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Renishaw

Graduate Manufacturing Engineer, Manufacturing Services Division at Renishaw

Application Advice: Honestly explain what brought you to Renishaw and this role. Give practical examples from your Uni course and outside of which demonstrate your interest in engineering and technology (Renishaw product related).

Interview Advice: Questions such as how can quality be controlled in manufacturing? What are your salary expectations? Do you have any other offers for jobs or interviews lined up?

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing

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Babcock International Group

Graduate Aerospace Engineer, at Babcock International Group

Application Advice: Competition is very high, applications need to have strong academics and show that you are a well rounded individual who is capable of adapting to multiple situations. A strong CV. Processing time is long, and application spaces fill up very quickly. The first stage after sending the application is a phone interview and the next is an assessment centre.

Interview Advice: Have good examples of how you dealt with certain situations from your experiences so far, these should showcase abilities such as leadership, adaptability etc. You will also be asked to prepare a short presentation and you should rehearse this thoroughly. Expand upon the questions that have been asked; the interview process isn't strict, it's freeform with a few guideline prompt questions, so you can steer it to your favour. The guideline prompt sheet follows like any other competency based questionnaire, where the interviewee gives examples and recalls situations that display desirable skills.

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Air Products

Process Engineer, Operations at Air Products

Application Advice: Application was a relatively straightforward process of CV and cover letter, followed by a video interview.

Interview Advice: Try and relax, everyone is very friendly and wants you to perform at your best too. You need to display a mixture of technical knowledge/understanding as well as demonstrating how you work with others in the assessment centre group activities.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing

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Renishaw

Renishaw

Application Advice: Express your interest in what the company does and why you think you would fit in with that.

Interview Advice: Research the company, as they work in many areas and it would help to understand them and where you think you would fit in.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing

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Lockheed Martin UK

Graduate Systems Engineer, Systems Engineering at Lockheed Martin UK

Application Advice: Don't over exaggerate, be clear on what makes you a good candidate and why they should employ you.

Interview Advice: Research the company, know what they do and what is important to them. It is a way to really show you are interested in the company and the job. Be honest and yourself. They are not just looking at your technical ability they are looking for someone they can work with.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing

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Lockheed Martin UK

Manufacturing Engineer, Manufacturing at Lockheed Martin UK

Application Advice: Do your research and link company values to your own values.

Interview Advice: Be prepared. Practice presentations.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing

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Mott MacDonald

Graduate Civil Engineer, Water Consultancy at Mott MacDonald

Application Advice: Be honest, Mott MacDonald want to know what you like and don't like, to see how if you will enjoy the work. The theory is, if you are interested in the work, you will be more driven than someone who doesn't enjoy the work.

Interview Advice: Be honest and consider what challenges a consultancy might face. Students often don't consider the financial side of working for a consultancy and with clients. Think of different examples to demonstrate skills.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing

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Mott MacDonald

Graduate Fire Engineer, Buildings and Infrastructure at Mott MacDonald

Application Advice: Come across as knowledgable, truthful and enthusiastic.

Interview Advice: Ensure you come across as a person people would want to spend 8 hours a day with as part of a team. Friendliness, politeness and fun are underrated.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing

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Mott MacDonald

Graduate Engineering Geologist, Engineering Geology at Mott MacDonald

Application Advice: Understand what it is you want in your future career and how reaching these aims benefit Mott MacDonald. Show that you are passionate about the firm and understand the difference between the company and its competitors.

Interview Advice: Don't be afraid to say you don't know the answer to a question but also be prepared to use your logic and reasoning to reach your best guess. Prepare well, read about the projects the company is involved in and have done in the past. Understand the challenges and opportunities facing the industry more broadly.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing

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Mott MacDonald

Graduate Civil Engineer, Buildings and Infrastructure at Mott MacDonald

Application Advice: When writing a cover letter remember the 4 questions you need to answer; WHY are you writing. WHY the company, WHY the role, and WHY you.

Interview Advice: Be positive about the opportunities available and don't get set on doing one type of work; there's loads of stuff that you probably never thought about doing.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing

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Mott MacDonald

Project Leader, Water at Mott MacDonald

Application Advice: - Pay very close attention to both CV and cover letter. - Get as much advice as you possibly can from your University careers office or industry professionals on CV and cover letter writing. - Always give specific examples of where you have developed knowledge and experience. It is no use to simply say you have a skill or know something, demonstrate how you gained that knowledge or skill in the first place. - Be as flexible on the location you will be based as you possibly can. Even if it is not ideal for you, it is much easier to move location within the company after you have established yourself as a good employee. - By all means showcase your academic achievements, but do not focus on them too much. It is also important to highlight extra-curricular activities and achievements. - If you are applying for an engineering role, do some research on the process of becoming a chartered engineer, and say that it is something you intend on embarking on. Demonstrating knowledge and commitment to chartership will definitely make you stand out.

Interview Advice: - If you are applying for an engineering role, do some research on the process of becoming a chartered engineer, and say that it is something you intend on embarking on. Demonstrating knowledge and commitment to chartership will definitely make you stand out. - Say that you understand that your own career development is your own responsibility and that you understand that you will be expected to take responsibility for your own work from early on. While every company knows that you obviously need a considerable amount of guidance as a fresh graduate, no company will hire someone who expects to be spoon fed everything. It is good to demonstrate that you know and understand this.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing

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Mott MacDonald

Electrical Building Services Engineer, Buildings and Infrastucture at Mott MacDonald

Application Advice: Practise psychometric tests ahead of talking the application tests - there are plenty to be found online and can help you to understand what the tests are looking for. Get your CV sorted, don't let it be too long winded and aim for it to be essentially a summary of highlights - don't get bogged down with tangential details as the people looking at the CVs are busy and will be looking for key qualities. As long as your base qualifications and experience are good then the nitty gritty can be discussed in the interview.

Interview Advice: For engineers, drawings will provide an important talking point - even if drawings aren't necessarily correct they help to show an understanding of the processes involved in design. Answer questions honestly and be frank about what you are looking for, above all be enthusiastic. I openly admitted in my interview that I had almost no electrical background but expressed my willingness to learn and that got me the electrical engineering job.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing

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Mott MacDonald

Engineering Geologist, Geotechnics at Mott MacDonald

Application Advice: Target CV and cover letter at the role in question as much as possible. Include outside interests to show you are a well rounded individual.

Interview Advice: Be personable, interviewers will be looking at how well they think you will fit into the existing dynamic of the team as well as at your technical skills and knowledge.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing

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Mott MacDonald

Graduate Transport Planner, at Mott MacDonald

Application Advice: -Prepare for the tests

Interview Advice: -Read up about the company and industry -Know your CV

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing

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Mott MacDonald

Graduate Structural Engineer, Buildings and Structures at Mott MacDonald

Application Advice: Say something different on your application form! Don't always stick to the same clichéd answers.

Interview Advice: Show a genuine passion for your job area, as well as your interests. If you can relate them back to a professional sense, great!

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing

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Mott MacDonald

Graduate Civil Engineer, Special Services at Mott MacDonald

Application Advice: Be open to working in a range of offices, not just local ones.

Interview Advice: Research the company, especially the ethics.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing

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Mott MacDonald

Graduate Civil Engineer, Water Consultancy Division at Mott MacDonald

Application Advice: Get as much relevant experience as possible in the form of internships and work experience.

Interview Advice: Be honest about what you do/don't understand in a technical interview, and about what you want to do. You have to have an interest in the job and work in order to get the most out of something. As much as a job is a job, it is important to be interested in what you are offered.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing

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Mott MacDonald

Graduate Civil Engineer, Highway Design Services at Mott MacDonald

Application Advice: Learn about the company.

Interview Advice: Understand the responsibilities and work you are likely to undertake.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing

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Mott MacDonald

RAMS Engineer, Railways – Systems Engineering and Assurance at Mott MacDonald

Application Advice: You shouldn't avoid speaking about times you failed. Not everyone is perfect, and it is just as important to prove that you can take a knock and not lose confidence. To paraphrase Churchill - success consists of going from failure to failure without loss of enthusiasm.

Interview Advice: Be ready to present Be ready to speak in depth about experiences Know about the company you're applying for and the role Really hammer in that you are capable of carrying out the required tasks

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing

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Mott MacDonald

Grad Civil Engineer, Buildings & Infrastructure at Mott MacDonald

Application Advice: Be concise, give evidence of your work and if you have little-to-no experience then use your time in education to demonstrate a wider range of ability ie teamwork, organisation, timekeeping, planning etc. everybody does those things every day.

Interview Advice: Prepare the standard questions well, don't worry about the slim chance of an unusual question coming up, the interviewer is not going to try and trick you to make you look bad, they want you to look good. Know your strengths, weaknesses etc, and a little about what the company does - not so much the number of staff etc but what a consultancy firm is, why you prefer that to a contractor etc.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing

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Air Products

High Pressure Equipment Engineer, European Industrial Gas Technical Support at Air Products

Interview Advice: Prepare by understanding what it is that Air Products do as it will be useful on the day. Try to display as many skills as possible, both inter and intrapersonal. Present yourself well with a positive approach.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing

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3M

Optimised Operations Engineer, Manufacturing technology at 3M

Interview Advice: Telephone interview: prepare for normal competency type questions (name a time when...) Group exercise: Contribute when you have good ideas. Don't be the quiet one, nor be dominant and difficult. Technical interview: You cannot really prepare for these. Just think (logically!) and communicate your best ideas. Behavioural interview: as per telephone interview.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing

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3M

Process Engineer, AAD (Autmotive Aftercare Division) at 3M

Application Advice: Try to be as well-rounded as possible, working in supply chain is almost impossible if you have no inter-personal or social skills. Good grades are important but if you can also show you do other activities outside of your degree such as being a member of societies/volunteering etc. this will separate you from the people applying that only have good grades on their CV and not much else.

Interview Advice: Be personable and friendly, and talk about your greatest achievements in both your academic career and outside of this. The questions I was asked were generic interview questions such as 'what are your greatest achievements', 'give us an example of when you overcame a challenge', 'what attracted you to this role'. My advice would also be to google typical interview questions and come up with brief answers for a variety of questions that you could then elaborate on if they are asked in the interview. Think of particular moments that you could talk about during your life when you've had to work with difficult people or you've overcome a difficult module etc. as these particular stories can be tailored to suit a variety of questions. Also do a little bit of research into the company itself as this will show a valid interest in the company. Look at their about us/ethics pages as these should give you facts about the company that you could mention during your interview, thus showing you have an interest in 3M.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing

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Mott MacDonald

Rolling Stock Engineer, Railways at Mott MacDonald

Application Advice: Application deadlines are earlier than the majority of companies

Interview Advice: Describe a situation that did not go well

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing

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Mott MacDonald

Project Leader, Water at Mott MacDonald

Application Advice: Do not be afraid to undertake challenging responsibilities

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing

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Balfour Beatty

Testing and Assurance Engineer, Engineering Technology Solutions – Measurement systems at Balfour Beatty

Application Advice: Show an interest in the specific area of the business (e.g. Rail/Technology) and show a real appetite to learn anything you don't already know.

Interview Advice: Have some scenarios prepared where you have demonstrated problem solving, health and safety awareness & leadership. These will usually come up!

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing

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Essentra

Graduate Quality Engineer, Quality at Essentra

Interview Advice: Just be yourself and research the company.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing

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Babcock International Group

Babcock International Group

Interview Advice: Research the company and practice your presentation or interview with as many people as you can. Familiarise yourself with possible questions so you feel comfortable answering them without repeating yourself.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing

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Babcock International Group

Graduate Safety Engineer, at Babcock International Group

Interview Advice: At interview they are assessing you as a person, do you have leadership qualities, are you proactive, are you good working with other people? Your degree is proof of your technical ability.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing

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Babcock International Group

Graduate Mechanical Engineer, N/A at Babcock International Group

Application Advice: - Focus on experience in industry, and particularly communication within that and how you've solved any problems or overcome any issues. - Show your drive and enthusiasm - also any future plans, i.e. chartership, further education, etc. - Be honest. - Think about how you could improve as an engineer in working at Babcock, and what you also feel that you could give the company in return.

Interview Advice: - Just be yourself! It's an incredibly relaxed atmosphere, as the interviewers understand that you're already quite nervous so they purposefully don't try to add any pressure. All they want to know is if they can work with you, so just be friendly and enthusiastic. - General interview questions (explain a time you've received negative feedback, explain where you've had to deal with difficult people, explain a project you've undertaken, etc.) - Be completely honest. If you don't know the answer to a question, just be upfront about it, they can tell if you're trying to blag it! - Do your research on the topic you're given beforehand, know it inside-out, and be aware of its limitations so you can answer any questions confidently. - Prove that you're willing to work hard!

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing

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Babcock International Group

PGMU Electrical Engineer, Engineering Services at Babcock International Group

Application Advice: Detail all the experiences that you have, succinctly, and in a SMART/STAR format. Most of the questions will be competency questions - no different from most applications.

Interview Advice: Be friendly and engaging, you'll be asked competency questions much like the application. Have a number of different examples of when you did stuff well that can be adapted to whatever questions they ask. But mainly make sure you practice your interview preparation.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing

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Babcock International Group

Graduate Naval Architect, at Babcock International Group

Application Advice: The application process is pretty standard, try to outline your interest in naval platforms and your willingness to constantly improve your skills.

Interview Advice: Standard competency based questions. My interview consisted of many "give an example of when you..." questions, so preparing a number of responses to these questions will suit you well.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing

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Essentra

Supply Chain Graduate, Supply Chain at Essentra

Application Advice: Be honest and demonstrate what you can offer with thorough examples. Prepare for the classic test including; numerical, verbal and analytical reasoning assessments, as well as some other competency tests, there are quite a few of them.

Interview Advice: They were mostly interested in your management experience, attitudes in the work place and general approach such as how you prioritise, introduce change and resolve conflict. In addition I would recommend that you practice your presentation skills and make sure you contribute productively in group activities without bulldozing anyone, try and facilitate participation from others.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing

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Lockheed Martin UK

Engineering Graduate, Systems Engineering at Lockheed Martin UK

Application Advice: - Ensure your CV shows not only academic achievements but also extra curricular activities

Interview Advice: - Research the company - Be yourself!

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing

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Essentra

Graduate, Finance at Essentra

Application Advice: Use the graduate headhunters, since they are very supporting during the application process.

Interview Advice: Do not be too focused on one subject/area of Essentra. Try to see the big picture. Look at current news, stock prices etc. to be able to discuss current topics and changes around Essentra.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing

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Babcock International Group

Commercial Graduate, Commercial at Babcock International Group

Application Advice: Be yourself, but also do your research.

Interview Advice: The graduate programme conducts multiple activities that will take some commitment to complete. On successful completion of these activities, you will be contacted and invited to an assessment day. My advice on the assessment day would be for you to focus on preparing your resources and be ready for questioning on multiple categories; try to use differing scenarios and experiences to provide the team of interviewers a wider context of your personality and traits, knowledge isn't everything.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing

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Air Products

Fleet Maintenance Engineer, Fleet Maintenance at Air Products

Application Advice: Make sure you review the company in as much detail as you can from the website and other sources. Pay particular attention to company values, it can be really helpful if you can factor in examples where you've shown them into your application. It's also very important to talk to people during the assessment centre, and genuinely try to get a sense of what they do and what the people you'll be working with are like. The grads that will be around during the day really aren't assessing you in any formal capacity (I promise!) and everyone's friendly, so feel free to have chats about the kinds of projects they're working on and so forth. If nothing else it'll help you relax, and if any of the assessors do notice you being less nervous than the others it can only be a good thing during their final decision meeting.

Interview Advice: The video interview is a tricky format to get right, so make sure to use the practice button to do a couple of sample questions to get camera position/lighting etc sorted. Don't worry too much about the background - make sure it's clean, tidy and professional, and without anybody else in it, but other than that most things should be fine. It's much more important to take it when you're relaxed and not too stressed, that kind of stuff comes across badly. I remember there being a number of soft-skill questions and then a couple of technical ones at the end. Nothing too detailed is required, they mostly want to know how you would go through a problem, so talk them through the process you would follow and any key decisions you might have to make. Again, subtly showing you're considering competencies would be a good thing - I did it completely by accident, and I think it showed me in good stead! The face to face interview during the assessment centre required you to prepare a presentation, so make sure to choose something you've worked on that you're genuinely interested in and try to tie it to AP in some way. There's also a fairly lengthy technical component, but the assessors are pretty good at talking you around places where you get stuck so don't get too hung up on individual errors or bits you don't know - nobody gets it perfectly, that's sort of the point.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing

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Essentra

Marketing Executive, Marketing at Essentra

Interview Advice: Have lots of examples prepared to demonstrate your skill set

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing

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Babcock International Group

Graduate Mechanical Engineer, Marine & Technology at Babcock International Group

Application Advice: Don't be afraid to detail your expertise

Interview Advice: Be confident in your abilities Research, prepare

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing

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Nuclear Graduates

Nuclear Graduate, Nucleargraduates at Energus

Interview Advice: The interviewers are looking to see what makes you unique from a personal standpoint. it's not all about technical brilliance.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing

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Energus

Energus

Application Advice: Graduate scheme does take a variety, but overall has a large focus on teamwork and communication skills. Flexibility is also a crucial characteristic.

Interview Advice: An intense 2-day process. Poor performance in a single task doesn't necessarily mean that you're out of contention. Most succesful candidates thought they'd blown it at one point throughout the assessment centre. Again, focus on communication and teamwork abilities.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing

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Babcock International Group

Graduate Naval Architect, at Babcock International Group

Application Advice: Babcock has advertised on their website key attributes (guiding principles) they look for in graduates. It is highly recommended that your application highlights how you demonstrate these attributes.

Interview Advice: Confidence (without trying to be dominant) and clarity are most important with this. There was a presentation section during my interview and many people tried to cram in as much information as possible about the subject but it wasn't needed. What they wanted was the key ideas to be presented and a rough proposal as to how it would work and if you considered any other concepts. If they are interested in your depth of knowledge about any part they will ask you.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing

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Babcock International Group

Graduate Electrical Engineer, Graduate Scheme at Babcock International Group

Application Advice: Focus on both the engineering experience you've gained from university and wider experiences.

Interview Advice: Draw on a wide range of experiences which have real meat to them - both challenging experiences where you've worked together as part of a team and those where you've worked individually. I was asked about a time where a project hadn't gone to plan and the lessons I'd learned from it. I was also asked about a time where I had to think outside the box in order to find a novel solution.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing

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Babcock International Group

Graduate Engineer, Learning and Development at Babcock International Group

Application Advice: Be yourself and communicate effectively.

Interview Advice: Engage with others, working as a team and work towards win-win scenarios..

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing

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Babcock International Group

Commercial Graduate, Commercial at Babcock International Group

Application Advice: Applying is very straightforward and easy to do. I found the online assessment quite a challenge as you really don't have as much time as you may think. If you pass that, then that's the hardest bit over and done with.

Interview Advice: Experience based questions asking to give examples of when you have shown certain skills. We were also required to do a 5 minute presentation and questions followed.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing

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Babcock International Group

Graduate Engineer, Graduate at Babcock International Group

Application Advice: Babcock are not very vocal about what they do, because of the sensitivity of the work, but once you are within the company you get some very exiting opportunities, so they are worth spending some time considering.

Interview Advice: Learn good examples of competencies and you will be fine.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing

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Renishaw

Graduate Software Engineer, Internet Development Team at Renishaw

Application Advice: Be enthusiastic and have a good technical understanding of your domain.

Interview Advice: Ensure you do your research on the company and their main products.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing

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Renishaw

Renishaw

Application Advice: Explain why you want to work for the company and how it can help you.

Interview Advice: Know your basic technical stuff.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing

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Air Products

Machinery Engineer, Engineering Machinery at Air Products

Application Advice: The application process is straight forward - CV & cover letter, video interview and assessment centre.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing

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Air Products

Machinery at Air Products

Application Advice: Make sure you show an understanding of company.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing

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Nuclear Graduates

nucleargraduates programme member, nucleargraduates Scheme at Energus

Application Advice: Apply early!

Interview Advice: It's quite long and intense. Don't act differently to how you would do in a real situation, they want to see how you act and behave for a reason.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing

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Lockheed Martin UK

Graduate Engineer, Specialist Engineering Department at Lockheed Martin UK

Application Advice: Research the UK specific projects that Lockheed Martin are part of in the UK as well as the specialisations of each site. The projects and roles undertaken by each site in the UK can vary significantly from Research and Development to Systems Integration to Manufacturing. It is important to have an understanding of what role you are applying for and how you can contribute to the specialisation at that site.

Interview Advice: Be yourself. Look at the specialisation of the Lockheed Martin UK site that you are applying to and think of questions relating to those fields. Talk about experiences where you have worked as part of a team, led a team (academic or otherwise), negotiated with customers, etc. Also show that you can think outside of the box and that you can learn from past experiences as part of a "Lessons Learned".

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing

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Nuclear Graduates

Chemical Engineer, nucleargraduates at Energus

Application Advice: If you're genuinely enthusiastic about the nuclear industry and the scheme (e.g. multiple secondments and potentially moving around the country over the two years), make sure that comes across. And if not, the scheme may not be for you.

Interview Advice: The interview is a two day long assessment centre including multiple group tasks, interviews and role play. Prepare for a technical presentation, technical interview, and behavioural interview. Prior experience in the nuclear industry isn't necessary, but make sure you have done your research on the industry as a whole - you will be asked about what you know.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing

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Renishaw

Graduate Manufacturing Engineer, Manufacturing Services Division at Renishaw

Application Advice: If you're looking at the start of uni, it's worth getting some summer placements or a year in industry - if you like the company, it's easy to progress onto further placements/grad scheme. If not, apply early and take advantage of as many careers events (e.g. mock assessment centres) as you can. Make the most of as much "extra curricular" & project work as you can on your CV!

Interview Advice: Try and keep it calm, and do a bit of research about the company beforehand! Don't overcomplicate/overextend your knowledge, as you'll get found out straight away. Any questions are unlikely to be highly technical so don't panic about that!

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing

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Lockheed Martin UK

Graduate Engineer, Engineering at Lockheed Martin UK

Application Advice: Include as much info about your modules, extra curricular achievements as possible. These will make you stand out.

Interview Advice: Be confident, ask questions, don't lie.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing

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Lockheed Martin UK

Graduate Survivability Engineer, Systems at Lockheed Martin UK

Application Advice: Be yourself, research the company and ensure you are aware of the key part they play in the defence industry.

Interview Advice: Interviewer will expect you to be prepared to answer technical questions, take part in a group activity and communicate with people effectively.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing

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Nuclear Graduates

nucleargraduate Programme Member, at Energus

Application Advice: Look at the website and other documentation. Understand the specific skills they are looking for and how what you have done at university and otherwise meets these criteria.

Interview Advice: The assessment centre is always going to be an unfamiliar scenario. Try as best you can to relax and behave as you would in any other working situation. The assessors will be able to see your full potential if you are being honest, truthful and acting as you see fit and not how you expect to be acting. Read up on the scheme, the companies who sponsor graduates and the industry as a whole. You don't need to be a nuclear boffin to get a job, but doing some research goes a long way in showing your interest in the sector.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing

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Air Products

Operations at Air Products

Application Advice: Be yourself / be a human - personality counts for a lot.

Interview Advice: Know about the core technologies Air Products uses (cryogenic distillation, refrigeration, non-cryogenic separation techniques).

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing

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Babcock International Group

Supportability Engineer, Engineering Services at Babcock International Group

Application Advice: Show interest in the business and the customer you will be working for. Do appropriate research about what each site is involved in around the country and show relative knowledge / experience where you can.

Interview Advice: Don't over think the process, the company wants intelligent and qualified applicants but they also require people to work in a varied environment, interacting with people from many walks of life. Be sociable and show that you are an outgoing, hardworking character who can easily fit in with any group of people.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing

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Babcock International Group

Mechancial Engineer, Mechanical Engineering at Babcock International Group

Application Advice: Think about what you want to get out of your first few years working in your career choice. It's important to realise how developing a reputation for yourself through the work you produce will benefit both yourself and your company, and finding the most effective way to communicate that your needs are mutually aligned.

Interview Advice: The Assessment Centre day is deliberately tailored to be a little more informal in certain elements between assessments. This is because we want to see your personality shine through and let you feel comfortable enough to ask questions that you may not feel would be directly relevant in an interview setting. Take advantage of these times, and you'll get a chance to see how other graduates (like myself) have found settling into these roles, the projects we've been working on, how we work on projects outside the base etc. It helps you get a feel for if you'd enjoy the work and the graduate programme a lot more.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing

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Air Products

CDP, at Air Products

Application Advice: Research the company and the industry as there are plenty of applications for the products but as it is B2B many are not well known.

Interview Advice: Be a team player, but take responsibility when necessary. Don't shy away from a challenge.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing

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Babcock International Group

Graduate Mechanical Engineer, Maritime Support at Babcock International Group

Application Advice: For the application it is important that you are able to show enthusiasm for the role and the sector you will be working in.

Interview Advice: The assessment centre is split into three sections: A 30 minute interview, a 10 minute presentation on a specific issue, and a team-based challenge. For the interview, you will be asked questions based on your current development and competencies. (i.e. Name a time where you worked as a team, etc.). The presentation topic is given to the applicants a couple of days before the assessment day. It is important to consider different methods for solving the tasks, remembering to give justification and meet Babcock's key principles. The presentation is timed and it is important to allow time for the presentation and any questions/feedback. The team task will be a challenge with multiple options to meet the requirements. This is to see how well you work in a team and how to communicate with others. If you are to take a leading role in this task, be sure to listen to other team members and make sure you are meeting the constraints of the task.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing

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Babcock International Group

Babcock International Group

Application Advice: Be honest, try your best.

Interview Advice: It's ok to say you don't know, and bring some new ideas.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing

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Babcock International Group

First Year Graduate Mechanical Engineer, Babcock Marine at Babcock International Group

Interview Advice: Instead of a 1 on 1 interview process, there is an assessment centre with group exercises as well as speed dating type interview. Best advice would be to relax and enjoy it. It is a challenging but fun day.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing

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Babcock International Group

Graduate Safety Engineer, Devonport Royal Dockyard at Babcock International Group

Application Advice: Research the role carefully and tailor your CV to it. I can't emphasise this enough. You'll also need to answer questions on why you want to work for Babcock - think these through carefully and answer not only with what you want to get out of them, but what you believe they can get out of you.

Interview Advice: It's an assessment centre. As usual with assessment centres, the group work can be dull and stifling due to the need to not show off too much or appear overconfident. Don't neglect it though. Make sure you carefully consider the task at hand and don't be afraid to speak up if you've got a good idea or you feel you can push your team in the right direction. The interview itself is competency based - practice the STAR method until you're blue in the face and come prepared with plenty of examples from your university and (if applicable) previous work experience. You may have to do a presentation - use this as your opportunity to shine and really show that you've researched the company and the industry it works in in-depth. There is now a written test on the day, but that's been brought in since I joined and I don't know what's in it.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing

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Babcock International Group

Graduate Naval Architect, Energy and Marine at Babcock International Group

Application Advice: Take time to prepare the application in order to reflect both your character as well as your understanding of the company.

Interview Advice: Be well prepared for the technical interview and most importantly be yourself. Don't play a role you believe the recruiters want to see, be true and original.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing

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Babcock International Group

Babcock International Group

Application Advice: Research the company, work out which sector and what role you would be interested in.

Interview Advice: Brief yourself on the company research you have done, be ready to talk about your experience in terms of competencies and what you are looking to develop at the company. Don't overcomplicate awkward questions (is it ever okay to lie to a client?). Be ready to actively contribute to the group work sessions.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing

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Babcock International Group

Graduate Naval Architect, Naval Architecture at Babcock International Group

Application Advice: Be honest.

Interview Advice: Be prepared for team challenges in the assessment centre.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing

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Babcock International Group

Graduate Mechanical Engineer, at Babcock International Group

Application Advice: Be honest but sell yourself. Concentrate when doing the online assessment.

Interview Advice: Be able to recall all of the different group projects or group challenges you have faced.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing

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Renishaw

Commercial Graduate, HR at Renishaw

Application Advice: Let your personality show in the application. Do a summer placement first. Know about Renishaw and why you want to work here.

Interview Advice: Be confident. Show enthusiasm about Renishaw as a company. Know a bit about the company, our product, what we do. Know what you want out of this role and in your career.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing

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FirstGroup

Engineering Contracts Manager, Engineering at FirstGroup

Application Advice: Try to understand the business and ethos of the company. It is a very competitive process, with various interview stages. Focus on each one as it comes.

Interview Advice: Be yourself.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing

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Babcock International Group

Graduate Civil Engineer, at Babcock International Group

Application Advice: Do lots of practise questions before completing online reasoning tests!

Interview Advice: I've been to a few assessment centres and Babcock was by far the most friendly and enjoyable. First day You are afforded a tour of a vessel on the first day, usually a frigate. Second day The second day is made up of a presentation, an interview and a team exercise. The key to the presentation is to structure it well and speak confidently. The interview is made up of HR based questions followed by a few technical questions. If you don't know the answer to a technical question, don't try and guess, be honest and say you aren't sure. The key to the team exercise is be a team player; be polite, conscientious and try and get the whole team involved.

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Babcock International Group

Graduate Mechanical Engineer, Babcock Marine at Babcock International Group

Application Advice: Do your homework about the various work and projects currently underway and express why these appeal to you, in your cover letter.

Interview Advice: Presentation skill was probably the most important aspect we were being judged on during the assessment centre. Make sure you are comfortable and able to express yourself during presentations (solo and group work). Confidence is key, regardless of how nervous you may be. Interview questions were typical of what would be expected when applying for any large company. Make sure you have thought of plenty of answers to questions along the lines of when you have undertaken a leadership role and also worked in a group. Emphasise on the challenges you faced and how you overcame them. Being able to work with others is absolutely key so be friendly and make an effort with the other people at the assessment centre (even though you are competing for places).

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Babcock International Group

Aviation at Babcock International Group

Application Advice: Practice!

Interview Advice: Think of examples and experience from a wide range of backgrounds from Uni to hobbies and other activities.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing

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Babcock International Group

Graduate Aerospace Engineer, at Babcock International Group

Application Advice: Babcock International do not advertise themselves, so it may be difficult to find information. Dig deeper and have a good understanding of what the company does and where it wants to go, to develop a passion for working here.

Interview Advice: Focus on what you can bring to the company and display your passion for working for Babcock International and how you want to develop, throughout the whole interview process.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing

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Babcock International Group

Graduate Mechanical Engineer, Cavendish Nuclear Ltd at Babcock International Group

Application Advice: Think about what you bring to the table, everyone applying has a degree. Talk about what makes you special such as hobbies with transferrable skills. For me, I have been part of the Army Reserve for a number of years. For you, it could be things like volunteering, an interesting placement year or an out of the ordinary part-time/summer job. If you don't have this already and are doing some research now is your chance to get involved in something that can make you stand out from the graduate crowd.

Interview Advice: First impressions are everything. Turn up smart and well presented. Ripped jeans and Converse are a big no no. Prepare thoroughly, look at what we are doing as a firm now and what we are planning for the future. I would certainly look at some of the key values and principles that we work to. Have competency examples (Tell me about a time when...) well prepared and rehearsed in your head before you arrive and don't forget to answer in the STAR format. Be confident, everyone in the room is nervous. Keep focussed on your preparation and ensure that you don't let the nerves affect your clarity. Practice group exercises with current colleagues or friends.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing

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Babcock International Group

Graduate Technical Specialist, Cavendish Nuclear – Science & Hazard Management) at Babcock International Group

Application Advice: Show a high level of enthusiasm for the UK civil nuclear industry, particularly in regard to decommissioning and radioactive waste management. Also show that you are aware of the key challenges faced across the nuclear industry, i.e. clean up of the nuclear legacy, the future decommissioning of the current operational fleet, irradiated graphite management, etc.

Interview Advice: Clearly demonstrate how the skills you have gained at University can be used in a technical job role. In particular, highlight transferable skills such as technical writing, handling and manipulating of large bodies of data, and presentation skills.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing

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Babcock International Group

Graduate Mechanical Engineer, at Babcock International Group

Application Advice: Highlight your key skills that are suited to the role that define you, everyone will have the minimum grades so your application needs to make you stand out as a good candidate.

Interview Advice: Be yourself, and be honest! Remember that you can use the opportunity to find out if this is the right company for you. Have multiple answers to questions rehearsed and ready to go, show confidence and believe in yourself.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing

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Babcock International Group

Graduate Software Engineer, Communications, Intelligence, Surveillance ; Reconnaissance at Babcock International Group

Interview Advice: During the interview, they were very interested to find out about my home life. Particularly hobbies etc, to gauge what interests you. I would suggest to have a couple of things you are actually enthusiastic about as they would much rather get to know the 'real' you.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing

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Babcock International Group

Graduate Mechanical Engineering, Graduate Scheme at Babcock International Group

Application Advice: Show commitment to external activities such as STEM and CPD. Be committed to a professional institution and willing to become charted. Demonstrate a good academic record and show with evidence that you are a good communicator and team player.

Interview Advice: Portray yourself as a good communicator and a team player. Demonstrate you are driven and passionate about your work and that you are able to apply your technical skills.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing

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Babcock International Group

Project Management Graduate, Defence Systems Technology at Babcock International Group

Application Advice: Take the time to research the company and what the values are.

Interview Advice: Be confident and research the company and the role.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing

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Babcock International Group

Graduate Engineer, at Babcock International Group

Application Advice: Be honest and sell yourself. Your degree (and the interview) will prove that you have the required technical ability, but remember that there is a lot more than just technical skills that the company is looking for.

Interview Advice: Be honest, confident and remember that ultimately the aim of the interview is to see if you would be the right candidate for the role.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing

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Babcock International Group

Mechanical Design Engineer, at Babcock International Group

Application Advice: Be yourself, show good social skills and working as a team.

Interview Advice: Working as a team advice, don't try to give the answers you think they want to hear, they'll see through it, be yourself.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing

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Renishaw

Applications Engineer, Rapid Manufacturing at Renishaw

Interview Advice: Speak about your experience of past roles. This really helped in the interview and they really are keen to take on students that have completed a placement year.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing

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Babcock International Group

Business Graduate, Rotational Graduate Programme at Babcock International Group

Application Advice: Practice online literacy and numeracy tests. Write a dedicated cover letter rather than just using a template and changing the companies name and address. Do your research.

Interview Advice: Use the Situation Task Analysis and Result method of answering questions. Again make sure you research the company. How can you bring your skill set and university studies to the job role? Why do you stand out?

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing

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Kier

Graduate Engineer, Kier Highways at Kier

Application Advice: Only apply if you are flexible - willing to move locations regularly.

Interview Advice: Incorporate Kier's values in to your answers. Ensure you have examples of real life situations.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing

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Babcock International Group

Graduate Mechanical Engineer, Graduate Scheme at Babcock International Group

Application Advice: Show awareness of the industry Babcock works in, particularly the challenges set by the company's customers.

Interview Advice: With so many different areas to work in, you might want to ask what field of speciality you may be interested in is currently involved with.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing

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Babcock International Group

Business Operations Graduate, at Babcock International Group

Application Advice: Tailor your CV towards the organisation. Really emphasise on the company's core values e.g. health & safety, trusted to deliver.

Interview Advice: Be yourself. Babcock recruits people who are enthusiastic, resilient, willing to learn and always ready for a challenge. They will ask for examples you have shown for a particular set of skills e.g. can you give an example of how you dealt with a conflict.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing

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Kier

Graduate Civil Engineer, Highways at Kier

Application Advice: If you're looking for good training opportunities, a competitive salary and benefits package along with amazing support as you learn then Kier is the company for you.

Interview Advice: Learn about innovation and emerging technologies before the interview and some examples. Kier is all about forward thinking and new ways to be sustainable. It would stand you in good stead.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing

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Morgan Advanced Materials

Morgan Advanced Materials

Application Advice: Apply early for our Graduate and Undergraduate programmes, Morgan runs a rolling campaign so once all of the places are filled, the recruitment cycle closes.

Interview Advice: Be positive, focus on your strengths but be aware of your development areas too.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing

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Air Products

Process Design Engineer, Engineering at Air Products

Application Advice: Present yourself as a well balanced candidate.

Interview Advice: Do as much research as possible on the company and look into any technical aspects that may be required of you.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing

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Morgan Advanced Materials

Manfacturing Engineer, Engineering at Morgan Advanced Materials

Application Advice: - Make sure you know the company and its history. Morgan has a varied product portfolio which is advisable to research. - Don't answer questions the way you think they should be answered. This will actually make your interview harder! The tests are designed to showcase your strengths and weaknesses - be honest and answer questions quickly based on your 'gut'.

Interview Advice: - You will need to prepare a self-presentation telling us about you, both in and out of work, and who inspires you. Try to show your personality and don't pick clichéd examples! - Try to relax and be yourself. - There are group exercises too, so be aware of your emotional intelligence and ability to both lead and be a valuable member of a team.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing

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Severn Trent

Graduate Solutions Engineer, Asset Creation Non-Infra at Severn Trent

Application Advice: Do your homework, research the company thoroughly including the company philosophy, current projects, past projects, media, areas of personal interest. Read the annual report. And the basics, for example, make sure your spelling and grammar is perfect on your application forms and question responses.

Interview Advice: The most important thing (in my opinion) is to be honest with yourself and others about your capabilities and you will naturally stand out. You will need to ensure and demonstrate that you can work well in a team at the assessment centre and demonstrate what strengths you bring to the table.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing

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Morgan Advanced Materials

Graduate Production Engineer, Quality at Morgan Advanced Materials

Application Advice: Have a look at the available online resources to have an understanding of both the company (what products they manufacture, what kind of applications etc) and the Graduate Program (how it works, what it entails) and whether it could suit you or not

Interview Advice: Be informed about the company. Don't show off, just be yourself and show you know which are your strengths and you weaknesses. Explain why you are applying and what you would expect from the Graduate Program in terms of your development.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing

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Morgan Advanced Materials

Project Engineer, Manufacturing at Morgan Advanced Materials

Application Advice: Use past experiences to exhibit good leadership behaviours and soft skills. It does not have to be an experience directly related to this programme, but it's about what you gained or learnt from that specific experience.

Interview Advice: Be yourself, this is not only a chance for the company to see if you are a good fit but also a chance for you to check if the company is a good fit for you. Be aware of strengths and weakness, and be ready to acknowledge them.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing

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Autodesk

Product Specialist, International Support at Autodesk

Application Advice: Understanding what Autodesk does is fundamental; not just because of helping with the interview, but knowing if the job you think you're applying for is the right job for you. Having an understanding of CAM rather than CAD is useful - even if you haven't used it much before - look at the software we use, how we use it, what is different/unique about each package. Know what NC Code is, what Machine Tools do, and show primarily how are able to not just work in a team, but use self-initiative to work individually on something and create/design/develop something. A lot of the role is being given a task and trusted to get on with it and use your own initiative to carry it out, whilst asking for help where needs be.

Interview Advice: Be confident, but concise. We do a lot of presentations here and confidence with the ability to articulate yourself clearly and effectively is key. However, too much 'waffle' won't help, and the ability to get your point across effectively is crucial. Again, understand the role, what we do, what software we use, and what we are doing globally in driving innovation and being at the forefront of technology; at the end of the day if you don't know what we do and who is benefiting from our products, you won't be able to convince us that you can help add to our knowledge base. Lastly, show you can be a friendly, confident and sociable person, it's good to know someone will not just work well in a team, but also be a pleasure to work with, talk to, and contribute to the social working environment we have here. A lot of the job is making connections and knowing the right people to help you, networking and forming those connections is key to doing this, so show your human side.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing

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Autodesk

Software Engineer, Software Development at Autodesk

Application Advice: Successful applicants tend to have strong problem-solving skills and a STEM background, so try to exhibit this in your application. Also mention any programming experience or projects that you've been involved with in the past.

Interview Advice: Prepare for a mix of problem-solving questions and the usual interview questions.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing

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Lockheed Martin UK

Lockheed Martin UK

Application Advice: Answer each question with as much information as possible and make sure you relate back to past experince

Interview Advice: Prepare questions to ask, research the company and understand the business you are applying for

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing

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Associated British Foods (Grocery)

Project Engineer, Engineering at Associated British Foods (Grocery)

Application Advice: Do your research on the company and make sure you answer the question but show how your skills are relatable to the industry.

Interview Advice: Be honest as it's as much about you being a fit for the company as it is the other way round. Personality can carry you just as far as technical knowledge. You need to show that you have the resilience to deal with a job in this industry.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing

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Supply Chain Apprentice, Procurement at Lockheed Martin UK

Interview Advice: Be yourself

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing

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Emergency Responce Gas Engineer, Gas FCO at Cadent

Application Advice: Put everything you possibly have into the application. Make yourself look the best you can be.

Interview Advice: Research as much as possible about the company. Know your stuff!!

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing

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FCO apprenticeship, FCO emergency at Cadent

Application Advice: Stay professional, and be yourself.

Interview Advice: Research the company, and understand as much as you can about the company and the role before the interview.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing

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Technical Apprentice – welding/Fabrication/Paint, Manufacturing at Lockheed Martin UK

Application Advice: State any work experience undertaken and any extra curricular activities you take part in.

Interview Advice: Be clear and confident, really sell yourself and show everything you have to offer

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing

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FCO, FCO at Cadent

Application Advice: Be confident

Interview Advice: Research the company and what it is involved in.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing

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Quantity Surveying, Commercial at Costain

Application Advice: Show all your skills and experiences

Interview Advice: Be confident and honest with your answers

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing

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Project Management Apprenticeship, Project Management at Lockheed Martin UK

Application Advice: focus emphasis toward work experience rather than qualifications.

Interview Advice: express a genuine interest in the industry/ company.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing

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Electro-Mechanical Engineering Apprenticeship, PLSD at DSTL

Application Advice: Research scenario resolutions and team working. Try to sound different to everyone else, you need more than just passion!

Interview Advice: Be calm, be precise. Never say 'no' or 'I don't know', emphasize how you can find out.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing

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Project Management Apprentice, Programme Operations at Lockheed Martin UK

Application Advice: Make sure you research what project management is and tailor how you use the skills necessary for the job in every day activities.

Interview Advice: Ask questions about the job - it is such a wide field if you seem interested and want to learn, it will look good on you. One question that stood out for me "what do you think project management is"

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing

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Electrical Engineering, at Civil Service

Application Advice: Simply have a passion in engineering and ensure that you sell yourself to the organisation as best you can and state why the apprenticeship is suited to you and why you would add value to DSTL.

Interview Advice: Just answer the questions to the best of your knowledge and do similar to the application advice.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing

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Instrumentation Technician, at Severn Trent

Application Advice: Show you have an interest in engineering not just in studies but in any hobbies or extra circular activities.

Interview Advice: Give good examples of how you have shown and used your strengths in previous work environments.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing

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Electrical Engineering, Electrical Engineering at DSTL

Application Advice: Put in things relevant to the role.

Interview Advice: To be calm and respond to questions with non-generic, full answers, with examples if possible. Perhaps write a list/script beforehand.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing

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business admin, customer service at 3M

Application Advice: do research in to what the role actually entails

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing

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Product Engineering Apprentice, Product Engineering – AAD at 3M

Application Advice: Try your best.

Interview Advice: Just be calm and do the best you can.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing

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Civil Engineer Apprentice, Water at Mott MacDonald

Application Advice: Ensure all answers are filled in correctly with a good amount of detail, without overwriting

Interview Advice: Do your research. It is important that you understand the role and are passionate about wanting it.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing

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Improving operational performance, FA2, Bulk at DHL Supply Chain

Application Advice: Aim high, little chance of progression unless moving sites.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing

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Print Apprentice, Print at Essentra

Application Advice: Be open, honest, keen and don't hesitate to ask questions.

Interview Advice: Go in there with an open mind and always think of some questions you can ask. Also try to remain calm and look confident.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing

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Apprentice Printer, Printing Department at Essentra

Application Advice: - Always double check spelling - Be truthful with all answers - Take your time filling it out so you don't miss anything important.

Interview Advice: - Be confident - Try and get right to the point when answering questions - Most importantly be yourself (that worked for me). - Gain some knowledge about Essentra before the interview.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing

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Production Technician, Production at Essentra

Application Advice: If your not successful applying for an original job ask to keep your CV on their system as an opportunity could show up

Interview Advice: Be prepared for any questions about existing skills and problem solving tests

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing

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Apprentice Draughtspersojn, Drawing Office at Balfour Beatty

Application Advice: Make sure to show off all your skills and think about things you wouldn't usually think of like if you worked at fast food place for a while there are actually quite a lot of skills involved in this, you just have to identify them. For example you have to be fast at working and capable of adapting.

Interview Advice: Be the best version of yourself, don't put on a charade and be someone else, be yourself but be the best version of yourself and if your employer likes what they see you will get what you deserve.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing

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business apprentice engineer, Telecommunications at Virgin Media

Application Advice: Make sure that you fill in all the required details requested of you and take your time.

Interview Advice: Stay calm and positive about your interview as everyone is very friendly and welcoming. Just be yourself and don't let nerves get the better of you.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing

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Rail Automation Design, Design at Siemens

Interview Advice: Ensure you are well prepared with knowledge about the company and also engineering questions.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing

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Degree Electrical Apprentice, Nuclear – Energy – Water at Morgan Sindall

Interview Advice: Research the company before hand as a whole and also the specific division you would be falling under. Also try and look into any current projects that are currently being carried out where possible. Also, try and have a basic background knowledge or research of the role you're applying for e.g: I was applying for an electrical related job so I was asked some basic electrical related questions.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing

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Project controls apprentice, Nuclear Energy Water at Morgan Sindall

Application Advice: Fill out security forms as soon as possible, apply early to beat competition, write formally and don't be afraid to comment on your strengths.

Interview Advice: Be confident, arrive early, dress smart, in group activities (if you have them) let yourself be known and try to lead and get involved as much as possible.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing

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Foundation Degree Nuclear waste management and decomissioning, Nuclear Energy Water at Morgan Sindall

Application Advice: Do things that make you stand out more than the rest

Interview Advice: Be calm, Be yourself, Research the company

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing

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Maintenace Operative, Maintenance at Hilton

Application Advice: Is a nice place to work you will enjoy it.

Interview Advice: If I got any experience on the job related and what make me to chose this company.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing

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Apprentice Mechanical design engineer, Designing at Balfour Beatty

Application Advice: Make your application so you stand out. Try and get as much work experience as you can.

Interview Advice: Stay calm and talk slow and steady and answer all the questions.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing

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Printer, Packaging at Essentra

Application Advice: Be honest as possible in every question that you are asked in the application.

Interview Advice: Try to remain calm through out the interview and give the best and honest answers possible.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing

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Streetworks Coordinator Apprentice (Business Administration), Connections at Balfour Beatty

Interview Advice: Be natural, be honest and be well prepared with situational examples to give that you can relate to questions.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing

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Industrial Placement Process Engineer, GEMTE Engineering Process at Air Products

Application Advice: - Do your research. It always shows if someone has researched the company in an application and knows what the company does, and the industries it is involved in. - Show enthusiasm. Why do you want the role? What is it about the company that interests you? What do you want to achieve? - Experience is important. Always place emphasis on any relevant experience you have - doesn't necessarily have to be Engineering related, can be captaining a sports team or other extra-curricular activities, but make sure to explain why it is good experience. - Excellent academic results help. It's not a pre-requisite as I have colleagues with less than spectacular results who are very successful in their roles, but of course it helps!

Interview Advice: - Do your research. Find out about the company, their primary business and look around their website for helpful material. I read up on Air Separation prior to my interview, and it really helped as I was expecting the questions in advance. - Revise relevant university material. Remember distillation from 1st year? If not, you better revise it before the interview. Similarly, thermodynamics are essential for a Chemical engineering role at Air Products, in particular refrigeration cycles. - Re-read your application. Anything in your CV or application is likely to come up in an interview. Especially things like Design projects and past work experience, so make sure you know your stuff! - Relax. Your interviewer is not there to trip you up. If there is a question you're not 100% sure about, you can ask for assistance or prompts - this shows initiative, and that you won't just get stuck in the job.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing

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MEICA Apprentice, MEICA at Costain

Application Advice: Be confident.

Interview Advice: Read about the company history.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing

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Project Management Apprentice, at Lockheed Martin UK

Application Advice: Your CV is not just about your grades, your extra curricular activities are equally as important. They are something you've done to make you stand out and be remembered.

Interview Advice: Be confident (although not cocky!) and interact with others as much as possible. Showing good team work makes you stand out, along with good presentation skills and ideas.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing

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Mechanical Maintenance, Waste Water at Severn Trent

Application Advice: Research company to ensure job is right for you. Mold application to suit requirements.

Interview Advice: Research company to show your interest, be memorable to interviewer.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing

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Assistant Solution Engineer, Asset Creation at Severn Trent

Application Advice: Severn Trent aren't looking for the most qualified applicants but the most suited to the office culture and the most engaged in the company.

Interview Advice: Make sure you are competent for the job and have life experience to call on to highlight your best qualities, that you think reflect why you are perfect for the job.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing

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Apprentice FC0, Gas at Cadent

Interview Advice: Talk about Health and Safety and relate this to past work experiences where you have shown this. Go into detail about what the company's core values mean to you and also relate this to previous work experiences. Be yourself and let your personality show.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing

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First Call Operative (FCO), at Cadent

Interview Advice: Be ready to answer questions and relate them to your experiences.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing

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Mechanical Manufactoring, CTS at DSTL

Application Advice: Apply for multiple roles.

Interview Advice: Research about DSTL beforehand.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing

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Integration & Test Apprenticeship, Engineering at Lockheed Martin UK

Application Advice: Sell yourself well, talk about some of your hobbies as well as academic performance.

Interview Advice: Be yourself, don't panic. Show good team working and communication skills. Show an interest in the company.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing

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Business Apprentice Adv, Programme Management at Lockheed Martin UK

Application Advice: Dont lie on your CV; be honest. Keep your CV brief so HR don't get bored reading it.

Interview Advice: Confidence is the most important thing to have at an interview.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing

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Technical Apprentice, at Lockheed Martin UK

Application Advice: Have a passion for engineering and prove it! Be confident in yourself. Have a good attitude/work ethic, anything can be taught if you have a good attitude.

Interview Advice: Know what you are talking about so that you come across as being confident but not too arrogant. Know where you want to be in the future as I was asked "where do you see yourself in 10 years time?"

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing

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