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DSTL

Graduate Engineer, Platform Systems at DSTL

Application Advice: Be enthusiastic and open minded.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Engineering Graduate Trainee

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DSTL

Graduate – Survivability Engineer, Platform Survivability at DSTL

Application Advice: Be open to trying new areas of work, DSTL are good at allowing new graduates to try a lot of different things before refining what you actually do.

Interview Advice: Have confidence in your abilities. Try and do some background research into the company and the MOD. You may be given some example problems to solve in the interview, the interviewer is looking to see how you tackle a problem so it is not always essential that you get to the answer; try not to panic too much and do your best.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Engineering Graduate Trainee

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Renishaw

Graduate Engineer, Machine Tool Products at Renishaw

Application Advice: Being such a large company, Renishaw usually has positions for people from many diverse backgrounds. With regards to the graduate scheme, graduates with successful Renishaw experience are likely to be employed. Renishaw tend to prefer employing locally (Gloucestershire), and graduates from certain universities and with higher degree levels are preferred, as with most applications.

Interview Advice: Showing enthusiasm for Renishaw products and their application within the market projects pro-activeness and the ability to learn quickly - two attributes that can carry you far at Renishaw - not to mention appropriate technical knowledge.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Engineering Graduate Trainee

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Max Fordham

Engineer, at Max Fordham

Application Advice: Demonstrate why you want to work for this company in particular.

Interview Advice: Demonstrate ability for thinking from first-principles.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Engineering Graduate Trainee

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Morgan Advanced Materials

Technical Sales Engineer, Automotive Europe at Morgan Advanced Materials

Application Advice: Be honest and understand the company and role before you apply. Picture how you could fit within the business and what skills you have that can impact the business. The application process is standard and involves assessment centres. Teamwork, working under pressure and communication skills are vital. But, knowing about the company, its divisions, products and industries as well as strategy and core values will give you a massive boost.

Interview Advice: I had an individual interview alongside a group exercise to assess my communication and team work skills. There was also a short 20 minute presentation on a random engineering topic that was given to us on the day.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Engineering Graduate Trainee

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Skanska

Site Engineer, Civil Engineering at Skanska

Application Advice: Demonstrate a good balance of technical and practical skills.

Interview Advice: Talk about your experiences and be confident in your ability.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Engineering Graduate Trainee

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Network Rail

Graduate Engineer (Signalling), Rotation placements at Network Rail

Application Advice: Be prepared to travel for training throughout the scheme! You will have a contracted location, however, the first 6 months require the candidate to be proactive in finding smaller placements in different areas of the company. Then the candidate will have 6 month placements.

Interview Advice: Gain an understanding of the railway; the industry, the customers (TOCs, FOCs...). What made you interested in the industry to apply for the role? Explain how you are a team player: everything in the railway relies upon colleagues. Basic knowledge on electronic circuitry (for electronic/electrical engineering scheme).

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Engineering Graduate Trainee

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Babcock International Group

Graduate Engineer, Network Engineering at Babcock International Group

Application Advice: Research the company and industry you have applied for and any potential future challenges that will be faced.

Interview Advice: Be confident but take your time when answering questions, it is much better to give yourself a moment to construct the best possible answer than jumping straight in.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Engineering Graduate Trainee

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Balfour Beatty

Graduate Engineer, Rail at Balfour Beatty

Application Advice: Don't think that grades is all an employer looks at. If your grades are below average, apply anyway and sell yourself with your practical skills or work ethic.

Interview Advice: Learn about the company beforehand, refer to a few facts you have researched and show that you want to work specifically for them, not just any company offering a job to you.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Engineering Graduate Trainee

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Balfour Beatty

Graduate Civil Engineer, at Balfour Beatty

Application Advice: Understand the company morals and ethics.

Interview Advice: Stay confident and calm. The interview is a discussion. Prepare well for role related questions.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Engineering Graduate Trainee

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Cundall

Cundall

Application Advice: Don't rush into the application, structure it well and submit it when you feel confident enough.

Interview Advice: Be well prepared and get ready to answer a series of technical questions relevant to your studies and experience.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Engineering Graduate Trainee

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Network Rail

Graduate Engineer, Maintenance at Network Rail

Application Advice: Pretty standard application. Try and differentiate yourself as the number of applications is really large. Link your answers to safety.

Interview Advice: What factors affect train stopping distance? Link your answers to safety.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Engineering Graduate Trainee

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Babcock International Group

Graduate Safety Engineer, Marine & Technology at Babcock International Group

Application Advice: Be genuine. The company is more interested in seeing your real self, so don't pretend to be overconfident and accidentally come across as arrogant. Emphasise your transferable skills, particularly if you are a good communicator: BIG is a big company and they value people who can work in lots of different environments.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Engineering Graduate Trainee

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Network Rail

Graduate Engineer, at Network Rail

Application Advice: Make sure you understand the true role of Network Rail and how that facilitates the running of the railway. Take some time to identify the key issues the British rail network is facing and what Network Rail is trying to do about it.

Interview Advice: There was a couple of rail specific technical questions that I had little to no idea about, it transpired they don't expect you to know the answer so don't get too hung up on them. They're more interested in how you apply basic engineering fundamentals to try and work to an answer even if it's some way from the answer.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Engineering Graduate Trainee

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Babcock International Group

Graduate Engineer, Nuclear Facilities at Babcock International Group

Application Advice: Be confident, not big headed, know your facts and don't lie.

Interview Advice: Express interest in becoming chartered and be chatty but to the point. Give examples of experience of both in Uni and the real world.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Engineering Graduate Trainee

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Network Rail

Graduate Civil Engineer, Rail at Network Rail

Application Advice: Understand and appreciate safety in rail, through construction, management, performance, etc.

Interview Advice: - Why rail industry? Why Network Rail? - Generic competency questions. - Asked to look at a picture of a grassy area and discuss what I would need to consider at the beginning middle and end of a project to build a railway bridge across it. - Asked to

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Engineering Graduate Trainee

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Network Rail

Graduate Railway Civil Engineer, Network Operations at Network Rail

Application Advice: Do your research about the company. They have a YouTube channel available online with videos about themselves.

Interview Advice: Read up on the type of works that they have done.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Engineering Graduate Trainee

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Network Rail

Graduate Engineer, at Network Rail

Application Advice: Make sure you have a good understanding of what the company does. The company does not construct or design their projects, they'll mainly act as asset managers and project engineers.

Interview Advice: Be confident because confidence is key. Make sure you know a few facts about the rail industry

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Engineering Graduate Trainee

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Network Rail

Assistant Project Engineer, Infrastructure Projects at Network Rail

Application Advice: Do some modest research, think about the type of company and culture and be able to express your best qualities in all interactions.

Interview Advice: Relax, try and be involved. It's as much about who you are as what you know, if not more.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Engineering Graduate Trainee

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Network Rail

Graduate Engineer, Network Operations at Network Rail

Application Advice: If you're interested, apply. Many of my fellow graduates arrived via diverse routes: BEng/MEng, directly from uni or having worked for a year or so, as young 20-somethings or 'mature students' and a wide variety of universities and degree awards.

Interview Advice: I actually arrived at the role by an unconventional route and never actually attended an interview.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Engineering Graduate Trainee

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Associated British Foods (Grocery)

Graduate Engineer, Engineering at Associated British Foods (Grocery)

Application Advice: Don't let anything hold you back, it's not just about education and work experience, life experiences are just as important. Make sure you justify any examples given and always relate it back to the question being asked.

Interview Advice: Be honest, the most important thing is that you are a good match for the business, if you are then you will both get the most out of the job. The environment you will be working can be quite up and down and they need to know you will able to cope with that. Show that you have a good sense of self awareness, if you do have any areas in which you can develop then highlight them and show you understand this is a limitation and are willing to work learn and improve. Show you have a willingness to learn and always try your best.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Engineering Graduate Trainee

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Babcock International Group

Graduate Electrical Engineer, Defence Systems Technology at Babcock International Group

Application Advice: Open minded-ness, versatility and good people skills are a huge benefit to working for Babcock, the day-to-day work is based on good relationship and face-to-face interaction.

Interview Advice: Reseach the company, practice presentation skills. Be yourself, the company look for characters rather than brains to work for them.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Engineering Graduate Trainee

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Babcock International Group

Graduate Mechanical Engineer, Marine and Technology at Babcock International Group

Application Advice: Research what projects are going on at Devonport and think about the challenges that Babcock faces by doing what they do.

Interview Advice: Dress smart, prepare well and be as confident as you can be. Researching Babcock and their current projects at Devonport is essential.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Engineering Graduate Trainee

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Babcock International Group

Graduate Mechanical Engineer, Nuclear Facilities at Babcock International Group

Application Advice: Use the STAR method when answering questions. Be yourself and show you're willing to learn and adapt to a changing environment.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Engineering Graduate Trainee

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GE

Product Line Intern, Product Line at GE

Application Advice: Do not lie. There is no reason for lying about your skills.

Interview Advice: Relax and enjoy it.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Engineering Graduate Trainee

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Babcock International Group

, at Babcock International Group

Application Advice: Be honest and try and work out of if the position and company are right for you.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Engineering Graduate Trainee

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Babcock International Group

Commercial Manager, Commercial at Babcock International Group

Application Advice: There is so much to learn so you have to really want to join the company and be ready to throw yourself in at the deep end.

Interview Advice: Two day long interview process. Be prepared but it really is an enjoyable experience, you're made to feel comfortable.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Engineering Graduate Trainee

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Babcock International Group

Graduate Mechanical Assistant Engineer, Defence Systems Technology at Babcock International Group

Application Advice: Application process was quite similar to all the other application processes for graduate schemes. Involved answering application questions followed by online apptitude tests then an assessment centre.

Interview Advice: Know the basics well. Assessment centre had lots of technical elements over a broad range.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Engineering Graduate Trainee

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Babcock International Group

Graduate Assistant Electronics Engineer, at Babcock International Group

Interview Advice: One of the more enjoyable assessments I attended, we did half a day of "speed dating" style questions. You and fellow applicants would move around a number of stations each with their own unique questions to gain insight into your knowledge and problem solving.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Engineering Graduate Trainee

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Babcock International Group

, Defence Systems Technology at Babcock International Group

Application Advice: Be honest, don't waffle and try to directly relate your previous experience/education to the role you are applying for.

Interview Advice: For the engineering assessment centre, focus more on revising the basic engineering principles for your field rather than swotting up on company facts and trivia. They are more interested in testing your ability to problem solve and think on your feet. Pay attention to the presentations and make sure to ask at least one question about the content to demonstrate your enthusiasm and attentiveness.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Engineering Graduate Trainee

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Siemens

Graduate Engineer, at Siemens

Application Advice: Be aware of the stages involved, prepare for each stage, tailor your relevant skills and experience during application. Through the whole process, just make sure you show that you are the best candidate and why you should be hired. The "WHY YOU" part is the most important. If you get this across, you get the job. Good Luck.

Interview Advice: Be real; be comfortable with your answers. Make sure you are genuinely passionate, because if you are not, it will show somehow. I will say passion is important because it separates you from those who are just competent/intelligent. You need a mixture of intelligence, competence, passion, drive, motivation. So keep this in mind. Also be familiar with your CV, cover letter, application answer and all other information you have provided as part of your application.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Engineering Graduate Trainee

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Lockheed Martin UK

Engineering Graduate (Systems Engineering), Maritime at Lockheed Martin

Application Advice: Be confident in presenting yourself on the assessment day and show that you're able to work well in a team.

Interview Advice: Be honest.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Engineering Graduate Trainee

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Max Fordham

Building Services Engineer, at Max Fordham

Application Advice: Be yourself. Focus on why this role is important to you and what skills do you have.

Interview Advice: Stay calm! Everyone working at Max Fordham is friendly.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Engineering Graduate Trainee

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Babcock International Group

Graduate Naval Architect, Energy & Marine Technology at Babcock International Group

Application Advice: Take your time on the application, it is important to prepare it as best you can trying to avoid any mistakes.

Interview Advice: Try and be yourself at any interviews/assessment centres, it can be very easy to get caught up in the pressure of the day.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Engineering Graduate Trainee

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Babcock International Group

, at Babcock International Group

Application Advice: The view is that everyone learns the same through education and therefore additional skills, experiences and behaviours are key to securing a role at Babcock. Make sure to draw from these in your applicaiton.

Interview Advice: Babcock are such a large and diverse organisation - make sure you know which part of the business you're applying for and prepare some questions to ask your interviewers!

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Engineering Graduate Trainee

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Siemens

Graduate Engineer, Rail Automation at Siemens

Application Advice: Have the ability to adapt to different working environment.

Interview Advice: Just be yourself.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Engineering Graduate Trainee

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Max Fordham

Engineer, Engineering at Max Fordham

Application Advice: N/A

Interview Advice: It's a relatively long interview (2hrs) but has a relatively informal nature. The main aim of the company is to work out whether you will suit their working style. While it's important to show off your achievements, they are just as interested in how well you learn and adapt.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Engineering Graduate Trainee

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Max Fordham

Engineer, Engineering at Max Fordham

Application Advice: N/A

Interview Advice: It's a relatively long interview (2 hrs), but has a relatively informal nature. The main aim of the company is to work out whether you will suit their working style. While it's important to show off your achievements, they are just as interested in how well you learn and adapt.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Engineering Graduate Trainee

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Max Fordham

Graduate Engineer, at Max Fordham

Application Advice: Be honest and make sure your passions are in line with the role.

Interview Advice: Be yourself.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Engineering Graduate Trainee

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Max Fordham

Graduate Engineer, at Max Fordham

Application Advice: Explain your aspiration well and how you would fit in the team.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Engineering Graduate Trainee

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Max Fordham

Graduate Engineer, Building Services at Max Fordham

Application Advice: A chatty letter is asked for in the application. This is like a cover letter but less formal so try and get some elements of your personality across. Show that you are someone that we could see us working with.

Interview Advice: Relax and take time to answer questions, and talk through your thought processes clearly.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Engineering Graduate Trainee

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GE

EHS Intern, Oil and Gas – EHS at GE

Application Advice: Declutter your CV.

Interview Advice: Research about the company. Be confident. Prepare examples.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Engineering Graduate Trainee

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Max Fordham

Graduate Engineer, Building Services at Max Fordham

Application Advice: List academic and also non-academic achievements, skills and experiences that can prove you are a self-motivating and resourceful.

Interview Advice: Think about your studies and the reasons why you chose a certain path through school, university etc. Questions go from basic physic knowledge, many can be answered just with logic and common sense. Usually they ask to explain how an "everyday life" object works. Generally, enthusiasm for architecture, design and an attitude to reasoning and argumentation are very appreciated.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Engineering Graduate Trainee

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Lockheed Martin UK

Lockheed Martin

Application Advice: It is important to include social activities such as hobbies and interests as this demonstrates your ability to communicate with other people. This is important as technical skills can be learnt but your ability to work in a team is something which is crucial from day 1.

Interview Advice: Pause to think before answering the question and consider the situation you were in, the task you had to perform, the action which you took and the resolution which you came to.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Engineering Graduate Trainee

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Spirax Sarco

Graduate Engineer, Technical Sales at Spirax Sarco

Application Advice: -Show your enthusiasm for engineering and technology. -Read up about the company. -Be honest. -Think about what you can bring to the company and what you would also like to learn and improve.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Engineering Graduate Trainee

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Max Fordham

Graduate Engineer, at Max Fordham

Application Advice: Don't be put off if you don't have a purely engineering/science background.

Interview Advice: Know basic heat transfer and physics concepts.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Engineering Graduate Trainee

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Max Fordham

Engineer, Cambridge at Max Fordham

Application Advice: Don't be too formal and formulaic in your application. Max Fordham appreciate individuality.

Interview Advice: Have a good idea of basic building physics and general mechanics and engineering. Show an interest in buildings and design.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Engineering Graduate Trainee

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Max Fordham

Max Fordham

Application Advice: Be honest and when it asks for a chatty letter, be chatty in it, don't be too formal. The company is very different from many of the big faceless graduate employers and the interview and the way applications are assessed reflects that.

Interview Advice: Be confident and chatty and don't be afraid to say 'I don't know, but could it be this?' rather than straight up making up something which sounds right. They know you won't know everything but want to see your thought process.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Engineering Graduate Trainee

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Max Fordham

Graduate Engineer, at Max Fordham

Application Advice: The practice is unconventional, in a good way. Not your typical corporate environment. The pay system is different and is favourable to those looking for flexible working hours.

Interview Advice: You'll be asked to give a presentation, which I felt was a very important part of the selection process.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Engineering Graduate Trainee

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Max Fordham

Max Fordham

Application Advice: This is a very friendly company, tell them what you enjoy and show off your personality as well as your academic achievements.

Interview Advice: Discuss previous work they have done which you have found interesting, explain what you want to do with the company and show you understand what building services entail.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Engineering Graduate Trainee

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Max Fordham

Graduate Engineer, Building Services at Max Fordham

Application Advice: Be enthusiastic about the role you are going for and work out what you will specifically bring to the role.

Interview Advice: Be natural and don't rush to answer, consider first.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Engineering Graduate Trainee

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Jaguar Land Rover

Integration Engineer, Electrical at Jaguar Land Rover

Application Advice: Apply in time and make sure you understand the company's values as these help a lot.

Interview Advice: Why you want to work here? Don't always give the common answer about the company's reputation. Give a more genuine reason.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Engineering Graduate Trainee

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Severn Trent

Graduate Engineer, at Severn Trent

Application Advice: Research the company before applying, as an engineer understands the variety of roles you may have to undertake. Look at the broader picture well beyond your engineering role. Understand the aims and objectives of the business.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Engineering Graduate Trainee

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Jaguar Land Rover

Graduate Engineer, Powertrain at Jaguar Land Rover

Application Advice: Be sure which department you are interested in before attending the assessment centre and make this clear to the assessor. The company's hiring process for product engineering is not particularly successful in aligning the candidate's experience and interests with their assigned role.

Interview Advice: Detailed questions on company facts/figures. For example how many cars do JLR produce annually? Who are JLR's customers? What issues face the automotive industry today and in the coming years?

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Engineering Graduate Trainee

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Renishaw

Graduate Software Engineer, Group Software at Renishaw

Application Advice: Show your enthusiasm for the role of an engineer, and a desire to want to solve actual engineering challenges, alongside looking to continuously improve your skills as an engineer and a co-worker.

Interview Advice: Use examples of engineering projects you have been a part of (preferably outside of your curriculum). Show how you worked to solve an engineering challenge (either by yourself or in a team) and the lessons you learnt from these experiences.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Engineering Graduate Trainee

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Jaguar Land Rover

Graduate Trainee, Product Development at Jaguar Land Rover

Application Advice: Don't underestimate the aptitude tests. Be aware of the company values and how things you have done could apply to those.

Interview Advice: Can you give an example of when you displayed 'company value'.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Engineering Graduate Trainee

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Jaguar Land Rover

Graduate Trainee, Vehicle Engineering at Jaguar Land Rover

Application Advice: The grad scheme here enables you to do placements so if you are not initially happy with your role you can move around and find an area that suits you best.

Interview Advice: Understand what is happening with the business now and in the future. What you think could be changed. How your experience could help the company and your role. Be confident and do not be afraid to ask questions about the business.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Engineering Graduate Trainee

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Jaguar Land Rover

Graduate Engineer, Electrical Engineering at Jaguar Land Rover

Application Advice: Make sure you have practised psychometric tests, have great evidence based examples of experience and skills as well as a clear idea of why you want to join Jaguar Land Rover.

Interview Advice: Be yourself, but be prepared and professional. If you have reached this stage, you have what company is looking for, but now it's a moment when you have to really prove you have what area or position that you applied for really needs.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Engineering Graduate Trainee

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Jaguar Land Rover

Jaguar Land Rover

Application Advice: Be confident in your ability to be able to do the job you are applying for.

Interview Advice: Prepare yourself to answer some questions about situations that could happen in the work place.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Engineering Graduate Trainee

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WSP

Graduate Engineer, Energy and Industry at WSP

Interview Advice: The interview isn't an interrogation! The role of the consultant inevitably involves working with a wide range of people, if you are relaxed in the interview and easy to make conversation with this will put you in good stead.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Engineering Graduate Trainee

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Jaguar Land Rover

Project Engineer, SVO Exterior Trim at Jaguar Land Rover

Application Advice: Practice Practice Practice. The psychometric tests are not the same as any other test. Anyone can fail these. Only practising them can prepare you for the pressure and rush you have to answer the questions under.

Interview Advice: Be friendly and chatty. Talk to as many people as you can and show your passion for the company's product.

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Jaguar Land Rover

Graduate Trainee, Body Engineering at Jaguar Land Rover

Application Advice: Ensure you apply to a department suited to you.

Interview Advice: Align with the 'High performance behaviours'. Be a team player.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Engineering Graduate Trainee

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Spirax Sarco

Engineering Graduate, Production Engineering at Spirax Sarco

Application Advice: Spirax Sarco will look at more than whether your CV fits the criteria, they are interested in you as a person. Furthermore they believe that we are the future leaders of the company, so enthusiasm about leading is always encouraged. Similarly, do not be afraid to express the type of roles you are looking for. As part of the graduate scheme you rotate throughout the company and are exposed to many different areas.

Interview Advice: There will likely be a group exercise, so be prepared to work in a new team, speak your mind and voice opinion but do not be too forceful with your views.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Engineering Graduate Trainee

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Jaguar Land Rover

Energy Storage Engineer, Electrification at Jaguar Land Rover

Application Advice: Be yourself. Be confident. And be sharp.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Engineering Graduate Trainee

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Spirax Sarco

Graduate Engineer, Global Graduate Development Programme at Spirax Sarco

Application Advice: Research the company and their position in the market, show that you are an 'all rounder' and have leadership potential.

Interview Advice: Past experience helpful. Being able to talk about previous projects and experiences. Showing that you can see the bigger picture.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Engineering Graduate Trainee

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Spirax Sarco

Graduate Engineer, Manufacturing at Spirax Sarco

Application Advice: Ensure that you exemplify the core values and can offer plenty of ideas.

Interview Advice: Technical interview - Basic thermodynamics, heat transfer and fluid flow.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Engineering Graduate Trainee

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Air Products

Plant Process Engineer, Operations at Air Products

Application Advice: Be honest and confident in yourself.

Interview Advice: Know the technical aspects of your university projects.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Engineering Graduate Trainee

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Renishaw

Graduate Physicist/ Scientist, Laser Calibration at Renishaw

Application Advice: If applying to physics grad scheme, brush up on basic physics knowledge e.g. the principles of interferometry & laser physics. Normally interviewers are looking for someone that has a decent level of real world physics/ engineering intuition with a little background knowledge.

Interview Advice: Possible phone interview leading to an assessment day. Assessment day has a group assessment where you solve an engineering style problem in a team and then a face to face interview with 2 engineers. Quite relaxed interview process but do a bit of rough research about the company and the industry that they're in.

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Renishaw

Software Engineer, Group Software at Renishaw

Application Advice: No default rotations on software stream, you need to drive your career yourself. The software graduate scheme isn't as well structured as Unilever or Tesco for instance, however given the relative size of the company it is more likely you will make a difference at Renishaw. Colleagues are all friendly, work is challenging but satisfying.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Engineering Graduate Trainee

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Jaguar Land Rover

Project Engineer – System Strategy & Integration, Body Engineering at Jaguar Land Rover

Application Advice: Learn your high performance behaviours, be ready to explain your technical expertise.

Interview Advice: Enter the interview with good understanding of Brand history, as well as future products and technologies and their impact.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Engineering Graduate Trainee

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Jaguar Land Rover

Test Engineer, Powertrain at Jaguar Land Rover

Application Advice: Really focus on getting through the online tests with substantial preparation, if you get to the assessment centre just be yourself. They look at your people skills as much as they look at your capabilities.

Interview Advice: High performance behaviour questions. Strengths/Weaknesses. Presentation to senior engineer. Be confident in your own ability.

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Lockheed Martin UK

Software Engineering Graduate, Software Engineering at Lockheed Martin

Application Advice: Be sure to hit as many of the skills listed in the advert and tailor your CV to the job you are applying for. Also think about your personal skills, which may not be listed as essential/desired skills for the job but are sought out by interviewers.

Interview Advice: Do your research into the company values and think about how you might have embodied these in your past experiences, and talk about them in your interview (even if they don't ask about it directly). If applying for an engineering role, prepare by revising your knowledge of the full engineering lifecycle.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Engineering Graduate Trainee

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Lockheed Martin UK

System Engineer, Engineering at Lockheed Martin

Application Advice: Good soft skills are key.

Interview Advice: Be clear. If you are asked a question you don't understand, challenge it. Ask lots of questions about the company, I think many applicants fail to do that.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Engineering Graduate Trainee

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Jaguar Land Rover

Vehicle Integration Engineer, Vehicle Engineering at Jaguar Land Rover

Application Advice: Be professional and make sure your interests align in some way with the company.

Interview Advice: Bear in mind the 8 business behaviours and have examples ready that demonstrate how you achieved them in the past.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Engineering Graduate Trainee

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Morgan Advanced Materials

Technology Analyst, Centre of Excellence (Research and Development) at Morgan Advanced Materials

Application Advice: To keep an open mind about job opportunities, as stepping outside of your comfort zone means you can learn a lot and progress through your chosen path more easily.

Interview Advice: To relax, be yourself and to ensure you answer all questions as fully as possible and ensure you illustrate your ability to work well within a team.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Engineering Graduate Trainee

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Morgan Advanced Materials

Manufacturing Engineer, Manufacturing – volume at Morgan Advanced Materials

Application Advice: Research the business - we have a long history of innovation, change and engineering expertise in areas most would overlook. As a business, we do not make large parts or complete 'products' but all of our components are essential to the workings of the modern world. Illustrate why you want the job clearly - why do you want to be a leader? What are your career aims? You need to consider this carefully before you apply. The Graduate programme is 2.5 years long, in which you will have a minimum of two placements lasting 6-12 months. If you want to stay in one location then this isn't the job for you! Opportunities are global though considerations can be made if you wanted to remain within Europe only for example.

Interview Advice: Be prepared to show examples of leadership - don't worry if you haven't managed people before. Leadership could be in a variety of everyday challenges be it taking part in a sports team, helping others in a difficult situation or working on a project! Be yourself - you will be taking a psychometric test as part of the application, and your interview will be based on the outcome of this. Be honest and stay true to yourself - the interviewers will know if you're not! Look smart - it's an obvious point but one that many forget! Iron your shirt, wear a tie, get your suit dry-cleaned etc. We understand that people often have to travel for interviews, but this is not an excuse to be scruffy! Be prepared - the day will include multiple challenges both individually and as a team; make sure you are prepared for presentations, 1:1 sessions, group tasks, etc.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Engineering Graduate Trainee

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Jaguar Land Rover

PVT Engineer, Plant Body Quality at Jaguar Land Rover

Application Advice: Practise as many online verbal/numerical/diagrammatic reasoning tests before hand.

Interview Advice: In the group exercise work as a team player to achieve the goal. Have interview answers prepared beforehand and ensure your enthusiasm for the Company is transparent. Also have a problem you have solved with the 'who what why how when' in your head ready to present.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Engineering Graduate Trainee

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Renishaw

Commercial Graduate, at Renishaw

Application Advice: Provide information that will make you stand out. E.g. extra-curricular hobbies, part-time jobs, relevant experience, language capabilities etc.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Engineering Graduate Trainee

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Jaguar Land Rover

HMI Engineer, Electrical Electronics and Software Engineer at Jaguar Land Rover

Interview Advice: Have confidence in your skills, have a clear couple of projects you've worked on that you can talk about confidently. Asked about being aware of interactions within the company - e.g. your internal customers/suppliers.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Engineering Graduate Trainee

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Jaguar Land Rover

Programme Planner, Programmes at Jaguar Land Rover

Application Advice: Conduct really thorough research into the company. Contact your University Careers help and see if they can put you in touch with any graduates who've recently gone to the company and ask them questions.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Engineering Graduate Trainee

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Jaguar Land Rover

Weights Engineer, Vehicle Engineering at Jaguar Land Rover

Application Advice: Get down as much information as possible.on the application form as possible. It was very simple from what I remember, just a copy and paste of your CV.

Interview Advice: Be yourself. It was a very relaxing day in comparison to other assessment days I had been on. Take a leading role in the group exercise if you're that sort of person. Have good examples to refer to in the interview.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Engineering Graduate Trainee

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Jaguar Land Rover

Graduate Engineer, Chassis Engineering at Jaguar Land Rover

Interview Advice: Learn the JLR competencies available on the careers website, and have pre-prepared examples of where you have demonstrated these in a range of previous work experience, shcool, hobbies etc. At interview, if there is a group work section, make sure that you make yourself heard and offer up an opinion based on both the information given but also be confident to bring up information you may have learnt about the company in your prep. It is also important to listen to the other members of the group. Identify someone in the group who has not spoken much, and ask them directly for their opinion to give them a platform to speak. Also, don't be afraid to change your initial opinion if other members of the group argue an alternative well. It is better to be willing to change your mind based on the opinions of those in your team, than to stubbornly stand by your initial opinion. There will be no right or wrong answer, you will need to find the best compromise as a team.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Engineering Graduate Trainee

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Jaguar Land Rover

System Architect, Electrical Engineering at Jaguar Land Rover

Application Advice: Focus on your soft skills and technical knowledge comes with time.

Interview Advice: Mistakes aren't bad, but you must show that you have learnt from them.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Engineering Graduate Trainee

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Jaguar Land Rover

Graduate Trainee, Vehicle Engineering at Jaguar Land Rover

Application Advice: Ensure you speak with someone at the company if you know what role/job you want, to ensure you are placed in the area you want to be in. Standard application process will be a pot of luck of where you end up.

Interview Advice: Very informal, prepare some questions you'd like to ask, read up on the company and its recent news.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Engineering Graduate Trainee

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Jaguar Land Rover

Graduate Project Engineer, SVO at Jaguar Land Rover

Application Advice: Apply early and do activities outside of your university course.

Interview Advice: Take it easy and don't panic.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Engineering Graduate Trainee

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Jaguar Land Rover

Diesel EMS Controls Engineer, Powertrain at Jaguar Land Rover

Application Advice: Try to gather as much information as possible about the roles of each of the departments and the teams within them. JLR is a large organisation and similar roles are available across the different departments, it all depends on what business activities you want to apply yourself to, as to which department/team would suit you best.

Interview Advice: The process is fairly standard and starts with some online psychometric and situational judgement assessments. Once you reach the actual interview stage, it's an assessment day (half day in reality) that you attend as part of a group. If you've got to this stage things are probably looking pretty good, so try to relax. What is being assessed here is how you work with others and whether you meet the JLR business behaviours (you can look these up). It consisted of a group task and individual presentation about a project, and an individual interview.

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Jaguar Land Rover

Systems Engineer, EESE at Jaguar Land Rover

Application Advice: Make sure you have enough practice on psychometric tests before completing final one. Provide answers on gut instincts rather than double guessing yourself. (I.e. What you think the company may want you to answer.)

Interview Advice: Make sure you are aware of current news both within the business and the automotive industry e.g. future road maps, company challenges. What are the current challenges for JLR?

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Engineering Graduate Trainee

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Jaguar Land Rover

Simulation and Tools Development, Simulation Group at Jaguar Land Rover

Application Advice: Practise standard aptitude tests.

Interview Advice: SWAT technique, awareness of the brand (+ and - points), good technical content from previous experience on hand.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Engineering Graduate Trainee

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Renishaw

, at Renishaw

Application Advice: Be interested in the subject not just just the prospect of a career.

Interview Advice: Hobbies are useful.

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Jaguar Land Rover

Project Engineer, Special Operations at Jaguar Land Rover

Application Advice: Practice the online tests and prepare thoroughly!

Interview Advice: Most importantly be yourself. Research the car industry, JLR and why you want to join. In group activities be prepared to speak up with your views, but remember back them up with sound reasoning / logic without being over bearing on the group. It's not always about being right, it's about coming to a logical conclusion.

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Jaguar Land Rover

STA Engineer, Supplier Technical Assistance at Jaguar Land Rover

Application Advice: Do the research of the available roles prior to applying, there are many great roles around the business; this role involves travel and self management.

Interview Advice: Be confident (not falsely as people can sense it), if you have the right mindset and quality focus you will be okay! The interview was a great experience so even if you don't go through, you still will be appreciating the experience.

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Renishaw

Graduate Research and Development engineer, LCPD at Renishaw

Application Advice: When you're interviewed they are not just checking your academic results but also if you would fit in with the rest of the team/department so make yourself likeable!

Interview Advice: Talked about hobbies. Asked how I would deal with group tasks and how to keep them on track to achieve the goal.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Engineering Graduate Trainee

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WSP

Graduate Engineer, Infrastructures at WSP

Interview Advice: Be yourself and in team activities let everyone participate.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Engineering Graduate Trainee

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Renishaw

Software Engineer, MTP at Renishaw

Application Advice: Do proper research of what the company does, so you won't be disappointed.

Interview Advice: Feel relaxed as everyone is quite open and easy going.

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WSP

Graduate Engineer, Development- Water at WSP

Application Advice: Be enthusiastic.

Interview Advice: Be yourself and let your interest and enthusiasm shine through.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Engineering Graduate Trainee

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Renishaw

Software Engineer, at Renishaw

Application Advice: Be passionate about what you do and your work.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Engineering Graduate Trainee

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WSP

Assistant Engineer, Transport Modelling at WSP

Interview Advice: Know the industry.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Engineering Graduate Trainee

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WSP

Graduate Planner, at WSP

Application Advice: Always research the company and the projects they are involved in.

Interview Advice: Read up on recent planning legislation and environmental processes such as EA and ES. The environmental sector plays an important role in planning at WSP and having a solid understanding will help you settle more quickly.

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WSP

Graduate Engineer, Building Services at WSP

Application Advice: If your university has a careers centre, use it. They help you to prepare for competency based interviews, psychometric tests etc. Also, research WSP. their core values, mission etc. Be yourself and use the assessment day to interview WSP staff and find out if it's the type of company you want to work for.

Interview Advice: Give an example when: You were part of a team; Handled a project deadline; Used your initiative to better educate yourself etc., etc.

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WSP

Graduate Engineer, Highways and Bridges at WSP

Application Advice: Don't be put off by not hearing immediately about a vacancy which has matched your preferences, if you are told that you pass the assessment centre. HR and recruitment work hard to find a role for you!

Interview Advice: Technical mainly - do not be put off if you don't know the exact answer, instead explain how you would solve the problem.

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WSP

Graduate Structural Engineer, Building Structures at WSP

Application Advice: HR have to sift through thousands of CV's and cover letters, so making yours stand out in any way is a must.

Interview Advice: Know about the company and your role in particular, and why you want to work for WSP.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Engineering Graduate Trainee

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WSP

Graduate Engineer, Rail at WSP

Application Advice: Do your research on the sector you want to go into.

Interview Advice: Know your CV inside out.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Engineering Graduate Trainee

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WSP

Graduate Engineer, Highways at WSP

Application Advice: Research the company and current projects in your team. Provide examples of extra curricular activities.

Interview Advice: Questions asked: Why I want to join the company, why I want to join the team, what relevant experience I have, general competency questions.

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WSP

Graduate Engineer, Bridges at WSP

Application Advice: Do not rely on one or even a few companies that you applied to. Apply to many because it doesn't matter where you start.

Interview Advice: Know exactly why you're doing Engineering and why you want to get into bridges/buildings etc. Have a rough plan for the future about charterships and which route you will take (technical, managerial, structural). Know ins and outs of your CV and have good stories to back up each point on your cover letter and CV.

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WSP

Assistant Engineer, Highways & Bridges at WSP

Application Advice: Prepare the application, spend some time thinking what you want, what you like about this company and what you can offer to the company.

Interview Advice: Prepare the interview, remember everything you have learnt during the university years, any experience that could be useful for the role you are applying for and think about typical HR questions that they probably ask you. And finally, trust yourself, what you think and know, and try to be relaxed.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Engineering Graduate Trainee

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nucleargraduates

System Engineer, System Engineering at nucleargraduates

Application Advice: Be yourself. You don't need to be an expert on the nuclear industry but you do need to show you're willing to learn, not afraid to challenge or be challenged and that you can show initiative.

Interview Advice: The assessment centre is there to be challenging but also to give everyone a chance to show potential. The activities are all very different so don't try to over-prepare, they want you to be able to think on your feet. Be confident in your abilities and also in areas you need to improve and always know what you could do to improve in those areas.

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Network Rail

Graduate Civil Engineer, Infrastructure Projects at Network Rail

Application Advice: If you are a Civil Engineer and still unsure what path you would like to take, Network Rail is great since you can get such varied work within the graduate scheme. Myself I have already had placements with Structures Asset Management and Geo-technical Asset Management, and currently I am on a secondment with our contractor ATKINS. So there are many opportunities available.

Interview Advice: Be calm, do your research. Prove you know the company and our values. Learn the STAR approach when answering questions, and practice at home with a friend etc. Be yourself and have faith in your abilities.

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Network Rail

Graduate Engineer (Assistant Project Engineer), Infrastructure Projects at Network Rail

Application Advice: Do a little research on the railway industry - nothing too extensive but just so you know and understand the growing needs of the industry. Do practice on the psychometric tests - if you try and do them on your first attempt you're not going to do well no matter how smart you may be.

Interview Advice: If you manage to reach an assessment centre - get involved! There is a group activity in which you need to be proactive and open. The actual interview is fairly relaxed, nothing too technical or specific but have an understanding of the restrictions and possibilities in bridge construction for example (maybe when constructing over a river - what has to be thought of?).

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Network Rail

Graduate Engineer, High Output Track Renewal at Network Rail

Application Advice: Put in your best during the application and interviews.

Interview Advice: Do research on your discipline and how that applies to the railway.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Engineering Graduate Trainee

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Network Rail

Graduate Engineer, Command, Control & Signalling at Network Rail

Application Advice: Actually spend time to prepare. Learn about the company and their core beliefs. Be confident and dress to impress.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Engineering Graduate Trainee

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Network Rail

Graduate Engineer, Infastructure Projects at Network Rail

Application Advice: Be yourself and learn a bit about the railway before the interview. Also, try and get some relevant work experience during university before applying as this will make you stand out.

Interview Advice: Mainly questions about myself but also some simple technical questions regarding basic electronic equipment.

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Network Rail

Graduate Mechanical Engineer, Engineering at Network Rail

Application Advice: Research the company and the projects they are currently undertaking. Read up on the core competencies of Network Rail as they will use that to determine whether or not you are a good fit for the role.

Interview Advice: Questions are predominately competency based with a few simple technical questions such as "what factors affect the breaking distance of a train?".

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Siemens

Graduate Engineer, Rail Automation at Siemens

Application Advice: The application process includes typical psychometric tests. Passing these tests will prompt HR and hiring managers to review your cover letter/CV, and if successful, you will be invited to a video interview. For many, this is the first time participating in a pre-recorded video interview, so don't feel nervous about it! In my year, successful applicants were invited to a final assessment centre including a group challenge and an interview with a member of HR and engineering.

Interview Advice: Siemens are a proud company with a rich history of solving some truly great engineering challenges. Demonstrate your knowledge of Siemens, your understanding of Siemens's values and your enthusiasm for the industry.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Engineering Graduate Trainee

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Babcock International Group

Graduate Engineer, various at Babcock International Group

Interview Advice: The interview is an assessment centre- I found that it was very easy going and they really try to get the best out of you as a person. Really work on your communication skills and how you can work in a team. This is something that is important to Babcock

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Engineering Graduate Trainee

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Amey

Graduate Civil Engineer, Highways at Amey

Application Advice: Be simple, honest and energetic.

Interview Advice: Meaning of PACE.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Engineering Graduate Trainee

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MBDA

Engineering Graduate, Electronics at MBDA

Application Advice: Be flexible as you will be put to work on things you may not have experienced before and will have to build up competency quickly, but also keep in mind that it is very easy to ask for help here.

Interview Advice: Stay relaxed. You will most likely take part in a group activity, do not try to compete with the other candidates. If you present, just try to understand your materiel well enough that if they ask a question you can answer, but also don't try to answer something if you really aren't sure.

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MBDA

Graduate Engineer, Engineering at MBDA

Application Advice: Research the company prior to interview, know about the grad scheme, know about your area of expertise and be confident.

Interview Advice: Typical interview questions - role specific technical questions as well as behavioural type questions.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Engineering Graduate Trainee

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MBDA

Graduate Electronics Engineer, Electronics at MBDA

Interview Advice: That would be "telling".....

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MBDA

Graduate Engineer, Systems at MBDA

Application Advice: There was nothing unusual or non-standard about the assessment day.

Interview Advice: Interview consisted of: 1) A presentation, the subject of which I was told 2 weeks before the interview date. 2) A mixture of a competency and traditional style interview.

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Amey

Graduate Engineer, Hightways Structures at Amey

Application Advice: For Graduate Engineers: - Show enthusiasm and interest in the topic you are applying to. Demonstrate you know what projects are involved and why that is exciting to you. - Show how the role in Amey can help you with your career progress in terms of ICE Chartership. - Study the Amey values and think about how you can contribute to them. - Demonstrate how Amey's Health and Safety policies adhere with you.

Interview Advice: For Graduate Engineers: - Be your enthusiastic self. - Know your Health and Safety regulations and CDM 2015. Read about Amey's Target zero policy. - Know how you want your career to progress in terms of ICE Chartership, knowing the ICE attributes helps. - Study the Amey values and think about how you might contribute to them. - Make sure your written English is readable and concise. - For structures candidates, know your shear force and bending moment diagrams.

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Thales

Combat Systems Engineer, Systems Engineering at Thales

Application Advice: Ensure that all the skills you have are included in the online application form and to research both the company and the area you will be working in if you get the role. Look at the job specification and research the areas of work highlighted for these will be different for each site.

Interview Advice: There are always questions asked on how you've shown... but one I had was how to overcome risk and how I managed it. This was slightly different and I really had to think about it and couldn't give an answer immediately. So, have a variety of answers prepared for more than the obvious 'commitment', 'enthusiasm' and 'leadership' questions.

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MBDA

Graduate, Systems Engineering at MBDA

Application Advice: In response to questions, answer them fully and with enough detail.

Interview Advice: Prepare for competency questions and do research on the department and company before the interview day.

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Morgan Advanced Materials

CI Engineer, Continuous Engineer at Morgan Advanced Materials

Application Advice: Give an honest representation of you, highlighting both strengths and weaknesses.

Interview Advice: Be yourself and be prepared to demonstrate your skills with relevant examples.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Engineering Graduate Trainee

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MBDA

Graduate Engineer, Simulation and Modelling at MBDA

Interview Advice: Learn how the company was formed.

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Thales

Graduate Engineer, at Thales

Application Advice: Research into the Thales Leadership model as this is what you will be assessed against. Be open and honest in your application as the HR team are excellent in not only processing your application but in sourcing other roles and opportunities available within the business. Do not hesitate to state your ambitions - no matter how big they may be. Knowing your long term goal gives the impression you are focused and committed.

Interview Advice: What has attracted you to Thales? Why are you applying for the Graduate Scheme? Why this specific role? Arm yourself with background information of the 6 business units. Specifically the one you are applying for.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Engineering Graduate Trainee

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Thales

Systems Engineer, Systems at Thales

Application Advice: If you can't get a regular job role then by all means try to apply as a graduate. Your professional development is, at its heart, your responsibility. So, it should not make a marginal different if you were employed as a graduate or in a regular position.

Interview Advice: Be yourself, be honest and keep your answers to the point. It doesn't hurt to practice before hand.

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Thales

Graduate Software Engineer, Software at Thales

Application Advice: Read through the job requirements first and ensure that you meet them.

Interview Advice: Online tests are challenging with time constraints. Practice as much as you can before the tests.

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Thales

Systems Engineer, Mission Support at Thales

Application Advice: You don't have to know your field or even systems engineering to apply. Systems engineering is a very broad job and welcomes anybody able to apply a systems mindset. Of course some field knowledge and enthusiasm help so don't neglect them entirely but don't worry if your degree is maths, physics, aeronautical engineering or systems engineering - you can learn what you need on the job. Just be sure to show that willingness to learn and to work hard.

Interview Advice: Enjoy it! You'll meet a group of potential future contacts, and you'll get a tour and a group activity that is actually quite fun as well as the more scary bits like interviews and written exercises. Find the fun side and you'll come across as far less nervous for the rest of the day.

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Thales

Graduate Software Engineer, Software at Thales

Application Advice: Let your personality come through!

Interview Advice: Nothing is there to trip you up.

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MBDA

Systems Engineer, at MBDA

Application Advice: Have some prior work experience which you can use to make your application a strong one. Everyone will have a degree, but it is about doing things which you can talk about to help distinguish yourself.

Interview Advice: Knowledge about the company is important - basic research is easy to do. Everyone is human so try not to be too nervous about talking to people.

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Thales

Graduate, at Thales

Application Advice: Really focus on your examples etc.

Interview Advice: Keep an eye on the time during group exercises, have some questions ready to ask.

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Thales

Software Engineer, at Thales

Application Advice: Have a passion for engineering.

Interview Advice: Questions on past projects/ presentation.

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MBDA

Weapons Systems Architecture & Equipment Graduate, System Architecture and Equipment at MBDA

Application Advice: Don't worry about not knowing about Weapons systems. read the company website, understand general principles of type of work you might be looking to undertake. Dress smartly Attend the open days, and speak to the people there, get yourself known as being interested.

Interview Advice: Be honest if you don't know - better to tell the interviewers, rather than pretend and them find out later in the interview Do your research. Don't say your weakness is being a "perfectionist"

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MBDA

Graduate Engineer, at MBDA

Application Advice: I think applicants need to ensure they have a good CV as at times I believe good candidates can be cut from the list due to poorly written CVs even though they would be very capable of doing the job. Time needs to be spent filling in the application form and answering the questions as fully as possible.

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MBDA

Graduate Engineer, at MBDA

Application Advice: Make sure you understand the competencies and have examples ready for how you achieved them.

Interview Advice: Practise your competency examples.

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MBDA

Graduate Engineer, Defence at MBDA

Application Advice: Ensure you take part in everything the company has to offer. MBDA runs several charitable events a year from teaching children about engineering principles to running raffles, balls and other events for local charities. It's a great opportunity to help others, socialise and develop skills. As well as the extra activities MBDA has dozens of technical roles over almost all areas of engineering and they encourage graduates to try roles they may not familiar with. This gives you the opportunity to learn things you may otherwise never have got the opportunity to experience.

Interview Advice: Be friendly and open, the interview process is fairly informal and they're mostly looking at you as a person rather than your technical skills. In group exercises don't focus on winning, but on being a team player, contribute to the teams plans and try and get people who may be a bit shy involved in the activity. Finally, in the presentation don't worry too much about tripping over your words or being nervous, that's expected, just ensure that you've researched the topic to a good standard and try to answer any questions you're asked.

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MBDA

Human Factors Engineer, Human Factors at MBDA

Application Advice: Fill out the application form as fully and detailed as possible, if a section allows you 250 words for your answer then use them.

Interview Advice: In addition to the traditional interview questions and the assessment of my technical knowledge, I was also asked to talk about occasions where I had demonstrated a particular competency. It is useful to have a few good examples prepared before the interview, especially those showcasing any qualities or skills that have been listed as requirements for the role e.g. communication, team work etc.

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MBDA

Graduate Warheads Engineer, Warheads at MBDA

Application Advice: If you get an invite to the assessment day make sure to be yourself, be honest and try to stay calm and composed.

Interview Advice: Competency based interview with limited technical questions.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Engineering Graduate Trainee

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MBDA

Graduate Engineer, at MBDA

Application Advice: Show eagerness to learn. Be positive.

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MBDA

Human Factors Engineer, Human Factors at MBDA

Application Advice: Work on your communication skills, are you able to get across a point in a way that people can understand and relate to?

Interview Advice: Be interested, you do not need to know the details of every product we have. Just have a genuine interest for the company and the role.

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MBDA

Systems Engineer, at MBDA

Interview Advice: Make sure you have some basic knowledge of Missiles and Missile Systems

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Engineering Graduate Trainee

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MBDA

Graduate Engineer, at MBDA

Application Advice: Cater your application to the role you are applying for.

Interview Advice: Before the interview; understand the company, learn about some of the products, and think about the challenges which face the business day to day. On the day be relaxed, everyone here is very friendly, down to earth, and approachable.

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MBDA

Graduate Engineer, Systems Engineering at MBDA

Interview Advice: Technical Staff will be impressed with your technical knowledge. HR Staff will be impressed with your extra-curricular activities.

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Cundall

Graduate Electrical Engineer, Building Services/ Electrical Engineer at Cundall

Application Advice: #NAME?

Interview Advice: I was asked plenty of questions regarding my academic experiences, previous experiences and other skills such as team working and report writing. I would advice the candidates to be well-prepared before taking the interview. It is a good idea to do some research about the company and the role to apply for before the interview. During the interview, it would be beneficial to remain calm and focused on the questions and be honest with every answer. It would be more beneficial to bring along a portfolio of projects that the candidate had done and present it to the interviewer at suitable time during the interview. If the interview involves presentation, it would be a good idea to practice the presentation and prepare handouts for the audiences before going to the interview. Sometimes it might be better to ask the interviewer questions regarding the company, job and industry.

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Mott MacDonald

Graduate Facade Engineer, Facade at Mott MacDonald

Application Advice: You need to be really self motivated, there are people to help but you need to make it work yourself.

Interview Advice: Be yourself. Understand why you really would like to join the team and why specifically interests you.

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Laing O'Rourke

Assistant design manager, LiMA at Laing O’Rourke

Application Advice: 1- Be flexible. 2- Be up for challenges. 3- Dream big. 4- Be keen to learn.

Interview Advice: Be yourself.

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Johnson & Johnson

Graduate Engineer, Design Quality Engineering – DePuy Synthes at Johnson & Johnson

Application Advice: Understand the company, the industry and ensure this is right field you wish to work in. This is a highly regulated industry but with that comes very interesting and challenging work. The application process is made up of: - An online application form. - A video interview. - An assessment day in Leeds, on-site. Expect the video interview and assessment centre to be challenging. DePuy Synthes set very high-standards and expect this to show through. The current intake of graduates are all Masters level graduates with strong engineering backgrounds. This scheme is highly competitive and so be honest about the projects you have worked on and the experience you have.

Interview Advice: Read up thoroughly on the company, it's history and current product platforms. Expect to go through a tough assessment centre. This will involve multiple exercises (individual and group) to assess your technical and business acumen.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Engineering Graduate Trainee

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Associated British Foods (Grocery)

Craft Engineer, at Associated British Foods (Grocery)

Application Advice: Take your time. Make sure you answer everything concisely and actually answer the questions rather than pad it out. Anything can be made relevant with the appropriate justification.

Interview Advice: Being a fit for the company is a big thing for this organisation so be genuine as this can play in your favour even if you aren't the best in terms of technical skills.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Engineering Graduate Trainee

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Babcock International Group

Graduate Trainee, at Babcock International Group

Application Advice: This was a very straight forward application with a very fast turn around. Take your time on the reasoning tests and do not be worried if you do not finish it in time.

Interview Advice: Be confident at the interview and do not be afraid to ask questions. The interview and assessement is mainly competency based rather than technical and you will find the roles are also very similar.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Engineering Graduate Trainee

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Morgan Advanced Materials

Product Engineer, Engineering at Morgan Advanced Materials

Application Advice: It's an obvious statement, but make sure you know the company! Morgan isn't a household name, but the company's products are everywhere and span across a large number of markets/sectors. Make sure you know about the history of the company, as well as the engineering and material solutions that Morgan offer. Demonstrate your strengths and sell yourself. Don't be arrogant, but ensure that your achievements are set out for all to see (as long as they are relevant)! Ensure you know what you want from your career. Do you want to be a leader of the company, or do you want to become a technical expert? There are several questions you should ask yourself prior to applying for the grad schemes at Morgan: What are my skill sets? Do I want to lead others and if so, in what way? Am I wanting a technical position or something different?

Interview Advice: Be prepared! You're going to be challenged and questioned heavily during the assesment centres and interviews! Ensure you have some good examples in your mind of when you have excelled in a leadership/team role and what you have learnt from this. This even stretches back to before university education in terms of academic decisions and of course, going though your CV with a fine tooth comb! First impressions go a long way - dress smart, be polite and consider emotional intelligence...if you don't know what this is, do some studying.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Engineering Graduate Trainee

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Max Fordham

Max Fordham

Application Advice: Be honest about what work you've accomplished previously, but confident in your own abilities and on what you can bring to the Max Fordham team.

Interview Advice: Questioned on the understanding of engineering physics of heating a room, the suitable location of heating sources within a room. Also describing the process of how a vacuum cleaner works. The alternative understood to being the workings of a bicycle.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Engineering Graduate Trainee

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Thales

Systems Engineer, at Thales

Application Advice: Research the company.

Interview Advice: As above.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Engineering Graduate Trainee

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Mott MacDonald

Graduate renewable energy advisor, Wind energy at Mott MacDonald

Interview Advice: Be sincere on what you know and what you want to do, the company will help you in any way they can if you have any issue. Ask a lot of questions and try to understand what they require from you.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Engineering Graduate Trainee

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Jaguar Land Rover

Graduate Engineer, Chassis at Jaguar Land Rover

Application Advice: Inter-personal skills are of vital importance in being able to engage with the business. Engineering and technical prowess alone will not allow you to achieve your potential as an engineer.

Interview Advice: Ability to demonstrate you are a balanced person in all aspects of your life is essential.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Engineering Graduate Trainee

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Thales

Systems Engineer, Optronics at Thales

Application Advice: Learn about the company and the specialist area you have applied to. The job advert makes it clear what you are expected to know for the job role you are applying for.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Engineering Graduate Trainee

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Thales

Systems Integration and Test Engineer, at Thales

Application Advice: Showcase your skillset outside of a formal education and display how you have been adaptable, a team player and can take responsibiltiy to get things done.

Interview Advice: Explain additional skills you have that you could bring to the role. We want people who will enjoy the job but also fit in with a really good team environment and have ambition.

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Thales

Systems Engineer, Sytems at Thales

Application Advice: Know exactly what the role will involve, it was very unclear when I applied and 'Sytems Engineer' seems to be a generic term to get people on the team to do any sort of work.

Interview Advice: Know about the company and what it is involved in. Thales is not very well known, so knowing about the areas they operate in will be an advantage.

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Thales

, at Thales

Application Advice: Application advice would be to apply for a sales/BD role if that is what suits your personal qualities. This is the function where you get the most opportunitity to progress and have the best opportunities presented to you throughout the general working day. Such as overseas travel and attendance at very senior, high profile meetings/conferences. I would also suggest applying to work at one of the smaller Thales UK sites. The larger sites are good for a week or so, or to learn about the various aspects of the business but in terms of workload/value/opportunities the smaller sites offer a considerable amount more. They have the more 'family' feel in the office and have more time to share with their graduates therefore not making the graduate feel like they're just swallowed up and in a 'pool' with all of the others.

Interview Advice: Look up Thales UK on the intranet and understand the business as much as you possibly can. Be enthusiastic and show the willingness to learn. The interviewers feedback was that they just look for the enthusiastic, motivational people who show potential as opposed to those who 'know it all'.

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Thales

Systems Engineer, Systems at Thales

Application Advice: Don't overthink what you are writing, just complete what they ask you to do.

Interview Advice: Treat the interview as a chat and be honest about the type of person you are. Read through Thales competencies before hand and have some experiences from other work places or from university to use.

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Siemens

Rotational Energy Graduate, Service Win power – Business Improvement at Siemens

Application Advice: Although performance is very important, HOW you communicate and go about getting to the end goal is also valued by the company.

Interview Advice: My experience was of a fairly standard 'assessment centre' format, however they do vary depending on which scheme you apply for.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Engineering Graduate Trainee

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Tata Steel

Graduate Electrical Engineer, HRP at Tata Steel

Application Advice: Have a general overview of how steel is made. Be enthusiastic and ask questions. Give a lot of examples of working in a team.

Interview Advice: How is steel made? Problems facing the steel industry? Control questions/ power electronics questions. Customer focused questions.

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Tata Steel

PC&A Engineering graduate, Process Control at Tata Steel

Application Advice: Ensure your CV is well detailed and well formatted. Ensure that you apply for the role that is most suited to you and your background/skill set.

Interview Advice: Try and give detailed descriptions of your previous working experiences and what YOU did instead of what a colleague or team was able to do. Be honest about what you're hoping to achieve at the company. It's great to have ambition. Ask plenty of questions about the company and what your role might entail. e.g. Is the role both challenging and rewarding? What part does the role play in the company as a whole? Ensure you prepare for the interview appropriately; practice presentation skills and example interview questions with friends/family.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Engineering Graduate Trainee

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3M

3M

Application Advice: Show what a good team player you can be.

Interview Advice: Be yourself - not the person you think we want you to be.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Engineering Graduate Trainee

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Thales

, at Thales

Application Advice: Ensure you fully research the company as this was quizzed quite a lot in the interview process. Pick out a few projects you are interested in and research them in a bit of detail and be ready to share what you know. Research Thales values as they will measure you against these.

Interview Advice: Don't lie! If you don't know the answer to something, just admit you don't but be sure to show you are willing to learn!

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Engineering Graduate Trainee

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Mott MacDonald

, at Mott MacDonald

Application Advice: Be hard working and honest.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Engineering Graduate Trainee

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Thales

Research and Development Engineer, Research and Development at Thales

Application Advice: Having gone through the TRT graduate programme, my key advice would be mainly applicable to those that follow this route. I would strongly advise those that participate in this scheme to make the most of the opportunities they are given. You will definitely get the most rewarding experience if you are active in your development, searching for and ensuring that you get the rotations that give you the greatest development opportunites and the widest experience within Thales. Whilst the support for this at TRT is really good, you are the person with the most to gain and the biggest say in what you do and what you get out of it. Some great advice I have been given is to always ensure you are positioning yourself just outside of your comfort zone.

Interview Advice: Be informed and interested. Make it clear that you are have great potential; discuss and present things that insipre you and that you are invested in. Whilst technical skills hold weight, the most important factor is whether you will be a good fit to the role you apply for and the role a good fit for you.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Engineering Graduate Trainee

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Balfour Beatty

Graduate Civil Engineer, Cumbria at Balfour Beatty

Application Advice: To make sure you are applying for the right role you want to work in, or have a graduate placement in.

Interview Advice: The recruitment process is very informal, there are areas which require formal attitude and behaviour but Balfour Beatty are very good at making you relax in the interview aspect of the application.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Engineering Graduate Trainee

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Babcock International Group

Graduate Naval Architect, Various at Babcock International Group

Application Advice: Previous experience within any engineering industry will help, but in particular if it relates to the field you are wanting to work in.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Engineering Graduate Trainee

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Thales

Graduate Systems Engineer, Systems Engineering at Thales

Application Advice: Make sure you focus your application to the specific job role, and relate your experience.

Interview Advice: Research the job role, don't make the presentation too technical, focus on how your experience can help you.

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Thales

Software Engineer, at Thales

Application Advice: If possible, in your cover letter give examples of how your skills can be relevant to the present projects of the Thales business unit which advertised the job.

Interview Advice: #NAME?

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Thales

Research and Development Engineer, at Thales

Application Advice: Demonstrate problem solving skills as well as technical knowledge and ability. It's not enough to know a lot of stuff, you need to show you can learn a lot of new stuff. Also remember that aptitude tests are just like any other test, and can be revised for. The more you do the easier they'll get.

Interview Advice: If you have any kind of general paper on your uni course, go over that before the interview. It's not the knowledge of multitudes of equations that matter, it's the ability to solve a problem that you weren't expecting that should get you through the interview. Also make sure you read the presentation instructions - don't just rehash your final year uni presentation.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Engineering Graduate Trainee

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Siemens

Graduate Engineer, BT at Siemens

Application Advice: Be honest, try to include the relevant competencies.

Interview Advice: #NAME?

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SSE plc

Graduate Engineer Trainee, Power Distribution at SSE plc

Application Advice: Minimize your expectations. Use it as a stepping stone for a future career.

Interview Advice: Get background information on what you're applying for. During this year's graduate interviews there were many people who didn't know any industry specifics to the role they were applying to.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Engineering Graduate Trainee

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Siemens

Graduate Engineer, Mobility at Siemens

Application Advice: Do your research on what the team you're applying for does. Show a passion for the rail industry. Be flexible. Role usually involves working from home to meet and keep project milestones so you need to be flexible when it comes to travelling around the country.

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Max Fordham

Engineer, at Max Fordham

Application Advice: You don't have to be an engineer, let alone a building services engineer to work here - you just have to enjoy buildings!

Interview Advice: Practice a bit of hand drawing!

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Engineering Graduate Trainee

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Max Fordham

Graduate Engineer, at Max Fordham

Interview Advice: Several design questions. You need to give a presentation.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Engineering Graduate Trainee

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Lockheed Martin UK

Systems Engineering Graduate, Ampthill, Mission Support at Lockheed Martin

Application Advice: The application process is ideal; nicely avoiding a raft of questions and psychometric tests that other employers seem to push on applicants. Submitting a curriculum vitae, application form, attending interview and taking part in an assessed group task was refreshing and meant less time away from studies repeating the usual large questions.

Interview Advice: I was grilled on my systems engineering knowledge and university experience by the head of systems engineering on site; this was more motivational than worrying and it was good to know that graduates are valued highly enough for interviews to be conducted by members of the Senior Leadership Team themselves.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Engineering Graduate Trainee

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Lockheed Martin UK

Systems Engineering Graduate, MST at Lockheed Martin

Application Advice: Understand the business and the role.

Interview Advice: Know the software lifecycle.

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Lockheed Martin UK

Engineering Graduate, MST at Lockheed Martin

Application Advice: - Evidence of a balanced lifestyle can help significantly - ensure hobbies and volunteering participation is captured in your CV. - Research the business - it is always impressive when a candidate has a good understanding of the products and services the

Interview Advice: Remember 'STAR' when providing answers: - Situation - What was the situation you were in? - Task - What was the task you were working, and what was the problem? - Action - What action did you take to resolve the issue? - Result - What was the outcome of your action?

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Engineering Graduate Trainee

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Lockheed Martin UK

Systems engineer, ISTAR/Vehicle Systems at Lockheed Martin

Application Advice: Show you want 'this' job, have good people and systems skills.

Interview Advice: Know the company, know your expected role and don't be afraid to ask.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Engineering Graduate Trainee

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Thames Water

Design Assurance Engineer, Major Projects at Thames Water

Application Advice: Be confident, love water.

Interview Advice: Why are you interested in the water sector?

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Engineering Graduate Trainee

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Sellafield Ltd

Sellafield Ltd

Application Advice: Be clear in your mind about why you are applying for the role and why Sellafield.

Interview Advice: Research the company, the industry and recent news before you turn up for the interview.

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Siemens

Graduate Engineeting, Graduate Programme (rotational) at Siemens

Application Advice: Be patient with the process, it may take more than expected (although this could have been due to the transition from Rolls-Royce and may change in following years).

Interview Advice: You should really love the gas turbine sector and show that this is the case.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Engineering Graduate Trainee

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Arcadis

Graduate Engineer, Rail at Arcadis

Application Advice: Show your enthusiasm for engineering, recognise the international working experience that the company has to offer, willing to excel and be part of an emerging strength in engineering.

Interview Advice: Know the company background and its future projects/plans.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Engineering Graduate Trainee

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Siemens

Graduate Engineer, Aero-Derivative Gas Turbines at Siemens

Application Advice: Be aware of the stages involved, prepare for each stage, tailor your relevant skills and experience during application. Through the whole process, just make sure you show that you are the best candidate and why you should be hired. The "WHY YOU" part is the most important. If you get this across, you get the job. Good Luck.

Interview Advice: Be real; be comfortable with your answers. Make sure you are genuinely passionate, because if you are not, it will show somehow. I will say passion is key because it separates you from those who are just competent/intelligent. You need a mixture of intelligence, competence, passion, drive, motivation. So keep this in mind. Also be familiar with your CV, cover letter, application answer and all other information you have provided as part of your application.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Engineering Graduate Trainee

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Siemens

Graduate Engineer, at Siemens

Application Advice: Company research. SWOT analysis. Use the STAR technique.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Engineering Graduate Trainee

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Siemens

Graduate Engineer, Rail Automation at Siemens

Application Advice: Be honest in your application and don't be afraid to sell yourself.

Interview Advice: Be yourself. Be passionate. Be confident.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Engineering Graduate Trainee

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Max Fordham

Max Fordham

Application Advice: Its not just about technical merit. You should be interested in buildings and the environment.

Interview Advice: The interview is a mix of technical engineering questions, general physics questions and more personal questions to do with your interest in buildings and building services

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Siemens

Graduate Trainee, Various (on placements) at Siemens

Application Advice: - Be prepared- revise on product and business knowledge.

Interview Advice: I had the question - "Which project have you successfully completed whilst having limited/no resources?" This caught me off guard so be prepared for this question if you apply.

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Network Rail

Assistant Track Engineer, Track Maintenance at Network Rail

Application Advice: Understand your motivations for working at the company to ensure you are suited to the job. Ensure to portray a range of positive qualities in the application.

Interview Advice: Give an example of a time when... (usual competency based questions). Why do you want to work for the company? Why do you want to be on the graduate scheme? What do you know about Network Rail? How much distance would a train cover if it immediately began to brake at a constant rate of -Xms^-2 from a speed of Ym/s?

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Engineering Graduate Trainee

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Siemens

Siemens

Application Advice: It takes a while to fill in that application, but it is all worthwhile.

Interview Advice: To be yourself.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Engineering Graduate Trainee

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Max Fordham

Engineer, London at Max Fordham

Application Advice: Be yourself - if you are a fit with the company ethos and culture it will show in the interview.

Interview Advice: Relax and be yourself.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Engineering Graduate Trainee

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Siemens

Graduate Engineer, Rail Systems at Siemens

Application Advice: Always think through your application before submitting. Even if you don't know what you want to do in your future career apply to Siemens as they are a great company to work for and they'll listen to your ambitions and will try to accommodate you up to your abilities within one of their divisions.

Interview Advice: When answering the questions just be yourself and don't try to make stuff up, as it's easy to notice.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Engineering Graduate Trainee

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Arcadia Group

Graduate Engineer, Cardiff at Arcadia Group

Application Advice: Arcadis want people who will stay with them long term because they invest a lot in their people. So they want to see that you plan a future with them and that you are keen to learn and develop your skills in order to move up the ladder with them.

Interview Advice: Be yourself. Be Confident and show that you are keen to learn and develop with Arcadis.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Engineering Graduate Trainee

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Kier

Graduate Civil Engineer, at Kier

Application Advice: Do it, Kier is awesome.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Engineering Graduate Trainee

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Network Rail

Graduate Engineer, LNE Signalling at Network Rail

Application Advice: Know what you want further into the future than just that one job. Do your research.

Interview Advice: Have plenty of examples of "Examples when" type questions and be yourself. Blagging tends to go badly.

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Balfour Beatty

Graduate Site Engineer, Construction Services UK at Balfour Beatty

Application Advice: Be prepared to take on a huge amount of responsibility right from the get go. I wasn't eased into the project, or asked to shadow an engineer for a number of months, on the contrary I was given a significant role within the project team straight away. At times this is quite daunting as most of the work I was carrying out was completely new to me and the job itself can become pretty stressful. However, it forces you out of your comfort zone and as a result you adapt to the role more quickly and learn how to deal with this on your own.

Interview Advice: Be confident and show your personality. Everybody that has been put forward for the interview has good grades/degree, what will make you stand out from the rest of the applicants is your personality. The interviewer is probably thinking "Can I work with this person on a daily basis?", therefore it's important to show that you can fit into a working environment and that you will get along with your fellow colleagues. I enjoyed the Balfour Beatty application process, even though it can seem tough and daunting. Nobody that is assessing you is trying to catch you out. Everybody I dealt with in the company during the process was extremely welcoming and this made it a lot easier.

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Siemens

Graduate Engineer, at Siemens

Application Advice: Good CV.

Interview Advice: Be confident and prepared.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Engineering Graduate Trainee

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Siemens

Graduate Engineer, Signalling Private Network at Siemens

Application Advice: Competitive and do start early.

Interview Advice: Be keen, honest and confident.

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Siemens

Graduate Engineer, Siemens Rail Automation at Siemens

Application Advice: Try to draw from a variety of past experience, so talk about different projects that you've been on, relate it to jobs you've worked in, in the past. Hobbies can also be used to answer some questions found on your application. Apply as early as you can as it could be at times that the applications close before the deadline. Also applying earlier will get you an interview faster.

Interview Advice: Tell me a time when you worked with someone difficult. Tell me when you worked as a team to resolve a problem? What do you know about Siemens? What do you know about rail automation? Make sure you have some questions prepared prior to the interview, this is a chance for you to find out if you would actually want to work here. If possible, getting the interviewer to talk about their experience is a great way to find out about the company. I remember one of my interviewers telling me that they had left Siemens for a while and then came back which prompted me to ask why? This is completely fine to ask as it provided me with a chance to see what was not so nice about the job.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Engineering Graduate Trainee

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Siemens

Graduate Engineer, Rail Automation at Siemens

Application Advice: On the engineering side, some expereinces with programming languages can work in your favour although it is not always a prerequisite.

Interview Advice: Stay calm. Enjoy the experience.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Engineering Graduate Trainee

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Siemens

Graduate Engineer, Graduate Program at Siemens

Application Advice: Applications for the graduate program opens up in January so look out for this opening as they close it once they have received enough applications.

Interview Advice: Competency based questions in the interview so preparation is key. Make sure you can provide more than one example for each competency as they may ask 2 questions about similar competencies and repeating the same example with the same reasons may hinder your chances.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Engineering Graduate Trainee

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Siemens

Graduate Engineer, Rail Automation at Siemens

Interview Advice: Read up on the company and think about why you want to work with them.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Engineering Graduate Trainee

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Siemens

Graduate Engineer, Rail at Siemens

Application Advice: Just be clam it's not to bad.

Interview Advice: Be prepared and work on team work and presenting skills.

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Siemens

Graduate Engineer, Rail Automation at Siemens

Application Advice: You will need a 2:1 in an engineering or relevant degree and it is not necessary that you have any knowledge of the railway - I didn't! Take your time when filling out the application and any relevant online tests. Also, prepare for the video interview and Assessment centre by researching the company.

Interview Advice: Research Siemens as a whole and also the work done by Siemens Rail Automation. Be prepared to give examples of times you've had to show/use different skills but most of all - be yourself!

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Engineering Graduate Trainee

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Siemens

Mobility at Siemens

Application Advice: Practice before taking online tests.

Interview Advice: Learn about the company, what it does and what kind of culture it promotes. 'Approach' is of significant value. Go through non standard interview questions on the lines of "how would you unload a plane full of jelly beans" or "tell me about a project/class/professor at Uni which/whom you liked and one which you disliked and explain why" remembering that approach is key.

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Max Fordham

Engineer, Environmental Design at Max Fordham

Application Advice: Neat but creative CV, must include description of some school projects and why they are relevant to the company's profile.

Interview Advice: Don't hesitate to talk about a project of yours. Know the general principles of energy and buildings.

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Siemens

Graduate Trainee Engineer, Industrial Turbomachinery at Siemens

Application Advice: Make yourself stand out. Include all the skills you have with clear evidence. Also clearly show how passionate you are about the role and the product.

Interview Advice: Assessment centre includes a group activity, a presentation and a panel interview where you will be tested on certain core competencies. Everything you say about the skills you possess, make sure you have some clear evidence to give.

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Network Rail

Graduate Mechanical Engineer, Infrastructure Projects at Network Rail

Application Advice: Do your research on Network Rail. Understand the difference between Network rail, National Rail, Train operating companies (TOCs) and ROSCOs, Rolling stock operating companies and why you want to work for this company. In terms of engineering, Network Rail is primarily made of three functions: Network Operations, Infrastructure Projects and Safety, Technical and Engineering. I suggest that candidates become clear with what each function does and whether it interests them before applying. The Network Rail graduates Facebook Page has a lot of posts detailing what Graduates have been up to so far.

Interview Advice: In general, just be yourself and stay positive. Network Rail is primarily looking for the right type of person for the job i.e. eager to learn, has an interest in the rail, has a good potential for leadership (e.g. Presentation and communication skills) and works well in a team. Most questions are competency based with a couple of easy technical questions: Why Network rail? Why this graduate programme? Tell me of a time you worked in a team? etc. Technical questions are about stopping distance of a train and things that affect stopping distance.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Engineering Graduate Trainee

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Virgin Media

Graduate engineer, Access engineering at Virgin Media

Application Advice: Focus more on you as a person rather than your academic achievements.

Interview Advice: Be yourself!

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Babcock International Group

Product Cell Manager, at Babcock International Group

Application Advice: There is never a lot of advice you can give. It's always down to the individual applying for the job. People will always do there own thing. This said... Prepare. Preparation is the key and being organised sets you up to do your best.

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Max Fordham

Engineer, at Max Fordham

Application Advice: Show what you can bring to the practice and don't be scared to be yourself.

Interview Advice: What's your favourite building in the world?

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SSE plc

Graduate Mechanical Engineer, Generation Wholesale at SSE plc

Application Advice: Highlight what makes you different than other candidates and why you are interested in the energy industry.

Interview Advice: Show your passion of the energy industry, be aware of what is happening in the field and talk about Safety !! (the last one is very important)

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SSE plc

Graduate Engineer Trainee, Transmission at SSE plc

Application Advice: Make sure you know what you sign up for. This job is more managerial than technically challenging.

Interview Advice: Use projects or events you worked on to back up your answers and show that you have done it in practise.

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Virgin Media

Graduate Engineer, at Virgin Media

Application Advice: Be yourself and try to emphasis your current awareness or interest in the industry. In my experience the two biggest things the company looks for at the application stage is what you do in your spare time, why you want to work in this industry and just about you in general. A significantly lower emphasis is made on what degree you did as a lot of graduates are from STEM subjects such as Physics, math and even one person did Biomedical science.

Interview Advice: Just be as genuine as you can and at the interview stage your personality and how you think or what you already know plays a very key part. The company really admires honesty with an eagerness to learn. Finally as with any company it would be worth being reasonably informed on what the company is planning to do or has already done so that you can potentially apply that to your answers. Please do not mention things you vaguely or do not honestly understand especially when it is technical or about the company as they will catch you out. Just be honest and you will be fine.

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Jaguar Land Rover

Graduate Trainee, Advanced Product Creation at Jaguar Land Rover

Application Advice: I completed a 12 month undergraduate placement before joining the graduate scheme which is a good route into the company. Read up on the "High Performance Business Behaviours" available online. Come up with an example of how you have demonstrated these in your personal/ professional life.

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Babcock International Group

Graduate Naval Architect, Marine & Technology at Babcock International Group

Application Advice: Spend time completing the application and pay close attention to detail.

Interview Advice: Be prepared for a technical interview and also prepare for competency based questions. Be sure to research the company in advance.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Engineering Graduate Trainee

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Babcock International Group

Naval Architect, Devonport at Babcock International Group

Application Advice: The interview process includes an extensive tour around the facilities and platforms etc. so gives you a good idea of what the place is like - definitely worth a look to help make a decision. It is a FTSE100 company and recruiting graduates heavily. Not great if you want to be a big fish in a small pond.

Interview Advice: Babcock are involved in all sorts of different industries and quite clear on what kind of work they do and don't want to be involved in. Researching this before an interview is probably worthwhile. Health and Safety is a biggie. There'll probably be an individual presentation, an experience centered interview (can you tell me an example of how you've made the best of a bad situation, etc) and a 'business game' to test social skills.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Engineering Graduate Trainee

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SSE plc

Graduate Engineer, Transmission at SSE plc

Application Advice: Be willing to travel and be enthusiastic about engineering, projects and getting the job done well.

Interview Advice: Teamwork, communication and interpersonal skills are key.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Engineering Graduate Trainee

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Babcock International Group

Survey Controller, Surface Ships at Babcock International Group

Interview Advice: Two day assessment centre, they will tell you you are only assessed on the second day and the first day is just about meeting people and touring the facilities, this is not strictly true, you will be constantly assessed throughout the whole two days.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Engineering Graduate Trainee

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Babcock International Group

Design Engineer EC&I, Electronic Control and Instrumentation at Babcock International Group

Application Advice: If possible gain some experiences outside of your degree (preferably industry placements or similar) so that you have skills prior to joining the company - this is not essential but would be beneficial.

Interview Advice: You will be asked to demonstrate your abilities through examples both study related and work / hobbies, so be ready with good examples as this is what you'll be assessed on.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Engineering Graduate Trainee

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Jaguar Land Rover

Advanced Product Creation, at Jaguar Land Rover

Application Advice: Have a basic knowledge of cars and trends in technology.

Interview Advice: Be yourself. You don't have to be loud to be heard.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Engineering Graduate Trainee

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National Grid

Investment Delivery Engineer, Electricity Transmission Asset Management at National Grid

Application Advice: I skipped the initial application as I was sponsored by National Grid on a student programme. This is a great way to get into the company.

Interview Advice: Look at the company website and know what we do and what our core values are. Be able to talk about how you have demonstrated these values in your previous work or studies.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Engineering Graduate Trainee

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Lockheed Martin UK

Engineering Graduate, Civil Space at Lockheed Martin

Application Advice: Make sure you display a clear passion for engineering, not just in academia. Formula student and other engineering clubs are thought of very strongly here. Even if you just like tinkering with computers or fixing cars then it is well worth putting on your interests.

Interview Advice: Make sure you research what is going on at the site you are applying for. There is no point talking about the wonderful things LM are doing in the US if you are applying to a UK office.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Engineering Graduate Trainee

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Lockheed Martin UK

Graduate systems engineer, Systems at Lockheed Martin

Application Advice: Show that you have the ability to learn. Applications are very competitive so simply stating grades won't be enough. Give examples of hope you overcame something which may have been out of your skillset, something that pushed you out of your comfort zone.

Interview Advice: Know about the company and what we do, preferably about the site you are interviewing for. A knowledge of some products and/or projects that we undertake on site shows that you've at least taken an interest in the company. Also be professional throughout the day, just because you're on a break between interviews doesn't mean we automatically stop listening to what your saying.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Engineering Graduate Trainee

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Jaguar Land Rover

Graduate Trainee, Chassis Suspension Systems Tuning at Jaguar Land Rover

Application Advice: Good teamwork is key and try to think of practical, real-world examples for questions that you might get asked (for instance times that you ran a team, solved a dispute etc.)

Interview Advice: There will be a team activity - people cope differently under stress; some will become very loud and try and make their voices heard over everyone else. This is not what the interviewers are looking for - so don't worry if you feel that you're quieter than some others. Just make sure that your contributions are considered and try to show that you can listen and take other peoples ideas on board.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Engineering Graduate Trainee

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Cundall

Graduate Engineer, Strucutral & Civil at Cundall

Application Advice: Be honest about your strengths and weaknesses and be yourself. If you have particular passions or areas of interest within engineering try to focus on these.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Engineering Graduate Trainee

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Balfour Beatty

Graduate Contracts Engineer, Balfour Beatty Ground Engineering at Balfour Beatty

Application Advice: Thoroughly research the company and make sure that the opportunities on offer align with personal career goals. My experience within BBGE is that hard work pays off and people respect each other provided they contribute to the success of the business. People can be scared in interviews with large companies but it is important to always be yourself and show what you can offer. Interviewers only get one opportunity to judge you so it is important you allow your personality to shine and that you convey your skills which are relevant to position applied for.

Interview Advice: Don't be scared / shy, be yourself and engage with the interviewers and other people there. Use the opportunity to shine and make yourself an exciting proposition for the company.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Engineering Graduate Trainee

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Jaguar Land Rover

Graduate Trainee, CAE at Jaguar Land Rover

Application Advice: Don't undersell yourself.

Interview Advice: Relating my previous experience to the behaviours listed on the JLR careers website.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Engineering Graduate Trainee

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Jaguar Land Rover

Calibration engineer, powertrain at Jaguar Land Rover

Interview Advice: Get information about the company before the interview.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Engineering Graduate Trainee

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Jaguar Land Rover

ADAS Graduate Trainee, Electrical at Jaguar Land Rover

Application Advice: Don't panic. Try to answer all the questions, they are designed so that you don't have enough time to complete them all thoroughly.

Interview Advice: Be yourself. Research the car industry and what is big news/future tech.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Engineering Graduate Trainee

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Jaguar Land Rover

, at Jaguar Land Rover

Application Advice: Be very careful when choosing a department. They are very different from each other even if you go for the same area (e.g. Manufacturing, Commercial Engineering) and the skills you utilise and develop on a daily basis differ drastically between roles. Do as much research about the company as possible. Think about what you would be expecting from a graduate you are hiring (refer to the JLR values).

Interview Advice: Again, do as much research about the company as possible. Try to answer all your questions by referring back to JLR values and achievements. For the group exercise (if applicable), try to add value to the group and do not under any circumstances see it as a competition. Be assertive, not aggressive, try to keep track of time and to ask the opinions of colleagues who do not actively participate in the discussion.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Engineering Graduate Trainee

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Jaguar Land Rover

Graduate Engineer, Body Engineering at Jaguar Land Rover

Application Advice: Research the company and its values.

Interview Advice: Understand the business behaviours and research current issues facing the automotive industry.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Engineering Graduate Trainee

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Jaguar Land Rover

Product Development Graduate Trainee, Automotive engineer at Jaguar Land Rover

Application Advice: Try to apply early on, to get to the first assessments.

Interview Advice: Be confident.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Engineering Graduate Trainee

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Balfour Beatty

Graduate Civil Engineer, Civil Engineering at Balfour Beatty

Application Advice: Give examples of your ability to self organize, learn quickly and take significant responsibility.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Engineering Graduate Trainee

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Jaguar Land Rover

Graduate Engineer, Body engineering at Jaguar Land Rover

Application Advice: Soft skills are very important also.

Interview Advice: Be knowledgeable about the industry.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Engineering Graduate Trainee

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Jaguar Land Rover

Body Engineering Graduate, Body Engineering – Advanced Product Creation at Jaguar Land Rover

Application Advice: Give examples that relate to the 'high performance behaviours'.

Interview Advice: Make sure you have done a technical project you can talk about and make sure you research the 'high performance behaviours' and the company.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Engineering Graduate Trainee

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Jaguar Land Rover

Body CAE, Body Engineering at Jaguar Land Rover

Application Advice: As long as you are willing to learn, JLR are willing to train you.

Interview Advice: Be friendly and talkative during the interview.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Engineering Graduate Trainee

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Jaguar Land Rover

Graduate Engineer, Chassis at Jaguar Land Rover

Interview Advice: Be relaxed.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Engineering Graduate Trainee

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Jaguar Land Rover

Graduate Engineer, Manpower Planning at Jaguar Land Rover

Application Advice: Focus on the performance behaviours and obtain good relevant experience beforehand.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Engineering Graduate Trainee

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Jaguar Land Rover

Dimensional Control Engineer, Dimensional Control at Jaguar Land Rover

Application Advice: Apply Early and prepare for the interview. Don't get discouraged if you get rejected, Just add, go out there and do something to improve your CV and try again.

Interview Advice: They ask about where you have failed and how you've improved. Don't lie, be honest about yourself about what your weaknesses are, but highlight how you've been able to improve both in the short and long term.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Engineering Graduate Trainee

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Jaguar Land Rover

Feature Owner, NGI HMI at Jaguar Land Rover

Application Advice: Be confident and willing to learn more in your area and make sure you are skilled at reading around anything. Think about your technical experiences e.g. personal or uni projects.

Interview Advice: Think about the consequences of having a large company that does a lot of different things from design to all the engineering.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Engineering Graduate Trainee

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Jaguar Land Rover

Program Lead, Chassis APC at Jaguar Land Rover

Application Advice: Communication is key.

Interview Advice: Play to your strengths, there is no single thing that will guarantee acceptance so play to your strengths and do not be shy.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Engineering Graduate Trainee

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Jaguar Land Rover

Project Engineer, Powertrain calibration and controls at Jaguar Land Rover

Application Advice: Research the company and prepare well for the online tests.

Interview Advice: Think of examples to use as evidence of where you have performed well in the workplace before, paying close attention to JLR's core competencies.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Engineering Graduate Trainee

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Jaguar Land Rover

Graduate Engineer, Bumper and Grilles, Exterior Systems, Body Engineering at Jaguar Land Rover

Application Advice: Be truthful.

Interview Advice: Just be yourself. Try to enjoy the day and treat interviews as just a normal conversation, as that's what they are!

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Engineering Graduate Trainee

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Jaguar Land Rover

Graduate Engineer, Chassis Engineering at Jaguar Land Rover

Interview Advice: Learn the high performance behaviours on the careers website and keep these in mind when answering questions. As with any business these are the skills/competenecies/values the interviewer is marking you against, so if you make it easy for them to link your response to a particular behaviour it is easier to score higher.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Engineering Graduate Trainee

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Jaguar Land Rover

Graduate Trainee, Automatic Transmission – Hardware at Jaguar Land Rover

Application Advice: CV application - Cater your CV/answers to the job role. Behavioural assessment - Go for what you think is right and choose more extreme sides of the answers. I.e. Strongly believe, strongly disagree. Online Assessments - practice, practice, practice before you go for the real thing.

Interview Advice: Be yourself, and do the research.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Engineering Graduate Trainee

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Jaguar Land Rover

Graduate STA Engineer, Supplier Quality at Jaguar Land Rover

Application Advice: Make sure you stay challenging and look at everything with a fresh pair of eyes.

Interview Advice: Stay professional and don't stress, if you are the right person for the company they will pick it up straight away.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Engineering Graduate Trainee

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Sellafield Ltd

Sellafield Ltd

Application Advice: Be honest. You're wanting to make sure you fit with the company and they with you. You may have to live somewhere you weren't planning on (Cumbria) but honestly it's fantastic here with lots to do so don't let that put you off!

Interview Advice: Find a book on interview techniques/ commonly asked questions (it's better than the internet) and figure out what answers you would give and you won't go far wrong. The interviews were actually enjoyable (much to my surprise)- they give you a chance to ask what you will be doing and for you to find out if you'd like the job (it's not a one way process)! So ask lots of questions and have fun!

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Engineering Graduate Trainee

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Morgan Sindall

Bid Manager, Scotland at Morgan Sindall

Application Advice: Be yourself and demonstrate your own personality. Show you are willing and flexible to fill any role.

Interview Advice: Study up on CDM regs. Demonstrate your understanding of Quality / H&S management. Demonstrate your time keeping ability.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Engineering Graduate Trainee

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nucleargraduates

nucleargraduate Program Member, EC&I Control Systems Design at nucleargraduates

Application Advice: It's a pretty tough process but there is plenty of guidance online.

Interview Advice: Read up about it online.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Engineering Graduate Trainee

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nucleargraduates

nucleargraduate, at nucleargraduates

Interview Advice: Be prepared to get uncomfortable at the assessment centre, embrace new challenges as it's worth it in the end.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Engineering Graduate Trainee

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Sellafield Ltd

Graduate Trainee, Engineering Design at Sellafield Ltd

Application Advice: Focus on strong Safety Culture.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Engineering Graduate Trainee

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FirstGroup

Engineering Graduate Management Trainee, Great Western Railway at FirstGroup

Application Advice: Practice online tests, have a good understanding of the way the industry is heading and its challenges.

Interview Advice: Research the industry and role and highlight how your strengths lie both in a technical and managerial capacity.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Engineering Graduate Trainee

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Mott MacDonald

Graduate Environmental Coordinator, Environmental Planning at Mott MacDonald

Application Advice: Know what the role involves and don't apply if you are not interested. Research into the company and the particular office as a whole so you have a bigger picture of where you might fit in if you work here. Have an understanding of how you might want to progress in the role e.g. specific areas you may want to specialise in.

Interview Advice: Prepare like you would an exam. Come equipped with information about the company (which shows your interest in the company and the role). Come with an idea of how the sector you are interviewing for is moving forward in the future e.g. for Highways I was aware of the commitment to upgrading to smart motorways and when asked the future of the sector, I could back this up with knowledge and figures. Ensure you know what you studied at University and your best/worst parts of that. Also ensure you focus on your life away from your studies e.g. work experience and societies as these are equally as important as your studies and technical knowledge. Be yourself, an interview is mostly looking at how well and if you might fit in with the organisation and the team you are potentially working in.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Engineering Graduate Trainee

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Hilti GB Ltd

Building Envelope Specialist, Building Envelope at Hilti GB Ltd

Application Advice: Be yourself. For once it did not feel like they were after that one special person but more someone who could add to the company in a different way

Interview Advice: Be yourself, but prepare well. Since they are investing so much in you they expect a lot from you.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Engineering Graduate Trainee

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Associated British Foods (Grocery)

Maintenance Planner, at Associated British Foods (Grocery)

Application Advice: Show an interest in the company and the wider ABF group. Use a variety of scenarios when answering the questions, both from university and outside in work or hobbies.

Interview Advice: Be yourself. If you get to interview your grades have spoken for themselves. We are looking for people who are naturally a good fit for our business.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Engineering Graduate Trainee

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Transport for London

Graduate Trainee – Mechanical Engineer, at Transport for London

Application Advice: Make youself familiar with TfLs policies and behaviours so that you understand how the company operates and can tailor your application and responses to match the company.

Interview Advice: Alongside the normal generic questions found in the interview their will be a compentency part and a technical part. With the technical part make sure you speak your mind, explaining what you are thinking and why.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Engineering Graduate Trainee

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Mott MacDonald

, at Mott MacDonald

Application Advice: Try and get some experience in hand before applying as this will provide you with some specific related examples to use in your application.

Interview Advice: Yet again, having previous experience to describe examples from is beneficial. Otherwise, having a good understanding of the company and the areas in which they work will help.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Engineering Graduate Trainee

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Mott MacDonald

Graduate Civil Engineer, Dams and Hydraulic Structures at Mott MacDonald

Application Advice: Be friendly and approachable, research the company's projects and ethos.

Interview Advice: Bring examples of past work.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Engineering Graduate Trainee

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Sellafield Ltd

Graduate, at Sellafield Ltd

Application Advice: Apply early, don't be afraid to give some of the contacts (available online) a linkedin message/ email/ phone to make your name known. Definitely helps to apply for a summer/ industrial placement to make your name known in the business.

Interview Advice: Application process culminates in an assessment centre. This assessment centre is not nasty but still challenging. Stay calm, research company and if you know your stuff you will be fine. Don't say Sellafield produces nuclear power. Do say if you have any outdoor activities that are big hobbies.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Engineering Graduate Trainee

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Sellafield Ltd

Commercial Graduate, Commercial at Sellafield Ltd

Application Advice: Research the company and the owner's fully Research the nuclear industry especially the challenges to the industry Safety and security are of great importance to the company

Interview Advice: What do you know about Sellafield? What do you know about the nuclear industry and the challenges it faces? Tell us about a time when you worked safely?

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Engineering Graduate Trainee

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Sellafield Ltd

Commercial Graduate, Commercial at Sellafield Ltd

Application Advice: Research the company, the NDA and the nuclear industry, especially their main challenges. Think about safety and security in the workplace.

Interview Advice: Why Sellafield? Why the nuclear industry? What challenges does Sellafield face? Competency based questions are asked such as teamwork and adapting to change etc.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Engineering Graduate Trainee

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Network Rail

Graduate Mechanical Engineer, Safety, Technical & Engineering at Network Rail

Application Advice: Understand more about the railway industry (type of companies, ongoing projects etc.) and the different subsystems of railway (signalling, track, overhead line wires etc.).

Interview Advice: Interview questions includes technical & non-technical questions. Examples of technical questions include explaining braking distance of train based on Newton's laws of motion and listing the factors that affect the type of rails material used.

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Network Rail

Graduate Engineer, Safety Technical Engineering at Network Rail

Application Advice: Be confident, and remember basic scientific and mathematic principles. Don't mix Network Rail with National Rail. You don't need to love trains or know a lot about them.

Interview Advice: Prepare your experiences to show varied qualities like leadership and teamwork and problem solving.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Engineering Graduate Trainee

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Network Rail

Graduate Engineer, at Network Rail

Application Advice: We are about infrastructure. Not trains.

Interview Advice: Remember basic physics. SUVAT equations etc..

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Engineering Graduate Trainee

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Spirax Sarco

Graduate, Manufacturing at Spirax Sarco

Application Advice: Best tips for the assessment day: get involved in tasks, contribute ideas, volunteer to take on tasks, try and demonstrate the way you think regardless of whether you know the answer.

Interview Advice: How does a refrigerator work?

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Engineering Graduate Trainee

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Jaguar Land Rover

Graduate Trainee, Body Engineering at Jaguar Land Rover

Application Advice: Research the company and think of experiences where you have shown the business behaviours.

Interview Advice: Read up on the key business behaviours.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Engineering Graduate Trainee

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Transport for London

Graduate Engineer, Track Engineering at Transport for London

Application Advice: Understand as much about the company as possible. Have a passion for the job you're applying for and make sure that you have understood the company vision and strategic goals. Engineering is a very technical discipline to apply for; however, without a grasp of why it is important within the company direction, you are already on the back foot.

Interview Advice: You will be given all the preparation requirements before any assessment day; these change from year to year but the basic premise is: a presentation, group task, a problem solving test and a one-to-one interview. For the telephone interviews, ensure that you have any work experience ready and fresh in your mind to demonstrate how you solved issues in the past.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Engineering Graduate Trainee

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Transport for London

Graduate Engineer, Traffic Infrastructure Technology at Transport for London

Application Advice: 1) Use examples that are well structured and clearly demonstrate the competency.

Interview Advice: 1) Show the enthusiasm for the role. 2) Understand the question and the compentency and clearly demonstrate.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Engineering Graduate Trainee

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Transport for London

Graduate Trainee, London Underground at Transport for London

Application Advice: Extra curricular projects and engineering work are essential for standing out from the crowd. Build this extra experience and link it to the TfL preferred behaviours: Accountable, Active, Direct, Collaboration, Fair and Consistent.

Interview Advice: Practice your presentations and team work exercises with other people as much as possible, with as many different people as possible, until they become second nature to you.

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Transport for London

Civil Engineer, Asset Management – Tunnels and Structures at Transport for London

Application Advice: Practice numerical, qualitative tests and also online interviews with other companies first.

Interview Advice: Be confident, look at the TfL behaviours and know the company well. Previous work experience helps but is not a major factor.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Engineering Graduate Trainee

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Autodesk

Applications Engineer, Graduate on Rotation at Autodesk

Interview Advice: Prepare a rehearsed and interesting presentation (required in the afternoon session). Chat to graduates at lunchtime/ during tours to get more of an insight into working life at Delcam. The final interview of the day is with two members of staff, who aim to make you feel comfortable talking. Make sure you know what CAD/CAM is!

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Engineering Graduate Trainee

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Autodesk

Graduate Applications Engineer, Delcam Professional Services at Autodesk

Application Advice: Have a relevant CV, include software you have used (for example Solidworks).

Interview Advice: Rehearse the presentation and practice mental maths.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Engineering Graduate Trainee

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Morgan Sindall

Graduate Engineer, INFRASTRUCTURE at Morgan Sindall

Application Advice: Be confident and prepared! Research the company and know how your academic and personal strengths would work within the industry and Morgan Sindall.

Interview Advice: What makes you different to every other intelligent Engineer out there? Communication skills? Sporting achievements? Show that you are a success in and out of an academic structure.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Engineering Graduate Trainee

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Air Products

Process Engineer, at Air Products

Application Advice: Show that you have interpersonal skills.

Interview Advice: Technical questions 2nd interview.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Engineering Graduate Trainee

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Air Products

PhD EDP, European Graduate Programme at Air Products

Application Advice: The application process was simple; CV and covering letter.

Interview Advice: The interview was a day of 4 different activities; PhD presentation, general interview, technical interview and a group activity. Candidates also had the opportunity to speak with current graduates on the scheme.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Engineering Graduate Trainee

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WSP

Graduate Engineer, Infrastructures at WSP

Application Advice: Prepare a good cover letter with the reasons you why you want to join WSP|PB.

Interview Advice: Be yourself!

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Engineering Graduate Trainee

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WSP

Assistant Engineer, Transport at WSP

Application Advice: Know about the company, know why you want to work in the sector, why you would be an asset to the company.

Interview Advice: Do your research beforehand, have specific examples of team work, leadership etc.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Engineering Graduate Trainee

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WSP

Graduate Engineer, Energy Solutions (District Heating) at WSP

Interview Advice: The interviewer will likely be nervous too so just relax.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Engineering Graduate Trainee

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WSP

Engineer, Transport and Development at WSP

Application Advice: Be enthusiastic.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Engineering Graduate Trainee

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WSP

Graduate Public Health Engineer, Public Health/ Building services at WSP

Application Advice: Do some research into the role prior to accepting a position. Try and meet with your potential colleagues prior to accepting a role to ensure there are no personality clashes.

Interview Advice: Just be yourself, don't try to be pretentious or arrogant.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Engineering Graduate Trainee

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WSP

Graduate Engineer, Highways and Bridges at WSP

Application Advice: Apply early, reinforce your commitment to achieving professional qualifications.

Interview Advice: Prepare questions to ask your interviewer, understand the process for relevant professional qualifications.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Engineering Graduate Trainee

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WSP

Graduate Consultant, Sustainability & Environmental Management at WSP

Application Advice: Read around the subject - environmentalist etc. Look at memberships to relevant institutes. Get some work experience whilst you study not just after.

Interview Advice: Ask questions (not about salary). Try to come across as friendly as it is important to fit into the team.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Engineering Graduate Trainee

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WSP

Graduate Engineer, Infrastructure at WSP

Application Advice: Be honest, keen and enthusiastic.

Interview Advice: See above.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Engineering Graduate Trainee

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WSP

Graduate Engineer, Bridges at WSP

Application Advice: Work experience is great, but if not possible show your passion for working in the engineering industry.

Interview Advice: Apart from the standard advice like dressing appropriately and speaking clearly etc, I think that having a understanding of the CDM or whole life cycle of a job is really impressive to interviewers. Understanding that you can reduce maintenance or risks on site at the design stage can put you ahead of other applicants. A good technical knowledge is okay, but straight out of university everyone is usually at the same level technically.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Engineering Graduate Trainee

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WSP

Graduate, Development Infrastructure at WSP

Application Advice: While your technical abilities are important do let them see you as an individual - be yourself.

Interview Advice: Be relaxed - they are going to give you full training in which ever department you are applying for, there are always people to help you if you have a query.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Engineering Graduate Trainee

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WSP

Graduate Environmental Consultant, Environment at WSP

Application Advice: Address each point on the application individually so it can be seen how you meet the standards required. Use a good covering letter.

Interview Advice: Be friendly in interview and honest when you don't know how to do something. They don't expect you to know everything just to be able to ask for help when it is needed.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Engineering Graduate Trainee

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WSP

Graduate Bridge Engineer, Highways and Bridges at WSP

Application Advice: Try to highlight your previous experience which is related to the position you are applying for.

Interview Advice: Read about the company so you can know a little bit about its history and try to be natural.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Engineering Graduate Trainee

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WSP

Transport Planner, Development at WSP

Application Advice: Take your application and interview seriously, be friendly and polite, and if you can, try to show your confidence. My position requires a lot of teamwork, try to identify when you have worked as part of a team (sports, university modules, competitions, committees) . Simple things also matter, make sure your CV and cover letter are written correctly, checked, and re-checked. Make sure you sound professional.

Interview Advice: First of all, when you go to interview, think about whether the employer could send you to a meeting with a new client. Look smart and sound professional. Teamwork was emphasised at the interview where nine of us were split into teams to create a business strategy to tackle a changing environment in the future. At work it is not about what 'I' do, its more about what 'we' achieve, so make sure you are a team player. If you are asked a question you don't know the answer to, stay calm and be honest. Explain that you have no experience in that area, but try to show how you would approach it and learn the skills. Don't try to pretend you know!

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Engineering Graduate Trainee

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WSP

Graduate Trainne, Rail Management System at WSP

Application Advice: Read more about the background of the company.

Interview Advice: Why the role suits the particular candidate.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Engineering Graduate Trainee

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WSP

Graduate Engineer, Power Networks at WSP

Application Advice: Any projects that you have done at university should be described, especially your final year project. Outline key modules that would be applicable to the job role.

Interview Advice: Assessment centre lasted for about 5 hours. Group exercise was to discuss the issues with the UK's future energy scenario and present our findings. During the individual interview stage, questions were focused on university projects, modules, solving problems and there were about 3 technical questions too.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Engineering Graduate Trainee

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WSP

Graduate Transport Planner, Development – South Central at WSP

Application Advice: Now is the time to apply: there are jobs available. Focus on maths and analysis, do practice papers for maths tests. Degree subject not essential, focus on the soft skills.

Interview Advice: Relax. Questions are not meant to trick you, they are meant to make you think. Be willing to have a conversation, rather than be under pressure to find an answer that may not exist.

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WSP

Graduate Enginner, Transport Planning at WSP

Application Advice: Make sure you know what the role is about by talking to people involved in the industry. Do some proper research before applying to see if it sounds interesting. Do not rely only on web-based searches and information.

Interview Advice: When you really want something you do not need much advice. Although, a big part of a successful interview is due to how informed a candidate is about the company and the role. I would recommend preparing for the typical interview questions but focus mostly on being motivated and showing the interviewer that you will a great asset for the company.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Engineering Graduate Trainee

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WSP

Graduate Engineer, Development – Water Sector at WSP

Application Advice: Applied using CV - ensure you proof read your CV a few times and get someone else to proof read it to ensure no mistakes/typing errors have been made. Make sure CV is concise and easy to read.

Interview Advice: 45 minute interview conducted, team work project given as part of interview. Thus; useful to review university materials and courses done in preparation for this.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Engineering Graduate Trainee

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WSP

Graduate Engineer, Geotechnical Engineering at WSP

Application Advice: Show your knowledge and skills. Give the best of you always.

Interview Advice: Show a positive attitude and do not be shy.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Engineering Graduate Trainee

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WSP

Graduate Engineer, Development Planning at WSP

Application Advice: Ask what skills they would be willing to teach and train you in.

Interview Advice: Ask what opportunities are available for progressing up through the company.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Engineering Graduate Trainee

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WSP

Transport Engineer, Transport Modelling at WSP

Application Advice: Smile and be nice during the interview.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Engineering Graduate Trainee

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WSP

Graduate Engineer, Rail at WSP

Application Advice: Be yourself and humble!!

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Engineering Graduate Trainee

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Mott MacDonald

Graduate Civil Engineer, Water at Mott MacDonald

Application Advice: Mention any long term goals and how your career here would help achieve them.

Interview Advice: Interview was fairly informal, more of a chat and I had the chance to meet some of the team over lunch.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Engineering Graduate Trainee

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Mott MacDonald

Aviation Analyst, Airport Planning and Engineering at Mott MacDonald

Application Advice: Experience is key. Having a realistic and down-to-earth understanding of how things actually happen (as nothing happens "by-the-book" in real life) and being able to demonstrate this in your application can make the difference between yourself and all the other excellent candidates.

Interview Advice: Be yourself and as out-going as possible. Recruiters are looking for people and the human factor - how are you going to fit into the team?

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Engineering Graduate Trainee

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Mott MacDonald

Hydraulic Modeller, Flood risk at Mott MacDonald

Application Advice: Research Mott MacDonald, be friendly and be confident!

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Engineering Graduate Trainee

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Jaguar Land Rover

Research Engineer, Prduct Development Research at Jaguar Land Rover

Application Advice: Practice standard aptitude tests in preparation.

Interview Advice: Have personal examples that are representative of JLR's core values. When asked to present, use the resources provided like the presentation board. Use it as a prompt! For the group activity, turn over the sheets to check for more info on the other side!

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Engineering Graduate Trainee

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nucleargraduates

Programme Member, Magnox – Nuclear Waste at nucleargraduates

Application Advice: Do some research on the nuclear industry before you apply and make sure that you know what the programme has to offer. Be enthusiastic, and show how much you want to be part of the industry.

Interview Advice: Do some research on the sponsoring companies involved in the programme and general research on the nuclear industry as a whole.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Engineering Graduate Trainee

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E.ON

Graduate Engineer, Supplier Quality Services at E.ON

Application Advice: Make the most of any experience and talk about key points of CV or any specific projects within university or past experience which show a diverse knowledge base.

Interview Advice: Research processes of power stations and general engineering manufacturing techniques such as welding and metal work. Be open to chatting with people and try to get people on side with your ideas.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Engineering Graduate Trainee

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Jaguar Land Rover

Graduate Engineer, Product Development at Jaguar Land Rover

Application Advice: Research the role well to ensure you pick the right one, stress any business behaviours you are good at, eg. team working, delegation, previous projects etc.

Interview Advice: Don't stress about technical interview as it is mostly about a project you have done, and they are more concerned with how you worked in the project and how you solved problems. Show enthusiasm about customer focus.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Engineering Graduate Trainee

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Mott MacDonald

Graduate Civil Engineer, Hydropower Team at Mott MacDonald

Application Advice: This company is recommended for those who would like to learn and develop their professional skills and knowledge. There is ample guidance provided by colleagues and young professional excellence programmes, and there is a great trust placed in young engineers to get involved with projects to ensure they get the most learning out of them.

Interview Advice: Be prepared to answer questions related to the position of interest. These questions may be knowledge based or situational questions which tests your ability to make the right decisions. You may also be required to do a presentation on a given topic within an allocated time, and to answer questions posed by the hiring panel.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Engineering Graduate Trainee

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Jaguar Land Rover

Graduate Engineer, Structural at Jaguar Land Rover

Application Advice: Look up the 'high performance behaviours' of the company before applying.

Interview Advice: Prepare a scenario that demonstrates every 'high performance behaviour' the company lists.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Engineering Graduate Trainee

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Jaguar Land Rover

Graduate Engineer, Chassis at Jaguar Land Rover

Application Advice: The application is fairly straight forward, do your research into the company. It may help you with your application. Practice the online tests!

Interview Advice: Be yourself, to me it seemed that they are looking at whether you would fit into the company well rather than your knowledge of how cars work. Do your research, make sure you know about Jaguar Land Rover, there competitors and the challenges currently facing the automotive industry.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Engineering Graduate Trainee

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Jaguar Land Rover

Quality Assurance Engineer, Finished Vehicle Quality at Jaguar Land Rover

Application Advice: Be genuine, put in as much relevant experience as possible, even if you are not sure it's directly relevant. Check the company's business behaviours and align your application around them. Practise the psychometric tests, don't underestimate their importance.

Interview Advice: Be confident but never arrogant. Practise group exercises, behavioural interviews, short presentations about a recent technical project.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Engineering Graduate Trainee

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Jaguar Land Rover

Graduate engineer, AME at Jaguar Land Rover

Application Advice: Take your time and apply properly.

Interview Advice: Know a bit about the history of JLR and what is going on currently in the automotive industry.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Engineering Graduate Trainee

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Jaguar Land Rover

Graduate Trainee, Electrical Engineering at Jaguar Land Rover

Application Advice: Learn the high performance behaviours and revise for the tests.

Interview Advice: Don't see the other candidates as competition, see them as co-workers. Make sure you know the high performance behaviours, they'll be used throughout the assessment centre.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Engineering Graduate Trainee

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Jaguar Land Rover

Graduate Trainee, ADAS Electrical at Jaguar Land Rover

Application Advice: Answer what you think is right not what you think they want you to answer.

Interview Advice: Read up on the car industry challenges/problems which will effect it in the future as well as up and coming automotive technology.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Engineering Graduate Trainee

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Jaguar Land Rover

Graduate Project Engineer, Powertrain calibration and controls at Jaguar Land Rover

Application Advice: Research the company before hand, what it is doing etc. Also importantly the core competencies they want to see in their employees.

Interview Advice: Tailor answers to the core competencies.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Engineering Graduate Trainee

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Jaguar Land Rover

Vehicle Package Engineer, Advanced Engineering at Jaguar Land Rover

Application Advice: Proofread.

Interview Advice: Make sure you're well prepared to answer questions about your past experiences, whether in a previous job/ placement, or simply through projects at uni.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Engineering Graduate Trainee

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Jaguar Land Rover

Graduate Systems Engineer, Electrical – Advanced Driver Assistance Systems at Jaguar Land Rover

Application Advice: Show enthusiasm and do extra curricular stuff (e.g. hobby stuff) to show you go the extra mile to develop yourself.

Interview Advice: Why do you want to work for Jaguar Land rover? You need to show enthusiasm and be genuine in the answer as to why you want to work with this company. If you are only motivated by money, it will show. In the group task, don't think you know it all. Be humble and listen to others. Show you are good at looking after money and using it efficiently.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Engineering Graduate Trainee

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Jaguar Land Rover

Development Engineer, Electrical Eng at Jaguar Land Rover

Application Advice: Be logically minded.

Interview Advice: Prove ownership and responsibility for a project, and commitment to seeing through its delivery.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Engineering Graduate Trainee

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Jaguar Land Rover

Product Development at Jaguar Land Rover

Application Advice: Apply as early as possible whithin the application period.

Interview Advice: Be natural, relaxed and dynamic.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Engineering Graduate Trainee

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Jaguar Land Rover

Graduate Supplier Technical Assistance Engineer, Purchasing at Jaguar Land Rover

Application Advice: If you are dynamic, hungry for knowledge, and want to implement changes this is a perfect company.

Interview Advice: Stay calm and be confident- if you have the knowledge and you are right for the company, you will get employed!

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Engineering Graduate Trainee

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Jaguar Land Rover

Engine Research Engineer, Powertrain Research at Jaguar Land Rover

Application Advice: Get relevant experience beforehand (e.g. internships, formula student etc.).

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Engineering Graduate Trainee

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Jaguar Land Rover

Graduate Automatic Transmissions Engineer, Product Development – Automatic Transmissions at Jaguar Land Rover

Application Advice: Really identify the skills that the job specification is looking for and adapt your CV accordingly. What is it that makes you stand out from the rest?

Interview Advice: The best advice I can give here is preparation preparation preparation. Prepare yourself with answers to competency questions. i.e. Tell me about a time when you had to deal with a difficult situation. Further to that, you should research about the industry, doing a SWOT analysis would be good. Tell them why you want to join JLR.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Engineering Graduate Trainee

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Jaguar Land Rover

Graduate Trainee, Electrical Engineering – ADAS at Jaguar Land Rover

Application Advice: Practice online tests and leave yourself plenty of time to fill out the applications; it can take longer than you expect and it is always better to complete them when you are not in a rush.

Interview Advice: Understand JLR's principals and values, linking them to experiences that you have had in your university and professional careers. Most importantly, be enthusiastic and eager to learn.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Engineering Graduate Trainee

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Jaguar Land Rover

Graduate Engineer, Automatic Transmissions at Jaguar Land Rover

Application Advice: The first stage is an online video application, it sounds bad but don't necessarily answer honestly, pick what you think they want you to say.

Interview Advice: Go through the "High Performance Behaviours" and make sure you can give evidence that you meet each one, whether from work experience, uni projects or personal projects.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Engineering Graduate Trainee

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Jaguar Land Rover

Graduate Trainee, Structural Test Engineering at Jaguar Land Rover

Interview Advice: Prepare your interview answers using the JLR business behaviours as a template to work from. My questions were based directly around these and they were very easy to find.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Engineering Graduate Trainee

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Jaguar Land Rover

Graduate Engineer, Hybrids Software at Jaguar Land Rover

Application Advice: Don't try to exaggerate your own abilities or come across as the finished article, just show some promise.

Interview Advice: Learn JLR's High Performance Behaviour Framework.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Engineering Graduate Trainee

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Jaguar Land Rover

Project Engineer, Powertrain Product Creation at Jaguar Land Rover

Application Advice: JLR are looking for people with strong technical skills but also people with excellent soft skills too. If you have extra-curricular experience then these are just as good at demonstrating you'd be a good employee as your degree is.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Engineering Graduate Trainee

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Jaguar Land Rover

Graduate Trainee, Product Development at Jaguar Land Rover

Application Advice: Complete the application early.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Engineering Graduate Trainee

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Jaguar Land Rover

Graduate Engineer, Powertrain at Jaguar Land Rover

Application Advice: Take your time to complete the application as well as possible Don't be too phased by the online tests

Interview Advice: Prepare for typical questions in advance and do your research in advance Look up the key business behaviours

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Engineering Graduate Trainee

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Jaguar Land Rover

Graduate Trainee, Vehicle Charging at Jaguar Land Rover

Application Advice: Make sure to look at a bigger picture - don't concentrate entirely on engineering, research about business situation, expansion plans, read the latest chairman's statement and financial report.

Interview Advice: Prepare thoroughly, use the Graduate Scheme material available on the JLR jobs website to prepare in line with the expected behaviours.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Engineering Graduate Trainee

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Jaguar Land Rover

Graduate Engineer, Product Creation & Delivery at Jaguar Land Rover

Interview Advice: Get a tattoo of the company core values on your arm - they follow it as religion. Learn the vehicles and the rough sales figures. Engineering wouldn't worry too much about your turnover and cost knowledge as they're more concerned with volumes and engineering performance / cost of their own department, but learn top level stuff anyway. STAR method of answering competency questions - always finish with an impressive delivered outcome.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Engineering Graduate Trainee

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Jaguar Land Rover

Graduate Engineer, Powertrain at Jaguar Land Rover

Application Advice: Read the job description well and tailor your approach. Be relaxed if you reach the assessment centre - they are trying to hire you, not kick you out.

Interview Advice: Personal presentation of a project, group exercise, personal interview.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Engineering Graduate Trainee

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Mott MacDonald

Coastal Engineer, Ports and Coast at Mott MacDonald

Application Advice: Make sure your maths is up to date and that you are showing your passion for the area when you apply.

Interview Advice: Follow the interview Star guidelines. Make sure you know examples etc.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Engineering Graduate Trainee

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Jaguar Land Rover

Launch Engineer, New Model Programmes at Jaguar Land Rover

Application Advice: Include relevant detail and tailor the application towards the business model and demonstrating JLR core business values.

Interview Advice: Ensure knowledge of current and future plans and model line up are known, to be able to demonstrate company direction, idea of aspirations and career direction.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Engineering Graduate Trainee

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Jaguar Land Rover

Component Engineer, Fuel System at Jaguar Land Rover

Application Advice: Be prepared for a roller coaster ride.

Interview Advice: Stay positive, enthusiatic and keep at any problem served until solved. (Do or die!)

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Engineering Graduate Trainee

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Jaguar Land Rover

Quality Engineer, Quality at Jaguar Land Rover

Application Advice: Business behaviours is a must, regardless of engineering technical skills. Negotiation, influencing and positive impact on people is essential.

Interview Advice: Stay relaxed, but aware. Don't try to make yourself look better over other candidates by dismissing their opinions; work with them to achieve the required outcome. It's an interesting situation, as you are facing people you've never met before in your life and you need to co-ordinate with them in a positive way to achieve your outcome.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Engineering Graduate Trainee

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Mott MacDonald

Graduate Civil Engineer, Rail at Mott MacDonald

Application Advice: Make sure the information in your CV is specific for the engineering role and sector you are applying for. Also, when answering application questions, try to link your answers to Mott MacDonald's company values (known as PRIDE - Progress, Respect, Integrity, Drive, Excellence).

Interview Advice: Research the company to find out about what projects Mott MacDonald are involved in - gives you a lot to talk about in your interview.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Engineering Graduate Trainee

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DSTL

Graduate, at DSTL

Application Advice: Be enthusiastic about what you know.

Interview Advice: Answer the questions as best you can and don't be afraid to say you don't know.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Engineering Graduate Trainee

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Jaguar Land Rover

Lead Six Sigma Green Belt, Powertrain Quality at Jaguar Land Rover

Application Advice: Focus on practical experience rather than academic. There is a high emphasis placed on a candidate's ability to manage projects and communicate with/lead others.

Interview Advice: Be confident and think about the 'bigger picture' when you explain examples of your experience. Most importantly show that you are passionate about the company, think about why you want to work there.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Engineering Graduate Trainee

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Jaguar Land Rover

Graduate Trainee, Body Engineering at Jaguar Land Rover

Application Advice: Really think about what engineering role and department you would like to work in (as a graduate to begin with) whilst you are applying, Not only will this help you highlight the best parts of your CV whilst applying but to ask relevant questions in the interview and the application process ends with a role allocation process.

Interview Advice: Cliche but: keep a level head and don't stress too much. The assessment centre leaders and interviewers are very friendly and want to help you perform the best.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Engineering Graduate Trainee

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Jaguar Land Rover

CAE Analyst, Powertrain at Jaguar Land Rover

Application Advice: Be very prepared.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Engineering Graduate Trainee

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Jaguar Land Rover

Project Co-ordinator, Body Engineering at Jaguar Land Rover

Application Advice: Apply early.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Engineering Graduate Trainee

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DSTL

Team Member, Counter Terrorism & Security at DSTL

Application Advice: Show how interested you are in your area.

Interview Advice: Group activity - speak up, be heard. Technical questions included in interview.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Engineering Graduate Trainee

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Jaguar Land Rover

Hardware Engineer, ADAS at Jaguar Land Rover

Application Advice: Learn the high performance business behaviours framework (documented on the website), and base your application around this.

Interview Advice: What challenges do you see for Jaguar Land Rover in 5 years time?

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Engineering Graduate Trainee

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Mott MacDonald

Graduate Mechanical building Services Engineer, Building Services at Mott MacDonald

Application Advice: People skills are very important in this role and it's important that you can show you can communicate with people.

Interview Advice: Show enthusiasm about the role and ensure you have sufficient knowledge about the company. Think about a potential career path and where it might lead you.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Engineering Graduate Trainee

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Mott MacDonald

Graduate Technical Advisor, Strategic Consultancy Services at Mott MacDonald

Application Advice: Personality and commitment is very important.

Interview Advice: Relax and be yourself.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Engineering Graduate Trainee

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Galliford Try

Graduate Engineer, Site – Rail & Aviation at Galliford Try

Application Advice: Have an engineering background but be happy to get your hands dirty, especially early in career.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Engineering Graduate Trainee

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Renishaw

Graduate Engineer, at Renishaw

Application Advice: Apply for the role or stream you feel would suit you the most. Include as much relevant information in your application as you can and make sure you answer the questions.

Interview Advice: Make sure you know Renishaw and their products, as well as being able to explain why you want to work for Renishaw. Give a good overview of your general background too, not just your education.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Engineering Graduate Trainee

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Renishaw

Graduate Software Engineer, Group Software Geometry at Renishaw

Application Advice: Have clear understanding of geometry related to computer graphics (for example vector operations).

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Engineering Graduate Trainee

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Renishaw

Graduate Electronc Engineer, Group Engineering at Renishaw

Application Advice: Clue up on commonly used electronics modules etc. before the interview. The interview wasn't very technical but it's definitely worth looking at beforehand.

Interview Advice: I was asked about the functionality and possible hazard faults associated with the operation of a DC motor using a H-bridge of transistors.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Engineering Graduate Trainee

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Costain

Graduate Land Surveyor, Surveying at Costain

Application Advice: Include work experience which will relate to the role you are applying for. Research the Grad Scheme and what you think would benefit you most by being on it.

Interview Advice: Research projects the company currently do and have questions regarding this. Company specialises in Water, Power, Rail, Highways, Oil & Gas and Nuclear so a wide variety of opportunities. If you are applying for a direct role to a specific project, research that proposed project and ask questions regarding it.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Engineering Graduate Trainee

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Costain

Gradute Process Engineer, at Costain

Application Advice: Be honest what you write and know and understand company's values - they are really important. Be sure what company does and be specific why would you like to work here.

Interview Advice: Generally there is no interview stage, only for the process graduate, where standard questions about design of different modules and how the system works together.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Engineering Graduate Trainee

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FirstGroup

Graduate Engineering Management Trainee, Engineering at FirstGroup

Application Advice: Plenty of research. Try to get some experience of the products. Be proactive, go mystery shopping etc. Show willingness to be taken out of comfort zone.

Interview Advice: Research around the company but mainly just be confident, be honest and be yourself. First are looking for real personalities to fit into the business. Not just a person with experience or a degree. Being open and honest goes a long way.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Engineering Graduate Trainee

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Mott MacDonald

Mechanical Engineer, at Mott MacDonald

Application Advice: Read up on the area of the company that you are applying for and the types of projects that area does. Have an idea of the companies values.

Interview Advice: Interviews will vary for different areas, some may ask for a presentation and ask you to do technical work, other may not. You will most likely be asked the standard interview questions - when did you work well in a team...

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Engineering Graduate Trainee

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Mott MacDonald

Graduate Geotechnical Engineer, Geotechnical at Mott MacDonald

Application Advice: Do the practise questions.

Interview Advice: There is an interview helpsheet on the website. Be yourself.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Engineering Graduate Trainee

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Mott MacDonald

Graduate Civil Engineer, Rail at Mott MacDonald

Application Advice: Don't get anxious, know the company and know what the company is looking for through their website.

Interview Advice: Prepare by learning company history and what questions can arise based on the role applying for.

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Mott MacDonald

Graduate Hydraulic Modeller, South Water Consultancy at Mott MacDonald

Application Advice: Present yourself as a strong candidate who will add value to the company you are applying for. Highlight your strengths and achievements.

Interview Advice: Before your interview, do some research on the company, the sector and the specific job you are applying for. It's important to smile, act confidently and answer questions precisely without 'babbling on'.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Engineering Graduate Trainee

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Mott MacDonald

Graduate Rail Planner, Transport Planning at Mott MacDonald

Application Advice: Demonstrate a genuine interest in rail.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Engineering Graduate Trainee

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Science and Technology Facilities Council

Optical Design Engineer, Optical systems Engineering at Science and Technology Facilities Council

Application Advice: A keen interest in the subject area you are applying for is a must. A university project/dissertation on a topic relevant to your job role goes a long way.

Interview Advice: The recruitment process is made up of two interviews. One personal/personality interview with the standard 'Can you give an example of a time when' style questions. The second will be a technical interview on the subject area you have applied for. The interviewer needs to see somebody they can picture working with. For example, my role as a optical engineer I was asked about some of the underlying physics of optics and a few equations.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Engineering Graduate Trainee

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Renishaw

Graduate Applications Engineer, at Renishaw

Application Advice: Show your enthusiasm of engineering.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Engineering Graduate Trainee

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Renishaw

BUYER, MSD at Renishaw

Application Advice: HAVE A CURRENT CV.

Interview Advice: BE YOURSELF.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Engineering Graduate Trainee

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Renishaw

Applications Graduate, Quality at Renishaw

Application Advice: Show a range of skills, come across as a rounded individual.

Interview Advice: Show ambition and willingness to work hard.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Engineering Graduate Trainee

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Renishaw

Graduate Applications Engineer, at Renishaw

Application Advice: The application form was quick and easy to fill out (when I applied anyway).

Interview Advice: The interview was a tour of the headquarters, a group activity (problem solving) and an informal interview with a technical question.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Engineering Graduate Trainee

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Renishaw

Graduate Applications Engineer, Applications at Renishaw

Interview Advice: Metrology research would be helpful.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Engineering Graduate Trainee

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Renishaw

Graduate Applications Engineer, Machine Tool Product Division at Renishaw

Application Advice: Be yourself at all times. My initial impressions are that being approachable, friendly and generally pleasant to be around will do more for you than anything else here.

Interview Advice: Here more than ever BE YOURSELF! Engage your interviewers in interesting conversation and don't be afraid to get something wrong. Technical wise, brush up on engineering drawings and metrology equipment.

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Renishaw

Applications Engineer, at Renishaw

Application Advice: Show your strengths but be prepared to elaborate when interviewed as they will ask about them, and your weaknesses!

Interview Advice: Be yourself, and work as a team. They aren't always looking for leaders, they're looking for people who work together and get on with other people well.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Engineering Graduate Trainee

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Renishaw

Graduate Engineer, Various at Renishaw

Application Advice: Apply early, demonstrate why your skills/experiences are relevant.

Interview Advice: There are lots of different roles that you could fit into, so just be yourself and be honest about what you want to try. It won't be held against you.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Engineering Graduate Trainee

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Severn Trent

Severn Trent

Application Advice: Know why you want to work for Severn Trent.

Interview Advice: Research the changes the water industry is going through.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Engineering Graduate Trainee

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Galliford Try

Graduate Engineer, Construction North West at Galliford Try

Application Advice: Apply as early as possible and include all experience on your CV.

Interview Advice: Research the company and what they do well. Research the particular region that you are applying for and learn a little about the projects.

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Renishaw

Graduate Applications Engineer, CMM Support / Retrofit at Renishaw

Application Advice: Make sure you can drive, be willing to travel and you are happy to move departments (grad scheme involves moving between different divisions), you know one end of a spanner from another.

Interview Advice: Be yourself, make sure you know about GD&T, be passionate about what you have done and know your subjects well - you will be caught out if you try and lie about it.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Engineering Graduate Trainee

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Siemens

Graduate Engineer, Rail Automation at Siemens

Application Advice: Read about what the company does and what their values are. You can only get mutual benefit from the opportunity if you share Siemens' values (you'll have to research them to find out what they are). Make it a point to tailor your application to the employer to show your strengths and make yourself stand out from all the other applicants who have similar credentials to yourself.

Interview Advice: I was asked the general competency questions (examples of when I've demonstrated good time-management, team-working, communication skills etc.). You should have a number of examples at hand and be ready to elaborate further if they do ask - they're interested to know these things because the behaviour displayed in these examples can be transferred to the work environment you're being employed to work in. In addition, you should expect to be asked why you want to work for Siemens and it is always good to have examples of the work which Siemens does - as Europe's largest Engineering company, there is lots of information out there to help you. The interview is also an opportunity for you to get to know your potential employer so do prepare some questions to ask your interviewer, you wouldn't do your chances any harm by showing you are keen on the opportunity.

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Siemens

Graduate Engineer, Rail Systems at Siemens

Application Advice: Try to focus on every stage of the application individually. Be specific and concise when answering questions in the application. It is very important that you choose the role that you are interested in.

Interview Advice: Once you make it through the assessment center, remember that there is no competition amongst other candidates. Just be your best, because you have applied for this role if you are interested about it.

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Morgan Advanced Materials

Graduate Engineer, Thermal Engineering at Morgan Advanced Materials

Application Advice: Be yourself, and really illustrate why you are a cut above the rest. Everyone applying will have a 1st/2:1 degree; so you need to emphasise what you have done above and beyond the average person.

Interview Advice: Stay calm, there is no hidden agenda during the interviews / assessment centre. Just be able to clearly communicate your ideas, exhibit great interpersonal and team work skills and have a diverse range of experiences to discuss; with a strong emphasis on why they are applicable to Morgan Advanced Materials.

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Morgan Advanced Materials

Manufacturing Engineer, Engineering at Morgan Advanced Materials

Application Advice: Be confident in your past experiences because everything counts and highlight them where possible.

Interview Advice: Make sure the company/interviewer is aware of what you have to offer the company and what working in the company will mean to you. Know your stuff and research the company!

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Morgan Advanced Materials

Graduate Engineer, Continuous Improvement at Morgan Advanced Materials

Application Advice: Be passionate about materials. We're a materials company and have many, many products. You'll be working around them daily so having an interest really helps!

Interview Advice: Research the company, read up on group interview techniques (i.e. assessment days). Ask questions!!

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Morgan Advanced Materials

Production Engineer / Graduate Engineer, Technical Ceramic at Morgan Advanced Materials

Application Advice: Get to know the company very well and reflect your strength that matches the company's need in your application form.

Interview Advice: Be honest with all the answers that you are asked. The interview is conducted in a relaxed environment and there is enough opportunity for you to demonstrate yourself.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Engineering Graduate Trainee

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Morgan Advanced Materials

Graduate Engineer, at Morgan Advanced Materials

Application Advice: Be ambitious.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Engineering Graduate Trainee

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Max Fordham

Engineer, M&E Building Services at Max Fordham

Application Advice: - be yourself - be creative

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Engineering Graduate Trainee

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National Grid

Asset Management Development Engineer, Asset Management at National Grid

Application Advice: Be yourself, and don't reconstruct your CV at every opportunity. Use the CV as a tool to show your achievements; keep it factual and keep it simple. Honesty and integrity are valued at National Grid, so ensure you keep this in mind when constructing applications.

Interview Advice: Let your personality show through, and your CV support your achievements; National Grid wants the best people, which may not translate to the same criteria as other FTSE25 companies.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Engineering Graduate Trainee

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Virgin Media

Engineering Graduate, TV Engineering at Virgin Media

Application Advice: Personal and company values are important when working for Virgin Media. Show independent thinking but be open to suggestions. Show willingness to learn and adapt.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Engineering Graduate Trainee

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Morgan Advanced Materials

Quality and Compliance manager, Rugby at Morgan Advanced Materials

Application Advice: Simple as with most applications be yourself and don't panic.

Interview Advice: There are no trick questions. Dont try and answer a question with what you think we want to hear.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Engineering Graduate Trainee

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Network Rail

, at Network Rail

Application Advice: Follow the STAR technique.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Engineering Graduate Trainee

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GE

Edison Engineer Development Program, Engineering at GE

Application Advice: - Ask about what topics are covered in the homework, and see if you will benefit from this or if it is a repetition of what you did at university - The homework is not everything in Edison, as there are leadership training that we get as well as the diff

Interview Advice: The assessment centre consists of 5 half hour interviews on areas like technical, organisation, goals etc. As well as a group exercise. The sort of questions that they ask: - name a time you worked as part of a good/bad team - how do you resolve conflict - how do you manage your time - what is your working day like - what are your goals - what makes you different from the other applicants etc.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Engineering Graduate Trainee

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National Grid

Graduate Engineer, Electricity Transmission at National Grid

Application Advice: Think about how you'd like to shape the energy industry.

Interview Advice: Make sure you're familair with the general structure of the energy industry - know who are the generators, suppliers, producers, shippers, network companies, etc. and what each does

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Engineering Graduate Trainee

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Thales

Quality Assurance Manager, Quality at Thales

Application Advice: Try to highlight your strengths and use this as an opportunity to showcase your achievements. Definitely research the company, Thales is Global and has alot of history. If you can show some recognition of what the work involves and what the company does it will help.

Interview Advice: During assessment centres it is all about working with others and your own personality. Don't try and take charge and tell people what to do, they don't want to hire a manager. Be engaging and speak to others, if you have an idea then explain it to others. Use dialog to make decisions as a collective. In the individual exercises, it is about quality not quantity. Take your time and get it right rather than rushing and getting it wrong, points get taken away for incorrect answers as well!

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Engineering Graduate Trainee

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Thales

Quality Engineer, at Thales

Application Advice: Be honest, open and yourself. No one likes someone trying to please.

Interview Advice: Know the company and background. Get involved in activities and ask questions.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Engineering Graduate Trainee

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Thales

System Engineer, Ground Transportation Systems at Thales

Application Advice: Research the company thoroughly, making sure you understand the attitudes and ethos of the company and reflect that you understand/share the organisation's values within your application.

Interview Advice: Keep calm and show confidence. I was asked questions relating to my job role e.g. Can you explain what the different stages of the system life-cycle are? Can you please give an example of when you have had to solve a problem as part of a team and what your role was? Standard questions really...

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Engineering Graduate Trainee

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Thales

Electronic Warfare Systems Engineer, Defence at Thales

Application Advice: Do some research on the company. Make sure you understand what a job role will entail, if in doubt check on the internet or ask at a Thales open day/site tour.

Interview Advice: Review what you studied at University in detail and try to think about which parts of your degree will be most applicable to the job you are applying for. Do any practice tests you are sent and make sure you are comfortable with the format.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Engineering Graduate Trainee

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Telefonica

Operations graduate, Networks at Telefonica

Application Advice: Be enthusiastic and engaged. Don't be afraid to ask questions and voice your ideas.

Interview Advice: Part of the assessment day is some group activities. Learn to be a team player-listen and work together. They want to see how you work in a team and your attitude towards other members and personalities. Teamwork is v. important in any role in Telefonica.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Engineering Graduate Trainee

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Thales

, at Thales

Interview Advice: A telephone interview, Assessment centre and Interview were all conducted.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Engineering Graduate Trainee

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Max Fordham

Electrical Engineer, Electrical at Max Fordham

Application Advice: Would be good to have work experience / internship relevant to the role applying for

Interview Advice: Very friendly people, no reason for getting stressed

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Engineering Graduate Trainee

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BT (British Telecom)

Network Designer, Computer Networks Engineering at BT (British Telecom)

Application Advice: The graduate program is excellent, the organisational culture and structure is excellent. A good place to start your career

Interview Advice: Understand the role you are applying for, understand the company and its business, understand how your role contributes to the companies business and goals

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Engineering Graduate Trainee

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Network Rail

Graduate Signalling Engineer, Signalling at Network Rail

Application Advice: Be enthusiastic and pro-active but you don't have to like or be interested in trains.

Interview Advice: Keep calm and don't be too dominant or too quiet.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Engineering Graduate Trainee

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Max Fordham

Graduate Engineer, Sustainability at Max Fordham

Application Advice: be interested in buildings

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Engineering Graduate Trainee

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Max Fordham

Graduate Engineer, Engineering at Max Fordham

Application Advice: Understand what the company does

Interview Advice: They want to identify potential, not some one who can do the job.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Engineering Graduate Trainee

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Max Fordham

Graduate Building Services Engineer, Building Services Engineering at Max Fordham

Application Advice: Try to develop a basic understanding of sustainable design principles, could read the book written by Max Fordham employees called Environmental Design

Interview Advice: The company is looking for a personality fit as much as intelligence so make sure you understand what the Max Fordham culture is.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Engineering Graduate Trainee

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Max Fordham

CAD Engineer, CAD Team at Max Fordham

Application Advice: Don't be arrogant. Realise that despite being a graduate, in the grand scheme of things you don't know anything. Emphasise that you want to learn and develop yourself. And let your passion for buildings and architecture shine through.

Interview Advice: I don't want to give away any spoilers!

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Engineering Graduate Trainee

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Virgin Media

CAO Graduate, Central Architecture Office at Virgin Media

Application Advice: Be open and honest, if you don't know or understand something, just say! Have a really and genuine positive attitude, if you're a moaner you won't get on well in Virgin.

Interview Advice: Feel free to start a discussion, the interview isn't a grilling. In group tasks the key thing is how you work together rather than what you deliver, be positive about ideas instead of dismissing them.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Engineering Graduate Trainee

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Max Fordham

Max Fordham

Application Advice: Be yourself. Be original. Don't be put off if you think your background isn't a perfect fit.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Engineering Graduate Trainee

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Max Fordham

Graduate Engineer, Group 1 at Max Fordham

Application Advice: Be yourself, the company is interested in what you are genuinely like as opposed to what you think you should be like and what you think they are looking for.

Interview Advice: The problems are to be worked through logically. If the interviewers can see a thought process they will appreciate this. Again, be yourself and relax.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Engineering Graduate Trainee

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National Grid

Graduate Engineer, Gas Distribution at National Grid

Application Advice: Be honest in your CV and when answering the questions they give you. National Grid is a friendly and honest company and they will appreciate your honesty.

Interview Advice: I was asked a lot of questions about things I had done in the past and how I dealt with situations. Again be honest when answering these, they are not trying to catch you out and are just trying to get the most out of you.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Engineering Graduate Trainee

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Imperial Tobacco

Innovation Project Engineer, Manufacturing Innovation at Imperial Tobacco

Application Advice: Be yourself, you either fit or don´t fit into this company.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Engineering Graduate Trainee

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GE

Operations Management Leadership Programme Associate, Supply Chain at GE

Application Advice: Have background Knowledge on lean six sigma and know GE as a business and the different sectors within it. Learn to adapt in different cultures and last but not least aim high and go for it!

Interview Advice: Why choose GE? Why Aviation? Why did you choose your degree topic? Why do you think you would be a good leader? Be confident in yourself and be honest. If you feel you need some improvements in areas, tell them! This course is all about developing you as a leader!

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Engineering Graduate Trainee

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GE

Edison Engineer, Electrical Engineering at GE

Application Advice: This role is no longer available in the UK, however there will be other graduate roles available which are similar

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Engineering Graduate Trainee

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Network Rail

Graduate Engineer, S&T at Network Rail

Application Advice: Keep a good diary and plan of your achievements and activities to relate back to.

Interview Advice: Keep calm. Activities are group work, a presentation and an interview. Keep an eye on time and presentation skills.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Engineering Graduate Trainee

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Selex ES

Systems Engineer, Systems Engineering at Selex ES

Application Advice: - Highlight any basic capability with programming and modelling - Any projects that involve anything resembling a life-cycle. for example, design to development to testing. - Any interactions with someone that may be considered a customer - for studen

Interview Advice: Graduate interviews involve an assessment centre with a variety of tasks - much of this is surrounding soft skills. There is an opportunity to discuss technical ability - use this to highlight breadth in capabilities.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Engineering Graduate Trainee

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Philips UK

Remote Support Engineer, Healthcare at Philips UK

Application Advice: The role is not very technical , however the experience you get from it is invaluable

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Engineering Graduate Trainee

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Renishaw

Graduate Engineer, Various at Renishaw

Application Advice: Apply early and be honest about what you want to do as a job, even if you don't feel your background fits neatly into one of the streams of the graduate programme. The company has the means to place you appropriately if they feel there is a role that suits your ambitions and skills. It helps to have demonstrable extra interests.

Interview Advice: Just be yourself. My interviewers brought up points from my CV and seemed interested in what had motivated me in the past and in my application to the company. You'll likely be asked what you enjoyed most/least at university and what you want to come and do for the company. So think about these things first.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Engineering Graduate Trainee

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Selex ES

Graduate Electronics Engineer, Electronics at Selex ES

Application Advice: It is advantageous to do at least one summer placement before applying for a graduate role.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Engineering Graduate Trainee

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nucleargraduates

Nucleargraduates programme member, at nucleargraduates

Application Advice: Be yourself on the video interview and enthusiastic. Think about your soft skills.

Interview Advice: It is the most challenging interview process so be prepared for it to be tough. Keep trying throughout the 2 days and don't be put off if you don't think you did one part right.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Engineering Graduate Trainee

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Selex ES

Systems Engineer, at Selex ES

Interview Advice: Prepare competency based answers to questions, and have examples in mind.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Engineering Graduate Trainee

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Amec Foster Wheeler

Graduate Mechanical Engineer, HVAC/Nuclear Services at Amec Foster Wheeler

Application Advice: Summer placement or industrial placements proved invaluable to showcase my capabilities to AMECFW, having experience on your CV gives you something to talk about which is of great benefit

Interview Advice: General technical questions but I could show the work I could produce from my placements. Also what my career plans were, not just for the graduate scheme but for the 2, 5 and 10 yr plans.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Engineering Graduate Trainee

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Associated British Foods (Grocery)

Project Engineer, Central Engineering at Associated British Foods (Grocery)

Application Advice: Your degree results show your intelligence so in your application highlights how you have applied skills to projects or to your jobs. Take on board any feedback offered and learn from it. Read up on ABF and gain an understanding of how the Grocery Group fits in and the companies/brands that make up the Grocery Group.

Interview Advice: Congratulations if you've made it to the interview! That is already a massive achievement. Be yourself during the day and try and stay calm. The interview is about ensuring you are the right fit for the company (and the company is the right fit for you). Ask questions and speak to the interviewers to get a feel for the company and which of the companies within Grocery you prefer as you may have a choice.

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Selex ES

Graduate Microwave Engineer, Microwaves at Selex ES

Application Advice: Talk to as many people as possible, apply for summer placements

Interview Advice: Be prepared to show good teamworking skills

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Engineering Graduate Trainee

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Selex ES

Grad Firmware engineer, Hardware at Selex ES

Application Advice: Try and get summer placement before hand, get best degree award possible

Interview Advice: Learn about company and have an idea what you might be doing for company

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Engineering Graduate Trainee

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Selex ES

Graduate Engineer, Manufacturing & Supply at Selex ES

Application Advice: Work hard to get through the application stages, this is a very good opportunity.

Interview Advice: Show that you are determined and can work well in a team. Being an engineer means working with other engineers, operators, project managers and many others. You should show you are a good communicator. Show you are adaptable and can react quickly and calmly when your work doesn't go the way you expected or a problem arises. Be yourself, you really get to know the people you work with in this job, so be open and honest.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Engineering Graduate Trainee

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FirstGroup

Graduate Engineering management trainee, Engineering at FirstGroup

Application Advice: Supply some evidence of extra curricular activities to set you aside from all those with the same degree level as you.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Engineering Graduate Trainee

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Selex ES

Graduate Systems Engineer, Engineering at Selex ES

Application Advice: Know the company products and what area you are applying for as very different to Radar which again would be different to other Land/Cyber/other devisions.

Interview Advice: Part technical part HR but at interviewers discretion so good all-round interview required.

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Selex ES

Graduate Systems Engineer, Systems at Selex ES

Application Advice: Work out what each question is trying to test you for. If possible avoid joining graduate scheme.

Interview Advice: Be friendly and approachable during the day/two days.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Engineering Graduate Trainee

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Costain

Graduate Mechanical, at Costain

Interview Advice: My suggestion for preparation is to read up on ALL the industries Costain is involved in so you have a good knowledge of that. The website would be a great help for that. Try and maybe know one project per industry that would probably give you bonus points. In the interview it should be technical knowledge so just brush up on key fundamentals of engineering knowledge. Presentation should be something you are confident enough in your knowledge with and something that can be understood across other disciplines. Group task is mostly about how you work in a team. I believe you will do great if you remain calm and be yourself

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Engineering Graduate Trainee

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Amec Foster Wheeler

Graduate Piping Engineer, Piping at Amec Foster Wheeler

Application Advice: The previous intake to yourself sometimes help review CVs and know the tricks grads try to use to get a job. If it asks you for a covering letter, don't write a sentence and don't write 5 pages. A page is maximum.

Interview Advice: Why do you want to work in piping, not why you want to work for Amec Foster Wheeler? Learn types of valves, fittings, lifting etc. used in a refinery

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Engineering Graduate Trainee

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Amec Foster Wheeler

, at Amec Foster Wheeler

Application Advice: 2 page CV max, keep it well formatted and to the point.

Interview Advice: If you get to the interview then there is something they see in your profile, so there is no need to be nervous.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Engineering Graduate Trainee

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Petrofac

Construction Engineer, Construction at Petrofac

Application Advice: Be flexible and you will reap the rewards.

Interview Advice: Be confident in what you are saying. If you do not know an answer that is ok, it is better to be honest about that rather than make a bad attempt at one.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Engineering Graduate Trainee

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Petrofac

Electrical Engineer, Projects at Petrofac

Application Advice: Highlight leadership skills, any successful team activities, project etc.

Interview Advice: Research oil and gas technology, how a plant or platform operates. Research the industry and activities that have had an effect on business.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Engineering Graduate Trainee

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GE

Edison Engineering Development Program, Power Conversion Business at GE

Application Advice: GE values people who have strong leadership, analytical, problem-solving, interpersonal and team working skills. In addition to it excellent communication skills and ability to articulate technical problems clearly and able to relate to a non-technical audience is essential if you were to apply for Edison Engineering Development Program (EEDP). Always seek to develop these skills through work experience, voluntary activities and University course. These skills will stand out in the CV and job application process.

Interview Advice: Be confident and positive. Make your answers clear and put your thoughts and process into any technical questions or problems you are asked to solve. Know about the GE core values and businesses. Relate your skills and expertise to the job role and identify where you can contribute and make impact in the business.

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National Grid

Graduate Engineer, Electricity Transmission Asset Management at National Grid

Application Advice: Be honest throughout your application process. It's so easy to trip yourself up on a lie, so just make sure you think of multiple examples where you've demonstrated the company's core competencies before each phase of the application process.

Interview Advice: It's almost all "Think of a time when..." questions, giving you the opportunity to demonstrate their core competencies. The interviewers will prompt you if they think you are going off track, and don't be worried if they do. They're doing it to help you.

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Mars

Project Engineer, Project Engineering at Mars

Application Advice: Know your CV inside out We look for learning agility & self awareness in our Graduates. Good to bring examples of where things went wrong, how you dealt with them, and what you would do differently next time Industry specific work experience is not a requirement. Any experience which demonstrates working in a team, looking for opportunities, learning, development, customer focus etc. are sufficient Be yourself! People often think they have to show 150% of who they are. We will recruit you for who you are, so show us who you really are

Interview Advice: Know your CV & understand what your experiences have given you/what you have learnt Be clear on why you want to work for us, know our products, know our principles & ideally which you feel you identify with & have demonstrated.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Engineering Graduate Trainee

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Skanska

Graduate Engineer, Infrastructure design at Skanska

Application Advice: Try to get direct contact details of senior employees.

Interview Advice: Refresh you basic engineering knowledge if applying for engineering roles. For example - bending moment calculations... Be heard but don't try to overshadow other candidates. Be yourself!

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Engineering Graduate Trainee

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GE

Edison Engineering Development Program, Aeronautic at GE

Application Advice: In the Edison program, they are looking for good engineers and future leaders. However "future leader" does not necessarily mean future manager, it can also be engineers expert in their domain. The good point into GE is that there are various paths to grow into your career and become a leader (you can become team leader, technology leader, business leader .... ). My advice would be to underline your technical knowledge and what you think to grow many aspects through the graduate scheme (technical expertise, communication skills, leadership,etc.)

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Engineering Graduate Trainee

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Max Fordham

Graduate Engineer specialising in CAD, Building services at Max Fordham

Application Advice: Be honest. Don't over exaggerate your skills/achievements, but don't undersell yourself either. Show enthusiasm as to why you're applying for that particular job.

Interview Advice: Again, be honest about your skills and achievements. Show enthusiasm towards the job and the work that you could be involved in. Interview specific: Bring good examples of work that is of a similar subject or using similar skills. In my case, I brought examples of CAD work that I had completed during university to show my competency with a modelling software - I am since using a new software, but skills and method are similar and transferable. Engineering specific. Was asked to draw a vacuum cleaner, and represent different aspects of it, how it works, and the trick question "where is the vacuum?" Building services specific. Given a room, and by understanding the laws of convection and radiation, where the placement of a radiator in a room would go. As well as what happens when this location is moved, or additional heat sources are placed in the room.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Engineering Graduate Trainee

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GE

Edison Engineering Development Program, Aviation Systems at GE

Application Advice: The graduate scheme involves 32 weekly lectures w/ homework and a project to be completed outside of project time. Graduates spend around 20 hours per week extra completing this work so make sure you are fully aware of this before applying/ accepting the role. The quality of these courses is not great and not what you would expect from one of the biggest companies in the world. You are also not paid for it but if you fail you can lose your job (hmm.).

Interview Advice: Interview process consists of an initial telephone interview where they chat to you about your degree and what kind of technical knowledge you have. This part isn't difficult and they concentrate more on you as a person rather than how much you know. The final part is the assessment centre. You will have to give a 10 minute presentation about yourself in-front of around 5-10 people. From there you will have 5 interviews in quick succession. Each interview will be based on different aspects of your ability (Technical, management, team work, ...can't remember the other two). The technical interview is more of a chat about the work you have completed and your final year project. As long as you know about the work you have done this part is fine. If you don't know about something, just say, they aren't expecting you to know everything and if you try to waffle something and get it wrong it does not come across well). They are looking more about your approach and studying of the relevant topics (doesn't need to be aeronautical engineering). The remaining four interviews are about any experiences in and out of work that you have gained professional/ personal skills, rather than technical skills, in your life. You'll find the answers to these questions are the same each time, just tailor your response to the interview you are on. If you have taken part in a group project you can focus on that, as that will pretty much give you all the answers you need (dealing with conflict, managing time, how you solves a problem you had etc etc).

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Engineering Graduate Trainee

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Network Rail

Graduate Engineer, Asset Management Services at Network Rail

Application Advice: I would definitely advise you apply for it. The basic thing Network Rail is looking is motivation.

Interview Advice: I was asked why I wanted to join Network Rail, competency based interview was a core part of the interview as well. in terms of technical interviews if you know your basic ohms law you will be fine (electrical engineer)

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Engineering Graduate Trainee

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Network Rail

Graduate Engineer, Plant, Traction and Rolling Stock at Network Rail

Application Advice: Be yourself and be honest.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Engineering Graduate Trainee

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BP

Graduate Marine Engineer, Shipping at BP

Application Advice: #NAME?

Interview Advice: #NAME?

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BP

Reservoir Engineer, Sunbury EOR at BP

Application Advice: Do your homework

Interview Advice: Relax

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Max Fordham

Engineer, Electrical at Max Fordham

Application Advice: Go for it and be yourself in the letter and interview.

Interview Advice: Be yourself and try and enjoy it!

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Engineering Graduate Trainee

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Johnson Matthey

Engineering Graduate, at Johnson Matthey

Application Advice: Spend time researching the company prior to applying. Make sure you tailor your CV focusing on the things you have learnt during past jobs/experiences rather than simply focusing on what you did.

Interview Advice: The interviews were aimed at helping the interviewers to get to know me. Interviews were mainly competency based, even the "technical" interview. I was asked about why I was interested in working for the company as a whole, but not about why I was particularly interested in this role. I would advise just being yourself as then you and the interviewers will quickly be able to assess whether your personality is a good fit for the company.

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Tata Steel

Manufacturing Graduate, Colours at Tata Steel

Application Advice: If you are ready to begin your engineering career and give your best shot at becoming a senior manager in the future to come you should think about applying for Tata Steel. The nature of the business is steel making but behind the scenes there can be a variety of other disciplines taking place which Graduates are more than welcome to take part. This is extremely beneficial as you end up having a great panoramic view of a healthy professional life.

Interview Advice: The interviewing process can be challenging, so if you are dedicated and able to talk about your previous college experiences and some of the things you have learned you will end up with a very good chance of securing a position in Tata Steel. General engineering knowledge is a must. (gearboxes, transmission systems, motors AC/DC, steel making knowledge etc) Be calm and confident.

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Jaguar Land Rover

Quality Engineer, Quality at Jaguar Land Rover

Application Advice: Use previous life experiences to answer the questions honestly and carefully

Interview Advice: Use previous life experiences to answer the questions honestly and carefully, practise online tests, don't be flippant about them. Be assertive and confident but not arrogant

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Max Fordham

Sustainability Consultant, Sustainability at Max Fordham

Application Advice: To work here, you need to be a confident and an individual person. You need to be strongly focussed on finding the best solutions to problems, even if they are difficult, new, or unusual (or all three).

Interview Advice: Hold your nerve!

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Max Fordham

Graduate Engineer, Building Physics at Max Fordham

Application Advice: Be creative in explaining how what you did before is directly transferable to the activity of the company

Interview Advice: Focus on science and engineering basics to demonstrate that you know how to approach and solve problems rather than trying to apply ready-made, complex and unfitted solutions.

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Max Fordham

Graduate Engineer, Engineering at Max Fordham

Application Advice: Write what your interests are and how they relate to Max Fordham ethos/work. The application asks for "a chatty letter' so play to that.

Interview Advice: Interview consists of talking about yourself, your interests, and problem solving. If you can't answer a problem, show how you would work it - thinking out loud may help you.

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Max Fordham

Engineer, Building Services at Max Fordham

Application Advice: You don't have to have studied engineering - MF are looking for the right type of person who is engaged and willing to learn. It's all about the attitude!

Interview Advice: Have a think about what inspires you in the building industry. What is good design? What is great engineering to you?

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Max Fordham

CAD Engineer, Public Health at Max Fordham

Application Advice: Max Fordham's encourage you to take in as much as you can so be prepared to learn and don't be afraid to ask questions.

Interview Advice: Just like any interview, stay calm and answer all that you can.... Sell yourself!

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Max Fordham

Engineer, at Max Fordham

Application Advice: This role is suited to individuals who prefer a flexible and slightly laid back work environment. The freedom we are given as graduates may sometimes be a bit overwhelming, but paired with the one-on-one attention we receive by our mentors the company provides the perfect environment for learning the right things, at your own pace, whilst being able to add your own personal touch to the material presented. Working for this company you will definitely feel as if you are in the right hands and on the best route to excelling in your career, whilst surrounded by a great group of equally motivated individuals.

Interview Advice: The interview is quite long, and involves answering a few technical questions, mostly related to solving simple physics/engineering tasks. I was also asked to prepare a 15 minute presentation on a subject of my preference.

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Jaguar Land Rover

Development Engineer, Chassis/SST at Jaguar Land Rover

Application Advice: Have a working knowledge of the industry

Interview Advice: Find examples of the business behaviours in you

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Costain

, at Costain

Application Advice: Research the background of the company Try to gain as much experience as possible, even if this is voluntary. Have an appreciation for changes that are at the forefront of the industry. I.e. BIM and Lean.

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Renishaw

Graduate Engineer, Process Engineering at Renishaw

Application Advice: Be vocal in what you want you do. If there something in particular that you want experience in, ask.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Engineering Graduate Trainee

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Jaguar Land Rover

Engineering Graduate, at Jaguar Land Rover

Interview Advice: Focus on how your experiences demonstrate that you have exhibited 'high performance behaviours'

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Jaguar Land Rover

Engineering Graduate, at Jaguar Land Rover

Application Advice: Take your time. Read through the advice on the careers part of the website before you fill in the application.

Interview Advice: Make sure you know what the 8 business behaviours are. The whole interview for the graduate scheme related to these and core competencies rather than anything about the specific role for which I had applied.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Engineering Graduate Trainee

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Renishaw

Graduate Engineer, Research and Development at Renishaw

Application Advice: Work experience is worth far more than academic qualifications here. Go out of your way to get placements while you're still studying.

Interview Advice: Be yourself. The interviewer already knows your experience and qualifications because of your CV. What they're looking for is whether or not you'll fit in with the workforce.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Engineering Graduate Trainee

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Jaguar Land Rover

Product Development Engineer, Body at Jaguar Land Rover

Application Advice: Prepare thoroughly for the assessment centre and know your CV inside and out.

Interview Advice: As the application process does not require your CV so the interview is a chance to get all of your CV across so know it very well. Learn the business behaviours that are sent our to candidates.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Engineering Graduate Trainee

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Jaguar Land Rover

Customer Service Engineer, Global Customer Services at Jaguar Land Rover

Application Advice: You don't have to have the best grades in the world to apply, your ability to work with others and strong communication skills are what seems to be at least as important.

Interview Advice: Remember that customers are not just the people who buy the end product, they can be the different people who benefit from the work you do (the people you supply information/support to). Also be friendly and outgoing with the other candidates as well as the people running the interviews - they could be your future colleagues!

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Engineering Graduate Trainee

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Jaguar Land Rover

Graduate Engineer, Electrical at Jaguar Land Rover

Application Advice: Ensure that you practice the psychometric test before you complete your "real" one.

Interview Advice: Look through the business behaviours from JLRs careers website so that you can relate projects and experiences to them, for example "Strong Teams"

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Engineering Graduate Trainee

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Jaguar Land Rover

Graduate Engineer, Product Creation & Development at Jaguar Land Rover

Application Advice: Practice the tests on other websites and have a mixed background of examples ready for answering questions.

Interview Advice: Practice a million interview questions until you've learnt that skill. Go to a few assessment centres for jobs you don't want beforehand. Take notes in with you to interview or even a portfolio so you can display what it is you are talking about in your past experiences in the answer to your competency questions.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Engineering Graduate Trainee

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Jaguar Land Rover

Product Creation and Delivery Engineering Graduate, Chassis at Jaguar Land Rover

Application Advice: Initial application is simple and doesn't take much time compared to some applications.

Interview Advice: Be yourself

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Engineering Graduate Trainee

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Jaguar Land Rover

Graduate EMS Calibration Engineer, Powertrain: Gasoline Calibration & Controls at Jaguar Land Rover

Application Advice: The online tests are very important, so take time to complete this to the best of your ability.

Interview Advice: High performance behaviours are very important to the company, so don't worry if you don't have automotive experience. Think carefully about examples of how your attitude / behaviours / skills applied to any past experiences that are questioned, and how these can be applied or improved in future.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Engineering Graduate Trainee

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Jaguar Land Rover

Aeroacoustic Development Engineer, NVH – Aeroacoustics at Jaguar Land Rover

Application Advice: Make sure you have previous experiences to pull inspiration and examples from. An understanding of automotive technologies is not essential. The application is looking at roundedness as well as pure academic ability

Interview Advice: one of the trickiest parts is to give example of when you've been in a situation where...., so make sure you have an idea of things you've been involved with and how they have benefited you. There may also be some role play, where it is important to remember, it isn't the final solution that is of interest so much as the way you get to it and interact with others.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Engineering Graduate Trainee

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Jaguar Land Rover

Graduate Engineer, Automatic Transmission Calibration at Jaguar Land Rover

Application Advice: If you have a hobby that involves cars (especially working on them) be sure to mention it if possible. Take time to think of who it is appropriate to go to with issues when completing any compatibility tests, remember that line managers are busy and do not need to be involved in every little issue.

Interview Advice: See application advice. I was very clear that I had practical skills with vehicles and demonstrated familiarity with vehicle systems. Overall just remain as calm as possible, I found that all the interviewers were very accommodating.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Engineering Graduate Trainee

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Jaguar Land Rover

Graduate Engineer, Advanced Electrial at Jaguar Land Rover

Application Advice: Read the 8 "business behaviours" and prepare examples.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Engineering Graduate Trainee

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Jaguar Land Rover

Jaguar Land Rover

Application Advice: Be extremely enthusiastic in any interview. Try and fit all work experience, sports etc into your application and research JLR and our core values so that you can replicate to them in any application material.

Interview Advice: Be extremely enthusiastic. Do not need to know about cars... I knew barely anything. More general competency and technical questions (on uni projects).

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Engineering Graduate Trainee

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Jaguar Land Rover

Product Development Engineer, EESE at Jaguar Land Rover

Application Advice: Be intelligent

Interview Advice: Show ownership of projects

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Engineering Graduate Trainee

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Balfour Beatty

Graduate Contracts Engineer, Ground Engineering at Balfour Beatty

Application Advice: Be honest and genuine and make sure you are aware of the company values and appreciate their importance

Interview Advice: Why I applied for the job? Examples of showing the following traits; organisation, decision making, dealing with conflict?

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Engineering Graduate Trainee

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Renishaw

Applications Engineer, CMM Applications at Renishaw

Application Advice: Be good at working in a team and ready to think on your feet

Interview Advice: Know your stuff with engineering drawings and be friendly

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Engineering Graduate Trainee

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AECOM Ltd

Sustainability Consultant, Sustainable Development Group at AECOM Ltd

Application Advice: Work Experience Specific Projects Adaptability Excel Skills

Interview Advice: Industry Knowledge i.e. current legislation, industry hot topics, projects etc Confidence Dress Body Language

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Renishaw

Graduate Electronic Manufacturing Engineer, Manufacturing Services Division at Renishaw

Application Advice: Emphasise extra-curricular activities, Renishaw loves candidates that show a potential for ambassadors or leaders.

Interview Advice: Research manufacturing techniques of PCBs and be prepared to have to solve some problems

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Transport for London

Electronic Engineering Graduate, Surface Transport at Transport for London

Application Advice: Research the job as well as you can. Come up with a few good examples for each competency. Take some practice online numerical tests.

Interview Advice: Presentation: practice with friends and family, get the timing spot on. Interviews: be yourself, admit not knowing the answer to a question instead of trying to guess, prepare for the usual questions like 'why are you suited to the role', 'why do you want to work here' etc.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Engineering Graduate Trainee

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Siemens

Graduate Trainee, at Siemens

Application Advice: Be yourself, be open, show confidence and listen.

Interview Advice: Basic product knowledge helps

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Engineering Graduate Trainee

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Renishaw

Applications Engineer, Applications at Renishaw

Application Advice: Do it! Renishaw is a fantastic company to work for with a huge number of opportunities in whatever you want to do!

Interview Advice: Be confident, show knowledge regarding your job application (engineering knowledge etc).

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Renishaw

Graduate Engineer, Manufacturing at Renishaw

Application Advice: For me my previous work experience in the industry proved very helpful as well as knowing what I wanted to get into. Get application in early (before Jan) as places fill up very quickly.

Interview Advice: Asked about manufacturing processes and fault finding. Be yourself and confident. Make sure you report to the correct site since Renishaw has multiple in Gloucestershire. Research the company and the latest new products.

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AECOM Ltd

Graduate Consultant, Sustainability at AECOM Ltd

Application Advice: Try to keep CV's straightforward and include main points. Fill out the application form in more detail giving examples of where you have shown certain skills relevant to the position.

Interview Advice: Be honest, open and friendly. Try to keep relaxed and engage in conversation to move away from a question and answer session style interview.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Engineering Graduate Trainee

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WSP

Graduate Engineer, Development Planning at WSP

Application Advice: Apply as soon as possible

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Engineering Graduate Trainee

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Renishaw

Graduate Software Engineer, GES(Group Software Engineering) at Renishaw

Application Advice: Be prepared and revise the basic programing concepts such as specific languages(C#, C++ etc.), software design pattern and general engineering concepts.

Interview Advice: C++ (dynamic casting, polymorphism and inheritance etc.)

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Transport for London

Traffic Control Engineer, Signals Delivery at Transport for London

Application Advice: Choose the role carefully. Research the area.

Interview Advice: Make sure your technical knowledge is sound.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Engineering Graduate Trainee

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CRODA

Graduate Process Engineer, Technical Engineering – Hull at CRODA

Application Advice: Read about the company and find out what it stands for, this will help you greatly in appreciating some of the questions in the application.

Interview Advice: Don't treat the interview as a verbal test, use to find out about the company just as much as the company wants to find out about you.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Engineering Graduate Trainee

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Wood Group

Engineering Graduate, at Wood Group

Application Advice: This is a great place to be and you will feel very fortunate to have a graduate position with this company.

Interview Advice: Prove your enthusiasm and prove your ability to work with others. As always do some background research on the company.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Engineering Graduate Trainee

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Renishaw

Graduate Design Engineer, Additive Manufacturing R&D at Renishaw

Application Advice: You need to show a passion and desire to do your job, bring examples, make sure you know machining processes to hand, have copies of your cv, ask questions and don't be nervous at interview time.

Interview Advice: Again know your manufacturing techniques e.g. milling turning etc. know about the business, ask questions, ask for a tour, become engaged and don't be too nervous. Always have cv's to hand and bring examples of work.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Engineering Graduate Trainee

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Renishaw

Applications Engineer, at Renishaw

Application Advice: Do some homework to be sure that this is the engineering stream you want to enter the company through.

Interview Advice: They won't expect you to know everything before you even start, so don't panic if you're asked something you don't understand. The questions aren't there to trip you up. Just try to show that you're thinking along the right lines.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Engineering Graduate Trainee

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Renishaw

Graduate Applications Engineer, Commercial at Renishaw

Application Advice: Good graduate scheme for picking up skills.

Interview Advice: Research the company's products before the interview

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Engineering Graduate Trainee

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Renishaw

Graduate Software Engineer, at Renishaw

Interview Advice: Research the company and products.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Engineering Graduate Trainee

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Renishaw

Graduate Electronic Engineer, at Renishaw

Interview Advice: be active in group exercise

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Engineering Graduate Trainee

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Renishaw

Graduate Mechanical Engineer, Laser & Calibration Product Division at Renishaw

Application Advice: Renishaw is a diverse company doing the research before the interview did me a lot of good. Know how to work as part of a group.

Interview Advice: Hardest question was being given a Renishaw product and being asked to explain how it worked, and talk about the manufacturing and testing processes that went in to the design and manufacture.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Engineering Graduate Trainee

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Wood Group

Graduate Instrument Engineer, Instrumentation at Wood Group

Application Advice: The earlier, the better.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Engineering Graduate Trainee

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Siemens

Graduate Engineer, Rail Automation at Siemens

Application Advice: Gain knowledge of the company and its history, as well as future developments such as projects and opportunities.

Interview Advice: Again, historical questions and information known about the company. Particularly directed towards rail automation.

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Transport for London

Electrical Engineering Graduate, Rolling Stock at Transport for London

Application Advice: Work experience during university will aid in furthering your application

Interview Advice: Ensure you provide examples that cover the competencies and behaviours the interviewers are looking for

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Engineering Graduate Trainee

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Renishaw

Commercial Graduate, Machine tool at Renishaw

Application Advice: Prepare

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FMC Technologies

Graduate Engineer, at FMC Technologies

Application Advice: Research the company and understand what they want to hear from you. Also, have a clear idea of what you want to do, because the chances are that there is a suitable role somewhere within the business as it is so large.

Interview Advice: Be yourself and be honest, try to avoid buzzwords and sounding like you are reading from the recruitment pamphlet. This is as much a technical interview as a personal interview and first impressions count.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Engineering Graduate Trainee

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Wood Group

Associate Electrical & Instrument Designer, Electrical & Instrument Design at Wood Group

Interview Advice: Learn the 7 core values and know what they mean - they are our 'DNA'

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Engineering Graduate Trainee

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FMC Technologies

Graduate Engineer, at FMC Technologies

Application Advice: Be honest, open and outgoing. Show initiative.

Interview Advice: Be aware of the company's business.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Engineering Graduate Trainee

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FMC Technologies

Graduate Design Engineer, Design at FMC Technologies

Application Advice: Ensure you have a good practical knowledge of how things actually work and how things actually fit together. Once you have this as a basis, the rest of the job becomes easier.

Interview Advice: Know the company, and find a project or product that interests you and find out more about it. The company looks for a different type of person each year, you can only be who you are so never try to be anyone else.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Engineering Graduate Trainee

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FMC Technologies

Graduate Engineer, at FMC Technologies

Application Advice: Practice aptitude tests and attend assessment centre workshops if possible.

Interview Advice: Use your experiences outside of uni to provide answers to questions. Talk about things you have done/been involved in at work or during summer placements. Be confident and don't be afraid to think outside the box.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Engineering Graduate Trainee

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Change Agents UK

Graduate Environmental Advisor, Graduate Programme at Change Agents UK

Application Advice: Apply for the roles you would be most interested in and demonstrate why you would find the opportunity useful.

Interview Advice: Clarify what you can offer and demonstrate understanding of the host company. Ask questions to ensure you are fully aware of what is expected of you.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Engineering Graduate Trainee

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Mott MacDonald

Graduate Flood Risk Consultant, Flood risk at Mott MacDonald

Interview Advice: Do your homework about the company, and be yourself! Don't panic if you get asked a technical question you can't answer - explain that you are not sure, but offer a suggestion to show the ability to problem solve.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Engineering Graduate Trainee

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FirstGroup

Engineering Management Graduate, Rail at FirstGroup

Application Advice: Be yourself and show your personality. Also research the field your applying for and make sure you understand the potential roles that you will be experiencing during your placements.

Interview Advice: Do your research on the company ethos and think about whether it aligns with your own values. Also be prepared to back up your statements.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Engineering Graduate Trainee

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Spirax Sarco

Graduate Engineer, Technical Sales at Spirax Sarco

Application Advice: The applicants assessment is based more in character and potential than in competencies and past experience. In other words they're hiring the people, not their resume. So relax, be yourself, and explain your worthiness in your own terms.

Interview Advice: Some basic and practical thermodynamics can be useful for the technical interview, although the questions can vary from business to manufacturing or physics. Don't worry too much, it's not all about the right answer, it's about the mental path towards one.

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WSP

Graduate Engineer, Transport at WSP

Application Advice: - Keep up to do with the company website - Know the role you are applying for (use linkedin!)

Interview Advice: Why WSP? Examples of team working... General qs, nothing technical.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Engineering Graduate Trainee

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Thales

Systems Engineer, Ground Transportation Systems at Thales

Interview Advice: basic understanding of projects going on at the site you apply for

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Engineering Graduate Trainee

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Thales

Software Engineer, E-Security at Thales

Application Advice: Apply for whatever areas most interest you. Because of the possibility of movement, sometimes you can end up doing a job you didn't necessarily apply for.

Interview Advice: Research current projects to discuss, be sure to know what area they're planning to put you if you get the job. Helpful to be able to discuss any big projects undertaken e.g. dissertations, large group projects to show competence.

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Spirax Sarco

Graduate Engineer, Product Development at Spirax Sarco

Application Advice: The company values above all your characteristics as an individual - demonstrating you are open-minded and have a good work-ethic are the most important things

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Engineering Graduate Trainee

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Spirax Sarco

Spirax Sarco

Application Advice: Your cover letter is your chance to match up your CV to what the company is looking for - use it well to sell yourself.

Interview Advice: You are being tested on how you think, and how you analyse an unknown problem rather than on any specific knowledge. So be prepared to think out loud.

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Thales

Graduate Software Engineer, Software Engineering at Thales

Application Advice: If you want a long and fruitful career then go for it.

Interview Advice: Don't try and come across as someone you're not. Honesty and integrity will shine through.

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Thales

Mathematician, Underwater Systems at Thales

Application Advice: Spend some time researching the different divisions and sites and see which one you would fit best in.

Interview Advice: Know what the company does and the modules of your degree. Possibly choose a case study from the company that interests you and take the opportunity to ask questions and show enthusiasm.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Engineering Graduate Trainee

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Thales

Research and Development Engineer/Scientist, Reading at Thales

Application Advice: Look at the 5 Thales business areas and Key values

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Engineering Graduate Trainee

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Thales

Systems Engineer, Systems Engineering at Thales

Application Advice: Be honest, don't over-think it.

Interview Advice: Prepare well. Don't stress - it's a conversation not an interrogation.

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Spirax Sarco

Graduate Engineer, Oil and Petrochemical at Spirax Sarco

Application Advice: Do not be put off if you do not know much about manufacturing or what Spirax do. They are looking for engineers they can teach and to bring new ideas to the company. Enthusiasm is key to getting most out of each placement, they are looking for responsible engineers who can use their technical ability as well as their personal skills.

Interview Advice: Currently it is a full day of team games, site tours, technical and non-technical interviews. Stay calm throughout the day and ensure you are a key team member. They bring senior management to observe so you will definitely be noticed and picked up on all your behaviour throughout the day.

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Thales

Systems Engineer, Ground Transportation Systems at Thales

Application Advice: Ensure that you fully understand the type of role you are applying for, as a lot of candidates do no understand what the job entails.

Interview Advice: Key is team player!

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Engineering Graduate Trainee

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Thales

Human Factors Engineer, Engineering Safety at Thales

Application Advice: Be honest, gain a background understanding of products and read the news for latest happenings

Interview Advice: Maintain a suitable amount of professionalism but also show your personality so interviewees can gain a clearer picture of who you are and your qualities

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Thales

R&D Engineer, Research and Technology at Thales

Application Advice: Do your homework: Research the Company, their key business areas, and relate them to your personal skills and experience. Show genuine interest in Thales, and emphasize how you can be a valuable asset to the Company.

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Thales

Systems Engineer, Air Operations at Thales

Application Advice: for Thales, research of the company is key. Ensure you demonstrate a good working knowledge of the company and the area of the job on your application. If in doubt, never be afraid to email and ask for more information.

Interview Advice: Try to enjoy yourself! That may sound silly, but it's a free day away from university, and a chance to meet other students in the same position as yourself as well as graduates who were in that position only a year or two ago. Remember it's your chance to learn about the company as much as it their chance to learn about you, so ask questions and listen to the questions the other students ask.

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Spirax Sarco

Graduate Engineer, at Spirax Sarco

Application Advice: I think it is important to accept that you will not know everything and the process will be about challenging you. Due to the nature of the scheme they are looking for quick learners and adaptable people, so I'd think of ways that you can show this throughout your application.

Interview Advice: In my interview I was asked to give a presentation, so I would make sure that you practive your presentation skills. I had a technical interview which involved looking at a piece of equipment so having a basic knowledge of products that you may find in a steam plant would be helpful.

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Spirax Sarco

Graduate Engineer, Research at Spirax Sarco

Application Advice: An interest in mechanical, electrical and chemical engineering is advisable, as well as a willingness to vary your working experience. Spirax also looks for candidates which fit well with their core values, placing considerable value on the people.

Interview Advice: A working knowledge of thermodynamics, such as refrigeration systems, is useful, and displaying enthusiasm and a willingness to get involved in activities is also key.

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Thales

Systems Engineer, Ground Transportation systems at Thales

Application Advice: Make sure you research projects undertaken by Thales that are relevant to your role. Know the industry competitors and show an interest in training and development.

Interview Advice: Be friendly and straight to the point.

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Thales

Systems Engineer, Transportation at Thales

Application Advice: Make sure you understand the job you are applying for. There is no point applying if the job won't be right for you. Be honest and clear about your skills and experience.

Interview Advice: Treat it like a chat, they already see something they like, now they are finding out if they can work with you. Don't be arrogant, you have a lot to learn.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Engineering Graduate Trainee

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Thales

Quality Engineer, Quality at Thales

Application Advice: Apply early and study the background of Thales and the industry in general

Interview Advice: Stay calm and ask questions

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Thales

Systems Engineer, at Thales

Application Advice: Spend time and carefully write your answers before submitting. Remember, they see hundreds of these applications. Why does yours stand out?

Interview Advice: Be confident, and communicate your ideas well. Thales love someone who can present and communicate their ideas clearly.

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Thales

Software Engineer, E-Security at Thales

Application Advice: Apply for a variety of positions and keep aware what you are being interviewed for, many reports of grads getting jobs for different positions and locations then they expected

Interview Advice: Find common ground with your employer and learn what the work your chosen area does and show your interested in the work and this isn't just a job to pay off your loan

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Thales

Quality Engineer, Quality Assurance at Thales

Application Advice: Do your homework, research the company and prepare as much as you can.

Interview Advice: Be confident and prepared.

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Thales

Systems Engineer, Systems Engineering at Thales

Application Advice: Be honest and just be yourself. As long as you've worked hard at university and have the qualifications to back it up you'll be fine.

Interview Advice: Do your research on the company and the role you're applying for. You should at least know the bare minimum in terms of the responsibilities you might have.

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Thales

Graduate Hardware Design Engineer, Systems Engineering at Thales

Application Advice: Be confident, outgoing and absorb as much information as you can to get up to speed.

Interview Advice: Confidence and try to turn the interview into a less formal meeting.

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Lockheed Martin UK

Graduate Engineer, Systems Engineering at Lockheed Martin

Application Advice: If applying to Lockheed Martin, apply to the Ampthill facility. Depending on your interests be careful - This can often be IT based engineering which will not include experience directly transferable to mechanical or aerospace industry sectors. If you like hands on engineering this may not be the role for you! It will not provide you with much experience into design. It is very good if you wish to transfer to project management or progress to higher levels within a company as it is customer facing and concentrates on many functional areas of a project or programme. It focuses on customer requirements so can switch easily between a business or engineering orientation as the customer business need must be known.

Interview Advice: Revise the full product life cycle - interview questions can vary depending on whether you are applying for a mechanical, safety or IT role.

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Redring Xpelair

NPD Engineer, New Product Implementation at Redring Xpelair

Application Advice: Do some research on the company, Change Agents and the role itself

Interview Advice: Prepare well in advance Prepare your journey to go from your place to the company Dress smart Arrive in advance And strive to stay positive at all time

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Lockheed Martin UK

Systems Engineer, Maritime at Lockheed Martin

Application Advice: What you do in your spare time (not just your study) helps.

Interview Advice: Standard HR questions and engineering questions. The group exercise is very important.

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Lockheed Martin UK

Systems Engineering Graduate, Internal Research at Lockheed Martin

Application Advice: Despite the company being historically aeronautical, there is not much of that at Ampthill so do not apply if you are solely interested in things such as aerodynamics. The company is very systems engineering orientated which is a very desirable skill so design your application around that.

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WSP

Graduate Engineer, Transport Modelling at WSP

Application Advice: Research the company, highlight relevant experience/ skills

Interview Advice: Be professional, prepare answers to common questions e.g. why do you want to work for this company?

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WSP

Graduate Engineer, Building Services at WSP

Application Advice: Don't be a robot, talk about other interests outside of Engineering as well.

Interview Advice: Be yourself. Don't be scared to think outside of the box. Remember they want you as person, not just an engineer.

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WSP

Transport Planner, Development at WSP

Application Advice: Experience is key. Make sure you have work experience or internships to back up and support your application

Interview Advice: Be friendly, and able to keep a conversation going.

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Lockheed Martin UK

Systems Engineer, Systems Engineering at Lockheed Martin

Application Advice: Understand Air Traffic Management if it is an Air Traffic related role you are applying for. Have an understanding of Systems Engineering principles and practices.

Interview Advice: Know the basics of Systems Engineering - in particular the systems engineering lifecycle. Understand how Air Traffic Control works and the technologies involved.

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Lockheed Martin UK

Systems Engineer, at Lockheed Martin

Application Advice: If you would like to learn a lot about the Programme Management side of an engineering business, this is a great company to work for.

Interview Advice: Try to involve yourself in engineering related volunteer/outreach events. Things like STEM events (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics).

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WSP

Graduate Transport Modeller, Transport Modelling at WSP

Application Advice: Transport Modelling is not something that many people think of or are expected to know in much detail. Therefore show enthusiasm for learning new things and ideas. A good base in maths also helps but it is always something you can improve on in the job. Being good with computers also helps, some of the programs involve coding which you will have to learn so if you have any idea of the basic principles (spacing etc) then this will also help.

Interview Advice: Be yourself, make sure to ask questions about modelling as a topic and show that you are interested in learning more about it. Ask about Micro and strategic modelling to show that you have looked into modelling. There are many books and resources online (Webtag being the main one) have a look at these before the interview and get some questions from them.

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Lockheed Martin UK

Materials Engineer, at Lockheed Martin

Application Advice: show interest in all testing methods and working within a team

Interview Advice: Show passion for the role

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WSP

Graduate Engineer, Facade Engineering at WSP

Application Advice: I would advise you to get some work experience to help boost your application. Gaining experience could range from working in an office based engineering consultancy or in the manufacture/supply chain such as a local metalwork cladding supplier or even a sub-contractor who is constructing the cladding Works on site. Experience is valuable!

Interview Advice: Be yourself and relax.

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Lockheed Martin UK

Graduate Engineer, Systems Solutions at Lockheed Martin

Interview Advice: 3 hour interview made up of a interview with HR, with generic HR questions. 30 minute interview with the hiring manager which focused on technical questions, like what kind of projects you have done previously and what do you want to do as a career.

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Lockheed Martin UK

Engineering Graduate, Systems Engineering at Lockheed Martin

Application Advice: Include some information about any outreach activities that you do to support the community, in particular STEM related activities or any voluntary / fundraising work. It is something that the company takes seriously. Include all of the competencies that you have and that you are wanting to develop.

Interview Advice: Questions were not too technical. They seemed to be most interested in who you are as a person, whether other people would want to work with you and your enthusiasm for Engineering.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Engineering Graduate Trainee

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Lockheed Martin UK

Graduate Systems Engineer, Systems/Defence at Lockheed Martin

Application Advice: The application process is very easy, you just fill in a form and send in your CV. If you know someone in the organisation and send your CV in through them it can help secure an interview.

Interview Advice: If your CV is accepted you then have an assessment day where you: Give a short presentation Are interviewed Participate in a group task Complete a reasoning test The most important of these are the interview and the group task, so prep well for the interview and try not to be shy with ideas in the group task.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Engineering Graduate Trainee

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Wood Group

Engineer, Subsea Operations at Wood Group

Application Advice: Look into the company culture and be yourself. Most people who are interviewed have the technical ability, so the distinguishing factor may be a personality fit.

Interview Advice: You will be asked a lot of competency based questions as well a some technical questions. Other assessment centres I attended were more complex. The assessment centre is one of the most pleasant to attend, so try to enjoy it.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Engineering Graduate Trainee

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Wood Group

Technical Safety & Loss Prevention Engineer, Safety Engineering at Wood Group

Application Advice: Research the company and go for what you want, there is an opportunity for most people, and all over the world too!

Interview Advice: Know and Live the Core Values

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Engineering Graduate Trainee

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Wood Group

Technical Safety – Graduate, Engineering / Technical Safety at Wood Group

Application Advice: - be proficient and be willing to learn. - embrace every opportunity towards career development. There are programmes in place to assist.

Interview Advice: - learn about the company and the role - be yourself - keep your nerves under control and be confident - if you dont know any question asked, do not cook up a story. Be honest. - put on your best make-up (i.e. your smile)

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Engineering Graduate Trainee

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Siemens

Graduate Engineer, Rail Automation at Siemens

Application Advice: Go for it! I didn't have a particular interest in rail at the time but really getting into it now. The trust that you are given is great! We don't just get mickey mouse bits to do!

Interview Advice: Have competency sample answers prepared and also a bit on group exercises. Be yourself.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Engineering Graduate Trainee

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Siemens

Graduate Engineer, Electro-Mechanical Programs at Siemens

Application Advice: Even if you don't know anything about the industry it doesn't matter as the first few weeks are spent teaching you about how it all works. The company like to know they are getting well rounded people who work with others, so don't just read up about the company think about other things that interest you to show this.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Engineering Graduate Trainee

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Siemens

Graduate Engineer, Control Systems at Siemens

Application Advice: be honest, show your strengths and what you can offer the company and don't be afraid for saying the 'wrong answer' as usually there isn't one. As long as your reasoning is logical...

Interview Advice: be open to questions, and be confident in your answers.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Engineering Graduate Trainee

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Siemens

Graduate Engineer, Siemens Rail Automation at Siemens

Application Advice: Show Intrest and enthusiasm for the role you're applying for, no matter what the role is. Make sure in your application you let you shine, not what you want to be percieved as.

Interview Advice: I didn't have an interview.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Engineering Graduate Trainee

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Siemens

Graduate Engineer, Rail Automation at Siemens

Application Advice: Honesty is key. If first stage applications are passed then you will be questioned on this and maybe asked to provide evidence. State all experience and skills, it is surprising as to how a small thing makes a big difference.

Interview Advice: Knowledge about the company as a whole is just as important as knowledge of the role. Be flexible with offers such as pay, relocation and role. Dont be over demanding. Take your time. If you dont know an answer then take a minute and think about it, this shows that you care about what is been asked and dont just go to a default answer.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Engineering Graduate Trainee

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Jaguar Land Rover

Graduate Trainee, Chassis at Jaguar Land Rover

Application Advice: The company really cares about 'people.' Make sure you come across as someone who can adapt to work in a number of situations with a variety of people from different backgrounds.

Interview Advice: Be confident, take time to consider any questions. It's not a competition, don't put other candidates down to make yourself look better, work as a team!

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Engineering Graduate Trainee

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CRODA

Graduate trainee, Process development at CRODA

Application Advice: Do not be scared or impressed, act the same as you would do in your job

Interview Advice: If you are a process engineer, you need to know pumps.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Engineering Graduate Trainee

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E.ON

Software Engineer, E.ON Technologies at E.ON

Application Advice: Research both the UK and European energy industries. Stay up-to-date on current energy-related news.

Interview Advice: Technical questions not as frequent as workplace scenario questions. Expect a challenging assessment centre task.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Engineering Graduate Trainee

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Jaguar Land Rover

Graduate Engineer, Product Development at Jaguar Land Rover

Application Advice: The application process for the graduate scheme was very straightforward, just make sure you apply for the most appropriate scheme (Engineering, Manufacturing, Cost Engineering etc)

Interview Advice: Learn the High Performance Behaviours which are used to assess your answers to the Situational Judgement Test, and throughout the assessment centre.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Engineering Graduate Trainee

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DSTL

Team member, Communications research at DSTL

Application Advice: To have good overall competencies Do not use general CV competencies Have a good, well written CV Understand the job you are applying for

Interview Advice: Prepare well Know your CV Know your competencies Know your technical knowledge Dont be afraid to say you don't know Try to be relaxed and talk to the interviewers calmly and be as freindly as possible

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Engineering Graduate Trainee

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DSTL

Graduate EMC Systems Engineer, EMC at DSTL

Application Advice: I would advise those wishing to apply to any role at Dstl to do further research into what area of work they want to be involved in and be technically well-informed about that area. When completing the application form, use the 'STAR' system to describe types of work you have been involved with and the details of which you will be able to remember during the interview process.

Interview Advice: The interview questions I had mostly tended to start off with competency based questions and delved deeper into very technical aspects of the work I have been involved with. Completing an industrial placement year personally helped me to be more aware of technical applications of electronics engineering, which I believe came out in the answers I gave during the interview process.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Engineering Graduate Trainee

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Jaguar Land Rover

Graduate Engineer, Body Engineering at Jaguar Land Rover

Application Advice: Research the company and the roles.

Interview Advice: Be yourself and try to relate to the business behaviours.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Engineering Graduate Trainee

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Nestle

Graduate Process Engineer, Project Engineering at Nestle

Application Advice: Show your passion for the company and for the role that you are applying for. Do your research so you can show off your knowledge. Be yourself. Have good experience in the field so that you can relate to this and use examples.

Interview Advice: Be confident. Tell them that you are right for the role and right for the company. Use the STAR technique to answer situational questions. Think about the question a few times before answering, take your time. Think and learn all the possible types of standard questions that they could ask. Have something to say when they ask you have you got anything to add. Back yourself and prove to them that yes you are right for the role and the company needs you.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Engineering Graduate Trainee

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nucleargraduates

nucleargraduate, Waste Management at nucleargraduates

Application Advice: Be open minded and willing to try new things. My knowledge of the nuclear industry wasn't great when I started the scheme and it wasn't something I thought I would go into. It has turned out to be a fun, challenging industry with lots to offer.

Interview Advice: There are numerous sections to applying i.e. online application, video interview, online competency tests and a 2 day assessment centre. The assessment centre will test your technical knowlegde along with some more interesting activities that demonstrate how you act and behave in certain situations.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Engineering Graduate Trainee

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Jaguar Land Rover

Engineer, Seating Electronics at Jaguar Land Rover

Application Advice: Research the company well, ensure you know the vehicle portfolio.

Interview Advice: have questions to ask about sections of the company that interest you.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Engineering Graduate Trainee

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Jaguar Land Rover

Sub-Systems Engineer, Hybrids at Jaguar Land Rover

Application Advice: Read up on the company. We have business behaviors which are used to assess candidates and continued performance alike. Don't be afraid if you don't understand how cars work; focus on expressing your personal passion.

Interview Advice: Preparation. Plan for questions and understand the company

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Engineering Graduate Trainee

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Jaguar Land Rover

Graduate Engineer, Powertrain at Jaguar Land Rover

Application Advice: Practice the numerical/verbal online tests in advance. Use the practice option before sitting the real tests.

Interview Advice: Spend some time beforehand looking at JLR business behaviours and try and think of examples where you can prove that you have these behaviours.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Engineering Graduate Trainee

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Jaguar Land Rover

Environmental Programme Attribute Team (PAT) Leader, Sustainability at Jaguar Land Rover

Application Advice: Read JLR business behaviours and tailor answers to show these skills.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Engineering Graduate Trainee

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nucleargraduates

nucleargraduates programme member, at nucleargraduates

Application Advice: Be yourself, open and honest. The programme team want you on the scheme as much as you want to be on it, so respond to questions honestly rather than trying to answer with what you think the team want to hear.

Interview Advice: There are some questions designed to make you think a bit more before you answer. Use the time you have to formulate your answer, don't rush.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Engineering Graduate Trainee

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nucleargraduates

Electrical Engineer, Electrical Power Systems at nucleargraduates

Application Advice: Plan your presentation for the interview in advance and make sure its a topic you like and feel passionate about, as this may determine where you work within the company.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Engineering Graduate Trainee

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Jaguar Land Rover

Graduate Engineer (Product Development), Body Engineering at Jaguar Land Rover

Application Advice: Do lots of practise questions and read the website thoroughly.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Engineering Graduate Trainee

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Jaguar Land Rover

Graduate Trainee, Research at Jaguar Land Rover

Application Advice: Read the guidance given on the Jaguar Land Rover careers site such as the high performance behaviours framework,

Interview Advice: If you are invited for a technical interview review previous project work you have completed.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Engineering Graduate Trainee

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Jaguar Land Rover

Graduate Electrical Engineer, Electrical at Jaguar Land Rover

Application Advice: The applicants have to have researched the company culture the performance criteria that are a vital part in the recruitment process

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Engineering Graduate Trainee

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Amey

Graduate Engineer, Bedford at Amey

Application Advice: That they do not have to be skeptical about the role. Amey it's a great company and they will have a great start on their career

Interview Advice: Learn very well the values of the company. Smile and always speak with examples from your previous experience.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Engineering Graduate Trainee

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Amey

Graduate geotechnical engineer, Geotechnical at Amey

Application Advice: Be honest in your abilities and don't overstate things. This will help once/if successful as you won't be stressed about whether you can do what is asked of you. Submit an application even if the job advert is generic over several offices, this just means all potential hiring managers will recieve your CV.

Interview Advice: Be yourself, show what you can do and try to stay positive. Have ways or examples to back up statements on your CV. Don't lie. Research the company but do not recite it all back, you will sound too robotic with little personality.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Engineering Graduate Trainee

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Jaguar Land Rover

NVH Engineer, Vehicle Engineering – NVH at Jaguar Land Rover

Application Advice: Know about the issues that JLR face as we grow, understand the product line up and how this will have to develop in order to continue to meet changing legislation and competitors.

Interview Advice: Plan answers for competency based questions ie. Tell me about a time when you.... Try and link it with the business behaviours that can be found on the website

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Engineering Graduate Trainee

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Jaguar Land Rover

Graduate Trainee, Body Engineering at Jaguar Land Rover

Application Advice: Check out the 8 business behaviours of JLR, as everything is related to these.

Interview Advice: Supposedly it has changed a lot since I did it, but knowledge of the company definitely helps in the interview. And again try and subtly refer to the business behaviours.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Engineering Graduate Trainee

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Jaguar Land Rover

Development Engineer, Chassis at Jaguar Land Rover

Application Advice: An interest in the automotive industry is advised.

Interview Advice: Relate all answers to the business competencies for the company.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Engineering Graduate Trainee

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Jaguar Land Rover

Instrumentation Engineer, Instrumentation at Jaguar Land Rover

Application Advice: Do some practice tests before attempting the on-line psychometric tests, many people fall at this hurdle due to a lack of practice.

Interview Advice: The assessment centre may sound daunting but don't worry, they are not there to grill you. They just want you to prove you have the skills you say you do.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Engineering Graduate Trainee

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Jaguar Land Rover

Engineering Graduate Trainee, Powertrain at Jaguar Land Rover

Interview Advice: A knowledge of automotive is helpful, but not essential. Assessment centre is more around your competencys. How you react in a variety of situations including group tasks and 1:1 meetings is more important.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Engineering Graduate Trainee

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Jaguar Land Rover

Complete Vehicle Quality Assessor, Quality at Jaguar Land Rover

Application Advice: Show breadth of capability and previous experience, show willingness to learn from others as well as take ownership of your own decisions.

Interview Advice: Show breadth of capability and previous experience, show willingness to learn from others as well as take ownership of your own decisions. Adhere to the business behaviours framework and think of practical examples from one's experience.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Engineering Graduate Trainee

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Jaguar Land Rover

Graduate Engineer, Body at Jaguar Land Rover

Application Advice: Apply, don't put it off just apply. It's a very straightforward application - very few wordy answer style questions. Stay calm in the Verbal, Numerical and Diagrammatical testing, and just be honest in the situational judgement tests.

Interview Advice: Research the company and what it expects from it's employees. Practice interview questions with friends and family to ensure you have good examples to back up the qualities you're saying you have.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Engineering Graduate Trainee

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Jaguar Land Rover

Graduate Engineer, Body Engineering at Jaguar Land Rover

Application Advice: Apply as soon as possible. Read through what is asked clearly, but it is very straight forward.

Interview Advice: Look at the hints and tips on the careers website - they will offer a lot of guidance as to what to expect.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Engineering Graduate Trainee

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Jaguar Land Rover

Graduate trainee, advanced engineering at Jaguar Land Rover

Application Advice: Make sure you practise the psychometric tests before applying

Interview Advice: Make sure you really know the company and they current global automotive climate and challenges. hybridisation and tesla, china and other emerging markets.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Engineering Graduate Trainee

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Jaguar Land Rover

Systems Engineer, ADAS at Jaguar Land Rover

Application Advice: Be interested in the subject!

Interview Advice: Again Passion for the company, the changing car industry and technology progression in general.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Engineering Graduate Trainee

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Jaguar Land Rover

Graduate Engineer, Product Creation & Development at Jaguar Land Rover

Application Advice: Do your research on the competencies and core values as they follow it religiously and make no secret of it

Interview Advice: Go in with notes, a log book, portfolio, etc. These will help remind you of the varied and great work you've done when you're under pressure to give specific examples.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Engineering Graduate Trainee

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Jaguar Land Rover

Research Engineer, Research at Jaguar Land Rover

Application Advice: make sure you have the requirements they're asking for, otherwise they'll just throw you out anyway without reading. It wastes your time and theirs. Try to show you have a life other than study, you can twist any activity/club to show teamwork or planning or self motivation. Ensure you read the business traits they look for and tailor your descriptions to show these qualities in yourself.

Interview Advice: Know about the company and their aims but also feel free to show your own opinions and ideas to do things differently. They asked me things like "what type of cars do you think JLR should focus on making in the future" (ie off road, luxury, family sedans...)

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Engineering Graduate Trainee

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Jaguar Land Rover

Graduate Engineer, Research at Jaguar Land Rover

Application Advice: I got my job after doing two internships, so I do not know the full process for applying anew.

Interview Advice: A little enthusiasm and a sense of humour alongside the expected technical competencies served me well through both assessment centres I attended.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Engineering Graduate Trainee

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Jaguar Land Rover

Manpower Planner, Manpower Planning at Jaguar Land Rover

Application Advice: Perservere at the job. There will be good days and bad.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Engineering Graduate Trainee

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Jaguar Land Rover

Programme Planner, Special Vehicle Operations at Jaguar Land Rover

Application Advice: Years prior to you application get as much voluntary or paid experience relevant to the industry sector and specific area you're interested in working in. Apply early on in the application window (October usually) as you have the first allocation of interviews and hence first pic of jobs if you're successful.

Interview Advice: Go onto the jaguarlandrovercareer.com website. There's a section on 'High Performance Behavious Framework' which is a list of professional attributes everyone in JLR is constantly reviewed against. You will be asked to show examples of times where you have displayed these attributes so have examples from work experience/sports/hobbies/uni that show you possess them!

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Jaguar Land Rover

Graduate Engineer, Electrical, Electronics and Software Engineering at Jaguar Land Rover

Application Advice: Draft your application and think it over for a few days, don't submit it immediately after writing. Try to link your application to the company's future projects.

Interview Advice: Learn the company's High Performance Business Behaviours and think of examples to show how you've applied them in past experiences.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Engineering Graduate Trainee

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Jaguar Land Rover

Graduate Engineer, Sustainability at Jaguar Land Rover

Application Advice: Apply early and research the role you wish to enter. You need to distinguish yourself from the crowd

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Engineering Graduate Trainee

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Jaguar Land Rover

Body Quality Graduate, Body Engineering at Jaguar Land Rover

Application Advice: take care with online assessments

Interview Advice: stay focused for entire assessment centre

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Engineering Graduate Trainee

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Jaguar Land Rover

Graduate Trainee, Body CAE NVH and Dynamics at Jaguar Land Rover

Application Advice: The application form is really easy and straightforward. Make sure when doing the situational judgement test that you know the business behaviours.

Interview Advice: Be yourself and take time to think about your answers; they will give you time to think before you answer a question in the interview so take it and think about your answer. Questions: Give an example of a time where you had to change your behaviour to influence someone else. Why do you want to work in the automotive industry? Give an example of a time when you failed at something.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Engineering Graduate Trainee

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Jaguar Land Rover

Graduate Trainee, Body Engineering, Perceived Quality at Jaguar Land Rover

Application Advice: Make sure you state exactly what your area of interest is.

Interview Advice: Focus on the Business Behaviours Framework (available on JLR's website).

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Engineering Graduate Trainee

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Jaguar Land Rover

Studio Engineer, Design at Jaguar Land Rover

Application Advice: Be a well-rounded candidate, academic, extra-curricular activities, show initiative.

Interview Advice: Be confident, be a team player.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Engineering Graduate Trainee

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Jaguar Land Rover

Jaguar Land Rover

Application Advice: Try and show some relevant experience that you can relate back to the role you are applying for. Apply early for the roles as the places fill up quite quickly. The process takes quite a long time so don't worry if you don't hear anything for a while. Try and have some practice at assessment centres, as they can be quite difficult if it is your first one.

Interview Advice: Show an interest in vehicles that they make, as it is good to have people who are passionate about what the vehicles they make. Know the projects that you have worked on inside out, helps with answering the questions in the interviews. Relate your experience back to the key qualities they are looking for.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Engineering Graduate Trainee

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Sellafield Ltd

System Engineer graduate trainee, System Engineer at Sellafield Ltd

Application Advice: Learn about the nuclear industry and especially on how sellafield contributes to it.

Interview Advice: I was asked about the safety aspects of the nuclear industry

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Engineering Graduate Trainee

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Sellafield Ltd

System Engineer, Emergency Management at Sellafield Ltd

Application Advice: Tell them lots of different engineering projects you have worked on showing different skills in different types of engineering i.e. mechanical, electrical....

Interview Advice: Refresh yourself with all the projects you have done and all the good things about them. Make sure you use this information to answer questions in your technical interview.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Engineering Graduate Trainee

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Mace Limited

trainee, construction at Mace Limited

Application Advice: Apply!

Interview Advice: have loads of past examples ready where you showed iniative

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Engineering Graduate Trainee

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AECOM Ltd

Fire Engineer, Fire Engineering at AECOM Ltd

Application Advice: Be willing to apply for jobs that you might not have heard of before. Engineering especially has a lot of disciplines that you might not be exposed to at school or in university.

Interview Advice: Be enthusiastic, get involved in group discussions. We were asked to put together presentations in advance, but in the day they changed the focus of the discussions, so be prepared to think on your feet.

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AECOM Ltd

Graduate Engineer, Building Engineering at AECOM Ltd

Application Advice: Apply with an open mind and consider areas that might not be an exact fit as the company is large enough to accommodate for hard-working individuals who want to test their own boundaries and deliver top class work.

Interview Advice: Ask questions about the role/team and show that you have done some researching into the area your applying within the company. Also, listen to the interviewer(s) and ask any questions following up on their answers/explanations. It'll help flesh out the role they want you to fill and also to set the interview into a conversation.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Engineering Graduate Trainee

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Costain

Graduate Engineer, Rail Sector at Costain

Application Advice: To be flexible and be prepared to be tested and to learn new skills everyday

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Engineering Graduate Trainee

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Costain

Graduate Engineer, at Costain

Application Advice: Make sure you have some experience you can talk about.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Engineering Graduate Trainee

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Mott MacDonald

Graduate Hydrogeologist, Contaminated Land at Mott MacDonald

Application Advice: an MSc in a relevant field is definitely a bonus.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Engineering Graduate Trainee

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Schlumberger

Sourcing Specialist, Supply Chain at Schlumberger

Application Advice: Sell yourself as someone with more experience than just a degree

Interview Advice: Learn about the company and know the core values: Technology, People and Profit

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Engineering Graduate Trainee

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3M

Optimised Operations, Abrasives at 3M

Application Advice: Show passion and your thought process in every stage of the application process. Research the company and use the buzz words that they use for the application. Ensure you turn any negatives into positives.

Interview Advice: Thorough preparation for interviews will put you in a good position for a job. Enjoy the assessment day and be yourself. Show your competencies in your hobbies and other interests rather than all work based. If you have any work experience ensure this is known well to the interviewers.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Engineering Graduate Trainee

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Mars

Project Engineer, Engineering at Mars

Application Advice: You have to be right for Mars, be yourself, be sociable, be willing to learn and don't shy away from a challenge.

Interview Advice: Be yourself, and if that is what the company want, then you will get the job.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Engineering Graduate Trainee

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Mars

Project Engineer, Engineering at Mars

Application Advice: Be genuine and make sure you spell check!

Interview Advice: Be prepared to answer questions like Why mars?

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Engineering Graduate Trainee

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DSTL

Graduate Engineer, at DSTL

Application Advice: Sell yourself but don't lie. You will be caught out!

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Engineering Graduate Trainee

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E.ON

Combustion Engineer, Gas Turbine Combustion TEam at E.ON

Application Advice: First make sure you are applying because you really like the position and not because of salaries and perks. Dedicate enough time to prepare research about the company, its vision and current/important projects. Prepare for the technical interview.

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Centrica

Graduate Operations Engineer, Operated Assets at Centrica

Application Advice: Be very clear on what were your contribution and results of the example you give about your experience in your application. Ultimately, try to suit the leadership behaviour of the company with your own.

Interview Advice: Relax and try and take it easy. Treat the interview as a normal conversation with someone.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Engineering Graduate Trainee

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E.ON

Advanced Condition Monitoring, Condition Monitoring at E.ON

Application Advice: Be honest, demonstrate and provide evidence of relevant technical as well as 'soft' skills.

Interview Advice: Prepare for technical interview! Brush up on relevant theory and maths, as well as general power generation process.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Engineering Graduate Trainee

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Rolls-Royce

Operations Management Graduate, Operations Management at Rolls-Royce

Application Advice: Understand the company and its values. What is the company trying to deliver to its customers and shareholders. What challenges does the company face in the short and long term such as increased competition from competitors.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Engineering Graduate Trainee

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Balfour Beatty

Quantity Surveying, Commercial at Balfour Beatty

Application Advice: Read a lot of information about the company prior to interview/application stage Ask many (relevent) questions about the job/role you are applying for so you know it is right for you.

Interview Advice: Be honest!

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E.ON

Graduate Engineer, Generation at E.ON

Application Advice: Understand the current energy market and its challenges.

Interview Advice: Be relaxed and know your fundamentals of enegy generation.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Engineering Graduate Trainee

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E.ON

Integrity Engineer, Plant Integrity at E.ON

Application Advice: Gaining experience on site is a key element to progressing in the power industry. The site work can often be dirty and tiring and so being willing and open to this kind of work is important. Working for E.ON Technologies is very technically focused and so being keen on developing yourself as a technical engineer is also key.

Interview Advice: The role required a technical interview and an assessment centre. The technical interview focused on techincal questions from my 1st and 2nd year of my undergraduate degree (specifically bending moments, stress analysis and thermodynamics). I also had to give examples of project work. The assessment centre was based around evaulating your communication, presentation and interpersonal skills, as well as testing your knowledge of the energy industry.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Engineering Graduate Trainee

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UK Power Networks

Engineering Graduate, UKPN Services at UK Power Networks

Application Advice: Try to get as much work experience as possible within any engineering sector whilst you are at university. This will give you a much greater breath of experience into how large companies work and most importantly give you much more pertinent answers to competency/experience based questions when you come to submitting CV's and answering interview questions.

Interview Advice: Before coming for interview, make sure you know all the basics around how electricity is distributed in the UK, the UK electricity regulator and the types of plant and equipment used in distribution networks. Having a solid understanding of the technical aspects of electricity distribution will hold you in good stead come your interview, and not leave you floundering at the first question.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Engineering Graduate Trainee

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E.ON

Graduate, International Business Management at E.ON

Application Advice: Understand the issues that the energy industry is facing - the challenges of balancing energy security, cost and sustainability.

Interview Advice: Where do you see yourself in 5 years? Why E.ON?

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Engineering Graduate Trainee

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E.ON

Engineer, Engineering at E.ON

Application Advice: Read up on the energy industry. Particularly issues effecting your chosen area.

Interview Advice: If you have a role play be very understanding and sympathetic. Being stern won't score highly.

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E.ON

Graduate Engineer, Renewable Energy at E.ON

Application Advice: Please find out exactly what it is you're likely to be doing before you apply. Positions are sometimes made available because of a need. Please be really sure you want that particular position and know what it entails before going any further. Otherwise you may end up as a square peg in a round hole.

Interview Advice: Do your research, be enthusiastic, honest and open. E.ON values good leadership.

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Rolls-Royce

Graduate Leadership Development Program, at Rolls-Royce

Application Advice: Highlight any international experience

Interview Advice: If you don't know the answer to an interview question explain your thought process and logic used to come up with an answer

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Engineering Graduate Trainee

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CRODA

Graduate Process Engineer, Technical Engineering – Hull at CRODA

Application Advice: Read up about the company, what it stands for and demonstrate through your answers as to how your experiences and skills will benefit the company. Proof read your answers.

Interview Advice: Prepare for the assessment by reading up about the company, pay attention during the site tour. Refresh memory regarding previous work/projects done.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Engineering Graduate Trainee

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Rolls-Royce

Engineering Graduate, Supply Chain at Rolls-Royce

Application Advice: Study a good engineering degree. Research the company ahead of interview/assessment. Demonstrate skills using real world examples when applying.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Engineering Graduate Trainee

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Centrica

Customer Retentions Manager, BGBCS at Centrica

Application Advice: Research Centrica as much as possible. Research the role. Ensure you apply to the role you would enjoy. Attend events and speak to employees at these events to get an insight of what a day in the life of Centrica is like.

Interview Advice: Ensure your answers can be quantified. If you reduced cost, how much cost etc.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Engineering Graduate Trainee

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Sellafield Ltd

Sellafield Ltd

Application Advice: Only the CV is looked at so make sure it is up to scratch.

Interview Advice: Be yourself and relax.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Engineering Graduate Trainee

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Centrica

Change Manager, Operations at Centrica

Application Advice: Be Honest, Read Job Descriptions - Not every job is for everyone.

Interview Advice: Be Honest, Don't be Shy, Know the Role

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Engineering Graduate Trainee

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Sellafield Ltd

Equipment Engineer, PMF N at Sellafield Ltd

Application Advice: preparation

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Engineering Graduate Trainee

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Rolls-Royce

Engineering Graduate Trainee, Civil Large Engines at Rolls-Royce

Application Advice: Do you research well. Get someone else to review your short essay answers to make sure they know what you think you said. Easy to lose meaning / content in the editing process.

Interview Advice: Knowledge of business areas and your function (e.g. Engineering, HR, Finance). The assessors are looking for your ability to transfer skillsets to a different situation, rather than assessing you on what you know. Your degree really is there to show you have the capacity to learn. Knowledge of the business climate, e.g. Share Price, Annual Report, Recent Take-Overs is beneficial

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Engineering Graduate Trainee

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Rolls-Royce

Engineering Leadership Graduate, at Rolls-Royce

Application Advice: The assessment centre day isn't as stressfull as you might imagine. For the most part if you get there you have demonstrated most of the desired skills. It's just a case of demonstrating knowledge and common sense that you have outlined in your application.

Interview Advice: Basic knowledge of a gas turbine. Recent company news.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Engineering Graduate Trainee

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Rolls-Royce

Rolls-Royce

Application Advice: Research the area you want to move into as movement between sectors is becoming increasingly hard.

Interview Advice: Think of the 'tickboxes' the interviewers are trying to work towards and don't get bogged down with the detail of the exercise.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Engineering Graduate Trainee

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Rolls-Royce

Rolls-Royce

Application Advice: Apply very early - it's first come first served. Don't worry if you're not the world expert on Aero Engines - just be curious about the world around you! Know what sectors Rolls-Royce is in - it isn't in Cars...

Interview Advice: Be prepared to explain how things work: For instance, describe the operation of an electric motor in Layman's terms.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Engineering Graduate Trainee

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Rolls-Royce

Engineering Graduate Trainee, at Rolls-Royce

Application Advice: Make it clear that you have a career plan and that you know what area of engineering that you want to be working in and why you want to be there. Make it clear what Rolls-Royce can offer you and what you can offer to Rolls-Royce

Interview Advice: You must have a good knowledge of the company. Understand all its business areas, its aims and its performance. All this can be found on the Rolls-Royce website.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Engineering Graduate Trainee

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Rolls-Royce

Graduate Engineer, Development at Rolls-Royce

Application Advice: Have prior engineering experience on internship or similar.

Interview Advice: Read up on the company and current issues.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Engineering Graduate Trainee

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Rolls-Royce

Engineering Graduate Trainee, Electrical Power and Control Systems at Rolls-Royce

Application Advice: Work experience seems to be vital. I was turned down on my first application to Rolls-Royce, despite very strong academic results and 2 summer research placements at university. I was accepted the year after and the only difference was I then had a year in industry under my belt.

Interview Advice: As for any interview in general try to stay relaxed and don't be worried about taking 30 seconds to think before begining to answer any questions. Although technical questions will of course be based around Rolls-Royce's products, I found the questions were fairly general and could be answered from knowledge gained elsewhere. None were too specific or required any technical knowledge on the products. There were also the usual interview questions, give examples of teamwork, leadership etc, where do you see yourself in 5yrs, why do you want to work at rolls-royce. Give an example on when you've inspired someone else and what current global issues do you think effect the business were ones I'd not been asked elsewhere before. I found the interviewers were very good and clearly wanted to help you do your best. If they saw you struggling a little bit they would try get you back on track

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Engineering Graduate Trainee

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BAE Systems

Graduate Engineer, Military Air & Information at BAE Systems

Interview Advice: Relax, be yourself. Be enthusiastic. Ask lots of questions.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Engineering Graduate Trainee

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Rolls-Royce

Materials Engineering Graduate Trainee, Materials Engineering at Rolls-Royce

Application Advice: -Answer all questions honestly and openly -Understand the company behavioural competencies and try to demonstrate these in your answers

Interview Advice: -Understand the company behavioural competencies and think about where you've demonstrated them - this forms the basis of many questions -Be aware of the company's markets, history, customers etc.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Engineering Graduate Trainee

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Rolls-Royce

Engineering Leadership Graduate, Engineering at Rolls-Royce

Application Advice: Have previous work experience e.g. internship Be clear why Rolls-Royce and not any other company Demonstrate enthusiasm for the work undertaken Show that you have a life!

Interview Advice: Be aware of current hot topics in the industry and for the company specifically Don't be afraid to admit lack of knowledge of specifics Show logical thinking and an engineering approach Be transparent and honest

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Engineering Graduate Trainee

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BT (British Telecom)

Network Analyst, Mobility Platform at BT (British Telecom)

Application Advice: This company will give you all the chances and opportunities one needs so if you are ready to broaden your horizon then this is the best place to start.

Interview Advice: Be yourself !

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Engineering Graduate Trainee

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BT (British Telecom)

Technical Graduate, Customer Premises Equipment at BT (British Telecom)

Application Advice: This is a fantastic job. in the role i was given there is plenty of variety in my day to day activity.

Interview Advice: Technically ability is of course necessary to secure the role but the BT graduate scheme also looks for leadership qualities.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Engineering Graduate Trainee

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Rolls-Royce

Graduate Engineer, at Rolls-Royce

Application Advice: Focus on your competance and what you can add to the company

Interview Advice: Be open and honest

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Engineering Graduate Trainee

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Rolls-Royce

Graduate Trainee, Marine at Rolls-Royce

Application Advice: Be open, flexible, logical and show leadership skills.

Interview Advice: Not everything depends on Technical Interview, If your technical interview is not according to expectations don't lose hope. you can easily cover ground in Personal Interview and Group tasks.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Engineering Graduate Trainee

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Rolls-Royce

Graduate trainee, at Rolls-Royce

Application Advice: Read up on company history and values, and incorporate them into the application.

Interview Advice: Prepare for math and IQ-test-like questions. Know something about the fields you are interested in working with.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Engineering Graduate Trainee

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Rolls-Royce

Spare parts analyst, Services at Rolls-Royce

Application Advice: Submit a succinct (half A4) cover letter with the application highlighting relevant experience and academic focus.

Interview Advice: Be prepared to tell about an instance were you felt you achieved something significant, an instance were you overcame obstacles/opposition, and an instance were you had to find a way to work with someone you didn't communicate well with.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Engineering Graduate Trainee

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Rolls-Royce

Engine Performance at Rolls-Royce

Application Advice: Previous work experience is key.

Interview Advice: Know how a jet engine works.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Engineering Graduate Trainee

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British Sugar

Graduate Shift Operations Manager, Operations at British Sugar

Application Advice: Spend a lot of time on the online application. Thousands of people can apply for the scheme so your application really has to stand out. If you have life experience outside of your studies such as travelling etc this really helps show what your personality is like. At this stage it is more about the type of person you are instead of your academic or technical proficiency.

Interview Advice: Start learning the process before any interview. Having some knowledge that enables you to ask specific questions is very helpful. The sugar industry is also facing a shake up in 2017 so having some knowledge about this will really help at the interview stage. Ask questions!

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Engineering Graduate Trainee

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BAE Systems

Systems Engineer, Military Air and Information at BAE Systems

Application Advice: The more you put into it, the more you get out. Grab every opportunity you can, especially while on the graduate scheme. If you want to do something, ask, the worst thing that can happen is they say no.

Interview Advice: Think of examples to back up your qualities - when did you work well in a team, when did you show good organisational skills etc.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Engineering Graduate Trainee

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Rolls-Royce

Rolls-Royce

Application Advice: Keep in mind it is a very demanding role. There are high expectations to achieve. Show that you are a very enthusiastic, motivated, team player person with a great ability to learn fast.

Interview Advice: Get ready to "sell" yourself and to questions like: tell me about your best and worst characteristics.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Engineering Graduate Trainee

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Rolls-Royce

Technical Sales Support, Marine at Rolls-Royce

Application Advice: Take the letter of motivation seriously.

Interview Advice: Don't be nervous and try to show who you are. You don't want this job if you are not the right person for it.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Engineering Graduate Trainee

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Anglian Water

Graduate Management Trainee, Operational Capital at Anglian Water

Application Advice: Make sure your enthusiasm comes through although it is sometimes hard to get this over on a written application. It is also important to show your people skills as the company is very people focused.

Interview Advice: Ask all the questions you are thinking as someone else in the room probably wants to know the answer too and there is no such thing as a silly question. Make sure you take the opportunity to talk to everyone there and really show them how much you would like to work for the company.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Engineering Graduate Trainee

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Rolls-Royce

Rolls-Royce

Application Advice: Rolls Royce admires students with hand on experience in engineering. An internship / summer placement in engineering will help HR notice your application

Interview Advice: Be calm, and relax, you need to concentrate, because not knowing the answer immediately is not that important, it is important to reach the right answer later with their guidance.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Engineering Graduate Trainee

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Petrofac

Instrumentation & Control Engineer, Offshore Projects at Petrofac

Application Advice: Make sure you research the company and know what projects they are taking part in.

Interview Advice: Make sure you are up to speed with technology i.e. no the practical aspects of the degree you have studied. So for me knowledge of instrumentation was important.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Engineering Graduate Trainee

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Rolls-Royce

Graduate Trainee – Operations Management, Operations Management at Rolls-Royce

Application Advice: Assure to give a truthful view of yourself and try to express that you have the specific abilities that they are looking for. Try to present that in an interesting (but serious) way to catch the readers attention.

Interview Advice: As this is a leadership position, they will be interested in your view on leadership. Think of what kind of leader you want to be and how you want to act as a leader. Demonstrate that in group exercises rather than trying to show off as much as possible. There will also be an interview on your technical skills within the area where situations that an employee in the role you are applying for can face. Worthwile to think of what it means to work within these areas and what will be the most important things for you (priorities) in that role.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Engineering Graduate Trainee

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Rolls-Royce

Engineering Leadership Graduate, Engineering at Rolls-Royce

Application Advice: Study the application guidance, draw out what is being looked for and ensure that you tick all of the box's. Ensure that you demonstrate that you have studied the scheme you are applying for. Include specific points about what has attracted you to this specific scheme. Demonstrate an understanding an importance of the company brand.

Interview Advice: Prep is key- Ensure that the company and its operations are thoroughly researched Company brand is key

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Engineering Graduate Trainee

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Rolls-Royce

Operations Management Leadership Graduate, at Rolls-Royce

Interview Advice: Be prepared for a business-oriented interview.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Engineering Graduate Trainee

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Nestle

Project Engineer, Engineering Projects at Nestle

Application Advice: Draw on relevant experiences you have had.

Interview Advice: Think about what factors are important when working in a food production environment.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Engineering Graduate Trainee

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Spirax Sarco

Graduate Engineer, currently: Manufacturing, others: Product Management, Technical Sales, Research at Spirax Sarco

Application Advice: They are after the people, not necessarily the skills. So it will not suffice to show excellent academic results, having done many internships or worked before will NOT give somebody a distincitive advantage. It doesn't matter if you are not the perfect student. They focus on the whole person and his personality as much as anything else, focusing on potential. They are very organised in their recruitment process and assess verbal, numerical, and behavorial and personality skills early on with online tests, the later being verified in subsequent interviews, to give you a place in an assessment centre and finaly a job offer.

Interview Advice: Be scrupulously truthfull, do not say what you think they want to hear, say what you feel and explain and expand on it to justify it when appropriate. If it is a technical interview, don't get stuck on remembering, show your thought process and path instead.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Engineering Graduate Trainee

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Spirax Sarco

Graduate Engineer, at Spirax Sarco

Application Advice: The technical interview is there to test your thinking processes, not your knowledge. But maybe brush up on basic thermodynamics. Otherwise just be yourself.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Engineering Graduate Trainee

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Rolls-Royce

Rolls-Royce

Application Advice: For the Customer Management scheme - know as much as you can about the different sectors of RR and the different areas of the world we work in. On top of that be as friendly and engaging as possible on the day.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Engineering Graduate Trainee

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Rolls-Royce

Graduate Engineer, at Rolls-Royce

Application Advice: Leadership behaviours

Interview Advice: Ask them questions

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Engineering Graduate Trainee

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Rolls-Royce

Gas Turbine Supply Chain Engineering Graduate Trainee, Gas Turbine Supply Chain at Rolls-Royce

Application Advice: Familiarise yourself with the structure of the gas turbines, the key technologies used, the whole design phase but also with the other part of the business such as marine, energy or nuclear.

Interview Advice: Read the last news, press releases about Rolls-Royce, be prepared to give your opinion on different strategic matters of the business, be active on the group exercise, review technical aspects of the scheme you are applying for!

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Engineering Graduate Trainee

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Rolls-Royce

Commercial Officer, Commercial at Rolls-Royce

Application Advice: Ask as many question as possible and dont be fearful of looking foolish. The people in this industry have a huge amount of experience. Use it.

Interview Advice: Know the product inside and out. Know the complexities of the market. Know the brand and history. The scheme is meant to develop your skill set so keep that in mind.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Engineering Graduate Trainee

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Rolls-Royce

Engineering Graduate Trainee, Derby at Rolls-Royce

Application Advice: Be honest in your application. Strong academic background highly important, but candidates should also be team players and be likeable and personable.

Interview Advice: Example of previous projects where you worked in a team.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Engineering Graduate Trainee

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BP

Operations Critical Telecoms Engineer, Telecommunications at BP

Application Advice: Try your hardest to implement the behaviours and values of the company with the application and show that you share these behaviours.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Engineering Graduate Trainee

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GE

Edison Engineering Development Programme Member, Research at GE

Application Advice: -Previous work experience all but required. -Previous experience at this company highly regarded (~75% of intake were previous interns). -Previous experience in aerospace very highly regarded. -Highlight extra-curricula activities and demonstrable soft

Interview Advice: -Assessment day based on speed-dating format. -Up to five 1hr interviews testing technical and soft skills. -Use methodical approach to dealing with interview questions e.g. STAR -Most importantly: Demonstrate GE growth values (internet search): ---

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Engineering Graduate Trainee

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UK Power Networks

Graduate Engineer, at UK Power Networks

Application Advice: Do your research before applying to the company, do your homework read about the company, their projects, their business which can all be found at the company's website.

Interview Advice: Be confident, have knowledge about the company as much as you can and company's business. Electrical background is always a bonus.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Engineering Graduate Trainee

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BAE Systems

Project Management Graduate, Major Subcontracts on Queen Elizabeth Carrier Project at BAE Systems

Application Advice: Know why you want to work there, not just generic answers

Interview Advice: Make sure you research your business unit (what do you know about naval ships.....)

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Engineering Graduate Trainee

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BAE Systems

Graduate, Submarines at BAE Systems

Application Advice: Focus on strengths in key behavioural competencies, especially the ability to work in one determined team. Have real life examples to prove your competnecy ready.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Engineering Graduate Trainee

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BAE Systems

Graduate Naval Architect, Naval Ships South at BAE Systems

Application Advice: Practice, all the forms for all engineering companies are essentially the same, you just need to create a portfolio of answers, as they'll ask more in the interview stage.

Interview Advice: Be honest, go in with the mindset to enjoy it.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Engineering Graduate Trainee

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National Grid

Graduate Engineer, at National Grid

Interview Advice: In the assessment centre expect a range of activities not just an interview: a group exercise, a presentation and an interview.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Engineering Graduate Trainee

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BAE Systems

Safety Engineer, Maritime, Submarines at BAE Systems

Application Advice: Match your experience with the compitencies the Company are asking for

Interview Advice: The more knowlege/interest you show about the company and its products the better

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Engineering Graduate Trainee

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National Grid

Customer Specialist, Gas Distribution at National Grid

Application Advice: Go to nationalgrid.com and look at all of the programmes on offer - some may suit you more than others.

Interview Advice: Understand the company and the regulated industry

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Engineering Graduate Trainee

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Anglian Water

Operational Graduate Management Trainee, Utilities – Water Treatment at Anglian Water

Application Advice: Be flexible and always say yes to any opportunties that crop up. The learning experiences you gain from taking these opportunites on is priceless. Also ask loads of questions, one thing that has really impressed me is the willingness of all staff to give up their time in order to help you with your work and learning.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Engineering Graduate Trainee

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FirstGroup

Engineering Graduate, Sheffield at FirstGroup

Application Advice: Candidates need to be adaptable and flexible as much as possible.

Interview Advice: Be yourself!!

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Engineering Graduate Trainee

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BAE Systems

Safety Engineer, Safety at BAE Systems

Application Advice: Show lots of enthusiasm for engineering, particularly in the defence sector

Interview Advice: Read the written questions properly, be prepared to give examples to back up your strengths and experience

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Engineering Graduate Trainee

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BAE Systems

Graduate Systems Engineer, Systems at BAE Systems

Application Advice: Be honest about your application and make sure you have a mix of technical experiences. I didn't have any relevant experience beforehand but due to the strength of my technical experiences at university and knowledge of the company, my CV impressed them. They are also looking for people who have a 'personality', and who are able to mix in well. So at interviews its best to show your relaxed and natural side as well as your professional side.

Interview Advice: The interview is a mix of rounds. You're looking at an assessment centre which kicks off with a group exercise based on a typical company scenario involving trade with a customer. During this its best to speak up asap and take a little control over the flow of conversation between the group. Then you analyse the case study and come up with answers to the questions listed on the sheet. You'll have an individual person to assess your performance who'll side near you. Second is the one to one interviews. Usually pretty straight forward with a mix of competency questions followed by technical questions, and then a sum up of what you're like as a person and what you like to do in your spare time. Third is the written exercise which has a long case study with financial figures. You then need to go through and answer short essay style questions (for & against). You need to write fairly quickly during this! Lastly, the presentation also involves a case study. Pretty simple, you decide hypothetically which contract the company should take (project A or B). You then have to write a quick presentation in 15 minutes about your choice and why (very finance based). To my luck I had to present this to the director of finance! =)

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Engineering Graduate Trainee

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National Grid

Graduate, Capital Delivery at National Grid

Application Advice: You get judged on your behavioural traits rather than your knowledge. Prepare examples of when you've displayed good behavioural types.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Engineering Graduate Trainee

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National Grid

Graduate Engineer, Electricity Transmission at National Grid

Application Advice: National Grid want great technical and commercial people who can also demonstrate good interpersonal skills and this is reflected in the assessment centre as there are a number of tasks you must undertake. When applying for the Company it can be beneficial to have some idea of where you would like to be 'tagged' to so the Company can try and accommodate this - it doesn't have to be very specific but think about your interests in advance.

Interview Advice: Don't just focus on what you have done - think about how your experiences have helped you develop, what your actual impact was and what you may have done differently looking back.

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National Grid

Graduate Engineer, Asset Management at National Grid

Application Advice: When answering the "think of a time when you demonstrated good teamwork/ leadership skills/ overcame problems in a project" etc. questions in the application process, keep a file on how you answered those questions, the stories and examples you used, and what other questions that same story could answer. Try and have at least a few examples for every question you've seen in any application you've done, for any company in any industry, as these examples are what you are questioned on in the assessment centre for National Grid. All these companies are looking for similar traits (teamwork, leaderhsip, innovative thinking etc.) so its good to have some good concrete examples for all of these that you can go to in an interview situation.

Interview Advice: Don't panic if you don't know the answer and don't be afraid to ask for a bit of time to think. The assessment centre consists of 3 exercises, only one of which is an interview, so be prepared for something you may not have faced before. Finally, National Grid aren't looking for someone who takes control and dominates other people. The biggest trait they are looking for is teamwork and good people skills. So make sure you remember that at the assessment centre.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Engineering Graduate Trainee

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National Grid

Graduate, Investor Relations at National Grid

Application Advice: Don't act like someone you are not, be yourself when it comes to an assessment center.

Interview Advice: Have a few examples of projects you have worked on at university or even out side of work and try and link how you could use transferable skills from your hobbies into your job.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Engineering Graduate Trainee

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Anglian Water

Operational Graduate Management Trainee, Across region at Anglian Water

Application Advice: Do it, It is a great scheme. Try to show all of your skills and personality. Spend time reflecting on your strengths and weaknesses.

Interview Advice: Try to show all of your skills and personality. Spend time reflecting on your strengths and weaknesses.

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Transport for London

Electronic Engineering Surface Transport Graduate, Surface Transport at Transport for London

Application Advice: Apply early before the roles get taken!

Interview Advice: The interviews were mainly technical with a few of the usual questions at the beginning to get the interview started. There is no need to 'revise' for the technical aspects, it just relies on a sound engineering logic and understanding.

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BAE Systems

Graduate System Engineer, Saudi MLU at BAE Systems

Application Advice: Research about the company and the job role you are applying for. Go to library and get books if you have to on the role your applying to get as much as information.

Interview Advice: Be polite, work as a team and listen to others opinion in group tasks. Quality matters of quantity. Speak if you have something to say and not for the sake of speaking.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Engineering Graduate Trainee

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FirstGroup

Rail Engineering Graduate Manager Trainee, Rail at FirstGroup

Application Advice: Read up on the company, the graduate scheme and the industry. Make sure it is the sort of company you want to work for and the scheme offers you what you want from it.

Interview Advice: Prepare for a normal interview, review what you've done for the last few years - internships, projects etc. - and make sure you know the basics about the company and the industry they work in. They don't expect you to be an expert but do want to see that you have taken some time to understand what you are applying for and that you are committed to taking the role if they offer you it.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Engineering Graduate Trainee

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BAE Systems

Project Manager, Business Improvement at BAE Systems

Application Advice: Use the spell check.

Interview Advice: Be honest and enjoy yourself. If you relax about the interview you are much more likely to show the real you and how you would work in the company and as part of the team.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Engineering Graduate Trainee

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Morgan Advanced Materials

Graduate Engineer, Technical at Morgan Advanced Materials

Application Advice: Be yourself - you don't want to have to go through your whole career pretending to be someone you are not. Be confident - interpersonal skills are really high up on Morgan's list, and if you don't show everything you've got, you're only selling yourself short. Be willing to learn and try new things - you might have a degree in engineering, but show you are willing to embrace the opportunity to round yourself in all areas of business before settling on where you want to end up.

Interview Advice: As above, be yourself. Don't be afraid to take a second to think about an answer. Do your research on the company, nobody wants to employ someone who isn't interested in them.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Engineering Graduate Trainee

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BAE Systems

Operations Graduate, Operations at BAE Systems

Application Advice: Be thorough and try and capture all your skills not just education.

Interview Advice: Competency based for the most part, so have a lot of experiences to draw from.

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Morgan Advanced Materials

Graduate Engineer, at Morgan Advanced Materials

Application Advice: Make sure you know what the company does and that your are interested in the applications.

Interview Advice: They want the right people for the right job. Be yourself. If being yourself does not get you the job then you wouldn't have enjoyed it anyway.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Engineering Graduate Trainee

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Morgan Advanced Materials

Graduate Engineer, Operations at Morgan Advanced Materials

Application Advice: Make sure you know the company! Additionally don't just come along with the same old, I was a leader in coursework group at university and the project went really well. Talk about other times you've taken control. Eg. university clubs, sports teams, volunteer work etc,

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Engineering Graduate Trainee

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Thales

Systems Engineer, Radar at Thales

Application Advice: Research the companies' business areas and know major projects/products well. Demonstrate a strong understanding of the requirements of the role you are applying for.

Interview Advice: Be positive and try to answer everything logically.

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Morgan Advanced Materials

Graduate Engineer, Production at Morgan Advanced Materials

Application Advice: Read the website and practice the online tests prior to the real ones

Interview Advice: It is a normal competency interview followed by teamwork and technical exercises. Nothing out of the blue.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Engineering Graduate Trainee

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WSP

Graduate Engineer, Development at WSP

Application Advice: Whatever your background, you are likely to be able to find somewhere to fit within WSP.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Engineering Graduate Trainee

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FirstGroup

Graduate Engineering Management Trainee, Management at FirstGroup

Application Advice: Have an interest in the industry and something extra curricular that makes you stand out (it would be great if these were the same thing).

Interview Advice: Be engaging and talkative. Be yourself.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Engineering Graduate Trainee

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Costain

Performance Engineer, Transports at Costain

Application Advice: Work winning attitude

Interview Advice: Research the company, Content focused, Ready for the change

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Engineering Graduate Trainee

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WSP

Graduate Engineer, Structural Engineering at WSP

Application Advice: Research the company and the projects for your chosen discipline. Understand the basics for your discipline.

Interview Advice: Try and be confident with your answers. If you don't know something it's better to say so other than waffle. Be passionate!

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FirstGroup

Rail Engineering Graduate, First Great Western Engineering at FirstGroup

Application Advice: Be yourself and demonstrate how you are inline with the First Group values: Committed to our customers Dedicated to safety Supportive of each other Accountable for performance Setting the highest standards Also the 4 C's of the Railway: Customers Carbon Cost Capacity

Interview Advice: Same as the applicaton advice but be aware of modern engineering maintenance techniques like lean, RCM and 5s.

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Anglian Water

Graduate Management Trainee, Water Company at Anglian Water

Application Advice: Sound enthuisatic and make sure your have done your research.

Interview Advice: Have some good exampes ready to demonstate how you have acted in certain situations, e.g. in a team, in a conflict etc

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Engineering Graduate Trainee

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Renishaw

Graduate Engineer, Electronic Assembly at Renishaw

Application Advice: Be aware that location of headquarters and factories are in countryside. Learn about the products that Renishaw produce, and do your homework on the company.

Interview Advice: Have at least a basic understanding of how assembly process works; Ask if you don't understand anything. Be honest.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Engineering Graduate Trainee

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Siemens

Systems Engineer, Control & Information at Siemens

Application Advice: For university applicants I would recommend they provide plenty of information on team projects, emphasizing on project processes as well as individual input. Also describe team member relationships etc.

Interview Advice: Where do you see yourself in five years? For this question, take a look at previous graduates progression within a business to demonstrate you are thinking ahead.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Engineering Graduate Trainee

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WSP

Graduate Remediation Engineer, Remediation (Environment/Energy) at WSP

Application Advice: This is ideal for a self starter and someone who wants to get into the thick of it from day one.

Interview Advice: Specific technical skills and abilities can be taught once employed. What WSP are looking for is someone keen and willing to learn as well as who they can work with. Explain your interests and how you want to progress and there's enough niches to find a department/office where you'll work well.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Engineering Graduate Trainee

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Petrofac

Graduate Structural Engineer, Structural at Petrofac

Application Advice: Just answer the questions, an interesting/different CV is useful.

Interview Advice: Research the company, Learn about the values and its aim.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Engineering Graduate Trainee

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Mott MacDonald

Building Services Apprentice, Building Services Team at Mott MacDonald

Application Advice: Be enthusiastic about your potential position, showing keen knowledge of which you hope to build on. Try to get relative work experience in a similar industry, this will enhance your overall application.

Interview Advice: Be confident, dress appropriately, don't stress.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Engineering Graduate Trainee

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Siemens

Graduate Trainee, Purchasing at Siemens

Application Advice: Research the history of the company before applying, be open with all experience and about your personal interests

Interview Advice: My interview consisted of a number of team activities and a presentation, so be well prepared presenting in front of others and get to know your subject matter well.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Engineering Graduate Trainee

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Siemens

Grauate Trainee, Rotational Placements at Siemens

Application Advice: Tailor your applications towards Siemens and the Oil and Gas Industry. Focus on key areas where you excel/areas you can improve on if given this opportunity.

Interview Advice: Prepare and practice presentation in front of a critical audience before the interview. Consider situational questions and think of times when you've shown/developed key skills i.e. communication, leadership etc. Wear a smart suit.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Engineering Graduate Trainee

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Thames Water

Field Operations Manager, Guildford at Thames Water

Application Advice: Do thorough research on Thames before applying. Your chance of success at interview will skyrocket if you take the time to contact someone working in the organisation beforehand.

Interview Advice: As above.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Engineering Graduate Trainee

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Wolfson Microelectronics

Graduate Software Algorithm Engineer, Software Algorithm at Wolfson Microelectronics

Application Advice: Wolfson prefers candidates that are passionate about their field of interest. Try to show how and why you are interested in your particular field with examples of personal projects etc.

Interview Advice: The interview is more technically biased so be prepared and research the company well.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Engineering Graduate Trainee

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Petrofac

Graduate Instrument Engineer, Instruments – Offshore Projects at Petrofac

Application Advice: Wherever possible try to relate previous experience to the specific role you are applying for.

Interview Advice: Know some of the basic Principals of Instrumentation, try to keep thinking general and not too specific. Research the company beforehand, understand the role you are applying for.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Engineering Graduate Trainee

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Petrofac

, Offshore Projects at Petrofac

Application Advice: Learn about the oil and gas industry and how that would apply to your degree. Don't get too concerned about too much detail in technical interviews - look at how your degree applies to the industry. Learn about the different plant processes that there are in the industry.

Interview Advice: Just practice as many questions as possible - answer with the STAR technique. Technical questions were never too in depth with regard to calculating complex figures - it was more of an understanding of the basic principles and in particular how they are used in the industry / process.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Engineering Graduate Trainee

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Mott MacDonald

Graduate Traffic Engineer, Integrated Transport at Mott MacDonald

Application Advice: Show proof of interest in role.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Engineering Graduate Trainee

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Thames Water

Field Operations Manager, Operations Graduate, Water Networks at Thames Water

Application Advice: Make sure that you're a well rounded candidate with lots of real world experiences and skills, and be prepared for hard work and a quick pace of change!

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Engineering Graduate Trainee

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UK Power Networks

Graduate Engineer, Asset Management at UK Power Networks

Application Advice: Only apply if you have a genuine interest/hunger to learn of power distribution networks. You don't have too much knowledge about the industry beforehand, but you should want to learn as otherwise you will not enjoy the graduate programme.

Interview Advice: For the team activities, always be willing to hear others. Also, I found it easier if you try to create a more conversational atmosphere this helps in helping people feel more comfortable in saying what they think and is conducive to achieving the objective. For the presentations, do not be afraid to pause before answering a question - this often gives you the time to construct a more accurate and relevant answer. Do your homework on the company's role, and current projects being undertaken for the final interview.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Engineering Graduate Trainee

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3M

Optimised Operations Engineer, Automotive Aftermarket Division at 3M

Application Advice: Experience on a manufacturing site is a huge advantage.

Interview Advice: Interview consists of group exercise, technical interview and behavioral interview. The technical interview is more about how you think on your feet rather than being right or wrong.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Engineering Graduate Trainee

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Wolfson Microelectronics

Failure Analysis Engineeer Graduate, Failure Analysis at Wolfson Microelectronics

Application Advice: Add previous related work or experiences, not just university. Everyone does this!

Interview Advice: A lot of techniques used in the job were not covered at university., so dont think you need to be an expert from day 1. Show you are willing to learn on the job. Good base knowledge from uni required.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Engineering Graduate Trainee

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UK Power Networks

Graduate Engineer, Control at UK Power Networks

Application Advice: Be honest and show that you have charisma. It is not just about academic grades and show that there is more to you as a character other than being smart.

Interview Advice: Leadership questions were asked along with company stakeholders so do your research. Know your basic electrical theory but this won't be very challenging as this is not necessarily a technical interview.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Engineering Graduate Trainee

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UK Power Networks

Graduate engineer, Electricity distribution at UK Power Networks

Application Advice: Most of the application is more focused on soft-skills and decision / thought processes than technical.

Interview Advice: There will be several 'competence' questions - have some example stories of things you've done, focused around the key competencies. Technical part - you won't be asked to do vector calculus, they're more interested in your technical understanding of electricity network issues. Do a bit of homework.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Engineering Graduate Trainee

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CRODA

CRODA

Application Advice: Do your research on the company and be yourself.

Interview Advice: Brush up on your technical knowledge relevant to the role you're applying for.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Engineering Graduate Trainee

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Renishaw

Graduate Electronic Engineer, at Renishaw

Application Advice: Ensure you read and understand the job skills required and relate those to your academic years and prior experiences.

Interview Advice: Make sure your are ready to talk in depth about your academic projects and/or experiences.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Engineering Graduate Trainee

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Renishaw

, at Renishaw

Application Advice: Make sure to convey your interests in your application, Renishaw will usually be able to accommodate them.

Interview Advice: Be familiar with the topics you mentioned in your application cover letter.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Engineering Graduate Trainee

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Renishaw

Graduate Engineer, Optical Engineering at Renishaw

Application Advice: Good to show experience in projects relevant to company's area of interest

Interview Advice: Expect technical questions

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Engineering Graduate Trainee

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Thames Water

Technical Project Coordinator, Thames Tideway Tunnel Asset Delivery Team at Thames Water

Application Advice: Research the company and be open minded about the opportunities on offer. Be very clear that often the role involves people management to start with but there are opportunities to develop in other areas if you have a good attitude and determination to succeed. If you choose to go down the technical route there is support from the company for Professional Qualification.

Interview Advice: How do you work as part of a team? This is very important as it is showing that you are adaptable, flexible and willing to get stuck in. There is a huge variety of roles within the company. Ask about mentors, future progression and development. Don't be afraid to ask more about the roles on offer to make sure it is right for you.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Engineering Graduate Trainee

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Renishaw

Graduate Electronics Engineer, Measurement and Automation Product Division at Renishaw

Application Advice: Talk about your practical skills - For example your lab skills. Is there any of your hobbies related to the job like repairing laptops, phones, doing some personal research.

Interview Advice: Be cool. Express yourself clearly. Don't be afraid to say you don't know (you are a graduate). Show you can work and integrate in team.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Engineering Graduate Trainee

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Renishaw

Graduate Electronic Engineer, at Renishaw

Interview Advice: Talk about why you want the job that you apply for. (what makes you excited)

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Engineering Graduate Trainee

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Renishaw

Graduate Engineer, Additive Manufacturing Product Division at Renishaw

Interview Advice: relax and enjoy it!

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Engineering Graduate Trainee

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Renishaw

Research and Development Graduate, Styli & Custom Products at Renishaw

Application Advice: I didn't have to go through the application process because I had done summer placements and was offered the role. I would advise doing placements to see if it is something that you want to do and if it is, the placement will likely improve your chances in getting the job.

Interview Advice: N/A (See above)

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Renishaw

Electronic Engineer, Machine Tool Product Division at Renishaw

Interview Advice: The interview was very conversational and relaxed. Be prepared to talk a lot about yourself and your experiences before the technical interview.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Engineering Graduate Trainee

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Renishaw

Graduate Engineer, at Renishaw

Application Advice: Make sure you want to live in the country / are capable of driving and be yourself.

Interview Advice: There are two main parts, the interview and a group exercise, try to let others in the group know what you have to offer without overshadowing anyone else.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Engineering Graduate Trainee

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Renishaw

Graduate Electronic Engineer, Electronic at Renishaw

Application Advice: Renishaw is one of the best companies to work for.

Interview Advice: Be yourself as the company is looking for people who can fit within.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Engineering Graduate Trainee

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Thales

Systems Engineer, at Thales

Application Advice: Read through the job requirements carefully and try to tailor your application/experience around that. Just aimlessly listing your knowledge won't help if you can't find an application for it.

Interview Advice: Knowledge of the company is paramount, they will have expected you to have done some research. Also honesty works well. If you aren't sure of a technical answer don't try and wing it as they will have the knowledge to call you up on it. It is more important to talk the question through with the interviewer and show the direction of your thinking. They will more than likely help you to get near the answer but the main thing is to see how you deal with problem solving, your approach.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Engineering Graduate Trainee

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Costain

Graduate Engineer, Natural Resources Division at Costain

Application Advice: Makes sure technical knowledge is good. Be yourself and have a personality.

Interview Advice: Know exactly who Costain are and why you want to work there!

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Engineering Graduate Trainee

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Costain

GRADUATE CONTROL AND INSTRUMENT ENGINEER, Control and Instrumentation at Costain

Application Advice: keen to learn adaptability flexible

Interview Advice: basic knowledge regarding instruments working principles and application

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Engineering Graduate Trainee

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Costain

Graduate Site Engineer, Highways/Infrastructure at Costain

Application Advice: Enthusiasm for learning from others and a willingness to gain as much experience as possible. A little research into the company will help you to identify what areas/types of job you would like to work on. Ask lots of questions and show an interest in what others do.

Interview Advice: Be open and honest, the more information you give when asked questions, the less questions you can be asked in the time. Talk about what you know, be honest and don't try and blag it if you don't actually know the answer... your interviewer will see through it.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Engineering Graduate Trainee

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Costain

Graduate, at Costain

Application Advice: Assessment comprises of an competency interview, individual presentation and group task. Ensure you do company research and prepare well in advance for presenting.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Engineering Graduate Trainee

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Amec Foster Wheeler

Graduate Trainee Estimator, Estimating And Proposals at Amec Foster Wheeler

Application Advice: Try and get as much internship/work experience as possible in the industry to demonstrate entusiasm and understanding. Do not worry about estimating experience as there is no formal qualification for estimating.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Engineering Graduate Trainee

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Air Products

Project Engineer, Project Execution at Air Products

Application Advice: Be honest and make sure you present yourself in the best possible way. Application form should be easy to read and only present the key aspects of your experience and education. You will get your chance to talk and expand on the topics at the later stage, while application must only get the company interested in you.

Interview Advice: Be social and do not give up at any stage. The way you react to your mistakes often is much more important than the actual mistakes. Also, make sure you do not repeat yourself or talk too long on the same topic - you only get a certain time, and you surely want to cover as much as possible of your knowledge and experience!

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Engineering Graduate Trainee

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Tata Steel

Technical Graduate Trainee, Rail and Section Mill at Tata Steel

Application Advice: Prepare well for assessment centre. Demonstrate alignment to TATA values in addition to soft and hard skills.

Interview Advice: Be prepared to give examples of what you did and the results; all in accordance to the competencies they are asking for.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Engineering Graduate Trainee

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Tata Steel

Process Fuel Engineer, Blast Furnaces at Tata Steel

Application Advice: If your expecting an office based role, then this role is not for you. Placements are usually orientated around interaction with plant personnel and equipment in order to achieve your objectives.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Engineering Graduate Trainee

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Jaguar Land Rover

Technical Specialist Support, Chassis at Jaguar Land Rover

Application Advice: Take your time and have a couple of other people read through your application before submitting.

Interview Advice: Be sure to have a presentation already prepared that you can put onto a flip chart. Ideally one you've done at university or presented before with feedback.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Engineering Graduate Trainee

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Mott MacDonald

Graduate Engineer, Bridges at Mott MacDonald

Application Advice: None.

Interview Advice: None.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Engineering Graduate Trainee

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Mott MacDonald

Graduate Electrical Engineer, E&P at Mott MacDonald

Application Advice: This is the best place for anyone looking for career development.

Interview Advice: What would you bring to the team?

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Engineering Graduate Trainee

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Jaguar Land Rover

Graduate Trainee, Advanced Research at Jaguar Land Rover

Application Advice: Study the high performance business behaviours given on the careers website and find examples of those behaviours in your past experiences.

Interview Advice: Be confident but show integrity, work carefully through the tasks given and don't become flustered if you make a mistake.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Engineering Graduate Trainee

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Thales

Electo Optics & Algorithms Engineer, Electo Optics & Algorithms at Thales

Application Advice: Entering through the graduate scheme; show how your degree knowledge can be applied to areas within that job sector

Interview Advice: Revise technical answers and knowledge

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Engineering Graduate Trainee

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Npower

Graduate Electrical Engineer, Electrical Engineering at Npower

Application Advice: Motivated individuals need to be able to see the opportunities that exist. Graduate programs require input from the graduate as much as from the company. Bear this self driven aspect in mind. It's not a free ride!

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Engineering Graduate Trainee

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Wood Group

Graduate Engineer, Subsea Pipelines at Wood Group

Application Advice: Be a hard working honest person, smile its contagious. Read about the oil and gas industry, knowledge of the background history will set you apart as a candidate.

Interview Advice: Understand what you gained from each role or job that you have completed, this is important as it is easy to forget the transferable skills that can be learned in any part time job.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Engineering Graduate Trainee

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Thales

Research and Technology Engineer, at Thales

Application Advice: Skills other than engineering skills are very valuable such as team working and ability to promote the engineering discipline in career fairs and others.

Interview Advice: Be yourself.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Engineering Graduate Trainee

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Mott MacDonald

Graduate Transport Modeller, at Mott MacDonald

Interview Advice: Remember it is a two-way process. Ask questions and try your best to relax. Everyone is very friendly! Make sure you have a good knowledge of the company and if you are giving a presentation, practice on your family/friends beforehand.

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Jaguar Land Rover

Component Engineer, Chassis at Jaguar Land Rover

Application Advice: Apply when applications open.

Interview Advice: Take time to read the business behaviours the company is looking for and come up with examples. Practise psychometric tests.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Engineering Graduate Trainee

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Thales

ISR Software Engineer, Defence Mission Systems at Thales

Application Advice: There are a huge amount of projects being undertaken by Thales, so make sure to research a few that have been in the news. Make sure to research the job you are applying to in order to make sure it is appropriate for your background.

Interview Advice: Make sure to read up on any relevant theory regarding the job you are applying for, as there will be technical questions. These will generally be quite basic, so make sure to have a look at the fundamentals of engineering in the specific area you are applying for.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Engineering Graduate Trainee

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Jaguar Land Rover

Concept Engineer, Hybrids and Electrification at Jaguar Land Rover

Application Advice: Read and learn the Business Behaviours Framework, they're key and if you can prove that you have demonstrated them in some way in the past then make sure you have those times in your mind for an interview.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Engineering Graduate Trainee

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Jaguar Land Rover

Test Engineer, Structural Test – Product Creation at Jaguar Land Rover

Application Advice: Make sure you are enthusiastic about the product and understand the target customers.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Engineering Graduate Trainee

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Jaguar Land Rover

Project Engineer, Vehicle Engineering at Jaguar Land Rover

Application Advice: It takes more than just sound engineering knowledge to succeed at this job. Excellent interpersonal and communication skills are just as important. Many of the jobs here involve working with suppliers and necessitate influencing other teams and departments, hence experience in this industry or any other is very useful for candidates applying.

Interview Advice: Role play, group discussion, individual interview and a presentation. The process is designed to assess your decision making ability, communication skills, and how knowledgeable you are on your chosen subject (your dissertation / final year project) Would advise being proactive and getting your point across in the group discussion / decision making activities, and having something semi-prepared to present on your dissertation / project.

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Jaguar Land Rover

Graduate Product Development Engineer, Hybrids and Electrification at Jaguar Land Rover

Application Advice: Make sure you get as much information about your home department job area/role before committing to accepting the job and do not presume anything.

Interview Advice: Just be polite and speak clearly with confidence. Always answer a question in the most direct way possible without speaking too much in and around the question subject area. Allow the conversation to go both ways, i.e. do not talk consistently with the interviewer just sitting there listening to you.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Engineering Graduate Trainee

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Jaguar Land Rover

NVH Engineer, Noise, Vibration and Harshness at Jaguar Land Rover

Application Advice: Know about how much the company is expanding globally, the challenges that this will cause and increasing workload with lots of new vehicle programmes running in parallel.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Engineering Graduate Trainee

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Jaguar Land Rover

Product Development Graduate Trainee, Product, Processes, Planning and Operations at Jaguar Land Rover

Application Advice: Focus on personality and interpersonal skills as well as the performance behaviours - technical ability can be gained on the job.

Interview Advice: Think of solid examples to present teamwork abilities, innovation and iniative.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Engineering Graduate Trainee

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Wood Group

Graduate Electrical Engineer, Electrical at Wood Group

Application Advice: Be yourself, dont try and put an act on during interview process! Make sure you have drive for more!

Interview Advice: group exercise, presentation, personal interview, technical test.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Engineering Graduate Trainee

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Thales

Supportability Engineer, Defence Mission Systems at Thales

Application Advice: Dont worry if the role you're applying for is not exactly related to the course you studied at uni, a lot of the required skills are transferrable.

Interview Advice: Know the company's mission statement, major projects and social corporate responsibilities.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Engineering Graduate Trainee

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Thales

, at Thales

Application Advice: As an accredited graduate training scheme, Thales offers great scope for a successful career if you are willing to put in the work.

Interview Advice: Come across as a team played, also great presentation skills get you far.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Engineering Graduate Trainee

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Thales

Systems engineer, Customer support at Thales

Application Advice: Research the company. Lots of interesing history and products.

Interview Advice: Know your subject.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Engineering Graduate Trainee

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Wood Group

Project Control trainee, at Wood Group

Application Advice: Be honest, and do the best you can.

Interview Advice: Read up on the company. Not a complete history, but read their public handbooks, get a basic knowledge of WG.

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Siemens

Graduate Trainee, Gas Turbines – Compressor/Rotor Engineering at Siemens

Application Advice: - prepare good CV and cover letter and provide references from your tutors or past employers - answer honestly to all the questions provided and try to encourage potential emplyer that you are the right person for this placement

Interview Advice: - have some idea about the company and sector you applied for - be sincere, polite, positive and with smile

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Engineering Graduate Trainee

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Siemens

Engineering Graduate, Building Technologies – Solutions and Services at Siemens

Application Advice: As most of our Building Technologies are migrating to TCP/IP you should be able to add some credentials to yourself on this field for eg. Networking, CCNA (if possible) etc. Always make your CV stand out and highlight your key skills both in the application form and your CV

Interview Advice: Be prepared for a few Team Activities at the Assessment Centre. Keep your confidence level very high throughout the interview and come for the interview well prepared for questions related to your projects (you are currently working on). Also prepare yourself with good answers (from your past life experience) for popular competency based questions (Search through the internet for more details)

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Engineering Graduate Trainee

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Siemens

Graduate Rotational Engineer, at Siemens

Application Advice: The application advice is to be yourself, show them that you are innovative, creative, open to new experiences and able to cope with a challenging job environment. That you are able to handle tasks from beginning to end and have a proven track experience of challenging projects where you have succeeded.

Interview Advice: One of the questions you may be asked is to explain what you know about Siemens AG and its role in the society. Please search has much as you can about Siemens, and its role in the society, its different sectors and why you would like to work for them. Also be able to show and give examples of situations. Give a S.T.A.R. (Situation, Task, Action, Result) answer.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Engineering Graduate Trainee

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Siemens

Wind Power Graduate Trainee, Technical Sales at Siemens

Application Advice: I'm learning that teamwork and communication skills are very important for a project manager. Show some external activity/interest/initiative around the industry the job's in to make yourself stand out. Tailor your application to the job to demonstrate why you should be in this position - consider how your background story led you to want to manage a project and lead a team in this industry. A few well chosen, targeted applications are better than a scattergun approach, for your future too.

Interview Advice: Prepare yourself thoroughly for the telephone interview and the assessment centre, there will be many "give me an example of when you..." questions! There will be a group exercise - be confident, a problem solver, a team player, and a communicator. If you make a presentation you will obviously prepare very well, but a key part is your ability to explain answers to questions and show a logical approach. There is a continental culture within Siemens - don't be afraid to speak up if you disagree, you may be the only one that's right.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Engineering Graduate Trainee

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Siemens

Wind Power Graduate Trainee, Technical Sales at Siemens

Application Advice: I'm learning that teamwork and communication skills are very important for a project manager. Show some external activity/interest/initiative around the industry the job's in to make yourself stand out. Tailor your application to the job to demonstrate why you should be in this position - consider how your background story led you to want to manage a project and lead a team in this industry. A few well chosen, targeted applications are better than a scattergun approach, for your future too.

Interview Advice: Prepare yourself thoroughly for the telephone interview and the assessment centre, there will be many "give me an example of when you..." questions! There will be a group exercise - be confident, a problem solver, a team player, and a communicator. If you make a presentation you will obviously prepare very well, but a key part is your ability to explain answers to questions and show a logical approach. There is a continental culture within Siemens - don't be afraid to speak up if you disagree, you may be the only one that's right.

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Wood Group

TECHNICAL SAFETY, ABERDEEN at Wood Group

Application Advice: DURING THE APPLICATION YOU HAVE THE OPPORTUNITY OF SELLING YOURSELF, PLEASE UTILIZE THOSE SECTIONS VERY WELL.

Interview Advice: BE YOURSELF .

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Engineering Graduate Trainee

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Wood Group

Process Engineers, Process at Wood Group

Application Advice: Brilliant training scheme

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Engineering Graduate Trainee

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Jaguar Land Rover

Product Development Graduate, VE – NVH at Jaguar Land Rover

Application Advice: Research the company beforehand and be sure to structure your application to include the JLR High Performance Behaviours which are listed in the hints and tips section of the JLR careers website's hints and tips section.

Interview Advice: JLR High Performance Behaviours are also important for the interview at the assessment centre. Tailor your answers to include how you demonstrated high performance behaviours in previous situations. Have several situations in which you demonstrated high performance behaviours prepared. Think these out well so you can give clear concise answers that include: what the situation was, what you did and what the result was. Be sure to use "I" and not "we" when talking about group projects. Describe your role within a team not what the team did.

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Jaguar Land Rover

Product Creation and Development, Diesel Controls at Jaguar Land Rover

Application Advice: Take a look at the website for the key business behaviours and understand what the company wants but generally just behave in a relaxed professional manner.

Interview Advice: Take control of a situation if you can see something going wrong/off track.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Engineering Graduate Trainee

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Jaguar Land Rover

APC Powertrain Engineer, Powertrain Engineering at Jaguar Land Rover

Application Advice: Read the high performance behaviours framework that is given to you and try to think of examples where you have met them. This is what you will be scored on during assessment centres.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Engineering Graduate Trainee

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Jaguar Land Rover

Systems Engineer, Electronic, Electrical and Software Engineering at Jaguar Land Rover

Application Advice: Include all work experience, you never know what might be relevant.

Interview Advice: Make sure you have lots of examples to demonstrate JLRs business behaviours.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Engineering Graduate Trainee

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Jaguar Land Rover

Product Development Engineer, Electrical Engineering at Jaguar Land Rover

Application Advice: Research the company; past, present and future, show your individuality.

Interview Advice: Be yourself, be confident, present a positive image, don't be afraid to share your ideas and speak up

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Engineering Graduate Trainee

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nucleargraduates

Graduate Trainee Systems Support Engineer, Plant Systems at nucleargraduates

Application Advice: Apply! This is a good scheme to be on. The nuclear industry generally is in need of engineers and as such it feels like I have good job security. The scheme places a heavy point on your development and I have really bonded with my fellow graduates. Even if you are unsure of where you are headed in your career, there are so many paths within the nuclear sector and the flexibility of the scheme allows you to search and experience many aspects.

Interview Advice: When I look around the people on the graduate scheme with me, I often think one of the assessment criteria must have been; do you have a personality and can you get on with people - or how else did I get here? The advice I would give then is to be yourself and talk to people - be personable and a laugh and the rest will look after itself.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Engineering Graduate Trainee

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