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Virgin Media

Finance Business Partner, Finance at Virgin Media

Application Advice: Know the Virgin values, show some personality and put a lot of time into your application.

Interview Advice: Be yourself, and try relax as much as possible. Show some personality, Virgin want to hear about you and see some character!

Industry: Banking and Finance, Finance Rotational Graduate Scheme

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Virgin Media

Finance Graduate, Finance at Virgin Media

Application Advice: Don't be boring and by the book. Put in the odd joke if it comes naturally during interviews. My interview seemed like more of a conversation which put me at ease and helped me to better get my points across. It also meant I was able to learn a bit more about the company at this stage, so I could be confident I would enjoy working for Virgin Media.

Interview Advice: I was asked what I knew about the company. I was asked what I knew about finance and the role of a management accountant. I was asked to tell them about a time when my opinion was changed by someone else. At the assessment centre there were various group activities so be prepared to work in a team and don't be afraid to speak up. In my group the most vocal candidate did not get the job. I think this is because he came across as overly pushy and therefore did not portray himself well. So make sure you get the balance right...

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Virgin Media

Finance Graduate, Finance at Virgin Media

Application Advice: Do your research on the Scheme, the Company and the Telecoms market in general. Know the competitors and different product offerings.

Interview Advice: The Interview is more of a conversation - be relaxed, conversational and don't be afraid to ask questions and demonstrate interest in the organization as a whole and how it operates.

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Virgin Media

Finance Graduate, Finance at Virgin Media

Application Advice: Don't be afraid to use examples from all sorts of sources when answering competency questions. It's often the most unexpected answers that stick out the most!

Interview Advice: In group exercises, don't be afraid to put your ideas forward, even if you're not 100% sure about them. Through making it to the assessment centre, you've proved you're good enough technically, so show assessors you're not afraid to step up. Also, a number of existing graduates are there helping out the assessment, which makes for less intense interviews than that of some other companies.

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Thomson Reuters

Sales Graduate Trainee, Finance at Thomson Reuters

Application Advice: Be willing to go the extra mile.

Interview Advice: Be yourself, be natural and don't be pushy.

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Thomson Reuters

Sales Graduate, Finance & Risk at Thomson Reuters

Application Advice: List your skills and do not adapt your skills to the requirement section.

Interview Advice: Present yourself and try not to be the person you think is required for the role.

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Fidelity International

Sales Support – Wealth Management, Sales & Marketing Graduate Team at Fidelity International

Application Advice: Know about Fidelity and the Asset Management Industry. Why Fidelity particularly? Why specifically the role you are applying for? Understand the business.

Interview Advice: Sell yourself on why you're different - focus on your extra curricular activities etc.

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MUFG

Associate, IBD at MUFG

Application Advice: In this role you really become a member of a team rather than just a resource. Being likeable is half of the game.

Interview Advice: Don't just answer questions, make the interview a discussion. Use the interview as a learning tool, which will show not only you are interested but also that you can respond and question things under pressure.

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Sky

Assistant Financial Analyst, at Sky

Interview Advice: Have clear reasons for why you want to work for Sky over others. Also, be yourself. Sky are looking closely at the person you are as well your job capabilities.

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Sky

Assistant Financial Analyst, International OTT at Sky

Application Advice: Be yourself and show your personality in your application. Try to explain why you have a genuine passion for finance and Sky Products and outline the impact you feel you could make at Sky.

Interview Advice: Think of examples of when you have displayed the skillset we look for at Sky. Learn the 6 key behaviours and prepare answers of when you have shown these in action. It doesn't matter if these are from Uni, School, Part time jobs or otherwise - you aren't expected to have a massive bank of experience yet.

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Bank of England

Supervisor, at Bank of England

Application Advice: Study up on what the Bank of England does - it's quite a unique institution with its own distinct objectives and role in the economy!

Interview Advice: Make sure you understand what the different parts of the Bank do and how they interact with other institutions.

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American Express

Financial Analyst, Finance at American Express

Application Advice: Focus on why you want to be part of the firm and how you can contribute to its success.

Interview Advice: Be honest and learn as much as possible for the company and role.

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Siemens

Finance Graduate, Commercial Project Management at Siemens

Application Advice: Be thorough, concise and sell yourself.

Interview Advice: Research the company. Think about past work experience and situations you have been in. Be enthusiastic and confident.

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Siemens

Business Graduate, Siemens Financial Services at Siemens

Application Advice: Be honest about who you are and what you can add to the organisation. Don't be shy to tell them your accomplishments, you only have one shot and you are against stiff competition.

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Financial Conduct Authority

Associate, Enforcement at Financial Conduct Authority

Application Advice: Think about the organisation's values and how you can demonstrate that you share them

Interview Advice: Think about examples of when you demonstrated the organisation's values, read about its present and future objectives and how you can contribute to their achievement, try to talk to people from the organisation (if you can).

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MUFG

Analyst, at MUFG

Application Advice: I would advise to be yourself, to ask lots of questions and to show enthusiasm for the role.

Interview Advice: Research the company beforehand and attend banking and finance fairs so that you can speak to representatives of the firm to gain a valuable insight into the firm. Ask questions at the end, to your interviewers and show an interest into what they do.

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Network Rail

Finance Graduate, Finance at Network Rail

Application Advice: Make sure you do your research before progressing with your application. There is plenty of information out there, on the Network Rail website alone. Don't labour over facts and figures but gain an understanding of our key messages and aims, which more than anything should get you excited for the potential this role offers you!

Interview Advice: Most of the questions I was asked in my interview were competence based, so think of some examples where you met the key competencies for a finance graduate that you can draw on when asked. Also, prepare for questions such as 'why network rail?' or 'why finance?'. Reasonably standard graduate interview questions essentially. Above all relax - I know that's much easier to say this side of the process, but you will interview much better when you're calm!

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Thomson Reuters

Finance Graduate, Finance at Thomson Reuters

Application Advice: Understand why you want to work here. If it's just because it's a job, then don't apply. But try to understand TR, where they sit in the market and how they operate. If you're a good match, then your application will go far.

Interview Advice: Be excited. Ask questions. Get your true personality across as much as possible. Show how willing to learn you are.

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Thomson Reuters

Business Unit Controller, ET&O Controllership at Thomson Reuters

Application Advice: Thomson Reuters wants to employ people who are willing to learn, innovative and hard working so remember to demonstrate these traits in your application form.

Interview Advice: Have examples prepared. The interview is mainly competency based, so you will need to tell someone about a time when you displayed a certain skill/behaviour. Try to remain calm and treat the interview as a conversation with a colleague.

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Thomson Reuters

Finance Graduate, at Thomson Reuters

Application Advice: Know what the company does. Prepare, be enthusiastic and make an effort to speak to people.

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Thales

Project Accountant, Project Accountants at Thales

Application Advice: Have a good understanding of the different businesses within Thales.

Interview Advice: If you are passionate about a specific business highlight this as you may get more opportunities to work in that sector whilst on the graduate scheme.

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Civil Service Fast Stream

Finance rotational graduate, at Civil Service Fast Stream

Application Advice: Same as all grad schemes. Research organisation, prepare.

Interview Advice: Prepare using Civil Service Competency Framework. STAR format.

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HSBC Bank Plc

Analyst, Product Control at HSBC Bank Plc

Application Advice: Finance Rotations involve both banking and accounting, therefore make sure you enjoying working in both sides of the role. Extensive research of the bank and the role is highly recommended.

Interview Advice: Phone interview: HR-based questions e.g. why the bank, why the position, and a few situational questions. Be prepared for one or two unexpected questions e.g. what will the world be like in 50 years. Assessment centre: there might be a presentation, and several interviews. A lot of preparation is advised, however try to stay relaxed during the assessment day as confidence is very important during interviews!

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Grant Thornton UK LLP

Associate, Corporate Finance at Grant Thornton UK LLP

Application Advice: Have a genuine interest in business and commerciality - just reading the Financial Times is not enough. Also, be prepared to discuss around things you have read and how you could advise a business based on these matters.

Interview Advice: Be yourself and don't shy away from talking about what interests and inspires you, as this will be encouraged and it pays to come across as an enthusiastic person.

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TJX Europe

Financial Analyst, Financial Accounts at TJX Europe

Application Advice: Understand the off-price model and research the company well beforehand.

Interview Advice: As above. The interview is fairly informal and there is opportunity to speak to with current graduates - come with some questions to ask.

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TJX Europe

Finance Graduate Scheme, Finance at TJX Europe

Application Advice: Don't get too nervous as it is all quite relaxed and everyone is friendly.

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Atos

, at Atos

Application Advice: - Research the different roles that Atos offer in detail to ensure that you pick the right role for yourself. - Be passionate about the role that you are applying for as it will show in your interviews.

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Hargreaves Lansdown

Financial Analyst, Accounts at Hargreaves Lansdown

Application Advice: Display a willingness to learn. The graduate scheme requires individuals that can pick up new skills quickly and efficiently.

Interview Advice: In order to stand out at the interview, candidates must fully understand how our company has historically operated and generated revenue. Additionally they need to know how the company plans to evolve in the short to medium term, information that is freely available within the company's yearly reports.

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Sky

Assistant Financial Analyst, Commercial Finance at Sky

Application Advice: Just be yourself. Sky select candidates with a diverse range of backgrounds, from traditional finance subjects to Sciences, History or Geology, so don't be put off from applying because you think you don't "fit".

Interview Advice: Be yourself but also be prepared. Even if you are asked a question that you might not necessarily have experienced, instead of saying nothing, you could say.. well, I don't have experience of it however had I been in the situation this is what I would do..

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Siemens

Business Graduate, Asset Finance at Siemens

Application Advice: Research Siemens, and all of its divisions. This role is bespoke within the company. The goings on of Siemens making trains is almost unrelated. Research Siemens Financial Services.

Interview Advice: Customer focus is essential. All answers should go along the lines of how you helped to benefit a customer - whether they are a colleague, a manager, someone in retail, etc. Always link it back to how you helped deliver excellent customer service and experience.

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Societe Generale

, at Societe Generale

Application Advice: -Be thorough and don't leave any gaps. -Try and put a personal touch that will make you stand out from the pile of applicants applying for the same position.

Interview Advice: -Be confident. -Draw from your experiences and tailor examples to the questions asked. -Ask the interviewers questions to understand fully what your job would entail and about the company you are about to join.

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Capita

Finance Graduate, Finance at Capita

Interview Advice: Competency based interview - read up on the Capita values. Be prepared to get involved with group tasks.

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AXA

Financial Analyst, Commercial Business Finance at AXA

Application Advice: Make sure you do some research into the insurance industry, especially if you are looking at the finance graduate scheme. Try and have a basic understanding of insurance accounting and the key KPIs that they measure their success against, this will help you when you start work and won't embarrass you when you have nothing to add at the interview.

Interview Advice: Be yourself as much as possible, if you're a bubbly funny person - show them that, they want people with personalities who will challenge the current way of working, not just someone who will do as they are told and blend in to the background. Types of questions asked: - Why AXA? - Why this scheme? - Why finance? - What could you add to AXA? - What puts you under pressure/makes you stressed? - Why did you choose your degree course?

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Vodafone

Finance Analyst, Commercial Finance at Vodafone

Application Advice: If you want to be: challenged, grow in your professional career, experience in a variety of different roles within a top reputable organisation filled with great people - Vodafone is the place to be.

Interview Advice: Be obsessed with the organisation of Vodafone - know the historic facts about them. Make sure you are aware of the current field Vodafone is involved in - see how you could play a part (this can be through: actual job or opinions on particular business moves). On the day of the interview, don't treat others like your rivals but like a peer you would want to work with side by side.

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RBS

, Risk at RBS

Application Advice: Read through the official website and news.

Interview Advice: Speak more in the AC.

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Grant Thornton UK LLP

Associate, Advisory at Grant Thornton UK LLP

Application Advice: Be yourself and make sure you really understand the values and growth ambitions of the firm.

Interview Advice: Think CLEARR!

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RBS

Cyber Security analytics analyst, Security and Resilience at RBS

Application Advice: Show the interviewer what you love, be yourself and identify where your passions and the banks core values overlap.

Interview Advice: Be the best version of yourself, smile and be friendly, get your passions across to the interviewers.

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RBS

Assistant Manager, Ulster Bank at RBS

Application Advice: Focus on the customer.

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Nomura

Analyst, Financial Control at Nomura

Application Advice: Try to do your best at work and ask questions if you're stuck.

Interview Advice: Be confident.

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RBS

Business Analyst, Ulster Bank Transformation at RBS

Application Advice: Be prepared to spend a lot of time on the application process - there are several online tests as well as a telephone interview and assessment centre and you will likely need to prepare for these.

Interview Advice: Do your research on the specific role you are applying for, as you will be asked about this in any interviews and your knowledge/lack of will show through.

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Network Rail

Finance Graduate, Rotational throughout whole of finance at Network Rail

Application Advice: Working for Network Rail is totally different to any company I have worked for in the past and this is mainly due to it being in the public sector. The focus is not on profits but on providing a SAFE and RELIABLE train network to the citizens of this nation and for that reason you need to ensure that your goals are aligned with the organisation's. If not, then maybe working for Network Rail isn't for you.

Interview Advice: There is a small technical section so make sure you have swotted up on your finance knowledge (in my case), however, if you have done a finance related degree then this shouldn't be an issue. Ensure you have researched Network Rail thoroughly as there will be many questions that link to the organisation.

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Compass Group UK & Ireland

Graduate, Finance at Compass Group

Application Advice: -Demonstrate your knowledge on Compass (read the company website). -Make sure you have a clear idea of why you want to work for Compass. -Try and relate skills picked up in the past to your potentially new role. -Be confident.

Interview Advice: Be confident and make sure you research the answer to the question of why Compass and why they should choose you over other candidates.

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Nomura

Finance Analyst, at Nomura

Application Advice: Make yourself stand out - HR receive thousands of applications, it's a very competitive industry.

Interview Advice: Come prepared with information about Nomura & why you have chosen a specific path. It's a chance for you to find out if you would want to work at Nomura so bring questions prepared.

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Virgin Media

Finance Graduate, Commercial at Virgin Media

Application Advice: Show a passion for Virgin Media.

Interview Advice: Display an understanding of how Virgin Media work, what our products are etc.

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Virgin Media

, at Virgin Media

Application Advice: Know why you want to work within an organisation rather than within an audit practice.

Interview Advice: Do your homework and understand what the company is currently working on and really show that this isn't just another application in the pile. Show genuine enthusiasm and give honest answers to all questions (there are no wrong answers).

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Financial Conduct Authority

, at Financial Conduct Authority

Application Advice: Do your research thoroughly.

Interview Advice: What are the issues facing the industry?

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Berenberg

Trainee Graduate, at Berenberg

Application Advice: Be humble Be smartly dressed Be early Show you are interested and have taken the time to learn about a smaller non-bulge bracket bank.

Interview Advice: How many fridges are there in Brazil? Should you invest in the London property market now?

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Berenberg

Graduate Trainee, at Berenberg

Application Advice: Think about what actually equity research actually is. Consider a company that you know well and try to really understand how they make money. What will drive their costs and revenues and what would you say are their key perfomance indicators. Break it down to fundamentals. Don't worry if you didn't do a finance or economics degree - the training is comprehensive and it's not long until everyone is on the same level.

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Berenberg

Graduate Trainee, Equity Research at Berenberg

Application Advice: Apply on time.

Interview Advice: Be informed about macro and micro Trends, especially the European equity market. Be honest and original.

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Berenberg

Graduate Trainee, Research at Berenberg

Application Advice: Focus on what makes you approachable as a Person and less on your experience in the industry. They really focus on personaility.

Interview Advice: How many fridges in india? Is Batman a superhero? Describe keynesian economics.

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Berenberg

Graduate Trainee, at Berenberg

Application Advice: Be versatile and open, make sure you have a good understanding of what's going on in the markets.

Interview Advice: Prepare some stock pitches (buys, sells). Know where the FTSE is and some other indices as well as exchange rates and inflation measures.

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Berenberg

Graduate Trainee, Graduates at Berenberg

Application Advice: Be humble. Nobody in this Company wants to hire arrogant People. At the same time, sell yourself by demonstrating the way your mind works and how the things you have achieved have shaped you into a top candidate.

Interview Advice: What is Private Banking to you? Sell me your tie. What item in the News particularly interests you?

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Berenberg

Graduate, Equity research at Berenberg

Application Advice: I would consider really understanding the areas the bank operates in and how they are different to peers (privately owned etc). I would also say there is a lot of technical knowledge taught during the training so an understanding of valuation and accounting would be helpful. Definitely apply early and have conviction in your answers. I was told to do a presentation on whether Greece should leave the Eurozone, and I had been following the headlines for a few weeks prior to this, which really helped. Ultimately, they are looking for confident, articulate people they can put in front of clients.

Interview Advice: Definitely follow the markets for a few months at least prior to the interviews. Know where the major indices are and if you can, try to follow a few companies so you can be prepared to do a stock pitch in the interview. I got asked brainteasers so brush up on mental maths, and be collaborative in the group exercises.

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Berenberg

Professional, Equity Research at Berenberg

Application Advice: Be memorable, be sure to know what makes you stand out, be proud of it. Sell yourself, your knowledge and your experiences.

Interview Advice: Sell me your tie What is your favourite film Sum the numbers between 1 and 50

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HSBC Bank Plc

Assistant Manager, Financial Crime Compliance at HSBC Bank Plc

Application Advice: Show your leadership strengths in a diplomatic way, teamwork is highly valued at HSBC.

Interview Advice: Understand HSBC's core values and use personal and academic experiences in your answers or scenarios you are put in.

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The PH Group

Finance graduate, Hotel accounts at The PH Group

Application Advice: Don`t use a cover letter that you have used for other applications. Our Graduate recruitment team are highly experienced and will spot a cover letter that has been generalised a mile off. Highlight all customer-facing experience you have, even working in a pub over the summer. All experience is experience!

Interview Advice: Be enthusiastic. There is nothing more important than seeing a hospitality graduate excited about hospitality and hotels in an interview. Do your research! PH has a long and varied history, and illustrating your knowledge of the comany's past will go a long way. It is also a group that is constantly updating its portfolio of hotels and conference venues, so understanding that will certainly help. During your assessment centre, make sure to introduce yourself to everyone in the room, there is no way you will get on to a hotel graduate scheme without being amiable and hospitable! And personally for me, your interview starts once you walk through the entrance. You should treat the receptionist as though they are interviewing you.

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E.ON

Graduate Trainee, Investment & Project Controlling at E.ON

Application Advice: Think about the competencies that are available on the website and make it clear how much you want the position.

Interview Advice: Think about the competencies that are available on the website and make it clear how much you want the position. Also, don't be too concerned with trying really hard to impress - from my own experience and having seen some of the process this year, these were the people who ended up less likely to get a position.

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L'Oreal

Finance Intern, at L’Oreal

Application Advice: Try to display your personality more than your job experience as that is largely what L'Oreal look for when hiring. Of course make sure that you do highlight particular work and university achievements as well but make sure it's not all about your job experience.

Interview Advice: I know a lot of people say this but seriously just be yourself. Most of the questions I was asked were more about me then the job you'll be doing, as they want to know who you are and what makes you tick so feel free to go off topic a little bit and sell yourself while at the same time bringing it back into relevance.

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RBS

, at RBS

Application Advice: Potentially consider applying elsewhere. If you prefer routine then the finance scheme may be for you as going forward it is to be "financial control" and "decision support" based. Would not recommend applying to finance at RBS.

Interview Advice: Why do you want to work here?

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Jaguar Land Rover

Finance Analyst, Finance at Jaguar Land Rover

Application Advice: Focus less on academic achievements and show that you're a rounded person.

Interview Advice: Show an interest in cars, even if you don't have one or you're not applying to a engineering role. Make sure you back up everything you say with data. Don't be thrown if you don't know something - say that you don't know but that you'll find out - they're trying to see if you'll lie.

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RBS

Graduate, Ulster Bank at RBS

Application Advice: Be prepared to work in widely different areas across the bank.

Interview Advice: Look into the ethos of RBS and how it's changing.

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RBS

Finance Graduate – Rotational, at RBS

Application Advice: Research well. Take the opportunity to meet RBS staff at careers fairs and events in order to understand the nature of the different divisions. Spring week and summer internships are a great way to understand first hand what each division entails. Keep answers on the application form concise.

Interview Advice: Read up on news stories related to RBS. Have competency examples prepared. Most of all enthusiasm is key - know why you want a particular role.

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RBS

Graduate Trainee in Finance, Corporate and Institutional Banking at RBS

Application Advice: Apply early. Spend a lot of time and effort on the application form. If you are applying to a lot of Graduate schemes ensure you go for quality over quantity. Sell yourself and put yourself in the employers shoes. Really research the company and ensure you know the in's and out's. Be confident.

Interview Advice: I found the interviewers at RBS much more approachable than at some of the other companies I applied to. So be confident and come across as someone they would want to work with. Be yourself and be honest. If you don't have a perfect answer just tell the truth. Really research the company, both for the phone interview and face to face interview. Learn facts/ quotes. Buy into the vision and talk about this. Ask the interviewer questions at the end and show an interest in their career.

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RBS

Assistant, Commercial Banking Grad Scheme at RBS

Application Advice: Be honest. Identify in yourself areas for improvement and expand on this by explaining how you have a keen interest in developing yourself to begin a long career with the bank. The bank will invest in you and give you the tools to build your career, they just need to see that you are someone who will take full advantage. Do not be afraid to confront the difficulties the bank has faced. RBS is trying to change for the better and they need people who are fully aware of past failings to ensure we do not make the mistakes again.

Interview Advice: If you don't know something, say so. They will see through you if you try to blag it, instead ask questions and try to learn whilst you're there. Take notes. Ask plenty of questions around career development. Look up the bank's visions for 2020 and relate it to your own personal values.

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Severn Trent

Finance Graduate, Management Accounting at Severn Trent

Application Advice: Take your time when you fill in the application form, do your research and really think before you answer.

Interview Advice: Just don't be shy!! It's a challenge but you may find that's when you perform your best. Believe in yourself!!

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Boots

Commercial Finance Analyst, Boots/Boots International/Boots Opticians/Alliance Boots at Boots

Application Advice: Just be yourself and don't worry if you don't have a finance background, Boots are looking for more rounded individuals so be sure to include any retail experience you may have and try and show why you're passionate about what we do!

Interview Advice: Most of the interviews are competency based however a store visit to one of our stores and our competitors would be helpful. Don't forget we're more than just retail so do your homework on the wholesale side of the business too!

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Arcadia Group

Finance Analyst, at Arcadia Group

Application Advice: Don't be afraid to blow your own trumpet a little bit, get as much on the application as possible but ensure it still reads well. Your answers should be clear and concise but hard-hitting to show you are determined and want this job.

Interview Advice: Research the job role thoroughly so that you have a rough understanding of what the day-to-day job roles will entail. Have a good understanding of the company - where it began, how it has changed, what the future holds, what factors are influential in its industry. You need a really good grounding in this. You want to get to know the company well before the interview - I find this makes you more hungry for the job, and makes you more passionate.

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London Stock Exchange Group

PMO, Project Managment at London Stock Exchange Group

Application Advice: Make sure your application is tailored and it is not generic The group is growing so be prepared to rotate in any company in the group

Interview Advice: Be confident Read about the group and get to know the different areas from the website Read financial news (e.g. FT)

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London Stock Exchange Group

Graduate Business Programme Associate, at London Stock Exchange Group

Application Advice: Know about what the company does. Capital markets is around about 20% of what we do - the London Stock Exchange Group has a whole host of companies, from a major clearing house, to a hugely lucrative index business, to a huge amount of financial technology services and products. The Group also owns most of the Italian financial market infrastructure. Have a clue about finance. By this I mean you need to understand the whys of financial markets. Finance is a transportation business with two purposes; to move risk from people who don't want it to people who do want it, and to move capital from people who have it but don't have anything to do with it, to entrepreneurs etc. who desperately need it. THAT is at the very heart of what the Exchange does, and it is a pivotal part of generating economic growth. It is NOT enough to simply know what an option is and how to price it - you need to understand the financial services industry from a holistic perspective, and how it has grown and evolved over the past 10 years due to regulatory pressures and changes in economic environment.

Interview Advice: You will almost certainly have an interview with someone from LCH.Clearnet. This means that you should know what LCH.Clearnet does, have some idea of how clearing works, what initial and variation margin is, and what how risk is evaluated (VAR models). Display an interest in people - your interviewers, your fellow candidates, and the people who come and talk to you at lunch. This is the best way to find out whether you want to work here or not, and to actually succeed on the grad programme.

Industry: Banking and Finance, Finance Rotational Graduate Scheme

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Sky

Assistant Financial Analyst, at Sky

Application Advice: Research the company and role you are going into.

Industry: Banking and Finance, Finance Rotational Graduate Scheme

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London Stock Exchange Group

Graduate Associate, Graduate Programme at London Stock Exchange Group

Application Advice: Don't think you have to be a particular kind of person to apply. LSEG is such a diverse organisation that my advise would be to research the company as thoroughly as possible and if it interest you, understand why and be able to communicate this succinctly. In terms of more general advise, think about the skills that you have and how they could be applied, and perhaps where you think this role could help you develop. If you can demonstrate that you have thought carefully about how you are trying to position and develop yourself, and can display a genuine interest in the group, I think that puts you in a strong position.

Interview Advice: Know the different areas of the group, read through recent news stories and think about how they might impact LSEG, even if the company is not mentioned directly (e.g. how might the UK General Election impact on LSEG).

Industry: Banking and Finance, Finance Rotational Graduate Scheme

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RB

Supply Graduate, Finance at RB

Application Advice: Look a great deal into RB before applying, make sure you feel as if you will fit within the company ethos and you will enjoy working within the values

Interview Advice: Be happy to question the interviewer Show what you're about, personally and professionally Try and show you're the sort of person that fits in with the key values Make sure you know about the brands!

Industry: Banking and Finance, Finance Rotational Graduate Scheme

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Sky

Assistant Financial Analyst, Actuals Reporting Team at Sky

Application Advice: Do your research on the company - it's not all about Sports

Interview Advice: Calm, patient and think before you speak. You don't need to rush a question.

Industry: Banking and Finance, Finance Rotational Graduate Scheme

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London Stock Exchange Group

Business Associate, Group Strategy at London Stock Exchange Group

Application Advice: Celebrate your individuality

Interview Advice: Come prepared - LSEG is a massive business, make sure you know at least about a few of them.

Industry: Banking and Finance, Finance Rotational Graduate Scheme

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Virgin Media

Group FP&A, Group FP&A at Virgin Media

Application Advice: Putting in the time and effort for the questions

Interview Advice: Get some group work and negotiation practice in

Industry: Banking and Finance, Finance Rotational Graduate Scheme

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HSBC Bank Plc

Operations Management Trainee, Technology and Services (HTS) at HSBC Bank Plc

Application Advice: Work together during assessment centres, don't see other people as competition. Show your personality and willingness to adapt.

Industry: Banking and Finance, Finance Rotational Graduate Scheme

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Network Rail

, at Network Rail

Application Advice: Research the company well, practice presentation skills.

Industry: Banking and Finance, Finance Rotational Graduate Scheme

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London Stock Exchange Group

Graduate, at London Stock Exchange Group

Application Advice: - Know the role of the exchange in the new capial markets paradigm and how LSEG's strategy pieces together to make it a competitive player. - Understand basic financial terminology, and be well-read on subjects relating to market infrastructure and risk

Interview Advice: - Be prepared, but don't be someone you are not.

Industry: Banking and Finance, Finance Rotational Graduate Scheme

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GE

Financial Management Program, at GE

Application Advice: Study company values and align your application along those lines

Interview Advice: Be yourself and test if this company is the right fit for you

Industry: Banking and Finance, Finance Rotational Graduate Scheme

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GE

Risk Management Program, Risk at GE

Application Advice: Think about the advantages and disadvantages of not working for an investment bank, clearly balance the two and understand what you favour the most.

Interview Advice: Be calm, think before replying and be a team player

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GE

Financial Management Program (FMP), Various at GE

Application Advice: Know this is what you want e.g. happy with not undertaking the charter-ship just yet. Be prepared to work hard and long hours in some cases, being pushed and expected to deliver.

Interview Advice: Why do you want to work in Finance? Why is this program for you? Where do you want to be in 5 years?

Industry: Banking and Finance, Finance Rotational Graduate Scheme

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GE

Financial Management Program (FMP), FP&A/Pricing/Controllership at GE

Application Advice: Be excited for the opportunity, think carefully about strengths and development needs and really understand that a finance program gives a great basis for almost any career in a corporate environment.

Interview Advice: Quite long ago now but generally questioned critical thinking, external focus, expertise, any prior experience and group based tasks.

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HSBC Bank Plc

Analyst, Finance at HSBC Bank Plc

Application Advice: Apply early!

Interview Advice: If you want to work here, show that you want to work here!

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GE

FMP – Financial management program, at GE

Application Advice: Always have good examples on what kind of projects etc. you've done before that could help you show who you are instead of pointing out your strengths.

Interview Advice: Always have good examples that show leadership initiatives, how you handle conflicts and how you could be proactive if needed. For example, if a deadline is coming up and you won't be able to meet it, how would you communicate that to your manager?

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GE

Financial Management Program, Finance at GE

Application Advice: Be a team player, show curiosity and eagerness to learn, go in with an open mind.

Interview Advice: Mainly scenario based questions "Tell me about a time when you". Structure your answers in the SMART format (Situation, Task, Action, Results, Take-away)

Industry: Banking and Finance, Finance Rotational Graduate Scheme

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HSBC Bank Plc

, at HSBC Bank Plc

Application Advice: Make sure you stand out from the crowd.

Interview Advice: Ensure you have examples and experiences that match the company's key values of being open, dependable and connected.

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London Stock Exchange Group

Graduate Business Associate, Collateral Operations, LCH.Clearnet at London Stock Exchange Group

Application Advice: Be aware and knowledgeable about all areas in the group. Understand what the Group is doing with regards to current affairs and be aware of the Group's focus. Have good interpersonal and communication skills. Do your research, even on the little things.

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London Stock Exchange Group

Associate, at London Stock Exchange Group

Application Advice: Research the entire LSEG, not just the London Stock Exchange. The Group is really diverse and it is really important to fully understand this.

Interview Advice: As above.

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London Stock Exchange Group

Graduate Associate, at London Stock Exchange Group

Application Advice: Apply as early as possible Tailor applications to each firm and research well Answer the question asked, if asking about teamwork, people don't just want to hear about how great you are at leading! Try and convey your passion for the industry Honesty and Integrity is key, financial services is a small world

Interview Advice: Try to do research across the whole group, FTSE, Clearing, the markets, etc. Relax, remember at assessment centres - not everybody is your competition. Chances are, if you're all great, you'll all get employed! Be nice and help each other. Ask good questions to the interviewer, be that current affairs, or a certain area of the business that you may have struggled to understand during your research. Asking shows you're keen to learn and engaged/passionate.

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HSBC Bank Plc

Commercial Management Trainee, Commercial Banking at HSBC Bank Plc

Application Advice: Research HSBC but banking/finance background is not essential

Interview Advice: Phone interview - have answers to competency based questions Assessment - very difficult to pre-plan

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HSBC Bank Plc

Executive Management Trainee, Commercial Banking at HSBC Bank Plc

Application Advice: The graduate scheme is not degree specific, there are a number of graduates (myself included) who did not do business or finance related degrees so do not let this put you off applying. Include any extra curricular, charity or community activities on your CV - this forms a big part of the graduate culture.

Interview Advice: Do your research - make sure you know why you want to work specifically for HSBC and not just for a bank

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Thomson Reuters

Business Graduate Program, Financial & Risk at Thomson Reuters

Application Advice: Need to be globally minded and the ability to adapt to changing environments. Need to have a business-centric mind with a focus on applying their day-to-day responsibilities to the overall business strategy and focus.

Interview Advice: Know how you overcome cultural diversity and differences.

Industry: Banking and Finance, Finance Rotational Graduate Scheme

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Transport for London

Finance Graduate, Finance at Transport for London

Application Advice: Be honest, have a passion for Finance/Transport

Interview Advice: Have examples to hand for common interview questions

Industry: Banking and Finance, Finance Rotational Graduate Scheme

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Galliford Try

Finance Graduate, Wolvey at Galliford Try

Application Advice: Galliford Try are very keen on industry knowledge and experience, if you can demonstrate that you know the basics and are willing to learn from others and apply yourself, then generally management are very keen to train you up and encourage you to move forward through your career.

Interview Advice: Galliford Try don't expect you to know everything first off, they are looking for potential and our future leaders, I think the right attitude is important here. Read through the visions and mission statement on the Galliford Try website before the interview.

Industry: Banking and Finance, Finance Rotational Graduate Scheme

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Financial Conduct Authority

, at Financial Conduct Authority

Application Advice: #NAME?

Interview Advice: - Ensure you directly answer the interview questions - Remember that a financial services related degree is not a job requirement

Industry: Banking and Finance, Finance Rotational Graduate Scheme

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Nationwide

Corporate Graduate, Reconciliations at Nationwide

Application Advice: Use STAR technique and make sure you answer the question.

Interview Advice: Be confident in your interview and know the company's current going's on. For example, they recently moved a lot of functions to Swindon, and they are currently expanding into a new building in Swindon.

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WM Morrisons

Finance Graduate, Marketing and Customer – Commercial Finance at WM Morrisons

Application Advice: Be yourself - the application process is completely strengths based and so the only way to impress the assessors is to demonstrate which of those strengths you possess. Attention to detail is key, especially with the finance scheme Love retail! After only 7 months in role, I have become almost obsessed with supermarkets so if that isn't your thing, this probably isn't the job for you!

Interview Advice: 5 stage process: Online Application Psychometric Tests - numerical/verbal/logical Situational Strengths Test Video Interview Assessment centre (including a 1-2-1 interview)

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Nationwide

, at Nationwide

Application Advice: Ensure you discuss how your values tie in with the values held by Nationwide, our values are core to our sucess

Interview Advice: Just be yourself, if you try to bluff your way through, you will fail!

Industry: Banking and Finance, Finance Rotational Graduate Scheme

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Nationwide

Information Management (IM) Graduate, Group Operations at Nationwide

Application Advice: Demonstrate that this is an application specifically for Nationwide - not simply a generic cut and paste job! Include anything that can make you stand out - e.g. quirky or unusual jobs/volunteering/extracurricular activities or a creative personal statement Previous work experience is always favourable

Interview Advice: Building consensus is just as important as achieving your personal objectives in group activities. Try to demonstrate a range of capabilities during the competency-based interview: problem-solving, proactiveness, leadership and determination.

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easyJet

Assistant Revenue Accounting, Revene Accounting at easyJet

Application Advice: Be passsionate about the industry and the job the area you want to go in to

Interview Advice: Be yourself and dont get swallowed up in the background

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Centrica

Accounting & Report Analyst, Finance at Centrica

Application Advice: Centrica's application process is all about demostrating the graudate behaviours. If you're able to competently talk about times when you've displayed all the behaviours you've got a great chance of doing well. Centrica place far more value on the behaviours than educational history.

Interview Advice: The interviewers want to make sure that finance is right for you and you've got solid rational behind your decision to apply for the Centrica finance scheme. They're not expecting applicants to have a comprehensive knowledge of finance, as long as you're willing to learn.

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Thomson Reuters

Business Graduate, at Thomson Reuters

Application Advice: Do your research on the company and exactly what it does, including its products and the different industries it caters to. Make sure you really understand what both the company does and what the role specifically entail. With a large brand there is a danger of just applying because you know it is a large respected company without fully realising exactly what the company does.

Interview Advice: Know the competitors of the company, and more than just one. You will be asked "Who are our main competitors?" Give a fully justified answer backed by research when asked "Why do you want to work for us?" Have a good idea as to the exact products of the company so you can make it clear you have researched and understand the company. Have a good answer for the question "Where do you see yourself in 3/5 years time?"

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Thomson Reuters

Manager, at Thomson Reuters

Application Advice: If successful, make sure to build a network around you both of peers and senior managers. With such a large company, and with so many different business units your options will be open throughout your career and the relationships you build matter.

Interview Advice: Try to understand as best as possible the product offerings of the company. Maintain focus on the company's global profile. Ensure you are prepared to discuss why and where you would fit in the company and why you would be a good investment for the company.

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Rentokil Initial

Financial Controller, Finance Control at Rentokil Initial

Application Advice: Be yourself, during the assessments we are not here to "trick" we just want to get to know you and see if you fit our company.

Interview Advice: Highlight projects from past experience that are an example of how you are.

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Thomson Reuters

Business Manager, Operations at Thomson Reuters

Application Advice: Come with an appreciation for the diversity of the company's businesses, but with a set destination within Thomson Reuters in mind. Know where you want to be, what you want to do, and why TR should want you there.

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AXA

Graduate, Finance at AXA

Application Advice: Research the company, this really applies for any company. If you don't know what they are looking for, how can you demonstrate that you are a good fit. Structure your examples around the STAR system.

Interview Advice: Prepare! As the saying goes fail to prepare, prepare to fail. Research the company and the industry. Read the news. Prepare tons of examples where you demonstrated various competencies. Basically the standard questions around teamwork, leadership, time management, problem solving etc.

Industry: Banking and Finance, Finance Rotational Graduate Scheme

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HSBC Bank Plc

Executive Management Trainee, Corporate at HSBC Bank Plc

Application Advice: Be as honest and as open as possible. Make sure you genuinely believe in the company's values, because HSBC certainly does.

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HSBC Bank Plc

Operational Leadership, HTS at HSBC Bank Plc

Application Advice: Don't try to impress with financial knowledge, this particular scheme is about change delivery and project management. Prove that you can succeed in these areas.

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Nationwide

Risk Analyst, Commercial Credit Risk at Nationwide

Application Advice: Research, make sure this is the role you want.

Interview Advice: Be likeable.

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HSBC Bank Plc

Operations Management Trainee, at HSBC Bank Plc

Application Advice: Include relevant academic/work/life experiences.

Interview Advice: Built rapport with interviewer.

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HSBC Bank Plc

Executive Trainee Scheme, at HSBC Bank Plc

Application Advice: Make sure you stand out from the crowd.

Interview Advice: Ensure your answers in the interviews mirror the key values of HSBC of being open, connected and dependable.

Industry: Banking and Finance, Finance Rotational Graduate Scheme

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HSBC Bank Plc

Executive Trainee, at HSBC Bank Plc

Application Advice: Show your determination to learn and emphasise your values in your application.

Industry: Banking and Finance, Finance Rotational Graduate Scheme

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HSBC Bank Plc

Operational Leadership Management Trainee, at HSBC Bank Plc

Application Advice: HSBC receives many applications for each offer made. It is therefore important to spend an appropriate amount of time on the initial application and ensure that it is tailored to the specific role you are applying for.

Interview Advice: HSBC does not have a set concept of exactly what a candidate should be like. Each graduate has their own strengths, personalities and aspirations. It is therefore important during the interview and assessment centre to simply be yourself. The interview and assessment centre does not focus on technical questions. Instead, there are various interviews, role plays and group exercises to assess various elements of how you are likely to perform if you were offered a place on the scheme. It is always hard to do, but the most important thing of all is to stay as calm as possible.

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HSBC Bank Plc

Management Trainee, Operational Leadership at HSBC Bank Plc

Application Advice: Be yourself! The company is great, but do not pretend to be something you are not. It will show!

Industry: Banking and Finance, Finance Rotational Graduate Scheme

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Rolls-Royce

Treasury controller, Treasury at Rolls-Royce

Application Advice: Go for it. You get a very well rounded view of a very large, industry leading, global company. They encourage us to go abroad which is a great opportunity and they're really supportive of CIMA studies. Do not say it's a car company. We're not. We're an engine company.

Interview Advice: Sectors of the business DO NOT SAY ANYTHING ABOUT THE CARS! Different business all together! Know about the share price Make reasonable assumptions about the future Know why we're in the media at that time (we're always doing something thats in the media) Have a well rounded business knowledge. I was asked if i was CEO of a brick company what information would I like to have and why. Nothing to do with finance really.

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Nationwide

Pension Risk Analyst, Capital Management at Nationwide

Application Advice: For a role within treasury or capital management it would be very useful to have a background in economics, finance, corporate finance

Interview Advice: Be yourself and make sure you do both market and company research!

Industry: Banking and Finance, Finance Rotational Graduate Scheme

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Nationwide

HR Specialist, Human Resources at Nationwide

Application Advice: Research the role thoroughly, but importantly research Nationwide as an employer as well, to be sure it suits you. Speak to anyone who already works there first to find out their opinion. It's very different to the banks so don't get confused - remember it is a building society!

Interview Advice: Can't remember any specific questions but primarily competency based at all stages of the process. They are interested in how well you you can work with/understand others as well as how well you understand yourself and your own capabiltiies

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Nationwide

Team Manager, Customer Operations at Nationwide

Application Advice: Make sure you do your research about Nationwide. The application and assessment days are hard; but don't give up! Strength of character is very important.

Interview Advice: Be confident. Do your research. Be honest and don't try to act in a certain way; it won't help you in the long run.

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NHS

Graduate management trainee, finance, Oxford University Hospitals at NHS

Application Advice: Be ready to take the initiative and seek out placements for yourself with managers who have the time and inclination to develop you- try managers who were previously on the graduate scheme themselves

Interview Advice: Healthcare experience, times when I showed leadership skills, team work, negotiation skills.

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Nestle

Finance Graduate, at Nestle

Application Advice: Apply early Do your research- know about Nestle's culture/principles/abbreviations!

Interview Advice: Smile Do research on how to answer strength-based interview questions

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BP

Product Control Analyst, Product Control at BP

Application Advice: Have a keen interest in Oil and Energy, or being willing to learn about the Oil Industry. I believe I got the role at BP because I had an Economic background from my degree but I also ran a Bio-Diesel project whilst at University.

Interview Advice: Be able to think about Social, Politcal, Economic, Technological, and Environmental factors when at the technical interview. Even if you have never come across the scenario before, think of the impacts of the situation (Oil spills as an obvious example).

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Zurich Financial Services

Financial Analyst, Financial Accounting and Analysis at Zurich Financial Services

Application Advice: Stand out and be confident in your ability

Interview Advice: Be confident and show desire and willingness to learn

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London Stock Exchange Group

Graduate Trainee, CEO Office at London Stock Exchange Group

Application Advice: - Do your research and apply early - Tailor your application specifically for LCH.Clearnet

Interview Advice: - Show genuine enthusiasm and passion for financial markets - Research the latest corporate developments and financial news - Revise your compentency question examples

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London Stock Exchange Group

Graduate Trainee, Listed Derivatives – Risk Management at London Stock Exchange Group

Application Advice: Do research before the interview, know what a clearing house does and show enthusiasm.

Interview Advice: As with any interview, know why you are there and make the interviewer see that you should be with the company. Prove your determination and keep calm if you stumble on a tricky question. In terms of questions you may get asked, this ranges from the classical competency based questions (3 qualities/weaknesses), to more technical questions - what is initial margin / variation margin, what is novation - generally questions related to the activity of a clearing house.

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London Stock Exchange Group

Graduate Trainee, Risk at London Stock Exchange Group

Application Advice: Do some research prior to writing your application, make it personal (DO NOT use the 1-application-fits-all approach) and show enthusiasm.

Interview Advice: As with any interview, know why you are there and make the interviewer see that you should be with the company. Prove your determination and keep calm if you stumble on a tricky question. In terms of questions you may get asked, this ranges from the classical competency based questions (3 qualities/weaknesses), to more technical questions - what is initial margin / variation margin, what is novation - generally questions related to the activity of a clearing house.

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WM Morrisons

Property Finance Grad, Property Finance at WM Morrisons

Application Advice: Ensure: - You have done your research - the company is going through a lot of changes and tranformation right now. - Understand why you have picked Morrisons vs other retailers out there. - the simple things such as spelling and layout of CV.

Interview Advice: - Have plenty of examples ready to demonstrate a wide skill set - Confidence - it may be nerve wracking experience attending interviews but you need to make the most of the opportunity.

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Philips UK

Finance Graduate, R2R at Philips UK

Application Advice: Obviously the organisation is looking for someone that can complete the role succesfully and so competency and ambition are key. But Philips also seemed to really value cultural fit and where my ambition would take me and whether the scheme had the potential to provide such aspirations. So my advice as outdated as it may be would be to relax and be yourself, judging your own fit to the organisation as much as trying to jam yourself into the gap.

Interview Advice: There is a fairly relaxed atmosphere, and you shouldn't fear being overly intimidated. Show your most competent and polite side and you will be fine.

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Boots

Commercial Finance Analyst, Commercial Finance at Boots

Application Advice: Really show and explain why you want to work for Boots, double check for no spelling mistakes. If using a very similar answer to an application question from any other companies make sure you check you haven't included that company's name rather than Boots!

Interview Advice: Do your research so that you can talk with confidence about Boots and the wider Group, especially as there is a potential merger with Walgreens, at least be aware of this and think of some questions around that.

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Thames Water

Finance Graduate, Finance Areas at Thames Water

Application Advice: Be clear and concise - most of all...Be honest!

Interview Advice: Just be yourself - Thames water look for those individuals who will be a good fit. They are not looking for who is the best at the current time but those who have the potential in the future to learn and devlop to be great leaders.

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easyJet

Tax and Risk Assistant, Tax and Risk at easyJet

Application Advice: show a bit of passion for the area of work you want to go into and just make your self sound receptive to change and flexible in relocation

Interview Advice: just be yourself, never think there is a right answer what you say as long as said in the right way and argued correctly will always be right.

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Siemens

Operations manager, Operations at Siemens

Application Advice: The experience on the graduate programme relates to the thought and effort invested. Those who expect decisions to be made for you and for personal development and direction to be managed on your behalf, need not apply. However if you are able to proactively look for ways to develop and learn it will be noticed and rewarded accordingly.

Interview Advice: Management capabilities will be tested during the assessment centre

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Philips UK

Finance Graduate, Finance at Philips UK

Application Advice: 1st Stage: Application 2nd Stage: Written Test 3rd Stage: Online testing 4th Stage: Video Interview 5th Stage: Assessment Day All stages require you to do research and give tailored responses so go the extra mile by showing you care about the role and the company. The Philips journey needs graduates who are active by taking ownership, teaming up to excel and being eager to win. Demonstrate these behaviours for success through all stages.

Interview Advice: Be yourself, Philips want to hire you for being YOU! They are interested in genuine people who like to make an impact through commitment and professionalism. There are a handful of tasks that an applicant will be asked to perform/complete on the assessment day, so be prepared and do a lot of research behind the transformation, its impact and where Philips aims to be in the next 3 years.

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MUFG

Analyst, at MUFG

Application Advice: - Make sure to research what the position entails and what opportunities are available. - Practice the online tests since they are the first cutoff point. - Show your interest in finance through your cv and cover letter.

Interview Advice: - Treat it as a conversation, do not be afraid to ask questions and be honest when you don't know the answer to a question. - Do some research on the company background, as well as some general macro stuff and more specific financial products (expect

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