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Application Advice: Be enthusiastic, show that you want to learn and are flexible. I knew hardly anything about the nuclear industry before being offered the role.

Interview Advice: If you get through the the video interview, practice first. Have an idea of who you want your sponsor to be, also be prepared to explain a complex part of your degree simply. The assessment centre is a very intense two day interview. There is group work and indiviual assessment as well as an individual presentation on an area of your degree. Again just be enthusastic, make sure you speak up.

Industry: Energy and Utilities, Geologist

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Schlumberger

Hydrogeologist, Hydrogeology at Schlumberger

Application Advice: Make it interesting, get it to stand out. Technical skills are valued.

Interview Advice: Focus on technical skills. Show why you can be trusted, that you are willing to learn and improve as a professional.

Industry: Energy and Utilities, Geologist

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Centrica

Geologist, Subsurface at Centrica

Application Advice: Show passion for the role, those who genuinely enjoy the job and have a strong interest in the work will do best. Do not be put off by any technical areas of weakness you may have as these skills can be learned and developed on the job. Show an interest for the wider energy market as well as your area of expertise.

Interview Advice: Talk about a broad range of personal experiences from academic, to extra-curricular and personal hobbies to give a good overall picture of yourself. Be honest as to why you chose your degree and why you are interested in the role. Have a rough idea/overview of where you want to be in the next 5-10 years.

Industry: Energy and Utilities, Geologist

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BP

Geologist, Exploration at BP

Application Advice: Most applicants for the role will have a similar, strong, technical background. The ability the think clearly, reason and articulate opinions is far more important.

Industry: Energy and Utilities, Geologist

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BP

Geologist, Unconventionals at BP

Application Advice: Take the time before completing the applications to think of the best examples that answers the question. You don't have to had led an expedition up Mount Everest to impress whilst answering a "team work" type question.

Interview Advice: You will be asked about what you wrote on your application form, so be sure to remember what that was! Be clear with answer about what *you* did/contributed, and try to have a couple of 'back up' examples to hand as well for the inevitable 'can you think of any other times when..." type question. If you are applying for a technical role, expect some technical questions! they are not trying to trick you out, just to understand how you think and approach problems. Don't be afraid to ask questions if you are unsure.

Industry: Energy and Utilities, Geologist

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BP

Geologist, Exploration at BP

Application Advice: Take your time and put in as much effort as you can to sell yourself to full effect.

Interview Advice: Demonstrate your passion, know yourself, be confident

Industry: Energy and Utilities, Geologist

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Mott MacDonald

Engineering Geologist, Foundations & Geotechnics at Mott MacDonald

Application Advice: Try to do a project or dissertation in partnership with the company. And study the MSc Engineering Geology at Imperial College London. BSc in Geology will not be sufficient.

Industry: Energy and Utilities, Geologist

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Mott MacDonald

Engineering Geologist, Geotechnical Engineering at Mott MacDonald

Application Advice: Try to emphasise any practical experience you have, particularly on site, as many jobs have a site based role involved. The quality of checking and approving is very important in Mott MacDonald, so it may be worth sending in a report you have written to give an example of the quality of work you can produce.

Industry: Energy and Utilities, Geologist

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URS

Graduate Engineering Geologist, GI at URS

Application Advice: I would have a serious think about Ground Investigation, and if this type of work is for you. There seems to be little progression and the work type doesn't change frequently enough to help with chartership and development. If you are looking for a more technical role as a Eng Geo or Geotch, then another team is most likely best. For those who enjoy site work within the rail sector, this is a good job to be in, it provides an indepth view of rail working and how GI works are delivered within this sector.

Interview Advice: Ask specific questions about how your role will develop and if you will be able to gain access to other areas of the consultancy to broaden your experience and horizons and ultimately your value to the company and future employers.

Industry: Energy and Utilities, Geologist

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URS

Graduate Geologist, Geotechnical at URS

Application Advice: Apply early and do your research on what projects the company is part of.

Interview Advice: Do not be intimidated and have confidence in yourself.

Industry: Energy and Utilities, Geologist

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URS

Graduate Engineering Geologist, Ground Investigation at URS

Application Advice: Be prepared to sacrifice a lot of your time for the job, regardless of how dissatisfying the work actually is, and don't expect to be encouraged to push yourself for career development and to carry out extra-curricular activities.

Interview Advice: Be certain of what it is you want from the role, and exactly what the job is that you are being offered. Don't leave the interview with unanswered questions.

Industry: Energy and Utilities, Geologist

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Mott MacDonald

Hydrogeologist, Water Resources at Mott MacDonald

Application Advice: Get work relevant experience.

Interview Advice: Research the company and be confident and friendly.

Industry: Energy and Utilities, Geologist

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Mott MacDonald

Environmental Geologist, Contaminated Land at Mott MacDonald

Application Advice: Try to get a summer internship when you are at university- it is a great way to get to know the company and often results in a job offer for when you finish at uni.

Interview Advice: Understand what Mott MacDonald does- it encompasses a huge number of sectors of the engineering industry. Understand the sector that you are going into and find out some local projects that they have been involved in.

Industry: Energy and Utilities, Geologist

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