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Mitchells and Butlers

HR Graduate Advisor, HR at Mitchells and Butlers

Application Advice: This role will challenge you. It is exciting, interesting and the more you give to the experience the more you will get out of it.

Interview Advice: Be calm. Research as much as you can. Look into the industry not just the company itself. Don't be afraid to have an option but make sure you have solid facts and reasons for those options.

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Atos

HR Advisor, at Atos

Application Advice: Research i.e. employer values.

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New Look

Apprentice, Central at New Look

Application Advice: You will feel overwhelmed with information in the first weeks, this might go over your head but it'll filter in over time.

Interview Advice: Present yourself as well rounded.

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Hilti GB Ltd

HR Shared Service Advisor, at Hilti GB Ltd

Application Advice: Ensure you apply through the correct channels but showing enthusiasm will always make you stand out from the crowd.

Interview Advice: Ensure you research the company thoroughly. The priority of the organisation is to hire candidates who have a clear cultural fit with Hilti who are informed and passionate about their own and the company's success.

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Hilti GB Ltd

HR Share Services Advisor, Shared Services at Hilti GB Ltd

Application Advice: Be honest and open about strengths and weaknesses, the company will take these and utilise strengths whilst also helping to develop your weak areas.

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Johnson Matthey

HR Assistant, at Johnson Matthey

Application Advice: Understand what the company does, particularly whichever division you are applying for.

Interview Advice: Be friendly and polite. Have an understanding of where you would like to go in the future, understand it's not always about upwards growth but broadening your experience in order to develop in your career.

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Fujitsu

HR Advisor, Learning and Development at Fujitsu

Application Advice: Research the company, the company values and the role you are applying for. Try to demonstrate through your C.V. and application form that you have these values and skills.

Interview Advice: Remember to use a variety of examples in your answers. It doesn't necessarily matter if you don't have specific experience in the area you are applying for, the interviewers are looking for someone who can demonstrate the key transferable skills needed for that particular role. Fujitsu will train you to do the role.

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Fujitsu

HR Advisor, Project Support at Fujitsu

Application Advice: Make sure you come across as passionate and enthusiastic as to why you would like to work for Fujitsu. Sell yourself make sure you include work experience you have, extra activities and anything else that you feel will make you stand out from the crowd. If Fujitsu go to your university go and talk to the recruiters and ask them what they are looking for.

Interview Advice: Make sure you do some research on the company and have a think about your personal attributes and a few real word examples you could give for each one. The key is to be confident show conviction in your answers and most of all be yourself. I always feel you are either right for the role or you are not all you can do is your best and what will be will be.

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Severn Trent

Senior Reward & Benefits Advisor, Reward & Benefits at Severn Trent

Application Advice: Research the company in advance - there is tons of information on the website. Draw on why you would be a great fit and choice from what you have read, and what makes you really interested in working for Severn Trent.

Interview Advice: Use strong examples that will make you stand out from the crowd and where you have really been able to showcase your abilities and experiences. Always make sure you are answering the question rather than going off on a tangent, be honest, recognise your strengths and development opportunities, and highlight where you feel you could grow your skill set through the role.

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Asda

People Services & MI Assistant, People Services Team at Asda

Application Advice: I would suggest that any candidates applying for this role should be themselves first and foremost! However, secondly I would suggest that thorough research of the Asda's company history is key, with it being such an essential part of the company. I would also suggest that companies such as Asda often look for you to have work experience so making sure you make the most of any placement or part-time opportunities you are given whilst you are at university.

Interview Advice: At interview, I would suggest that any candidate should make sure that they present themselves in a genuine manner and really sell the experience that they have. Asda looks for people who can add to the culture as well as add to the skillset so be sure to make the most of the personal attributes that you will bring to the role as well as your technical expertise. Also think outside the box and say what additional skills you can bring to the role rather than just the requirements for the role and always appear enthusiastic!

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Robert Walters

HR Advisor, at Robert Walters

Application Advice: tailor your CV to the role

Interview Advice: research the company, ask questions about the team dynamic

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Selex ES

Graduate HR Advisor, Human Resources at Selex ES

Application Advice: Always draft your answers for online application questions in Word prior to uploading and submitting them on the system. Always think before you write.

Interview Advice: Prior to an interview always prepare as many competency based examples as you can. Smiling during a phone interview can make you feel and sound more confident.

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Fujitsu

HR Advisor, HR Projects at Fujitsu

Application Advice: Really research Fujitsu before you apply. Don't assume you know what we do without checking! Give detailed answers and demonstrate why you are passionate about working for us.

Interview Advice: Be yourself and relax - your interviewer wants you to do well! Keep track of time in the group exercise and the presentation, it will really help you out.

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Procter & Gamble

Associate HR Manager, at Procter & Gamble

Application Advice: Best way to prepare is by looking at the success drivers on the P&G website and thinking of examples where you have demonstrated each one.

Interview Advice: Be yourself!

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Fujitsu

HR Advisor, HR at Fujitsu

Application Advice: Network!

Interview Advice: Be yourself and thinking of a range of different examples from your life when answering competency based questions.

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Atos

, at Atos

Application Advice: Do your research and think of different competency based examples!

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Imperial Tobacco

HR Graduate, HR at Imperial Tobacco

Application Advice: Research the industry. Research the Imperial Tobacco values on the corporate site. Try to make your application answers as specific to Imperial Tobacco as possible, if you are using the same ones as in every other application, it will probably be more obvious than you think.

Interview Advice: My assessment day included role playing activities, group activities and face to face exercises. At the assessment day, try to be yourself. The assessors will be looking for people who can succeed in the grad role as well as working well with others in the organisation. If the assessors can see themselves working with you, then this will really help your chances.

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Peninsula

Graduate Employment Law Consultant, at Peninsula

Application Advice: Be prepared to get asked questions about the company itself

Interview Advice: Practice role play activities.

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Peninsula

Graduate Employment Law Consultant, Graduate HR Team at Peninsula

Application Advice: I would advise candidates to come into the business with a 'Can Do' attitude and an eagerness to learn and help others. To achieve what you want to achieve at Peninsula you need to be dedicated to the role and willing to put in the hours researching to be able to pick up the technical knowledge required for the role.

Interview Advice: It doesn't matter that you don't have the technical knowledge when applying for the role, what does matter is that you show that you are eager and have the capacity to pick up the knowledge required.

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Peninsula

Employment Law Advisor, Employment law advice at Peninsula

Application Advice: I would advise each candidate that no matter what background they are coming from it would benefit them to have an awareness into certain aspects of employment law. I would advise a future candidate that the more they get involved within the company the more they will get out. We are pushed to achieve personal goals within the company which I feel has developed me as a person. Any candidate who wishes to become a future leader in either Human resources or Employment law will definitely go far with the opportunities provided by Peninsula.

Interview Advice: Throughout the interview the candidate must be aware of how they present themselves. the interview process was not extremely difficult however I feel each candidate must listen carefully to each question. There may be certain real life scenarios throughout the interview process and therefore it would be to the candidates benefit to be aware of possible everyday business issues they may need to deal with over the advice line.The candidate must show their eagerness throughout the interview process as this is what makes the business tick.

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Mott MacDonald

Graduate HR Advisor, at Mott MacDonald

Application Advice: N/A

Interview Advice: Prepare to be asked situational questions about previous experiences in and out of the work environment.

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Reed Smith

, at Reed Smith

Application Advice: Excellent role for those looking to progress in HR, and to be part of a busy, face paced team.

Interview Advice: Give examples of your past work experience when answering questions.

Industry: Support Services (Including Recruitment), HR Advisor

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Hays

HR Advisor, HR at Hays

Application Advice: you need to have confidence in your ability Be extremely organised

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Atos

HR Advisor, Human Resources at Atos

Application Advice: Read the questions! Sounds simple, but it is really important that you make sure that your answers fully answer the questions!

Interview Advice: Be yourself!! It is very tempting to answer the questions in a way that you think the interviewers will be looking for, but they want to hear about the real you, and get to understand your personality! Just answer all of the questions honestly

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Atos

HR Advisor, HR at Atos

Application Advice: - Know us as an organisation - do you research and understand what makes us different from our competitors. - Be yourself and be honest about your ambition and career goals. - Be different - use your application to stand-out - what makes you different f

Interview Advice: - Prepare - Think about situations, tasks and projects that you have been involved with and understand how these could demonstrate the Atos values and competencies. - Again be yourself and try to smile - Use the STAR (Situation, Task, Action, Result) t

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Schlumberger

HR Representative, HR Team in the UK at Schlumberger

Application Advice: Take every ounce of information and knowledge from this role, The company is filled with experienced staff who can teach about the various areas of the company, not just the area in which you operate in. It is a great learning experience.

Interview Advice: Always do background research, It is beneficial to know what the company does, where it operates, how many staff they have.

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CRU

HR Advisor, HR at CRU

Application Advice: Tailor your CV and cover letter and be very well prepared for your interviews.

Interview Advice: Research the company and the role well and be ready to talk about your achievements in your previous roles.

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Atos

HR Advisor, HR at Atos

Interview Advice: Answer the questions being asked and prepare lots of flexible competency based examples

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Angela Mortimer plc

Graduate, at Angela Mortimer Group

Application Advice: Attention to detail, i.e. double check spelling Focus on your experience Know your CV

Interview Advice: Articulate Confident Know what you want to achieve in the next 5-10 years

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Centrica

HR Advisor, Human Resources at Centrica

Application Advice: Have examples ready to illustrate the leadership behaviours and values of the company. Do your research and make sure you fit with the company culture.

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Centrica

HR Advisor, Power Generation at Centrica

Application Advice: Research the industry and know the commercial value of Human Resources.

Interview Advice: Really understand yourself and what examples you have achieved inside out.

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Centrica

HR Advisor, HR at Centrica

Application Advice: Find what you're passionate about both in the energy industry (make it company specific if you can based on news stories etc) and also in the function area (HR, Finance etc). Furthermore, be aware of the competencies and have a good variety of strong examples ready for interviews.

Interview Advice: Take a deep breath, relax and let your personality shine through. Trying to be something you're not will limit your opportunity to connect with the interiewer. Again have those handy competency examples to hand as that is likely to form the basis of your interview.

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BP

HR Advisor, Exploration Function HR at BP

Application Advice: Give specific examples of your best qualities - say how and when you learned quickly on the job rather than just saying you're a fast learner. Tell the company who you are and what you're passionate about.

Interview Advice: You don't have to have the 'right' answers - at this stage, employers are looking for potential and a way of thinking and analysing. Show you can think on your feet and be engaged in the interview process.

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Imperial Tobacco

Imperial Tobacco

Application Advice: Be prepare to accept constant changes in your role, team, organisation Be driven and fight for what you want / believe in

Interview Advice: Be yourself

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BP

HR Advisor, at BP

Application Advice: - Know the company and the sector - be familiar with the company's values - have a close look at the Candidate Charter and get in touch with somebody working for BP to ask questions (if possible)

Interview Advice: Interviews are competency based and technical. Competencies are mostly based on BP's values & behaviours. Questions can be about team work, continuous improvement etc.

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NHS

HR Advisor / Graduate Trainee, at NHS

Application Advice: Read up on general NHS news Know why you want to join!

Interview Advice: Read up on general NHS news Know why you want to join the scheme -read up on trainee blogs Have some practice answers ready!

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BP

HR Advisor, Human Resources at BP

Application Advice: Take time over your application form and get it checked by your careers service

Interview Advice: Prepare fully for the interviews and assessment centre, the interviews are behavioural and technical. Behavioural can be prepared for by creating a matrix of core competencies and past experiences from univeristy, school and social/sports clubs (e.g. leading a team, giving feedback etc.) The technical questions assume you have a thorough knowledge of what HR is and what they do.

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FDM Group

, at FDM Group

Application Advice: As with any company, a clear CV with good examples of where your experience fits with the requirements is the best thing you can do. And do not overcrowd your CV or spread it onto 3+ pages; we have a lot of applications to look through and we don't want to be put off by a long CV with too much content.

Interview Advice: Make sure you have a look at the website to see what we do; it is a complex business model but showing that you have some knowledge of us as a company is viewed very positively. As with any job interview, ensure that you are enthusiastic about the job you are applying for! FDM look for people who are excited about getting into the business, and are not impressed by people who seem indifferent and lack any passion.

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BP

HR Advisor, Legal, Ethics and Compliance at BP

Application Advice: Be yourself

Interview Advice: Protray BP's values and behaviours

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NHS

HR Management Trainee, HR at NHS

Application Advice: Be honest and think about what role you could add most value to.

Interview Advice: Prepare examples of different experiences that you've had.

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FDM Group

HR Advisor, Human Resources at FDM Group

Application Advice: Be flexible willing to travel and work in a variety of locations and industrys

Interview Advice: Be yourself, give clear examples to questions.

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Peninsula

Employment Law Business Partner, Employment Advice Service at Peninsula

Application Advice: Ensure that you are looking for something fast paced; the role is very interesting and provides invaluable experience but it does come with certain pressures.

Interview Advice: Telephone based advice scenarios- how would you respond/ advise in relation to a particular advice query/ situation?

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Peninsula

Employment Law Advisor, Employment Law at Peninsula

Application Advice: Show life experience.

Interview Advice: HR knowledge and case law.

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FDM Group

HR Advisor, at FDM Group

Application Advice: Be honest on your application/resume.

Interview Advice: Be enthusiastic and show that you are willing to learn and work hard.

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Atos

HR Advisor, at Atos

Application Advice: Be open and show confidence, it is all about your enthusiasm and drive.

Interview Advice: Think a lot about your competencies and any experiences which demonstrate them.

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