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BT (British Telecom)

, at BT (British Telecom)

Application Advice: Be honest - if you think you have ideas on how to improve BT and the way we do things, then say it! BT doesn't want to hear it's the best in the world.. we want to know how to grow and improve.

Interview Advice: Normal interview but again, be honest about what you think (just don't be harsh for the sake of it).

Industry: IT Support & Telecoms, IT Testing

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Softwire

Quality Manager, QA at Softwire

Application Advice: Ensure you know your stuff and are thoroughly researched and prepared. Be prepared to work closely with people and become friends with your future colleagues, connecting with them socially as well as professionally. Be prepared to contribute beyond your role both professionally and with extra activities and the community.

Interview Advice: Prepare thoroughly, the interview is long and hard.

Industry: IT Support & Telecoms, IT Testing

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Accenture

Software Tester Associate, Operational Test at Accenture

Interview Advice: Be confident in yourself and your ability/skills.

Industry: IT Support & Telecoms, IT Testing

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Accenture

Tester Associate, at Accenture

Interview Advice: Definitely read up on Accenture and what they do, different sectors, clients etc. I was not asked at the telephone interview when I specifically prepared for it but was asked when conducting the face to face.

Industry: IT Support & Telecoms, IT Testing

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Accenture

Banking sector at Accenture

Application Advice: Be aware of the latest technologies, try to learn more about Digitization.

Interview Advice: Be confident and try to explain as much as you can.

Industry: IT Support & Telecoms, IT Testing

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Experior

SAP Test Analyst, Test Centre at Experior

Application Advice: You don't need to come from an IT background, the training that you receive will bring you up to speed in no time at all!

Interview Advice: - Any experience working in a high pressured environment would be useful as it is crucial that we deliver our projects on time and to the brief.

Industry: IT Support & Telecoms, IT Testing

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Experior

Test Analyst, at Experior

Application Advice: My advice is to be a good team player and to prepare your interpersonal skills.

Interview Advice: On the interview there will be team and individual games. You don't have to prepare anything for that, just try to do your best being yourself.

Industry: IT Support & Telecoms, IT Testing

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Experior

Test Analyst, Test Centre at Experior

Interview Advice: Be personable and interested but mainly be yourself. If you are at the interview stage they will mainly be looking to see if you would be a good fit at a personal level within the company.

Industry: IT Support & Telecoms, IT Testing

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Experior

Test Centre Analyst, Test Centre at Experior

Application Advice: Research the company and the role to show your interest, but more importantly show that you can work well with others.

Industry: IT Support & Telecoms, IT Testing

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TPP

TPP

Application Advice: Be prepared to put a lot of effort into personal learning, and the rewards will pay off.

Interview Advice: Be confident, be prepared and be yourself.

Industry: IT Support & Telecoms, IT Testing

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Ten10

Analyst, Delivery at Ten10

Application Advice: You need to have a genuine interest in technology and how it works, or a desire to learn. A background in technology is not necessary.

Interview Advice: Really show your interest in learning and self development. Don't try and just say what you think they want to here. Don't feel put off if others on the assessment day seem very technically adept, the job role is about far much more than that.

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Ten10

Test Consultant, Testing at Ten10

Application Advice: Understanding that it is a consultancy so it would mean travelling over an extended period of time which can take a toll on the work-life balance.

Interview Advice: Be yourself, they have a strong emphasis on the candidate being a cultural fit for the company as much as anything else.

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Vodafone

Discover Technology Graduate, Lab Environments at Vodafone

Application Advice: Be confident.Showcase your skills as best you can and be positive. All these things are key. Ensure you feel like you have prepared, researched the company as much as possible and look on sites like this to get a feel for what the interviewers might be looking for in a successful candidate. There appears to be a common theme running through all of my years intake and I think this is a positive state of mind, and an ability to think differently. Be under no illusions however, don't go saying 2+2=5, but offer multiple solutions. Have some examples of when you have thought outside the box ready to throw in at any point.

Interview Advice: Video interview: What would you say to the VF CEO if you were in a lift with him for 3 mins? What would you take on a desert island? When have you had to overcome a difficult challenge? This kind of thing. Assessment centre: Be positive. Engage with other candidates. Be professional. Make sure you look smart (you don't have to shave your beard off like in sales companies, just look smart). Arrive early and speak to the organisers. What might someone ask you? Have an answer ready for as many questions as possible but don't script it!

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Metaswitch Networks

Graduate Software Engineer, L3 Test Team at Metaswitch Networks

Interview Advice: Be honest. Ask lots of questions and try to get a good idea of what you will be doing.

Industry: IT Support & Telecoms, IT Testing

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BT (British Telecom)

, at BT (British Telecom)

Application Advice: Read the AGM report from BT website.

Interview Advice: It is easier than you think. The day is long so make sure you have a big breakfast.

Industry: IT Support & Telecoms, IT Testing

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Bank of England

Research Assistant, BUILD at Bank of England

Application Advice: Research the company.

Interview Advice: Understand the role you are applying for.

Industry: IT Support & Telecoms, IT Testing

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Capacitas

Software Tester, Development/Testing at Capacitas

Application Advice: Do some research about ITSM and basic knowledge of SQL and Testing tools will be a good start.

Interview Advice: Stay up to date with technology, be more communicative and good analysis skills.

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Fidessa

QA Analyst, at Fidessa

Application Advice: Don't throw all your eggs in one basket.

Interview Advice: Pay attention and decide whether Fidessa is right for you.

Industry: IT Support & Telecoms, IT Testing

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Ten10

Senior Test Analyst, at Ten10

Interview Advice: Be yourself, know what you are good at and be enthusiastic. People are hired on an individual basis and not with a cookie cutter approach.

Industry: IT Support & Telecoms, IT Testing

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Ten10

New Analyst, Graduate Programme at Ten10

Application Advice: Research the company thoroughly, find out what testing involves and don't be afraid to apply even if you didn't think IT was for you.

Interview Advice: Same as the application advice; learn about testing, research the company and be prepared to answer some tough questions! More than anything though express your personality as the selection isn't based purely on your academic ability.

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Ten10

Test Consultant, Functional Testing at Ten10

Application Advice: Read up on The Test People, our offering and our message. We are a passionate organisation so please gauge whether you are like minded in that respect.

Interview Advice: Don't blag. If you think you know something but you're unsure, explain why you think x, because you've not experienced it yourself you can only imagine. People who work here are very astute, pulling wool over their eyes is not a good idea. They will find the edges of your knowledge/blag.

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Fidessa

QA Analyst, QA Manual Tester at Fidessa

Application Advice: Go for it!!

Interview Advice: Be honest about your ability and don't be nervous.

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BT (British Telecom)

Software Engineer, TV & Content at BT (British Telecom)

Application Advice: Focus on BT's core values when preparing for interviews and assessment centres.

Interview Advice: Focus on BT's core values when preparing for interviews and assessment centres.

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BT (British Telecom)

Graduate Software Testing, Testing at BT (British Telecom)

Application Advice: Be patient. Thousands apply for the same job as you so there are a lot of CVs and contracts to write out during the process.

Interview Advice: Be honest during the interview process about what you want to do when you join BT. They want to use your skills and make sure you're happy in your role so, if you don't want to do coding for example, tell them and they will find somewhere else to put you.

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Fujitsu

Project Tester, Live System Testing at Fujitsu

Interview Advice: Do plenty of research into the company, and why you've applied for your particular role. Have plenty of case studies for work qualities such as team work you have done and leadership roles etc. The process is fairly short really and you hear back quickly.

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CGI

Test Analyst, DCC Adapter at CGI

Application Advice: Make it as clear as possible what IT and problem solving skills you have. They don't have to be directly applicable but they want to know you can learn. For the IT positions specifically, you don't have to be from an explicit IT background (I came from Physics) but you need to have some experience with computing.

Interview Advice: My top tip would be to make sure you have a good knowledge of the company itself and what they do. Also think about other companies which operate in the same areas and are competitors to CGI. For my interview I had a one on one interview followed by a group assignment. Try as much as possible to be yourself - the interviewers seemed to respond very positively to people who showed good interaction with the other interviewees and the interviewers themselves (they are looking for people who can communicate with clients as well as work in teams). In the group assignment don't be too aggressive with your opinions - make sure you're contributing but don't drown other people out and make sure you listen to others.

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Capacitas

Software Tester, Development/Testing at Capacitas

Application Advice: Read the job description thoroughly without missing any requirements. Stay upto date with the technology and be ready to answer relating to whats on your CV.

Interview Advice: Do research about the Market and Company Operations. Stay in tune with the latest technology.

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Softwire

Software Tester, at Softwire

Application Advice: Softwire will want to see evidence that you're passionate about software development - e.g. that you've tried out programming as a hobby, like Project Euler or making a website. Softwire are very committed to equal opportunities and want to encourage a broad range of people to apply.

Interview Advice: Think out loud, show your working, don't be afraid to take time to think about your answers.

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BT (British Telecom)

Test Engineer, GNS NIT at BT (British Telecom)

Application Advice: Make sure you reaserch the company and are yoursef at the interview. As well as technical skill they want to know who you are and your personality.

Interview Advice: Why chose BT over the others? Why do you want to do networking? What do you think BT should get into next?

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Thomson Reuters

Software QA Engineer, Performance Testing at Thomson Reuters

Application Advice: If you have any work experience that is relevant to the role you're applying for, make sure you write about it in the application. Include details like the skills you learnt, what you gained from the experience, etc. If you're successful to the next round, work experience will be something the recruiters pick up on.

Interview Advice: Researching about a company before an interview is critical to success. Make sure you know details about the company, such as number of employees, products in the market, etc.

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GE

IT Test Lead, at GE

Application Advice: It's a great application process. Very simple (No Maths/English tests). Very quick response times. The assessment center is a friendly atmosphere and they really look after you.

Interview Advice: Prepare, Research and be yourself. That's all GE ask for. Show that you have a personality, that you are a real person. Not just a robot that can complete work.

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FDM Group

In-House Test Analyst, Business Relations at FDM Group

Application Advice: My biggest advice to any candidate applying for FDM, would be to be sell yourself and your talents, whatever form they come in.

Interview Advice: My interview was slightly different to the other candidates as, FDM mainly recruits Graduates, I had to prove that my Military and Leadership skills would fit what FDM required. Use past experiences (especially if relevant) and build on them.

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FDM Group

Trainer, Training at FDM Group

Application Advice: Great place to work if you love your job.

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FDM Group

QA Tester, at FDM Group

Application Advice: Work very hard at the training - it makes all of the difference.

Interview Advice: The interview process takes several hours and includes a difficult exam in computer concepts and logic.

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Red Gate Software

Test Engineer, CORE at Red Gate Software

Application Advice: Research the company and ask questions before you come in - everyone is happy to help you prepare for your interview and want you to do well, otherwise they wouldn't have asked you for an interview :)

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Capacitas

Software Tester, Development at Capacitas

Application Advice: Read up about the Company and the market. Prepare examples to back up what you have in your CV/Cover letter.

Industry: IT Support & Telecoms, IT Testing

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CoreFiling

Quality Assurance Engineer, Quality Assurance at CoreFiling

Application Advice: Prove that you are an interesting and enthusiastic person because this is not a company that is looking for somebody to just fill a role. Being engaging and thorough will enable you to interact strongly with the developers and be able to establish a good working relationship where your opinions are taken on board.

Interview Advice: Showing proof of logical thinking, reasoning and the ability to interpret a problem and think up a method in which to solve it would be key skills to have in this interview. Be confident and explain yourself when suggesting ideas in response to the questions you are asked.

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IT Engineering – Apprentice, Conditional Access at Sky

Application Advice: Be yourself, Sky looks for people that are genuine and fit the atmosphere. Research the company and the department you are joining, makes it much easier.

Interview Advice: Be positive, do not be scared by the interviewing managers, everyone I have met at Sky is really nice and easygoing, so do not panic!

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