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Newton Europe

Senior Consultant, at Newton Europe

Application Advice: Be passionate and be authentic. This isn't the right job for everyone so find out if you're the right fit by being you.

Interview Advice: Be honest and open - don't rehearse "my biggest weakness is that I'm a perfectionist". We want to get to know you, everyone has faults so what are yours and what are you doing about them?

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Steer Davies Gleave

Consultant, Planning at Steer Davies Gleave

Application Advice: Very simple. Be honest. In particular, be honest about what you are and are not interested in. The worst thing to say is that you're willing to do anything. No one is, and so they will know you're lying. Also, at SDG there's a wide range of opportunities, so being honest about your professional desires will help set the tone of your hiring process.

Interview Advice: Ditto with above. Also Listen, reflect and answer appropriately. Do not make up an answer and if you don't know, be honest. Think about what SDG does: it provides professional advice. When a client asks a question and we don't know the answer, we have to react appropriately. If you can demonstrate that you can react appropriately when asked a question that "stumped" you, you've proven you're SDG material.

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Steer Davies Gleave

Consultant, Canada at Steer Davies Gleave

Application Advice: Know a little about SDG before interviewing.

Interview Advice: Answer some standard interview questions; make the interviewers seem like you are an easy-to-get-along-with person (our office is small).

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Steer Davies Gleave

Consultant, at Steer Davies Gleave

Application Advice: Make sure how much you care about the work comes through in your application. We are a company made up of people who are passionate about their work.

Interview Advice: Research our projects beforehand.

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Steer Davies Gleave

Consultant, US Planning at Steer Davies Gleave

Application Advice: Research the company and the kinds of work they do in different offices.

Interview Advice: Prepare for the interview and expect to answer some challenging questions.

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Newton Europe

Senior Consultant, at Newton Europe

Application Advice: Be yourself - we want interesting people to join.

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Newton Europe

Consultant, at Newton Europe

Interview Advice: Be yourself throughout the process, it is challenging but persevere.

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Newton Europe

Newton Europe

Application Advice: Don't be afraid to ask questions during the application. This job is all about putting your hand up and finding things out.

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Newton Europe

Senior Consultant, Operations at Newton Europe

Application Advice: Make sure that you speak to as many consultants as possible to get a view of what it is to work for Newton, and really consider how much you will enjoy working away from home. For some people it is great - and others won't enjoy it as much.

Interview Advice: Ensure that you don't put on an overly professional persona. We are looking for real people who are relateable and capable of working with all levels of an organisation.

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Newton Europe

Consultant, Operations at Newton Europe

Application Advice: Do your best on the tests - they're hard, but you can still do well.

Interview Advice: Be yourself - we're interested in finding out what you're really like, not looking for "right answers".

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Newton Europe

Consultant, at Newton Europe

Interview Advice: The interview is designed to require little preparation and tests your true ability. Just be yourself and show that working on a team with you would be an enjoyable experience!

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Newton Europe

Operational Consultant, Operational Consultant at Newton Europe

Application Advice: Take energy and focus to the interviews.

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Newton Europe

Consultant, Operations team at Newton Europe

Application Advice: Be yourself! Whatever you are passionate about, let that shine through.

Interview Advice: Be yourself! Whatever you are passionate about, let that shine through.

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Newton Europe

Newton Europe

Application Advice: Be yourself! Newton looks for people who are honest and self-reflective.

Interview Advice: Best advice - be yourself.

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Newton Europe

Consultant, at Newton Europe

Application Advice: Be honest, the interviewers will break down any dishonesty.

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Newton Europe

Operational Consultant, at Newton Europe

Application Advice: The written application is short and concise - don't write essays and read our website so you're fully aware of what we do and what our company values are.

Interview Advice: Make sure you're up to scratch on quick thinking numeracy skills. Be honest about areas you want to develop and work on and be open to self-reflection at selection day / final interview. Be yourself - it sounds cheesy but it's true!

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Newton Europe

Consultant, Public Sector at Newton Europe

Application Advice: - Really think about where your strengths and weaknesses are and how you can evidence these. - Being honest and open, particularly about areas that are less strong, shows that you are the right kind of person for Newton.

Interview Advice: #NAME?

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Steer Davies Gleave

Consultant, Advisory Rail at Steer Davies Gleave

Application Advice: A genuine interest in transport, not just consulting/management. Interviewers are interested in the way you approach and solve problems, and whether you're interested in the industry. There will be questions without right and wrong answers, and it's good to have a discussion.

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Steer Davies Gleave

Assistant Consultant, at Steer Davies Gleave

Application Advice: Be confident, open and outgoing. They employ people who are friendly.

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Newton Europe

Newton Europe

Application Advice: Be honest and be yourself.

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Newton Europe

Consultant, at Newton Europe

Application Advice: Have confidence and resilience in the face of challenge. Be a human, not a robot.

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Newton Europe

Senior Consultant, at Newton Europe

Application Advice: Be yourself. We look for personality traits and not the finished article, although that helps.

Interview Advice: Think about showing you can listen, summarise and ask insightful questions off the back of it, whether that be in group exercises or 1:1.

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Newton Europe

Consultant, at Newton Europe

Interview Advice: Be honest and humble. Work fairly in a team. Enjoy the day.

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Newton Europe

Newton Europe

Application Advice: Newton is very explicit in what it is after. Evidence what you have done to meet the Newton people spec. Also make sure you demonstrate that you are a rounded,interesting, "3D" person.

Interview Advice: Be honest, put yourself on the table and have confidence in the interviewers. Really make sure you nail your 3-minute presentation, as it's the first impression people get of you.

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Newton Europe

Newton Europe

Application Advice: Be honest and open during interviews and let your passion for why Newton is the company you want to work for come across.

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Newton Europe

Consultant, at Newton Europe

Application Advice: Be yourself and throughout the process be a team player. We are not looking for people willing to elbow others out of the way to progress.

Interview Advice: The interview is all about the personality, it is not a checkbox exercise and there isn't much you can do to prepare.

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Newton Europe

Consultant, Operations at Newton Europe

Application Advice: Don't pretend to be someone you're not. Treat the application as a two-way process. Enjoy the process!

Interview Advice: As above. I don't wish to disclose specific interview questions.

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Accenture

Analyst, at Accenture

Application Advice: Be personable - all of the work that Accenture does is very client-facing, so the absolute first thing they are looking for is can they put you in front of a client.

Interview Advice: A mixture of motivation and competency questions were asked. They don't try to trip you up, so if you're well prepared you'll be fine.

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Mace Limited

Assistant Cost Consultant, Cost Consultancy at Mace Limited

Application Advice: Tailor CV to Mace values.

Interview Advice: Learn values, think of examples when you have demonstrated them.

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WSP

Graduate Consultant, Rail at WSP

Application Advice: If you like looking for the problem within a system and coming up with a solution for the problem, then the Continuous Improvement Services Team will offer you everything you need.

Interview Advice: Be yourself, show your interviewer what you can do and explain what you like to do. Be ready to answer why you like Continuous Improvement.

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Accenture

Analyst, Technology Consulting at Accenture

Application Advice: Be yourself and be genuine - recruiters will be able to see through it otherwise. Hone in on your skills rather than what you think they want to hear.

Interview Advice: Be passionate about the company and the questions they ask you. If you can show a genuine interest in them and an excitement to work there, they will be more willing to look past any lack of skills you may have.

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Accenture

Technology Consulting Analyst, at Accenture

Application Advice: Make sure you know about cutting edge technologies and case studies of things that Accenture has done.

Interview Advice: Prepare in advance, make sure everything you say is really specific to Accenture.

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Accenture

Analyst, Management Consulting at Accenture

Application Advice: Do your research on case studies. Know the kind of work Accenture does, and the way the company is structured ie. Operating Groups, and Client Service Groups.

Interview Advice: What makes Accenture a better choice than its competitors? What interests you most about a career with Accenture? Also, plenty of 'discuss a time you demonstrated X' type questions. Accept that you can't always have the right answer. When pushed on your group task, it's perfectly fine to ask for a little thinking time. It is just as good to give a well thought through and logical answer, as long as you can back up your reasoning than worry about what is the 'correct' answer.

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Accenture

Management Consulting Analyst, at Accenture

Application Advice: Have an open mind to any work you are given, be flexible.

Interview Advice: Refer to the case studies on the Accenture website. Being a people person is the key skill at Accenture so be relaxed and confident.

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Accenture

Technology Consulting Analyst, Technology at Accenture

Application Advice: Clear and concise answers to questions, with clear explanation of your responsibilities and outcomes.

Interview Advice: Calm, confident body language. Don't be afraid to pause or ask for a moment to think about your answers.

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Capgemini Consulting

Associate Consultant, Financial Services Academy at Capgemini Consulting

Application Advice: Research the company's values and try to demonstrate those in your answers.

Interview Advice: Very cliche but be yourself. Interview focus on strengths rather than competencies. The interviewers will be looking to assess whether you have the right attitude to succeed and integrate yourself in the company. Also, research the company, it's current focus and projects and try to bring out that knowledge in the group exercise.

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AlphaSights

Associate, Client Service at AlphaSights

Application Advice: Understand what the role is and why it's different to consulting. Make sure this is what you want to do: commercially focussed, industry agnostic, high growth and responsibility early on.

Interview Advice: Fairly general CV and motivational questions, they aren't trying to trick you with brain teasers/market sizing questions they just want to know more about you which can feel quite personally but answer honestly!

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AlphaSights

Associate, Client Service at AlphaSights

Application Advice: Make sure you know how AlphaSights differentiates itself from its competitors.

Interview Advice: Understand as much as you can about the types of clients they work with and why before your interview.

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AlphaSights

Associate, Consulting at AlphaSights

Application Advice: Just be yourself - most of the interview process revolves around finding a personality fit rather than any particular skillset.

Interview Advice: Same as above.

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AlphaSights

Associate, at AlphaSights

Application Advice: Be aware that this is a very commercial role. You prosper if you enjoy working in a fast-paced and commercial environment.

Interview Advice: Use the interviews to ask a lot of questions as well.

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AlphaSights

Associate, at AlphaSights

Application Advice: Think thoroughly about what the company does and your long-term career motivation.

Interview Advice: Think about the steps that we as Associates undergo in our daily projects.

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AlphaSights

Associate, at AlphaSights

Application Advice: Map out your career path. Map out what skills you are interested in learning and what 'role' you want to have in 10 years. If it is Sales/Business Development/Account Management, you will learn quickly in this role.

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Amey

Management Graduate, Local Government at Amey

Application Advice: Be honest, apply all your experience from jobs and volunteering etc. to give examples of why you would a) fit into the company and add value b) why you'd be suitable for the role you're applying for.

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AlphaSights

Associate, Client Service Team at AlphaSights

Application Advice: Brush up on the commercial structure of a business to understand general business lines and seniority hierarchy.

Interview Advice: Thing about ways to demonstrate entrepreneurial flair.

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Amey

Management graduate, at Amey

Application Advice: Be prepared to get stuck in. It is a fantastic opportunity to develop as a manager and a strong career plan. However, if you are not up for a challenge and make the most of the opportunity you may struggle.

Interview Advice: Act natural and where possible demonstrate your passion for the industry and learn. I think there is a particular section of the assessment process which really splits the good from the bad, so make sure you prepare and understand what it means to be a manager in line with the Amey values.

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Amey

Management Graduate, Commercial at Amey

Application Advice: - Be prepared, do your research. - Elaborate on points and be honest.

Interview Advice: - Be yourself, the Management programme takes candidates from all backgrounds and they really want to get to know you, and how you would fit into the business. - Be confident but not over powering. - Embrace the other canditates at the assessment centre

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Amey

Management Graduate, at Amey

Application Advice: Answer the Questions honestly. Do some background research into the Company.

Interview Advice: Be Confident. Don't plan too much as it may come across as unnatural. Make sure you listen and actually answer the question asked. Try to keep answers concise.

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Accenture

Management Consultant, at Accenture

Application Advice: Try to give reasons for applying that are specific to the company.

Interview Advice: Focus hard on connecting with your interviewer.

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Accenture

Analyst, Supply Chain at Accenture

Application Advice: Accenture frequently hold open days - attend one; you will learn everything you need to know for the application.

Interview Advice: Do your research, and learn a few (simple) case studies to impress your interviewer.

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Amey

Project Manager, KeolisAmey at Amey

Application Advice: The application process is all about who you are as a person, it does not matter what it says on your CV or what degree you did. Amey are looking for Graduates who are determined and of the type of character that they feel will fit in the best in the company.

Interview Advice: Tell me a joke.

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Capgemini Consulting

Consultant, Business Model Transformation at Capgemini Consulting

Application Advice: Read our graduate blogs before applying. They'll give you a real sense of the work you can get involved with and the skills our current graduates possess.

Interview Advice: Give structure to your answers. Many questions are competency based, so set the scene of where you've demonstrated a skill, say what the challenge was and what you did, and what the result was.

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Accenture

Analyst, at Accenture

Application Advice: Get your initial written application right.

Interview Advice: Don't compete with the others in your assessment centre, show you can work well with them.

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Accenture

Analyst, Products at Accenture

Application Advice: Know why you want to work in this industry because it's a tough job and if it's not for you, you're going to suffer!

Interview Advice: Know what we do and how we're structured - talk to current grads!

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Accenture

Management Consulting Analyst, Digital at Accenture

Application Advice: Be yourself and do your research. Make sure you understand the type of work that Accenture does so that you can confidently answer a question using a real life example - there are plenty of case studies on the firm's graduate recruitment site!

Interview Advice: Stay calm and ask sensible questions Look smart - even if you're having an online interview, wear business dress! Don't get caught up in thinking you have to be ultra-competitive during the group exercises in assessment centre - Accenture would rather you took the time to listen to colleagues than shout them down in order to put your idea first.

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Accenture

Data Delivery Analyst, Financial Services at Accenture

Application Advice: Do your research on some of the marquee projects that Accenture has done.

Interview Advice: In any group activity do not worry about jostling for who's taking the lead on it, they care about efficacy. If you are an enabler of efficiency then this will be picked up on and looked upon positively.

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Capgemini Consulting

Consultant, Strategy and Operating Model at Capgemini Consulting

Application Advice: To be a good consultant you need to not only be able to digest and solve complex problems but juggle varied and complex stakeholder groups. Joining the Capgemini Consulting graduate scheme is ideal for those who have a strong blend of analytical, problem solving and people engagement skills.

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Capgemini Consulting

Associate Consultant, BTI at Capgemini Consulting

Application Advice: You tend to find a certain type of people in Capgemini- friendly, positive and collaborative. If you enjoy working in groups, helping each other and having a common goal VS always being the leader in a group, then Capgemini is the company for you!

Interview Advice: I was given some scenarios which I could be faced with while at work, and I had to come up with possible solutions. What I did was to jump to a possible solution, rather than focusing on the process. My advice for potential candidates would be to focus on the process and not on the outcome, be friendly and talkative and just be yourself!

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Capgemini Consulting

Associate Consultant, Business and Technology Innovation at Capgemini Consulting

Application Advice: Be prepared to work with others in all aspects of the job. This will be tested during the application process extensively.

Interview Advice: While questions will not ask directly about experiences, be prepared to back up your answers with real world examples.

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Capgemini Consulting

Associate Consultant, at Capgemini Consulting

Application Advice: - Try to demonstrate an understanding of how digital technology is changing the way things are done in industries. - Highlight stakeholder and project management skills gained from previous experiences.

Interview Advice: - Try to align your case study and engagement approach with the style of the interviewer (as that's how the company works with clients). - Do some basic research on technological trends in the industries you are interested in. - Stay confident but humbl

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Accenture

Analyst, Communications, media and technology at Accenture

Application Advice: Do your research on what we do, who we do it for and our values. Give demonstrable evidence of your qualities i.e. what evidence to you have that shows you're e.g. a great team player.

Interview Advice: Look at case studies, come prepared to work in a group to complete a real life exercise. Be honest and be yourself!

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Accenture

Accenture

Application Advice: Read the website and shape your answers to fit the company specifically.

Interview Advice: Be confident, friendly, and speak up. Be prepared, know the company and know why you want to work for them above others.

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Accenture

Accenture

Application Advice: Do plenty of research about the company and projects they have worked on so you feel comfortable answering the application questions and give strong answers.

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Accenture

Business Analyst, Digital at Accenture

Application Advice: Have an open mind - it's best not to have your heart set on a certain area or industry because the likelihood is you'll end up in financial services!

Interview Advice: The most important thing to remember is that they are assessing your personality as well as your competency. It's okay if you make mistakes in the assessment centre, they mostly want to see what type of person you are and how you engage with others.

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Accenture

Analyst, at Accenture

Application Advice: Open-mindedness, think about reasoning behind choices.

Interview Advice: Prepare well and ask questions.

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Accenture

Management Consulting Analyst, at Accenture

Application Advice: Speak to people at the company - do research on what people actually do (this is a hard thing to discover) and try and work out what it is you're interested in/why you actually want to work here. If you can capture that interest in your application (as well as what you bring to the business), your application will be stronger.

Interview Advice: Prepare for the phone interview! Read through the grad website, great links there on the different projects they have done. As a company, they are really proud of these, so if you can find other interesting projects that they've launched/been a part of - these are worth mentioning! Also, as ridiculous as it sounds, you must answer the question in simple terms. Easiest way to do this (particularly in the phone interview) is to regurgitate the question back to the interviewer as part of your answer. It has to be clear to the interviewer that you're answering the question and if you jump ahead into a sophisticated answer, they won't be able to tick the box that says you've answered the question!

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Accenture

Management Consulting Analyst, Health and Public Services at Accenture

Application Advice: Learn case study examples of Accenture's work to better understand the different areas the firm operates in. Try to get your head around the companies structure.

Interview Advice: As above.

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AlphaSights

Associate, Consulting Segment at AlphaSights

Application Advice: Apply to attend one of the company events (Connect Days). They're very informative and can give you a significant leg-up during the interview rounds.

Interview Advice: A willingness to ask questions without the fear of looking less confident is better than falsely giving the impression that you know it all.

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Newton Europe

Consultant, at Newton Europe

Application Advice: Be honest about who you are from the start, what motivates you, and why you want the job. Any overly scripted answers won't get far!

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Capgemini Consulting

Associate Consultant, at Capgemini Consulting

Application Advice: Capgemini has a unique culture and values. Make sure these are elicited throughout your forms.

Interview Advice: Mention the specific tools of Capgemini. ASE, collaborative business environment etc.

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Capgemini Consulting

Associate Consultant, Business Model Transformation at Capgemini Consulting

Interview Advice: Demonstrate a genuine interest in consulting with a focus on operational improvement and digital transformation.

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Mott MacDonald

Data Analyst, Water Utilities at Mott MacDonald

Application Advice: Practice the competency tests before taking them. Try to evidence your skills in your application and prepare well thoughtout answers to the application questions.

Interview Advice: Prepare a few examples for typical interview questions and examples that show you fit the companies values and vision.

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Capgemini Consulting

Associate Consultant, Performance Improvement at Capgemini Consulting

Application Advice: Use university experiences and show you took responsibility and excelled past your targets.

Interview Advice: Give an example of how you can use your network? Give an example of when you had to deal with a difficult team member? I think the relationship with the interviewer is really important so make sure to be yourself and open.

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Capgemini Consulting

Associate Consultant, at Capgemini Consulting

Application Advice: Take time to research the company and talk to some current grads, and work out what differentiates it from its competitors. The culture is surprisingly different and for some people it's exactly what they need to flourish, but others might prefer a more corporate and rigid structure.

Interview Advice: Be yourself. Sorry to whip out a cliche, but half of the interview is about your competence and the other half is about your fit. If you fit the company culture then that is a big plus, if not then it doesn't really matter how great you do in the tests. This goes both ways - take the chance to ask as many questions as you can to find out about the company, as you need to decide if you want to work here.

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Capgemini Consulting

Associate Consultant, at Capgemini Consulting

Application Advice: Be yourself, don't try to pretend to be what you think they are looking for. Firstly it will only cause issues if you get the job by pretending, and secondly there is no need.

Interview Advice: Make sure you are prepared, you are given the appropriate information beforehand to help you along the way, so make sure to use it. The assessment day has multiple parts, make sure you don't neglect any part. Try to find ways to practice business scenario questions if possible.

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Capgemini Consulting

Associate Consultant, Operational Excellence at Capgemini Consulting

Application Advice: Make sure to know what makes the company different from its competitors.

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Capita

Leadership and Operations Graduate, at Capita

Application Advice: Be flexible and open-minded. Capita offers such a wide-range of products and services to a number of different markets and that opens a variety of opportunities and the majority of those you may not have even know existed!

Interview Advice: Show collaboration in assessment centres. Collaboration is a key value of Capita and is valued throughout the organisation so being able to demonstrate your abilities to collaborate with others is essential.

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BT (British Telecom)

Manager Operations, TSO at BT (British Telecom)

Application Advice: Manage expectations, treat it as a job and do personal development.

Interview Advice: Be confident but don't bluff.

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Capgemini Consulting

Associate Consultant, at Capgemini Consulting

Application Advice: Embody the company values, really aim to understand what the role/practice you are applying to means - what your role would look like.

Interview Advice: Typical competency based questions. Specific questions about the practice applied for, what a day in the life would look like and scenario based questions on this role. A high level understanding of business news and market economics. Teamwork and collaboration are key.

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Capgemini Consulting

, at Capgemini Consulting

Application Advice: Just be yourself and try to show that you can be a proactive and dynamic candidate.

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Capgemini Consulting

Associate Consultant, at Capgemini Consulting

Interview Advice: Be yourself, Capgemini don't try to trick you at the assessment centre, they won't ask you abstract questions like "How many golf balls fit in a Boeing 747?"

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Capgemini Consulting

Associate Consultant, Business Model Transformation at Capgemini Consulting

Application Advice: Make sure it is specific to our company. It is easy to spot a generic application sent to various companies.

Interview Advice: Be yourself - at Capgemini Consulting it's as much about us interviewing you as it is about you interviewing us.

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Capita

Business Analyst, Capita Transformation at Capita

Application Advice: Read through your cover letter before submitting. Carry out in depth company research, better still some sector specific research. You can never know enough about Capita.

Interview Advice: Be yourself. The loudest is not always the most suitable for the job. Be enthusiastic. Try to relax (not too much). Turn up to the assessment day early. First impressions count.

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Atos

Business Consultant, Digital Transformation at Atos

Application Advice: - Thoroughly review what Atos does and the area in which you wish to apply for. - Map your skills against the skills required for the scheme applying for. - Network and get in touch with as many people from the firm to get an insight into the company -

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Atos

Client Service Management, Managed Services at Atos

Application Advice: Do your Research Do not rush your application form

Interview Advice: Be yourself Be confident

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Capita

Project Manager, Customer Services and Transformation at Capita

Application Advice: Capita is very keen on 'culture' fit, so make sure you feel comfortable with the companies values and are able to talk about them when applying. Capita is also a very diverse company in terms of areas it works in - knowing about the breadth of Capita's businesses will be an asset.

Interview Advice: Tailor your answers with references to Capita's values/business areas - it will make you stand out.

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Newton Europe

Consultant, at Newton Europe

Application Advice: Make sure you understand the company culture before applying. We have a very specific (and seriously fun culture) at Newton so make sure it is your cup of tea.

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Atos

Business Analyst, Digital Transformation at Atos

Application Advice: Demonstrate your versatility and willingness to adapt to whatever situation you find yourself in. Focus on your interpersonal skills as much as technical ability.

Interview Advice: Be prepared for all standard competency based questions and research the company values. Be yourself - personality is valued in the organisation as much as competence.

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Newton Europe

Consultant, at Newton Europe

Application Advice: Be interesting and yourself - we don't want to live and work with boring people.

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Newton Europe

Newton Europe

Application Advice: Be thorough.

Interview Advice: Be yourself, outgoing and don't shy away from criticism.

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Conway Consulting

Consultant, at Conway Consulting

Application Advice: Be able to work autonomously.

Interview Advice: Be personable and enthusiasm .

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Newton Europe

Consultant, at Newton Europe

Application Advice: Brushing up on your mental arithmetic might help more than you think!

Interview Advice: Newton needs people with an interesting personality if it is to maintain its amazing culture. Don't forget that the selection process is designed to get an idea of your personality as well as making sure you are technically capable.

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Newton Europe

Senior Consultant, Operations at Newton Europe

Application Advice: Be humble and receptive to challenge. Being a good listener is just as important as selling yourself at interview.

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Sapient Global Markets

Associate Business Consulting, Capital Markets at Sapient Global Markets

Application Advice: It is critical to gain good work experience while at university (blue chip companies, investment banks, consulting firms etc.), as is obtaining a good degree classification (ideally First Class Honours).

Interview Advice: Practice case studies prior to the assessment centre. This forms a big part of the selection process. Brush up on key topics in the industry (regulations - MIFID, EMIR, EPS, Dodd Frank etc., customer experience, operational efficiency, data). Think about each of these topics and the challenges/opportunities that come with them.

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Steer Davies Gleave

Consultant, Rail at Steer Davies Gleave

Application Advice: Show your interest in transport.

Interview Advice: Take time to think before answering questions.

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BT (British Telecom)

Graduate, Global Services at BT (British Telecom)

Application Advice: 1) Be prepared to drive your own development - opportunities are aplenty but no one will force you to take them. Do not be complacent. 2) Build a network as a priority.

Interview Advice: 1) Be truthful and convey your passions, no matter what they are. 2) Be keenly aware of our values and how they relate to your beliefs. 3) What experiences etc. do you have outside of the purely educational and technical which means you will bring diversity into our organisation?

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North Highland

Analyst, at North Highland

Application Advice: North Highland are proud of their approach to Consulting and don't want to appear to be similar to other Consulting firms (especially the big 4) - make a conscious effort to understand why NH think they are different.

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Arcadis

Consultant, Business Advisory at Arcadis

Application Advice: You can go a long way at Arcadis if you work hard and network hard - it is a place to shine, not for sitting back and coasting else you will be easily missed.

Interview Advice: In consulting, it's as tough as any other management consultancy. Come prepared, understand the company and the industry, and how we differentiate from other consultancies.

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Arcadis

, at Arcadis

Application Advice: Make sure you are as familiar as possible with the role and it's actually what you want to do. It comes across really clearly in the application process.

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Arcadis

Consultant, Business transformation at Arcadis

Application Advice: Make sure that you have done your research on the company, our competitors and the current challenges we are facing in the market.

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Newton Europe

Consultant, at Newton Europe

Application Advice: Be yourself.

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Newton Europe

Newton Europe

Application Advice: Be yourself.

Interview Advice: Make sure you understand everything you are told on the day before any kind of assessment.

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Newton Europe

Consultant, at Newton Europe

Application Advice: Be honest and let your personality shine through. Be somebody the interviewers are going to want to work with.

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Newton Europe

Consultant, at Newton Europe

Application Advice: Be yourself. It's important that you come across as somebody who is easy to get on with.

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DHL Supply Chain

UK&I Sales Efficiency Graduate, Central Functions at DHL Supply Chain

Application Advice: - Be open-minded & ready for a challenge (the company can offer a great variety of positions/ roles) - Be well prepared (a good level of company knowledge will get you noticed) - Try and adapt your application to suit the profile of the company

Interview Advice: - Be enthusiastic - Be well prepared (a good level of knowledge about the company will get you noticed)

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Steer Davies Gleave

Assistant Consultancy, Advisory at Steer Davies Gleave

Application Advice: Be enthusiastic and show a willing to learn attitude. Not a place for big egos.

Interview Advice: Be prepared to talk about current issues in transport.

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Newton Europe

Consultant, at Newton Europe

Application Advice: Be resilient, persuasive, friendly and confident with your numbers.

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Newton Europe

Consultant, at Newton Europe

Application Advice: Show some insight into what makes you an interesting person, not just showing off academic performance.

Interview Advice: Don't try to impress, just be yourself - it's easy to spot those trying to say what we want to hear.

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Newton Europe

Consultant, at Newton Europe

Application Advice: Be sure that you are looking to work hard, really be challenged on your development (both what you do well as well as what you need to improve). Make sure you are okay with living away from home and have thought about the type of lifestyle adjustment this will mean.

Interview Advice: Have good examples of when you have been a leader. Make sure to recognise your areas for development.

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Newton Europe

Consultant, Operations at Newton Europe

Application Advice: Prepare for the tests, they aren't there to trick you. Just 'warm up' your mind slightly.

Interview Advice: You'll get a chance to do a 3 minute presentation at the selection day, on anything you want but it should be something you find interesting and you think everyone else will. This doesn't mean aim it at the Newton consultants present. Talk about something you are actually passionate about, the content is not really the point of the exercise but how you present and communicate something you care about is a big deal.

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Newton Europe

Consultant, Groceries at Newton Europe

Application Advice: Enjoy the application process! The case studies are representative of the work we do on site, so if you enjoy them you will enjoy working here!

Interview Advice: Be open and honest. We are looking for fun, driven and passionate applicants who demonstrate a wide range of skills not exclusive to academics.

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Newton Europe

Consultant, Operations at Newton Europe

Application Advice: After the initial testing, the interview process has a lot of face-to-face elements. You'll also have the opportunity to meet some of your potential future colleagues. If you enjoy the assessment centre and the interviews then it's very likely that you'll enjoy the job. If you think that what you do, particularly in the role plays, isn't quite your cup of tea then perhaps this isn't the place for you. Similarly, if you get along well with the people you meet through the process then you're going to like all of us. Those are going to be the people you'll be spending your working days and free evenings on site with.

Interview Advice: Very cheesey but just be yourself. The interviews are to find out how you'd fit in with the company, so trying to fake something is only going to come round and bite you when you start the job. The company is looking to recruit as many people as possible, so everyone you meet throughout the process is a potential future colleague, not competition.

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Newton Europe

Consultant, at Newton Europe

Interview Advice: Be confident and be yourself. Personality and being someone that can get along in a team is really important.

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Newton Europe

Operations Consultant, Nationwide at Newton Europe

Application Advice: Be yourself: the decision made it the process will be about you, not someone you're trying to be. If you don't succeed first time, try again. Sometimes candidates need a year or two to mature but don't be deterred. Keep it simple and exciting.

Interview Advice: We want to understand about you. Be ready to talk openly about your strengths and development areas; we won't want prepared answers.

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Newton Europe

Senior Consultant, at Newton Europe

Application Advice: Ensure your mental maths is up to speed and if you get to a selection day be completely on the ball.

Interview Advice: Have confidence in numbers or solutions you come up with and don't just back down immediately in case study interviews.

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Newton Europe

Consultant, at Newton Europe

Application Advice: Do your research. This job and lifestyle isn't for everyone.

Interview Advice: Know how Newton is different from the likes of the Big Four. Know why you want to work for Newton. Be yourself - our interview process is two way. We want to get to know you, and you need to get to know us to make sure we are the right fit.

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Newton Europe

Consultant, Consultant at Newton Europe

Application Advice: Be yourself!

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Newton Europe

Consultant, Retail Operations at Newton Europe

Application Advice: Showing that you are good at this is not enough- you need to be a person too. Someone has to be excited by who you are.

Interview Advice: Be ready for difficult questions, but don't see them as a negative.

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Newton Europe

Consultant, Operations at Newton Europe

Interview Advice: Be open, genuine, know the difference between operations and strategy consulting. Pay attention to all parts of the selection day.

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Newton Europe

Consultant, at Newton Europe

Application Advice: Be yourself and be honest - self awareness is very important. Don't be put off by the strong emphasis on engineering on the website, non-STEM subject employees can do just as well and bring important extra skills to the firm.

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Newton Europe

Consultant, Operations at Newton Europe

Application Advice: Be yourself. The Newton lifestyle suits a very specific type of person and even if you can fake it in interview, it's not worth it as it'll come out eventually.

Interview Advice: Work quickly and thoroughly.

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Newton Europe

Consultant, Air Land and Sea sector at Newton Europe

Application Advice: Do your preparation. Practice the aptitude tests and your presentation. Think over interview questions and know about the company.

Interview Advice: Know why you want to join and what makes Newton different along with why you belong here. Be mindful of the disadvantages too of the job and your own weaknesses.

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Newton Europe

Business Consultant, at Newton Europe

Application Advice: Don't be intimidated by the maths testing. Just take it and see how you do.

Interview Advice: Don't be afraid to ask questions--don't pretend you know everything.

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Newton Europe

Consultant, at Newton Europe

Application Advice: Talk to as many of us as you can to find out exactly what we do - come to events at your university/a university near you/contact our recruitment department. Get to know us and the job and whether it's a good match. It's not for everyone.

Interview Advice: Be honest, be yourself, be passionate and show us your passion.

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Newton Europe

Consultant, Defence at Newton Europe

Application Advice: Be personable.

Interview Advice: Make sure you understand everything before doing any of the assessment centre tasks.

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Mott MacDonald

Junior Management Consultant, at Mott MacDonald

Application Advice: Large CV sift so stand out.

Interview Advice: Regular/expected questions used in the interview. Contribute and be actively engaged throughout the assessment centre.

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Newton Europe

Consultant, at Newton Europe

Application Advice: Try to apply your experiences to the key attributes required for the role.

Interview Advice: Be honest and humble, and be prepared! Listen carefully, and don't assume anything!

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Newton Europe

Consultant, Healthcare at Newton Europe

Application Advice: Get a good night's sleep before the tests- they're a challenge and have a bit of time pressure!

Interview Advice: Be yourself in the interview, it's as much an opportunity for Newton to gauge what you're like as a person as your ability for the role.

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Network Rail

Graduate Manager (General), Network Operations at Network Rail

Application Advice: You need to be proactive in making contacts and self motivated.

Interview Advice: Highlight many of your experiences (work social environment) and suggest how you can bring use of them to the company.

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Arcadis

Consultant, Business Transformation at Arcadis

Application Advice: Make sure that you have researched what makes us different and our clients

Interview Advice: Relax and be yourself during the interview. We want to see your personality

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Amey

Trainee Site Manager, United Utilities Connections at Amey

Application Advice: - Be yourself and learn from the experience of the application/interview process. - Show off your skills and knowledge but be grounded at the same time. - Be willing to learn and develop, always listen. - Process thinking, make sure you understand ev

Interview Advice: - Be prepared - Be calm - Take your time, think about what you have been asked and don't rush - Make conversation and break the ice - Know the company (Values, Important People, Objectives etc.) - Prepare something to make the interviewer laugh, you

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Arcadis

Consultant, Business Advisory at Arcadis

Application Advice: - Ensure you have experience in client roles / consultancy or related - Be confident and personable in interviews - we only employ who we like in Business Advisory, regardless of ability! We have to spend time with you!

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Savills (UK) Limited

Graduate, at Savills (UK) Limited

Application Advice: To try and do a short stint of work experience anywhere (not just Savills)..

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Atos

, at Atos

Application Advice: Be honest with your own skill sets and convey your enthusiasm.

Interview Advice: Group activities are designed to test your ability to work in a team, not to dominate one.

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Bidwells

Graduate Agricbusiness Consultant, Land and Business at Bidwells

Application Advice: Although office based, good practical knowledge of the Agricultural industry and practical experiences really does help you stand out. Knowing what your clients have to consider, and day to day elements that can and will effect decisions will enable you to full fill the role. If you are someone who loves the agricultural industry, and wants to help individual farmers to develop their businesses and remain competitive in the ever changing industry, then this is the job for you!

Interview Advice: Make sure you are up to date with current agricultural affairs, know the current price of Wheat or pint of milk. Don't be afraid to put your opinions across on hot topics, such as GM crops or the Badger cull

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PA Consulting Group

Analyst, at PA Consulting Group

Application Advice: Think about the reasons why you really want to apply for this role, why is PA the best choice for you, what makes you a great candidate for PA and make sure you reflect that in your Cover Letter. Tailor your CV for the job you are applying to, do not send just a general CV that you send to other companies. Ensure that you outline your extra-curricular activites as well throughout your application as these will portray more who you are.

Interview Advice: Telephone Interview: For me these included a series of questions where I had to show that I had previously developed some skills which were required in the job description. It is important to read carefully the job description as it will probably help you anticipate some of these questions. 1-2-1 Interview: my experience was great. It was the best interview I ever had. I felt as if the interviewer was actually interested in me as a person, outside my academic achievements. I ended up talking about my hobbies too, which I believe can show a lot about your personality and whether you fit with the company culture. Group Exercise: The best way to prepare for this is to go through some mock group exercises if you have this option at uni. If not perhaps ask some friends to help you go through some group exercises you may find online. It is worth having such an experience under a tight deadline, so that you know what to expect. It is important to be collaborative, to show your ideas and to respect others ideas even though they are different than yours, perhaps you can build on them and even create a new idea. Case study exercise: From the beginning, it is important to clearly state your view and the main arguments you have for explaining your view. Then re-introduce each argument and further explain it. Finally, summarise your view and the three arguments you just presented. Also, be prepared for being challenged, it is a typical experience you can encounter on client site.

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Mott MacDonald

Graduate Consultant, MDC at Mott MacDonald

Application Advice: Bolster CV with strong qualifications to get through HR sifting. Also include something interesting which shows your character / strengths to attract during prospective manager CV sifting.

Interview Advice: Read up on consulting (i.e. current trends, news), know the company and any recent news and a big current project if possible. Very relaxed assessment centre.

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Newton Europe

Consultant, at Newton Europe

Application Advice: Apply if you are keen to progress fast and have a strong logical thinking ability

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Accenture

Process Excellence and Change Enablement Analyst, Financial Services at Accenture

Application Advice: Be confident in yourself and do your research on the sort of projects Accenture takes on.

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Accenture

Analyst, at Accenture

Application Advice: If you want to do management consulting, apply to Process Excellence and Change Enablement (the management consulting arm), and highlight on your CV your interest in business, as many people apply thinking that they will be doing management consulting, and end up in tech consulting.

Interview Advice: Be very rational and logical in your answers to questions. Do NOT try to dominate the group exercises. Be considerate.

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BDO LLP

Assistant Consultant, Management Consulting at BDO LLP

Application Advice: Fairly straightforward application, no tricks.

Interview Advice: Look on wikijobs for questions, be yourself, look interviewer in the eyes when presenting and be confident.

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Accenture

Process Excellence and Change Enablement Analyst, at Accenture

Application Advice: Make sure you look through the Accenture Graduate website in detail. There is a lot of detail on this to help in the questions you are asked

Interview Advice: Try to relax and don't be worried if you are not the controlling voice in the room. There are team exercises which need to be completed as part of the assessment centre. While you need to be able to show that you can do the job, and shine when you individually present your findings to your interviewer, there is no need to battle to be team leader or show up other members of the group - it is about working as a team.

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Newton Europe

Consultant, at Newton Europe

Application Advice: Newton seeks exceptional people with great personal drive. Be yourself and make sure you gain a good understanding of the role throughout the recruitment process

Interview Advice: The interviews are quite informal focused on getting to know your character rather than the standard competency based questions.

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Accenture

Accenture

Application Advice: research well about what Accenture does

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Accenture

Business Analyst, at Accenture

Application Advice: Try to show both depth and breadth in skill set, emphasizing both hard/tangible skills as well as tangible (i.e. provide strong evidence) of softer skills.

Interview Advice: The two questions any interviewer should be trying to answer are: "Would I be comfortable putting this person in front of my most important client?" and "Would this person fit well within and complement my team?" It is the job of the interviewee to make sure that the answer to both is "Yes".

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Newton Europe

Consultant, at Newton Europe

Application Advice: - make sure mental arithmetic is sharp - read your A-level physics text books!

Interview Advice: - make sure mental arithmetic is sharp - be your self through out the interview process - be pragmatic in your approach to case studies and consider your audience

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Accenture

Business Analyst, Financial Services at Accenture

Application Advice: Research the company (as best you can). Sometimes it's really hard to articulate exactly what we as a company -do- (trust me, it's still kind of hard...). Much easier if you know someone in Accenture to speak to. Once you get past the initial application process, you get assigned a buddy which you can ask questions about the company, issues, general advice, etc. You should really use the buddy as much as possible to help you understand the company.

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Capita

Lead the Way Graduate, Business Travel and Events at Capita

Application Advice: Be open minded - if successful you might not be allocated your first choice division and UK location. However, these can change in time. Be flexible, have an open mind-set and the opportunities and advice you will receive as a Capita graduate are endless.

Interview Advice: The ability to work successfully as part of a team is one of Capita's core values. Be prepared to give examples of times you have demonstrated positive team work skills and the lessons you learnt from working as a team (these can be academic or work examples). Also be prepared to answer commercial questions about Capita. In the phone interview they will ask lots of questions about how Capita make their money, the markets they are in, share prices etc so really make sure you do some research.

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Accenture

Business Analyst, Small Change and Rectifications at Accenture

Application Advice: Make sure that you know fully what the role involves and you can explain what you may be doing on a day to day basis and also ensure you understand that there is a lot of travel involved and you are fully prepared for this.

Interview Advice: Practice going through case studies and coming up with innovative ways in which processes and businesses can be improved. Ensure you have fully researched the company, know Accenture's competitors and know what Accenture is currently involved in. Be ready to talk about case studies.

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Mott MacDonald

Consultant, at Mott MacDonald

Application Advice: You will need to show that you can self manage your time. This is best shown by work experience and doing more than just the degree.

Interview Advice: Know the company, show interest and enjoy yourself

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Accenture

Business & Systems Integration Analyst, Health at Accenture

Interview Advice: Get a thorough understanding of the company and what it's known for. This will be important at Assessment Centres.

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Newton Europe

Consultant, Operations at Newton Europe

Application Advice: If you enjoy the application process you're likely to enjoy the job. It's important to relax and be yourself throughout the process, because the interviewers need to see that you're the sort of person they'd want to work with.

Interview Advice: Be prepared for the interviewers being completely in character during role plays

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Mott MacDonald

Graduate Consultant, Education at Mott MacDonald

Application Advice: Try to talk to current employees as there is a an active employee referral scheme in place. Make sure you outline relevant experience in your application form e.g. internship in your local council if the job role is focused on the public sector.

Interview Advice: The interview was quite informal and conversational. Make sure you know about the company and its values e.g. employee-owned, sectors it works in. Ground your answers in experience and examples.

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Newton Europe

Consultant, at Newton Europe

Application Advice: Just relax and be yourself- it is as important for us to get to know you as a person as it is for you to do well in the aptitude tests.

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Newton Europe

Consultant, at Newton Europe

Application Advice: Be yourself, nobody likes fake/pretentious people in this job!

Interview Advice: Don't be afraid to admit your faults. Nobody judges you for them, only if you can't find any faults, because nobody is perfect, there must be something wrong!

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Newton Europe

Business Consultant, at Newton Europe

Application Advice: Be yourself and keep calm at interview.

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Newton Europe

Consultant, at Newton Europe

Application Advice: Be yourself and ensure you aren't afraid to talk about your hobbies and interests with real enthusiasm.

Interview Advice: Think about what the role really entails on a day-to-day basis and whether that is a good fit for you. Keep it down-to-earth and act like yourself throughout. Structure answers logically to get your points across clearly to the interviewers.

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Newton Europe

Consultant, at Newton Europe

Application Advice: Be prepared to push yourself one step beyond

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Steer Davies Gleave

Assistant Consultant, Advisory at Steer Davies Gleave

Application Advice: Be interested in the transport sector. You do not need experience of working in the transport just an interest and a willingness to learn.

Interview Advice: If asked any competency type questions always remember to use actual examples of when you have applied the competency. Take some time to think before answering, while some of the questions may seem difficult the interviewers are looking for your thought process when answering these questions rather than a specific correct answer.

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PA Consulting Group

Analyst, Project Management at PA Consulting Group

Application Advice: Spent a lot of time researching PA and tailor your CV and Cover Letter towards PA's mission statements. If possible seek out current PA graduates for conversations. If you get to an interview stage, don't worry about having stacks of extra curricular university activites, I didn't and I got the job - just make sure you are confident, friendly, ambitious and open to being challenged.

Interview Advice: The phone interview is competency based, so make sure you have read up on PA, and have a series of solid, well thought out answers on why you actually want the job. Be prepared to answer questions about where you see yourself in the future, and what drives you. PA appreciates honesty and ambition a great deal. The assessment centre and partner interviews test your understanding of how PA operates to a greater extent. This is mainly to see whether you will be a good fit and have the mentality to suceed in a fast paced, results based consultancy firm.

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Sellafield Ltd

Graduate in Project Management and Project Controls, Project Controls at Sellafield Ltd

Application Advice: Be prepared to travel, take on as much as possible and always ask questions.

Interview Advice: Just be honest and try to be normal, don't try and impress to much.

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Newton Europe

Lead Consultant, Local Government at Newton Europe

Application Advice: Be yourself - ensure both your analytical and interpersonal skills are up to scratch.

Interview Advice: Case studies, numerical tests and interpersonal skills.

Industry: Consulting, Management Consulting (Operational Improvement)

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Capgemini UK plc

Associate Consultant, Finance Transformation at Capgemini UK plc

Application Advice: Be yourself and do your research. What makes Capgemini is the people in the company and if you try to be someone else, it will show. Do some research into the company, this is easy to do and can help a lot with the application process. However if research is not done, this is an easy way to mess it up!

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PA Consulting Group

Consultant Analyst, Government at PA Consulting Group

Application Advice: understand the different practices PA has and be sure you know which one you'd like to apply for

Industry: Consulting, Management Consulting (Operational Improvement)

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Capgemini UK plc

Associate Consultant, Operating Model & Performance Improvement at Capgemini UK plc

Application Advice: When you go to the assessment centre try to show your best qualities, but don't go in trying to beat everyone else. Otherwise just relax and treat the process as a series of enjoyable conversations (with some competency questions thrown in).

Interview Advice: Smile.

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PA Consulting Group

Analyst, Government sector at PA Consulting Group

Application Advice: Think carefully about how you can apply whatever skills you have already developed, to the skills that you'll need as a consultant, such as: People skills Ability to work independently and in a range of teams Problem solving skills Communication/presentation skills Ability to handle complex data

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PA Consulting Group

Consultant Analyst, Business Transformation at PA Consulting Group

Application Advice: Be clear of what you expect from the employer in terms of projects, mobility etc.

Interview Advice: Show your most positive and analytical side during the interview.

Industry: Consulting, Management Consulting (Operational Improvement)

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BT (British Telecom)

Business Improvement Practitionar, Business Improvement at BT (British Telecom)

Application Advice: I love being a BT Grad, I would really encourage them to participate and to be as unique and creative as they can.

Interview Advice: The process is pretty long, there are 4 important phases. 1. Take each phase very seriously, there are points for each one. 2. Read about the company and the BT grad programme, focusing on values, reading about it´s history, present and where we want to go in the future. 3. Be creative and diverse in your responses. try to use examples of your different experiences, for example personal, previous work, school, hobbies.

Industry: Consulting, Management Consulting (Operational Improvement)

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BT (British Telecom)

Graduate, Service Delivery at BT (British Telecom)

Application Advice: Fill out the questionnairre very carefully at the beginning Leave at least one day for the preparation of the phone interview

Interview Advice: Be enthusiastic and represent the values of BT

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BT (British Telecom)

Business Improvement Practitioner, Business Improvement at BT (British Telecom)

Application Advice: Research on the company and genuine clear passion for the company will always shine through. Be honest.

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Accenture

Analyst, at Accenture

Application Advice: Be prepared to have a lot of responsibility early on and to be flexible when it comes to working hours and location.

Interview Advice: Be yourself!

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Accenture

Analyst, Financial Services – Project management at Accenture

Application Advice: Do your research Know exactly what company you want to work for and why Quality over quanitity - don't copy and paste the same application to lots of different companies select the ones you really want and tailor each application and make it really specific to each organisation. It will increase your chances of getting a job

Interview Advice: Know information about the company and the role and any stories currently in the news. Try and speak to people who work there before hand to get an idea of what might come up or use wiki job Prepare your competencies in the STAR format (Situation, Task, Action Result) Be yourself

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Accenture

Analyst, at Accenture

Application Advice: Read the Accenture website to understand exactly what kind of work we do. Tailor your answers to the application questions to the kind of roles that you would be performing at Accenture. Speak to current employees and use the referral process.

Interview Advice: Interview question were: Why do you want to work for Accenture? Who are our main competitors? What are the core roles and responsibilities of an analyst at Accenture?

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BAE Systems

Project Management Graduate, Project Management at BAE Systems

Application Advice: Make sure you know the competencies that the company is looking for and demonstrate these throughout your application.

Industry: Consulting, Management Consulting (Operational Improvement)

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Accenture

Analyst, Insurance at Accenture

Application Advice: Do your research on the company and the demands of the role.

Interview Advice: Speak to anyone you know who works in a similar role to get advice before the interview, people are always willing to help and its the best way to prepare yourself.

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Accenture

Analyst, at Accenture

Application Advice: Don't leave anything to chance. make a thorough research on the company and demonstrate innovative thinking

Interview Advice: Prove that you can work in a team (dont take over other people in the AC) and read carefully tasks before starting

Industry: Consulting, Management Consulting (Operational Improvement)

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Accenture

Business Analyst, Life Sciences at Accenture

Application Advice: Willing to travel and commit to long hours.

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Accenture

Process Excellence & Change Enablement Analyst, CMT at Accenture

Application Advice: Follow all the tips on the internet, make sure you have fully researched and actually want to work for the company. Try to go on boot camp.

Interview Advice: Be yourself - all about your personality.

Industry: Consulting, Management Consulting (Operational Improvement)

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Accenture

Analyst, Financial Services at Accenture

Application Advice: Be thorough, and answer all questions honestly. The process is challenging, but fair and transparent. Make sure that the answers you give address the question, be it on the application form itself, or at later stages of interview.

Interview Advice: - Understand the firm before applying and interviewing - research what we do and what large scale deliveries we have managed. Have concrete examples. - Don't try to compete with other applicants if you make it to the assessment centre. You are being as

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Accenture

Business Analyst, at Accenture

Application Advice: Do your research on the work that we do and be relevant.

Interview Advice: Take an interest in the career journey your interviewer has been on with Accenture & ask questions.

Industry: Consulting, Management Consulting (Operational Improvement)

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Accenture

Analyst, at Accenture

Application Advice: Understand exactly what Accenture does and the role you will be doing.

Industry: Consulting, Management Consulting (Operational Improvement)

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Accenture

Analyst, ACG at Accenture

Application Advice: Great first job - definitely apply for the experience you get

Interview Advice: 1. Why Accenture? 2. Main competitors 3. How does Accenture use technology to help its client?

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Accenture

Analyst, Analyst Consulting Group at Accenture

Application Advice: Engage with technological business cases on the Accenture website - the majority of our work is related to technology in some way, so demonstrating enthusiasm in this regard will be important (even if you want to work in strategy / management, our solutions will often involve technology)

Interview Advice: Accenture are good with CSR & development work - this respect is good to highlight as to why you think youll be a good fit A difference that Accenture has in comparison to other consultancies is the breadth of service we offer: right from strategy to implementation.

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Accenture

Analyst, Financial Services at Accenture

Application Advice: Make sure you research the company and be imaginative.

Interview Advice: Be confident about what you say. A big part of your job as a consultant will be to come across as a professional and credible resource to your client. During the assessment centre apply as much Accenture based knowledge as you can to your group activities, but most of all make sure that what your saying is justifiable and logical. Particularly in the Business Case/Project Planning part of the assessment centre, there will be no right answer (as long as you are below budget), so make sure you are clear in why your solution is the right one and don't be afraid to back yourself when your ideas get put under an interviewer's scruitiny.

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Accenture

Business and Systems Integration Analyst, Communications, Media and Technology at Accenture

Application Advice: Be open minded about what you'll end up doing. There's so much scope with Accenture, and not all of its glamourous - but all of it is valuable experience. You'll also probably end up loving something you'd never even considered before! If you want to apply, you have to be able to see the silver lining in your project - finding the positives and the opportunities for yourself will be of great advantage to your career and your happiness!

Interview Advice: Be yourself - massive cliche I know but its true. Accenture aren't looking for a packaged business person - they're looking for personalities to contribute to an evolving company. You can only keep up a facade for so long - tackle the interview tasks as you normally would, don't think about what the assessors are looking for, because there isn't a prescribed formula. Be yourself, and be fearless, its only a short assessment day and you need to shine from the off.

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Accenture

Analyst, CMT at Accenture

Application Advice: There is a misconception about IT Consulting vs. Management Consulting, IT is such a big part of Business today that the two I believe are interchangeable, so I'd advise having an open mind to both.

Interview Advice: Really understand Accenture's Business, what the market is like and who their competitors are.

Industry: Consulting, Management Consulting (Operational Improvement)

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Accenture

Process Excellence & Change Enablement Analyst, Process Excellence & Change Enablement at Accenture

Application Advice: Know what Accenture does. Accenture are a full-service consulting firm, and use several different knowledge streams (technology being primary) to help fulfil the needs of our clients. This differentiates Accenture from competitors because we can see projects through from beginning to implementation.

Interview Advice: Know why you want to work for Accenture, and what you can provide for them. Typically they are looking for confident, bright individuals who can be trained. Don't worry if you think you have no experience - nobody does at the beginning.

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Accenture

Analytics Consultant, Analytics at Accenture

Application Advice: Be a team player and prepare to learn a lot in a short time. Be flexible of where your project is. Chose 3 top priorities for your role. If 2 out of 3 are met take the role. You can expand it to 5 as you progress and have a better feel of what you want. Be proactive. There are 1000 analysts and it's easy to get lost.

Interview Advice: Research the assessment centre on wikijobs and other websites. The format and even case study stories barely change and always ask for the same. Don't be the aggressive alpha. Be a team player and think about how you fit in within the team. During the final interview they might ask you how you felt during the team and if you can explain the interaction between the team that's very good. Stakeholder management basically.

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Accenture

Analyst, Financial Services at Accenture

Application Advice: Only apply if very flexible as a person and happy to take initiative and constantly learn

Interview Advice: Know the company and do case studies

Industry: Consulting, Management Consulting (Operational Improvement)

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Accenture

Analyst, at Accenture

Application Advice: Try to try more than one Industry area in your first year. Beyond that it is difficult to move, particularly if you want your career to progress

Interview Advice: The only one big no-no is showing a total aversion to IT. Many have no experience in this area but saying your not interested at all in IT at an IT Consultancy is more than ill advised.

Industry: Consulting, Management Consulting (Operational Improvement)

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Accenture

Business Analyst, Products at Accenture

Application Advice: You need to have an interest in technology and have done your research on our company.

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Steer Davies Gleave

Consultant, Advisory at Steer Davies Gleave

Application Advice: Be sure you want it and know what you are applying for when writing your CV.

Interview Advice: Use your common sense and think logically.

Industry: Consulting, Management Consulting (Operational Improvement)

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Amey

Commercial Graduate, Highways at Amey

Application Advice: Be prepared to work longer hours than most as the work is hard but also you will get more experience to network with the other people who are higher up in the company. they tend to work long hours as well.

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Capgemini UK plc

Associate Consultant, at Capgemini UK plc

Application Advice: I would make sure that you understand what Capgemini Consulting is all about and what makes it unique and tailor your responses to that.

Interview Advice: Be relaxed and try to demonstrate that you would fit in well with the culture of the company.

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Mott MacDonald

Consultant, at Mott MacDonald

Application Advice: Know the companies S.M.A.R.T and current projects.

Interview Advice: relaxed knowledgable confident

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Capgemini UK plc

Associate Consultant, Supply Chain at Capgemini UK plc

Application Advice: Be yourself

Interview Advice: Be yourself

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Capgemini UK plc

Associate Consultant, CDC – Business Analytics at Capgemini UK plc

Application Advice: Be yourself

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Capgemini UK plc

Associate Consultant, CIO Advisory at Capgemini UK plc

Application Advice: Think about how Capgemini Consulting is unique to other firms (good examples include: the culture of the CDC, Capgemini's focus on developing capabilities in Digital Transformation, the collaborative style of working etc). Use strong, varied examples that demonstrate that your communication, innovation and collaboration skills.

Interview Advice: Use strong, varied examples that demonstrate that your communication, innovation and collaboration skills.

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Analyst, Technology Consultant at Accenture

Application Advice: - Do some company research/case studies. - Justify your points decently (Why this company? Why this role? Why you?). - Pull out relevant experiences. Not everything has to go onto your application. Streamline it to what is most suited for this role.

Interview Advice: - Go in with an open mind. - Be considerate towards others. - Spend a balanced amount of time speaking/ contributing and listening. - Build on what other people have said.

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