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DSTL

Graduate Mechanical Engineer, at DSTL

Application Advice: If you're genuinely interested in the area of work, apply. Show that you're innovative, working for DSTL is all about being innovative in overcoming challenges, and thinking of new ways to exploit current or future technologies.

Interview Advice: Background/fundamental knowledge in your degree area. I was asked questions based around the fundamentals of my degree (Mechanical engineering), the questions were mostly based around physics and mechanics and how they apply to real world applications. I was also asked questions about how I would react in certain situations i.e. if I don't know something - how do I find out.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Mechanical Engineering

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Nuclear Graduates

, at nucleargraduates

Application Advice: Include all your additional experience outside of your degree as this is what sets you apart.

Interview Advice: Properly research the nuclear industry beforehand if you don't have prior experience.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Mechanical Engineering

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nucleargraduates

Mechanical Design Engineer, Rolls-Royce Nuclear at nucleargraduates

Application Advice: Remain calm through the challenging selection process and lean about the industry beforehand.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Mechanical Engineering

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Costain

Graduate Mechanical Engineer, Engineering at Costain

Application Advice: Ability to demonstate project management, communication and leadership skills. The candidate would need to have both technical knowledge and enhanced people skills.

Interview Advice: Have a topic of engineering you have been involved with memorised in extreme detail and communicate what you did, why you did it and what the result was in clear and concise detail.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Mechanical Engineering

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Mott MacDonald

Graduate Mechanical Building Services Engineer, Building and Infrastructure at Mott MacDonald

Application Advice: Mott MacDonald are open with the idea that you may not know a lot about the role your going into but show that you have certain qualities which tick the box. Communication, Teamwork, Mathematics, etc. Don't be put off if you don't think you may have all the areas of learning they ask for.

Interview Advice: Do not get too stressed. The interview was comprised of 2 sections. 1. General Questions - Where do you see yourself in 5 years? An example of when you worked effectively in a team. 2. Technical Questions (not very complex) - What work have you done in sustainability? Could you give a summary to your dissertation. The general questions are mandatory but then the technical questions become more of a discussion. This makes it a lot less formal and makes you stress less.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Mechanical Engineering

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Babcock International Group

Graduate Mechanical Engineer, Marine & Technology at Babcock International Group

Application Advice: Have someone help with your CV. Include any STEM events you have participated in.

Interview Advice: Ask questions during lunch break and use STAR format during interview.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Mechanical Engineering

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Max Fordham

Graduate Engineer, at Max Fordham

Interview Advice: Just be sure on your fundamentals of engineering - principles of heat transfer etc. You will be asked questions you don't know the answer to but that is the point, it's to see how you react and think through problems.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Mechanical Engineering

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Babcock International Group

Graduate Mechanical Engineer, at Babcock International Group

Application Advice: Confidence is key.

Interview Advice: Stick with your convictions.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Mechanical Engineering

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Babcock International Group

Factory Transformation Engineer, Factory Group at Babcock International Group

Application Advice: Include extra curricular activities as part of covering letter.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Mechanical Engineering

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Babcock International Group

Graduate Naval Architect, Site Development Team at Babcock International Group

Application Advice: Be a team player and express a desire to suceed and lead multi-disciplinary teams through relevant engineering experience.

Interview Advice: For the interview, provide examples of when you have worked in a team to achieve excellent results and learn from mistakes.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Mechanical Engineering

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Balfour Beatty

Mechanical Engineer, at Balfour Beatty

Interview Advice: Research the company beforehand.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Mechanical Engineering

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Babcock International Group

Graduate Mechanical Engineer, Submarine Support at Babcock International Group

Application Advice: Use as many different examples of your competencies as you can to show off your skills. Always write a covering letter which is specific to the company. Do follow up on your application if you haven't heard anything as Babcock get a lot of applications.

Interview Advice: Be yourself, this is as much about interviewing the company to see if it fits you, as it is them interviewing you.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Mechanical Engineering

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National Grid

Asset Strategy, Engineering & Assurance at National Grid

Application Advice: Be yourself and do not try to wing it!

Interview Advice: Again honesty and genuineness is very important to National Grid so be open and honest in your interview.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Mechanical Engineering

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Babcock International Group

Graduate Mechanical Engineer, Ship Concept Design at Babcock International Group

Application Advice: It's not just about what's on paper in terms of degree and grades, it's what you do and who you are whether you're at work or in your free time.

Interview Advice: The interview was a lot of fun, so just take it easy and think about the question first.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Mechanical Engineering

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Babcock International Group

Production Controller, Marine at Babcock International Group

Application Advice: Show your interest in the sector and the organisation. Show that you are a highly motivated individual (if true!) and do your homework on what the role you are applying for involves.

Interview Advice: Teamwork is a key part of the interview/assessment centre, be proactive and take a lead in activities but don't overpower your colleagues.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Mechanical Engineering

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Babcock International Group

Graduate Mechanical Engineer, Marine & Technology at Babcock International Group

Application Advice: Make sure you're a flexible worker, you don't mind where you work.

Interview Advice: Use the STAR method for the interview, practice questions and have varying scenarios to use in the interviews.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Mechanical Engineering

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Network Rail

Graduate Engineer, Safety Technical and Engineering at Network Rail

Application Advice: Be honest, be passionate.

Interview Advice: Don't lie.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Mechanical Engineering

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Network Rail

Electrification & Plant Graduate Engineer, Safety, Technical & Engineering at Network Rail

Application Advice: Be as proactive as possible and join groups or societies where you can nurture all your key skills, i.e. communication, negotiations, e.t.c.

Interview Advice: Learn about the company and relate it to your previous experiences. Think of examples where you have succeeded in projects, work, managed people, talked to people and use them to your advantage. Most of all, prepare for all possible questions, do not assume that you will know the answer.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Mechanical Engineering

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Babcock International Group

Graduate Mechanical Engineer, Devonport Royal Dockyard at Babcock International Group

Application Advice: Be honest, if you don't know everything about a subject don't pretend to, show an interest in the area you are applying for though and demonstrate that you are not only academically successful but also a well rounded person.

Interview Advice: Most of the application process is down to you being likeable and having the attitude and ability to fit into the work culture. Come prepared for the standard set of questions about leadership and working in teams but also try and use examples from outside of university and an engineering setting, this will help them see that you are well rounded.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Mechanical Engineering

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Babcock International Group

Mechanical Engineer, Naval Marine at Babcock International Group

Application Advice: Show an interest in the defence and marine sectors.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Mechanical Engineering

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Babcock International Group

Graduate Mechanical Engineer, Defence at Babcock International Group

Application Advice: Show management skills.

Interview Advice: Lots of 'tell us a time you..... lead a team/worked as a team/overcame an issue' type questions.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Mechanical Engineering

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Babcock International Group

Senior Support Engineer, Warships at Babcock International Group

Application Advice: People skills are vital in such a big organisation...!

Interview Advice: Again, as above, people skills and teamwork are vital to achieving your goals within the company.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Mechanical Engineering

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Babcock International Group

Graduate Mechanical Engineer, Marine and Technology at Babcock International Group

Application Advice: Get experience in any workplace. Get involved in clubs and societies. Travel.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Mechanical Engineering

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Babcock International Group

Graduate Mechanical Engineer, Babcock Bristol at Babcock International Group

Application Advice: Due to the nature of the work (Defence) you will not be expected to know in any great detail what the company does. You will be tested on a broad range of engineering fundamentals and your problem solving at interview.

Interview Advice: My interview was based on a speed-dating format: rotating around different engineering mini-assessments each ten minutes. These varied from a lengthy engineering general knowledge questionnaire to interpreting drawings, to discussing analysis techniques.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Mechanical Engineering

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Babcock International Group

Mechanical Engineer, Mechanical at Babcock International Group

Application Advice: Research the area of the business you want to join - nuclear, rail, marine etc. and have a good knowledge of what is happening in that sector for both Babcock and other businesses. Ask someone to proof read your application.

Interview Advice: - "What do you think is the future of the nuclear industry?" - "Describe how this piece of equipment works" - "What do you want to know about the company?"

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Mechanical Engineering

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Babcock International Group

Graduate Assistant Mechanical Engineer, Defense Systems Technology at Babcock International Group

Application Advice: Apply early! There are a number of online 'tests' to pass before you are invited to interview, so don't hesitate to complete these steps whilst you are also applying for other positions.

Interview Advice: There was a speed dating style of interviews, so be prepared for this and make a good impression early on.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Mechanical Engineering

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Babcock International Group

Graduate Mechanical Engineer, Graduate Scheme (Various) at Babcock International Group

Application Advice: Be honest and specify regarding what you wish to achieve within your role and how you believe you can influence the organisation. Make sure you research the role and the company thoroughly before applying and ensure that your application satisfies the Babcock values.

Interview Advice: Relax and be yourself. This is when you will perform best. Babcock looks for talented and intelligent individuals to join the company but they don't want robots. Research the organisation thoroughly and make sure you provide evidence for the skills you have stated you possess. (Use past experiences or projects if possible.) Express an eagerness to achieve professional registration.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Mechanical Engineering

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Babcock International Group

Graduate Mechanical Engineer, Maintenance at Babcock International Group

Application Advice: Give good examples of work experience and university work.

Interview Advice: Be yourself. It's about the person and how they work with others.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Mechanical Engineering

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Babcock International Group

Graduate Mechanical Engineer, Cavendish Nuclear at Babcock International Group

Application Advice: Do it early! The application process can potentially take a long time, as the company needs to do security clearance for you before you start work.

Interview Advice: Have a few examples lined up for the question type "Tell us about a time when you..." Some questions were: "...worked well in a team", "...solved a problem", and "...held a position of leadership". It's a simple tip, but the difference made by being able to quickly and confidently respond (by having prepared responses beforehand) is very noitceable.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Mechanical Engineering

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Babcock International Group

Graduate Mechanical Engineer, at Babcock International Group

Application Advice: If you want to work on some of the largest, most interesting and complex engineering challenges, this is definitely the place for you. A flexible graduate will come across very well, as the range of work is vast, and there are plenty of opportunities to work across multiple locations.

Interview Advice: Be honest, enthusiastic, and open to new challenges.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Mechanical Engineering

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Morgan Advanced Materials

Production Engineer, Engineering at Morgan Advanced Materials

Application Advice: Ensure your CV and application forms detail what you are able to deliver. Be authentic and consistent all the way through.

Interview Advice: Be yourself. Do not try to be someone you are not. Prepare for the assessment centre well in advance, should you get to that stage. Do your research on the company.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Mechanical Engineering

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Babcock International Group

, at Babcock International Group

Application Advice: There were two online assessments to get through before the assessment centre - numerical reasoning and verbal reasoning in a fairly standard format.

Interview Advice: The assessment centre had a 'speed dating' format which was essentially 8 short interviews with 8 different people, each lasting around 8 minutes. They tested your knowledge of various core engineering principles rather than typical interview questions, so it's worth having a quick read over your notes beforehand. Having said that, the interviewers weren't trying to trip you up or expose what you don't know - they would hint towards any answer you were struggling with in order to find out what you DO know.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Mechanical Engineering

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Babcock International Group

Graduate Mechanical & Electrical Engineer, Network Engineering at Babcock International Group

Application Advice: Be honest but don't be afraid to "blow your own trumpet."

Interview Advice: Take your time to answer questions, allow yourself some thinking time to understand and digest the question before you give your response.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Mechanical Engineering

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Babcock International Group

Graduate Mechanical Engineer, at Babcock International Group

Interview Advice: Write your interview answers according to the STAR method. That's the type of answers the interviewers are looking for.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Mechanical Engineering

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Babcock International Group

Business Development, Oil & Gas – Assets at Babcock International Group

Application Advice: Be open to working on a variety of projects and at different levels.

Interview Advice: Assessment centre - work as a team. put ideas across reasonably. listen to everyone's ideas. Be confident in yourself. don't overpower other candidates. If applying for an engineering role, refresh yourself with basic knowledge from throughout your time at University (even from the 1st and 2nd years of your degree!)

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Mechanical Engineering

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Cundall

Graduate Mechanical Engineer, at Cundall

Application Advice: Research the company, projects we've worked on and what you find interesting about them.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Mechanical Engineering

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Cundall

Graduate Building Services Engineer, Building Services at Cundall

Application Advice: You already have your grades (and therefore technical knowledge) behind you. Show that you can be integrated well into the company and that you're eager to learn new skills whilst working alongside different colleagues.

Interview Advice: Importance of communication was brought up multiple times during my interview.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Mechanical Engineering

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Lockheed Martin UK

Graduate Systems Engineer, at Lockheed Martin

Application Advice: Ensure balance between technical skill and team working ability.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Mechanical Engineering

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Cundall

Graduate Engineer, Building Services at Cundall

Application Advice: Research the company and become familiar with their competencies, views and goals and align them with your own. Demonstrate how you meet these, using examples from university but more importantly from other experiences i.e. part time jobs, volunteering, even hobbies and interests.

Interview Advice: Probably what anyone who has been through the process will tell you but be yourself, do your research on the company and the industry and relax during the process.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Mechanical Engineering

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Jaguar Land Rover

Hybrid Calibration Engineer, Powertrain at Jaguar Land Rover

Application Advice: It's a massively varied role that combines challenging and rewarding problem solving with lots of in car testing.

Interview Advice: I can not remember specifics but business behaviours were the main focus!

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Mechanical Engineering

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nucleargraduates

nucleargraduate programme member, at nucleargraduates

Application Advice: Make sure you tailor your application for the nuclear industry and don't just use your generic application answers.

Interview Advice: Do your background research on the sponsoring companies of the graduate scheme.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Mechanical Engineering

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Jaguar Land Rover

Off Road Capability Engineering, Off Road Capability at Jaguar Land Rover

Application Advice: Research, research, research!

Interview Advice: Why JLR?

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Mechanical Engineering

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Jaguar Land Rover

Graduate Trainee, Chassis Engineering at Jaguar Land Rover

Application Advice: Be honest with your answers to the personality tests, it determines whether you would be a good fit to the company. The people who acted on that test to fit the company culture that they have read about, usually realise the company is not for them after loosing time in the grad scheme. Do practice for the maths tests.

Interview Advice: Have at least two stories that you can tell using the STAR technique, for each of the high performance behaviours. Also be clear in your head for the reason why you would like to join Jaguar Land Rover. Have a clear aim and sense of direction. Having thought about the future of the car industry (from many different perspectives) also helps.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Mechanical Engineering

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Jaguar Land Rover

CAE Analyst, Performance, Efficiency & Driveability at Jaguar Land Rover

Application Advice: Know the company, know yourself ...prepare thoroughly for each element of the process- only 1/100 successful applicants (a number that is thrown around).

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Mechanical Engineering

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WSP

Graduate Engineer, Tunnel Ventilation at WSP

Application Advice: Have skills that are relevant to your job role. Be THE graduate, not a graduate.

Interview Advice: Be confident, research the company and more importantly the team that you will be joining. Bring in examples of projects you have done at University and be prepared to answer some simple technical questions.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Mechanical Engineering

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WSP

Graduate Engineer, CFD at WSP

Application Advice: Choose a role that you are passionate about and want to become an expert in.

Interview Advice: Good technical knowledge is essential, relevant project experience.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Mechanical Engineering

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GE

Engineering Intern, at GE

Interview Advice: GE have some core beliefs that are incorporated into every day and every project within the company. These beliefs are important in not only a work scenario but also within personal situations. Within interviews, the assessors will ask you about each of these beliefs and how you can relate to each one, by using past experiences. Read over these beliefs and try to relate them to your personal experiences.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Mechanical Engineering

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nucleargraduates

Graduate Mechanical Engineer, Various at nucleargraduates

Application Advice: Make sure it's right for you, adaptability and flexibility are crucial.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Mechanical Engineering

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Spirax Sarco

Graduate Engineer, at Spirax Sarco

Application Advice: Be yourself. Spirax recruitment is focused around the person just as much as their experience and academic ability.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Mechanical Engineering

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Renishaw

Graduate Applications Engineer, Coordinate Measurement at Renishaw

Application Advice: Be optimistic and enthusiastic, do your research on the company before you apply and ensure your cv shows your attributes that best suit this job.

Interview Advice: Be prepared, make sure you know the company and practice your vernier caliper skills!

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Mechanical Engineering

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Renishaw

Graduate Mechanical Engineer, Rotating around Depts. at Renishaw

Application Advice: Show an interest in technical problems. You don't need to know all the answers at interview, just be interested in finding out.

Interview Advice: I was set two technical challenges but we went through the thought process on how to solve them together. They seemed most interested in the thought process and would help me out if I didn't know a critical piece of information.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Mechanical Engineering

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Renishaw

Graduate Applications Engineer, at Renishaw

Application Advice: Simple yet informative.

Interview Advice: Just be yourself... Remember your metrology (instruments and applications).

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Mechanical Engineering

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Balfour Beatty

Graduate Engineer, Measurement Systems at Balfour Beatty

Application Advice: Don't put off applying because you don't think your grades are good enough - a company should look for potential as well as attitude and practical skills that can't be conveyed over a CV or application form.

Interview Advice: Be friendly and relaxed. Don't be afraid to say you are unsure of the answer to a question, guessing or 'winging it' may make you look silly.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Mechanical Engineering

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Lockheed Martin UK

Graduate Engineer, Integration & Testing at Lockheed Martin

Application Advice: Be versatile; requires knowledge of systems, mechanical and electrical. Be prepared for troubleshooting, problem-solving and belt-and-bracers approaches.

Interview Advice: Research who LM are, what we do and where it goes. Knowledge of flagship products and international partners.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Mechanical Engineering

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Lockheed Martin UK

Graduate Systems Engineer, Systems Engineering at Lockheed Martin

Application Advice: Highlight your skills and projects completed.

Interview Advice: Show off problem-solving skills with examples from projects: What happened/what when wrong What you did you do to fix it What you learnt from the experience What you might do differently

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Mechanical Engineering

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Jaguar Land Rover

Functional Packaging Engineer, ADAS at Jaguar Land Rover

Application Advice: Give lots of examples of the times you worked with a group of people to achieve something and/or examples of when you took control of a situation/project and successfully managed the situation.

Interview Advice: They're mostly looking for people who are good at working with others. Have the standard interview question responses prepared but also try and get on with your interviewer.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Mechanical Engineering

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Severn Trent

Solutions Engineer, Wholesale Asset Creation at Severn Trent

Application Advice: Understand breadth of the business.

Interview Advice: Showcase your knowledge.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Mechanical Engineering

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nucleargraduates

Mechanical engineer, at nucleargraduates

Application Advice: Show confidence in your answers and experience, and use a range of experiences in answers.

Interview Advice: Three things you know about the nuclear industry.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Mechanical Engineering

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Jaguar Land Rover

Manufacturing Engineering, T&F Business Improvement at Jaguar Land Rover

Application Advice: Practice for the SJT's many times beforehand get comfortable with the speed of them. Research company values.

Interview Advice: Research company values, there is a great belief in behaviours rather than competency as a base level of that you must already have, as you've got through x years of college/university. Practice in tray excercises and other fast paced organisational/delegation tasks, in group excercises don't be the forceful one, they're looking for efficient teams that can work together. Try find an answer to situational questions that you can use (...describe a time where you acted well as a team...)

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Mechanical Engineering

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Jaguar Land Rover

Durability Test Engineer, Vehicle Durability at Jaguar Land Rover

Application Advice: Be honest on the online personality tests.

Interview Advice: The best way to approach the assessment day is to relax and enjoy it. You'll need to be able to give a presentation on something practical you have done in the past.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Mechanical Engineering

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Severn Trent

Graduate Engineer, at Severn Trent

Interview Advice: Relax. Try to enjoy it and be yourself. It's a pretty relaxed interview process.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Mechanical Engineering

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Jaguar Land Rover

Calibration Engineer, Powertrain at Jaguar Land Rover

Application Advice: Do some background research into the role. I.e. What is going on in general in the industry. This will make the work seem very relevant.

Interview Advice: There were no out of the ordinary questions that you wouldn't find on google. They give you an opportunity to say something further about yourself that did not come out in the interview. Have something to say prepared i.e. projects you worked on in university. No need for a CV or portfolio. I bought one along and did not even open it.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Mechanical Engineering

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Jaguar Land Rover

Product Engineer Analyst, Research at Jaguar Land Rover

Application Advice: Go fully through website, rather than remembering all the details try to grasp the philosophy behind vehicles lines. As the company is evolving extremely rapidly, follow closely the news. Know what role you will be looking for.

Interview Advice: In the group exercise, try to be the "second leader", rather than talking all the time, observe everyone who is talking, shape the conversation with quick but deep observation. In the personal interview, try to establish a personal ground with the interviewer.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Mechanical Engineering

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Jaguar Land Rover

Graduate Product Development Engineer, at Jaguar Land Rover

Application Advice: Attention to detail.

Interview Advice: Practice.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Mechanical Engineering

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Jaguar Land Rover

Safety CAE Graduate, CAE at Jaguar Land Rover

Application Advice: Be very specific when applying for what type of role you would like.

Interview Advice: Research current automotive industry news and what competitors might be doing.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Mechanical Engineering

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Jaguar Land Rover

Build Engineer, NMP at Jaguar Land Rover

Application Advice: Take a risk and go for it.

Interview Advice: Think both internally and externally.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Mechanical Engineering

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WSP

Graduate Engineer, Rail at WSP

Application Advice: Link your skills and experiences to the role you are applying for and show enthusiasm for the specific role.

Interview Advice: The interview was a general chat about working preferences and past experiences. I feel my communication in the interview is what got me the job as they are looking for strong communication skills.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Mechanical Engineering

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Renishaw

Graduate Mechanical Enigneer, Machine Tools at Renishaw

Application Advice: Work hard in uni and get good grades. But importantly, be confident and explain what you would bring compared to the person you're competing against for the job.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Mechanical Engineering

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nucleargraduates

, at nucleargraduates

Application Advice: It's generally expected that most applicants will have a limited knowledge of nuclear. If you do have experience with nuclear, make the most of it.

Interview Advice: It is an extensive interview. If one stage doesn't go according to plan, don't get too hung up on it. Be friendly, don't treat it like it's the apprentice.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Mechanical Engineering

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nucleargraduates

nucleargraduates Programme Member, at nucleargraduates

Application Advice: Be clear about why your skills, experience and personality are attractive to the scheme and employers. It is important to focus on both technical and experiences beyond your degree.

Interview Advice: The interview process may seem daunting, but the process is designed to get the best out of candidates. Just focus on what each stage is asking for and ensure that you, as a minimum, take on board the tips given and answer them as best you can.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Mechanical Engineering

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Renishaw

Graduate Applications Engineer, MAPD at Renishaw

Application Advice: It's a very quick application process so it would be a waste not to.

Interview Advice: It's relaxed and quite informal, so just enjoy the day. If it seems hard it's because they're trying to push you to find out how much you know.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Mechanical Engineering

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Renishaw

Graduate Engineer, Measurement Automation Product Division at Renishaw

Application Advice: Included information about types of work that you enjoy as well as an enthusiasm for the role you are applying for.

Interview Advice: Make sure to highlight any relevant project work or other experience as well as enthusiasm for the company and work involved.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Mechanical Engineering

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Renishaw

Graduate Mechanical Engineer, Healthcare Products at Renishaw

Application Advice: Previous experience is useful, ability to apply and demonstrate technical knowledge is always beneficial.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Mechanical Engineering

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WSP

Graduate Engineer, Building Services at WSP

Interview Advice: Be honest. I don't know what helped me in the early application process but when it came to the interview I found they respected the fact that I was honest and new what I wanted.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Mechanical Engineering

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WSP

Graduate Engineer, Rail at WSP

Application Advice: During the assessment centre, participate in the activities as much as possible.

Interview Advice: Research the industry that you want to work in. Practice standard competency based interview questions.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Mechanical Engineering

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WSP

Graduate Engineer, Rail at WSP

Application Advice: Ensure you have undertaken summer placements/work experience/previous professional job roles within an engineering environment. Make sure you know the company you're applying to and sell yourself!

Interview Advice: Be friendly and confident during your interviews and assessment centres. Have a good idea of what role you would like within the company and make sure you are vocal during your face to face interview about which department of your chosen discipline you would like your first placement on the graduate scheme to be in. Questions: Give an example of a time where you had a large workload and how did you manage it. Give an example of a time where you have worked in a team and how did you contribute. Tell me about yourself. (Tip: Start with your education at uni, career aspirations, why your chosen discipline.)

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Mechanical Engineering

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Network Rail

Graduate Traction and Rolling Stock Engineer, Safety Technical and Engineering at Network Rail

Application Advice: Be genuine, show your best personal attributes, be interested in the industry and be enthusiastic.

Interview Advice: Do your homework and prepare, try and convert your stress into excitement. If you don't know something just say so, you will have your full career in front of you for learning new things, just be eager to do so.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Mechanical Engineering

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Network Rail

Graduate Engineer, Track at Network Rail

Application Advice: Read up on the Railway!

Interview Advice: Asked railway specific questions, always think about safety when answering-this is paramount.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Mechanical Engineering

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Network Rail

Graduate Engineer, Network Operations at Network Rail

Application Advice: Practice for your video interview as it does feel unnatural presenting yourself to a camera. Be prepared to learn and read up about the company. Being able to talk about current issues and problems being faced shows a commitment to the job.

Interview Advice: Take time to think about your answers before beginning. Try to follow a Situation, Task, Action, Result format or similar. Read up on your theory before the interview especially that which could be related to the job although don't worry if you get asked a question to which you don't know the answer.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Mechanical Engineering

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Network Rail

Graduate Engineer, Safety, Technical & Engineering at Network Rail

Application Advice: Get your research right and learn about the company. Make sure that you understand the work and, to a certain extent, what the scheme offers. This is a two-way process in which the company assesses your performance and adaptability and you assess the company as the place that can give you the opportunity to grow and develop.

Interview Advice: Relax. The interviewers are also nervous, so speak to them in the way you would to an adult in a formal setting; for instance, the way you would speak to a Professor or Doctor at University when you are having a 1 to 1 session. Engage with them; I believe an interview to be a discussion forum between two or three people, so tell them about your experiences and, of course, answer the question they make, but try to engage with them in a discussion.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Mechanical Engineering

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Network Rail

Graduate Mechanical Engineer, Infrastructure Projects at Network Rail

Application Advice: Be yourself as the selection process seemed to be weighted towards getting people that will work well with others rather than technical ability.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Mechanical Engineering

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Network Rail

Assistant Asset Engineer, Route Asset Management at Network Rail

Application Advice: Show that you are an effective communicator and a team player, it seems to be one of the most highly regarded competencies.

Interview Advice: Engineering principles such as working out stopping distances for trains.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Mechanical Engineering

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MBDA

Graduate Engineer, at MBDA

Application Advice: Be honest and be sure to mention not only your academic achievements but what you have done outside (e.g. Formula Student, STEM, personal projects, sport etc.) of your academic achievements that would show you are the right person for the position.

Interview Advice: If you are applying for a role in something that you did not cover at university then do not panic, the interviewers are aware of this and understands what level of knowledge and background you would have about the subject from university and so pitch the interview accordingly.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Mechanical Engineering

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MBDA

, at MBDA

Application Advice: State that you have an interest in what we do - research some of our kit and show enthusiasm for the company. Once you get to the interview/assessment day stage they already know you're competent so you only have to sell yourself.

Interview Advice: I was given a bit of reading to do beforehand and was told that I would have to present something to do with the material (as well as other tasks). Do the reading and confidently present your outcome. During the group work make your voice heard and don't be afraid to grab the pen first and show your confidence/leadership abilities.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Mechanical Engineering

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MBDA

Graduate Engineer, Operations at MBDA

Application Advice: Make sure your application is tailored to MBDA rather than generic and un-related answers.

Interview Advice: Interview questions vary and involve the usual competency based questions among other things. I also had a presentation element on a predetermined topic.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Mechanical Engineering

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MBDA

Graduate Mechanical Engineer, Mechanical Future Concepts at MBDA

Application Advice: Come in having done your research, know what MBDA is/comes from/is owned by and what products we make. You don't need to be an expert, but enough to show you WANT the job. Show you are a rounded person, everyone in my intake was involved in extra curricular activities, travelling, sports teams etc.

Interview Advice: Try to relax (easier said than done I know), but a large part of the interview is assessing your personality. Your masters degree shows you're smart enough, so if you do get a technical question (which you may or may not) remember your basic principles on things like structures and thermofluids.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Mechanical Engineering

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GE

Mechanical Engineering Intern, Project Engineering at GE

Application Advice: Be honest on application and try to show yourself in the best light possible.

Interview Advice: Be relaxed. Think of situations you've been in before where you have helped a customer/client. One of GE's main beliefs is that our success is determined by the customer.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Mechanical Engineering

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GE

Engineering Intern, Structural Team at GE

Application Advice: 1) Be simple, organised and succinct in your CV 2) Depending on the sector you've applied for (aviation, oil & gas etc.) prepare accordingly for the technical part of the interview, the competency parts should be identical. 3) Be honest in your situational judgement test. If you fail this test, it means you probably don't fit as a personality in the company => you will suffer and so will your colleagues.

Interview Advice: Interview was based on GE Values - Google this Be ready to go through your CV in detail and be able to back up any claims you put in it

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Mechanical Engineering

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MBDA

Graduate Engineer, Mechanical Engineering at MBDA

Application Advice: Don't underestimate the importance of the open-text questions (eg. Why do you want to work for MBDA?) Don't forget to include everything relevant to show evidence of key skills (leadership/team-work etc.) such as jobs, volunteering, sports or even just repairing a bike shows technical understanding and being keen for the subject.

Interview Advice: Understand the company, do your research and familiarise yourself with some of the products, shareholders and a little bit of company history. Ask questions at the end of the interview and during assessment centre!

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Mechanical Engineering

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MBDA

Integration and System Validation Engineer, Systems and Design Validation at MBDA

Application Advice: Be confident, professional and enthusiastic. Teamwork is key, whilst demonstrating your ability to also utilise your initiative and work independently will be recognised.

Interview Advice: Prepare strong examples to demonstrate competencies such as leadership, problem solving, challenging circumstances, etc. Be aware of evidence to support your examples and be prepared to justify your actions in response to probing questions. Don't feel pressured to answer questions immediately; it's ok to pause and gather your thoughts; a structured and composed response is better than waffling without clarity or purpose. Don't be afraid to say 'I don't know' if you cannot answer some technical questions; however be confident enough to attempt an answer providing it is clear, composed and reasonable.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Mechanical Engineering

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Johnson & Johnson

Student Tribology Engineer, Test Lab – DePuy Synthes at Johnson & Johnson

Application Advice: Emphasise any laboratory experience, soft skills too like statistics and report writing skills. Practical work experience (building, robotics, manufacturing, coding). Team work, especially any leadership examples. Problem solving examples. Show any extra interests outside of the field you are applying for.

Interview Advice: Be friendly, enthusiastic (ask questions) and try to relax. Go into depth on all skills noted in application. Give real life examples of you using these skills. Be prepared to talk about life outside the job, your interests and other skills.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Mechanical Engineering

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Mott MacDonald

, at Mott MacDonald

Application Advice: Make sure you understand how a role in an engineering consultancy firm differs from other engineering roles.

Interview Advice: Interviews are performed by the team managers; they chose their own people. I find this more personal. You have a chance to meet the people you will likely be working with. Make sure you know a bit about the sector that you're applying for ... (sounds obvious). Interviewers want to see that you have some interest/ knowledge in the field you're applying to work in.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Mechanical Engineering

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Thales

Mechanical Engineer, Mechanical – Optronics and Missile electronoics at Thales

Application Advice: Learn different modelling and simulation techniques (especially strucutral).

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Mechanical Engineering

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Babcock International Group

Graduate Mechanical Engineer, Marine and Technology at Babcock International Group

Application Advice: Keep your CV and cover letter concise and tailored towards the role you are applying for. Previous industry experience, such as an internship, is an advantage and helps your CV stand out from other applicants.

Interview Advice: Practice answering competency-based interview questions. Try to have a different situation available for each answer to demonstrate a range of experiences.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Mechanical Engineering

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Babcock International Group

Manufacturing Engineer, Marine and Technology at Babcock International Group

Application Advice: Be open and honest in your CV. You will be caught out if you add details that are not true or ommit things. Research and know exactly what the business unit you are applying to does. Babcock are involved in a wide range of industries so knowing specifics will show you pay attention to the details.

Interview Advice: Be yourself - the company is investing in you as a person as well as what you know so don't try to be someone you are not. Be prepared with standard interview style questions, but don't answer as though reading off a script.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Mechanical Engineering

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Thales

Mechanical Engineer, Advanced Weapon Systems at Thales

Application Advice: Apply as early as possible. With most of the roles there isn't an application deadline, they are allocated on a first come first serve basis.

Interview Advice: Focus on your key skills that are relevent to the role. For example my role is highly focused on CAD so I built my introductory presentation around my experiences in this area.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Mechanical Engineering

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Thales

Systems Engineer, LAS at Thales

Application Advice: Be honest, do the aptitude tests when in a good frame of mind and don't worry about them. Make sure your CV is up to date and concise.

Interview Advice: Assessment centre lasting 4-5 hours. Two interviews, two group exercises and an individual test. Contribute as part of the team only if you think your input is valuable, don't waffle. Be honest and open in interviews, concentrate on previous experience and what you've learnt from this.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Mechanical Engineering

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Thales

Systems Engineer, at Thales

Application Advice: Do your research. The more you know about the company, its values and the projects being undertaken the better.

Interview Advice: Be able to talk about things you've done outside of work or university studies when asked questions. If you can convince the interviewer you are a dynamic interesting person as well as having the right qualifications your chances of success are far greater than just having good grades. If asked a technical question and you don't know the answer, be honest! You won't be expected to know everything and being open about what you don't know is far better than making something up.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Mechanical Engineering

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Tata Steel

Manufacturing Graduate, Automotive Service Centre at Tata Steel

Application Advice: Do your research on the company before applying. Get to know the various products and services that are offered. This will help in filling out a better application form. Tailor your CV to meet specific requirements with regards to the role you are applying for.

Interview Advice: Concentrate on what you know - technical knowledge, arithmetic ability, presentation skills. Do not be hesitant to say 'I don't know' as they mainly look for graduates who are open to learning rather than ones who think they know it all.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Mechanical Engineering

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Babcock International Group

Graduate Mechanical Engineer, Submarines at Babcock International Group

Application Advice: Apply early and secure a role at this fantastic organisation.

Interview Advice: The interview is challenging but nothing to worry about. The group excercise is fun, make sure you show good leadership qualities but don't overpower the group. Babcock look for strong individual qualities but being a good team player is an absolute must.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Mechanical Engineering

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Morgan Advanced Materials

Graduate Mechanical Engineer, Product testing at Morgan Advanced Materials

Application Advice: 1. Say the truth. 2. Selling yourself effectively is helpful, but if you overdo it, your actions will have to match what you say at the fairly lengthy assessment centre. So present yourself well, but don't say more than you need to.

Interview Advice: 1. Be yourself. You already have the knowledge and skills necessary for the job. It's the person that counts. 2. Seek advice from those who've been to assessment centres. Don't try to be someone you're not, nor should you sell skills that you barely have. 3. Be honest. If you don't know something, just say so. Don't pretend that you do. Then again, don't go there not knowing anything. Research the company, its markets and its products.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Mechanical Engineering

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Thales

Quality Engineer, Quality Engineering at Thales

Application Advice: Do it as soon as possible! Make sure you brush up on Quality and Project Management principles to compliment your engineering knowledge.

Interview Advice: As above.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Mechanical Engineering

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CRODA

Graduate Trainee, Mechanical Engineering team at CRODA

Application Advice: It is worth learning about piping networks and different components that are used in them. It is also useful if you are free to move location as the graduate development program means you move sites after each of the three rotations.

Interview Advice: The process involves an assessment centre which spans 2.5 days. I believe that a good candidate is one who can think through an issue and present their opinions/decisions in a clear and effective way.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Mechanical Engineering

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Cundall

Building Services, at Cundall

Interview Advice: It's a one day AC. Make sure you give a presentation relevant to your job role. Interviewers are really friendly, so just prepare all the examples for typical interview questions such as team working, influencing people and you should be ready. Prepare well for the technical test- it is going to be relevant to job role.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Mechanical Engineering

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Hilti GB Ltd

Account Manager, M+E North at Hilti GB Ltd

Application Advice: Having an interest in Engineering/Construction certainly helps in understanding the clients needs and makes the job very rewarding. Be willing to put the hours in to learn the various trades you may be dealing with.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Mechanical Engineering

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National Grid

Asset Engineer, Asset Health and Investment Team at National Grid

Application Advice: Jump at the chance. Make sure to include as much information as possible to ensure that your application stands out. This is your chance to showcase what you have achieved in relation to others and enhance your application. If you have done work experience, provide examples of the skills you have developed and how they would benefit you in a role at the company.

Interview Advice: Make sure you prepare examples of skills you have developed and how they would be relevant in the workplace, this will aid your interview. Be yourself and be confident in your ability. National grids core values are built on integrity, ownership and respect, make sure you act accordingly during the whole of the assessment centre.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Mechanical Engineering

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Siemens

Energy Rotational Graduate, Wind Power Service at Siemens

Application Advice: Research the company extensively, any opportunity to engage with the company and to be able to say you have will really enhance your application.

Interview Advice: The interview gave plenty of opportunity to feel comfortable and demonstrate why you are the right candidate so relax and be yourself.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Mechanical Engineering

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Lockheed Martin UK

Structural Engineer, Structural Integrity at Lockheed Martin

Application Advice: Research company background and company values and how you can demonstrate them in a previous experience

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Mechanical Engineering

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Lockheed Martin UK

Systems Engineer, Internal Research And Development at Lockheed Martin

Application Advice: Understand exactly what the company does in the UK, as it may differ a fair amount from what the company is known for in the US.

Interview Advice: What do you think you can bring to Lockheed Martin? This question is something I was asked and answered with enthusiasm - but in a subject area that wasn't directly relevant to the core work being conducted on site. Understandably they knew that they would receive applicants that know the company for its rich Aerospace heritage. However, what was not advertised was that in the UK, the company conducts little to no aerospace work and has some minor ties to space systems in the US. These space opportunities are few but still present.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Mechanical Engineering

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Balfour Beatty

Graduate Mechanical Engineer, ETS at Balfour Beatty

Interview Advice: Fairly straight forward assessment centre, nothing unusual (interview, group exercise, written test).

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Mechanical Engineering

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Network Rail

Graduate Engineer, Safety Techinical Engineering at Network Rail

Application Advice: The assessment centre is intense as the time for it has been halved. Do not dominate the group sessions, make sure that everyone gets a chance to speak. Be the person who brings the quieter people, into the discussion. Be prepared to justify your ideas. Even if they are good, if you cant justify them when you are questioned, you will not do well.

Interview Advice: Know your basic physics principles and equations of motion. The interview is about knowing the basics and being an enjoyable person to talk to. No question was asked about Network Rail in general, only questions about the railway. Find information about track layout before you find out how many people work for network rail.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Mechanical Engineering

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Morgan Advanced Materials

Product Engineer, Research and Development at Morgan Advanced Materials

Application Advice: Make sure to give real life examples of how you have demonstrated your skills/personality e.g. if you have leadership skills, tell a story about how your leadership skills benefited the team in completing the task/objective. Look at the vast array of products that Morgan manufactures and try to include any knowledge from university/job experience that you have of those products.

Interview Advice: Be prepared to think on your feet, there are tasks in the assessment centre that have a tight time limit. The best way to handle these is to not panic and work logically and quickly through the tasks. Interact and be friendly with the other people at the assessment centre with you.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Mechanical Engineering

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Morgan Advanced Materials

Continuous Improvement Leader, Continuous Improvement at Morgan Advanced Materials

Application Advice: Have plenty of examples for competency based questions these don't have to be work related but should show leadership qualities.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Mechanical Engineering

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Babcock International Group

Zone controller, at Babcock International Group

Application Advice: Extra-curricular activities are key.

Interview Advice: Just be yourself.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Mechanical Engineering

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Network Rail

Graduate Maintenance Engineer, Electrification at Network Rail

Application Advice: Learn about the company, safety initiatives, how the company operates and the links with the ORR, DfT etc.

Interview Advice: Brainstorming exercise, group exercise and presentation.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Mechanical Engineering

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Network Rail

Electrification and Plant Engineer, at Network Rail

Application Advice: If you are an able communicator and an effective team-worker you will succeed in the application.

Interview Advice: Prepare for group tasks, presentations and recap your technical knowledge. Have a think how what you studied at university could be applied to the railway and it should be fairly easy to predict a few of the technical questions. i.e. (for a civil engineer you may be asked something about building bridges and tunnels).

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Mechanical Engineering

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Network Rail

Engineer, Milton Keynes at Network Rail

Application Advice: Focus on your personal qualities and skills and less on your experience.

Interview Advice: Try to be happy, energetic and confident.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Mechanical Engineering

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Network Rail

Graduate Engineer, Network Operations at Network Rail

Application Advice: Read up on the scheme. Prepare some examples of things you have done.

Interview Advice: Mostly common sense. Basic engineering principles. e.g. what affects train braking distance?

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Mechanical Engineering

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Siemens

Graduate Trainee, Installation and Commissioning at Siemens

Application Advice: Be open to possibilities of entering departments and roles outwith of your normal area. This can often help progress you in your desired area later.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Mechanical Engineering

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Siemens

Graduate Trainee, Industrial Gas Turbines at Siemens

Interview Advice: Ensure you have a really good look on the website to understand exactly the qualities they are looking for. Make sure you prepare examples of when you have displayed desirable qualities.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Mechanical Engineering

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Jaguar Land Rover

Research Engineer, Low Carbon Vehicles at Jaguar Land Rover

Application Advice: Try to find out about the company structure so that you can be clear on which department and area is the right fit for you.

Interview Advice: Be yourself, be friendly with other people being interviewed and be honest.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Mechanical Engineering

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GlaxoSmithKline

Project Engineer, Engineering Projects at GlaxoSmithKline

Application Advice: Want to work for a company that does good.

Interview Advice: Show a time when you showed specific desirable capabilities.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Mechanical Engineering

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Max Fordham

M&E engineer, at Max Fordham

Application Advice: Learn how to draw bicycles! More seriously I'd have a good look at the Max Fordham website and get a real understanding for the ethos / approach of the company, it's more important to understand that than it is to have an in-depth knowledge of building services.

Interview Advice: Be yourself. Max Fordham's has all types and needs them... if you're introverted and love getting down into the details that's great, if you like to keep it big picture and come up with conceptual solutions that go outside of conventions that's also great. When it comes to working here you'll probably need a bit of both and the company will help you develop that. But when you first interview it's important to represent your skills as they are, rather than as you hope they'll be.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Mechanical Engineering

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Babcock International Group

Mechanical Engineer, Warships/ Submarine Refits at Babcock International Group

Application Advice: Be professional. Ensure your CV covers all hobbies and out of hours activities.

Interview Advice: Ensure you have a large selection of hobbies and out of work/school activities to be able to use as examples for interviews.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Mechanical Engineering

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Babcock International Group

Naval Architect, Devonport at Babcock International Group

Application Advice: There are so many more job roles and business sectors within the company than are shown on the website. You will be able to discover the route you want to take and will be able to drive the direction that your career goes in.

Interview Advice: My interview experience at Babcock was a lot more relaxed and friendly than at many other large organisations.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Mechanical Engineering

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Babcock International Group

Graduate Mechanical Engineer, Energy & Marine Technology at Babcock International Group

Application Advice: Be open to travelling where the work is, joining with a masters level degree is worthwhile and streamlines your career path through the graduate scheme.

Interview Advice: Interview is a mix of experience based questioning, mixed in with team challenges and presentations.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Mechanical Engineering

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Babcock International Group

Graduate Mechanical Engineer, at Babcock International Group

Application Advice: Understand the scheme and the business you are getting into. The recruitment process is fairly straight forward and if you show drive, determination and a genuine interest you should be successful.

Interview Advice: Assessment centre includes a 30 minute interview, 10 minute presentation (you will be given the topic the day before) and a group exercise (ours was a board game with a few puzzles). The interview was straight forward with no technical aspect. It's all about your exerience and why you're suitable for the scheme. Think of a number of examples to draw upon from university work, extracurricular activites and any work experience you may have. For the presentation we were given a brief the day before and then had an hour or so the next day to draw it up on flipchart paper. The subject we were given was something along the lines of describing the challenges faced by extending the life of a submarine. You then have five minutes to present with five minutes of questions. You're audience will be your two interviewers. The group exercise is very simple. Just demonstrate you are a team player and can communicate well with people. Just remember it's not about the task you are given, it's about how you interact with other people.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Mechanical Engineering

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Babcock International Group

Planning Manager, Submarines at Babcock International Group

Application Advice: - Research the organisation. - Be passionate about 'your discipline'. - Be honest.

Interview Advice: - Be prepared to answer both 'standard style interview' and technical questions.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Mechanical Engineering

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Balfour Beatty

Mechanical Engineering Graduate, Rail Plant at Balfour Beatty

Application Advice: Hopefully you will have done a varying amount of work experience, both engineering related and otherwise. It is very important to demonstrate your ability and experience in dealing with a wide range of problems and finding solutions for them with communication and clear thinking. With all engineering jobs, when you join you are not only developing your career and understanding, you are working day to day for a business. And business is difficult! You need to be prepared to work hard and show that you have worked hard before.

Interview Advice: Lots of practical questions on what you might do in a situation. Understand the BB code of conduct and how that might help in answering questions and the attitude one must have working for this company. Be confident - you've been through a lot before, so just make sure you get that across. That you can handle what will be thrown at you and that you will love it.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Mechanical Engineering

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Balfour Beatty

Graduate Mechanical Engineer, Rail Plant at Balfour Beatty

Application Advice: Definitely apply! There are so many opportunities within Balfour Beatty. Don't be afraid to jump in at the deep end and get stuck in from the word go.

Interview Advice: Give any answers to interview questions with a constant view on safety and safe practices. Always relate answers back to the company's core values.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Mechanical Engineering

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National Grid

Graduate Engineer, Gas Distribution at National Grid

Application Advice: Be open and honest in your application, National Grid values integrity and personality in their employees.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Mechanical Engineering

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Lockheed Martin UK

Structural Engineer, Structural Analysis at Lockheed Martin

Application Advice: Study the history of the Ampthill site.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Mechanical Engineering

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Lockheed Martin UK

Graduate Engineer, Research & Development at Lockheed Martin

Application Advice: Offer more than purely academic qualities- community support, skill training etc.

Interview Advice: Know who we are and what we do before applying- flagship products, what is being manufactured from this particular site etc. Lockheed is a big company and work will vary depending on which site you are situated at.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Mechanical Engineering

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Lockheed Martin UK

Graduate Systems Engineer, Rotational at Lockheed Martin

Application Advice: Well structured CV and security clearance forms are great fun.

Interview Advice: Past experience counts a lot and the ability to solve problems in projects. In the end everyone has a degree, it's the extra areas that will make you stand out. Also the ability to show that you learnt from mistakes you have made.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Mechanical Engineering

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Cundall

Graduate Engineer, Building Services at Cundall

Application Advice: If you are studying Mechanical Engineering (not Architectural Design or Building Services Engineering) and applying for this role, spend some time in advance learning about this sector and what building services engineers do (e.g. by looking at job descriptions). Also read a book or two on HVAC (Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning) since it is not directly covered in the Mechanical Engineering Course. Demonstrate that knowledge in your application form and this will also give an advantage at interviews and assessment centres later on.

Interview Advice: Try to remember everything you wrote in your application form, since most of the questions are related to that. Think about how you can elaborate on your answers in application form.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Mechanical Engineering

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Cundall

Graduate Engineer, Building Services at Cundall

Application Advice: Research developments in the industry regarding sustainable design and use of buildings.

Interview Advice: Be confident - good communication skills are key.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Mechanical Engineering

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Babcock International Group

Mechanical Engineering Graduate Trainee, at Babcock International Group

Application Advice: Apply early (< October) as positions are filled as soon as the assessment centres are running. Babcock are particularly focussed on the behaviours of candidates as opposed to the technical competency (a degree shows competency). It is important to display your character during the assessment centre so that the assessors have something to assess.

Interview Advice: Be confident and answer questions enthusiastically. "Talk about a time when..." What motivates you? / What de-motivates you?

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Mechanical Engineering

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Babcock International Group

Graduate Mechanical Engineer, Energy & Marine Technology at Babcock International Group

Application Advice: The scheme has a strong focus on your all round development, so you have to be interested in doing the same, as opposed to wanting to focus your technical skills for example.

Interview Advice: In Babcock, the safety culture is paramount; it's not just a tag line. Showing an understanding of what working safely in a large engineering company actually means and involves will go a long way.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Mechanical Engineering

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Balfour Beatty

Graduate Engineer, Rail at Balfour Beatty

Application Advice: Try and promote your individual qualities and not that of the job you are applying for. Some knowledge of the company and role goes a long way, but no one really knows what they are doing until they do it.

Interview Advice: Look presentable, be friendly and always try and don't be too shy to express yourself.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Mechanical Engineering

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Cundall

Graduate Engineer, Building Services at Cundall

Application Advice: If you have the ambition to develop personally and technically everyday, I would encourage you to apply.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Mechanical Engineering

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Cundall

Graduate Mechanical Engineer, Building Services at Cundall

Application Advice: Be honest!

Interview Advice: Smile, be excited to be there, always prepare some questions you want to ask.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Mechanical Engineering

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Babcock International Group

Graduate Mechanical Engineer, Graduate Programme at Babcock International Group

Interview Advice: The interview is as much about assessing you and how you would fit into the company as it is about assessing your technical competence. Be yourself, you don't wan't to end up in a job where you don't enjoy the environment.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Mechanical Engineering

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Babcock International Group

Graduate Mechanical Engineer, Mechanical Engineering at Babcock International Group

Application Advice: Make sure you do all the steps of the application process withouth rush. Be calm and try to keep down stress levels. If you pass all the steps go with the right attitude at the assessment centre.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Mechanical Engineering

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Jaguar Land Rover

Mechanical and Project Engineer, Trim and Final at Jaguar Land Rover

Application Advice: Show your commitment to JLR's goals, and apply early.

Interview Advice: Be confident and show good demonstration of all competencies using the STAR outline. Situation, Task, Action and Result.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Mechanical Engineering

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Babcock International Group

Graduate Mechanical Engineer, Rosyth at Babcock International Group

Application Advice: Try and articulate examples of how you achieved things rather than just listing what you have achieved. A key message mirrored across the group is that behavioural competancies are key. Babcock can teach you any technical aspects you may be lacking but it's very hard to change someone's behaviours.

Interview Advice: As above - articulate examples of how you have achieved previous things, what skills and experiences you gained and what learning you have taken from this.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Mechanical Engineering

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Jaguar Land Rover

Graduate Engineer, Body Engineering at Jaguar Land Rover

Application Advice: Work well as a team.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Mechanical Engineering

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Jaguar Land Rover

Graduate engineer, Chassis electronics at Jaguar Land Rover

Application Advice: Your predicted university grade has a great impact on whether you are offered an interview or not, so work hard to ensure this is at least a 2:1.

Interview Advice: Make sure to prepare in advance for any questions you think may come up, such as future challenges to the business and keep up to date with the news of the business, so that you can show your interest in how the company is performing.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Mechanical Engineering

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Jaguar Land Rover

Graduate engineer, Body Engineering at Jaguar Land Rover

Application Advice: Be enthusiastic and do prior research into the company.

Interview Advice: Give the impression that you are a nice person to work with.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Mechanical Engineering

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Jaguar Land Rover

Graduate Trainee, Vehicle Safety at Jaguar Land Rover

Application Advice: I had the fortune of doing an internship with JLR during my university degree and received a job offer on the back of my performance during this period. For those fresh to the company, I would do my best to convey enthusiasm and strong team working skills / experience. Technical credentials only count for so much compared to attitude and presence in an interview. Paint a picture that gets a person reviewing your application interested in you.

Interview Advice: Go into the assessment day with a clear picture of why you want the job and what you feel you can bring to the company. What are you good at and how you hope to build on your skills whilst working here.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Mechanical Engineering

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Jaguar Land Rover

Architecture Leader, Special Vehicle Operations at Jaguar Land Rover

Application Advice: You need to have the attitude towards a problem that it doesn't matter whose fault it is, only what is the solution.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Mechanical Engineering

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Sellafield Ltd

Sellafield Ltd

Application Advice: Review the nuclear industry and update knowledge on standards and legislation.

Interview Advice: Learn the history of Sellafield. Look into appropriate materials for use within high radiation environments.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Mechanical Engineering

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Air Products

Machinery Engineer, Operations at Air Products

Application Advice: Show that you know about the company's history, what they do and where they plan to go. Be sure to know the company's main aims. Safety is a big aspect of Air Product's core beliefs, therefore try to give examples of where you have considered safety in engineering as well as day to day life.

Interview Advice: Be sure to know the fundamentals of refrigeration. Learn about how cryogenic fluids behave and what safety measures are put in place to avoid failures. Show confidence, usually the simple answer is the correct one. Think logically towards business related questions be sure to demonstrate that you understand that Air Products is a business and therefore it needs to make profit. Make sure that you are heard in the assessment centre but also show that you are willing to listen and consider other options.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Mechanical Engineering

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Sellafield Ltd

Systems Engineer, Thorp Operational Services at Sellafield Ltd

Application Advice: The application process is very quick from applying to assessment centre so ensure you have a good base knowledge of the nuclear industry and how work you've done could be relevant to Sellafield Ltd.

Interview Advice: Swot up on the UK nuclear industry, past, present and future. Learn about what Sellafield Ltd actually does at the present and what it's going to be doing in the long term. Enjoy it! The assessment centre process is quite informal and is a great opportunity to meet new people.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Mechanical Engineering

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Hilti GB Ltd

Technician, Workshop at Hilti GB Ltd

Application Advice: Seem enthusiastic.

Interview Advice: Be calm and be confident.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Mechanical Engineering

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Transport for London

Graduate Mechanical Engineer, Rolling Stock at Transport for London

Application Advice: Come across as a people person who understands TfL's diversity within its organisation. Showing strong organisational and presentational skills are key. Encourage quiet people to speak up - leadership.

Interview Advice: Take your time, show your thought process.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Mechanical Engineering

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Transport for London

Graduate Mechanical Engineer, at Transport for London

Application Advice: Carefully read the job description and tailor your application to this.

Interview Advice: Make sure you come across as enthusiastic about making a difference to London's transport network.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Mechanical Engineering

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Transport for London

Graduate Mechanical Engineer, at Transport for London

Application Advice: Be passionate about London and your potential role in helping to make London a great city.

Interview Advice: Always keep TfL's values and behaviours in mind.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Mechanical Engineering

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E.ON

Integrity Engineer (Graduate), Steam Asset Engineering at E.ON

Application Advice: Show what qualities and experiences will help you in an industry where everything needs to be backed up by common sense, economic viability and legal scrutiny.

Interview Advice: Show that you have your own way of problem solving that works, don't try to be anyone else. Try to show comfort and confidence in your own ways, but always remain open and honest.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Mechanical Engineering

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Transport for London

Rolling Stock Engineer, Asset & Operational Suport at Transport for London

Application Advice: Apply early, spots fill up very quickly.

Interview Advice: You will be sent through an email before the assessment centre detailing what your presentation will be on. You will not be asked anything too specific to the railway, but make sure you understand the basics.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Mechanical Engineering

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Transport for London

Graduate Mechanical Engineer, at Transport for London

Application Advice: - Have a good understanding of track/ rolling stock mechanics - Research station based problems - Research the Company, government, Mayor of London

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Mechanical Engineering

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Transport for London

Graduate Mechanical Engineer, Integrated Stations Program at Transport for London

Application Advice: Aside from generic application material research with competing transport companies e.g. MRT or MTR who are currently providing better services than TfL. Highlight some of the differences and then highlight areas which TfL is superior (mostly customer service) to show an in-depth knowledge of the sector. Don't be generic!

Interview Advice: Information on what the job involves day-to-day and a genuine interest in helping people. Also phrases like "keep london moving" and "trains per hour" always help.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Mechanical Engineering

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Transport for London

Graduate engineer, London Underground at Transport for London

Application Advice: Be passionate about TfL ("every journey matters") as well as for the detail of rail engineering itself. TfL assesses people on different competencies such as valuing the customer, making safety a priority, personal development, team focus, thinking commercially etc. Your application will only be decided by engineers in the assessment centre (final) phase, the first steps are more character-focussed.

Interview Advice: Be very clear and direct. Consciously mention factors such as safety, cost, customer-benefit even when answering technical questions (for example, if asked about challenges of automating the underground, go into great technical detail but also consider strike action and customer safety etc.)

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Mechanical Engineering

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Costain

Mechnical Engineering Graduate, M&E Tunnels Fit Out Team at Costain

Application Advice: Ensure that you have sufficient experience in engineering as this is vital for the role and applications process.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Mechanical Engineering

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Spirax Sarco

Graduate Engineer, Group product management and development at Spirax Sarco

Application Advice: The assessment process is similar to other companies. Try to be calm and most importantly be yourself.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Mechanical Engineering

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Network Rail

Track Graduate Engineer, Wessex Route at Network Rail

Application Advice: Make sure you read up on some of the projects and programmes network rail is involved in. Other then that, the company really hires you if your academically able and have good people skills; and the will and enthusiasm to continue learning and developing.

Interview Advice: First and foremost be yourself. Like most interviews, be confident but not arrogant, and relaxed but not laid back. The interviewer will realise you're under a lot of pressure in the assessment centre, but he is not trying to test you but rather get to know your character.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Mechanical Engineering

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Network Rail

GraduateTrack Engineer, Infrastructure project at Network Rail

Application Advice: The application is simple and straight forward but apply as early as possible.

Interview Advice: Be relaxed and show your knowledge about the company.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Mechanical Engineering

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Jaguar Land Rover

Development Engineer, Chassis at Jaguar Land Rover

Application Advice: Company research and business behaviour examples.

Interview Advice: Have relevant examples (preferably from industry) do not rush answers.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Mechanical Engineering

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Procter & Gamble

Engineer, at Procter & Gamble

Application Advice: Real world examples to show characteristics, interest in job area outside of academic study.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Mechanical Engineering

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Procter & Gamble

Process Engineer, at Procter & Gamble

Application Advice: It is best to apply as a summer or year intern. Then continue as a graduate if you fit well with the company and enjoy it.

Interview Advice: Think about lots of examples of experiences where you have demonstrated teamwork and leadership skills.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Mechanical Engineering

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Transport for London

Graduate Mechanical Engineer, Rolling Stock at Transport for London

Application Advice: Look up the TfL behaviours and make sure you sculpt all your answers to reflect times when you have demonstrated these.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Mechanical Engineering

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Costain

Graduate Mechanical Engineer, Water Sector at Costain

Application Advice: In terms of technical mechanical engineering design, Costain are not very specialised in this. Costain's expertise are in project managing engineering projects. Most design work is done through a contracted designer.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Mechanical Engineering

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Procter & Gamble

Process Engineer, Manchester at Procter & Gamble

Application Advice: Look up the values and principles of the company, show leadership skills.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Mechanical Engineering

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Autodesk

Graduate Applications Engineer, at Autodesk

Application Advice: Ensure you know what CAD/CAM is and research what the company does before applying.

Interview Advice: You generally won't be asked in-depth technical questions in the interview. There are tests earlier in the day for that!

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Mechanical Engineering

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Spirax Sarco

Technical Support Engineer, Technical Sales at Spirax Sarco

Application Advice: Usually the application involves online verbal/numerical/reasoning tests, personality test, video interview, and finally assessment centre at Cheltenham. The assessment centre usually contains group activity project, presentation, and a technical interview.

Interview Advice: For the technical interview, a basic review of basic thermodynamics may be useful. For the HR interview, just relax, be original and truthful. The interviews are not about the right answer they are about your thought process and, even more important, they are not about ticking off competencies using past experience, they are about showing capabilities and potential.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Mechanical Engineering

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Renishaw

Mechanical Design Engineer, AMPD Staffordshire at Renishaw

Application Advice: Know what Renishaw does as a group and the importance of metrology to industry (less scrap, more profit). Make sure you are familiar with the Renishaw Metrology Pyramid and what products/technology are used at each level.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Mechanical Engineering

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Air Products

Project Engineer, at Air Products

Application Advice: Base knowledge of piping equipment/ seals useful (types/materials) Thermodynamic theory useful Machinery knowledge useful Knowledge of atmospheric gases useful

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Mechanical Engineering

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Spirax Sarco

Graduate Engineer, Product Management & Development at Spirax Sarco

Application Advice: Show your passion for engineering, apply early, and have something else interesting about you e.g. music, sport, surprise me...

Interview Advice: E.g. tips, question learn about what Spirax sarco make and where steam is used, learn the refrigeration cycle and don't get the answer right, they want to see your working so just speak your mind the entire time.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Mechanical Engineering

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Air Products

Mechanical Engineer, at Air Products

Application Advice: All the roles that I have been in (3 so far) required a great deal of working flexibility. There are certainly office type jobs within air products but the best ones require you to be content with being on the road and packed up with very short notice. This is not to be viewed negatively in my opinion as it helps you, learning to deal with the challenges of adapting quickly whilst planning the job in unpredictable conditions.

Interview Advice: There is a lot of pressure when undertaking an interview and I remember my own very well. But try to relax. It is harder done than said but to be your best over a couple of hours is much simpler when you are not constantly worrying about the end result. Be yourself.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Mechanical Engineering

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Air Products

Vessels Engineer, Design at Air Products

Application Advice: Be honest.

Interview Advice: Relax and be yourself. Your ability to think has a bigger influence than your knowledge.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Mechanical Engineering

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WSP

Graduate Engineer, Building services at WSP

Application Advice: Honesty with experience.

Interview Advice: Be yourself, trying too hard will only make you nervous. Softer skills like management and people skills go a longer way than how technical you are.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Mechanical Engineering

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Jaguar Land Rover

Graduate EMS Calibration Engineer, Powertrain: Gasoline Calibration & Controls at Jaguar Land Rover

Interview Advice: Prepare for online testing thoroughly - the practice tests are useful. Focus on your own performance during the assessment centre.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Mechanical Engineering

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WSP

Graduate Engineer, VT at WSP

Application Advice: Be friendly / a team player.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Mechanical Engineering

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Spirax Sarco

Graduate Engineer, Research & Development at Spirax Sarco

Application Advice: Apply early and be honest. The company is looking for brains with ideas, not exam results.

Interview Advice: Live the company core values. It's going to show in the application process.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Mechanical Engineering

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Jaguar Land Rover

Graduate Engineer, Body Engineering at Jaguar Land Rover

Application Advice: Be yourself, don't worry about what you do and don't know. There's always a chance to learn.

Interview Advice: Honesty is the best policy. Show off interpersonal skills, communication skills etc.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Mechanical Engineering

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WSP

Graduate Engineer, Rail Project Management at WSP

Application Advice: Having previous experience is a big benefit. It is good to have already thought about your own career goals (e.g. Chartership) as development is always self driven.

Interview Advice: Nothing too difficult. Why do you want to work in this department? Previous projects etc.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Mechanical Engineering

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Jaguar Land Rover

Jaguar Land Rover

Application Advice: Take time filling in the application form and practise for the tests. It's a good idea to do a summer placement here first to decide if it's for you and where in the company you would like to work.

Interview Advice: Look at their high performance business behaviours on the careers website and try and demonstrate these.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Mechanical Engineering

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WSP

Graduate Mechanical Engineer, Building Services at WSP

Application Advice: Your CV says a lot. I didn't have an online application process, but was selected on my CV and academic achievements to date. I was invited to a workshop/assessment day; I found it quite relaxing and that helped, and allowed me to contribute and cooperate with other candidates. My advice would be to try to relax on assessment days, forget that senior employees are there and don't be shy in groups. There's no wrong answers!

Interview Advice: My interview was more of a informal chat, although I was being assessed. I spoke about my time at university. Things I enjoyed and didn't enjoy, projects I've worked on, showing a different set of skills (e.g. teamwork, analytical, computational methods, etc). I only had one project that had similar subject matter (building services), but it didn't matter because interviews are all about how you are as a character. Act as you normally would, and try to find projects, subjects that you are interested in and passionate about. Try to relate it to the industry you are applying for.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Mechanical Engineering

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WSP

Graduate Mechanical Engineer, Building Services at WSP

Application Advice: Willingness to learn and a positive attitude.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Mechanical Engineering

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Jaguar Land Rover

Graduate Mechanical and Project engineer, Trim and Final at Jaguar Land Rover

Application Advice: Understand the brand and the key goals of the company.

Interview Advice: Be yourself, show good commitment to teamwork and business excellence.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Mechanical Engineering

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Jaguar Land Rover

Process Engineer, Body in White at Jaguar Land Rover

Application Advice: JLR is a good company to work for if you're not afraid of hard work. The career development opportunities are fantastic and it's a great start for a career in engineering.

Interview Advice: The assessment centre for a graduate job is fairly straight forward. Best advice is to relax about it, and use a bit of common sense. The interview is fairly straightforward, and having a range of examples to draw from when talking about your experience is a good idea.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Mechanical Engineering

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Renishaw

Graduate Engineer, Neuro Products at Renishaw

Application Advice: Easy application.

Interview Advice: Look up metrology and sources of error.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Mechanical Engineering

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Jaguar Land Rover

Graduate Powertrain Calibration Engineer, Powertrain Calibration at Jaguar Land Rover

Application Advice: Be honest about what you think you are good at and where you would like to end up. Also if you can do an internship before you graduate this often leads to a job offer.

Interview Advice: One of the questions asked was: What do you think Jaguar Land Rover are doing wrong and how would you improve that?

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Mechanical Engineering

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Jaguar Land Rover

Graduate Weights Engineer, Sustainability Attribute at Jaguar Land Rover

Application Advice: Be patient. The process grinds to a halt for a large number of applicants after the online questions and tests are complete. I personally waited between October and March for any updates other than "we're still sifting through applications". Then March brought an offer of an assessment centre place and things picked up quickly again. Don't worry if you're not processed straight away, there are a lot of applicants.

Interview Advice: The 3 parts require no preparation ahead of the assessment centre, though it does help to have a few things clear in your head. Go in knowing a few examples of experiences you have that may be applicable to working at JLR. It's also wise to know why you want to work for us and what you see as challenges for the company. Pretty standard stuff really! It's also a good idea to flick through the details of any university projects you've completed. What were you doing, why, how did it go. Be honest when you get questioned. If it wasn't perfect that's fine, you've learned valuable lessons. When it comes to the group exercise, don't try and prove you're better than everyone else by dominating the whole session. You're there to prove you can work in a team, take other information on board and use all your collective knowledge and experience to come to a reasoned decision as a team. The "I know best" approach might see you miss out on a vital piece of information from another group member. Enjoy the experience, chat to other applicants, they might just be you colleagues in a few months time.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Mechanical Engineering

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Jaguar Land Rover

Graduate Engineer, Body at Jaguar Land Rover

Application Advice: Practise similar questions. Research the kind of questions and answers JLR are looking for. Use JLR resources as best you can. Talk to people already through the process or senior business people you know and respect.

Interview Advice: Be yourself, but definitely the nice version. Respect others. Act with integrity. Practise expected questions on past experience. Be assertive but not overpowering.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Mechanical Engineering

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Jaguar Land Rover

Graduate Trainee, Chassis – Suspension Structures at Jaguar Land Rover

Application Advice: Research the company and projects and awards they have recently received or are starting.

Interview Advice: Read the questions carefully and make sure you answer all of the actual questions.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Mechanical Engineering

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Jaguar Land Rover

Graduate Engineer, Systems Engineering at Jaguar Land Rover

Application Advice: Be honest, especially with your role application form. You will be assigned a role based on the skills you claim, if you lie you may well end up somewhere you are uncomfortable and not enjoy it.

Interview Advice: Don't try and show off, be yourself.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Mechanical Engineering

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Jaguar Land Rover

Project Engineer, Product Engineering at Jaguar Land Rover

Application Advice: If you want to project manage this is great, but for old fashioned hands on engineering you will struggle to get a department.

Interview Advice: Good prep is essential. Other than that show a real passion for the industry and you should be fine.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Mechanical Engineering

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Jaguar Land Rover

CAE Graduate Trainee, CAE at Jaguar Land Rover

Application Advice: This is a great opportunity, ensure that you prepare for the assessment centre. It is OK to not know what area of engineering you are interested in as this is the opportunity to try new things and test the waters of areas you have never experienced before.

Interview Advice: They want to see enthusiasm for the automotive industry and JLR itself, so read new articles on the industry and where JLR excels or where its struggling.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Mechanical Engineering

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Jaguar Land Rover

Test Engineer, Brakes Performance at Jaguar Land Rover

Application Advice: Take your time practising the online tests before starting.

Interview Advice: Participate in the exercises in as much of a team attitude as possible.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Mechanical Engineering

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Jaguar Land Rover

Graduate Engineer, Body Engineering at Jaguar Land Rover

Application Advice: When doing the application I had to do a series of situational judgement tests. What I would say is to make sure you do as many practice ones on the internet as you can first, so you get a feel of what they are like, as they can be pretty tricky. Generally I would just say to use your common sense when answering them, there won't be an obvious right answer most of the time. So just pause and think through each of the options given, don't rush it.

Interview Advice: If you get to an assessment centre, you've done really well already - more than half of those that attended mine were offered a job at JLR. Throughout the day they are looking for how well you involve others in the team exercise, how driven you are and your knowledge of the company and industry. I tripped up a little in that regard, which frustrated me as I have always loved cars and driving, but luckily I did well in the other areas. Make sure you do some research on any challenges facing the company itself and the wider industry, as well as a little on the history of the company too. If you can show that you know the industry, and understand the heritage of the company and what it stands for, you can't go wrong.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Mechanical Engineering

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Mott MacDonald

Graduate Mechanical Engineer, at Mott MacDonald

Application Advice: Be genuine in interviews. Interviewers will quickly see through any lies of exaggerations of the truth. Know the company beforehand as well, the company is rightly proud of all that it has achieved over the years.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Mechanical Engineering

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Jaguar Land Rover

Inter-Attribute Engineer, Vehicle Engineering at Jaguar Land Rover

Application Advice: Be aware of the core strength performance JLR values.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Mechanical Engineering

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nucleargraduates

Mechanical engineer, at nucleargraduates

Application Advice: Go for it. The other graduates in the scheme become really good friends and you are able to advance in experience far faster than if you stayed at the same company.

Interview Advice: Be confident in yourself.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Mechanical Engineering

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nucleargraduates

Nucleargraduates programme member, at nucleargraduates

Application Advice: Learn to be flexible and embrace everything.

Interview Advice: Prepare well. Be on your toes and expect surprises.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Mechanical Engineering

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Renishaw

Graduate Applications Engineer, CMM Support at Renishaw

Application Advice: Intimate knowledge of company products not required for application but a good understanding is beneficial to help highlight your key skills.

Interview Advice: Face to face interview regarding information in your application and on your CV. Group exercise hands on with fixturing - outside the box thinking and group exercise in a business/financial sense - basic maths skills.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Mechanical Engineering

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Mott MacDonald

Graduate Mechanical Building Services Engineer, Building Services at Mott MacDonald

Application Advice: Spend plenty of time on your application and don't just use a generic answer you've used before. Research the company and the sectors they work in and show an interest in these areas. When I applied we didn't apply for a specific role so my answers weren't too specific to an individual area, but if you are interested in working in a specific team/department then target that in your answers. Also, if you get the chance then meet people who work at the company at a careers fair and find out what its like working at Motts.

Interview Advice: Learn about the specific role you are interviewing for but also do your background on the company. Don't try and guess what types of questions are going to come up just don't get stuck at the interview, make sure you try and work through any problem you are given even if you are not sure where you are going with it, they want to see how your mind works under pressure.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Mechanical Engineering

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Mott MacDonald

, Systems Engineering and Assurance at Mott MacDonald

Application Advice: Write true and make sure that the position really suits you.

Interview Advice: By yourself and interactive.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Mechanical Engineering

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Renishaw

Graduate Mechanical Engineer, Metrology at Renishaw

Application Advice: It is a great start for your career. You'll learn a lot and grow as a person in Renishaw.

Interview Advice: There are the usual 'interview questions'. Just be confident and charismatic in your interview. Stay calm and really think about the technical questions (if there are any!).

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Mechanical Engineering

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Costain

Mechanical Engineer, Tunnel Ventilation / Rail at Costain

Application Advice: Be yourself and do not hesitate to say I don't know or I don't have experience.

Interview Advice: Know the company values. Prepare most common questions.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Mechanical Engineering

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Renishaw

Graduate Clinical Applications Engineer, Applications Engineering at Renishaw

Application Advice: Renishaw has expertise in a range of fields including Metrology, Neuroscience, Machine tool products, Additive Manufacturing, Spectroscopy and many more, it is important to be aware of their products in these ranges and their applications.

Interview Advice: Be yourself and relax. The majority of staff within Renishaw are friendly and are simply looking for like-minded candidates with a passion for the work that is done here. Prepare by learning a little about the company and its history, the growth of Renishaw is impressive and the range of fields you could be working in as a graduate means that you should have a reasonable understanding of them before the interview.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Mechanical Engineering

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Costain

Graduate Mechanical Engineer, Nuclear at Costain

Application Advice: Don't underestimate the importance of "soft skills", e.g. communication, presenting, team work etc. These are important considerations and used more frequently than any other skill set. Outline examples of where you have demonstrated these in an engineering scenario.

Interview Advice: Come prepared with examples/case studies of when you have solved a problem - it does not always have to be engineering related, but should demonstrate a clear and well considered thought process.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Mechanical Engineering

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Renishaw

Product Development Engineer, Styli & Fixturing Product Division at Renishaw

Application Advice: Being prepared and know the company.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Mechanical Engineering

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Costain

Site Engineer, Rail at Costain

Application Advice: In my opinion, this role is more about people and resource management than actual engineering. Make sure you focus on your management skills as well as technical ones in the application process.

Interview Advice: I had a technical and a HR interview, each with questions about the role. Depending on the office (or sector) you're applying to, you may get different questions but it will be about said sector.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Mechanical Engineering

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Mott MacDonald

Mechanical Building Services Engineer, Building Services at Mott MacDonald

Application Advice: Get to know what roles consultants actually partake in.

Interview Advice: Be prepared!

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Mechanical Engineering

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Mott MacDonald

Graduate Mechanical Engineer, Railways/Rolling Stock at Mott MacDonald

Application Advice: Do your best in the online process once obtained the interviewee is very likely to be hired.

Interview Advice: Be yourself 2 easy technical questions but related to common engineering knowledge.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Mechanical Engineering

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Mott MacDonald

Mechanical Engineer, M and E at Mott MacDonald

Application Advice: Can work for multi discipline.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Mechanical Engineering

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Mott MacDonald

Graduate Mechanical Engineer, Thermal Power at Mott MacDonald

Application Advice: Have a good CV and cover letter.

Interview Advice: Be confident and have knowledge of the subject that you have been requested to talk on at the interview.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Mechanical Engineering

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Renishaw

Design Engineer, Research and Development at Renishaw

Application Advice: Know what Renishaw does. It's a company with many departments and interests, all of which are worked on to some degree in the R&D department. Don't just focus on the likes of CMM styli, but also additive, laser products, medical products, etc.

Interview Advice: Be yourself. If you get to the stage you're being interviewed here, it's assumed you have the knowledge and experience to do the job you're applying for. What your interviewer(s) are looking at is to see whether you will be happy working with the team already here.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Mechanical Engineering

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Renishaw

Graduate Mechanical Engineer, Measurement Automation Product Division at Renishaw

Application Advice: Emphasise a sound understanding of the basic of your trade.

Interview Advice: Show enthusiasm for the company with knowledge of the different departments that you would liie to work in.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Mechanical Engineering

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Renishaw

Graduate Mechanical Engineer, Encoder Product Division at Renishaw

Application Advice: Do your research and think about why you would benefit the company.

Interview Advice: Don't over-complicate problems that you are given, they aren't trying to catch you out; the obvious answer is probably right.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Mechanical Engineering

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Renishaw

Graduate Engineer, MAPD at Renishaw

Application Advice: Mention what you like to do outside of work, hobbies etc.

Interview Advice: Standard questions like what do you know about the company, why do you want to work here, how would you manage a project and ensure all work is completed. What hobbies do you have and what are your interests.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Mechanical Engineering

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Renishaw

Graduate Mechanical Engineer, Neurosurgery at Renishaw

Application Advice: Get to grips with what metrology is, and why it is important. Most people are largely unaware of what metrology is and where it features, so this will be a big help. Otherwise it's the usual for any engineering job. Know your first year mechanics, electronics and be relaxed!

Interview Advice: I was questioned on general 1st year mechanics, and a few circuit diagrams. We also talked a lot about the projects I had done at university and work placements, as well as what I would like to do in a job.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Mechanical Engineering

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Renishaw

Graduate Mechanical Engineer, Encoders at Renishaw

Interview Advice: Interview is technical, come prepared to answer questions relevant to your field of engineering (e.g. resolving forces in a system for Mechanical Engineering & designing/making modifications to a system).

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Mechanical Engineering

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Renishaw

Graduate Mechanical Engineer, Machine Tool Products at Renishaw

Application Advice: Best if you have an interest in electrical/mechanical devices, software. Hobbies of that nature will help in interview process.

Interview Advice: Asked about hobbies and previous projects (e.g. during placement). Also asked some basic engineering maths examples e.g. beam bending & logic.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Mechanical Engineering

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Morgan Advanced Materials

Marketing and Sales Manager, Southampton at Morgan Advanced Materials

Application Advice: Make sure you know the company well and be sure to show that you're a future leader. We are looking for candidates who will drive our business to success and that also means driving those around you! (Good luck!)

Interview Advice: It's important to know about our company values as well as about yourself. You will be asked examples of when you've been a leader, make sure you've thought of some examples that really show your skill set. Don't be too worried if you lack industry experience!

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Mechanical Engineering

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Morgan Advanced Materials

Graduate engineer, at Morgan Advanced Materials

Application Advice: If you are looking to transit into a management level position, this would be the ideal job.

Interview Advice: Be yourself. Do your research on the company, products and our values.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Mechanical Engineering

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FMC Technologies

Graduate Engineer, Well Completion Systems at FMC Technologies

Application Advice: Be yourself and be honest. You should be looking for a good fit for you as well as the company looking for a good fit for them.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Mechanical Engineering

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Network Rail

Graduate Maintenance Engineer, Stockport Maintenance at Network Rail

Application Advice: You don't have to know a great deal about trains, just show a varied background and a willingness to learn.

Interview Advice: If you don't know something, say you don't know but seek the answer from the interviewer. It shows you have an interest in the company.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Mechanical Engineering

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Johnson Matthey

Application Engineer, Heavy Duty Diesel at Johnson Matthey

Application Advice: Check for spelling mistakes and grammar. Also try and match your skill set to the position you are applying for.

Interview Advice: Don't focus to hard on trying to impress the interviewer be yourself. Another tip when going for an interview if asked would you like a drink, don't be shy at least ask for a glass of water, so that if you do get a dry throat while in the interview you have a drink to help calm your nerves and carry on.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Mechanical Engineering

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Amec Foster Wheeler

Piping Engineer, Piping at Amec Foster Wheeler

Application Advice: Willingness to learn and adapt

Interview Advice: honesty

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Mechanical Engineering

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Thales

Mechanical Hardware Engineer, at Thales

Application Advice: research the company thoroughly and understand the business

Interview Advice: A lot of practice. Don't come empty handed. Bring relevant examples of work that you have done.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Mechanical Engineering

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Hilti GB Ltd

Project Engineer, East Midland at Hilti GB Ltd

Application Advice: Make sure that you keep your CV short and straight to the point. It is very important that you put in the results of your hard work throughout your life.

Interview Advice: Be yourself and do not give them the answer you think they want to hear. Be honest. Hilti employ people for the their personality and potential.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Mechanical Engineering

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Network Rail

Graduate Engineer, OLE Western Route at Network Rail

Application Advice: Get your application in early well in advance of the application closing date. Perhaps practice on less desired jobs that you would like to apply to for practice.

Interview Advice: Think of multiple good quality examples to be used for competency based questions and get your head around the basics of the railway industry as it's very complicated!!

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Mechanical Engineering

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FMC Technologies

Graduate Engineer, at FMC Technologies

Application Advice: FMC's core values underpin everything they do as a company and this feeds down to the day to day engineering work where we are expected to work according to those core values. Focus on them, provide examples of where you have demonstrated them. Know yourself as well, your own strengths (have evidence to support these) and weaknesses and what you can bring to FMC, as this is something which again the company looks for.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Mechanical Engineering

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Network Rail

Assistant Project Engineer, Infrastructure Projects at Network Rail

Application Advice: Research the company and industry to get a feel of what is going on. Show enthusiasm for the role. Don't lie!

Interview Advice: As above.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Mechanical Engineering

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Network Rail

Graduate Track Engineer, at Network Rail

Application Advice: Think about what they are actually asking

Interview Advice: Be an all round person, i.e. be able to work as a team effectively but also as an indivdual

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Mechanical Engineering

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Network Rail

Engineer, Technical Services at Network Rail

Application Advice: The rail industry is in serious need of all abilities including project managers, engineers, analysts, technicians and support staff. For engineering roles a practical and logical application of general principles is required.

Interview Advice: Expect a range of questions exploring your knowledge and aptitude but above all your ability to apply sound understanding of general principles to real life safety critical issues.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Mechanical Engineering

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Network Rail

Graduate Engineer, Thameslink Programme at Network Rail

Application Advice: Use experience you have developed. Give examples and use the STAR format to answering longer questions. You do not need to be a train-spotter for this role! Being a well rounded engineer is more important than detailed railway knowledge.

Interview Advice: Network Rail uses a competency based interview process. Give lots of examples relevant to the question where you resolved an issue.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Mechanical Engineering

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FMC Technologies

Graduate Engineer, WCS Applications at FMC Technologies

Application Advice: Don't lie practise for online aptitude testing

Interview Advice: Be yourself, interviews or assessment centers are your only chance to get across who you are as an individual, so don't try and be someone else. know what is in your CV

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Mechanical Engineering

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Petrofac

Mechanical Engineer, Asset Integrity at Petrofac

Application Advice: Use any work experience as evidence to back up questions

Interview Advice: Tell us about a time when... your team were successful/unsuccessful you had to work as part of a team you encountered conflict

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Mechanical Engineering

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Selex ES

Graduate Mechanical Engineer, at Selex ES

Application Advice: Apply for a summer placement, there are no assessment centres for them and you are very likely to get offered a graduate role once you finish your placement.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Mechanical Engineering

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Selex ES

Graduate Mechanical Engineer, Mechanical/Luton at Selex ES

Application Advice: Don't undersell your non-academic acheivements as these often show your ability to work well within a team.

Interview Advice: Think of projects (academic and non-academic) you have completed which show different competencies and be prepared to discuss them. Projects where you have worked in a team are usually preferable.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Mechanical Engineering

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Network Rail

Assistant Engineer, Rail Plant at Network Rail

Application Advice: Good communication skills are essential.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Mechanical Engineering

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nucleargraduates

Mechanical Engineering Assessor, Mechanical Engineering Graduate at nucleargraduates

Application Advice: Do your research. This is a graduate scheme to feed into multiple companies. Make sure you know what these companies do, and especially which companies are present when you're being interviewed.

Interview Advice: Just stay calm. The interview process is meant to make you uncomfortable, and you are all in the same boat. Also talk to the interviewers during the time between sessions, and at the dinner in the evening

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Mechanical Engineering

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Laing O'Rourke

Building Services & Mechanical Engineer, Site Solutions at Laing O’Rourke

Interview Advice: The policies/values of the company are very important and every canditate should be aware of them and support them within the interviews/assessments

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Mechanical Engineering

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Amec Foster Wheeler

Graduate OHL Design Engineer, Transmission & Distribution Services at Amec Foster Wheeler

Application Advice: Research the industry and what skills are required to fulfil the job.

Interview Advice: Know what an employee would do on a day to day basis. Know who our clients are and what they expect from our delivery.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Mechanical Engineering

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Amec Foster Wheeler

Graduate Mechanical Engineer, Decommissioning and Remediation at Amec Foster Wheeler

Application Advice: Show you have knowledge of Amec Foster Wheeler and the industry in which you are applying to, as well as a clear goal of where you want to be in ten years..

Interview Advice: Be relaxed and confident. The interviewers were friendly and put me at ease, and after the initial nerves, I actually quite enjoyed it! As for the technical part what I will say is this: don't worry if you don't have all the answers, just take your time and think the question through logically. It also probably wouldn't hurt to brush up on your manufacturing knowledge...

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Mechanical Engineering

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Petrofac

Graduate Mechanical Engineer, Mechanical Engineering at Petrofac

Application Advice: Have a strong understanding of the service industry and how service companies rely on vendors and clients alike.

Interview Advice: Have a thorough understanding of the oil and gas service companies and how they differ (values etc.)

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Mechanical Engineering

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Amec Foster Wheeler

Graduate Equipment Engineer, Equipment at Amec Foster Wheeler

Application Advice: Take your time on each application, make it tailored to Amec Foster Wheeler. In order to do that you will have had to do some research into the company beforehand. Focus on previous work experience in Oil and Gas if you have it and explain clearly why you want to work in the process industry specifically.

Interview Advice: Prepare well in terms of knowing why you want a job at Amec Foster Wheeler specifically not just any job and not just a job in Oil and Gas. Don't be afraid to ask questions in the interviews when you don't understand something, it may not have been explained well/clearly. Ask other questions on the day of the people who work here, it shows you are interested and keen to learn about the company you are hoping to join.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Mechanical Engineering

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Jaguar Land Rover

Calibration Engineer, Powertrain at Jaguar Land Rover

Application Advice: Be clear on what you offer to JLR and what you can bring with you. Previous experience in projects etc. and especially any software ability is important.

Interview Advice: Ask plenty of questions, take an interest in the process.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Mechanical Engineering

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Mars

Project Engineer, Wrapping at Mars

Application Advice: Be yourself throughout the interview process. Be sure that you want to work in a factory / engineering environment. Be enthusiastic.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Mechanical Engineering

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GE

GE

Application Advice: be sure that you are motivated

Interview Advice: let all your personality come out, don't hide

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Mechanical Engineering

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GE

Edison Engineer, Instruments at GE

Application Advice: Do it early , read about the graduate program and the company,prepare for the assessment centre

Interview Advice: Be yourself. Prepare your technical interview. Enjoy your interview day

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Mechanical Engineering

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Network Rail

Graduate track engineer, at Network Rail

Application Advice: The company like real world experience outside of university. If you have done a gap year or a year in industry mention it and prove that you can do what you claim by giving examples

Interview Advice: Don't use technical words. The company are after your personality rather than your knowledge, speak up , be confident and show your interpersonal skills.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Mechanical Engineering

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Network Rail

Graduate Engineer, Woking at Network Rail

Application Advice: Be honest, try to find something unique about yourself, have a genuine interest in engineering and an ability to move around geographically.

Interview Advice: Be honest, open, don't be afraid to say "I don't know", think outside the box.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Mechanical Engineering

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Arcadis

Mechanical Engineer, at Arcadis

Application Advice: Be sure to stress adaptability and varying skills outside of your engineering degree, e.g business studies.

Interview Advice: Relax and be open to the idea of working on non engineering jobs. Show a strong understanding and interest in financials and commercial acumen.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Mechanical Engineering

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Network Rail

Graduate Mechanical Engineer, Technical Services at Network Rail

Application Advice: Be honest about experience!

Interview Advice: Be relaxed and comfortable, they look for people who will work well in teams as much as technical knowledge.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Mechanical Engineering

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Network Rail

Fleet Engineer, On Track Machines at Network Rail

Application Advice: Technical ability is essential but you also need strong communication, leadership and management skills. Genuine passion for what you are doing goes a long way.

Interview Advice: Be yourself and don't be cocky.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Mechanical Engineering

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BP

Automotive Engineering Graduate, Formulated Products Technology at BP

Application Advice: Have a strong grasp of your technical area and fuels & lubricants technology. Be aspirational, do more than the minimum and strive for excellent work. Look into BP internships prior to the graduate scheme (if not too late in your degree). These give you an excellent chance to see if working in BP is for you, and also gives you a headstart in the graduate application process.

Interview Advice: Have good examples of teamwork and competency based questions. Know your engineering basics.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Mechanical Engineering

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Amec Foster Wheeler

Graduate Mechanical Engineer, at Amec Foster Wheeler

Application Advice: To find out exact role and job

Interview Advice: Be confident and show you can work with others

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Mechanical Engineering

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Amec Foster Wheeler

Graduate Mechanical Engineer, Clean Energy at Amec Foster Wheeler

Application Advice: To be open to different kinds of experience, not just of what you have done at university (eg. engineering) as it all contributes to be a well-rounded individual, for example doing placements for commercial to get a business background etc.

Interview Advice: Keep calm and be yourself. Know what you have done as prior experience and have a confidence for it. Don't be afraid to say you aren't sure but try your best at all the questions - the ones interviewing you are experts so it's ok if you don't know everything right away.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Mechanical Engineering

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Morgan Sindall

Graduate Mechanical Services Engineer, Professional Services at Morgan Sindall

Application Advice: Show enthusiastic and good initiative. The projects can be fast paced and there is often a lot information to take on board in regard to project procedures (which vary considerably from project to project); so make sure you show that you're adaptable and a fast learner.

Interview Advice: Look through construction drawings and have a basic understanding of CAD and the associated procedures. Make sure that you know why you want to work for the company, as they will ask you!

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Mechanical Engineering

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Virgin Media

, at Virgin Media

Application Advice: Try to vary your answers so that you are covering a range of skills you have. Remember to cover both soft and hard skills. Get as much of your personality through your application as possible.

Interview Advice: Be yourself. It's so noticable when you're trying to be someone you're not and that's exactly what Virgin are NOT looking for. Social and communication skills are just as important as acedemic achievements at this company.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Mechanical Engineering

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Science and Technology Facilities Council

, at Science and Technology Facilities Council

Application Advice: Show all relevant detail such as past experience.

Interview Advice: Be enthusiastic and demonstrate good knowledge.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Mechanical Engineering

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Max Fordham

Graduate Engineer, Building Services at Max Fordham

Application Advice: Be individual. I often find that there is a tendency with applications to write the same old splurge, so as to come across as a diligent individual who will work hard, and be incredibly productive. Max Fordham look for somebody who will fit into the practice by engaging with others. They really want to see that there is a real person applying for the job, rather than a template from the internet. Somebody with a genuine interest in the construction industry, regardless of experience, willing to absorb the wealth of knowledge within the organisation.

Interview Advice: My interview entirely revolved about probing my understanding of engineering and physics. For example I was asked to draw a picture of a bike. Then I was asked why I draw it as such. I was asked about how the handlebars work. Why they can rotate so freely but still be structurally sound etc. There were very few questions relating to previous display of soft skills.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Mechanical Engineering

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GlaxoSmithKline

Mechanical Project Engineer, Capital Projects Engineering at GlaxoSmithKline

Application Advice: know what you want and be confident in how you are going to get it

Interview Advice: Be confident, and even if you don't know the answer, just say something logical about how you might find out the answer with the right resource

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Mechanical Engineering

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3M

Optimising Operations Engineer, Health Care at 3M

Application Advice: Just be yourself. There is no need to try and be something that you are not. Put down everything that you feel might be applicable for the job and remember that they are looking for a good person who is willing to learn and apply themselves

Interview Advice: Similar to above. Enjoy the interview. It is more about the interviewer learning about you as a person. They are not there to judge. They are there to assess how you think and whether that will gel in the role that you have applied for. Just be yourself, if you get the job they expect the person in the interview to be the same that comes to work everyday.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Mechanical Engineering

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GlaxoSmithKline

Project Engineer, Projects at GlaxoSmithKline

Application Advice: Make sure your values match the company values.

Interview Advice: Be yourself

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Mechanical Engineering

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Jaguar Land Rover

Project Engineer, Stability Control System at Jaguar Land Rover

Application Advice: A job exists for anyone Be enthusiastic about the company

Interview Advice: 9 high performance behaviour framework

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Mechanical Engineering

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Jaguar Land Rover

Project Engineer, Chassis Engineering at Jaguar Land Rover

Application Advice: Apply early. Understand the company. Be confident.

Interview Advice: Be confident in answering questions. Think of scenarios to validate your points. Link your behaviour to the business behaviour framework.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Mechanical Engineering

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Jaguar Land Rover

Graduate Engineer, Exhaust Systems at Jaguar Land Rover

Application Advice: Look at the high performance business behaviours framework on the graduate recruitment website, this is what all of the applications are graded against.

Interview Advice: You'll see the majority of standard competency questions like, "tell me a time when you have worked with a new team to achieve an objective" etc. I was also asked what challenges the automotive industry is facing and what kinds of solutions engineers are developing to meet those challenges.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Mechanical Engineering

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Jaguar Land Rover

Architecture, APC at Jaguar Land Rover

Application Advice: Highlight experience outside of university. focus on work and personal skills which make you good for the job, not the degree and uni work/life balance that every other graduate who is applying has also done.

Interview Advice: Knowledge of current products and where we are going in the future... Issues the car industry will face and how JLR are going to avoid them Give very specific examples of how you have developed skills, not generic 'I did a project once which had a delay....'

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Mechanical Engineering

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Jaguar Land Rover

Graduate Engineer, Vehicle Evaluation at Jaguar Land Rover

Application Advice: It is more about your personality and how you approach things rather than what you know.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Mechanical Engineering

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Jaguar Land Rover

Dimensional Control Engineer, Dimensional Control at Jaguar Land Rover

Application Advice: Keep trying. JLR is currently on a recruitment spree with over half our workforce recruited in the last 3 years both experienced hires and graduates.

Interview Advice: Be honest. Do some research and know why you want to join the company before you get there. If your enthusiastic and honest about your subject it shows.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Mechanical Engineering

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Renishaw

Graduate Engineer, CPD at Renishaw

Application Advice: Renishaw value prior experience in an engineering workplace. They offer a wide range of paid placements including: -Summer placements (minimum 8 weeks) -Year in industry -Pre-university placement year I found the summer placements to be invaluable experience.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Mechanical Engineering

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Jaguar Land Rover

Calibration Engineer, Powertrain at Jaguar Land Rover

Application Advice: Adhere to JLR's High Performance Behaviour Frameworks throughout application

Interview Advice: Achieve High Performance Behaviour Frameworks throughout the day (not necessarily all frameworks in every exercise, some behaviours more suited to certain exercises i.e. Strong Teams in group exercise). These are what you will be assessed against, not against other people on the assessment day.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Mechanical Engineering

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Jaguar Land Rover

Research Engineer, Research at Jaguar Land Rover

Application Advice: Clear and concise. Use businessy words: stakeholder, strategy...

Interview Advice: Relax and go with it

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Mechanical Engineering

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Jaguar Land Rover

Graduate Trainee, Product Development at Jaguar Land Rover

Application Advice: Look through the JLR 'High Performance Business Behaviours', and come up with a few examples against each as this is what the interview will most likely centre around.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Mechanical Engineering

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Jaguar Land Rover

Quality, Powertrain at Jaguar Land Rover

Application Advice: Any experience you have in working with people is valuable experience that you should talk about in your application - find ways to make your experience relevant to the job you're applying for, rather than trying to tailor your extra-curricular pastimes to the job you want.

Interview Advice: Be honest in all the answers/feedback you give - If you don't know the "correct" answer to a question, you're better off admitting you don't and moving on. JLR are looking for people with the right attitude, rather than people that have all the answers to everything. Try to find something that genuinely excites you about Jaguar Land Rover too. Enthusiasm for the company and its products is always welcome!

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Mechanical Engineering

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Jaguar Land Rover

Durability and Reliability Graduate Engineer, Vehicle Engineering at Jaguar Land Rover

Application Advice: Be careful how you word your application as this often chooses the home department you will be allocated to. Be yourself and show that you have good communication skills as these are vital to survive in this growing business. Any skills you may have picked up at uni will definitely help in some roles.

Interview Advice: Describe a time when you have had to make a decision against the opinion of someone else in your team and how you managed the situation for the best. Explain where you see yourself heading within JLR. Describe a time when you have had to work in a team and what position you took in that team.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Mechanical Engineering

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Jaguar Land Rover

Graduate Engineer, Product Creation and Development at Jaguar Land Rover

Application Advice: Read though the different areas (eg. Product Development, Manufacturing, Purchasing, Finance etc.) really carefully before you apply and be sure you've picked the role that will best suits you. Over your 2 years on the grad scheme you'll see plenty of other areas and there may be scope to move, but its best to get it right first time!

Interview Advice: By this stage they've decided that you're right on paper, they're just trying to figure out whether you'll fit in well with the company. Be enthusiastic. It's hard to determine exactly what they're looking for in interviews, but enthusiasm is essential.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Mechanical Engineering

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Jaguar Land Rover

Electrical Distribution Systems Graduate Engineer, Electrical at Jaguar Land Rover

Application Advice: As well as including academic qualifications, include extra curriculars that you are involved in and passionate about. People who are willing to put in extra for a project they are interested in are encouraged.

Interview Advice: Dress smart, but as the interview is an assessment day make sure you are comfortable. The more comfortable you are, the more you can concentrate on what's being asked of you.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Mechanical Engineering

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Jaguar Land Rover

Mechanical Engineer, at Jaguar Land Rover

Application Advice: Understand the JLR High Performance Business Behaviours which all applicants and employees are assessed against. Make sure you can relate your past experiences to show how you have exhibited these competencies.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Mechanical Engineering

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Jaguar Land Rover

Plant Engineer, at Jaguar Land Rover

Application Advice: Be confident

Interview Advice: All the standard interview questions.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Mechanical Engineering

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AECOM Ltd

Graduate Engineer, Building Engineering at AECOM Ltd

Application Advice: - Research and make sure that you are interested in the job - Think carefully about the location that you are applying for

Interview Advice: - Be interested in the building services industry - Be positive about working alongside a large and diverse group of people - Show willingness to learn and take on new ideas and be willing to take advice/criticism

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Mechanical Engineering

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AECOM Ltd

Graduate Engineer, Energy, Energy (Renewables) at AECOM Ltd

Application Advice: Apply with plenty of time!

Interview Advice: Prepare lots of competency based questions and research particular projects which have been done within each business line.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Mechanical Engineering

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Transport for London

Graudate Mechanical Engineer, Graduate at Transport for London

Application Advice: Ensure you understand TfL Values, give SMART (look it up) answers to questions. Although obvious, make sure you answer the question they are asking with your answer. Do not be afraid to ask for the question or further questions to be clarified to ensure you have your best answer for each question prepared.

Interview Advice: Look Smart, be prepared and ensure you research the presentation topic in detail. Review Londons Development plan, with respect to TfL & LUL. -----Investigate Platform Edge Doors (PED) and the challenges LUL face installing them on all platforms-----

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Mechanical Engineering

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Renishaw

Mechanical Graduate Engineer, Research & Development at Renishaw

Application Advice: Learn about the company and the products before.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Mechanical Engineering

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Siemens

Engineering Graduate, Rail industry at Siemens

Application Advice: Practice your online tests before doing the real thing! Think of practical examples for the competency based questions.

Interview Advice: Research the company in detail before the interview as it can make or break the interview. Do thorough research of the industry linked to the job you are applying for as this can impress the interviewer. Practice common competency based questions and think of practical examples beforehand! you were asked etc.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Mechanical Engineering

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AECOM Ltd

Graduate Mechanical Engineer, Buildings at AECOM Ltd

Application Advice: Contact the office you would like to work at directly. Because you might go straight to interview.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Mechanical Engineering

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AECOM Ltd

Engineer, Building Services at AECOM Ltd

Application Advice: It's a good time to get involved in the industry as there is fierce competition for entry level graduates/engineers across all companies!

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Mechanical Engineering

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AECOM Ltd

Graduate Consultant, Energy in Buildings and Sustainability at AECOM Ltd

Application Advice: Try and get a placement position first and skip the interview process. Otherwise just do your research. It's a standard big company process.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Mechanical Engineering

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Transport for London

Graduate Rolling Stock Engineer, London Underground at Transport for London

Application Advice: Apply early as they often close early due to high number of applicants

Interview Advice: Have multiple examples of skills you possess and make sure they link into the TfL core values

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Mechanical Engineering

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Renishaw

Graduate Mechanical Engineer, Dental at Renishaw

Interview Advice: Be able to talk about things you are passionate about. I spent quite some time in my interview talking about an engineering subject close to my heart but largely unrelated to Renishaw, and got the job because of the enthusiasm they saw. I was not set specific technical problems to answer but I was asked to explain and walk through how I would approach solving a particular problem.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Mechanical Engineering

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Renishaw

Design Engineer, Metrology at Renishaw

Application Advice: Sell yourself in the application form.

Interview Advice: The general interview questions were asked such as: Your greatest strengths and weaknesses. A time where you solved a difficult situation or problem. There are some technical questions. It is not necessarily important to answer the question correctly, more so about how you approach the question, trying to logically think through to answer the question.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Mechanical Engineering

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Renishaw

Graduate Applications Engineer, Machine Tool Products at Renishaw

Application Advice: Show a good understanding of metrology. Try to learn about the different key sectors that Renishaw are focussed in. Try to be confident with yourself, every Renishaw employee is a salesman, if you're wearing our name on you, then you are responsible for representing the company to your best ability, and that is something that you should try to convey in your application and interview.

Interview Advice: You may be asked to do a practicle metrology related challenge. This could range from the use of a micrometer to comparing technical drawings. Make sure that you have a sound understanding of certain essentials similar to these in order to make a good impression.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Mechanical Engineering

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Renishaw

Design Engineer, Research & Development at Renishaw

Application Advice: Role requires a strong minded and confident engineer not afraid of making decisions and also not bothered about getting their hands dirty.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Mechanical Engineering

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Renishaw

Mechanical Design Engineer, Neurological Products at Renishaw

Application Advice: Learn about kinematics and principles of mechanical design

Interview Advice: Stay calm, be confident

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Mechanical Engineering

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Transport for London

Graduate Mechanical Engineer, Graduate at Transport for London

Application Advice: Look up the 5 TfL behaviours

Interview Advice: It will be a competency based interview.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Mechanical Engineering

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Transport for London

Mechanical Engineer, Track Design at Transport for London

Application Advice: Apply from early

Interview Advice: Listen carefully to the question

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Mechanical Engineering

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Renishaw

Graduate mechanical engineer, Encoders at Renishaw

Application Advice: Brush up on 1st year engineering and equations to be sharp on them. Know your theories and have a good general understanding of all engineering aspects. Learn about metrology and understand what the products do and why they're useful.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Mechanical Engineering

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Renishaw

Mechanical Design Engineer, SMD at Renishaw

Application Advice: Sell yourself.

Interview Advice: Be confident in yourself and show an interest in the company.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Mechanical Engineering

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FMC Technologies

Graduate Engineer, WCS Engineering at FMC Technologies

Application Advice: Complete the application honestly.

Interview Advice: Be confident and prepared to work both as a team and individually.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Mechanical Engineering

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FMC Technologies

Graduate Engineer, at FMC Technologies

Application Advice: Make sure and highlight what you are involved in outside of your studies or work life.

Interview Advice: Allow your personality to come through.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Mechanical Engineering

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Mott MacDonald

Graduate Mechanical Engineer, Power at Mott MacDonald

Application Advice: Show a varied background of experience, does not necessarily have to be in engineering.

Interview Advice: Be friendly, they are looking for people to work with them, not for them.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Mechanical Engineering

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Costain

Graduate Mechanical Engineer, Water at Costain

Application Advice: If mechanical, understand that there is very little/ no technical mechanical engineering. The majority of your working role is project management of mechanical engineering activities and will contain a lot of civil aspects.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Mechanical Engineering

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Autodesk

, at Autodesk

Interview Advice: You have to know what CAD-CAM software is, basic things in tolerances and annotations and of course to seem really motivated and passionate about it.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Mechanical Engineering

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Mott MacDonald

Graduate Mechanical Engineer, Railways Croydon at Mott MacDonald

Application Advice: A good and honest letter of recommendation seems to be a helpful

Interview Advice: No tricky questions, mostly an open discussion with a small presentation to prepair.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Mechanical Engineering

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Mott MacDonald

Reneable Energy Consultant, Renewables/Wind Power at Mott MacDonald

Application Advice: Be yourself, there's no point in being hired if you won't fit in and end up leaving at the first opportunity... Don't worry too much about technical knowwledge. Internships in a similar environment are always good, but you're a graduate and people know you haven't done much relevant work before.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Mechanical Engineering

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Mott MacDonald

Graduate Rolling Stock, Rolling stock at Mott MacDonald

Interview Advice: Learn about the engineering department you are applying for and demonstrate how what you have studied could be applied

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Mechanical Engineering

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Mott MacDonald

Assistant Engineer, Railways at Mott MacDonald

Application Advice: Be keen and show enthusiasm for the area of the business to which you have applied.

Interview Advice: Be keen and let them know about your interest in engineering and specifically the kind of projects the company works on (e.g. I am in the Railways Division; I really like trains and let them know so!)

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Mechanical Engineering

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Mott MacDonald

Graduate Mechanical Engineer, Water at Mott MacDonald

Application Advice: Be enthusiastic for the role, research well, know what consultancies do

Interview Advice: Know about consultancies, subconsultants, how to manage risk etc (plus all technical knowledge gained in uni). Know your own CV

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Mechanical Engineering

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Thales

Systems Engineer, at Thales

Application Advice: Look at job advert and highlight areas of experience that match the description of the role.

Interview Advice: Be enthusiastic about the role you are applying for.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Mechanical Engineering

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Mott MacDonald

Building Services Engineer, BNI at Mott MacDonald

Application Advice: Be good at sealing yourself but don't lie.

Interview Advice: Research your company and the role you will take, ask questions to show you're interested and show enthusiasm in specific areas.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Mechanical Engineering

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Mott MacDonald

Graduate Engineer, Power Generation at Mott MacDonald

Application Advice: Always say yes when asked to do something new.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Mechanical Engineering

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Mott MacDonald

Graduate Engineer, Energy (Power Generation) at Mott MacDonald

Application Advice: Research sector and show an interest by either do relevant coursework at university or gain professional/non-professional experience.

Interview Advice: Prepare thoroughly

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Mechanical Engineering

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Mott MacDonald

Renewable Energy Engineer, Renewables at Mott MacDonald

Application Advice: Bring attention to any professional/trainee experience you have that may be relevant and language skills if relevant.

Interview Advice: Try and look/sound professional, but also friendly. Who wants to work with someone who seems like a robot? Social interactions are important. Think about the benefits you can bring from your past experience.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Mechanical Engineering

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Mott MacDonald

Graduate Mechanical Engineer, Rolling Stock/Railways at Mott MacDonald

Application Advice: Be open to all opportunities as this job will expose you to a multitude of experience and expertise.

Interview Advice: The interview day is not as daunting as it may seem. Be confident and answer as much as you can in terms of questions. The interview was more of an informal chat, with the interviewers helping me find the correct answer to their technical questions. Read up on current projects they are working on to show your interest and enthusiasm.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Mechanical Engineering

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Mott MacDonald

Mechanical Engineer, at Mott MacDonald

Application Advice: Search the company before you apply. Be specific in what you would like to do.

Interview Advice: Clearly state what you can do and how this is going to help the company.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Mechanical Engineering

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Thales

Graduate Mechanical Engineer, Hardware at Thales

Application Advice: Research the business and know what Thales does.

Interview Advice: Be prepared to answer some technical questions, it is how you would go about solving a technical problem rather than knowing the answer.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Mechanical Engineering

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Thales

Mechanical Design Engineer, at Thales

Application Advice: Be honest and enthusiastic.

Interview Advice: Have your presentation (generally on your final year project) prepared to help reduce any nerves, be yourself and don't be afraid to ask questions or get clarification.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Mechanical Engineering

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Hilti GB Ltd

Project Engineer, Central Engineering at Hilti GB Ltd

Application Advice: Be confident and sociable during the interview. The job role requires good social skills so be sure to show them.

Interview Advice: I was asked to talk about my previous experiences in work life and university life.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Mechanical Engineering

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Lockheed Martin UK

Systems Engineer, Research & Development at Lockheed Martin

Application Advice: Lockheed Martin's reputation is as an aerospace company but applicants should know that, at the moment, the UK branch of the company does not conduct much in the way of aerospace work currently. That may change in the next decade but at the moment there is little work of this fashion at LMUK. Many aerospace engineers that applied and were accepted (including myself) were allotted systems engineering roles. And whilst I have enjoyed the work, it has not been using my area of study from university.

Interview Advice: I was asked the question "What would you try to contribute to the company if you received a graduate position here?". Something along those lines anyway. I believe when they ask this its not to actually gauge whether or not you'll improve the business with your brand-spanking new business plan and idea for a product/service, but rather to see whether you are energized enough to perform a role well. I answered with a speech on how, given the opportunity, I would attempt to help develop Lockheed Martin to be more competitive in the civil space market (especially with contenders like SpaceX). I was accepted but most likely not because they felt I could definitely improve the civil space aspect of the company, but rather that I showed the energy that I could do so.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Mechanical Engineering

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Lockheed Martin UK

Structural Engineer, Structural Analysis at Lockheed Martin

Interview Advice: Know the company and what they do

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Mechanical Engineering

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Lockheed Martin UK

Graduate Mechanical Engineer, Design at Lockheed Martin

Application Advice: Undersand the company and the responsibilities of working in a sensitive information environment

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Mechanical Engineering

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Wood Group

Project Engineer, Delivery Management at Wood Group

Application Advice: Make sure to include your experience into your application and highlight your transferable skills

Interview Advice: Standard HR questions e.g. demonstrate a time when you were X/Y Technical questions covering basics of engineering

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Mechanical Engineering

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Wood Group

Mechanical Engineer, Mechanical at Wood Group

Application Advice: Take your time when completing the form. Read the question Research the company, and know what you want to get out of the position. Ensure your CV is up to scratch - keep it to 2 pages!

Interview Advice: Listen to the question before answering, if you're not sure then just ask for clarity. Research WG and be prepared to answer questions on the organisation. Have some questions prepared for yourself to ask - and make sure they are worthwhile. Be in plenty of time for the interview and dress appropriate to the occasion.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Mechanical Engineering

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Amey

Graduate, Business Development at Amey

Application Advice: Applying for this company means apply for your own future.

Interview Advice: Be open-minded

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Mechanical Engineering

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nucleargraduates

Graduate Service Engineer, Seconded to Rolls-Royce at nucleargraduates

Application Advice: It is important to show that you can be independent and are not afraid of responsibility. Aside from the first placement, the rest of your secondments will be organised by you. I would recommend having examples of where you have shown a range of behavioural competencies. If possible your examples should not all be derived from the same location.

Interview Advice: Many candidates who apply for the nucleargradaute scheme are not from a nuclear background. I recommend that you obtain a basic knowledge of the nuclear industry prior to attending the assessment centre. Simple questions like: What is nuclear? How many nuclear power stations are operating in the UK? What challenges does the nuclear industry face? For engineers applying to the scheme, a basic understanding of the different types of reactors (and major components) would be beneficial. There are actually two interviews at the assessment centre: A technical interview and a competency/behavioural interview.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Mechanical Engineering

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Wood Group

Mechnical Engineer, Technical Function at Wood Group

Interview Advice: Be Enthusiastic

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Mechanical Engineering

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Siemens

Graduate Engineer, Mechanical Drives at Siemens

Application Advice: Be knowledgeable about all of the products Siemens is involved with.

Interview Advice: Consider questions before answering, don't be afraid to disagree with interviewer as long as you can back up your point.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Mechanical Engineering

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Siemens

Energy Sector Rotational Graduate, Energy Sector at Siemens

Application Advice: Read up on the competencies they look for (they are on their graduate recruitment page) and make sure you cover them all in your application. For this role you need to be flexible to move around the UK and have a keen interest energy production technology - be it renewable or fossil.

Interview Advice: Again, read up on the competencies and apply that to the tasks. Be confident in yourself but allow others to speak in the assessment center. None of those who were always shouting over everyone or disagreed with everything got through he process.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Mechanical Engineering

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Siemens

Graduate Trainee, Siemens Industrial Turbomachinery Limited at Siemens

Application Advice: Put all the technical qualifications and any relevant experience in with the application. The details are best discussed face to face so do not worry about sending in a huge application. Make sure however, all entry requirements are met and announced while applying.

Interview Advice: I would advise remaining calm, relaxed, well spirited and thoughtful in interview situations. I went into my interview with lower qualifications than I would have liked, but still succeeded showing that it isn't all about what is on the CV. I would also advise to have a quick read through any major projects or relevant work that you have done in the past and bring them up as and when the conversation suits. Don't be scared to get excited about talking about what you have done. Enthusiasm is key!

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Mechanical Engineering

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DSTL

Engineer, Research at DSTL

Application Advice: Don;t expect to be given opportunities you will have to find them and fight for them yourself. Also those opportunities are getting fewer due to budget constraints.

Interview Advice: Be calm, know your subject area well and know the blurb on the website

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Mechanical Engineering

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DSTL

Graduate Engineer, Platforms at DSTL

Application Advice: Be honest and interesting.

Interview Advice: Have some interesting questions to ask and read up on the industy and the company.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Mechanical Engineering

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DSTL

, LBSD at DSTL

Application Advice: Make sure you understand the type of work you will be expected to undertake within your chosen department as some do no technical or scientific work.

Interview Advice: Previous experiance in any industry is always useful as it gives you the opportunity to discuss the compentency question with an actual answer other than "when I was in Universirty". This helps seperate you from other graduates.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Mechanical Engineering

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DSTL

Graduate, at DSTL

Interview Advice: ask relevant questions

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Mechanical Engineering

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DSTL

Project Engineer, Vehicle Assessment at DSTL

Application Advice: - be yourself, although they are looking for high calibre graduates they want people who will fit into their team. - read up on DSTL what are their goals and abit of history - normally you apply for a engineering or scientist position but if you get an

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Mechanical Engineering

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DSTL

Graduate biomedical engineer, Biomedical Sciences at DSTL

Application Advice: Look at the job description and pick out the buzzwords, then try and use them in your application.

Interview Advice: The interview is the least stressful thing about the whole process, and it is was fairly relaxed. It was basically a nice chat about what are your interests, what are you good at and the normal competencies and what not. I am a mechanical engineer and know nothing about biology and the human body. So in my interview, when I had to answer questions about predicting injury and things to take into account when trying to predict injury I had no idea what I was saying, but I got the feeling it didn't matter if what I said was exactly right, it mattered if my thought process was right for the job. One thing to remember is that you won't be able to stroll into a job and be amazing (Well, I was but I am one of a kind). Everything you need to know you will be taught, you need the right thought processes and be able to work well in the team you are joining. Everyone here is happy to help and if you show that you don't know everything but you are willing to be taught you are a good clean slate. But at the same time, if you know stuff, wow them with it!! Also, I would recommend reading up on defence news and new tech and think about how it can be applied to the defence industry. Show that you have an interest. Lastly a top tip: Most interviews have a time limit, so talk quite a bit if you know the answer to a question, the more time you take up being amazing, the less time they have to ask you a question that will make you stumble. They normally have core questions and extra questions, the extra questions are the hard ones so keep on chatting!!

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Mechanical Engineering

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Costain

Graduate Mechanical Engineer, M&E at Costain

Application Advice: - Be confident - Dont hesitate to speak your mind - Be prepared to re-locate

Interview Advice: N/A

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Mechanical Engineering

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Jaguar Land Rover

Graduate Trainee, Research at Jaguar Land Rover

Application Advice: Look up business behaviours and implement them into answers.

Interview Advice: Look up business behaviours and implement them into interview answers. Know the recent products and successes i.e. recent switch to all-aluminium etc. For the graduate assessment days, if you fail at one stage (interview) you can still get the job if you do well in the others (role play, group exercise etc.)

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Mechanical Engineering

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Jaguar Land Rover

Complex Quality Engineer, Quality at Jaguar Land Rover

Application Advice: Apply early, the earlier you apply the better, before all the jobs fill up

Interview Advice: Do your research, be confident but not arrogant.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Mechanical Engineering

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Jaguar Land Rover

Systems Engineer, Power Supply Systems at Jaguar Land Rover

Application Advice: Show interest in working on cutting-edge automotive engineering.

Interview Advice: Try to show the 'Business Behaviours' as described in the JLR careers website

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Mechanical Engineering

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nucleargraduates

, at nucleargraduates

Application Advice: Think carefully about what you want to get out of the role at the end. Don't be afraid to ask questions and look for opportunities you are interested in. Think about or ask other people your strengths and weaknesses

Interview Advice: Be flexible and adaptable! Don't get too hung up on areas you might have not done well in.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Mechanical Engineering

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Jaguar Land Rover

Graduate Trainee, Powertrain at Jaguar Land Rover

Application Advice: Be positive and show love for the products.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Mechanical Engineering

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Morgan Sindall

Graduate Mechanical Services Engineer, Professional Services at Morgan Sindall

Application Advice: Show that you work well in teams and demonstrate a logical and analytical approach to problem solving.

Interview Advice: Know exactly why you want to work for Morgan Sindall as opposed to another construction design consultancy.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Mechanical Engineering

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Morgan Sindall

Graduate Engineer, Energy at Morgan Sindall

Application Advice: Tailer your application to the company. Nothing is as bad as a generic boring submission. Secondly, have your 2 page CV, and cut it down to a bespoke 1 page for each application. Lastly, ee-think everything you normally mention about yourself; both in emitting any non-value adding information, and better selling other points.

Interview Advice: Go through all those websites with generic interview questions, and write an answer to every single one. Copy the most common answers onto a crib sheet, and practise that a week. When the interview comes you'll be able to reel off well explained examples confidently.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Mechanical Engineering

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Jaguar Land Rover

Graduate Product Development Engineer, Electrical, Electronic and Systems Engineering at Jaguar Land Rover

Application Advice: When applying ensure you have thoroughly read and understood the JLR High Performance Behaviours and can demonstrate where you have shown these qualities. Make sure you get someone to check your application for spelling and grammar. JLR offer a lot of advice in filling out the application form effectively.

Interview Advice: Ensure you recall a time when you have met each of the JLR High Performance Behaviours so you can respond to questions on these at interview. Don't be afraid to take a minute to gather your thoughts after being asked a question. Do your background research on the company and use this knowledge to demonstrate your interest and motivation to join the company.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Mechanical Engineering

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Costain

Graduate Mechanical Engineer, Water Sector at Costain

Application Advice: Understand that you will get a large amount of assistance with your professional development, but you are expected to be willing to work hard at the development yourself as well.

Interview Advice: Demonstrate how you are a problem solver and able to work in a team. Also, make sure that you are presentable and confident when answering questions.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Mechanical Engineering

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nucleargraduates

nucleargraduate Mechanical Engineer, Nuclear Defence at nucleargraduates

Application Advice: Be yourself. You can't force yourself to be the sort of person that nucleargraduates are looking to recruit, it's got to be natural. If you've got the skills, character and personality that fits the scheme, then you'll be fine.

Interview Advice: Make sure you're aware of all your personal competencies (teamwork, communication skills, problem solving, etc.), and have examples ready in your mind to describe when you need to. Be prepared to get involved, I mean really involved, in group exercises. The assessment process isn't like any other I know of, so just take it as it comes and see how you react.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Mechanical Engineering

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Jaguar Land Rover

Graduate Programme Leader, Electrical Prgrammes at Jaguar Land Rover

Application Advice: Everyone who is applying for an engineering job will have an engineering (or other science) degree. Use the application stage as an opportunity to express you other experiences and skills.

Interview Advice: The interview day can be rather daunting, especially if you have to travel in the morning. As it usually takes place in a hotel, get a room for the night before. It will reduce your stress the next day. During the day you and 10 other potentials will go through a series of tasks. JLR keep hiring until the total places are full, there is no limit or quota to each interview day. This means that you are not in competition with the other people around and can therefore concentrate on presenting your true attitude and opinions without marking yourself against others.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Mechanical Engineering

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E.ON

Graduate Engineer, at E.ON

Application Advice: Include any experience you may have that could set you apart from other candidates - especially any international experience (this is an international company).

Interview Advice: As with any job you are applying for: Make sure you know the market! Do you know what is happening in the energy industry? Research the company. What challenges are E.on facing both now and in the future? Know why you want to apply. What makes E.on stand out from other companies? Why E.on?

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Mechanical Engineering

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Jaguar Land Rover

Programmes Engineering Graduate, at Jaguar Land Rover

Application Advice: Highlight the technical knowledge and experiences you have but focus also on your values outside academia - what 'extra-curricular' activities are you involved with? How have these activities broadened your experiences, helping you be a well rounded employee? The job is technically based but also involves a serious amount of communication so experience in this would be good to demonstrate.

Interview Advice: Research the company extensively and gain an understanding on what you want to achieve at the company, rather than what you think the company want to get out of you.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Mechanical Engineering

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Sellafield Ltd

System Engineer, Spent Fuel at Sellafield Ltd

Application Advice: Be prepared to choose between the main plant in West Cumbria and the design offices on the outskirts of Manchester. Very different places!

Interview Advice: Brush up on technical knowledge prior to interview.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Mechanical Engineering

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Sellafield Ltd

System Engineer, Plant Engineering at Sellafield Ltd

Application Advice: Know about the nuclear industry and how it works, from site license holders through to government departments. Understand where Sellafield fits into it now and in the future. Look at talking part in some assessment centre workshops if possible; this will set you up well for the interview process (involves some group and individual tasks).

Interview Advice: Be able to give examples where you have demonstrated competence; General: Able to demonstrate leading on safety Worked as a team Had to lead change Etc… Technical: Solve a technical problem Deliver a technical report / project Present technical information

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Mechanical Engineering

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Jaguar Land Rover

Graduate Engineer, Vehicle Evaluation at Jaguar Land Rover

Application Advice: Be open, it is as much about who you are rather than what you currently know.

Interview Advice: Lots of different tasks and questions. Aside from knowing a bit about what the company look for there isn't much you can rehearse / learn

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Mechanical Engineering

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Jaguar Land Rover

Product Development Engineer, Powertrain Strategy at Jaguar Land Rover

Application Advice: Do lots of thorough research on the company and also lots of preparation for different 'competency questions'.

Interview Advice: Lots of competency questions and not many technical questions

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Mechanical Engineering

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Jaguar Land Rover

Graduate Engineer, Vehicle Engineering at Jaguar Land Rover

Application Advice: Take care and time when doing online tests. Practice free ones online.

Interview Advice: Be prepared by going on the website and understanding about the products and the current situation.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Mechanical Engineering

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Jaguar Land Rover

Graduate Engineer (Product Development), Powertrain at Jaguar Land Rover

Application Advice: Put time into the questions and make sure you answer them succinctly but at the same time demonstrating your own skills.

Interview Advice: The interviewers aren't out to get you and are generally very friendly, try and approach the assessment day with an open mind and just try your best.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Mechanical Engineering

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Jaguar Land Rover

Graduate Engineer, Electrical Packaging at Jaguar Land Rover

Application Advice: Answer honestly and set aside time for the on line questionnaires.

Interview Advice: Research the company and prepare thoroughly for competency based questions.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Mechanical Engineering

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Jaguar Land Rover

Product Development Engineer, Chassis/Steering at Jaguar Land Rover

Application Advice: Emphasize your ability to work in teams and understand the task as a whole. Focus on what you can bring to the company and your enthusiasm to learn from the business. Important to be confident but concise.

Interview Advice: The group interview is crucial to the process, and questions are asked where you are encouraged to display your role in solving problems or moving a project forward.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Mechanical Engineering

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Jaguar Land Rover

Graduate CAE Engineer, Body Engineering at Jaguar Land Rover

Application Advice: Read the business behaviours available on the career website; Cover these behaviours in any competency based questions.

Interview Advice: The assessment days are long and intensive but there is no trickery going on; just show your strengths and act in accordance with the business behaviours mentioned above.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Mechanical Engineering

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Jaguar Land Rover

Graduate Engineer, Body Engineering at Jaguar Land Rover

Interview Advice: Be yourself, don't worry too much about what you don't know. There are plenty of opportunities to learn on the job or on training courses.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Mechanical Engineering

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Jaguar Land Rover

Poweretrain Engineer, Powertrain at Jaguar Land Rover

Application Advice: Definitely do practice questions for the psychometric tests, even if you have to pay for them. From what I remember JLR do a maths and a language test, as well as a situational judgement test. The situational judgement one and the language one, you need a couple of practices to get into the right mindset. The maths one is mainly percentages, which you will get faster at with a couple of practice tests.

Interview Advice: The one thing that stood out with JLR was that they didn't assess your technical knowledge at the assessment centre, they focus more on your interpersonal skills. This can be quite hard to prepare for, but I would suggest looking at assessment centre guidance online. All of the companies tend to structure their assessment centres in a similar format, which helps when it comes to researching them. I would also recommend general research, like listening to a couple of relevant TED talks, either on the automotive industry, or talks that focus on life skills, like confidence/body language, etc, I found these extremely useful for interviews and assessment centres. You will need to do extensive background research into the current status of the automotive industry and where JLR stand within this. You also need to prepare a lot of 'Tell me about a time when...' answers. You can find loads of these questions online. Try and have about ten different examples that you know really well, and try and vary them in terms of work/sport/uni/extra-curicular etc, its good to show variety.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Mechanical Engineering

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Jaguar Land Rover

Graduate Engineer, Vehicle Engineering at Jaguar Land Rover

Application Advice: Aim to match the high performance behaviours laid out in promo material, have example answers to link up to these prepared. Process is quite relaxed, not overly pressured - be yourself, know some stuff about the company/industry. Nothing unexpected was brought up, genuinely treated assessment centre as an opportunity to get to know more about the company as well as to assess the potential employees.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Mechanical Engineering

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Jaguar Land Rover

Product Development Engineer, Chassis at Jaguar Land Rover

Application Advice: Think about what the customer would want as a top priority.

Interview Advice: Think about what the customer would want as a top priority. Think about good scenarios you can use with "describe a time when..." questions. (You took initiative, you took a risk, you lead a team etc)

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Mechanical Engineering

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Jaguar Land Rover

Product Development Engineer, Body Engineering at Jaguar Land Rover

Application Advice: Answer the questions concisely and clearly highlighting your previous experiences. Try to use examples away from your degree/qualifications if you are a graduate and show that there is more to you than standard activities within your degree. Try to show personality, communication skills and how you will deal with other colleagues.

Interview Advice: Take responsibility during any team activities that may be required. Relax and make sure you are yourself. Answer any questions clearly and concisely. In any exercises that involve data, try to take out the key data and assess the information presented to you. When asked questions based on this data make sure you take notes of any advice based on your responses to show that you are aware of the conversation and willing to learn.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Mechanical Engineering

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Jaguar Land Rover

Vehicle Package Engineer, Advanced Concept Design at Jaguar Land Rover

Application Advice: Read through what JLR represents and always remember to refer back to the business principles of the company in application questions.

Interview Advice: Show confidence and practice in advance. Again, refer back to the business principles and ethos in interviews and AC's and always link that, in some way, back to your own experiences.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Mechanical Engineering

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Jaguar Land Rover

Jaguar Land Rover

Application Advice: Application involves a number of reasoning, numerical, etc. tests, practice this first and attempt them when you are at your best.

Interview Advice: Learn the 8 core principals given on the website before the assessment as they form the basis of the interview part. The assessment centre covers a range of skills, set in the engineering environment (Unlike many who only test on business skills), but without the need for prior engineering knowledge (such as what a component does), all you need is given to you as they expect that your degree that was good enough to get you to the assessment centre means you are capable in that regard.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Mechanical Engineering

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Jaguar Land Rover

Process Engineer, AME at Jaguar Land Rover

Interview Advice: Understand the high performance behaviours (available on the website) & how they relate to what you will discuss in your interview. Don't overly focus on your technical skills, your communication skills & work-ethic are just as important.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Mechanical Engineering

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Sellafield Ltd

Mechanical Engineer, Package Design Group/ Engineering Design Capability at Sellafield Ltd

Application Advice: Sellafield is very safety orientated. Show that you have an understanding of risk reduction and nuclear safety as well as conventional safety. Show that you have an understanding of Sellafield as a company and the work that it does.

Interview Advice: Very competancy based. Think about things that you have done in the past that provide evidence of your ability to.. work in a team meet deadlines manage time work under pressure show integrity

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Mechanical Engineering

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Procter & Gamble

Engineer, Gillette at Procter & Gamble

Application Advice: Show your skills, interest and passion using examples from your past. Every example should be from a different situation to show your breadth of interest and activities.

Interview Advice: Show your skills, interest and passion using examples from your past. Every example should be from a different situation to show your breadth of interest and activities.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Mechanical Engineering

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Procter & Gamble

Design Engineer, at Procter & Gamble

Application Advice: Make sure you are applying for the area you are most interested in, lateral movements in the company (between brands) can happen but are less common than shown in your original entry line.

Interview Advice: As always be yourself, never say you know something you don't. P&G is great at training people in everything they need for the job so don't worry if you are missing a specific technical skill, they will focus on your overall capabilities.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Mechanical Engineering

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AECOM Ltd

Mechanical Engineer, Building Engineering at AECOM Ltd

Application Advice: A boring one, but research the company and try to derive key themes or values specific to the company. I know sometimes they all sound similar but if you really do the research, you will find them. Short concise sentences.

Interview Advice: Be honest, and try and relax. As much as your academic performance, equally important is someone who will communicate with others and get on well within the team.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Mechanical Engineering

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AECOM Ltd

Graduate Mechanical Building Services Engineer, Building Engineering at AECOM Ltd

Application Advice: Carry out background research into the company not just the larger company but also the region/specific office which you are applying to. This will help you gain a better understanding of how the company operates and will stand you out from the crowd if you can ask questions directly related to projects that are being carried out within that region.

Interview Advice: Be confident in your ability and be sure to express your personality and knowledge relating both to practical examples and experiences.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Mechanical Engineering

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Costain

Mechanical Engineer, London at Costain

Application Advice: What can you provide that no one else can?

Interview Advice: Work hard, research the role and be yourself!

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Mechanical Engineering

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Schlumberger

Sustaining Mechanical Engineer, Sustaining at Schlumberger

Application Advice: Be prepared to show what kind of person you are, paying particular attention to leadership and attitude, grades are only part of the puzzle.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Mechanical Engineering

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Schlumberger

Mechanical Development Engineer, REMS OPPC at Schlumberger

Application Advice: Demonstrate technical capabilities and relevant experience. Fundamental knowledge of pressure equipment, and mechanical assemblies is essential.

Interview Advice: Physics and maths quiz lasting 45 minutes. Had to assemble, disassemble and describe the operation of a mechanical component.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Mechanical Engineering

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Centrica

Wind turbine engineer, Engineering Integrity at Centrica

Application Advice: Get the applications in early and pay attention to how you answer the questions, not just the content you want to get across. Answers should be structured as well as containing the key information about you.

Interview Advice: Take the time to do the research about the company. Centrica is a big company which is involved in every aspect of the energy supply chain. Whilst this means that there are lots of opportunities in the company, there is also a wide range of topics which you might want to have an idea about in the interviews.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Mechanical Engineering

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Centrica

Graduate Mechanical Engineer, Projects at Centrica

Application Advice: Don't reuse any competency examples from previous application stages.

Interview Advice: Prepare multiple examples of different challenges you have faced and work related situations you have been in - better to have too many and not need them than be stuck trying to prepare an answer live in the interview.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Mechanical Engineering

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Rolls-Royce

Test Vehicle Engineer, Engine and LiftFan Test at Rolls-Royce

Application Advice: Highlight leadership roles, past work experience, and major projects; explain how you contributed to the work; demonstrate work ethic and ability to work on a team.

Interview Advice: Interview is meant to demonstrate you know how to learn and problem solve. The interviewers do not want to trick you or fail you - they want to find a match for the job as much as you want the job.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Mechanical Engineering

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FMC Technologies

Graduate Engineer, Engineering at FMC Technologies

Application Advice: Do some background reading to broaden your knowledge of the oil and gas industry and FMC Technologies. Know yourself - prepare some good answers/examples to standard interview questions that demonstrate your strengths. Know the areas that you need to improve on - think about how you can demonstrate that you are working on them. Be concise. Know how to interpret a technical drawing.

Interview Advice: Application process includes online psychometric testing. If you progress to the assessment centre be prepared for a full day of activities including group activities, situational interview and a personal one-to-one interview.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Mechanical Engineering

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Sellafield Ltd

Mechanical Design Engineer, Engineering Design Capability at Sellafield Ltd

Application Advice: Safety comes first in the nuclear industry at all times.

Interview Advice: Prepare for competency based questions.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Mechanical Engineering

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Sellafield Ltd

Graduate Mechanical Engineer, at Sellafield Ltd

Application Advice: Sell yourself like any other job application. When I applied it was a much quicker and simpler application than for other graduate schemes.

Interview Advice: Prepare examples of behavioural and technical competencies for the interviews. You must contribute to group exercises, don't shy away.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Mechanical Engineering

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Rolls-Royce

Design Engineer, Nuclear at Rolls-Royce

Application Advice: A chance to work in a global company with the highest calibre employees.

Interview Advice: Technical preparation and knowledge of the company.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Mechanical Engineering

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Rolls-Royce

Trainee, at Rolls-Royce

Application Advice: Apply for Norwegian scheme.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Mechanical Engineering

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Rolls-Royce

Graduate, at Rolls-Royce

Application Advice: Get the application in as early as possible, in the summer before your final year write down some generic answers to applications such as where youve shown leadership skills etc. Then research the company values for Rolls Royce and link them up in your application.

Interview Advice: Confidence is the key. You can only know what is available to the public, i.e. on their website/ on the news so just make sure that you really know what the company does, their history, their product and any major evets that have happened. Following your research you should have questions as there are likely to be gaps in the information.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Mechanical Engineering

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Rolls-Royce

Graduate Engineer, Varied at Rolls-Royce

Application Advice: Spend time on it Include work experience as it is basically a requirement Include examples of life experience to help you stand out

Interview Advice: Just prepare well and learn about Rolls-Royce and the industry (obviously) If you get through the main hurdles of the assessment day and they like you you should get hired Be as relaxed as possible, it's not the end of the world if you have to work for a different company

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Mechanical Engineering

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Science and Technology Facilities Council

Mechanical Engineer, Technology at Science and Technology Facilities Council

Application Advice: Research the company and in particular the area you are applying for.

Interview Advice: Answer questions in STAR format. Remember that you are constantly being assessed at the assessment centre, even during the evening dinner!

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Mechanical Engineering

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BAE Systems

Aircraft Manufacturing Engineer, Military AIrcraft at BAE Systems

Application Advice: Demonstrate your knowledge and experience in a clear, fluent way. Think carefully about the role you would like in the company and what location as there are many different opportunities.

Interview Advice: Learn the key competencies and understand how you meet them. These can be found on the application website. Questions are marked against these competencies. Be thorough and give lots of examples of knowledge and experience. There are some technical questions so remind yourself of the basics in your field before the interview.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Mechanical Engineering

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Rolls-Royce

R&D Design Engineer, R&D at Rolls-Royce

Application Advice: Do Your best!

Interview Advice: Basic engineering knowledge and smart approach.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Mechanical Engineering

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FMC Technologies

Graduate Engineer, WCS Applications at FMC Technologies

Application Advice: Study beforehand and consider the company's Core Values throughout the application process.

Interview Advice: Consider the company's Core Values in the answers to the interview questions.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Mechanical Engineering

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BP

, Integrity at BP

Application Advice: Be well rounded, read company values and make sure you reference them

Interview Advice: Confidence, team player

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Mechanical Engineering

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BP

Mechanical Engineer, Angola Ops at BP

Application Advice: Apply as early as possible and practice the amplitude tests online before you take the real thing.

Interview Advice: Take your time with answering questions, dont push in during group work work as a team and value everyones opinions.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Mechanical Engineering

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BP

Mechanical Engineer, Discipline Engineering Team at BP

Application Advice: There are a number of steps starting from an online application and going on to an interview then assessment centre. Take your time with the application form, better to spend five hours on one form than five hours on five forms - it will show. The majority of graduate jobs go to people who have done internships so I couldn't recommend this more.

Interview Advice: At the interview be aware of work you've done at uni - projects, basic subject knowledge etc. Be aware of the values of BP, especially safety as well as the commercial aspects. A very basic knowledge of what the oil industry does won't hurt.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Mechanical Engineering

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BAE Systems

Graduate Systems Engineer, Test and Commisioning at BAE Systems

Application Advice: There is a high emphasis within the company around community work - do not miss this within your application - the technical qualifications are quite standard, the community involvement will seperate you from the crowd.

Interview Advice: Do not be afraid to ask questions - the interview is as much an opportunity for you to interview the company as it is for them to interview you. Remember that for the tasks there are three areas they will look at. The process (task completion), the interaction of the groups (emotional and conflict managment), and the quality of the output (your justification and reasoning). They are all quite equal in weight so don't just focus on one area at the detriment of the others.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Mechanical Engineering

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Rolls-Royce

Thermo Fluids Engineer, Thermo/Fluid Systems at Rolls-Royce

Application Advice: Take your time

Interview Advice: Read up about the company (recent news etc.), revise relevant technical notes from university.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Mechanical Engineering

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Rolls-Royce

Graduate, Civil Large Engines at Rolls-Royce

Application Advice: Get an MEng. Do an internship somewhere. Talk to lots of people, make good contacts. Hunt out learning opportunities. The more you put in the more you get out.

Interview Advice: Have a good solid understaning of basic engineering principles. Mechanical, aeronautical, materials.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Mechanical Engineering

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Rolls-Royce

Rolls-Royce

Application Advice: Make your application easy to read with the key points in almost bullet point form- there are thousands of applications to read through and this is the stage of the process where quick judgements are made - if you can communicate your strengths succinctly, you're most of the way there!

Interview Advice: They want to get a full picture of you, so don't be afraid to be truthful about where your weaknesses are when it comes to the interview.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Mechanical Engineering

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Rolls-Royce

Stress Engineer, Stress – Defenxe at Rolls-Royce

Application Advice: Find out as much about the company as possible. Show an interest and don't be afraid to say when you don't know the answer.

Interview Advice: Academic performance is important but you will also be asked about interests/hobbies and how you have used them to gain leadership experience etc. They want to see that you're keen to get involved and not put off by trying something new.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Mechanical Engineering

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Rolls-Royce

PE Graduate Engineer, Mechanical stress at Rolls-Royce

Application Advice: Include extra curricular activities to show team work & leadership skills

Interview Advice: Be enthusiastic

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Mechanical Engineering

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Rolls-Royce

Leadership Engineering Graduate, Defence Aerospace at Rolls-Royce

Application Advice: Do the home work on the company, what it stands for, how it conducts itself and how we are portrayed in the media etc. Allow plenty of time so that you can write your aplication, then come back after a few days to review it to make sure you are happy. Explain why it is that particular scheme you are interested in.

Interview Advice: Prepair for the interview. Sleep well the night before as the assessment centre is a gruelling day. Working for RR is excellent, so well worth the effort of pulling out all of the stops for the application.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Mechanical Engineering

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BP

Rotating Equipment Engineer, Rotating Equipment at BP

Application Advice: Be prepared with good examples of how you've done challenging things in the past (ideally in a work environment). Be a good team member during assesment centre.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Mechanical Engineering

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Rolls-Royce

Mechanical Engineer, Technical Support at Rolls-Royce

Application Advice: Present yourself as a team player. Being a good listener and having attention to detail can be as important as being outspoken and displaying leadership qualities.

Interview Advice: Be yourself, don't over prepare.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Mechanical Engineering

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BP

Mechanical Engineer, Projects at BP

Interview Advice: Be yourself don't pretend to know everything because you don't. Participate in everything even if you don't really understand and in the technical interview speak your thought processes out loud so the interviewers can see where you are getting your ideas from.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Mechanical Engineering

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BP

Mechanical Engineer, Operations at BP

Application Advice: Previous experience advisable. Be honest! Long process but worth it if successful.

Interview Advice: General mechanical knowledge expected. Previous internship/ industrial experience highly recommended.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Mechanical Engineering

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FMC Technologies

Graduate Engineer, Rotations at FMC Technologies

Application Advice: Research the company core values before applying. Consider your experience and how it relates to the core values.

Interview Advice: Be open and honest. Use the interview to get to know about the company as they get to know about you. Use the core values of the company in relation to your experience.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Mechanical Engineering

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BP

Mechanical engineer, projects at BP

Application Advice: Be yourself and like with any role, it has to be a two-way fit. You have to make sure it is the sort of place you want to spend 8hrs a day, 5 days a week. The application process is long but someone has to get a job at the end of it. If you have the chance to apply and do an internship, it's the best way to try a company out (and they tend to fill the graduate positions from here first).

Interview Advice: It was a long time ago.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Mechanical Engineering

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BP

Mechanical Engineer, at BP

Application Advice: Research website, ensure you have relevant experience and be clear what BP do and why you want a job there. Also important how you will improve BP.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Mechanical Engineering

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BAE Systems

Graduate Mechanical Engineer, Graduate Scheme at BAE Systems

Application Advice: Answer the questions on-line as clearly and concisely as possible - don't babble on. As well as promoting yourself through the examples you use it will also demonstrate strong written communication skills - something essential while working in such a large company. Use a variety of examples when answering competency questions if possible. Think of any engineering experience you may have, volunteering work you may have done (the graduate scheme is very much about helping the local community) as well as university modules. Research the company beforehand!

Interview Advice: Stay calm, panicing is more likely to lead to mistakes. Prepare by practising presentations, reading about the company and current industry climate and remaining professional in group situations. These are all things which will be assessed in the Assessment Centre for the Graduate Scheme

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Mechanical Engineering

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BAE Systems

Graduate Mechanical Engineer, at BAE Systems

Application Advice: Be thorough in your answers and make sure you're answering the question. First fully understand what it is they want from you, and what they mean by what they say. Then answer it. Cut out all of the extra padding bits and stick to the point you're trying to make. Be clear and coherent. Practise your interview technique and read up on the company. Be yourself.

Interview Advice: Questions about: your education, university project and modules. Work experience, dealing with customers and working in a team. Technical questions about your subject area. About yourself.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Mechanical Engineering

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BAE Systems

Systems Engineer, Submarines at BAE Systems

Application Advice: Concentrate on what skills you have developed through university and what skills you feel would be beneficial to develop through the graduate scheme. Technical knowledge is not the most important factor as this is measured by your degree result.

Interview Advice: How well you interact with other people. Competency based interviews.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Mechanical Engineering

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BAE Systems

GDF Graduate Engineer, Engineering at BAE Systems

Application Advice: If you are thinking of applying when filling out the application ensure that you talk about the competencies and values of the company which can be found on the website. Make sure you carry out your research before applying. If you are invited to complete online assessments take the time to practice free online tests as this is where many candidates fall down.

Interview Advice: The interview stage is a day and a half assessment centre. Typically candidates will be arriving the evening before where they will be given a short presentation by both the company and current graduates and its generally quite relaxed. The second day is broken up into several stages. Typically this consists of a team work exercise, interview, presentation and written assessment. The team work exercise is about showing you can work effectively in a team and is not about who can shout the loudest to get their point across. The interview will be with a senior manager. Ensure that you have done your research on the company’s products and programmes before attending as this will be covered at some point. Engineering candidates will also get asked a technical question during the interview, this can be random and on something they have no knowledge about. The aim is to see how they work when faced with a new problem. As such it’s looking at how they apply their engineering skillset to analyse the problem. For the presentation exercise candidates are given a short time slot to prepare and present a proposal based on some information they are given. This is about testing a candidates ability to work under pressure. The proposal is setup in such a way that there is no ideal solution, as such the person that you give the presentation to will always be able to ask you why you didn’t take another course allowing them to see how you cope under a pressurised situation. Finally the written exercise includes a self review of the day. Try to be honest as they are looking for self-awareness of your own performance.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Mechanical Engineering

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BAE Systems

Graduate Engineer, T23 COM at BAE Systems

Application Advice: Take your time on the application process. BAE is a company you want to work for.

Interview Advice: Be calm and relaxed during the interview

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Mechanical Engineering

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Spirax Sarco

Graduate Engineer, Product Development at Spirax Sarco

Application Advice: In addition to technical skills, emphasise soft skills and indicate open-mindedness.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Mechanical Engineering

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BAE Systems

Mechanical Engineer, Submarines at BAE Systems

Application Advice: Research the product. Emphasise a willingness to work and get stuck in long term. demonstrate leadership potential and soft-skills.

Interview Advice: Be calm and consider your responses. Don't be arrogant.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Mechanical Engineering

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BAE Systems

Graduate Engineer, Naval Ships at BAE Systems

Application Advice: Application has a strong push on a person who wants to continue developing themselves.

Interview Advice: Be natural, nobody likes someone who just tries too hard as it can be obvious. Make sure you tick all the boxes

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Mechanical Engineering

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British Sugar

Production Engineer, Operations at British Sugar

Application Advice: You need to be keen to learn and very self motivated as it is your responsibility to manage your learning and meet your knowledge targets. You will be handed a lot of responsibilty early on so be prepared to hit the ground running!

Interview Advice: Be able to think on your feet and think about your answers carefully. If you are not sure use your engineering common sense to try and come up with a solution to technical questions and be honest if you really dont know. The interviewer will be looking for a lot more than just technical ability, the roles you will be filling are centred around your ability to communicate and manage people effectively.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Mechanical Engineering

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WSP

Graduate Engineer, Building Services at WSP

Application Advice: Practical minded

Interview Advice: Be yourself, show willingness to learn and adapt.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Mechanical Engineering

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BAE Systems

Graduate Engineer, Engineering at BAE Systems

Application Advice: Show an interest in the company and what they do. You need to look like you want the job. Learn what the whole company does, not just the business unit you are applying for.

Interview Advice: Make sure you know the role you are applying for and why you are applying for it. You need to show a genuine interest in the job and company.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Mechanical Engineering

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FirstGroup

Graduate engineer, at FirstGroup

Application Advice: Find out as much about the company as you can, such as current and previous projects and their overall company goals. Also get as much advice as you can about answering competency based questions.

Interview Advice: Find out as much about the railway and bus division as you can, such as previous, current and upcoming projects and events.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Mechanical Engineering

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BAE Systems

Graduate Naval Architect, Maritime at BAE Systems

Application Advice: Read up BAE's core values and ensure that you embody and demonstrate these in your application. Ensure that your application is well written and showcases your skills and talents.

Interview Advice: Rehearse and prepare. Develop a bank of stock answers to a variety of competency based questions so that you can look confident and prepared, and avoid awkward pauses.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Mechanical Engineering

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BAE Systems

Graduate Engineer, Maritime Services at BAE Systems

Application Advice: Look at the website and make sure you cover the required competencies. Check grammar/Spelling as a lot of applications are discounted due to simple mistakes.

Interview Advice: Look at the website and make sure you cover the required competencies. Be honest with answers and use the opportunity to ask questions about the role, find out if it is right for you.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Mechanical Engineering

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BAE Systems

GDF Graduate, Maritime at BAE Systems

Application Advice: Take great care at the online application form stage, if you do you can make it through to the assessment centre where you will be interviewed by your future manager - you will not be competing with anyone else, there is a job for you if you prove your credentials at the assessment centre.

Interview Advice: It is pretty standard so do not fret about it.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Mechanical Engineering

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BAE Systems

Engineering Graduate, Graduate at BAE Systems

Application Advice: Read the questions, answer them in Microsoft Word first and make sure you run a spell check. Try to use different scenarios for answering the questions so you are using all your experiences (part time job roles/societies etc.) rather than just degree experience.

Interview Advice: Stay calm, be yourself. Have faith in yourself and you will be fine.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Mechanical Engineering

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Morgan Advanced Materials

Graduate Engineer, New Business Development at Morgan Advanced Materials

Application Advice: A mixture of relevant subjects at University, leadership and team work experience are all expected. Work hard on your CV to make it as concise as possible. Take time to prepare for phone interviews, never assume they are all the same or will be straight forward.

Interview Advice: Be confident and sell yourself. Be prepared for teamwork exercises and don't get phased if everything doesn't go well.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Mechanical Engineering

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BAE Systems

Combat System Graduate, Combat Systems at BAE Systems

Interview Advice: The business is more interested in your personality (ability to learn, how well do you work with others, interest in the subject ect.) than your engineering knowledge.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Mechanical Engineering

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Transport for London

Mechanical Engineer, at Transport for London

Application Advice: Important to show a strong desire to live in London. Diversity and equality are also important to the company. Don't worry so much about knowing intimate details of the tube network; you'll learn what you need to on the job.

Interview Advice: Mostly competency based questions.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Mechanical Engineering

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Transport for London

Mechanical Engineering Graduate, Track Design at Transport for London

Application Advice: Thoroughly research the company and the behaviours. Passionate about engineering/London/The Tube Team work and working well with others is highly desirable. Excellent communication and "soft skills" are sought after rather than being highly technical

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Mechanical Engineering

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nucleargraduates

Graduate Mechanical Engineer, Rolls-Royce Sponsored Grad at nucleargraduates

Application Advice: Be prepared for the usual online questions and tests before you get to the video interview stage. What they want to see is that you care about the nuclear industry and, once you understand them, are passionate about changing its drawbacks and frailties. If you don't know much about the industry before you get to this stage, do your research.

Interview Advice: The video interview has some odd questions in; these will keep you on your toes and test your ability to think quickly. The assessment centre is a gruelling 2-day experience and you will get pushed, as nucleargraduates likes to word it, "out of your comfort zone." This is only partly technical, as they want to see your behavioural abilities in different and challenging situations, including the dinner on the second evening.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Mechanical Engineering

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Mott MacDonald

Mechanical Hydropower Engineer, Hydropower at Mott MacDonald

Application Advice: Research the industry, the specific projects the company has worked on and why they were unique.

Interview Advice: Try to understand what you will be doing on a day-to-day basis for the first year, but also as you progress.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Mechanical Engineering

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BAE Systems

Graduate Mechanical Engineer, Marine Engineering at BAE Systems

Application Advice: Only apply if you like the idea of project management more than technical engineering

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Mechanical Engineering

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BAE Systems

Graduate Mechanical Engineer, Submarines at BAE Systems

Application Advice: Don't waffle on aplication forms. Keep it concise and answer the questions.

Interview Advice: BAE Systems interviews for grad schemes are competency based; they'll ask for evidence of teamworking skills, communication skills, people management skills. Technical knowledge is obviously necessary for technical roles, but focus on demonstrating you will work well with others and have the confidence to challenge yourself.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Mechanical Engineering

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BAE Systems

Product Safety Engineer, Product Safety at BAE Systems

Application Advice: - A basic understanding of what submarines do - Why you would like living in the area (and why you plan on staying here for the rest of your life!)

Interview Advice: Make sure you understand the role you are applying for, which sounds obvious.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Mechanical Engineering

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Siemens

Process Engineer, SCM Process Engineering at Siemens

Application Advice: Give specific examples of your work and projects you personally have completed.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Mechanical Engineering

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Costain

Graduate Mechanical Engineer, at Costain

Application Advice: Assessors are looking for: Candidates who able to show project leadership & teamwork. Candidates who can overcome problems. Make sure these points come across is any application.

Interview Advice: Same as above.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Mechanical Engineering

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WSP

Graduate Mechanical Engineer, Building Services at WSP

Application Advice: Apply, it is a fantastic company if you make it that. Don't expect anything to be given to you on a plate, your learning is yours and what you make of it. Financially better companies out there but a good start for a career.

Interview Advice: Standard assessment day, if you have prior experience of them then do not worry. No exams or technical interviews. It is about you and how you work with others.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Mechanical Engineering

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Siemens

Graduate Trainee, at Siemens

Application Advice: Think hard whether you want to work in this company as from an organisation perspective is not part of Siemens plc and so opportunities for moving sector or jobs are limited.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Mechanical Engineering

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Siemens

Rotational Energy Graduate, Energy Sector at Siemens

Application Advice: Be honest about yourself. It is necessary for the company to share the same values as you, otherwise you might get in but would find it difficult to adjust.

Interview Advice: Work on competency skills, have a look at the core values of the company and relate to it.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Mechanical Engineering

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GlaxoSmithKline

GMS Associate, Site Engineering at GlaxoSmithKline

Application Advice: Ensure good grades. Extra curricular activities that show you are a well rounded individual.

Interview Advice: Extra curricular activities that show you are a well rounded individual. Refer to what you have done in the past however small or insignificant you think it may be. Sell yourself.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Mechanical Engineering

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FMC Technologies

Design Engineer, Well Access Systems at FMC Technologies

Application Advice: Ensure you clearly state your core skills and strengths and positive examples of where you have employed these.

Interview Advice: Understand how to effectively communicate within large and small groups. Ensure you are engaged with the activities you are assessed on.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Mechanical Engineering

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nucleargraduates

Graduate Mechanical Engineer, nucleargraduates cohort 7 at nucleargraduates

Application Advice: Research the industry and make sure you have a genuine interest in it, and make that clear in your application.

Interview Advice: Be active in group exercises, be personable. Be ready to not know things and prepared to cope with this by thinking and working through an idea.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Mechanical Engineering

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nucleargraduates

mechanical engineer, sellafield sponsered at nucleargraduates

Application Advice: The application process is fairly simple and nucleargraduates were quick to get back to me. The website is not fully up to date so it is probably a good idea to do your own research. Have a few anecdotes ready for the "Describe a time you...." as these are what get you through to the next stage. Finally, apply early. That way you won't be fighting it out for the last few places on the scheme.

Interview Advice: In terms of technical knowledge, make sure you have read up about the current state of the nuclear industry, especially the challenges being faced at the moment. Also make sure you can apply your degree to different situations and see where the material you have learnt is relevant.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Mechanical Engineering

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URS

Mechanical Engineer, Asset Management South at URS

Application Advice: Relevant work experiance within similar sector

Interview Advice: URS look for the right kind of person they can develop, not necessarily just the most experienced or technical. Show that you are a good communicator, problem solver and have the right attitude to working on projects where your technical knowledge will be tested eg seeking help from others.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Mechanical Engineering

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Autodesk

Application Engineer, Delcam Professional Services at Autodesk

Application Advice: Keep an open mind. With competency in CAD/CAM systems becoming definitive to the value of an engineer, Delcam is the perfect place to launch a career.

Interview Advice: Show enthusiasm, ask questions, we are not a company of pretense. Co-workers take pride in helping one another and being available. You will not be facing a panel of "suits" but instead active employees in your field, people who, if you are successful, will become your mentors.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Mechanical Engineering

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URS

Graduate Mechanical Engineer, Overhead Line Equipment, swindon at URS

Application Advice: Be prepared for continuous professional development

Interview Advice: -

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Mechanical Engineering

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nucleargraduates

nucleargraduate, at nucleargraduates

Application Advice: A standard initial application form, just make sure to avoid generic answers.

Interview Advice: Make sure you do your research!

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Mechanical Engineering

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nucleargraduates

nucleargraduates Programme Member, Mechanical Engineer on Secondment at nucleargraduates

Application Advice: You can get the most from nucleargraduates if you are prepared to drive your own personal development. The scheme suits people who are assertive, as you will be in charge of your own development and will be responsible for organising your own secondments. It also helps if you are friendly and social, as you will spend a lot of time with your fellow graduates. Don't worry though, the graduates and programme team are a friendly bunch.

Interview Advice: Grab the assessment centre tasks with both hands and get stuck in and try your best. Technical knowledge isn't as important as demonstrating the right behaviour and social skills.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Mechanical Engineering

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Renishaw

Custom Applications Engineer, Styli and Fixturing Product Division at Renishaw

Application Advice: Be honest, never attempt to answer something you genuinely do not know. Always ask questions, no one knows everything!

Interview Advice: Come prepared and do a bit of research beforehand, the last thing you would want is to not know anything about your potential employer in an interview.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Mechanical Engineering

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Sellafield Ltd

Mechanical Design Engineer, Engineering Design Capability at Sellafield Ltd

Application Advice: Learn about and show an interest in the nuclear industry. Make sure your CV includes pieces of info about you and the work you do outside of university/education to show your passion for engineering. This may be formula student, reading Professional Engineering magazine and a member of the IMechE, voluteering work etc.

Interview Advice: Be yourself, the engineers interviewing you are looking to see if they could work with and alongside you. Learn about the industry and what the future challenges it faces are. Also have in mind which site you would prefer to work at.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Mechanical Engineering

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Sellafield Ltd

Graduate Mechanical Engineer, Mech Handling at Sellafield Ltd

Application Advice: research the company and the industry

Interview Advice: relax and be prepared to interact and role play

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Mechanical Engineering

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Sellafield Ltd

Mechanical Engineer, Spent Fuel Management at Sellafield Ltd

Application Advice: Do you research first about the company and understand if the role is for you, Sellafield site is based in West Cumbria and the main design office is based in Risley (Warrington). If you are serious about applying then you should clean up your competency based interview skills and bare in mind that you work in a highly regulated industry where safety is paramount.

Interview Advice: Know the company, what it does, recent news, and show an interest in wanting to work both for the company and within the nuclear industry (the future).

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Mechanical Engineering

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Delphi

Student Design and Development engineer, Medium Duty at Delphi

Application Advice: Reasearch the background of the company and specifically what the company make and where it is used.

Interview Advice: Research into the function of the injectors and pumps before the interview. Try to think logically about the questions asked (not trick questions).

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Mechanical Engineering

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Sellafield Ltd

Graduate Trainee, Commissioning at Sellafield Ltd

Application Advice: If you want a guaranteed job for the rest of your life apply for Sellafield. They will take many different disciplines and fit you in where you want to be.

Interview Advice: They are very big on safety, so personal examples of times you have stood up to something you have believed to be right will always come up.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Mechanical Engineering

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Sellafield Ltd

Mechanical Design Engineer, Mechanical Design Capability, Warrington at Sellafield Ltd

Application Advice: Be confident and learn a little about what Sellafield do.

Interview Advice: In group exercises at the assessment center, make sure you keep an eye on the time scales.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Mechanical Engineering

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Tata Steel

Graduate Mechanical Engineer, at Tata Steel

Application Advice: Understand the business and show enthusiasm towards the scale/type of work that you will be involved in.

Interview Advice: Same as above. Also, I was asked a fair amount of competency based questions, so have some "pre-made" answers for these generic, stock questions.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Mechanical Engineering

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DSTL

Team Member, Land BattleSpace at DSTL

Application Advice: Learn about the defence industry as a whole such as the MOD, various military branches and industry leaders.

Interview Advice: Honestly just be yourself, nothing different from any other interview

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Mechanical Engineering

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Renishaw

Graduate Engineer, Styli and Fixturing Division at Renishaw

Application Advice: Show willingness to learn, a good academic background is good but if you can't work with people and convey your ideas and listen to other people you may find it hard. Being flexible and innovative is key.

Interview Advice: Think outside the box while covering all the straightforward possibilities. Sometimes the obvious answer is obvious for a reason, however, convey that you have ideas that maybe others have not thought of. Try to show that you would be valuable.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Mechanical Engineering

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Costain

Mechanical Engineer, Water Sector at Costain

Application Advice: Assume your degree as a given, all applicants will have one and be achieving a 2:1 minimum. Key will be the things you do out side of academia and you should try and bring these out in your CV. Work experience, hobbies, have you travelled? - the things that show the type of person you are- outgoing, problem solver, interest to learn

Interview Advice: Why you think Costain is the right Company for you? A good answer will capture why the company ethos and values are right for you but also the qualities you bring that will add value to the Costain business

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Mechanical Engineering

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Renishaw

Graduate Engineer, Machine Services Division at Renishaw

Application Advice: Do not be afraid to contact the company/personnel with any question you may have. Everybody is very friendly and happy to help.

Interview Advice: Be yourself.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Mechanical Engineering

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Petrofac

Mechanical Engineer, Operations at Petrofac

Application Advice: Make yourself stand out and prove yourself.

Interview Advice: I was employed as a gradaute after two summer placement during Uni, so I had plenty of time to prove myself. Normally, graduates must go through an assessment centre, on top of telephone and face to face interview.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Mechanical Engineering

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Petrofac

Mechanical Engineering Graduate, Projects – Engineering at Petrofac

Application Advice: Talk about your experiences that have led to you choosing this sector and company, don't just give the normal line of "since I was such and such an age all I have wanted to do is work in this sector and your company", be original and specific, they get thousands of applicants and they only take on 30 grads, try to stand out.

Interview Advice: The interview is actually very relaxed - nicest interview for a job I've ever had. Do the usual - research the company, brush up on your engineering knowledge and try to sound enthusiastic about what you've been doing as well as what you now want to do. The company is generally filled with personable and easy to get a long with employees, and when interviewing you they are trying to decide whether or not you would fit into this enviroment. So try to remember to smile and be polite! It goes a long way in any interview.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Mechanical Engineering

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Renishaw

Mechanical Design Engineer, Design at Renishaw

Application Advice: Research the company, we do a variety of different products in different areas.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Mechanical Engineering

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Renishaw

Applications Engineer, CMM at Renishaw

Application Advice: Get ready to start learning again from scratch because this is like nothing you've done in school or university before.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Mechanical Engineering

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Renishaw

Graduate Engineer, Machine tool product – Mechanical design at Renishaw

Application Advice: Apply for summer or industrial placement whilst still at university.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Mechanical Engineering

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Renishaw

Graduate Engineer, Research and Development at Renishaw

Application Advice: Make sure your genuine enthusiams for engineering is apparent

Interview Advice: Make sure your genuine enthusiams for engineering is apparent

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Mechanical Engineering

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Renishaw

Graduate Applications Engineer, Machine Tools- New Products Team at Renishaw

Application Advice: Try and Prove that you can think. You are not going to know the job before you get hired- they'll teach you that. You have to show that it might be worth their while

Interview Advice: The folks here are pretty chill, so relax.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Mechanical Engineering

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Renishaw

Applications Engineer, Coordinate Measurement Machines at Renishaw

Application Advice: Do your research on Renishaw's different product ranges. Be yourself. Interviewers are there to find out if the job is right for you, not to catch you out.

Interview Advice: For most roles, interviews are split between discussing applicants CV's and some short technical questions. There's very little advice I can really offer. The interviews aren't too stressful!

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Mechanical Engineering

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Renishaw

Design Engineer, Metrology at Renishaw

Application Advice: 1. Be interested in the field you are applying. 2. Apply early

Interview Advice: 1.For now Renishaw is not too popular among graduates, so there is less competition, however it is expanding rapidly and the demand is growing 2. There is not any preset interviews. Interview questions depends on who is interviewing you. Some people are asked technical questions, some people are asked general questions.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Mechanical Engineering

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Renishaw

Production Engineer, at Renishaw

Application Advice: Gain as much experience as possible, easily earned with a summer placement at Renishaw while studying at Uni

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Mechanical Engineering

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Costain

Mechanical Engineer, Rail at Costain

Application Advice: Research the company, understand the values and be interested in the sectors in which we work.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Mechanical Engineering

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Costain

Project Engineer, Rail Sector (Crossrail & TFL) at Costain

Application Advice: Candidates need to be both technically competent and show a good level of interpersonal skill. The ability to work on cross-disciplinary work and deliver results under programme pressure (increasing with time in role) is essential. Candidates should also be fairly comfortable in a client facing environment. For the application specifically it would be good to share experiences that support the above, whether that is from university-related experiences or a work placement.

Interview Advice: Know why you want to work 1) In the industry and 2) For Costain specifically. Research the company and what sectors we operate in and perhaps what future sectors may become viable opportunities for the company.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Mechanical Engineering

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Costain

Graduate Piping Engineer, Natural Resources at Costain

Application Advice: Show that you are responsible. Make contribution in the group assessment centre but do not be reckless when showing your enthusiasm.

Interview Advice: Relax It is about how you think, not what you know.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Mechanical Engineering

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Petrofac

Graduate Mechanical Engineer, Offshore Projects at Petrofac

Application Advice: Read up about Petrofac and our current projects, relate them to your areas of interest. Research the companies 6 core values and try to relate one to a project or piece of work you have done at University. Come and speak to us at a careers fair, this is always an indication of keen candidates.

Interview Advice: Ensure that you have a general understanding of the Oil & Gas Industry and the overall processes involved on offshore installations etc.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Mechanical Engineering

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nucleargraduates

nucleargraduate, Rolls-Royce Sponsored at nucleargraduates

Application Advice: Do your research on the topics in the industry and have some personal views about them.

Interview Advice: Be honest, don't be afraid. The interviews cannot really be prepared for as they will depend on yourself, and the people around you. Do what you feel is right and you'll be fine. Prepare the one thing you can, which is your presentation.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Mechanical Engineering

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Mott MacDonald

Wind Energy Consultant (Graduate), Wind Power/Renewable Energy at Mott MacDonald

Application Advice: Felxibility is key, especially for location. Show a will to learn and to commit to the company's goals.

Interview Advice: Be your professional self and show enthusiasm and ability to learn and critically evaluate. Graduates aren't expected to have much experience, albeit potentially some internships.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Mechanical Engineering

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Science and Technology Facilities Council

Mechanical Engineer, RAL Space at Science and Technology Facilities Council

Application Advice: Be honest.

Interview Advice: Try your best to answer the questions. Take your time. If you don't know the answer to something, just say so.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Mechanical Engineering

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Science and Technology Facilities Council

Mechanical Design Engineer, at Science and Technology Facilities Council

Application Advice: Write a specific cover letter and tailor your CV.

Interview Advice: Be yourself and ask questions. In the interview if you don't know something admit it and work with the help they have given you, they are not testing for how you remember stuff but how your mind works.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Mechanical Engineering

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Science and Technology Facilities Council

Cryogenic Engineer, Cryogenics at Science and Technology Facilities Council

Application Advice: Get your application in early. The application process at STFC starts earlier than most other graduate employers.

Interview Advice: Do a bit of background reading about current events in the field that you will be working in. Have a look at news articles for example.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Mechanical Engineering

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Amec Foster Wheeler

Rotating Equipment Engineer, Equipment at Amec Foster Wheeler

Application Advice: Ideal if you want to jump straight in.

Interview Advice: We are a very teamwork orientated company. The technical interview is as much about answering the question “Would I have this person on my project” as it is assessing technical aptitude.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Mechanical Engineering

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Amec Foster Wheeler

Piping Engineer, Piping at Amec Foster Wheeler

Application Advice: Get applications in early, don't put anything untrue, be yourself and put something different about yourself like hobbies.

Interview Advice: HR Interview - consists of questions about the company core values, understanding of the industry, examples of individual/team working etc. Technical Interview - With department managers. Questioned about modules complete at university, and previous work experience in an engineering company. Shown a picture of a vessel and asked about the considerations that I would have about the vessel. Answered with things such as the weight/height/thickness of the vessel, perhaps the stresses and strains on the vessel and how they would be tested. Also things such as how these vessels are going to be transported and manipulated are important (eg. cranes that need to be booked years in advance).

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Mechanical Engineering

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Jaguar Land Rover

NVH Programme Engineer, NVH (Noise, Vibration & Harshness) at Jaguar Land Rover

Application Advice: Look at the key business behaviours on the company website - these are the skills that the company is looking for. Show passion and knowledge - and be yourself! As well as the usual interview tips, which can be found online / from your careers service at university. I'd definitely recommend doing a mock interview if you can.

Interview Advice: Again, a knowledge of the key business behaviours and the company in general is desirable. Questions in the interview will explore how/ if you have met the business behaviours.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Mechanical Engineering

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Jaguar Land Rover

Thermal Engineer, Product Development at Jaguar Land Rover

Application Advice: Use practise online tests before completing the actual tests. Practise again prior to assessment centre.

Interview Advice: There is some technical content to the interview/assessment centre but there is also a lot of focus on your personality and ability to work with others. Familiarise yourself with JLR High Performance Behaviours from the website and consider examples of occasions where you have demonstrated these.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Mechanical Engineering

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Tata Steel

Graduate Mechanical Engineer, Bloom Casters at Tata Steel

Application Advice: Apply only if you love engineering and want to make a difference.

Interview Advice: Learn the basics about Mechanical engineering like Gears, Vibrations, Stress - Strain etc.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Mechanical Engineering

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Air Products

Accounts Manager, Customer Plant Support at Air Products

Application Advice: undesrstand refrigeration cycles, and cryogenic liquids

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Mechanical Engineering

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Air Products

Customer Plant Support Account Manager, Industrial Gases at Air Products

Application Advice: Air Products has an easy application process, with just a covering letter and CV required.

Interview Advice: Air Products prides itself on being amongst the safest large engineering companies, there is a strong ethos in the company to continue to improve these safety levels.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Mechanical Engineering

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Air Products

Design Engineer, Electronics Europe at Air Products

Application Advice: Try to stand out in your CV, show yourself through it. Such as interests and your personality. Obviously include the important stuff as well though such as A levels, predicted degree level, past experience etc etc.

Interview Advice: For the interview I would make sure you are aware of the thermodynamic cycles, properties of materials and engineering drawings. Otherwise in the interview don't freeze up, just say what you think and if you aren't sure say so, but follow it up with what you think the answer is and why (so they can see what you are thinking).

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Mechanical Engineering

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Air Products

Process Engineer, Global Operations at Air Products

Application Advice: Be open minded, you may never have previously heard of Air Products or considered working in the chemical industry but AP has a lot to offer and isn't your standard chemical company. You'll get out what you put in.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Mechanical Engineering

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Air Products

R&D Engineer, Merchant Technology at Air Products

Application Advice: Make sure to check AP website and what AP is looking for...

Interview Advice: Relax and enjoy the day.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Mechanical Engineering

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Air Products

PhD Graduate Mechanical Engineer, Cryo Vessels at Air Products

Application Advice: Application for the graduate role was quite easy, just a CV and covering letter. Just ensure you make it clear that you have similar interests and skills relevant to the company.

Interview Advice: My interview went very well; it consisted of an assessment day where I had to present my PhD work to a number of managers, personal interview (related to your cv), technical interview and a group activity at the end. Technical interview consisted of back to basic type problems. Technical interview and group activity were more about the way you approach things, rather than the result.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Mechanical Engineering

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FMC Technologies

Graduate Engineer, Subsea Drilling Systems at FMC Technologies

Application Advice: The application process is quick and simple. An online application will take you on to an assessment day which will contain an interview. Focus appears to be on the candidate having a relevant degree and work experience (this does not have to be in the same sector as FMC).

Interview Advice: Compentencies play a big part in life as a Graduate Engineer as we continually look to develop ourselves as engineers. Therefore they are an important part of the initial interview and future candidates should be able to look at their previous education, work experience etc. and evaluate not just their strenghts but weaknesses and how they could be improved in the job role.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Mechanical Engineering

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FMC Technologies

Graduate Engineer, Well Access Systems at FMC Technologies

Application Advice: Focus on FMC's core values and how they are applied during everyday work as an engineer. Think of examples where you have demonstarted them and this will look golden on your application form!

Interview Advice: I didn't go through the typical application process as I was a scholar student through university. From what I've hard from fellow graduates, it was typicval assessment centre activities such as group exercises, one to one competency based interviews etc.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Mechanical Engineering

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Costain

Graduate Mechanical Engineer, at Costain

Application Advice: Give as much evidence of your skills as possible. Ability to work in a team and lead is very important.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Mechanical Engineering

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Jaguar Land Rover

Product Development Engineer, Chassis at Jaguar Land Rover

Application Advice: Bear in mind a lot of people are applying to this company, therefore, ensure you stand out. Great academic record may not be enough.

Interview Advice: Carry out enough research about the company prior to the interview. Being aware of the situation the company is in will help the candidate to relate and continue various conversations.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Mechanical Engineering

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Mott MacDonald

Mechanical Engineer, BNI at Mott MacDonald

Application Advice: must be familiar with current building regulations

Interview Advice: be confident, show previous project done either with university or previous company to show competency

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Mechanical Engineering

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Mott MacDonald

Graduate Engineer, Railways at Mott MacDonald

Application Advice: I would advice candidates to be themselves and research the sector they are applying for.

Interview Advice: -Practice your presentation skills -Revise and/or research basic technical principles of the sector or area you are applying.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Mechanical Engineering

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Jaguar Land Rover

Product Development Engineer, Durability and Reliability at Jaguar Land Rover

Application Advice: If you pass the online tests and make it through to the interview day, during your 1:1 interview don't be shy, go into everything they throw at you as if you are the perfect person for the job. Dress to impress and don't arrive with an untidy beard or hungover. Even if it isn't your dream job you need to understand that the varied roles offer huge opportunities to reach out into the department you would rather be in.

Interview Advice: Give me an example of a time you had to work in a team? Describe a time you have had to take responsibility and how people around you reacted to you taking control? Talk about an achievement you are most proud of. All the questions are non-technical and so more effort should be spent thinking of examples you could use where you have: worked in a team, shown perseverance, taken a leadership role...etc

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Mechanical Engineering

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Mott MacDonald

Mechanical Engineer, Building and Infrastructure at Mott MacDonald

Application Advice: Be aware of what makes this company special: the employee-owned status, promotion of staff autonomy, quick ownership of projects, etc...

Interview Advice: Same as application. The interview itself is highly dependant on the interviewer so nothing specific can really be said here.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Mechanical Engineering

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Associated British Foods (Grocery)

Engineering Management Graduate Trainee, Allied Bakeries at Associated British Foods (Grocery)

Application Advice: Make your application relevant and stand out. Relating the application to the job description ABF give out is also good. Everything must be well thought out and you should be able to defend yourself in light of discussing your application with an assessor.

Interview Advice: Enusre you have lots of varied examples of how you: overcame obstacles, teamwork, lead etc. Examples should be from more than just your University work or University socieites. Also being able to demostrate a keen interest in Engineering will help.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Mechanical Engineering

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Jaguar Land Rover

Graduate Trainee, Automotive, Chassis at Jaguar Land Rover

Application Advice: Think about scenarios you can talk about during "describe a time when" questions. Do background reading into how JLR are doing at the moment, i.e. business position, strategies, successes and failures. Specific knowledge of each car made isn't as important.

Interview Advice: See above

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Mechanical Engineering

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Mott MacDonald

Graduate Rolling Stock Engineer, Rolling Stock at Mott MacDonald

Application Advice: Be yourself. If you apply for a role and you are not successful, they will look for another area in the business more suited to your needs.

Interview Advice: Very dependant on the role you are applying for. Know what projects the company are working on, specifically the department you are applying for.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Mechanical Engineering

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Jaguar Land Rover

Environmental Programme Attribute Team (PAT) Leader / Graduate, Sustainability at Jaguar Land Rover

Application Advice: Read the business behaviours on the JLR website and tailor your answers to include/highlight these.

Interview Advice: Think of examples to all the business behaviours. These can then be used for all of the questions. The interview questions centre around the business behaviours.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Mechanical Engineering

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Wood Group

Graduate Mechanical Engineer, Glasgow Engineering at Wood Group

Application Advice: Be honest and understand the core values of the company.

Interview Advice: Be yourself and relax.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Mechanical Engineering

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Jaguar Land Rover

Quality Operations, Quality at Jaguar Land Rover

Application Advice: Do some background research on the company and practice presenting ideas.

Interview Advice: Just be yourself, as the interviewers aren't there to trip you up.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Mechanical Engineering

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Jaguar Land Rover

Graduate Engineer, Brakes Development Engineering at Jaguar Land Rover

Application Advice: Seek as much advice as possible on assessment centre structure.

Interview Advice: Seek advice of careers professionals and employed graduates on how to correctly answer interview questions. Make sure you have lots of examples ready that can be tailored to a variety of questions.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Mechanical Engineering

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Wood Group

Engineer, Subseas Equipment and Operations at Wood Group

Application Advice: Be yourself.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Mechanical Engineering

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Mott MacDonald

Graduate Engineer, Railways at Mott MacDonald

Application Advice: Put something interesting in your application. My manager says it is hard to pick between pretty similar university students. I got selected for interview partly because I mentioned some bizarre extra-curricular activities.

Interview Advice: Be keen. Technical interviews are an opportunity to express your enthusiasm for the idnustry you want to join. I really liked railways and big infrastructure projects, so the interview was well received.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Mechanical Engineering

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Jaguar Land Rover

Product Development Engineer, Powertrain at Jaguar Land Rover

Application Advice: There is a framework of competences looked for in our employees throughout there careers. To be able to prove them at application stage through real-world examples and varied experience will be useful in showing your capability.

Interview Advice: Use the opportunity to show the assessors your relevant competences through the different exercises. The best way to show them is by proving you can do it in practice.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Mechanical Engineering

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Jaguar Land Rover

Product Development Engineer, Diesel Calibration at Jaguar Land Rover

Application Advice: Link answers to the various High Performance Behaviours i.e. make sure each example you give ticks at least one of the boxes.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Mechanical Engineering

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Transport for London

Graduate Mechanical Engineer, London Underground at Transport for London

Application Advice: Try to incorporate the company behaviours into your application form. Use real examples of your experience and just be genuine.

Interview Advice: Again, just be positive and confident in your answers to any questions. The telephone interview questions are primarily competency and company based. In the assessment centre more technical questions will be asked, relating to platform edge doors, train operating principles, etc.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Mechanical Engineering

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Mott MacDonald

Graduate Mechanical Engineer, Building Services at Mott MacDonald

Application Advice: I can only speak for the building services team, we seem to look for the type of person and technical ability and I found my interview to be the most pleasant I ever had. It was all questions relating to me and my technical ability which I was more than happy to talk about. I have had some interview experiences that are carried out by HR people and they often ask awkward types of questions. This was a face to face discussion with a member of my team and it was the best interview experience I had.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Mechanical Engineering

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Mott MacDonald

Building Services Engineer, Buildings at Mott MacDonald

Application Advice: Be honest and add as much detail as possible.

Interview Advice: Do company research and current topics within the industry.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Mechanical Engineering

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Mott MacDonald

Graduate Mechanical Engineer, BCL at Mott MacDonald

Application Advice: Be confident and willing to learn.

Interview Advice: I had an internship which lead to the permanent position, so I have never had an interview with Mott MacDonald

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Mechanical Engineering

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Mott MacDonald

Graduate Mechanical Building services engineer, Building Services, Croydon at Mott MacDonald

Application Advice: Really research the building services sector and be sure it's something that you definitely would like to be a part of. Make sure you are applying to an office that has a lot of work on.

Interview Advice: Be proactive and bring examples of uni work and things that you think will be impressive to an interview. Don't just turn up empty handed. Do your research on the company

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Mechanical Engineering

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Mott MacDonald

Graduate mechanical engineer, Building Services at Mott MacDonald

Application Advice: Take time with the application and apply yourself. The company will invest time and money in you so it is imperative that a candidate shows the desire to succeed within the company and become chartered.

Interview Advice: If you have made it to the interview stage, it means you have met the desirable criteria for the job as will have many others. Therefore you must show the interview panel what makes you so unique from the others and why the candidate can succeed in this role. Be confident.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Mechanical Engineering

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Jaguar Land Rover

Graduate Trainee, Gasoline Calibration at Jaguar Land Rover

Application Advice: be yourself, be motivated, get excited.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Mechanical Engineering

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Jaguar Land Rover

Powertrain Research Graduate Trainee, Powertrain Engineering at Jaguar Land Rover

Application Advice: I know some people are put-off applying because they believe they are better than the requirement to get a 2:2, don't be! The job is as challenging as you make it.

Interview Advice: A lot of "describe a time when...." questions - be prepared with multiple different projects to draw upon for answers.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Mechanical Engineering

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Jaguar Land Rover

Brakes Lead Engineer, Chassis Design at Jaguar Land Rover

Application Advice: Now is a good time the join the company

Interview Advice: Be prepared, but instead of a formal interview expect to have a pleasant conversation.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Mechanical Engineering

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Jaguar Land Rover

Product Development Engineer, Chassis/Steering at Jaguar Land Rover

Application Advice: It's vital that you show how you are able to work with others and are not put off by problems and challenges. It's important to realise that in a company as large as this one, with the complexity of the products it makes, that no one person can solve every problem. It's a team effort and in a job interview it's crucial that this ability comes across in potential candidates.

Interview Advice: When answering questions, answers should be given following the CAR formula. C - Context (What the problem was) A - Action (What you did to solve the problem) R - Result (What were the results, and what did you learn)

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Mechanical Engineering

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Jaguar Land Rover

Development Engineer, Powertrain at Jaguar Land Rover

Application Advice: Previous industrial placements/experiences are valuable and should be highlighted.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Mechanical Engineering

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Jaguar Land Rover

Packaging Engineer, electrical at Jaguar Land Rover

Application Advice: Be honest and open, allow your passion for engineering to show.

Interview Advice: Think of occasions where you have lead, worked as part of a team.. etc. Don't be afraid to participate in group exercises at the interview.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Mechanical Engineering

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nucleargraduates

Mechanical Engineer, nucleargraduates at nucleargraduates

Application Advice: Think about the reasons you're interested in this graduate scheme specifically and make it clear that you have a genuine interest.

Interview Advice: As hard as it might be, calm your nerves and act naturally, be yourself. Get stuck in with all the activities and interact with the other candidates.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Mechanical Engineering

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Jaguar Land Rover

Product Development Engineer, Chassis at Jaguar Land Rover

Application Advice: Do your research and have a genuine desire to work for Jaguar Land Rover.

Interview Advice: Why did you apply to Jaguar Land Rover?

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Mechanical Engineering

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Jaguar Land Rover

Junior Internal Consultant, Internal Consulting Unit at Jaguar Land Rover

Application Advice: Having a genuine appreciation of cars helps. Spend some time choosing the area you want to apply to to prevent future disappointment.

Interview Advice: Do your research beforehand, read the news and know a bit about the history of Jaguar Land Rover, and their parent company Tata Motors. At least know the range of JLR cars that are currently being produced. Don't blag, the level of assumed knowledge is low and not being familiar with the automotive industry is expected.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Mechanical Engineering

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Jaguar Land Rover

Gasoline Engine Development, Powertrain at Jaguar Land Rover

Application Advice: Know the company; where we've been and where we're going. Practice interview and role play techniques. Spend time ensuring the written application is grammatically flawless.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Mechanical Engineering

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Jaguar Land Rover

Graduate Engineer, Vehicle Engineering at Jaguar Land Rover

Application Advice: Make sure you have activities outside your degree that you can talk about and how skills gained here are valuable.

Interview Advice: N/A

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Mechanical Engineering

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Jaguar Land Rover

Build Engineer, Prototype Vehicle Operations at Jaguar Land Rover

Application Advice: Search for JLR's 8 essential behaviours. These are the criteria you are marked against at interview.

Interview Advice: Make sure you have example ready of times you have displayed each of the 8 effective behaviours.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Mechanical Engineering

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Jaguar Land Rover

Vehicle Attribute Engineer, Product Development at Jaguar Land Rover

Application Advice: Read into the company, try to understand how the company is structured. Look on our careers homepage for the attributes that we look for in candidates. Try to link these attributes into any experiences you have and include these in the application.

Interview Advice: Don't be nervous! All of the interviewers I had were very good and gave me ample opportunities to give them examples of competencies that they were looking for. Before you go for interview make sure that you build up an arsenal of stories about how you applied these attributes during any work experience you have, or university projects. Brush up on your presentation skills as depending on what role you are applying for there may be a technical presentation required.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Mechanical Engineering

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Jaguar Land Rover

Quality Operations Line Engineering, Quality at Jaguar Land Rover

Application Advice: Learn about the company. Practice the psychometric tests, this company ride the entire decision on them it seems.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Mechanical Engineering

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Jaguar Land Rover

Graduate Product Development Engineer, APC at Jaguar Land Rover

Application Advice: Learn the behavioural standards expected at JLR.

Interview Advice: Relating your answers to the behavioural standards expected and JLR will serve you well. Answer with examples of the behaviours.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Mechanical Engineering

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Wood Group

Graduate Mechanical Engineer, ASG/Glasgow at Wood Group

Application Advice: Don't exaggerate your CV or cover letter, be yourself on paper and in person. Try to discuss both technical and social achievements. A lot of the time the person reading your application is looking for both technical ability and a personality.

Interview Advice: Know the company core values, be prepared - look into the role your applying for and be prepared to answer questions about why your applying for it. Be yourself there is no point in acting differently. Be friendly, attentive and relax.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Mechanical Engineering

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Jaguar Land Rover

Graduate Engineer, at Jaguar Land Rover

Application Advice: Make sure that your competency questions are solid, precise and really show you in a good light. Make sure you do some practice competency questions, this is where many people slipped up.

Interview Advice: Assessment centre is a long and tiring day. You won't be good at everything that is set, that's the point. So don't worry about it if you think you've done badly in a particular task, chances are you haven't and it won't seriously affect your chances.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Mechanical Engineering

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Jaguar Land Rover

Quality Project Leader, Quality Assurance at Jaguar Land Rover

Application Advice: Focus on the business behaviours, JLR requires effective communicators and team players to deliver and drive the projects currently under way to make us a global player.

Interview Advice: Focus on examples of where you have displayed the business behaviours, be this in academia/ sport/ or past times - the ability to convey your soft skills will set you apart.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Mechanical Engineering

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Jaguar Land Rover

Diesel EMS Controls Graduate, Diesel EMS Controls at Jaguar Land Rover

Application Advice: Apply on time and make sure to know the role you will be carrying out.

Interview Advice: Read behaviours from the company and what kind of values they go for. Prepare some projects/times on your life when you felt realized/worked hard/found difficulties.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Mechanical Engineering

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Jaguar Land Rover

Body Programmes Co-ordinator, Body Engineering at Jaguar Land Rover

Application Advice: Research the sector and company growth.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Mechanical Engineering

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nucleargraduates

Graduate Engineer, Manufacturing at nucleargraduates

Application Advice: Be yourself, and if you're the right person for the scheme then you'll be a nucleargraduate before you know it. You don't have to be a nuclear expert, just make sure you have a baseline idea of what the industry is about. Don't expect a standard application process, with standard questions, interviews and assessments - nucleargraduates is special, so be prepared for something a bit different.

Interview Advice: nucleargraduates will investigate every aspect of your technical and personal competencies, they will test your ability to deal with different situations, people and problems, and at the end of the day they will simply find out whether you're actually able to have a normal conversation, like normal people do. The assessment centre is challenging, but you just have to throw yourself into it and give everything you've got. It will be exhausting, but so worth it.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Mechanical Engineering

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nucleargraduates

Mechanical Engineer, Design Structures Team at nucleargraduates

Application Advice: Show that you can think for yourself and are assertive. Just be a genuinely friendly and co-operative individual who can adapt to different working environments and work well in a team. And always be positive! Have a smile on your face!

Interview Advice: Stay calm, positive and be honest.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Mechanical Engineering

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Wood Group

Piping Engineer, Runcorn at Wood Group

Application Advice: Need a strong materials knowlwdge with good mathmatics. Good understanding of welding, bolts, valves and gasket and manufacturing processes.

Interview Advice: Know the difference between piping and pipeline engineering. Be relaxed and research the company.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Mechanical Engineering

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Transport for London

Graduate Engineer, Rolling Stock at Transport for London

Application Advice: Try to give more examples of situations from outside of university or school life.

Interview Advice: Be natural and be yourself during the interview. Personality is what comes across. A strong love for London is looked highly upon.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Mechanical Engineering

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Wood Group

Placement Mechanical Engineer, PD+ at Wood Group

Application Advice: Learn the Core Values and promote them. They will be vital to your success.

Interview Advice: As above try to mention things you have done that would show how you live by the Core Values and try to make your interviewer notice this, even if you don't mention them directly. They are the most important thing Wood Group wants its staff to live and work by.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Mechanical Engineering

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Wood Group

Graduate Mechanical Engineer, Brown Field Oil & Gas at Wood Group

Application Advice: Show that you are keen to learn and can idependently manage yourself.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Mechanical Engineering

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Jaguar Land Rover

Graduate Engineer, Prototype Build at Jaguar Land Rover

Application Advice: Look at the JLR core competencies on the companies website.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Mechanical Engineering

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nucleargraduates

Engineering Graduate, Engineering Design and Analysis at nucleargraduates

Application Advice: Be open and honest. The application has a real good twist that often throws people but its a very good part that makes you think about your answers.

Interview Advice: Make sure you are engaging, insightful and can deal with being out of your comfort zone. The main thing is to be yourself and be confident. The interviewers aren't there to catch you out, they want you to get the job as much as you do.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Mechanical Engineering

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Jaguar Land Rover

Graduate Trainee, Body Engineering at Jaguar Land Rover

Application Advice: JLR has 8 business behaviours, learn them and see how your life experiences can be categorised into them to highlight what you can bring to the company.

Interview Advice: It is a great company to work for so use that as motivation when applying. They are looking more at the sort of person you are rather then the technical skills that you already have, so if you show that you are capable of development then that will allow you to potentially go in.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Mechanical Engineering

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Jaguar Land Rover

Product Development Engineer, Power Train at Jaguar Land Rover

Application Advice: Show a genuine interest in the company. Read the questions carefully and make sure you spend time formulating an answer. Quality, not quantity, is important; don't ramble.

Interview Advice: Pay special attention to the "High Performance Behaviours" on the website and think of examples when exhibited them. Use a framework to answer the questions, for example: state the problem, how you solved it and what you learnt.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Mechanical Engineering

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Jaguar Land Rover

Graduate Product Development Engineer, Materials Engineering at Jaguar Land Rover

Application Advice: Read up about current affairs related to JLR. Know the successes that the company has had, but also the challenges which it faces.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Mechanical Engineering

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nucleargraduates

Mechanical Design Engineer, at nucleargraduates

Application Advice: Research the nuclear industry fully and try to gain an appreciation for the many different types of work which go on. Decommissioning, power generation, new build and defence being the main areas to focus on. Think about your behavioural traits and how you have used these to get to where you are. Tecnical ability can generally be proven based on your degree so I think it is important to focus more on behavioural aspects during applications, as these give a firmer understanding of how well you will do on the scheme.

Interview Advice: During interviews, I felt that the assessors were trying to determine who you are as a person and if you would fit into the scheme just as much as they were assessing your technical ability. Be yourself and don't be afraid to let some personality through, the assessors are of course interested in technical ability although this without the necessary behavioural skills is not enough.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Mechanical Engineering

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nucleargraduates

Engineer, at nucleargraduates

Application Advice: Take time over your application and make sure it shows that you have personality as well as that you meet the requirements.

Interview Advice: Be prepared for some role play!

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Mechanical Engineering

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Apprentice, Building Services at WSP

Application Advice: Go for it, be yourself and ensure that you are interested in the role you are applying for. The interviewers can tell whether you'll fit into their team so just be relaxed but confident.

Interview Advice: Do your research. Find the key facts about the company and major projects they've built. It's always good to impress the interviewer with your knowledge of the company. Don't forget to mention any other extra activities you have been involved in e.g. Duke of Edinburgh, cadets etc.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Mechanical Engineering

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Emergency Response Apprentice, Emergency Response at Cadent

Application Advice: Worth applying for job security and work/life balance.

Interview Advice: Carry out research about the company and be confident.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Mechanical Engineering

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Emergency Response, GD at Cadent

Application Advice: Customer service is key on CVs.

Interview Advice: Customer service initiative.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Mechanical Engineering

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4 year Technician Apprenticeship, at Spirax Sarco

Application Advice: Try your best to make yourself stand out and try to relate any key qualities that engineers may need, to any hobbies you may have e.g teamwork with say football or other hobbies that may require good communication etc.

Interview Advice: At the end of the interview ask your own questions about the company as it makes you seem interested in the company and may make you stand out as a candidate.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Mechanical Engineering

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Apprentice – Mechanical technician, Wastewater at Severn Trent

Application Advice: Go for it, it's a good opportunity and gets you ready for a working life.

Interview Advice: Don't be afraid to speak up.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Mechanical Engineering

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Apprentice, Placement Rotations at Spirax Sarco

Application Advice: Only take on this challenge if you actually want to do it in the future as there are limited spaces for it, not just because your parents told you that you need to get a job. In other words, commit to what you are doing and fully apply yourself.

Interview Advice: Be confident and honest. Ask questions, get involved and enjoy it. It also helps to have an idea of what you want to gain from the apprenticeship so that you can ask the right questions to see if you are getting into the right thing for you.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Mechanical Engineering

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Apprentice – Technician engineer, at Spirax Sarco

Application Advice: It can be hard work if you are not used to working full time, but if you know you want to become an engineer then this is definitely the best option for you.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Mechanical Engineering

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Technical Mechanical Apprentice, at Lockheed Martin

Interview Advice: -Ensure you have a good attitude, knowledge can be taught or skills can be gained if you have the right attitude. -Treat everyone you meet as if they have the final say on whether you would join the company or not.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Mechanical Engineering

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Advanced Technical Apprentice, Scout SV at Lockheed Martin

Application Advice: Make sure that you are keen and have a good work ethic, and demonstrate that you are willing to accept a challenge to progress towards a goal as a team.

Interview Advice: Make sure you present yourself in a smart manner. Ask some pre-prepared questions to show that you are keen on the job role.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Mechanical Engineering

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Technical Support, Apprentice at Spirax Sarco

Application Advice: Show that you can be a strong team player but also produce strong independent work when necessary. Maybe include some examples of previous occurrences of this. Show a passion to work for the company.

Interview Advice: Don't ever try to bend the truth about yourself on the application. No question has a right answer as employers are trying to gauge how you are as a person, just as much as your skill set so answering dishonestly will not get you anywhere as it will not reflect how you are.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Mechanical Engineering

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