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BT (British Telecom)

Certainty Manager, Openreach at BT (British Telecom)

Application Advice: Make sure you prepare for your assessment centre. Understand the business, understand the different areas of the business and read up on what they do for charities/communities.

Interview Advice: In the interview stage, make sure you are able to demonstrate key behaviours/qualities with detailed examples.

Industry: IT Support & Telecoms, IT Project Management

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BT (British Telecom)

Programme and Project Manager, at BT (British Telecom)

Application Advice: Be open minded and ready to take responsibility.

Interview Advice: Be yourself.

Industry: IT Support & Telecoms, IT Project Management

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BT (British Telecom)

Product Manager, BT One Collaborate at BT (British Telecom)

Application Advice: Give yourself plenty of time to complete the application, research the company and its values/strategy and practice the video interview.

Interview Advice: Be yourself and be human, they are not expecting you to be an expert in everything. They are looking for people they know would be able to work well in a team and who are willing to learn.

Industry: IT Support & Telecoms, IT Project Management

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BT (British Telecom)

Operational Performance Manager, at BT (British Telecom)

Application Advice: - Experience counts. Find out how what you've learnt makes your right for the role. - Be honest. - Make sure your personality comes through. - Express your motivation for wanting the role.

Interview Advice: - Be yourself, everyone adds something new to the team. - Research the company and current affairs. - Understand how you can add value, and whether the company will add value to you and future progression. - Be confident - the interviewers are on your side.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Project Management

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Costain

Graduate – Site Engineer, Engineer at Costain

Application Advice: Have previous experience in a design office and on site.

Interview Advice: Sell yourself, your skills gained on your degree and work experience.

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering, Construction Project Management

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Redrow Homes

Graduate Role, Build at Redrow Homes

Application Advice: Research your role within the company and make sure it's the right role for you.

Interview Advice: Be punctual for interviews, enthusiastic and honest and enjoy yourself.

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering, Construction Project Management

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Fujitsu

Graduate Project Manager, at Fujitsu

Application Advice: Try not to worry too much about the video interview - everyone finds it a challenging experience.

Interview Advice: In the interview I was asked 'what would your friends say is bad about you', which caught me slightly off guard.

Industry: IT Support & Telecoms, IT Project Management

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Skanska

Graduate – Planner, Building at Skanska

Application Advice: Be yourself.

Interview Advice: Be aware of the job role responsibilities. Prepare some examples of your skillset.

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering, Construction Project Management

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Virgin Media

Business Improvement Consultant, Strategy and Development at Virgin Media

Application Advice: Be yourself and make sure you do your research on the company and our strategy for the future.

Industry: IT Support & Telecoms, IT Project Management

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Costain

Grad QS, Commercial at Costain

Application Advice: Be honest and direct. Show commitment.

Interview Advice: Be yourself.

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering, Construction Project Management

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Costain

Graduate Quantity Surveyor, Commercial at Costain

Application Advice: This is a good job with lots of career progression opportunities.

Interview Advice: Learn the company background and job role.

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering, Construction Project Management

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Costain

Mechanical Engineering, Water at Costain

Application Advice: You must demonstrate that you have the ability to lead and manage. When working on site or within design, you need to have good communication skills as well. Technical knowledge is good to have.

Interview Advice: Ensure that you know the current projects that the company is working on. Very off putting to the interviewer if you bring history from pre-2000 (worked on Channel Tunnel, middle-east jobs etc.). It is better to know what up-coming new projects we are working on e.g. Hinckley Point C, A40 redevelopment, and potentially M4 Newport. Ensure you have examples of where you have applied your skills.

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering, Construction Project Management

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Arcadis

Graduate Project Manager, Buildings at Arcadis

Application Advice: The person is seen as one of the most important things during the application process and therefore being yourself is the best thing you can do.

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering, Construction Project Management

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Arcadis

Graduate Project Manager, at Arcadis

Application Advice: Express your personality and show why you are passionate about the intended role.

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering, Construction Project Management

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Redrow Homes

Graduate Role, Various at Redrow Homes

Application Advice: Be passionate about learning and taking advantage of the opportunities the role will give you. Make sure your personality suits Redrow and that you are enthusiastic about the prospects this graduate scheme will open for you.

Interview Advice: Be yourself and be informed about Redrows culture and how they stand out against the competitors. Show a willingness to expand your knowledge!

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering, Construction Project Management

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Morgan Sindall

Graduate Design Manager, Design Management at Morgan Sindall

Application Advice: Attitude/ drive towards your work goes a long way.

Interview Advice: Show you are really keen and willing to learn.

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering, Construction Project Management

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Morgan Sindall

Quantity Surveyor, Commercial at Morgan Sindall

Application Advice: Research the company's current and previous projects.

Interview Advice: Know your job description.

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering, Construction Project Management

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Skanska

Quantity Surveyor, Infrastructure Services at Skanska

Application Advice: Apply honestly and express what your key interests are. Let Skanska know why you are interested in them as a company.

Interview Advice: My advice again is to be honest and open as this is your opportunity to sell yourself and give Skanska a reason to employ you.

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering, Construction Project Management

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Skanska

Graduate Quantity Surveyor, Utilities at Skanska

Application Advice: Practice for the psychometric test and use the presentation as a platform to show your talent.

Interview Advice: Make sure you let the interviewers know what you know - previous work experience wise. Be flexible and adaptable - show that you can work in any environment.

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering, Construction Project Management

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Skanska

, at Skanska

Application Advice: Work on your people skills, as the team-based nature of the industry relies heavily on the ability to work as a team.

Interview Advice: Understand what you want to get out of the industry for example where you want to be 5-10 years down the line. Employers like/want to see ambition and someone with drive who sets out goals they want to achieve.

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering, Construction Project Management

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Mott MacDonald

Risk Analyst, Advisory Services at Mott MacDonald

Application Advice: The company is not looking for the finished article at this level. You are not expected to know everything. You just have to prove to the interviewer that you are keen to learn and to develop yourself. If you're keen to put in the work to benefit yourself and the organisation, you'll stand out as an individual they can develop to achieve the aspirations of both the company and the individual.

Interview Advice: The interview was conducted in a relaxed, and informal manner. I was not expected to know everything about the role I was applying for. My advice is: be honest with what you don't know - and ask lots of questions to fill these gaps in your knowledge.

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering, Construction Project Management

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Mott MacDonald

Consultant, Advisory & Programme Delivery at Mott MacDonald

Application Advice: Have a good understanding of the company's history and its unique points (employee owned). Demonstrate research into the variety of projects and locations that Mott MacDonald operates in.

Interview Advice: Be pro-active and demonstrate that you work well with people.

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering, Construction Project Management

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Mott MacDonald

Graduate Socioeconomic researcher, Transport at Mott MacDonald

Interview Advice: Short test to write an executive summary of policy papers.

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering, Construction Project Management

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Arcadis

Graduate Building Surveyor, Education at Arcadis

Application Advice: Be clear that you are applying for a large company prior to applying and do your research around the company.

Interview Advice: Be yourself, otherwise both you and the company may not get what you expected.

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering, Construction Project Management

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Arcadis

Building Consultant, Building Consultancy at Arcadis

Application Advice: Get involved with the RICS, MATRICS to build a network and learn about the industry. Research the type and size of firm you want to work for.

Interview Advice: Do your research. Be clear about why you want the job.

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering, Construction Project Management

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Network Rail

Scheme Project Manager, Project Development at Network Rail

Application Advice: Be honest, stick to answering the questions, practice the online tests before carrying out the NR ones.

Interview Advice: Understand what a project is and the different stages of a project. Be aware that you are joining a large infrastructure / engineering company and do appropriate research in that sector. Understand why you want to join the business and industry and how that fits with your overarching career aspirations.

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering, Construction Project Management

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Arcadis

Assistant Cost Consultant, Aviation at Arcadis

Application Advice: Learn about the company and it's values - they are key to portraying yourself as a potential Arcadian (which is something we are proud of).

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering, Construction Project Management

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Mott MacDonald

Graduate Management Consultant, Management Consultancy at Mott MacDonald

Application Advice: Really research the company and know their values and mission statement as well as knowing a couple of examples of the work they've done and why you are interested in that.

Interview Advice: Why the company? Why the role? Competency questions: teamwork, team leader, a difficult situation and how you overcame it. Don't be too formal, actually try and have a conversation and show who you are and your capabilities.

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering, Construction Project Management

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Mott MacDonald

Assistant Project Manager, Buildings at Mott MacDonald

Application Advice: Try and relate your answers to your experience.

Interview Advice: Practice before your interview, look into Mott MacDonald as a company, their ethics and the type of projects they work on.

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering, Construction Project Management

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Arcadis

Graduate Project Manager, at Arcadis

Application Advice: Make sure you understand what Arcadis does and can talk about some of the schemes we are involved in. Make sure you can talk confidently about the role you are applying for. Most importantly, make sure that you convey a real passion about the opportunity to work for Arcadis. It is a great company to work for - so make sure that you look excited at the possibility of joining the team.

Interview Advice: Be prepared to discuss what Arcadis does, specific projects, what your job role is and why you would like to do it, why you are interested in the industry, etc.

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering, Construction Project Management

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Skanska

Assistant Planner, Planning at Skanska

Application Advice: You need to be a good planner in your ordinary life at first place. Ability to think critically is important. Good communication and analysing skills should be your core skills.

Interview Advice: Get prepared for an interview. Dress smart. Smile. Eye contact. Be yourself. Do not be afraid to ask questions. Always use examples from your real life experience if you have one. Express your passion for the role so an interviewer can see and feel it. Do not ask questions related to a salary on your first interview.

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering, Construction Project Management

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Skanska

Graduate Construction Supervisor, Design at Skanska

Application Advice: Get to know the L&D team.

Interview Advice: Think about the Skanska core values and why they matter to you personally.

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering, Construction Project Management

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Arcadis

Graduate Cost Consultant, Quantity Surveying at Arcadis

Application Advice: Learn about the Arcaids core value, the implementation of the Arcadis way and what you will actually be doing in the job on a day to day basis.

Interview Advice: -Arcadis core values -Sustainability -Presentation Skills -Learn about the training offered -What is your preferred business line, e.g. Residential, Environment, Rail etc.

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering, Construction Project Management

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Arcadis

Service Delivery Manager, Facilities Management Consultancy at Arcadis

Application Advice: Do your background research on the company. Understand why you want to work there and what makes you a good fit for the company. Understanding a company's principles and how you align to them is key in finding the right job.

Interview Advice: As above, do your research on why the company is a good fit for you and vice versa. Understand what they do and where they add value.

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering, Construction Project Management

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BT (British Telecom)

Operational Delivery Manager, at BT (British Telecom)

Application Advice: Research the company. Prepare for technical interviews and work on presentation skills. Make sure you have experience in work or university societies - everyone at my assessment centre had experience of work or internships before applying.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Project Management

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Skanska

Graduate Planner, Planning/Procurement at Skanska

Application Advice: Be open, ready to learn, adjust to office environment. Have a good, can-do attitude.

Interview Advice: I feel like I was being assessed on whether I would fit in with the company culture, that is open, transparent, honest and warm.

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering, Construction Project Management

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BT (British Telecom)

Graduate in General Management, Advise at BT (British Telecom)

Application Advice: Be an entrepreneur of your own career.

Interview Advice: Learn about the company before.

Industry: IT Support & Telecoms, IT Project Management

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Arcadis

Graduate Cost Consultant, Water at Arcadis

Application Advice: Show a clear understanding of Arcadis' values and what the company believes in/stands for.

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering, Construction Project Management

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Arcadis

Graduate Project Manager, Commercial Developers at Arcadis

Application Advice: Remain professional throughout.

Interview Advice: Relax and don't lie.

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering, Construction Project Management

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Arcadis

Assistant Project Manager, Education at Arcadis

Application Advice: Investigate the company as much as possible, and see how you fit into the role.

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering, Construction Project Management

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Arcadis

Graduate Cost Consultant, Commercial at Arcadis

Application Advice: To be truthful with what you have researched/read. Know what the company does as a whole, not just in the UK. Include interesting things that you have done.

Interview Advice: Make sure to be a team player, teamwork is important. Take the opportunity to network with other graduates. Listen and ask to repeat if you do not understand a question.

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering, Construction Project Management

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Arcadis

Junior Consultant, at Arcadis

Application Advice: Look elsewhere.

Interview Advice: Use it to improve your interview skills.

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering, Construction Project Management

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Arcadis

Graduate Project Manager, Infrastructure at Arcadis

Application Advice: Be honest. Also make sure you demonstrate that you can work well individually as well as being a keen team player.

Interview Advice: Be able to explain well why you applied for the role, what your aspirations are, what you are hoping to achieve and what sector you would most like to work in.

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering, Construction Project Management

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Arcadis

Assistant Project Manager, Environment at Arcadis

Application Advice: Be confident, share your skills, experience and knowledge.

Interview Advice: Prepare your case studies, rest well and network.

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering, Construction Project Management

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Arcadis

Graduate Project Manager, at Arcadis

Application Advice: Get to know well about the company through their website and use the information wisely while applying.

Interview Advice: Why Arcadis? What interests you in Project Management? Basically all the typical questions asked in job interviews.

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering, Construction Project Management

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Arcadis

Graduate Project Manager, Strategic Partnerships at Arcadis

Application Advice: Show your ability to work well with others whilst also showing initiative.

Interview Advice: Show a passion for the role you are applying. Having an end goal in mind in terms of your career may also help, where do you want to be in 10,20, 30 years and how are you going to get there?

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering, Construction Project Management

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Arcadis

Graduate Project Manager, C & CG at Arcadis

Application Advice: Read the Arcadis website very carefully and try to relate your application to the key themes you can find.

Interview Advice: Very good assessment day, lots of different activities very different to more formal interviews I have had previously, good opportunity to just relax and be yourself. I got through as a non-cognate even though I may not have scored that well on the more specific construction related areas of the day but there is plenty of opportunity to display all transferable skills.

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering, Construction Project Management

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Essentra

, at Essentra

Application Advice: Practice for the tests. The job is well rounded, plan for that in the application and interview. You will be required to analyse, use excel, make decisions, work well with others and deal with new problems.

Interview Advice: Prepare interview answers. Get someone to ask you questions you haven't prepared for. You may be asked questions you haven't thought of so you will need to deal with that. Be brave, they will be potentially be looking for future leaders so you need to show you can achieve that. Say how you can make/have made difficult decisions and managed a team. You possibly may not have everything they can possibly want when specifics are asked, explain what experiences you have near that, why you know it is within your abilities and how you can achieve what is asked. The interview may be slightly less formal than some companies like accounting or law firms. I found mine in part was about my personality, how I deal with problems both work wise and people wise. The interviewers may be people you work with, I have felt I work with others more than under others since I have started. They will want to get a feel for how you can contribute to working with them, rather than just being able to follow instructions.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Project Management

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BT (British Telecom)

Project Manager, Global Services at BT (British Telecom)

Application Advice: Be passionate.

Interview Advice: Competency based questions.

Industry: IT Support & Telecoms, IT Project Management

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BT (British Telecom)

Graduate Project Manager, Global Services at BT (British Telecom)

Application Advice: Prepare for the specific role you are looking at and focus on experience and how it would apply to that role in the context of BT and how you would be able use your best skills with BT. And most important just be relaxed in the process as good eye contact and social skills go a long way to giving a good impression.

Interview Advice: Be relaxed and focussed. Good social skills, eye contact go a long way - Be concise and don't waffle. Make your point clearly and back it up with experience without just saying words to fill time.

Industry: IT Support & Telecoms, IT Project Management

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Skanska

Graduate Planner, at Skanska

Application Advice: Spend some time on producing a short but effective cv and cover letter that presents you, what you are interested in and what you can offer to the company.

Interview Advice: Be as relaxed as possible. The members of the recruiting team do all they can in order to make you feel comfortable.

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering, Construction Project Management

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Skanska

Graduate Quantity Surveyor, at Skanska

Application Advice: Do it.

Interview Advice: Be yourself, with no stress. In the end it's just a discussion.

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering, Construction Project Management

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Skanska

Graduate Construction Supervisor, Build at Skanska

Application Advice: Be yourself and be honest about what experience you have. Do your research on the company and be interested in all aspects.

Interview Advice: Have examples for each core competency - Teamwork, Communication etc.

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering, Construction Project Management

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Skanska

Graduate Construction Supervisor, at Skanska

Application Advice: Apply as soon as possible.

Interview Advice: Understand company's culture and values.

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering, Construction Project Management

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Sky

Change Graduate – Business Analyst, Change Delivery at Sky

Application Advice: - Be completely up to date with Sky's new releases. - Use examples of when you have displayed certain attributes to put your strengths into context. - Show your passion for the brand. - It doesn't matter if you don't have completely relevant experience

Interview Advice: - Examples where you have shown: teamwork, leadership, persuasion, dealt with a difficult person. - What you understand the role to be. - Make sure to ask questions. - Why you want to work for Sky. - Why you have chosen to do a grad scheme rather than

Industry: IT Support & Telecoms, IT Project Management

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Skanska

Graduate Quantity Surveyor, Commercial at Skanska

Application Advice: Put time into the application and prepare highly for firstly; the phone interview and then secondly the assessment day. Skanska is a great company to work for, so it is worth putting in a little effort at the early stages to reap the benefits in the long term.

Interview Advice: Be confident, happy, give off a positive vibe and show good morale.

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering, Construction Project Management

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Babcock International Group

Project Management Graduate, Defence Systems Technology at Babcock International Group

Application Advice: I would say that it is very important to research the company you are applying for. Have a look for news articles, latest press releases and have a look on LinkedIn. A great way into a company is also to do a year in Industry, this gives a slight advantage especially if you gave a good impression whilst on placement there.

Interview Advice: You will be asked a variety of questions in a speed interview style. There will be the typical questions of why you want the job, what would you bring to the role and your experience. There will be Project Management related questions, questions regarding contracts and what would you do in certain scenarios. Then, a team building exercise. Get involved and show that you will make a fit for the company.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Project Management

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BAM Construct UK

Construction Management Trainee, at BAM Construct UK

Application Advice: Try to get involved in as much as possible but not over work yourself. Don't be afraid to ask a question even if it sounds stupid.

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering, Construction Project Management

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BAM Construct UK

Site Manager, at BAM Construct UK

Application Advice: Make sure you research into the company and make sure it's a role you really want. Be yourself.

Interview Advice: Know about the company, think of scenarios you have been in and how you have responded to certain situations that may have given you experience in this type of role. Be confident, be yourself and ask questions at the end if you have any. Don't be afraid to ask, you have to make sure it's the right position for you too.

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering, Construction Project Management

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Babcock International Group

, at Babcock International Group

Application Advice: Be yourself, be the best version of yourself of course. Relevant work experience is a must! Really research the company and the role, then take any experience that you have and apply it to the role.

Interview Advice: Look into project management in a vey broad sense - look into every aspect of delivering a project and make sure you know what happens at each stage. The afternoon game is really focussed on by the assessors.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Project Management

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Balfour Beatty

Trainee Graduate Quantity Surveyor, Commercial at Balfour Beatty

Application Advice: Be confident and make sure you get noticed on the assessment day.

Interview Advice: Ask questions about the role and company.

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering, Construction Project Management

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Balfour Beatty

Graduate Construction Manager, Construction Services UK at Balfour Beatty

Application Advice: Research the company and the construction industry before hand. Don't be put off by the online test, just give it your best shot.

Interview Advice: Look into the basics of construction site safety. Consider the implications of bad publicity on the company e.g. what decisions would you take in a situation to avoid things going wrong and giving the company a bad name.

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering, Construction Project Management

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ISG Plc

Graduate Trainee, Fit Out & Engineering Services at ISG

Application Advice: Be innovative, think differently about trying to do something new.

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering, Construction Project Management

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Network Rail

Graduate Civil Engineer, Asset Management at Network Rail

Application Advice: Try and make yourself look as rounded as possible. Make sure you're a team player and have good communication skills (verbally and written). Check your application before you send it off.

Interview Advice: Be as relaxed and natural as possible. Research the company before you apply in case you are asked questions about them - there must be some reason you've applied!

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Project Management

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Berkeley Group

Quantity Surveying, Commercial at Berkeley Group

Application Advice: Visit some of Berkeley's developments before you interview, show an actual interest in the company.

Interview Advice: You are interviewing the company just as much as they are interviewing you. This is your chance to find out if it will be a good fit for you at the company. Take that chance and find out what you can about them.

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering, Construction Project Management

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ISG Plc

Site Manager, Hotels and Leisure at ISG

Application Advice: Take the time to look through the application properly and prepare well.

Interview Advice: Be honest and try to practice what questions they might ask before the interview.

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering, Construction Project Management

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ISG Plc

Graduate Trainee, Fit Out at ISG

Application Advice: Research the company and get as much experience and knowledge of the industry before applying.

Interview Advice: Preparation is key. Think outside the box regarding the questions they ask. Answer confidently and clearly.

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering, Construction Project Management

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Network Rail

Project Management Graduate, Track Renewals at Network Rail

Application Advice: Be interested in the industry, not just the scheme.

Interview Advice: Be genuinely enthusiastic about the industry.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Project Management

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John Sisk & Son Ltd

Quantity Surveyor/Estimator, Construction at Sisk

Interview Advice: Be yourself.

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering, Construction Project Management

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Babcock International Group

, at Babcock International Group

Application Advice: Research the company. It is incredibly diverse and has a wealth of experience in many industries.

Interview Advice: Be honest.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Project Management

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John Sisk & Son Ltd

Building Services Engineer, Building Services Engineering at Sisk

Application Advice: Study the company.

Interview Advice: Full day interview with an assessment.

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering, Construction Project Management

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Babcock International Group

Project Management Graduate, at Babcock International Group

Interview Advice: Interview was speed-dating style, with 5-10 minutes per interviewer. You're not expected to know perfect answers to all the questions. It is more about how you approach and handle it.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Project Management

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BT (British Telecom)

PM, at BT (British Telecom)

Application Advice: No need to prepare for tricky mathematical or psychometric tests. Just be yourself and be ready to give examples of what you have achieved. That way we will know if you are good for the role and you will know if the role is a good fit for you too.

Industry: IT Support & Telecoms, IT Project Management

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Mace Limited

Assistant Project Manager, Project Management Consultancy at Mace Limited

Application Advice: Don't worry if you haven't done any work experience specifically in the construction industry as all work experience is relevant as the soft skills are just as important as the technical knowledge and understanding. Whilst it is good to have a strong academic performance, Mace recognise that extra-curricular activities like societies and sports are just as important

Interview Advice: Be prepared to expand on your CV and talk about your experience and the skills that you have gained in the process. They also ask several competency based questions where you have to provide examples of when you demonstrated particular skills such as leadership or resolving conflict etc.

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering, Construction Project Management

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Babcock International Group

Graduate Naval Architect, at Babcock International Group

Interview Advice: Relax and be yourself, think of desirable traits in your personality and recall experiences where you proved these traits.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Project Management

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Babcock International Group

, at Babcock International Group

Application Advice: Health and safety is a key point of Babcock's ethos.

Interview Advice: Find your role in the team based activity.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Project Management

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Babcock International Group

Senior Project Engineer, Laid Up Submarines at Babcock International Group

Application Advice: The Babcock tag line is "Trusted to Deliver" which says a lot about how we operate. If we are able to find candidates that have this embedded in their way of working then it would be beneficial.

Interview Advice: Ensure you are able to show strong behavioural competencies and soft skills. Show the interviewers that you have the ability to learn from others.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Project Management

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Sky

Graduate Project manager, Change at Sky

Application Advice: Be passionate and enthusiastic in the role you are applying for. The majority of what you do within Sky is around relationships, so demonstrating you are personable and can build a great rapport with people is a great asset.

Interview Advice: Learn all about the company and the role / area you are applying for. Use your family and friends to get a different perspective on what they think the role would consist of if you can't find that much information through LinkedIn and the advertisement etc.

Industry: IT Support & Telecoms, IT Project Management

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BT (British Telecom)

Operational Manager, Openreach at BT (British Telecom)

Application Advice: Ensure you apply your answers to how you can be impactful for the business. Values are important and we are keen to see how you as an individual can fit into our teams to further add value. I'd advise that indeed you showcase your formal qualifications, equally demonstrating your soft skills and willingness to learn will be crucial.

Interview Advice: Approach the interview with confidence. We are looking for a vast array of candidates to join the business and so we want you to be you. There will be questions where you need to be able to apply yourself and your experiences to the working world environment and so ensure you undertake plenty of research and read up on the business before you join.

Industry: IT Support & Telecoms, IT Project Management

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Babcock International Group

Business Management Grad, Business Management Grad at Babcock International Group

Application Advice: I spoke with a lot of people about Babcock before starting. They do not give much information away on their website, however Babcock is a big company and many people have had some sort of interaction with them.

Interview Advice: Be positive and flexible. The assessment day was daunting as quite a lot of management, from varying roles in the company, come to the day. (the ratio was nearly 2:1, Babcock to Graduate), However they were all very friendly and at no point did it feel like a competition. For the group work and the debate they are looking for team work.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Project Management

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BT (British Telecom)

Graduate Project Manager, Global Services at BT (British Telecom)

Application Advice: BE YOURSELF! If you don't then on day one of your job you won't be where you're meant to be! Take the time to fill out the application as best as you can. Don't be juggling multiple applications at the same time. Look up the values of BT and look at what services we provide - We do more than TV and Broadband.

Interview Advice: Stay calm. The interviews are about getting to know you. Remain professional but enjoy your time. The interviews and assessment days are there to get the best of you. We are really key on team players.

Industry: IT Support & Telecoms, IT Project Management

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BT (British Telecom)

Project Manager, Businss & Public Sector at BT (British Telecom)

Application Advice: Make sure your application is as relevant as possible to the job role you're applying for.

Interview Advice: Be yourself, relax and enjoy!

Industry: IT Support & Telecoms, IT Project Management

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BT (British Telecom)

, at BT (British Telecom)

Application Advice: Be yourself - BT aren't looking for the finished product, they are looking for people who will fit the company's ethos and principles. Understand these principles and be honest about whether they are a good fit for you.

Interview Advice: Again, be yourself. If you haven't got loads of work experience that doesn't matter. They want to see your potential.

Industry: IT Support & Telecoms, IT Project Management

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Babcock International Group

Business Management Graduate, at Babcock International Group

Application Advice: Apply early. (Opens in September) Don't rush into joining a graduate scheme - life experience from a year out travelling/working/volunteering is very valuable and can really help you stand out.

Interview Advice: Be yourself. I know it sounds cheesy but you can really tell when people are trying too hard to impress.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Project Management

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BT (British Telecom)

Delivery Manager, Customer Services at BT (British Telecom)

Application Advice: Research the company and it's values thoroughly; know why you want to work for BT and the strengths you can bring to the company. Think about why you want to apply for the graduate scheme in particular i.e. what is it about the BT graduate scheme that appeals to you?

Interview Advice: Think about your strengths, and why you fit the BT culture. Provide examples from your work/academic/personal life and always provide an insight about what you have learnt in each example.

Industry: IT Support & Telecoms, IT Project Management

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BT (British Telecom)

Project Manager, Global Services at BT (British Telecom)

Application Advice: I would say go for it. It is an excellent role which challenges you and gives you the exposure, support needed to grow and deliver meaningful projects to the business.

Interview Advice: Know the company, the role and be yourself.

Industry: IT Support & Telecoms, IT Project Management

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BT (British Telecom)

Commercial Project Manager, Consumer at BT (British Telecom)

Application Advice: Research the company, understand how it works and be yourself.

Industry: IT Support & Telecoms, IT Project Management

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Babcock International Group

Business Management Graduate, Integrated Services at Babcock International Group

Application Advice: Try to think outside the box - rather than putting standard answers to questions in, try and make the person reading the application remember what you said.

Interview Advice: Research the company - ethics, processes of work and the work actually done. Be honest in what you say and just be yourself - those interviewing you will respond well to a person that comes across natural, well informed and interested in what they are talking about.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Project Management

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Babcock International Group

Business Management Graduate, Skill and Learning at Babcock International Group

Application Advice: Customise your cover letter to the company and the job you are applying to. Babcock is looking for a potential in you, not established skills; show drive and dedication.

Interview Advice: If you are required to do a presentation on your assessment day preparation is key! Handouts, good knowledge of the subject material and a confident delivery.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Project Management

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Mace Limited

Graduate Project Manager, Private Sector Consultancy at Mace Limited

Application Advice: Show your enthusiasm and experience.

Interview Advice: Be honest and feisty!

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering, Construction Project Management

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Severn Trent

Innovation Project Manager, Research & Development at Severn Trent

Application Advice: Show enthusiasm for what you do.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Project Management

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Morgan Sindall

Graduate QS, Fareham at Morgan Sindall

Application Advice: Make sure that you can demonstrate your understanding of the industry from academic experience gained from college or university and then follow up with any industry experience gained, as this is a key factor in getting a job within the industry and can give you a head start.

Interview Advice: What is your understanding of the construction industry to date?

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering, Construction Project Management

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Mace Limited

Project Manager, Major Programmes and Infrastructure at Mace Limited

Application Advice: Sell the relevant experience that you have got in the field. Try to get experience where possible through placements, doesn't always have to be paid work.

Interview Advice: Show how you are good at and have experience in team-work.

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering, Construction Project Management

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Mace Limited

Graduate Project Manager, Public Sector Consultancy at Mace Limited

Application Advice: I am not from a construction or civil engineering background, but this did not matter during the application process as much, as some of the following are almost more important in Project Management than having extensive technical knowledge: -demonstrating my capacity to learn new concepts and adapt quickly -evidence of problem-solving, negotiation and conflict resolution skills as well as an innovative approach to difficult situations -demonstrating that I can plan and organise, manage my own time and also understand the importance of sequencing tasks, programming, etc. -showing that I am capable of working in a team/managing work and people -showing that I have a professional and ethical approach to work -confidence in written and verbal communication -evidence that I have some level of commercial awareness

Interview Advice: Make sure you know and understand the Mace values and keep them in mind when answering questions. Show your personality - be confident in your own ability and with your own answers and contributions, but if you are at an assessment centre, draw contributions out of others too.

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering, Construction Project Management

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Fujitsu

Graduate Project Management, N&T at Fujitsu

Application Advice: Go for it! Research the company and the different graduate roles to find the right role for you.

Interview Advice: Attention to detail and preparation is everything in the interview process.

Industry: IT Support & Telecoms, IT Project Management

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Mace Limited

Construction Manager, Construction Management at Mace Limited

Application Advice: Be committed, enjoy working within the construction industry and do not panic.

Interview Advice: Polish your shoes.

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering, Construction Project Management

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Jaguar Land Rover

Strategy Engineer, Forward Model Architectures at Jaguar Land Rover

Application Advice: Submit your application as soon as possible, positions on the scheme are allocated on a rolling basis parallel to the application window.

Interview Advice: Don't be afraid to ask questions at the end of the interview.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Project Management

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Mace Limited

Graduate Trainee Project Manager, Private Sector Project Management (Consultancy) at Mace Limited

Application Advice: Understand your passion and why you are interested in this role. Try to speak to people who have experience, try to tour around projects if possible, research charterships, gain a good understanding of different sectors to develop a preference.

Interview Advice: Think what competencies you would need to be a good project manager and prepare examples as to how you can demonstrate these qualities. Don't worry about taking time to think; it is better to compose your answer rather than thinking you have to answer straight away and then stumble. Be confident (even if you're not), shake hands, make eye contact - they're all small things but make the first impressions count.

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering, Construction Project Management

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Severn Trent

Programme Engineer, Project Delivery at Severn Trent

Application Advice: #NAME?

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Project Management

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Fujitsu

Graduate Project Manager, Project Management at Fujitsu

Application Advice: Just be yourself and make sure you are completely prepared with lots of real life examples for the interview and assessment day. For instance Q: When have you shown leadership in a working environment? Make sure you have a real life example as your answer. Be confident even if you don't know the answer, they don't expect you to know everything. Good luck!

Industry: IT Support & Telecoms, IT Project Management

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Mace Limited

Assistant Cost Consultant, Cost Consultancy at Mace Limited

Application Advice: Be prepared to learn a lot of things you didn't learn at University. Be willing to work hard.

Interview Advice: Know what you want to get out of the company, your career aspirations. Know the company values.

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering, Construction Project Management

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Mace Limited

Assistant Project Manager, at Mace Limited

Application Advice: Be yourself, be confident, work on your presentation skills for the interview.

Interview Advice: The assessment day is based around a 'day in the life of a Mace employee' including both group and individual tasks. Make sure you contribute and show that you can work well in a team. Be confident in giving a presentation and think about the company values.

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering, Construction Project Management

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Mace Limited

Assistant Project Manager, Public Sector at Mace Limited

Application Advice: Demonstrate Extra Curricular activities and engagement.

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering, Construction Project Management

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Mace Limited

Graduate Assistant Construction Manager, Construction Management – Commercial Offices at Mace Limited

Application Advice: Select a Graduate scheme position based on area of interest as well as the skills required, as certain positions will prove particularly challenging and the role being applied for will need to be extensively researched beforehand. Make sure the skills and traits which are important to Mace and the Construction Industry are clearly and effectively highlighted. Focus on general people/management qualities as well as technical based information.

Interview Advice: - How you fulfil certain Mace core values. - What you could bring to the company and job role. - Experience with similar positions and in the industry.

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering, Construction Project Management

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Mace Limited

Assistant Construction Manager, PREACH at Mace Limited

Application Advice: Demonstrate how previous work experience (not necessarily construction) has contributed to the skills and attributes you could bring to the company.

Interview Advice: 1. Show work experience. 2. Do well in all years of your degree. Helps definitely for placement students. 3. Understand the industry and the company inside out.

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering, Construction Project Management

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Mace Limited

Construction Manager, at Mace Limited

Application Advice: Immerse yourself as much as you can and try to get involved with as many different things on the site as possible.

Interview Advice: Don't bullshit. If you don't know the answer say you don't know the answer or 'if I had to make a guess I would say'. Makes you come across as a more holistic person.

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering, Construction Project Management

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Mace Limited

Assistant Manager – Project Manager, Project Management Consulting at Mace Limited

Application Advice: Understand the role, whether you are working in consultancy or construction areas. It is also important to understand the company and how the particular office operates. Most regional offices are consultancy based, whereas London has a much larger construction arm.

Interview Advice: Show enthusiasm and an interest in the role. Consultancy PM is a very 'people' orientated role, working with different design teams and clients so it is important to show your personality and how you can adapt with different people. Most people can learn the role and techniques, but it is your own qualities that are important.

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering, Construction Project Management

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Mace Limited

Commercial Manager, Major Projects at Mace Limited

Application Advice: Have a good understanding of the industry.

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering, Construction Project Management

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Mace Limited

Project Manager, Pharmaceutical and Technology at Mace Limited

Application Advice: -Be open to working away from home for periods of time. -Don't over-complicate the process, if you have good credentials, ultimately we recruit people who will fit into our team, so be yourself.

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering, Construction Project Management

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Mace Limited

Assistant Project Manager, Construction at Mace Limited

Application Advice: Research the company and understand the services it offers.

Interview Advice: Think about answering questions around a real situation.

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering, Construction Project Management

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Computacenter

Graduate Project Manager, at Computacenter

Application Advice: Before applying, research the job role, what it involves and why you would like to pursue a career within Project Management. Most importantly research Computacenter as an organisation and the company culture/values. Where possible, show that you are a team player, motivated and driven.

Interview Advice: There will be a mixture of activities on the day. Key element is to ensure that you work with your team, listen to the ideas of your team members as well as sharing your own ideas and opinions. For the individual interviews, be yourself. Take your time to answer questions and use various examples from your experiences. The interviewers want to know how you have dealt with various situations and what you have learnt from them.

Industry: IT Support & Telecoms, IT Project Management

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Mace Limited

Construction Manager, at Mace Limited

Application Advice: Site experience is key.

Interview Advice: Be yourself and hold a normal conversation.

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering, Construction Project Management

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Mace Limited

Assistant Construction Manager, Residential at Mace Limited

Application Advice: Be prepared to work hard, you get out what you put in.

Interview Advice: Have a good understanding of the company, be able to apply previous experience to roles associated with the job even if not directly construction related.

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering, Construction Project Management

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Jaguar Land Rover

Project Planner, Project Management at Jaguar Land Rover

Application Advice: Be passionate.

Interview Advice: Understand the automotive market, positioning and future trends. Be confident and yourself.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Project Management

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Jaguar Land Rover

Project Engineer, Technical Service at Jaguar Land Rover

Application Advice: Try to align your experiences to the High Performance Behaviours.

Interview Advice: Have examples ready to prove your skills, have a solid background.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Project Management

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John Sisk & Son Ltd

Graduate Engineer, at Sisk

Application Advice: Make sure your CV is good and also include that you are willing to travel between the UK and Ireland.

Interview Advice: Be clear in what you are trying to get across to the interviewer and just be yourself. When starting a job straight out of college experience doesn't matter it's all about personality.

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering, Construction Project Management

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WSP

Environmental Consultant, Envrionmental at WSP

Application Advice: Really learn your technical skills prior to interview.

Interview Advice: Understand the job role and the technical questions that may be asked.

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering, Construction Project Management

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Mace Limited

Assisstant PM, at Mace Limited

Application Advice: Be more than just a degree.

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering, Construction Project Management

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Mace Limited

Assistant Project Manager, Infrastructure – Energy at Mace Limited

Application Advice: Try to have some real life experience to relate to, even it is not in the same sector or area of work as the job that you are applying for.

Interview Advice: Don't focus solely on academic achievements as most important to the organisation is your ability to integrate into the team and whether or not you are a person that people want to work with. Try to have some real life experience that shows that you are a dynamic, multi-faceted individual that people would like to work with.

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering, Construction Project Management

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Mace Limited

Graduate Trainee, Project Management at Mace Limited

Application Advice: You don't need to have a construction background to work in a construction company. But you need to demonstrate your understanding of the industry and flag the skills which you have gained which can be transferred into your new role.

Interview Advice: Competency based.

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering, Construction Project Management

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Mace Limited

Assistant Cost Consultant, Cost Consultancy at Mace Limited

Application Advice: - Be clear on what your goals are, have a plan and stick to it. - Be passionate, love what you do, if you don't particularly love it, pretend to and you will fake it until it becomes a reality.

Interview Advice: - Be genuine, open and real with the interviewer. You are not a 'perfect robot graduate' made in a factory called university, you are an individual so act like it.

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering, Construction Project Management

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Mace Limited

Graduate Trainee, Consultancy – Utilities at Mace Limited

Application Advice: Ensure that you read the job specification and can demonstrate you have the required skills. Try to apply your experience to the job requirements.

Interview Advice: Be calm (this may be easier said than done) and remember to be yourself, Mace wants to know who you are so we can fit you in. If you have any interests in other roles be sure to let them know.

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering, Construction Project Management

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Balfour Beatty

Graduate Construction Manager, at Balfour Beatty

Application Advice: To be enthusiastic and always be intrigued to learn new things.

Interview Advice: To be confident and smile.

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering, Construction Project Management

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Balfour Beatty

Graduate, at Balfour Beatty

Interview Advice: Be knowledgeable but also make sure to be a person that the interviewee would like to work with, as it will be a colleague interviewing you, not an external HR rep.

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering, Construction Project Management

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Sky

Project Manager, OTT at Sky

Application Advice: Be yourself - it doesn't matter what your background is, as long as you show a genuine enthusiasm for the role you'll be given your chance to shine.

Interview Advice: Have a thorough knowledge of Sky products as well as Sky's future direction and values. Reading the annual report can help with this.

Industry: IT Support & Telecoms, IT Project Management

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Sky

Change Graduate, CQB Change at Sky

Application Advice: Understand how all the different departments of the company fit together. Keep an eye on business news to understand what the department you're applying for might be focusing on. Think about how you can demonstrate the behaviours described in the application.

Interview Advice: Try and understand exactly what the role entails and focus answers on the job. Make sure you know what the department will be focusing on at the moment.

Industry: IT Support & Telecoms, IT Project Management

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Balfour Beatty

Business Management Graduate, Plant & Fleet Services at Balfour Beatty

Application Advice: Make sure you are aware that the role you are applying for could mean a lot of travel around the UK, including moving locations for your different placements. Are you okay with doing this before starting the application process?

Interview Advice: Although difficult, make sure you can be confident in group work situations, as on the assessment day you will be expected to interact with other applicants and demonstrate relevant industry knowledge and social skills during the course of the day.

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering, Construction Project Management

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Balfour Beatty

Graduate Quantity Surveyor, Commercial at Balfour Beatty

Application Advice: Research the company and incorporate the companies values of Lean, Expert, Trusted and Safe into your application answers.

Interview Advice: Graduate Day Individual presentation & group presentation on topic & info given at event. General interview about you and experience etc. Then seperate interview relating to your role i.e Quantity Surveying, what would you do in various scenarios if client was refusing to pay etc. If you seen a member of upper management on site without safety PPE how would you approach them to make them aware of the rules?

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering, Construction Project Management

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Balfour Beatty

Graduate Construction Manager, Regional Construction at Balfour Beatty

Application Advice: Don't be put off if you fail the first time. Get more experience and apply again.

Interview Advice: Be honest and prepared. Think about the things you have done that have led you up to that point and how that makes you the best candidate for the job.

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering, Construction Project Management

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Balfour Beatty

Graduate Quantity Surveyor, Regional Construction South at Balfour Beatty

Application Advice: Be confident and be yourself.

Interview Advice: Examples of leadership.

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering, Construction Project Management

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Sky

Sky

Application Advice: Focus on the Sky behaviours and read the grad blogs on the Starting Out website, they give a really good insight into what life at Sky is all about.

Interview Advice: Use the STAR technique and know all about Sky's extra initiatives. Be passionate about the brand.

Industry: IT Support & Telecoms, IT Project Management

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Network Rail

Project Management Grad, at Network Rail

Application Advice: Do your research.

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering, Construction Project Management

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Network Rail

Graduate, Projects & Programme Services at Network Rail

Application Advice: Be yourself.

Interview Advice: Have examples of times where you have been safety conscious.

Industry: IT Support & Telecoms, IT Project Management

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Network Rail

Graduate Project Manager, Civils at Network Rail

Application Advice: Revise project management competencies and focus on safety culture.

Interview Advice: Make sure you have a few examples of when you have helped in a situation/managed a situation/improved the safety of a situation. Be as calm and relaxed as you can be and try to build a bit of rapport throughout the interview.

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering, Construction Project Management

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Jaguar Land Rover

Project Analyst, Material Planning & Logistics at Jaguar Land Rover

Application Advice: Research the company, spend time thinking carefully about what sets you apart, relate to the high performance behaviours framework.

Interview Advice: Use STAR model in your response to questions.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Project Management

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Morgan Sindall

Graduate Quantity Surveyor, Quantity Surveying at Morgan Sindall

Application Advice: Good company to work for, and the interview process is not there to trick you.

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering, Construction Project Management

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Morgan Sindall

Graduate Quantity Surveyor, Commercial at Morgan Sindall

Application Advice: Apply early.

Interview Advice: Prepare.

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering, Construction Project Management

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Morgan Sindall

Graduate Quantity Surveyor, Commercial at Morgan Sindall

Application Advice: Apply early.

Interview Advice: Prepare.

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering, Construction Project Management

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Severn Trent

Graduate Engineering, Asset Creation at Severn Trent

Application Advice: Research the company's values and find things which you have in common with it. Don't try and show fake values as you won't enjoy working here and you would have taken someone's place who would have enjoyed it.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Project Management

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Severn Trent

IS Technical Leadership Graduate Programme – Infrastructure Project Management, at Severn Trent

Application Advice: Candidates need to show that they want to make the most of the programme by wanting to move around the company, experiencing different areas and teams.

Interview Advice: I would advise candidates to be themselves in the interviews and do not worry about being technical or not.The personality matters a lot, so just make sure to relax.

Industry: IT Support & Telecoms, IT Project Management

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Morgan Sindall

Quantity Surveying, Commercial at Morgan Sindall

Application Advice: - be yourself. - learn some information about the company i.e. what projects they are working on and have worked on in the past.

Interview Advice: #NAME?

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering, Construction Project Management

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Mace Limited

Assistant project manager, at Mace Limited

Interview Advice: In the interview, relate as many answers as possible to any work experience. Every person on my assessment center had previous work experience within the sector.

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering, Construction Project Management

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Mace Limited

Assistant Project Manager, Major Programmes & Infrastructure at Mace Limited

Application Advice: I think it's important to demonstrate your interest and passion for the construction industry. I think it's good to show that you're aware of some of the challenges the industry currently faces and how Mace has set out a business plan of improvements to aim for. The Mace vision and company values are central to what we do so it's important to show you understand what they are.

Interview Advice: The interview I had was face to face at the head office and this was a great chance to meet people from Mace and see where I could be working. The interview was mainly based around competency questions and demonstrating Mace values. It's always good practice to have a question prepared to ask your interviewers at the end of your interview!

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering, Construction Project Management

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Jaguar Land Rover

Project Engineer, Product Strategy at Jaguar Land Rover

Application Advice: Make sure you showcase your soft skill business behaviours just as much as your technical knowledge. It's quite clear here that they will give you all the support and training you need technically. You need the emotional intelligence, drive and keenness to learn which can't be taught to actually succeed.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Project Management

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Mace Limited

Graduate Trainee, International Contracting at Mace Limited

Application Advice: Understand what it is to communicate, learn and develop a brand/image.

Interview Advice: Be open, show passion and hunger for the industry and building environment.

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering, Construction Project Management

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Essentra

Project Engineer, Regional Engineering at Essentra

Application Advice: Research the company and for the role, you need to be passionate about engineering.

Interview Advice: Be yourself, know your knowledge limits and if you do not know something, say it.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Project Management

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Jaguar Land Rover

International Logistics Analyst, International Programme Management at Jaguar Land Rover

Application Advice: Let your application showcase you as an individual - remember everyone who applies has a degree, what makes you different?

Interview Advice: Focus on showcasing teamwork where you can. Let those around you who want to dominate do so, it doesn't reflect well on them!

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Project Management

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Jaguar Land Rover

Solution Architect, IT at Jaguar Land Rover

Application Advice: Don't be put off if you don't have an IT degree such as Computer Science etc. As long as you're passionate and keen to learn about new technologies etc. you will be fit for this job.

Interview Advice: Ensure you are familiar with the JLR 8 behaviours and are able to demonstrate key competencies that match each of the behaviours. These include experiences in your previous jobs, university etc. In addition, JLR has grown a lot over the last year, so make sure you have a knowledge of the challenges/successes JLR has faced globally not just in the UK. The interviewer needs to be able to sense your passion and love for the brand, they want people that are proud of the brand and products. Good product knowledge is key as well as an understanding about what competitors are doing. Make sure you research recent innovations that JLR has implemented or is working to implement.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Project Management

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Morgan Sindall

Grad Site Manager, at Morgan Sindall

Application Advice: Be willing to work in a team, adaptable, willing to learn.

Interview Advice: Know your CV, most questions around previous experience etc. what you've learnt at previous roles and education.

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering, Construction Project Management

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Morgan Sindall

Graduate Quantity Surveyor, Commercial at Morgan Sindall

Application Advice: Be enthusiastic and show that you want to learn.

Interview Advice: Interviews were very casual, one to one, mainly finding out about me as a person and understanding what I wanted from them. As it is a Graduate job, you are learning all the time, so a strong knowledge base is helpful but definitely not essential.

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering, Construction Project Management

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Morgan Sindall

Graduate Site Manager, at Morgan Sindall

Application Advice: Be confident, adaptable and willing to commit.

Interview Advice: Demonstrate you are good at talking with people and listening.

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering, Construction Project Management

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Renishaw

Commercial Graduate, Group Marketing Communications at Renishaw

Application Advice: Apply as early as possible, if you don't hear back ring up and ask about your application.

Interview Advice: The company is involved in a lot of different industries, try and understand what the company does and the history of Renishaw.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Project Management

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Mace Limited

Assistant Project Manager, at Mace Limited

Application Advice: Make use of all your experiences, even if you don't think they're relevant, link it to the skills required in the job title.

Interview Advice: Be confident, sell your strengths.

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering, Construction Project Management

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WSP

Graduate Project Mananger, Project & Commercial Services at WSP

Application Advice: Online application was straight forward but the video interview was more challenging than the face to face interview. Be sure to plan and prepare.

Interview Advice: Failing to plan is planning to fail! Prepare, research and be ready. Specially in todays market where there are many graduates and not many graduate jobs. Everyone will pull their best game face, it's up to you to show your potential employer what makes you stand out from the rest. Always ask for feedback after the interviews, feedback is your bench marker for improvement.

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering, Construction Project Management

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WSP

Graduate Risk Analyst, Risk Management at WSP

Application Advice: Research the company.

Interview Advice: Prepare for the competency questions and ensure you have worked on your interpersonal skills beforehand.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Project Management

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Severn Trent

Graduate Solution Engineer, Asset Creation at Severn Trent

Application Advice: Work on your application and research the company indepth, look at issues that may be affecting the company.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Project Management

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Mace Limited

Assistant Cost Consultant, Cost Consultancy at Mace Limited

Application Advice: Be motivated and show enthusiasm.

Interview Advice: Learn the company's values and how they apply to your role.

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering, Construction Project Management

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Mace Limited

Project Manager, Private Sector at Mace Limited

Application Advice: Try to give a wide variety of examples, some academic, some work experience, voluntary work of placements.

Interview Advice: Try and use the STAR method when being asked competency questions. Situation, task, action and result to demonstrate how you have achieved/accomplished or overcome an obstacle.

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering, Construction Project Management

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Mace Limited

Assistant Cost Consultant, Cost Consultant at Mace Limited

Application Advice: Great company to work for who provide exceptional training and CPD.

Interview Advice: Smile.

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering, Construction Project Management

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Mace Limited

Assistant Project Controls Manager, Project Controls at Mace Limited

Application Advice: Prepare for construction before beginning the role.

Interview Advice: Be calm and confident, but not over confident. All Mace staff are nice but know their stuff.

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering, Construction Project Management

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Mace Limited

Graduate Trainee, Consultancy Project Management at Mace Limited

Application Advice: Focus on the Mace projects and values.

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering, Construction Project Management

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ISG Plc

Construction Manager Trainee, FIT- OUT at ISG

Application Advice: Be yourself and confident.

Interview Advice: Prepare your presentation. Know the company you are applying to.

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering, Construction Project Management

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ISG Plc

Graduate Trainee, Construction Management at ISG

Application Advice: Make sure you enjoy the role requirements.

Interview Advice: Come across passionately.

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering, Construction Project Management

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ISG Plc

Graduate Trainee, Construction at ISG

Application Advice: Make sure you explain how you would make a difference to a company and not just what qualifications you have.

Interview Advice: Avoid talking about qualifications, employers already know this from your CV, they want to know what sort of person you are.

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering, Construction Project Management

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Essentra

, Marketing at Essentra

Application Advice: Focus on what motivates you and be flexible.

Interview Advice: Prepare lots of examples which demonstrate why you are the right candidate for the role.

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering, Construction Project Management

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Network Rail

Senior Development Manager, Strategy and Capacity Planning at Network Rail

Application Advice: Read up on the industry structure, keep up to date with the latest news.

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering, Construction Project Management

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ISG Plc

Assistant Project Manager, at ISG

Application Advice: Be prepared for different challenges, allow your university projects to benefit you to gain an understanding to bring to ISG, joining a rotational scheme is a reward in itself as the best thing to do is to learn everyone's role in the business.

Interview Advice: How did you communicate effectively throughout your work experience?

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering, Construction Project Management

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ISG Plc

Graduate Trainee, Construction at ISG

Application Advice: Ensure you know your core subject and have some relevant previous experience.

Interview Advice: Research the company prior to being interviewed.

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering, Construction Project Management

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ISG Plc

Graduate Trainee, Fit Out at ISG

Application Advice: Be passionate about what you want to do.

Interview Advice: Understand the industry, the company and what role you want to have.

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering, Construction Project Management

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Network Rail

Scheme Project Manager, IP Signalling at Network Rail

Application Advice: Read about the company and what they do, main challenges, stakeholder... The application process is very well described on the company's website. Don't be afraid to ask questions on the Facebook page.

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering, Construction Project Management

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ISG Plc

Assistant Technical Services Manager, Fit Out at ISG

Application Advice: To be independent and confident, as ISG will support you in your career goals.

Interview Advice: To be confident and focused on where you see yourself in ISG.

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering, Construction Project Management

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ISG Plc

Graduate trainee construction manager, Midlands Construction at ISG

Application Advice: Be prepared overall through the whole process and research the company.

Interview Advice: To be well prepared, asking the correct questions rather just what you want to hear in terms of is this the correct company for you.

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering, Construction Project Management

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ISG Plc

Graduate Trainee, Construction at ISG

Application Advice: Highlight your greatest personal qualities more than your academic qualifications. ISG will look for graduates who can fit into the current teams and get along with the types of personalities in them.

Interview Advice: Ask questions.

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering, Construction Project Management

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ISG Plc

Graduate Trainee, Construction at ISG

Application Advice: Take on the role with an open mind and absorb as much information as possible. Make the most of all training opportunities and networking days.

Interview Advice: - Show passion and an ability to adapt to different situations. - Prove that the job is a personal interest and not just an income.

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering, Construction Project Management

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ISG Plc

Graduate Trainee, Construction at ISG

Application Advice: Include as much work experience as possible and demonstrate what skills you have learnt. Include both technical and personal skills. Include something that may set you apart from others and that ensures your application is memorable.

Interview Advice: Research the company. Think of plenty examples of how you demonstrate certain key skills.

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering, Construction Project Management

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ISG Plc

Graduate Trainee, Construction at ISG

Application Advice: That is the first impression you will give. Make sure that your application stands out. Show what is unique about you.

Interview Advice: People in ISG are all very friendly. There is no point being nervous, it is just a conversation! Before the interview make sure you understand your role/responsibilities. Make good research around the company and make sure that your answers reflect ISG's values. Basically, give them the reasons for choosing YOU instead of someone else. What makes you suitable for this position? Make sure you communicate that by any means during the assessment day.

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering, Construction Project Management

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Computacenter

Graduate Project Coordinator, at Computacenter

Application Advice: Just be yourself. It really doesn’t matter what background you come from whether that be science, retail, sports or business. We will take on anyone who shows the desire and hunger to succeed. Be honest with your resume as you will be questioned and most importantly dress smart. Whether it be for the video interview or assessment centre, business attire only. 

Interview Advice: Why Project Management? Why Computacenter? Ensure you understand Computacenter’s key competencies as we incorporate them in every task we undertake.  

Industry: IT Support & Telecoms, IT Project Management

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Barratt Developments

ASPIRE Graduate, Construction at Barratt Developments

Application Advice: Understand the industry, where it's come from - and more importantly where it's going!

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering, Construction Project Management

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Barratt Developments

ASPIRE Graduate, at Barratt Developments

Application Advice: Do your research on the company and the industry before your interviews and assessment centre. Be yourself and be positive. They are not looking for grads specifically from a related degree, they want the RIGHT people who can learn, adapt and make a positive change for the business further down the line.

Interview Advice: Ask lots of questions. Think about examples of different times you showed resilience or managed conflict or went above and beyond etc. It's all good stating you can do it but you need to be able to back it up. Prepare, prepare, prepare. If you are well prepared, the interviewer will pick up on it and will know how badly you want the job.

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering, Construction Project Management

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Computacenter

Project Co-ordinator, Projects Practice at Computacenter

Application Advice: Be enthusiastic, be willing to understand a range of technologies and have a bit of personality about you.

Interview Advice: - Read up on company values (Winning together) - Have examples/evidence of skills - Be prepared - Don't waffle - Mostly competency based questions

Industry: IT Support & Telecoms, IT Project Management

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Berkeley Group

Sustainability Advisor, Sustainability at Berkeley Group

Application Advice: Understand the companies values under Our Vision and be able to show practical as well as theoretical abilities.

Interview Advice: Dress to impress. Try to find out which department heads are interviewing you and understand the angle they might be coming from.

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering, Construction Project Management

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Berkeley Group

Assistant Site Manager, London at Berkeley Group

Application Advice: Make sure you do a sandwich placement if there is one available on your degree! Find out about the company before applying.

Interview Advice: Turn up with practical examples of what you can do.

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering, Construction Project Management

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Bouygues Energies & Services

Graduate Engineer, Various at Bouygues Energies & Services

Application Advice: Research the company fully first.

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering, Construction Project Management

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Transport for London

Graduate Quantity Surveyor, at Transport for London

Application Advice: Develop a wide range of skills and an eye for detail, keep contacts and be diligent.

Interview Advice: Know your stuff: revise traditional quantity surveying areas, and then revise some more. Do not make up answers: own up when you don't have an answer rather than make one up. Apply yourself: Show your interest in the process, ask questions. Be passionate: Interviewers are good at spotting this, read up on related construction news and show your love for the industry.

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering, Construction Project Management

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Accenture

PPSM Analyst, Technology at Accenture

Application Advice: #NAME?

Interview Advice: #NAME?

Industry: IT Support & Telecoms, IT Project Management

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Thales

Project Manager, PMO at Thales

Application Advice: Research the company beforehand.

Interview Advice: Practice interview questions until it becomes second nature.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Project Management

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MBDA

Project Manager, at MBDA

Application Advice: Do your research on the role, company and why you think you are the best candidate for the job. Be yourself, confident and be able to sell yourself. Revise competence questions and technical questions based on your role. All MBDA projects involve teams, be able to demonstrate and give examples that you are a team player.

Interview Advice: Standard interview questions - Tell me about the company, Tell me about yourself, Why do you think you are the best candidate for this job. A lot of competence and technical questions.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Project Management

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Amey

Project Manager, Project Management at Amey

Application Advice: Learn the Amey values and match them to your experiences. Learn how to answer competency based questions.

Interview Advice: Use the STAR technique when answering questions. Try to use personal, academic and professional examples.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Project Management

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Amey

Procedure Manager, at Amey

Application Advice: Be interesting/different, outgoing and show a desire to learn and succeed. Be confident and happy to get your opinion across.

Interview Advice: You are in the interview try to bring something interesting or unique that not everybody does. Something that shows both your drive but isn't your run of the mill experience.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Project Management

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Accenture

Project Manager, PM Team at Accenture

Application Advice: Do as much reading as you can around the role in your own time - there are tons of resources around for such a common role.

Interview Advice: Preparation, preparation, preparation. Never say you can not answer a question, if you are unable to think of an answer right away say you need time, they'll let you think about it before answering.

Industry: IT Support & Telecoms, IT Project Management

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Tamdown Group

Site Manager, at Tamdown Group

Application Advice: Have to be outgoing and do not be afraid to ask questions.

Interview Advice: Be prepared and do your research.

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering, Construction Project Management

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Amey

Management Graduate, at Amey

Application Advice: Geographical mobility is essential.

Interview Advice: Understanding the different services Amey provides will help reflect your interest in the business.

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering, Construction Project Management

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Amey

Programme Manager, Central Government and Utilites at Amey

Application Advice: - Take time with questions and make sure that you align your strengths to what they are looking for. - Don't think that you are in competition at the Assessment centre as each are scored individually by each examiner and make sure you work collaborative

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering, Construction Project Management

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Amey

Management Graduate, Commercial at Amey

Application Advice: Answer questions thoroughly and apply the STAR (Situation, Task, Action and Result) structure.

Interview Advice: Undertake extensive research about the company and industry. Role plays to determine how you deal with and react to difficult situations. Demonstrating how you behave in teams. Why Amey? Why should we employ you?

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering, Construction Project Management

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Amey

Graduate Project Manager, Consulting Project Management Team at Amey

Application Advice: Candidates need to be organised and motivated to enable them to work both individually and in a team being accountable for their own work. Provide examples of achievements you feel can be related to working in an organisation, such as Amey.

Interview Advice: Prepare and research the organisation (Structure, Board of Directors, Divisional Breakdown, Latest News, Key Figures). Most will be nervous, take your time, the interviewers fully understand you will be nervous and appreciate you taking your time to provide the answer. Prepare some form of joke. (You will need to make the interviewer laugh.)

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering, Construction Project Management

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Amey

Assistand PM, at Amey

Application Advice: Be confident and flexible.

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering, Construction Project Management

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Amey

Graduate Environmentalist, Environment & Sustainability at Amey

Application Advice: - Be yourself. Everyone I've met at Amey are very genuine and being yourself is highly valued.

Interview Advice: - Read up on the company objectives and values. The company does live by them.

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering, Construction Project Management

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Amey

Management Graduate – Operations Manager, Local Government at Amey

Application Advice: When applying for a job within Amey it is important that you reflect that you understand and follow Amey values the same as your awareness for H&S high priority for the company.

Interview Advice: Just be yourself, they are not looking for a certain type of candidate, they just want to know where and how you would fit within the organisation, as variety of profiles makes the company rich in skills and capabilities.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Project Management

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Hilti GB Ltd

Account manger, Sales at Hilti GB Ltd

Application Advice: Be prepared for a full on role with self management important and ability to hit targets.

Interview Advice: Career progression is key with Hilti as well as already having their four key values.

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering, Construction Project Management

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Hilti GB Ltd

CSR, Service at Hilti GB Ltd

Application Advice: Be yourself.

Interview Advice: Every question requires examples from your previous roles.

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering, Construction Project Management

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Hilti GB Ltd

Account Manager, Steel and Metal at Hilti GB Ltd

Application Advice: Be enthusiastic about the role and the company, make sure you align your goals and targets with the companies. Make sure you understand the role, and what it encounters and how you would fill this role successfully.

Interview Advice: Customer Service Teamwork Goal and Target Setting Progression

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering, Construction Project Management

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Hilti GB Ltd

Account Manager, at Hilti GB Ltd

Application Advice: Be prepared to work hard, be on your own and manage your day.

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering, Construction Project Management

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Hilti GB Ltd

Graduate, London at Hilti GB Ltd

Application Advice: Research role - it is very different to most graduate 'engineering' positions so make sure you are aware of this and what your day-to-day activities may be.

Interview Advice: Try to understand business/company as a whole e.g. how engineering interacts with sales.

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering, Construction Project Management

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Thales

Finance Graduate, at Thales

Application Advice: Be clear and concise in your application when answering questions and practice maths and english tests online.

Interview Advice: Make sure you understand the different business areas that Thales operates in, specifically within the country you're applying in. Thales France's operations differ to Thales' UK operations even though we're the same company. Give yourself lots of time to complete the questions in the written portion of the interview.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Project Management

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Thales

Project Support Graduate, at Thales

Application Advice: Only apply for this role if you are interested in the rail industry.

Interview Advice: Research the company

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Project Management

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Thales

Project Management Graduate, Land & Air System at Thales

Application Advice: DO YOUR HOMEWORK!! this is paramount to both Thales and the wider working world. If you turn up to an interview or assessment centre having done no research about the company you will find yourself wanting very early on. Also if you attend something similar purely for practise you will get 100% more out of it if you put some effort in. Just have a basic idea of what the company does and where you would fit in, for extra points if you can say why you want to join that always goes down well.

Interview Advice: There are 2 interviews along with the standard group and written exercises. The first will be a presentation and then a business interview. My best advice would be to follow the brief you are sent. then structure your presentation around it! then have some basic business competence and you'll be fine. The second is a competency based interview. Again if you can do some work on this before thats ideal, Also don't make something up if you don't have an example. The interviewers do this for a living and will sniff you out, be honest, If you don't have that experience they will ask another question.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Project Management

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Thales

Assistant Programme Manager, Naval at Thales

Application Advice: Discuss the business, tailor your answers towards real examples from Thales history. Be aware of current and future projects, figures and facts.

Interview Advice: Gear studying towards behavioural competencies.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Project Management

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MBDA

Graduate, Business and Performance at MBDA

Application Advice: Make sure to highlight any distinguishing traits or attributes to set you apart from the rest of the applicants.

Interview Advice: Research the company and systems along with any current affairs the company is involved in.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Project Management

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Sir Robert McAlpine

Building Services Manager, Delivery at Sir Robert McAlpine

Application Advice: Ask to do some work experience prior. This will show initiative and give you a better idea of what the job entails.

Interview Advice: Ensure you are keen to learn and that comes across in the interview.

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering, Construction Project Management

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Sir Robert McAlpine

Package Manager, NLE project at Sir Robert McAlpine

Application Advice: Good job, not the best money, but show you are capable and you will gain much more experience than if you sit by idle.

Interview Advice: Why do you want to work in this industry? What do you know about the company?

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering, Construction Project Management

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Morgan Advanced Materials

Alphawool Production Lead, Thermal Ceramics at Morgan Advanced Materials

Application Advice: It is not all about what you know now, it is your capacity to learn and adapt that will be beneficial to your application. Problem solving skills are the best skills to show.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Project Management

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Sir Robert McAlpine

Graduate Quantity Surveyor, Commercial Team at Sir Robert McAlpine

Application Advice: Look at some of the Contractors key projects and think of some reasons why they stand out to you and why you would want to work for a company that builds such projects.

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering, Construction Project Management

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Sir Robert McAlpine

Quantity Surveyor, Commercial at Sir Robert McAlpine

Application Advice: Show interest in the company and their values/family history etc.

Interview Advice: Be yourself.

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering, Construction Project Management

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Sir Robert McAlpine

Quantity Surveyor, London Region at Sir Robert McAlpine

Application Advice: Make sure you know the company well and that you have enthusiasm and knowledge. Also make sure you are completely honest in your application.

Interview Advice: It is a two way interview so make sure you go with a clear idea of what sort of job you want and where you want your career to go.

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering, Construction Project Management

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Bouygues UK

Ass. Site Engineer, GMV at Bouygues UK

Application Advice: Be yourself, it's not all about the technical knowledge.

Interview Advice: Be honest but emphasise your competence and abilities.

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering, Construction Project Management

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Bouygues UK

Package/floor manager, Science Block University of hertfordshire HATFIELD at Bouygues UK

Application Advice: Motivation and time is required to join this company.

Interview Advice: Motivation and experience to be presented fairly.

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering, Construction Project Management

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Bouygues UK

Assistant Site Manager, London at Bouygues UK

Application Advice: Be aware that this position requires consistent personal involvement.

Interview Advice: Show that a building site is where you want to work.

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering, Construction Project Management

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GlaxoSmithKline

IT Associate, Change Management at GlaxoSmithKline

Application Advice: Focus on why GSK, not just pharma industry. If you get through to later stages ensure you do thorough research about the area you will be joining.

Industry: IT Support & Telecoms, IT Project Management

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Taylor Wimpey

Graduate, Land at Taylor Wimpey

Application Advice: Research company values and history. Look at prestigious projects TW has undertaken. Know the land process.

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering, Construction Project Management

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Bouygues UK

Assistant site manager, Production at Bouygues UK

Application Advice: Be prepared to work the hours, and research outside your office hours to give yourself the breadth of knowledge you will need.

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering, Construction Project Management

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Bouygues UK

Assistant Site Manager, at Bouygues UK

Application Advice: Demonstrate some fundamental understanding of the construction industry and project management.

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering, Construction Project Management

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HSBC Bank Plc

Project Manager, Big Data at HSBC Bank Plc

Application Advice: Values, courageous integrity, maths skills, be personable. You have to talk to people all over the world every day and so being able to handle this is so important.

Industry: IT Support & Telecoms, IT Project Management

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Bidwells

Graduate Project Manager, Project Management / Building Consultancy at Bidwells

Application Advice: Bidwells is a great environment in which to learn and gain experience. The company also encourages participation in a number of sports activities and social events.

Interview Advice: An enthusiastic approach to learning and innovation is key.

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering, Construction Project Management

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Lendlease

Assistant Commercial Manager, at Lendlease

Application Advice: Make sure you're passionate about the company and role you are applying for.

Interview Advice: Be yourself and show all you can do.

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering, Construction Project Management

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Kier

Graduate Design Manager, at Kier

Interview Advice: Try and work the Kier principle's into part of your answer. Be upfront about what your looking for- There's a lot of roles within the company so if you know what you want to do or be working on say in your interview.

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering, Construction Project Management

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Kier

, at Kier

Application Advice: Apply early.

Interview Advice: Have good team working and social skills, be genuine.

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering, Construction Project Management

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Mott MacDonald

Technical Advisor, Strategic Consultancy Services at Mott MacDonald

Application Advice: Be yourself, you need good interpersonal skills.

Interview Advice: Most interviewers are looking for good personalities.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Project Management

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Capgemini UK plc

Project Manager, Projects at Capgemini UK plc

Application Advice: Speak to someone at the graduate events that Capgemini attend. Take their details and show passion for getting into the industry.

Interview Advice: Be positive, contribute, proactive. enjoy your time at the AC, involve others and try to help other people who you feel need it.

Industry: IT Support & Telecoms, IT Project Management

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Mott MacDonald

Graduate Quantity Surveyor, Property at Mott MacDonald

Application Advice: Gain work experience that you can use in your applications, this shows you have an interest in the area.

Interview Advice: Be confident when speaking in an interview and present yourself in a way that shows you are enthusiastic about your chosen career area. Discuss work experience you have gained and any discussion topics on your chosen field of work that are relevant in the news currently.

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering, Construction Project Management

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Kier

, at Kier

Application Advice: Be confident in what you're capable of, stay true to yourself. It's the person itself that matters in this company.

Interview Advice: My interview was very informal, The Project director is so friendly and he makes the atmosphere as relaxed as possible, just so I can present myself in the best way possible.

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering, Construction Project Management

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Bouygues UK

Assistant Site Manager, Construction Management Team at Bouygues UK

Application Advice: Show competence from previous education/experience. Show enthusiasm and interest that sets you apart from others. Show attributes that display your character. Show how you are prepared for the transition from education to full-time employment.

Interview Advice: Sell yourself in the application phase: CV & cover letter. Be prepared to prove that you want the job and are ready for it. Know what you want, be forward thinking. Be honest.

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering, Construction Project Management

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Mott MacDonald

Project Controller, Commercial Management at Mott MacDonald

Application Advice: Ensure there is something different on your CV that will make it memorable.

Interview Advice: Be yourself. It's to hard to pretend to be something you're not forever.

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering, Construction Project Management

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Thales

Assistant Project Manager, AVS at Thales

Interview Advice: Be passionate in your interview - they really want to give you the job!

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Project Management

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Thales

Assistant Project Manager, at Thales

Application Advice: It's a generic application so make sure you pull examples from many different aspects of your life and tailor them to the question.

Interview Advice: Make sure you know the material that you are presenting as well as information about the company.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Project Management

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Thales

Business Process Analyst, Project Management at Thales

Application Advice: The assessment centre is tough. Try to relax, if you don't know what to say as an answer then don't make things up and don't be afraid to really sell your qualities.

Interview Advice: A lot of the questions I was asked referred to how I've worked in teams. Try to think of different examples that demonstrate different qualities of your work ethic. Examples of leadership are always good too.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Project Management

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TJX Europe

Stores Programme Analyst, Stores Programme at TJX Europe

Application Advice: In TK maxx it's not that important what degree you have done or what grades you have achieved, they're looking for people to fit the culture. First things first I would research the culture and model any answers to questions around that, that's shows you've done your homework.

Interview Advice: They always like to ask at least one whacky question. Mine was "If you were a road sign, what road sign would you be?" Overall the interviews are really relaxed and I never felt that much under pressure whilst in them. Though I would say they ask everyone for feedback on you, keep your A-game on you throughout the entire process, if someone overhears you say something at lunch, you will be judged over it.

Industry: IT Support & Telecoms, IT Project Management

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Kier

Graduate Engineer, Kier Eastern at Kier

Application Advice: Maximize previous experience.

Interview Advice: Be open, honest, social and communicative to managers, know Kier basics / vision 2020.

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering, Construction Project Management

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Thales

Graduate Project Manager, Defence Mission Systems at Thales

Application Advice: Try to learn about a few of the big projects so you can demonstrate a genuine interest in what Thales does.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Project Management

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Thales

Assitant Project Manager, Connect – London Underground at Thales

Application Advice: Be truthful and open. Also research what Thales does and what part or area you are interested in does for Thales. E.g. Procurement, project management etc.

Interview Advice: Ensure that you have examples ready for certain skills. Such as when have you worked in a team, when have you had to manage a budget? etc.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Project Management

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Laing O'Rourke

QS, at Laing O’Rourke

Interview Advice: Push back if you are asked challenging questions. H&S is key, make sure you have answers to any possible questions in this area.

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering, Construction Project Management

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Thales

Graduate Programme Manager, at Thales

Application Advice: Emphasise the 'one team/one Thales' mantra, and the other unified company aims. Express interest in what you will add to the business as well as how it will develop you as a person.

Interview Advice: For business applicants - know a bit about competitors and be ready to answer some very specific questions about your skills. Know what you can offer and what your experience has been inside out.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Project Management

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Lendlease

Assistant Commercial Manager, at Lendlease

Interview Advice: Be yourself and when asked about your biggest challenges, always end with what you learnt.

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering, Construction Project Management

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Lendlease

Aassitant Construction Manager, Scotland at Lendlease

Application Advice: Be very open minded and be prepared to travel.

Interview Advice: Conduct research in the company goals and mind sets. Be prepared to conduct team activities as part of an application.

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering, Construction Project Management

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Lendlease

Assistant Construction Manager, Project SLAM at Lendlease

Application Advice: Be willing to be flexible in location of working area. Understand what Lendlease are about.

Interview Advice: Be confident. Learn the core values.

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering, Construction Project Management

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Laing O'Rourke

Quantity Surveyor, Commerical at Laing O’Rourke

Application Advice: Ensure you read about the company before you go to your first interview; also current affairs that are relevant to the sector.

Interview Advice: Examples of team working and problem solving- real life examples.

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering, Construction Project Management

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Babcock International Group

Business Management Graduate, Corporate Development at Babcock International Group

Application Advice: Apply early, applications usually open around September for intake the following September.

Interview Advice: Be yourself! The assesment centres are very well run and feel relatively relaxed (compared to others) they want to give everybody an equal chance so don't feel like you need to be the loudest. Your ability and personality will make you stand out.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Project Management

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Laing O'Rourke

Quantity Surveyor, Commercial at Laing O’Rourke

Application Advice: Identify any relevant experience that could demonstrate you would be ideal for the role. Either in the work environment or during time at university.

Interview Advice: Be prepared to analyse financial data.

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering, Construction Project Management

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Laing O'Rourke

Graduate Planner, Planning at Laing O’Rourke

Application Advice: Be flexible.

Interview Advice: Study hard. Practice.

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering, Construction Project Management

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Laing O'Rourke

Information Manager, Work-winning at Laing O’Rourke

Application Advice: Research about the companies Innovation agendas.

Interview Advice: Learn about the company and its ethos.

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering, Construction Project Management

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Kier

Graduate Quantity Surveyor, Kier Construction Northern at Kier

Application Advice: Undertake work experience or placements.

Interview Advice: What are you strengths and weaknesses? Describe a time when you worked well in a team and why? Where do you see yourself in 5-10 years? Hobbies and Interests. Construction related knowledge.

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering, Construction Project Management

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Atos

Graduate Project Manager, Project Management at Atos

Interview Advice: Search online to find examples of previous Atos interview questions and prepare suitable responses. Always be yourself and try to enjoy the experience if you can.

Industry: IT Support & Telecoms, IT Project Management

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Galliford Try

Graduate Quantity Surveyor, Commercial at Galliford Try

Application Advice: Dress smart.

Interview Advice: Read up on the company.

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering, Construction Project Management

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Galliford Try

Site Manager, North at Galliford Try

Application Advice: Be prepared to live, breath and sleep work. Always ask for help from someone higher up if you need it.

Interview Advice: Be honest.

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering, Construction Project Management

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Galliford Try

Graduate QS, at Galliford Try

Application Advice: Just do it, I hate interviews and find them intimidating, but the experience of this process was enjoyable.

Interview Advice: Was brought in through assessment day which involved quick test, team exercises and a short interview. Was a good experience and the bit of advice that got me through the assessment was to show how well you can work/interact with people in a positive manner to work towards an end goal.

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering, Construction Project Management

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Kier

Graduate QS, at Kier

Application Advice: Had to go to an assessment centre and do a presentation and interview. Heard back within 2 weeks.

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering, Construction Project Management

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Procter & Gamble

IT Project Manager, at Procter & Gamble

Application Advice: P&G looks for leadership, be sure to call this out irrespective of the function you are applying for. Ensure you practise the psychometric testing; too many good students slip up here.

Interview Advice: Competency based; follow the CAR format with your answers. C - Context of the situation/Example. A - Actions that you personally took. R - Results of your actions.

Industry: IT Support & Telecoms, IT Project Management

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Kier

Quantity Surveyor, Infrastructure at Kier

Application Advice: Ensure your CV is relatable to the job for which you have applied. Demonstrate the required skills & enthusiasm.

Interview Advice: Knowledge of Kier's 2020 vision. Showcase the Kier values within your experience whilst at interview.

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering, Construction Project Management

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Lendlease

Assistant Commercial Manager, at Lendlease

Application Advice: Be as detailed as possible.

Interview Advice: Think positive, think of the interview as a conversation with a senior manager rather than someone quizzing you. The interviewer wants to know if you're right for the team so it's best to be as relaxed as possible.

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering, Construction Project Management

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Lendlease

Construction Manager, Construction London at Lendlease

Application Advice: Be prepared to be thrown in at the deep end.

Interview Advice: Greatest achievements. Strengths and weaknesses.

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering, Construction Project Management

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Procter & Gamble

Procter & Gamble

Application Advice: Do your research make sure you know who we are and what we believe in. Practice the online tests and proof read your CV.

Interview Advice: Just be yourself, you need to remember the interviewers are real people they want to see someone they'd enjoy working with. Make sure you've recapped on the company and know everything you have on your CV.

Industry: IT Support & Telecoms, IT Project Management

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Taylor Wimpey

Graduate Management Trainee, at Taylor Wimpey

Application Advice: Set aside the time to complete it to the best of your ability.

Interview Advice: Who you are is more important to them than your qualifications. Be yourself. Embrace your weaknesses. Prepare well, be sure to research the company and the housing industry

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering, Construction Project Management

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Kier

Graduate Quantity Surveyor, Infrastructure and Overseas at Kier

Application Advice: Research the basic jobs a quantity surveyor must do on a construction project. Show enthusiasm for the role and the industry in general and convey your willingness to learn and develop as employers will never expect you to know everything before you even start. Furthermore prior to the interview research the company and current high profile and interesting jobs they are carrying out.

Interview Advice: I was asked to explain various scenarios I have been in, whether it was personal of professional. I had to explain the problem that arose form this scenario and how I dealt with it and solved it by using specific techniques and skills. Always be prepared to ask them questions at the end of it as essentially it is your future and your potential long term career and company. Always prepare examples of weaknesses you have as well as strengths. Make sure the weaknesses can also be interpreted as strengths in certain aspects.

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering, Construction Project Management

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Arcadis

Project Manager, Buildings at Arcadis

Application Advice: Show passion and understanding of the role. We have a lot of people apply for a role without really understanding what we do. Make sure that you not only understand the day to day roles expected, but also that you are passionate about that role.

Interview Advice: A simple piece of advice that is often missed/overlooked, is to know the website inside out. Know what we do, where we do it and know our values. Our values and vision are very important to us.

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering, Construction Project Management

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Kier

Graduate Quantity Surveyor, Quantity Surveying at Kier

Application Advice: Candidates need to show flexibility (construction involves fair amount of commuting), motivation and drive to achieve remarkable career; be open minded and be themselves.

Interview Advice: Just be calm, positive and with a smile on your face; stress and negativism will lead to failure.

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering, Construction Project Management

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National Grid

Junior Project Manager, Corporate at National Grid

Application Advice: Know and understand the fundamentals of the business and the energy market. Research into what activities Grid undertake which may not be obvious at first glance.

Interview Advice: Be prepared to demonstrate why you have applied and want to work for Grid over other companies.

Industry: IT Support & Telecoms, IT Project Management

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Thames Water

Project Manager, at Thames Water

Application Advice: Be honest about your aspirations and Thames Water should be able to cater for them.

Interview Advice: Be yourself. Then if you are selected you know that you are suitable and that the recruiters do not have a false sense of who you are.

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering, Construction Project Management

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Mars

Project Engineer, at Mars

Application Advice: Research the company. Important to be well-rounded - not just technical.

Interview Advice: Be yourself!

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Project Management

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Babcock International Group

Business Management Graduate, Critical Services at Babcock International Group

Application Advice: Being flexible is a key attribute to this scheme due to the very nature of moving placements. Try to show examples of where you have been adaptable and flexible. They also like people keen to do a large variation of placements (e.g. cross-functional) so having some motivation for gaining experience in different areas would be good.

Interview Advice: After online assessments there was a telephone interview which, compared to other interviews, was very relaxed. It was used much more to gain a feel for who you are. Questions such as 'why did you chose your course/ university?' 'Why didn't you chose that career instead?' These could have been seen as a few curveballs but actually just answering honestly seemed to work. After which there was an all-day assessment at Aston Villa football club- consisting of Business Game, Interview and Group Work followed by individual presentation of the group work. The whole day was really well run and the people very welcoming and friendly. It was my first assessment day and really put my nerves at ease- I had two others after which were much more stressful!

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Project Management

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Balfour Beatty

Assistant Quantity Surveying, at Balfour Beatty

Application Advice: Be accurate in your experiences. Balfour Beatty take on a wide range of graduates with different skill sets so don't be scared to show them you have a varied skillset which allows your brain to work in different ways.

Interview Advice: Show passion and enthusiasm to wanting to learn. They can smell this from miles away and will be impressed. Remember not everyone knows everything and if you show them you are willing to learn and recognise you do not understand something - they will appreciate this. Come across as yourself in the interview and smile.

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering, Construction Project Management

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Arcadia Group

, at Arcadia Group

Application Advice: If you are applying for this job, it is obviously a job you want and you should show that in your application. You may think that they don't need to know every single experience or training you have, it may seem like something small you did a year or ago but all your experiences, training and skills is what makes you capable to do that job and you should portray that as much as possible. Don't be afraid to inject some personality into the application, especially if there is a section where you are asked about yourself. Applying for a job never focuses 100% on whether you can do the actual job, your personality is also observed, the employer wants to see if you are a nice person, will you get on well with colleagues and if you are right for them.

Interview Advice: Preparation is key! Don't arrive to the interview without having researched the job and company. An interview is not only about them finding out if you are suitable for the position but its also about you finding out if it's a job/company that will suit you. If you have carried out research and prepared questions you want to ask, you will gain a better understanding of what the job/company will require of you. It will also put you at ease as you will not enter your interview with nothing to say or ask. Again, a bit of personality is great, at the end of the day you may all be colleagues and will spend a lot of time together, showing them you are a nice person is a good thing. Lastly, don't be nervous, an interview is not about testing what you do and do not know, they have read your CV and asked you for an interview, they know you are capable for the position. An interview is about showcasing your knowledge and skills and showing them you do know what you're talking about!

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering, Construction Project Management

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Capgemini UK plc

PMO Lead, PMO at Capgemini UK plc

Application Advice: Be precise in your answers.

Interview Advice: Be outgoing and show you can listen an build on answers in the group interview.

Industry: IT Support & Telecoms, IT Project Management

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Kier

Assistant Quantity Surveyor, Scotland at Kier

Application Advice: - Be enthusiastic. - Understand the 2020 Vision.

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering, Construction Project Management

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Siemens

Business Graduate, Performance Control at Siemens

Application Advice: Be yourself and show why you want to work for the company.

Interview Advice: Make sure you've done your research and are well prepared, questions varied depending on the case study/ your presentation.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Project Management

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BT (British Telecom)

Comms and Engagement Manager, Openreach at BT (British Telecom)

Application Advice: Read the website well. Look at the BT Values. Be authentic and show examples of leadership. Crucial to have an understanding of the telecoms market.

Interview Advice: Leadership questions. Purposeful questions. The interviewer wants you to show your strengths.

Industry: IT Support & Telecoms, IT Project Management

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BT (British Telecom)

Project Manager, Project Management at BT (British Telecom)

Application Advice: Understand the basics of the complex nature of how BT is structured, the markets it operates in and the trends and competitors in those markets. Understand and value the importance it places on putting the customer first at the heart of every decision it makes.

Industry: IT Support & Telecoms, IT Project Management

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BT (British Telecom)

National Logistics and Commerical managmenet, at BT (British Telecom)

Application Advice: Be genuine and give strong examples.

Interview Advice: Thoroughly research all aspects of the company - there's a lot more to BT than people realise!

Industry: IT Support & Telecoms, IT Project Management

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Arcadis

Graduate Project Manager, Buildings at Arcadis

Application Advice: I think that a general awareness of the projects that Arcadis undertake and the company ethos is pivotal.

Interview Advice: It is important to be enthusiastic about the company and job role. I think it's important that you develop a key understanding of the job role you are applying for and what you think you can bring to the company.

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering, Construction Project Management

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Arcadis

Graduate Construction Project Management, Property at Arcadis

Application Advice: Be confident, demonstrate your passion, experience and how your studies will support you in your new role. Know the company and understand the sector you're interested in.

Interview Advice: Confidence in interview, work well as part of a group in the group task and strong presentation skills.

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering, Construction Project Management

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Arcadia Group

Cost Consultant, Property at Arcadia Group

Application Advice: If you are passionate about the Built Environment but are not yet sure of exactly what career route you want to take, Arcadis is the place to be. If you want Purpose from a career which affects every element of the Built Environment; Water, Infrastructure, Environment and Buildings then Arcadis is the place to be. You are actively supported to experience other career routes in order to allow you to enjoy your work whilst delivering best value for the clients and Arcadis. Expect to be challenged but remember that your career will always be in your own hands.

Interview Advice: Research the company. Research the news relating to Arcadis and the economy generally. Smile, enjoy it, make friends with the other candidates. Get as much experience and extra Curricular on your CV as possible.

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering, Construction Project Management

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Arcadis

Assistant Project Manager, Commercial Developers at Arcadis

Application Advice: Speak to an employee prior to applying, they will be happy to help you and to guide you in the application process.

Interview Advice: Practice all the standard aptitude style questions and have solid answers prepared for why you want to work for Arcadis etc. Research the company thoroughly, as well as the industry and associated current affairs. Make sure that you speak to lots of people at the assessment day, including current employees and assessors.

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering, Construction Project Management

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BT (British Telecom)

Provincial Frames Manager, Network Engineering at BT (British Telecom)

Application Advice: Apply quickly as the roles get snapped up and it is well worth it.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Project Management

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Arcadis

Graduate Project Manager, Residential Property at Arcadis

Application Advice: Be able to show transferable skills and argue how they will come in handy. Make sure you show a genuine interest in the built environment and the role you are applying for.

Interview Advice: Be confident in your own voice. The type of personality that gets the job is one that can hold a conversation, speak their voice and not be afraid to give an answer. Don't be quiet.

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering, Construction Project Management

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Arcadis

Graduate Consultant, Environment at Arcadis

Application Advice: - Research the sector you are applying to work in extensively. - Be ready to work outside for long periods of time in sometimes inhospitable industrial sites and areas.

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering, Construction Project Management

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Mars

Graduate Project Engineer, Engineering at Mars

Application Advice: Be confident in yourself and your abilities. The company does not employ experts, only those who can learn quickly and manage people. If you are very technically-focused do not apply. Little to no technical knowledge is applied. This is a people-management role.

Interview Advice: Use three words to describe yourself. What three words would your close friends and family use to describe you? Why are these different? Don't just talk to people in the tasks. Talk to everyone you see as this reflects well on you as a person and identifies you as the type of person who Mars employ.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Project Management

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Mars

Project Engineer, Wrapping/Process at Mars

Application Advice: Read up about the company, what targets does it have over the next 5 years (more engineering focused). Look into the 5 principles and think of ways you've demonstrated these. Look into the programmes Mars runs. E.g. Mars in the community, etc.

Interview Advice: Again...read up about the company, what targets does it have over the next 5 years (more engineering focused). Look into the 5 principles and think of ways you've demonstrated these. I could give you loads of generic advice but really all I'd say is be yourself, be confident and show some passion for the role. So long as you do this and you're a good fit, you'll get the job.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Project Management

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Arcadis

Quantity Surveyor, Quantity Surveying at Arcadis

Application Advice: Be different and make yourself stand out.

Interview Advice: What is your biggest weakness?

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering, Construction Project Management

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BT (British Telecom)

Project Manager, Openreach at BT (British Telecom)

Application Advice: Relate previous experience to the strengths and values specified on BT's website. Practice logic/numerical reasoning before sitting the actual test but it's nothing too difficult.

Interview Advice: Focus on BT's desired skills and match the ones you have to BT's values. The interview is not competency focussed any more, but it is good to have these desired values in your head. Instead of a "tell me about a time when...", the interview is more strength based where you are asked your opinion on situations, "what would you do", etc. However it is important to note that this has only changed this year and the interview was competency based when I was hired.

Industry: IT Support & Telecoms, IT Project Management

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Morgan Advanced Materials

New Business Development Manager, at Morgan Advanced Materials

Application Advice: Be honest whilst promoting yourself and your key skills. What else do you have to offer apart from your degree? It is a leadership programme as much as a graduate one, so have some examples of leadership opportunities you may have had.

Interview Advice: Be yourself and remember an interview is a two-way thing - you can ask questions too. Don't assume you will never see your interviewer again - Morgan folk are quite well connected!

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Project Management

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Arcadis

Cost Consultant, Aviation at Arcadis

Application Advice: My advice for applying for this role would be as follows: - Ensure that you CV has no grammar or spelling mistakes. - Be yourself - Arcadis wants to know about you. - Ask questions (you will be asking questions throughout your career). - Punctuality and Dress code is important (turn up before your meeting and dress for the job).

Interview Advice: Questions I was asked: - Why do you want to work for Arcadis? - What experience do you have for the role? - They also asked questions about information that was on my CV. - General questions about the company.

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering, Construction Project Management

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Capita

Graduate Project Manager, SAP at Capita

Application Advice: Think about your suitability for the role. Be yourself during the application process.

Interview Advice: Prepare using the STAR technique. Be energetic, outgoing and positive.

Industry: IT Support & Telecoms, IT Project Management

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Capgemini UK plc

Applications Consultant, Delivery at Capgemini UK plc

Application Advice: Be honest and relevant.

Interview Advice: Be honest, yourself and even if you don't have any IT experience be open about it and to learning about it.

Industry: IT Support & Telecoms, IT Project Management

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Crest Nicholson

Graduate Trainee, Commercial/Surveying at Crest Nicholson

Application Advice: Show enthusiasm and be eager to learn as much as possible. Always have a justification for decisions you have made.

Interview Advice: What are your strengths/weaknesses? What do you know about the company or what we do? What models did you cover and what did you learn at university? What hobbies do you have in your spare time?

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering, Construction Project Management

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Kier

Graduate Quantity Surveyor, Construction Scotland at Kier

Interview Advice: Be confident when you walk through the door and if you don't know something inform the interviewer that you don't know. Tell them you will go find the answer and either call them or email them the answer.

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering, Construction Project Management

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Kier

Technical Administrator, Bid Team at Kier

Application Advice: Answer in a way which meets the requirements of the type of person that they are looking for.

Interview Advice: Be prepared and always bring a portfolio of work.

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering, Construction Project Management

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Kier

Assistant Design Manager, London at Kier

Application Advice: Be open and honest, Kier values your character before your skill set!

Interview Advice: Current Skill level. What do I do outside of work? Leadership qualities. Confidence. Ability to work under demand.

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering, Construction Project Management

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Atos

Graduate Project Manager, at Atos

Application Advice: Just the same as other Grad scheme applications, take your time with the application and do your research.

Interview Advice: They have changed the assessment centre.

Industry: IT Support & Telecoms, IT Project Management

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Kier

Graduate Quantity Surveyor, Commercial at Kier

Application Advice: Good knowledge of contracts and contract administration, experience in administrative or procurement roles can be beneficial, showcase times when you were "enthusiastic", "collaborative" and "innovative".

Interview Advice: Show that you can work well as part of a team and have a knack for problem solving, but most importantly be yourself and don't be afraid to voice your opinions/ideas.

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering, Construction Project Management

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Network Rail

Graduate Project Manager, at Network Rail

Application Advice: Do plenty of research around the company as it is very diverse. Try and show your personality in your application/ interview.

Interview Advice: Even if you don't have an engineering or project management related degree, think about other examples you could use to show your interest or where you might have managed projects in other work (e.g. in your degree).

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Project Management

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Kier

Graduate Quantity Surveyor, Commercial at Kier

Application Advice: Try to get some work experience. If you can take a placement year, then that is ideal. For me, I did not have a first degree in a construction-related subject (it was in History), so I organised with a contractor to spend a week at a project. I took a week off work from my job at the time to gain an insight, offer something interesting to include in my application and confirm this was the career I wanted to pursue. Also, make sure you read the job description and cover how you meet that criteria in the application. If in the past you have not done exactly what they are asking for, display times and experiences when you have gained and used skills that will enable you to carry out the required tasks once you are doing that job.

Interview Advice: Bring enthusiasm and drive to the table. Ensure you understand what the job is about, what the company do, and what you want from your career.

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering, Construction Project Management

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Kier

Graduate Quantity Surveyor, Kier Construction Eastern at Kier

Application Advice: Use words such as "professional" in your CV to describe yourself!

Interview Advice: The interview day is very intensive, and lasts around 8 hours. You need to come in prepared for the interview as they ask lots of questions on current construction economics. Be prepared to do the group activities that require a lot of group interaction.

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering, Construction Project Management

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Network Rail

Scheme Project Manager, Network Rail Telecoms at Network Rail

Application Advice: Make sure you: Research the industry, company, future of the railway. They don't expect you to know a lot but being able to talk about the above in some level of detail will show you're interested in the organisation. Safety and performance go hand in hand it is a key mantra of the company! Try to work safety into your application.

Interview Advice: You will get asked motivational questions, a few competency questions and a technical related question. Prepare as well as you can with examples for your competencies which reflect you in the best manner.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Project Management

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Atos

Graduate Project Manager, Bidding at Atos

Application Advice: Be yourself and sell yourself on what you can do, not what you have done.

Interview Advice: Willing to be mobile - answer yes!

Industry: IT Support & Telecoms, IT Project Management

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Atos

Project Mangement officer, PIP at Atos

Application Advice: Double check the work. Also, do your research on the company before you apply. Also, clarify how the graduate scheme works and its structure.

Interview Advice: Do not be arrogant. Ensure in group work you let everyone speak as well. Bring in the quite ones into the conversation, that should score you a lot of points. Respect everyone's point of view. Do not interrupt other group members. They will always ask you "What will you bring to Atos" also " Why Atos"?

Industry: IT Support & Telecoms, IT Project Management

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Crest Nicholson

Graduate Trainee, Commercial, at Crest Nicholson

Application Advice: When you apply do thorough research on Crest Nicholson and the house building industry. Learn about the market we operate in and the challenges we face.

Interview Advice: Be prepared, think about questions you might get asked and practice your response to them. When you are being interviewed relax, enjoy yourself and try and ask questions! You can learn a lot from a good question and it will show you have prepared.

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering, Construction Project Management

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Network Rail

Project Management Assistant, at Network Rail

Application Advice: Be honest and be yourself. Those who are confident and can demonstrate their skills will be good candidates.

Interview Advice: Research the company values and behaviours - imbed these into your answers. Research your role. Have an understanding of some projects currently going on.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Project Management

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Network Rail

Project Management Assistant, Infrastructure Projects at Network Rail

Application Advice: Be enthusiastic about working for Network Rail. It is a great company with great people. Also make sure you prepare thoroughly.

Interview Advice: Be yourself, answer questions truthfully. They asked me questions about my professional and personal experiences so be prepared for that. Don't be afraid to take a minute to think about your answer. NB. If applying for the project management scheme make sure you do a bit of preparation on what that discipline entails etc.

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering, Construction Project Management

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Network Rail

, at Network Rail

Application Advice: - Understand Safety Vision and importance of safety to our work. - Understand current external environment e.g. Hendy Review, Shaw report and Bowe Report.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Project Management

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Kier

Graduate Quantity Surveyor, Southern at Kier

Application Advice: Be yourself and don't try and fit a typical stereotype.

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering, Construction Project Management

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Kier

Graduate Quantity Surveyor, Quantity Surveyor – Merseylink at Kier

Application Advice: Be honest about your experience, read up on the company and have your brain in gear for some construction oriented questions.

Interview Advice: Relax, as formal as it is, it didn't feel formal. Just a chat about you and what you want to do followed by what they want. They'll ask you some questions to test you mathematically and construction wise so be prepared!

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering, Construction Project Management

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Kier

Construction Management Graduate, Construction Management at Kier

Application Advice: Use examples of previous experience when completing competency based questions on the application online. Any work experience is considered. Complete every single question and do not be shy to talk about your out of work/uni interests.

Interview Advice: Just be yourself, the interviewers are only human. Maintain eye contact, be calm and prepare for possible questions.

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering, Construction Project Management

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Atos

Graduate Project Manager, Project Management Office at Atos

Application Advice: Be open and honest about what you want out of the position and what skills you can offer.

Interview Advice: Research the company and be yourself. Ask about career progression and consider your future within the business and what you could bring to the table.

Industry: IT Support & Telecoms, IT Project Management

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Crest Nicholson

Technical Graduate, Technical at Crest Nicholson

Application Advice: Make sure you portray every skill that you have during the application process. Be confident in your own ability and come across as willing to learn new skills.

Interview Advice: Make eye contact, show a variety of skills you can offer. Discuss the fact that you enjoy individual and team work. Show desire in becoming a manager like the person interviewing you.

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering, Construction Project Management

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Atos

Graduate Project Manager, at Atos

Application Advice: Research into the next big thing in IT. What direction are we heading in?

Interview Advice: Show your personality in an interview. Try and build a rapport with your interviewer. Have realistic career expectations i.e. If you are applying for the grad scheme, don't say something like "I plan on becoming a programme director within the company in the next 2 years". Yes someone did say that and it clearly showed that they had not researched the role properly! If in a group interview, do not try and undermine the other candidates. Show your qualities by letting your words and actions demonstrate your capabilities. Listen to what others have to say and speak when you get your chance. Avoid speaking over others.

Industry: IT Support & Telecoms, IT Project Management

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Atos

Graduate Project Manager, Project Manager at Atos

Application Advice: Work hard at the application, always give examples of where you have experienced completing a task. Note, examples do not need to be work related, mix it up a bit with experiences from education, sports, outside activities.

Interview Advice: Be truthful to who you are and treat the job interview as if you and the interviewee are friends. Atos look for personality over experience.

Industry: IT Support & Telecoms, IT Project Management

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Arcadis

QS, Retail at Arcadis

Application Advice: Research the company, tailor your interview answers to what our company does e.g. Housing Crisis.

Interview Advice: Confidence and honesty.

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering, Construction Project Management

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Arcadis

Graduate Project Manager, Property at Arcadis

Application Advice: Learn Arcadis's key values and have a general understanding of the markets in which the company is involved in. Give an indication of which sector you would be interested in and see if you can find case studies of projects that Arcadis has completed.

Interview Advice: Be yourself the business employs people who are skilled but likeable at the same time.

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering, Construction Project Management

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Arcadis

Gradiate Project Manager, Buildings at Arcadis

Application Advice: The company is really looking for friendly and outgoing individuals. Try and get any related work experience and demonstrate your enthusiasm for the industry. Be yourself at the assessment day and be talkative, open-minded and positive.

Interview Advice: Make sure you take the opportunity at the assessment day to ask questions about the industry and projects which the company is working on. This will demonstrate your interest and drive to learn. Being positive, sociable and confident (but not cocky) will make you stand out as they are looking for people who will fit in with the supportive, friendly work force.

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering, Construction Project Management

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Arcadis

Graduate Project Manager, Property at Arcadis

Application Advice: Don't be afraid to be yourself throughout the application process. The company is looking for genuine people that will fit in well with the rest of the team.

Interview Advice: Do as much research around the company and the role as possible ahead of the telephone interview. This is much more about understanding the role and how your skills, experiences etc. would fit in with the role. At the assessment centre be yourself and draw on experiences from all aspects of your life, not just academic or work related.

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering, Construction Project Management

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RM plc

RM plc

Application Advice: Look at what the job description is focusing on. Is it customer service, technical support, project management? Then, pick out a couple of experiences that show the skills you would expect to use in such roles. Don't be put off if your experiences are not from IT or Education, as people in the company come from all sorts of backgrounds.

Interview Advice: Put focus on examples where you can show good customer service, in whatever form. This could be an internal customer, the person who has issued you a project to complete at school or university or anything where you have reacted positively to a request from someone else. Also, show you can handle complex workloads which have multiple stakeholders. This will demonstrate you have the ability to manage time and communications well.

Industry: IT Support & Telecoms, IT Project Management

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Arcadis

Assistant Project Manager, at Arcadis

Application Advice: Approach people within the company to understand how it works. This serves two purposes: (1) You will know whether you actually like how the company operates (2) you can understand company specific information which can put you ahead of the game in your interview.

Interview Advice: Understand the strategy and passion of the company, what drives us and how this is something that you find interesting. Know the competitors and how we are different.

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering, Construction Project Management

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Babcock International Group

Project Manager, Data Analytics at Babcock International Group

Application Advice: Prepare for your interview, presentation (if applicable) and in the group activities be prepared to put yourself forward.

Interview Advice: Know the company and the type of work we undertake. More importantly than this, you should have some good examples of when you have demonstrated different behaviours and skills to demonstrate competency.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Project Management

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Balfour Beatty

International Graduate Manager, Investments at Balfour Beatty

Application Advice: Come to interviews and assessment centres prepared.

Interview Advice: Come prepared with lots of examples of different competencies and how you've demonstrated these in past roles/experiences,

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering, Construction Project Management

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BT (British Telecom)

Project manager, Global Services at BT (British Telecom)

Application Advice: BT is perfect if you are not particularly sure what area you want to specialize in,( i.e. project management, strategy, IT, finance, or other), because you will have the chance to try out all of these roles and decide where you see your career going.

Interview Advice: Show the potential in you! Past experience is important but new skills can be learnt rapidly, so you need to show the energy and potential to learn to stand out.

Industry: IT Support & Telecoms, IT Project Management

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Balfour Beatty

Contracts Engineer, Ground Engineering at Balfour Beatty

Application Advice: Be prepared for some monotonous work, but never pass up an opportunity.

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering, Construction Project Management

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Cushman & Wakefield

Building surveyor, Building surveying at Cushman & Wakefield

Application Advice: Spend plenty of time and revise.

Interview Advice: Dress smart and speak politely.

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering, Construction Project Management

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Babcock International Group

Business Graduate, at Babcock International Group

Application Advice: Go for it. Be yourself and ensure that is reflected within your application. Include your hobbies and interests to give an overview of you as a person.

Interview Advice: Be well prepared to be asked specific questions for the job you are applying for. The format is usually conducted within an assessment centre which gives you a chance to show your strengths in mulitple areas.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Project Management

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Mace Limited

Project Manager, Project Management at Mace Limited

Application Advice: Do your research about the company and the role. Be certain about what you want.

Interview Advice: Be yourself and show your personality, as Mace is all about its people being the right fit.

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering, Construction Project Management

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Balfour Beatty

Graduate Quantity Surveyor, Commercial at Balfour Beatty

Application Advice: Try and get experience beforehand, a year out or a summer placement. Make everything relevant to how it would help you succeed in the construction industry.

Interview Advice: Every question needs a practical answer, not just a theoretical one. Get as much experience prior beforehand to give you something to talk about. At the very minimum research what your potential role involves.

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering, Construction Project Management

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Balfour Beatty

Quantity Surveyor, at Balfour Beatty

Application Advice: Complete a placement before applying to gain key experience.

Interview Advice: Provide good knwoledge base and use examples of what you have achieved in the past.

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering, Construction Project Management

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Balfour Beatty

Graduate Quantity Surveyor, at Balfour Beatty

Application Advice: Show enthusiasm for the job and the company, do your research to show you are actually really interested in the job. I'd also show your willingness to be part of the team.

Interview Advice: There was the generic questions such as: Why do you think you are right for the job? What are your career goals? and then questions more job specific such as: What's the difference between two forms of contracts? What would you use to perform a take off?

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering, Construction Project Management

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Balfour Beatty

Graduate QS, Quantity Surveying at Balfour Beatty

Application Advice: Be yourself and open and honest about the type of person you are and the sector you want to concentrate yourself in. Then if successful they can match you to the best area possible.

Interview Advice: I was asked a few technical questions and mostly about what type of person I am, this is to make sure you are going to fit in with the team you are being assigned to, so be honest.

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering, Construction Project Management

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Balfour Beatty

Quantity Surveyor, Commercial at Balfour Beatty

Application Advice: Show what you can outside of the academic

Interview Advice: Show them that you're normal, explain interesting hobbies and things that interest you.

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering, Construction Project Management

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BT (British Telecom)

Investment and planning, BTB CIO at BT (British Telecom)

Application Advice: Take every opportunity.

Interview Advice: Research what BT does and the markets it operates in.

Industry: IT Support & Telecoms, IT Project Management

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Balfour Beatty

Business Graduate, Plant & Fleet Services at Balfour Beatty

Application Advice: Assessment centres are points/score driven. Appear pro-active, self motivated & knowledgeable of Balfour Beatty.

Interview Advice: Questions were varied, activites during the assessment day are faily similar to all the others. Just be fully prepared & confident.

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering, Construction Project Management

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BT (British Telecom)

, at BT (British Telecom)

Application Advice: Show you are passionate about the company and the direction it is going, as well as showing ingenuity and a desire to lead change.

Industry: IT Support & Telecoms, IT Project Management

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BT (British Telecom)

Project Manager, Openreach at BT (British Telecom)

Application Advice: Learn company values, identify what you want from the job and what you can do for BT.

Industry: IT Support & Telecoms, IT Project Management

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BT (British Telecom)

Operational Performance Manager, Openreach at BT (British Telecom)

Application Advice: Make sure you read the news about the industry and prove you have the right values to work here.

Interview Advice: Prepare in advance and be confident.

Industry: IT Support & Telecoms, IT Project Management

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BT (British Telecom)

Business Manager, Business Management at BT (British Telecom)

Application Advice: Don't expect things to be handed to you, you have to seek out the opportunities and create your own path within the business.

Interview Advice: Don't show off, the interviewers want to see that you're able to function within the culture and atmosphere of BT. Being able to perform within the teams at BT is essential.

Industry: IT Support & Telecoms, IT Project Management

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Babcock International Group

Business Improvement Graduate, Business Improvement at Babcock International Group

Application Advice: Have a real desire to grow and develop! Babcock is a massive company! Stand out!

Interview Advice: Be yourself, be honest and work well as a team particularly in assessment centres. Show a real passion for the role you are applying for.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Project Management

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Sellafield Ltd

Project Management / Controls Graduate, at Sellafield Ltd

Application Advice: Get your application in early and make it clear that Project Management is the area you're applying for. Give lots of skills & competencies that relate to this area of work.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Project Management

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Vodafone

Enterprise IT Project Manager, Enterprise IT at Vodafone

Application Advice: Do your research on the company and get your head around the history of Vodafone - as well as their aims.

Interview Advice: Be confident and show that you can be an innovative character. Research into the company and also prepare your competency questions.

Industry: IT Support & Telecoms, IT Project Management

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Jaguar Land Rover

Programme engineer, Supplier Technical Assistance (Supplier Quality Assurance) at Jaguar Land Rover

Application Advice: Look make your CV well rounded.

Interview Advice: Focus on the interactions you have more than the content of your answers, interviewers are looking just as hard at behaviours than competence.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Project Management

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Babcock International Group

Business Management Graduate, Operations at Babcock International Group

Application Advice: 1st Class degrees and Masters are fantastic, but Babcock looks for more than just academic experience. Any experience is good experience if you can show what you have learned and apply it to what you can deliver in a professional role. Your personal attributes, things you enjoy doing and things you can deliver are the most important things to show, as Babcock will look to understand whether you have the right fit for their organisation and its future.

Interview Advice: Interview tries to determine whether you have potential management and leadership qualities, particularly as the Babcock business model is quite lean, so the focus on developing strong management teams for the future is essential. Showing an understanding of Babcock's professional culture and its commitment to delivering what they say the are going to deliver is essential, as our success is built on our reputation in delivering a first class service.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Project Management

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Sellafield Ltd

PM Graduate, Project Management Capability at Sellafield Ltd

Application Advice: Be yourself. This is not an organisation looking for a carbon copy of the 'perfect' graduate. Demonstrate that you are passionate about the mission.

Interview Advice: General competency questions as well as sector specific, why nuclear and why Sellafield questions. Have a look at current events within the nuclear industry for context.

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering, Construction Project Management

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Babcock International Group

Project Controller, Defence and Security at Babcock International Group

Application Advice: Ensure you get involved with as many projects and jobs as you can.

Interview Advice: Ensure you prepare but don't over prepare.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Project Management

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Babcock International Group

Business Management Graduate, Defence Training at Babcock International Group

Application Advice: Do your research. If you understand Babcock's key customers (Defence), you will understand the kind of key competencies and personality traits that will resonate well with assessors. This should give your hints as to which skills and hobbies etc. to highlight in more detail on your application.

Interview Advice: Babcock values it's in depth understanding of the military as one of it's key assets. I would recommend familiarising yourself with the basic workings of the Army, Navy and RAF, as well as some key information regarding Babcock's contracts with aforementioned customers. My interview was an assessment day with about 10 other people. This is where you will do various team and individual activities to demonstrate your capabilities.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Project Management

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Babcock International Group

Business Management Graduate, at Babcock International Group

Application Advice: Sell the value you can add as a graduate to the business and the contracts that you would work. Include your experiences and how it relates to the company.

Interview Advice: Research the company, the role you want, and relate to your own personal experience.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Project Management

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Vodafone

BAU Delivery Manager, Enterprise IT at Vodafone

Application Advice: Show you have a passion for technology irrespective of your degree or background.

Interview Advice: Name a technology that has impacted the industry and recent years.

Industry: IT Support & Telecoms, IT Project Management

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Vodafone

Incident manager, Incident Management at Vodafone

Application Advice: Be decisive.

Interview Advice: Relax.

Industry: IT Support & Telecoms, IT Project Management

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Vodafone

Graduate, Commercial Operations at Vodafone

Application Advice: Vodafone is all about looking for the person and the potential they have. Your personality, enthusiasm, and willingness to learn and try new things are just, if not more, important than a CV full of big jobs with big businesses. Don't be put off by the thought that you don't know that much about the industry or the company. So long as you can show that you are able to learn and comfortable with the unknown, you'll be in a strong position.

Interview Advice: Expect to talk a lot about yourself and some personal achievements. The nature of these achievements can really be anything you want it to be, from a big success at uni to something altogether different like building a PC. They're trying to find out what kind of person you are, more than what you may have actually done. Also be prepared to have some ideas about the industry and where it might be going. These don't need to be incredibly detailed or even particularly feasible, but they need to demonstrate that you've read around the subject and can formulate ideas of your own. Whether or not those ideas are real business solutions doesn't matter.

Industry: IT Support & Telecoms, IT Project Management

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WH Smith

WH Smith

Application Advice: Don't be worried about the phone interview; it is more like a conversation than an interview.

Interview Advice: Be yourself! I knew nothing about IT before I went to the interview but with my bright and friendly personality, I got the job over someone who studied IT at university.

Industry: IT Support & Telecoms, IT Project Management

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Morgan Sindall

Graduate Quantity Surveyor, at Morgan Sindall

Application Advice: Show that there is more about you than just work!

Interview Advice: Show your personality!

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering, Construction Project Management

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Morgan Sindall

Quantity Surveyor, Construction at Morgan Sindall

Application Advice: Anyone joining Morgan Sindall will find that they join part of welcoming team that will encourage and assist you in your professional development to achieve whatever it is you have set out to do.

Interview Advice: Prepare well.

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering, Construction Project Management

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Morgan Sindall

Quantity Surveyor, Manchester at Morgan Sindall

Application Advice: Research the job role before you apply.

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering, Construction Project Management

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nucleargraduates

Graduate Waste Engineer, Waste Engineering at nucleargraduates

Application Advice: Be yourself. Any shortcomings or exaggerations will be exposed. The environment you will be working in will challenge everything about you. The application and interviewing process are the biggest clue and indication as to whether you can cope with the demands.

Interview Advice: Again, be yourself. It is a challenging few days, but also extremely rewarding and will prepare you for the field you will be going into. Each sponsor will be looking at you, so make sure you impress all of them as they all contribute in their own way to your final selection.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Project Management

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Sellafield Ltd

Project Management & Project Controls Graduate Trainee, Project Management at Sellafield Ltd

Application Advice: As cheesy as it sounds, be yourself. The interviewers all want you to do well, nobody here is trying to catch you out. Just relax and be friendly - a smile goes a long way. Don't down sell yourself, if you've done any kind of of internships/volunteering/work experience/anything - bring it up!

Interview Advice: I'd have answers to the generic competency questions, but do not rehearse too much. You know what you've achieved/done in the past - it's all about explaining that.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Project Management

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Skanska

Quantity Surveyor, at Skanska

Application Advice: Understand the role and the companies mission statement.

Interview Advice: Energy and enthusiasm.

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering, Construction Project Management

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3M

Graduate Project Engineer, Project Engineering at 3M

Application Advice: Tailor your application to the role and the company.

Interview Advice: Be yourself and show you are keen.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Project Management

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Skanska

Graduate BIM Technician, London & South East at Skanska

Interview Advice: 1. Research the business, the new business plan and perhaps most importantly, the company's values. 2. If you're applying to a technical role, try to demonstrate that you've got a deeper understanding of the subject than most- it will definitely help you standout.

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering, Construction Project Management

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Skanska

Quantity Surveyor, Building Central & Regions at Skanska

Application Advice: Do as much research on the company as possible prior to any stage of the application. Be clear about the role you are applying for, get the application completed as early as possible.

Interview Advice: If you do receive an invite for telephone interviews and an assessment day stay calm be confident and be yourself don't be afraid to speak your mind on the day.

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering, Construction Project Management

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Skanska

Graduate Quantity Surveyor, Croydon at Skanska

Application Advice: Learn as much about the company and its current projects and operating units as possible.

Interview Advice: Assessment day with interview, team building exercise, presentation on a given subject and written test.

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering, Construction Project Management

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BT (British Telecom)

Product manager, at BT (British Telecom)

Application Advice: Know your strengths and weaknesses and see which area you want to develop yourself and which you are good at.

Interview Advice: Be honest and sincere, well prepared and think differently.

Industry: IT Support & Telecoms, IT Project Management

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Skanska

Graduate Construction Supervisor, LSE at Skanska

Application Advice: Be honest and if you're interested in construction, show them how passionate you are.

Interview Advice: Dress smart, Take notes, Be on time

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering, Construction Project Management

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Fujitsu

Project Manager, at Fujitsu

Application Advice: Take your time on your application, ensure you use the STAR framework and to make sure examples used can be verified in telephone and face-to-face interviews. Also try to use a variety of examples when relating to competencies - which will look good when picking out a variety of past experiences (work, charity/volunteering, university learning, exploring new adventures/opportunities).

Interview Advice: Really be yourself! At the assessment centre it's important to put forward who you really are, rather than what you think the assessor is looking for. This will help to put you at ease and to communicate your past experiences more confidently.

Industry: IT Support & Telecoms, IT Project Management

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John Lewis Partnership

IT project coordinator, Customer portfolio at John Lewis Partnership

Application Advice: Know the USP's of the business i.e. What it means to be a partner. Think about why you want to be in IT.

Interview Advice: Know about the business and think broadly about who could be a competitor, it's not just House of Fraser or Amazon.

Industry: IT Support & Telecoms, IT Project Management

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Costain

Graduate QS, at Costain

Application Advice: Research the values of Costain. The projects that Costain is biding for. The competitors and what makes Costain different.

Interview Advice: As above and be calm and get involved as much as possible with the team exercise.

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering, Construction Project Management

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Transport for London

Graduate Project Manager, London Underground Crossrail Team at Transport for London

Application Advice: Balance between technical knowledge and competency understanding.

Interview Advice: Concentrate on competency questions.

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering, Construction Project Management

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BT (British Telecom)

Business Operations Graduate, Business Operations at BT (British Telecom)

Application Advice: The application has changed since I completed it. I would say just try to make yourself stand out from everyone else if you've ever done something a bit out of the ordinary and take time to actually think about the questions because there are normally only a few questions in the first application.

Interview Advice: Be passionate about what you're talking about in your application / interview. Don't try and bluff anything - if you don't know an answer it's better just to say you don't know but say you're willing to learn. Know about the company and their newest initiatives.

Industry: IT Support & Telecoms, IT Project Management

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Arcadis

Graduate Project Manager, Rail at Arcadis

Application Advice: Great company to work for with many opportunities.

Interview Advice: Be yourself, be confident and it will be fine.

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering, Construction Project Management

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Morgan Sindall

Graduate Site Manager, Manchester at Morgan Sindall

Application Advice: Work hard and get your face/name known.

Interview Advice: Be confident and come across as someone willing to learn and put hard work in.

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering, Construction Project Management

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Arcadis

Assistant Cost Consultant, Highways at Arcadis

Application Advice: Express Arcadis' key values

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering, Construction Project Management

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Hilti GB Ltd

Account manager, North wales at Hilti GB Ltd

Application Advice: Be prepared to work on your own every day, be prepared to push yourself when no one is there to push you.

Interview Advice: Why do you want the job? What qualities you have? (line up with Hilti core values)

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering, Construction Project Management

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Skanska

Graduate Quantity Surveyor, Thames Valley at Skanska

Application Advice: Do your research - find out what Skanska are about and what makes us different and find out more about your role - if possible contact someone in the industry.

Interview Advice: Why do you want to work for Skanska? Why would Skanska want you to work for them?

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering, Construction Project Management

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Morgan Sindall

Graduate Pre-Construction Planner, Pre-Construction East at Morgan Sindall

Application Advice: Experience is a key item for this job. However if you can get on to the graduate scheme you will gain all the correct and valuable experience the right way. Enthusiasm and an interest in construction is vital. This will go along way in motivating people and people listening to your advice and feedback.

Interview Advice: Why Construction? Why Morgan Sindall? What can you bring?

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering, Construction Project Management

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Arcadis

Assistant Project Manager, Property at Arcadis

Interview Advice: Understand the industry.

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering, Construction Project Management

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Arcadis

Graduate Project Manager, Social Infrastructure at Arcadis

Application Advice: Be prepared to undertake your own projects from day one, guidance will be given but some decisions will be left to yourself.

Interview Advice: Be enthusiastic and be yourself.

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering, Construction Project Management

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Arcadis

Quantity Surveyor, Birmingham at Arcadis

Application Advice: Be yourself and make sure you have experience in the relevant field because it is very highly valued.

Interview Advice: Be confident and try to sell yourself by highlighting all of your attributes.

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering, Construction Project Management

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Arcadis

Graduate Project Manager, Social Infrastructure at Arcadis

Application Advice: Be open to anything, push yourself to do things you're uncomfortable with and make sure you immerse yourself within the company.

Interview Advice: Dress smart, be confident, know your stuff and be passionate.

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering, Construction Project Management

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Arcadis

Analyst, Business Transformation at Arcadis

Application Advice: Know about what we do ( especially the dept you're applying for, not just the entire company). No need to be too corporate, know your stuff, but be approachable and friendly.

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering, Construction Project Management

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Arcadis

Assistant Quantity Surveyor, Quantity Surveying at Arcadis

Application Advice: Ensure you capture your capabilities in a way that showcase your personality. Share all your experiences. Show lessons learned from all scenarios.

Interview Advice: Be confident but not cocky. Be yourself and ensure you highlight your strengths but also understand your weaknesses, so that you understand yourself. Don't promise the world if you know its not achievable.

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering, Construction Project Management

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Arcadis

Graduate Cost Consultant, Residential property at Arcadis

Application Advice: Consider what it is that really interests you about the different sectors Arcadis works in. Be yourself - Arcadis seems to highly value personality and people's ability to get on with others and work well within the team.

Interview Advice: Show how your interests and University work link to the industry and role.

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering, Construction Project Management

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Arcadis

Graduate Project Manager, Property at Arcadis

Application Advice: Show that you can work with others, solve problems and communicate effectively, be it face-to-face, phone call or email. Soft skills are essential in this industry.

Interview Advice: Be passionate about why you want to work in this industry and why you chose to apply for Arcadis (read up on the company)! Have an idea of where you see yourself in the future, it can be vague (leading a team, managing your own projects) but showing that you are ambitious is important.

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering, Construction Project Management

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Arcadis

Cost Consultant, at Arcadis

Application Advice: Have a good understanding of the construction industry; be up to date with the latest trends etc. and have a good understanding of construction technology.

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering, Construction Project Management

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Morgan Sindall

Graduate Site Manager, Cardiff at Morgan Sindall

Application Advice: Enjoy being allocated responsibility and being able to work as a team member. Also important to have confidence working as a young site manager and not afraid from making decisions.

Interview Advice: Ensure you know your CV and to ask questions at the end of an interview, this will show the interviewers you have an interest in the job. Furthermore it's fundamental you have a good background knowledge and understanding of the company you are having the interview with. For example, what sectors do they cover, what jobs have the worked on? etc.

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering, Construction Project Management

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Arcadis

Assistant Project Manager, Building Surveying at Arcadis

Application Advice: Expect to be treated like a professional, behave accordingly. Research what opportunities are available within the company, this will give insight into what the company may be able to offer you even if you are a non-cognate.

Interview Advice: Don't pretend you know something if you don't. There is no shame that, so long as you have something you can offer the company.

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering, Construction Project Management

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Arcadis

Gaduate Cost Consultant, Retail at Arcadis

Application Advice: Before entering clarify yourself on what sector / types of projects you would like to work. Ask for a mentor from when you join the company. Be ready for hard working and enjoying it!

Interview Advice: Just be coherent, be yourself and have a clear focus on what you would like to be doing for the next 4 years or so.

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering, Construction Project Management

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Morgan Sindall

Graduate site manager, Manchester at Morgan Sindall

Application Advice: Ensure past experience is relevant and mention degree qualifications.

Interview Advice: Have a good view on where you expect to be in several years and be enthusiastic .

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering, Construction Project Management

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Arcadis

Assistant Cost Consultant, Mechanical and Electrical at Arcadis

Application Advice: Preparation is key, learn about the company and its values.

Interview Advice: Be confident, honest and personable.

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering, Construction Project Management

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Arcadis

Graduate Quantity Surveyor, Retail Banking at Arcadis

Application Advice: Be prepared for a slight bias on commercial management within retail banking, but as a QS you still do need to put your PM hat on.

Interview Advice: Be keen to learn and learn quickly. Ask questions about the volume of work and expected fee income as a whole and personally.

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering, Construction Project Management

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Arcadis

Graduate Cost Consultant, Commercial Property at Arcadis

Application Advice: Prior to your application, make sure you research the company very well- the Arcadis website is a great place to start. Tailor your CV to skills that you believe will be invaluable to the role you are applying for. In your cover letter, think of competencies that the role is asking for and then provide examples of how you have demonstrated these.

Interview Advice: In preparation for the assessment centre, research projects that Arcadis have worked on and be aware of the company's core values and what a built asset consultancy is. The group exercises at the assessment centre are also based on showing that you can collaborate and work well in a team; it's not about who can be the most dominant and who's voice is heard the most. Another tip to help you stand out amongst your peers is to do some wider reading, such as reading current articles on building and construction news to show that you are passionate about the industry. Don't forget to come prepared to your interview with a few questions to ask your interviewer, as this also shows that are you interested in the role and company.

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering, Construction Project Management

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Arcadis

Quantity Surveyor, Leeds at Arcadis

Application Advice: Keep team work at the top of your thoughts, you need to be able to interact and collaborate effectively with many people.

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering, Construction Project Management

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Arcadis

Sustainability Consultant, Environment at Arcadis

Application Advice: A professional and pragmatic approach will get you far.

Interview Advice: Be open to supporting in a variety of roles.

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering, Construction Project Management

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Galliford Try

Assistant Site Manager, Linden Homes North at Galliford Try

Application Advice: Always prepare a handful of questions that you can ask as this is the time you can find out more about the role you are applying for and if it will actually be what you are looking for.

Interview Advice: First question I was asked was "Tell me about yourself?" I think this is one of the most important questions, if you are unable to answer the question well then you will be at a disadvantage straight away.

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering, Construction Project Management

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Arcadis

Assistant cost consultant, at Arcadis

Application Advice: Be honest about you as a person, your capabilities and your ambitions. But stay open minded and prepared to learn.

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering, Construction Project Management

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Arcadis

Graduate Cost Consultant, Infrastructure at Arcadis

Application Advice: There's a role that the company want you to do now. It doesn't matter if you have the potential to be a superstar if you can't do the role you're being employed to do, prove that you can do the job now.

Interview Advice: Be yourself. Do background reading. Always have something interesting to say about yourself.

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering, Construction Project Management

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Arcadis

Building Surveyor, Local Government at Arcadis

Application Advice: Make it personal and stand out.

Interview Advice: Make sure you know why you want this role and what you can bring to it.

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering, Construction Project Management

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Arcadis

Project Manager, Project Management at Arcadis

Application Advice: It's all about the person, be yourself!

Interview Advice: Teamwork, teamwork, teamwork!

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering, Construction Project Management

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Fujitsu

Project Manager, Application at Fujitsu

Application Advice: On the online application provide clear, structured evidence in answer to the questions provided. Don't be afraid to talk openly about your own activity and personal achievements.

Industry: IT Support & Telecoms, IT Project Management

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Skanska

Graduate Construction Supervisor, at Skanska

Application Advice: Ensure CV is up to date and try and obtain experience prior to applying as this will make your application stand out.

Interview Advice: Ensure you have researched into current Skanska projects and read through their values etc. that can be found on the website.

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering, Construction Project Management

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Skanska

Graduate Planner, Building – Central and Regions at Skanska

Application Advice: Be yourself. Highlight your skills and strong points and be honest about weaker points.

Interview Advice: Good interpersonal skills. Being the right person with the right attitude is just as important as having the right technical skills.

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering, Construction Project Management

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Skanska

Graduate construction supervisor, at Skanska

Application Advice: Be natural and passionate about the construction industry.

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering, Construction Project Management

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QA Consulting

QA Consulting

Interview Advice: Show confidence, communication and team work.

Industry: IT Support & Telecoms, IT Project Management

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Skanska

Quantity Surveyor, LSE at Skanska

Application Advice: -Ensure you have very adequate knowledge of the company, i.e. corporate strategy and values.

Interview Advice: #NAME?

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering, Construction Project Management

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Lendlease

Asistant construction manager, Construction at Lendlease

Application Advice: Make sure you get a set development plan in place and push for it otherwise you will get pigeon holed.

Interview Advice: Be yourself and make sure you know what Lendlease are and what they do.

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering, Construction Project Management

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Costain

Graduate Quantity Surveyor, at Costain

Application Advice: Focus on the team player aspects, the technical knowledge will come once you are in place.

Interview Advice: Know the industry, current jobs the company is on and what the competitors are up to.

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering, Construction Project Management

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Galliford Try

Graduate Site Manager, London and South East Commercial at Galliford Try

Application Advice: Be honest about your willingness to travel. Emphasis on previous positions of responsibility.

Interview Advice: Be friendly and knowledgeable about Galliford Try - i.e. Hybrid Company and the way the division that you are applying for operates.

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering, Construction Project Management

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Sellafield Ltd

Project management and project controls graduate, Project Management at Sellafield Ltd

Application Advice: Company location is - let's say - far from large cities so think twice before applying. I personally don't mind it at all but some people may suffer..

Interview Advice: If you go to the interview stage, you have the qualification to get the job... so relax, be yourself, show who you really are and let the assessors decide where you would fit in the business.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Project Management

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Galliford Try

Assistant Site Manager, Building at Galliford Try

Application Advice: Ensure you have the people skills and get that across in your interview. Try to show these skills in your CV if possible and some actual site experience would go down well, so get a CSCS card and agency labouring role.

Interview Advice: Show you can communicate confidently with all walks of life, you'll meet educated professionals but also people that left school at 16 so don't be stuck up.

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering, Construction Project Management

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Galliford Try

Graduate Construction Trainee, East Midlands at Galliford Try

Application Advice: Use professional language Think about the answers before you answer them Read them once you've written them

Interview Advice: Look professional (Suit, tie and clean shoes) Be professional Research the role you are applying for and think of good questions to ask at the end Go prepared, bring along any relevant documents or previous work done Speak clearly

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering, Construction Project Management

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BAM Construct UK

Assistant Site Manager, Construction Management- South East at BAM Construct UK

Application Advice: Try to do/ say something to make you stand out from the crowd and don't be afraid of advertising a range of abilities that you think may not be relevant to work, because they all are. I wrote on my CV that I am looking forward to the social atmosphere and banter which is commonplace in the industry which is something that, I later learnt, greatly helped my application!

Interview Advice: Be yourself and see it as 'a chat' rather than an interview. They are not trying to grill you, but just trying to see how you are in a conversation. Try to prove your flexibility with a mixture of work-based and external skills. I remember part of my interview being a discussion about the football results at the weekend! Be prepared to give your thought on the following: -The company and it's contenders -Topical industry issues (legislation, technology and sustainability) -The future of the industry

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering, Construction Project Management

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Galliford Try

Graduate Planner, Building West Midlands at Galliford Try

Application Advice: Be clear in why you want to work for Galliford Try instead of other construction companies. Explain how you will fit into the role and highlight how you can work well with others. Construction is all about collaboration so this is important.

Interview Advice: I would strongly advise to use the STAR method when preparing answers for possible interview questions. Also, provide examples from more then one area of your life to keep your answers fresh.

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering, Construction Project Management

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Travis Perkins

IT Graduate, Service Developement and Change, Service and Operations at Travis Perkins

Application Advice: Be yourself, straight-foward answers, focuses on you as an individual, qualities and interpersonal skills oppose to IT skills (job related). This training will be provided upon your chosen area of work. Assessment centre was the best and I never imagined how fun it could be - not at all daunting as people make assessment centres sound like. It was my first, best and last assessment centre ever.

Interview Advice: Very relaxed, during assessment centre, hopefully someone you have already met or know from the company as you would have had many opportunities to meet and mingle with potential future colleagues, managers, directors etc. Know yourself, meaning your skills, qualities, vision, ambition and especially your values and what benefit a company can have by recruiting you?

Industry: IT Support & Telecoms, IT Project Management

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Lendlease

Assistant Planner, Construction Management (Planning) at Lendlease

Application Advice: Learn and gain as much experience as you can and network with different people. Drive your career and try to gain experience in different roles, departments and regions.

Interview Advice: Understand Lendlease culture, vision and core values. Learn about the projects that Lendlease has done in the past and is currently doing. Demonstrate that you are motivated and willing to learn and work with a team.

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering, Construction Project Management

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Travis Perkins

IT Graduate / Project Coordinator, Infrastructure Deployment Project Management Team at Travis Perkins

Application Advice: Be yourself, show that you are willing to learn and be flexible. Do not moan, try to see the positive in everything. Try to soak as much knowledge as you can and don't be afraid to say I do not know.

Interview Advice: Know what TP is all about, how many businesses we have, think about the future and what you want to do. I was interviewed by Katy, she is amazing. Listen to what she says and make sure you raise any concerns.

Industry: IT Support & Telecoms, IT Project Management

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BAM Construct UK

Quantity Surveyor, Bristol at BAM Construct UK

Application Advice: Make sure you are informed on the company and be confident within your answer to question, as they like to see a strong will.

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering, Construction Project Management

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BAM Construct UK

Assistant site manager, Dundee at BAM Construct UK

Application Advice: Do your homework, don't expect to be in charge over night, you have years and years of learning ahead of you so listen.

Interview Advice: Be yourself, you have to fit into a team as well as a role, if it's not meant to be it's not meant to be, just don't give up.

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering, Construction Project Management

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Lendlease

Planning Manager, Regions at Lendlease

Application Advice: Be willing to travel a lot.

Interview Advice: Be yourself.

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering, Construction Project Management

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Transport for London

Assistant Project Manager, Transport at Transport for London

Application Advice: Study TFL's behaviours and show them in the application process.

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering, Construction Project Management

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Transport for London

Quantity Surveying, Commercial at Transport for London

Application Advice: Dedicate time to doing some research into the company and the role offered.

Interview Advice: Practice your interview answers thinking about the TFL behaviours.

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering, Construction Project Management

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Transport for London

Graduate Project Manager, at Transport for London

Application Advice: A very good experience in how large organisations work, be willing to learn.

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering, Construction Project Management

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Sellafield Ltd

Project Management Graduate, Project Management at Sellafield Ltd

Application Advice: Be confident in yourself, it's a tough process but it's worth it in the end.

Interview Advice: Research the industry, research other nuclear plants in the UK.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Project Management

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BAM Construct UK

Assistant Project Surveyor, Surveying / Midlands at BAM Construct UK

Application Advice: Do not rush your application and put as much details in as possible as this allows the company to get a starting view of the candidate. This helps when progressing through the interview stages as you can talk in more detail about your application. Make sure to come across as enthusiastic about the role on paper as this will have to be shown in an interview.

Interview Advice: Research the company and your own application as this will be the basis of the interview. Confidence in your abilities and your failures is key to a successful interview, 9 times out of 10 the interviewer is looking at the type of person first more than your accolades and qualifications. This is due to BAM being a large company that feels like one big family, with the correct kind of person the company will continue to thrive. Good luck with your application and interview, do not give up after the first hurdle.

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering, Construction Project Management

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Costain

Quantity Surveyor, at Costain

Application Advice: Make sure that you are good at time management.

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering, Construction Project Management

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Costain

Assistant Planner, at Costain

Application Advice: Research role and company. Ensure you have some experience before you apply (even if voluntary).

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering, Construction Project Management

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BAM Construct UK

Assistant Project Surveyor, Scotland at BAM Construct UK

Application Advice: Don't be afraid to ask questions about anything you are unsure about, people are always willing to help.

Interview Advice: The interview was relatively relaxed and friendly. It is important to make sure that the right characters are there to work as part of the team, so don't be afraid to let your personality shine through.

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering, Construction Project Management

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BAM Construct UK

Assistant Project Surveyor, South East at BAM Construct UK

Application Advice: - Honest application. - Sell Yourself! - Research the company and what the value are, have an idea of the sort of projects that we undertake.

Interview Advice: - Confidence not arrogance. - Don't panic and don't waffle on about things, listen to the questions. - Take your time. - Ask questions, seem engaged and interested. - Relax.

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering, Construction Project Management

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BAM Construct UK

Assisstant site manager, Construction site management at BAM Construct UK

Application Advice: Just be genuine, they don't expect you to know about company procedures, your character will be the main factor they consider indicating if you will get along with everyone and be productive.

Interview Advice: Better to be quiet than say something stupid.

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering, Construction Project Management

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BAM Construct UK

Quantity Surveyor, South East at BAM Construct UK

Application Advice: The graduate scheme is a great opportunity to find your feet and start your career in the construction industry. It provides the opportunities to work across a wide range of topic areas as well as inter-discipline liaising which gives a practical facet to your knowledge.

Interview Advice: Know what is on your CV. Be yourself as the interviewers are very approachable and welcoming.

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering, Construction Project Management

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Costain

SHE Advisor, SHE at Costain

Application Advice: Make sure you include all the minor things on your CV; it's not always about having the big qualification.

Interview Advice: Sounds a cliche but be yourself, don't over exaggerate, use deficiencies in your CV as your weak points to be developed.

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering, Construction Project Management

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Network Rail

Project Management assistant, East Midlands at Network Rail

Application Advice: Do your research on the projects and company, come prepared with project management knowledge, most of all be yourself. They look for possible talent not for you to be completely ready for a leaders role!

Interview Advice: Prepare project management knowledge and make sure you have a basic understanding of things such as GRIP.

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering, Construction Project Management

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Costain

Graduate M & E Engineer, Mechanical and Electrical at Costain

Application Advice: Don't sell yourself short: better to be slightly over-confident than slightly modest. State your academic achievements but don't expect them to be enough. Emphasize on your ability to work collaboratively and lead a team.

Interview Advice: Be confident in yourself and your decisions. Don't be shy. Step back and look at the bigger picture, don't get bogged down in the detail. Be social and easy to talk to / work with, within reason.

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering, Construction Project Management

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FDM Group

Project Manager / BA, at FDM Group

Application Advice: Be yourself Be open Be honest

Interview Advice: Create a pleasant atmosphere Do not hide your mistakes

Industry: IT Support & Telecoms, IT Project Management

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Croudace Homes

Assistant Quantity Surveyor, Build Department – North Thames at Croudace Homes

Application Advice: Learn a bit about re-measuring groundworks. Come across as honest and friendly and someone who is prepared to help others, and you should fit in.

Interview Advice: Mine took about an hour, the interviewers were friendly and helped make the process stress free (so far as anyone can) I'd just try to relax into the interview and not get too worked up about it if possible. Be truthful about what you have done and know all about your course. I may be wrong but I feel the personality part is a big factor as the whole office is pretty smilar. The usual advice I guess.

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering, Construction Project Management

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Galliford Try

Graduate Construction Manager, Building North East and Yorkshire at Galliford Try

Application Advice: Be positive at all times.

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering, Construction Project Management

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Galliford Try

Design Manager, Building West Midlands at Galliford Try

Application Advice: Ensure you research the company you are applying for- they are looking for people who fit the organisation, which is as important as the quality of the candidate.

Interview Advice: Be prepared to give job specific examples.

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering, Construction Project Management

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Network Rail

Project management graduate, London at Network Rail

Application Advice: Be yourself and be enthusiastic about the role.

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering, Construction Project Management

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Network Rail

Business and Technology Graduate, Group Business Services at Network Rail

Application Advice: Make sure you tailor your application to the specific role you are applying for, as well as demonstrating the skills you think the employer for that particular role is looking for.

Interview Advice: Research the company. Research the particular business area you are applying for. Think of examples of where you have showcased your capabilities and demonstrated skills that will help you in the role you are applying for. Prepare questions to ask the interviewers.

Industry: IT Support & Telecoms, IT Project Management

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Network Rail

Sponsor, Capital Projects at Network Rail

Application Advice: Be keen, knowledgeable and enthusiastic. Don't worry too much about knowing the industry. NR look for intelligent, logical people with ambition and drive that want to do well. Being collaborative, accommodating and adaptable are much better qualities than competitive.

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering, Construction Project Management

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JLL

Graduate Cost Consultant, Cost Management at JLL

Application Advice: Be yourself, don't necessarily write generic things that every candidate will say they have. Focus on what separates you from the crowd.

Interview Advice: Practice competency based questions. For example, "Can you talk about a situation where you have had to lead a team and what you did to get the best out of everyone?" Also know the basics, company background is essential and make sure when you get asked why you want to work for the company you have an answer ready. Every company wants an employee that has a strong interest in what they do.

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering, Construction Project Management

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Barratt Developments

Graduate, Land and Planning at Barratt Developments

Application Advice: Ensure that you tailor your application towards the role - and make sure you know as much as you can about the business. There is nothing worse than a generic application that won't stand out against your thousands of competing candidates.

Interview Advice: Be ready to exemplify the skills you proclaim to have. For example if your CV reads; Good at man-management Works well under pressure Be prepared to discuss a time in your life when you had to pull a team together and reach your goal under difficult circumstances.

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering, Construction Project Management

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John Lewis Partnership

Technology Graduate, at John Lewis Partnership

Application Advice: Research the company beforehand, use the online resources to see if this really is a job that is suitable for you - know what you want! Ask questions if you do not. Be completely honest - if you lie it will be very quickly found out. This job is not Wall Street (a positive), the people here have a clear ethical code and respect for one another - if you want cut throat/high stress, this is not for you. There is pressure but also a great deal of support from your team.

Interview Advice: Prepare a number of examples for online questions. Be as relaxed as you can whilst retaining an element of professionalism (much easier than it sounds). Questions like "give an example of a time you showed leadership skills" - important to have looked up the attitudes the company is looking for.

Industry: IT Support & Telecoms, IT Project Management

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Fujitsu

Project Manager, Rail at Fujitsu

Application Advice: Be prepared for hard and challenging work, that is also very satisfying and motivating. Be willing to learn and continuing to learn.

Interview Advice: Ask questions, what do you want to know more about?

Industry: IT Support & Telecoms, IT Project Management

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Transport for London

Graduate Project Manager, Graduates at Transport for London

Interview Advice: Talk about the Mayor's strategy in your application/interviews and link it back to the work TfL are doing to deliver it.

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering, Construction Project Management

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Procter & Gamble

Project Manager, Banking at Procter & Gamble

Application Advice: Prepare your resume thoroughly so it is "P&G compliant" - include P&G values (leadership etc.)

Interview Advice: The process is very structured, prepare different points you can talk about once you understand what the process is about. It is all about preparation.

Industry: IT Support & Telecoms, IT Project Management

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Galliford Try

Assistant Project Manager, London at Galliford Try

Application Advice: Graduate scheme is an amazing development programme and well supported by Galliford Try management. Apply early and show your enthusiasm.

Interview Advice: Prepare well before going to the meeting and understand the construction industry and how different types of contracts work. Study all the stakeholders of a project and how they might affect the result. Be confident and do not be afraid to discuss your ideas and be challenging. Always respect and appreciate the comments and take notes.

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering, Construction Project Management

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Galliford Try

Graduate Design Coordinator, Partnerships North at Galliford Try

Application Advice: Demonstrate your willingness to learn and your current appreciation for the technical requirements of the role. Furthermore that you can coordinate with people and are able to form relationships, as this is key more than anything as people will be more willing to assist you.

Interview Advice: Be yourself, then you will be fairly assessed on how you will fit into the dynamics of the teams. Due to how closely we work with each other, people have to be team players and go the extra mile, cooperate in order to get things done.

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering, Construction Project Management

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Fujitsu

Project Lead, Project Management at Fujitsu

Application Advice: Fill in the application and tailor your CV to fit the role you are going for. Be prepared for interview/assessment centre and know the business.

Interview Advice: Be prepared and know the path you want to take at this point. Treat the interview as if it is the only job you want on the planet and be interactive with the assessor. The FJ staff are really sociable and love interviewees who get involved.

Industry: IT Support & Telecoms, IT Project Management

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Skanska

Graduate Buyer, Procurement at Skanska

Application Advice: Research the industry and the company.

Interview Advice: Be honest, open minded and don't be scared to voice your opinions in group exercises.

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering, Construction Project Management

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Galliford Try

Assistant quantity surveyor, Building southern at Galliford Try

Application Advice: Make sure you are dedicated and the rewards for your effort will not be unnoticed. Always ask questions if you are unsure about anything they are here to help and also remember they were all once in your shoes starting a new job.

Interview Advice: Be confident and honest! Galliford try to look at your potentional and work ethic as some projects can be challenging.

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering, Construction Project Management

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Galliford Try

Quantity Surveyor, Construction Buildings at Galliford Try

Application Advice: You need confidence and negotiation skills.

Interview Advice: Just read up on what they do as a company and ensure you have questions to ask. If you are interviewed by your potential boss be relaxed and show you'll fit in.

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering, Construction Project Management

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Skanska

Graduate Quantity Surveyor, at Skanska

Application Advice: Apply and find a contact email and start chasing them.

Interview Advice: Be prepared and be yourself.

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering, Construction Project Management

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Galliford Try

Graduate, North East at Galliford Try

Application Advice: The more they put into it, the more you will get out of it. You can't coast in this role, you will get caught out.

Interview Advice: Be yourself. Don't pretend to be something you are not. If you managed to get the job pretending to be something you're not then you will not enjoy the role. Just have a chat with the interviewers. Show your sense of humour and what you're interested in outside of work.

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering, Construction Project Management

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Skanska

Graduate Construction Supervisor, Building – Central and Regions at Skanska

Application Advice: - Be yourself - Make sure you research the company and convey your passion for why you want to work for them - they like to see that people will fit into their values and that they are passionate about the same things Skanska is passionate about

Interview Advice: - Prepare a number of questions for each stage of the interview process - ALWAYS ask a question - Prepare questions and research about company specifics - make sure you know their values and products because they will ask you about them - Be confident i

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering, Construction Project Management

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Skanska

Graduate Engineer, IS at Skanska

Application Advice: Go for it, the best opportunity.

Interview Advice: Be yourself. think green, read on company history and achievement.

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering, Construction Project Management

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Skanska

Non-cognate graduate quantity surveyor, Central and regions at Skanska

Application Advice: Be prepared but honest. I had no construction background but my enthusiasm and involvement landed me my job.

Interview Advice: I was asked about my CV and external hobbies. Why Skanska? Why your particular job role? Prepare a presentation about your job role. Team building exercise of building a free-standing bridge. Answering a few ethical dilemma questions.

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering, Construction Project Management

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Fujitsu

Gradate Project Manager, Managed Infrastructure Services at Fujitsu

Application Advice: Do not be discouraged by the fact that this job is IT related. Every project in the future will have an element of IT in it so Fujitsu provides a good learning curve so that technical details don't scare you in the future. I would advise for the interview process to be thoughtful of some of the key values that Fujitsu have as part of their mantra. If you can show a real demonstration of times when you have put a customer first for example, this will be well received.

Interview Advice: Explain a time where you took customer feedback and turned it into an improvement in how you delivered a service.

Industry: IT Support & Telecoms, IT Project Management

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Morgan Sindall

Graduate Quantity Surveyor, at Morgan Sindall

Application Advice: Be positive, honest, friendly. For this role, it doesn't matter how little construction knowledge you have - I didn't have any! Just remember to relate everything to yourself, the job role and the company.

Interview Advice: Show your passion to construction industry.

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering, Construction Project Management

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Mace Limited

Assistant Project Manager, Public Sector Consultancy at Mace Limited

Application Advice: Demonstrate your ability to learn and genuine interest in the industry as well as the company's values.

Interview Advice: Typical questions such as 'Why Mace?', 'Why Construction/Consultancy?', 'What skills and qualities can you apply to the team to improve the service we offer clients?'

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering, Construction Project Management

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Morgan Sindall

Quantity Surveyor, Aberdeen at Morgan Sindall

Application Advice: Presentation Skills are very important. Suit up for the interviews and tart your CV up as the interviewer will make his mind up in minutes.

Interview Advice: Types of contracts used before? What I was taught at Uni? What kind of experience I had?

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering, Construction Project Management

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Fujitsu

Project Manager, Government at Fujitsu

Application Advice: Know about the company - its history, its recent changes, and what it is looking to do in the future. See if you can speak to people who already work here (reach out through LinkedIn).

Industry: IT Support & Telecoms, IT Project Management

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Morgan Sindall

Graduate Site Manager, Glasgow at Morgan Sindall

Application Advice: Be honest and make sure you make it relevant to the company you are applying for.

Interview Advice: Try and be confident at the interviews and do some research on the company.

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering, Construction Project Management

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Mace Limited

Assistant Project Manager, Manchester at Mace Limited

Application Advice: Carefully consider the role you are applying for, soundly understanding the difference between how a Contractor delivers a project and how a Consultant delivers a project, the two are very different, then consider how you and your skills are suited to a Consultancy role. As a Project or Construction Manager, if you prefer to be out on site on a daily basis, consider whether Consultancy is for you.

Interview Advice: First round interviews were typical questions based upon my previous experience and University course and how each can be applied to my prospective job. Second round interview was group based task scenarios with an individual element also. I would recommend to be prepared to work effectively within a group task. Do not try to dominate the task but listen to your peers, evaluate the options, offer your individual thoughts and ideas and ensure that you deliver and present your idea confidently.

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering, Construction Project Management

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Mace Limited

Assistant Cost Consultant, Quantity Surveying at Mace Limited

Application Advice: Show passion, drive, initiative and determination to have a successful career at Mace. Providing not only excellence in your direct line of work but an aspiration to be involved within the wider Mace community and Mace initiatives.

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering, Construction Project Management

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Mace Limited

Project Manager, Project Management Consulting; Private Sector at Mace Limited

Application Advice: Be clear, concise and honest Be different - Mace think outside of the box and how to improve inside the box You need to stand out - qualifications and experience are not the be all and end all

Interview Advice: Know Mace beyond the publicity - read about a project other than the Shard, Olympics or London Eye Why are they better than their competitors - what do you think makes them stand out Be personable - they want to know if you can work within the team Mace 'people' are friendly, warm and approachable whilst having confidence in who they are and what they know

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering, Construction Project Management

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Mace Limited

Assistant Cost Consultant, Consultancy at Mace Limited

Application Advice: Mace application should be a priority

Interview Advice: Be confident during the selection process

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering, Construction Project Management

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WSP

Graduate Project Manager, Rail at WSP

Application Advice: Be clear and concise and tailor your CV & application to the skills required.

Interview Advice: Know your industry and show your interest by gaining experience whilst at uni - draw upon this when answering interview questions.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Project Management

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WSP

Project Manager, Rail at WSP

Application Advice: Ensure you stress a desire to become a chartered professional on your application.

Interview Advice: Be confident at the assessment day and don't be afraid to question and go against actions of your group.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Project Management

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WSP

Graduate Engineer, Project Management and Controls – Rail at WSP

Application Advice: To have a basic knowledge of the industry they are entering and the department that they would like to join.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Project Management

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Barratt Developments

Construction Graduate, Bristol at Barratt Developments

Application Advice: Make sure your CV /Cover letter is up to date and relevant showing how your past experiences, interests or hobbies link into the company. Barratt's received hundreds of applications each year therefore insuring spelling, layout and clarity is correct and professional is essential. When applying which is conducted initially online, ensure you answer questions fully, demonstrate how you made a difference to that team or experience you are talking about demonstrate what you did to ensure that experience / team project etc. was a success. Don't rush the application and think about your answers. Finally get someone else who is competent enough to check your application as we all make mistakes that we might not necessarily notice straight away, or until after submitting your application which by that time will be to late. You can only make a first impression once.

Interview Advice: My advice would simply be "fail to prepare then prepare to fail" Barratt's are good at providing information and communication leading up to interviews either via phone or in person. Insure that you prepare your answers well and that you think about the bigger picture focus and the importance of change to an organisation. Overall remember you are interviewing them as much as they are interviewing yourself. Be pro-active, ask questions, show you have done your research into the company or division you are applying for.

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering, Construction Project Management

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Mace Limited

Assistant Design Manager, Design Management at Mace Limited

Application Advice: Take time over the application, it is very long, however those that take their time are more likely to make it to the interview/assessment centre stages. Also, try to gain as much experience as possible in the construction industry.

Interview Advice: Know the core values and take time to research the business. Also, having a knowledge of BIM is very beneficial.

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering, Construction Project Management

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Mace Limited

Assistant Project Manager, Rail at Mace Limited

Application Advice: - Research the company (projects, core values - especially client focus and safety) - Research the industry generally - Understand the role you are going into

Interview Advice: Be over-the-top enthusiastic and know Mace's main projects, achievements, values.

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering, Construction Project Management

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Mace Limited

Assistant Project Management, Project Management at Mace Limited

Application Advice: Be truthful about our experience and try not to get too nervous. It's not that scary.

Interview Advice: Be yourself, don't be too competitive in group situations. They want to see you work as a team.

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering, Construction Project Management

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Imagination Technologies

Project Engineer, SoC Development at Imagination Technologies

Application Advice: Difficult as my current role was an internal transfer. We are looking for engineers who want to take a management route so apply somewhere else within the company, establish yourself, and then if you have an urge to get into management then try to make the jump. I also obtained a summer placement with the company which gave me a good feel for the place- I'd recommend Summer Placements to anyone anywhere as they're a great extended interview and it gives a great idea of company fit.

Interview Advice: Mentioning previous projects you've worked on is always good- you're usually very involved in something at University or outside of it and the enthusiasm is easy to convey. You'll come across confidently as very few if any people will understand this project as well as you do.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Project Management

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Barratt Developments

Commercial Graduate, Quantity Surveying at Barratt Developments

Application Advice: Remember what the business is hoping to achieve, and that is customer satisfaction. Barratt are hoping to be the pinnacle of brand association within the house building industry and that is evident throughout the departments of the business. Build your application on any experience you have with customers whether it be face to face, telephone or written.

Interview Advice: A good knowledge of the business from all aspects of commercial, construction and the competitors within the industry. How we set ourselves apart from other house builders is always very useful.

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering, Construction Project Management

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Barratt Developments

Graduate, Mercia at Barratt Developments

Application Advice: Make sure you do your research! You won't stand out by regurgitating details found on the website - do a little digging and find out something you can relate to. Demonstrate and support your claims with examples. i.e.. leadership and organisational strengths may have been developed through University projects, Sports teams etc.

Interview Advice: Questions you may be asked include: Why do you want to work for us over other Housebuilders? Who are our competitors? Give me an example when you demonstrated "X" ability... i.e.

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering, Construction Project Management

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Barratt Developments

Graduate trainee assistant site manager, Southern counties at Barratt Developments

Application Advice: To look into all the options you have and do lots of research into that role try and go onto a site and have a look around or you might get a shock.

Interview Advice: Just be yourself it's not about what you know technically because they can teach you that, it's your management skills and drive to succeed that is important.

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering, Construction Project Management

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Fujitsu

Graduate Service Delivery Manager, Engineering Services at Fujitsu

Application Advice: Make sure that when answering the application questions you make sure you are aware of the companies values. Being aware of Fujitsu's key values and beliefs will really help you to stand out amongst other applicants.

Interview Advice: Make sure you answer every question with an example if you can, this shows that what you are saying is true. At the beginning of my interview I was asked if I wanted to look at my CV for guidance, I said no. I think this really helped in my interview as it showed that what I was saying is true. Questions I was asked: What are your three biggest weaknesses? - When asked this question make sure that despite the fact you are talking about negative things turn it into something positive. Have you ever had to work with someone difficult? How did you handle this?

Industry: IT Support & Telecoms, IT Project Management

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Mace Limited

Assistant Manager, Residential at Mace Limited

Application Advice: Have drive and highlight ambition.

Interview Advice: Accentuate forward-planning traits and requirements and recognise the necessity to think ahead of time in order to mitigate future risks.

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering, Construction Project Management

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Fujitsu

Project Manager, at Fujitsu

Application Advice: Look at the recruitment criteria and identify where your previous experience (through university and wider) fits in well. Identify why you want to work for the company - what it can do for you and what you can do for the company.

Interview Advice: Be professional and courteous through any interview or assessment centre. Answer with examples and be sure to go into a reasonable level of detail but without repeating yourself.

Industry: IT Support & Telecoms, IT Project Management

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Mace Limited

Assistant Cost Consultant, Commercial – Quantity Surveying/Cost Consultancy at Mace Limited

Application Advice: The application process can be tough but it's more than worth it.

Interview Advice: Revise the company principles and relate all your answers to their competencies.

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering, Construction Project Management

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Mace Limited

Project Manager, Public Sector Consultancy at Mace Limited

Application Advice: Research the companies core values, key projects, history and recent wins/news. Remember that people make projects so it is essential that you are interpersonal and are able to relate/speak to people. Learn the most recognised plan of work for a project (RIBA stages). Be open and willing to work for parts of the business that you didn't necessarily apply for, you can mould your career once you have a position with Mace.

Interview Advice: What previous experience do you have relevant to the role? Do you have an understanding of generally how a project is delivered? Are you willing to relocate to London? Be smart, presentable and personable.

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering, Construction Project Management

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Mace Limited

Graduate Trainee, Science and Technology at Mace Limited

Application Advice: The Mace recruitment team did not even make the process seem like an interview. I felt as if I was having a general conversation. It's recommended that you know about what Mace do and can demonstrate that in your application.

Interview Advice: Be calm, it may be difficult, and be yourself. Sounds so simple but it worked for me. Ensure that you can relate any skills you've acquired in any profession/course to the position you've applied to. Don't rush your self in the assessment centre; and don't come across as a know it all when in group discussions. Be a nice person, everyone likes a nice person. But not soft. Listen to everyone's opinion and provide your own even if its the same. Try and demonstrate the skills that are required for your position.

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering, Construction Project Management

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Mace Limited

Assistant Commercial Manager, Commercial Management at Mace Limited

Application Advice: Be open and willing to new challenges, some of which may not be within your initial job scope. Always an opportunity to learn.

Interview Advice: Asked about company core values.

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering, Construction Project Management

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Mace Limited

Assistant project manager, Public sector – Health at Mace Limited

Application Advice: Demonstrate an understanding of the company values and the innovative nature of the company.

Interview Advice: Demonstrate an understanding of the company and the attitude the company expects all staff to demonstrate.

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering, Construction Project Management

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Mace Limited

Trainee Commercial Manager, at Mace Limited

Application Advice: Mace look for confident, proactive students who have a keen interest in the industry. Coming from a non construction related back ground, it was important to show how I could apply myself to the job role.

Interview Advice: Be honest and have ideas about where you want to be in 5 years time etc. and what your aim is to get out of the job.

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering, Construction Project Management

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Mace Limited

Graduate Trainee, MEP at Mace Limited

Application Advice: Be prepared to make decisions and get involved!

Interview Advice: Be fully aware of Mace's processes and areas of business.

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering, Construction Project Management

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Mace Limited

Trainee Assistant Cost Consultant, Consultancy at Mace Limited

Application Advice: Apply early and to as many as possible. It's better for the candidate to have options.

Interview Advice: Research the company roles, responsibilities, values and goals.

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering, Construction Project Management

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Mace Limited

Assistant Procurement and Commercial Manager, Commercial at Mace Limited

Application Advice: Be clear on your career development.

Interview Advice: Be honest and show humility.

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering, Construction Project Management

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Mace Limited

Assistant Project Manager, Public Sector at Mace Limited

Application Advice: Research into the industry and understanding of the role is a given. Write concise and accurate answers to questions to show your experience and understanding.

Interview Advice: Normal interview techniques will apply. Interviews are not designed to throw or catch you out. At an appropriate time do not hesitate to project your personality discuss extra curricular activities to show who you are as a person.

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering, Construction Project Management

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Mace Limited

Graduate Trainee Construction Manager, Civil Engineering / Construction Management at Mace Limited

Application Advice: Study industry before interviews and ensure you have an interest in the job you are applying for. Try to gain exposure to Mace projects before hand where possible.

Interview Advice: Justify any mistakes made. Be personable, it's a personable company and they look for like-minded people.

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering, Construction Project Management

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Mace Limited

Assistant Project Manager, Project Management at Mace Limited

Application Advice: There are multiple interviews and these vary depending on roles. Ensure you understand what you are applying for - whether you will be a specific sector or more general. Personality is more important than knowledge, a lot of the technical knowledge can be taught on the graduate programme.

Interview Advice: Understand the business and role. Be honest - I admitted that my concern was the lack of technical knowledge.

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering, Construction Project Management

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Mace Limited

Graduate Construction Manager, at Mace Limited

Application Advice: Spend time on your CV .

Interview Advice: Prep is key, make sure you learn about the company for the interviews and if invited to an assessment centre make sure you show your best qualities through every task, they are looking for people who work well as a team not someone who is overshadowing everyone and not giving anyone else a look in.

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering, Construction Project Management

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Mace Limited

Assistant Cost Consultant, Cost Consultancy at Mace Limited

Application Advice: Read up on Mace projects and values before writing your application.

Interview Advice: Read over your CV and notes on the company. Know why you want to work here.

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering, Construction Project Management

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Mace Limited

Graduate Trainee Project Manager, at Mace Limited

Application Advice: Ensure you know why you are applying for the particular role. Don't forget to mention any extracurricular activities you have done in the past.

Interview Advice: Learn about the companies core values, major projects, and recent/current projects. Understand the role you're applying for and the business sector which you will operate in. Be confident at the assessment centre, if you have a point to make, don't shy away, make sure you voice is heard.

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering, Construction Project Management

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Mace Limited

Assistant Project Manager, Project Management at Mace Limited

Application Advice: Apply to work for Mace. I have friends who work for competitor companies and other companies in London, and Mace by far provides the most opportunity, provides a good salary and other benefits e.g. social events.

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering, Construction Project Management

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Mace Limited

Cost consultant, Cost management at Mace Limited

Application Advice: Review the website in detail and spend as much time as possible reviewing your answers to the questions and try to come up with different examples (not just from University). Include any work experience or draw on experience from previous part time roles.

Interview Advice: Interview questions such as being in pressured situations and juggling multiple projects were asked. Review the website in detail. When attending the assessment centre, be prepared to contribute but not to such a level that you take over.

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering, Construction Project Management

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Mace Limited

Trainee Project Management, Manchester Regional Office at Mace Limited

Application Advice: Take your time to research the company and its values. Mace's ethos is what makes it so successful, so get to know this. Be yourself in your application and interviews, but really sell what you can offer in terms of skills and experience. Look up current and previous projects too.

Interview Advice: Be yourself, use your knowledge and understanding of the company to fabricate your responses to make you stand out. Go with a positive attitude.

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering, Construction Project Management

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Mace Limited

Commercial Manager, Commercial at Mace Limited

Application Advice: Make sure you have scope to gain contracting and consultancy experience in both private and public sectors.

Interview Advice: Be yourself, they are looking to see if you fit in with the team. If you lie and pretend to be someone you're not, you'll end up disliking your job because you're in the wrong team.

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering, Construction Project Management

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Mace Limited

Project Manager, at Mace Limited

Application Advice: Make sure you get you CV checked before sending it off.

Interview Advice: Be yourself in the interview and make sure you have fully researched the company and the core values.

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering, Construction Project Management

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Mace Limited

Trainee Project Manager, Public Sector at Mace Limited

Application Advice: Read about the company Understand the sector you want to enter into Passion for the job

Interview Advice: Be prepared Get there early Be confident Learn about the company Know your strengths and weaknesses

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering, Construction Project Management

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Mace Limited

, at Mace Limited

Application Advice: Show a passion for the industry, a desire to learn and be yourself! Mace employ people for who they are and will train you in everything else.

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering, Construction Project Management

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Mace Limited

Graduate Trainee, Project Management Consultancy-Private Sector at Mace Limited

Application Advice: Include a resume that is easy to read and can highlight your main qualifications so that anyone can get a good idea of your background and experience in under 1 minute

Interview Advice: Be confident. You may not have much experience in the industry but use any that you do to showcase the value that you could add to the company.

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering, Construction Project Management

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Mace Limited

Project Manager, Manchester North Region at Mace Limited

Application Advice: Look to present relevant experience within the industry, show a willingness to work within varying sectors.

Interview Advice: Be confident in your ability to fulfill the role you are applying for. Be early on the day.

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering, Construction Project Management

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Mace Limited

Project Controls Graduate Trainee, Major Projects and Infastructure at Mace Limited

Application Advice: Prepare well for the assessment centre, very tough.

Interview Advice: 'Think outside the box' when answering questions, don't be generic.

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering, Construction Project Management

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Mace Limited

Assistant Project Manager, Project Mgmt at Mace Limited

Application Advice: Be honest and yourself.

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering, Construction Project Management

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Mace Limited

Assistant Project Manager, Public Sector at Mace Limited

Application Advice: Familiarise yourself with the industry and particularly Mace, their various business offers and their core values. Understand the differences between the construction and consultancy arms of the business and the different roles they play in the delivery of projects. Try to have an understanding of the project lifecycle and the different stages (RIBA). Look to show any additional experience and knowledge you have above and beyond your academic studies.

Interview Advice: In the first interview expect questions on your CV and experience as well as more standard questions such as "Give me an example of when you went beyond your expected duties'. Try not to second guess the assessment centre. Be polite, listen to others and look to express your opinions well. You are not competing against the other people there.

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering, Construction Project Management

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3M

Optimised Operations Engineer, Manufacturing Technology Group at 3M

Application Advice: This role is suitable for graduates from a variety of scientific disciplines, not only engineering. The application process provides graduates with ample opportunity to showcase their strengths, as well as learn more about 3M and the prospective role.

Interview Advice: The assessment centre is conducted in a friendly, welcoming manner. The technical interview is not theoretical, but more of an assessment of your thought processes.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Project Management

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Mace Limited

Assistant Project Manager, Public Sector Management Consultancy at Mace Limited

Application Advice: It is not essential to have a wealth of previous construction industry based experience, and this should not be the sole focus of an application for those with such experiences either.

Interview Advice: Have awareness of Mace's history and vision for 2020.

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering, Construction Project Management

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Mace Limited

Graduate Trainee, at Mace Limited

Application Advice: Take your time and don't rush the process. Also write from your heart and what your truly believe so your passion with shine through.

Interview Advice: Interview questions were mainly competency based, so prepare many examples of what you have done in other roles.

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering, Construction Project Management

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Barratt Developments

Aspire Graduate, Brentford at Barratt Developments

Application Advice: Be yourself - the assessment centres and interviews are based on who has the potential mind-set to excel in Barratt. It is not purely a test of academia.

Interview Advice: Think about why you're applying for the specific role, why you want to be in the house building industry, and why Barratt in particular. There are a lot of developers and you need to identify what makes Barratt different and demonstrate this understanding to your interviewer.

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering, Construction Project Management

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Mace Limited

Construction Manager, South Bank Tower at Mace Limited

Application Advice: Work experience is invaluable.

Interview Advice: Know the difference between Construction management and Construction Consultancy.

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering, Construction Project Management

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Mace Limited

Assistant Project Management, Private Sector at Mace Limited

Application Advice: Be genuinely interested in construction and project management, come with relevant experience as that will get you places, any experience is welcomed as I have a History degree, be affable and sociable as it is a company with personality.

Interview Advice: Consider properly why you want to get involved in PM-ing, attempt to not be too generic with your answers and present the general PM competencies as best you can.

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering, Construction Project Management

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Mace Limited

Graduate Project Manager, at Mace Limited

Application Advice: Make sure you show enthusiasm, make your application relevant to the role.

Interview Advice: Know about the business sector, not just the overall company. That's too easy to find on Google.

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering, Construction Project Management

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Mott MacDonald

Assistant Project Manager, Buildings and Infrastructure at Mott MacDonald

Application Advice: I would advise that prior to interview, research about the company and what the company does so that when you are asked in the interview, you are able to answer the questions. I would also advise that you demonstrate your ability to interface with clients and stakeholders as that is a big part of my job.

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering, Construction Project Management

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DSTL

Project Engineer, Vehicles at DSTL

Application Advice: Be aware there is a pay freeze with a maximum of 1% a year pay increase. Hard to get higher up and to do so is the equivalent of applying for a new job.

Interview Advice: Prepare like any other interview, try and find information on the team you are being interviewed for (this may prove difficult depending on what the team does).

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Project Management

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Essentra

, at Essentra

Application Advice: You need to be motivated. Only offer up what you know you can achieve. Have goals and work towards them without loosing sight of them over time.

Interview Advice: Be on top of your technical knowledge. Have goals.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Project Management

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Laing O'Rourke

Building Services Engineer, Crown House Technologies at Laing O’Rourke

Application Advice: The application process is long. You have to be determined and patient to go through it, but it will be worth it in the end.

Interview Advice: Should have a knowledge of the company & it's main targets. The first interview is mostly about showing who you are and why you want the job. The second interview is about how you act in different situations.

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering, Construction Project Management

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Essentra

Custom Solutions Business Development, Commercial at Essentra

Application Advice: Ensure you research the company thoroughly and understand what drives the business decisions we make. Read the annual reports. Know what each of our divisions do and how our products are used in each industry.

Interview Advice: The interview is typically online tests, a phone interview then an assessment day and then one on one interview with a senior manager.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Project Management

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Galliford Try

BIM Co-ordinator, Building West Midlands at Galliford Try

Application Advice: Understand the role you apply for, understand what the company stands for and how you will add value to it. Be confident more than anything.

Interview Advice: Point Evidence Explain

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering, Construction Project Management

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Costain

Quantity Surveyor, Kent MFF at Costain

Application Advice: Prepare and don't be nervous, this industry isn't for people that can't take pressure!

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering, Construction Project Management

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Costain

Graduate Site Engineer, London Rail at Costain

Application Advice: Get any related work experience.

Interview Advice: Be yourself.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Project Management

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Costain

Grauate Quantity Surveyor, Highways at Costain

Application Advice: Team working is key, not to be the loudest voice in the team but rather to listen to others and contribute ideas.

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering, Construction Project Management

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Costain

Graduate Quantity Surveyor, Central London at Costain

Application Advice: Apply early, know the company and at least a few projects that you find exciting, know the competitors and of course, be yourself.

Interview Advice: Costain's set up is to recognise inner talents so they develop them going forward, trying to be something your not will only put you in a role you'll never be happy in. Be yourself and be positive, showcase what you can offer Costain as an individual. Be relatively ambitious and just relax! They're not that daunting compared to other companies.

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering, Construction Project Management

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CGI

, at CGI

Interview Advice: #NAME?

Industry: IT Support & Telecoms, IT Project Management

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Costain

SHE Advisor, Health, Safety, Environmental at Costain

Application Advice: Research the company.

Interview Advice: Be yourself and demonstrate your abilities.

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering, Construction Project Management

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Galliford Try

Graduate Quantity Surveyor, Commercial at Galliford Try

Application Advice: Undertake background knowledge/research the company.

Interview Advice: Bring in examples of your previous academic work to show what you can do.

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering, Construction Project Management

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Renishaw

Graduate Engineer, EPD at Renishaw

Application Advice: - Apply early - Research the company

Interview Advice: #NAME?

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Project Management

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Mott MacDonald

Graduate Project Manager, Management, Development Consultancy at Mott MacDonald

Application Advice: Research completed projects.

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering, Construction Project Management

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Mott MacDonald

Management Consultant, at Mott MacDonald

Application Advice: Know the company and what it does very, very well.

Interview Advice: Calm and confident works well as they are looking to see if you can handle yourself well under pressure.

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering, Construction Project Management

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Unilever

NRM Project Analyst, Enterprise Technology Solutions at Unilever

Application Advice: Look to show the 5 competencies at all stages of the application process.

Interview Advice: Be yourself - making it to an assessment centre shows that you are well qualified for the role already. They now want to see that they can work with you.

Industry: IT Support & Telecoms, IT Project Management

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Renishaw

Project Coordinator, Laser Calibration at Renishaw

Application Advice: Summer placement / industrial placement experience at Renishaw greatly improves your chances.

Interview Advice: Be yourself!

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Project Management

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Laing O'Rourke

Assistant Section Manager, Construction North at Laing O’Rourke

Application Advice: Do not pigeon hole yourself - Be open to change; in location, role, environment. Try to gain some work experience in the industry prior to starting full time employment. Whether or not this is paid or unpaid it will help set the scene and give you some vital experience.

Interview Advice: Past experience of the industry. Why you have chosen this career path. What you feel you can offer to the company in taking the role. Scenarios - Best and worst performance.

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering, Construction Project Management

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Mott MacDonald

Arboriculturalist, Environment at Mott MacDonald

Interview Advice: Ask lots of questions, be honest, act normal.

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering, Construction Project Management

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Galliford Try

Trainee Quantity Surveyor, South East at Galliford Try

Application Advice: Avoid

Interview Advice: none

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering, Construction Project Management

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Galliford Try

Graduate Site Manager, Construction: Buildings at Galliford Try

Application Advice: Show your passion for the industry and your dedication to progress.

Interview Advice: Really research into the company.

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering, Construction Project Management

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Galliford Try

Graduate Design Co-ordinator, at Galliford Try

Application Advice: To have a clear and concise CV, outlining your knowledge and skills which should be provided with an engaging and enthusiastic cover letter that consolidates your attributes, which also outlines the reasons for wanting to work for GT.

Interview Advice: What experience and knowledge I had gained through my education. I was also asked about my dissertation topic. I was asked how I would like to progress - within the company and my own CPD such as additional qualifications and training.

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering, Construction Project Management

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Galliford Try

Graduate Site Manager, London and South East Commercial at Galliford Try

Application Advice: Enter with an open mind.

Interview Advice: Read up about the various different parts of the company and have a good idea about what area you would like to work in.

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering, Construction Project Management

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FDM Group

PMO, PMO at FDM Group

Application Advice: Be careful before you sign, make sure that you can be eligible to relocate if necessary.

Industry: IT Support & Telecoms, IT Project Management

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Arcadis

Assistant Cost Consultant, Cost Consultancy at Arcadis

Application Advice: You should have academic and experience regarding cost consultant activities then you are capable for this position.

Interview Advice: Answer with your real experience & by using what you learned in theory, don’t tell lies.

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering, Construction Project Management

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Bouygues UK

Graduate Design Co-ordinator, Design Department/Birmingham at Bouygues UK

Application Advice: Update your CV and put down any industry related work experience that you have. Put down if you have played in any successful sports teams as I know everyone does this but it still proves to the person reading the CV that you are a team player etc. Make your CV stand out is some way and make sure it is on one side of A4, think about the layout and how best you can represent yourself.

Interview Advice: Create some model answer of questions which you are likely to be asked in the interview so that you can go into the interview feeling calm and collected. Standard Questions: -Why do you want to work in this industry? -Why do you think you should get this job? -Explain a situation where you have gone above and beyond the call of duty?

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering, Construction Project Management

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Atos

Graduate Project Manager, PPM at Atos

Application Advice: Be yourself

Interview Advice: Be yourself

Industry: IT Support & Telecoms, IT Project Management

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Morgan Advanced Materials

Graduate, at Morgan Advanced Materials

Application Advice: Good to have a grounding in business knowledge as well as engineering

Interview Advice: Have confidence and be able to stand out as a leader

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Project Management

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EMC

Associate Project Manager, EMEA – UK&I at EMC

Application Advice: Be honest and think outside of the box. EMC likes people who find more efficient solutions and not just standard ways of doing things.

Interview Advice: Show your creativity and don't be afraid to ask questions, you are interviewing them as much as they are you.

Industry: IT Support & Telecoms, IT Project Management

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RM plc

Project Manager, at RM plc

Interview Advice: I would suggest practicing competency-based questions.

Industry: IT Support & Telecoms, IT Project Management

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Bouygues UK

Graduate Site Manager, at Bouygues UK

Application Advice: Be flexible in your location of work, Bouygues is huge and there are many opportunities.

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering, Construction Project Management

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Bouygues UK

Assistant site manager, Housing London at Bouygues UK

Application Advice: Be self willed

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering, Construction Project Management

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EMC

Associate Project Manager, Professional Services at EMC

Application Advice: Develop an interest for technology, develop an understanding for process management, apply yourself beyond your job description.

Industry: IT Support & Telecoms, IT Project Management

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Bouygues UK

Graduate Design Co-ordinator, London South East at Bouygues UK

Application Advice: Process driven background would be useful as well as a construction related degree.

Interview Advice: Have some interesting topics to discuss, especially to do with concrete as it is a company speciality.

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering, Construction Project Management

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Arcadis

Associate, Project Management UAE at Arcadis

Application Advice: Demonstrate an understanding of the company, its vision and culture.

Interview Advice: Demonstrate passion for what you do.

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering, Construction Project Management

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RM plc

Graduate, at RM plc

Application Advice: Know both why you want to work for RM and why you have chosen the particular role. Do your research around the sorts of skills and qualities that RM look for and have good clear examples of how you have demonstrated these previously.

Interview Advice: Expect to be asked lots of "competency" based questions which are designed to explore how you perform in relation to the key competencies of the job role. Be able to expand upon examples given in your written application using the STAR method. Give the Situation, the Tasks required as a result, the Actions you took and what the Result was. Make your thought process clear throughout so that you deliver a concise but thorough response.

Industry: IT Support & Telecoms, IT Project Management

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BAM Construct UK

Assistant Site Manager, Western at BAM Construct UK

Application Advice: It's all about people, managing them and supporting them. It is great fun also.

Interview Advice: Show how enthusiastic you are and being a good team member is more important than showing off.

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering, Construction Project Management

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Arcadis

Graduate Project Manager, Private Residential at Arcadis

Application Advice: Make sure you thoroughly research the company. Tailor your experience so it aligns with the requirements of the job.

Interview Advice: Make sure you understand how the current economic climate effects the construction/property industry. Be prepared to explain a technical subject i.e. a construction technology. Thoroughly prepare for your presentation. Be a strong team player.

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering, Construction Project Management

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Bouygues UK

Graduate Site Manager, Enfield at Bouygues UK

Application Advice: In your CV, you should show that you are able to take initiatives and to work within a team.

Interview Advice: Value your previous work experience - even if it was not in the company. Give the good point of your internship and show what you have learnt during them.

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering, Construction Project Management

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Morgan Advanced Materials

Commerical Projects Leader, Commerical Sales at Morgan Advanced Materials

Application Advice: It is a Leadership Programme, so give examples of being a leader on your CV (if possible). Also, the application form is pretty long - but reserve some time in a quiet room and just get it done. Coming back to it later might not happen!

Interview Advice: The interview is a two-way conversation so find out some information for yourself as well. The assessment centre isn't as bad as you think it is, so go in with an open mind and take it as it comes - have faith in yourself. Answer honestly.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Project Management

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Bouygues UK

Assistant Site Manager, CLSE at Bouygues UK

Application Advice: Be specific in what you are looking for.

Interview Advice: Be extremely motivated and dynamic and do not be afraid of long hours and responsibilities.

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering, Construction Project Management

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Arcadis

Graduate Project Manager, at Arcadis

Application Advice: Research the specific area that you want to move into.

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering, Construction Project Management

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Bouygues UK

, at Bouygues UK

Application Advice: Apply if you are highly motivated and up for a challenge.

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering, Construction Project Management

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Fujitsu

Project Management Graduate Trainee, Defence & National Security at Fujitsu

Application Advice: We're big on "continuous improvement" so think of examples where you've raised and owned an improvement to current processes.

Interview Advice: If you are given materials for a presentation use all of them - even if you think they seem unnecessary/waste of time (e.g. I was complimented on using all the different coloured pens). They want to see what you'll do with what you've got.

Industry: IT Support & Telecoms, IT Project Management

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Taylor Wimpey

Graduate Management Trainee, at Taylor Wimpey

Application Advice: - Be keen to progress through the business - Make sure you are ambitious - Be willing to relocate every six months during the two year programme

Interview Advice: - Show that you are ambitious and would like to become a director within a five year timescale of completing the graduate scheme - Think about why you want to work in the housebuilding sector - Know the current constraints in the market - Visit some cu

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering, Construction Project Management

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Arcadis

Project Manager, Higher Education and Government at Arcadis

Application Advice: Project Management is equally about the interpersonal skills as academic. Demonstrate extra-curricular interests that show you have something about you that demonstrate your ability to get on with people and manage situations.

Interview Advice: Show confidence but relax, the ability to be professional in a high pressure environment is critical to being a successful project manager.

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering, Construction Project Management

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AECOM Ltd

Deputy Project Manager, CSD at AECOM Ltd

Application Advice: Believe in yourself

Interview Advice: Try to be yourself during the interview and your employer will find all your good sides.

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering, Construction Project Management

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AECOM Ltd

Project Manager, Buildings and Places at AECOM Ltd

Application Advice: Strong planning and organizational skills are required as you will be working on a variety of individual/different projects and the skills time which needs strong management.

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering, Construction Project Management

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BNP Paribas Real Estate

Graduate, Property Development at BNP Paribas Real Estate

Application Advice: Be confident and sure of your knowledge, show desire to learn, curiosity and motivation.

Interview Advice: Be confident, lively. listen to your interviewer Try to be natural.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Project Management

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Hilti GB Ltd

Account Manager, South Scotland at Hilti GB Ltd

Application Advice: Do your research and think about how you are aligned to the company's values.

Interview Advice: The director stage of the interview process will throw in a curve ball question such as, 'sell me this pen.' or 'how many petrol stations are there in the UK. There is no right or wrong answer here, they just want to see how you handle the situation and problem solve to come up with the solution.

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering, Construction Project Management

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Capgemini UK plc

Project Coordinator, Projects & Programmes at Capgemini UK plc

Application Advice: Know Capgemini's core values and clients and understand Project Management at a basic level

Interview Advice: Have 2 valid experiences to back up all of the key skills/competencies you are looking to demonstrate

Industry: IT Support & Telecoms, IT Project Management

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Capgemini UK plc

PMO Analyst, PMO at Capgemini UK plc

Application Advice: Research the company well and get someone to proof read it.

Interview Advice: Preparation is key, research the types of questions that are expected and practise these beforehand in mock interviews.

Industry: IT Support & Telecoms, IT Project Management

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Capgemini UK plc

Project Analyst, Engagement Management at Capgemini UK plc

Application Advice: Be yourself!

Industry: IT Support & Telecoms, IT Project Management

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Capgemini UK plc

Infrastructure Transformation Services Graduate, at Capgemini UK plc

Application Advice: - Do your research! Read up on the competencies Cap are looking for and try to put these into your answers to potential interview questions. - Show your passion for technology when applying for the role - Think hard about what you are looking to achiev

Interview Advice: - Are you happy to work on client sites all over the UK? - Tell me about a time you have worked in a team? - Where do you see yourself in 5 years? - Why do you want to work for Capgemini? - How would you deal with a difficult client?

Industry: IT Support & Telecoms, IT Project Management

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Hilti GB Ltd

Account Manager, London Sales at Hilti GB Ltd

Application Advice: You need to be a self-motivated, organised, people person. The company emphasis is on integrity and teamwork. We look for honest, courageous, and outgoing people.

Interview Advice: Ask questions! Hilti is a friendly company focused around its people, don't be afraid of your interviewers, ask them questions, be honest about your background. This is a job that is great for people that are SUITED to it, so give them a clear impression of who you are and if you are the right personality for the job we can teach you the skills you need to excell at it.

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering, Construction Project Management

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Atos

Project Manager, at Atos

Application Advice: Relate to examples from both university and work life. If you do not have work experience, I would suggest drawing on examples from hobbies or any team activities which demonstrate various skills. Atos use competency based questions (like many organisations) and this will receive good feedback.

Interview Advice: Be friendly, interact with the group throughout the day and always work with the team. Again, draw on examples on various aspects of your life to best demonstrate your ability to react to varying situations. Finally, demonstrate knowledge of the company and try to draw on corporate social responsibility. Show you have done your research!

Industry: IT Support & Telecoms, IT Project Management

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Hilti GB Ltd

Account Manager, at Hilti GB Ltd

Application Advice: You have to be willing to get hands on with tools and you have to be a problem solver. You have to be open minded and willing to learn on a day to day basis.

Interview Advice: Understand the organisations core values and how you can relate to them. Undertstand what the company does in the construction industry along with the companies financial information. Look to see what the company does in regards to CSR. You have to be friendly and good at communicating.

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering, Construction Project Management

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Hilti GB Ltd

Crossrail Specialist, Crossrail at Hilti GB Ltd

Application Advice: Candidate should be an absolute go getter. Passion and drive are the key things. Also for any role in Hilti the person should be a peoples person.

Interview Advice: If you were given this job, what do you thing would be one reason that will get you out of bed on a Monday Morning ?

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering, Construction Project Management

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Transport for London

Assistant Project Manager, Cycle Superhighways at Transport for London

Application Advice: Research the company and put across why you love London. Most of all be yourself and try your best, they are looking for development potential not the complete package

Interview Advice: Application form - tell me about a time Psychometric tests - practice makes perfect Telephone assessments - SWOT up around the 10 TFL competencies with examples Assessment Centre Day - Be yourself and follow through on all the activities

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering, Construction Project Management

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BAM Construct UK

Assistant Site Manager, Construction Management at BAM Construct UK

Application Advice: As with many companies, I feel BAM are looking for capable candidates that are also well rounded. A strong application will demonstrate active extra-curricular interests, a desire to engage with the community in line with BAM's CSR activities and of course technical knowledge relevant to the position being applied for. It is difficult to secure a position in the construction industry without experience, many candidates will be lucky to have undertaken an industrial placement. This is a key component to the application process and when giving an account of your experience it is important to show how you developed as a person over the course of your placement. By emphasisng how your role developed from start to finish with a focus on where you have taken on additional responsibilities as you have progressed, and then being able to demonstrate how you have carried these out competently will strengthen your application. Be honest when recounting this experience, know that there will naturaly be limitations to what a candidiate will have undertaken at this early stage of their career - this will also be understood by your recruiter - therefore give a realistic portrayal of your previous roles and responsibilities, but really highlight how you have progressed and developed. This trajectory will be used as a basis of determining how you will develop further. When working for BAM. Many applicants may not have undertaken an industrial placement, but development can still be demonstrated by highlighting any previous experience from work roles or extra-curricular activities that demonstrate the desired qualities from a candidate i.e. good communication skills, good use of logic and initiative, taking ownership of a task and being able to demonstrate accountability.

Interview Advice: As with any interview, preparation is key. It pays to do some research into the company structure and market postion. Knowledge of some key financial figures will demonstrate that you have taken time to research into the larger entity that you are to become a part of. Learn your CV inside-out, as mentioned before being able to demonstrate your competencies and development is crucial. You will be asked questions about various roles and the experience that you have documented on your CV be prepared with answers for every position that you have stated. Always discuss previous roles in a positive light, highlighting the aspects where you shone through as an employee. Never discuss aspects negatively, if something went wrong during a certain position this is to be viewed as an opportunity for improvement and then demonstarte where you have improved in further roles. Be relaxed in the interview, and regard it as an open discussion rather than an interrogation. By preparing adequately, you can conduct yourself confidently. The preparation should be used as a tool to cover all the bases that could potentially be questioned in the interview. If your knowledge of yourself and the company is second nature before the interview, your responses will come naturally. You will be asked where do you see yourself in the future, it is crucial to demonstrate your desire to learn and develop as a candidate. Your interviewers will want to see that you are looking to be with BAM longer term.

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering, Construction Project Management

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Atos

Disaster Recovery Analyst, IT Service Continuity Management at Atos

Application Advice: Understand the company's values; the general skills we're looking for; the job you're applying to's specific skills we're looking for; and have an understanding of some of the key and recent movements of both the company and the sector

Interview Advice: Be honest and be yourself! If you're not suitable for the role you're applying for, they may offer you a position they think you will be instead.

Industry: IT Support & Telecoms, IT Project Management

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BAM Construct UK

Assistant Site Manager, Midlands at BAM Construct UK

Application Advice: Get as much work experience as you can. Show that you are a hard worker and confident

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering, Construction Project Management

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AECOM Ltd

Graduate Project Manager, Project Management at AECOM Ltd

Application Advice: Know the difference between Project Management and Construction Management (Client vs Contractor side of project management).

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering, Construction Project Management

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Atos

Project Manager, SAP at Atos

Application Advice: Ensure that you have thoroughly researched the company and when you come into a position, always show a desire to take on work and develop yourself. At the end of the day, if you push for more work and training, then you will be rewarded handsomely.

Interview Advice: Be concise and confident when answering questions and ensure that you're well versed in your own background.

Industry: IT Support & Telecoms, IT Project Management

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GE

Operations Management Leadership Program Associate, Oil & Gas at GE

Application Advice: You need to be proactive and enjoy being busy.

Interview Advice: 1. Listen, 2.Think, 3. Ask, 4. Think, 5. Answer

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Project Management

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Network Rail

Assistant Construction Manager, Structures at Network Rail

Application Advice: Research the company and understand what they actually do. I found it helpful to research some current projects and also long term projects. Make sure the grammar and spelling on the application is correct. When answering application questions, focus on one experience in detail rather than loads of experiences in brief.

Interview Advice: Dress smart and be polite. Don't recite loads of facts and figures from the website but talk about things that are unique and no one else will talk about.

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering, Construction Project Management

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BT (British Telecom)

Project Manager, Transformation at BT (British Telecom)

Application Advice: Learn about the whole of BT. Before I applied I presumed BT just sold broadband to customers like 100's of other service providers in the UK but that's only a part of the work BT does.

Interview Advice: If one part of the assessment centre doesn't go well-don't panic! My presentation was a flop but I still got the job.

Industry: IT Support & Telecoms, IT Project Management

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Network Rail

Risk and assurance manager, Corporate Services at Network Rail

Application Advice: Complete research about a company and enter this into application.

Interview Advice: Be yourself and dont lie. Ask for a bit longer if you are unsure on how to answer a question.

Industry: IT Support & Telecoms, IT Project Management

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Network Rail

Scheme Project Manager, Track Renewals S&C at Network Rail

Application Advice: Focus more on your personality and skills than your qualifications. Network Rail are definitely hiring the person behind the qualifications and will train you up accordingly. The key to any interview is put your personality forward.

Interview Advice: Think things through logically and you will be ok. There are no trick questions but they do require some thought. Take a deep breath and break the problems down and you will be fine.

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering, Construction Project Management

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Network Rail

Scheme Project Manager, Waterloo Station at Network Rail

Application Advice: Great company to apply to if you are looking for a career change and if you want to grow and develop quickly. Don't be put off applying if you are a mature student or have worked in other professions beforehand.

Interview Advice: Be very clued up on project structures and key roles and relationships. Read up on APM book of knowledge.

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering, Construction Project Management

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Network Rail

Scheme Project Manager, Infrastructure Projects Development at Network Rail

Application Advice: Do your research on the railway industry and how it works. Look at major projects being delivered.

Interview Advice: Competency questions are key- look up the Network Rail Behaviours and how you relate to them. Consider the importance of safety to the company.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Project Management

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Thales

Project Management, Project Management at Thales

Application Advice: -Be yourself -Show an understanding of the different business areas Thales operate in -Show drive to further yourself and the business

Interview Advice: -Make sure answers are robust and meaningful -Answer the question asked, not the question you think has been asked -Call upon experience to demonstrate your skill base

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Project Management

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Thales

Project Manager, at Thales

Application Advice: Be positive, and truthful.

Interview Advice: Have good examples in mind of team work, leadership, problem solving etc.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Project Management

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DCC plc

IT Project Manager, IT at DCC plc

Application Advice: Demonstrate a diverse range of interests and experiences and relate these to the business world Show a desire to challenge yourself and develop quickly Declare any interests in gaining international experience

Interview Advice: Gain a good understanding of the company, it's operating divisions and subsidiaries Understand DCC growth and acquisition history A broad understanding of corporate finance is important

Industry: IT Support & Telecoms, IT Project Management

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BT (British Telecom)

Project Manager, BT Business / Managed Delivery at BT (British Telecom)

Application Advice: Do your research and just be yourself - it will be obvious throughout the different stages if you're trying to put on a front.

Industry: IT Support & Telecoms, IT Project Management

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DCC plc

Business IT Graduate Executive, HR & Payroll at DCC plc

Application Advice: Knowledge of the DCC businesses, an eye for the group's strategy and a sound understanding of the key financial ratios that all Plc. are measured by.

Industry: IT Support & Telecoms, IT Project Management

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IBM

Junior Project Manager, Finance at IBM

Application Advice: Be honest on your application about what you're interested in and why you want to work for IBM.

Interview Advice: Make sure you wear a suit - smart casual may be acceptable in certain offices after you have the job, but for the interview you should be dressed professionally. There are questions about what you know about IBM/Why you want to work at IBM - this company has done an immense amount of work within technology over the past 100 years so don't be overcome and try to take in 'everything' - find something you think is unique to talk about and something you genuinely find interesting.

Industry: IT Support & Telecoms, IT Project Management

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AECOM Ltd

Graduate Project Manager, Ireland at AECOM Ltd

Application Advice: 1) If you are prepared to work hard and think positively you will be rewarded with fantastic experience and, become a competent and capable professional in the construction industry once finished your graduate programme.

Interview Advice: Don't hold back tell the panel what you know and are capable of doing.

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering, Construction Project Management

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Balfour Beatty

Design Engineer, Ground Engineering at Balfour Beatty

Application Advice: Have a good understanding of the difference between contracting and consultancy and be clear which one you want to work in.

Interview Advice: If you are asked a question about a topic you do not know much about or how to deal with a situation you have no experience of, be honest. Tell them how you would find the answer or deal with it. The interviewer wants to know the limits of your knowledge and how you deal with situations that you are unfamiliar with.

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering, Construction Project Management

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BT (British Telecom)

Business Manager, BT Graduate Scheme – Openreach at BT (British Telecom)

Application Advice: Refer everything back to the BT Values.

Interview Advice: Again, refer back to the BT Values and think like a leader.

Industry: IT Support & Telecoms, IT Project Management

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Skanska

Graduate Buyer, at Skanska

Application Advice: Read the job description and ensure that you know what Skanska is about and what is involved in the role. Make sure you know why procurement is the career for you.

Interview Advice: Make sure that you're well versed on the 5 zeros, code of conduct and the Skanska way and understand what they mean.

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering, Construction Project Management

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BP

Quality Engineer, Quality at BP

Application Advice: Ensure you have done background research and understand the companies 5 core values

Interview Advice: Given practical situations relating to my role which required on the spot thinking

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Project Management

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Balfour Beatty

Graduate Engineer, at Balfour Beatty

Application Advice: Take your time and be honest.

Interview Advice: Look at the company ethics, be confident and concise in your answers.

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering, Construction Project Management

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IBM

Business Specialist – Project Manager, Global Technology Services at IBM

Application Advice: Genuine interest in the company and the specific job role. Study the brand values as demonstrating these will benefit your application

Interview Advice: Be yourself!

Industry: IT Support & Telecoms, IT Project Management

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Newton Europe

Consultant, Operational Consultant at Newton Europe

Application Advice: Be yourself - the decision will be made on you, not the person you are trying to be. Think logically - you will be given all the information and technical teaching during the interview days. Be interested - don't attend one of the interview days just because you got an invite. We will quickly work out if you've got fire in the belly and want to work with us. Don't give up - if you didn't get through the interviews first attempt, ring up for feedback and try again next year. There are quite a few Newtons who didn't get in first time round.

Interview Advice: Demonstrate drive and determination.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Project Management

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National Grid

Customer Manager, at National Grid

Application Advice: It's all about stakeholder management

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Project Management

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National Grid

Project Engineer, European Business Development at National Grid

Application Advice: Be prepared to talk about behavioural capability rather than technical experience.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Project Management

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IBM

Business Operations & Events Manager, at IBM

Application Advice: Be enthusiastic. Know something about IBM which really engages you. Have an array of examples of when you have demonstrated key characteristics, e.g. leaderships, initiative, team work, etc.

Interview Advice: Why IBM and not another company? Have a specific answer as to why IBM.

Industry: IT Support & Telecoms, IT Project Management

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Network Rail

Graduate Project Manager, IP Signalling at Network Rail

Application Advice: Be a team player and show use of common sense and contributing to groups. Communication skils and confidence are necessary.

Interview Advice: General knowledge of what network rail does and the kind of company it is. Know why you want this role. Have a plan for the near future of what you want to be doing/where.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Project Management

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Reed Global

Product Executive, Business Systems at Reed Global

Interview Advice: Do your homework on project management Mention new ideas and changes you have implemented elsewhere Question status quo

Industry: IT Support & Telecoms, IT Project Management

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Taylor Wimpey

Graduate Management Trainee, Production at Taylor Wimpey

Application Advice: The company are not only looking for someone who has the best grades they are looking for those with wide and varied leadership skills. If you can justify why you didn't make the grades but you can show you have fantastic leadership skills don't rule out an application.

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering, Construction Project Management

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Amey

Management Graduate, at Amey

Application Advice: Although Amey is typically known for being an 'engineering' or 'construction' company, this does not mean you need an engineering degree to work here. The Graduate Management Scheme accepts people from all degree disciplines and values behaviours and experience over degree subject.

Interview Advice: Research! There is plenty of information on the Amey website to give you an overview of the type of business we are, the opportunities available and what the graduate scheme is about. Researching the business and its competitors shows your interest and enthusiasm for the role. It is quite clear when a candidate is applying for 'any graduate scheme available', they often lack passion and knowledge about the role. Most importantly, be yourself and show your personality rather than trying to be someone else.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Project Management

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Selex ES

Graduate Commercial Officer, Commercial at Selex ES

Interview Advice: Research the company. Ensure you can talk about the information you provided in your application and can back up any points you've made. Be confident and personable.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Project Management

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Selex ES

Project Manager, Optronics at Selex ES

Application Advice: Show how previous work, studies or life events have transferable skills towards the position you are applying for.

Interview Advice: Stand out Be confident Ask the interviewer questions

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Project Management

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Selex ES

Selex ES

Application Advice: Understand what the application is asking for, mirror that in your application based on your experiences.

Interview Advice: Understand what the application is asking for, mirror that in your application based on you experiences.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Project Management

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Selex ES

Project Officer, Project Office at Selex ES

Application Advice: be yourself

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Project Management

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Amey

Graduate Manager, at Amey

Application Advice: There are requirements for the graduate scheme, including a 2:1 degree, which is the most important requirement. You must be prepared to travel around for a two year period for the graduate scheme. It is more than likely that you will have to work away from your home location for the duration of the scheme and change is inevitable.

Interview Advice: Key values for Amey include being Progressive, Accountable, Collaborative and Effective, so show these traits and talk about them. The more you can learn and understand about Amey before interview, the better. You must be self-confident but not over-powering. Individuals at the assessments who are over-dominating, often come across as aggressive and this doesn't reflect well. Amey are keen to employ people who are understanding and diplomatic, so be friendly as well as knowledgeable.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Project Management

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Kier

Graduate Building Engineer, Major Projects at Kier

Application Advice: Trim the fat

Interview Advice: Be confident and honest. Don't try to exaggerate or lie

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering, Construction Project Management

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Vodafone

Chnage Manager, Telecoms at Vodafone

Application Advice: Research the market environment

Industry: IT Support & Telecoms, IT Project Management

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Reed Global

IT Project Manager, Internal IT Projects at Reed Global

Application Advice: Reed as a group are focused much more on characteristics and behaviours rather than experience.

Interview Advice: Sooner or later in an interview, you will fail to generate "an occasion when ...". Don't panic - just say that no example is jumping to the front of your mind, "but here is what I would do in a situation like that".

Industry: IT Support & Telecoms, IT Project Management

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Laing O'Rourke

Section Manager, construction south at Laing O’Rourke

Application Advice: You need to be very sure it is what you want to do as although it is a very interesting and rewarding job. It is at times very stresfull and fustrating with long working hours.

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering, Construction Project Management

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GE

GE

Application Advice: Apply!! Highlight your leadership skills, your interpersonal skills. technical expertise is fantastic but business acumen is just as important if not more.

Interview Advice: Be yourself, ask questions, have an interest in the industry, be humble. DO some reading on GE's growth values.

Industry: IT Support & Telecoms, IT Project Management

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Network Rail

Environment Specialist, Environment at Network Rail

Application Advice: Get up to speed on sustainability and environmental issues for the railway and general construction industry.

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering, Construction Project Management

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Network Rail

Graduate – Project Management, Infrastructure Projects: Track High Output at Network Rail

Application Advice: Be sure to research and understand Network Rail and have a good understanding of their business, and role within the UK rail sector.

Interview Advice: Try to go to your interview with some current news relating to Network Rail. Being able to relate some of your answers to current issues will be really positive.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Project Management

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Network Rail

Graduate Project Manager, at Network Rail

Application Advice: be yourself, do not lie on applications! give as many examples of using competencies whether this has been at university or outside .. both are important! try and join a society committee ... shows responsibility!

Interview Advice: always remeber to read up about the company before hand .. info on their site, and what big things are happening in the company at the moment. try and remember who their senior executives are i.e CEO/ Cheif Exec. Don't stress about the interview, be calm and speak slowly ... ask for water if needed

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Project Management

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BT (British Telecom)

Project Manager, Transformation at BT (British Telecom)

Application Advice: Learn about the company, Read annual reports, do a SWOT analysis but most importantly, let your personality shine through. It is all about leadership and leadership potential

Industry: IT Support & Telecoms, IT Project Management

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Network Rail

Scheme Project Manager, Network Operations at Network Rail

Application Advice: I would say that working for Network Rail may not be everyone's cup of tea but if you're looking for a challenging and rewarding role with a company that will offer you great development opportunities and exposure to some of the UK's best infrastructure then this is the company for you. Have a look at the company's values and behaviours, which can be found on the Network Rail website, before deciding if this is the right place for you.

Interview Advice: On application, ensure you take your time when filling in the forms and make sure you do your research - the interviewers are particularly good at probing you on your knowledge! Prepare well for the assessment centre stage of the application process as this can be very challenging and a tiring (but very enjoyable) day.

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering, Construction Project Management

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Arcadis

Project Surveyor, Commercial & Residential Property (Central London) at Arcadis

Application Advice: Have a genuine interest in the industry, architecture, engineering, design etc.

Interview Advice: Recent company news is always something worth knowing

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering, Construction Project Management

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Laing O'Rourke

Junior Section Manager, Construction North at Laing O’Rourke

Application Advice: - Be yourself - thoroughly research the company and all the initiatives that LOR partake in (mission zero, DFMA etc) - Be flexible (In where you work, ob roles etc) - Have knowledge on current projects and projects which LOR have completed - show comm

Interview Advice: group discussions - help engage all of the group. dont take over and dont be too quiet - make notes / meeting minutes (so you don't repeat yourself) - dont agree or disagree with everything. just make your notes clear. one on one interview - take time when answering questions - be clear when answering questions - dont LIE! - ask questions at the end of the interview to show you are interested

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering, Construction Project Management

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Arcadis

Graduate Project Manager, at Arcadis

Application Advice: Ensure you mention: The built asset life-cycle because that is what makes EC Harris unique. ARCADIS and it's positive impacts Client focus

Interview Advice: Why EC Harris? Who are it's competitors? Why this role? What sector would you prefer to work in? Comptency questions i.e. do you recall; a challenging situation, team work situation etc. What is the most important factor in the success of a project

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering, Construction Project Management

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Network Rail

Project management assistant, at Network Rail

Application Advice: Any degree is accepted- you don't have to be an engineer to work in rail industry (I did Biological sciences!)

Interview Advice: Answer the question they ask. Don't waffle on about irrelevant things.

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering, Construction Project Management

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Laing O'Rourke

Assistant Section Manager, Construction North at Laing O’Rourke

Application Advice: Make sure you know about the company's unique business offering and it's key values. Complete some work experience beforehand. Know what you are letting yourself in for - Potential to work away, long hours.

Interview Advice: Have a basic understanding of the construction industry. Know about the company and its values and visions, also some current and previous projects. Show willing

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering, Construction Project Management

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BP

Subsea Project Engineer, Global Projects Organisation at BP

Application Advice: Do not delay in applying once the application system opens.

Interview Advice: None

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Project Management

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HSBC Bank Plc

Analyst, Global Banking and Markets at HSBC Bank Plc

Application Advice: Research the company and know the positives and negatives. Know the area you wish to work for and why. Be open and honest if you do not know the answer to a question but be keen to learn.

Interview Advice: Be prepared to present a case study for internal business representatives. The case study will be related to the are you are applying to but you will be mostly graded on your presentation skills rather than on the facts you present. Be confident and open.

Industry: IT Support & Telecoms, IT Project Management

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Network Rail

Project Manager, Development IP Southern at Network Rail

Application Advice: Do not be intimidated by the fact that you may have limited understanding of the railway or an engineering background. The way the graduate programme is structured, it will develop the graduate specifically tailored to their needs.

Interview Advice: Ensure you have a diverse range of competency scenarios. It is very important to be yourself and confident that you can be successful in this role. Try to imagine the perfect candidate for this role and practise with friends and family an interview session. Finally, make sure you learn about the company and its objectives.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Project Management

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Laing O'Rourke

Section Manager, Project Delivery at Laing O’Rourke

Application Advice: Emphasise your commitments to working relationships/team environments, as well as desire to work in a fast changing industry - LOR are very much striving to be at the forefront of technological and process change and without sounding too bias, I work here because I believe LOR are actually starting to deliver against that philosophy.

Interview Advice: As difficult as it may seem, attempt to differentiate yourself between other candidates. Appear hungry for career development and opportunity, as LOR will reward those who deserve it. Don't be narrow minded about career direction, although if 100% committed to a particular role then express that interest.

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering, Construction Project Management

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Arcadis

Graduate Project Manager, Property at Arcadis

Interview Advice: Appear confident and don't worry too much about your background or skills - they will look more for your fit in the company atmosphere (i.e. towing the line, corporate appearance).

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering, Construction Project Management

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Procter & Gamble

IT Project Manager, Financial Solutions at Procter & Gamble

Application Advice: Be confident and tell the company how good you are. Make sure your passion for the business and for technology comes through in your CV and covering letter!

Interview Advice: Always think about context, action, result, when answering questions. Be confident, be personable and make it a 2-way conversation.

Industry: IT Support & Telecoms, IT Project Management

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Taylor Wimpey

Graduate Management Trainee, at Taylor Wimpey

Application Advice: You need to be adaptable for the graduate scheme as you will be required to relocate. If you have any relevant experience of the industry be sure to highlight it!

Interview Advice: Be enthusiastic and show you are a team player. The business unit relies on each department supporting each other.

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering, Construction Project Management

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FDM Group

, at FDM Group

Application Advice: Research the company in detail before joining, so you are fully prepared for interviews. Make sure you are willing to work hard, as the rewards are endless. It is a great start to a career in IT.

Industry: IT Support & Telecoms, IT Project Management

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EMC

Project Manager, Germany at EMC

Application Advice: show that you are motivated and have people skills

Interview Advice: show that you are motivated and willing to learn. communicate that clearly.

Industry: IT Support & Telecoms, IT Project Management

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Laing O'Rourke

Laing O’Rourke

Application Advice: Research the company, companies within the company and past and recent jobs.

Interview Advice: Phone interview on general awareness of the company, questions on your CV etc. Assessment centre longer interview with "tell me about a time" questions, a presentation and group discussion.

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering, Construction Project Management

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Morgan Sindall

Graduate Engineer, Infrastructure at Morgan Sindall

Interview Advice: Give a scenario on when you had an idea, presented it to your previous manager, supervisor or your lecturer and you idea was brushed aside with no explanation.

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering, Construction Project Management

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Morgan Sindall

Graduate Technical Engineer, Energy at Morgan Sindall

Application Advice: Morgan Sindall is filled with lots of down-to-earth people, emphasised by their focus on personal development, it's therefore best to get to know someone in the company before applying. Morgan Sindall Group contains quite a few companies who attend schools, universities, and other construction events, so you can easily find someone. As long as you're enthusiastic and friendly they'll be happy to direct you to the relevant department. While it's easier to go through the standard online applications, these just go through HR and remove any personal impact.

Interview Advice: Main advice would be to prepare. Have an answer to every generic question you can find online. The interviewer would much rather get through the standard "give me a time when" questions as quickly as possible and move onto more personal questions, so it helps to have snappy responses. Always prepare things to ask the interviewer, and this shouldn't be "when will I hear back from you", or "will I get a bonus", you should ask something like "in what ways have Morgan Sindall supported your personal development", and drop into conversation knowledge on the company aims and objectives.

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering, Construction Project Management

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Telefonica

, Sales and Service at Telefonica

Application Advice: Keep it concise and professional. Think about what makes you stand out from the thousands of other applicants.

Interview Advice: Research Telefonica's unique culture and focus on your competencies, especially if you don't have a lot of work experience. Prepare some examples of when you have displayed a certain competency.

Industry: IT Support & Telecoms, IT Project Management

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Taylor Wimpey

Graduate Management Trainee, at Taylor Wimpey

Application Advice: Focus on your personality positives, teamworking etc. rather than specific vocational skills.

Interview Advice: Same as any interview, do some research, have some answers and some questions.

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering, Construction Project Management

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Procter & Gamble

Solutions Analyst, at Procter & Gamble

Application Advice: Really highlight examples of leadership - this can be in anything you have done at uni/volunteering/sports/societies/work placements. Make sure you explain your examples in the CAR format - don't just give a one line job description.

Interview Advice: Try and structure your answers in the CAR format, and know your CV inside out so you can give varied examples.

Industry: IT Support & Telecoms, IT Project Management

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Atos

Graduate Project Manager, Project Management at Atos

Application Advice: Go for it, it is great fun! I was afraid to work for an IT company because my background is not in IT (but in Psychology), and also thought that there will be no women around me...I was so wrong! There are at least as many women as men colleagues and you can get involved in many activities that would fit your background. They also provide a lot of training, so you will learn everything you need to know!

Interview Advice: Be yourself and smile. Check all available info about the company, they would like to see if you have done your research. If you go for a project management scheme, have a look what this kind of job involves.

Industry: IT Support & Telecoms, IT Project Management

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Atos

Graduate Technical Project Manager, Systems Integration at Atos

Application Advice: I believe that a successful application to Atos relies much more on your personal qualities than your academic achievements. While the company is looking for candidates that can apply themselves (usually backed up by university degree), they are looking for employees that are genuinely interested in pursuing their chosen career. Don't apply to Atos with the mindset that it's 'just a job'. If you show that you're keen to learn and develop, and can back up the role you're applying for with some sort of personal experience, I think that will give you the best chance of success with the application process. But hey, I'm not a hiring manager!

Interview Advice: Prepare for both group and individual exercises/presentations. When working in a group the goal isn't to show that you're better than everyone else, it's to show that you can work well with others. The interviewers are friendly and approachable and will ask various questions from 'give and example of when you....' to 'how would you...'

Industry: IT Support & Telecoms, IT Project Management

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Skanska

Graduate Construction Supervisor, CAR at Skanska

Application Advice: Be prepared for demanding job and to be very busy very early on land on the ground running

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering, Construction Project Management

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Balfour Beatty

Graduate Construction Manager, Regional Construction at Balfour Beatty

Application Advice: Take time to complete the application fully

Interview Advice: Prepare for competency based questions

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering, Construction Project Management

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BAM Construct UK

Assistant Design Manager, at BAM Construct UK

Application Advice: Application will most likely be online, answer any questions with straight to the point, short sentences which do not contain endless filler. Name-drop key phrases and buzzwords : Glue, Building Information Modelling, BIM Level 2, BREEAM etc. But be prepared to back these up with good knowledge on the subjects. Draw back each question to your relevant experience (this could be in a work placement, or uni modules) and explain how you have overcome adversity in the past. If producing a cover letter, apply the same rules. Spend time on this document and if you like run it past your colleagues/ uni professors. CV styles differ, I prefer mine to be no more than 1 page, split into 2 columns. Qualifications and work experience to be easily identifiable.

Interview Advice: Relevant (if not directly) work experience is absolutely key. I applied to BAM during my final year with a years previous experience during my placement year behind me. Come my interview without this I would have found it extremely difficult to answer questions appropriately. Brush up on the region you are applying to by looking at the BAM website and name drop a few of the projects that look interesting, and if appropriate, why (i.e. particular building materials/technologies etc.). It is essential that you demonstrate you have strong communication skills and that you are not fazed by meeting new people or being put in unfamiliar situations. Train up on key modules with your uni degree and use them to answer questions to demonstrate competency, combined with any practical experience you may have in the sector. Even though in my previous role I was a site engineer, a lot of my experience was still directly applicable to the DM role. If you are applying for this role you must be aware of BIM, if not you must make yourself aware of it (i.e. Level 2 requirement). Key for BAM is BIM360 Glue, and other programs that would be handy to know are Revit & Navisworks etc. As a DM you will not be using the latter, but it doesn't hurt to demonstrate your competency. As a student you should be able to download a free version of Glue and practise models. Do so, get familiar with the system, is possible apply it to your interview and perhaps bring the material with you. Have something extra-curricular that you enjoy and helps set you apart. Overall, advice for any interview will work fine. Keep calm and try to enjoy the experience. If you come prepared there's no reason why you shouldn't be successful. Try and ask a few questions (BIM related would be good, or specifics of the scheme) to seem interested and engaged in the potential role.

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering, Construction Project Management

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HSBC Bank Plc

Analyst, Post Trade Management at HSBC Bank Plc

Application Advice: Technical skills are a plus but they're looking for diverse and well-rounded candidates.

Interview Advice: Likeability is a key factor. This is a relatively small world (as compared to the size of the bank) - don't be a jerk.

Industry: IT Support & Telecoms, IT Project Management

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BT (British Telecom)

Business Improvement/Operational Excellence Project Manager, Business Improvement at BT (British Telecom)

Application Advice: * Know the general company well * Come up with a few key facts that other candidates might not think of * Do a fair level of research * Focus on what potential you have * Focus on what results you have achieved, in a work or non work context

Interview Advice: Focus on your work and non-work results, really showcasing your skills and attributes

Industry: IT Support & Telecoms, IT Project Management

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Paddy Power

Project Manager, Product Development at Paddy Power

Application Advice: Don't be afraid to sell yourself. Modesty won't stand to you in an application!

Interview Advice: Smile, take your time and try to throw a bit of humour into a serious answer.

Industry: IT Support & Telecoms, IT Project Management

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Transport for London

Assistant Project Manager, at Transport for London

Application Advice: Research the company Be passionate If you don't want to work for a transport company and you have no passion to work for TfL - do not apply... It really is a great feeling when you believe in your organisation and have a keen interest in what they deliver.

Interview Advice: Why TfL Motivations for a specific scheme Awareness of what goes on in such a firm like TfL

Industry: IT Support & Telecoms, IT Project Management

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Hays

Senior Consultant, Health & Safety at Hays

Application Advice: Be honest & be prepared for hard work

Interview Advice: Honesty, confidence, willingness to learn & develop a career, not just a job.

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering, Construction Project Management

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Capital One

Scrum Master, IT/ Technology at Capital One

Application Advice: Be proactive - The way to get the best out of working at Capital One is to be proactive - get yourself a to-do list and keep on top of it. This helps to keep me motivated and people are always happy when you get done what was asked of you. Listen to others - It's beneficial to take time out to listen to other peoples thoughts/ opinions. You don't always have to agree with them but it helps to spark useful conversations and it often works out best when you come to some sort of mutual agreement.

Interview Advice: Come prepared to the interview - do some research on the company and have some idea of what is required from the different job roles and where you could see yourself fitting in.

Industry: IT Support & Telecoms, IT Project Management

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Balfour Beatty

Graduate Civil Engineer, at Balfour Beatty

Application Advice: Know about the company and industry inside out. Be aware of emerging technologies and processes.

Interview Advice: Be personable and show a shrewdness for time, cost and quality constraints.

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering, Construction Project Management

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Balfour Beatty

Project Manager, at Balfour Beatty

Application Advice: Be innovative, honest, energetic

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering, Construction Project Management

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Arcadis

Project Manager, Residential at Arcadis

Application Advice: Demonstrate your broad interests within the industry and sector, bring other skills to the table apart from academics.

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering, Construction Project Management

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Balfour Beatty

Graduate Construction Manager, at Balfour Beatty

Application Advice: Good environment to work for, be yourselves

Interview Advice: Standard interview structure

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Project Management

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Arcadis

Project Manager, Social Infrastructure (Public Sector) at Arcadis

Application Advice: Read about the company profile, including any sister or parent companies (ie Arcadis and it's other OpCos), as the core values are a big part of what makes EC Harris and Arcadis unique within the market. Research the global construction and consultancy market and client demands. There is a big drive towards improving global collaboration within EC Harris and Arcadis, in order to respond better to client's ever increasing growing global requirements.

Interview Advice: Be confident, but don't lie as you won't get away with it in front of an expert. Make sure you know about the company as well as just the role, as this will inform why you are specifically applying for an position at EC Harris/Arcadis and not one their competitors (even if you are applying elsewhere as well!).

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering, Construction Project Management

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Arcadis

Graduate Project Manager, Private Residential & Commercial at Arcadis

Application Advice: Be confident, be proactive, ask questions to your assessors, build a relationship with the people you are speaking to.....they may be your colleagues and will only add positively to your employment case.

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering, Construction Project Management

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Balfour Beatty

Graduate Engineer, NW at Balfour Beatty

Application Advice: Big up the sustainability stuff and H&S. Both are core to the company and will never stop being improved and reviewed

Interview Advice: Just be yourself and show your enthusiasm for the types of work they are talking about. I was quite outspoken at my interview even though I am usually quiet and I think that helped. But always listen to others and work well in team.

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering, Construction Project Management

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Galliford Try

Site Manager, Southern at Galliford Try

Application Advice: Do research about construction industry and principal contractors to understand this industry better

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering, Construction Project Management

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Galliford Try

Assistant Site Manager, Linden Homes North at Galliford Try

Application Advice: One must give this job role 110%

Interview Advice: Be confident and enthusiastic.

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering, Construction Project Management

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Transport for London

Graduate Project Manager, at Transport for London

Application Advice: Give varied and relevant examples. Use good written English. Think carefully about your responses and tailor them to the application (don't copy and paste from other applications with similar questions).

Interview Advice: Be yourself and be confident. TfL are looking for individuals who possess desirable personality characteristics, if you are lacking in knowledge but are willing to learn, TfL are willing to train and guide you through your career development. Get to know the company and understand why you want to be a part of TfL.

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering, Construction Project Management

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Kier

Assistant Design Manager, Design Management at Kier

Application Advice: Time Management is key. Working on site will fast track knowledge and confidence Appreciate the advice given Always ask questions!

Interview Advice: Be confident, be yourself! Kier looks to employ people who want to learn and are enthusiastic. Don't worry about technically abilities.

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering, Construction Project Management

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Galliford Try

Sustainability Solutions Coordinator, Sustainability at Galliford Try

Application Advice: Large, growing company = good opportunities

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering, Construction Project Management

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Vodafone

Go To Market Specialist, Enterprise Go To Market at Vodafone

Application Advice: It's a fantastic environment and one of the best companies in the world, apply! As a graduate joining Vodafone i've recieved training and managed projects that influence the entire country, far more than any of my own uni friends

Interview Advice: Focus on how you want to put your own stamp on your work, to change things for the better and make the customers experience the greatest it can be.

Industry: IT Support & Telecoms, IT Project Management

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Kier

Assistant Design Manager, Southern at Kier

Application Advice: Be yourself. Be positive, and also do a bit of background research on the company, projects currently involved in and their plans for the future.

Interview Advice: Future legisilation that may affect the company in the near future.

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering, Construction Project Management

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Kier

Materials Engineer, SCL – Tunneling at Kier

Application Advice: Be honest, be passionate, know about the Kier ethos

Interview Advice: Understanding the engineering principles, be bright and positive, show an interest

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering, Construction Project Management

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Galliford Try

Graduate Engineer, North at Galliford Try

Application Advice: Apply early and include all areas of work experience, even things that you feel may not be necessary.

Interview Advice: Be relaxed and natural. Likeablility can go a long way in construction.

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering, Construction Project Management

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Cushman & Wakefield

Senior Project Manager, London at Cushman & Wakefield

Application Advice: Time management is a good skill to have but you'll be supported when you start.

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering, Construction Project Management

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Kier

Design Manager, London at Kier

Application Advice: Read the Kier website, looking at the different parts of the group and how they all work together. Pay particular attention to the Kier values and projects Kier are working on. Include work experience both relevant and hobby related.

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering, Construction Project Management

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Kier

Assistant Design Manager, Northern at Kier

Application Advice: Stand out from the crowd, attend careers fairs,

Interview Advice: be prepared for a variety of questions not just the usual questions of when did you last work as a team etc.

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering, Construction Project Management

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Kier

Assistant Design Manager, Construction Eastern at Kier

Application Advice: Be enthusiastic and honest and always want to push yourself.

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering, Construction Project Management

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BT (British Telecom)

Business Operations Graduate, Business Operations at BT (British Telecom)

Application Advice: Be patient - when I was applying I know a few of the deadlines I was given for when I would hear back weren't accurate. I would also say that you shouldn't focus too much on the set amount of positions they advertise because more often than not if BT like a candidate they will try to find a position for you.

Interview Advice: I was asked about team projects I had worked on, if there were any issues in those teams, how I overcame the issues etc. I was asked about times I had implemented a change, a time I had been able to change someones mind about a proposal, a time I had given excellent customer service. There is normally a written assessment and what I would say is watch timing very carefully because there is a lot of material to read and not a lot of time.

Industry: IT Support & Telecoms, IT Project Management

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Kier

Environmental Advisor, Scotland at Kier

Application Advice: Ensure you are a practical person. If there are any issues ensure you come up with a solution before highlighting the problems. Be prepared for a lot of travelling - although they do give you a company car which is always a bonus.

Interview Advice: Ask the questions as you go through. Communicate with the interviewers and show an interest in them as a person as well as the company you are going to join.

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering, Construction Project Management

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Renishaw

Graduate Project Co-ordinator, at Renishaw

Application Advice: Just keep trying. Renishaw get a huge amount of applicants - just because you didn't get in this time, it doesn't mean you weren't good enough.

Interview Advice: Just don't let nerves get to you. No-one is out to get you: just do your best, be yourself, and relax!!!

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Project Management

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AECOM Ltd

Graduate Project Manager, Project Management at AECOM Ltd

Application Advice: Past experience is a bonus

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering, Construction Project Management

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Kier

Graduate building engineer, Major projects at Kier

Application Advice: Experience will help massively.

Interview Advice: Why do you want to work for a main contractor? examples of overcoming a challenge and working in a team.

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering, Construction Project Management

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AECOM Ltd

Graduate Project Manager, London at AECOM Ltd

Application Advice: Ensure you really research the role you are going for and understand why you want that particular role.

Interview Advice: What does a PM do? Why do you want to be a PM?

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering, Construction Project Management

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AECOM Ltd

Assistant Project Manager, Buildings and Places at AECOM Ltd

Application Advice: For my role, it is important to highlight an ability to relate to people as well as have technical knowledge.

Interview Advice: Acknowledge areas where your experience or knowledge is missing, but be prepared to say where you would be able to source this knowledge or how you would go ahead and gain it.

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering, Construction Project Management

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AECOM Ltd

Graduate Project Manager, Programme, Cost, Consultancy at AECOM Ltd

Application Advice: - List any relevant experience in the industry - Research the company + department you are interested in

Interview Advice: - Know the reasons you want to work for the company - Know your development goals for both short term and long term

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering, Construction Project Management

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AECOM Ltd

Environmental Consultant – EIA, Environmental Services at AECOM Ltd

Application Advice: Be aware of the process of Environmental Impact Assessment and be familiar with the relevant regulations and legislation associated with the job. EIA Project Management requires a broad range of skills - candidates should be able to prioritise and plan effectively, be able to communicate effectively with large teams and be organized.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Project Management

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AECOM Ltd

Assistant Project Manager, Project Management at AECOM Ltd

Application Advice: Present yourself in a professional manner. Express your experience ie. Industry placements and other industry related work. Take time to fill out your application. Research the company before applying.

Interview Advice: Do research on company and industry news. Read through your university module notes to refresh your memory. Express your desire to work within such a highly regarded company with a plethora of opportunities. Know what you are applying for. ie. what is a project manager? Job role?

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering, Construction Project Management

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BT (British Telecom)

Business improvement manager, Service Delivery at BT (British Telecom)

Application Advice: Good understanding of the industry - lots in the news about the current changes so use those sources

Interview Advice: Show good social skills - be clear in communicating and on a level Show evidence of being able to simplify technical problems into something anyone could understand

Industry: IT Support & Telecoms, IT Project Management

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BT (British Telecom)

Business Management, BT Business at BT (British Telecom)

Application Advice: Make sure you research the Business properly and understand the ins and outs of it. Know it's values and goals

Industry: IT Support & Telecoms, IT Project Management

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BT (British Telecom)

Project Manager, Strategy at BT (British Telecom)

Application Advice: Be honest

Interview Advice: have a natural conversation and be relaxed

Industry: IT Support & Telecoms, IT Project Management

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BT (British Telecom)

Operations manager, Leeds at BT (British Telecom)

Application Advice: Experience in a people management role would help. Research the company before applying.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Project Management

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Transport for London

Graduate project manager, Station upgrades at Transport for London

Application Advice: Research and preparation

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering, Construction Project Management

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Renishaw

Commercial Graduate, Commercial at Renishaw

Application Advice: You need to be really enthusiastic about a career in the engineering sector - no matter what your background. Work experience is really important as it demonstrates your ability to be able to work with others, who are not necessarily in your peer group. Have outside activities and hobbies that you participate in, which shows you as being a well rounded individual.

Interview Advice: You need to have an idea of where you would like to end up working as a career, be clear about what your strengths are and also your weaknesses and where you would want to improve. Research the company and really understand what it is they do - when you are in your interview and your networking lunch you are able to ask these questions to the people who will be managing you, and those who are currently on/ have been on the scheme. This shows enthusiasim for the position.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Project Management

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Renishaw

Project Coordinator, Laser Calibration at Renishaw

Application Advice: Be prepared to talk to many people on a daily basis on different topics, you need to be very organised to stay on top of things

Interview Advice: I did not need an interview because I had already completed a summer placement here

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Project Management

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Renishaw

Graduate Project Coordinator, LCPD at Renishaw

Application Advice: Renishaw is founded on innovation, its not just a buzz word used by marketing. Whatever, your job role sell yourself as an innovative person who genuinely believes in driving technology forward. Renishaw prides itself on inventing products that the customer didn't even know they wanted!

Interview Advice: Research, research, research, be confident and try to manipulate the conversation back to your strengths. Virtually every question I tried to answer with examples from my final year project as I am the world's leading authority on that subject!

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Project Management

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Tamdown Group

Site Manager, High Rise at Tamdown Group

Application Advice: Have an open mind and try and absorb everything. Do not be afraid to ask questions, everyone has to start somewhere.

Interview Advice: Be open and be yourself. Do not get defensive when asked probing questions.

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering, Construction Project Management

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Tamdown Group

Site engineer, High rise at Tamdown Group

Application Advice: Be ready to learn quick, it's for the people who want to learn and develop with the opportunities given

Interview Advice: Prepare

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering, Construction Project Management

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Hilti GB Ltd

Account Manager, London at Hilti GB Ltd

Application Advice: Be yourself and be confident in the role, even if you have not worked in construction. Enthusiasm is key with this job.

Interview Advice: The usual situational judgment questions and discussions are saved for the interviews and are discussed in a friendly but business like manner. Usual things also apply, be on time and be keen!

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering, Construction Project Management

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Mott MacDonald

Graduate QS, London at Mott MacDonald

Application Advice: There is a good support structure in Motts which is continuously reviewed and updated to provide the best possible professional development.

Interview Advice: Be yourself and don't try and make things up as you will get caught out. The interview is about getting to kow you better as a person so it's important to remember to work on your people skills before the interview.

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering, Construction Project Management

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BAM Construct UK

Site Manager, Western at BAM Construct UK

Application Advice: The character of the individual is very important. No one can expect you to have intimate knowledge of how to build a multi-storey frame but they are looking at how you relate to people. It is a people job and you spend all day working to co-ordinate lots of people who are each specialists yet none of them are interested in the job as a whole. 'Jack of all, master of none' is a very good trait to have for this role.

Interview Advice: You have to show you can solve problems, that is your job really but it can be very satisfying. Show them you can walk into a situation and come up with a solution and plan of action quickly.

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering, Construction Project Management

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BAM Construct UK

Site manager, Commercial at BAM Construct UK

Application Advice: New Graduates- show as much passion and interest in the construction industry as you can, get involved with other activities outwith your course at university to show your interest.

Interview Advice: Be yourself, confident and honest

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering, Construction Project Management

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Capita

Lead the Way Graduate, Local Government at Capita

Application Advice: It was the first application process that I actually bought into and believed what was being communicated. Having a Board member at the assessment centre was very inspiring. The key was to be myself and communicate my strengths throughout the application process.

Interview Advice: Applicable job experience was useful and tangiable examples from a range of sources displaying a rounded personality.

Industry: IT Support & Telecoms, IT Project Management

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Capita

Service Readiness Manager, Transition at Capita

Application Advice: Don't be afraid to ask questions, everyone will support you and understands that you are learning.

Interview Advice: Be yourself and fully throw yourself into activities and try not to be too nervous.

Industry: IT Support & Telecoms, IT Project Management

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Costain

site engineer, London Power tunnels at Costain

Application Advice: Look into the focus of the business and its strategy

Interview Advice: Research what the company does and aim to be chartership

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering, Construction Project Management

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Galliford Try

Galliford Try

Application Advice: Make sure that you have a genuine interest in construction, otherwise when a lot of technical jargon is discussed you may lose interest and not bother to research what has been discussed.

Interview Advice: Be yourself. If you pretend to be somebody else then you and the company will not fit together making things harder. You'd rather not be chosen for being you than being chosen for an act which you have to live up to.

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering, Construction Project Management

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Costain

Site Engineer, Hammersmith Flyover Strengthening (Highways) at Costain

Application Advice: Enthusiasm and clear thinking are key to building respect. Its not just the quaility of your work but how you work within a team which defines your success.

Interview Advice: Be yourself.

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering, Construction Project Management

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Capita

IPMO Manager, at Capita

Application Advice: Be yourself.

Industry: IT Support & Telecoms, IT Project Management

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Mott MacDonald

Graduate Civil Engineer, Project Management at Mott MacDonald

Application Advice: Just be yourself, employers are not always looking for the best academic candidate but someone who they will be able to work with everyday.

Interview Advice: Relax and know your bending moment diagrams!

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Project Management

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Mott MacDonald

Graduate Project Manager, Property at Mott MacDonald

Application Advice: Preperation and practice is key. If you don't do these and someone else does then they are more likely to get the role. Talk about your achievement because there isn't any other way for the interviewer to find out.

Interview Advice: Be logical, clear and relate your experiences and achievements to the role.

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering, Construction Project Management

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Mott MacDonald

Risk Engineer, Risk Management at Mott MacDonald

Application Advice: Study project risk management within engineering projects - understand the industry.

Interview Advice: Be yourself, and be relaxed. Be enthusiastic, ready to engage and build a rapport with your interviewer. Know your CV inside out and be ready to answer questions on your past experience and what you can bring to the organisation and the role. Show your interest by asking your interviewer questions too (related to the role and the company).

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Project Management

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Hilti GB Ltd

Account Manager, Steel Construction at Hilti GB Ltd

Application Advice: To prepare extensively and do some quality research into the company.

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering, Construction Project Management

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Mace Limited

Pacakge Manager, Major Projects at Mace Limited

Application Advice: Ensure you stand out from the crowd, be able to offer something more than academic qualifications. i.e. relevant work experience

Interview Advice: Be aware of the company values and history Prepare examples of working together as a team

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering, Construction Project Management

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Capita

ITS Graduate, Capita Enterprise IT Services at Capita

Application Advice: Be postive, proactive and a people person. I have been involved in the application process for new grads and one of the biggest issues is people not being a team player or being too domineering. Don't act like the people you see on the apprentice. Building positive relationships is key.

Interview Advice: Show that you have passion not just in work but through getting to know you as a person such as skills or hobbies.

Industry: IT Support & Telecoms, IT Project Management

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Capita

Graduate Project Manager, Southwark at Capita

Application Advice: - be yourself - look at Capita values

Interview Advice: - why you over other graduates? - name a time you were in a difficult leadership position and how did you over come it? - where will you be in 5 years? - name a difficult situation with people within the a team, how did you diffuse this situation?

Industry: IT Support & Telecoms, IT Project Management

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Capita

IT Project Manager, at Capita

Application Advice: I found with Capita they are looking for interesting people who have a wide range of skills and experience rather than focusing on academic achievements. So I would include every job and certifcations undertaken outside of University.

Interview Advice: I was asked during the telephone and face-to-face interview about being adaptable and to give examples showing that i can be. This ties back to the application where it is key to include lots of different activities and skills.

Industry: IT Support & Telecoms, IT Project Management

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Amey

Graduate Project Manager, at Amey

Application Advice: Research the market and the industry in which you wish to see yourself in. Make sure you are fully aware of the company's development opportunities. Analyse projects that the company is currently involved in and decide whether you want to be involved in the type of projects currently being undertaken by the company.

Interview Advice: Make sure you know your subject area thoroughlly

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Project Management

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Mott MacDonald

Project Leader, North West WNE at Mott MacDonald

Application Advice: Be specific, how can you help the team? what would you like to go? if you have any previous experience, go into details of what you did, and if it is not much just relate it to your experience. They have targets when recruiting, so be specific, and ask.

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering, Construction Project Management

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Mott MacDonald

Graduate Project Assistant, at Mott MacDonald

Application Advice: The company likes people to have good technical knowledge of their area but also good "soft" skills.

Interview Advice: Try to use examples to demonstrate collaboration, teamwork, commercial awareness etc...

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Project Management

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Thales

Buisness Graduate, Naval Optronics at Thales

Application Advice: Be truthful and do not over think the situtational judgement tests.

Interview Advice: Use examples of where you have displayed certain traits as opposed to what you would do.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Project Management

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Thales

Bid and Project Management, Avionics at Thales

Application Advice: Make sure that you know what you're signing up for and know what your role will involve rather than simply applying for the hell of it.

Interview Advice: Complete research in the fields that you are interested in about the company so that you have it to hand. Be yourself.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Project Management

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Thales

Graduate Project Manager, Defence Mission Systems at Thales

Application Advice: Show understanding of business on both national and international scale

Interview Advice: Show a knowledge of the products Thales have. Demonstrate a willingness to learn from mistakes

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Project Management

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Thales

, at Thales

Application Advice: Make sure you research the company and the industry thoroughly before attending interviews.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Project Management

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Thales

Commercial Officer, at Thales

Application Advice: Sit some aptitude tests/ mock assessment centres if you can. Once you've done a couple you've done them all.

Interview Advice: Brush up on some business knowledge. I was pummelled with questions about contracts and business related things I had no idea about as it isn't my background.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Project Management

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Galliford Try

Community Liaison Officer, Corporate Social Responsibility at Galliford Try

Application Advice: Time management is so important; engineering and construction are very demanding on your time.

Interview Advice: A wider understanding of the values/contractual requirements is extremely important.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Project Management

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Galliford Try

Design Manager, Midlands & SW at Galliford Try

Application Advice: Always research the company you are applying too. They are looking for you to fit into the company as much as they are looking for you to stand out.

Interview Advice: Be prepared and make sure you review competency questions.

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering, Construction Project Management

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Galliford Try

Commercial Graduate, Pre Construction at Galliford Try

Application Advice: Go for it

Interview Advice: Open and honest, bring other world experience that isn't just degree related

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering, Construction Project Management

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Thales

Graduate Project Planner, at Thales

Application Advice: Be honest and hard working.

Interview Advice: Better to be yourself and fail an interview, then be in a job which you cannot handle.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Project Management

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Siemens

IT Business Graduate, Program Management Office at Siemens

Application Advice: - Do your research on the company and ensure you know what it is about the company that is attractive to you - Ensure you know ways in which you could add value to the organization - Articulate what makes you different from other candidates and includ

Interview Advice: - Do your research on the company and ensure you know what it is about the company that is attractive to you - Ensure you know ways in which you could add value to the organization - Articulate what makes you different from other candidates and includ

Industry: IT Support & Telecoms, IT Project Management

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Thales

Bid Manager, Defence at Thales

Application Advice: Know the business and not a quick google search. Go into more detail. Look at the products and the policies. Look at our best sellers and look at our up and coming products.

Interview Advice: Relax. You're through to the last stage. Smile and try to make conversation. If you don't know something say "I don't know but.." and then try to explain what you think the answer might be.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Project Management

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Hilti GB Ltd

, at Hilti GB Ltd

Application Advice: Hilti was started as a family owned company and still is privately owned today; learn the history, company ethos and mission statement. Hilti look for people that embody the company core values; it's more important that a person is a correct fit within the organisation which is why our employee turnover rate is relatively low for a company this size.

Interview Advice: Be prepared for situation questions and scenarios; the STAR technique really helps in terms of keeping you on track.

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering, Construction Project Management

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Hilti GB Ltd

Account Manager, Yorkshire at Hilti GB Ltd

Application Advice: Be honest

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering, Construction Project Management

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Resource Solutions

Tech project manager, Technology at Resource Solutions

Application Advice: Act professionally, positive and engaging.

Interview Advice: Have a plan of how you wish to be perceived and have a goal/ target.

Industry: IT Support & Telecoms, IT Project Management

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Science and Technology Facilities Council

Project Manager, Electronics at Science and Technology Facilities Council

Interview Advice: The assessment centre gives candidates a real insight into the organisation. Take the opportunity to talk to lots of current graduates and question them about their own experiences.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Project Management

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Galliford Try

Regional Technical Graduate, Building North East & Yorkshire at Galliford Try

Application Advice: Be bold, positive and enthusiastic. I can't stress how much your personality matters in this role and soft skills will be the ones that tip the scales in your direction through the application process. This isn't a job for the faint of heart or someone who's more at home working alone, you have to mingle with people from all walks of life and command their respect regardless of age, experience or background.

Interview Advice: Be prepared to discuss any experiences where you had to lead or work within a team. Any project you have completed can act as an example of your ability if you word it in the correct manner. Don't forget that you are a person, being interviewed by a person, so talk to them like you would any other person, don't be too uptight, boring or withdrawn.

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering, Construction Project Management

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Atos

Graduate Project manager, Project management at Atos

Application Advice: Be yourself, be enthusiastic. For any application, not just Atos

Interview Advice: Show skills of being adaptable.

Industry: IT Support & Telecoms, IT Project Management

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Atos

Graduate Project Manager, at Atos

Application Advice: Give detail about why you feel you would be good at that role

Interview Advice: Practice answering standard interview questions - what you know about the company, why you want to work for them, why you think you will be good at the role etc. As well as competency based questions

Industry: IT Support & Telecoms, IT Project Management

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Lockheed Martin UK

Contracts Negotiator Asc, Commercial at Lockheed Martin

Application Advice: Use real life examples when answering questions

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Project Management

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Galliford Try

Technical Graduate, Technical at Galliford Try

Interview Advice: Interview was focussed on personality, rather than qualification

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering, Construction Project Management

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CGI

Business Analyst, Energy & Utilities at CGI

Application Advice: Anyone from any background can apply, and there is such a wide range of opportunities available that you can do anything. I think to CGI it is more important that you are the right type of person for them that can add to their team, and even if you don't currently have the knowledge, if you show the enthusiasm and ability to learn as quickly as possible then they will want you to work for them.

Interview Advice: Make sure you do your research! Research into what they do, where they operate, who they deal with and most importantly, who their competitors are. Be polite and honest and practice your team working skills in advance.

Industry: IT Support & Telecoms, IT Project Management

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Atos

Graduate Project Manager, Project Management – Infrastructure at Atos

Application Advice: Applications are relatively straight-forward, no special advice are required. However, make sure you double check for any spelling/grammar errors.

Interview Advice: Project management related Questions.Do your research before you go into the interview/assessment centre. There are plenty of hints/tips/example interviews on the internet that you can find.

Industry: IT Support & Telecoms, IT Project Management

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Atos

Release manager, at Atos

Application Advice: Research the company and don't worry that you may not have the skills - Atos will teach you anything.

Industry: IT Support & Telecoms, IT Project Management

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Galliford Try

Graduate Construction Manager, Construction – North at Galliford Try

Application Advice: I had 4 stages to secure my position although this may be different for future candidates. Stage 1 - CV - Keep it clear and concise. Demostrate key skill/strengths without waffling, also good to demonstrate personal qualities. Cover Letter - Ellaborate on your CV, demonstrate specific experiences where you have ascertained skills etc. Stage 2 - Online Testing - Be prepared, there are webistes that you can do practice tests. Stage 3 - Telephone Interview 30 mins - This is your first opportunity to let your personnality shine and for you to demonstrate you are what you say you are!. Brush up on your telephone manner. Again be prepared practice basic telephone skills, this may sound daft but when the call comes your ability to communicate may just disappear. Be polite, listen carefully to questions being asked and most importantly have your own questions at the end. This shows your interest and gives the interviewer more insight into what type of person you are. Therefore think about what type of questions you need to ask, dont ask about what the pay is at this stage as it will show thats all your interested in and that is the wrong impression!

Interview Advice: 4 - Interview 1hr - You have done all the groundwork to this point the interviewer has your CV and cover letter, test results and telephone interview notes. this is an extensive amount of information already, so what is the interview? Its for the interviewer to put a face to a trail of paperwork you have worked hard to produce. Skills, competence and expereince should have already been demonstrated at this point therefore personallity, proffesionalism and enthusiasm need to be deomstrated. Try to enjoy your interview (its not a funeral) and be happy. The graduate development team at Galliford Try are very easy going and understading. My advice would be to let your personality shine through and not hide behind your nerves! Demonstrate enthusiasm, commitment and personal drive along with a good smile! Note; dont get confused with being confident and arrogant, it wont get you far. Dont try to be the person your not...be yourself.

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering, Construction Project Management

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Galliford Try

Site Manager, Midlands & South West at Galliford Try

Application Advice: Be enthusiastic and honest.

Interview Advice: Try and come up with experiences that relate to the role your applying for. It's a lot easier and more comfortable to talk about things that you have been apart of/accomplished in the past even if its as little as leading a football team as a captain.

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering, Construction Project Management

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Mace Limited

Assistant Construction Manager, at Mace Limited

Application Advice: Be honest with your CV and what your skills and other attributes are. If you get through to the interview stages, any discrepancies will be picked out straight away. Be proud of your achievements no matter how small you think they are.

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering, Construction Project Management

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Fujitsu

Project Manager, Public Sector Account at Fujitsu

Application Advice: - Understand how your experience and skills (gained through university course, part time jobs, hobbies and sports) relate to the role requirements and demonstrate examples - Research the company and be able to illustrate how you would fit in

Interview Advice: - Asked company specific questions around what they do - Asked questions around skills (included in the role requirements) and how I have demonstrated these

Industry: IT Support & Telecoms, IT Project Management

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Mace Limited

Trainee Manager, Consultancy at Mace Limited

Application Advice: Work experience was really important, being able to demonstrate I had tried out a range of construction roles during my undergraduate studies. Without this experience it would have been much more difficult to answer many of the application questions.

Interview Advice: Interview was of the "tell us about a time when you've..." type. I did quite a lot of preparation, guessing questions and writing a number of answers. This was then followed by a full day assessment centre, with group discussions, psychometric tests (which I don't think I did amazingly in!) and an individual written/presentation task.

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering, Construction Project Management

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Morgan Sindall

Design Manager, East at Morgan Sindall

Application Advice: Need to show a desire for sustainability, innovation and future technologies.

Interview Advice: Talk about Perfect Delivery

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering, Construction Project Management

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Mace Limited

Assistant Project Manager, Project Management at Mace Limited

Application Advice: Apply to work for this company!

Interview Advice: What you can bring to the company. Show a keen interest in the specific business and the area that you want to move into.

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering, Construction Project Management

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Mace Limited

Graduate Trainee, Public Sector at Mace Limited

Application Advice: Similar to any application process, have a knowledge of industry issues, the company and the role you are applying for.

Interview Advice: Following the online application and questions my application process consisted of a preliminary competency interview which was fairly straightforward. I then took part in a assessment centre. Try to take an active part in group tasks without being overpowering to others. Show a good attitude and being willing to adapt and display different ways of thinking.

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering, Construction Project Management

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Mace Limited

Graduate Trainee Project Manager, EFA School Programme at Mace Limited

Application Advice: Don't use a standard application for everything, customise your answers to the company and try and answer the questions fully.

Interview Advice: Be confident in your interview and make sure you stand out in the assessment days as it is very competitive.

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering, Construction Project Management

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Fujitsu

Graduate Project Manager, Scottish Accounts at Fujitsu

Application Advice: The online tests are similar to most that are out there, so you can practise these. Numerical, logical reasoning and I think, but might not have, verbal reasoning. First and foremost, for the telephone interviews: KNOW THE COMPANY. Too many people think Fujitsu make cameras. Research, think and take your time to answer the questions. Make sure they are relevant and detailed. In terms of the assessment centres, it is a case of be yourself, make sure you contribute - more so in the team exercise. The A.C is very fair and gives you every opportunity to succeed. You just have to take it.

Interview Advice: All interview questions are competency based….”can you tell me about a time”. Again, research the role for which you are applying, match these against the job spec, description and key competencies and you will be able to work out some of the questions and prepare answers beforehand.

Industry: IT Support & Telecoms, IT Project Management

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Mace Limited

Assistant Construction Manager, London at Mace Limited

Application Advice: To ensure they are motivated for the role they are applying for as Mace will provide the required opportunities as long as the candidates is willing.

Interview Advice: I would advise to be highly motivated, and to ensure they try and take a lead role in the team workshops.

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering, Construction Project Management

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Amey

Management Graduate, Government at Amey

Application Advice: Amey provides a lot of opportunities to work on a range of contracts throughout the UK and overseas - if you are geographically mobile be sure to include this in the application process. If you have experience of managing a team, even if this was extra-curricular rather than within employment, then include this within your application and give examples.

Interview Advice: Be yourself! - Amey are just as interested in your personality and your ability to work well with people as they are with your academic success. Mind map what you believe are the many opportunities and challenges facing Amey & be ready to discuss this in the interview.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Project Management

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Nestle

Project Engineer, Engineering at Nestle

Application Advice: Show your passion for the food and drink industry

Interview Advice: Understand the strengths that Nestle look for and think of examples of how you have demonstrated them. Understand why you function is vital to the working of Nestle

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Project Management

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Mace Limited

Project Manager, Public Sector Consultancy at Mace Limited

Application Advice: Concentrate on experience in construction in application, be proactive in gaining as much industry experience as possible before graduating.

Interview Advice: Sell yourself during assessment day, get involved as much as possible with tasks and activities

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering, Construction Project Management

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Mace Limited

Graduate Sustainability Manager, Sustainability at Mace Limited

Application Advice: Gain some previous experience in your chosen field, my previous experience has been invaluable.

Interview Advice: Be honest don't try and blag your way through, think of times where you influenced change, where you lead by example and where you did something innovative.

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering, Construction Project Management

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Mace Limited

Graduate Project Manager, Public Sector at Mace Limited

Application Advice: Apply, it is the best thing I have done and have more opportunities than other graduates who are my friend.

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering, Construction Project Management

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Mace Limited

Assistant Project Manager, Consultancy at Mace Limited

Application Advice: Do not fill out forms like every other form, be original and interesting.

Interview Advice: Ensure you let Mace see your personality. Answer honestly and not how you feel you should.

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering, Construction Project Management

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Mace Limited

Assistant Project Manager, Private Sector Consultancy at Mace Limited

Application Advice: Reflect on your experience and personality, then be honest and be yourself. It seems as though, as a graduate, Mace employ you based on your personable skills over your experience/ knowledge, so it is really important for you to act yourself so you both know whether you would fit in. As an innovative company, thinking outside the box is definitely a bonus for Mace and it will really give you an edge as we are always looking for a better way so give previous examples where possible/ applicable.

Interview Advice: Normal interview questions based on my CV (it will now be based on your application form) e.g. team work, subjects chosen, previous experience, etc. Nothing really show-stopping apart from being asked how do I keep motivated on non-glamorous projects...

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering, Construction Project Management

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Mace Limited

Trainee Project Manager, International at Mace Limited

Application Advice: Be honest - if you write something that is fabricated it will be obvious in interview if questioned further for detail.

Interview Advice: Do not underestimate your fellow future colleagues on the assessment day - With MACE you are not competing for one position, you may all get the job just as likely as you all may not. This day is not about showing how great you are individually, the tasks you are set are to assess how well you work within a team. Listen and let others talk.

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering, Construction Project Management

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Mace Limited

Project Manager, Higher Education at Mace Limited

Application Advice: Demonstrate your experience in the sector, your judgement as a professional, your drive to succeed, and your ability to influence change for the better.

Interview Advice: Take your time to digest questions you are asked, form your answer, deliver your answer, and then don't feel the need to keep talking, even if there is silence!

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering, Construction Project Management

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Barratt Developments

Construction Graduate, Graduates at Barratt Developments

Application Advice: Be prepared! The interview process consists of a few stages with the assessment centres really focussing on you as an individual. Remember this, Barratt do no only look for qualifications and grades, they are a customer focussed buisness and require customer focussed candidates.

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering, Construction Project Management

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Fujitsu

Graduate Project Manager, Project Management at Fujitsu

Application Advice: Be very clear about why you would benefit Fujitsu if they employed you: what experience do you have, what knowledge do you have and show that you can easily fit in as part of a team. In the telephone interview, they are looking for clear competencies, have your answers prepared using the STARL technique. Also, do your research: what do Fujitsu do, who are its customers, what is happening in the IT industry as a whole. In the assessment centre, you will have a competency based interview, a presentation exercise based on a case-study you are given and a group task. You are being assessed at all times, keep that and the competencies in mind at all times.

Interview Advice: Try and be confident - believe in yourself. Don't dominate the group task, ensure you are heard but not letting others speak and putting others down will not be liked by the assesors.

Industry: IT Support & Telecoms, IT Project Management

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Costain

Graduate Safety, health and environmnetal advisor, Health and Safety at Costain

Application Advice: You can be knowledgeable in this field but you need strong communication skills, leadership skills and integrity

Interview Advice: Be confident, friendly, smile and show interest

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering, Construction Project Management

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Costain

Graduate SHE Advisor, SHE at Costain

Application Advice: Make sure your CV is up-to-date, experience is as detailed as it can be, have some activities, as it can be a basis of common ground to talk about and also a great conversation starter during interviews.

Interview Advice: Be honest and know your strengths and weaknesses, know some small details about current events of the company, i.e., new projects, charitable areas, etc.

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering, Construction Project Management

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CGI

Junior Project Manager, Defence at CGI

Application Advice: Think outside the box and try to put experience outside of the usual university teams etc.

Interview Advice: Be professional and honest, prepare answers to the usual situation based questions. Research the company so you can ask questions of your interviewer as well.

Industry: IT Support & Telecoms, IT Project Management

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Costain

Graduate Engineer, Water Industry at Costain

Application Advice: Expect a great salary and to work longer hours than many people. Also be flexible regarding location, you get little choice when you join but if you don't mind that go for it 100%.

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering, Construction Project Management

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Boots

IT Graduate, Retail Architecture at Boots

Application Advice: They're looking for people, not for qualifications. Sell yourself rather than selling what you've done.

Industry: IT Support & Telecoms, IT Project Management

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Costain

Graduate Civil Engineer, Natural Resources at Costain

Application Advice: Be sure that you don't mind travelling.

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering, Construction Project Management

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Morgan Sindall

Graduate Site Manager, Brighton at Morgan Sindall

Application Advice: be prepared to work! grab every opportunity thrown at you with both hands and be prepared to learn.

Interview Advice: know the history of the company, the sectors which we work in and a bit about the people interviewing you. be confident but not arrogant. express your desire to learn.

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering, Construction Project Management

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Morgan Sindall

Graduate Civil Engineer, Infrastructure at Morgan Sindall

Application Advice: I would get work experience at university and take part in sporting activities. As an athlete you are mroe capable of taking on more responsibilities and dealing with stress.

Interview Advice: Interview questions are skill based. The asked can you give me an example of how you avoided a risk hazard situation? If you were on site as an engineer what would you be expected to do on a daily basis? What management skills have you shown in the past? What makes you the best engineer for Morgan Sindall?

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering, Construction Project Management

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Costain

SHE Advisor, SHE at Costain

Application Advice: Be yourself and flexible.

Interview Advice: Know everything about Costain - Past and present.

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering, Construction Project Management

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Morgan Sindall

Graduate Site Manager, London at Morgan Sindall

Application Advice: Be enthusiastic and with a keen attitude to learning and development, as this will be critical with developing to become a good site manager. Along with this, I would advise that acknowledging that you will make errors and mistakes, but the challenge of overcoming this and putting the effort in no matter how unrealistic will be highly beneficial, not only in learning outcomes, but also in making working relationships to learn

Interview Advice: Research the company you are applying for thoroughly prior to the interview (preferably prior to application), and have a thorough and detailed set of questions about aspects of the business, goals for the future and areas that you will be involved in. It is also good to try to try and get to grips with what aspects of your job you will be challenged on, as I believe, if you aren't challenged, then you aren't learning, and that is crucial for a good career.

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering, Construction Project Management

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Costain

Graduate Quantity Surveyor, Commercial Team at Costain

Application Advice: The application form is your first opportunity to demonstrate how you meet the requirements for the position you are applying for. It is important that you refer to the advert when completing your application form, to remind you what the role is and what skills, knowledge, experience and behaviours are required. This will increase your chances of being invited to the next stage of the selection process.

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering, Construction Project Management

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Amey

Management Graduate, Local Government at Amey

Application Advice: Make sure you lead the group but also listen to it. Amey values employees who can not just step up and take control, but also who can take a step back and let others contribute

Interview Advice: Connect immediately if you can with your interviewer. Within Amey, it wasn't hard, try and talk about things you like rather than just the weather for the small talk bit before the interview starts. My interview was much longer because I chatted to the interviewer before it started about a common interest.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Project Management

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Amey

Operations Manager, Liverpool at Amey

Application Advice: Application form - To spend a long time preparing a strong application Online tests - prepare by practising tests online before completing the actual test to make it to the next stages. Phone interview - Preparation, preparation and preparation. Find out as much about Amey and how diverse the company is. Also try to find out how you feel you fit to working within the Amey PACE values. Assessment centre - Try to relax and make sure you sure yourself in the best light by going into the event giving 110% into it by knowing as much as you can about Amey, the scheme and how you are best fit to be placed within the scheme,

Interview Advice: relate as much as you can to the Amey PACE values.

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering, Construction Project Management

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Amey

Assistant Operations Manager, Environmental Services at Amey

Application Advice: Link yoursefl to the core values of the firm P-progressive A- accountable C- collaborative E - effective

Interview Advice: Learn the PACE values again. Learn about what the company does in regards to health and saftey

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Project Management

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Amey

Graduate Manager, Graduate Management Programme at Amey

Application Advice: Work smart. Always be looking for a competetive advantage for yourself and the company but always remember to be fair. This programme is not about being ruthless but being effective.

Interview Advice: The assessment day involves presentations, group work, individual tasks, role play and interviews. It pays to know as much as possible about the company and be prepared to participate in these assessments.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Project Management

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Amey

Graduate Commercial Manager, Government at Amey

Application Advice: Be professional but also be yourself, try to stand out from the crowd and provide a new/unique way of carrying out processes.

Interview Advice: Stay relaxed, calm and do not worry about it. Know what your CV and what you are talking about. Also know a good joke and keep it clean would be best.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Project Management

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Amey

Assistant Commercial Manager, Commercial at Amey

Application Advice: Research the company, the divisions we have and our competitors. A good knowledge of recently won contracts in addition to our bigger, flagship contracts also helps. Sell yourself in line with the Amey's core values. The individual's personality and personal qualities counts for more than their background/experience.

Interview Advice: Describe the organisational structure of Amey. Tell me a joke. What are our values? What do we do?

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering, Construction Project Management

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CGI

Project Manager, Heathcare at CGI

Application Advice: Be specific on where you want to work and do not accept the job if you get given Leatherhead...

Interview Advice: research the company know what role/kind of project/industry you want to work in

Industry: IT Support & Telecoms, IT Project Management

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CGI

Junior Project Manager, at CGI

Application Advice: - Don't panic about the aptitude tests -

Industry: IT Support & Telecoms, IT Project Management

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Jaguar Land Rover

Research Engineer, Research at Jaguar Land Rover

Application Advice: Clearly evidence your skills with experiences.

Interview Advice: Why do you want to work here? Why in the Automotive Industry? Sounds like an obvious question but not an easy one to wing it!

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Project Management

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Sellafield Ltd

Project Management & Controls Graduate, Major Projects at Sellafield Ltd

Application Advice: Be yourself and be unique. Candidates come from a wide variety of different backgrounds so don't feel like you have to fit the 'typical engineering' mindset to succeed. The organisation is looking for new, fresh talent and above all a passion for this re-energing industry.

Interview Advice: Asked mainly about previous industrial experience, personality traits and why I wanted to work in the nuclear industry.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Project Management

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Barratt Developments

Graduate Manager, London at Barratt Developments

Application Advice: Be yourself on the telephone interview and answer all questions honestly, otherwise during the assessment day ect. you will be caught out.

Interview Advice: Prepare for standard interview questions that are focused on not only what you can bring to the company but also what the company can give to you.

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering, Construction Project Management

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Bouygues UK

Engineer, Production at Bouygues UK

Application Advice: Think about bigger picture and progression

Interview Advice: Do lots of research Ask meaningful questions during interview (don't take everything at face value)

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering, Construction Project Management

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Bouygues UK

Design Coordinator, Design Management at Bouygues UK

Application Advice: Be prepared to be thrown into the deep end early on, but once you get your head above the water you will see that it was a very effective way of building up your skill set.

Interview Advice: Do some research on past projects of the company and learn how they operate

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering, Construction Project Management

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Bouygues UK

Site Manager, Construction at Bouygues UK

Application Advice: Be open minded with your career developments and paths. Never just assume you will enjoy one aspect of construction.

Interview Advice: Be positive, confident, approachable. Make sure you adopt a can do attitude.

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering, Construction Project Management

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Bouygues UK

Sustainability Officer, Sustainability at Bouygues UK

Application Advice: Show wide range of transferable skills. Willingness to put the effort/hours in.

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering, Construction Project Management

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Bouygues UK

Site Engineer, Stebon at Bouygues UK

Application Advice: Be willing to try new things.

Interview Advice: Make sure you are confident and don't be scared to ask a question.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Project Management

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Hilti GB Ltd

Account Manager, London at Hilti GB Ltd

Application Advice: You should be charismatic, confident and an excellent team player. An interest or experience in engineering, construction, marketing or sales would be a major advantage.

Interview Advice: The usual kind of stuff, situational judgements...'when did you face a particular challenge and how did you overcome it...' things like that. The most unique thing about the application process is that all the questions and judgements are left until the assessment/interview days with very little to answer online.

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering, Construction Project Management

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Vodafone

Change Specialist, Customer Operations at Vodafone

Application Advice: Go for it, the interview process is unique and Vodafone really want genuine people, so just be yourself.

Industry: IT Support & Telecoms, IT Project Management

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Hilti GB Ltd

Account Manager, London at Hilti GB Ltd

Application Advice: This is a customer facing sales role and intially it can be very demoralising when you can't arrange appointments with your customers. But once you have gained the trust of your customer it is smooth rolling from then on.

Interview Advice: Be yourself, everyone is always happy and friendly!!!

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering, Construction Project Management

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Hilti GB Ltd

Account Manager, London at Hilti GB Ltd

Application Advice: Great company. Apply and try out a couple of days on a field ride with somebody in a similar role to the one you're applying for. You will get a great understanding for the company and you'll quickly realise if this is the company for you or not.

Interview Advice: Look at the website. Understand the company's culture and relate your stories to it. The company's core values are: Integrity, Courage, Teamwork and Commitment. Think of examples where you have demonstrated each of these values.

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering, Construction Project Management

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Hilti GB Ltd

Project Specialist, Account Management at Hilti GB Ltd

Application Advice: More than anything, make sure the corporate values are something you believe in. Make it very clear on your application. We recruit more on personality than actual skills. You can learn everything in the job, except your own attitude/personality. If not sure, just ask anyone from the HR team, they are very friendly and will be more than happy to help you out during the application process.

Interview Advice: Just be yourself. An interview with Hilti is not about what you know, it is about who you are and who you are aspiring to be. Try and be very honest with your aspirations. Mobility and career progression are two very important features for candidates.

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering, Construction Project Management

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Centrica

Customer Operations Graduate, BGNE at Centrica

Application Advice: Identify if the role is right for you throughout all steps of the application process. Visit a site if you can before applying.

Interview Advice: Bring notes with you which demonstrate examples for the skills specified in the job advert. It is not a memory test and this will make you feel more relaxed on the day.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Project Management

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Atos

Global Project Manager, Global Managed Services at Atos

Application Advice: Emphasise how you would fit into the role, don't put what you think they want to see, say what you're good at and tell them how it benefits them.

Interview Advice: Always ask questions, challenge the interviewer

Industry: IT Support & Telecoms, IT Project Management

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Atos

Graduate Technical Project Manager, Connectivity at Atos

Application Advice: Academic qualifications are not the be all end all. When it came to my interview, Atos were just as interested in what I had achieved in my non-academic experiences. Good communication skills will be very useful when it comes to applying for this role.

Interview Advice: I was asked a lot of questions of any experience relevant to the position I was applying for (project management) such as: examples of working as a team, how you dealt with problems, things that you've learnt.

Industry: IT Support & Telecoms, IT Project Management

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Atos

PMO Assistant, Project Management at Atos

Application Advice: There are few companies that have a specific Project Management Graduate Scheme so take advantage of this opportunity. The role is what you make of it and at Atos you are given the freedom to drive your own career.

Interview Advice: Brush up on the Atos Values and have concrete examples of how you have displayed them in the past and how you will apply this to your daily working life at Atos. Similarly, make the effort to display these characteristics at the Assessment Centre in the different exercises as this is what the assessors will be looking for.

Industry: IT Support & Telecoms, IT Project Management

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Thames Water

Field Operations Manager, Operations at Thames Water

Application Advice: Ensure you are willing to travel / have a car as it is expected that you will travel across a large patch. Role can be challenging at times with difficult interactions but ultimately good experience.

Interview Advice: Tested more on technical knowledge, i.e processes in water / sewage treatment than the industry itself which I found surprising. Also have a basic knowledge of health and safety.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Project Management

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Atos

Graduate Project Manager, PMO at Atos

Application Advice: Ask as many questions as possible. Really find out if it relates to your degree and the type of work you want to do. I only realised that this was the correct path for me by asking questions about the job, training and general culture of the firm. Sometimes people do not want to ask about the culture but I find this to be one of the most important things about a role. I like to socialise and I was pleased to know that I would be going into a company with the type of culture I was looking for.

Interview Advice: This is a cliché but very true - always be yourself. You will never guess what an interviewer is looking for so just make sure you are relaxed yet professional and you can't really go wrong. Also, be very aware when doing group work - you want to be the person who is contributing enough to the group, yet recognising when others are not being heard. It always looks good to pay particular attention to these individuals and ask them directly for their contribution. This demonstrates that you aware of your surroundings and actively listening to what everyone has to say.

Industry: IT Support & Telecoms, IT Project Management

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Balfour Beatty

Sub Agent, CSUK at Balfour Beatty

Application Advice: Show enthusiasm for working in a large well-established organisation.

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering, Construction Project Management

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Balfour Beatty

Balfour Beatty

Application Advice: In terms of the application it is important to relating questions asked to Balfour Beatty to show an understanding of the companys values and areas of work as well as expressing a reason as to why you want to work for them.

Interview Advice: Although I had a couple of workplacements with the companyI had to complete a graduate assesment day before my final year at uni which decided whether I would be taken on as a graduate or not. Here I had to take part in a group discussion / presentation, numerical and verbal reasoning tests and a face to face interview with someone from the HR department. As I had already completed a workplacement by this time it was easy for me to relate questions such as, tell me about a challenging situations and how you overcame it, to previous experience on site. Following the completion of this graduate assesment day I was told that I would be sponsored through my final year and that jobs would be sent out to me towards the end of my uni year which I would put my cv in for so that the individual site team or region would decide if they wanted me to attend a further interview. This final interview was similar to the HR interview except either the project manager for the site, or operations director from the region would conduct the interview. At this stage it is important to show your knowledge of site activities and to highlight your eagerness to gain chartership, as this is a key trait that Balfour Beatty are looking for.

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering, Construction Project Management

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Mars

Project Engineer, Project Engineering at Mars

Application Advice: Go for it, think about things you have learnt and examples where you have picked things up quickly.

Interview Advice: Be yourself, Mars is full of genuine and interesting people.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Project Management

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Mars

Factory Sustainability Leader, Engineering at Mars

Application Advice: Apply as early as possible. Be yourself - it is important that you fit in with a company's culture and the only way that can be assessed is if you stay true to yourself during the interview process.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Project Management

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EMC

Associate Project Management, at EMC

Interview Advice: Prepare to answer questions in English.

Industry: IT Support & Telecoms, IT Project Management

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Balfour Beatty

Graduate Site Manager, London at Balfour Beatty

Application Advice: You need to be adaptable and be able to overcome challenges with creative solutions.

Interview Advice: Be yourself.

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering, Construction Project Management

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Atos

Graduate Project Manager, Project Management Office at Atos

Application Advice: Make sure you understand what it is the company is doing when you mention it on your application. Ensure you not only show that you are dedicated and have the drive to learn and be a success, but that you truly want it for yourself. They can tell who really wants the job for the right reasons.

Interview Advice: I was asked some of the following questions: Why Atos? What business or security issues have interested you in the last 12 months? Give an example of a time where you have worked in a challenging environment. Give an example of a time where you have worked in a team. Both research of the company and practice of saying your answers to questions out loud are very important at the interview stage.

Industry: IT Support & Telecoms, IT Project Management

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Balfour Beatty

Graduate Construction and Design Manager, SPV management at Balfour Beatty

Application Advice: Learn what the comany values are and what Health and Safety and Sustainability initiative the company are implementing.

Interview Advice: Have a few questions prepared. Be confident with what you say and if you do not know something say, do not make it up.

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering, Construction Project Management

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BAE Systems

Business Development Graduate, at BAE Systems

Application Advice: Thoroughly research the company, its products and where it operates.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Project Management

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BP

Project Engineer, projects at BP

Application Advice: Take safety seriously in the interview, its a large part of the industry.

Interview Advice: -Be able to answer technical competencies. -Demonstrate your thinking process effectrively, so they can see your problem solving skills.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Project Management

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Rolls-Royce

Graduate Engineer, at Rolls-Royce

Application Advice: Know what sectors we operate in and where our sites are located. Have a good reason for wanting to work in the industry.

Interview Advice: Know the structure of the graduate scheme and what it offers compared to other engineering graduate schemes. Really sell your soft skills and have good examples of when you've demonstrated them.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Project Management

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Rolls-Royce

Trainee Project Manager, at Rolls-Royce

Application Advice: Do your homework on everything RR related and be genuinely passionate about what you want to do (even if that just means being passionate about the chance to discover what you want to do).

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Project Management

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Rolls-Royce

Project Management Graduate, at Rolls-Royce

Interview Advice: Make sure you've read through the company's website quite a lot. There's a wealth of information and it will impress if you can show that you have some awareness and are clearly interested in the industry/company.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Project Management

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BT (British Telecom)

Project Manager, Government at BT (British Telecom)

Application Advice: Make sure your examples are strong and relevant to the question being asked. Always emphasize the impact you made, not what other people did.

Interview Advice: Think about who and what inspires you to follow your chosen career path. Be prepared to expand on things you have written in your CV / Cover Letter / Appliation Form.

Industry: IT Support & Telecoms, IT Project Management

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CGI

Junior Project Manager, at CGI

Application Advice: Try to sell yourself as much as possible and show your skills in as many different areas as possible. Also show a passion for IT and the future of IT.

Interview Advice: Try to use examples of competencies outside of your academic life, it will make you stand out and appear different.

Industry: IT Support & Telecoms, IT Project Management

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BT (British Telecom)

Project Manager/Transformation Lead, Transformation for BT Consumer at BT (British Telecom)

Application Advice: Research the company, BT covers a much wider range of business areas than just phones.

Interview Advice: Where will the company be in 5 years? Where have you demonstrated leadership/organisational skills? When is a time you have worked on a project which when it didn't go to plan and what did you do?

Industry: IT Support & Telecoms, IT Project Management

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BAE Systems

Graduate Project Manager, Military Air and Information at BAE Systems

Application Advice: Don't panic. Read and prepare using all the assessment centre guidelines you are given. The assessment centre was one of the best ones I attended, the interviewers and assessors were at no point trying to trick you, they just wanted to see you and find out what you were capable of.

Interview Advice: Be confident, ask questions when you need to. Don't be scared to ask questions or get clarification, this is not frowned on at all, more encouraged. Prepare an example for each of the competencies given. Should you be successful, use the buddy assigned to you to clarify any of your concerns and offer advice.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Project Management

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Rolls-Royce

Project Management Graduate Trainee, at Rolls-Royce

Application Advice: -understand what project management is and ensure that this suits your personality, e.g. if you don't have the habbit of planning and have always been a last-minute person, PM is probably not the best role for you.

Interview Advice: -understand the company to show your interest in this industry -understand some basics of PM: what are the important skills to have, what does the job involve, etc -use as much common sense as possible

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Project Management

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Taylor Wimpey

Graduate Project Manager, Oxfordshire at Taylor Wimpey

Application Advice: Be open and honest and try and convey your personality within the applicaiton and your CV. The candidates, from my experience, taken on by Taylor Wimpey are not simply accademics with an A* track record but are a mixture of more rounded individuals which show intelect as well as charisma and competence for management.

Interview Advice: Be yourself, as described above there is no harm in being honest and be fully versed on your experience and how your knowledge and skills can be applied to the industry. Do your homework - research competitors, visit sites, understand TW ethos.

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering, Construction Project Management

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Miller Construction (UK) Ltd

Graduate, at Miller Construction (UK) Ltd

Application Advice: Research Miller, our markets and core values prior to application. Have an idea of where you would like your career to go and tailor your CV around this.

Interview Advice: Be yourself at the interview and focus on what you can bring to the company and showcase your experiences to prove you have a can-do attitude and can help us achieve our core values.

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering, Construction Project Management

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BAE Systems

Project Manager, Hawk Aircraft Support at BAE Systems

Application Advice: Ensure that you have a geniune reason for wanting to join and that you've got a good knowledge of the defence industry.

Interview Advice: The question which asks why you've chosen BAE over other companies really helps to define a candidate.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Project Management

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CGI

Project Manager, Financial Services & Consulting at CGI

Application Advice: Only apply if you are really passionate and knowledgeable on IT.

Interview Advice: Short process, online application and tests, followed by an assessment centre. Normal format, interview including a written assessment completed beforehand, then a group exercise.

Industry: IT Support & Telecoms, IT Project Management

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EMC

Project Manager, London at EMC

Application Advice: EMC employ the cream of the crop. If at first you don't succeed, try and try again! You will definitely not be disappointed.

Interview Advice: Do your homework! Practice your presentation 100 times before the interview, be prepared to go above and beyond if you want to stand out from the rest.

Industry: IT Support & Telecoms, IT Project Management

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Procter & Gamble

Project Manager, Financial Solutions at Procter & Gamble

Application Advice: Get prepared for online tests before taking them - they are not trivial at all.

Industry: IT Support & Telecoms, IT Project Management

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BP

Category Specialist, Procurement at BP

Application Advice: Concentrate on the core BP competencies and frame your conversations and application around them.

Interview Advice: Again - concentrate on the competencies and frame your answers using the STAR format. HSSE is a big BP focus, so think of examples of how you have positively impacted safety.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Project Management

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NHS

PAS Business Change Lead, Business Change & Continuity at NHS

Application Advice: Demonstrate resilliance, the capacity to deal with complex issues, a keeness for continual improvement, even if it means making difficult decision and challenging the status quo.

Interview Advice: Be confident but not arrogant. Ensure you always come back to the Patient, it doesn't matter what the role is, you need to demonstrate an understanding that everything effects the Patient.

Industry: IT Support & Telecoms, IT Project Management

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BP

Project Manager, Integrated Supply and Trading at BP

Application Advice: Understand BP and what we do Understand what you're applying for Be concise and to the point

Interview Advice: Demonstrate your personality. Understand BP's values and what we stand for

Industry: IT Support & Telecoms, IT Project Management

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GE

Information Technology Leadership Program, at GE

Application Advice: Show confidence and signs of leadership

Interview Advice: Prove leadership outside of school activities. Different is good.

Industry: IT Support & Telecoms, IT Project Management

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GE

ITLP, Network at GE

Application Advice: Show technical aptitude and a passion for technology, as well as business acumen - and leadership skills and experience

Interview Advice: Competency based - "name a time when..." Focused on previous experience, leadership is a key component

Industry: IT Support & Telecoms, IT Project Management

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GE

ITLP, Cloud Services at GE

Application Advice: Be honest, demonstrate commitment, desire to be great, happy to move outside of comfort zone, show technical interest but also communication skills (important!) Need to show how capable you are of leading projects.

Industry: IT Support & Telecoms, IT Project Management

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BAE Systems

Graduate Project Manager, at BAE Systems

Interview Advice: The interview for my role was held as part of an assessment day, we turned up the afternoon before and were given the opportunity to talk to current grads about their work and experience of the company. Try to relax throughout the day, think about what the assessors will be looking for in each of the exercises and try to deliver it. Prepare as much as you can by reading about the company both on and off their website and it can often pay to spend time looking through your class notes if you are going for a specialist role.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Project Management

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National Grid

Project Manager, Global IS at National Grid

Application Advice: You need to be adaptable to changing situations. Make sure you show an example of this in your application.

Interview Advice: Stand out from the crowd and show your personality, be approachable and positive throughout the assessment centre

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Project Management

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Zurich Financial Services

Project Manager, at Zurich Financial Services

Application Advice: Make sure your interest in working for Zurich comes across.

Interview Advice: Make sure you know all about Zurich, not just what they do i.e. inurance but also about their social corporate resonsibiliy, their charity work etc.

Industry: IT Support & Telecoms, IT Project Management

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Procter & Gamble

project Manager, at Procter & Gamble

Application Advice: Practice for the online tests!! Advice on the website and at University Careers Services!

Industry: IT Support & Telecoms, IT Project Management

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Zurich Financial Services

Project Manager, BC&IT at Zurich Financial Services

Application Advice: Same with any interview. Preparation, preparation, preparation.

Industry: IT Support & Telecoms, IT Project Management

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Atos

Platform as a Service Product Management, Cloud Services at Atos

Interview Advice: Learn your scenarios for "Tell me a time when you have..." and use the STAR approach. Even if you are applying for a technical role your interview will follow the same process.

Industry: IT Support & Telecoms, IT Project Management

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Atos

Global Sourcing Manager, Global Sourcing at Atos

Application Advice: Do your research on what makes Atos stand out from our competitors. Its a normal graduate job process with assessment centres. Be your self

Industry: IT Support & Telecoms, IT Project Management

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FDM Group

PMO, EX-Forces at FDM Group

Application Advice: Show alot of interest and passion and love for IT Be honest with yourself and make your full research before opting for a pathway

Interview Advice: Why IT? Why FDM? Where do you see yourself in 5 years?

Industry: IT Support & Telecoms, IT Project Management

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BAE Systems

Project Manager Graduate, Supply Chain at BAE Systems

Application Advice: Know the product/service you are applying to inside out.

Interview Advice: Breathe and follow the STAR technique... (Situation, Task, Action, Result).

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Project Management

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National Grid

Graduate engineer, Capital delivery at National Grid

Interview Advice: Learn about the company. If you dont know the answer say, the interview will know your trying to make something up.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Project Management

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BAE Systems

Project Management Graduate, at BAE Systems

Application Advice: Fill out the whole application in detail, fill boxes, don't make spelling or grammer mistakes

Interview Advice: Have a range of technical knowledge specific to the industry

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Project Management

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Procter & Gamble

Start Up Leader, Product Supply Initiatives – West Thurrock at Procter & Gamble

Application Advice: An understanding in TPM systems would be beneficial as P&G is built on its own interpretation of this philosophy. Otherwise, having experience in leadership & people management would be useful. You can best prepare for what would be expected of you by the company by visiting the website and learning about the P&G Success Drivers. Be prepared to sit some relatively simple aptitude assessments.

Interview Advice: An understanding in TPM systems would be beneficial as P&G is built on its own interpretation of this philosophy. Otherwise, having experience in leadership & people management would be useful. You can best prepare for what would be expected of you by the company by visiting the website and learning about the P&G Success Drivers. Be prepared to sit some relatively simple aptitude assessments.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Project Management

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Transport for London

Graduate Project Manager, London Underground at Transport for London

Application Advice: Make sure you thoroughly read the guidance notes and look at the key skills/competencies in their requirements/adverts/ etc..., Prepare your answers throughly.

Interview Advice: Competancy based questions are a big focus of the interview so practice the STAR techniques and being able to produce a succint, structured answer. Know your examples of the key skills.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Project Management

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BAE Systems

Project Management Graduate, Combat Systems at BAE Systems

Application Advice: Apply early. Spend the time on the application (average 2 hours) Save everything that you have said so that you can recall it at interview. Send to family and friends to review before sending (it only takes one mistake for a recruiting manager to bin your application)

Interview Advice: for Project managent - a basic knowledge of PM is needed, very basic, e.g you'll be asked about the PM triangle (scope, schedule and cost) - thats about it. Give as many examples of how you have displayed the behaviours that they are looking for. No matter how small, a small example is better than no example at all. Be confident! (not arrogant) - a huge part of the business is based on networking, so people have to be able to like you.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Project Management

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BAE Systems

Graduate Project Manager, Ship building at BAE Systems

Application Advice: The application process is long and challenging.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Project Management

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FDM Group

Junior Project Manager, at FDM Group

Application Advice: FDM is not for time wasters, if you have a real drive and determination to extend yourself beyond your comfort zone then it is the place for you

Interview Advice: Be yourself, FDM are not necessarily looking for individuals who already "Know it all", what is most important is the drive and determination to try and learn it all.

Industry: IT Support & Telecoms, IT Project Management

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Transport for London

Quantity Surveyor, Surface Transport, Major Projects at Transport for London

Application Advice: Research the company before interview.

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering, Construction Project Management

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Fujitsu

Project Manager, at Fujitsu

Application Advice: As per most Graduate applications, take your time to do the initial application and do think hard about what you want to do and why.

Interview Advice: Prepare for competency based questions. Be a team player. Be genuine; skills can be taught but personality is unique .

Industry: IT Support & Telecoms, IT Project Management

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Anglian Water

Assistant Manger, Wastewater Treatment at Anglian Water

Application Advice: Research the company well.

Interview Advice: Be yourself, be confident and speak up.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Project Management

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Transport for London

Graduate, Information Management at Transport for London

Application Advice: Research and understand Transport for London, the customers it serves, and the problems / challenges it faces, short term and longer term.

Interview Advice: Research the key competencies that the organisation looks for in each of its employees. These should be available on the organisations career site. Prepare scenarios of competencies you've shown in the past which reflect that you are the right fit for the organisation.

Industry: IT Support & Telecoms, IT Project Management

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RM plc

Project Manager, Assessment & Data Services at RM plc

Application Advice: From my understanding - RM recruits graduates throughout the year. Though it is likely to advertise more roles at the end of each year (as most companies do for grad roles). So if you are planning on starting your grad job at an 'odd time' check the website and speak with HR and they might be flexible enough for you. Another thing to note is that a lot of graduate schemes have set start dates for their schemes. So for example they may interview in September this year but the start dates may be March next year. At RM it seems this is not the case. I had my interview 2 weeks before the start date for my role. So again (reiterating the above point) - don't limit yourself by not checking if there is flexibility regarding the application process.

Interview Advice: RM is split into a number of divisions, of which ADS is the one I work for. Do your research into what ADS does. Your interviewer will be your prospective manager (at least this is how it was in my case) - therefore try to impress them with the specific knowledge you have about the particular division you are going for (not just general information about RM as a whole - though this is important information to also know). You can get this information from the company website. The process I went through was as follows (though it may vary for you): --------------------- 1. Submit CV 2. Phone Interview 1 3. Online Tests (verbal - numerical) 4. Phone Interview 2 (I think this was an oddity in my case as maybe they were still not sure of my fit) 5. On-site Interview 1 (included competency based interview and presentation) 6. Onsite interview 2 (HR interview) 7. Job offer (2 days after the 2nd interview) ---------------------

Industry: IT Support & Telecoms, IT Project Management

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Kier

Design & Build Coordinator, Southern at Kier

Application Advice: Be positive, understand that you don't know everything and want to learn.

Interview Advice: Be yourself, call upon experience you have. Smile.

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering, Construction Project Management

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BAE Systems

Project Engineer, Submarines at BAE Systems

Application Advice: Stress your loyalty and willingness to settle in the area.

Interview Advice: Why Bae Systems, and why Submarines in particular?

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Project Management

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BAE Systems

Project Management Graduate, Submarines at BAE Systems

Interview Advice: DO YOUR RESEARCH. Know what the company does, what its current contracts are, and any current news. It's no good thinking the company 'just builds ships'. It's an international company with a variety of products on land, sea and air, for both the public and defence industries. You will be expected to have a broad understanding of the whole company, as well as a greater knowledge of the business unit you are being interviewed for. Don't be scared to take the lead in any group activity, but at the same time don't be a dictator. They are looking for team skills as well as leadership skills. Remember to act and look professional. No slang or swear words.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Project Management

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Morgan Advanced Materials

Graduate Project Engineer, Production at Morgan Advanced Materials

Application Advice: Make your self stand out by showing a willingness to learn and try new things

Interview Advice: Know the key markets which Morgan sells into. Do your homework on the graduate programme and the different training that is being offered. Ask questions to show you are interested.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Project Management

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Transport for London

Commercial, Capital Programmes at Transport for London

Application Advice: Preperation is essential. Research Transport for London - they contain many different sub-sections and the interviewer will appreciate your knowledge.

Interview Advice: Understand civil engineering construction contracts and methods.

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering, Construction Project Management

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Transport for London

Project Management Graduate, London at Transport for London

Application Advice: It is not necessary but an interest in engineering would be a good thing to have. You also need to be very motivated and ambitious as there are a large number of young professionals in the company looking to move up.

Interview Advice: Read about all business areas of the company. Make sure you have prepared competency examples and can fully explain them - use detail.

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering, Construction Project Management

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Transport for London

Graduate Project Manager, Capital Programmes at Transport for London

Application Advice: Remember the customer and the objectives of the organisation throughout. If you are applying to the PM scheme I would try and incorporate project management theory and techniques where possible.

Interview Advice: Be yourself, use STAR and don't lie!

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering, Construction Project Management

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Morgan Advanced Materials

Graduate Engineer, Technical Ceramics at Morgan Advanced Materials

Application Advice: - It is a leadership programme, so use instances when you have used leadership on your CV - don't be scared by the long application form, just keep going - and take time to consider the questions

Interview Advice: - Be yourself - it can be tough but try to stay calm and think you answers through - remember the interview is a conversation

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Project Management

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Taylor Wimpey

Graduate Management Trainee, High Wycombe at Taylor Wimpey

Application Advice: Be prepared to move around, be organised and willing to learn

Interview Advice: Be yourself and don't be afraid to ask questions - smart and professional

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering, Construction Project Management

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Taylor Wimpey

Graduate Management Trainee, Technical placement at Taylor Wimpey

Application Advice: Be yourself!

Interview Advice: Think about the question before you answer and have confidence in what you say. I remember being asked the same question twice, to see if I changed what I said the first time round. They weren't questioning my answer, more seeing how I reacted to my answer being questioned.

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering, Construction Project Management

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Microsoft

Project Manager, Microsoft Consulting Services at Microsoft

Application Advice: Be honest. Whatever you put in your application be prepared to back it up.

Interview Advice: Three key pieces of advice: 1. Be yourself and let your personality show - attitude is king. 2. Be passionate about technology and what Microsoft stands for. 3. Be critical - Having an opinion matters in Microsoft and it is a real strength if you demonstrate critique in the correct way not only about Microsoft and the industry but also yourself and where you need to improve. Microsoft looks for high performing potential. Potential does not mean you are perfect from the word go - just need an attitude to learn and get stuck in.

Industry: IT Support & Telecoms, IT Project Management

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Kingfisher Plc

IT Graduate Trainee, UK Demand & Programme Team at Kingfisher Plc

Application Advice: As a candidate you need to be very flexible, have strong communication skills, great time management and a desire to learn and absorb information. You need to be prepared to learn quickly and be able to feel comfortable with job rotations across the two year graduate scheme.

Interview Advice: Do plenty of research on the company, be willing to speak in detail about previous work and university experiences which you can relate to the role. Ask plenty of questions about the company as the IT sector is not particularly well known outside of Kingfisher.

Industry: IT Support & Telecoms, IT Project Management

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Fujitsu

Graduate Project Manager, at Fujitsu

Application Advice: Research! Use the competencies that are on the Fujitsu website, these are key aspects of what the company looks for. Do practice online tests so you get used to the style.

Interview Advice: Again, use the Fujitsu competencies; these are the most important tools. Use lots of examples in your answers to show your versatility. Be yourself!

Industry: IT Support & Telecoms, IT Project Management

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Kingfisher Plc

Graduate, Think Team at Kingfisher Plc

Application Advice: Be engaged and ensure you research about the company and its operating companies.

Interview Advice: Be yourself. They are looking for genuine people with an interest in IT.

Industry: IT Support & Telecoms, IT Project Management

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Kier

Graduate Engineer, Kier Construction Eastern at Kier

Application Advice: Pester, Pester, Pester! Most company websites will have an online form which will submit your CV to someone somewhere. To ensure you have a good chance of getting an interview for a Graduate position speak to someone personally in the HR department at Head Office. Don't rely on someone getting back to you! Don't sit around and wait for all the top companies to knock on your door! Knock on theirs instead!

Interview Advice: Basic things: Look clean, tidy and smart! Have some basic knowledge of the industry and company.

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering, Construction Project Management

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Mace Limited

Assistant Construction Manager, Public Sector at Mace Limited

Application Advice: I think showing your work experience in relation to the role you are applying for is very important in the application process.

Interview Advice: Plenty of preparation for the type of questions you think they will ask you. Gain as much knoweldge about the company as possible.

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering, Construction Project Management

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Telefonica

Programme Management Office Manager, Sales & Service Outsource at Telefonica

Application Advice: Book a visit to the office before you come and speak to the people to find out whether this is something for you. You'll soon find out whether this is a waste of your time or the time of your life!

Interview Advice: Be honest and open. O2 loves that about its people. Do not fear to speak whats on your mind as long as you're not abusive because every opinion is unique.

Industry: IT Support & Telecoms, IT Project Management

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Siemens

Graduate Project Manager, at Siemens

Application Advice: Take ownership of your career.

Interview Advice: Demonstrate your passion for project management.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Project Management

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Procter & Gamble

Project Manager, at Procter & Gamble

Application Advice: Personalise your CV to the role and company.

Interview Advice: Do your research on the company, role and current environment of your industry. Prepare more than one example for each type of questions and expect follow up questions. Structure of interview is more like a conversation rather that to-and-fro of Q&A.

Industry: IT Support & Telecoms, IT Project Management

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Mott MacDonald

Graduate Project Assisstant, Heathrow at Mott MacDonald

Application Advice: The graduate program is brilliant and the experience you can gain from other people within the company, as there are so many opportunities availiable to you as a graduate and as you progress further.

Interview Advice: The interview process was excellent and nothing to worry about as they really settle you in so that you can relax and really show who you are. As an example my interview was an assessment held over two days which involved a team task of a treseaure hunt around the solent on a sailing boat which we had to sail ourselves. I think as interviews goes this was definitely one of the best ones I have been on as everyone was very friendly and the activities were brilliant in making us relax and be yourself.

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering, Construction Project Management

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WM Morrisons

Junior Project Manager, Projects at WM Morrisons

Application Advice: Understand what values Wm Morrisons has and what their approach is to their business. This is a core aspect to how we work on a daily basis, as we are more than just a supermarket selling fruit and vegetables. As well as understanding Wm Morrisons from an internal point of view, it is important to gain an understanding of everything from an external point of view. So for example, understanding what new technology, news stories, etc, might affect the way Wm Morrisons operate. Or knowing what are competitors currently doing and what their future plans are in order to gain better knowledge of the industry as a whole.

Interview Advice: A lot of the interview questions were based around the values of Wm Morrisons, therefore I cannot stress enough how important it is to read, understand and know these values. It is then a good idea to think about how you can link these values into your generic interview questions about showing examples on communication, leadership, teamwork, etc. There will be specific questions that relate to the graduate scheme you are applying for. So for example, as I am on the IT and Business Change graduate scheme, a question that I was asked was "What current technology interests you most in business and why?".

Industry: IT Support & Telecoms, IT Project Management

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Petrofac

Graduate Planning Engineer, Aberdeen at Petrofac

Application Advice: Prepare and do prior research

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Project Management

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Npower

Project Manager, Business Development at Npower

Application Advice: RWEnpower is a retail business so make sure you research what areas this covers. Energy services and smart meters are going to be big business going forward so worth looking into. If you're interested in generation / renewables - they fall into a separate company of the RWE group.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Project Management

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Morgan Sindall

Design Manager, Northern Home Counties at Morgan Sindall

Application Advice: Communication skills are key, make sure you get your point accross clearly and make it as short and snappy as possible

Interview Advice: Its good to understand some of the key projects happening in the office you are interviewing for in small detail. Its also useful to know a bit about their key clients and the area.

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering, Construction Project Management

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WM Morrisons

Cutover Manager, Implementation at WM Morrisons

Application Advice: Understand and practice the company's values. These build the foundations of Morrisons as a company and a community.

Interview Advice: Relate all answers back to the company's values, research the history of the company and understand the vertical integration which Morrisons prides itself on.

Industry: IT Support & Telecoms, IT Project Management

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GlaxoSmithKline

Project Manager, Manufacturing & Supply Chain at GlaxoSmithKline

Application Advice: Be yourself. Don't try to tailor your application to suit what you think we are looking for. The best advice is review our values. If you already live and breath our values then this will shine through.

Interview Advice: Prepare well. Be relaxed and personable. Have multiple examples of how you live our values but be clear and only focus on one or two key examples per question.

Industry: IT Support & Telecoms, IT Project Management

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Skanska

Graduate Construction Supervisor, Bristol – Operations at Skanska

Application Advice: Any relevant experience from previous employers helps.

Interview Advice: The interview takes a day and consists of: a presentation construction related exam interview with 2 Skanska staff team working assessment

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering, Construction Project Management

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Miller Construction (UK) Ltd

Operations Graduate, Yorkshire – The North at Miller Construction (UK) Ltd

Application Advice: There's nothing much I can say here, just be honest I guess. It helps if you have previous work experience or extra curriculum activties to draw from and think hard about what you have achieved in the past. Anything can demonstrate your skills and qualities, even weeding the garden or tidying your room if you word it right, so don't panic if you haven't had many jobs, weren't great at sports or never took part in extra curriculum activties. If you have volunteered for or organised anything let them know, whether it's charity or a camping trip with your friends. It shows you're proactive and you can use these experiences to demonstrate competences. First and foremost sell yourself, which goes for every application! You have to stand out so don't hold back, make whatever you have done sound like the greatest thing in the world. Secondly don't be shy, follow your application up with a call, make yourself known and look keen. As we say up in Carlisle & Newcastle "Shy bairns get nowt", basically speak up and be heard, "the squeaky wheel gets the oil".

Interview Advice: We had to prepare a short presentation covering a handful of topics relevant to the industry so make sure you're up to date on industry news. This doesn't have to be too in depth just the basic themes such as the housing shortage or skills shortage etc. It was a two stage interview process, a telephone interview with HR and a face to face interview with a director. The telephone interview had some set questions which mainly asked you to demonstrate your abilities in certain areas based on your past achievements. As I said in my application advice, you need to think hard about your past experiences and be prepared to use them to demonstrate the necessary skills. Preparation is key, look at the job advertisement and pick out the skills the role requires, now prepare a couple of examples that demostrate each skill. This might be easy for some people and they only need to prepare in their head, however it will help anyone to write things down as they will easier to recall when you're put on the spot. After that it all comes down to the way you come across. Be confident and ethusiastic, but at the same time take time to listen to the interviewer and ask them questions. Act naturally, you only have a short period of time to make an impression so be friendly, polite and try to build a rapport. At the end of the day and interview is just a chat, the interviewer is as much analysing your people skills as anything else. Perhaps more so in the case of a future project manager as you will one day be tasked with maintaining numerous relationships, not just your own, and organising a multitude of different people to achieve a common goal. Keep in mind what your eventual role will be and show that you will one day be more than capable of fulfilling that role.

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering, Construction Project Management

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Miller Construction (UK) Ltd

Business Graduate, Homes / Construction / Developments at Miller Construction (UK) Ltd

Application Advice: Assess industry trends to highlight what key skills could be of use to the business. Have a clear and exciting CV that effectively highlights your skills and attributes.

Interview Advice: Be prepared! Try to think about the sort of questions you will be asked and prepare your answers. Take examples of work with you as they can be a good talking point and be knowledgeable about current construction and business methods.

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering, Construction Project Management

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AkzoNobel

Project Engineer, Supply Chain at AkzoNobel

Application Advice: Do a little research beforehand in order to understand what the company is about and what are its values.

Interview Advice: Prepare "situational" Q&As (see STAR method) for 10-15 basic scenarios and you will be covered for pretty much anything they might throw at you.

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing, Project Management

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Morgan Sindall

Graduate – Business, Central Services at Morgan Sindall

Application Advice: Ensure that you can show willingness to learn and you are capable of multiple tasks/ several projects at once.

Interview Advice: Show ambition and the ability to multi-task and adapt between a variety of projects/sectors.

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering, Construction Project Management

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