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Steer Davies Gleave

Assistant Consultant, Transportation Advisory at Steer Davies Gleave

Interview Advice: What challenges in the industry are you most interested in solving?

Industry: Transport, Logistics and Distribution, Transport Management

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DHL Supply Chain

Operations & Logistics Graduate, Transport Office at DHL Supply Chain

Application Advice: Have a good understanding of the company and how/why you think the role will be suited to your own experiences and career aspirations.

Industry: Transport, Logistics and Distribution, Transport Management

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WSP

Graduate Engineer, Transport Planning at WSP

Application Advice: I would advise candidates to research what the role entails (the specifics) so they can identify whether they possess the skills needed.

Interview Advice: Confidence. Speaking clearly. Prepare questions/answers to anticipated questions. Research the department (industry) so you know what type of work they do so you have a better chance at answering questions which revolve around why the candidate wants the job. E.g. if your going for an interview as a transport planner, why would you want to be a TP, what about the role is interesting, what skills you have can help (prepare answers to all these). Elaborate on the experience you have to help you meet the objectives listed in the job specification - this is why it is essential to prepare!

Industry: Transport, Logistics and Distribution, Transport Management

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Network Rail

Scheme Project Manager, Project Management at Network Rail

Application Advice: Make sure you are prepared to move around the UK and are flexible, otherwise it will be difficult to be on the graduate scheme. Also, the company is very safety and sustainability conscious, and so it would be good to demonstrate this. Also, good problem solving is valued.

Interview Advice: Asked about sustainability, safety, and leadership skills. Very important to develop your answers, they value that, and also make it clear you are flexible to live across the UK.

Industry: Transport, Logistics and Distribution, Transport Management

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Amey

Graduate Transport Planner, Transport Planning at Amey

Application Advice: This role requires very niche technical knowledge and candidates must have a sound basis in mathematics, spoken and written English, as well as Microsoft office computer software as a bare minimum. Technical knowledge in Transport Planning, Town Planning, Sustainability, Transport Modelling, Auto CAD and Road Safety are all excellent skills.

Interview Advice: Research the company website online, learn the key principals and mantra. Research the sector that you apply for i.e. Transport Planning and be prepared to answer questions regarding the application of specific software or procedures for carrying out tasks. Be prepared to answer questions regarding the step by step process of a job, from its inception, through to managing costs, communication channels, site visits and delivery.

Industry: Transport, Logistics and Distribution, Transport Management

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Mott MacDonald

, Aviation at Mott MacDonald

Application Advice: Prepare the online tests.

Industry: Transport, Logistics and Distribution, Transport Management

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Network Rail

Project Operations Interface Specialist, Western Route at Network Rail

Application Advice: To be enthusiastic and demonstrate the range of experiences.

Interview Advice: Being enthusiastic, prepared to change and prepared to take a series of opportunities.

Industry: Transport, Logistics and Distribution, Transport Management

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Arcadis

Graduate Traffic Engineer, Traffic Modelling and Signal Design at Arcadis

Application Advice: Get prepared for the interview.

Interview Advice: Be honest.

Industry: Transport, Logistics and Distribution, Transport Management

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Steer Davies Gleave

Consultant, at Steer Davies Gleave

Application Advice: Embrace your inner geek.

Industry: Transport, Logistics and Distribution, Transport Management

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Steer Davies Gleave

Assistant Consultant, Advisory at Steer Davies Gleave

Application Advice: Pre-interview steps are fairly standard, usual prep should suffice. People of various Undergraduate and Post Graduate disciplines join as consultants, so don't worry too much about what you've done, as long as you're comfortable with numerical reasoning and logical tests.

Interview Advice: A genuine interest in transport is important above all else, as obvious as it may seem. While work here may suit people interested in more general consultancy, showing an interest in (any area of) transport and its impact is key. The company really values inquisitive people and discussion throughout the application process and the job, at all levels, so don't be afraid to engage anyone and everyone at interviews. Don't worry too much if you get asked something which you don't know the answer to - propose something and have a discussion!

Industry: Transport, Logistics and Distribution, Transport Management

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WSP

Graduate Transportation Planner, Transportation Planner at WSP

Application Advice: Try to gain some relevant experience before applying to make your CV stand out from the crowd.

Interview Advice: Express and demonstrate your enthusiasm and interest in the sector you are applying in when being interviewed. Also, make sure you practice lots of verbal and numerical reasoning tests online before you attend the assessment day.

Industry: Transport, Logistics and Distribution, Transport Management

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Transport for London

Transport Planner, Transport Planning at Transport for London

Interview Advice: Show passion for transport and London. Make sure you are up to date with major projects and schemes.

Industry: Transport, Logistics and Distribution, Transport Management

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Transport for London

Outcomes Delivery Graduate, Road Space Management at Transport for London

Application Advice: Take your time and don't rush it. Show that you are aware of current issues - political, environmental etc. - that affect how TfL works.

Interview Advice: Do some research and be aware of topical issues.

Industry: Transport, Logistics and Distribution, Transport Management

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Transport for London

Assistant Project Manager, Project Management at Transport for London

Application Advice: Research how project management is carried out for rail projects.

Interview Advice: Develop self awareness of how you act in a group situation.

Industry: Transport, Logistics and Distribution, Transport Management

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Network Rail

General Management Graduate, RIMM at Network Rail

Application Advice: Do some serious research into what companies offer. There is nothing worse than an unstructured scheme.

Interview Advice: The questions are all about you and what you have done in certain positions, therefore make sure you have some job experience or even voluntary experience in order to have something to talk about.

Industry: Transport, Logistics and Distribution, Transport Management

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Network Rail

General Management Graduate, West Midlands and Chiltern Performance Team at Network Rail

Application Advice: Safety is very important for Network Rail, so that is a good focus for research. Also research current projects Network Rail is undertaking to talk about. Think of why you want to work in the rail industry and specifically Network Rail and how to show this in an answer.

Interview Advice: Use the STAR technique and always try and relate any interview answers to a specific event that you were a part of. Make sure your examples are relevant and try and think outside the box slightly. At the assessment day make sure you show that you are taking other opinions into account, don't just focus on your own answers. Make sure you are able to show your passion to work for Network Rail and within the Rail industry.

Industry: Transport, Logistics and Distribution, Transport Management

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Transport for London

Transport Planner, Planning at Transport for London

Interview Advice: Show a good understanding of London's transport needs and the problems the city faces in the next few decades. Think of a way these could be solved, try and pull in other examples.

Industry: Transport, Logistics and Distribution, Transport Management

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DHL Supply Chain

Graduate, at DHL Supply Chain

Application Advice: When I applied I had no logistic experience, however I showed I was hard working, committed and forward thinking which stood me in good stead. As I was applying for a graduate management scheme showing that I had good leadership experience and was well organised was key.

Interview Advice: DHL likes 'real', 'salt of the earth', 'hard working' people. There is no need to put on airs and graces or be pretentious. The company wants to see that you are willing, able and will get on with people. Many of the top level guys worked themselves from the bottom up so although they appreciate the value of bright people they won't be interested in your academic studies. Talk about 'real life' or 'business' experience rather than how many A levels you have or the 'first' you are currently on track for. If I could give one bit of advice it would be ask the interviewer (or anyone you meet in the business) how they got to where they did career wise... Everyone loves to talk about themselves and if your asking them it makes it appear you value what they have to say. Make sure you ask a follow up question to show you have been listening. E.G. you mentioned that you had experience starting up a new warehouse, can you tell me more about that? It sounded really interesting.

Industry: Transport, Logistics and Distribution, Transport Management

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Transport for London

Graduate Transport Planner, at Transport for London

Application Advice: Get experience within the transport sector to get a good understanding of how the sector works and what the key issues are. Be passionate!

Interview Advice: Structured competency based interview - this is where experience helps.

Industry: Transport, Logistics and Distribution, Transport Management

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WSP

Transport Planner, Development at WSP

Application Advice: Make sure to research projects that the company have undertaken and drop these into your answers. This demonstrates a genuine interest in the company and also that you are aware of what the current demands are for engineering consultancy work.

Interview Advice: I was asked some quite 'big-picture' questions about the state of the national transport infrastructure and the problems facing transport in the 21st century. There is no, one right answer! Just take a minute to think, and explain your reasoning. They want to see that you can justify your answers and they also want to understand your thought process.

Industry: Transport, Logistics and Distribution, Transport Management

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Mott MacDonald

Graduate Transport Modeller, Transport Modelling (Transport Planning) at Mott MacDonald

Interview Advice: Gave a short presentation on a project I worked on at uni.

Industry: Transport, Logistics and Distribution, Transport Management

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FirstGroup

Graduate Trainee, Bus at FirstGroup

Application Advice: It's a sector like no other - people skills and determination to make a change are crucial. We're a sector in dire need of new ideas and fresh thinking.

Interview Advice: Answer honestly and try and get experience in any area that involves managing a team. This scheme is to develop managers not necessarily technical skills.

Industry: Transport, Logistics and Distribution, Transport Management

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Mott MacDonald

Graduate Transport Planner, at Mott MacDonald

Application Advice: Recruitment are very helpful, don't be afraid of asking them questions - they are there to help! Your CV is kept on their records - I interviewed for one office and didn't get it but recruitment rang me a couple months later for another position at a different office!

Interview Advice: Be personable! Practice your presentation (if you are asked to give one) print out copies of it to give to your interviewee. Give yourself a moment to think about the questions and the answers you are going to give - do your research of the company and the role you are applying for! Always email thanking your interviewer after your interview. Be personable as well as explaining your skills and knowledge!

Industry: Transport, Logistics and Distribution, Transport Management

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Mott MacDonald

Graduate Transport Planner, Integrated Transport at Mott MacDonald

Application Advice: Make sure you read up on the company and what projects they have been involved in for the division that you are applying to.

Interview Advice: Be relaxed, confident and know your facts about the company; be enthused about your degree.

Industry: Transport, Logistics and Distribution, Transport Management

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AECOM Ltd

Graduate Transport Planner, Transport Planning at AECOM Ltd

Application Advice: Answer the questions to the point

Interview Advice: Show them that you are in love with your field.

Industry: Transport, Logistics and Distribution, Transport Management

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Network Rail

Commercial Sponsor, Level Crossings at Network Rail

Application Advice: Research the Company.

Industry: Transport, Logistics and Distribution, Transport Management

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Network Rail

Schem Project Manager, Network Operations Programmes at Network Rail

Application Advice: Research the company.

Industry: Transport, Logistics and Distribution, Transport Management

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WSP

Graduate Transport Planner, Transport Planning at WSP

Application Advice: Research the company extensively.

Interview Advice: Show enthusiasm for the subject for which you're applying. This is nearly as important as having the experience in the subject, as you learn a lot of the skills on the job.

Industry: Transport, Logistics and Distribution, Transport Management

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Transport for London

Graduate Traffic Control Engineer, Outcomes Management at Transport for London

Application Advice: Do some research on the ways that TfL controls traffic in London before your assessment centre. In-depth knowledge is not required but some insight is helpful.

Interview Advice: Think about how you think different modes of transport in London should be prioritised in different situations.

Industry: Transport, Logistics and Distribution, Transport Management

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AECOM Ltd

Graduate Transport Planner, Transport Planning at AECOM Ltd

Application Advice: give as much attention as possible to the application questions

Interview Advice: be yourself and showcase your motivation

Industry: Transport, Logistics and Distribution, Transport Management

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AECOM Ltd

Graduate Consultant, Transportation at AECOM Ltd

Application Advice: Be honest and enthusiastic

Interview Advice: Be enthusiastic but honest and ask questions

Industry: Transport, Logistics and Distribution, Transport Management

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Transport for London

Traffic Control Engineer, Outcomes Management at Transport for London

Application Advice: Show you are a well-rounded individual who is ready to take on different challenges and develop in the role (don't expect to be an expert in a unique industry before you apply).

Interview Advice: Be aware of the numerous real-time influences on TfL and your job (Politics, London as a functioning city, increasing demand, press relations and TfL's reputation). Have a wide range of competencies and examples ready.

Industry: Transport, Logistics and Distribution, Transport Management

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Transport for London

Surface Transport at Transport for London

Application Advice: Love London!

Industry: Transport, Logistics and Distribution, Transport Management

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Transport for London

Trainee Traffic Control Engineer, Outcomes Delivery at Transport for London

Application Advice: Follow the STAR technique when answering competency questions (Situation, Task, Action, Result), and make sure you talk about what YOU contributed as opposed to your group. Research the TfL behaviours and make sure you demonstrate them in your responses. Make sure you are aware of what the department's main objectives are and what they are doing to achieve them (eg. Cycling, SCOOT, buses). Do the practice papers for the online assessments and make sure you understand your mistakes before you take the real thing.

Interview Advice: Ensure you contribute to group discussions but do not dominate them - encourage others to participate if needed. Try to come up with solutions to the problems posed rather than just state them. Make sure you are familiar with the TfL behaviours and always relate back to them when answering questions. Remember, the interviewers are not trying to trip you up, they are trying to help you succeed. They won't mind repeating questions or a pause before you answer.

Industry: Transport, Logistics and Distribution, Transport Management

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AECOM Ltd

Model Development Consultant, Transport Planning at AECOM Ltd

Application Advice: Take your time.

Interview Advice: Be calm and be yourself.

Industry: Transport, Logistics and Distribution, Transport Management

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Transport for London

Civil Engineer, London Underground at Transport for London

Application Advice: Be honest

Interview Advice: Read up on recent projects and bring them up

Industry: Transport, Logistics and Distribution, Transport Management

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Transport for London

Trainee Traffic Control Engineer, Surface Transport – Road Network Performance at Transport for London

Application Advice: Show some real interest in the role and research into the company's main focuses. Understand that TfL is crucial not just to London but to the UK as a whole as it keeps the city moving which allows the economy to thrive. Do some research and try to give different examples for each competency.

Interview Advice: Enthusiasm is key! Do plenty of research for the presentation on the day and be prepared for questions into whatever you mention. Being enthusiastic about the job and learning about the company is important and something they look for. Don't worry if you don't understand fully what the job is, its a learning process!

Industry: Transport, Logistics and Distribution, Transport Management

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Transport for London

Mechanical Rolling Stock Engineer, Rolling Stock at Transport for London

Application Advice: Apply early- thousands more people apply for roles then there are jobs.

Interview Advice: Have plenty of examples of experiences you can draw on. You will be asked "think of a time when..." etc.

Industry: Transport, Logistics and Distribution, Transport Management

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Transport for London

Graduate Transport Planner, Planning at Transport for London

Application Advice: Prepare. All the process is competence based. Learn the behaviours and nail down your examples. You'll be absolutely fine as long as you hone in and use the language that TfL looks for.

Interview Advice: Don't be afraid to ask for a moment to think of your best example to the question in the CBI.

Industry: Transport, Logistics and Distribution, Transport Management

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Transport for London

Graduate Transport Planner, TfL Planning at Transport for London

Application Advice: Definitely ensure you display a passion to work in and improve London.

Interview Advice: Always consider the five TfL behaviours; - Collaborative - Direct - Fair and consistent - Active - Accountable

Industry: Transport, Logistics and Distribution, Transport Management

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Transport for London

Commercial Graduate, Commercial at Transport for London

Application Advice: Explain your reasons for wanting to work for the organisation and provide clear examples from your extra-curricular activities to answer the competency skills.

Interview Advice: The phone interview can be a strange experience given the pauses between the answers. Be sure to know your technical information at this stage too, this surprises many. At the assessment day, be sure to articulate (strongly, not obsessively) your reasons for wanting to work for TFL as well as to demonstrate your mathematical abilities. It's a very demanding day, be sure to get a good night's sleep and a good breakfast in the morning.

Industry: Transport, Logistics and Distribution, Transport Management

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Transport for London

Trainee Traffic Control Engineer, Road Network Performance at Transport for London

Application Advice: Make sure that all your answers use the STAR format (situation, task, action, result).

Interview Advice: Read some relevant documents on the TfL website. Mayor's Transport Strategy in particular.

Industry: Transport, Logistics and Distribution, Transport Management

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Mott MacDonald

Graduate Transport Modeller, Transport Planning at Mott MacDonald

Application Advice: Read up about transport schemes taking place in the UK such as HS2, Crossrail, Midland Metro. Be sure that you know what you want from the job and that it's for you. The role is fairly generic whatever company you are working for and it will general start of very technically. Most applicants are from a Scientific background. Think about how you would be working alone for long periods of time with not much backup. Think about how you would be writing reports or doing something which you may not be so comfortable with.

Interview Advice: Show a bit of an interest in the company and where you want to be in a few years time. Be honest about what you want. What is the aspect of the company you are interested in? Be confident about what you want and say it. If you have any aims then it is better to mention them instead of make some up. Try and speak about all the things you have done instead of just responding to conversations, you won't get a chance to say something after the interview is done. Try and guage someones interest and talk more about the things that the interviewer(s) find interesting.

Industry: Transport, Logistics and Distribution, Transport Management

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Mott MacDonald

Graduate Transport Planner, Transport Planning at Mott MacDonald

Application Advice: - Tailor your CV! - Make your application stand out from the crowd

Interview Advice: - Research the hot topics in the area that you're applying for - Try and build up a rapport with the interviewer so they can see that you'd be able to build up a good relationship with clients

Industry: Transport, Logistics and Distribution, Transport Management

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AECOM Ltd

Graduate Consultant, Transportation at AECOM Ltd

Application Advice: Make a simple and striking CV - demonstrating past relevant experience and/or a masters degree/relevant bachelors degree will help secure an interview.

Interview Advice: I dressed smart and turned up early. I discussed past experience and explained the relevance of my qualifications to the job. I tried to show my enthusiasm and interest - asking questions about the interviewers, what sort of work I might get to do if I got the job, as well as who I might work with / the team I would be in.

Industry: Transport, Logistics and Distribution, Transport Management

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AECOM Ltd

Consultant, Develoment Planning at AECOM Ltd

Application Advice: Now is an exciting time to be joining AECOM due to our expected expansion this year.

Interview Advice: Basic questions about my experience with transport planning etc. I was also given a small task to complete.

Industry: Transport, Logistics and Distribution, Transport Management

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Hilti GB Ltd

Junior Transport Manager, E1 Transportation at Hilti GB Ltd

Application Advice: Be yourself

Industry: Transport, Logistics and Distribution, Transport Management

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FirstGroup

Graduate Engineering Management Trainee, Engineering at FirstGroup

Application Advice: Confidence and understanding. Learn about the companies core values and show interest in the industry, its effect on the economy and the vehicles used throughout. For the engineering roles learn about maintinence tasks and the importance of good reliable and safe maintinence practices.

Interview Advice: Industry Knowledge? Engineering maintinence? Companies core values? Previous work experience? University experiences? How experiences relate to role?

Industry: Transport, Logistics and Distribution, Transport Management

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Kent County Council

Freight Officer, Highways and Transportation at Kent County Council

Application Advice: Provide real world examples to show how you demonstrate the skills required - even if it is not strictly work related. Evidence is needed in order to fulfil the criteria.

Interview Advice: Find out the criteria for the role and get some examples in place that can be tailored to a number of different questions.

Industry: Transport, Logistics and Distribution, Transport Management

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Transport for London

Modelling and Transport Planning Gradute, Transport Planning at Transport for London

Application Advice: Preparation is key!

Industry: Transport, Logistics and Distribution, Transport Management

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Transport for London

Trainee Traffic Control Engineer, Network Performance – West at Transport for London

Application Advice: As the role is not very well known, try to find out as much information as possible about what we do before the assessment centre/phone interview.

Interview Advice: You are not expected to be an expert in managing traffic, however you are expected to demonstrate an ability to think your way around complicated scenarios and give justifications for decisions and comments that you make.

Industry: Transport, Logistics and Distribution, Transport Management

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Transport for London

Graduate Transport Planner, Transport Planning at Transport for London

Application Advice: Make sure you understand what TfL is responsible for; it's a very large organisation. You don't need to know it perfectly, but you need to make sure you're not surprised come interview day.

Interview Advice: Pay close attention to the competencies and work out why you want to work for TfL. Again, mjake sure you understand what TfL is responsible for; it's a very large organisation. You don't need to know it perfectly, but you need to make sure you're not surprised come interview day.

Industry: Transport, Logistics and Distribution, Transport Management

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Transport for London

Graduate Electronic Engineer, Traffic Technology at Transport for London

Application Advice: If you love London, this could be the job for you.

Interview Advice: Demonstrate yourself.

Industry: Transport, Logistics and Distribution, Transport Management

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Transport for London

Graduate Transport Planner, Policy and Strategy at Transport for London

Application Advice: Draw on a number of experiences, show your transferable skills and your motivation to apply for TfL. Make sure you choose the right graduate scheme for you.

Interview Advice: Interview is entirely competency based, so look at the TfL behaviours and come up with good example of how you have demonstrated these in previous work experience/university.

Industry: Transport, Logistics and Distribution, Transport Management

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Transport for London

Traffic Control Engineer, Network Performance/Road Space Management at Transport for London

Application Advice: 1. Demonstrate a range of competencies to match the range of requirements for the job. This would include personal skills and work skills. 2. Be aware of future pressures and stakeholders.

Interview Advice: 1. Include personal perspective and opinions to show a desire to make change. 2. Be sure to have done some research into the company. 3. Have several examples for competencies prepared.

Industry: Transport, Logistics and Distribution, Transport Management

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Transport for London

Rail & Underground management Graduate, Strategy Develeopment and Operations at Transport for London

Application Advice: Practice for the Maths test and do your research, it really shows Put across your skills as much as you can and relate anything you've done to what they're asking of you. Don't just list skills, say how they will be applied in this job!

Interview Advice: Stay calm, its a multi activity assessment centre, focus on your strengths and areas you think you can score highly in, this can and will counteract areas where you score lower. Be positive and let other memebers of the group talk, it's about being a good listener as well as a good talker.

Industry: Transport, Logistics and Distribution, Transport Management

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Transport for London

Graduate Transport Planner, Transport Planning at Transport for London

Application Advice: Deep knowledge/passion for transport isn't a necessity, but arguably more important is showing an awareness of, and interest in, the population growth predicted for London and the challenges this entails.

Industry: Transport, Logistics and Distribution, Transport Management

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Mott MacDonald

Graduate Transport Planner, Transport Planning at Mott MacDonald

Application Advice: Spell check! Nothing is more off putting than sloppy work! Make sure you sell your self! You might have only done one lot of work experience but make sure that it counts and you explain all the ways it has benefitted you.

Interview Advice: Be yourself, this is a consultancy business so you have to show you personality! Demonstrate your passion for the job, but also try and build up a rapport with the interviewer to show how well you will connect with potential clients.

Industry: Transport, Logistics and Distribution, Transport Management

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Mott MacDonald

Airport Planner, Integrated Transport Aviation at Mott MacDonald

Application Advice: Be smart and down to the point. Technical capabilities are good for showing off.

Interview Advice: Be yourself. Highlight your skills. State which way you want to develop and what area you would like to work in.

Industry: Transport, Logistics and Distribution, Transport Management

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easyJet

Engineering Graduate, Engineering at easyJet

Application Advice: Go for it and try your best! It is a great company to work for!

Interview Advice: Keep calm!

Industry: Transport, Logistics and Distribution, Transport Management

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