Interview: Tips & Advice
"Know the company and what we do. Know the role you're applying for and what is traditionally expected within that role. Welcome change and show adaptability."Graduate, Gloucester
"Be aware that both programmes are reaching the latter stage of their life cycles and work is predominantly verification and validation. There's the chance to be involved in integration and testing so a willingness to be hands-on will look good. There's currently a demand for system engineers so, if you have gained experience through university, tell them! Areas of the assessment day, other than the interview, will consist of a group task and a short presentation. For the presentation, they are focusing on how you present the material, justify yourself and answer the question rather than the actual technical content."Graduate, Ampthill - Bedfordshire
"Learn about the company values and culture, learn about the business it does and ask questions in the interview."Graduate, Whiteley
"The application process consists of sending the company your CV and then, if the applicant is successful, they will go on to an assessment day."Graduate, Ampthill
"There was a very straightforward interview and group exercise that gave us the chance to have a tour around the site. We were asked a mix of technical and personal questions so I'd advise candidates to prepare basic responses."Graduate, Havant
"Know who you are applying for. As simple as it sounds, candidates must take the time to research the programmes conducted at the applicant's chosen site (at least those that are publically accessible on the internet). As the company is large and deals with a number of contracts, only having knowledge of programmes that take place internationally may not be sufficient."Graduate, Ampthill
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