Research

Hannah @ Gradcracker says...

Here you’ll find advice from a range of our employers. The advice from each employer is specific to them. However, no matter who you’re applying to, there are certain things that every employer will look for. For a quick overview, simply click the box below.

Research - 'The Basics'
"Think outside the box"
Mercedes-AMG Petronas Formula One Team - video
In a webinar with Mercedes-AMG Petronas F1 Team, Gradcracker's Carla highlights the importance of taking the time to explore different career routes and finding out which are open to you.
Find out how Louis impressed Atkins during the application process
Atkins - podcast
“They liked the fact that I was quite specific, and I’d obviously done a bit of research as to why I wanted to choose Atkins."
“The more prepared you are, the more confident you’re going to be”
Network Rail - podcast
Nina, Integrated Talent Solutions Advisor at Network Rail, speaks to Carla and Jess at Gradcracker about the importance of preparation and research.
"We need people that are self-learners"
CGG - podcast
CGG recruiters explain the importance of research, in both the application process and when starting the job.
Stand out from the crowd
Haseltine Lake Kempner - blog
Haseltine Lake Kempner's four top tips on how to stand out for all of the right reasons!
Applying to Early Careers at Thales
Thales - video
Graduates at Thales in the UK describe what research they did prior to applying to the company's Early Careers programmes.
"Choose what you enjoy."
Network Rail - podcast
Boglarka, Talent Acquisition Advisor at Network Rail, explains how important researching is before putting an application together.
Research the company – and the industry!
CGG - podcast
CGG graduate Isabel advises those thinking about applying to do their research.
"Understand what is out there."
Arup - podcast
Arup graduates, Emily, Katie and Martin, give us their hints and tips on what to research before putting your application together.
Don’t underestimate the importance of research
WSP - podcast
Gradcracker's Jessica talks to Mihaela about the importance of research and how it can help when being interviewed.
"I spent a long time looking at different options"
Mewburn Ellis LLP - video
Isobel, Patent Attorney in Engineering at Mewburn Ellis, describes how she discovered her ideal career path.
Know the company you are applying to
Arup - podcast
Andy, part of Arup's Early Careers team, explains that understanding the company you are applying to is an essential part of the research process.
Talk about what you know...research is key
Mott MacDonald - podcast
Early Careers Talent Acquisition Advisor, Roopali, tells Carla why research is key and her top tips for future Mott MacDonald applicants.
Gradcracker hubs – the perfect research tool
Atkins - podcast
“Really get to know the company, their core values and everything else.” During a webinar with Atkins – Carla, Customer Relations Director at Gradcracker, gives some great advice on how to research.
Top hints and tips for researching
BOC - podcast
Where's the right place to begin your research? The BOC talent team have the answers.
How to find out more about the Royal Navy
Royal Navy - podcast
Listen to the advice of a Royal Navy Officer on how to research the Royal Navy.
Do as much research as you can
Arup - podcast
Clare, who is a part of Arup's recruiting team, gives her advice to those who are applying to Arup.
What to research
Arup - podcast
Annabelle, Oli and Aliki take us through their own research processes and give us an insight into what they learnt along the way.
“Read between the lines”
SSE - podcast
Danielle, who has worked as an intern and a graduate at SSE, explains the importance of research. Find out how it could help you land your perfect role.