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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.

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How to impress during Fujitsu's video interviews
Fujitsu - video (10 mins)
Fujitsu graduates have gone through the video interview stage, and actually assess the video interviews of new applicants – hear their experiences and advice.
Show you're passionate
CGG - video (4 mins)
Mckenzie, Environmental Scientist at CGG, impressed the recruiters at CGG with her passion. Find out what examples she called upon...
What to expect from a telephone interview
Centrica - video (3 mins)
Abi, graduate at Centrica, describes her experiences of the telephone interview. You'll also learn about Gradcracker's feedback pledge.
Puzzles, presentations and problem solving!
Cundall - video (8 mins)
Graduates from Cundall reflect on the interview process, which in the past has included team puzzles, presentations and problem solving exercises.
Interviews are your opportunity to find out about the employer
MBDA UK - video (2 mins)
Jamie Cooke, Systems Engineer, tells us what he got out of his interview with MBDA and explains why he thinks interviews are very much a two-way process.
"If you've got a passion, do talk about it!"
KPMG - video (2 mins)
Connor, Graduate Trainee at KPMG, and Gradcracker's Jessica share their hints and tips on how to approach interviews.
"Be prepared and do your research"
Network Rail - video (3 mins)
Listen to Mechanical Engineering Graduate, Ade, talk about the interview process and how he got the sense that they wanted him to do well.
Automated video interviews
CGG - blog
CGG explain everything you need to know about automated video interviews – from why they're used, to how you can prepare.
What a Jane Street software engineering interview is like
Jane Street - blog
We want to give you some insight into what a typical Jane Street phone interview looks like and give you a chance to prepare.
The 3 Ps: Prepare, Practise and Perform on the day
Sellafield Ltd - blog
Sellafield Ltd describes the steps to success after being invited for an interview.
Show us how your skills are applicable
Cummins - video (1 min)
Cummins recruit students and graduates from all STEM disciplines. Find out how to approach an interview at Cummins from Talent Acquisition Coordinator, Grace Gill.
FDM interview process and questions
FDM Group - blog
FDM Group's advice will help you conquer any interview anxiety and boost your confidence.
Tips and pointers from Atkins
Atkins - blog
Are there any important differences to note between your virtual interview and a face-to-face interview (and even vs your telephone interview)?
Vodafone's Advice
Vodafone - blog
To help you prepare and perform to your best ability during your interview, we would like to share our advice.
Bristows' interview tips
Bristows - blog
International law firm Bristows has put together some tips to help you perform to the best of your ability on the day!
"Be the genuine you"
Edwards - video (1 min)
Graduate Engineer Tinashe shares her advice to graduates who are thinking about applying to Edwards, focusing particularly on technical interviews.
Automated video interviews
CGG - video (7 mins)
Patrick, Project Geophysicist, describes his experiences of the automated video interview at CGG, and Melissa, Graduate Geophysicist, shares her hints and tips.
Video interviews: "practise makes perfect"
BAE Systems - video (3 mins)
Gradcracker and graduates from BAE Systems share their advice on how to approach video interviews.
Interviews with the IOP
Institute of Physics - video (4 mins)
Trainee teachers from the Institute of Physics describe the interview process, in which they were asked to explain concepts related to physics.
What is Agile methodology?
Fujitsu - video (4 mins)
Ben, Technical Consulting Graduate, defines agile working – watch this before your interview with Fujitsu!
Things that every recruiter wants to hear about
Arup - video (4 mins)
Placement student Maria describes the interview stage of Arup's application process, and we discuss some of the things that every recruiter wants to hear...
The focus is on you
Siemens - video (6 mins)
Siemens' recruiter and graduates discuss the interview process at Siemens, which is very much based on your personal strengths rather than technical knowledge. Find out how to give some great examples...
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