A massive congratualtions to Anne for getting a role with Mott MacDonald. She was very generous in giving up some of her time and chatting to us about how she found the recruitment process and offers some great advice.
Why did you choose this firm and this role?
It's an International company and role. The graduate process is great and it's perfect for an engineering career and was great fit for my chemical engineering degree. It's also in a great location, in Cardif, Whales.
What was the toughest part of the application process? And your favourite part?
The hardest part was having to give a presentation about innovative ideas which I found quite challenging. Also there was a thinking on the spot test, in which they gave us a scenario and we had to think of what to do in terms of a proffesional engineer which can be hard as some people aren’t very good a thinking on their feet.
My favourite part was the personality assessment because I got to meet some of the staff and current graduates, and you got a real insght into where you could be in a year or two.
Were you surprised by anything in the process?
Not really, it was quite standard stuff, and I managed to prepare for everything quite well.
What three top tips would you give your fellow Bright Network members?
- Be yourself, because diversity is such a key of the company and they're looking for individuals.
- Be prepared and organised, and you’ll do really well. The company know that being prepared is a really improtant for any role so if you can prove to them that you're organised then that's great.
- Have a fun character. You get to meet so many different people and you have to enjoy the ride and all aspects of it. Although it's an engineering firm it’s also a very social company that have a lot of clients.
What was the toughest question you faced at interview?
There were a lot of technical questions. But on that really stood out was 'What is most innovative idea that could be used in the 21st century?'