Charles, who this year graduated from Bristol with a degree in Electrical and Electronic Engineering, recently secured a position at Thomson Reuters as a technology graduate trainee. We chatted with Charles to discuss how he found the whole experience.
Why did you choose this firm and this role?
The position offered by this firm appealed to novices in software engineering and the willingness to teach and train its graduate employees highlighted the patience and hospitality of the firm. Furthermore, the job satisfaction with the firm was quite high on most websites, showing the firm's willingness to take care of its employees.
What was the toughest part of the application process? And your favourite part?
The recorded video interview was quite daunting and intimidating since this was my first time doing a video interview. As well as this, I did not know the answers to some of the in-depth technical questions asked. My favourite part of the application process was the Lego challenge during the final assessment center.
Were you surprised by anything in the process?
I was surprised by the lack of in-depth technical questions during the final assessment center.
What three top tips would you give your fellow Bright Network members?
Keep up to date with the company's achievements. Be honest and confident during the interviews. Develop a genuine interest/passion for the sector you're applying to.
What's your lucky charm or pre-interview ritual?
A glass of warm water.