Huge congratulations to Nuria for successfully securing an industrial placement with GE Healthcare. We recently caught up with her and asked her questions about her application process, her role at GE Healthcare and what advice she would offer to her fellow Bright Network members.
Why did you apply to GE Healthcare?
GE are a global leader and one of the biggest companies in the world. I believe that working for them would teach me a whole range of skills and offer me a variety of important experiences I felt that I would not encounter working for other firms. I also really liked the fact that GE Healthcare help a lot of different people with their work, people from all over the world.
What is your role at GE Healthcare?
I will be working as part of the transformation team. As a team, we will collect data on our clients and then produce reports on this data. We will work to identify areas of improvement for both ourselves and for our clients with the goal of making practices and operations run more efficiently.
The challenging and dynamic nature of this role really appealed to me. The role is one which would allow me to work on a huge variety of different projects with different goals and tasks. The role would let me work in different areas of finance opening up new avenues and career opportunities for me as well as regularly changing up what I do.
What was the application process like?
I applied for the role through the Bright Network website. Firstly, I had to submit my CV and then fill out a questionnaire to check that I met the criteria they were looking for. There were no psychometric tests at all! I then got invited to a face-face interview which was an hour long. I got asked a bunch of different questions ranging from questions concerning my interest in the role, to competency-based questions and a few technical questions too. These technical questions they actually linked to my personal interests too which was quite cool.
Did you find the Bright Network FESTIVAL useful?
I thought it was a great event! I got to speak to loads of different firm representatives. The opportunity to speak to these people was incredibly useful as it allowed me to gain a lot of information about the companies that I couldn’t necessarily get elsewhere. For example, representatives told me all about what is expected of applicants and what the working culture was like. Knowing what values these firms look for in new applicants is so important when you’re trying to get a job with the firm.
What three tips would you give to your fellow Bright Network members?
- You need to be aware of what the company is and what it does. You need to know more than just who the CEO is for example.
- Don’t be afraid to ask questions.
- Try to practice and prepare yourself for your interview. Prepare answers to common questions that will inevitably come up!
What was the hardest interview question you faced?
When was the last time you used a new technology to improve your life?