Tips for applying to our Graduate Programme

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To find out if we’re right for each other we’ve designed a process that’s easy to follow and will help you show us your best. It will be challenging at times and you’ll need to plan your time so you can give it your all.

You can only submit one application, so we’d like you to take your time learning about us – let’s make sure the role you apply for is the right one for you. As part of your application, you will be asked to complete online assessments. If you require any adjustments to complete the assessments, please contact

Section 1 – How to apply

Find the right for you - Use our 'role finder' to learn more about the sectors that are right for you. Please ensure you read the associated job descriptions for each sector you are interested in as they may have opportunities for graduates across a range of disciplines and locations.

Register your details - So you’ve chosen the role, and you’re ready to apply. We’ll ask you to kick things off by completing a short registration process designed to gather some basic details about you.

Full Application - Here you’ll give us some more information about you, your experience and education. This will take a little time; it's your opportunity to showcase yourself so make sure you capture everything you feel is relevant here. We no longer require CVs so please make sure all your information is detailed in this section.

Numerical and inductive reasoning tests - Again, find somewhere quiet you can focus undisturbed. It’s time for some short tests to assess your abilities. Concentrate and take the allocated time as we'll need you to pass these to continue. If you're able to practice beforehand you should find some practice tests online.

Telephone Interview - You’ll arrange this at a time that suits you. Here we’ll want to find out more about who you are and how you’ve learnt from your experiences to date.

Graduate assessment centre - Here you’ll spend some time with us and others all vying for a place on the programme. Show us your best in a series of activities as this is the last opportunity to impress. We’ll let you know as soon as possible whether you’ll be offered a position. Either way, you’ll receive feedback.

If you require any reasonable adjustments or if there are any special requirements that we need to consider please let us know when confirming your attendance, including any dietary requirements as food and drink will be made available for you on the day.

Section 2 Hints & Tips

1) Do your research, find out everything about our development programme and the industry you’re applying to. Make sure you meet the minimum criteria detailed on our job descriptions and that you only apply to one role. 

2) Focus your application, tailor the information you provide to the role you have chosen. Make sure your passion comes across and reference any related projects or modules you’ve previously been involved in within this subject. 

3) Take your time, make sure you don’t rush any step in our recruitment process. You can always save your application and return to it at another time.

4) Check, check and check again – Revisit your application before you submit it to make sure there are no errors and that you’ve added everything that’s required! It’s also a good idea to undertake some practice tests for the ones included in our selection process, just so you feel more prepared once the time comes. 

For videos from the Early Careers Recruitment Team explaining each step of the process and hints and tips please click here.


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