From the best way to fill in the application form to how to shine in the assessment centre itself – this guide has all you need to help you get the most out of the assessment process. We know just who we’re looking for, and we hope it’s you.
So how do you make your application stand out from all the rest? They’re screened quickly so make sure yours is presentable and complete. Don’t cut and paste, and check your grammar and spelling. In Education and Qualifications, highlight anything that’s relevant. Mention all your work experience – voluntary is great too, and says something about you. Use the Other Information section to contribute to your skills profile, which you’ll hopefully have gained through some great non-academic activities during your time at University. Don’t forget to read up on the rest of our guidance on how to write a great application form.
The first way you shine at a job interview is by knowing about the company and its competition, so don’t be shy about researching Enterprise (follow us on Twitter and like us on Facebook), including the recruiter doing the interview. In fact, you can find all our recruiters by selecting the relevant area in which they work in here. If you’re wondering how you should dress for your interview, explore our social etiquette tips for interviews, which contains other great advice too.
Industry knowledge always comes across well. Next, prepare questions because they show you’re interested. Think about ways you can demonstrate you have the competences we’re after, perhaps citing your work experience or a project at university. Above all, remember to be positive and enthusiastic. And if you’re in need of more reassurance you can always read our very own ultimate guide on how to be great at interviews.
You’ve made it to the final stage which is an achievement in itself. But what happens at an assessment centre and how can you make the most of it? Throughout the day the assessors will be looking for examples of customer service, sales, leadership, work ethic, flexibility and communication from you, and those will help you stand out. Possibly the best advice for a good assessment centre is to make sure everyone knows who you are because you got involved, asked questions and interacted even in the breaks. It’s about giving 100% and being yourself. For lots more useful guidance on this part of the assessment process, read our top tips on how to do well at assessment centres.
So there it is – everything we can currently tell you about how to get a great graduate job at Enterprise. If you’re thinking about joining us, this advice should help a lot. And if you haven’t considered it yet, take a look at our internships and graduate jobs available across the UK and Ireland.