OUR GRADUATE RECRUITMENT FOLLOWS THE CYCLE BELOW
- Graduate roles advertised
- Application sifting
- Assessment centres
- Final interviews
We Run Two Intake Streams
Two Year Programme
Working in a specific role/department for the duration of the programme
Examples of roles/departments:
- Business Intelligence
- Data Analysis
- Project Manager
- Risk & Assurance
Three Year Programme
Completing six rotations around the business each lasting six months
Rotational programmes offered:
- HR & Communications
- Central Functions
Graduate Development Opportunities Cycle
OUR APPRENTICE RECRUITMENT FOLLOWS THE CYCLE BELOW
- Apprentice roles advertised
- Application sifting, interviews and offers
- Programmes begin
Apprentice Development Opportunities Cycle
We offer apprenticeships in many areas of the business such as:
- Powered Access Engineer
- Hire Controller
- Lifting Engineer
- Depot Management
- Business Administration
“Okay. But what do I write?”
Follow the seven steps to success to ensure that you have included everything you need to:
1. Contact Details
Firstly, write your full name, email address, contact number and address in the centre of the page.
2. Summary of Yourself
Secondly, write a short paragraph of yourself outlining a few of your attributes along with what type of role you are looking for e.g part time, full time, apprenticeship, graduate etc. Align this section and all following sections Left (Highlight text and CTRL+L)
3. Key Skills
Now, bullet point 5 or 6 key skills and attributes you have.
Next, state which school and colleges you have gained qualifications from starting from the most recent and include what grade you got in each subject. (If you don’t have your GCSE results yet, put down your predicted grades.)
Write about your experience starting with the most recent. Include your job title, the name of the company you worked for, the dates you worked there and your key duties for the role. Please also include any volunteering you have done in this section too and make it clear it was a voluntary position.
Write 2-3 sentences about your interests and hobbies and any achievements involving those. Keep this short and sweet – think about what the employer may be looking for and try and make it relevant.
Finally, if you want to put your references on your CV, please make sure you have asked your referees beforehand – they will really appreciate being asked first. You will need to include their job title and contact details.
Alternatively, you can just write ‘references available upon request’.
“How should it look?”
Length - It should be no more than 2 sides – keep it short and sweet with key details to keep the employer interested
Font - Keep it all in one clear and legible font and ensure it is all the same size
Use Bold and Italics to make your CV clear and easy to read
Always check your CV for spelling mistakes and grammatical errors. As soon as an employer sees a mistake, it could be enough for them to not look at it any further. So double check it and then get someone else to read it for you too. This could be the difference between getting an interview and not.
Key phrases/words employers look for:
- Communication Skills
- Team Player/Leadership Skills
- Eager to Learn
- Uses Initiative
And there you have it. A good-quality CV that will help you stand out to employers and help you get that job you have always wanted! The Speedy team would like to wish you luck in your future applications!
“Should I do anything before the interview?”
YES! There are a few things we recommend you do before your interview.
- Plan the route properly, whatever mode of transport you are using. If you can, we recommend taking the same route a few days beforehand, at the same/similar time to your interview to give you an idea of typical traffic.
- Research the company – find out what they do, their values, look on their website etc and think about why you would like to work there (you are almost certainly going to be asked about what you know about the company)
- Prepare answers to the following questions that employers typically ask:
- What do you know about the company?
- What are your strengths and weaknesses?
- Why are you a good candidate for the role?
- Have a look at the job description (if there wasn’t one on the website, email and ask for one) and then note down how you can demonstrate the specific skills outlined – this is what they are looking for and wanting to know.
- Prepare a few questions to ask the interviewers – this will show that you are genuinely interested in the role.
“What about on the day of the interview?! Help!”
First, stay calm, positive and BREATHE. You have got this far because you have already impressed them with your CV – you have got this!
Make sure you arrive 15 minutes early – this will show that you are organised, and it will give you some time in case you get stuck in traffic etc! If you are going to be late, make sure you contact the interviewer and let them know.
When you walk in, shake the interviewer’s hand, greet them and smile, (sounds simple but so many people don’t do this.)
When answering the questions being asked, give eye contact and don’t be afraid to ask them to repeat the question if you didn’t understand the question or if have forgotten the question halfway through your answer.
Ask your questions.
Before leaving, thank them for the opportunity.
….. and BREATHE!
The Speedy Team would like to wish you luck with your interview. If you have any questions, we would be more than happy to help so email us on email@example.com
Our industrial placements are aimed at university students on a 'sandwich' course who need to complete a year in industry as part of their studies. The areas of the business we offer our placements in vary according to business need and they will be advertised along with our graduate opportunities.
Speedy offer a range of placements (location dependent) where young people can experience the world of work from finance, customer service and business admin to marketing or engineering. We can tailor placements to suit a young person’s interests and aspirations. If this is of interest the applicant must fill in the form here and our Emerging Talent team will be in touch soon.