Graduates

This is a great business full of great people, and you’re going to be one of its future managers or leaders, much like our former and current CEOs.

From day one you'll have responsibility as you help us provide fantastic service and innovative solutions, and share every milestone along the way.

Our selection process

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1Your application

Once you've found a role you want to apply for, just click on 'apply for this job' at the bottom of the job advert and you'll go through to our online recruitment system. You'll need to fill in a short application form with some additional details and attach your CV.

Really look into the role you're applying for and check that your skills and experience are what we're looking for.

Make sure your CV is accurate and up to date. And check it for spelling mistakes and any other errors.

Read the questions and answer them as accurately as you can.

Create a candidate homepage. It's optional when you apply online, but it'll allow you to track the status of your application and view details of any interviews you have been invited to.

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2Telephone interview

If we want to find out more about you, a phone call is the next step. We'll email you with a link so that you can book a time on our system. The call will take 30 – 45 minutes and will be as much about the role competencies as it'll be about your own skills and experience. We'll also ask you what interests you about the role and working for us.

Look through the job description and your CV before the call. We'll ask you questions relating to both, so it'll be helpful to have positive work experiences and key personal achievements fresh in your mind.

Why not see if your friends and family can ask you some interview questions in preparation? It's good practice and gives you the opportunity to make sure you talk about and highlight the best work examples.

Treat it like a face-to-face interview. It may be a phone call, but it'll determine whether you go through to the next stage.

Remember to research us, what we do and our culture. We'll ask you why you want to join us and why your skills and experience are a good match for the role.

Ask questions. It shows you're genuinely interested in our business, and gives you the chance to make sure the role is right for you.

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3Online assessment

You can complete both of these at home when it suits you. The first is a verbal and numerical assessment. Verbal assessments measure how well you understand written information and answer questions about it. Numerical ones see how good you are at reading and interpreting data shown in numbers.

Time frames – the verbal and numerical assessments will take around 20 minutes each.

Find somewhere quiet to do the assessments. You won't want interruptions after you start or noise from music or TV.

Use the practice section so that you know what to expect. You can practise as many times as you like.

You'll have at least 48 hours to complete the assessments and it shouldn't be a problem if you need more time. Just ask one of the Recruitment team.

If you need any more adjustments or additional help, feel free to contact the Recruitment team.

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5Assessment Centre and interview

If you're invited to one of these, it'll typically mean a group exercise and formal interview with the Hiring manager and a member of the HR team. The group exercise lets us observe how well you interact with others. We look for how well you collaborate with, listen to and support others, and how you use communication techniques to persuade people. After the group exercise, there'll be a formal competency interview.

Try and join in early. It'll introduce you to the group and makes everybody aware that you have opinions and that you are going to express them. Being quiet at the beginning can make it difficult to contribute later on in the discussion. But please don't panic, dive straight in or lay all your cards on the table at the beginning, as that can come across as domineering.

If conflict arises, a good tip is to act as the chairman, find a compromise between two conflicting groups to reach a solution and move the group forward.

Be prepared to be out-argued by a strong candidate or a stronger brief. A key competency is the ability to listen and change your mind where appropriate.

Try not to dominate or talk all the time. But when you do make a point, be sure to make them clearly and concisely, as well as persuasively.

Other information may come to light during the group exercise. You will have to be flexible and react if this does happen. And maybe reassess your priorities.

Graduates

You should be able to bring us a passion for learning and a desire to get the most out of every experience and opportunity. A well-defined development programme will help you, as will a tailored training plan that's all about you and what you need.

All of RM’s graduate vacancies are opportunities to either develop in a particular specialism or a launch pad to move around the business building up more general management experience. The scheme is truly flexible. The career path is not predetermined, the career development journey is personalised to ensure that we make the most of each individual’s potential. Either way all graduates will benefit from building their experience in a role where they are adding value and learning from day one.

The formal graduate development programme spans 12 months and the aim of the programme is to:

  • induct you to RM
  • help you to navigate the business and build your network
  • develop you to be able to drive your own
  • develop communication skills
  • support professional development/accreditations
  • give you a tailored training plan to help you achieve your career ambitions