What do Playle & Partners look for in Graduate Recruits?

Oct
12
Posted by Admin

As well as being qualified academically to do the job, we want our people to really understand Playle & Partners LLP as a company. We attend graduate fairs across the UK and receive hundreds of applications. With that said, it’s imperative that you make yourself stand out to us so that we can’t forget you. Below are 3 insider tips on what we look for in recruits.

Insider Tips

  1. Core Values
    We like to see a graduate has done their homework on us and not just their coursework! Demonstrating knowledge of our company, its partners and key core values helps us imagine how you could fit within our organisation. We are a keen supporter of charity work both nationally and locally and regularly take part in events to raise money for the greater good. Perhaps you are a keen baker? Then you could have taken part in this year’s Macmillan Coffee Morning, which saw us raise £370. Or maybe you are more of a sports enthusiast? Our London triathlon team could have been just for you. Whatever your passion, our marketing team are always keen to hear fresh ideas on what the next company event should be.
  2. Projects
    What have we been doing? Whilst we know what we have been doing, it’s great if you can show us that you know about any project work that we have ongoing or completed. Project details can be found on our website or via our social media feeds. Make sure you follow us on Twitter and LinkedIn for all of the latest information.
  3. Real-time Experience
    Weaving in any work placement details you have completed is a MUST. Tell us about the work you did, who for, who you met and what you enjoyed about it. This shows us that you understand how companies like us work and that you know what the job role will be like on a day-to-day basis. But what if you haven’t done any work placements yet? Don’t be put off by this. A lot of our graduates come to us for their first taste of work life on summer or 1-2 week placements. Try and impress us with your field knowledge not just through coursework case studies but also drawn from the media. Talk about current legislation or what’s going on in the current property and construction market. You might like to draw inspiration from our previous projects which can be seen on our portfolio page.

The key to succeeding at Playle & Partners is not just hard work but also being a team player. We look at not just your formal qualifications but also your wider skill set and general approach to the interview process. If we can see you have done research into our company, we know you really want to work for us. This gives us added confidence in you and your abilities.

By using the above tips we hope that your application is successful and look forward to meeting you at one of the graduate fairs we attend.

Where are we next?

Here is a list of our upcoming appointments. Pop along and see us.

Heriot Watt University ~ Wednesday 27 September ~ 1.45pm – 4pm

Oxford Brookes University ~ Monday 16 October ~ 11am – 2pm

Kingston University ~ Wednesday 18 October ~ 2pm – 5pm

University of the West of England ~ Wednesday 18 October ~ 11am – 3pm

Loughborough University ~ Monday 23 October ~ 2pm – 7pm

University of Westminster ~ Thursday 26 October ~ 5.30pm – 7.45pm

University of Portsmouth ~ Tuesday 31 October ~ 2pm – 4pm

Nottingham Trent University ~ Wednesday 1 November ~ 11am – 3pm

Northumbria University ~ Monday 6 November ~ 11am – 3pm

Anglia Ruskin University ~ Monday 6 November ~ 4.30pm – 6.30pm

Birmingham City University ~ Wednesday 8 November ~ 11am – 3pm

London Southbank ~ Tuesday 28 November ~ 11am – 4pm

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