5 top tips for a successful Volkswagen Group UK grad application
At Volkswagen Group UK we’re driven by difference. With five globally recognised brands under one roof – Audi, SEAT, Volkswagen, ŠKODA and Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles — each with its own history, designs and inventions. We know that preparing an application can be challenging so here are a few hints and tips from our current Graduates to support your application.
Our top five tips to making a successful application:
Keeping a balance
Dissertation, exams and coursework, the pressures of final year can make it seem impossible to think about applying for Graduate Programmes. However focusing on just one task can become unproductive, so use applications as a way of adding variation – researching what companies offer can be inspiring and may even support your studies.
Quality not quantity
Over the Christmas period deadlines for applications get closer and it can often feel overwhelming. Don’t make the mistake of applying for multiple programmes in a short period – make a shortlist and keep to it.
Confidence is key
Strong applications are the first step towards an offer. Make sure before you submit your application that it reflects all your qualities, skills and experiences from your studies, hobbies and work experience.
Making applications is time consuming. Strong applications are ones which have been well thought through and which demonstrate you’ve done plenty of research on what the programme and company offers. Add applications to your weekly study timetable.
Once you’ve submitted your application you will naturally start to worry about its progress and if it will be successful. If you follow the basic principles above then stay positive and focus attention on completing your studies.
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