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London, England (UK)
201 to 500 employees
1952
Subsidiary or Business Segment
Construction, Repair & Maintenance
$500 million to $1 billion (USD) per year
Carillion
Bouygues UK operates under the Management Units Construction, Housing and Thomas Vale, and our property development and regeneration company, Bouygues Development. In recent years, we have increased our presence in the UK through the acquisition of Warings, Thomas Vale ... Read more

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    Current Employee - Senior Planning Manager in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Senior Planning Manager in London, England (UK)
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    I have been working at Bouygues UK full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    construction technology to be learn during the tendering

    Cons

    heavy analysis on the alternative methodlogy

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Bouygues UK Interviews

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    Graduate Quantity Surveyor Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in London, England (UK)
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    Application

    I applied online. The process took 1 day. I interviewed at Bouygues UK (London, England (UK)) in December 2016.

    Interview

    I attended an assessment day at the office in Waterloo. The atmosphere was very stiff and unrelaxed although they were clearly trying to appear friendly and inviting. The staff were nice enough and the other graduates were friendly, but it just did not feel very welcoming. During the day, I was placed within a designated group and worked with them on two different team challenges. I also had a personal interview.

    The challenges were designed as an opportunity for the assessors to determine how you work in a team, whereas the interview was supposed to be a chance to determine your individual strengths. The team challenges were good, allowing ample opportunity to show how you work with others and the tasks were interesting and fun. However, the interview questions were not role specific (which was fine) but more importantly the interviewers were clearly not open minded (possibly a tenant of the organisational culture), as there was clearly a predisposition toward answers to which they were already familiar and that conformed to the status quo of the organisation.

    Also, they seemed unconcerned at the underlying contradictory nature of certain types of responses, i.e. preferring to hear answers that would illicit positive emotional responses e.g. I got into construction because my father/uncle was an architect (given to me by them as an example of what they usually hear), rather than those that were logical, rational and based on clear objective decision-making e.g. I chose construction (quantity surveying) because there are lots of jobs available and it was the best choice at the time based on a number of different factors - feasibility, accessibility, career prospects... so on - even though somebody who makes decisions based on how they feel is clearly a poor choice for a job where logic and rationale are by far and large the more important underlying characteristics.

    Therefore, my advice is to tell them what you think they want to hear. It may not be true, but if your honesty is not in line with their way of thinking then you will probably not get an offer. Now, this is probably true of most organisations, nevertheless it felt a lot more so with this one.

    Interview Questions

    • Why did you get into the construction industry?   1 Answer
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    Bouygues UK | Bouygues UK chosen to deliver cancer treatment and surgery centre |

    University College London Hospitals (UCLH) NHS Foundation Trust has awarded Bouygues UK, a subsidiary of Bouygues Construction, a contract worth €257 million to design and build a new state-of-the-art hospital dedicated to advanced cancer treatment and surgery services in central London.

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    Bouygues UK | Bouygues UK appointed as constructor for major London regeneration scheme |

    The first construction contract for an ambitious regeneration project in Barking, being jointly delivered by East Thames and the London Borough of Barking and Dagenham (LBBD), has been awarded to Bouygues UK. East Thames and LBBD are renewing the eastern end of the Gascoigne Estate in Barking, with shared responsibility for funding, design, construction and maintenance.

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