Alexander Dennis on what makes a candidate stand out

Alexander Dennis Limited (ADL) is an international bus and coach manufacturer. We have tripled our revenue in the last 10 years, with an increasing proportion resulting from our expanding international footprint. We have a presence in North America, Mexico, New Zealand, Malaysia and Hong Kong. This growth has led to new and exciting opportunities for Modern Apprentices and University Graduates.

What Do We Want in a Graduate?

It is important that candidates show us that they have a great work ethic, excellent interpersonal skills, a positive energy and a can do attitude. In additional, it is expected that graduates conduct research into the organisation and the industry. They should do their best to display this throughout their interview and their time at ADL.

Our graduate programme offers a variety of projects and tasks to be carried out at an exceptionally high level. Applicants should be confident and comfortable with both autonomous and collaborative working. Our Graduates will have challenging tasks to complete and may have to work under pressure to meet deadlines. Specific examples of when you have done this before should be highlighted at the interview stage.

What Do We Want in Modern Apprentice?

An apprenticeship with Alexander Dennis is a great opportunity to earn while you learn. With our apprentices we are looking for confident, process driven individuals who are keen to develop. If you have any previous experience or part time work it would be beneficial but not essential – show off the skills you have learned to make you stand out. You have 30 minutes to make an impression, give it your all and make it count.

Remember to relax; if you have been invited for an interview then we have seen something we like. This is also an opportunity for you to ask us questions. If an apprenticeship or graduate programme interests you get in touch and good luck!