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How

to apply to TTP
IfyouarethinkingofapplyingforemploymentatTTP,readourguidancetodiscoverhowtomake
yourapplicationstandoutandwhattoexpectateachstage.

Who we are looking for:


Theroledescriptionstellyouwhowearelookingfor.Wehavetakencareoverwritingtheseand
theyarethebestplacetolooktoanswerthequestionwhoarewelookingfor?Wehopeyoufind
themexcitingandinspiring.
Makingaspeculativeapplication:Wealsowelcomespeculativeapplicationsfromcandidateswith
skillsinourcorebusinessareas.Soifyoucannotseearolethatfits,butfeelthatyouhavetheskills
tomakeastrongcontributiontotheareasoftechnologyshownonourwebsite,pleasedoapply.
Bigthemesofwhowearelookingfor:
Thecommonthemesthroughnearlyalltheroles(todifferingextents)are:

Technicalexcellence,especiallynoveltechnologyorproductdevelopment.Pleasetellusin
yourCVaboutsomethinggreatyouhaveachieved,whytheresultmadeadifference,and
howyourinsightmadeadifferencetotheproject.

Selfmotivationandleadership.Ifyouarethesortofpersonwhothrowsthemselvesintothe
thingsyouarepassionateabout,proactive,notwaitingforsomeonetotellyouwhattodo
andsteppinguptotakeresponsibility,thatsimportanttous.Showusreallifesituationsof
youdoingthis.ItisOKifthiscomesfromextracurricularactivities.

Focusonhowyouhavemadeabusinessimpact.Ourclientsemployusbecauseofthe
positiveimpactwecanhaveontheirbusinessthelaunchofagreatnewproductgoes
straightontheirtopline.

Communicationandinfluencingskills.Insightshavethepotentialtosetthedirectionof
projects,butfirsttheinsightmustbeunderstoodbyothers.Ifyouhaveatrackrecordof
influencingpeoplebycommunicatinginsights,pleasegiveanexample.

Interviews
Normally,therewouldbetworoundsoffacetofaceinterview.
Theinterviewsaredesignedtoallowyoutopresentevidencethatyouhavethecharacteristicswe
arelookingfor,andtofindoutforyourselfwhetheryoufeelacareeratTTPwouldbeattractiveto
you.
Yourapplicationwillbeconsideredonyourmeritsonlyyouarenotcompetingforavacancywith
othercandidatesbecauseformostroleswehavemorethanonevacancy.Wedonotnormallyhave
deadlinesforfillingavacancy.

YouwillnormallymeetonememberofourHRteamandanumberofpeopleintheteam(s)youare
beingconsideredfor.
Wedonotuseassessmentcentres,psychometrictestingoraptitudetesting.
Wewillaskyousomequestionsaboutyouraspirationsandambitions,yourinitiativeandfocus.As
describedinWhowearelookingfor,theseareveryimportantforarecruittothriveatTTPandwe
arekeentoseeevidence.
Fortechnicalcandidates,wewillaskyousometechnicalquestionsrelevanttotheroleandto
technologyandproductdevelopmentskills.Thesewillusuallybeproblemsolvingquestions,or
perhapsadetaileddiscussionofaprojectyouhaveworkedon.
Thetechnicalquestionsaredesignedtotestthesortsofproblemsolvingskillsthatwefindare
requiredfortherole.Ourexperienceisthatveryoftenthelargestpartofsolvingrealproblems
comesfromaptapplicationofrobustprinciples.Forexample,inthedevelopmentofatechnology
thatusesaphysicseffect,agoodblendoftheoreticalandhandsonskillssuchasexperimentation
arerequired.Inmanycasesahighlyidealisedtheorycanyieldinsightveryquickly,canmakethelab
orotherhandsonworkmuchmoreefficient,andprovetobesurprisinglyaccurate.Insomecases,
thetheorywillrequiredevelopment,perhapsinvolvingcomplexcomputation.Butthegoverning
physicsandengineeringprinciplesarethestartingpointfordevelopment.
Wewilloften,butnotalways,askquestionsthatarefromapplicationareasthatarenotrelatedto
therole.Theprinciplesandskillsrequiredtoanswerthequestionarestillrelevant,eventhoughthey
areappliedtoadifferentresult.Thisapproachallowsustorecruitcandidateswhosebackgroundis
fromadifferentindustry.Itisourbeliefthattalentedpeoplecanlearntheindustryspecific
knowledgeoncetheyarehired.
FindingoutaboutTTP
ThepeopleyoumeetwillbepotentialfuturecolleaguesandusuallytheywillhavebeenatTTPfora
numberofyearstheyknowTTPwell.Theywillexplaintoyouwhatitisliketoworkherethe
organisation,theprojectsandthecontributionyoumightmake.Wewilldoourbesttogiveyouthe
informationthatismostrelevanttoyouandyouwillhavethechancetoaskquestions.

IfyouhaveanyfurtherquestionsaboutapplytoTTPpleasecontactusatenquiries@ttp.com