Frequently Asked Questions
Here you’ll find answers to some of the common questions we receive about the graduate programme and application process.
- 1. Can I apply for more than one role?
- 2. I applied for a role last year. Can I apply again?
- 3. I have a disability. Can you accommodate my needs during the selection process?
- 4. Can I study for any professional qualifications?
- 5. What are your degree (or equivalent) requirements for graduate applicants?
- 6. What do you look for beyond academic requirements?
- 7. What happens when I have submitted my application?
- 8. Can I request feedback if my application is unsuccessful?
- 9. Will my travel expenses be reimbursed if I am invited to an interview/assessment centre?
- 10. Do you accept graduates who have a Masters degree?
- 11. When does the graduate programme start?
- 12. What benefits will I receive?
- 13. Where will I be based?
- 14. Will I receive training as part of the graduate programme?
- 15. What is the closing date for applications?
- 16. Does IMI offer Visa sponsorship?
1. Can I apply for more than one role?
You can only apply to one division in one country.
2. I applied for a role last year. Can I apply again?
If you feel your relevant experience and abilities have improved since you last applied, you would be welcome to apply again.
3. I have a disability. Can you accommodate my needs during the selection process?
Of course. We ask that you provide details of your disability on the application form so that we may adapt the application process to best suit your needs.
4. Can I study for any professional qualifications?
We support and encourage progression towards chartered engineering status.
5. What are your degree (or equivalent) requirements for graduate applicants?
We do not have a minimum degree grade. However, we are looking for certain types of engineering specialisms. Please visit this page for an overview of the graduate programme degree requirements.
6. What do you look for beyond academic requirements?
We look for individuals who have taken the initiative to undertake relevant work experience and those who seem to be the right fit within IMI.
7. What happens when I have submitted my application?
Your application is reviewed and sifted to check you meet the relevant eligibility criteria. If you meet the criteria, you are put through to undertake the online testing stage of the process. The two stages after this are the telephone interview then the assessment centre.
8. Can I request feedback if my application is unsuccessful?
We do not provide verbal feedback at the initial application stage, however you will receive an email notification to inform you if you have been unsuccessful, and at which stage. You can request feedback after the telephone interview and assessment centre stages.
9. Will my travel expenses be reimbursed if I am invited to an interview/assessment centre?
Yes, they will. You will be given an expense claim form at the assessment centre for you to complete. Once you have returned it along with your receipts, payment will be reimbursed up to four weeks later.
10. Do you accept graduates who have a Masters degree?
Yes we do.
11. When does the graduate programme start?
The 2017 intake will commence their employment in September 2017.
12. What benefits will I receive?
The benefits you receive will depend on the country in which you are based. You will experience one placement outside of your home country and you can read about the support you will receive here.
13. Where will I be based?
Your home country base will be the one that you have applied to (where you have the right to work).
14. Will I receive training as part of the graduate programme?
In addition to the Induction, you will receive on-the-job training for each of your placements as well as a training plan with our IMI Learn (online learning) system.
15. What is the closing date for applications?
This varies between countries; please see the map here to check your relevant country.
16. Does IMI offer Visa sponsorship?
We require applicants to have the right to work in the country that they are applying to. However, in certain circumstances, if a candidate has studied within the country they have applied to, we may review the possibility of converting this to a working visa. This is not guaranteed though and will depend on the applications received from those who do have the right to work within a country.