Early careers: FAQs

You're going to have a lot of questions, we know. That's why you'd fit in here. Here are some of the most common ones, plus the answers.

FAQs: applying

If you have indicated on your application form that you have a disability or have specific requirements, we will contact you before the interview to see if we need to make any reasonable adjustments for you in preparation for the interview.

When you start your role at Frazer-Nash we will discuss your working arrangements with you to determine whether we need to make any reasonable adjustments. Frazer-Nash is an equal opportunities employer.

We welcome people reapplying to Frazer-Nash, and recognise that people develop new skills and enhance existing ones over time. In your new application, you will need to demonstrate how your skills and experience have enhanced during the period between applications.

The nature of our work means that we sometimes require employees staff to access government materials. It is therefore necessary for all of our employees to gain appropriate security clearance. We will apply for clearance if you have successfully been selected for a position following the final stage in the selection process, and we will decide if we can successfully gain full clearance on your behalf based on the content of your application. Any offer of employment is subject to this requirement being met.

All applications must come through our website to ensure compliance with GDPR (data protection), however if you have any questions please feel free to email earlycareers@fnc.co.uk

(Graduates) Applications will be reviewed upon receipt, so we would encourage you to apply early. An initial review will be carried out and suitable applicants will then be invited to complete an online assessment, which will be followed by a short telephone interview. If you are successful at this stage, you will be invited to attend an interview on Microsoft Teams.

Following this, we will provide feedback to you by phone, including, where successful, a verbal offer. This will be followed by a formal offer of employment for you to sign and return. Due to the nature of our work, this offer will be subject to UK Security Clearance and receipt of satisfactory references.

(Placements) Applications will be reviewed upon receipt, so we would encourage you to apply early. An initial review will be carried out and suitable applicants will then be invited to short telephone interview. If you are successful at this stage, you will be invited to a face to face interview on Microsoft teams. Following this, we will provide feedback to you by phone, including, where successful, a verbal offer. This will be followed by a formal offer of employment for you to sign and return. Due to the nature of our work, this offer will be subject to UK Security Clearance and receipt of satisfactory references.

If you are unsuccessful after your telephone interview, you can contact us by emailing earlycareers@fnc.co.uk to ask for feedback, which we will endeavour to provide.

If you are unsuccessful after a second stage interview, a member of our recruitment team will contact you with feedback.

We will reimburse any reasonable travel expenses incurred when you attend an office based interview. Please bring your receipts for travel costs with you on the day of the interview, and we will look to reimburse you where possible before you leave. You will need our prior approval for overnight accommodation and flights if these are required. We will be happy to arrange accommodation and flights for you in this is the case.

FAQs: my career

Our priority is, and has always been, to take all reasonable steps to ensure that we support our employees and clients throughout these challenging times. That requires a mix of ensuring that we stay safe, whilst doing what is needed to deliver vital support to our customers. For these reasons, we anticipate that the majority of Frazer-Nash's employees will continue to deliver some or all of our work from home for the immediate future.

We know that some of our colleagues have real difficulty working from home; and we're mindful of the challenges around health and wellbeing for those who may feel isolated. Because of this, we have partially re-opened some offices with limited capacity for regular use. Measures have been put in place in line with government guidelines to minimise the risk of our people acquiring COVID-19 at work.

When joining Frazer-Nash, we do make sure that you have the right equipment to undertake your role at home. All remote working employees have access to our systems and are able to collaborate and communicate online. Your initial introductions and inductions will be delivered using Microsoft Teams.

Working at Frazer-Nash means that you’ll receive an excellent benefits package and commitment from us to help you shape your career through ongoing tailored personal and professional development.

We also offer a variety of accredited schemes and will support you in attaining Chartered status. For further information see the benefits section of our website. On occasions, benefits may vary - if this is the case, we'll discuss this with you as part of the interview process. 

The locations for specific jobs are published on our website with the details of the vacancy. Where there is flexibility regarding office location, this will be confirmed in the job details. In some instances, a particular office location may be advertised as being the preferred site for the role, however, other Frazer-Nash office locations may be available after discussions with the hiring manager.

Although it’s not compulsory to hold a driving licence if you work at Frazer-Nash, travelling is an integral part of our business; whether such travel is for internal meetings held at one of the Frazer-Nash offices, or to meet with our customers and stakeholders. We have a number of pool cars available for business travel by staff, and staff may use hire cars or their own cars for travelling purposes. We like to ensure that travel arrangements are appropriate, safe and efficient.

The health and wellbeing of our employees is important to us - so during the pandemic we aim to keep business travel and face to face meetings to a minimum and only when it is entirely necessary. We continue to follow government guidelines, with the majority of our employees working from home.

Due to the nature of consultancy, there is a certain level of contact required with our customers. Whilst Frazer-Nash has a preference for taking projects into our own offices, and will always consider the individual’s preferences, a certain amount of travel is likely to be required.

The health and wellbeing of our employees is important to us - so during the pandemic we aim to keep business travel and face to face meetings to a minimum and only when it is entirely necessary. We continue to follow government guidelines, with the majority of our employees working from home.

If you are working towards Chartership, Frazer-Nash will support you in a variety of ways. A training plan will be established, where you will be assigned a mentor to provide you with all the necessary guidance and support you need. To achieve the goals required for Chartership, we will ensure that you learn a new skill set, work within another Frazer-Nash business group/office, work in a different market sector, and broaden your technical experience. We will ensure that you acquire all of the necessary competencies during this period to successfully attain Chartership status.

If you are performing an engineering role at Frazer-Nash, you will provide consultancy services to clients, either individually or as part of a project team. On occasion, you will work on clients’ sites, and will have the opportunity to work on projects from start to finish. You will help interpret clients’ technical requirements and provide creative ideas to solve any technical challenges. You will promote the activities, skills and services provided by Frazer-Nash, and you will help to drive forward the development of new services. As Frazer-Nash works in many different industries, you will be encouraged to learn new skills and transfer your knowledge by working in different business areas and market sectors.

At Frazer-Nash, we encourage colleagues to work in varied disciplines, on projects across different industries. This ensures that our staff can enjoy a stimulating career, and develop new skills. The projects may require that work is carried out in-house, or on clients’ sites. You can read about some of the projects we have completed by reading the case studies in our Resource centre.