Thoroughly researching a potential employer is one of the most important parts of the job application process, as it both enables you to tailor your CV and cover letter to each role and really get a feel for the organisation. Demonstrating both your attention to detail and enthusiasm for a specific position will give you an edge in today's competitive jobs market.
The best place to start is the organisation's website, which will provide most of the information you need. Recent articles about building projects and contracts will be found here, as well as the latest financial reports, summaries and a detailed description of its history.
By this stage, you will have formed a much clearer picture of the organisation, which will help you prepare questions, should you be invited for an interview. The CIBSE Journal's website will provide you with further information about the latest trends and issues affecting the building services industry. It is also worth researching any major competitors of the company you are being interviewed by to help with your questions.
At both the application and interview stages, this level of research will be recognised by your potential employer, and will leave them with a positive and lasting impression of how serious your intentions are about working for them and furthering your career in the building services industry.