Once you have selected a vacancy that you are interested in, you will first need to apply online. As part of this application, you will be asked to provide information on your education and career history. You will also be required to submit a current CV for review. It is important that you provide us with relevant and up-to-date information. Please see our ‘Hints and Tips’ page for help with your application format.
Please note – You must be in a position to prove your right to live and work in the UK. You will be asked to bring evidence of this if invited to Final interview.
For a small number of roles we may ask you to complete an online test. If we are using the tests for the vacancy you have applied for, you will receive an email informing you what you need to do and any deadline involved with it. These could be hypothetical scenario tests or numeracy and literacy tests. They normally take no more than an hour to complete.
Depending on the role and your location, we may ask you to take part in a telephone interview. The telephone interview is with a member of the recruitment team and a representative of the recruiting department. This will enable us to investigate your career history further and understand better your suitability for the role. We may also ask you some role specific questions. Telephone interviews usually last 30-60minutes, depending on the position.
Our interviews are with a panel consisting of a member of our recruitment team and 1 or 2 representatives of the recruiting department. Our interviews are primarily competency based, but will also include some job specific questions to better understand your technical knowledge. We are always looking for specific examples of tasks that you have completed. The interview will usually last 1-2 hours, depending upon the role.
For some roles we may ask you to prepare and deliver a presentation as part of the interview. If you are asked to do this, you will be provided with the topic in advance to give you time to prepare. You will normally be given up to 1 week’s notice of the topic and may be asked to submit it by email prior to attending the interview. The presentation itself will normally be 10 minutes and will be followed by questions relating to it. It’s easy to get nervous at this stage but don’t be, we are here to help you do well and show yourself to the best of your abilities.
When we have a large number of potentially suitable candidates, we may invite you to a second interview. This is usually in a similar format to the first but may have different or additional panel members to help make an informed decision. Congratulations if you have reached this stage as competition is fierce.
Final Interview, Job Offer & Medical
If you are successful at interview we will ask you to complete a full medical at our on-site assessment centre. The medical will take approximately 1 hour and will involve a basic health screening questionnaire and discussion with our occupational health nurse. You will not need to bring your running shoes! The medical will help us establish if we need to make any reasonable adjustments to help support existing medical conditions.
Subject to the medical assessment, you will get a formal job offer from us – welcome to the team! At this point we will take you through your contract, finalise your start date and answer any final questions you may have.
Please note – at this stage, you will be required to bring proof of your right to live and work in the UK to your interview. Failure to do so may lead to you being turned away.