Our recruitment process
After you have submitted your application
The recruiting manager will assess your application (after the closing date on the job advert) to see if you are suitable for the job, based on your qualifications, experience and abilities.
- Make sure you regularly check your email and/or phone after the closing date.
If you've been shortlisted for an interview you will usually hear from us within two weeks of the closing date.
If you haven't heard from us after two weeks of the closing date please assume your application was not successful.
If you're invited to an interview
If your application is successful you will be invited to attend an interview. Usually you will receive an email asking you to log in to your application to book a time slot of your choice. The choice of interview slots is available on a first come, first served basis.
The interview date will usually be a week after you receive our email to give you enough time to make arrangements to attend.
- Don't forget to make your referees aware that they may be contacted for a reference
Before the interview
The details of your interview will be explained in our interview invite email. If you have any concerns or problems about the interview, or if you have a disability or impairment and need any adjustments to be made please contact the recruiting manager before the interview. Please bring proof of identity with you, such as a passport or a driving licence.
- Make sure you know when and where to go and plan how you are going to get there. (see maps).
During the Interview
You will be asked a number of questions to help the interviewers decide if you are right for the position. You may also be asked to complete a test or prepare a presentation. This will be outlined in the invitation to attend the interview.
The interviewers will try to make the interview as comfortable as possible so that you feel relaxed and able to perform at your best. You will have an opportunity to ask questions at the end and the interviewers will tell you when you can expect to hear back from them about the outcome.
- Prepare for the interview by thinking about how your qualifications, experience and abilities meet the essential criteria. . It’s likely you will need to reiterate points you've already mentioned in your application and it’s important to expand on these.
After the interview
The recruiting manager will contact you to let you know whether you have been successful at the interview stage and offer constructive feedback. If you have been successful, you will be emailed a conditional offer of employment from Human Resources. The offer is conditional upon the completion of a number of pre-employment checks which include:
- right to work in the UK
- two satisfactory references
- an appropriate health declaration
- a satisfactory DBS record check
- proof of any qualifications and/or professional registrations
The checks can take two to six weeks to complete. Your start date will depend on how long the checks take and your personal circumstances, such as your notice period.
Your recruiting manager will confirm the start date with you and make arrangements for your first day.