When you find a job you want to apply for:
You will be sent an email confirming your application.
It will take up to 2 weeks after applications close for you to find out if you’ve been shortlisted for an interview.
You may receive a phone call first to check the salary range you expect and when you could start work. Think of this call as part of the selection process. A manager can pick up a lot about you from a short call.
If you’re shortlisted you’ll get a call to arrange an interview and an email confirming the details.
If you’re not shortlisted you’ll get a call or an email to let you know. You can ask for feedback on why your application wasn’t successful. This can help you improve your next application.
Interviews are usually 45 minutes to an hour long. There’ll be 2 to 4 people on the panel. One of them will be the hiring manager.
Some roles have ‘assessment centres’ instead of interviews. These include a group activity, an interview and a role play. They’re around 2–3 hours long.
You should also:
The panel will tell you when you can expect to hear back. It will usually be within a week.
If the panel chooses you for the role the hiring manager will check with your referees and do other background checks.
If these raise no issues the hiring manager will:
You’ll be sent an offer pack. You’ll need to fill this in and return it as soon as possible. This will let your hiring manager set you up as a new employee.
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