The job application process

Find out what happens during each stage when applying for a job with us.

1 Completing the application form

When completing your application you will need to provide the following:

  • your National Insurance number
  • details of your referees - their names and current email addresses
  • an up-to-date CV.

The application form is designed to take no longer than 10-15 minutes to complete. 

After you submit your application you will receive an email confirming we have received it.

Save and resume

You don't need to complete your application in one sitting - you can save and resume later. 

2 Invited to an interview

If you are successful you will receive an email inviting you to attend an interview. It will also ask you to log into the online recruitment system for further details.

If you are unsuccessful we will advise you by email. If you would like feedback simply reply to the email and ask for feedback from the recruiting manager.

3 Pre-employment checks process

If you are successful, pre-employment checks will be carried out and you will be offered the job.

We will contact your referees and ask them for a reference.

You will receive the offer letter within 7-10 days of your interview.

4 Starting your new job

Once all the relevant clearances have been received, the recruiting manager will contact you to arrange an agreed start date.

You will receive a letter confirming this within 7-10 days.

5 Contact our team

If you email us please include:

  • your name
  • job reference number
  • your preferred contact details
  • a brief description of the issue you are experiencing
  • any additional information, such as screenshots.
Last updated:
11 January 2022
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