You ask ‘em. We answer. Here’s the low-down from the top.
We believe that nobody should be left behind on our journey to build connections that really matter. So we’ve taken steps to remove bias from every stage of our recruitment process and ensure we select candidates based purely on how they are likely to perform in the role.
We don’t accept CVs. Instead, everyone who applies completes the same application form meaning they can be assessed using fair and consistent criteria. Situational Judgement Test
This is a best-practice tool for measuring whether you’re suitable for the role you’ve applied for. The assessment is anchored in a realistic job preview, making it less prone to bias than traditional reasoning tests. Video Interview
When AI is used for interview screening, it can have an adverse impact on certain groups. We make sure all our interviews are screened by real people. Assessment Centre
We provide all candidates with coaching prior to the assessment centre, so everyone knows what’s coming and has the same opportunity to prepare. We also train our assessors to recognise and address unconscious bias.
Not in the slightest. In fact, we do something called “blind shortlisting”, which means all your personal info (including what uni you went to) is hidden from the people making selection decisions.
We’ll let you know we’ve received it safely and send you regular updates about the status of your application.
Hopefully not long at all! We’ll inform you about next steps as often and quickly as we can to make sure you have plenty of time to prepare at each stage.
Yes, we offer feedback at every stage of the process. The aim is to help you get a sense of how you’ve performed and a better understanding of what we’re looking for.
We encourage you to apply to the scheme you have most interest in being considered for.
We will make whatever adjustments are necessary to enable you to perform to your full potential. The earlier you can let us know what adjustments you need, the better (although there will be opportunities for you to tell us at every stage of the process). Please call 01635 888 352 if you have any questions.
You just need to fill in our online form. No CV required (phew!). The whole thing should take about 45 mins to complete.
Situational judgement test. Video interview. Virtual Assessment centre. If you make it to the assessment centre, we’ll give you a coaching call before the day to set you up for success.
Our assessment centres begin in mid-December and continue after the Christmas break throughout January and February. We aim to send invites at least seven days in advance so you can prepare yourself accordingly for the big day.
Do you have a master’s degree as well? If so, yes. Otherwise, you must have a 2:1 or above (predicted for internships).
We welcome applications from anyone.
We usually get loads of applications for all our schemes. This year we’re looking to take on around 60 people in total.
Check out your preferred scheme page for salary details.
The aim is for you to land a role at least one grade above what you start on. We can help you with your choices (but you’re in charge of your own career).
On a graduate scheme, you’ll be a permanent employee with a permanent employment contract.
Yep! There’s no better way to learn.
Some flexibility is required. Check out your preferred scheme page to see the locations where you might be based.
It varies from scheme to scheme but will usually be based on what we think is best for your career development as well as on business need. We’ll try to accommodate any preferences you have but you’ll definitely need to be flexible.
You can follow us on our social media channels (see links below) or go to our graduate and intern Facebook page where you can drop us a message, see what current grads and interns are up to, and meet grads and interns from your year. Meanwhile, we’ll send you lots of info about your first rotation and starting location – and you can ask us any questions you want. We also run an annual summer event for all our new grads and interns, so you’ll be able to meet and get to know people before you start.
We’ll let you know at least two months before your start date (your first rotation will be confirmed at least one month before). If you have any questions before then, please contact the future careers team.
Our current grads and interns will be only too glad to give you advice. You can ask them via our Facebook group.
We can’t wait for you to join either! Our graduates will start on Monday 12th September 2022
Salary payments go in on the 26th of the month. We’ll let you know the exact date before you start. Your welcome aboard bonus will be paid on this date too.
Some are available throughout the year. Some of them you need to sign up to within a month of joining.