Make the most of your chance to land that dream job. Maximise your preparation time to ensure you perform at your best on the day. It might go without saying but take a look at the job profile and make sure you dedicate enough time to understanding the responsibilities and how they match your experience and skills. Help is at hand if you need it, so please reach out if we can help make our process more accessible for you – this is our top priority.
Commonly asked questions:
It helps to have a think about some common questions that get asked at interviews. Preparing an answer for these is a great way to give yourself a head start. They may sound like obvious questions but coming up with good answers often isn’t. Remember to highlight your most recent and relevant experience for the role your applying for.
Here are a few to start you off:
Why do you want the job?
Talk about your story. Your background, skills, experiences and passions. Draw on them to paint a picture of how and why you’ve arrived here today. Any research you’ve done on the role will come in useful here.
What are your strengths?
Pick two or three that you think are relevant to the job. Prepare to demonstrate your strengths by way of previous personal examples that show how you have used your skills and experience to achieve results.
What are the areas you’d like to improve in?
Pick something you've taken steps to further develop. Like the ability to embrace constructive feedback as it allows for self-improvement. Remember, we are always learning.
What’s been your greatest achievement?
Highlight one relevant to the job but prepare several examples, as these will showcase your strengths and how your skills and experience will help you to succeed in role.
Any questions you’d like to ask?
Think about how the location and flexibility requirements would suit your current lifestyle and about anything you might not be clear on.
There’s a best practice technique you can use to answer questions linked to our Ways of Working. It’s called the STAR technique:
Situation - what was the situation and when did it take place?
Task - what task was it, and what was the objective?
Action - what action did you take to achieve this?
Result - what happened as a result of your action?
Relax, you’ll be great!
Our interviewing process can vary across our business. This means your interview could be face to face or online. Our approach to interviewing is consistent though. We’ll look at your experience and skills, your alignment to our culture, and your passion to join us. It’s best to come prepared to your interview, so be curious about our company, our values and our culture. Beyond preparation, the most important thing is to just be yourself – we want you to relax and enjoy the experience. And don’t forget, this is an opportunity for you to ask us questions too.
Finally, this might sound obvious, but plan your journey, or allow time to set up your environment and the technology if the process is online. Allowing plenty of time for practical preparations helps to ensure you are relaxed and ready to go.
What if I'm doing a presentation?
Make sure you’re clear on what you’re being asked to do and what format we expect your answer to be in. Get plenty of practice in beforehand and time yourself speaking. Asking someone to listen to you is really helpful too.
And don’t forget to smile. Face the presenters and take time to breathe.
Finally, remember one thing: if you’re going for a new opportunity with us, believe in yourself… you can do it!