Your Recruitment Journey

From taking the first step and registering to apply, to onboarding you as a successful candidate, we’re committed to making sure your recruitment journey is the best it can be. There are four key stages within our recruitment process. We’ll support you through each of these, giving you our firm commitment that we’ll assess you on your skills and potential.

recruitment journey

Your application

Once you have found your ideal job, click to apply and you will be guided through your registration and application.

Tell us why you are the right person for the job. Your answers will be used to decide whether or not you are selected for an interview, so shout about your achievements, strengths and skills.

Successful or Unsuccessful?

Following the closing date, the recruiting manager will review all applications for the role. As the system is automated, applications cannot be accepted following the closing date of a vacancy.

You will receive an email confirming whether you have been shortlisted or not and what the next steps are.

Interview & Assessment

We use interviews and other assessment activities to help us select the successful candidate. The format will vary according to the post, and may be written, practical, computer-based or oral (all Lecturer interviews will include a micro-lesson).

If preparation is expected, you will be given written details in advance.

We will contact all interviewed candidates as soon as possible to inform them of the outcome of the interview

Your offer

If you’re selected, we will contact you with a conditional offer of employment.

The offer will always be conditional on our pre-employment checks which include a barred list check, DBS and 2 suitable references.

Once you have confirmed your acceptance of the conditional offer, the HR team will complete your pre-employment checks as swiftly as possible and prepare your full contract.

During this period you will be asked to complete some forms and training so you are ready to join us as soon as all the checks are complete.


Ensuring you’re welcomed into the team properly is really important to us and that’s why we work hard to make your onboarding as smooth and seamless as it can be.

During this time our aim is to provide you with the information and resources you need to succeed and ensure you’re immersed in our culture and understand the benefits to being part of our community. Starting with your welcome to the team, induction programme and the ongoing support and development you will receive in your first 9 months and throughout your career with us.