Selection and interviews


The selection process

After online applications have closed the recruiting manager will draw up a shortlist of candidates to invite for interview.

During the shortlisting we will be looking at how well your application matches the 'person specification' for the position you are applying for. The applicants who closely match the person specification will be the ones that are shortlisted for interview.

Kushali and patientTo stand the best chance of receiving an invitation you should demonstrate that you do have the skills and experience as stipulated within the person specification and provide clear examples within the supporting information section.

If you are shortlisted for a job we will send you an invitation to interview via interview via our applicant database website TRAC Jobs. This invitation will include details of when and where to come for your interview and any additional tests that form part of the selection process. If you are unsuccessful at this first stage, we will inform you by email via TRAC.


Preparing for your interview

  • Remember to find out about our hospitals and the department you are being interviewed for.  The more information your have the more you can tailor your skills and experience to the role.
  • We recommend that you read the job description and person specification carefully and have a think about what you may be asked. It is a good idea to prepare some answers in advance.
  • You may have been asked to bring some documentation along to the interview with you – proof of identity and eligibility to work in the UK, proof of residency and qualifications that you hold.   Try and bring as much as you can with you as it can be copied/scanned on the day.
  • Think about your appearance, it's not just what you say that makes an impression; it's also how you look. Make sure you are dressed smartly for your interview.

At the interview

You will usually be interviewed by a panel of two or more interviewers. We may ask you to do some tests, but we will inform you about these when we invite you for interview.

Notification of success: the recruiting manager will tell you at your interview how and when you will be notified if you are successful.

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