Recruitment process

All of our vacancies are advertised on our careers site and you will be asked to complete an online application form.

Alongside completing your application form you can submit your CV and cover letter. If you can’t complete your application in one go, don’t worry. You can save your answers and pick up where you left off when you’re ready. Just remember to keep a note of your log in details.

When will I hear back?

We will email you to say that we have received your application, and that it’s being processed. Your application is very important to us and we want to keep you updated every step of the way.

Stage One – Application screening
Your application will be reviewed by our resourcing team who will confirm that you meet the minimum requirements for the programme and highlight any relevant skills and experience that you’ll bring. Successful candidates will then be progressed to our online tests stage.

Stage Two – Online Tests
Our online tests involve two stages if you are successful in the Situational Judgement Test.

Part One – Situational Judgement Test
Successful candidates from the initial application screening stage will be asked to complete this.

Part Two (only if successful in Part One) – Ability Tests
Successful candidates from the Situational Judgement test will be asked to complete this.

Why not take some of CEB Practice Tests to familiarise yourself with the online testing experience? Please note that the level of difficulty of the practice tests may not exactly reflect the level of difficulty of the test you will be asked to complete. You can access CEB’s practice tests here:

Stage Three – Video Interview
If successful in both parts of our online test stage, you will be invited to sit a video interview which you can do at a time which suits you prior to deadline. However, we would recommend you do this during CEB’s Technical Support hours in case you require technical support, as we cannot help you with technical problems.

Stage Four – Assessment Centre/Interview
If successful, you will be invited to an assessment centre. This will be held at a regional venue and you might have to travel to the one closest to you.

The assessment centre will involve a competency based interview, presentation and a group exercise.

We will ask you to bring along a few documents to your assessment centre, these include:

  1. Proof of identification. This can be a passport or a birth certificate accompanied by a National Insurance document.
  2. Criminal Record Declaration Form. We will email you this.
  3. Proof of your qualification. This should be an original document which we will scan and give back to you on the day.
  4. 3 hard (paper) copies of your presentation.

What happens next?
There are a lot of candidates at this stage and we understand how eager you are to find out your results. At this stage assessments are being carried out over a number of weeks and whether you are successful or not we will let you know by email.

If you’ve been successful, we will call you to talk through your offer of employment. We’ll send email confirmation of the offer and an offer pack in the mail. All offers are subject to satisfactory references and criminal record checks. And may be subject to medical and eye tests.

Can I have feedback?
Unfortunately, due to the high volume of applications we receive, it’s not always possible to provide feedback to candidates following the initial application. But we can feedback on how you performed in your assessment centre.

Keeping your details
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