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Our Recruitment Approach

We appreciate that recruitment applications, for some, can be a new or daunting experience, which is why we try to make ours as simple, transparent, and as engaging as possible. We genuinely believe it should be a two-way relationship, enabling us both to make the best decisions possible and it’s at the heart of our recruitment ethos.

Step 1:

Follow the link to apply and answer a few simple questions so that we can ensure that you meet our essential initial criteria. We try to keep these to a minimum so please ensure that you qualify before applying.

Step 2: 

Those who meet our initial criteria, will be asked to take part in our online, game based behavioural assessment.

Yes, we did say “Game-based”! Whilst our assessment is underpinned by serious behavioural science, we want you to relax, be yourself and enjoy our recruitment process. Upon completion, you’ll automatically receive a free personal profile to help you understand your natural behaviours better!

Step 3:

After comparing your natural behaviours with those required for the role, you’ll be invited to either an informal online briefing or 1-2-1 discussion, where you’ll learn more about the specific role you applied for and get a feel for what life is really like at Amey, directly from members of that team.

Step 4: 

If we are both still excited about each-other, those identified with the closest matching natural behaviours will be invited to either an interview or Assessment Centre, where you’ll meet members of our team, have a Strengths-Based interview and take part in an interactive team activity with fellow applicants.

Step 5:

Regardless of outcome we provide individual feedback to those who reach our interview/assessment centre stage.

We want our recruitment approach to be as inclusive as possible, enabling you to be able to perform at your best at each stage of our recruitment process.

We can make adjustments to support this, so whether you consider yourself to have a disability or not, if at any stage of our recruitment process you require assistance, please let us know or email earlycareersrecruitment@amey.co.uk and we will be happy to help.


Behavioural Assessment

What’s a behaviour-based assessment?

Job-hunting is stressful enough, so who needs a stressful assessment? Unlike other traditional methods of assessment you may be used to, our behaviour-based assessment doesn’t ask you any questions!

It simply observes your natural behaviours through a series of mini tasks. The benefit of this is that you can demonstrate your true potential, whilst enjoying the experience. In fact, 90% of candidates actively enjoy completing our assessment, with many claiming that they felt more relaxed compared to more traditional methods.

Why do we do it?

It’s simple really – we want to provide you with an engaging experience and help us successfully recruit outstanding candidates.

By working with our assessment partners, Arctic Shores, we can identify what great looks like here at Amey.

This means you’re compared to specific behaviours that are crucial for high performance, using objective behavioural insight, leaving no room for natural bias, so that potential can be predicted fairly, consistently and accurately, putting gender, ethnicity, age, background and neurotype aside.

So, what next?

If you are invited to complete our behaviour-based assessment via Arctic Shores, you’ll be notified by our recruitment team in advance and then receive an emailed link from Arctic Shores within 48 hours along with all the instructions. We appreciate that you may want to learn more about the assessment or the science behind it all, so there is also an excellent Candidate FAQ document which can be found here. We hope that you enjoy the assessment and find the personalised report you will receive afterwards, helpful.

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