We want you to be the best version of yourself, so preparation is key.
Our recruitment process is as follow:
- Online application/motivational questions
- Online tests (verbal, numerical and critical reasoning)
- One-way video interview
- Final stage assessment centre (interview, presentation and group discussion)
If you are successful at each assessment, you will progress to the next stage of the recruitment process.
Please take your time answering the online questions and consider your responses carefully.
For the online tests, we recommend you try the practise questions before completing the actual tests. You will note candidates are required to complete a critical reasoning, verbal reasoning and numerical reasoning test.
One-Way Video Interview
You should prepare your interview responses for a video interview in the same way you would for a face-to-face interview. Think of using a range of examples from work experience, academic studies and extra-curricular activity.
As well as preparing your interview question responses, please do the following when participating in a one-way video interview:
- Find a quiet, private, well-lit place, free from possible interruptions.
- Ensure your internet connection is stable.
- Check that your computer’s audio is working.
- Test your computer’s webcam.
- Close any unnecessary web browser tabs and applications.
- Check that the background behind you is neutral and free from clutter.
- Dress professionally and avoid bright colours.
- Use hand gestures when appropriate.
- Be aware of your body language and smile when appropriate.
- Place your phone in silent mode.
- Finally, follow any instructions given by the video provider – Shortlister.
Final Stage Assessment Centre
At the final stage assessment centre there will be three distinct activities:
- Face-to-face interview
- Group Activity
Please be prepared to talk about yourself including your achievements and career aspirations. Also, think about a range of examples you can use for the competency-based questions. As with the one-way video interview, you should use examples from work experience, academic studies and extra-curricular activities. When you respond to the competency-based questions, you may wish to use the STAR model to structure your response – Situation, Task, Action and Result.
You will be required to prepare this in advance of the assessment centre.
Read the instructions and ensure you have answered the question asked. As this will be a timed activity, you should practise at home to ensure you are as near to the time allowed as possible. Please note candidates often speak more quickly during the assessment centre presentation than when practising it. This can be due to nerves, so be aware of this. Be prepared to answer questions on what you’ve presented.
Again, please ensure you follow and understand the instructions of the activity.
Make sure you contribute to the discussion as you will be assessed on what you say. However, don’t dominate the activity and be respectful to the other participants. Be inclusive and draw out quieter members of the group. Build on what others in the group say and don’t be afraid to compromise. Keep an eye on time as it generally flies by and don’t lose sight of what you have been asked to do!
It is also important that you have an understanding of how the NHS works. Please take time to watch the below animation which explains the different organisations that make up the NHS.