Recruitment and On-boarding processes

Recruitment Processes

Our recruitment processes will be dependent upon what role you are applying for. Some general principles, however, apply to all roles.

We may include a short interview that gets to know you a little better and gives you the opportunity to find out more about us too. All selection processes will include a formal panel interview.

If you apply to become a lecturer – you will be asked to undertake a micro-teach. For vocational areas you may also be expected to undertake a trade-test. All lecturers will be expected to have GCSE Grade C Maths and English, or Level 2 or equivalent.

For Managers you are likely to undertake Saville & Holdsworth (SHL) Testing for numerical and verbal reasoning plus a personality questionnaire and a presentation.

For support staff depending upon the level of the role this could include SHL Testing (clearly at a different level to that used for managers), a personality questionnaire and for more senior roles a presentation.

For practice tests for SHL visit www.shl.com – you can follow the links for practice tests, however, when we send out the links to you, there is an opportunity at that point to answer practice questions and find out if your answers are correct.


On-boarding

If you are offered a role within the college, you will receive an offer letter based on the date that you have told us you are available to work. However, in order to work for the college we have to have seen evidence of your right to work in the UK, we need to have received 2 references that are satisfactory to the college one of whom includes your current employer and we need evidence from Disclosure & Barring Service that you can work in this environment.

On day 1 we need to have received a signed contract and paperwork from you so that we can ensure your pay is not delayed and our HR systems are available to you.

You will also be allocated a buddy who will assist you to settle into your role for the first 4 weeks. Your induction programme will also be allocated to you on line.