interview advice

Forward Planning

Dress code: Suited and booted.

Time keeping: Arrive 10 mins prior to interview start - check route and allow plenty of time. Please maintain contact should a problem occur – 01543 279752.

I.D / Right to Work / Certificates: Please take: Passport, Driving Licence (both parts) Utility Bill (last 3 months) and relevant certificates.

Research and Understanding

  • Look over the company website and note some key facts.
  • Have a thorough understanding of the role on offer.
  • Be familiar with your CV and your suitability for the role.

By knowing this basic information about the company it will show you are resourceful, and will give you confidence in the interview. (This is especially important for Senior/Lead/Managerial roles)

If you are unable to demonstrate an understanding of the role it will give the impression that you are not entirely interested or committed to the post. If you are unsure or do not have a full understanding of the role, please contact us on 01543 279752 and we can go through it with you.

Scenario Questions

Scenario questions show how you deal with typical everyday situations.

Give clear relevant answers and tie in real examples from your own experience.

Before the interview think about examples and keep them at the front of your mind for the interview.

Things To Remember

EXPAND on all of your answers as much as possible! Depth and detail are key.

Give clear relevant answers and tie in real examples from your own experience.

Think about how you might sum up your experience or describe key areas of your experience relevant to the role you are applying to?

Bear in mind: qualifications and levels you deliver, caseload size, geographical area you cover, class sizes you teach, targets you work to and performance against these, (if relevant) number of staff and roles you manage, responsibility for budgets, business development, growth, contract management etc.

Why are you interested in this role / looking to leave your current employer?

Please do not be negative about your current employer as this never goes down well. Try to make this less complicated and tie in something positive about the company/role that you are being considered for.

Have you got questions of your own?

To have questions shows resourcefulness and keenness. If they have covered everything – rather than saying that you have no questions just confirm that you had some prepared, but they have been covered.