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If you are successful at application stage you will be contacted an invited in for an interview.  Each job role will have a slightly different interview process depending on the requirements of the role:

1st Interview

At the 1st interview you will meet the recruiting manager who will be the line manager for the role and normally another member of the People and Development team. They will want to hear about your relevant experience and will test the capabilities that you need for the role. The interview questions will explore your skills, abilities and suitability for the role. There may be a relevant skills test at this stage, however you will be informed of this prior to interview.

2nd Interview

If you are successful after your 1st interview, you may be invited to attend a 2nd interview. This may involve meeting the line manager again and/or the Senior Manager of the department. There may be a relevant skills test at this stage, however you will be informed of this prior to interview.

Interview hints and tips


  • Research the business area that you are applying to work in; a good place to start is our website
  • Think of what you would like to ask the interviewers about the role.
  • Dress appropriately for the interview of the job you are applying for.
  • Read through your application form and the job description and person specification.
  • You will be told where you need to go - ensure that you check directions to the location of your interview as interviews can be held in various locations on the Estate. Check our map and directions if you are unsure.

At the interview

  • Arrive on time or a few minutes early and ensure you know who you are due to see.
  • Relax and be yourself; we want you to feel comfortable so that you are at your best.
  • When asked a question, speak clearly & answer in detail but don't waffle!
  • Be enthusiastic and motivated about the role - remember we are lookig for passionate people.
  • If you don't know something or lack experience in a given area, that's ok, let us know but show that you are keen to learn new skills.
  • Sell yourself!