How we recruit

As part of GSC’s recruitment process, we may assess your suitability for a vacant role in a range of ways.

Our recruitment and selection process has been designed to showcase your potential, as well as to be as simple possible.

What's more, to ensure there's no space for favouritism in our process, even if it's unconscious, your personal details will remain unknown throughout the shortlisting process.

Read on to find out more about what to expect in our recruitment and selection process…

Our recruitment and selection process consists of the three stages identified below:

The application process: application form, interview, appointment

Stage 1: Application Form

  • You’ll start the process by completing a simple online application. This will involve providing some personal details, answering some specific questions relevant to the role you are applying for and submitting your CV.
  • The number of questions in an application form will vary between 3-5 and the questions are designed to draw out the skills considered essential for the role you are applying for. It shouldn’t take you long as we aren’t looking for essays – there is a 250 word limit so keep it relevant and concise!
  • Your application will be assessed solely on the answers you provide to the questions. The selection panel will not see your CV or personal details until after you have been selected for interview.
  • Your application is submitted online, however should you require the application in an alternative format for accessibility reasons then you should contact the HR team who will be happy to help.
  • You will be asked to also complete an online equality and diversity monitoring form. This is separate to your application form and will not be seen by the selection panel. The data collected is used solely for monitoring purposes to help us meet our equality and diversity aims.
  • If your application has been successful then you should hear from us within two weeks of the application deadline, however if you don’t hear from us within that timeframe then unfortunately you have not made it to the next stage.

Stage 2: Interviews

Interview Questions

  • There are various forms of interview with different types of questions. We focus our approach on your skills, behaviours and potential.
  • You may be asked questions which ask you to demonstrate your motivations to work for GSC, how you relate to our values, and your skills relevant to the role as identified in the job description.
  • You may be asked for examples of how you approached different situations, or given a scenario and asked what you would do in that situation.

Presentations/ Work Sample Tasks

  • Presentations are a frequent part of our recruitment process and may be used as part of the interview process. You would be advised of any requirement to prepare a presentation when you are invited to the interview and provided all the necessary information to help you prepare.
  • You may be asked to provide a sample of work or complete a task that you would likely be required to do as part of your role. For example, completing an excel report, selling a product in the shop, or conducting a science demonstration.

Group Interviews

  • Sometimes we use group interviews when we are recruiting for a number of positions at the same time. This is not as scary as it sounds and feedback from candidates has been that generally they find it a really enjoyable experience!
  • This would usually consist of a series of assessments including a demonstration/ presentation, team task activity to assess how well you work as part of a team, and a individual interview covering questions designed to assess your motivation, and skills relevant to the role.

Stage 3: Appointment

  • Following the interview your would normally hear back from us very quickly on the outcome of your interview and whether you have been successful or not.
  • If you have been successful you will be contacted with the job offer information by a member of HR.
  • If you have been unsuccessful you will be contacted by a member of HR and offered interview feedback should you wish.

As part of our recruitment processes, GSC collects and processes personal data relating to job applicants. GSC is committed to being transparent about how it collects and uses that data. GSC will ensure that data is always processed in accordance with the provisions of relevant data protection legislation, including the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).

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