Our selection processes
If you are interested in applying for any of our vacancies and believe you meet our minimum criteria (please refer to the link to each role in the What roles do we recruit for? section), then please follow the application process set out below.
Employment Adviser & Employment Trainer roles
For our Employment Adviser and Employment Trainer roles the application and selection process is as follows: (click the circular arrows for more details)
- 1. Initial Application
Interested candidates are required to apply for their chosen role by clicking the 'Apply Now' button at the bottom of an advert. To view our current live vacancies click on the 'Jobs' link from the list on the left hand side of this page. Once we receive your application we will review it and if you are suitable for the role we will be in contact to arrange assessment.
- 2. Telephone Interview
Candidates who pass the initial Application screening will be contacted to arrange assessment. For many of our roles the assessment process commences with a short telephone interview. Telephone interviews will look to establish your motivation to work for Reed in Partnership and also probe your initial application further to assess your suitability to the role. Questions will be competency based.
- 3. Online Tests
If you pass the telephone interview stage of the recruitment process we will require you to complete a credit check and psychometric test. These are both carried out online and you will need to successfully pass both in order to progress to the next stage. The credit check requires you to fill out a short authorisation form and the psychometric test can be completed within 20 minutes.
We credit check all employees as our staff have access to public funding and can be responsible for disbursing it to programme participants as part of their duties. The psychometric test is used to help you better understand your preferred working style and can help determine whether or not you would be suited to the work environment at Reed in Partnership.`
- 4. Assessment Centre
Successful applicants who pass through the testing stage will be invited to an assessment centre. Assessment centres include a variety of exercises such as role-play activities and competency based interviews. Full details of what your assessment will entail will be provided to successful applicants in advance of their scheduled assessment day.
All other roles
For all other roles, interested candidates are required to email their CV and covering letter to firstname.lastname@example.org clearly stating the role being applied for in the subject line of the email. Once received we will review the information provided on the CV against the minimum criteria for the role. If these have been met your CV will be provided to the recruiting manager who will review your CV and make a decision as to whether or not they would like to invite you to the next stage of the process. Candidates successful at this stage of the process will be required to complete the online tests as outlined above. The additional selection processes will be role dependent but may include a telephone interview, SHL Numerical and Verbal Reasoning Tests. All candidates will have a face-to-face assessment.
Successful applicants will receive a conditional offer of employment with Reed in Partnership. All offers are conditional upon receipt of satisfactory employment and academic references and a criminal records check (basic or enhanced dependent on role type). At this stage we will allocate you to a current vacancy (for the role to which you have applied) and will provide you with a written offer of employment. Please note that when allocating you to a current vacancy we won't always be able to offer you a role at your preferred location(s). Whilst consideration will be given to your preferred location(s), decisions will ultimately be based on business priorities at the time.
Agreeing a Start Date
Upon receipt of satisfactory employment and academic references and a criminal records check the recruiting manager will contact you to agree a start date for your employment.