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What to expect when you apply for a role

Want to join the IET family? Find out what you can expect from our application and interview process…

What happens once you’ve applied?

Thanks for applying! Once you’ve applied your CV will arrive with the Recruitment team. If your CV shows that you meet the majority for the role we’ll make sure it’s passed it on to the relevant hiring manager for review. We’ll get in touch as soon as possible to let you know if you made the shortlist and if you’ll be invited to interview.

Did you know we have a blind CV process? Find out more about our commitment to inclusive recruitment. 

Be sure to check out our CV top tips guide in order to stand out.

What can I expect at the interview?

Depending on the role, there might be one, two or even three interviews. Each stage may be different as we hold a mix of remote – telephone or video call – and in-person interviews. These are our chance to get to know you, and for you to learn more about us and the way we work.

The format of the interview is typically a set of competency-based questions specific to the skills and experience needed for the role, but we’ll try and ground these in our core values and behaviours to help us get to know you and your approach to your work a little better.

Some interview stages can involve a task-based assessment or something that you’ll need to prepare in advance, like a presentation. But don’t worry, we’ll let you know what to expect if that applies to you and the role you’re interviewing for.

See our top tips for preparing for and attending your interview.

What happens if I'm offered the job?

If you’re offered a role within the IET family, we’ll support you in getting set up, meeting your team and settling in. But we can talk about that later. In the meantime, we’d love to hear from you!

Our Commitment to inclusive recruitment

The IET is an inclusive employer, but that doesn’t start when you walk through the door, it starts now. We want to do all we can to ensure the best talent from a range of different backgrounds and lived experiences can find their home with us. Its how we stay good at what we do.

With this in mind, we continuously educate our hiring managers and support them with the necessary tools to ensure recruitment is inclusive by design. This starts with the language we use in job descriptions and having structured shortlisting and interview stages that ensures each candidate is assessed against the role in the same way.

We also operate a blind CV process that means if your CV shows that you meet the majority of the criteria for a role, the recruitment team will pass you on to the hiring manager for review – but all names and indicators of protected characteristics are removed first. This is to help reduce unconscious bias as early as possible.

We understand that one size doesn’t fit all and want to reduce any barriers applicants might face throughout our recruitment process. If you require your application to be submitted in a way other than CV upload or need an adjustment in order to take part in an interview, simply let us know. 

We want to invite the widest possible pool of talent to consider a role with us, so let us know how we can best support you to be your best.

Find out more about what makes the IET an inclusive and supportive employer.