- Find out as much as you can about the job and about HSE. Visit our website and research any relevant news articles.
- Plan your route - Take the HSE contact number with you and make contact if you are delayed.
- Bring the relevant documentation with you to the interview, as described in your interview letter. If you are successful, the documents will be used as evidence towards our pre-employment enquiries.
- Normally candidates have one interview, lasting around 45 minutes with two or more HSE managers. Specialist engineering roles have two interviews; one to assess your technical knowledge and skills and another to assess your behavioural.
- Analyse the job description, the responsibilities and the competencies required. Think back over your past experiences and situations (either in your work or personal life) that demonstrate the attributes and behaviours stated in the job description. Try to think of more recent experiences so you can recall what you did in more detail.
- At the interview you will be asked for specific examples of your past behaviours that demonstrate evidence against each competency. Questions often begin with "Tell me about a time when..." or "Give me an example of...". Depending on your responses, the interview panel will ask further questions to gather all of the information they need for each competency area.
- At the end of the interview you will have an opportunity to clarify any points you have made and to ask questions but the time will be restricted so think carefully about this - is it something you could ask the named contact before the interview?
Further advice for applicants