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What is the interview process like at NHS?


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Rubbish, its not what you know but who you know

Answered - Senior Administrator/PA (Former Employee) - Berkshire

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It was very tense and they were looking for people who can work under pressure and deal with customer needs

Answered - Retrospective Project Co-ordinator-Administrator (Former Employee) - London

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It's ok but 9 times out of 10 the job nearly always goto someone working in the office already who are temporary. I had 20 interviews once one after the other to be told someone slid into the post. You have to carry on though as you will get the job you want eventually. I did. At least you get practice to score high and they look out for key words and you will see them write it down. Confidentiality for example or safeguarding.


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I found it very fair and aimed at getting the best people through the door.

Answered - Regional Operations Manager (Former Employee) - North London, Greater London

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Very good they like to see you have prepared well and show enthusiasm and a commitment to the National Heath Service.

Answered - Clerical Assistant (Former Employee) - Dudley, West Midlands and Walsall

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Quite informal with a practical exercise.

Answered - Health Advisor (Current Employee) - Bristol, Bristol

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The interview process is standard but the questions change based on the role.

Answered - PA to the Head of Operations & support PA (Former Employee) - Norwich

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Stringent and thorough with all candidates marked against set criteria for each post.

Answered - Information Manager (Former Employee) - Leeds

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Straight forward

Answered - St mary hospital(clerical officer) (Former Employee) - Portsmouth

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Can be long but thorough

Answered - Medical Secretary (Current Employee) - Eastbourne

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