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  • At first stage interview it is important to look your best, so a Smart Dress approach is advised.

    If you are invited for a second interview you may need to wear safety equipment (safety shoes, HighVis vest for example), most of which we can provide for you. If safety equipment is required you will be advised of this by the recruitment team at interview stage.

    Answered by Rentokil Initial19 January 2018
  • A great starting point when preparing for an interview with us is to carry out research on the role you are applying for and the company itself. We are an easily accessible company on the web and you will find plenty of resources on our multiple UK websites, our social media platforms, our blogs and articles, our financial reports and via press and PR releases. Don't just read up on facts and figures, find aspects that interest you and you can discuss with enthusiasm.

    Some of our roles will ask competency-based questions, which should be given great thought before the interview. Our hints and tips page at the end of this answer can tell you all about what is and how to answer a competency-based question. We'll want to know why you want the job, as well as asking questions to make sure you both have the skills for the job and to fit the culture.


    If you've prepared well, you can enter the interview room knowing you will get a warm reception immediately from our managers. We do our best to create an atmosphere which encourages you to perform at your best. You should be yourself, we aren't hiring another version of yourself who has answers scripted to the word, we are hiring you and we take a great interest in who you are.


    For further tips and advice, please follow the link to our Hints and Tips page:


    https://www.rentokil-initial.co.uk/recruitment/hints-and-tips/

    Answered by Rentokil Initial25 June 2019
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    Answered 15 July 2020
  • A great starting point when preparing for an interview with us is to carry out research on the role you are applying for and the company itself. We are an easily accessible company on the web and you will find plenty of resources on our multiple UK websites, our social media platforms, our blogs and articles, our financial reports and via press and PR releases. Don't just read up on facts and figures, find aspects that interest you and you can discuss with enthusiasm.

    Some of our roles will ask competency-based questions, which should be given great thought before the interview. Our hints and tips page at the end of this answer can tell you all about what is and how to answer a competency-based question. We'll want to know why you want the job, as well as asking questions to make sure you both have the skills for the job and to fit the culture.


    If you've prepared well, you can enter the interview room knowing you will get a warm reception immediately from our managers. We do our best to create an atmosphere which encourages you to perform at your best. You should be yourself, we aren't hiring another version of yourself who has answers scripted to the word, we are hiring you and we take a great interest in who you are.


    For further tips and advice, please follow the link to our Hints and Tips page:


    https://www.rentokil-initial.co.uk/recruitment/hints-and-tips/

    Answered by Rentokil Initial25 June 2019
  • Our typical process is to start with a telephone interview lasting 20-30 minutes, followed by a face-to-face competency interview and then a shadowing day for the role you have applied for. By this point, you should learn whether this role is right for you.

    There will be some differences. For example, in a sales interview process, we will have a formal final stage as well as a shadowing day and also a psychometric test.


    www.rentokil-initial.co.uk has a great hints and tips page which will ensure you are interview ready: https://www.rentokil-initial.co.uk/recruitment/hints-and-tips/

    Answered by Rentokil Initial25 June 2019
  • There are a great many ways to apply for a job vacancy with Rentokil Initial. We post vacancies on a host of job boards, such as Indeed, Reed, Facebook Jobs, Glassdoor, LinkedIn Jobs and many more. We also encourage referrals from our colleagues, so if you know someone on the inside, you should most definitely speak to that person about being referred.

    The key to making the first stage of interviews is to put plenty of effort into the CV you submit, making sure the information is clear and easy to read and displays the skills you have that are needed in our job vacancy.


    If you have made a strong application, you will be offered a telephone interview. We will want to know why this job is important to you, that you have done some background research into the company and why you would be a good fit into our family atmosphere. Without preparation, you are less likely to show us your qualities and therefore less likely to make it to the first stage of interviews.

    Answered by Rentokil Initial4 July 2019
  • There are a great many ways to apply for a job vacancy with Rentokil Initial. We post vacancies on a host of job boards, such as Indeed, Reed, Facebook Jobs, Glassdoor, LinkedIn Jobs and many more. We also encourage referrals from our colleagues, so if you know someone on the inside, you should most definitely speak to that person about being referred.

    The key to making the first stage of interviews is to put plenty of effort into the CV you submit, making sure the information is clear and easy to read and displays the skills you have that are needed in our job vacancy.


    If you have made a strong application, you will be offered a telephone interview. We will want to know why this job is important to you, that you have done some background research into the company and why you would be a good fit into our family atmosphere. Without preparation, you are less likely to show us your qualities and therefore less likely to make it to the first stage of interviews.

    Answered by Rentokil Initial4 July 2019
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