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The Application Process

Keeping you informed

The Application Process

We believe in great communication that’s why we’ll notify you when we receive your application, keep you informed throughout and confirm the outcome at the end of our recruitment process, whether successful or not.

We usually take applications via our application form or sometimes by CV depending on the role. The advert will specify which method to use.

Applications are sent to our HR Officer, Kate Sowerby who logs the arrival and we’ll acknowledge receipt of your application. 

We collate applications until the closing date when we start to assess the applications for candidates who meet the criteria for the role. The closing date for the role can be found alongside the advert text in the ‘Current Vacancies’ section of our website.

We’ll keep you up to date as you move through the recruitment process and if you have been shortlisted for interview, we will contact you with arrangements for your interview. This will usually be within a week of the closing date. If unfortunately your application has been unsuccessful we will always inform you of this.

Your first interview will usually be with our HR Officer and Head of Department/Partner or Line Manager. Depending on the role there may be a second interview where you may see the same Partner again or meet with the Managing Partner or another panel. Our second interview stage may involve a presentation to the panel or another assessment.

As well as finding the right candidate for our role, we understand that it is important  for you to be confident that we are the right employer for you so during the process you’ll have the opportunity to ask questions and learn about our business. 

When we are both agreed it is the right partnership then we’ll send out a formal job offer detailing your terms and conditions of employment.

On joining there’ll be a comprehensive induction and welcome to our team and you’ll be given all the support you need to settle in as quickly as possible.

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Who to contact

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Kate Sowerby

Kate Sowerby is the HR Officer at Burnetts