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Frequently Asked Questions at Interview Stage

Q1 - I have not received an invitation to interview 

A - As advised in your Job Pack we will contact you by letter, email, text or phone .  If you have not received an invitation to interview by 6 weeks from the closing date of the post you have applied for, you should assume your application has been unsuccessful

Q2 - How should I prepare for my interview?

A - We understand that interviews can be a stressful experience for candidates but a little advance preparation will ensure you perform to the best of your ability on the day.

Please take the time to re read your job description and how you will meet the requirements of the role. 

You can visit our website at www.nhsggc.org.uk for more general information about NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde and search for specific information about the service you have applied to work with.

Ensure you have assembled all the documentation (see question 4.) you have been asked to bring to interview and be ready to produce it.

Q3 - What should I expect at interview?

A - Interview techniques will vary but as a standard you should expect to be asked questions on the following;

  • Confirmation of your identity and to produce supporting documentation
  • Confirmation of you Right to Work in the UK and Supporting documentation
  • Questions to test your ability to meet the requirements of the role based on the Job Description
  • Questions to confirm how you meet the minimum essential and other criteria specified in the Job Description.
  • General questions based on the content of your application form. 

You will also be asked to confirm the detail of your referees are correct and to provide any missing information (e.g. email address, post code etc)

Q4 - What do I need to bring to Interview?

A - We are required to verify the Identity and Right to Work in the UK of all our applicants regardless of nationality.

It is essential that you bring confirmation of your identity, your Right to Work in the UK, evidence of qualifications if required by the job description and any professional registration/membership if required by the job description to interview.  Please Click this link to view a list of required documents 

Q5 - I've been told I am the “Preferred Candidate” - what happens next?

APlease click this link or select the Preferred Candidate FAQ from the menu.

Q6 - I've been unsuccessful following interview. Can I receive feedback? 

A - Yes. You can contact the team member named in your correspondence by phone or email or you can  email the Recruitment Team at [email protected] quoting the job reference number from your Job Pack and someone will contact you.