How to apply for a job with us
To check out our current job openings, visit the BCP Careers Hub. You'll need to create a profile, or log in to your existing one if you've applied for a job with us before. When looking at a job posting make sure that you review all of the documents at the bottom of the page, to make sure it's the right fit for you.
When you apply for a job, you will need to add your work and education history to your profile, as well as your qualifications. You can also upload a CV. Once these have been added to your profile once, they will stay available on your profile if you come back to apply for a different job.
You can save your application at any stage and return to complete it before the job's closing date.
When you fill out the application questionnaire, make sure that you avoid specific identifying information about yourself - this section should be anonymous, and focused on the specific job you are applying for. Hiring managers will see these anonymised applications during the shortlisting process, meaning that they won't see your:
- education history
- contact information
This eliminates bias in the selection process. Some personal details may become available to managers if you are invited to interview, so they can prepare.
The Equal Opportunities Monitoring section of your application is only for monitoring purposes and won't be seen by hiring managers or interview panels. If you are successful and join us, the information will be added to your employment record and handled in line with data protection laws.
If you need assistance or an alternative application format due to accessibility issues, please contact the BCP Recruitment Team at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 01202 817 700.
We post internal jobs on the same BCP Careers Hub as above. When you create an account, you need to use a work email address so that the Hub recognises you as an existing employee when you log in. Once you are logged in, you will be able to see internal-only posts.
After the application
Once your application has been submitted, you can log in to your candidate portal at any time to track your applications and any tasks you need to complete as part of the process.
Once hiring managers have decided who they are going to interview, all applicants will receive an email letting them know if they were successful, including interview details. You can request feedback from the hiring manager named in the advert.
During an interview, we will ask you questions based on your application and the job requirements. This is your chance to show how you'd excel in the role.
We'll provide all the necessary information in your interview invitation.
You will need to bring:
- proof that you can work in the UK (passport, birth certificate, official documents if you are from the EU)
- an official document showing your name and National Insurance number
- documents that support any legal name changes
- qualification certificates mentioned in your application
- any other documents mentioned in the job advert or interview invitiation (e.g. a driving licence if it's required for the role)
After the interview, a panel member will contact you with the results. If you succeed, we'll offer you the job conditionally and start our checks.
If you're not successful, we're open to providing feedback upon request.
References and checks
If we would like to progress your application to the next stage after the interview, we will request 2 references. One of these should be your current or most recent employer.
If you are self employed, we accept references from a customer, a supplier, an accountant, solicitor or someone you have had professional dealings with.
If you have finished full time education and have no employer reference, we will accept a reference from:
- a professional from your centre of study, for example, a teacher, lecturer or headteacher
- your GP or health visitor
- a character reference from a person who knows you
- a civil servant from a government agency
- a bank manager
We will check up on your right to work in the UK and your qualifications. If you are the successful candidate, we will also ask you to complete a medical history form and if necessary an occupational health questionnaire, so we can start looking at reasonable adjustments for your needs.
Some roles will also require a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check. This is normally completed online, separately from your application. More information will be given on the advert and during the application process.