Interview Preparation and Tips

At Choice Care we want to support you every step of the way, including as you prepare to meet us for the first time

We aren't too formal at Choice Care so there's no need for anything too fancy - something smart casual is perfect. Also, remember to wear a smile!

Location/Travel - Check prior to your interview that you know where to go and what time you need to be there. If you're using public transport be sure to check the routes and schedules. Arriving a little early can help destress any last minute travel or parking challenges!

Job Description - Don't forget to read though the job description so you can be sure the duties involved are right for you.

Questions - Think about what you might be asked and be prepared to give examples of how you might have handled challenging situations in previous care roles.

Most importantly - be yourself!

Of course you can! Interviews are a way of us getting to know you, but are also important for you getting to know us - it has to be a good fit for us both.

if you are successful at interview we'll need to perform some some document checks in order to validate your Right to Work and conduct a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check for you. You should bring along the documents required for both checks so we can speed this process up for you and try to ensure there is no delay to you starting.

Proof of Right to Work

DBS Application

You'll usually be asked to provide one Proof of ID and two Proof of Address documents

Your interviewer might ask you what you like to do in your free time - they aren't just being nosey, it's all part of getting to know you! It may be that something you like to do outside of work will help with the role you've applied for at Choice Care, but if not it will give us an insight into who you are and what makes you happy. Our people are really important to us - we want those who work for Choice Care to be happy and thrive with us

  • Don't panic! Please try and relax. Your interview is an opportunity for us to get to know you better and find out more about you. We're looking forward to meeting you!

  • Try and get to your interview in plenty of time, ideally arriving 5-10 minutes early. A last minute rush won't help those nerves!

  • If you can't make your interview, please let us know in plenty of time so we can reschedule - not turning up on the day does not leave a good impression! Sometimes things happen that are out of our control and we understand that, but please make sure you contact us to let us know

What is the process really like for those joining Choice Care?

"The recruitment process in general from start to finish was seamless. From receiving all the information I needed for interview to being ready for day one.

The Recruitment Team explained very clearly what would be involved in the onboarding process in terms of the DBS and reference checks and the various bits of information they needed from me for things like Right to Work checks. They also sent my offer paperwork and new starter pack which was very thorough.

I had quite a long notice period and what was really nice was that the team checked in with me at various times throughout. Sometimes to just check in, sometimes with information about my first few weeks. This really helped me prepare and look forward to my career with Choice Care".

Emma Albertsen

Head of HR – Learning & Development 

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