Recruiting Amazing People

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If you’re ready to pursue a new career with Booths, but you still have questions, don’t worry we have the answers for you here.  We’ll explain what a typical recruitment process looks and feels like at Booths, provide hints and tips to help you prepare for coming to meet us and let you know what we will be hoping to see in you when we meet.

Booths people are special and we’re looking for amazing people to join our family.  People who share what we value and seek opportunities to deliver fantastic results.  Quite simply put, we’re looking for people who believe that what they do everyday makes a big difference to their customers.  People who have a positive outlook, are confident, happy and looking to work in a team of people who are too.

We are an equal opportunities employer and we are committed to ensuring that all job applicants and colleagues are treated equally, without discrimination.

CoffeIf you have any impairment as a result of a disability please let us know so we can ensure that you are offered suitable adjustments as part of any assessment, interview or ultimately to carry out your role if it is offered to you.

Inform the HR Recruitment Team by emailing them at recruitment@booths.co.uk and they will contact you to discuss your requirements and what reasonable adjustments we can make.

Please note: You are not obliged to provide details of any impairment but if you do decide to provide any details all information will be dealt with sensitively and in the strictest confidence and will only be disclosed to those people involved in the selection process.

Recruitment Process

Being Booths, of course, we have our own very special way of selecting exactly the right people.  We like to make it an enjoyable process for everyone, and here’s how it works.

  • Attraction

We’ve a number of ways of letting people know about the jobs we have on offer, ranging from in-store posters to online advertisements.  You may have found this website because of them!

  • Application

When you’ve found just the role for you, we’ve made it easy for you to apply here on our website.

If you’ve not registered with us before, you’ll need to create your profile which you’ll be able to save and use in the future.

We want to know about the experience, qualifications and skills you have that make you a great candidate for the opportunity.

Once you’ve completed your on-line application, you’ll receive an emailed confirmation from us that we have it.  We’ll contact you again by email when we’ve had chance to review all applications and completed our shortlist.

For some roles you may be required to complete an on-line test as part of the application process.  If this is the case, you’ll be sent an email with all the details you’ll need to do this.

SlicerShould you be successful, we’ll invite you to come in for an interview or assessment day depending on the role.  You’ll receive an email inviting you to meet us which will tell you everything you need to know before attending.  We know we all have busy lives, so we’ll ask you to select your interview/assessment time on-line and pick the slot which best suits you.

After your interview or assessment centre we’ll write to you by post with the outcome including any next steps.

 

  • Preparing to meet with us

Before coming to meet us you should prepare by visiting at least one of our stores and experiencing how we do things here at Booths.  Get a feel for our culture by seeing us in action in our local communities, maybe talk to a member of our team and generally enjoy a taste of our customer experience.

Think about why you want to work here, what excites you and how you could make the difference in this role.

  • Interview

At interview we want to learn more about you, it’s about who you are as a person, so we will ask you competency based questions where we want to hear all about your work experiences, as well as things you’ve been a part of and activities outside of work.  We’ll be asking you to give specific examples so you should prepare beforehand by thinking about your experiences in relation to the requirements of the vacancy and what we value.

Remember we want to know what you did personally and your individual contribution to achieving a great result.

At the assessment day you will take part in various activities which, dependent on the role, may include the following:

•Role play

•Group exercise

•Competency based interview

•Presentation

Again for each exercise we will be assessing you against the requirements of the role and the behaviours we value, so to prepare you should spend some time familiarising yourself with the job description and how we do things at Booths.

We’ve spent a lot of time designing the process to not only enable you to show us your strengths, but also to be enjoyable and fun, so please don’t worry if you’ve not attended an assessment day before.  It’s a chance for us to find out all about you, and it’s your chance to ask all the questions you’ll have about life at Booths.  We’ll send you all the information you need to prepare beforehand.Estates

You might also get to meet the people who would be your future team-mates – we think it’s a great idea that our people can give their thoughts about new joiners too.  We are like family here, after all!

Your offer

If you’ve been successful at interview, we’ll give you a telephone call to let you know.  If you accept, and we hope you will, we’ll send you a ‘Welcome Pack’ and you’ll find everything you need to know before you start work.  We’ll be asking you important information, such as references, and agree a start date with you.

Welcome to Booths

Before you join us, we’ll have plenty of contact with you to make sure we both have the information we need.  If you’re not able to join us for a few weeks, we’ll be in touch during the waiting time, to check everything’s all right, and we’ll also invite you to come into the store and start getting to know the team.

When you do join us, you’ll be taken through a thorough induction, so your first few days, weeks and months will be as easy, informative and comfortable as possible.  We want you to be as delighted with your new job as we’ll be to have you!

 

Good luck and we hope to meet you soon!