Recruitment Process

SSTL Engineers

what we look for

We look for enthusiastic, driven and ambitious people, who are motivated to learn quickly but also bring a broad range of skills and experience.  We are keen to recruit people who like a challenge, and are not afraid to take responsibility for their work, actions and decisions. 

Through our recruitment process, we aim to recruit the right people by ensuring that you have a good understanding of what we do, the role that you are interested in, and our expectations.

Our assessment process

Our assessment process

After we receive your CV and application, it will go through an initial sifting process. This is to ensure that you meet the minimum criteria for the role.

It will then be forwarded to the hiring manager for short-listing.

If your application is short-listed, you will then be contacted to undertake a technical competency based interview, either by telephone or on a face to face basis.

If you are successful at first interview stage, a second stage interview will take place with a more senior manager plus a member of the HR Team who will then make the hiring decision.

If you are successful in your application, assessment, and interview process, we will send you the offer details which will be subject to satisfactory pre-employment checks. 

Pre-employment checks

Pre-employment checks

As part of our offer and on-boarding process, you will need to satisfactorily complete pre-employment screening checks before joining the company:  

Eligibility to work in the UK – you will need to provide official documents such as your passport and (if applicable) your work permit details so that we can confirm that you have the right to work in the UK. 

Employment history – you will need to provide at least two referees that will cover a minimum three year employment period, one of which must be your current or most recent employer. If you have just left full-time education, one of your referees could be your course tutor. Please ensure that you gain your referees permission before you put their details on your form. We will not contact your referees without your permission.

Criminal records check – you will need to apply for a basic Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check to get a copy of your criminal record. This is called ‘basic disclosure’ and is available for people living or working in England and Wales. The check will only show convictions that aren’t ‘spent’, for example some types of caution will disappear after 3 months. A DBS check costs £25 (which will be reimbursed to you) and you must be 16 or over to make the request. It usually takes up to 14 days for you to receive your certificate. If you are not currently living in England or Wales you will need to obtain a police record check from your current country of residence.  

If the pre-employment screening checks are not completed satisfactorily, the company has the right to withdraw the offer

Work Permits

SSTL welcomes job applicants from around the world.

Candidates from outside Europe have restrictions that apply under UK employment law. We do apply for work permits on behalf of candidates with specialist skills – but can only do this if there has not already been an application from a suitable candidate who is a resident of the UK or a national of the European Economic Area.

Further information on the UK Government's immigration policy can be obtained from UK Border Agency website

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