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Recruitment Process

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Would you like to be given the chance to shine? At Meridian Business Support we operate a fair and open recruitment process that gives you lots of opportunities to demonstrate your skills and personality. We welcome applications from all age groups, and a professional attitude is much more important than formal qualifications. 

How to apply 
Our recruitment process is straight forward and consists of 5 stages: 

Once you have found a job vacancy at Meridian Business Support which is right for you, please submit your CV online. Should you experience any difficulty submitting your CV or have a general recruitment enquiry, please call 0161 929 3144.

Meridian are proud to be an inclusive, equal opportunity employer and we seek to attract and retain the best people from the widest possible talent pool. If you have a disability, as a Disability Confident Employer we're committed to ensuring that you are treated fairly throughout our Recruitment Process. Should you be successful after the initial application stage please discuss any reasonable adjustments that you may require with Dawn Fish, our Talent Acquisition Manager.​

Telephone interview 
If you are shortlisted, our Talent Acquisition team will contact you to take part in a short telephone interview. This will be an opportunity for you to tell us more about yourself and to answer some questions based on your work experience and competency for the role. Your suitability for the role will be evaluated against criteria such as tone of voice, enthusiasm and communication skills. If you are successful at this stage, you will be invited along to meet the hiring manager. 

First stage interview 
At the first stage interview, you will meet with the hiring manager, where you will have the opportunity to discuss your experience in detail. You will also have an opportunity to see the branch or department where you will be working and get a feel for the working environment. If you are successful at this stage, you will be invited along to meet the Director or Regional Manager responsible for the business area. 

Second stage interview 
This is your time to shine. At the second stage interview, you will meet with the Director or Regional Manager responsible for the branch or department you will be working in. You will be taken through a competency based interview which is focused on our Behaviours and Values and how you have demonstrated them in previous roles using the STAR technique. After your second stage interview, you will be provided with feedback on how you performed throughout the interview which may lead to a conditional job offer being made to you. 

Some management and support vacancies may also require additional activities such as group exercises, preparing an individual presentation and/or psychometric testing. 

Pre-employment screening 
Once you have successfully passed our interview process our pre-employment screening process must be completed before we can confirm your start date. References will be required from you covering a 3 year period and it is always advisable to contact your referees in advance to let them know that Meridian Business Support will be contacting them to obtain an employment reference to speed to process up for you. All successful candidates will be asked to give consent to complete a basic DBS Disclosure and for roles which involve budgetary or other financial responsibility, successful candidates will be asked to consent to complete a Credit Check.”

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