Tips for applying for a job at Coloplast

If you are applying to work for us please find some details below about how we recruit and some top tips to consider for each stage of the process:

 

Application

  • Our company values and mission are at the heart of everything we do.  Make sure our values fit with yours before applying as they drive how we work

  • Your application and CV are your first chances to make a great impression.  Make sure you spend the time to highlight your achievements explaining why you are the right fit for the role

  • Ensure you complete all the required fields in the application form

  • Play close attention to the requirements for the role in the advert – the hiring manager will be reviewing your application in line with these requirements

  • You may know someone that works for us.  Use your friends, family and network to find out more about our roles and what it is like to work here

Interview and Assessment Stage

  • Review the map provided to you and the venue for the interview.  All our interviews at Head Office are either based in Nene Hall or our distribution centre – make sure you know where you are going and plan your route

  • Prepare for the interview – consider the questions you may get asked and write down your answers.  Learn more about us through researching our company on our website and on other social media platforms 

  • We will ask to see a copy of your right to work documents at interview – make sure you follow the interview invite guidance bringing the required documents

  • When you are answering questions make sure you tell us about your contribution, giving examples in a STAR format:
    • S – what was the situation?
    • T – what was the task?  What were you trying to achieve?
    • A – what action did you take? Try to think about any relevant data that demonstrates your actions
    • R – what was the result?  Be sure to tell us about examples where you have had successful outcomes

  • Make sure you listen to the question being asked, don’t feel you need to rush an answer – take some time to consider your best example.  If you need a question repeating feel confident to ask the interviewer to do this

  • Try to keep your answers concise and pitch the answer to your audience ensuring you don’t use too many acronyms

  • Practice, find a friend or family member that can support you to prepare and practice your interview answers

  • If your attending an assessment day make sure you are clear on what you need to prepare before arriving.  If you are unsure speak to the hiring manager or a member of the HR team (gb_recruitment@coloplast.com)

Making an offer

  • At the end of each assessment all the assessors meet to discuss each candidate.  We discuss how you have performed in the assessments and prepare feedback for you

  • Feedback will always be provided regardless of the outcome of the assessment

  • If we make an offer contracts and offer paperwork will be with you within a week

  • Sometimes individuals are working a long notice period before joining us.  We like to keep in contact with new hires when this happens so make sure you share your contact details with the hiring manager
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