Frequently Asked Questions
More useful information on the recruitment process
Q. How do I apply?
- You can search all of our vacancies via this website.
- We provide a job advert for each vacancy, which provides an overview of the role and where in the business the role sits.
- We also provide a link to a role profile which provides a more detailed insight into the role.
- It’s important that you read all of the information very carefully before deciding whether to apply.
- If you do choose to apply you will need to submit your CV and/or your LinkedIn profile. Please try to ensure they are up-to-date and contain all the information we might need.
Q. I’ve applied but what happens now?
A member of our recruitment team will review your application.
We will do our best to provide feedback on your application within five working days (or within five working days of the closing date if one has been specified). However, please do note there are times when it may take us longer but we will try our best to keep you informed if this happens.
Q. Will I receive feedback on my application?
If you are not successful at application stage you will likely receive this feedback via email but if you don’t hear back from us within ten working days or by the end of the closing date if one has been provided, then unfortunately you have not been successful. We receive a large number of applications and are unfortunately sometimes unable to contact everyone.
If you have a telephone interview or a face-to-face interview, you will receive feedback either via phone or email.
Q. I’ve got an interview, what will the process be like?
This part of our recruitment process varies depending on the role. Typically it consists of two or three stages. We will let you know right from the start what the process will be.
We are a decisive business and pride ourselves on being responsive so typically our recruitment process is quick. However, on occasion we will invite you back to meet more of the team – we want to ensure we find the right person and that you feel we are the right fit for you, so sometimes the interview process will take a little longer and involve more stages than we originally anticipated.
Q. How should I prepare for the interview?
Each area will require slightly different preparation so make sure you ask your internal recruitment specialist.
Some key general hints and tips and things to remember include:
- Do you research and prepare. Learn as much as you can about NCC Group.
- Get social and follow us on Twitter and LinkedIn and you can find out relevant information about what we are up to.
Q. What should I wear?
As you may have noticed from our photos on our website – each department at NCC Group dresses slightly differently, some departments having a more relaxed dress code, while others have a more corporate dress code.
With regards to interviews – unless we tell you otherwise, please do dress smartly and professionally for any interviews you have with us.
Q. Who should I contact if I have any questions about opportunities within NCC Group or if I have any questions during my application process?
We have a team of in-house recruitment specialists who are dedicated to bringing in the best talent.
Louise Barker – Head of Talent Acquisition.
Holly Duncalf – Technical security consulting, risk management & governance, managed security services and security and data analytics specialist. Holly regularly attends security related events and careers fairs.
James Durham - Early careers technical security consulting and managed security services specialist and also supports recruitment across the group. James also regularly attends security events and careers fairs.
Rebecca Cornes – Sales specialist for all senior sales opportunities. Currently on maternity leave.
Louise Wennell – Software test specialist, focused predominantly on the Scottish regions and the SWT Academy opportunities.
Matt Ngan – Software test specialist, focused on regions in the South.
Jen Melia – Software test specialist, focused on regions in the North.
Daniel Donaghy – Early careers sales specialist, IT generalist and software specialist. Dan also regularly attends career events and recruitment fairs.
Becky Wagster – Mid - senior Sales Specialist, focused on Escrow and Assurance sales opportunities UK wide.
Q. Do you accept visas?
On the occasion dependent on the role we might be able to sponsor candidates, however, we are obliged to consider candidates from the EU first.
Q. Do you conduct background checks?
As a security organisation, we have to ensure everyone we hire goes through the appropriate checks.
It is best to be honest and reveal anything you think may appear in your background checks upfront. If something negative does come up we will talk it through with you and consider anything that may impact your application. We will always aim to find a positive outcome where possible.
Q. Who has access to my details once I’ve applied?
Only the recruitment team and those involves in the selection process. We only retain your information for a specific period of time as defined by the Data Protection Act 1998, unless you allow us to retain it for a longer period.