Our Recruitment Process

Here you can learn a little more about how we assess candidates. 

ANCALA WATER SERVICES CAREERS OUR RECRUITMENT PROCESS

Competency Based Interviews

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Competency Based Interviews

Our competency based interviews are used to focus less on positions worked and education, and more on ensuring that our staff have the skills that we are looking for. 

We look for applicants to answer questions using past experiences and transferrable skills. These answers may not always come from a working background; it could be an answer from education, or your personal life. Questions will be loosely based around formats such as 'Tell me about a time when...' and 'Please give an example of...' 

Our interviews are also a time for you to question us, and ensure that Ancala Water Services is the right fit for you. Take this opportunity to ask us anything that you feel is important to you and the role you are applying for.

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Assessment Exercises

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Assessment Exercises

Our assessment exercises can include:

  • Team exercises
  • Presentations
  • Practical tests
  • Role-play exercises
  • Scenarios

If your recruitment process is to include one or more of these exercises, you will be made aware before you arrive on the day. Depending on the exercise, we may ask you to prepare something before your assessment, or we may choose to brief you on arrival.

We use these exercises to assess candidates in different ways and they allow candidates who find interviews difficult to show their true colours. They will almost always be coupled with a competency based interview. 

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Online Testing

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Online Testing

For some roles we require our candidates to complete online tests before they attend an interview or assessment day. These can include literacy and numeracy tests, practical tests on specific systems, and psychometric tests which help us to determine your values and practical ways of working. 

If your recruitment assessment is to include an online test, you will be made aware of this.

They are almost always coupled with a competency based interview and we usually ask for these to be completed before you attend any interview or other assessment with us. 

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Guidelines for Your Application

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Guidelines for Your Application

Our online application form will ask you some questions about why you wish to apply for a particular position. These questions help us to match our candidates to the essential and desirable criteria as noted on the job description.

Use the forms as a platform to demonstrate how you match the criteria, and give examples of past experiences which show your strengths and skills. 

Read the job description fully, and ensure all questions are answered. Take your time with the application form.

Don't forget to upload your CV and include up to date contact details so that we can contact you.

Please also note, that every employee that works with Ancala Water Services has to pass our security clearance. In order to pass this you must have been a UK resident for the last 5 years - if you have any queries on this stipulation, please do not hesitate to contact us at careers@ancalawater.com

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