Careers - Our recruitment process
Everyone who works here has the opportunity to realise their full potential.
Our focus on fairness
We believe that people from different backgrounds and cultures gives us different perspectives. And the more perspectives we have, the more successful we’ll be. By building a culture of respect and appreciation, we give everyone who works here the opportunity to realise their full potential.
We consider all applicants on their abilities alone to ensure a fair recruitment process. If there are any reasonable adjustments you may need us to make, please get in touch at your earliest convenience so we can work with you to ensure you are fully enabled and supported throughout the interview process.
Before you apply
Even before you start applying for a job with us, you can begin to make a great impression. We’ll be looking for a sign that you’re just what we’re looking for, right from the start. It’s always a good idea to do some research first. Find out as much as you can about FMUK, our industry and the role you’re applying for.
Our recruitment process
Hints and tips from our recruitment team
Making a great application
Your application or CV are usually our first impression of what you’ve got to offer. Try to keep it short – no more than two A4 pages. Start with an overview of your skills, achievements and what you’re looking for from a career.
Then tell us about your work experience, starting with your most recent job and working back, giving all the relevant information. Next, give your education details, including any work-related courses. Give us the name of your university, college or school and your qualifications and grades, starting with the most recent and work backwards.
Arriving for your interview
We recommend you arrive 10 minutes before your interview. Leaving yourself extra time should make this process smoother, and hopefully leave you feeling a bit more relaxed. When you arrive at reception, they’ll take your name and make you a visitor’s pass. Your interviewers will then be contacted and will come and collect you. Both of our UK sites have parking.
Performing well at interview
If you’re one of those people who is nervous about interviews, you’re not alone. There are a few things you can try to settle your nerves. If we invite you for a face-to-face interview, you should aim to get there in plenty of time. If you’re delayed, try to call to let us know. It’s always a good idea to have a print-out of your invitation, too - just in case you can’t get the details on your phone. If you’re not sure what to wear, it’s safest to go for professional and smart attire.
Performing well on a video interview
For a video interview, you should take the same professional approach. So, try to find a quiet, well-lit place where there are no distractions. This will help your interviewer to concentrate on your answers, rather than what’s going on in the background. Sit up straight and try to breathe normally, as this will help you relax. When you’re answering questions, try to smile and look your interviewer in the eye.
Frequently asked questions
We're always pleased to hear from talented people. So if you have any questions about the opportunities that we have available at FMUK, or if there's anything else you'd like to know before you apply - and even during the process - please contact us:
Telephone (Burnley): 01282 433171
Telephone (Derby): 01283 585651
Are all of FMUK’s vacancies advertised on your website?
Yes, all of our external vacancies are advertised on this website.
Is a work permit or visa necessary?
FMUK is an equal opportunities employer and we encourage diversity in the work place. We are also bound by country legislation for eligibility to work.
How should I prepare for an interview?
Think about the competency areas that we’ll be assessing you against. You can find these in the job description of the role you’re applying for. What do you think these mean in the context of the role you’ll be assessed against?
What is the dress code for an interview?
At FMUK, most people wear smart casual clothing. Interviewees usually dress in suitable business-wear. If you are interviewing at FMUK, please ensure you wear closed toe shoes.
What can I expect from an interview?
Check the invitation to interview we sent you and the attachments included. If there’s anything you’ll need to prepare in advance, we will tell you here. You’ll also find the contact details of someone who can help you if you have any questions. Please get in touch if there is something you aren’t sure about.
What would you consider good work examples to talk about?
Consider the work that you’ve done to date that shows good examples of the personal qualities that we are looking for. Remember, this might not be the biggest or most successful project you have worked on, but the one where you showed your skills at their best.
When will I hear about the outcome of my interview?
We’ll aim to update you as soon as we can after the last interview has taken place. If there will be any major delays in letting you know, we’ll keep you updated.
Can I still be considered for other roles if I’ve been unsuccessful in a previous application?
Yes. We encourage applications with a mix of experience and skills that enables success in all our roles.
I have a criminal record. Will I still be eligible to join/apply?
All applications are looked at individually in line with regulatory guidelines. Employment checks will be carried out, so it’s important you disclose all offences as soon in the process as possible
Our use of agencies
We try to fill all our vacancies without the help of agencies. But of course, sometimes we do need to use agencies from our preferred supplier list. When this happens, the roles can only be placed with the agencies by the resourcing team.
We review our preferred supplier list every year, so if your agency would like to provide recruitment services to FMUK, please email firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject heading ‘Preferred Supplier List Application’ and we’ll keep your details for consideration. Please note that we don’t accept unsolicited CVs from any suppliers who aren’t on our preferred supplier list.