Becoming VIVID

Everything you need to know about our hiring process so you can prepare yourself for success

Putting the right people in the right roles

We won’t be successful if we don’t have the best people working for us. We also know that going through a hiring process can feel a bit daunting. So, here’s some information to help explain how it all works here at VIVID. We hope this takes away some of the anxiety that’s often part of applying for a new job, so you can give it your best shot.

It’s easy. You’ll need to register for an account with us, upload your CV and complete our online application form. With the way the current job market is, there’s bound to be competition for the role. So here’s some helpful hints and tips:

 

  • Check out the job description – This is attached to the job advert so you can see if the role suits you and your skills. Take a look at the person spec before applying as this lets you know what skills or experience you need
  • Remember to make sure your CV is up-to-date and relevant to the job you’re applying for - Whilst you may not have exact experience in the same role, you can highlight the most relevant skills and experience which could be transferable. That’ll grab the hiring manager’s attention
  • Give examples of things you’ve done that are similar to what’s needed​ – This could be in your previous roles or other areas of your life e.g. voluntary work, education. We like to see how you’ve done something, rather than what you would do
  • Sell yourself! - This is your chance to stand out from the crowd and you only get one chance to make a first impression. Make it a great one!

We have to be honest. Not everyone who applies for a job will go through to the next stages. If this happens to you, it’s natural to feel disappointed. And where possible, if we’ve not been asked by too many people, we’ll give you feedback on why this happened.

If your application is successful, the next stages may involve some of the following, depending on the role: 

Doing a first interview over the phone

  • We’ll arrange to call you for a chat

  • The call could take up to about 30 minutes - don’t worry, we’re paying

  • It could be followed by another interview or test.

Recording some answers

  • Sometimes we’ll send you some questions and ask you to record your answers and send them to us. You can do this using any device with a camera,  this might be your laptop, mobile or webcam

  • It won’t take longer than 30 minutes

  • We’ll send you more information if we need you to do this.

 Assessing you

  • We may ask you to complete an assessment either before you come in for an interview or on the day 

  • Again, there’s no need to worry. We’ll make sure you have all the information you need and you’ll be given plenty of notice.

 Doing a presentation 

  • If you need to do presentations as part of the job, we could ask you to do one for us

  • We may ask you to prepare something in advance. But sometimes we give people an unseen topic on the day and a short time to prepare. This shows us how well you deal with pressure, or how well you can communicate an important subject.

Face-to-face interview

  • You won’t be offered a job without coming in for what’s called a competency-based interview, with at least two people doing the interviewing

  • This is where we’ll ask questions to check you have the right behaviours and skills needed. And we’ll ask for real examples of how you’ve done the things that are important or essential for the job. To get a head start preparing for your interview, you can research ‘behavioural based interviewing’ online

  • But remember, it’s also about if the job’s right for you, so there’ll be plenty of time for you to ask us questions as well.

  • Once the interview is out of the way, we’ll get back to you as quickly as possible
  • If we want to offer you the job, we’ll give you a call to let you know the good news
  • If, this time, you’ve not been successful, then we usually let you know by e-mail
  • If you don’t get the job, we’re always happy to give feedback. Don’t let it put you off applying for other jobs with us. You may have been just pipped to the post, you might need more experience, or we might think you’re better suited for something else. 

Learning VIVID

We'll make sure you’re fully supported in your role and offer a variety of training courses

Living VIVID

We offer a generous benefits package to reward our staff's hard work and ongoing commitment

Leading VIVID

We recognise talent within our business. So we work with staff to create effective and successful leaders

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