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Got something you’d like to chat through?
Get through to a member the team using our Live Chat.
Or you can email the recruitment team: homesenglandgrads@penna.com

Events

We will be running some virtual Q&A drop-in sessions throughout the different stages of the application process over the upcoming weeks, and will be in touch via email on information to book yourself on. If you have any queries regarding our drop-in sessions, please send us an email at homesenglandgrads@penna.com

What are the minimum requirements to be considered for the graduate scheme?

In order to be considered for the graduate scheme, you must meet the following criteria:

Must be a UK, Commonwealth, Swiss or EEA national. The role is also open to certain non-EEA nationals. If you are unsure whether you meet the nationality requirements, you can check by clicking on the relevant links below:

Commonwealth

EEA

Further info

You must have an undergraduate degree or an equivalent qualification

How do I know if my qualifications meet the requirements?

You can check the level of your qualifications on the GOV website

Where are the roles based?

If you are successful for the role, you will be attached to one of our main offices or smaller hubs in the locations below:

  • Bristol
  • Coventry
  • Leeds
  • Liverpool
  • London
  • Manchester
  • Newcastle
  • Northstowe (Cambridgeshire)

What is the recruitment process?

  1. Initial application
  2. Competency questions
  3. Recorded video interview
  4. Virtual Assessment Centre
  5. Panel Interview

What is the deadline to complete my application form?

The deadline to submit your application is 12pm on Wednesday the 9th September 2020

What is the salary for the role?

The starting salary for the role is £27,000 per annum

If I require any reasonable adjustments throughout the recruitment process, what do I do?

If you require any reasonable adjustments throughout the recruitment process, please email us at homesenglandgrads@penna.com or send us a message on the live chat which is available Monday to Friday from 3pm -5pm.

When will I be invited to complete the video interview?

We will start sending invitations to the video interview from the 5th August onwards.

How long will I have to complete the video interview?

You will have 4 days from the point of being invited to complete the video interview

What does the video interview consist of?

You will be asked three questions relating to Homes England values. The interview should take you around 10 minutes to complete.

What does the virtual assessment centre consist of?

The virtual assessment centre consists of three exercises, each exercise takes between 40 - 45 minutes to complete

How long do the vetting and pre-employment checks take if I am successful?

If you are successful at the assessment centre, we will carry out some vetting/ compliance checks which take approximately 2 weeks.

What is the start date if I am successful?

We are looking for successful candidates to start work in October pending successfully passing the pre-employment checks