This week, we thought we would put together some frequently asked questions, which could help you in the future when enquiring about or applying for a role through EGB.
1. What kind of roles do EGB deal with?
We deal with a wide variety of roles including: Project/Programme Managers, Business Analysts, Engineers, IT, Solutions Architects, Testers, Developers, Marketing, Communications, Quantity Surveyors, HR, Procurement, Learning and Development and many more. (A list of roles currently available, can be found here: www.egb-consulting.co.uk/jobs)
2. What departments do EGB recruit for?
We recruit for mainly UK Government, Science & Technology organisations, the IT sector and Specialist Manufacturing plants, such as: NHS, Department for Transport, MOD, MOJ, Home Office, HM Revenue, DSTL and many more.
3. What type of roles do EGB recruit for?
We recruit for part-time and full-time staff, and managed service contracts. The majority of jobs we receive are contract roles. The duration’s can vary depending on who the client is, ranging from 2 weeks to 2 years long.
4. Where are the roles located?
The roles are located throughout the UK although, some do require local, national or even worldwide travel. If a role does require travel, this will be stated on the job advertisement or the job specification.
5. Do I need to hold security clearance to apply for any roles?
Roles require different levels of security clearance depending on what the role is and who the role is with. If a role requires BPSS and/or Disclosure Scotland we can put you through this process if you get through to the interview stage. Roles that require SC and DV clearance are usually preferred, which you can apply for with no clearance and the company would then put you through the clearance process. Some SC and DV cleared roles do require you to already hold the clearance at the start of the role.
6. Can you write the application for me?
Unfortunately due to the volume of applications we receive we are unable to write the application for you. The application form is quick to complete, it consists of adding your personal information to the table, writing a short suitability statement expressing the skills and experience you have suitable for the role and to attach a current, relevant CV.
7. Can I use an application I used for a previous role?
Unfortunately you can not use a previous application form, as each role requires different skills and experience. The first part of an application that is viewed is the suitability statement. This is where you express the relevant skills and experience you have for the role, matching the statements provided. By using a past application form would result in the skills and experience not matching up and the application becoming unsuccessful.
8. How long do I have to complete the application form?
The majority of roles usually have a deadline of 3 days, again this depends on which company the role is with, as some do have a longer time period.
9. How often will I receive updates and feedback regarding my application?
You will be kept updated throughout the application process from when we have received your application, when it has been submitted to the client, if the hiring manager would like to invite you to an interview, and the final outcome. We will then provide you with feedback that we have received from our client regarding the outcome of your application.
10. What is your process for submitting an application?
When we receive a role from our client, we advertise the role and contact suitable candidates. Once we receive the completed applications, we do a sift here at EGB, as the majority of the time we can only submit two applications. This sift leaves the two applicants with the suitability statements that match the closest to the essential experience required for the role. Once the two applications are submitted to our client, they then carry out a second sift and if your application is shortlisted, it is sent to the hiring manager and they will decide if they would like to invite you to an interview.
I hope these FAQs help with any queries you may have when applying for a role through us.
If you have any questions that have not been answered above, please do not hesitate to contact us at email@example.com or call the office on 01633 548400 and one of the team will be willing to help.