NHS Interview Coaching
- NHS Operational & Administrative
- NHS Clinical, Support, Project & IT
- Nurses & Midwifery
- Consultant Interviews
- Primary Care Services
- Clinical Trainee
- CBT, Occupational Therapists, Podiatry
- Medical Interview Coaching
- Ambulance Trust
- CCG (Clinical Commissioning Group)
- NHS England & NHS Scotland
- Hospital Trusts
- Executive Senior Management (ESM)
- Very Senior Management (VSM)
Try our Free Consultation Session or call us on 01865 522183. After, if you’d like further support we can tell you more about our range of coaching options starting from £95.00.
Session will last 20 mins via telephone
Interview Coaching for the NHS Service
- One to one expert NHS Interview coaching including mock interviews and feedback.
- Overcome your interview nerves and anxiety.
- Develop hi-impact answers which resonate with the interviewers.
- Answer NHS competency based and behavioural questions with depth and structure.
- Manage blanking or panicking mid interview.
- Demonstrate strong and positive body language.
- Deliver answers with confidence and conviction.
- Face 2 face interviews, telephone interviews, group interviews, presentations and Team interview prep.
Session will last 20 mins via telephone
NHS Interview Preparation FAQ
Is an NHS interview difficult?
NHS job interviews can certainly be difficult if you’re not well prepared. There are additional difficulties that make harder than your average interview because the interviews are scored and therefore you have to ensure that when you respond you are hitting the key points that the interview. One of the ways you can make your interview less daunting is by having an insight in to which NHS interview questions could come up.
How do I get a high score on the NHS interview?
To get a high score in an NHS interview you have to firstly ensure that your answers is no longer that four minutes long. Secondly make sure that you integrate the NHS values which are referred to as the ‘6Cs’: Care, Compassion, Competence, Communication, Courage and Commitment. Finally ensure you explicitly refer to important ‘buzzwords’ related to each competence area, such as empathy, empower etc. this will make it easier for the interviewer to score your answers on their marking sheet. At Job Interviewology we always recommend that by synthetizing the NHS values in to your answers you’re undoubtedly going to increase your score.
For clinical interviews this is also important and we always recommend considering some medical interview coaching, so that you’re primed and ready for your interview.
How long does an NHS interview take?
It all depends on your interview. If you’re interviewing for a band 2-4 your interview can be as short as 20 minutes. However from band 5 upwards the expected interview time will be 60 minutes long. If you’re interviewing for an 8d, band 9 ESM or VSM role your interview can be over a number of days which includes a stakeholder panel interview on day one and on the second day a presentation followed by an interview.
What is the NHS interview scoring system?
NHS interview scoring system typically ranges from 0 to 4 with 0 being the lowest and 4 being the highest.
- 0 = Fails to meet / Unable to evidence
- 1 = Partially meets requirement
- 2 = Meets requirement (borderline)
- 3 = Meets requirement fully
- 4 = Exceptional
If you were to be asked 10 questions at an interview the interview will be scored out of 40. There is usually a minimum requirement for a person to score to be suitable for the role where you will need to score at least 20 out of 40. If no one meets that minimum criteria, even the highest scoring candidate will not be offered the job. If candidates are above the minimum threshold, the candidate that scored the highest will be offered the job. If you’re interviewing for a none clinical role it’s important to research project & admin NHS interview questions to help with your preparation.
How long does it take to get a response after an NHS interview?
The NHS is usually very responsive. If you’ve been offered the role you will usually know within 24 hours after the completion of the final interview. If you’re unsuccessful you will recieve details over the coming days usually via email. If you wish to know the reasons in more details you’re in most cases able to setup a call with an interviewer and they will provide you with further feedback.
What happens after a successful NHS interview?
If you’re outside of the NHS the process can take up to 2 months. Since they will require all your documentation and since the NHS is such a big employer and usually have a small HR department the process can be longer than other organisations. If you’re within the NHS already it’s normally a smooth process and you can start your new job straight after completing your notice period.