NHS Interview Coaching

NHS & Civil Service Interview coaching

Interview Coaching for the NHS (National Health Service). We support professionals across specialisms across the NHS from clinical, practice management, project, support and administrative to prepare for their NHS job interviews. This includes roles across all bandings from bands 2 to 5, bands 6-7, 8a to 8d and band 9. This also includes specialist coaching for ESM and VSM positions. Our coaching will cover a range of areas depending on the specific nature of your interviews and includes: Value Based Interviews, Competency (STAR) interviews, presentation prep (10mins) and stakeholder panel.


  • 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.

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    NHS & Civil Service Interview coaching

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    Featured Success Story

    “I have worked for the NHS for many years, and contacted Job Interviewology following a series of failed NHS interviews. I used to be good at interviews, and didn’t understand what I was doing wrong now. My coach was friendly, approachable and a good listener, and he seems genuinely invested in helping people to reach their work goals. He explained in a very kind and supportive way where he thought I was going wrong and what I could do about it. The online course was also accessible, helpful and informative. I prepared for my next interview following the advice, and I got the job!

     Maggie – Programme Manager (UK)

    “After over 10 interviews over recent years … I was no longer telling anyone I was going for an interview as I was now embarrassed to go back and say I didn’t get the job…again. I gave up for a while – but the feeling that I could do the job would not go away – eventually I decided to give it another go, but this time I would pay for a coach. my coach was amazing! He met with me to go through potential interview questions and a mock interview even though it was during a holiday and he had a cold at one point. With each session I got better and better. I had to put in a lot of hours of preparation. I am pleased to say I have now been offered a Band 8A from Band 6 role in the NHS. I thank God for this answer to prayer but also my coach for his hard work and dedication. The moral of the story is never give up and hire Job Interviewology”

     Naomi – HR Business Partner (UK)

    Interview Coaching for the NHS Service

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    • 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.
    Civil service interview coaching
    Our Philosophy
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    At Job Interviewology we believe that every individual is unique and full of untapped potential to excel in their careers. We pride ourselves in in providing the highest quality coaching and mentoring for all our clients.


    We believe that every person is a unique individual brimming with potential.


    We believe that no matter what your talent, it has to be nurtured through investing your time, energy and resources.   


    You have the capacity to evolve and become a stronger version of yourself.


    By believing, investing and evolving you can make your career vision and goals a reality.

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    Session will last 20 mins via telephone

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      Coaching OPTIONS
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      We provide a complete range of interview preparation programmes ranging from 1 to 1 interview bespoke coaching, online programmes, Skype interviews, telephone interviews, interview presentations and group workshops.
      Civil Service Interviews
      Civil Service Coaching. Across all public sector services including Civil, Fire, Police, Social Services & Teachers. For roles Admin, Operational and Projects. Learn to answer competency questions with confidence.
      Management Interview Preparation
      Soft skills focused interviews, including for Team Leaders, Departmental Heads, Operational and Project Managers. Learn to develop engaging answers, deliver with confidence and conviction.
      Competency Based Interviews
      Learn how to answer Competency Based Questions (STAR technique) with confidence structure and conviction. For all sectors and levels (including entry level, managerial, and senior roles).
      Corporate Interview Preparation
      Corporate Interview Coaching including for Management Consultancy roles, Accountancy, Legal, Financial and Risk. Learn how to answer competency questions, strength based questions with confidence and depth.
      Group Interviews & Presentations
      Successfully learn to navigate and shine group interviews. Also learn how to successfully develop and deliver engaging presentations to shine at interview.
      Executive Leadership Interviews
      Senior Management interview coaching covering CEO, COO, VP and Director level positions. Learn to develop high quality engaging narratives and increase gravitas.
      Amazon & AWS Interviews
      Training for Amazon leadership principles based interviews. The loop interview and bar raiser. Across all Amazon businesses Prime, AWS, Audible, Ring & Twitch.
      Graduate & Assessment Day Interviews
      Graduate interview training, whether it's an assessment day, video interview, group or face to face, our experienced coaches can help you raise your interview performance.
      Pre Recorded & Video Interviews
      HireVue, Zoom, Microsoft Teams, Webex and Skype video interview coaching. Our expert coaches will train you to deliver a high level, confident and refined interview performance via video call.
      NHS Interviews
      NHS Interview Preparation for Clinical and Non Clinical roles. Learn how to pass competency and value based interviews.
      Google Interview Preparation
      Learn to master Google interviews including RRK, GCA and Googleyness & Leadership and successfully navigate each stage with our expert coaches.

      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.