What you need to know to assist you on your journey to a rewarding and engaging career with BBGR.


Preparation

How you can prepare for your interview

  • Explore the website

    Have a good look around this website, get a feel for what we do, our brands and how we operate. How are we perceived by your friends and family?

  • Re-read the job description

    What strikes you as being particularly important in the role, and how can you demonstrate that your knowledge, experience and skills will be helpful?

  • Have a think about some common interview topics

    What do you want to do with your career? What kind of development or training will you need to get there?

  • Think about some of the challenges and achievements in your career so far

    How did you resolve the problems you encountered along the way? What have you learned from your experiences?

  • Think about the questions you’d like answered

    Make sure you have thought about some questions you’d like to ask us.

  • Plan what you’ll wear

    Our dress-code is “smart-casual”, which is sometimes a bit confusing for candidates. We’re pretty relaxed in the production & logistics areas, so don’t be surprised if some of the people you meet are wearing jeans.

    Most of our candidates tend to wear a suit, which is absolutely fine. It’s probably better to lean towards smart. First impressions are important!

  • Plan how you’ll get to your interview

    Plan out how you are going to get to the office in advance, and give yourself plenty of time.


What to expect on the day

Who you will meet and what to expect on the day

  • Who am I going to meet?

    If you’re coming in for an interview or assessment you’ll be greeted at reception by your interviewer or HR.

    If you are coming in for an assessment you’ll be show you to the main room and given a breakdown of what your schedule looks like and explain who you will be meeting.

  • Special dietary requirements?

    Do let us know if you have any special dietary requirements. We’ll keep you fed and watered throughout your assessment, and make sure you get a chance to take a break.

  • What should I expect for my interview?

    Job interviews aren’t most people’s idea of a good time, and a lot of people can feel a bit nervous. Please don’t be. Essentially, an interview is just a conversation. It’s not about us grilling you and trying to put you on the spot or trip you up. There’s no fun in that, and it doesn’t really help either party to get the information they need to make an informed decision.

    While you’re here, you are our guest, and we want you to feel welcome and enjoy the experience with us. If we do our job well, we’ll send you on your way feeling happy that you’ve had all your questions answered and satisfied that you’ve been able to give a good account of your experience and expertise.

    We should then be in a position where we have all the information we need to be able to determine whether our vacancy is right for you. So please don’t be shy. Ask questions and, most importantly, just be yourself.


Interview

The face to face interview for professional, senior and specialist areas can vary from a panel to a two stage interview. Certain roles, for example some of those in IT and Engineering, may also feature job specific testing as part of the process.

Decision is based on assessment/interview scoring criteria

All the BBGR people you’ve met will get together to collectively determine whether we should make you an offer after assessing the scores. Regardless of that decision, we aim to get back to you within no longer than 7 working days of your visit. If you wish to have thorough feedback, we will arrange for either HR or the Recruiting Manager to give you some feedback.

  • Case study

    We’ll leave you alone to read through a scenario, decide on some recommendations and put together a brief presentation. Then we’ll come in, listen to your suggestions and ask you some questions about them. Dependant on the level of the role you may receive this case study in advance and have time to prepare a PowerPoint presentation.

  • Role play

    We’ll give you a brief scenario and ask you to talk it through with a member of our team.

  • Technical test

    We might ask you to complete a short test to demonstrate how comfortable you are with the technical aspects of the job.

  • Group exercise

    Occasionally we’ll use group exercises, which are usually good fun and a great ice breaker. You’ll join some other candidates and work together to resolve a problem or make a decision.

  • Personality Profile Assessment (PPA)

    We might ask you to complete an on line PPA, this tool will be used to understand your suitability for the role and it will also produce some valid interview questions around your behaviours and work preference.

  • Explore the website

    Have a good look around this website, get a feel for what we do, our brands and how we operate. How are we perceived by your friends and family?


What happens next

Reflect on your assessment experience while you wait to hear from us.

  • Are we right for you?

    First you need to have a think about things. From everything you’ve heard and seen, do you think BBGR is the right place for you? Can you see yourself being happy here? Do you like the people you’d be working with?

  • Decision is based on assessment/interview scoring criteria

    All the BBGR people you will have met will get together to collectively determine whether we should make you an offer after assessing the scores. Regardless of that decision, anyone invited in for interview &/or assessments we commit to get back to you within 14 working days of your visit. If you wish to have thorough feedback, we will arrange for either HR or the Recruiting Manager to give you some feedback, please contact us to request this.

  • Give us your feedback

    You may be emailed and asked to complete a short survey so we can understand your experience and improve our process in the future. It is completely anonymous and would be great if you could fill it out – and please be as honest as possible.


FAQ?

Here are some frequently asked questions.

  • Can I just submit my CV and cover letter for any position?

    We do not bank of CV’s, please only apply for vacancies advertised.

  • What is the closing date?

    The closing date will always be advertised at the bottom of the page, some might close quicker than first suggested, because we may get so many applications. Best advice is, when a role you want is live, apply for it as soon as possible. Do not wait for the closing date, you might be disappointed.

  • What is the recruitment process?

    This depends on the role, but it always starts with your response to the advert. That is when we look for evidence to suggest you fit the role. We’ll take account of your current situation and past experience. Most importantly, through the assessment/interview process, we will focus on whether you think and behave like a BBGR person.

  • How will I know I am unsuccessful?

    If you do not hear from us within 14 days of the closing date, you have been unsuccessful

  • How will you contact me?

    When you applied, you emailed us from your email account. That is the address we use to contact you throughout the recruitment process. Please check your SPAM, and if there’s nothing there, contact us

  • Are there any pre-employment checks?

    During the interview process, we will ask to see and take a copy of your passport to verify your identity. If you’re successful, we will also run some basic background checks specific to the role. For example, some roles may call for a driving licence check.

    For all positions we need to carry out pre- employment health screening. You will be asked to complete the paperwork for this at offer stage.