Here are some common questions about recruitment that we are asked and our answers. If you have any other queries, please contact the person specified in the job advert or the Human Resources (HR) Department at the relevant Aspen Healthcare site.

How can I apply for a role at Aspen Healthcare?

We advertise all our current job vacancies on this careers website. If you would like to apply for a role at one of our Aspen Healthcare sites, you need to complete an application form. You can download the application form in the job advert and email your completed form to the specified person. Alternatively, you can submit an online application.

If possible, your application should include a CV. You can also send us your CV speculatively in the ‘Register your interest’ section of this website.

How can I join Aspen Healthcare’s bank of temporary staff?

Aspen Healthcare is always looking for hardworking, dedicated healthcare workers to join our bank of temporary staff. When there is increased demand or permanent employees are on leave, we rely on our bank workers’ support.

If you are interested in joining our bank of temporary staff, we invite you to search our current job vacancies. Some of these vacancies are marked ‘Bank’. When you complete our job application form, you need to tick the box stating that you are seeking bank work. You can also specify whether you are fully flexible in your shift pattern or have any preferred working days, hours or pattern.

Does Aspen Healthcare offer students work experience?

Aspen Healthcare sometimes offers students structured work experience placements. This varies from site to site. To enquire whether there are any work experience opportunities, please contact the HR Department at the site that interests you.

Does Aspen Healthcare offer apprenticeships?

Aspen Healthcare is in favour of apprenticeships, which allow us to develop new talent. They ensure that our workforce has the practical skills and qualifications required to succeed in the healthcare sector.

We pay the apprenticeship levy, which is a UK tax on large employers that can be used to fund apprenticeship training. Currently, only 2% of employers pay the apprenticeship levy.

We have regularly used apprenticeships to support individuals with their development in clinical and non-clinical roles. To enquire about potential or future apprenticeship opportunities, please contact the HR Department at the site that interests you.

How can I prepare the best possible job application?

We recommend that you read the job description and person specification carefully. The job description explains the purpose of the role and the key duties. In the person specification, we list the education, experience, knowledge, skills and qualities that are essential or desirable.

It is best to prepare a tailored application. When explaining why you are suitable for the role, please refer to the person specification point by point. Try to give concise examples showing how you meet the different requirements.

It is also a good idea to refer to Aspen Healthcare’s mission statement and values. Again, we are interested to hear specific examples showing how you would fit in with our company culture. These examples could be based on your studies, previous employment, voluntary work or hobbies and interests.

Finally, we recommend that you proofread your application and check the spelling, punctuation and grammar before submitting it within the deadline.

What should I do if I have any problems uploading my CV or submitting my online job application?

If you have any problems when uploading your CV or submitting an online job application, you can try using a different internet browser or clearing your cookies.

Please report any technical problems with our careers website to the Aspen Healthcare web team. Their email address is: websiteupdates@aspen-healthcare.co.uk

If you still experience issues, you can contact the person specified in the job advert and send them your application directly.

If I apply for a job at Aspen Healthcare, how will you use and protect my personal data?

We are committed to being transparent about how we collect and use your data, and to meeting our data protection duties. Our careers website is built on a secure platform. Aspen Healthcare has internal policies and controls to make sure that data is not lost, accidentally destroyed, misused or disclosed.

For full details about how we use and protect your personal data, please read the ‘Privacy notice for potential candidates’. If you have any other queries, please contact our Group Data Protection Officer at: DPO@aspen-healthcare.co.uk

Does Aspen Healthcare offer UK visa sponsorship?

Aspen Healthcare welcomes job applications from skilled workers who require UK visa sponsorship. You can check whether you need a UK visa on the government website.

Currently, these Aspen Healthcare sites can offer visa sponsorship for skilled workers:

  • Aspen Healthcare Head Office
  • The Edinburgh Clinic
  • The Holly Private Hospital
  • Highgate Private Hospital
  • Parkside Private Hospital
  • Cancer Centre London

If you require sponsorship, please contact the local HR Department for further details once you have applied for a job.

What types of interviews and assessments do you use at Aspen Healthcare?

If you are shortlisted, our HR team will explain the format of your interview and any assessment.

Our most common types of interviews are a short telephone screen followed by a  competency-based interview. A telephone screen is a brief discussion to confirm your match with the job vacancy. Competency-based interviews explore how you have used certain skills in your previous experience and how you approach tasks.

You may have a face-to-face interview or we may hold your interview on a virtual platform. For some roles, you may have a panel interview, give a short presentation or do a test.

How can I best prepare for an interview at Aspen Healthcare?

Your interview preparations may vary depending on the specific role, but we have some general tips.

Firstly, we recommend that you research our organisation, mission and values. You can find lots of information on this careers website, our main website (aspen-healthcare.co.uk) and our Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn pages. Each Aspen Healthcare hospital or clinic also has their own individual website, where you can read about the latest news and projects.

You may find it useful to make a list of questions that you would like to ask us. Your interview is a two-way process. It is important to get all the information you need about joining Aspen Healthcare.

We often ask competency-based or behavioural questions at interviews. These are questions to test specific skills and find out how you approach tasks. For this reason, we recommend that you read the job description and person specification in detail before your interview.

Try to think of some examples showing that you have the skills, qualities and experience needed for the job. These examples could be based on your work experience, education, any voluntary work, hobbies or personal interests.

During your interview, you can use the STAR method to answer questions about your skills and achievements:

  • Situation: Explain a situation that you had to deal with.
  • Task: Explain the task that you had to do.
  • Action: Explain the action that you took.
  • Result: Explain the result that you achieved and what you learned.

The STAR method helps you to give well-structured answers at competency-based interviews.

How can I get feedback about my interview performance?

After your interview, a member of our HR team lets you know the outcome of your application. If your application is successful and you accept our job offer, we will be delighted to welcome you to Aspen Healthcare.

If your application is unsuccessful on this occasion, we still want you to have a positive learning experience. You can ask for feedback on your interview and any assessment. Wherever possible, a member of the interview panel gives you constructive feedback if requested.

If I accept a job offer at Aspen Healthcare, is there a probationary period?

There is a three-month probationary period for all permanent employees at Aspen Healthcare. This period may be six months for senior positions. If you successfully complete your probationary period, the HR Department will write to you confirming your appointment.

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