Upon review of the CV and cover letter, successful applicants will be invited to a 30-minute telephone interview. This is your chance to make a great impression on us and to really highlight your motivations for applying and relevant skills.

The telephone interview is not designed to interrogate you; rather it is a chance for us to find out more about the person behind the CV and for you to ask us any questions you may have. It will consist of various questions relating to your personal experience, your expectations and aims and a couple of competency based and situational questions to determine how you would react to certain situations that may arise. Before the interview, you will be sent a document with tips on how to prepare.

As long as you are well-prepared and have carefully considered the skills the role requires, the problems you may face and how you are equipped to overcome them, you will have nothing to worry about!

At the end of the interview you will have a chance to ask us questions and express your placement preferences. The interview stage is always conducted by a staff member who has completed a placement themselves and is more than happy to answer any questions you may have.

When preparing for your interview, consider the core skills and behaviours we look for in our applicants for all of our programmes:

  • Adaptability
  • Time management
  • Communication
  • Cultural awareness
  • Ability to improvise
  • Interest in teaching

By considering your experience in relation to these points and coming up with some key examples of when you’ve used them, you’re sure to impress our team!