Creating the perfect match
Here at RM Education, we understand that applying for a new job is a two-way process. We want to attract people who will enjoy being part of our future, so it's really important that you make sure RM Education is right for you too.
Check out our Culture and Values where you can find out more about who we are, or even play our interactive Puzzle Blocks values game. You can also find the key skills we look for in our employees (sometimes referred to as 'behaviours'), in What we're looking for.
Our hiring process typically has three or four stages from initial telephone interview with one of our recruiters through to offer (this may vary depending on the role you apply for):
Stage one: Telephone Interview
Once you have applied on-line, we'll review your CV and if successful, you'll be asked to chose a interview time via our online system. We give candidates various options so you can chose the most convenient option for you. This is typically a 45-60 minute interview focused on the role competencies as well as your skills and experience. We'll also explore your interest in the role and working for RM Education.
Stage two: Online Assessments
Should you meet the role criteria within the telephone interview, we'll ask you to complete one or both of the following assessments, the links to which we will send to your email address so that you can complete them at home and at a convenient time.
SHL Verbal and Numerical Assessments: Verbal assessments are designed to measure your ability to understand written information and to evaluate arguments about this information. Similarly, numerical assessments measure your ability to read and interpret numerically presented data. These assessments will take approximately 20 minutes each to complete. These assessments will take approximately 20 minutes each to complete.
SHL Occupational Personality Questionnaires: These assess personal behavioural preferences, that is, how you like to work. This assessment will take approximately 20 minutes to complete and is typically only utilised for senior level positions / or any others which will entail staff management responsibilities.
We've included some handy Hints and Tips later on in this section to help you.
Stage three: Face to Face Interview
Once you have successfully completed the assessments, we may invite you to attend a face to face interview in one of our offices with both the hiring manager and a representative from HR.
Upon arrival we may invite you to begin by giving you a role-related scenario or series of work-related challenges or questions. We'll give you 30 minutes to prepare (in the room alone) and thereafter present your response to the interviewers. Whilst we're not necessarily looking for a highly accomplished and professional presenter, the exercise is really designed to give you an opportunity to apply your own skills, experience and know-how to the sort of work context that we are recruiting for. As such, most candidates find it to be a very useful opportunity to prove their capability very early on in the interview session.
Thereafter, the bulk of the interview will be an opportunity for us to explore your skills and experience in detail using competency based interview questions. As part of the interview we'll also tell you more about the role and your day to day responsibilities and will of course give you every opportunity to ask questions as well.
To gain a real insight into 'what we do', we may also have you spend a bit of time with an employee from the same work environment and / or take you on a tour of our 'RM Real Centre'. This will give you an opportunity to really see and interact with some of our innovative products.
Please ensure you bring any requested documentation or certificates with you to the interview. We'll let you know if there are any specific documents we need to see, but for all candidates we require proof of your eligibility to work in the UK. Here are the documents we are able to use to determine eligibility to work in the UK.
Please also bring copies of any certificates for relevant qualifications for the role.
Usually we will make a decision at this stage, although once in a while we may occasionally invite people back for a further meeting if we feel this would be particularly beneficial for all. Whether you're successful or not, we'll provide you with interview feedback and we will ask you for feedback too so that we can identify any areas which we need to improve on.
At RM Education, one of our core values is 'Respect for Others' and as such we always apply objective criteria to assess potential suitability for jobs and career opportunities.
The Offer Stage
If you're successful, we'll be delighted to contact you and discuss the details of your offer. We'll also begin to consider a mutually appropriate start date. We look forward to welcoming you to RM Education.
For more information on how to prepare for the various stages of the interview process, take a look at Hints and Tips.