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Application process

Get an overview of our job application, interview and selection process.

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How to apply

We advertise all of our current job vacancies online. You will need to register for our application portal using an email address and password to complete an application.

Please ensure that you complete all of the sections of the online application. Advice will be available to guide you through the form. CVs should only be uploaded after completing the full online application form.

If you are interested in working at NTU, but are unable to find a suitable current vacancy, you can register to receive email alerts.

The Application Process

Assessment and Shortlisting

The University uses a variety of assessment methods that may include online questions as part of the application process. These methods help us to understand if you are a good match for the job and following a successful online assessment your application will proceed to shortlisting.

Following the closing date detailed on the advert, job applicants are shortlisted for assessment based upon how closely they match the requirements of the role.

Following submission of your application, you will be able to logon to our website and track the progress of your application through the recruitment process.


Our interviews measure your abilities and competencies for the role, as well as your overall fit with our working culture. All interviews are conducted by an appropriate panel (usually comprising of two or three individuals) who fully understand the requirements of the role.

We’ll contact you by email if you have been successfully shortlisted for initial assessment / interview, and this will be confirmed on the application portal, where you can track your application status.

Dependent upon the role and number of applicants, it may be necessary to conduct a second interview. If the interview process contains additional assessment methods, such as a presentation or psychometric testing, these will take place at the second interview.

The successful applicant will be identified by the panel within a few days of the final interview. Any offer of employment made by the University will be subject to the receipt of a satisfactory reference, and proof of eligibility to work in the UK. For roles involving regulated activity with children and/or vulnerable adults, possession of a satisfactory DBS Certificate will also be a condition of employment.

Eligibility to work

We have a legal responsibility to ensure that only individuals who are entitled to work in the UK are employed by the University.

All offers of employment are subject to proof of eligibility to work in the UK, and successful applicants will be required to produce original documentary evidence on or before their first day of employment. Individuals who have not provided this evidence will be unable to commence employment until the original documentation is seen by a member of the Human Resources team.

People with Disabilities

Please contact us if you require documentation in alternative formats (e.g. braille or large print).

The University is committed to interviewing all applicants with a disability who meet the essential criteria for a job vacancy and will consider them on their abilities. This is indicated by the use of the two ticks disability logo on our job adverts. If you are invited for an interview and have any special requirements, or require adjustments due to a disability, please make the Human Resources team dealing with the vacancy aware prior to your interview date.

Visa and Immigration

If you don't already have the legal right to work in the UK, you are still welcome to apply for a job within the University. The most common route through which you can gain the right to work in the UK is through the points-based system, although there are other relevant routes depending on any family or ancestral links you may have with the UK.

If you are made an offer of employment with the University and you intend to seek permission to work under the Skilled Worker Route, you must first obtain a Certificate of Sponsorship from the University. This will require that the job is skilled to at least degree level or above and meets the minimum salary requirements for the role .

We strongly recommend that you consult the Apply for a UK visa section of the Home Office web pages to determine your suitability for a UK visa.

Any job application you submit to us will be assessed using criteria based on the knowledge skills and experience required for the relevant post. You will not be treated less favourably than another applicant on the grounds of national origin. However, any offer of employment we make to you will be conditional upon you gaining permission to work in the UK. By law, you will not be able to start working for us until you are able to provide evidence that this permission has been granted.

Further information on eligibility to work in the UK can be found at UK Visas and Immigration.

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If you are interested in working at NTU, but are unable to find a suitable current vacancy, you can register to receive email alerts.

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