How to Apply.

Ready to join us? It’s a great decision. We want you to get the most out of this experience, so take the time to understand our processes – and give yourself a head start on joining the Government Commercial Organisation.

There are a couple of things that you should know about us.

Firstly, we’re a really supportive and inclusive employer. We know that we can achieve the best results when our workforce is reflective of the diverse society that we represent. We are also a Disability Confident employer, and we work hard to ensure that our recruitment practices are open to all. When you apply for a position here, you can feel confident that your life circumstances and lifestyle choices will only help us get a full understanding of who you are, what you want to achieve in your career, and how we can support your ambitions.

So what can you expect when you apply to join us? It’s a simple six-stage process…

Stage 1 – Application

Choose your preferred role and complete the online application.

If you haven’t received an acknowledgement of your application within two working days please contact:

Stage 2 – Sift

Every application is reviewed, and the selection panel will match your skills and experience against the criteria of the role. If successful, we will invite you to attend an Assessment and Development Centre (ADC) at the location specified in the job advert.

Stage 3 – Assessment and Development Centre

Your skills and experience will be assessed at the ADC against the People Standards for the Profession.

Stage 4 – Shortlist

If you have met the required standards, the selection panel will make a decision on whether or not your application will progress to the final panel interview.

Stage 5 – Final Panel Interview

The panel will interview you based on the essential criteria of the role (as defined in the job advert).

Stage 6 – Outcome

Typically, we aim to get in touch with the outcome of your interview within five working days. In some cases, this timescale may be longer or shorter, but the GCO Recruitment Account Manager will be able to advise you on this. If we have identified a greater number of suitable candidates than roles available, a merit list will be created in which you may be considered for other suitable roles.

You should also know that our recruitment processes are based on the Civil Service Commission Recruitment Principles. In other words, job offers are made on the basis of merit, plus fair and open competition.