So what happens next?
Once you’ve searched our current vacancies in the Job Search & Apply section and read through the job advert to make sure it’s the role for you, simply click on the ‘apply now’ button and you’re on your way!
Our online application system means you can submit an application quickly and easily by completing our online application form. For most office based, managerial and specialist roles you are also able to attach a copy of your CV, and for acting roles you can upload a photo.
You will receive an automated acknowledgement of your application via email, and you will usually hear from us again within 14 days. Our preferred methods of communication are via email, telephone and even text message! So please make sure your contact details are entered correctly, and that you check your email accounts regularly. You can update your details anytime by logging into your profile.
Short-listed applicants will then be invited to come and meet us. We use a range of selection methods depending on the role you have applied for, all designed to help identify those who possess the key qualities and skills that make our business so unique and so special.
For our customer facing roles, you will most likely be invited to attend an assessment centre.
Other roles, including office based, specialist or managerial roles may also be recruited through an assessment centre, but you could also be invited to take part in other selection methods such as an interview, preparing and delivering a presentation, making a business proposal, or completing a personality questionnaire.
Acting and performing roles are recruited through an audition process.
Merlin Assessment Centres
Assessment centres are usually group based, so there will be other applicants there with you. You will usually be asked to take part in a number of group tasks with other applicants, although depending on the role, some of the tasks may be completed individually.
Our assessment centres are designed to allow us to identify certain key skills and personal qualities and to give you the best opportunity to be able to demonstrate them. But they are also designed to be fun too, and will give you a real flavour of our culture and what it’s like to work for us.
Depending on the role you have applied for, an assessment centre can last for a few hours or sometimes a whole day, and you’ll be informed of this when we invite you. An individual interview may also form part of the assessment centre process.
Our only advice is for you to be yourself, relax and enjoy yourself, and most importantly get involved!
Finally, remember that it’s a two way process. You’ll get a real feel for us and our culture whatever selection method we use, so make the most of the opportunity to decide whether we’re the right company for you too!
What to bring to an interview or assessment centre
You will be given full details of anything that you need to either prepare for or bring with you to an assessment centre or interview.
You will be asked to bring documents which prove your eligibility to work in the UK to the interview or assessment centre (regardless of nationality), as any subsequent job offer will be conditional on you providing these documents.
In terms of what to wear, our only advice is to remember that you’re trying to make a great first impression!
We will be back in touch with you following an assessment centre or interview, and you will usually hear from us within 14 days. We usually communicate via email or telephone.
For some roles, there could be a second or even third stage to the selection process, and you will be kept informed at every stage.