How does the recruitment journey work?

Here you can learn more about your recruitment journey with Cats Protection.


Our recruitment process

Once you’ve found a job you like the look of, you’ll need to make an online application. You’ll be asked to set up a candidate account and to upload your current CV. You don’t have to complete your application all at once, you can save your answers and come back to them later. We’ll send you an email to confirm we’ve received your application.


We’ll review your application and if you’re successful, we’ll get in touch to arrange an interview. For some jobs, there may be an initial telephone interview. If you’re successful at telephone interview stage, we’ll invite you in for a face-to-face interview or you might be asked to attend one of our assessment centres, depending on the role you’ve applied for.


Part of our process includes a competency-based interview. We’ll ask you questions which focus on how you’ve used your skills, knowledge and experience in specific tasks in previous roles. You’ll be providing us with relevant examples of your work experience which demonstrate your ability to do the job you’ve applied for.


You’ll need to bring along evidence of your right to work in the UK. Information about the type of evidence we require will be provided when we invite you to attend our interview.


Once your interview or assessment is completed, we’ll be back in touch to let you know our decision. In some case, we may invite you back for second interview. If we offer you a job, we’ll usually do this by phone and we’ll confirm in writing too. We’ll also let you know if you haven’t been successful.


All our roles are subject to reference checking.


Keeping your details

For information about how we protect and use your personal data, please see our privacy policy.


Contact us

If you hit a technical problem with your online application, please contact recruitment@cats.org.uk