Our selection process may involve up to three stages depending on the position for which you are applying. Stage one includes the application form or CV. If successful you will be invited to attend a second stage, a first interview usually with the recruiting manager.
For some roles you may be required to sit tests.
The final stage will include interviews and psychometric test, and may include presentations, fact-finding exercises and organisational and product demonstrations – a ‘Day at Domino’. ‘Prior to your ‘Day at Domino’ we will write to confirm the day’s agenda. Rest assured that the exercises examine capabilities relevant to the role for which you are applying and represent activities specifically associated with the job.
The interview is about you and your experience. You will be asked for examples of how you have behaved in different situations drawing on examples from work, university, school, a club or home. We won’t throw in a ‘trick’ question to put you off, or ask unrelated questions to see how you behave when caught off guard.
Psychometric tests are timed exercises that look at your ability and potential. The tests we use most often focus on verbal, numerical skills. We also include personality assessments which is another tool designed to find our a bit more about you. It adds to our understanding, but is not the sole basis of a decision as to whether you would be a successful or not; after all we don’t look for a particular type of personality, but actively value diversity.
For most roles you will sit three tests. For more senior roles you may be required to participate in more.
The presentation is a chance to show your ability to communicate to a group of people. You will be given the topic prior to the day and will have time to prepare.
The fact-finding exercise looks at your ability to demonstrate your technical knowledge and will involve tests/discussions surrounding specific technical knowledge related to the role you are applying for. These exercises are usually conducted for engineering roles.
How to Prepare for the ‘Day at Domino’
Reflect on what you have done at work, university, and school, in a club and even at home. Think about examples of when you have interacted with people, the problems you may have encountered, the outcomes and what you learned from these situations. Think about why you want the position and what skills would be required for the role. Concentrate on what you do well and what you need to do to improve. You could seek feedback from sources such as colleagues, friends, tutors, customers or clients.
Prior to your ‘Day at Domino’ try to have a good night sleep. Get to Domino in good time and it you are going to be late, please give us a call and we will try and accommodate you or endeavour to book you in later that day or another day.
Domino operates a smart business dress code for office-based staff. Employees working in production areas wear casual attire. Please use this as a general guide for dressing appropriately for interview.
The day is an opportunity to discover more about Domino and to demonstrate your capabilities. Our aim is to give you the best opportunity to demonstrate your potential, asses you fairly and whether Domino is right for you.
Our Commitment to You
At all stages of the selection process we will keep you informed about your progress.
Acknowledgement of Applications
We will acknowledge your initial application via email or in writing. From then on your application will be handled by our professional Human Resources team who will consider it fairly and in accordance with our commitment to equal opportunities.
Keeping you Informed
We understand that knowing the exact status of your application is important to you and will keep you informed of the progress of your application. If you wish to contact us with any queries you may do so via the original contact address supplied on the vacancy details. On occasion, candidates’ applications may need to be kept on hold. If this happens, we will regularly update you – and you are always welcome to call us for an update.
Prior to interview, we will confirm time, venue and travel information. We understand that you may be anxious about the interview, so we will describe what is involved and the approximate time it will take. Please let us know if you have special needs or requirements. Above all, we want to ensure that your time with us is as comfortable as possible.
We will update you on your interview within two weeks and let you know what happens next.
Keeping your Details on File
There may be occasions when we have been impressed by what we have read in your application or seen of you, but are not able to offer you employment on this occasion. It could be that there is not a specific vacancy in the area in which you are interested, or we have already filled the position. In that case, with your consent, we will hold you details on our career database for up to six months. Should any vacancy arise within this period, to which we feel you would be suited, you will automatically be considered.
We Welcome Your Comments
We welcome your feedback on how we are doing. Your views are essential to helping us make improvements.
If for any reason you are unhappy with our service, please contact the Human Resources Manager, Domino Printing Sciences, Bar Hill, Cambridge CB23 8TU England. or email firstname.lastname@example.org