Stage 1: Online Application

At Scottish Water we like to keep things simple. The first stage in the process will ask you to attach a copy of your CV and tell us a little about yourself, for example, your personal details, education and career history. 

Please submit your online application in advance of the vacancy closing date.

Stage 2: Video Interview & Online Skills Assessment

If you are successful in our first screening process, you will be asked to complete an online video interview and online skills assessment. 

The video interview will consist of several questions which you will be expected to answer within a set period of time. To ensure you feel comfortable and perform to the best of your ability, we recommend:

  • Sit somewhere quiet where you won’t be distracted and turn off any devices which could go off, e.g. mobile phones, tablets, smartwatches.
  • Test your webcam and microphone before you start the interview and ensure you have good broadband connection.
  • Practice, practice, practice! Video interviews can be an uncomfortable process, especially if it is your first time. Make the most of being able to practice beforehand.
  • Remember to be yourself. You might feel a little silly sitting in front of a camera but remember to smile, keep focussed and show you are engaged. Allow your personality to shine through. 

The online assessment will consist of an Aptitude Test. You will be asked a series of questions, problems or scenarios and a list of options from which you must choose the best answer.

Stage 3: OPQ Assessment

Partnered with SHL, stage 3 of the process requires candidates to complete an Occupational Personality Questionnaire. The OPQ is a trait-based personality questionnaire which assesses an individual’s personality preferences in the workplace against the key behaviours of the role to determine how well someone is potentially suited to a job and work environment. 

Stage 4: Individual Teams Interview

Congratulations! You’ve made it to the fourth and final stage of our Graduate application process. The individual Microsoft team’s interview will last approximately 1 hour and will involve the recruiting manager asking some competency-based questions as well as provide you the opportunity to ask questions about Scottish Water, the role and/or our graduate programme.

Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, we have currently changed stage 4 of the process from an assessment centre to an individual interview with the recruiting manager over Microsoft Teams.