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If you think you’ve got what it takes and you’re ready to embark on a fast-paced career that’s always moving forward then it’s time to get your application underway.

How to apply

Clicking Apply will take you through to the first step of our selection process…. the online application form.

Our Selection Process

Here’s what to expect…

  • Step 1 – Completing our online application form
  • Step 2 – Taking part in a Telephone Interview
  • Step 3 – Attending one of our Selection Centres (at our Support Centre in Redditch)
  • Step 4 – The final hurdle – An interview with either the Retail or Commercial Director!

During our 4 step selection process we’ll find out more about your skills, attributes, experience and your personality!  We’ll want you to show us you’re Halfords!

We’ll keep in contact with you along the way… this could be via an email or it could be a phone call from a member of our Resourcing team. Please be patient and allow time for your application to be processed – our graduate schemes are popular and we’ll be receiving high volumes of applications.

The selection process

Step 1 - Your online application

Take your time completing the online application form... Remember, there’ll be lots of applicants and you want to make your application really stand out!

In the first instance you’ll receive an automated notification to say we’ve received your application.

Following this your application will be reviewed by our Resourcing team.

Step 2 - Your telephone interview

If you’re invited to take part in a telephone interview you’ll receive an email invite from our Resourcing team. We’ll give you the opportunity to select a suitable date and time so you can ensure you’re ready and prepared! There’ll be a mix of questions relating to your skills, personality and transferable experience along with some competency based questions.

Step 3 - Attending a Selection Centre

We aim to make our Selection Centres as fun as possible! We want you to really see what our culture is like. We don’t want to give it all away, but what we can say is you can expect some of the usual Selection Centre exercises but with a bit of a twist!

You’ll be accompanied by like-minded individuals, all looking to step up to the challenge! You’ll also meet key representatives from Retail and Commercial and some of our current Graduates. They’ll be plenty of opportunity to chat about what it’s like to work at Halfords and what the scheme and a career in Retail or Commercial is really like. And we’ll get the opportunity to get to know you and why you’re the right choice for our graduate scheme.

Step 4 - Interview

If you’re successful in getting to the final step of our selection process, we’ll invite you to meet with our Retail or Commercial Director. This face to face interview will take place in our Support Centre in Redditch. By now, you’ll have got a good understanding of who we are and what we need from our graduates. The interview is a great opportunity to show what you’ve learned and how you’d fit into our fast-paced, hard working teams.

Key Dates

 

The closing date for both graduate schemes is 3 December 2016.

The Retail Selection Centre will take place in January 2017.

The Commercial Selection Centres will take place in January 2017.

It is anticipated that successful candidates will begin their Graduate placements in August 2017.

Applications have now closed. Please check back in Autumn 2017 for our next programme.