The Student Room Group

HSE (health and safety executive) Trainee Health and safety inspector

Scroll to see replies

I emailed HSE recruitment and they said "Which style you choose to employ when answering the motivational questions would be your decision entirely." So I am guessing it doesn't matter so much and isn't a requirement like in some job applications. Don't think motivational questions really suit the star method in the same way as a competency question like "give me an example of a time you demonstrated...." does.
Original post by MutantPenguin
I emailed HSE recruitment and they said "Which style you choose to employ when answering the motivational questions would be your decision entirely." So I am guessing it doesn't matter so much and isn't a requirement like in some job applications. Don't think motivational questions really suit the star method in the same way as a competency question like "give me an example of a time you demonstrated...." does.I

Thanks for sharing. Good luck with your application. Ive completed everything now. Waiting for 02/08 to see if I make the cut 🤞
Hi, I am through to the next part of the recruitment process. Does anyone know what's involved with the roleplay exercise and what kind of questions they ask at the interview? Guessing it's all competency based questions based on civil service behaviours but thought I'd ask on here incase someone who applied before can shed some light. Thanks in advance
Reply 83
Hi, has anyone else received feedback for their assessment centre for the advert that closed on 2nd August 2021? I’ve been placed on a reserve list and wondering if anyone has received an offer.
Original post by ems18
Hi, has anyone else received feedback for their assessment centre for the advert that closed on 2nd August 2021? I’ve been placed on a reserve list and wondering if anyone has received an offer.

I have been placed on the reserves list too. Hopefully don't have to wait too long!
I have got my oral exercise and role play on Wednesday. I’m starting to think that there isn’t actually any jobs available 🙄
I think it probably depends on the area you apply for and what everyone else has down as there preferences. Some areas will no doubt be oversubscribed.
Original post by MutantPenguin
I think it probably depends on the area you apply for and what everyone else has down as there preferences. Some areas will no doubt be oversubscribed.

I’m still hopeful. Don’t suppose you are applying in Scotland?

Also how long did it take after the last assessment for you to find out if you were successful. I’m hopeful that it will before the end of November 🤞🏻
Original post by Geohendy
I’m still hopeful. Don’t suppose you are applying in Scotland?

Also how long did it take after the last assessment for you to find out if you were successful. I’m hopeful that it will before the end of November 🤞🏻

Yes I am applying in Scotland with Glasgow as my first choice.

I wouldn't get too hung up if you are on the reserve list I think it's quite common practice in the civil service.

Took about 2 weeks after sitting the oral/ role play to hear back so going off that you'll hopefully hear back before end of November.

I think mine was on the last day of assesments so may be two weeks after everyone has finished?
Original post by Geohendy
I have got my oral exercise and role play on Wednesday. I’m starting to think that there isn’t actually any jobs available 🙄

I have mines tomorrow! Can you let me know what to expect? Also, good luck! :smile:
Reply 90
I’m on the reserve list also.
Did anyone completely mess up the role play but still got the job?
How did it go?What were the excercises?
Original post by Sasa Kaz
Did anyone completely mess up the role play but still got the job?

got my role play and briefing tomorrow, any pointers on what to expect?

TIA

got my role play and briefing tomorrow, any pointers on what to expect?

TIA
Original post by RobbieMont
got my role play and briefing tomorrow, any pointers on what to expect?

TIA

Just seeing this, how did it go?
Original post by Sasa Kaz
Just seeing this, how did it go?

Not quite sure 😂
Enjoyed the role play for the first task and the assessor put me ease. Second session was more difficult and the actor was excellent- very unnerving but I thought i was firm.

How about you?
Original post by RobbieMont
Not quite sure 😂
Enjoyed the role play for the first task and the assessor put me ease. Second session was more difficult and the actor was excellent- very unnerving but I thought i was firm.

How about you?

Yes, the first part was ok. But the second part he was quite harsh and I wobbled at times. Fingers crossed it went ok.
When it ended, what did the assessor say? Did he give any clues you may be successful?
How was your oral briefing?
What areas did you pick?
Anyone else just receive an email saying the previous email they received a couple weeks ago stating they were on the reserve list was sent in error and that after reviewing your application it is no longer successful?!

The email also says they are very sorry and will review their processes to ensure it doesn't happen again... Similar thing happened to people last year by the sounds of it too and a quick Google shows up many other incidents of HSE recruitment doing similar things messing people around.

The funny thing is I messaged them last week and they said I was on reserve for two areas so not really sure what would have changed...

Maybe I should feel lucky as by the sounds of it if they mess people around that they are trying to recruit like this how do they treat their actual staff?
Original post by MutantPenguin
Anyone else just receive an email saying the previous email they received a couple weeks ago stating they were on the reserve list was sent in error and that after reviewing your application it is no longer successful?!

The email also says they are very sorry and will review their processes to ensure it doesn't happen again... Similar thing happened to people last year by the sounds of it too and a quick Google shows up many other incidents of HSE recruitment doing similar things messing people around.

The funny thing is I messaged them last week and they said I was on reserve for two areas so not really sure what would have changed...

Maybe I should feel lucky as by the sounds of it if they mess people around that they are trying to recruit like this how do they treat their actual staff?

Oh wow, that’s annoying!!
when was your assessment? And your locations?
I just received an email to send passport, driving license and stuff, but that it’s not confirmation I was successful, did you get that email before being successful?
@ Mutant Penguin - Yes this has happened to me as well. Were you provided with scores from your assesment centre activities? Would be interesting to hear from anyone else who was put on the reserve list... @Sasa Kaz - think we were on a different trawl (application deadline 2 August). ID details were provided prior to interview on this one.
(edited 2 years ago)

Quick Reply

Latest

Trending

Trending