Our selection process
Complete the online application form available in the Apply now section of this site.
This form is only available during the application window indicated. You will be asked to provide information on your educational and professional background so make sure you have your information and an updated CV prepared before you start. You’ll receive an email from us within 48 hours asking you to complete our online assessments. All of our communications with you will be by email up to the assessment centre stage so do ensure you check your inbox for updates from us.
You will be invited to complete online verbal and numerical assessments as well as a Situational Judgement Questionnaire (SJQ) which asks you how you would respond to typical situations which could arise in our business.
Take note of the deadline to complete these assessments and ensure you complete these by the indicated date. We can only progress applications where assessments are completed within the indicated time-lines.
We understand a video interview can be new and unnerving for some, but view it as you would a normal interview, the only difference is you can do it from the comfort of your home. Be aware that you only have one opportunity to complete it – just as you would an interview in person – so make sure you are prepared and that your microphone and camera are working.
This is an application which will launch an automated video where you will have a limited time-frame to respond to questions which will appear on-screen.
You’re almost there! The assessment centre is the final stage in the process. This is our opportunity to get to know you a bit better and for you to meet some of our senior managers in the business.
The assessment centres take place over half a day and are role-specific, so, for example, we’ll invite all Finance applicants together. You will participate in both group and individual activities, including a competency based interview. Our upcoming assessment centres will be virtual.
What we're looking for
We assess the following competencies throughout our assessment process. Does this sound like you?
How to stand out
We’ll expect you know about our business and our brands. If you don’t, then you need to do your research. There is plenty of information online and on your local high street.
Learn about us
The first place to start is our website musgravegroup.com where you’ll find plenty of information about what we do.
Check us out
Do your own investigative work. Try researching us online, outside of our website, and see how we’re doing nationally and internationally.
Experience our brands
You’ve probably been into our stores many times, but try visiting and looking at them with a retail focus, noticing things like customer service and in-store marketing.
Today you can view brands and connect with people and businesses you want to work with before you even apply for a position thanks to the internet, so make the most of it.
Follow us via Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and LinkedIn to get news updates and see what our current graduates are up to.
Connect with us
Connect with people who work at Musgrave on social networks and learn about their experiences.
Tailor your CV
Using the information you’ve found online, tailor your CV to the role you are applying for.
The next thing to do is prepare yourself for the application process, making sure you have a CV that stands out and you have answers to questions well-rehearsed.
Try using the STAR method for preparing to talk about your experiences and answering questions.
Use your college career services, who can advise you on preparing and writing your CV and answering questions.
Think long term
We are recruiting for potential and want to understand where you see yourself in the business in the future, so start thinking about it now.
You’re in the application process for a reason. Don’t focus on the negatives or how you can compete with other grads. Just focus on your positives and why you’re here.
Know your strengths
At the assessment centre, focus on bringing the best version of you rather than competing with others. You’re there because we feel you have potential.
Know your reasons
Be prepared to talk about why you want to work with us. What will you bring? Why does Musgrave appeal to you?
Focus on the tests
Follow the instructions closely for the online tests and use the time wisely to practise. Make sure you’re not disturbed whilst taking them.
We’re not just looking for knowledge and degree certificates, we’re looking for real people, with positive attitudes and an understanding of the world of business.
Tell us about your interests outside of study and work. What transferable skills can you bring from them?
At the assessment centre you’ll be meeting senior managers in the business, so ensure you give your best impression.
Create an impression
First impressions count and this goes for the format of your CV, your personal presentation and the way you carry out activities too.
The way we communicate gives a lot away about a person, so think about the whole process, how you present yourself and how you talk to us.
Ask for feedback
We will give feedback from all our assessment centres. Take us up on this offer.
No need to shout
Not a fan of group discussions? You don’t have to be the loudest or talk the most, just make contributions that are useful and right for you.
Ask us questions
The recruitment process works both ways and it’s your chance to find out if we are the right company for you.