We recommend group interviews for all entry-level roles, including internships, at the Almeida. This allows us to meet a larger and more diverse field of candidates. For the candidates, it gives them a chance to practice interview technique, get to know the Almeida and they get constructive feedback even if not invited to second round interviews.
When arranging group interviews, we speak to applicants on the phone as much as possible. This is in an attempt to:
- Make us more approachable
- Give clear information on group interviews to candidates on what they can expect
- Enabling applicants to feel more comfortable to state access needs if required; we give examples of access needs.
We encourage the interview panel to look out for introverts and give them the opportunity to speak and put a lot of effort during the group interviews to make applicants to feel comfortable.
Feedback we’ve received:
“The interview process was very positive and reassuring so thanks for making it such a comfortable environment for us all. I definitely felt like I was able to represent myself and what I could bring to the role as truthfully as possible.”
“Thank you very much for the opportunity and for inviting me to the group interview. It was my first professional interview and certainly my first group interview, so thank you for giving me the experience. It was absolutely lovely meeting the entire team, hearing about your work and learning more about the Almeida. It felt like you wanted to get the best out of us, and it was a really supportive room, thank you.”
Initiative by: Almeida Theatre