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Are you thinking about joining the NHS?  With over 350 different roles within Healthcare, there are lots of opportunities to develop your skills, boost your experience and climb that career ladder whilst helping and supporting our patients.

At Portsmouth Hospitals NHS Trust, we provide comprehensive secondary care and specialist services to a local population of 675,000 people across South East Hampshire.  We also offer some tertiary services to a wider catchment in excess of two million people. The Trust employs around 7345 staff and is the largest employer in Portsmouth.

Here at Portsmouth Hospitals NHS Trust, we are pleased to be able to offer benefits ranging from reduced cost lease cars and white goods, flexible working and an onsite nursery to apprenticeships and development opportunities.

Interview Tips

Last updated: 01 December 2019

Being nervous for your interview is completely normal but the key message would be not to let your nerves get the better of you.  Whether it's a face-to-face interview, a Skype Interview or an assessment centre we want you to do your best s please find below some useful tips to help you prepare for your interview.


Before your interview

  • Make sure you do your research beforehand!  Find out information about the Trust and the department you're interviewing for and make sure you look up our Trust Values as our interviews are often based around these.
  • Read the job description and person specification again.
  • Be well presented.  Dress smartly and appropriately as this will create a good first impression.
  • Make sure you arrive 5-10 minutes early to your interview.
  • Make sure your phone is on silent or off all together-if it goes off this during the interview this will seem unprofessional!
  • Prepare 3 -4 questions for the interview panel for the end of your interview

During your interview

  • Be enthusiastic and be conscious of your body language, crossed arms and bad posture will give the interview panel a bad impression of you
  • Make everything you are able to validate everything that you have said in your application at the interview
  • Make sure you're clear and concise when answering your questions
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