How we hire

How we hire

How we hire

While the process might differ slightly depending on the role you’ve applied for, we follow the same basic approach in getting to know our candidates.

Pre-interview assessment –Our hiring managers might ask you to complete a task, analyse a case study, or prepare a presentation on a relevant topic ahead of your interview to gauge your skills and knowledge.

Panel interview – Our panel interviews include three Ofcom colleagues and tend to be skill and competency based, lasting around an hour. You’ll also be able to ask any questions that you might have.

Final interview- In more competitive interview rounds, you might be asked to attend a final interview to get to know other members of the team, or senior leadership colleagues from the group you have applied for.

Building an effective CV

We advise that you build a job-specific CV. Align your skills and experience with the job description. Highlight specific projects you have worked on, and mention tasks and outcomes. For team lead roles, add responsibilities and scope of work that you’ve led. Keep your CV concise, tie details to role qualifications if listed, and add relevant where possible.

How to prepare for an interview

Our interviews include questions that relate to the role you’re applying for, as well as questions that give an opportunity to further explore your experience and skills.. Before interview, we recommend reflecting on your career accomplishments, insights, and learnings to effectively convey your experience and skills and how they relate to the role

Watch the video below for information on how to prepare and what to expect.

Diversity & Inclusion at Ofcom

We want to attract applicants from a wide talent pool and our recruitment process is designed to be inclusive for all applicants and follows our commitment to diversity and inclusion.

Find out more about our approach to D&I

Disability Confident Scheme – Offering an Interview to Disabled People

Our commitment is to interview all disabled applicants who meet the minimum criteria for a role, and to consider them on their abilities. The aim of this commitment is to encourage disabled people to apply for jobs by offering them the assurance that, should they meet the minimum criteria, they will be given the opportunity to demonstrate their abilities at interview stage.
At Ofcom we aim to have a selection process that is fair and equitable and based solely based on the applicant’s abilities and individual merit assessed against the criteria for the job.
We have made a positive commitment to employing disabled people and hope to support them during their application process with the disability confident scheme and reasonable adjustments when requested.

What we mean by minimum criteria

Minimum criteria are the essential requirements outlined in the job specification for each role.  At Ofcom, essential requirements may include qualifications, experience and skills and are scored on the level of evidence provided on the application

What we mean by first stage interview

First stage interviews at Ofcom can take different forms, dependent on the role and discipline. They can include a formal telephone interview with the hiring manager, a pre-recorded one-way video interview / presentation, a face-to-face video interview with the hiring manager or multi-colleague panel Interview.


It is important to note that there may be occasions where it is not practicable or appropriate to interview all Disability Confident candidates who meet the essential criteria for the job. In certain recruitment situations such as high-volume of applications, seasonal and high-peak times, we may wish to limit the overall numbers of interviews offered to both disabled people and non-disabled people.

In these circumstances we may need to select the disabled candidate(s) who best meet the overall essential criteria. Information for this can be drawn from other sources of information from their application such as their CV.

Reasonable Adjustment

Reasonable adjustments will be made as requested by the candidate prior to interview and assessment arrangements. You can talk to your recruiter or email Ofcom Talent team at [email protected] or call us on 0330 912 1378 to request for any adjustment throughout the process.