Be your best self

Our approach to recruitment

As much as we want to know about what you can offer us, we also want you to be sure that we're the right business for you.

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great talent

Our values drive our approach to recruitment. This means that we aim to make it an open and honest process, where everyone has an equal opportunity to succeed. We’ll look for how you reflect our values. How you’ve worked with people at different levels and developed strong relationships, based on trust. When you’ve voiced your opinions or put forward different ideas. Or when you’ve done the right thing. You’ll have plenty of opportunities to show these qualities. It’s up to you to make the most of them.

It’s a two-way process and we encourage you to ask as many questions as possible, so you’re sure that we’re right for you, too.

Our recruitment process

We’ve designed our recruitment process so you can show us your strengths. Do your research. Prepare thoroughly. And, most of all, enjoy the process.

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Online application and CV review

When you apply to us, our recruitment team will assess your CV to check whether you’re eligible to work in the UK and that you have the qualifications and qualities we’re looking for.

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MS Teams screening

We’ll invite you for a video interview over MS Teams. This is a chance for us to get to know you and find out more about why you want to join us. It’s also your first opportunity to find out about HORIBA MIRA and decide whether we’re the right fit for you.

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Psychometric testing (for certain roles)

If we decide to take your application forward, we may invite you to take some online psychometric tests. These are designed to give us an indication of the way you work, as well as your personal skills.

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Technical and competency-based interview

We’ll invite you to a more in-depth interview, to assess your technical knowledge, as well as your personal and professional competencies.

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If you’re successful, we’ll offer you the job and call you to talk you through the details.

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Hints and tips
from the team


Right to Work in the UK

When you apply to us, we’ll check both your eligibility for employment with us, and your suitability for the role you apply to. This means you must make sure that you have the Right to Work in the UK. If you don’t have eligibility, we’ll reject your application.


Your application

Please don’t send a generic CV. Tailor your CV to reflect the requirements for the role you’re interested in and applying for. That means adding an introduction explaining why you want to join the programme and the particular skills and abilities you’ll bring to it.



Highlight particular qualification, skills and abilities that you will bring to the role, such as software packages, as well as any relevant employment, voluntary work or work experience.


Psychometric tests

We use psychometric tests that are approved by the British Psychological Society (BPS). They help us to measure a wide range of attributes, including cognitive abilities, problem solving, situational judgment, personality, error checking, and various types of reasoning.

If you’ve never taken a test like this before, don’t worry. There are plenty of online sites like Practice Aptitude Tests and Job Test Prep, where you can take free sample tests. These will help you get used to them, so you know what to expect.

If you have a disability or any condition that might affect your performance on the test, please let us know in advance. Send us written evidence from a psychologist, so we can get the right advice on how to make the necessary adjustments.


Taking online tests

If we ask you to take an ability or reasoning test, you’ll usually have a set amount of time to complete it in.

Personality questionnaires are designed to find out who you are and who you are not, so they don’t tend to be timed. It’s important to give honest answers in these tests, rather then trying to guess what we’re looking for, as some tests will identify if you’re trying to fake your responses.

Taking an online test involves an element of trust. Please don’t ask anyone to help you, as we may invite you to retake the test, under supervised conditions.

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Work experience

We welcome work experience applications. We advertise a number of flexible opportunities each year, usually in February-March, and you can apply for them through our careers website. Alternatively, if there are no open vacancies, please contact us for further information.

When you contact us, please detail the dates and duration of the placement you’re looking for and include the area of the business you’re interested in. We may still be able to offer you a position.

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A few FAQs

While we've tried to answer all the questions that you may have about the programme. We're sure to have missed a couple. That said, here are a few answers to the most common questions that our resourcing team are asked.

And remember if the answer isn't here you can always contact the team.

What is HORIBA MIRA’s Equal Opportunities Policy?

We’re an equal opportunities employer and welcome applications from suitably qualified people regardless of age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief, sex or sexual orientation.

How do I register for job alerts?

If you can’t find a suitable vacancy, just register your interest on our careers website to create a job alert.

How long will it take to process my application?

Once you’ve applied to us through our careers website, we’ll email you to acknowledge that we’ve received your application. We aim to let you know whether you will be invited for an interview within two weeks.

I have a disability which may require reasonable adjustments to made throughout the recruitment process. What should I do?

If you require us to accomodate any specific needs, please contact the team. We offer will advise and offer support on a case-by-case basis based on the your needs.

I would like more information on one of your vacancies – who can I speak to?

Contact the Recruitment team and we can support your enquiry

Can I apply for more than one job at a time?

Absolutely. If your skills match a number of roles we have available we would love to hear from you.

Can I apply if I require a permit to work in the UK?

Roles in which we can offer sponsorship are clearly identified in the job advert. Please only apply to the roles in which are identified and fall on the shortage occupation list.

I’ve been offered a position with HORIBA MIRA, what happens now?

Our HR Administration team will be in contact with you and will send your offer an contract to you electronically and in the post. They will then arrange with you to come on site to complete a documents check and meet with your manager. A start date will be confirmed with you accordingly.

What can I expect on my first day?

On your first day you will meet your manager or a colleague who will introduce you to your local team. You will also collect your IT equipment and attend initial induction sessions to help you get up and running.

Meet the
recruitment team


Bhavisha Lad, Resourcing Lead

Responsible for leading HORIBA MIRA’s resourcing strategy for both internal and external resourcing along with temporary workers into the business. Supporting the managers in their recruitment journey as well as working with our preferred suppliers to ensure we are recruiting the very best talent.


Meet the
recruitment team


Sharon Deeming, Resourcing Administrator

Supporting the Resourcing Lead and managers with advertising roles, arranging interviews and being available to answer any candidate queries they may have during the selection / assessment process.


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recruitment team


Vicky Johnson, HR Assistant

Supporting team members, the HR team and managers alike throughout the employee lifecycle, the HR Assistants coordinate new starter offers and on-boarding, and all of the key people processes and provisions throughout your employment including occupational health and employee wellbeing services.   


Meet the
recruitment team


Diana Tidman, HR Assistant

Supporting team members, the HR team and managers alike throughout the employee lifecycle, the HR Assistants coordinate new starter offers and on-boarding, and all of the key people processes and provisions throughout your employment including occupational health and employee wellbeing services.