Emerging Talent application process

Our application process is designed to be a two-way street: it provides you with the opportunity to showcase your skills and passions while also giving you an insight into what it’s like to work at Mace.

To guide you through the process, we’ve created a step-by-step guide that outlines each stage, from submitting your application to receiving your offer. We’ve also included plenty of tips and advice to help you prepare for each stage. Our main piece of advice though is simple: be yourself! Ask plenty of questions, get stuck in, and don’t be afraid to show your strengths and let your passion shine through.

1. Online application form

We want to get to know you, your background, and what drives you. Simply choose a role that interests you and answer a series of questions on our application form to get started. In keeping with our commitment to equality, diversity, and inclusion, we’ve adopted a hiring process where we don’t even require a CV or cover letter! Instead, we ask you the information we need in the application form. 

Opening date: We open all of our roles in September for a start the following year. But keep an eye out, as we may have additional roles open throughout the year depending on business needs. So, if the role you’re looking for is not currently live, we recommend checking back regularly to stay up-to-date.

Closing date: Our recruitment is ongoing, so we don’t have specific application deadlines. We fill our roles on a first-come, first-served basis, and we close applications once we’ve filled the role or are close to doing so. Applying early will therefore give you a stronger chance of being successful. Even for vacancies with advertised closing dates, these dates are approximate and may be subject to change.

To get started, head over to our emerging talent vacancies page to search and apply for the role that best fits your skills and interests. Keep in mind that we can only accept one application per candidate per academic year, so be sure to focus on the opportunity that aligns with your goals and aspirations.

2. Video interview 


If your application is progressed to the next stage, we’ll invite you to complete a pre-recorded video interview where we’ll focus on your strengths as well as your motivation for Mace and your chosen role. You’ll have five calendar days to complete this, with the flexibility to record the interview at a time and place that works best for you.  

4. Offer 

If you’re successful after the assessment centre, you’ll receive an offer from us and an online contract to sign. Then, the countdown to joining Mace begins! We'll assign you a buddy contact and a line manager to help you settle in smoothly for your first day. 

We’ll invite you to join our online pre-joiner community, where you can start connecting with your new colleagues before you start. We’ll also organise a pre-joiner event where you can meet your cohort in person, participate in fun activities, and build relationships that will last throughout your career. This is the perfect opportunity to start building a supportive network and get a head start on your exciting journey with us. 

Our advice for the process

Adjustments to the application process 

We champion talent from all backgrounds at Mace. We're committed to ensuring everyone can access our application process equally, and that everyone has a fair opportunity to perform at their best. 

As an accredited Disability Confident employer and a proud supporter of the Hidden Disabilities Sunflower scheme, we actively encourage applications from those who identify as disabled, neurodivergent, or who live with long-term physical or mental health conditions. 

Some examples of adjustments we’ve made in the past include providing extra time for assessments, offering live closed captions during online assessment centres, extra breaks, and adjusting the font size or colour of assessment materials to better accommodate each individual’s needs. 

If at any point you need further guidance or support to perform to your full potential, our Emerging Talent Recruitment Team is always here to help. Simply reach out to us at emerging.talent@macegroup.com and let us know what you’re comfortable sharing in your own time (we monitor this inbox daily Monday-Friday). Please rest assured that any information you provide will be kept confidential and only used to put the right support in place.  

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