Colten Care
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Interviews at Colten Care

Here’s what others thought about the interview process at Colten Care.

Interview experience

Based on 191 interviews
Average

Interview difficulty

Based on 191 interviews
Medium

Interview process length

Based on 180 interviews
About a day or two

Interview process at Colten Care

Overall experience

On a scale of 1-10 where 1 is Poor and 10 is Excellent, their rating is 6.

On a scale of 1-10 where 1 is Easy and 10 is Difficult, their rating is 4.

Interview process length
About a day or two
43%
About a week
18%
About two weeks
18%
About a month
12%
More than one month
9%
Most reported steps
On-site interview
78%
Background check
36%
Written test
26%
Problem solving exercises
26%
Phone call/screening
23%
Least reported steps
Take-home/sample work
3%
Drug test
1%
They have no interview
0%

What candidates say about the interview process at Colten Care

  • Lengthy give yourself plenty of time.
    Shared on 22 June 2021 - Clinical lead/Deputy manager - Winchester
  • Easy, like the training
    Shared on 20 June 2020 - Carer Assistant - Chichester, West Sussex
  • Very relaxed
    Shared on 12 October 2017 - Care Assistant for the Elderly - Sturminster Newton, Dorset
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Interview questions at Colten Care

Commonly asked questions, as reported by candidates

  • Work history and what you know about and can offer in the care environment. You can base answers on different job roles if they are relevant. Colten are careful about who they recruit but of course so…
    Shared on 5 November 2018
  • They will take anyone
    Shared on 28 September 2017 - Kitchen Assistant - Ferndown, Dorset
  • When can you start?Are you reliable?
    Shared on 21 July 2017 - Kitchen Staff - United Kingdom

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Interview tips at Colten Care

Dress code for the interview
  • Business casual (e.g. dress slacks)50%
  • Formal (business suit)26%
  • They didn’t have a dress code16%
  • Casual (t-shirt and jeans)6%
  • Special outfit (e.g. protective gear)2%

What advice do candidates give for interviewing at Colten Care

  • Do your homework about the company
    Shared on 12 April 2022 - Chef - Winchester
  • Just be yourself, they are kind and understanding if you are nervous. My experience was positive and I felt valued/listened to.
    Shared on 9 September 2021 - Business Support Assistant - Ringwood, Hampshire
  • Tell it how it is - be open and transparent
    Shared on 26 June 2021 - Currently employed at Colten - Bournemouth, Dorset

The first interview at Colten Care

How candidates got an interview
  • Through Indeed41%
  • Recruiter contacted me18%
  • Other online job site15%
  • Employee referral11%
  • Other11%

How candidates received their first interview at Colten Care

  • word of mouth
    Shared on 11 March 2022 - Home Manager - Lymington, Hampshire
  • I applied through Indeed first of all to get my first interview, however didn't get that job at the time, but was contacted later by Colten Care when another one came up.
    Shared on 26 August 2020 - Senior Administrator - Blandford Forum, Dorset
  • Through indeed
    Shared on 10 February 2019 - Health Care Assistant - Lymington, Hampshire

Common questions about interviews at Colten Care

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