Applying to Hastings Direct

We’re proud to employ the very best people around. We know it is their talent, dedication and drive that is the secret to our success. So, in order to bring in not only the best people, but also the right ones, we’ve developed an objective recruitment process that helps us identify great talent and provide a world class candidate experience.

Our process is focused on:

  • Ensuring equality of opportunities for all
  • Treating all applications in the strictest confidence
  • Appointing the very best person for the job

It is an approach that has seen Hastings Direct become a destination for really talented people.

Three steps to your next role

At Hastings Direct, you'll be joining a culture where your personal experience, ideas and thinking is highly valued - so make sure you demonstrate it in your application. There are just three key steps to finding your next career challenge.


Once you decide on the role you want to apply for, you'll need to set up an account on our online application system. You can revisit the site and review your application's status at any time. You'll need to provide us with some personal details, answer some questions and you'll have the opportunity to upload your CV.

Getting to know you

If your online application is successful, we'll contact you for a telephone interview. This will give us a clear understanding of your skills and why you've applied for the role.

Meeting face-to-face

This stage involves formal interview(s) usually with a leader from the business area. We may also ask you to complete an assessment or questionnaire to give you the best chance to demonstrate your skills. Once the interview process is over, we'll tell you the outcome in a straightforward way. To help you perform well on the day, we've pulled together some interview tips and advice for you. And to help you find our offices use the maps our pages for Bexhill-on-Sea, Leicester and London.

Frequently asked questions

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Our use of agencies

At Hastings Direct we try to fill our vacancies without the help of agencies or partners. On the rare occasion that we can't fill a role ourselves, we'll only use agencies that we trust and that are on our preferred supplier list. Only agencies on our list can provide us with CVs requested by our in-house recruitment team. Consequently, we aren’t in a position to accept any speculative CVs from agencies who aren’t on our list.

If you're interested in providing recruitment services to Hastings Direct, please email us at We'll keep your details for consideration as and when we need to. Thank you.