Applying to Hastings Direct

We know it’s our colleagues’ talent, dedication and drive that is the secret to our success. So, in order to attract the best people we’ve developed an engaging recruitment process that helps us identify great talent and provide an excellent candidate experience.

If you’ve applied for a role with us then please check out our interview hints and tips.

Our recruitment process is focused on:

  • Ensuring equal opportunities for all
  • Treating all applications in the strictest confidence
  • Hiring the best candidate into the right job
  • Ensuring that all candidates have a seamless recruitment journey with clarity at all stages

Our recruitment process

Stage 1

Upon submitting an application via our careers website, you’ll receive an acknowledgment email confirming our timeframe and receipt of your application.

Stage 2

Screening – this could either be a telephone or video interview depending on the role you’ve applied for.

Stage 3

Interview/s or assessment centre with Hiring Manager.

Stage 4

Outcome – we will let you know if you have been successful. Feedback on your interview will be offered.

Stage 5

Offer of employment

Stage 6

Employment agreement and the commencing of pre-employment check.

Stage 7

On boarding – a guide will be shared with you in advance to help you navigate this process.

Stage 8

Check in ahead of start date.

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.