Information for job applicants

A quick guide to the different stages of applying for a job vacancy with us.

How to apply

You can search for and apply for jobs on our careers website.

We also offer early career schemes and placements for school leavers and graduates. And we run an annual career returners programme for people who are returning to work after an extended break.

Disability Confident scheme

We’re a member of the Disability Confident scheme. This means that applicants who declare a disability and meet the minimum requirements of the job description are fast-tracked to the first stage of assessment.


You may have to sit a test or a short series of tests before we can consider you for interview. This is usually the case for analytical, clerical or administrative roles. We will give you information ahead of time if you have to sit a test.


Whichever role you apply for, you will need to attend an interview. This will normally be with two members of staff, and it will cover your CV or application form and the skills required for the role. You may have to return for a second interview with a senior manager. If you have applied for a senior or specialist role, there may also be a third interview.

You may also meet someone from our human resources team, who may cover some more competency-based questions. We also use this interview to make sure you fully understand our salary and benefits offer and to give you information about working with us. This interview is usually at the same time as your second interview.

Presentation or seminar

For some roles (eg if you are applying as an experienced economist) you may have to give a seminar or presentation on a paper you have worked on or a topical economic policy issue.

In other areas, such as project management, you may have to present a case study. We will give you the requirements for any presentation ahead of time.

How we’ll contact you

We'll email you after the closing date to let you know if you have got through to the next stage of the selection process.

After you have had an interview, we aim to get back to you within a few weeks.

Pre-employment checks

If we offer you a job, the offer will depend on:

  • satisfactory references
  • security clearance
  • identity checks
  • criminal record checks
  • credit checks
  • proof of qualifications
  • immigration clearance (where relevant).

You will also need to complete a medical questionnaire.

Career Returners Programme

If you’ve had an extended career break and you’re thinking of moving back into a professional role, this could be for you. 

It is a paid, six-month placement starting in April 2021 and it could lead to a permanent job with us. 

We have roles in the following teams:

  • Prudential Regulation Authority
  • Monetary Analysis
  • Financial Stability Strategy & Risk
  • Technology

You can apply for this programme on our careers website from Monday 12 October 2020.

This page was last updated 11 November 2020

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