I worked at University of Manchester full-time (More than a year)
Large employer, so great work-life help, e.g. relaxation and sports sessions. Lots of opportunities for training if you're on the main campus (see below). Fairly well-paid. Generally a good place to work.
However, if you're based in an off-site team (not on the main campus), then you are extremely isolated. No time was made available for us to go onto the main campus to take part in the sessions or training and nobody from main campus every bothered to offer to come over to us.
Also, very little opportunity for promotion in the area I was in. Be aware that you may have to move departments in order to progress, as people tend to stay in the same job for a long time and block the path upwards for other people.
Advice to Management
Involve off-site teams more in your training and programmes, please!
I applied online. The process took 3 weeks. I interviewed at University of Manchester in May-2018.
I had to fill in an online form, then I was invited to an interview. The first part was a test which consisted of answering hypothetical emails using information on the university website and resolving an work based problem. This was a quite short time frame - 20 minutes - for the amount of questions I thought. I was then interviewed by three senior members. They were very friendly and encouraging. I heard back within two days and they were very communicative in the interim, as they had told me they would tell me within one day but had to push the deadline back.
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