Q.1 How do I apply for an advertised position?
When you find a vacancy that interests you the application process is simple.
To apply online click the ‘apply’ button found at the bottom of the job advert. You can start your application and then come back to it and finish it later.
Please allow sufficient time to complete your application. When you have finished the application form click the ‘submit’ button; you will shortly receive an email confirming that we have your form. Please enter your e-mail address carefully as we will use this email address for all future correspondence.
Returning to your application:
If you have previously registered with us and want to complete a previously saved application, simply enter your username (your email address), password and security answer to access your details.
If you have any difficulties logging back into the system please contact the Recruitment Team on 01757 612546.
If you have already created a user profile, you can log-in to access your account to amend your personal data, enter your username (your email address), password and security answer to access your details.
Q.2 Where is Drax Power located?
The majority of our workforce is based at the power station which is located near Selby, North Yorkshire with nearby motorway links to the M62, M1 and A1. It is within commuting distance of major cities such as Leeds, York, Doncaster and Hull.
Q.3 Do you provide relocation assistance?
We have a relocation assistance policy which is applied where appropriate.
Q.4 What happens to my application after I have applied?
Once you have submitted your application form you will receive an email confirming that we have your application. Please enter your e-mail address carefully as we will use this email address for all future correspondence.
Q.5 What security checks will I undergo?
Changes to the law to prevent illegal working require all new employees to produce an original form of identification. Guidance on this will be included in any formal offer of employment. Two satisfactory references will be required in addition to documentary evidence of academic and professional qualifications, and registration with professional bodies.
Q.6 Will I have to complete a medical?
If we offer you employment we will ask that you complete medical assessment questionnaires, which are returned directly to the Occupational Health Department. These may be followed up by a medical assessment if this is felt appropriate by the Occupational Health Department.
Q.7 What will happen to the information I give on the Equal Opportunities form?
Drax Power is committed to achieving equality of opportunity at work. It is imperative that we continue to attract, recruit and retain the very best talent from the widest possible pool and the information sought through the Equal Opportunities information helps us to monitor this.
The information you provide is not used as a recruitment and selection tool, we recruit purely on merit and treat all individuals fairly and impartially.
Q.8 What if I have any queries about how my application is progressing?
If you have any queries regarding your application please email email@example.com or telephone 01757 612546.
Q.9 What are the next steps if I am short-listed?
If you are shortlisted you will be contacted to advise you of the next steps. Here at Drax Power Limited we recruit people into a wide variety of different roles and we use different techniques, depending on the position, to make sure that we get the best person for the job. As part of the recruitment process you might be asked to participate in an assessment centre, testing (aptitude, personality or psychometric) and interview.
Q.10 If I am not successful, will you let me know?
You will be contacted by email about of the outcome of your application.
Q.11 How do i find out about new vacancies?
Please keep checking our ‘Vacancies’ page for opportunities at Drax Power Limited. To complete a speculative application click on the ‘Register interest in future vacancies’ link to submit your details. These will be added to our Talent Bank and we may review your application when future opportunities arise.
Q.12 Does Drax Power work with recruitment agencies?
Sometimes we place vacancies with recruitment agencies in addition to advertising. However, we do not accept approaches/CVs from recruitment agencies for roles which are advertised directly by Drax Power.