Application process

As we’re a global company, our recruitment processes vary slightly from country to country. However, they generally follow this process and timeline. If you’re unsuccessful at any stage, we’ll notify you by email.

You can start your application here. Our online application system walks you through the process step by step. Your application should include a CV/resume, no longer than two pages, that provides information about your skills, achievements, education, work history and role responsibilities.

Your online application should only take about 10 minutes to complete, if you have your CV/resume and covering letter ready. You’ll be emailed an automated confirmation of your application as soon as we receive it.

Most of our roles are advertised for a period of two weeks, but our hiring managers continually review applications – so don’t delay, apply today!

After submitting your application, you may be invited undertake an online skills test or to complete a video interview. Further details on these stages can be seen below.

Skills test

Skill tests allow us to get a better picture of your suitability for the role by testing areas relevant to the job such as proof reading, numerical comprehension and verbal reasoning. Each skills test should take no more than 15 minutes and you will be asked to complete them within 48 hours of receiving the invitation, meaning you can complete them at a time that is convenient to you.

If you are invited to undertake a skills test, you will receive an email including full instructions as well as the opportunity to practise before starting each test.

Video Interview

Video interviewing allows us to get to know a bit more about you, your background and why you feel you would be a good match for our team. You will be asked a series of questions and will be given a set time to prepare each answer, then a set time to record your response.

If you are invited to complete a video interview, you will be sent an email including a link with full instructions explaining how to set up, practise, and record your video interview.

Completing your video interview should take no more than 30 minutes in total and our software allows you to complete this on your laptop or smartphone. You will just need an internet connection and a camera. Once completed, your video interview will be sent to the hiring manager to review.

See more information about video interviews.


After reviewing your application and (where applicable) your completed skills test / video interview, the hiring manager will then send out invitations to face to face interviews. Our email invitations have a self-scheduling tool, so you can choose from a number of available dates. We aim to respond to all candidates one way or the other within two weeks after the vacancy closing date.


Our competency based interviews enable you to demonstrate that you’ve got the skills, behaviours and competencies needed for the role. We use a range of interview tests and will let you know about them in advance. Your interview will last about one hour and will involve two recruiting managers talking about the role and your CV/resume and work history.

We aim to get back to candidates within two weeks of an interview.

Competency-based questions are interview questions that require candidates to provide real-life examples as the basis of their answers. Candidates should explain why they made certain decisions, how they implemented these decisions and why certain outcomes took place. A structured approach to answering competency based interview  is using the STAR (situation, task, action and result) method to structure your answers is a useful way to communicate important points clearly and concisely. For every answer you give identify the:

  • Situation/task – describe the task that needed to be completed or the situation you were confronted with
  • Action – Explain what you did and how and why you did it
  • Result – Describe the outcome of your actions


Congratulations! If you’re successful, the hiring manager or a member of our HR team will get in touch with you and offer you the role. All unsuccessful candidates will be notified once the offer has been made.


Welcome to the team! When you accept, we’ll confirm a start date and collect your references. We’ll also send you a contract of employment telling you all about your new role here with us.

Right to work in the UK

Taylor & Francis are unable to employ anyone who does not have the right to work in the UK. We are also unable to apply for work permits for individual jobs until all UK and European Economic Area employment sources have been exhausted. Further information is available at