Careers FAQ - European Medical Journal

Careers FAQ

Interested in a career with EMJ, but don’t know where to start? You can find the answers to a range of frequently asked career questions below:

Who can apply for a position at EMJ?

We welcome applications from anyone who has the relevant skills, share the same values and has the right to work in the UK.

Can I apply for more vacancies at the same time?

If the roles align with your background and ambition, you are welcome to apply for more than one job at EMJ.

Do I need to have a medical degree to be able to apply for roles at EMJ?

Specific roles may require a medical degree. However, if a higher education is required, this will be mentioned in the job requirements section for each job.

I want to apply for one of your vacancies, but I do not have the right to work in the UK. Will you sponsor me?

Having the right to work in the UK is a condition of employment and unfortunately, we are not able to sponsor visas at the moment.

Where do I find the current open positions?

All live vacancies are advertised on our Careers page.

I would like to join EMJ but there are not relevant vacancies advertised at the moment. Can I send you my application to be added to your database?

If you would like to be added to our talent pool, please email our Recruitment team at [email protected] with your CV and an introductory email about you and your ideal job or department. We will then add you to database for a duration of 12 months. If after 12 months no progress has been made, we will then delete all your data and you will have to email us again.

How long should I wait to hear back after my application?

We aim to evaluate applications as they come in but because of a greater response some roles may receive, it may take as a little longer to contact all candidates.

Where can I find the closing date of the vacancy?

The closing date for applications will be specified in the job advert. If a closing date is not mentioned, the role will be live until the position is filled. However, we encourage early applications in both cases as we aim to review applications throughout the advertising period and reserve the right to close the advert early.

Can I get feedback on my application?

Unfortunately, due to the high volume of applications we receive, we are not able to provide feedback to candidates who are not invited to an interview.

How many steps are in the recruitment process?

Should you be shortlisted for a position, recruitment process starts with a call from the recruitment team. This initial contact will be a chance to review your CV and discuss the next steps in our process.

Next, you will be invited to a competency-based interview. Here, we assess your skillset and understand how you could fulfil the role.

If your initial interview is successful, we will invite you for a values interview. This unique form of interview allows us to ascertain we have aligned values and we will both enjoy working together.

Who do I contact if I need support applying for a job?

Should you be shortlisted for a position, recruitment process starts with a call from the recruitment team. This initial contact will be a chance to review your CV and discuss the next steps in our process.

If you are considering joining EMJ, we would love to hear from you.

For a fair and transparent recruitment process, we encourage all interested candidate to submit their application through the system. If for personal reasons, it’s difficult for you or you need support to apply online, please contact our Recruitment team at [email protected] who will be happy to assist with the application process and consider other options to apply.

How can I prepare for my interview?

If you’ve reached the interview stage, congratulations!

There are a few things we recommend you consider to prepare for your interview:

• First, do your research on EMJ and find out as much as you can
• Review the Job Description again so you are clear on what the job involves
• Think about your achievements and how you could share them
• Read through our Values
• If the interview is in person, plan your journey in advance allowing for any potential transport delays

Our recruitment team will guide you through the process and you will always know the format of an interview stage

How can I withdraw my application?

If your circumstances have changed and you no longer wish to be considered for the position you applied for, please inform our Recruitment team at [email protected].

Should you have reached an interview stage, please notify the Recruitment team member you have been in contact with.

Are the interviews held in person or remotely?

We would like to give the opportunity to everyone invited to an interview to meet us in person, to see the office and explore the potential office commute. Ideally, we would hold one of the interviews online and one in person in the office, although we are flexible and will take into consideration everyone’s circumstance before committing to it.

Do you offer flexible working?

Our colleagues will continue to have the option to work from home, the office or hybrid. Because of the nature of some departments, some roles are required to be in the office full time, but flexible working is reviewed on a case-by-case basis as we know that one size does not fit all.

Can I work in the office full time even the position offers hybrid work?

You are welcome to work from the office as many days as you wish.

Where is your office?

Our office is based in the City of London, 88 Wood Street, EC2V 7RS. The office is closed to the main train and underground stations such as, Liverpool Street and Cannon Street stations (approximately a 10 minute walk) or St. Paul’s, Moorgate, and Bank underground stations (approximately a 5 minute walk).

What do you think are the best things about working at EMJ?

The people and our culture are the best things about us. You will be joining an organisation where everyone believes in our mission and support each other.

Is EMJ committed to equal opportunities?

EMJ is committed to fostering, cultivating, and preserving a culture of diversity, equity, and inclusion.

Our people are the most valuable asset we have. The collective sum of the individual differences, knowledge, inventiveness, self-expression, unique capabilities, and talent that our employees invest in their work represents a significant part of not only our culture but our reputation and the company’s achievements.

We encourage applications from a wide range of backgrounds. EMJ is an equal opportunity employer committed to providing a safe and inclusive workspace for everyone, no matter who you are or where you come from.

Please read our full Diversity and Inclusion policy here.

I still have some recruitment related questions that have not been answered, how do I get in touch?

Please contact our Recruitment team at [email protected] and they will respond to any question you may have. Please allow up to five working days to respond.

I have recruitment related feedback.

Feedback is important to us as we always look to improve our processes and procedures. Please contact our Recruitment Team at [email protected] with any suggestions you may have.