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Now you have done your research and understand what Hitachi Capital has to offer, what life is like working here and you find yourself saying “yes, they are a company I would like to work for", then what is the next step…? We now want to know about you!
At Hitachi Capital, we live and breathe our values everyday, they are what make our culture, our teams and our business what it is today
As a member of the global Hitachi Group, we value the founding spirit of Hitachi, which is built on
Wa – Harmony, Trust and Respect; The willingness to respect the opinions of others and discuss matters in a manner that is thorough and frank, but fair and impartial, and once a conclusion has been reached, to cooperate and work together to reach a common goal.
Makoto – Sincerity, Fairness, Honesty and Integrity; To approach issues open and honestly, without drawing false distinctions between oneself and others. We see ‘Makoto’ as the spirit that inspires the confidence that society has placed in us.
Kaitakusha seishin – Pioneering Spirit and Challenge; A purposeful approach to one’s work based on individual initiative, to create new business by pursuing new, untried goals.
As a financial services provided we do have a minimum criteria for all applicants
Hitachi Capital (UK) PLC recognises the importance of employing the best people, with the best skills, abilities, potential and who share and demonstrate our values. We therefore require all employees (including contingent workers) to complete pre-employment screening as part of their offer of employment. Dependent upon the position within the company, candidates are requested to undergo checks appropriate to the level of post for which they are being considered.
We work closely with an international Pre-Employment Screening Partner, Security Watchdog, to ensure that Pre-Employment Screening is delivered on time and with minimum impact to the recruitment process.
Hitachi Capital (UK) PLC is an Equal Opportunities employer and we welcome applicants from all backgrounds
Your Hitachi Capital journey
We feel it is important to let you know what to expect from us as soon as you choose to apply for a role with Hitachi Capital
The beginning of your Hitachi Capital Journey
All applications will be reviewed by our dedicated recruitment team to ensure it meets our criteria and we have all the information we need to process your application. We believe in providing a high quality experience for candidates and that all selection decisions are made objectively on the basis of merit. Candidates will be assessed on their skills, attributes, experience and potential to work within our Values.
We ensure you are provided with the information and support you need to demonstrate your abilities and make an informed decision about a career with us. Browse our company website to find out information about Hitachi Capital and read testimonials from our current staff to find out more about their journeys at Hitachi Capital. You'll find out information about our products, services, markets, trends, current activities and priorities. Should you decide to apply, we wish you success with your application and look forward to welcoming you on board!
How to apply
If you see a vacancy you are interested in please click on the apply button, this will take you through to Hitachi’s global recruitment system where you can complete your application. You will be asked to upload an up to date copy of your cv and complete an online application. If you can’t finish it at one time don’t worry, as you will be asked to create a candidate profile so you can login and complete your application at any time.
We know applying for a role can be daunting so we have outlined some hints and tips which will aid you in completing your application with us
Creating a CV
We recommend you updating your CV so it gives us a clear understanding of your career, education and achievements to date. We also recommend you writing a covering letter summarising your career, your skills and why you would like to work for us.
Get the basics right
There is no right or wrong way to write a CV, but include your personal contact details, education and qualifications, work history, experience and relevant skills to the job you are applying for.
A successful CV is always well presented, use the same font throughout, use bullet points to outline your duties in a role and make sure the layout is well structured.
Make the most of your achievements
For each role, outline your key achievements separately from your key responsibilities
Make the most of your experience
Use positive language for example ‘responsible for, developed, organised and created’ to ensure you really selling yourself and your suitability for the role.
We can’t stress this enough. Before you sit down to write your cover letter, research our business and the job you’re applying for.
What to include in your cover letter
When you write your covering letter it should start by firstly explaining why it is that you’re writing to us, remember to keep it relevant to the role you are applying for. You should explain why you are suitable for the job outlining your skills and personal qualities as well as emphasising how you can add value to our business.
Once you have selected a role you would like to apply for this will take you through to our online application, where you will be required to complete your personal details and attach your CV and covering letter.
We ask you to take your time in completing the application, remember we will review your application based on the information provided so it is always worth investing a little time at this stage.
If you have not found a role suitable for you on our open vacancies, then please submit your details through our Talent Network. We may not have the right position for you right now, however, no one can predict the future and we will keep your details in our Talent Network and contact you when a suitable position arises.
Here are some useful tips which will help you prepare before your interview with us
As we know going to an interview can be a daunting prospect so preparing is key, it will give you more confidence and support you in performing at your best on the day.
Do your research! Study our website and find out as much as you can about what we do. Understand the role, pay attention to the person specification as it is likely the interviewers will ask to evidence your skills and experience against this. Review your CV and highlight any duties or achievements which are specific to the role you are applying for with a view to speaking about this at interview. Finally, prepare questions to ask the interviewers, remember this is your opportunity to gather information from your interviewer.
Ensure you present yourself appropriately at interview, first impressions are lasting impressions. Build rapport with the interviewers this will help to make you feel more comfortable when it comes to the interview. Take a copy of your CV, the job specification and your research to the interview, this will help to prompt you during the interview. Communicate in a clear and concise manner with the interviewers but most importantly, be yourself!
Remember, other candidates may have similar abilities, employment and academic experience to you, so think about how you might distinguish yourself and make yourself stand out from the rest.
If you are asked to provide a presentation make sure it follows the brief and links to the role you are interviewing for - and ensure you practice it before the interview!
A useful technique is to assemble evidence and make notes of what you've achieved in the past. A useful strategy for answering questions based on your strengths and achievements is to use the STAR technique:
Situation - Briefly describe the where, when and who.
Task - Outline the task or objective and what you hoped to achieve.
Action - Describe what you did - focus on your role and your input.
Result - What the outcome was and the skills you developed.
Really think about our values and how you can portray them.
From our values based interviews all we want to do is get to know more about you and how you can help us achieve our long term strategy and how we can help you achieve your long term career at Hitachi!
How we select the next
We use a variety of selection methods during the interview process; we feel you should be familiar with these methods to help you understand our process
As we hire a variety of people we have designed our selection process to suit the types of roles we are recruiting for, we have outlined below the types of methods we use. However, you will be advised what the selection method is prior to your interview by a member of dedicated recruitment team.
This is an opportunity for us to gain an overall understanding of you, your experience and what you are looking for in your next opportunity and for you to ask us any questions. The telephone interviews with either be with a hiring manager or with one of our dedicated resourcing team.
Face to Face Interviews
Our face to face interviews are more in depth and we will want to know about your career history and your long term career aspirations, these interviews will also include a values based questions.
Depending on the type of role, we may ask you to undertake a role play which is typically for our telephone based roles. Here we are wanting you to demonstrate your communication and telephone manner.
We will provide you with a brief of what we require you to present well in advance of your presentation and during the presentation we want to see how you have interpreted our brief, your delivery and the content of your presentation.
Our insight days are designed to be relaxed and informal, we will provide you with an overview of the company, department and role you are applying for. The day will involve a series of activities and a short values based interview.
With some of our technical roles we will ask you to complete an online assessment so we can evaluate your specific skill set which is key to the role you are applying for.
Hear from our people
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There is an ever growing focus on keeping people happy at work, which can be seen through committees and reward schemes which I think will be paramount as we continue to grow the business.Read the full testimonial
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