When it comes to making your application and moving through Challenger’s selection process we want to give you the best possible chance for success. We’ve put together some information to assist you through our recruitment process.
Our hiring process
The application and hiring process when you apply for a role at Challenger may include seven stages. The number of stages will be dependent upon the nature of the position. During the selection process we will keep you updated on how your application is progressing.
1. Search and apply
2. Phone interview
3. Formal interview/s
4. Psychometric and competency assessments
5. Work reference checks
6. Background checks
Search and apply
It’s easy to find an opportunity that suits you; you can make it easier for yourself if you search by job field, location, keyword or role type. Once you've found a role of interest, make sure you read through the full position profile. You can then click the apply online button, accept the privacy statement and start creating your application.
From there you will be required to upload your CV and answer some questions as part of your application. You will also be required to upload your contact details, so we can confirm receipt of your application and keep you updated throughout the application process.
If you can't find your dream job within our current vacancies, click the sign in button and create a profile. We'll send you email alerts when relevant roles become available. To create your profile simply upload your CV and answer a few questions about the types of roles are interested in.
If your application meets the selection criteria for the position you have applied for, our talent acquisition team may contact you for an initial phone interview.
This is your opportunity to speak directly with the hiring manager, talk through your relevant work experience and understand more about the role.
Challenger offers a unique and challenging work environment, and we look for people who demonstrate our core attributes. Our people are collaborative, highly engaged and diverse, and are passionate about achieving results.
Challenger’s formal interview process generally consists of two stages; however, this may change depending on the level of the role. Our interview format uses behavioural based interview questions. We believe that past behaviour is an excellent predictor of future performance. You will be asked a series of questions to discuss your skills and experience, so we can work to understand your competencies and determine your fit for the role and our work environment.
The interview will also give you with the chance to ask questions and find out additional information to help you decide whether the position is right for you.
Psychometric and competency assessments
For some roles you may be asked to complete psychometric and competency assessments. This is usually completed between the 1st and 2nd interview stage. We use SHL assessments which are completed online. Assessments include numerical, inductive and verbal reasoning as well as an Occupational Personality Questionnaire (OPQ).
Before receiving a formal offer of employment, we will need to complete two references checks from your most recent employers.
All new employees need to complete background checks. You'll also need to tell us about any criminal history and bankruptcy details. Background checks helps us ensure that you've got the right qualifications and identifies any possible issues that may prevent you from performing the role.
Once your letter of offer is ready we will ask you to login to the candidate portal, review your letter of offer and accept with the click of a button.
Once you've accepted your employment offer, you'll receive an email providing you with a link to commence your onboarding. Here you will find all the information you need to know before you start.