Frequently Asked Questions

CIM want to give you a great candidate experience, so we have answered the most asked questions. If you have another question that we haven’t answered, please use our contact us details below to get in touch.


Yes, you can apply for an open vacancy if you live abroad and have the right to work in the UK. CIM does not hold a sponsorship licence with the Home Office and as our roles are UK based, we are unable to consider applications from those who do not have the right to work in the UK.

Yes, just make sure that your application demonstrates the necessary skills and experience required for the role.

We cannot accept CVs via email. All applicants need to complete our online application form to be considered for a role.

If you can't find the role you are looking for on our careers page, this means that we are no longer accepting applications for this role.

Sometimes we will partner with a preferred recruitment agency with to support us with recruitment. If you have applied for a role through an agency, the agency will be your point of contact. So, if you have any questions about your application, please speak to them directly.

Interview process

There are three steps to starting your CIM journey.…

Apply for the vacancy you are interested in online. You will need to submit a copy of your most up to date CV and any supporting information like a cover letter. If your application requires a sample of your work, this will be written on the job advert.

If your application demonstrates the relevant skills and experience for the role, you will be invited for an interview. Typically, our interview process is one or two stages.

Congratulations! We will be delighted to offer you position at CIM. A member of our HR team will call you to go through your offer and next steps.

Most commonly we use competency based or situational based questions to get to know you.

Additional stages, interviews or tasks may be required for different roles. For example, candidates applying for an IT role may be asked to complete a real-life scenario-based task during their interview.

The purpose of an interview is to learn more about you, give you an insight into the role, CIM, our culture and values. Our interviews also give you the opportunity to get to know us better. So be sure to ask plenty questions!

Full details of your interview will be discussed with you from the beginning.

Most interviews last up to 60 minutes, however it can vary from role to role. During this time, you will have the opportunity to ask any questions you may have.

Interviews usually take place at our office, Moor Hall in Cookham, or on the phone and virtually. This can vary from role to role, but all details of your interview will be discussed with you beforehand.

We have introduced a hybrid working approach at CIM, with most teams working two days a week from the office in

Cookham, Maidenhead. This may vary from role to role.

This varies from role to role. We aim to give you interview feedback within a week of your interview but sometimes this

can be longer if we are still holding interviews.

We understand it takes time to prepare for an interview so, we endeavour to provide feedback after every interview.

Working at CIM

Yes absolutely, we will make reasonable adjustments as and when necessary to make sure you can overcome any

substantial disadvantages you may have doing your job and progressing in work.

Unfortunately, we currently do not offer work experience placements or volunteering positions.

Your referees should include your present, or most recent employer, plus other referees for past employers covering the

last five years.

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