How to apply and what happens next
There is nothing worse than being left hanging during your job search, so we’ve laid out our standard approach to hiring so you know what to expect. We always aim to give you a clear timeline of what will happen when and be transparent about when you can expect to hear from us.
If you see a role you want to apply for, be sure to read the detail thoroughly and if it still feels like a good fit, simply submit a cover letter explaining why you’re the right one for us and a copy of your CV.
After our closing date
We’ll review all the information you’ve provided, so this is where your covering letter can really help win us over! After we shortlist potential candidates, we invite those we feel best suit the role to short telephone interviews. These stage one interviews aim to fill in any gaps in your CV or covering letter and are often between you and our COO, Matt. We aim to keep them to roughly 30 minutes.
After stage one interviews
The selection committee (often made up of two directors and one member from the department we’re hiring for) will choose who to invite to stage two interview. These last approximately one hour and (where possible and safe to do so) are face to face. If that’s not possible then a video interview is offered. Depending on the role, the interview may include a short task which you’ll be briefed on in advance. If you’re coming with a set task be sure to check with us if you have any tech requirements (sound, smoke machine etc). If you get through all that, then the job could be yours!
Don’t see the role you are looking for?
We’re a fast-growing product business and as such, are always on the lookout for talented people. Drop us an email to tell us about yourself, what you are looking for and what you would bring to the team and if the right thing comes up, we’ll know how to get hold of you!
Why join Passenger?
Holidays & Adventures
We offer between 21 & 25 paid holiday days per year (+ Bank Holidays) - Not enough? - don't worry we add extra days for long service to a maximum of 7 extra days (+ Bank Holidays). In addition to time off, our long service payments help fund exciting adventures or new fond memories. For those with 5+ years of service looking for a longer break, we offer an awesome sabbatical scheme too!
Health & Medical
Your physical and mental health is important to us, so to help support you where you need it we provide Private Medical Insurance for all staff that wishes to opt-in. In addition, we also make an annual contribution to any optical expenses you might need, as well as pay for flu jabs, offer a cycle to work scheme and should you want it, we'll furnish you with a fitness tracker of your choice.
Pension & Inflationary Pay Rises
For the first 3 years we'll pay the standard 3%, after your 4th year we'll increase our contribution to 4% and then by 1% year on year until we hit 10% - that could see you with a 15% pension combined pension contribution! In addition, each January we review the reported CPIH inflation for the previous year and increase salaries across the board to match.
EMI Share Scheme
We think it's important that everyone gets to share in the success of our company and that's why we offer every member of the team the option to benefit from the company's financial success. As a Passenger employee, you’ll be eligible to purchase Enterprise Management Incentive (EMI) shares, so you’ll benefit directly from the profit of a successful year for the company.
Where We Work / WFH
Even before the pandemic, we offered remote working policies so we're well versed in running teams in different locations. That said, we know the value of face-to-face interactions and plan to reopen our Bournemouth office when it is safe to do so. From that point onward, new staff should expect to be in the office a minimum of 1 day a week for their first 2 years.
Employee Referral Scheme
Once you've settled in, if you think you know a friend or ex-colleague that might also find this a suitable place to rest their hat, then let them know - if they go on to become a full-time employee at Passenger, we’ll pay a £1,000 finders fee.