Frequently asked questions
- I haven’t got a full work permit for the UK. Can I still apply to work at Culina?
- I’ve applied for a vacancy in my local depot but have yet to get a reply. What should I do?
- I’m having technical difficulties, how do I know if my application has been submitted?
- I can’t remember my username and password.
- Can a Microsoft Word CV be copied and pasted into the CV section?
- How do I update/change my CV?
- How do I apply for a career vacancy?
- How many career vacancies can I apply to?
- Can I change the answers to a Screening Questionnaire after I've already taken it?
- How do I know what career vacancies I might have already applied to?
- I have accepted a position at another company. How can I remove my name from consideration?
- How do I apply for a possible position in a depot that hasn’t opened yet?
- I don’t have access to the internet. Can I send my CV in the post?
- Does Culina offer industrial work placements or student placements?
- When will I hear about my application?
- What happens if I miss the closing date?
I haven’t got a full work permit for the UK. Can I still apply to work at Culina?We always welcome interest from overseas applicants but you’ll need to have the right to work in the UK before you can apply for any of our vacancies. Unfortunately, we can’t sponsor work permits so please arrange yours before you apply. back to top ↑
I’ve applied for a vacancy in my local depot but have yet to get a reply. What should I do?All our recruitment is managed by a central recruitment department, so if you want to know how your application's going, or want some feedback on it, call the Recruitment Administrator. back to top ↑
I’m having technical difficulties, how do I know if my application has been submitted?Try logging back onto www.culinacareers.co.uk and carry on with your application.
Next restart your internet browser, log back onto www.culinacareers.co.uk and continue with your application.
If this is the first time you've applied, you'll get an email within 48 hours to let you know if your application has been successful. If you've completed an application form or uploaded your CV, successful or not, you'll get the chance to amend the application form or CV rather than reregister or apply again.
If entering your CV to the system, but not applying to a job, you will see a confirmation screen with all the information you entered during the submission process. You can choose to edit the CV profile if the information is incomplete, incorrect, or was missed during its creation. back to top ↑
I can’t remember my username and password.We recommend that you use your email address as your user name. Otherwise try using the "Retrieve My Password" option. You can get to this from the Career Centre, which can be found on the browse vacancies page. Enter the email address you used when you created your CV profile. We will not only email your password information but also your username. If you cannot remember the email address you used, then you will have to create a new CV profile altogether. back to top ↑
Can a Microsoft Word CV be copied and pasted into the CV section?Yes. Access your CV in Microsoft Word, copy your CV by using the “Select All” feature in the Edit menu, or highlight the text you want to copy from the file and click on the “Copy” icon in your toolbar. Then, go to the CV Profile section and press the “Ctrl” and “V” buttons at the same time on your keyboard to paste the information into the CV field. Some hidden formatting codes can make your CV look jumbled when you paste it. Use the toolbar at the top of the CV input field to make adjustments to your CV format. If you are using Internet Explorer, you may need to disable your pop up blocker in order to paste into the field. back to top ↑
How do I update/change my CV?Click on the Career Centre link and then the option "View/Edit my CV Profile". You will then need to log in. Your CV profile will then be displayed to you. To make changes to it, click on the “Edit CV” link on the right-hand side of the screen. Make your updates and then click the "Continue" button at the bottom of the form. Your edits will be immediately available to the recruiting staff. back to top ↑
How do I apply for a career vacancy?Once you have found a vacancy you want to apply to, choose an option of how you heard about the vacancy from the list and click the “Submit your CV” button at the bottom of the Career Details page. If you are not logged in, the system will prompt you to do so to complete the process. You will have an option to review and/or edit your CV before submitting it. back to top ↑
How many career vacancies can I apply to?You can apply to all the vacancies that fit your qualifications. You can apply only once to the same vacancy. back to top ↑
Can I change the answers to a Screening Questionnaire after I've already taken it?Screening Questionnaires cannot be edited once they are completed. They are not timed tests, so please take your time to think about your answers before completing the questions. back to top ↑
How do I know what career vacancies I might have already applied to?Log in and click on the Career Centre tab. You will see a link to view your “CV Submission History”. Click on that link to see all the vacancies to which you previously submitted an application. back to top ↑
I have accepted a position at another company. How can I remove my name from consideration?Simply access the CV Submission History link on the Career Centre tab. When you see your name on the list of positions that you’ve applied for, select the "Remove" icon in the Actions column. back to top ↑
How do I apply for a possible position in a depot that hasn’t opened yet?
I don’t have access to the internet. Can I send my CV in the post?We're sorry but we can now only accept applications though our online application process. As you can imagine, we receive a number of applications every week and it would be impossible to take the time to read each one, particularly when everyone has a different way of laying out the information on their CV.
For those who don't have internet access at home you could use UK online centers which are based in your community. Even your local library may have computers which have free internet access. back to top ↑
Does Culina offer industrial work placements or student placements?Unfortunately we don't offer work placements in our depots. back to top ↑
When will I hear about my application?When you have completed your online application you will receive an email to the email address that you have provided confirming that we have received your application. Based on the details you supplied the company will decide if they'd like to invite you to the next stage in the process. If they do you will receive an invitation via email to the next stage in the process. If you're unsuccessful you'll receive an email to tell you as soon as possible. back to top ↑
What happens if I miss the closing date?Unfortunately we can’t accept any applications after the closing date has passed for a vacancy. If you’ve missed the closing date for a role then why not register your interest with us here? Then we’ll keep you up-to-date with any other opportunities which might interest you in the future. back to top ↑