Guaranteed Interview scheme rejection

Hi all, hopefully someone can advise, I applied for a Band 2 support worker job with the NHS they asked for someone with preferably a NVQ2, as I had the NVQ and a level 2 BTEC, a level 3 diploma Level 2 numeracy and literacy, IT skills, extensive care and customer service experience, I comsidered myself to be fully, if not over qualified for the job, and confident of an interview, just to extra double check I definately get the interview as I desperatley need a job, I ticked the disability box, stated what it was and declared that I wished to be interviewed under the guaranteed interview scheme...I got an email yesterday stating that I've not got an interview. I sent an email back staing my qualifications and the fact I was guaranteed an interview...no reply...I emailed the nurse whose name appeared on my rejection email, as it said to ask her to clarify why I'm not being Interviewed, she emailed back saying she doesn't know but I probably didn't meet the criteria, so I sent a reply again staing all my qualifications, and that I should have been interviewed on them alone, and that I was also guaranteed an interview...no reply...so no interview, no job, and no answers as to why
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  • tomtontom
    tomtontom Posts: 7,929 Forumite
    In order to be guaranteed an interview you need to meet the minimum criteria, which is more than a list of qualifications. Did you complete a supporting statement explaining how you can demonstrate these?

    You do come across a little pushy, this might be off putting to an employer. I'd move on, but think about how you might speak with an employer next time - using a little more diplomacy ;)
  • DJK123
    DJK123 Posts: 6 Forumite
    Not pushy mate just extremely p&(:&ed off, and I did meet the minimum criteria, and I did the supporting statement to show this. The employer stated that she didn't believe that I had met the minimum criteria as in having an NVQ 2 which I have plus more.
  • GlasweJen
    GlasweJen Posts: 7,451 Forumite
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    The person who short listed for the interview wouldn't have seen anything but your qualifications and personal statement. The interview is only guaranteed if you make it through the first sifting of the applications. You might need to re-look at the application and see how you can better communicate your experience and qualifications.

    As for calling the lead nurse of the department - are you mental? You've just burned a bridge right there, even if you do get an interview next time you'll be rejected for being the person who phoned up demanding an interview interrupting her work day.
  • DomRavioli
    DomRavioli Posts: 3,136 Forumite
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    DJK123 wrote: »
    Not pushy mate just extremely p&(:&ed off, and I did meet the minimum criteria, and I did the supporting statement to show this. The employer stated that she didn't believe that I had met the minimum criteria as in having an NVQ 2 which I have plus more.

    What is your NVQ in?

    And how many years relevant experience?
  • Savvy_Sue
    Savvy_Sue Posts: 46,017 Forumite
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    Shortlisting is a tick box exercise in many places, and I'm just wondering how easy you made it for the panel to tick all the boxes?

    If you really want to push this further, there must be an HR dept. It is possible that the shortlisting panel weren't fully aware of the 'guaranteed interview' scheme, or that you just didn't present your experience and qualifications clearly enough.

    We have sometimes found on giving feedback (which we don't often do) that we say "you didn't have X and our shortlisted candidates did", and the person says "But I do have X, I thought that would be obvious from Y". NOTHING is obvious: it has to be spelled out.
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  • Richie-from-the-Boro
    Richie-from-the-Boro Posts: 6,945 Forumite
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    edited 4 March 2016 at 8:33PM
    DJK123 wrote: »
    Not pushy mate just extremely p&(:&ed off, and I did meet the minimum criteria, and I did the supporting statement to show this. The employer stated that she didn't believe that I had met the minimum criteria as in having an NVQ 2 which I have plus more.

    As an employer is not legally required to meet the commitments of the 'two ticks' scheme, even if they did the two ticks, you have no legal recourse whatsoever. You come across angry, pushy and short tempered here ..... as an interviewer selecting from a shortlist I wonder if even I would have given you the gift of an interview. As Dom & others have stated "more than a list of qualifications" is required to fulfil a role. Try not to let your 'desperation' manifest itself in being further disenfranchised from opportunity. Best of luck.
    I sent an email back stating my qualifications and the fact I was guaranteed an interview
    Disclaimer : Everything I write on this forum is my opinion. I try to be an even-handed poster and accept that you at times may not agree with these opinions or how I choose to express them, this is not my problem. The Disabled : If years cannot be added to their lives, at least life can be added to their years - Alf Morris - ℜ
  • DJK123 wrote: »
    Not pushy mate just extremely p&(:&ed off, and I did meet the minimum criteria, and I did the supporting statement to show this. The employer stated that she didn't believe that I had met the minimum criteria as in having an NVQ 2 which I have plus more.

    What is your NVQ2 in? What did the minimum criteria state?

    Band 2 NHS jobs are highly competitive. What area is it in? Do you have experience in that specific area. I have known band 2 and band3 jobs only shortlist those with desirable and essential criteria as so many applied. As in hundreds of people.

    I can't think that you have done yourself any favours in assertively pursuing the recruiters either. What is your disability?
  • DJK123
    DJK123 Posts: 6 Forumite
    edited 4 March 2016 at 11:49PM
    My NVQ is in health and social care, I have over 15 years experience in care and 3 years running a sheltered housing scheme. This is my second application under the guaranteed interview scheme, the first was for a band 3 and I was interviewed, but never heard back. Disability is dyscalculia and dyslexia, I don't tend to put it down on applications, but I've been out of work for a while and bills are coming in quicker then I can pay them, so I took advantage of the scheme in order to secure an interview
  • Savvy_Sue
    Savvy_Sue Posts: 46,017 Forumite
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    I'm just wondering, did the dyslexia 'show' on your application?

    One of my siblings would really struggle to complete an application form in their own hand-writing, and certainly when they were younger it would have been virtually impossible to decipher what was written.
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  • DJK123
    DJK123 Posts: 6 Forumite
    Its not handwritten its one of there own forms so its completed online
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