Recruitment Process

We take great care in selecting applicants whose values and beliefs align with our own corporate purpose and values.

If you are committed to ongoing learning, being innovative in your approach and thinking, challenging the status quo and putting clients at that heart of your decision making, then State Trustees is looking for you to join our team.

To help you understand our recruitment process and to ensure you know what to expect, here is an outline of the typical stages that a successful applicant will progress through.

Online Application

People interested in joining State Trustees should apply for specific roles that are advertised under the Job Search section of our website. This will ensure thorough consideration is given to every individual application.

Acknowledgement of Application

Once you have submitted your online application, you will receive an email from our recruitment team acknowledging receipt of your application.

Telephone Interview

If progressed to this stage, a member of the recruitment team will contact you for a short telephone interview. It is likely that this discussion will take between 10-20 minutes. As this will be the initial contact you have with us, the recruitment process will be explained to you and indicative timeframes given. This is also an excellent opportunity to clarify any questions you may have.


Based on the information you have provided in your application and during the phone interview, you may be invited to attend a face-to-face interview. These will typically involve individuals such as the team leader or manager of the role, and may include a member of the recruitment team. You will be asked questions about your skills and experience and how these relate to the role you have applied for- State Trustees uses a competency-based interviewing model. Most importantly you will be asked about your values, what motivates you, why you would like to join the team at State Trustees and your cultural fit with our organisation.


Ability or aptitude testing will be included as a step in our recruitment process. These tests provide us with additional information about your aptitude in areas such as numerical or verbal reasoning as well as your ability to learn new things. Once completed, feedback on the tests can be made available upon request.

For some specific roles, additional forms of assessment may be undertaken. Details of these will be explained to all applicants at the interview stage.

Reference Checks

You will be asked to provide contact details for at least two referees (usually your current or previous Manager/Supervisor) who can confirm your work experience and comment on your skills and experience relevant to the role you have applied for.

Background checks

Employment at State Trustees is conditional upon a satisfactory National Criminal History check and Anti-Money Laundering (AML) check.

State Trustees reserves the right to withdraw an offer of employment on the basis of an unsatisfactory National Criminal History Check or AML check.

Offer of Employment with State Trustees

If successful, you will be offered the opportunity to join our team. This offer will be initially made verbally and confirmed in writing shortly thereafter.