Heriot-Watt University aims to create a positive recruitment and selection experience for every employee and prospective employee, across every part of our University and for every level of post.

We are committed to handling applications to a consistently high standard and all applicants, irrespective of the outcome of their application, will be treated with dignity and respect.

Those involved in the recruitment and selection process are fully trained and will act with integrity, objectivity and professionalism.

Our recruitment promise covers three areas:


We are committed to handling your application in a timely manner and our aim is to be in touch with every applicant within:

  • Four weeks of the vacancy closing date
  • Two weeks after attending an interview


To help us monitor our promise, you will receive a short online survey asking you to let us know about your recruitment experience at different stages of your application. We would encourage you to complete this very brief survey to help us monitor and improve our experience to future applicants.