Here are our Frequently Asked Questions, which should answer any queries that you have about our online recruitment service.

How do I search for my next role?

To search for current roles, please select the ‘search vacancies’ tab. This page will display all our current vacancies.

You can use the search criteria to tailor your search.

Once you have found a role that you’d like to apply for, you can click the ‘apply now’ button to start the application process.

How do I apply for my next role?

New applicant?

By clicking on ‘apply now’, you will start the application process. You will firstly be asked to create an account (with your email address and a password of your choice), and by submitting your personal details. This is how we will contact you throughout the application process so we would recommend using your personal phone number and email address.

You will be asked to:

Upload your CV

Fill out a few criteria questions about what we need to know for the role

Agree to our Privacy Statement

Your application will then be submitted, and you can monitor the progress under ‘My Applications’.

Already registered?

If you have registered with us before and already created an account, the application process is as easy as 1, 2, 3.

Once you have logged on to your account, you can start the application process by clicking ‘Apply Now’ for the role you are interested in. 

You will then be asked to:

Upload your CV

Fill out a few criteria questions about what we need to know for the role

Agree to our Privacy Statement

Your application will then be submitted, and you can monitor the progress under ‘My Applications’.

Confirmation of your application

You will automatically be emailed to acknowledge receipt of your application. If you are selected for an interview, you will be contacted within the next 4 weeks.

How do I check my application status?

You can check your application status by logging onto your account on our recruitment website and looking under ‘My Applications’.

The status will show as either:

In Progress - This application must be completed before it can be submitted.

Declined - Unable to progress your application due to eligibility criteria.

Submitted- Your application has been submitted successfully and is awaiting review.

Pending- Your application has been reviewed and is being processed.

Declined – Your application has been declined due to not meeting key criteria.

Accepted- Your application has been successful, we will be in touch regarding interview arrangements.

What are the next steps after applying?


The recruiting manager will review your application to assess how well your skills and experience match the requirements of the role you have applied for. The role profile details what we are looking for and the criteria against which you will be assessed. The better you match your application to the competencies required, the better your chance of getting through the screening stage.

Inviting candidates to interview

We will contact you by email and/or phone to arrange interviews. This is normally within 4 weeks of submitting your application.

'Declining' candidates

If we feel you are not suitable for the role at this time, we will notify you by email. We aim to do this within 2 weeks of the closing date.

If I am invited to interview, what can I expect?

Case Study

For most roles, it is likely that you will be asked to do a case study as part of your interview, this will be dependent on the role and could be an excel spreadsheet exercise or an investment proposal for example.

Our case studies are designed to help make sure that all our candidates are treated in a fair, consistent and objective manner. The results provide further evidence to the panel of your potential to succeed.


Our competency-based interviews usually last about an hour and provide you with the opportunity to discuss your previous experience and your motivation for the specific role. The interview will also provide you with the opportunity to ask any questions that you might have as we want you to be sure that the role and our culture are right for you. For certain roles it is likely that there will be two interviews. An interview panel normally comprises of two to three people.


It is possible, depending on the role, that you may be required to prepare and deliver a presentation to the interview panel. Where this is the case, you will always be given appropriate advance notice and the presentation topic will be role-related. 

Other FAQ’s

How can I prepare for my interview?

All interviews will be competency-based (unless otherwise stated). We would therefore suggest that you prepare by having a thorough look through the role profile, and then think about how you may have demonstrated the required skills and competencies in your experience to date.

We would also advise that you research the Development Bank of Wales so that you understand what we do and why you would like to work for us, our website is a good place to start.

Who will I receive emails from?

If you apply for a role you will receive emails from 

If you sign up for regular vacancy updates you will receive emails from

You may have to add these to your Safe Sender List.

I can’t apply online – who do I contact?

We prefer that you apply online as it makes the entire process more efficient. If you would like to discuss your application, or if you are unable to apply online for any reason, please email or call our recruitment team on +448005874140.

Do you accept speculative CVs and/or applications?

We have put as much information regarding our teams and our current roles on our careers page so that you can apply for the right role for you, if there is not a suitable role at this time, then please register for updates.

Can I make changes to my details after I have submitted my application?

You can update your personal details under ‘My details'. However, please be aware that you can’t change your email address as this is the way in which we identify you. Please also be careful when registering that you spell your email address correctly. If you accidentally misspell your email address the system won’t recognise you when you come to log back on. If you are having problems logging in, or need to change your email address, please call our recruitment team on +448005874140 or email

What benefits do you offer?

You can see a breakdown of all our benefits on our website.

How can I apply for an internship / work experience?

At the moment we do not offer internships or work experience. However we do regularly take placements as part of the Welsh Financial Services scheme, you should be able to find out more information through this link 

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