Thank you for your interest in applying for the EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Agri-Food Robotics: AgriFoRwArdS.
Before you begin your application, we ask that you read the below information (you will then find a link to the application form at the bottom of this page) to ensure that your application is processed correctly.
Within the application form, we ask that you submit a ‘AgriFoRwArdS Application Supporting Information‘ document. Shortlisting panels are ONLY provided with the information contained within this document, panels do not review the information provided on the application form itself, or documents such as CV and transcripts until a shortlisting decision is made. Therefore, it is essential that this form is completed correctly, and in full. Should this document not contain the relevant information for a shortlisting decision to be made, it may not be possible to continue processing your application. Instructions for completing the form are included in the form itself.
If you have any questions regarding the recruitment process please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Why use anonymous recruitment?
We want to ensure all applicants have equal and fair opportunities.
Our anonymous recruitment process ensures no identifying data is presented to the shortlisting panel at shortlisting stage. This is essential to ensure we continue to follow our Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Strategy, not only to remove gender bias but to ensure all applicants have equal and fair opportunities.
What do applicants need to do?
We ask that you support us, in the anonymous recruitment process, by ensuring that you do not enter any identifying data within the application form, unless specifically directed to. Identifying data refers to any personal information which may result in identification of characteristics, such as age, gender, nationality, etc. (For example: ‘I am a mature Indian Student’).
You will be specifically asked to submit certain identifying data (i.e. name, contact information, etc.) but please rest assured that this information will be removed, prior to your application being sent for shortlisting. We can also confirm your diversity data will not be made available, to the shortlisting panel, at any stage during the recruitment process.
What is identifying data?
Identifying data refers to any personal information which may reveal your identity.
Examples of identifying data include (this list is not exhaustive): name/title, age/date of birth, gender/sex, ethnicity/race, nationality, residency, disability, contact information (address, email address, phone number), religion/philosophy, photograph, marital status, sexual orientation, political opinions, health.
If you have any questions regarding the anonymous recruitment process please email us at email@example.com.