Instructions for ISC Medical's consultant interview course held at the De Vere Grand Connaught Rooms in London

Thank you for booking onto one of ISC Medical's consultant interview courses. Below you will find all the information that you will need prior to the course including:

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Course Details

Start of the Course

Registration for the course starts at 9:00, though candidates who arrive early are welcome too.

The course starts at 9:30 exactly.

Please note that, in view of the amount of material that needs to be covered and in fairness to all other participants, we cannot delay the start of the course to allow for late arrivals.

Refreshments and lunch

Coffee, tea and other refreshments are served throughout the day.

Buffet Lunch will be served around 12:45pm, for which you will have the choice between a meat, fish or vegetarian dish.

End of the course

The day ends around 5:45pm.

Please note that if you are in an enthusiastic and talkative group, the end of the course may be slightly delayed, sometimes up to 6:00 pm.

If you need to leave the course at or before 5:45pm, please let the trainer know in the morning.


Dress Code

The dress code for the course is smart casual.

Pre-Course Work

The first hour of the course will be spent on how to introduce yourself to a panel with maximum impact. In order to ensure that you and your colleagues get the most out of this first hour, we would ask you kindly to prepare a 3-minute answer to one of the following common opening interview questions:

  • Tell me about yourself.
  • Take us through your CV.
  • What can you offer this Trust?

Prepare your answer as you would give it in the context of a real interview


Address of the venue

The course will take place at the following venue:

De Vere Grand Connaught Rooms
61-65 Great Queen Street, 
Holborn, London WC2B 5DA

At the bottom of this page, you will find a map which should help you find your way round easily.

Arriving by public transport

The hotel is easily accessible from all main train stations

Nearest tube stations: Holborn or Covent Garden.



Driving to the venue

If you intend to drive to the venue, please note the following:

  • Parking is not possible on the streets around the venue from Monday to Saturday. However there is an NCP car park located on Bloomsbury Square, which is 5 minutes away from the venue. Cost of parking for a whole day is approximately £36 if you turn up on the day.
  • Parking is free in all the streets around the venue on Sundays. Note however that the number of places is limited though it is usually possible to find a place if you arrive before 9am.
  • Congestion charge (£15) is now payable every single day (7:00-18:00 Monday-Friday and 12:00-18:00 Sat-Sun).

Venue Map