There is a lot to consider when choosing a suitable venue for interviews in Manchester. Firstly, the room needs to be the correct size for the number of people who make up the interview panel! You will want a room that reflects the nature of your business too. If your organisation is working in a creative industry, you will want a room that expresses this. Maybe your business is more corporate driven. In which case a venue for an interview will need to instantly create a polished, sleek, professional impression from the get go.
You’ll also want to consider the location too. A meeting room near the railway station, airport or in the city centre will make it easier for interviewees to find. In particular, if you have invited candidates from overseas, the location of the interview is going to be very important.
Manchester is a great location because of its transport links. It’s also an exciting, creative city. Most people know about Manchester’s worker bee emblem and how it represents the city’s hard working past. With its association with the industrial revolution, its football clubs, music and now Media City too, Manchester is a top choice for conducting interviews, face-to-face meetings and more.
Interview venues in Manchester
We’ve recently seen a rise in demand for enquiries for venues for holding interviews in Manchester. Consequently, we’ve selected a few of our favourite venues and hotels that have the best rooms for interviews in this exciting and creative city.
First up is the Macdonald Manchester Hotel and Spa. We love the location of this modern hotel. It’s close to Manchester’s Northern Quarter. This super trendy spot is packed with bohemian bars, independent music stores and lots of vibrant street art. The hotel is also well located for Manchester’s Gay Village, the University of Manchester and Manchester Piccadilly Rail Station.
Macdonald Manchester Hotel also benefits from a designated business floor with its own private reception. These are good facilities for creating a professional impression to candidates attending an interview. This venue also provides free Wifi with an option to upgrade the broadband – perfect for an interview where a presentation is part of the selection process. Plus, with 42 inch plasma screens in the rooms, the interview panel won’t miss a thing!
The Art of Interviews!
Salford artist L.S Lowry is known across the world for his drawings and paintings depicting working class life. Going to the Match, Going to Work and Coming from the Mill are very famous Lowry paintings that have sold for hundreds of thousands of pounds.
It should not then come as a surprise that Manchester has a hotel named after the artist. The Lowry Hotel is a stylish five star hotel in the city centre. Manchester airport and key rail and bus links are a short distance away making it a great option for candidates travelling to attend their interview in a Manchester venue.
The hotel has its own production team, superb audio visuals and Wifi in all the interview, meeting and event spaces. The Lowry Hotel is also well located for candidates to visit Manchester Art Gallery, the National Football Museum and John Rylands Library.
The Science of Interviews!
The Science and Industry Museum in Manchester creates another exciting backdrop for conducting interviews.
Located close to Spinningfields, the financial district of Manchester, the interview and meeting rooms in this venue are striking in design. They combine wood and metal with glass and brick to create an industrial backdrop that’s modern and inspiring. All the rooms and event spaces here are exciting. Plus, they benefit from advanced audio visual systems, LCD projector screens, DVD players and speakers. The Science and Industry Museum also has a dedicated events manager for additional on-site help if needed.
Travelling Candidates for an Interview in Manchester
We love the Doubletree by Hilton Manchester Piccadilly for two reasons! One is its fabulous rooftop bar! The penthouse Sky Lounge is perfect for celebrating a new job after giving the best interview in this Manchester venue! And secondly, this contemporary hotel is adjacent to Manchester Piccadilly Train Station! Ideal for candidates travelling to Manchester by rail!
The smaller meeting rooms here work really well as interview rooms, accommodating between ten and 20 people. This means a boardroom set-up with a seat for your candidate can easily be accommodated. The modern and stylish rooms all have the best equipment for presentations too. Wall mounted smart TVs, technical support and free Wifi are also available.
Interviews in Manchester
We’re in a great position to find a suitable venue for an interview in Manchester! If your preference is for a day of interviews or a week of finding the right candidate for your organisation, we’re here to help source the best venue for you. Give us a call on 01775 843410, Monday to Friday, 8.30am – 5.30pm. With our free venue finding service taking care of the search, you’re able to concentrate on the search for the right person to fill the role!