I have to say I had checked out the company beforehand and didn't really seem to keen on them based on their website (very industrial etc) but after not working for 18 months I can't be picky so I popped my CV in the post anyway and heard back fairly quickly.
The interview was surprisingly ok, normally I get terrified about these things. I'm pretty sure the reason for this is that I wasn't that keen on the company so wasn't too worried about the outcome. So there's a tip everyone, if you don't want to get nervous about an interview then apply to places you are not keen on!
The interview itself was quite a long, hammering one, lots of 'give me an example of when' questions and few role play scenarios (in a non rude way of course). And actually I came out of the place feeling a little bit more warm and fuzzy about it, which is a good thing in case I do get the job.
Overall and excellent introduction back into the world of interviewing. Let's see where it leads!