Cookies information

We use cookies to make the site simpler. Find out more about the cookies we use.

Job application guidance

Show all parts of this guide

2. Completing the application form

How to apply 

Completing the application form is the first step of the recruitment process.

It is important that you complete all sections of the form as clearly and as fully as possible. Shortlisting panels will not be sent any covering letters, CVs, copies of references, certificates or any other information added to applications so you must include everything you want us to know on the application form.

To ensure you don’t lose information as you complete the online form you can type any long text information on a separate text editor document (for example, Microsoft Word or Notepad), then copy and paste it into the relevant section of the application form. This means if you leave the application form open and it times out before you have saved it, you still have your wording.