Applying for Work

Applying for work can be a very difficult and confusing time. It can cause a level of anxiety just because you want to make sure that you have got it right!

We are here to take that anxiety away and give you all the support you need.

Our team are on hand to help you through the process.  Below you will find some useful links that may help you at this time.


Contact us to get help

Useful links: 

How to write a CV

Interview Etiquette

Interviews do’s and don’ts

Interview Preparation (STAR Technique)

Guidelines for Completing Application Forms



If there is a section where you need to complete the vacancy details, ensure you put the job title or name of the vacancy applied for, and also the reference number if applicable.



These are very important so make sure you enter all relevant information, especially your contact details including your mobile phone number.



Give details of driving licences held i.e. motorcycle, car, HGV, PCV. Also declare details of any points on your licence if necessary.



Give details of previous employment starting with the most recent first. You should give as much detail as possible about your duties in each job. Use a separate sheet if necessary.


Include your work history on the application form, even if you are also going to include your CV with your application. The employer may not necessarily keep CVs on file.



Give details of schools, colleges, universities or other training establishments attended. You should list any examinations taken and any training courses attended, as well as grades and results awarded.



This is a very important section on the form as is gives you the opportunity to sell your skills to the employer. You should include any relevant information that you feel makes you particularly suitable for the job you are applying for. This may include previous experience, voluntary work, hobbies, language skills and other relevant qualifications. If you have no formal qualifications, you might want to include anything you were good at school.

Do you need any further help?

You can also contact us at any time by completing our short form and one of our staff will contact you as soon as possible.

Head Office (Directions)

182-188 Cambrai Street, Belfast, BT13 3JH

Tel: 028 9035 6600
Fax: 028 9035 6611
Mini-com: 028 9075 7012
Text Phone: 028 9075 0625

Portadown (Directions)

2 William Street, Millennium Court 

Portadown, Craigavon, BT62 3NX

Tel: 028 3835 0202

Londonderry/Derry (Directions)

Office 10, 1st Floor,

Enterprise North West, The Enterprise Hub,

North West Business Complex,

Skeoge Industrial Park, Londonderry/Derry, BT48 8SE


Tel: 028 7116 1595


Ballymena (Directions)

Unit 30, Woodside Road Ind Est,
Woodside Road, Ballymena, BT42 4QJ

Tel: 028 2568 9576

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This project is part funded through the Northern Ireland European Social Fund Programme 2014 – 2020, the Department for the Economy, the Department for Communities, Belfast City Council, Derry City & Strabane District Council, Armagh City, Banbridge and Craigavon Borough Council,  Mid & East Antrim Borough Council and Antrim & Newtownabbey Borough Council