Careers Service

Application forms

Most job application forms are online or downloadable documents that you send back by email. Application forms may include:

  • Questions about the company, job or sector and skills based or competancy questions.
  • Personal statements or open ended questions.
  • Creative or other unusual questions.

Watch the videos of employer tips on how to approach these questions.

Guides and further information

Quick tips

  • If possible it is worth making a note of the questions and preparing them in word first so that you can quickly paste them into the form and keep a record for later.
  • If you do find a form that must be hand written and posted ensure it is neatly written and in black ink and there are no obvious corrections.
  • Remember: Submit your application in good time before the deadline. If something goes wrong you have time to take action to sort it out. Applications may not be accepted after closing dates, if in doubt ring to check.

Get feedback

Use our Applications Advice service to get some feedback on your application before you send it off.