Applying for a job

Our passion for quality ensures our products, services and ways of working are always outstanding. If you would like to join our team of experts, you’ll need to tell us all about the skills, knowledge and experience that make you right for the role. Look carefully at the job advert and job description where we’ll detail what we are looking for.

How can I apply for a vacancy?

From the recruitment homepage you can search for a vacancy by selecting the role you wish to apply for from the vacancy list. Alternatively you can do a more detailed search by clicking on the search vacancies button on the homepage. If you don’t have access to a computer, you can set up your own email account on a computer at your local library or other local facilities; however, these may vary so check out shopping centres and community centres in your area. Free email accounts can be set up through providers such as, Gmail and Hotmail. Just log onto their websites and follow the instructions. Setting up an email account with one of these web-based providers means you’ll be able to access your email using any computer with internet access. To keep your personal details safe, always remember to logout from your account if you are using a shared computer. We also recommend that you compose your answers to longer questions, (ie those with free text areas) off-line in a word processing package and then copy and paste your answers into the form. This ensures that you can spell check your text and that you have a backup version of your answers.

What can I do to strengthen my application?

To ensure you have a strong application, please highlight your relevant skills, expertise and also why you would like to be considered for the role.

Where are your jobs advertised?

We’ve made it easy for you to apply online for vacancies and we advertise in different ways including online and in store posters. You can also register to receive job alerts so you can be notified as and when jobs become available

How long will it take to process my application?

After submitting your application, you will receive an acknowledgement email. Your application will be considered following the closing date. If you are successful you will be invited for an interview, however the length of this process is dependent on the job you have applied for.

How often are vacancies advertised on the site?

New vacancies are advertised on the site on a regular basis. It is worth visiting the site regularly to make sure that you don’t miss out on any new vacancy opportunities. You can also register for specific vacancy alerts and you will be notified as soon as a vacancy matching your requirements is placed.

How will you keep in touch with me?

If you have applied online and have included your e-mail address and contact telephone numbers, we will use one or both of these routes.

I don't have a computer at home or work - help!

If you don’t have internet access at home, ask at your local library or job centre for a computer you can use for your job search. You can apply on line from any machine.

How can I keep up to date with new vacancies?

You can register on line to receive regular vacancy alerts, as well as visiting our jobs site regularly.

How do I register?

By registering your details, you will be able to maintain and update your details quickly. You will also be able to: • Search and apply for jobs online • Receive new vacancies sent directly to you with Jobs-by-email • Add vacancies to your Jobs basket to apply for later • Receive reminders about closing dates for applications you’ve not yet completed • Save your application form at any stage and complete it later • Store your last application online to save time filling in forms • Follow your job applications progress online • Keep track of your interview dates