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Writing your application 

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To learn how to make a good application, follow our guided steps.

  • Read the advert and the role profile carefully to help you understand what the role requires 
  • Consider how your knowledge, skills and experience match the role criteria 
  • When applying with a CV, make sure you tailor your CV to the job requirements 
  • Don’t forget to highlight your transferable skills
  • Think about the STARR technique when answering the criteria questions
  • Prepare some examples to demonstrate how your knowledge, skills and experience will equip you to perform well in the role 
  • Show your motivation for the role and why it interests you 
  • Make sure you are aware of the application closing date and allow yourself plenty of time to do a draft application and revisit it before submission. The closing date is always published on the advert 
  • Review your answers and ensure that you have uploaded any additional information requested before you submit