Many of the employers that Jobcentre Plus works with, such as those involved in Local Employment Partnerships, also want to help you develop your skills for work. They may be able to offer you opportunities such as coaching from their employees and training before you start work.
Some job adverts will ask you to fill in an application form. You may need to contact the employer to get a copy of the application form. If you need to fill in a Jobcentre Plus application form to apply for the job, you can get this from your nearest Jobcentre Plus office or you can download it using the link below.
Here are some tips on filling in application forms: always check the instructions for filling in the application form - for example: whether you have to write in capitals or fill in the form in black ink only; spell the name of the company correctly; prepare a draft of the application form and then transfer the information to the actual form - if you’re filling it in by hand; read over the job advert again and make sure the information you include on the form is relevant; answer all questions and fill in all the boxes; if there are gaps in your employment history say what you were doing during that time - for example: bringing up your children or working as a volunteer for a charity; include skills that you have developed outside work; ask a friend or relative to check your application form before you send it.