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Guidance Notes

Guidance Notes
Please read the following before completing your application Form.
Application forms can be downloaded from our website at alternatively you can call our HR Department on 028 9082 4240 to request a copy.
Completed application forms must be marked Private & Confidential and posted to our HR Department, CITB NI,  Nutts Corner Training Centre, 17 Dundrod Road, Crumlin, Co Antrim, BT29 4SR on or before the closing date and time indicated on the application form.  Application forms received after the specified closing date will not be considered.
Completing your application form
  • Please read the job description and personal specification that are enclosed with the application pack carefully.
  • The job description gives details of the duties and responsibilities of the role.
  • The personnel specification details the knowledge, skills and experience that are considered both essential and desirable for the successful candidate.  It clarifies the requisites required for the role.
  • The essential criteria are the minimum level of knowledge, skills and experience required for the role and are of equal importance.  Please illustrate clearly and specifically in your application how you meet these criteria by giving relevant examples.
  • The desirable criteria are those that will enable the successful candidate to perform the job more effectively and will be used for shortlisting purposes, to further reduce the numbers to be invited for interview, if necessary.  Where appropriate, please illustrate clearly and specifically in your application how you meet these criteria.
  • The shortlisting panel will be looking for evidence in your application that shows that you meet each of the criterions in the personal specification.  Examples provided to support your application do not necessarily need to be based on experience gained in the workplace and can be from other aspects of life that you believe to be relevant.
  • Please complete your application form clearly in black or blue ink or word process as it will be photocopied for the purposes of shortlisting and interviews. 
  • Please note that CVs will not be accepted.
  • Ensure you complete all sections on the application form.  If a section does not apply to you, please insert N/A in the section provided for your answer.  CITB NI reserves the right to reject incomplete application forms, and any inconsistencies or anomalies will be explored at interview.
  • Before returning your application form, check that you have completed all the sections fully.  Put your name on any additional sheets and sign the application form. 
  • Please ensure if you post your application form that you have allowed sufficient posting time for receipt before the closing date specified on the application form and that adequate postage has been attached.  CITB NI cannot accept liability for forms posted but not received until after the closing date or application forms which have been lost in the post.
  • Please complete the monitoring form together with your completed application form and ensure that it is returned in a separate envelope marked “confidential”.
  • A Criminal Conviction form will be issued to all applicants who are shortlisted for the post.  This form should be returned in an sealed envelope marked “Criminal Conviction Form - Confidential”.  This will be only be opened if the applicant is successful.  Unsuccessful candidates criminal conviction forms will be destroyed.
  • Please provide the names and contact details of two referees.  One referee should reflect the views of your current employer.
  • References will only be taken up for successful candidates who will be notified beforehand.

Nutts Corner Training Centre
17 Dundrod Road
Co Antrim
BT29 4SR
Tel: 028 9082 5466
Fax: 028 9085 5693